Lenovo S920 Update with the New version International Firmware ROW_S221

27 Feb 2015

Lenovo S920 Update with the New version International Firmware ROW_S221 – New update for Lenovo S920 already release with build number S920_ROW_S221_150119, today this guide will explain step by step how to update Lenovo S920 to the new version of international firmware. I think this build number also can be obtain with OTA method but you need to have S220 installed on your device.
This guide will update Lenovo S920 using flash tool method, updating or modified your Lenovo S920 has possibility to brick and will erase your data so please consider it and always do backup preparations first before start following this guide. For now this build number is the latest update for Lenovo S920 it fix the bugs from previous version, improve speed on system interface, improve battery lifetime and etc.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial.  (DWYOR). This is for Lenovo S920 4GB for 8Gb there is another file and i will update it as soon as it available.
if you have phone produce in 2014 (can see on the box, or error 4032 while flashing), please refer to this useful website (use chrome)

If you got “UnRecognized ROM Detectd” the solution is use SP Flash Tool v3.1304, tick the preload click the preload  browse it to target_bin/preload.img

Lenovo S920 Update with the New version International Firmware ROW_S221

ROM Descriptions :

  • Build Number : S920_ROW_S221_150119
  • Date : 19.01.2015
  • OS : Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Languages : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
  • Google Applications : Include
  • Root : Not Include
  • File Type : Full image install using flash tool
Downloads :
  • S920_ROW_S221_150119 1.6 Gb, contains full image that needed to update your device to S221 using flash tool
  • SP Flash Tool v5.1428 optional downloads, download ROM also include flash tool inside it.
  • USB Vcom driver ↦ driver that need so the flash tool can recognize your device as USB port, needed to install first.
Lenovo S920 Update with the New version International Firmware ROW_S211
  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. After successful install USB Vcom driver now we can start the step to update Lenovo S920, for step by step for update please refer to below :
      • Extract ROM downloaded and the flash tool on then same folder, for easy organize it and flashing it. 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.
      • On the flash tool, please go to Options ↦ Option ↦ Download please make sure DA DL All with Checksum already checked, click X (Close) to back to Flash Tool, this option is very important so please don’t forget it.
        Lenovo S920 Update with the New version International Firmware ROW_S221
      • Once back to flash tool, now please click on the Scatter-Loading button and point it to ROM extracted folder and the select MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt this will automatically loaded all required images file to update your device, Please wait until flash tool finish processing the image files and become stand by.
        Lenovo S920 Update with the New version International Firmware ROW_S221
      • Change Download option from Download Only to Firmware Upgrade mode, now you can press Download button or hit CTRL+D. Flash tool will initialize the files that add to the flash tool and when finish flash tool will ready to make connection with your device.
        Lenovo S920 Update with the New version International Firmware ROW_S221
      • When flash tool already finish and stand by, now please turn off your device and remove the battery. Connect your device to computer using USB cable, flash tool will immediately recognize your device and begin to start flashing process, this process will take 5-6 minutes to finish and when you see GREEN CIRCLE in the middle of flash tool that mean flashing process already finish
        Lenovo S920 Update with the New version International Firmware ROW_S221
      1. Done, you have successful update your Lenovo S920 with firmware version ROW_S221, please confirm it with go to System Setting ↦ About Phone and look at the Build Number it must be same with the downloaded ROM.
      That all, Update Lenovo S920 with International Firmware version ROW_S221, this guide already been tested and working great. If you have problem or found any broken links please inform to me with leaving comments and i will very helpful, Thank you for visit
        1. If you got "UnRecognized ROM Detectd" the solution is use SP Flash Tool v3.1304, tick the preload ↦ click the preload ↦ browse it to target_bin/preload.img.
          give detail error, when got PMT change press firmware upgrader button instead download button

        2. BROM ERROR : S_FT_FORMAT_FAIL (4010) occurs because the given range of memory address is different with the phone memory address layout. And this PMT is locked and you cannot format your phone. By default, the scatter file that you have will not allow sp flash to download the new layout to your phone.
          the question is, how can the partition can be different from the scatter file? are you do format your phone? modified partition? install application that playing with partition?
          hope this can be fix, but not guarantee it will be fix :
          1. Open your scatter file using notepad++.
          2. Delete (__NODL_) at __NODL_PMT 0x700000 line and leave it to PMT 0x700000
          4. Open SP Flash Tool V5.13.52.200 and open your last scatter file.
          5. Now format your phone using Auto Format Flash and Format whole flash except Bootloader.
          6. Wait until green circle appeared and you are ready to flash your new ROM. And remember load your new scatter file given with the ROM.

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