Lenovo S820 Installing Vibe UI 2.0 with Google Applications 1443

04 Nov 2014

Lenovo S820 Installing Vibe UI 2.0 with Google Applications 1443 – How to install Vibe UI 2.0 1443 on your Lenovo S820 with Google Applications included ? Today i will try to make guide how to do that, but first i must let you know that Vibe UI 2.0 is china version firmware so this ROM is only support 2 languages which is english and china, has many china applications that cannot be use outside china country, default this ROM not include Google Applications and no ROOT. So please very consider it before following this guide.
But Vibe UI 2.0 1443 is the latest official release from Lenovo that may fix and include all improvement for Lenovo S820, So if you like to update and modified your device than this guide is right for you.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial.  (DWYOR), Please prepare everything before start following this guide like backup your data, applications, etc this guide has possibility to brick your device.

Lenovo S820 Installing Vibe UI 2.0 with Google Applications 1443

ROM Descriptions :

  • Build Number : VIBEUI_V2.0_1443_ST_S820
  • Date : 11 / 2014
  • OS : Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Languages : English and China
  • Google Applications : Yes
  • Root : Yes
Requirement :
Downloads :
  • VIBEUI_V2.0_1443_ST_S820 683 Mb, contains zip file that can be use to update your Lenovo S820, no need to extract because install with zip method through recovery mode.
  • S820-CWMrecovery-0625 5.9 Mb, custom recovery for Vibe UI 2.0 using this custom you can install Root and Google Applications (china language)
  • 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 S820 Installing Vibe UI 2.0 with Google Applications 1443
  • SP Flash Tool v3.1316  Flash tool for flashing custom recovery to your Vibe UI 2.0 recommended to use this version because consider for compatibility.
  • Vibe UI Cleaner scripts to remove all unwanted china applications from your Vibe UI 2.0
  • 4.4Root Root application to rooting your Vibe UI 2.0, installed using recovery mode method.
  • Google Applications Minimal 4.4.2  contains all google applications to install on Vibe UI 2.0
  • BusyBox v1.22 must be installed before install gapps and after install rooting.
Lenovo S820 Installing Vibe UI 2.0 with Google Applications 1443
  1. Download all required files to your computer, Move or copy VIBEUI_V2.0_1443_ST_S820Vibe UI CleanerGoogle Applications Minimal 4.4.2 and 4.4Root to your external SD Card, don’t extract it and don’t put inside the folder.
  2. Turn of your device, press and hold Power button + Volume Up button until you can see language option. Choose English ↦ Update
  3. Installation will start just wait until process update finish, it will take about 5-6 minutes to finish. Select Reboot, first boot will be take about 5-6 minutes to finish so please be patient, finish this step you already update your Lenovo S820 to Vibe UI 2.0, if you wanna rooting and installing google applications just continued to the next step.
  4. Make sure USB VCOM driver already install completely before continued to the next step, extract CWMrecovery and Flash Tool on the same folder for easy organize it. 
  5. Go to flash tool extracted folder and run Flash_Tool.exe if you are using windows 7 or later please run it using administrator privilege for avoid any permission error. on the flash tool check DA DL ALL with Checksum option, and the press Scatter-Loading button, point it to S820-CWMrecovery-0625/MT6589_Android_scatter.txt this will automatically load all recovery.img (rename S820-CWMrecovery-0625.img to recovery.img) on the flash tool.
    Lenovo S820 Installing Vibe UI 2.0 with Google Applications 1443
  6. Now press Download button or hit F9, When there is warning that tell not all images correctly loaded just press OK button.
    Lenovo S820 Installing Vibe UI 2.0 with Google Applications 1443
  7. Turn off your device and remove the battery, connect your device to your computer. flash tool will recognize your device and start flashing process. This process will only take 10-15 seconds to finish. When you see GREEN CIRCLE in the middle of flash tool than you can disconnect your device.
    Lenovo S820 Installing Vibe UI 2.0 with Google Applications 1443
  8. Disconnect your device but don’t turn it on first, for now you already successful update your Lenovo S820 to Vibe UI 2.0 with CN Custom Recovery. Go to recovery mode by hold and press Power button + Volume Up button, install 4.4RootBusyBox v1.22Vibe UI Cleaner, and the last is install Google Applications Minimal 4.4.2 using recovery mode, use below picture for reference. Installation sequence must be like above, with Google Applications install last.
    Lenovo S820 Installing Vibe UI 2.0 with Google Applications 1443
  9. Done, Now you already successful upgrade Lenovo S820 with Vibe UI 2.0 include Google Applications and ROOT.
That it, Thank you for reading and please leave any comments if you found some problems regarding this guide i will very helped if you can found any problems. Thank you
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64 comments
  1. Hi Andy
    have already installed CWM custom recovery for lenovo S820 and the great thing is my problem is solved it is english language, has also successfully install Vibe Ui Cleaner and 4.4 KingRoot but when i'm trying to install (GApps_Light_4.4.2_signed)
    it failed & abort (status 7). This is only problem which i'm facing…
    NEED HELP

