Flashing Lenovo S920, Stock ROM

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Flashing Lenovo S920, Stock ROM

Flashing Lenovo S920, Stock ROM – Flashing is the last modified that we can do to optimize your android smartphone, it has high risk to brick your device. Today i gone share tutorial / guide on how to flashing Lenovo S920, If you already read my post about Re-partition Internal Memory Lenovo S920 then you already know about flashing lenovo device. Basically same but need modified on some step.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial.


Requirements :
Flashing Lenovo S920, Stock ROM
  1. After finishing download all file needed for this tutorial, Extract it on same folder. So you will have MTK6589 Driver, S920_ROW_S110_20130515 and SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1304.0.119 folders.
    Flashing Lenovo S920, Stock ROM
  2. Now it time for installing MTK6589 Driver to your computer. Go to MTK6589 Driver folder and double click Install_driver.exe, if there is any windows security warning, just click Install this driver software anyway. 
    Flashing Lenovo S920, Stock ROM
  3. Confirm it with click Exit. After finish installation please reboot your computer first to avoid problem.
    Flashing Lenovo S920, Stock ROM
  4. Check status for MTK6589 Driver is successfully installed or not. Turn off your Lenovo S920 and remove the battery then plug in to your computer, wait until your computer finish installing driver. Now go to My computer > Manage > Device Manager look for MediaTek PreLoader USB VCOM Port if you found it then your MTK6589 Driver successfully installed if not then repeat step 2-4. 
    Flashing Lenovo S920, Stock ROM
  5. Unplug your device, Go to folder SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1304.0.119 and run Flash_tool.exe using administrator right. Please give check on DA DL All With Check Sum. 
    Flashing Lenovo S920, Stock ROM
  6. Click on Scatter-loading buttons, and find MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt file in ROM’s folder. (target_bin/)
    Flashing Lenovo S920, Stock ROM
  7. If already set and ok click Download button. Then connect your Lenovo S920 that already turn off and remove battery to your computer using usb cable. If already run perfectly the you will be notice that there is Red Bar below flash tool. After a minute or two Yellow Bar this means it on progress wait until finish, don’t interrupt or your device will be brick. 
    Flashing Lenovo S920, Stock ROM

    Flashing Lenovo S920, Stock ROM

    Flashing Lenovo S920, Stock ROM
  8. Done, unplug your device. Confirm it firmware version from System Settings > About.
Congratulations !! You already success flashing Lenovo S920 i hope this tutorial can be useful, Thank you for reading this tutorial, please don’t hesitate to leave a comments and if you think this tutorial is helpful please share it.
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Luqman Yaakub
6 years ago

Hi andy,
I just try to flas my s920 and at number 7 step, i stuck when hit Download button and popup error message :

Image PRELOAD checksum failed! Checksum reference value(0x69c3) in the config ini file.
Please re-fill correct checksum values in Checksum.INI under tool folder and re-load scatter file again!
Image ANDROID checksum failed! Checksum reference value(0x9038) in the config ini file.
Please re-fill correct checksum values in Checksum.INI under tool folder and re-load scatter file again!

Please help me bro 🙂

Thanks

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Luqman Yaakub

what sctter-file do you use? and what ROM do you download ? it like your download is corrupt check scatter file first

Luqman Yaakub
6 years ago
Reply to  Luqman Yaakub

sctter-file — MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt
ROM file — S920_ROW_S121_131217 ( this version for 4gb s920 )

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Luqman Yaakub

Yes it right,
oo S121, download this checksum file http://adf.ly/ptSlp and replace it to target_bin
good luck

brenk
6 years ago
Reply to  Luqman Yaakub

hi andy, i have done with all step,and when i turn my s920 on, it's appear with errors "TOOL DL Image Fail!; uboot is blocking by dl info" help meeee pleaseeee

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Luqman Yaakub

please read at step 5, you forget to check DA DL with CHECK SUM. reflash and check this option.

Luqman Yaakub
6 years ago
Reply to  Luqman Yaakub

hi andy…
i still cannot flash my s920 yet…still get error…
and the worst part, i hit firmware upgrade instead of Download on sp flash tools :((

now my s920 cannot on..i read on google for the cause maybe problem with the preloader file..but i cant find any solution yet…

if u know something i can do to make my s920 back to life? 🙂

thanks in advance andy… 🙂

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Luqman Yaakub

Hmm, try to turn off your device and connect to your computer. As long your computer recognize your device you can still fix your device by re flashing the ROM to your device.

