Lenovo A6000 hard reset - Enter recovery menu using the phone buttons

You can try to enter the Android Recovery menu on your device, but please note that not all firmware supports it, and if  there is no option to enter this recovery mode to "wipe data" or  "Factory reset" your device, you won't be able to enter this menu. If these options will be available in a future ROM / Firmware release than you should try the following method to enter / get in the menu.

  1. Fully charge the battery.
  2. Turn ON the device by pressing and holding the VOLUME UP  + Volume DOWN key and the power key together.
  3. Release only POWER when Lenovo LOGO appers on the screen and keep pressing both volume keys. Wait until you see an Android figure lying on its back.
  4. When Android system recovery menu appears release all keys.
  5. Highlight wipe data/Factory reset using volume down key.
  6. Confirm with power or Cancel using BACK key.
  7. Select with Vol - Yes -- delete all data and confirm using power key.
  8. After hard reset is done, highlight reboot system now and confirm your selection.

Note! All data will be deleted! Be sure to backup your user data before doing a hard reset.

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OR
Resetting Your Lenovo A6000 Android from the menu option aka factory reset

If your phone is responding to touch and you can access the device you can factory reset your device from the menu


1. Tap Application > Settings > Backup & reset.
2. Tap Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase everything to reset the phone

Microphone issue, no sound from speaker, other party not hearing the caller, bad sound quality during the call, 

Replace the faulty hardware.

K30-T mic&700502200051_CS (MODEL NO:A6000 A6000-L) PART.NO:5M48C00280

Processor    
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ MSM8916 64-bit 1.2GHz Quad Core
Operating System    
Android 4.4 KitKat
Graphics    
Adreno 306 400MHz
Memory    

    RAM: 1GB
    ROM: 8GB
    Card slot: Up to 32GB

Display    

    Size: 5.0" HD (1280 x 720) IPS display
    Type: Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 5-point multitouch

Dimensions (W x T x H)    
70mm x 8.2mm x 141mm
Weight    
128g (0.28lbs)
Sound    
2x speakers, Dolby Digital Plus®, 3.5mm jack
Battery    

    Type: 2300mAh (Li-polymer), replaceable
    Standby: Up to 11 days (2G/3G) / Up to 11.5 days (4G)
    Talk time: Up to 22 hours (2G) / Up to 13 hours (3G) / 4G voice not supported

Dual, Micro SIM
Integrated Camera    

    Rear: 8MP auto-focus with LED flash
    Front: 2MP fixed-focus

Sensors    
Gravitation, Proximity, Light, Vibrator
Connectivity/Radios    

    Band: LTE (4G)
    Data: GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+, LTE
    Speed: LTE 150Mbps (DL) / 50Mpbs (UL)
    WLAN: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
    2G Network: GSM 850MHz / 900MHz / 1800MHz / 1900MHz
    3G Network: UMTS 900MHz / 2100MHz
    4G Network: LTE FDD Band 1, 3, 7, 20 (800MHz / 1800MHz / 2100MHz / 2600MHz), LTE TDD Band 40 (2300MHz)
    Bluetooth: Bluetooth® 4.0
    Radio: Yes
    GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support

Lenovo A6000 hard reset recovery firmware update

This tutorial will show you how to unlock / remove your forgotten lock pattern or reset Lenovo A6000 mobile device. If you forgot your unlock pattern, PIN or password on Lenovo A6000, your only option is to reinstall its firmware or Format your device with Smart phone Flash Tool. If in the recovery menu there is no option to factory reset the phone/tablet, or you are unable to access the recovery menu with the phone's physical keys but you can install software from SD card or you can format your MTK chipset based device with SP Flash tool then you have a good chance to get access your phone / tablet again.

Follow the instructions to reinstall Lenovo A6000 firmware or read on to see what else you can do to Factory reset your device using SP Flash tool or ADB Android Debug Bridge.

How to update firmware on Lenovo A6000?

