Lenovo S660 Install Official Firmware S660_ROW_S039_140517

04 Aug 2014

Lenovo S660 Install Official Firmware S660_ROW_S039_140517 – This is an official ROW update for Lenovo S660, Flashing official ROM is something that we must know if we want to modified our devices. Because when something bad happen, we already know how to restore it to original firmware. Today i will post how to install official ROW firmware for Lenovo S660, Lenovo S660 yet have Kit Kat firmware so this version is still using Jelly Bean (Android 4.2) with include Gapps so don’t bother to think how to ROOT and install Gapps. Before we start i must warn you that this guide can brick your device so please consider it very care fully before following this guide.

Lenovo S660 Install Official Firmware S660_ROW_S039_140517

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial (DWYOR). Due different WCDMA frequency this ROM can only work for Lenovo S660 UE version.

Rom Descriptions :

  • Build Number : S660_ROW_S039_140517
  • Date : 17.05.14
  • OS : Android 4.2.2
  • Languages : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
Rom Changes :
  • Optimize Memory
  • Fix on proximity sensor 
  • Increase device stability
  • Fix bad translation
  • etc
Downloads :
  • S660_ROW_S039_140517 ↦ This download required you to login, if you don’t have any username or password then please visit at About Android Rookies page. You can see our username and password please use it just for download and don’t change any password on it.
  • 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 Install Official Firmware S660_ROW_S039_140517
  • SP_Flash_Tool_v3.133 This is optional download, When you download S660_ROW_S039_140517 it also contains this tool on downloaded file.
Lenovo S660 Install Official Firmware S660_ROW_S039_140517
  1. In this guide is the most important is installing USB VCOM Driver, so please make sure that you already successful installing USB VCOM Driver first before continued this guide. Downloads and extracts all required files to your computer. To easy organize it please place it on one folder.
  2. Go to S660_ROW_S039_140517 extracted folder, you will found SP_Flash_Tool_v3.133 folder inside it. Now go to SP_Flash_Tool_v3.133 and run Flash Tool, if you using windows 7 please run it with administrator privilege. 
  3. Click on Scatter-Loading button and point to S660_ROW_S039_140517/target_bin/MT6582_Android_scatter.txt this will automatic load the necessary files to it places. Tick on option DA DL All with Check Sum, this is an important option if you not tick it then you will got error after flashing. 
    Lenovo S660 Install Official Firmware S660_ROW_S039_140517
  4. When all ready set up now press Download button or hit F9. Don’t ever press Format button, this will erase all your partition and you will gone lose your IMEI.
  5. SP Flash Tool will on stand by mode and waiting for device to connect. Turn off your device and remove the battery, now connect your device using USB cable. When USB VCOM Driver installation success SP Flash Tool will immediately recognize your device and the flashing process will start.
  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 Install Official Firmware S660_ROW_S039_140517
  7. Finish, Now try to normal boot and go to home screen, Confirm that your Lenovo S660 already using S660_ROW_S039_140517 firmware version. System Setting ↦ About Phone
  1. Alhamdulillah… it works, my lenovo s660 row_029 was rooted, I use vroot of computer yesterday, this is easy, simple enough way, just connect the phone to a computer without an internet connection, please help spread who knows its helpful, thanks ..

    1. Hi,
      With root you can backup and restore, installing custom rom, remove unwanted applications on system folder.adding applications on system folder and etc. A lot can be done with root. But it also have disadvantage warranty void and you can accident delete system file.
      So consider it before rooting device

    1. Hi,
      If your phone already row, you must install s039 first then check your system updates. But i think if only root try check system update first it will notice you that you have update available. You will unable to do the updates if you already change your current recovery with custom recovery

    1. I have seen the error, that mean the rom is not suitable to your device. I think your rom is really original cn and it does not want to update to international rom. Hmmm… Let me find solution first and i will give you news when i already found it, install s032 as your rom first.

    2. hi,
      try this before you press the download button, change the option download from Download Only to Firmware Upgrade then press download button. It look like the problem in partition S058 think that partition your device is change. so try Firmware Upgrade option. and give me info after that

    3. I made it, thanks buddy. It works with KK 4.4.2 international version. I do it just like you said. I wanted to press Firmware Upgrade yesterday, but i was afraid to kill phone. Thanks again and does it mean that my phone is now international and it will update with non CN version by it self?
      Before this I didnt know much how to flash phone but you help me and now I am "expert".
      Thanks again for ur time and smart advices.

