Lenovo S850 Installing Android Lollipop 5.0 Custom ROM

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Lenovo S850 Installing Android Lollipop 5.0 Custom ROM  – This is an Android Lollipop for Lenovo S850 but this is custom ROM develop by russian developer from 4pda.ru, so if you wanna taste or feel the experience using Android 5.0 Lollipop then you must try to install this custom ROM to your device.
This is a custom ROM so there many bug on it, and it also have some requirements to be fulfilled, this guide will show you how to install a Android 5.0 Lollipop custom ROM on your Lenovo S850. This guide using flash tool method to install Android 5.0 Lollipop, so it will erase all your previous ROM and data so please make backup preparations before starting 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, Until now i still cannot fix Lenovo S850 that have signal lost problem so do with your own risk (DWYOR)

Lenovo S850 Installing Android Lollipop 5.0 Custom ROM

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Lenovo S850 Installing Android Lollipop 5.0 Custom ROM
Lenovo S850 Installing Android Lollipop 5.0 Custom ROM

Lenovo S850 Installing Android Lollipop 5.0 Custom ROM
Lenovo S850 Installing Android Lollipop 5.0 Custom ROM

Bugs :

  • Auto focus not working, but camera is 100% work with 13 Mp
  • The ROM is very buggy, so please very consider it before decide to follow the guide and change your ROM.
  • Network unstable, but can get 3G for SIM 1
  • Battery consumption
Downloads :
  • this ROM already out to date and the link is vanish, so i replace it with the link from 4pdu.ru lollipop ROM base on CM 12, you can install this ROM using TWRP or another custom recovery, ignore the rest guide CYANOGENMOD 12.1 Mark VII FINAL R36 (Open using chrome)
Lenovo S850 Installing Android Lollipop 5.0 Custom ROM 
  1. 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.
  2. Extract the ROM download files, there will be contains 2 folder ROM folder and flash tool folder, now just go to flash tool folder and run flash_tool.exe
  3. On the flash tool, check DA DL All with Checksum option this is must checked option so please don’t forget it. Click Scatter-Loading button browse to target_bin folder and select MT6582_Android_scatter.txt file, when you select it will automatically load the rest files to flash tool.
    Lenovo S850 Installing Android Lollipop 5.0 Custom ROM
  4. When everything is set just press Download button or press F9, flash tool will begin to prepare the files that will be used for flashing process, wait until finish.
  5. Now turn off your device, because Lenovo S850 use non removable battery you must make sure that it completely turn off. Connect your device to your computer, flash tool will recognize the device and starting flashing process, the process will take 5-6 minutes to finish and when you can see GREEN CIRCLE on the middle of flash tool that mean flashing process already finish successfully
    Lenovo S850 Installing Android Lollipop 5.0 Custom ROM
  6. Done, you have successful install Android 5.0 Lollipop to your Lenovo S850. Disconnect your device and try to do normal booting, first booting will take longer than usually approx 5 minutes or less so be patient.
Congratulations, Please remember that this ROM is on develop stage so if you consider that this ROM cannot use for daily just change the ROM again, and plese don’t complain about bugs to me because i just share what i found on the net. You can see the source about this ROM on this forum 4pda.ru, if you have problems or found any broken link regarding this guide please leave comments and Thank you for visit
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Naif Dastagir
5 years ago

Bro please give Lollipop ROM for S660

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Naif Dastagir

Hi,
For now lollipop just only for S850, it custom ROM with lot bugs and still in develop state so sorry cannot give the lollipop for Lenovo S660

akshay kashyap
5 years ago

Sir any idea for jelly bean rom because one person told me that kitkat is Battery consumption
That why i told you for jelly bean please sir please

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  akshay kashyap

Hi,
Kitkat i think still need alot improvement so it depend if you like update just install kitkat if you like stability that install jelly bean

akshay kashyap
5 years ago

Sir when i flash this rom using sp flash tool then its show me error that
Sp flash tool error :8038
PMT is ready and layout has been changed
Hint:please use firmware upgrade instead of download to avoid important data lostlost

Please tell me how to fix this…. Please me your ans. Quickly…..

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  akshay kashyap

to fix it just press firmware upgrade instead download button.

akshay kashyap
5 years ago

Sir I flash this rom and lost my imei no. How to fix this….please sir tell me

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  akshay kashyap

to fix the imei please follow this guide http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ or this http://bit.ly/1nKiGOH

Hoàng Anh Trần
5 years ago

How about S930, nobody built rom for it, so sad.

androidrookies
5 years ago

hi,
i think it still not yet, because as far as i know lollipop custom rom only on Lenovo S850 no else, so just need more time

Hamed Elbhrawy
5 years ago

there erorr in flash it how to flash ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Hamed Elbhrawy

How can i know the error if you not say to me the error code or the error number?

