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Old November 7th, 2012, 04:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Confused Rooting Lenovo IdeaPhone S720 ( Or Install Google Play )

hi im new to rooting i wanted to root because this is a china bought phone and google is not allowed in china so i wanted to install google play store if possible


If there is a way without rooting my phone and adding google play store would be preferable but if i have no choice and i have to root i will


THX For Trying To Help Everybody


P.S: Im in a different country now Philippines

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hi im new to rooting i wanted to root because this is a china bought phone and google is not allowed in china so i wanted to install google play store if possible


If there is a way without rooting my phone and adding google play store would be preferable but if i have no choice and i have to root i will


THX For Trying To Help Everybody


P.S: Im in a different country now Philippines
Hi dtan.,
I am from India even I bought the same phone and have thw same problem but you can get .apk files on the net which you can download and install directly on your phone ( which I have done ) and about rooting I am also on lookout how to root my phone hope I could find something or some one could help me on this ..
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Old November 20th, 2012, 07:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Lenovo S720 *ROOTED*

I received my White Lenovo S720 last Saturday and the first thing that I did was Root it.

I was able to successfuly root it and install a working Google Playstore.

Wish to share how I did it and hopefully you too can enjoy your nice and rooted Lenovo S720.

Goodluck!

STEPS:
1) Install USB driver.
- If you already have the USB driver, skip this step.
- Install Lenovo official "S720 PC" software. This also installs the USB driver.
- Download the PC software here:
URL: http://ideaservice.lenovo.com.cn/ProductDetail.aspx?id=678

2) Root your phone.
- I tried other rooting software but this is the only one that worked.
- Following the rooting procedure here:
URL: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460

3) Install Google Services Framework.
- This allows you to add a Google account.
- I can't remember where I downloaded the APK so I attached it instead.

4) Install modded Google Playstore.
- Download the modded version of "Google_Play_3.8.17"
URL: Google Play Store (Android Market) 3.8.17 [Modded] - APKTOP

NOTE: I used Windows7 to root my phone.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 03:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for yout tutorial. Root works but Google Playstore always shows: "Unfortunately, Google Play Store has stopped"

I installed Google Frameworks an could add my Google account, but i canīt sync it. it always shows "sync is OFF", and i canīt start it.

Does anyone knew a custom rom for the s720 without all the chinese apps, which i couldnīt delete.

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Thanks for yout tutorial. Root works but Google Playstore always shows: "Unfortunately, Google Play Store has stopped"

I installed Google Frameworks an could add my Google account, but i canīt sync it. it always shows "sync is OFF", and i canīt start it.

Does anyone knew a custom rom for the s720 without all the chinese apps, which i couldnīt delete.

best regards
Once rooted, you can use Titanium Backup to remove unwanted apps, including the chinese apps. In my case, I backup all apps first then uninstall those that I want to remove. You can also use Titanium Backup to restore (from previous backup) any uninstalled app if you wish to.

The sync status is also off on my phone, thanks for the info. Not sure why but I'm ok without it at the moment because I want it off all the time anyway.

The modded Google Playstore worked perfectly on my phone. Try clearing the cache and data and see if it does any good. If not, try to re-install it.
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@xxt,

I looked into the "Sync is OFF" problem you shared in your previous post and managed to have it enabled on my phone. If I got you right, this might help you.

Actually, the solution is simple. You just need to check (tick) the "Sync Gmail" option in:
Settings-> Accounts & sync-> Sync Settings -> Sync Gmail

I've attached some pictures on my Account settings for reference. Hope this helps.
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Thanks for your reply to my post. I can sync gmail and the contacts, but i can not sync google calendar.

It always shows: "Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly"

The colored LED in the front doesnīt work any more since i deleted some chinese apps.

Does anyone have a custom rom?
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I received my White Lenovo S720 last Saturday and the first thing that I did was Root it.

I was able to successfuly root it and install a working Google Playstore.

Wish to share how I did it and hopefully you too can enjoy your nice and rooted Lenovo S720.

Goodluck!

