Lenovo S660 Update with Android KitKat Official OTA S058

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Lenovo S660 Update with Android KitKat Official OTA S058 – Official firmware Android KitKat for Lenovo S660 already released but this can only be obtain via OTA updated and just only from firmware version S660_ROW_S047, so if your current firmware is S660_ROW_S047 then you need to check your system update. But you can also obtain the file and flashing it without internet access, and today i will show you how to do it. This guide already confirm that no data deleted after the update process but for prepare please make full backup your current ROM before 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). 
update 30-09-2014 : apparently this update can be obtain from firmware version S039, after update to S660_S039 check your System Settings ↦ Update System

Lenovo S660 Update with Android KitKat Official OTA S058

ROM Description :Build Number : S660 ROW_S058_140919

  • Date : 19-09-2014
  • OS : Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Language : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
Bug Detected : 
  • USB cannot detect as Storage (USB Storage disable)
  • Application menu is missing
What Changes :
  • Android 4.4.2
  • Full firmware update
  • Improve battery life time
  • Switch memory used, external SD Card.
  • Improve speed
  • Update radio firmware
Downloads :
Lenovo S660 Update with Android KitKat Official OTA S058
  1. 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
    Lenovo S660 Update with Android KitKat Official OTA S058
  2. Download all required files on computer, extract it and move update.zip to your external SD Card, place it on the root your SD Card, don’t inside the folder. Don’t rename it or extract it just leave it like it should.
  3. Now reboot your device to recovery mode, in case you don’t know how to do it just turn off your device. Turn on again with press and hold Power button + Volume Up + Volume Down button, release it until you can see Standard Lenovo Recovery main menu.
  4. After successful go to recovery mode, update will start automatically. It will show the update process until finish, update will take time 3-5 minutes to finish, just wait and make sure you not run out battery.
  5. Done, now you can reboot your device. Verify your device firmware with go to System Settings ↦ About Phone and look at Build Number, it must be same with downloaded ROM S660_ROW_S058
Congratulations, enjoy your Android KitKat for Lenovo S660. This ROM stil have bug but it can be used for daily, for china phone there is no needed to update the radio firmware. Please leave any comments if you have problems regarding this guide, Thank You
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Ah Yau
5 years ago

hi admin, i have tired to install this update through recovery mode but it failed and gives me tis noti it says /system/app/googlepinyinime,apk unexpected content, before that i hav done rooted and delete this app, can teach me how to install it back? what should i do 🙁

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ah Yau

Hi,
Follow this guide first http://bit.ly/1udGj5G, if you have problems just contact me.

Ah Yau
5 years ago
Reply to  Ah Yau

hi admin, i already done a new firmware by following link u shared, and now i updating via ota from s660_ROW_S039_140517 to s660_ROW_S058_140919(511mb) thank for that link ^^

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ah Yau

Hi,
Good job, ^^

MOHD FAIZUDDIN
5 years ago
Reply to  Ah Yau

why this new version cant run playstore

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ah Yau

Impossible, this is ROW version it include playstore. Maybe you playstore error. Just tell the error message or error code.
This is international version, international version include google applications and multi language

Dusan Tulic
5 years ago

I have lenovo s660 for one month I bougt it from China, and i have some small problems (gps, speaker to loud…).. I want to put Kitkat on it. Current firmware version is S660_ROW_S026_140228. And one more thing, on my phone i dont have option to update sistem. What I can do to install Kitkat.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Dusan Tulic

Hi,
Follow rhis guide http://bit.ly/1udGj5G, after auccessful chexk the system update it will show kitkat update. But don't forget to backup your current rom first.
Good luck

Dusan Tulic
5 years ago
Reply to  Dusan Tulic

And one more thing, could I put some diferent lenguage in android after update?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Dusan Tulic

hi,
no the language is include on the ROM, if you wanna put some different language to the ROM then you must modified the ROM. anyway this is a ROW version so it already include with more than 20 different language.

Dusan Tulic
5 years ago
Reply to  Dusan Tulic

I have been using Lenovo S660 for few months in english language. recently i have updated my phone through system update and my phone has been transformed to chiness language and google play and many other apps are not available also.
please help me by giving a solution. Now I am using Kirkat version: VIBEUI_V2.0_1437_7.3.1_ST_S660
thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Dusan Tulic

Same comment like on september 26, my answer is still same

Dusan Tulic
5 years ago
Reply to  Dusan Tulic

I must find some free time to try ur advice, but I will definitely try ur advice. After that i l will let u know results.
Thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Dusan Tulic

Ok, i will glad to help you

HaziraRusli
5 years ago

hello..i have couple of question..i have already updated my s660 by just pressing the update system software..after it finish, i found out that i cannot open my playstore. what should i do? can i re-do the updating system by following ur above instructions?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  HaziraRusli

hi,
look at your about phone and tell me your firmware version, if it S660_ROW_S058 then it impossible that you cannot open play store, because in this update it contains google applications.