    4. Hi
      Thank you for your offer, for able to install zip you need custom recovery. But sorry i cannot make it for you. Usb driver on windows 8 can be install when you already turn off driver verification on windows 8. But it very not recommend using windows 8.

    1. Hi,
      Try download using another browser, i can full download it no problem. OTG will not work when you already change system files ie root that already change system file or install custom recovery. Just backuo using ntk droid tool first then try download with another browser or use download manager

    1. hi,
      phone that bought from China, with official CN firmware, you can see at about phone. but some phone not all. if you phone is original CN it will produce "LK Image Incorrect" error and your device automatic shutdown in 10 seconds. can be fix by flashing backup or flashing CN original firmware after that install this guide.

    2. Make sure that your current firmware version is S660_ROW_S047, by looking at Build Number on About Phone page. This guide cannot be continued if your current firmware version is not S660_ROW_S047……..

      I am Currently on ROW_S039…… Will it be an Issue in Updating????

    3. hi,
      but if you can upadate from system setting-> update system. don;t follow the guide, it more safe to update from your device. it call the real OTA update. or online OTA update. so if you see S058 update on your phone, then don't follow the guide. straight update fro your phone then

  2. i rooted my s660 row_029. i tried to update to s660 row_035 (103mb) with android recovery 3. but failed, the problem is with phonesky.apk, i also changed permissions but did not worked. previously i modded playsotre with chelpus google play store.
    i badly wants to upgraded please suggest

    1. hi,
      OTA update will not work if you already change your system. if you wanna upgrade just follow the above guide and don't root or change any system file. after finish just check system setting -> system update. there will be pop up to update to S058 kitkat

    1. ok, i will explain to you once again. When you following this guide it will erase your OS so you don't need to bother about your previous OS, it will erase all your OS and installing the S039 to your device. Not need to care about your previous OS, it will erase all and your data, contact, etc.
      this guide can be done from S039, S026, S035 or even from KitKat S058. because it will erase all previous OS before install S039

    1. Hi,
      What you do is up to you, but i as far as i know vibe ui 2.0 don't have google applications and just only have 2 languages en and cn. If you wanna android 4.4.2 with multi languages and have google applications you should follow above guide after finish check your system update there should an update to android 4.4.2 but it vibe ui 1.5. So everything is up to you, i just give guide how to update it. Make backup first before follow the above guide.

    1. hi,
      sorry i think you misunderstanding, above guide is not about rooting, above guide is installing your device with new firmware which is S039 row version. Yes you can follow the above guide but always remember to take backup IMEI and ROM first before following above guide, in case something bad happen

    1. thanks, ive pass that. but now my flash tool cant flash, it just stop at 100% with red color, should i used a new flash tool? it doest have scatter file. ive tried using the old scatter file, but it say invalid

    2. i try the flash version 3.133, it say that it has sp flash tool error, while the new version of 5.1, it say that it has invalid scatter file. so, how? sorry with these many question, haha

    1. Usually when the wanna update to kitkat thwy use android 4.2 and android 4.2 is easy to root, using framaroot. But if you already use android 4.4 then i still not yet have the answer. I will figure it out one day how to backup android 4.4 easily without root

    2. i have 4.2.2 (S660_S026_140228) . now there is next question
      from lenovo website we can download lenovo smart assistant . after installling it .
      When I connect phone to the computer I get info about new software availability .
      Now I use 026 version (S660_S026_140228) with polish language. Is the latest firmware (058 version probably) include polish language ? or is this only english or chineese??

      my current version is S660_S026_140228
      phone is recognized as LenovoSharpS660PRC
      new version is S660_S906_VIBEUI_V2.0_1437_7.3.1_ST_S600

      does it support polish language? is this the same kind of firmware which I have now? and does it support WCDMA 900 frequency??
      because in current software WCDMA doesnt work on 900MHz. What about polish language ? Maybe anybody knows it ?