STEPS:
1) Install USB driver.
- If you already have the USB driver, skip this step.
- Install Lenovo official "S720 PC" software. This also installs the USB driver.
- Download the PC software here:
URL: see original post

2) Root your phone.
- I tried other rooting software but this is the only one that worked.
- Following the rooting procedure here:
URL: see original post

3) Install Google Services Framework.
- This allows you to add a Google account.
- I can't remember where I downloaded the APK so I attached it instead.

4) Install modded Google Playstore.
- Download the modded version of "Google_Play_3.8.17"
URL: see original post

NOTE: I used Windows7 to root my phone.
Good day! To bpm906 or to any one of you subscribing this thread, I'm from the Philippines and I would like to ask if you have links or can you upload an attachment for ENGLISH supported version of Lenovo official "S720 PC" software?I'm having a hard time looking for one.When I tried to install the installer from bpm906's link it told me that the installer is Chinese only language supported. My phone is 6 days old (+8:00 GMT) and as you can see it's not yet rooted. I'm hoping for your immediate reply/help. Thank you in advance and God Bless!
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Good day! To bpm906 or to any one of you subscribing this thread, I'm from the Philippines and I would like to ask if you have links or can you upload an attachment for ENGLISH supported version of Lenovo official "S720 PC" software?I'm having a hard time looking for one.When I tried to install the installer from bpm906's link it told me that the installer is Chinese only language supported. My phone is 6 days old (+8:00 GMT) and as you can see it's not yet rooted. I'm hoping for your immediate reply/help. Thank you in advance and God Bless!
@dryice213,
I didn't have the English version of the software. My sole purpose of installing the PC software, albeit Chinese version, was to have phone driver installed on my computer in order to root the phone.
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I didn't have the English version of the software. My sole purpose of installing the PC software, albeit Chinese version, was to have phone driver installed on my computer in order to root the phone.
ok.i see.i have misread your previous post. what I've downloaded was the apk. file. Can I request for a mirror of the PC suite file here? I'm having a hard time downloading the file from the original source. Maybe you could help me have a copy too. Thanks a lot for an immediate reply. God Bless!
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ok.i see.i have misread your previous post. what I've downloaded was the apk. file. Can I request for a mirror of the PC suite file here? I'm having a hard time downloading the file from the original source. Maybe you could help me have a copy too. Thanks a lot for an immediate reply. God Bless!
Here you go... Click HERE to download.
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Here you go... Click HERE to download.
Thanks for sharing,but then I can't manage to use the installer because of the language. I thought there is an option for language settings. Anyway thanks again!
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Thanks for sharing,but then I can't manage to use the installer because of the language. I thought there is an option for language settings. Anyway thanks again!
I was very clear that I don't have the English version. Again the purpose of the installation is to make sure that driver is loaded in your computer. There's no intent to use the PC Suite whatsoever.

Now, how hard can the installation be? Easier than a kindergarten exam

There are only two pop-up screens with 2 or 3 buttons to choose from. To make it even easier, I have attached snapshots of the installation process and encircled the button to click during the installation.

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I was very clear that I don't have the English version. Again the purpose of the installation is to make sure that driver is loaded in your computer. There's no intent to use the PC Suite whatsoever.

Now, how hard can the installation be? Easier than a kindergarten exam

There are only two pop-up screens with 2 or 3 buttons to choose from. To make it even easier, I have attached snapshots of the installation process and encircled the button to click during the installation.

Good luck
Ok sir I understand. What I mean in my last post is I already installed the program and then uninstalled it because of its language.I'll just try to root my phone after the warranty is over. I'll go back to your posts here if I'm decided to root my phone. Thank you very much for your concern sir! God Bless!
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Just download Z4Root ...Is all you need
Then find roms to load .. Lenovo in my hands and rooted lol
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Sorry and grab titanium backup aswell as supsu
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2) Root your phone.
- I tried other rooting software but this is the only one that worked.
- Following the rooting procedure here:
URL: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460
what version did you use?the updated version is 26. I tried to root my phone using the latest version but after following the procedure for normal mode my phone is still not rooted.

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Just download Z4Root ...Is all you need
Then find roms to load .. Lenovo in my hands and rooted lol
can you share a link for that?thanks in advance.
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