If you are a owner of a Lyf Water 1 smartphone, and also want to customize this smartphone, then you have visited the right page.
The Lyf Water 1 (LS-5002) is one of those smartphones, which comes with a full-HD display at less than Rs. 8000 price point in India. The display offers clear and crisp visuals, which is a IPS screen with 441 ppi, NTSC colour gamut, wide viewing angle and Incell technology for longer battery backup. The phone packs in a fine-line ultralight unibody design, with back glass finish. The back cover is scratch resistant and gives phone a brilliant look. As far as cameras are concerned, there is a 13 megapixels camera at the back, and 5 megapixels front camera, both cameras equipped with flash for capturing well-lit pictures even in the dark. The phone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory, and 64-bit octa-core processor. The 2600 mAh battery is rated to provide backup of up to 64 hours of video playback, 35 hours music, and longer 4G talktime.
If you are an Android Enthusiast, and want to Root and Install TWRP recovery on your beloved, then you have landed on the right page. In the due course of the article, we will guiding you through the process to install TWRP and root Lyf Water 1 (LS-5002).
The TWRP features the material design, and attractive user interface (UI), and by following this guide you can install latest TWRP for Lyf Water 1 (LS-5002). You can download TWRP Recovery from the links provided in the pre-requisite section of this article. Kindly note that this is a <official/unofficial> TWRP recovery and is only for Lyf Water 1 (LS-5002) (Kindly confirm the model by going to Settings>About). The process given below is merely for rooting and installing TWRP on Lyf Water 1 (LS-5002), do not try out this method on any other device.
If you want to unleash the full potential of the hardware of your Lyf Water 1 (LS-5002), then rooting and flashing the TWRP is the main concern. The Stock ROMs have often limited and unsupported features in the sense of Customization. When you have a rooted device and also flashed TWRP recovery, then you are free to install any Custom ROMs, Mods, Kernel, and Xposed etc., as well as many apps which requires root access to work properly.
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Brief Details and Advantage of TWRP Recovery
TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is an open source, community development project. By flashing the TWRP, your device will be enabled to install any custom firmware, rooting your smartphone, mod zip files for customizations, Xposed Modules for customized features, one click root and unroot processes. Apart from that, it allows you to take Full Nandroid Backup and restore it later, one click image file flashing, remove bloatware, overclock and underclock. Using TWRP, one can easily clean Wipe, Cache and Data after flashing any image file to reflect the changes and rectify minor errors due to cache.
For installing the TWRP, your Lyf Water 1 (LS-5002) phone must have the Unlocked bootloader. That means you have to firstly unlock the bootloader to root your device as well doing any customization.
Disclaimer: The AndroidWeblog.com covers although everything in a very neat and a processed manner so that our readers get exactly what they want, still there are meager chances of basic issues that may arise out of the listed steps here. Hence it is in sole interest of the user to follow the steps very cautiously so as to stay away from any mishappenings with your device.
Rooting and flashing the Custom ROM firmware, certainly without any doubt voids your devices warranty and AndroidWeblog.com in no way will be held responsible for warranty void or your bricked device.
Ensure to check your model number, which must be:
- Lyf Water 1 (LS-5002)
You must have to ensure that prior to rooting your phone , you have read thoroughly the disclaimer and you agree to proceed further on your risk.
- Phone Should be Charged
Your phone must be 70% charged atleast else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why to take risk, try to charge it fully.
- Back Up
If you are either going to root your phone or install a Custom ROM, it is a good habit to make a back up of your phone. Make a back up of all your media like images, videos and all on your PC and your contacts on Cloud.
- Enable USB Debugging
You must enable USB debugging option by going in to Settings, Applications and Developer options.
Downloads For Rooting Lyf Water 1 (LS-5002)
Download required Lyf drivers.
Download TWRP Recovery for Lyf Water 1 (LS-5002) from here:
TWRP Recovery (Google Drive Link)
Download SuperSU by Chainfire from here.
Download Toolkit here.
Steps to Flash/ Install TWRP on Lyf Water 1 (LS-5002)
Step 1: I assume that you have already enabled the USB debugging, as mentioned in prerequisite section. But if you don’t know how to do the same, then just navigate to the Settings>About Phone> and then locate the build number and tap on it for 7-8 times. This will enable the ‘Developer Options’. After enabling the ‘Developer Option’, simply tap on same and enable ‘USB Debugging’ under the Debugging option.
Step 2: Now, extract the packages of TWRP and Toolkit, which you have downloaded earlier. You will see various files include Fastboot files after extracting the zipped archive.
Step 3: Now, what you need to do at this stage is simple. Locate the recovery.img file from the folder of extracted zipped archive, and move the file in the toolkit folder. The motive behind this is that toolkit will access file in it’s own folder.
Step 4: Now, just turn off/ shutdown the device, and then boot device into Fastboot mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Power buttons simultaneously.
Step 5: Then, locate the folder of toolkit, and then find the file ‘Start.bat’, which is a batch script and is programmed to attain the purpose on automatic basis.
Step 6: You will be welcomed by a command window, with the options. Just select option ‘A’ from the list.
Step 7: Now, it’s time to connect Lyf Water 1 (LS-5002) device to the computer. As said, the toolkit script will root device automatically once connected. Just pick the USB cable and connect the device to computer.
Step 8: As you can notice, the flashing process has been started after you connected the device. As soon as process gets finished, just reboot the device. Here it is, TWRP has been successfully flashed on your device.
Step 9: Verify that TWRP is accessible on your device. Just turn off the device, press Volume Up+Power Button together to enter into recovery mode. You can use Volume Down+Hold button to boot into the fastboot mode, followed by Volume Down+Up button to navigate on the screen, and then select Recovery, and then press the Power button to reboot the device.
Procedure to Root Lyf Water 1 (LS-5002)/ Install SuperSU
Make sure that you have downloaded SuperSU (link in pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.
Step 1: Transfer the downloaded SuperSU.zip file to the internal storage / SD card of your Lyf Water 1 (LS-5002) smartphone.
Step 2: Now, just boot into the recovery. From the TWRP interface, you can optionally backup the Stock ROM. Though, I would recommend to backup the Stock ROM. Because if in case process gets failed, you can flash the Stock ROM.
Step 3: Tap on Install ‘, and then navigate to the file ‘SuperSU.zip’ and swipe to confirm flash (located at the bottom of the screen). The flashing process of SuperSU has been started and will take few seconds to complete.
Congratulations, now you have rooted Lyf Water 1 (LS-5002) and also flashed the TWRP. Now, you can install Xposed Framework, and customize your smartphone as per your preference. If you wish to verify, you may download and check the Root Status through Root Checker app.