Hamed Elbhrawy
5 years ago
Reply to  Hamed Elbhrawy

it says that : plz make sure all necessary images are checked to be downloaded for "firmware upgarde" !!!

what sholud i do ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Hamed Elbhrawy

Click the unchecked box and search at target bin the image that fit with the partition section, example if the empty on is preloader than search on target bin preloader.img

Naif Dastagir
5 years ago

Hi Sir, i have a doubt. If we flash lollipop custom rom, will the actual os change i.e, will it support 64 bit computing or just the UI ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Naif Dastagir

Hi,
Yes it will actual change the OS, lollipop not 64bit. 64bit it depend on your cpu or processor mtk so lollipop will run on 32bit processor. It pure lollipop not just the UI only

Naif Dastagir
5 years ago
Reply to  Naif Dastagir

Ok. Thanks. So if suppose the SoC was MTK6732, it would support 64 bit. Right?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Naif Dastagir

yup, that right (y)

Naif Dastagir
5 years ago

Sir, can you make a guide for this? I think it will work on S660 ROW version. http://www.needrom.com/download/emui-v3-cn/

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Naif Dastagir

thank you for your suggestion,
i will consider it and will try the ROM first before write guide about it.
thank you for visit and comment

Naif Dastagir
5 years ago
Reply to  Naif Dastagir

Thank you very much for your quick & reply and accepting my suggestion. I will keep visiting.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Naif Dastagir

no problem and your welcome….

akshay kashyap
5 years ago

sir this is so buggy rom please upload 5.1 or fix that bugs my mobile is dual sim but is showing me single sim and network is soo week

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  akshay kashyap

this guide actually is for developer and not for daily uses, i just wanna share that developer already develop Android Lollipop 5.0 for Lenovo S850, so if you feel this ROM cannot use for daily just back to 4.4.2 or 4.2.2

akshay kashyap
5 years ago
Reply to  akshay kashyap

sir you saying back to 4.2.2 but how lenovo s850 is kitkat how to back to jelly bean please tell me

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  akshay kashyap

follow this link http://bit.ly/1nwEMDz

kiran gurav
5 years ago

sir its showing error in flashtool

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  kiran gurav

Please show what error code, and maybe you can find the solution on the other comments, the ROM is very buggy please very consider it before change and continue your ROM.

akshay kashyap
5 years ago

he bro did any update for this rom please give me link or do some for his sim network 1 sim is not working some time

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  akshay kashyap

I will do uodate once the update release for this update. For now there is no update yet

Ragavendhiran Ramalingam

hi bro…I am unable to download to download the files via these adds….!

androidrookies
5 years ago

Change your dns, cannot change that. i need ads to for paying server

shahmeem aizat
5 years ago

Hello Andy .. please help me . i downlaod and install it like all the instruction .. and all do fine n succes .. but im stuck at the android logo animation .. i tried reinstall it back .. but semmes nt working .please help me

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  shahmeem aizat

when you get stuck on android logo, first think you must do is try to factory reset your device from recovery mode and for your information firstboot can take approx 5 minutes

Naif Dastagir
5 years ago

Hi Andy, I installed Lollipop rom on my S660. Working fine.
Link http://lenovo-forums.ru/topic/12453-lenovo-s660-aosp-android-50-custom-rom/

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Naif Dastagir

thank you for your information, hope this link can help other taste lollipop

crazychef18@gmail.com
5 years ago

gan, invalid imei & error nvram

androidrookies
5 years ago

Restore using original backup or bring to lenovo store, because Lenovo S850 hard to restore signal after losing IMEI

Ashwin Bala
5 years ago

Is there any way to get the network to be stable by compromising other functionalities?
Or will we have to wait until a new update is released for the rom ? If so , until when ?

Thanks in advance

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ashwin Bala

Hi,
No there is no other way, you just need the update. Lenovo issue when change ROM or modified ROM is signal strength because lack of source resources so just need to wait the update. Until when, i dont know will update when new ROM is release

Ashwin Bala
5 years ago
Reply to  Ashwin Bala

Thanks for the early reply ?
Will wait for it anyways 😛

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ashwin Bala

Nope problem, thank you for visit and leave comments

akshay kashyap
5 years ago

he bro why not you add miui 6 custom rom

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  akshay kashyap

now i hard to trying the ROM before publish because lack of device, i will add but need more time to do that.
anyway thank you for your information

Muhammad Safwan Shaari

Sir Andy, about the S850 network issue, fail to discover network and SN:00000000. Is there any solution so far? ( I've been following ur blog till now. The solution is to hand it over to the service centre. My device out of warranty. Just playing luck here.) TQ.

androidrookies
5 years ago

hi try this http://bit.ly/1g45m32 and look for your imei *#06# if invalid try restore using this http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ, you should play around with NVRAM on flash tool if you want to restore your network

Muhammad Safwan Shaari

TQ. I'll visit ur blog more often. Nice personal support.

androidrookies
5 years ago

your welcome, and thank for visit and leaving positive comments

Niño Galicia
5 years ago

Hi I have lenovo S850 ROW version. Can u help me how create a recovery? I am currently using your method on creating your own cwm. Is it safe to use this method? I have been waiting to for hours, i think its stuck on "system ext4.img". Hope u can help thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Niño Galicia

Hi,
Sometime it stuck on system ext4.img just restart the process until you can move to the next step

Gul Hasan Khan
5 years ago

hii
i updating my lenovo s850 i press download button of flash to with all procedure but it still 0% not completing download i was wait for 30 minutes.
please help

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Gul Hasan Khan

Hi,
It because the device not recognize by computer, you just need make sure vcom driver install properly

Unknown
5 years ago

As you said this ROM has many bugs, but since then surely it got many updates.
I checked the 4pda.ru, but I don't speak russian so I absolutely don't understand this forum.

