How to Root Lenovo A316i

Lenovo A316i is an MTK android device with android version 4.2 Jelly Bean. In this tutorial, I expla... thumbnail 1 summary
Lenovo A316i is an MTK android device with android version 4.2 Jelly Bean. In this tutorial, I explain the step by step guide of rooting Lenovo A316i MTK android.

Rooting Android, What Does it Mean?

All untampered android devices come with some secured/protected partitions. This protected partitions prevent some applications from gaining access to the crucial aspects/parts of the android devices' system.

By rooting your android device, the locks put on these protected partitions are removed and that is what rooting means; making it possible for apps that require root access to gaining the root access on android devices.

Why Root Android Device?

Rooting your android device makes it possible for you to perform a lot of activities you might not be able to perform ordinarily on the phone due to locks put on the protected partitions.

Activities like changing the phone's fonts, tweaking the IMEI, using some VPN apps, changing or hiding your IPs among others.

Any Side Effects Rooting Android?

Sure. There are some side effects. However, almost all the side effects can be over-ridden or avoided if you desist from going beyond your limits.

The simple rule to avoid all the side effects is "Do not do what you are not sure of and do not install apps you can't handle".

How to Root Lenovo A316i

The guides given here have been used to root several Lenovo A316i and confirmed working. All things being equal, you should safely use this method to root any Lenovo A316i.

1- Kingroot Application. You can download from here.
2- Internet access. Either Wireless or your phone's data service must be put on.
Preferably, a fast Internet access is required for this operation.
Now, Begin Rooting the Lenovo A316i
1- Go to Settings >> Security >> Unknown Sources and mark it on.
This enables your phone to install apps not downloaded or downloadable from the Play Store.

2- Install the Kingroot Application: download and install the Kingroot application from the link above.

3- Lunch Kingroot: lunch the Kingroot application on the phone. Tap the Middle of the Kingroot application and wait until the process is complete.
Make sure that you have strong internet access either via Wireless or H/H+. Your phone may reboot before the process is complete, this is mostly caused by poor data service. Simply restart the process again at full lunch of the phone.
4- Confirm that the Root Access is Obtained: when the root operation is complete, the Kingroot Application will display a round green button with "White Mark" in the middle as in the image below.

Before Kingroot application could root the Lenovo A316i, it will attempt to install KingUser Application and flash SU Binaries on the phone.
Therefore, ensure that you have at least, 100mb FREE Space on your phone's system STORAGE/RAM to install the necessary files for the rooting operation.
Good Luck.

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