    3. i tried to install S058 but i got an error . "pmt changed for the rom; it must be downloaded". what should I do ? something is wrong with the scatter. but what to do? trying with rom S039? Is this probably that during upgrade I will lock my phone ??

    4. I tried S039 and got the same error. so I clicked upgrade (not download) and phone stucked on boot. But I installed http://www.androidrookies.com/2014/09/lenovo-s660-downgrade-to-s032-cn.html 032 CN firmware and phone works. but I dont have polish language:(.. After this I tried to download S039 once again but got the same error "pmt changed for the rom; it must be downloaded" . What shall I do? When I try to download ROM from my backup which I created at the beginning I see that in my backup I don't have PRELOADER, ANDROID , CACHE And USRDATA partitions. If I downlad my image without this four parts , will it work and will return my polish language ??

    5. i use sp flash tool v5.14.24.0 so the newest. But ROM is S032_140505_by_Shakal_v_1.0. and there is only about 15 languages but no polish 🙁 . So what do you propose to get polish language ?

    6. updating to kitkat S058 is not possible. " pmt changed for the rom; it must be downloaded" . Probably hardware is not compatible 🙁 . Is there any rom which is working with CN version of S660 and support polish language? Is there any solution to recognize that phone is CN version not EU version?
      my previous post should be here. .
      how can I get scatter file which is suitable for my phone?
      now I have S022 from lenovohome.net. what to do? flash with S032_140505_by_Shakal_v_1.0 . after this try to upgrade to S058 kitkat? because download will give me "pmt changed for the rom; it must be downloaded" error. for sure I have CN version.

    1. hi, hope this can help you
      To fix this issue, set TitaniumBackup to use the legacy path. The easiest way to do this is to go into TitaniumBackup, press "Menu" and then "Preferences". "Backup folder location" a bit down and click it. Click "DETECT!" and TitaniumBackup will ask you where to scan for backup locations. It's very important that you here choose to scan your whole device and not just the SD card.

      After scanning is complete, you might as in my case see that TitaniumBackup presents two paths that seem almost identical (in fact they sort of are). Choose the path that has the string /legacy/ in it, in my case it is /storage/emulated/legacy/TitaniumBackup — which should replace a path similar to /storage/emulated/0/TitaniumBackup.

    2. hmm, if you already try that then maybe you need to update your TB because i see on TB change log there is much improvement on TB to use with Android KitKat. but actually i con't know about your issue, i search on the net there is some user that experience the same issue like you and able to fix with above way, but some still have problem with data. so i think it the compatible about TB and KitKat so i suggest to update the TB or just downgrade your firmware to Jelly Bean

    3. updating to kitkat S058 is not possible. " pmt changed for the rom; it must be downloaded" . Probably hardware is not compatible 🙁 . Is there any rom which is working with CN version of S660 and support polish language? Is there any solution to recognize that phone is CN version not EU version?

    1. Hi Andy,
      Thanks a lot for your prompt reply. My phone is using S660_ROW_S039_140517 firmware and if i try and search for updates through system update i get a message that "Your system is the latest version. How can i know that my device is not modified?
      Also i tried to update manually through your guide http://bit.ly/1tfmqbZ but i am getting an error "'PMT changed for the rom, it must be downloaded"
      Request your help.

    1. hi,
      please help me…when i flashing my phone,there is a popup says
      "Image ANDROID checksum failed! Checksum reference value(0x871a) in the config ini file.Please re-fill correct checksum value in Checksum.INI under tool folder and re-load scatter again!"
      i hope you can help me what to do….

    2. hi,
      are you add or remove any file from extracted ROM download? because there is no ANDROID image from original ROM download, and now why flash tool told that there is ANDROID image on ROM download?
      if you wanna add or remove you must edit checksum.ini too, if not this error will show to you

    3. i was redownload the ROM files…when i flashing again my phone the popup not appear, the progress bar start with purple colour then after 100% it comes to 0% again and i think it will start again wit another colour but not,it still 0% although i leave it for half hour…so now,what must i do???

    1. Hi,
      Please explain it slowly, all step already done but progress bar on flash tool not increase? Or already flash but cannot boot or what? If progress bar not increase please make sure USB VCOM driver is installed properly on you computer.

