How to Installing Jelly Bean on Lenovo S860 ROW Version S860_ROW_S116

10 Nov 2014

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.
    1. 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

    1. 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?

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  1. 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

    1. 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

    1. 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

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