Lenovo S930 Update Latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware ROW_S218

18 Nov 2014

Lenovo S930 Update Latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware ROW_S218 – New update for Lenovo S930 has been launched, this is an official release for international version firmware. This new update fix several things from the previous version. You can also obtain this update with OTA, but need to current running ROW_S215 with the Lenovo Standard Recovery to be able to install it. This is flashing guide so in this guide it will format your device that make your data will be erased and this guide has possibility to brick your device so please make your own backup preparations before following this guide.

Disclaimer :

This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial.  (DWYOR). if you has firmware version ROW_S215 than this update will pop up on your system update.

Lenovo S930 Update Latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware ROW_S218

ROM Descriptions :

  • Build Number : S930_ROW_S218_141106
  • Date : 06-11-2014
  • OS : Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Languages : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
  • Google Applications : Include
  • Root : No
Downloads :
  • S930_ROW_S218_141106  1 Gb, contains all images ROM to update your Lenovo S930 to the latest version
  • 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 S930 Update Latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware ROW_S218
  • SP Flash Tool v5.1352 flash tool for upgrade your device to the latest version, this tool also include on downloaded ROM
Lenovo S930 Update Latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware ROW_S218
  1. Download all required files to your computer, this guide using flash tool so it need to be make sure that USB VCOM driver is installed completely before continued to the next step.
  2. Extract the ROM download, you will find target_bin folder and flash tool folder, go to flash tool folder and run flash_tool.exe, remember when you are using windows 7 or later please use administrator privilege to avoid any permission error.
  3. On the flash tool, go to Options ↦ Option ↦ Download make sure you already check DA DL All with Checksum option, press [X] to close option window and back to flash tool.
    Lenovo S930 Update Latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware ROW_S218
  4. Back on flash tool, click on Scatter-Loading button and point to target_bin and select MT6582_Android_scatter.txt this action will automatically loaded all required ROM images to flash tool, select Download Only on the download options (2) (You can change this option to firmware↦upgrade if you got error 8038 while flashing)
    Lenovo S930 Update Latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware ROW_S218

  5. When everything complete, now you can press Download button or hit CTRL+D, flash tool will become stand by mode and ready to make connection with your device.
  6. Now turn off your device and remove the battery, connect your device to your computer using USB cable. When USB VCOM installed completely then flash tool will recognize your device and begin to start flashing process, this process will take 5-6 minutes to finish and will show GREEN CIRCLE in the middle of flash tool when it finish.
    Lenovo S930 Update Latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware ROW_S218
  7. Flashing process is done and now you can disconnect your device. First booting will take longer 3-4 minutes to complete so please be patient. Successful booting go to Dialer and dial ####682# to change your origin country, device will reboot to recovery mode and apply origin country.
  8. Success boot again go to Dialer  and dial ####8888#, this will d factory reset on your device and will erase all data. 
  9. Done, confirm the Build Number is same with downloaded ROM.
Congratulations, you have successful update your Lenovo S930 to the latest official release for International ROM version. please leave any comments if you found any problems regarding this guide. Thank You
  1. hello sir,
    thats very helpfully, but just 1 i want to ask sir, i come from malaysia, and i already install this room. just 1 thing i have problem. i tried to change..change sim. from the tunetalk, maxis, digi, celcom.. but i didnt recive the signal. the signal just say, "no service – tunetalk". i already try what you told me to choose the country, but only 2 chosen. in chines "ru & default". i dont know what i chose, i try to chose default. but nothing happen.. please help me to get my signal back sir.

    1. Just dial *#06# and if it show invalid that mean you already remove your IMEI on your last flasing attempt. That why you need to that you restore your IMEI, just follow the link i give you that a guide to restore IMEI and it easy to follow

  2. I have problem with whatapps slow receive msg..Previously i using 4.2 having no problem with tis.After i install 4.4 rom, i slow receive msg..Ppl send msg whatapps to me and i wun recieved unless i click in whatssp inside..how to solve tis problem..

    2. Gsensor go problem when playing car racing

    Pls help me solve tis problem..tq very much

    1. hi,
      so sorry i could not help you for that problem, apparently that ROM problem or know as bug. I am just handle ROM update and installation problem, i just can suggest you to always update ROM to the latest who know it bug and will fix on the next update.

  3. Hi Pak Andy,

    My S930 has gone bootloop, wipe cache+factory reset wont help. I trying to flash it with stock rom following your instruction above.

    The problem that i face, is that during VROM USB driver installation, the S930 is recognized as USB unknown device in my laptop (windows 7) . and it will get disconnected from windows after 3-5 second.

    I tried to update the driver manually but it wont work.. it's not giving the same output as instruction above
    MTK65xx Preloader Devices in the port section inside Device Manager.

    Can you help to suggest how i can install the USB driver for S930 in this case?


    1. Hi
      I am also use win 7 as my operating system. When i am connect the device i also open device manager so i can see the unknown usb. Just right click and select update driver before it disappear again. This way work for me. I jusy can tell you to keep trying until you successful install usb vcom

  4. The USB VCOM Driver it's installed and working right because I also tried to use MtkDroidTools v2.5.3 and my device was perfectly recognized by the app but it didn't worked also. Using the MAUI META 3G v6, I tried several times to connect my Smart phone and still can't connect it. I also tried to use MobileUncle MTK Tools and it din't worked also. I'm starting to fink that my cell phone it's not going to work ant more…

  5. Hi… I have used your ROM for good 2 months. Suddenly my phone is in bootloop and even flashing stock rom is not helping. It is starting and restarting every 5 seconds. Pressing Power and Volume Up Button or Power plus Volume Down button is also no use. Phone is restarting and is in continuous bootloop. PLs HELP !!

    1. Hi,
      Are you re flashing with other ROM?
      If already than i think it not software or firmware problem, maybe it hardware problem. Mostly baterai. Try borrow another baterai from your friends or try charge while use the phone and see the problem still happen or not.

    2. Hi
      Yes I have tried with other ROMS too and the flashing using SP tool goes properly till the end and everything is shown OK. But still when I restart the phone it goes into bootloop and keeps on switching off and on every 5 seconds.

      I have tried with charging on also and it is also not working. PLs HELP.

    3. Then i guess it hardware problem, because it happen suddenly right? Try bring to service that know about phone hardware tell them to check why it restart it self every 5 second. If in computer restart happen when the power supply is weak than need to be replace, so try bring to service center tell them to check the problem

  6. hello andy…thanx for your article..after using this os..i got problem with contact manager..always hang…need to restart….sometimes some of my contact loss…do you have any idea?or should i downgrade back?

  7. salam kenal..makasi mas atas bantuan nya..cuma mau sambung usb vcom yg ribet mas..tapi smua nya berhasil dengan mulus..heheheheee
    mas bikin rom miui 7 donk..aku ada download dari blog lain cuma masalah boot terlalu lama habis itu warning "no file_context" kata nya..hemmmm
    semoga sukses mas hasil karya nya..heheheheee

    1. Thank you for visit the blog and leaving comment, i have ever build a ROM but it take too much time to compaile and fix the error and i am now kind off busy with the real work so now still cannot, sorry. Just can give infor about how to install and fix the installation

  8. hi andy…i after successfull update this rom…then using pc or ota update for official..success..but still signal no network…i live in the city..
    S930_ROW_S218_141106 Latest update… baseband i use – S930,ROW.V17.2014/01/27
    Can help me bro

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