Proud owner of Lenovo’s awesome business-oriented tablet, the ThinkPad? Want to get more out of your tablet by rooting it in order to run root-only apps, hacks and mods on it? You’re in luck – we have confirmation that the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet has been rooted! This tablet is indeed a powerhouse and root access is something the device truly deserves. Furthermore, anyone can root it with this method because it’s quick and practically automated, as you will shortly learn. For more information and the complete instructions, continue reading after the break!
The news for this root access and the instructions come in from a recent blog post by Dan Rosenburg, who has released this one-click root tool for Windows users. Linux users will have to wait it out though as no promises have yet been made for a Linux version. Still, getting access to a computer running Windows isn’t hard so you can use that of a friend, coworker or family member if you really don’t want to wait, and root yours from Windows.
Enough talk, rooting is exciting and a nervous process for quite a few users so we’ll cut to the chase and get down to business.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- ADB installed on your system. See our guide on what is ADB and how to install it.
- Root Exploit for Lenovo ThinkPad
- Download the root exploit from the link given below and extract its contents to your computer.
- To begin, make sure USB debugging is enabled on your device. You can enable it by going to Settings > Applications > Development.
- Connect your tablet to the PC via USB and make sure the screen is unlocked. If any drivers are required, they should install automatically and if they don’t, you must install them manually before continuing.
- From the files downloaded and extracted in step 1, simply run the run.bat file.
- Now follow any on screen instructions in the command prompt window that shows up.
- The tablet should reboot once the process is complete. If it doesn’t, manually reboot it.
There you go – you should now have a rooted ThinkPad. Go ahead and feel free to install all the awesome root-only apps, hacks, mods and themes on it, and customize it to your heart’s content, and don’t forget to let us know of your experience in the comments below!