Lenovo P780,How to Update Firmware ROW Version S226 4GB and 8GB

09 Dec 2014

Lenovo P780,How to Update Firmware ROW Version S226 – For now Lenovo P780 already have update for latest firmware which is P780_ROW_S227 on the net this update still not available for installing with pc method, this can be obtain only from OTA update. So easy way to obtain OTA update S227 is installing S226 firmware to your device. So today i will posting how to flashing ROW_S226 to your Lenovo P780.
This flashing guide will erase all your data on the device and have possibility to brick your device, so please do it with careful. If you never been flashing your device before please make some backup preparations before start following this guide.

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 P780,How to Update Firmware ROW Version S226 4GB and 8GB

ROM Descriptions :

  • Build Number : P780_S226_ROW_140919
  • Date : 19-09-2014
  • OS : Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Language : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
  • Google Applications : Include
  • Root : No
Downloads : 
  • P780_S226_ROW_140919 742.6 Mb, contains full image to update your Lenovo P780 to firmware version ROW_S226. 4Gb and 8Gb
  • 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 P780,How to Update Firmware ROW Version S226 4GB and 8GB
  • SP Flash Tool v5.3152 this is optional download,  flash tool already include on the ROM download above, but please make sure you use this version flash tool.
Lenovo P780,How to Update Firmware ROW Version S226 4GB and 8GB
  1. Download all required files on your computer, because this guide is using flash tool method so please make sure that USB VCOM driver is installed correctly on your computer before continued to the next step.
  2. Extract ROM download and flash tool on the same folder, this is for easy organize the files. Go to flash tool extracted folder and run flash_tool.exe, if you are using windows 7 or later than please run it using administrator privilege for avoid any permission error.
  3. On the flash tool, open Options ↦ Option ↦ Download and please make sure that DA DL All with Checksum option is already checked, if not please check it  Press [x] for close the options window and back to flash tool
    Lenovo P780,How to Update Firmware ROW Version S226 4GB and 8GB
  4.  Back to flash tool, press Scatter-Loading button and browse it to ROM extracted folder and select MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt file, once the scatter loaded it will also automatically load all necessary images file to flash tool, flash tool will process the images files just wait until finish.
    Lenovo P780,How to Update Firmware ROW Version S226 4GB and 8GB
  5. Change Download Only option to Firmware Upgrade mode, then you can press Download button or hit CTRL + D.  Flash tool will begin process the images file, just wait until flash tool become stand by and ready to make connection with your device.
    Lenovo P780,How to Update Firmware ROW Version S226 4GB and 8GB
  6. Now tunr off your device, and remove all attach accessory from your device, battery, SIM card, SD Card. When you ready please connect your device to your computer using USB cable, flash tool will recognize your device and begin to start the flashing process. This flashing process will take 5-6 minutes and will finish with GREEN CIRCLE on the middle of flash tool.
    Lenovo P780,How to Update Firmware ROW Version S226 4GB and 8GB
  7. Done, now you can disconnect your device. Try to turn on your device and go to home screen, confirm your device Build Number by go to System Settings ↦ About Phone ↦ Device Information make sure it same with the downloaded ROM. 
Congratulations, you have successful update your Lenovo P780 to the latest version ROW firmware, if you wanna update to S227 just got to System Settings ↦ About Phone ↦ System Update you will get notifications that there is update for your device. Please comments if you found problems or broken link about this gude. Thank You
  1. More precision,
    I have this message when trying download mode only. But when choosing Upgrade mode, I have message the Rom have not been found! So I don't understand. It's for me the first time of using Sp flash Tool.

    1. I don't know if you want to know you must describe the problem more, because i still don't understand your problem just you said pmt change error. Pmt change error show elwhen you press download button instead firmware upgrade. But if you look at the guide is always firmware upgrade not download.

    1. Hu,
      What version kit kat you use to update? International version or china version? This is maybe because you need to change modem file to your previous ROM, or china version modem file or international modem file. Depends on what your previous ROM version, and i think i still don't have the guide to do it yet.

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