Modem file for Lenovo S960 Vibe X, Solving Signal Reception Problem

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Modem file for Lenovo S960 Vibe X, Solving Signal Reception Problem – Guide to change modem file on Lenovo S960 Vibe X, once you update or re flash new ROM sometime it need to change the modem file, because original modem file give bad signal reception.
You can change the modem file if you already root your Lenovo S960, custom recovery is optional requirement because modem file in this guide can be install using root explorer. This guide will modified your system file so it very recommended that you have your system backup before start following this guide, once you replace your modem file there is no way you can restore it. Very consider before following this guide because this guide has possibility to brick your device.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial. 

Please do your own backup preparation before starting following this guide. (DWYOR)

Modem file for Lenovo S960 Vibe X, Solving Signal Reception Problem

Requirements :

  • Lenovo S960 already successfully rooted, rooting Lenovo S960 can be use iRoot, towel root or any one click rooting method. Or you can install custom recovery first then install superSu from recovery mode.
  • Lenovo S960 already installed with custom recovery, you can use TWRP or CWM both have same menu and have same function.
Downloads :
Modem file for Lenovo S960 Vibe X, Solving Signal Reception Problem
  1. Recovery Mode Installation
    • This installation mode only can be do with custom recovery, no standard recovery can do this method. 
    • Turn off your device and boot to recovery mode, press and hold Power button + Volume Down + Volume Up button and release until you can see recovery main menu
    • On the custom recovery main menu select Install zip from sd card ↦ Choose zip from sd card  point it to downloaded modem file
      Modem file for Lenovo S960 Vibe X, Solving Signal Reception Problem
    • After installation finish back to custom recovery main menu, select Reboot System Now
    • Boot normally and confirm with go to System Setting ↦ About Phone ↦ look on the Baseband Version make sure it same with the downloaded modem file.
  2. Manual Installation
    • Install Root Explorer on your device, this program needed ROOT to be run
    • Extract downloaded modem file to your computer and move it to external sd card, there will be 1 folder with 2 sub folder ↦ /system/etc ↦ firmware ↦ mddb
      Modem file for Lenovo S960 Vibe X, Solving Signal Reception Problem
    • Open Root Explorer and navigate to /etc/firmware, rename modem.img then navigate to /etc/mddb rename BPLGU*******.
    • Move modem.img from downloaded modem file to /etc/firmware then set permission to RW–R–R.
    • Move BPLGU******* from downloaded modem file to /etc/mddb then set permission to RW–R–R
      Modem file for Lenovo S960 Vibe X, Solving Signal Reception Problem Modem file for Lenovo S960 Vibe X, Solving Signal Reception Problem
    • Done, now reboot your phone.
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Rommel Castro
5 years ago

HI Andy, this modem also works with andorid kitkat Vibeui2.0??
Thnks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Rommel Castro

Hi,
Yes modem also work for Vibe UI 2.0

Redes Hosting
5 years ago

Hi andy will this work for ROW version?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Redes Hosting

hi,
yes it will work…

Okson Okey
5 years ago

Hello Andy. I have downloaded both of this modem and also installed. But my s960 have some difficulty's to get 3g network. Do you have any other modem for this model. Or any solutions for this issue?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Okson Okey

Hi,
Yes only that. Try change the setting to wcdma/gsm on network setting. Or maybe you can try using mobile uncle application but it require rooted device

Okson Okey
5 years ago

Hi andy
The phone is already rooted. And mob uncle also installed. So what we can do with mob uncle.
Actually the thing is that the phone didn't get WCDMA when it's startup. if the network mod is set to "GSM only" than it will detect the signal “gsm”. And the mode is set to” WCDMA only” it will appear no service available. And the signal strength bar will show Red Cross mark. But it will detect the network provider. So if you can do anything with mob uncle please give me the instruction
Thank you

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Okson Okey

hi,
i would recommend you to see this explaination from the link https://mahapecha.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/fixing-3g-signal-cubot-gt99-mtk6589/ i hope you can solve your problem

