Monday, August 26, 2013

Jelly Bean 4.2.2 for Lenovo Ideapad K1 3G+Wifi [CM 10.1]

Update Last: Aug 26th, 2013

We now have another ROM for Lenovo Ideapad K1 based on Jelly Bean 4.2.2, this one from kaschemme.  Check it out below.

This site bloggers and kaschemme takes no responsibility for any fault or damage caused by any procedures within this guide. No warranties of any kind are given.

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  • Multi User support (max. 5 User)
  • WIFI
  • Overclocking ( max. 1,4 GHz)
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera front/back
  • HD video/audio
  • externe SD-Card
  • USB-Stick support
  • Gyro
  • Auto brightness (bugy)
  • Hardware / Software Rotation Lock
  • VPN Support
  • 3G support
  • Home button
  • CWM

I am going to split this up into two sections.  

If you want to update to latest update and have ClockWorkMod  recovery and have followed instructions here I posted for CM9 port on your device then follow Option 1 Instructions.

If you are clueless, don't care, then follow Option 2 Instructions.

[ -----  Option 1: Update ----- ]

If you are rooted and have CWM installed follow instructions below, if not skip to Option 2

You need Custom recovery based off of an ICS rom to be able to flash this. If you have any other base, *do not flash* this image, since it will not boot.

Required Files:

Download both of the files below and put them on external SD on your device. (If you have 3G Version of Tablet download that version only, otherwise use WiFi file)

1.           Download 1 File Below

      Mirror: CWM Flashable image (WiFi)


      Mirror: CWM Flashable image (3G)

2.           Download 1 File Below

LatestGapps: 20130427
Mirror: 20130427

Before going forward with this guide, check the following:
Total #'s of files you should have downloaded two, which are  CM10 Zip, LatestGapps

Step 3: Only Required if you coming from other ROM.  Not required if you are upgrading to the latest version of this ROM from previous one.  (Warning: when you do this step it will wipe all your data and you will be required to re enter your Gmail account info and re-set all your settings, home screen, widgets... etc)

1. Download zip to External SD
2. Reboot to recovery (Use Rom Manager or 'reboot recovery' command)
**See Section Below for Instructions if you are stuck on this part***
3. In Recovery: Wipe Data/Factory Reset
4. In Recovery:  Wipe Cache
5. In Recovery: Install Zip from SdCard--> Choose Zip from SdCard
6. In Recovery: Flash the CM10 zip
7. In Recovery:  Flash LatestGapps
9. Reboot
10. Enjoy

How to Reboot to Recovery

Rom Manager Recovery Reboot Method:

Download: Rom Manager from the Google Play Store and open the app and select reboot into recovery


Reboot Recovery Command Reboot Method:

Non-rooted version
1. Make sure you have the Android SDK installed.
2. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled on the tablet. Go to Settings > Developers options > and check "USB Debugging"
3. Connect the device to USB
4. Open a terminal or command prompt window and type

adb shell k1recovery
Rooted version
From a Terminal Application
Run the follow two commands


[ -----  Option 2: NVflash Package----- ]

If you never rooted your device and you are stock , follow the instructions below

Required Files: 
Download all three files below

Download Wifi or 3g version of Zip File Below

1. Download 1 File from Below:

NVFLASH (3G): NVFlash (3G)
Mirror: NVFlash (3G)


 NVFLASH (WiFi): NVFlash (WiFi)
Mirror: NVFlash (WiFi)

2.           Download 1 File Below

LatestGapps: 20130427
Mirror: 20130427

Put this file on your external SD on your device.

3. Download 1 File from Below:

Nvflash Windows DriversDownload
md5sum: 9aa3a4814ca63366329d85a22ed01f64
Install these drivers, before you continue 

Before going forward with this guide, check the following:
Total number of files you should have downloaded three, which are, LatestGapps, NvFlash WIndows Drivers)

You need to boot into APX Mode, to boot into APX mode:

1. Power off
2. Hold down the Vol - and the Vol +
3. While holding the Volume keys down(- and +), Power on
4. The display should go black, and both LED's on either side of the home button should light up. You are now in, APX mode.

1. Extract the (3G or WiFi)  contents to a directory (download from above)
2a. If using Windows, double click the "flash-win.bat" file
2b. If using Linux, cd into the extracted directory and run either "sudo ./" or "./" from a root prompt
3. After table has booted, enter Recovery via long pressing the Power button on tablet, and selecting from menu selction "Reboot" then "Recovery"
4. In Recovery: Install Zip from SdCard--> Choose Zip from SdCard
5. Flash the LatestGapps
6. Reboot
7. Follow Option 1 to update to the latest version!. (HIGHLY RECOMMEND STEP)

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  2. Thanks its seems that works well
    greetings from Colombia

  3. Does LENOVO IDEAPAD K 1 TABLET do phone calls

  4. You make calls using Hangouts App and downloading the Hangouts Dialer App (See both links below):

  5. just got handed down my sister's k1 tablet, attempting the OS upgrade w/ a windows 7 laptop. downloaded & extracted the wifi file. thereis no flash-win.bat file among the extracted files. the only *.bat files in the extracted package are the following: flash_oldsbk, flash_newsbk, & flash_freesbk. please advise which if any of these i may use to flash the tablet. i realize it has been quite some time since this thread was active, i didn't know where else to inquire.

    1. Hello,

      Do you have the 3G or Wifi version of the tablet ? And which file did you download?

      THere is two version of Nvflash files: (Make sure file size is around 172.84 MB) (Make sure file size is around 174.45 MB)