HaziraRusli
5 years ago
Reply to  HaziraRusli

my build number VIBEUI_V2.0_1437_7.3.1_ST_S660
how to fix this? 🙁

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  HaziraRusli

hi,
vibe ui v2.0 is CN version firmware, and google play will not run on it.
Follow rhis guide http://bit.ly/1udGj5G, after auccessful check the system update it will show kitkat update. But don't forget to backup your current rom first.
Good luck

HaziraRusli
5 years ago

will try this..i'll inform u later..thanks 🙂

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  HaziraRusli

ok

HaziraRusli
5 years ago
Reply to  HaziraRusli

i have clicked http://bit.ly/1udGj5G but i cannot download the file since they cannot find the file anyway

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  HaziraRusli

hi,
thank you for your information, i have already fix it. you can try now
thank you

Kristof L
5 years ago

Hi Andy,
When I've tired to check my current firmware version I've got: Build number S660_by_www.lenovohome.net (Baseband version – S660,V26). What that's mean?
Please help,
Thx

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Kristof L

Hi,
That means you have firmware modified by lenovohome.net. to know it row or cn just chexk on lang7age setting, how many language available if only 2 language cn and english then your firmware is cn version but if it have many language than your firmware is row version

Kristof L
5 years ago

Hi,
I've more than 80 languages avaliable. But still I don't know what ROW version it is. I can't find a system update anywhere.
Could I tried to update it to 4.4?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Kristof L

Hi,
ROW version is International version. I think you can check for an update on system setting->system update. But if you cannot find it or no update available you can follow this guide http://bit.ly/1udGj5G, after finish and successful go to system setting and check system update

Tth...
5 years ago

Can i just downgrade the firmware to s047 again ??
coz i updated it ady and i feel this latest firmware abit laggy ..
how can i downgrade it ??

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Tth...

Hi,
If you wanna to downgrade follow this guide http://bit.ly/1udGj5G but always remember to do full backup your rom first

NightStalker
5 years ago

Hi admin, please help. I tried to update using recovery mode but it gave error ' warning: No file_contextsVerifying current system… system/app/maps.apk unexpected content'. It asked me to update to latest version although my version is S660_ROW_S047_140801. Do I have to follow the instructions in http://bit.ly/1udGj5G too? Thank you.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  NightStalker

Hi,
Are you already change your lenovo standard recovery mode with cwm or twrp? If yes than you cannot use OTA update. But if not yet the check on your system setting -> update system system. It will givw you information tjat there is an uodate for your system.

NightStalker
5 years ago
Reply to  NightStalker

Thank you for replying. No, I use the standard recovery system. I already rooted my phone using vroot but I don't know how to flash to cwm or twrp. And yes, I updated my phone using the system, it showed the latest update but give the same error after I downloaded many times, and automatically rebooted to recovery. I can't use the standard recovey,then?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  NightStalker

hi,
i don't know exactly what happen, but look like the vroot already change your system file or else, because this OTA update will produce an error when you already change or modified your system files, so i think you must revert to S660_S039 that on this guide http://bit.ly/1udGj5G and then after finish check your system update and update it. but remember to always make a full backup first

NightStalker
5 years ago
Reply to  NightStalker

I see. Are there any chance that when I change back to S039, lenovo recovery launcher will come back? because I already flashed it yesterday using the instructions in http://www.androidrookies.com/2014/07/installing-custom-recovery-cwm-for.html. Besides, why I can't backup using the custom cwm? It gives error about data although I have sufficient space to backup. Thank you. Sorry for asking too much, though

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  NightStalker

hi,
change back to S039 just only so you can obtain OTA update, so no need to bother with lenovo launcher, if you cannot make backup with CWM please try using MTK droid tools,

NightStalker
5 years ago
Reply to  NightStalker

MTK droid tools work great. Thank you for the advice. Now, I'm downloading S039. Thank you for spending your time. I be checking your site for any new updates regarding this phone. Keep up the good work.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  NightStalker

Ok no problem,
Thank for leaving comments too

Rohit
5 years ago

can you please tell me where is the OTA (downloaded) update stored? I would like to extract it for future use

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Rohit

hi,
if you downloaded on your device, it will save on /cache but it will deleted after if fail or success do you will never copy the update file. and it cannot be install separately because it only contains update not a full ROM.

Lalan Kumar Mishra
5 years ago

"Powered By android" logo @ boot/splash screen changed suddenly. And I can't restore the logo.Help me.I had updated lenovo s660 to KitKat smoothly without rooting.

androidrookies
5 years ago

hi,
so you wanna change your boot animation, you must root your phone first. then using root explorer go to /system/media/bootanimation.zip -> this is your current bootanimation file
you can change it with what you want.

Lalan Kumar Mishra
5 years ago

How did it happen ?? Another method except rooting if any pz suggest me.

androidrookies
5 years ago

hi,
bootanimation is part of the ROM, if you don't like that bootanimation just restore to your previous ROM.
without root you cannot change the bootanimation, it on system folder and part of the ROM.

Lalan Kumar Mishra
5 years ago

Thankx. I will inform you whenever I root it.

