Lenovo S660 Downgrade to S032 CN Firmware

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Lenovo S660 Downgrade to S032 CN Firmware – This guide is only for phone that be bought on china, europe or international phone have different hardware and give error on the start up “LK Image Error“. This also can be used to fix china phone that have start up error, Original CN firmware that already been modified by Shakal. Base on S032 for china phones, this ROM already multi language and include with Google Applcations. So we can call this ROM is Official Modification ROM for Lenovo S660.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial (DWYOR). Due different hardware please don’t flash this ROM on EU or international phones.

Lenovo S660 Downgrade to S032 CN Firmware

Changes :

  • Rooted
  • Using CWM Recovery
  • Updated Google Services
  • Added Multi Languages
  • Remove Unused System Applications 
  • Remove China Aplications
  • Using Lenovo Launchers without “Menu Button”
Downloads :
  • 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 S660 Downgrade to S032 CN Firmware
  • S660_S032_CN 766 Mb, Contains all required files to flashing Lenovo S660. this is full image for flash using Flash Tool.
  • SP Flash Tool v3.133  Flash tool for flashing, optional download in case in the download ROM not working or error.
Lenovo S660 Downgrade to S032 CN Firmware :
  1. Download all required files and place on one folder, for easy organized it. First you must make sure that USB VCOM driver is completely installed on you computer before continued to the next step, it will not work without USB VCOM driver installed successful.
  2. Extract S660_S032_CN and go to DL Tool & SOP sub folder, it will contains Lenovo USB Driver and Flash Tool v3.133, go to Flash Tool folder and run Flash Tool.exe if you are running windows 7 please run using administrator privilege.
  3. On the Flash Tool please make sure DA DL All with Checksum option is being checked, you will got error when this is not checked. Click on Scatter-Loading button and point it to Files_to_FlashTool/MT6582_Android_scatter.txt this action will automatic load entire files needed to Flash Tool.
    Lenovo S660 Downgrade to S032 CN Firmware
  4. Finish configure on Flash Tool, now press Download button or hit F9 this will make Flash Tool become into stand by mode and ready to connect with your device.
  5. Now turn off your device and remove the battery, connect your device with USB cable. When USB VCOM driver is completely install Flash Tool will immediately recognize your device and will start to begin flashing process. 
  6. Flashing process can be see by progress bar that show on the bottom of SP Flash Tool. Progress bar will be begin with RED, PURPLE, YELLOW and will be ended with GREEN CIRCLE on the middle of  SP Flash Tool. When you see this sign then flashing process already finish and you can disconnect your device.
    Lenovo S660 Downgrade to S032 CN Firmware
  7. Done, now you already successful install or downgrade your device to version S032 CN firmware with modified ROM. After successful boot check your current version on System Setting ↦ About Device see at Build Number make sure it same with downloaded ROM.
Congratulations, you have successful downgrade or re-flashing your Lenovo S660 to original CN firmware with modified ROM, leave comments if you found problems regarding this guide, i wil try to help you solve the problem.
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Zackmetal
5 years ago

Yesss.. done successful

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Zackmetal

Hi,
Glad to hear and thank you for leaving comment

Asaf Miron
5 years ago

Hey, I wanted to really thank you for your work with these guides! It totally saved me today when I let a Lenovo program (from their site, S660 section) update my JB to a weird KK with no Google account or play store. I was looking for a way to retrieve the Google stuff and stumbled upon your guides. Now my phone works again thanks to this ROM. I wanted to ask if there is any way for me to get a normal, English, KK ROM with Google and everything working normally on my phone? (which is probably a Chinese… Read more »

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Asaf Miron

hi,
glad this guide can help you. maybe you interest with this another guide for Lenovo S660 http://bit.ly/1udGj5G –> ROW version firmware, international firmware

wong zziiv
5 years ago

hi, i have following this guide and it download successfuly. but the problem is when i reboot my phone it only show up lenovo logo. i waited it for few minutes already. is it normal? How long shold i wait?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  wong zziiv

Hi,
Try to turn on with hold and press power button+volume up+volume down. Until you can see recovery mode, from there try to wipe data/factory reset. Aftrr that try to reboot

wong zziiv
5 years ago
Reply to  wong zziiv

There is no wipe data or factory reset… when i looked into the about phone, its empty…i remembered there is something about the build number and imei and so on of the phone but now its all empty…. help me…. i also flash the rom again but no work….