John Ganeng
5 years ago

Hi andy.mybe my phone chines set.in recovery mode it write in chines langauge.i cant undestand,with manual installation so dificult.can u help me

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  John Ganeng

hi,
the only solution for this is change the original recovery with custom recovery using this guide http://bit.ly/1wZlJuG

stalkerrr
5 years ago

hi andy My phone doesnt see sd card in recovery mode

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  stalkerrr

hi,
that may be gug from the custom recovery, some old custom recovery have bug does not see sd card on recovery mode. try change or update your custom recovery

Mohd Saifullah
5 years ago

hi i have downgraded to jellybean by following your instruction. now do i have to use this modem or the rom you uploaded already using this modem file. i downgrade using this
http://www.androidrookies.com/2015/01/lenovo-s960-re-flashing-with-android.html

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Mohd Saifullah

hi,
yes you can use the modem on jelly bean, but need different custom recovery to apply it

Mohd Saifullah
5 years ago
Reply to  Mohd Saifullah

can you explain how is the different custom recovery

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Mohd Saifullah

To install modem file to your device you need a custom recovery, twrp or cwm. Custom recovery for android 4.4.2 cannot be use for android 4.2.2. That why i warm you about that, but modem file can be use for both operating systems

John Ganeng
5 years ago

Hi andy,which one fail we should rename?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  John Ganeng

what file that you mean? please remind me once again

John Ganeng
5 years ago
Reply to  John Ganeng

Download file or permanent?..why if i try to move the download file,he said just reed only.please help me

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  John Ganeng

when your phone not rooted, you will not able to follow above guide, because modified system file or rename it need root access.

Ruel
4 years ago

Hi. Do you have the original modem file for V102? I cannot update via OTA because of the changes I made in the modem. Installing updates gives me an error saying there something wrong with the modem

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Ruel

above download link is V102,
you have change the modem file so your device already rooted,
have you use custom recovery, TWRP or CWM ?
requirements for installing OTA update is :
1. original Lenovo recovery, when you use custom update will failed
2. unmodified system files, root is include

Ruel
4 years ago

Yes, I'm already using the original lenovo recovery. I reverted from TWRP since I cannot update via OTA.

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Ruel

then must be there is something change when you root or change to custom recovery, what update number do you want to install ?
have you try do factory reset after unroot and install lenovo recovery ?

Ruel
4 years ago

Want to update mine to S11. I was thinking of other ways without erasing my installed apps.

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Ruel

Ou… you mean S211 ? http://bit.ly/1xGvKKM

it hard, OTA can do it, but if your OTA failed you can try install TWRP do full backup -> update to S211 -> install TWRP again restore only data & cache.
that my suggestion but it little complicated since OTA update not work.

Ruel
4 years ago

Alright. I'll try that. You sure all data will be restored without any problems? 🙂

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Ruel

as long as you use the same twrp version i think there is no problems, i already done that a lot. but remember contact, phone logs and msg not backup by twrp.

Ruel
4 years ago

What is the difference between V51 and V102?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Ruel

If i am not wrong v102 is use for china phone modem with china firmware. I think it older than the v51

Ruel
4 years ago

So for ROW, it should be V51?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Ruel

Both can be use for row, depend on signal strength

John Ganeng
4 years ago

Hi andy.went i try to install with recovery mode it said installation abort.what is wrong?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  John Ganeng

have you use custom recovery ? it must be use custom recovery because original lenovo recovery cannot install that

Zarif Haiqal
4 years ago

Hello andy.. I can help you to guide solving s960 signal. And my step is work. Its simple.
1. Your device must be rooted.
2. Download the modem file s960 v51.
3. Download root browser at the play store.
4. Open root browser and extracted the modem file you download.
5. The modem file is extracted and you must go to etc/firmware and delete the modem_1_3g.img.
6. Copying the modem_1_3g.img in download file and replace it to etc/firmware.
7. You will look the changes. The line bar will be fully. And now just reboot your device. I hope this guide can help yours problem. Enjoy 😉

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Zarif Haiqal

Hi,
Thank you for your information, i hope everybody can see the information that you shared. Thank you again

Zarif Haiqal
4 years ago
Reply to  Zarif Haiqal

But i forget 1 step. After replacing modem_1_3g.img to etc/firmware you just set permision like andy suwito set. Welcome .