Vque Zainul
5 years ago

Why my build number s660_s026

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Vque Zainul

Hi,
Try check your system update, if there is no update you can try this guide http://bit.ly/1udGj5G after finish check system update again there is must be s058 update this will install kitkat onbyour device. But always backup first

Wanshah92 Shah
5 years ago
Reply to  Vque Zainul

how to backup andy?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Vque Zainul

For backup just follow this guide http://bit.ly/1kcsUqj,
But it need to root your device.

Raks
5 years ago

hi, i have Lenovo S660, And i upgraded the version to kitkat 4.4.2. but i can't see the option to move the application from phone memory to SD card. And my home WLAN is not connecting to my phone.error is – saved and secured with WPA..but sometimes it automatically connect.. can u plz help me.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Raks

hi,
kitkat no need to move applications to sd card, in kitkat system setting -> storage -> default write disk, select sd card it will default install all application on your sd card.
for wifi i need to know the error, it can be from the wifi device or from your phone, need to know more about the error

Raks
5 years ago
Reply to  Raks

i am getting error as – saved and secured with WPA2.
When i connect the WIFI with the password, it shows connecting but it won't connect, and some time error occur as Authentication problem. this problem is only with my home WIFI only. i don't know then why it get connects once in 3 or 4days.
Does any setting have changed in Security app Setting or in WLAN ? PLZ get me out of this problem with my LENOVO S660.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Raks

thi problem only with my home wifi, so i think the wifi device need to replace, can you borrow your friend wifi device then try it for couple a days. so you can know what is the real problem is, cause i think as long as your lenovo can connect to another wifi i think is okey.

Suvonkar
5 years ago

Recently I have updated my phones (Lenovo S660). Build version S660_ROW_S058_140919. After upgradation I am facing some issue with Audio profile. I am changing my audio profile from General to Vibrate and then doin a call. After disconnecting the call audio profile is automatically changing from Vibrate to General again. @Andy could you please help me out.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Suvonkar

Hi,
Sorry for that problem i cannot help you, that look like a bug from the rom or maybe you need to factory reset it or flashing it again

Suvonkar
5 years ago
Reply to  Suvonkar

I have already done factory reset…but no luck….

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Suvonkar

So maybe it bug that ROM, but i never heard about this bug before. Last change is for re flashing the ROM but it have high risk

Suvonkar
5 years ago
Reply to  Suvonkar

Andy, I have got a pattern of this issue. After restarting the phone, I am not able to change the first incoming call audio profile. For example, after restarting, my phone is in Vibrate profile and I have received a call, I have disconnected the call, then I have changed my audio profile to General and do a out going call and after disconnecting the call the profile is automatically changing to Vibrate. I have formatted the phone from service center and reinstalled the latest kitkat version, but same issue has been observed. Also do you have any information that… Read more »

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Suvonkar

I think it ROM issued, but you can try to make backup ROM than downgrade it then try with android jelly bean if the problem exist than maybe it hardware but we must try different rom to make sure. For ROM issued i cannot help sorry just wait future patch

Suvonkar
5 years ago
Reply to  Suvonkar

Any idea when I can expect update patch?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Suvonkar

I don't know, but if there is an update i will post it on my blog

Nicola Andreula
5 years ago

Hi,
my Lenovo s660 (with Android 4.2.2 .. in italian language) asked me for OS updating … I've done but know the OS is Android 4.4.2 with Vibe 2.0, and I can't modify the language to italian. I've tried to install the ROW s039 with flash tool v3 (error 8038) and then v5 but it seems not work … maybe drivers mediatek problems. How can I fixed it? I need my smartphone works with Google Apps.
Thank you!

androidrookies
5 years ago

Hi,
Try using this guide first http://bit.ly/1mEZupr after success you can follow above guide and then check your system update. Try flash t9ol v3 first. Don't forget to backup ROM and IMEI first

Nicola Andreula
5 years ago
Reply to  androidrookies

Thanks, but I think I'm in the same situation of Hazira Rusli that wrote to you on September 26, 2014…. you said to him to follow this guide http://bit.ly/1udGj5G, after successful check the system update it will show kitkat update.
Sorry but I'm very incompetent and I don't know how to backup ROM and IMEI and I've several problems to install USB VCOM driver (for win7)….

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  androidrookies

Ok, maybe your device is original cn device so you can try this http://bit.ly/1mEZupr. For installing usb vcom, try turn off your device and remove battery, open device manager on windows while you connect your phone. It will show usb preloader just for 2 second before dissappear right click on it before dissappear and piont to usb vcom driver folder

Nicola Andreula
5 years ago
Reply to  androidrookies

Thank you, I've changed computer and just installed MTK USB driver in your way!
Now I'm trying to backup ROM and IMEI with mtk droid root & tools … is it ok?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  androidrookies

Yes i think mtk droid tool is enought for backup rom and imei

Nicola Andreula
5 years ago
Reply to  androidrookies

unluckly mtk droid tool doesn't work (for backup) with MT6582 …

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  androidrookies

what you means don't not work for MT6582 ?? give more description please

Nicola Andreula
5 years ago