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  wong zziiv

Contact me on hang out for send screenshot your about phone

wong zziiv
5 years ago
Reply to  wong zziiv

how to contact u? it come out in chinese as i my phone is china phone.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  wong zziiv

Are you not use computer? Ok i will try to contact you.

Nicola Andreula
5 years ago

Hi Andy, last night I spent awake because I've tried to flash the s039 but it failed … so I've installed this ROM (but it's in russian language … than I've modified language to english and now I put something in italian language).
Now, is it possible upgrade this version to Kitkat 4.4.2 … the battery lives longer and it's better with its tools..
Thank you for your help! you are very kind!

androidrookies
5 years ago

Hi,
I am glad can help you, but so sorry this rom xannot update to kitkat because this rom is cn version with modified, google applications and multi language function. In cn version there is 2 kind kitkat vibe ui 1.5 and vibe ui 2.0 but both don't have google application and multi language.

Shafiq Zawawi
5 years ago

Hi Andy,
If you don't mind, i would like to know, if I install this rom, the apps can be moved to SD?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Shafiq Zawawi

Hi,
I think jelly bean already have function to use sd card as default write disk, but application move to sd is depend with the app it self, it have function to install on sd card or not.

Arie Zendman
5 years ago

Can somebody help me, my Phone starts with Lenovo logo and than the screen goed blur. Also when i do a memory check in flash tool i got the message "Nand flash not detected"

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Arie Zendman

Hi,
That mean you phone bootloop/soft brick the only solution is re flashing your firmware or restore from your backup

ArnuE
5 years ago

Hey Andy,thanks before I have success downgrade my s660 cn firmware from vibe ui 2.0 to s032s032 by shakal.then how to upgrade again to android kitkat with google apps?

Thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ArnuE

Hi,
Glad to hear that, backup your rom and imei first usingbthis guide http://bit.ly/1kcsUqj and for installing kitkat use this guide http://bit.ly/1tfmqbZ

ArnuE
5 years ago
Reply to  ArnuE

Thanks for the answer Andy, I will try it soon.
Cos I like baterry,camera n speed improvement at kitkat.

Thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ArnuE

The most important is backup your current ROM and IMEI first, then you free to try different firmware on your device

ArnuE
5 years ago
Reply to  ArnuE

Hi Andy, I got I little problem when update my s660 with s032 by shakal to s058.
When I flash to s058 there is an error message 'PMT changed for the rom, it must be downloaded'. What should I do?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ArnuE

Hi,
Try press firmware upgrade instead download button, try this first if not work we try another method

ArnuE
5 years ago

Oke Andy,thanks for the information and I will try it.
And about USB v com driver,if we have install it before,that mean we didn't install it again,did it?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ArnuE

Hi,
Yes only once no need to repeat it again.

ArnuE
5 years ago

Thanks Andy,
And one more about when we press firmware upgrade,there is need internet connected or not?
Sorry if I too much ask to you.
Thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ArnuE

Hi,
All guide in this blog not required internet connection. Unless you need to download required files

ArnuE
5 years ago

Oke thanks a lot Andy,your web is use full for newbie like me…
I will tell you soon after I try your advantage.

ArnuE
5 years ago

Hi Andi.

I have done upgrade my s660 to KitKat.
But there is actually different with KitKat vibe ui 2.0.
And there are no battery or camera improvement when I tried it.

And for information I did with old version flash tool,not used flash tool from s058 pack.
Because flash tool from s058 didn't firmware upgrade button.

Thanks Andy

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ArnuE

Row version still using vibe ui 1.5 and s058 is row version, cn version use vibe ui 2.0, so if you find an camera and battery improvement you need to flash vibe ui 2.0 that still on cn version. And i think i still not have it yet

ArnuE
5 years ago

Oh I see.
I think it will same when I upgrade again to KitKat.
Your blog is very usefull n the tutorial is very clear to understand.
I hope u will have another firmware with camera n battery improvement soon.

Thanks Andy

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ArnuE

Your welcome, glad i can help you. And thank you for comments

Elvis Borja
5 years ago

amigo te pregunto esta rom tiene idioma español? como hago para quitar el vibe UI 20 y instalar esta rom gracias

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Elvis Borja

please use english, i don;t understand your language.
if you keep leave comments with your language i will consider it as spam. use english please

Elvis Borja
5 years ago

thanks friend try this method and I worked very well thank you very much remains so .

