Lenovo S820 Install Vibe UI v1.5 with Gapps and Root – Still so many question about rooting Vibe UI v1.5 using Android Kit Kat and install Gapps. Actually i has already posted on how to Rooting and Install Gapps on Vibe UI v1.5 but it for different Lenovo series, So today i will try to post Lenovo S820 Install Vibe UI v1.5 with Gapps and Root. This guide is free of charge but if you don’t wanna to bother with flashing, rooting and install gapps you can download Vibe UI v1.5 Modified by Baralajbi from NeedRom.com. This guide is using SP Flash Tool method so if you don’t ever use this tool i suggest you read careful this guide and make sure you understand about it.
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial. (DWYOR)
- S820_S137_130711 ↦ This is a Lenovo S820 Official Chinese ROM, We need to install it first before we can install Vibe UI v1.5 (Required to Login before download)
- VIBEUI_v1.5_1427_ST_S820 ↦ (Required to Login before download)
- MT65XX Preloader Vcom Driver
- Vibe UI Cleaner ↦ If you wanna to remove Chinese Applications (bloatware), then you must download it.
- KingUser v3.3.6
- TWRP v2.6.30 CN ↦ Custom Recovery for Lenovo S820 Chinese Firmware.
- Gapps Minimal for 4.4.2
- Backup your current ROM, Use MTK Droid Tools for full backup your ROM. How to Make Full Backup For Mediatek Device
- Backup your IMEI using MobilUncle MTK Tool.
- Download all required files and place it in one folder for easy organize it.
- Install Preloader VCOM driver, To install this driver please turn off your device and remove battery then connect to computer using USB cable. When your computer ask for driver please point it to MT65XX Preloader Vcom Driver extracted folder, after finish please look at My Computer ↦ Manage ↦ Device Manager ↦ COM (Port & LPT)
After you can see your device please disconnect it from your computer, you can turn on your device for moving VIBEUI_v1.5_1427_ST_S820, Vibe UI Cleaner, KingUser v3.3.6 and Gapps Minimal for 4.4.2. After finish moving these files turn off your device again and remove battery, SIM card, and SD Card.
Lenovo S820 Install Vibe UI v1.5 with Gapps and Root :
- Installation Official Chinese ROM
- Open SP Flash Tool v3.13 folder inside S820_S137_130711 extracted folder, run Flash Tool. Click on Scatter-Loading button point to target_bin/MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc, it will load all necessary ROM files and don’t forget to check DA DL All with Check Sum. Now click Firmware ↦ Upgrade or hit F8
- After finish initialization SP Flash Tool v3.13 will stand by, now connect your device. When MT65XX Preloader Vcom Driver install successful then SP Flash Tool v3.13 will begin starting flashing process, it will take about 9 minutes to flashing the ROM. When it finish it will mark with GREEN CIRCLE in the middle of SP Flash Tool v3.13.
- Disconnect your device from computer but don’t turn it on yet, close all SP Flash Tool v3.13
- Installation TWRP v2.6.30 CN
- Open SP Flash Tool v3.13 and run Flash Tool. Click Scatter-Loading button point to TWRP_v2.6.30_CN/target_bin/MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc, it will load all necessary ROM file and don’t forget to check DA DL All with Check Sum. Now click Download button or hit F9. confirm all warning with click Yes button.
- Connect your device again, SP Flash Tool v3.13 will begin custom recovery installation process, it will take only 1-2 minutes to finished. When it finish it will mark with GREEN CIRCLE in the middle of SP Flash Tool v3.13.
- Disconnect your device, put back the battery, SIM card, and SD Card. But still don’t turn on your device.
- Installation Vibe UI v1.5 1427
- Go to recovery mode by pressing and hold Power Button + Volume Up + Volume Down until your device screen show recovery mode.
- On TWRP main menu, select Install with TWRP you can install 1-10 files at the same time, but now we only need install 2 files. Point the Select File to VIBEUI_v1.5_1427_ST_S820 and Vibe UI Cleaner. then Slide to install. VIBEUI_v1.5_1427_ST_S820 must be install first. This process will take time about 4-5 minutes, wait until process finish successful.
- When finish, select Reboot. When there is warning to install SuperSu please select Don’t Install and your device will reboot and start to HomeScreen.
- Now you already successful install VIBEUI_v1.5_1427_ST_S820, to language setting to change your language to English. If you wanna enable USB Debugging you can dial ####537999# this will open Developer Settings.
- Installation Gapps and Rooting
- Go to recovery mode, like on step 3.a press and hold Power Button + Volume Up + Volume Down until your device screen show recovery mode.
- On TWRP main menu, select Install and point to Gapps Minimal for 4.4.2, and KingUser v3.3.6, Swipe to install wait until process finish successful
- Back to TWRP main menu, select Reboot
- Finish – Now your device is ready. Lenovo S820 with Android 4.4.2 + Gapps + Root and clean from Chinesse Applications.
This guide is very long and complicated, so please read it careful and please ask when you don’t understand. I will not responsible if you brick your device when follow this guide, I will glad to answering your questions and thank you for your visit.
PS : If your device already update to Vibe UI v1.5 with OTA than you need to follow all guide from start to end.