Luqman Yaakub
6 years ago
Reply to  Luqman Yaakub

My computer just detect my s920 as Media Tek USB Device..
What ROM i need to flash?
for now…when i follow this tutorial…
i get this error –>
BROM ERROR : S_FT_ENABLE_DRAM_FAIL (4032)
[EMI] ENABLE DRAM Failed
Hint: Please check your load matches to your target which is to be downloaded.

That the error and a hint pop up from the Sp Flash tools.

hope u have some idea to help me 🙂

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Luqman Yaakub

Don't turn on your device, turn off and remove the battery then connect your phone to your computer. It will known as vcom usb preloader android device. Then just re flash your phone

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Luqman Yaakub

Don't turn on your device, turn off and remove the battery then connect your phone to your computer. It will known as vcom usb preloader android device. Then just re flash your phone

Luqman Yaakub
6 years ago
Reply to  Luqman Yaakub

Yup..I turn off my device and remove the battery….
when i hit download and connect my phone to laptop, the progress bar become red till 100% , the error pop up out…
BROM ERROR : S_FT_ENABLE_DRAM_FAIL (4032)
[EMI] ENABLE DRAM Failed
Hint: Please check your load matches to your target which is to be downloaded.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Luqman Yaakub

Try remove all sp flash tool folder, download again and extract again. And try to remove all lenovo s920 driver and install again, also vcom usb preloader driver too. Or if you can download the new version on sp flash tool. Don't forget to check da dl with all check sum

Hairul Hamci Saat
6 years ago

Dear Andy? Can i use this ROM? LENOVO S920 VibeUI 2.0 – Update 1437 (S920_S932_VIBEUI_V2.0_1437_7.13.1_ST_WC05)

androidrookies
6 years ago

Hi,
I think it cannot, because vobe ui v2.0 usimg zip method for installation. But if you can found vibe ui v2.0 with flash tool installatiom i think it can

Hairul Hamci Saat
6 years ago

Can i repartition my S920 internal memory using your repartition method and install this ROM using zip method?

androidrookies
6 years ago

Hi,
I think my repartition method for lenovo s920 is flashing a lenovo s920 rom that already been modified, this rom cannot be install using zip method, but after you flashing another rom the partition will return like default unless you install ota update i think.

shah hammka siahono
6 years ago

how to unbrick lenovo s920. can u teach me/us? 🙁

androidrookies
6 years ago

hi,
just follow the above guide. If you device still can go to recovery mode or still recognize by computer when you remove the battery and connect to pc, then the above guide is can be use to unbrick

Capture Spot
6 years ago

hello andy suwito, im faez… my phone have a problem when i follow this step.. after finish flash my phone, my phone can switch on normally… LK image incorrect be appears on my screen and after 10 seconds my phone was shutdown…

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Capture Spot

LK image incorrect only happen on Lenovo S660, are your device Lenovo S660 or Lenovo S920 ? if your device is Lenovo S660 then you need to flash cn firmware on your device,
try following this guide http://bit.ly/1mEZupr to fix it

Samsung User
5 years ago

hye andy..i have problem with my phone.on the first slot i cant get 3g signal.but when i use my simcard at samsung phone,it have 3g line.i dont think it cause by line coverage at my area.if i follow the step above,will it fix my problem??

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Samsung User

Hi,
Are you change your ROM?
Please try this guide of uou already change your ROM http://bit.ly/1pplXBM
This guide will install ROM not fixing signal issued

Samsung User
5 years ago
Reply to  Samsung User

no.i didnt change any rom yet.but i bought an AP set.how do i know it is CN or ROW version?i just install cwm recovery.so is it needed for me to do carliv touch recovery?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Samsung User

To know you have cn firmware or row firmware, look at about phone. System setting->about phone,
Try like this set to only use 3G, go to system setting ->mobile network -> network mode -> select sim -> select only use wcdma. It will only use 3g connection onnselected sim.
Cwm and carliv have the same use, not need to change to carliv if you already use cwm.