Can you tell me where can I download the latest version of the lenovo 850's android 5.0?

Bytheway: this will be my first ROOTing and manul android update.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

hi,
because this is the first time for you to rooting and modified your ROM, i must warm you that bricking Lenovo S850 it very hard to restore or fix. may make you replace device motherboard once it bricking
this is http://adf.ly/1OgPKl latest release according to 4pds.ru forum, and can be installed with flash tool

Roland Szabó
5 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

Thank you:)
Is my phone will be better if i update to 5.0?(custom ROM)

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

This is a custom rom so it still contains many bug, and very risky to modified ROM especially when you using Lenovo S850, so consider it well

Mansoor Ali
4 years ago

Hi sir I am using lenovo S850 kikat 4.4.2
How to update lollipop
Lollipop best app R kikat pls update to me

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Mansoor Ali

hi,
official lollipop still not release yet from the Lenovo, above is custom ROM so it has a lot bugs.
If it already release i will publish on this blog

hamza khan
4 years ago

Hello Bro,
I need Lollipop ROM for lenovo a319 please I want it can you help me.

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  hamza khan

There is no lollipop official rom or custom rom for lenovo a319 so sorry cannot help you

Hazman Ghazali
4 years ago

why my s850 still stuck in booting? i had follow the instruction that given.

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Hazman Ghazali

have you see the green circle?
are there is error code or error show ?
the first booting will take 5-6 minutes to finish so be patience

Hazman Ghazali
4 years ago
Reply to  Hazman Ghazali

yeah ,i saw green cicle..no error…it more than 6 minutes…about 3 hours… hmmm

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Hazman Ghazali

then try to turn off your device, then hold press volume up + power button until you get recovery mode then do factory reset to your device then try to reboot.

Jesús Gallardo
4 years ago

Do you have any for s960?

androidrookies
4 years ago

This is custom rom, actually S960 have official lollipop but in china and not been release, you can obtain lollipop aka Vibe Ui 2.5 when you bought new S960. Just wait until it release

Black-shot
4 years ago

Find update lolipop v5.0 s850 without bugs pleaseeeeeeee

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Black-shot

i will try because so few people modified Lenovo ROM because the lack of ROM source

MrAiM SeNju
4 years ago

https://cloud.mail.ru/public/6d453a7a35f2/S850%20Android%20L.zip

error link.. help gift new S850 Android L v2

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  MrAiM SeNju

will be update as soon as possible, when other link available.
thank you for your message

Vipul Soni
4 years ago

My Phone is Lenovo S850
Hello, Pleas give me download link, bcz, above link is not work.

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Vipul Soni

already update the guide, look at download section

Unknown
4 years ago

andy , how to contact you ? are u have social media like bbm/whatsapp/line ?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

leave comments in this blog and i will answer it, i use all of that but i am not share it. so sorry for that

Unknown
4 years ago

itukan di websitenya ada 3 romnya , pilih yg mana ? pertama , tengah , apa ke 3 ?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

It up to you, if there is no scatter file than you must install it using custom recovery, recommend is using cm

Unknown
4 years ago

SUCCESS!!! Finally i got Lollipop 5.1.1 on my Lenovo S850!!!After 1 Weeks Searching for all information!!! i want to share tips , to ALL Lenovo S850 User (Non-Removable Battery) . Before u Start! u must Provide :1.PC/Laptop2.Internet3.USB Cable4.Bravery5.Patience6.Coffee7.Cigarrette (if you r Smoker)8.and Specially PRAY! THIS is MY EXPERIENCE!! ————————Do With Your Own Risk—————————(IMPORTANT)PLEASE BACK UP ALL YOUR DATA BEFORE DO THIS!—– Step 1 : your Lenovo S850 must be Rooted (i use iRoot http://www.iroot.com/iroot-for-pc) Step 2 : Install TWRP 2.8.4.0 (Go To http://www.androidrookies.com/2015/04/lenovo-s850-install-twrp-v2840-for.html#.VxNfsOJ97Dc) Step 3 : Download ROM and Neccesary .Zip (Go To http://adf.ly/1ZLpIN)-CYANOGENMOD 12.1 Mark VII FINAL V3.1 (от… Read more »

androidrookies
4 years ago