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Zarif Haiqal

thank you again for your correction.

Jorge M Fernandez B
4 years ago
Reply to  Zarif Haiqal

Hi Andy, I just replaced both files in the diretory you said given them rw-r-r permission, I followed the 2nd guie. Extract Modem file_V51 and navigate into firmware and mddb I downloaded, but whem I reboot i cant get 3g signal bro, I have S820 V51 Base band. Cheers mate

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Zarif Haiqal

Try one by one modem files above, V51 not always give you 3G signal.
It depend on network provider on your country but recommend to use china modem than international modem.

Jorge M Fernandez B
4 years ago
Reply to  Zarif Haiqal

I tried both my friend, didnt work. Any suggest? I just erase both files and paste downloaded ones (modem.img and BPLCU****), I did it for v51 and v102

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Zarif Haiqal

so i think you need to contact the Lenovo because i just share their china modem and give Lenovo user to experience change their modem for better signal, but if modem files that i share not fix the issue than i think you should contact the Lenovo

Jorge Pereira
4 years ago

…funcionó, mil gracias!!!

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Jorge Pereira

thank you for visit and leave comment, even i dont understand what you said

Ruel
4 years ago

Has anyone tried to use this rom? I just want to make sure that it is legit before I try it on my device. Here's the link of the rom:

http://www.lollipopupdate.xyz/upgrade-update-lenovo-vibe-x-s960-to-5-0-lollipop.html

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Ruel

that a spam web, website that give false information and only contains adv, if you click the link provide you will be serve with another link and you will never found the ROM. if you dont believe me just click it and beware of virus.

Ruel
4 years ago

Thanks for the info. I have a hunch that it is not legit coz I don't see any lollipop custom rom in XDA for vibe X that's why I asked here since this is the only safe source of rom for my device. Do you think there will be a lollipop update even for custom rom?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Ruel

yes there is no lollipop update for Lenovo S960 even with custom ROM.

jarhead
4 years ago

tnx for this file again sir, at first my s960 just automatically updated to chinese version and my phone fucked up and then i just came into your other post of rom (the one pre-rooted custom rom by baralajbi),afyer flashing it,it works fine and smooth but rhe problem of that rom is weak signal. but now using this file it just boosted my signal reception.your a big help!!! thank you so much…

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  jarhead

thank you for your visit and your comment, i am really appreciate it.

Ruel
4 years ago

Do you know how to fix an eMMC error when flashing a rom in S960?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Ruel

try formating but dont format the bootloader. with scatter file from stock ROM

Ruel
4 years ago

Did that already. It didn't work 🙁

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Ruel

usually did that if the is problem with emmc, sorry cannot help you more

jarhead
4 years ago

gud evening sir,do you have a custom revovery for lenovo s960 like twrp or clockwork mod? because my default recovery is in chinese language so its useless for me…thanks

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  jarhead

for change Lenovo S960 to custom recovery please refer to this guide http://bit.ly/1wZlJuG or this http://bit.ly/1ijZPoD

jarhead
4 years ago
Reply to  jarhead

okei sir thank you so much

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  jarhead

your welcome, and thank you for leaving the comments

Medunoye gbenga
4 years ago

I know im late but its really urgent.

I tried the second one and it didnt work.

I cant download the Modem_V51_for_VibeUI_1.5 . Link is bad.
Any help please

androidrookies
4 years ago

Already check the link and it fine, all my link is redirect using shorte and adfly if you cannot download it try using google dns

Medunoye gbenga
4 years ago

i followed your instructions, used root explorer to replace the modem.img and BPLCU****. no signal after i restarted and my mobile options menu is disabled. any help?

androidrookies
4 years ago

Required root, and try check the permission. There is no related change the modem with unable to rouch network setting. Check the permission again