Officially Update Lenovo S860 to the Latest ROW Firmware ROW_S402

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Officially Update Lenovo S860 to the Latest ROW Firmware ROW_S402 – Latest update for Lenovo S860 launched on 8th November, this update can be obtain with OTA if you have ROW_S401 on your current firmware without an modification on recovery file.
Today guide will show you on how to manual update your firmware to ROW_S402 with flash tool method, this guide can be done even if your current firmware not ROW_S401. This firmware mainly use for Lenovo S860 with 2GB RAM, but it reported that Lenovo S860 bought from china with 1GB RAM also can use this firmware with condition must change the modem file to china modem file after successful flash it (DWYOR). This guide will erase your data and have possibility to brick your devices so please do your own backup preparations.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial.  (DWYOR) Be careful failed update using this guide will make you must open your case to remove battery so consider it before follow this guide.


Note :
If your phone from china with 1GB memory, then after apply this update you must flash the modem file (Root  TWRP  modem), Otherwise your 3G will not work and sometimes the left SIM slot will not work too. 

Lenovo S860 Update to the Latest ROW Firmware ROW_S402

ROM Description :

  • Build Number : S860_ROW_S402_141108
  • Date : 08-11-2014
  • OS : Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Languages : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
  • Google Applications : Include
  • Root : No
Downloads :
  • S860_ROW_S402_141108  1.0 Gb,contains all required files to update your Lenovo S860 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat 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 S860 Update to the Latest ROW Firmware ROW_S402
  • SP Flash Tool v3.1324 flash tool needed to upgrade your devices to the latest version, use the recommended version only.
Officially Update Lenovo S860 to the Latest ROW Firmware ROW_S402
  1. Download all required files to your computer, because this guide is using flash tool to upgrade your devices then you must first confirm that USB VCOM driver is completely installed on your computer before continued to the next step.
  2. Extract downloaded ROM, you will find target_bin folder and flash_tool folder ignore else. go to flash tool folder and run flash_tool.exe, remember to run it using administrator privilege if you are using windows 7 or later. 
  3. On the flash tool check DA DL All with Checksum option, and then click Scatter-Loading button, point it to target_bin  folder and then select MT6582_Android_scatter.txt. This action will automatically loaded all required files to flash tool.
    Officially Update Lenovo S860 to the Latest ROW Firmware ROW_S402
  4. When everything in place, now just press Download button or hit F9, this will make flash tool to initialize ROM files and ready to make connection with your devices, this will take 1-2 minutes to finish just wait and the flash tool will become stand by.
  5. Turn off your device, because Lenovo S860 use non-removable battery. You must wait until it completely turn off, if you sure just connect your device to your computer using USB cable. Flash tool will recognize it and begin to start upgrade process, this process will take 5-6 minutes to finish. When you see progress bar 100% and GREEN CIRCLE on the middle of flash tool, it mean upgrade process is finish successful 
    Officially Update Lenovo S860 to the Latest ROW Firmware ROW_S402
  6. Done, now you can disconnect your device. Turn on your device, first boot will take longer usually like 4-5 minutes to complete so please be patient. Verify the build number on the System Settings  About Phone  Build Number make sure it same with the download file.
  7. After success boot and on home screen you need to dial #### 682 #, the phone will be reboot and apply country code to recovery, then dial ####8888## to factory reset your device. For china phone please change the modem file Root  TWRP ↦ Modem
Congratulations, you already have successful upgrade your devices to the latest ROW firmware, i hope this update solve your previous bug. please leave any comments if you found broken link or problems regarding this guide. Thank You
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Adrian Udrea
5 years ago

Good job Andy… The Rooted phone will Be unrooted after this update???

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Adrian Udrea

yup,
all modification will be restore to default.

Adrian Udrea
5 years ago
Reply to  Adrian Udrea

So the Root metod will work?? After update?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Adrian Udrea

Yes of course.

Adrian Udrea
5 years ago

how necesary is step 7?? it must make that step??

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Adrian Udrea

need to be done, but you can skip it if the installation is ok.
but recommended to factory reset after doing successful flash

Adrian Udrea
5 years ago

seems to be ok….

