Kingzone K1 Turbo and How to Flash a ROM

The box of my Kingzone device
The box of my Kingzone device

Did you brick your Kingzone K1 Turbo and need help flashing the stock ROM? Do you wish to root your phone and install a custom recovery to be able to install updated ROMs, like 5.1.1 Lollipop or the newest 6.0.1 Marshmallow? Do you wish to restore the phone’s IMEI?
You have come to the right place.

My Kingzone is KitKat (4.4.2), I just wanna flash Lollipop (or another custom ROM)


  • Kingzone K1 Turbo with Android 4.4.2
  • A rooted Kingzone K1 Turbo


First things first

  1. Put the recovery.img, KingoRoot.apk (or download with device), and the zipped up ROM (and GApps if using Lollipop ROM) on the phone’s SD card.
    • If you decided to use the debloated KitKat, you need to unzip and put the zip inside on the phone’s SD card. Keep the readme file handy for later.
  2. Rooting the device. If your Kingzone K1 Turbo is already rooted, skip to step 3.
    • Requirements for rooting
      • Device powered on.
      • At least 50% battery level.
      • Internet connection necessary (Wi-Fi network suggested).
      • Allow installation of apps from unknown sources.
        • Settings > Security > Unknown sources
    • How to root? 
      1. Open File Manager (or Downloads) and find KingoRoot.apk
      2. Install KingoRoot.apk
      3. Launch “Kingo ROOT” app.
      4. Click on “One Click Root” to start rooting process.
      5. Wait until it does it’s thing. If it fails, try again. If it succeeds, you are done with this step and may close the app.
  3. Next we need to flash a custom recovery to be able to flash a custom ROM. I
    Rashr running on my Kingzone
    Rashr running on my Kingzone

    installed “[ROOT] Rashr – Flash tool” for this, from the Play Store.

    1. Open Rashr
    2. Grant SuperUser access
    3. Update
    4. Choose to backup or risk it (I did not back up mine but I recommend doing so)
    5. Choose “Recovery from Storage” and find and choose the recovery.img you put on your SD card.
    6. Flash and reboot into recovery.
  4. Flashing the ROM.
    • If you used the Debloated KitKat, you can follow the readme file that came with it and you’re done.
    • If you want to try Lollipop or Marshmallow
      1. Wipe Data or Factory Reset
      2. Install CM12/13 zip file
      3. Install GApps zip file
      4. Reboot system
      5. Enjoy CyanogenMod 12.1/13

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