How to Update Lenovo S860 with International Firmware Version ROW_S405

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How to Update Lenovo S860 with International Firmware Version ROW_S405 – New update for Lenovo S860 international firmware already roll out, this update have build number S860_ROW_S405_150126, according to Lenovo site this update can also be obtain with OTA update from build number S404.
Today guide is how to flash the new version firmware and update Lenovo S860 with it, this guide can will re install your Lenovo S860 system operation so it will erase all data on your device and this guide also have possibility to brick your device.
This firmware reported only for european device only (2 GB RAM) and never reported work or try on china device (1 GB RAM), but if you wanna try on china device please make sure you have all backup that need and always change modem firmware after finish.

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

Note :
If your phone from china with 1GB memory, then after apply this update you must flash the modem file (Root  TWRP  modem), Otherwise your 3G will not work and sometimes the left SIM slot will not work too. 

How to Update Lenovo S860 with International Firmware Version ROW_S405

ROM Descriptions :

  • Build Number : S860_ROW_S405_150126
  • Date : 26.01.2015
  • OS : Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Languages : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
  • Google Applications : Include
  • Root : Not
  • Type : Full image
Downloads :
  • S860_ROW_S405_150126 1 Gb, contains all required images to update Lenovo S860 to ROW_S405 firmware version.
  • USB VCOM driver driver for all Lenovo devices, must be installed manually
  • SP Flash Tool v3.1324 flash tool to update Lenovo S860, recommended using this version only.

Requirement :

  • Because this guide is using flash tool, then you must make sure that USB VCOM driver is completely installed on your computer, how to install USB VCOM driver :
    • turn off your device and remove the battery, If you device using non removable make sure that your device is completely turn off
    • open device manager on your computer
    • connect your device using USB cable
    • there will be MTK65xx Preloader Devices show on your device manager, PORT section for 5 second or less and then disappear
    • disconnect and connect your device again, right click on MTK65xx Preloader Devices before it disappear, select Update Driver Software 
    • point it USB VCOM extracted folder, and install the driver from there.
    • disconnect and connect your device again, there will be Mediatek PreLoader USB VCOM Port on your device manager PORT section.
How to Update Lenovo S860 with International Firmware Version ROW_S405
  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 Update Lenovo S860 with International Firmware Version ROW_S405
  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 Update Lenovo S860 with International Firmware Version ROW_S405
  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.
Done, Congratulations you have update Lenovo S860 with firmware version ROW_S405 this is the latest release with many bug fix. Please leave any comments if you found any problem or broken links regarding this guide, Thank you
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Tariq Eisa
5 years ago

Thanks for the update and help! I was trying to install this for over a week 🙂

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Tariq Eisa

hi,
your welcome and thank you for your visit

ed's
5 years ago

possible root with previous method?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ed's

Hi,
Possible when the method you use is for ROW or international version.

Pietro Bonucci
5 years ago

sp flash error 8038, why?!?!

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Pietro Bonucci

hi,
click firmware upgrade instead of download button.

coco
5 years ago

Worked for 1Gb China phone. On step 5 clicked firmware upgrade instead of download button(for download I had also 8038 error). Also needed to reinstall modem.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  coco

hi,
thank you for your visit and your comment.

ziad saad
4 years ago
Reply to  coco

Iam in my phone write invalid imei plz solve this proplem

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  coco

Follow this guide for invalid imei http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ

xAhh Jau
5 years ago

what the different after this update?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  xAhh Jau

Hi,
Battery improvement
System improvement
Update applications and more

Gold Chains
5 years ago

Hello I have problem with step number 9.
When i wrote code : #### 682 # it write me could not read factory ota patch from SD card…
And when i write code ####8888## it write me: cannot continue easyimage.zip is not set.

But when i check my firmware and modem everything is OK

Can you help me ?

Thank you

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Gold Chains

Hello,
Than don't follow the last step, if you think your device is ok without any problems than just finish no need to follow next step.

Gold Chains
5 years ago

Thank you for your anwer. But I have other problem from the beginning I have weak signal, what unrelated to this problem. I follow this instructions:

http://mantabagung.blogspot.sk/2014/08/fix-lenovo-s860-low-signal-after-update.html

but signal is still weak.

Do you have any idea to fix it ?

Thank you very much.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Gold Chains

Hello,
Try to change your modem file, are your lenovo s860 have 1 Gb RAM? If yes try change to china modem if not just try modem file from different firmware version on this guide http://bit.ly/1mafu2K

Unknown
5 years ago

rom great work no need to change country code for malaysia, thank you so much AndroidRookies, you are master of lenovo engine haha

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

Hi,
Thank you for your positive comment, nice to know that the ROM work great for your device and thank you for the comment

Verdy Mbeke
5 years ago

Tried on my Lenovo S860 1gb Ram China and works great. I have just change the modem file via TWRP with V14 CN version provide here by Andy for better network signal.
Thank you very much Andy..

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Verdy Mbeke

Hi,
Thank you for your comment and glad to know that this guide is useful for you

Iván
4 years ago

Hello
in step 5 pulse F9 download. Everything works perfect.
But what is the difference between Download or firware upgrade?

thanks in advance

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Iván

Download button is repartition your device base on new scater file, firmware upgrade not repartition your device used to error 8038

jamal amran
4 years ago

Hi Andy..how to install model if my phone from china with 1GB memory??

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  jamal amran

hi,
look at Note belo the disclaimer, or see the comments from Verdy Mbeke above your comments. same procedure use to install on Lenovo S860 1 GB but need change modem or safety backup your modem or ROM first before following this step.
for backup follow this guide http://bit.ly/1kcsUqj

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  jamal amran

you gave same links, no differents

jamal amran
4 years ago
Reply to  jamal amran

tq andy..i suggest you to put link “How to Change Modem File for Lenovo S860 CN and ROW Version” in this page because i just saw link to download modem only without how to install it. Tq again.

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  jamal amran

thank you for your suggestion, i already edit the guide and give the link to replace modem. thank you for your information

Radin
4 years ago

hi andy.. using s860 china version 1GB. managed to flash using firmware upgrade however on step 9, after dialling ####682#,an error box appears saying " could not read factory ota patch from SD card, Or the patch is not correct"

Kindly advise.. Thanks

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Radin

If you could do step number 9 just ignore it just to factory reset your device and set country code but if it not appear than it ok. not effect on device system.

Ekuasita
3 years ago

Bro. Thank you for this tutorial. I got my S860 system crashed last month.

I use the latest SP Flashtool ( v.5.1628.win, got downloaded from the official site ) on Win 10 and it's work well. I did not do the last step (no 9) because it's already in the proper build number for the firmware at my phone.

Keep up the good work and kind regards from Jogjakarta.

androidrookies
3 years ago
Reply to  Ekuasita

your welcome, thank you for visit