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Adrian Udrea

than just do factory reset, it recommend to do

syukran genryusai
5 years ago

I download via ota… After finish it ask when i want isntall it and i press now… But it just go to homescreen and not update… I download it two time and it same… How?

androidrookies
5 years ago

Hi,
OTA update can only be done if you still use standard recovery. If you already change to custom recovery it will not update.

mizan
5 years ago

Hi Andy,
Thank you for the instruction, it works well for my s860.
I've followed all your instructions and successfully updated.

Thanks again bro.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  mizan

Hi,
Nice and good job for you. And thank you for your visit and leaving positive comment.

ovbu
5 years ago
Reply to  mizan

Hi,
Thx for your good job.
Regards

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  mizan

hello,
thank you and nice this guide can help you solve your problem

Tavam Sunim
5 years ago

Hello Andy,

I have problems with network/wifi signal strength. Does this update resolve this problem?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Tavam Sunim

Hi,
Give me more information about your problem, it is cannot detect you SIM or still can detect but signal strength very low or what, any why when you dial *#06# can you see your IMEI?

Ayuz Mohtadzar
5 years ago

i have problem at sim. .sometime can detect sometime can't and signal very low. .and i dont have imei number. .imei i just see null. .why. .please help me. .

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Ayuz Mohtadzar

Hi,
To fix your imei just follow this guide http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ, when you lost your imei you also lost your device ability to communicate like cannot detct sim and low signal just restore your imei first

Igor Sosic
5 years ago

Hi.I have rooted my s860 2 gb eu ver.and I like to flash it.Which rom to use and where to find it?.I have last s402 row update softver?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Igor Sosic

Hi,
Do you already have the latest international firmware, why need to flash again? On my blog only write official international and official china so i cannot told you if you want custom rom

Igor Sosic
5 years ago
Reply to  Igor Sosic

Yes I have…ok.thanks.

Apisata Dachasuravanich

hello i have problem install this FM

androidrookies
5 years ago

hi,
give mode description, what error code, what problem you have, what have you done and etc not just like that. i cannot help you if i don't know your problems. thank you

Apisata Dachasuravanich

How can i install USB VCOM Driver ?

androidrookies
5 years ago

Hi,
I have explain it at the downnload section. Turn off device connect device whaile open device manager, when you see question mark on device manager fastly right click on it select update driver, browse to extracted usb vcom driver.
Repeat it again if you miss the question mark on device manager, it will pop up juT 3-4 seconds omly

Un necunoscut
5 years ago

hello I have a problem at step4…. I do everything, I press download (f9) and some things happen (very fast) on the bot of the window and than freezes at 0%. I-'m running win8.1 and as admin.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Un necunoscut

hi,
yes step 4 flash tool will show progress just 0% then turn off your device then connect to computer. flash tool will recognize your device and progress bar will increase.
windows 8.1 need to disable unsign driver installation to install usb vcom driver search at google how to do that.

Alex
5 years ago

can you do a video tutorial how to do it?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Alex

No, sorry icannot do video tutorial. Sorry cannot help you

Hocho Gongora y Gongora

hello i do it all but i cant get 3g network (i also change the modem)
can you help me

androidrookies
5 years ago

hi,
your device china device ? try to change modem with china modem also follow this http://bit.ly/1mafu2K. try change modem until you found the best modem file.

mohd azizi
5 years ago

I root my phone,then when I updated,it in recovery mode.wat should i do

androidrookies
5 years ago

Hi,
OTA update will install update from recovery mode, so you need standard lenovo recovery to make install success, if you use custom then it will failed

Tam Tam
4 years ago

tq for advise..done for cn base..

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Tam Tam

Nope problem, thank you for visit and leave comment

Bj Songket
4 years ago

this rom can fix gps signal problem?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Bj Songket

For fix gps try this guide, follow the link http://bit.ly/1z2lTlA

eon bank
4 years ago

salam mas andy…sory mau tanya..aku punya lenovo s860 ram 1gb..tapi udah update ke vibeui 2.0 CN…terus aku mau ganti rom yg diatas kok gak bisa ya..gagal
pertama flashtool nya da aku ganti tetep gagal..aku ganti flashtool lain mala disuru tekan firmware > update..kalo ikut tutor atas gagal mulu…solusi nya mas…

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  eon bank

what error message,
i cannot help you if you not say the error messege, may you must try to press firmware->update instead download. all button will install the firmawre on your device.

Faris Haikal
4 years ago

Bro, my phone is already root,but then they encounter some problem, can I use this method?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Faris Haikal

What problem exactly?
This i think the last solution