You can update, install or reinstall the original stock or custom firmware on your device with two different methods.

One is SD card update and the other is Smartphone SP Flash tool from PC.

If your phone supports SD card update then you can move the custom firmware e.g. update.zip file to your SD card's root directory. Insert the card in your device and put it in Download mode and the phone will update itself. To put your phone or tablet in Download mode turn off the device, pull out battery if it has a removable battery and reinsert it. Press the Volume UP or Volume DOWN button and he POWER button at the same time for a few seconds. If you have the right firmware the flashing procedure will start automatically and usually will take only a few minutes.

But what if you can't update Lenovo A6000 with SD card? 

Let's start with Smart Phone Flash Tool

How to reset with smart phone flash tool v5

 Update firmware on Lenovo A6000 SP Flash tool v5

  1. Download Android generic driver and install it on your PC computer if you haven't done it already. Use Windows device manager to check your device. Please search for the latest "MTK android driver" in Google for it
  2. Download SP Flashtool from here (Find the latest SP flash tool) and extract it to a folder.
  3. Download your stock or custom ROM for your device and extract it to a folder on your PC. You can find Lenovo A6000 ROM firmware at the official website of your device or you can also find some cooked custom ROMs throughout the internet.
  4. Power off your phone and pull out the battery. (Note: In the most cases you have to remove the battery during the firmware update and while you connect the device to the PC, but if the PC doesn't recognize the phone also try with the battery inserted. Do not forget to install the drivers first.)
  5. Find and open flash_tool.exe application on your PC. smart phone flash tool v5 launcher
  6. On the Download tab find the Scatter-loading button.
  7. Find a txt file named scatter or similar in your official or custom ROM's folder. You will find it where you previously extracted.
  8. Load the scatter txt file named similar like MT6572_Android_scatter.txt
  9. Click on the Download button and after that connect the device to the PC using a USB cable and press the Volume DOWN or UP key to recognize your device by the SP tool. If your battery is removable do not insert it in the device during the flashing procedure.
  10. Wait unil the flash procedure is over. A green check mark will indicates that everything went good.

You are done. Disconnect the phone and reinsert the battery. Now you can turn on your phone and it will boot as normal.

Remove forgotten password or unlock pattern on Lenovo A6000 with SP Flash tool Format option

  1. Download Android generic driver and install it on your PC computer if you haven't done it already. Use Windows device manager to check your device. Please search in Google for the latest drivers.
  2. Download SP Flashtool from here (Find the latest SP flash tool) and extract it to a folder.
  3. Download the ROM for your phone and extract it to a folder on your PC.
  4. Power off your phone and pull out the battery. (Note: In the most cases you have to remove the battery during the firmware update and while you connect the device to the PC, but if the PC doesn't recognize the phone also try with the battery inserted. )
  5. Find and open flash_tool.exe application on your PC.
  6. Choose Format tab.
  7. Click on Start button. Leave everything on default settings or you may break your device and it will not boot.

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reset Lenovo A6000 Andorid, Mediatek CPU, MTK, ROM

General advice: Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device in a software way. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card before doing factory reset. It is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is always important. For all of your data, a backup should be done on an external device, hard drive, raid system or media. With or without insurance, if your cell phone lost, damaged or stolen at least your invaluable data is backed up in a safe place. If you are about to sell your phone and you want to wipe your personal data, or if your phone affected with virus you have to do a hard reset. In some cases, you can delete the forgotten password or lock pattern from your device as well. All information is for devices with stock based ROMs. If you are using rooted device, always back up your EFS folder first, containing your IMEI info, etc.! Please also note, that a hard reset operation will not unlock your mobile phone's SIM lock or network lock, but it will remove the unlock pattern, remove the user password or PIN password (NOT the SIM card's 4 digit PIN code). Also note that the firmware version will not be affected in any way, it will not be downgraded, it will remain the same you are using and if you have rooted your device, root privileges remain also unaffected.