Lenovo A536, Firmware update to version ROW_S147_140725

18 Dec 2014

Lenovo A536, Firmware update to version ROW_S147_140725 – This is a new topic because there some my readers ask me where about Lenovo A536, so based on that i will now trying to start a topic about Lenovo A536 and Lenovo A526,
Today i will post a guide how to flashing firmware with version ROW_S147, this is now the latest but after success flashing this version you can start to system update to get the latest firmware for Lenovo A536. This firmware is design for the device that sold outside china, and never tried to flashing on china device so tried with your own risk.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial. Even this guide is already tested but it has possibility to brick your phone, (DWYOR)

Lenovo A536, Firmware update to version ROW_S147_140725

ROM Descriptions :

  • Build Number : A536_ROW_S147_140725
  • Date : 25-07-2014
  • OS : Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Languages : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
  • Google Applications : Include
  • Root : Not Include
Downloads :
  • A536_ROW_S147_140725 1Gb, contains all images file to update your Lenovo A536 to S147 version firmware.
  • 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.
    Lenovo A536, Firmware update to version ROW_S147_140725
  • SP Flash Tool v5.1352 flash tool that need to be use to flashing this ROM to your device, recommended to only use this version.
Lenovo A536, Firmware update to version ROW_S147_140725
  1. Download all required files to your computer, first thing to do for flashing Lenovo device using flash tool is make sure USB VCOM driver is completely installed on your computer. If not than flash tool will not recognize your device and flash tool progress will stay at 0%.
  2. All you need is just extract A536_ROW_S147_140725 to your computer, this file contains target_bin and flash tool folder.
  3. Go to flash tool extracted folder and run flash_tool.exe if you are using windows 7 or later than please run it as administrator privilege to avoid any permission error.
  4. On the flash tool go to Options ↦ Option ↦ Download and please make sure that DA DL All with Checksum option is already checked, this is must do step so please don’t forget it.
    Lenovo A536, Firmware update to version ROW_S147_140725
  5. Close the Options window and back to flash tool, click on Scatter-Loading  button, browse it target_bin folder and then select MT6582_Android_scatter.txt. This action will automatically load all necessary images to flash tool. 
    Lenovo A536, Firmware update to version ROW_S147_140725
  6. Now change Download Only on download option to Firmware Upgrade, then press on Download button or hit CTRL+D. Once you press the button flash tool will on ready state and waiting connection from your device.
    Lenovo A536, Firmware update to version ROW_S147_140725
  7. Turn off your device and please remove the battery, when you are ready please connect your device to computer using USB cable. Flash tool will recognize it and begin to start flashing process, this process will take 5-6 minutes to finish and will finish if you see GREEN CIRCLE on the middle of flash tool.
    Lenovo A536, Firmware update to version ROW_S147_140725
  8. Done, Disconnect your device, insert battery and turn it on. After successful booting please confirm that you have same Build Number with the downloaded ROM, Do factory reset on System Setting ↦ Backup & Reset ↦ Factory Reset and press Reset Phone this will erase all your data please remove SD Card.
Congratulations, You already success upgrade / flashing your Lenovo A536 with firmware version ROW_S147_140725. Please leave any comments if you found problems or broken links regarding this guide. Thank You for visit.
  1. S_FT_DOWNLOAD_FAIL (4008)
    Download to flash fail! Please press ctrl + alt + T to turn on debug log then reproduce again!
    BROM_DLL_V5.log and BROM_DLL.log would be created and record more detail information

    1. This error 4008 is generally caused when trying to flash a ROM or partition that isn't correctly addressed in the scatter. Either the scatter is addressing the image to flash at a spot that doesn't correspond with the partition setup, or the image is larger than what's specified in the scatter.

      Repair SP Flash Tool BROM ERROR : S_FT_DOWNLOAD_FAIL (4008)

      To fix this error SP Flash Tool error 4008:

      ensure that you're using the latest version of SP Flash Tool. As of this post, the newest version of SP Flash Tool is 5.1520 and 3.1520.
      Make sure you're using the correct scatter for what you're trying to flash. For example, if you're trying to flash a recovery.img, use the scatter that came with the recovery. If you're trying to flash a custom ROM, make sure you're using the scatter that came with it.

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