Samsung User
5 years ago
Reply to  Samsung User

i cant find the scatter file.where is it?it doesnt have target/bin folder

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Samsung User

for international ROM you can choose the version you want to flash to your device, and for CN ROM it can be found on target_bin folder inside the extracted folder, for more detail about installing international ROM you can refer to this http://bit.ly/1AZkkTH or for CN ROM you can refer to this http://bit.ly/1xWiRfv

Samsung User
5 years ago

my phone already bricked before i follow the steps above.then i have done all steps above, but after red bar,it said need to hit upgrade instead of download.but it didnt work too.so i try reinstall all the file again.and it wont detect my phone anymore.how can i unbricked my phone?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Samsung User

contact me on hang out

shah hammka siahono
5 years ago

this step can be use to change from row based to cn based right. is it using the same step u gave above?

androidrookies
5 years ago

hi,
Old china version like vibe ui 1.5 use this method flash tool method but china versio vibe ui 2.0 cannot use this method.
if you wanna install china version on your device please refer to this guide http://bit.ly/1xWiRfv, the first step on that guide is installing S920_S141_130614 china version firmware

shah hammka siahono
5 years ago

is it okay with mine 4gb s920?

androidrookies
5 years ago

on my blog 4Gb is default so except you see 8Gb in the title it for 4Gb.

Bell Nadzim
5 years ago

Hi Andy, after i follow your step why its doesnt appear green circle box even the process have reach to 100%. Please help me bro. Thanks.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Bell Nadzim

Hi,
Than what is show? Any error ? Just repeat again it mustbe show green circle to mark that it success

Kenix Eh
5 years ago

I am feeling difficult to download international ROW. Cause i failed to register an account. Is it have another path to gain that file?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Kenix Eh

Hi,
Sorry for long reply, maybe yoi can see this guide http://bit.ly/1AZkkTH and download from the link without register an account

Computel Margarita, C.A.

Hi i had the same problem "TOOL DL image Fail" y i can solve it! With my Lenovo S960! Thank u

androidrookies
5 years ago

check DA DL with CHecksum option on flash tool

Muhammad Aiman
5 years ago

Can you give me another link to download :
MTK6589 Driver
SP FLASH TOOL…
I cant download the item from the link given , it say 'cannot find server'.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Muhammad Aiman

sorry cannot give you another link, because all my link redirect using adfly. try change your dns using google dns so it can open adfly

Muhammad Aiman
5 years ago

Can I use this rom http://www.needrom.com/download/frozennn-lollipop-edition-base-cn/ instead of using the provided rom… Before this, i have use this rom and its work fine for me..

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Muhammad Aiman

The rom that you mention is using custom recovery for install it. Above guide is using flash tool, so if you want install custom rom you must install custom recovery first on your current running firmware

Muhammad Aiman
5 years ago

I click the chinese rom link…it bring me to needrom website.. I see there have three rom link…which one should I download??
Sorry for my bad english

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Muhammad Aiman

hi,
use the first, it the oldest ROM for Lenovo S920.

Muhammad Aiman
5 years ago
Reply to  Muhammad Aiman

Thnks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Muhammad Aiman

no problem, thank you for visit and leave comments

Ahmad El
5 years ago

Hi andy
I also have download the chinese rom…but when i open the file..there hav two file…what i hv to do???

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ahmad El

you mean 2 folders? target_bin and some chinese character folder right? chinese character folder is flash tool to flash the rom files, target_bin contains all the ROM files needed to flash

Ahmad El
5 years ago
Reply to  Ahmad El

Yes.. The chinese folder were in Zip and the target.bin were in rar..do i need to extract them??

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ahmad El

yes extract target_bin to get the ROM files, if you don't have flash tool then extract chinese character folder too to get flash tool, after that rename chinese character to ascii character so flash tool can run

Ahmad El
5 years ago
Reply to  Ahmad El

SP FLASH TOOL ERROR : (8038)
[android download] PMT ia ready and layout has been changed!
[HINT]: please use firmware upgrade instead of download to avoid important data lost.

What I have to do??? Please help

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ahmad El

press firmware upgrade button instead download button will solve the problem

Asaf Bernstein
5 years ago
Reply to  Ahmad El

amazing you !!!

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ahmad El

Your welcome, thank for visit

Ahmad El
5 years ago

I have press the firmware upgrade but now another problem
BROM ERROR: S_FT_READBACK_FAIL (4009))
Readback from flash fail. Press CTRL+Alt+T to turn on debug log then reproduce again
[HINT]: BROM_DLL_V5.log and BROM_DLL.log would be created and record more detail information

HELP!!!!