    1. sorry my bad,
      i am already add busybox download, install it after you install 4.4root. that error code because GApps_Light_4.4.2_signed cannot find program that provide by busybox (mount) so it return error.
      thank you for your correction

    1. Hi,
      Yes you can, to be able download vibe ui 2.0 through your phone, you must first have china version firmware installed on your phone. Then go to system update. It will download the vibe ui 2.0 update direct on your phone.

    2. OK. Another one.
      My mom's lenovo a680 successfully upgraded to latest rom but play store is completely gone and all languages turn back to chinese. (This was not my fault) Any suggestion to upgrade to latest firmware without having issues like this? How do you upgrade rom with all google apps and play store working properly unaffected.

    3. That because your mom previous ROM is china version that already modified by the store that sold the phone for your. Once you update it to Vibe UI 2.0 the modified gone and the ROM back to it original, china RoM. And china ROM does not support google applications and need to modified to make google applications work. The solution is change ROM to international version or to modified it, root, install custom recovery and the google applications.
      For Lenovo A680 i am still not have the guide yet, sorry

  2. sir. what do you mean by "Must use China Standard Lenovo Recovery." do i need to dowload anything?. when i do the power button + volume up button, i dont have the same menu as that of the image, it says "factory mode" then goes to a menu in chinese, and when clicked on an option it do a calibration.

    1. Are you talking about above guide or about flash tool all images must be checked error description? The path of course on the target_bin folder.
      Above guide cannot use firmware upgrade flashing cwm cannot use firmware upgrade button because it just flash 1 images.

  3. Thanks for the howto.
    The URIs hosting the ROMs here are all 3rd-party as opposed to Lenovo official servers.
    This being the case, how have the ROMs been derived? If they have been downloaded from Lenovo, what is the offical download URI for them?
    Thanks again.

    1. hi,
      there is no official link download from lenovo, there is official link from he dev which is http://www.vibeui.com, you can access it but it all in china, but you will face some problem if you try download to the link most is the download speed is very low but you can try it if you want.
      The International ROM is take from Lenovo international phone and then share it to the net, so for international there is no official download link.

  4. Hi Andy,
    My current version is VIBEUI_V2.0_1512_7.149.1_ST_S820.
    How can I use google app in this china ROM. I tried above guide.
    But fail when install google applications.How should I do.
    Thanks for everything.

    1. Hi,
      If you wanna install google applications on Vibe Ui 2.0 first think you must do is install custom recovery first, without it google applications will fail to install. After install custom recovery you must root your device and install busybox after that your device ready to install with google applications

    2. Hi Andy,
      Thanks for your quick reply!

      I did all things in above guide.Successful install in CWM, kings root,busy box as you said in above guide. But it is fail when install Google Applications Minimal 4.4.2 using recovery mode. Then, I install google play app from file manager.It installed successful but force stop when open it.Any others google apps successfully installed from file manage but force stop when open it.
      Thats all my problems.
      How can I used google service in my phone.
      Thanks for everything.

    3. It will force close if you install separatelly, try search on google another google applications installer. It must be on zip try search fit with your android version. Maybe the file in this guide not suitable with your vibe ui version.
      Try search another minimal google application installer

    1. Hi,
      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.

  5. hai my S820 i already updated my S820 to VIBEUI_V2.0_1512_7.149.1_ST_820 without knowing either it is china firmware or what. and t does not have google play. do u have any solution how to solve this..? i need google play.. pliss

    1. VIBE UI 2.0 always china firmare ROW or international firmware dont have VIBE UI 2.0. and for google play store you must install it with root your device and then install using custom recovery or you can install or reflash your device with international version firmware

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