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Elvis Borja

Your welcome, nice this guide can help you.
And thank you for positive comments

Elvis Borja
5 years ago

Friend and use this method but I want to get on android 4.4.2 which has Spanish and google apps can you tell me which to do so that everything goes well

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Elvis Borja

This rom is china rom with modified, no spanish language include. If you wanna spanish the you must install international version or row version, go to this guide http://bit.ly/1udGj5G aftet finish check to system update and you willnget notified an android kitkat update S058

Elvis Borja
5 years ago
Reply to  Elvis Borja

friend and the guide did not go well LK and after a few seconds the phone turns off and the s032 does not give me actuializar from the cell

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Elvis Borja

LK image error is because your phone is china and want to install international firmware. The solution is install the china ROM, like above guide than install Internatinal ROM but instead use download button you must use firmware->upgrade button.

shafiqs
5 years ago

i use the format button because i cant downgrade..then my phone cant switch on..how to solve this problem? please help…i tried so much to use the download button but it still the 4.4.2

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  shafiqs

Hello,
You mean that now your OS is 4.4.2 and wanna dowgrade to 4.2.2, are the flash tool successful installing the firmware? Green circle and any progress bar? Make sure the USB VCOM driver installed properly

asyraf e
5 years ago

i still cant install driver it say error 10 , can u do a tutorial with a picture or video much better .

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  asyraf e

hi,
please keep trying to install the driver, picture is on download section and for video sorry cannot provide right now

Rizwan
5 years ago

Hello Andy,
Recently i flash my S660 with S660_032_by_Shakal_v1.0_CN_flashtool, then i flash again with with S058 ROW. do you has any method so i can upgrade to S062?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Rizwan

hello,
for flashing S062 please refer to this guide http://bit.ly/1Hnkvtg

Rizwan
5 years ago
Reply to  Rizwan

my S660 is CN version, is there any problem if i follow your tutorial…

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Rizwan

the guide that i give you can also be use for Lenovo S660 china version, but sometime china version got problem when installing international ROM. LK image error, if you got this than install china ROM first than install international ROM by press firmware upgrade button instead of download button

Rizwan
5 years ago
Reply to  Rizwan

TQ bro..

Ron Chin
5 years ago

Bro,

My S660 show as no network after flashed to this S660 cn firmware… What should i do now?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ron Chin

hi,
try check your IMEI, dial *#06# if i show invalid then just follow this guide to fix your IMEI http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ, if IMEI still exist try to change your modem firmware see this guide as reference http://bit.ly/1pplXBM

Ron Chin
5 years ago
Reply to  Ron Chin

Hi Andy,

It's show as invalid & i'm try to follow the link but i can't find the BPLGUInfoCustomAppSrcP_MT6589_*** from /system/etc/mddb/ on my device… Am i miss out something?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ron Chin

it should in that folder because it a modem file,
if not try download another ROM ie this guide http://bit.ly/1udGj5G, look on the folder ModemDB or Modem and serach for file ModemDB or modem

but you should find that file on your own ROM

Ron Chin
5 years ago
Reply to  Ron Chin

Bro, don't have any modem folder or system folder in my device storage when i'm connected to PC also can't flash this ROM cause it will show 'LK Image Incorrect' due to mine 1 was China set….

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ron Chin

Above guide not to flash, i told you to download the rom and copy or use the modem file on the rom above not to flash it.
Lk image because your device is china and flash witj international rom. Solution is flash s032 to your device and if you wanna use international rom flash row rom but press firmware upgrade button not download button

Ender Wiggin
5 years ago

Hi Andy
I bricked my Lenovo S660 while trying to install some ROM version (don't remember which). After a few days, I managed to flash this S_032 by Shakal, but I still want to go to an international KK. Can you please give any piece of advice on how to do it?
Thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ender Wiggin

Hi,
Just try install any other international ROM but when ready to install just click firmware upgrade instead download button.