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ahmad El

look at this http://goo.gl/G4xgDd,
the same error for errors in the file system PC. For example do not have space for a file or file can not be overwritten because it is locked. To clarify the need to watch the log.

syazwan anuar
4 years ago

hi andy.. my pc wont detect my phone when connected via usb… the things is.. my phone indicator light shows that my phone currently connected… how to proceed with the step..? pls

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  syazwan anuar

Just read careful on step 1-4 to install usb vcom driver.
All step already show above

Luz Aban
4 years ago

hi andy..
pls help me my lenovo s920row stuck in logo after i upgrading to a new version..when i open still the same…i try hard reset whe when rebooting logo stuck for long hours..pls help me.. thanks

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Luz Aban

to fix your device just follow the above guide, but if you want more newer firmware you can follow this guide http://bit.ly/18s9nBy, it will instal new firmware to your device

Nur Atika
4 years ago

hello sir,i bricked my device before and send it to the repair service's, they done repairing it but i've noticed that its rom is not same as before.it also dont have google play until i found your tutorial.and thnks it worked.i just wondering if i shoud consider it a stock rom or not,and if i ever brick my device again,can i flash it using rom that im using now ?because i just did backup to this rom using your method sir.thank you.

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Atika

Lenovo has 2 type firmware, first is china firmware without google play and the second is international firmware with google play and many languages. All my firmware is official realease bith china and international, for S920 you can follow this http://bit.ly/18s9nBy, it the new update for S920 and with google play. As long as your computer can detect your device you can still fix your device

Nur Atika
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Atika

thank you for the answer sir.appreciate it so much.

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Atika

Your welcome, thank you for visit and leave comments

unggu violet
4 years ago

hello andy, i have upgraded my phone to 4.4 kitkat using yoour instruction in your post on update lenovo s920 to 4.4 kitkat. it worked so perfectly. but i got my phone lag and so many problem. the camera quality also very low. so can i flashing my phone to 4.2.1 jellybean back? which rom i should use? china or international rom?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  unggu violet

Yes you can, but sorry i dont have guide for jelly bean downgrade. Better using interntional firmware,

unggu violet
4 years ago
Reply to  unggu violet

tq for your reply. now my phone running on android 4.4 kitkat. by flashing using this stock rom , does it make my phone running on android jellybean back? i'm sorry because im just too new in android flashing and others.

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  unggu violet

Oh yes, sorry i am forget about this.

unggu violet
4 years ago
Reply to  unggu violet

i hve tried above method. nothing works 🙁

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  unggu violet

What error number? Nothing work mean? ROM not work, or error while flashing or something. Give more describe

unggu violet
4 years ago
Reply to  unggu violet

but if im using old version of sp flash tool, it give another error code that is " pmt layout has changed".

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  unggu violet

Use old version flash tool and if it error pmt, just click firmware upgrade instead download button. It will fix the error

unggu violet
4 years ago
Reply to  unggu violet

not working also. "enable dram failed"

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  unggu violet

Than the rom is not suitable with your phone.

Nur Ashikhin
4 years ago

Hye..my phone lenovo s920 8gb version..i have upgrade it to kitkat but i want to downgrade back to jellybean…i found this rom..http://www.mediafire.com/?h6lxfq81agmsew8….it is suitable for my lenovo..

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Ashikhin

i cannot tell you the ROM suitable or not because i am not the owner, but if i see the name look like it for your device but i cannot guarantee that the ROM file is right.

Moujahed Abdullah
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Ashikhin

my phone lenovo s920 8gb version problem is unknown baseband and invalid IMEI, i did do alot of method like engrs mode, mtk droid tools, and my imei still invalid. what should i do sir. heres my email pls helppp [email protected]

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Ashikhin

follow this for invalid IMEI http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ.

Moujahed Abdullah
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Ashikhin

unknown baseband and invalid imei 🙁 i think i cannot repair this, i did do use inifinity box, volcano box, sigma box but nothing happens. 🙁 i reflash it stock rom but same problem. mobile uncle, imei.exe, replace MP01 nothing happens 🙁 master andy can you help me?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Ashikhin

follow this for invalid IMEI fix http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ

true blues
4 years ago

BROM ERROR : S_FT_ENABLE_DRAM_FAIL (4032) on my lenovo s920. how to fix it?

androidrookies