Guide, How to Rooting Lenovo with ROW version Firmware

12 Dec 2014

Guide, How to Rooting Lenovo with ROW version Firmware – After successful upgrade your Lenovo S960 from Jelly Bean to KitKat, you will lose your ROOT access. Using OTA or PC upgrade will lose your ROOT, so you must obtain it again with re Rooting. But problem come Rooting Android KitKat not as easy as Rooting Android Jelly Bean that can be done with one click application. So today on this guide i will show that Rooting Android KitKat is just easy as Android Jelly Bean, this method also can be use for many devices running Android KitKat on just only Lenovo S960. Before following this guide i must warm you that Rooting your device make warranty void, and can make you inadvertent erase your system files.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial.  (DWYOR). Do your own backup step, to avoid losing data.

Lenovo S960, How to Rooting ROW version Firmware

Requirements :

  • Can be use to another devices, preferred devices that running Android KitKat. 
  • Lenovo using International version, but you can try if you are using china version because failing in Rooting does not harm your devices.
  • May lose device warranty
  • Please enable USB Debugging, go to System Setting ↦ Developer Options tick on USB Debugging
Downloads :
  • MobileUncle v2.9.9 useful tool that can be use to optimize your system, need Root and can inform you are your device ROOTED or Not
  • Lenovo USB Driver v1.0.10 driver for your devices, can be obtain on built in CD ROM inside your devices, but if you harder to find just download and install this.
  • VRoot v1.7.4  this is a rooting application that already modified by javum
Guide, How to Rooting Lenovo with ROW version Firmware
  1. First connect your device and move MobileUncle v2.9.9 to your external SD Card, install and open mobile uncle. Notice on the upper right there is UNROOT  sign, this is means your device is still un root.
    Guide, How to Rooting Lenovo with ROW version Firmware
  2. Turn off devices removable disk, and disconnect your devices. Now install Lenovo USB Driver v1.0.10 to your computer, just follow the process until finsih. When finish connect your devices, computer will initialize and you can see at Device Manager that there is new device add which is Lenovo ADB Device ↦ Lenovo Composite ADB Interface. If you can see this than your already success install driver.
    Guide, How to Rooting Lenovo with ROW version Firmware
  3. Now install VRoot v1.7.4, it will on russian language but don’t worry you don’t need to change any setting just press Next and Next button until finish.
  4. Connect your device and run VRoot v1.7.4, Please disconnect your internet connection when first running this application, so it won’t update the application.
  5. Now just simple press ROOT GREEN button on the bottom left.
    Guide, How to Rooting Lenovo with ROW version Firmware
  6. Wait the process until finish, your device will reboot automatically. VRoot v1.7.4 will display that your device model already successful ROOTED while your device will be reboot.
  7. Disconnect your device and open MobileUncle v2.9.9, notice ROOT sign on the upper right corner.
    Guide, How to Rooting Lenovo with ROW version Firmware

Video Guide :

Congratulations, This is a very easy way to Rooting your device and i hope this guide can help you solve your problem about rooting. Please leave comments about success or not and devices you use so we can know that this guide can work for certain device model. Thank You
    1. Mine is lenovo s820 8g with the latest firmware s222 row.
      My concern is how to root this device and in case flash the stock ROM if ever it's needed. My phone is still in warranty.
      Can I use this guide?

  1. Andy can you help me? My phone version is VIBEUI_V2.0_1447_7.48.1_ST_S820. Can you help me with my phone. All my previous apps such as Play Store, Gmail, Facebook, Instagram are gone. Now i only have Chinese apps with pinyin keyboards. My phone is Lenovo s820. I accidentally updated to this junk chinese version.

    1. hi,
      that because your previous current firmware is china version that already modified with the store that sell phone for your. Lenovo has 2 type firmware, china version and international version. all you need is re flashing your device with international version after that you free to update as you like.
      Are you phone Lenovo S820 ? if yes refer to this guide

    2. Hey Andy, I have done re flashing my phone to international version for my phone Lenovo s820. Now I encounter several problems on my phone. First, my phone is lag. It is so saggy when I scroll down pages and flip and turn pages on my phone. It is even lag when I open any app. Second, my WiFi connection always connect and disconnect itself at irregular times. I can't even play be games completely. Third of all my phone theme can't be changed like a previous version I have. Then my system UI will sometimes change colour by itself from white to yellow. Help me with all this problem. What should I do?

    3. Hi,
      First try to factory reset your phone first. If it can fix your device i suggest to revert to old version firmware because i am only make guide to upgrade or downgrade guide for fixing lag there is many cause, maybe too much applications running on the background, maybe signal is not good and many think so it need more check the device.

  2. Hey so i tried rooting step by step and after few minutes it shows a X in a circle which i guess was not a success so Andy is there any more methods of rooting my phone these are the information about my phone:S960 VIBE X,Android KK 4.4.2,Build Number:S960_ROW_S211_140702,Baseband version:S960.ROW.V103 THANKS

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