If you own a Lyf Water 8, and also want to root the device, then you are on the right page.
Lyf Water 8 is a 5-inch device, equipped with a HD AMOLED Display for stunning colour reproduction. The phone is crafted with sophisticated dual glass finish, and packed in a ultralight unibody with sleek and smooth metallic frame for superior experience. There is a 13 megapixels main Camera Sensor, which comes with unique features like ChromaFlash and Optizoom, which enables smartphone to take stunning and vivid pictures. As far as hardware is concerned, then it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, coupled with a 3GB of RAM, and 16 GB internal memory. As the Lyf is Jio’s brand, then of course, it supports True 4G with VOLTE, enabling the HD Voice and Video calls capability. The phone runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1 out of the box, and boasts Dual micro-SIM slots, with microSD exchange support.
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 root Lyf Water 8 .
The TWRP features the material design, and attractive user interface (UI), and by following this guide you can install latest TWRP for Lyf Water 8. You can download TWRP Recovery from the links provided in the pre-requisite section of this article. Kindly note that this is a unofficial TWRP recovery and is only for Lyf Water 8 (Kindly confirm the model by going to Settings>About). The process given below is merely for rooting and installing TWRP on Lyf Water 8, 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 8 , then rooting and flashing custom recovery like 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. You can easily root the device with One Click Android Root Tool, with either via PC or through the APK, which is a quick process.
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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 8 phone must have the Unlocked bootloader. That means you have to firstly unlock the bootloader to root your device as well doing any customization.
Ensure to check your model number, which must be:
- Lyf Water 8 LS-5015
Make sure that your device is running Android 5.0 Lollipop, Marshmallow Devices are not supported at the time of writing this tutorial.
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 at least, 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
(Applicable only for PC method, Skip if you will use APK method)
You must enable USB debugging option by going in to Settings, Applications and Developer options.
Downloads For Rooting Lyf Water 8
Download the device drivers from the manufacturer’s website, otherwise the KingRoot PC will install the drivers in your computer. (Note: App method doesn’t require any drivers, because it works without PC)
Download Fastboot Terminal ADB Package from here
Download TWRP Image File from here
Download TWRP Toolkit PC from here
Download Root Toolkit for Lyf Water 8 by Gautam Maini from here.
Make sure that you have downloaded the required files (link in pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.
Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Lyf Water 8
Note: If you have already unlocked bootloader, then skip these steps.
Step 1: First, you need to Connect your Lyf Water 8 Device to the computer, in Fastboot Mode. You can reboot your device to fastboot using the command in adb terminal:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 2: Now, open the Adb Terminal in PC, and then just enter this command:
fastboot oem unlock-go
Step 3: Then, issue this command:
fastboot oem unlock-go
At this stage, your device will be reboot automatically. Now, you can Root Lyf Water 8, as bootloader of your device is already unlocked.
How to Root Lyf Water 8 – SuperSU
Step 1: Assuming you have already installed the ADB drivers provided in the pre-requisite section of this article.
Step 2: Now Connect your device to the computer. Firstly, power off the device, and then again boot device in fastboot mode.
Step 3: Then from the extracted package, just open the file ‘Start.bat’ and now select ‘Option 1.
Step 4: No further steps. But your phone will be rebooted automatically, several times during this process, and just don’t be panic. Relax, your device is rooted now.
Note: Before proceeding with flashing TWRP, Make sure that your device is already Rooted for non-PC installation, and charged at least 50% (We recommend 70%). Please note that this TWRP is functional only with Android Lollipop 5.0, and not with Android 6.0 Marshmallow Devices at this time.
Procedure to Install/ Flash TWRP Recovery on Lyf Water 8 With PC
Step 1: Firstly, extract the file downloaded earlier, Link is provided in Pre-requisite section.
Step 2: Now, you need to boot the device in Fastboot mode. For booting into Fastboot mode, Press Volume Down and Power simultaneously, until the Android boot screen appears on the screen. Please note that you must have already USB debugging enabled before proceeding with fastboot mode.
Step 3: Then from the extracted package, just open the file ‘Start.bat’ and now select ‘Option 1, and now connect the device.
Step 4: Now, simply reboot the device, and here you have successfully flashed the TWRP on your device.
Steps to Install/ Flash TWRP Recovery on Lyf Water 8 Without PC
Step 1: Head over to the Play Store, and Install Flashify app. Link.
Step 2: Now move the downloaded Recovery.img file to the internal storage of the device.
Step 3: Now, open the Flashify app and then select the ‘Flash Recovery’ option, and navigate to the recovery.img file.
Step 4: That’s all! You have now TWRP working on your device.
Congratulations, now you have rooted and installed TWRP Recovery on Lyf Water 8 . 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.
Credits: Gautam Maini