Lenovo S820 Update to the Latest ROW Firmware S820_S221 4Gb and 8Gb

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Lenovo S820 Update to the Latest ROW Firmware S820_S221 4Gb and 8Gb – This guide can be use to update Lenovo S820 4Gb or 8Gb with ROW version firmware. This is the latest update can be found on the net also can be obtain with OTA on S820_S220 ROW version firmware. This guide will show you how to update your device using flash tool method, this method don’t required internet connection but it lot safer if you use OTA update. Even this guide for Lenovo S820, it also has possibility to brick your device and make you lost your IMEI or data, so please do backup preparations first before following this guide.

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. 
For device produce in 2014 you must download this preloader 2014 , extract it to ROM folder and remove the checksum.ini file

Lenovo S820 Update to the Latest ROW Firmware S820_S220 4GB and 8Gb

ROM Descriptions :

  • Build Number : S820_ROW_S221_140730
  • Date :  30-07-2014
  • OS : Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Language : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
  • Google Applications : Include
  • ROOT : No
Downloads :
  • S820_ROW_S221_4GB_140730 715 Mb, contains all images file to upgrade your Lenovo S820 to the latest firmware, only for 4Gb
  • S820_ROW_S221_8GB_140730 ↦ 710 Mb, contains all images file to upgrade your Lenovo S820 to the latest firmware, only for 8Gb
  • 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 Update to the Latest ROW Firmware S820_S221 4Gb and 8Gb
  • SP Flash Tool v5.1352 this is optional download, flash tool already include on ROM download.
Lenovo S820 Update to the Latest ROW Firmware S820_S221 4Gb and 8Gb
  1. Download all required files to upgrade your Lenovo S820, first please make sure that USB VCOM driver is completely installed on your computer, without it flash tool will not recognize any device connected.
  2. Extract downloaded ROM, you will got 2 folders target_bin and flash_tool folder. Go to falsh_tool  folder and run flash_tool.exe, if you are running windows 7 or later please run it with administrator privilege.
  3. On the flash tool, go to Options ↦ Option ↦ Download make sure DA DL All with Checksum options already checked, if not please check this option.
    Lenovo S820 Update to the Latest ROW Firmware S820_S221 4Gb and 8Gb
  4. Press [x]to close and back to flash tool, click Scatter-Loading button and point it to target_bin/MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt this action will load all images file on the target_bin to flash tool, change Download Only on download option (2) become Firmware Upgrade.
    Lenovo S820 Update to the Latest ROW Firmware S820_S221 4Gb and 8Gb

  5. Finish configure flash tools, press Download button or hit CTRL+D. Flash tool will begin to initialize and become stand by mode, waiting to connect with your device.
  6. Turn off your device and remove the battery, connect your device when you are ready. If USB VCOM driver installed properly then flash tool will immediately recognize your device and begin to start flashing process. Flashing process will take 5-6 minutes to finish, When you see there is GREEN CIRCLE on the middle of flash tool that mean you flashing process already finish and you can disconnect your device.
    Lenovo S820 Update to the Latest ROW Firmware S820_S221 4Gb and 8Gb
  7. Done, you can disconnect your device and try to boot to your home screen. Confirm that you already success update your Lenovo S820 with the latest version, go to System Settings ↦ About Phone and make sure it has same version with the downloaded ROM.
That it, a guide how to update Lenovo S820 with the latest version ROW firmware, You can leave any comments if you found any problems regarding this guide and please be specific about your problem so i can help you to solve it.
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Mateusz Mat
6 years ago

Hello,

could you help me. Is it possible to go back from kitkat S820_ROW_S221_8GB_140730 to my previous software S820_ROW_8G_S124_140404 using SP Flash ?

Thank you .

