A Guide to Flashing Official ROM Lenovo S860 Version S860_S122_140405

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A Guide to Flashing Official ROM Lenovo S860 Version S860_S122_140405 –  Lenovo S860 is a new phone because of that there is still a few tutorial or guide on how to modified or how to flashing a original stock ROM. Because this reason i will try to post on How to Flashing Official ROM for Lenovo S860, this original ROM just support EN and CN languages only, no ROOT and no Gapps. But this is ROM use Android 4.2.2 so maybe it more easy to gain ROOT and install GAPPS.

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This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial.  (DWYOR)

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A Guide to Flashing Official ROM Lenovo S860
  1. First because Lenovo S860 use un removeable battery so error in this process will make you open Lenovo S860 case and plug off battery connector. So i think this is a high risk tutorial better to consider it first before continued to next step.
  2.  After finish downloaded all files needed to this tutorial now extract all files on the same folder, you will get S860_S122_140405 on this folder your you need extract again target_bin because all needed file is in here, SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1328.0.183 and Mediatek PreLoader USB VCOM Driver
  3. First install the Mediatek PreLoader USB VCOM Driver to your computer, this is not an exe file so must be install manually. 
  4. Now check for Mediatek PreLoader USB VCOM Driver are perfectly install or not, Turn off your device and connect to your computer. Look at My Computer ↦ Manage ↦ Device Manager look for Mediatek PreLoader USB VCOM if you can found it then you already successful install it.
    A Guide to Flashing Official ROM Lenovo S860 Version S860_S122_140405
  5. Discconect your device from your computer, don’t turn on your device. Now Open SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1328.0.183, Check on DA DL All With Check Sum this is very important don’t forget. Now Click on Scatter-Loading and navigate to file S860_S122_140405/Target_bin/MT6582_Android_scatter_emmc.txt once you found the scatter file and select on it all field will be automated fill it.
    A Guide to Flashing Official ROM Lenovo S860 Version S860_S122_140405
  6. Now just hit the Download Button or press F9 the flash tool will start to initialized just wait a minute, Remember your device is turn off now connect your device to your computer. When driver install perfectly the flash tool will recognize the device and start to begin flashing process, it will mark with progress bar begin with RED BAR, and after a minute or two YELLOW BAR and if it finish will be mark with GREEN CIRCLE in the middle of flash tool.

    Warning :  Don’t interrupt the flashing process, or your device will be brick

    A Guide to Flashing Official ROM Lenovo S860 Version S860_S122_140405

    A Guide to Flashing Official ROM Lenovo S860 Version S860_S122_140405

    A Guide to Flashing Official ROM Lenovo S860 Version S860_S122_140405

    A Guide to Flashing Official ROM Lenovo S860 Version S860_S122_140405
  • Done, Your device will reboot automatically and will be boot with the new ROM S860_S122_140405, Confirm the firmware on System Settings ↦ About
  • Congratulations !! now you can use SP Flash Tool for flashing your device, Just remember this guide is very high risk so do it with careful. Thank you for reading this guide don’t hesitate to leave any comments if you has problem regarding this guide if i can i will help you thank you…
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    Wahyudi Putranto
    6 years ago

    how to install Mediatek PreLoader USB VCOM Driver to your computer?

    androidrookies
    6 years ago

    Connect phone to computer, if your computer ask for driver just navigate to mediatek preloader vcom driver extracted folder. But if got any exe just double click it

    babyken1121
    6 years ago

    andy is this for the lenovo s860 2gb version?

    androidrookies
    6 years ago
    Reply to  babyken1121

    hi,
    it for 4GB for 2GB i don't know can or not but maybe you wanna try and if success don't forget to leave comment

    Faizul  Ab Rahim
    6 years ago

    Why so slow download

    androidrookies
    6 years ago

    Hi,
    I try download it and my speed around 100kB/s it medium speed in my country, i don't know maybe check your connection

    no name
    5 years ago

    My Phone is bricked – Please help!!!

    When power on – Black Screen – No Response – No Lenovo Logo etc – Dead 100% ! !

    Cannot access recovery either

    When connecting usb red light flashes once and that is it nothing after.

    Nothing detecting when connecting via USB on computer either.

    Advice any one?!

    androidrookies
    5 years ago
    Reply to  no name

    Hi,
    Hard brick can only happen when hardware problem like power short, burning ic and etc else soft brick mean only software problem and to fix soft brick is to re flashing firmware to you device. As long your computer can detect your phone you still can flash firmware to your device, look at download section on usb vcom driver, try to install it first

    jamal amran
    4 years ago

    Hi Andy..

