Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat Firmware for Lenovo S930 ROW Version

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Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat Firmware for Lenovo S930 ROW Version – ROW version for Android Kit Kat 4.4.2 for Lenovo S930 already launched, before this guide i already posting how to upgrade Lenovo S930 with Vibe UI v1.5 but it in CN version, so only contains 2 language and no google applications. Row version is different, it has multi language and already contains Google Applications (Gapps) so rooting is not very necessary as we know rooting Android 4.4.2 is not easy as Android 4.2.2, and if you root your Lenovo S930 then you will not received OTA update. This guide is flashing tutorial so it will format your device and you can lose your data, this guide also has possibility to brick your device.

Disclaimer :

This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial.  (DWYOR). if you has firmware version S119_140325 than this update will pop up on your system update.


ROM Descriptions :

  • Build Number : S930_ROW_S215_140714
  • Date Release : 14-07-2014
  • OS : Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat)
  • Languages : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
Change Logs :
  • Android 4.4.2
  • Vibe UI v1.5 interface
  • New system interface
  • Speed up system interface
  • Battery improvement
Downloads :
  • S930_ROW_S215_140714 1.03 GB, Contains full images files required to update your Lenovo S930.
  • USB VCOM Driver  Install this driver first on your computer, Turn off your device and remove the battery, using USB cable connect your device while look at My Computer  Manage  Device Manager there will be MTK65xx Preloader Devices show up for 5 second than disappeared, before disappeared right click on it and select Update Driver Software point it to USB VCOM Driver extracted folder. When it finish disconnect and connect again there will be Mediatek PreLoader USB VCOM Port on your device manager.
    Update Lenovo S860 with S209_140529 Android Kit Kat ROW Version
  • SP_Flash_Tool v5.1352 This is an optional download, when you download S930_ROW_S215_140714, it already include this tool inside it.
Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat Firmware for Lenovo S930 ROW Version
  1. Download and extract all required files, place it on one folder for easy organize it. Please make sure that you already successful install USB VCOM Driver before continued to next step.
  2. Now open SP_Flash_Tool v5.1352 and run Flash_Tool.exe if you are using windows 7 please run it using administrator privilege to avoid any error. On Flash_Tool.exe select Options ↦ Option ↦ Download ↦ DA DL All with Checksum please enable it or check it.
    Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat Firmware for Lenovo S930 ROW Version
  3. Click on Scatter-Loading button and point it to S930_ROW_S215_140714/target_bin/MT6582_Android_scatter.txt this action will automatically load all required files to Flash_Tool.exe. Wait the program until finish initialized and change the operation mode from Download Only to Firmware Upgrade
    Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat Firmware for Lenovo S930 ROW Version

  4. Now click Download Button or hit CRTL+D, the program will be in stand by mode to connect with your device. 
  5. Now turn off your device and remove the battery from your device. After that connect your device to your computer. Flash_Tool.exe will recognize your device and begin to start flashing process, flashing process will be mark with REDPURPLE, and YELLOW bar on the bottom the SP Flash Tool.
    Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat Firmware for Lenovo S930 ROW Version

  6. Wait the process until you can see the GREEN CIRCLE in the middle of Flash Tool, it means that you already successful flashing your device and you can disconnect your device.
    Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat Firmware for Lenovo S930 ROW Version
  7. Done, You have successful upgrade your Lenovo S930 with the latest firmware version, Confirm it with go to System Setting ↦ About Device check the Build Number it must be same with the downloaded firmware.
That all how to update your Lenovo S930 with Android Kit Kat firmware ROW version, please do it careful and leave a messages if you have any problem with this guide, i will try to help you. Thank You
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Encik Syafiq
6 years ago

Hello Andy can you tell me why when I connect the device at the lat step but the tool replied with "PMT change for the ROM; it must be downloaded.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Encik Syafiq

Hi,
Try this remove all mtk driver from your pc, after that reboot your pc. Then install driver again then reboot your pc then try to flash again

Encik Syafiq
6 years ago
Reply to  Encik Syafiq

Andy many thank for the tutorial but now I encounter with the SIM NOT DETECTED. Any solution?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Encik Syafiq

Hi,
Sim not detected or no service on your device? Try *#06# are your IMEI still there or already remove, if your IMEI already gone then you need to restore your IMEI with yhis guide http://bit.ly/1nKiGOH

Bonn Mailin
6 years ago

hi andy. why my pc not shown "MTK65xx Preloader Devices show up for 5 second" as above?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Bonn Mailin

Hi,
Your device must be turn off and battery remove. If it non removable just turn off and make sure device completely turn off. If still not show check your usb cable

Bonn Mailin
6 years ago

I already remove my battery. i need the software for usb driver s930. tried hard to download in my PC, it cannot. to many malware. do you mind to email the software to my email? [email protected].

