How to Update OTA Lenovo S860 to International Firmware Version ROW_S404

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How to Update OTA Lenovo S860 to International Firmware Version ROW_S404 – Over the Air update or OTA is the other method for update your device firmware, this method more easy to do compare to flash tool method but OTA update have some requirements that must be filled to be success.
Today guide is how to do OTA update for Lenovo S860, this guide will update your Lenovo S860 to the latest release firmware with build number S860_ROW_S404_150115. This guide has possibility to erase your data, brick your device and will remove your ROOT access, so please do full backup before following this guide.

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 OTA Lenovo S860 to International Firmware Version ROW_S404

ROM Descriptions :

  • Build Number : S860_ROW_S404_150115
  • Date : 15.01.2015
  • OS : Android 4.4..2 KitKat
  • Languages : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
  • Google Applications : Include
  • Root : No
  • Type Update : OTA (Over the Air) Update
Downloads :
  • S860_ROW_S404_150115 292.3 Mb, This is contains update file for update your Lenovo S8660 to build number S404.
Requirements :
How to Update OTA Lenovo S860 to International Firmware Version ROW_S404
  1. Download update files on your computer, extract it until you can get update.zip
  2. Don’t extract or rename update.zip, leave it.
  3. Move or copy update.zip on your root external SD card or internal SD card, don’t copy inside any folder.
  4. Turn off your device, press and hold Power button + Volume Up + Volume Down. This combination button will make your device turn on but in recovery mode.
  5. Installation will start automatically and will update your device, wait the process until finish.
  6. Reboot your device.
  7. Done, Now you have ROW_S404 installed on your device.
Congratulations, You have successfully update your Lenovo S860 with ROW_S404_150115. If you got boot loop on first boot then try do factory reset, and for china device with 1G Ram after finish update you must change the modem firmware. Please leave any comments if you found any problems and broken links regarding this guide. Thank You
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Helmi Bin Hasim
5 years ago

what is new features for this update

androidrookies
5 years ago

Hi,
System improvement speed, battery maximize, applications update and more stability.

Michael Alexander
5 years ago

Hi Andy,
Just wanna ask about the signal issue and also GPS lock issue, is it already improved/fixed? Please advise bro.
Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Mike

androidrookies
5 years ago

Hi,
For signal issued, it happen when you bought lenovo s860 from china country (1gb ram ) and flashing with international ROM. When it happen you must flash china phone modem to your device. For gps you need to improve yourself look at this guide http://bit.ly/1z2lTlA how to do that

Michael Alexander
5 years ago

Hi Andy,
Thanks for you reply.
Actually i bought it in Indonesia last year.
I did try to change simcard 2x, and complain about the signal problem to the provider (they reset many times). Tried also on sim2 but the result is the same. Once i put the simcard on other phone (iP**ne) and the signal is full bar.
Please advise, what might be the problem with my s860? Is it the hardware issue?

Thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago

The different china device and eurro device is the size of Ram if you have 2 GB than you safe to install international firmware but if your RAM size is 1gb than after flashing you must flash china modem to the ROM.
But sometime modem flashing can fix signal problem that happen on lenovo device, look how to change on this guide http://bit.ly/1mafu2K, you have to rootand use custom recovery to change modem file

Michael Alexander
5 years ago

Im sorry i forgot to tell you that mine are 2gb. So with it, can i still use the modem flashing?

androidrookies
5 years ago

Yes you still can change the modem to improve the signal performance. Just try the modem file and see which one better to use

Michael Alexander
5 years ago

Will try it asap. Thanks for your advise.

androidrookies
5 years ago

good luck and thank you for visit

Helmi Bin Hasim
5 years ago

hye andy i have same problem after update to kitkat baseband 108 s860_402, before update baseband 102 was good signal stregth. Mine is ROW set 2gb ram. How can i fix it. For this new update is it baseband 109 or some else…without root. Can i rename 102_modem as update.zip n flash via stock recovery lenovo.

androidrookies
5 years ago

Hi,
The answer is same with above comments, just open the link and follow the guide to change the modem firmware, to change modem you must have root device, or if you wanna flash through recovery you must have update.zip. no you cannot rename it different file with different script

Helmi Bin Hasim
5 years ago

i have read at lenovo rusia that s860_405 has release. But size same as 404. It is same with 404 update… tq

androidrookies
5 years ago

I still don't have information about the new update S405, so i cannot answer your question sorry for that.

Igor Sosic
5 years ago

Is it possible to update the phone whir this last upgrade and keep root acces?I have rooted my phone and I do not want to lose that.Thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Igor Sosic

Hi,
No your root will be missing and need to re root again

Aleksandar Karanovic
5 years ago
Reply to  Igor Sosic

Hi..is it possible to upgrade the phone using in recovery mode by TWRP.I also have my phone rooted,and I tried to update by air and when I rebooted I got TWRP screen.OTA file is already in my phone somwhere,I guess.I am new in this stuff and I need a advice.Thanks in advance!!!

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Igor Sosic

Just try it, even if update failed it won't brick your device. And the best way to root is using custom recovery. It easy way

Igor Sosic
5 years ago
Reply to  Igor Sosic

Hi… Could you explain how to get root again using custom recovery.. Step by step? Thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Igor Sosic

For rooting just follow this guide http://bit.ly/1vCAcLD