How to Installing Jelly Bean on Lenovo S860 ROW Version S860_ROW_S116

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How to Installing Jelly Bean on Lenovo S860 ROW Version – Android KitKat for Lenovo S860 already launched with for ROW version or CN version, but today i will post a guide how to install or flashing Lenovo S860 with Android Jelly Bean (4.2.2) because sometime Android Jelly Bean is more easy to root, modified IMEI or maybe need to fix to maintenance your device. This guide is only for Lenovo S860 with 2 GB RAM, for Lenovo S860 with 1 GB RAM please refer to Flashing Lenovo S860 with CN version Firmware S860_S122.
This guide is installing your device with new operating system so this guide will erase all your data on device and have possibility to brick your device, so please do backup preparations first before starting to follow this guide.

Disclaimer :

This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial. Be careful failed update using this guide will make you must open your case to remove battery so consider it before follow this guide, Only for Lenovo S860 2 GB (DWYOR) 


How to Installing Jelly Bean on Lenovo S860 ROW Version S860_ROW_S116

ROM Descriptions :

  • Build Number : S860_ROW_S116_140405
  • Date : 04-05-2014
  • OS : Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Languages : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
  • Google Applications : Include
  • Root : No
Downloads :
  • S860_ROW_S116_140405 1.03 GB, contains all required files to downgrade or upgrade your Lenovo S860 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
  • 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.
    How to Installing Jelly Bean on Lenovo S860 ROW Version S860_ROW_S116
  • SP Flash Tool v3.1324 flash tool need to flashing Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to your device, optional download already include on ROM download.

How to Installing Jelly Bean on Lenovo S860 ROW Version S860_ROW_S116

  1. Download all required files and save it on the same folder, before continued to the next step please make sure that USB VCOM driver is already completely installed on your computer, without this flash tool will not recognize your device.
  2. Extract ROM download and you will find target_bin and flash_tool folders, only need these 2 folders and ignore the other. 
  3. Go to flash tool folder and run flash_tool.exe, if you are running windows 7 or later please run this using administrator privilege to avoid any permission error. 
  4. On the flash tool please give check on DA DL All with Checksum option and then click on Scatter-Loading button, point it on target_bin/MT6582_Android_scatter.txt this will load all images required to flashing Lenovo S860 to flash tool.
    How to Installing Jelly Bean on Lenovo S860 ROW Version S860_ROW_S116
  5. Finish configure all, now you can click Download button or hit F9, flash tool will begin initialize the ROM and get ready to make connection to your device. Wait until flash tool become stand by
  6. Turn off your device, because Lenovo S860 using non removable battery you must make sure it completely turn off before connect your device to computer. Wait 10-20 seconds after turning off your device, now connect your device to your computer using USB cable. 
  7. Flash tool will begin recognize your device and starting the flashing process, the flashing process will take 5-6 minutes to finish. It finish when you can see GREEN CIRCLE in the middle of flash tool.
    How to Installing Jelly Bean on Lenovo S860 ROW Version S860_ROW_S116
  8. Done, Now you can disconnect your device and try to boot it, first boot will take longer around 4-5 minutes to complete, please be more patient. Verify the build number on the System Settings ↦ About Phone ↦ Build Number make sure it same with the download file.
  9. Now you need to do factory reset and set your home country, open Dialer and dial #### 682 #, the phone will be reboot and apply country code to recovery. After completely start open Dialer again and dial ####8888## this will do factory reset.
That it, guide on how to upgrade or downgrade your Lenovo S860 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. I hope this guide can help you solve your problems, and please leave comments if you found any problems regarding this guide.
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Trevor Hillard
5 years ago

can someone do a how to for a s856 vibe please

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Trevor Hillard

hi,
sorry i don't have for Lenovo S856 yet.

Chan Anthony
5 years ago

Hi andy, can i flash S860_ROW_S116 on lenovo s860 CN(1gb) version ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

Hi,
You can but it will need to change modem file also, backup your modem file for restore later, if not you will get problems on 3G SIM slot. But it rexommend if you have ROM backup first

Chan Anthony
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

But in this guide u said only for s860 2gb version?
Abit confuse

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

Yes, if this guide for S860 1Gb then i must write how to change the modem file too. Every ROM for lenovo can be use for china devices and europe device but need fix on modem section. This is international version ROM if china devices 1G wanna used it then they must fix the modem

Chan Anthony
5 years ago

How to backup modem file and rom ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

On this guide you can see there 2 ways to change modem file http://bit.ly/1pplXBM you can see manual way to locate where is modem file store, copy on the sd card then you can restore it after finish flashing the ROM (must be rooted)

Chan Anthony
5 years ago

If the modem is not suitable can i just reinstall another version through custom recovery ?
And do i need to factory reset everytime after modem installed ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

The modem is always suitable, china phone must be use china modem. No cannot reinstall through custom recovery, must be re flashing using flash tool.

Chan Anthony
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

Re flashing the full rom u mean?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

Yes, the whole ROM

Chan Anthony
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

Really no other way to just reinstall modem file only ? Even the manual way in your guide also cannot ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

I mean, modem file is always suitable for your device, cannot make brick but the problem is if you install wrong modem file than ypur signal maybe poor. Solution is re install the modem file. If error and brick your device it will need to re flashing the whole ROM, you understand what i mean?