  3. Dear Andy!

    I have Lenovo S660 mobile phone with Kitkat 4.4.2 operating system.
    ROM Description: Build Number: S660 ROW_S058_140919
    I would like to root it.
    The first thing I must do: backup the ROM and IMEI.
    For this backup, the phone must be rooted.
    So how can I make backup them if the phone not rooted?

    You wrote on October 8, 2014 at 8:51 PM:
    But if you already use android 4.4 then i still not yet have the answer. I will figure it out one day how to backup android 4.4 easily without root

    Is there any solution to do this IMEI ROM backup?

    Lajos Bukta

    1. Hi,
      I am already found the answer but it too hard to be follow and to be write into guide, you must use flash tool and do read back ypur current rom, one by one recovery, system, data, preloader and etc.
      My suggestion is just root it without backup because change recovery and install supersufrom it not make your device brick. Even brick you can fix it with restore the original recovery

    2. Dear Andy,

      Finally I solved the rooting the phone.
      Only the USB VCOM Driver Installing on my first computer was very difficult.
      I tried three machine and under three operating systems. (P4, I5, Core 2 Duo, Windows XP, 7, 8.1), but failed.
      Finally it was successfully. The installation has been based on information in the following link:
      maybe others can be useful.
      After the driver installation failed to do everything very quickly:
      – Install TWRP on Lenovo S660
      – Install Update_SuperSu_v2.01

      Thanks for all
      Lajos Bukta

  4. assalammualaikum,
    hye dude,
    my s660 is from lenovohome.net, already downgrade it to S032 cn by shakal with no problem
    now i do firmware/upgrade to S039 with no succes "LK image ??"
    can u help me ? already do format except bootloader still no success

    1. Hi,
      If you sure that you already successful update mtk driver then just continued to the next step, and see if flash tool recognize your device. If not and progress bar still on 0% then just try to install the driver again.

  5. hi

    i have s660 i dun know is that chinese or not but it is 4.2.2
    and baseband version is s660 v26,2014/2/28
    and build number is s660_by_www.lenovohome.net

    i want to know what is the steps i should to do to upgrade it to Kitkat ?

    1. Hi,
      I can confirm that your lenovo s660 is china device, but it already modified named original firmware. If you wanna update to kitkat just follow above guide it will update to international firmware than do system update, until you reach firmware with build number S062, it like 2 or 3 times system update

    1. it need manual installation,
      First thing to do is install USB Vcom driver on your computer, without this driver installed on your computer flash tool will not recognize your device and progress bar will stay at 0%, for installing USB Vcom driver please refer to this below :

      – turn off your device and remove the battery, If you device using non removable make sure that your device is completely turn off wait like 20 seconds after power off the device
      – 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.

    1. Hi,
      System applications like camera, phone, messege, and etc cannot be delete except you are in root position because it place on /system/app folder. So factory reset will restore those applications. But should be when you re flashing it all restore

  6. Hi, Please let me know if I can update my system. The current version is S660_S026_140228 (Chinese version). I wonder that after the update the system contains the Hungarian (magyar) language pack. Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi,
      yes you can update the system to S039 and contains the hungarian language, all contains on international version or ROW version.
      but the most error when china update to ROW is LK image is incorrect and your device will shutdwon, this can be fix by install this first http://bit.ly/1mEZupr press download button, then you can install international or row firmware but stay with pressing firmware upgrade button. hope this can help you

    2. try again, install CN firmware S032 then try install ROW S039. press firmware upgrade button dont download button. after finish S039 then you can update to the latest firmware S064 but remeber to press firmware upgrade button

    3. Sorry to say but after I installed the S032 firmmware (by the firmware upgrade) and the S039 (firmware upgrade as well) I get the LK image is incorrect message. The version of flash tool is 5.1532 because the provided 3.1336 won't work with the error: BROM ERROR: S_INVAILD_ARGUMENTS (1002). What could be wrong?

    4. So it success installing S032 right, just try again and again. Many people with china firmware suffer LK image when trying to upgrade to ROW version but at the end they success upgrade to ROW firmware, if you want if not just stick on S032 at least S032 not contains china apps

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