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Mateusz Mat

hi,
yes it is possible, with flash tool you don't need to see the previous firmware. flash tool will delete your previous firmware and install the new one
but i think i don't have a guide to install S124 for 8GB phone. sorry

espns
6 years ago

Hi,
Can you guide for downgrade from kitkat to Jellybean?
I am using S820 with Kitkat and my phone sucks with the kitkat on it.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  espns

Hi,
For downgrade your device please refer to this guide http://bit.ly/1pcvZ9h

sm said
6 years ago
Reply to  espns

Where can i find to download firmware lenovo s820 s222?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  espns

Hi,
Try to find it on needrom.com or you can do OTA update from S221 firmware, but keep visit the blog i will update it for S222 firmware.

Sunny Nguyen
5 years ago
Reply to  espns

Hi Andy, after hard reset, my s820 show bn row s221.
There is ota alert to upgrade to row s222, but i got android error icon after the process. And s820 reboot and inform ota upgrade failed.
Pls advise how i can update row s222.
Thank you

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  espns

You cannot OTA update because you already has change the system file, like trying to root, install custom recovery or everything that change the system file.
solution to update is using manual update with flash tool

Sunny Nguyen
5 years ago
Reply to  espns

Thanks for your prompt reply, Andy.
Please advise where I can download S222 in your website.

Thank you

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  espns

I only have S223 you can see it at here http://bit.ly/1zC4cEz, be careful manual update has possibility to brick your device

Sunny Nguyen
5 years ago
Reply to  espns

Can I flash from S221 direct to S223, follow the guide, Andy?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  espns

yes of course you can, just follow the above guide and make sure USB VCOM installed perfectly

yashvir caussy
6 years ago

Hey Andy
I've a doubt, my previous firmware was S820_S221_ROW. I had convert row to chinese markings!
Now I'm Running China firmware with VibeUI 2.0.. My question is if I want torevert it back to ROW, how to do it?. Has to again convert Chinese to Row or can install the Firmware S820_S221 4Gb directly…

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  yashvir caussy

Yes just direct install the ROW firmware with flash tool, it will bring back your ROW version firmware.

yashvir caussy
6 years ago

But I already have S820_ROW_S221_140730_OTA.zip which is 179 MB file. Can i used the 179 MB file directly to flash it or must download the file that you mentioned above S820_S221 —-> 715 Mb, contains all images file to upgrade your Lenovo S820 to the latest firmware, only for 4Gb

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  yashvir caussy

From china to ROW you must use rom that contains all required images to flash, cannot use OTA like yours, OTA can only be use to update from previous version, like from S220 to S221 you can use OTA update. But for change version you must use full images ROM and using flash tool to install

yashvir caussy
6 years ago

Thanks For your reply Andy.. You save me..by the way i finish install the rom that contains all required images so next i want to root it, what ways you suggest me! And I would let the chinese firmware but when i try to install any custom rom onto the chinese firmware it successfully installed but the problem is the rom doesn't run or boot it just remain on the bootloop for hours.. Last night i've installed the MIUI_V6_4.11.21_S820_LETZ but when i reboot system in recovery it just don't load the ROM and i've let the phone for hours but… Read more »

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  yashvir caussy

hi,
when you got bottloop after installing a firmware first thing to do is try to factory reset first, sometime it need to format data and cache first before success to boot. and one thing you should know that first boot is longer it can take 5 minutes to boot.

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6 years ago

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South Sea Computers
6 years ago

Many Thanks..!40730 flash worked successfully using win 8.1 ..keep up the good work…is there a better version than 140730 you may recommend,if not ,I am very happy with 140730…clean ,fast everything works as it should

androidrookies
6 years ago

hi,
good job for you and glad my guide can help you. ow for Lenovo S820 there is an update which is S222 but now it only obtained with OTA there is no flash tool files available on the net. so check your system update and do OTA update if you want.
and thank you for visit.

free download games
6 years ago

help me i got invalid imei and all status also gone like mac add,bluetooth..hope to hear from you soon

androidrookies
6 years ago

Hi,
Follow this guide to fix your imei http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ

Joshua Lim
6 years ago

izit posible to use OTG on this S820? i haven an OTG cable that works on my tab but not my S820~ thx in advance 🙂 cheers

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Joshua Lim

hi,
if i am not mistake, Lenovo S820 still not support OTG. because i tried a couple of time and i am not able to comment my usb disk to my phone

coolbaby
6 years ago

my lenovo s820 invalid imie after flashing this firmware, keep restarting
now it is dead when try flash kikat or jelly bean firmware everytime brom error pop up
plz reply ……………………….