Ender Wiggin
5 years ago

Hi
ANY other? Like, can I try directly S_058? Or shall I go first to 039, than 058 as I've seen in some of your tutorials? what version would you advise to be best?
My main problem was that in original version S_026 I had a problem with proximity sensor… which I still have with S_032 🙁
Thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ender Wiggin

Yes you can direct to S058 or S062 but it better to S039 first to avoid any problem on upgrading the firmware.
I hope you can solve your problem

Ender Wiggin
5 years ago
Reply to  Ender Wiggin

I'd better tell you from the beginning… the phone came with version S_026, I made update from system, it went to Vibe UI 2.0 (no google play, store…).I tried to install something and briked the phone (like totally, wasn't doing anything… no charge, no lights, no vibration, no reboot… absolutely NOTHING). Checked the internet, and went for S_039 using flash tool and the official ROM. I ended up with "LK Image Incorrect"… at this point my hopes came back 🙂Flashed S_032 from your tutorial and now I have it.So, if I go back to S_039 won't I end with "LK… Read more »

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ender Wiggin

LK image incorrect is happen when your device is china device installed with international firmware, so the solution is install china firmware first then if you wanna to international firmware do upgrade or press firmware upgrade button instead download button. A lot people already work this way so i hope it will work with your device too

Ender Wiggin
5 years ago

So what china firmware should I install? this S032 isn't CN?
http://www.androidrookies.com/2014/09/lenovo-s660-downgrade-to-s032-cn.html

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ender Wiggin

It up to you… Which china firmware that should you install, i am only have S032.
It is china firmware that already modified so it don't contains any china applications that not work outside china country. To see the different try go to software information, about phone the build number not contains ROW.
If it not china firmware why S032 fit with your device? And the S039 not fit and produce LK image error?
Vibe ui 2.0 also china firmware because ROW or international firmware don't have Vibe ui 2.0 yet still use Vibe ui 1.5

Ender Wiggin
5 years ago

sorry, don't be upset… it's probably my english… I didn't want to question you, I was just trying to explain, as I don't understand these things too well.so S_026 was modified vs. for RomaniaVibe UI 2.0 was official CNinstalled S_039 and got "LK Image…" because the phone is CNnow S_032 is also CNwhat I'm asking is which international version should I go for?shall I go for 58 or 62? Directly or via 39 (because from 39 I might get again "LK image incorrect"?or shall I go back to vibe 2, and from there to… which one?sorry again (i'm translating from… Read more »

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ender Wiggin

It all to you, you can go to S039 then do system update to S058 or you can also straight to S062, because all can be installed with flash tool. What important is when you from S032 china firmware press firmware upgrade button not like other guide that pressing download button.

Kevin Garcia
5 years ago

lk imge icorrect

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Kevin Garcia

you can read above comments to solve lk image problem on your device.

010
4 years ago

hi andy… i dont know i'm in the right topic or not. my lenovo s660 went brick all of the sudden and i dont know why.

i try this method and i get this error

BROM ERROR : S_FT_ENABLE_DRAM_FAIL (4032)

[EMI] Enable DRAM Failed!

[HINT] : Please check your load matches to your target which is to be downloaded.

Please help me.

TQ in advance

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  010

this error is because your device produce in 2014 and need special preloader,
read at this forum post https://goo.gl/k8uzLd

010
4 years ago
Reply to  010

Thank you for fast reply.

i'm so sorry.. i dont know what i should do in the first place.

if u are free, can u explain to me what steps i need to do in order to get my phone back to normal?

thank you again.

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  010

Error 4032 is because your phone produce in 2014 and for update it you need the special preloader, download the preloader and place it on the target bin folder, rename the checksum.ini on the folder target bin then flash like above guide

Rizky Rahman Salam
4 years ago

S660_s032_cn ,whether this apk..?

androidrookies
4 years ago

No, it china firmware with version S032

Rizky Rahman Salam
4 years ago

But,when I download it.., this is apk,

androidrookies
4 years ago

No, ot zip file contains ROM files. You need to extract it for use with flash tool

Rizky Rahman Salam
4 years ago

OK, thank you

androidrookies
4 years ago

no problem, thank you for visit

Rizky Rahman Salam
4 years ago

After I push the download, do not walk at all, only at 0% only

androidrookies
4 years ago

press download button and the conenct your device, if the progress bar still on 0% then USB VCOM driver not installed correctly.
close all, disconnect your device and install the USB VCOM driver

Rizky Rahman Salam
4 years ago

Wow.. Its work. Thank you very much

androidrookies
4 years ago

nice to hear that it work for you, thank you for visit and leave comments

Rizky Rahman Salam
4 years ago

Setelah saya coba cara di atas,tetap saja saya tidak bisa instal s660_039
,hanya keluar tulisan"LK image incorrect shutdown after 10 second" tolong bantu saya..

androidrookies