Chan Anthony
5 years ago

Yea understand, i have tried the modem cn_12, v14 and v102 on row s116. Just realize that all is weak in 3g signal, is it would be the best using cn modem on cn rom ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

Cannot tell you which is better, different country have different service provider. So must try one by one. By china devices should use china modem file,

Chan Anthony
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

I cant stand on row version anymore, 3g is very weak. Is it possible to install gapps on cn version s860_s122 without updating to vibeui ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

Yes it is possible, just root the china version firmware using one click method the install google applications using manual or from zip method. I just only have guide to install S122 only http://bit.ly/1yxuflC, without having guide to install google applications

Chan Anthony
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

Then possible to use the same method as vibeui 1.5+gapps on s122 ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

No, because different in custom recovery file. Need custom cwm or twrp for jelly bean. If you can found it then you can install google applications from it, and root it. Flashing wrong custom recovery file will make your device brick and must re flash again.

Chan Anthony
5 years ago

Can i use the twrp 2.7 and supersu1.94 ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

Actually i don't know because every ROM have different twrp file, and every ROM also have TWRP 2.7 so you must try and look it work or not. But if you don't want you can wait guide from me.

Chan Anthony
5 years ago

Alright then ill try it later ,what if my device brick and what should i do ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

If you can adb you can push the stock recovery, if not you must re flash stock recovery using flash tool. Ok contact me if you have any problems

Chan Anthony
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

already installed twrp2.7 on s122. But when in the recovery mode it wont display zip file
It shows me (e:/unable to mount) when i do factory reset. what should i do now?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

Than you need to find another rwrp file to installed on your device, look like that twrp version still not complete cannot mount your sd card. For need a hour to display a message in here it because i am also have another live, and why you complain?
If you don't like than please don't leave a message.

Chan Anthony
5 years ago

You misunderstood, i mean my connection is poor it takes long time to publish thats y asking another way to contact. Your help is always appreciated
Anyway im still stuck with the twrp version, looking forward to your guide

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

Please understand i am also have another thing to do beside answering all the questions on thi blog. Anyway this is saturday on my country.
I will try give a guide about your problem, but i can start publish it on monday, can do it right now.
Sorry for taking so long on answering comments

Chan Anthony
5 years ago

Alright no problem hope to see your guide soon
Thanks in advance !

brandon adnan
5 years ago

what should I do now because the secret code ####682# is stated 'ERROR: Could not read factory ota patch from SD card, Or the patch is not correct'?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  brandon adnan

Hello,
Nothing the last step is an optional, if it return error then just skip it.
Now try the factory reset code but remember it always erase all data on your device

brandon adnan
5 years ago

I already flash the stock rom and I enter the secret code ####682#, there is two option to select country set. What is the recommended option?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  brandon adnan

That why i told you it optional, if there is no your country than cancel it

new bikes info
4 years ago

can i downgrade from kitkat ?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  new bikes info

Yes you can. Just follow above guide and you will install jelly bean on your device

Faiz Akif
4 years ago

Hi, my phone upgraded from jelly bean to kitkat. After that, my phone don't support google apps anymore. I think I want to using jelly bean back. Do you think this way will works?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Faiz Akif

Because you update kitkat china version that not support google apps, if you want to upgrade to kitkat select with the ROW on build number, and i guess your device is 1GB RAM right?

Faiz Akif
4 years ago
Reply to  Faiz Akif

Yah. Can I use jelly bean back?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Faiz Akif

Of course you can, nust follow above guide and your device will install with jelly bean

Dodik Setiawan
4 years ago

bro ini gk ada settingan nya bahasa indo?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Dodik Setiawan

oh sorry i thought it has indonesia language… but it international firmware version.

Dodik Setiawan
4 years ago

can i setting this blog to indonesian

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Dodik Setiawan

No, sorry this blog is in english. And if you ask there is bahasa on ROW? I think there is a bahasa in ROW you just need to set it on language and keyboard setting

Moumen hallaq
4 years ago

my phone is not responding to any thing!
just the red led still work
when i try to flash this rom with flashtool its recognize my mobile but it doesnt begin transferring files
sorry for bad english

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Moumen hallaq

If the flashtool not begin transferring data or the progress remaining at 0 then you must check the installation of usb vcom driver

Moumen hallaq
4 years ago
Reply to  Moumen hallaq

i checked it,
the flash tool recognize my device as media tek preloader

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Moumen hallaq

Recommended use windows xp or wondows 7. And it should be recognize as usb vcom preloader.

Moumen hallaq
4 years ago

my phone is not responding to any thing!
just the red led still work
when i try to flash this rom with flashtool its recognize my mobile but it doesnt begin transferring files
sorry for bad english

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Moumen hallaq

if flash tool not begin transfer or progress bar remaining on 0% the you must check the USB VCOM driver installed on your computer, and it very recommended if you using windows 7 or windows xp to perform flashing preocess

Mie Fahmi
3 years ago

hai andy,

my phone now use kit kat version…
i want to downgrade jellybean back..
just follow the guide??
or need to do something else?

androidrookies
3 years ago
Reply to  Mie Fahmi

just download the jelly bean firmware, install it using sp flashtool like above guide

Testing Test
3 years ago

On set home country have 2 option..all in chinese word..i not understand…do i have to choose no 1 or no 2 on that option?

androidrookies
3 years ago
Reply to  Testing Test

it not very important just skip it if you dont know it