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Bonn Mailin

Hi,
My usb driver is same like in my blog, i don't know why you said that to many malware. I already use that file many times and everything work perfectly. So sorry cannot email it for you cause mine is same file like in the blog

Kok Keong
6 years ago
Reply to  Bonn Mailin

Hi,
I cannot install USB VCOM Driver properly.
I'm currently using Windows 8, is it any impact on it?

Please advise.

Thank you.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Bonn Mailin

Hi,
Windows 8 need to enable unsign driver to be install, search at google how to do it on windows 8

Vic Trio'z
6 years ago

Hi, I just made update from ROW_S114 to ROW_S218. I want to know why my radio is gone, baseband version unknown. Any way to restore the modem? Thanks.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Vic Trio'z

Hi,
Try to check your IMEI, by pressing *#06# and if it result invalid then you must restore your IMEI, follow this guide http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ

أبو ذر
6 years ago

This method worked for me, except the Vcom driver, which I dowloaded from another site.
Thank you.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  أبو ذر

Hi,
Nice, and thank you for your correction i will update the guide immediately. Thank you

Astuti Wahyuningrum
6 years ago

Hi Andy,

Thanks for your nice tutorial but can you provide me the original file recovery (not custom recovery) of S930 official ROM.
Any link downdload at this site?

androidrookies
6 years ago

Hello,
For now i still don't have yet but i will make a guide to restore Lenovo Standard Recovery soon. Thank you for your visit

Jun Hong
6 years ago

Hi,
Would love to update my phone but the link for the download stops halfway thru… : (

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Jun Hong

Hi,
thank you for your comments, i already try the link and i can download it until finish. so maybe please check your internet connection.
Thank you for visit

rahim fazil
6 years ago

Hi, i want to know there is any condition or spec of phone that need? i means the phone requirement ? in term of current build number or anything ? .

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  rahim fazil

Hi,
The spec that needed is lenovo s930, cannot be use beside lenovo s930. For condition you can do from any firmware because flash tool will format the phone and then install the rom.

Unknown
5 years ago

Can I use TWRP/CMW to flash this ROM?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

No you cannot, this flash tool file so cannot install using twrp or cwm

Jose Gonzalez
5 years ago

mi celular no levanta 3G, solo EDGE, soy de venezuela y uso digitel ( banda 900 Mhz ), eh instalado la version s930_row_s118_140127 con la version de banda base v17, le puse las dos que salen en tu otro tutorial y nada que levanta 3G, por favor AYUDA

my phone does not lift 3G , EDGE solo , I'm from Venezuela and Digitel USE ( 900 Mhz band ) , eh Installed Version s930_row_s118_140127 with the basic version of v17 band, I put the two we go out on your other tutorial and Nothing lifting 3G , Please HELP

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Jose Gonzalez

Try change the modem file, follow this guide http://bit.ly/1LMQw5E

Jose Gonzalez
4 years ago
Reply to  Jose Gonzalez

eh proven with all modem and nad lifting 3G, use a chip operator Digitel in Venezuela in BNDA 900mhz and anything that raises 3G, lenovo s930 is Chinese because in the model number and product description Battery Back out it is in Chinese , lifted only 3G in the region of asia or china ?? please help

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Jose Gonzalez

have you try change the firmware ?
and what is your stick firmware, it china or ROW?
it should be more good with stock firmware modem file.

Jose Gonzalez
4 years ago
Reply to  Jose Gonzalez

eh installed firware row and Chinese and neither rises 3G, when I came up only 2G I put a firware row , was the same and put a Chinese and as usual , eh proven with all modem in your description and anything that raises 3G, currently has the S119 row , row modem v17

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Jose Gonzalez

Have you ever got 3G after buying the phone. Maybe the phone not fit with the country band. Or maybe you have friend that also use lenovo, just make same for the modem file

PANTELIS k
4 years ago

How can i install Greek language?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  PANTELIS k

ROW firmware like above guide is contains greek language, ROW is international firmware so it contains many language