    Recently, I smartphone have problem. Then I flash my smartphone using your instruction on this link http://www.androidrookies.com/2014/06/a-guide-to-flashing-official-rom-lenovo.html#.Vh7spG4n7EZ
    Its working great but I cant understand china. So I flash again using your instruction in this page (http://www.androidrookies.com/2015/02/how-to-update-lenovo-s860-with.html#.Vh4mqG4n7EZ)
    However my mistake, after I click Firmware Upgrade, I forgot to tick DA DL All with Checksum and click cancel when flash running 5 %.
    Oh no, my smartphone became brick now. Nothing I can do on my smartphone. Cannot turn on, flash or anything. I search over internet but unlucky me, nothing work.
    Mr Andy, can you help me to solve this problem?
    Thank you
    Jamal

    androidrookies
    4 years ago
    Reply to  jamal amran

    hi,
    sorry to hear that, is big mistake interrupt flashing progress. should let the flashing process finish and then flashing again with DA DL All with checksum checked, it will be more safe.
    and i hope it not brick your board or partition.
    first check if device still recognize by your computer. and see what it recognize as.
    if still MTK preloader VCOM then you free to re flashing the new ROM on your device.
    maybe this movie give you something https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3TmXtOA0IA

    nelo parreno
    4 years ago

    hi boss. can you help me with this. i only have one question this firmware not a china firmware right? does this firmware have 2gb of ram? im so confuse about china have 1gb of ram and the other that have 2gb of ram?

    androidrookies
    4 years ago
    Reply to  nelo parreno

    This firmware is official use for 2GB Ram which is international device. The 1 GB Ram is china device, but you can also install this to china device with the change the modem files so china device can get signal.

    Valentin Petkov
    4 years ago

    Hello, I highly appreciate your work on this thread. I have a big problem with my s860 and I need it for work very soon. This is the full story: http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/135763/lenovo-s860-bricked-recovery-crashes-no-os#. After I found this site I followed all the steps, but the flash tool stops at 100% red with error (8038)

    androidrookies
    4 years ago

    Usually error 8038 pmt change can be solve with pressing firmware upgrade button insted on download button. So redo the above guide but press firmware upgrade button

    Valentin Petkov
    4 years ago

    Now formatted it, then clicked download and it started as it should (Showed red 100%, then purple 100%, yellow to 100% (slowly) and then three gray to 100%, now shows the green circle) Should I turn the phone on now?

    androidrookies
    4 years ago

    After green circle appears you should turn on your device

    Valentin Petkov
    4 years ago

    Device turned on successfully, but the chinese version of android posted here updates to a version without Play Store/Chrome/Youtube etc. I used the upgrade firmware option with this ROM (http://www.needrom.com/download/rom-stock-4-4/) and now the phone runs original version of android 4.4.2, including all Google Apps. Thank you very much for the help, hope our little discussion is helpful for someone else 🙂

    androidrookies
    4 years ago

    above guide that you follow is firmware china version not ROW or international version so it not include google play store and etc. if you want use international version please follow this http://bit.ly/1zMK3LQ

    come and take a fun
    4 years ago

    Hi Andy
    Do you have any video tutorial about this.? i have confuse of this (file S860_S122_140405/Target_bin/MT6582_Android_scatter_emmc.txt once you found the scatter file and select on it all field will be automated fill it.) how many files are there and how could I fine it??

    androidrookies
    4 years ago

    No i dont have video tutorial for this, and the scatter file is only one and it inside the target bin folder. Once you extract the sownloaded ROM you will found target bin folder and inside it you can find scatter file

    hafizul hilmi
    3 years ago

    hi,
    sorry to hear that, is big mistake interrupt flashing progress. should let the flashing process finish and then flashing again with DA DL All with checksum checked, it will be more safe.
    and i hope it not brick your board or partition.
    first check if device still recognize by your computer. and see what it recognize as.
    if still MTK preloader VCOM then you free to re flashing the new ROM on your device.
    maybe this movie give you something https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3TmXtOA0IA

    my s860 was not recognize anymore.. any solution for this. please help

    androidrookies
    3 years ago
    Reply to  hafizul hilmi

    Sorry, not recognize device need to change board. Thank for the video