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  coolbaby

hi,
to fix invalid imei use this guide http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ, install kitkat or jelly bean show an error can you told what error code not just say brom error cannot help you if don't know error code.

تامر الدين
6 years ago

I thank you from the deeb of my heart
Your subject this solution to me a very big problem
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
God bless you

androidrookies
6 years ago

Hi,
Your welcome glad to know this guide usefull for you

تامر الدين
6 years ago

Hi
When you press the Home button and volume up button menu button
For access to formate all buttons show in Chinese
Can i channge change this buttons to English?
Thank you

androidrookies
6 years ago

Hi,
That a recovery mode, first time you entered you will be able to choose the language, just choose english

تامر الدين
6 years ago

Hi
Thank you . i will try it

Jason Noronha
6 years ago

Umm Is it necessary to use that SP Flash tool version.. Will it work in v3.132?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Jason Noronha

recommended, but you can try it.
if not work just change the version.

Jason Noronha
6 years ago
Reply to  Jason Noronha

http://prntscr.com/6ritv6 Here.. .:D Thanks a Tonne Andy 😀

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Jason Noronha

finish, and nice this guide can help you.
thank you for visit

Jason Noronha
6 years ago
Reply to  Jason Noronha

Yes, Now all problems are fine… I solved them using ur other articles… pls dont approve my other questions :)… Delete them if u want.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Jason Noronha

Good and thank you for visit

yeferson usme galvis
6 years ago

Este firmware sirve para lenovo s820 row 8gb version colombia???
Lenovo s820 row s123

androidrookies
6 years ago

hi,
in english please, don't understand what your saying

Myltone Bone
6 years ago

As per your advice I did re flash again with the same procedure but unfortunately I couldn't complete getting the error prompt: BROM ERROR:S_FT-ENABLE_DRAM_FAIL(4032)

And hint is giving: Please check your load matches to your target which is to be downloaded.

Please help !!
i cant on my phone …..

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Myltone Bone

Download above preloade 2014, copy it to target bin folder then rename checksum.ini then reflash again

FAzidah AZam
5 years ago

hy there andy..i viewed the zip file and try to download it piece by piece (cause internet sucks here), but the system.img can't be downloaded.. you have any suggestions on what happened?i try to open both 4g and 8g s820_row file but both system.img cant be downloaded here..internet is fine but a little bit slow that's all..

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  FAzidah AZam

i think it because your internet connections,
i already done what you done and i can download all files one by one like you do and there is no problem at all.
try with different connection

FAzidah AZam
5 years ago
Reply to  FAzidah AZam

Does system.img need to be downloaded with the same phone model or can I just download it from any websites which have the same android version?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  FAzidah AZam

can be download from any website but with the same phone model and the same firmware version. but it dont guarantee to work because the file has md5 that note on the checksum.ini file.
so recommended to download from the same site

FAzidah AZam
5 years ago
Reply to  FAzidah AZam

Thanks Andy..I'll keep on trying..

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  FAzidah AZam

Your welcome, thank you for visit and leave comments

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  FAzidah AZam

Your welcome, thank for visit and leave comments

MAT KARYA
5 years ago

how to know lenovo s820 4gb or 8 gb

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  MAT KARYA

look at your storage at system setting -> storage

Yashvir Caussy
5 years ago

For me the SP flash tool; v3.1344.0.212 works like a charm instead of v5.1352 !!

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Yashvir Caussy

Thank you for information and thank you for visit the blog

Yashvir Caussy
5 years ago