PC Method, Update Lenovo S660 with Android KitKat S660_S058 Official Release

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Update Lenovo S660 with Android KitKat S660_S058 Official Release – Couple a weeks later i already posting how to update your Lenovo S660 with KitKat using OTA method, OTA method is a lot easier to be done if you previous firmware is S660_S039. But if you previous firmware not S039 you must flashing S039 first then check on System Setting ↦ System Update. Today i will post a guide on how to update your Lenovo S660 with Android KitKat S058 with PC method installation, this method can be done from any previous firmware. but always remember to make full backup first because this guide will always erase your data and have possibility to brick your device.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial (DWYOR). If you wanna do OTA update for S062 then you must install TWRP then do OTA update with TWRP, Follow this link to install TWRP http://bit.ly/1tlRNBC

Lenovo S660 Update KitKat ROW Version S058

ROM Description :

  • Build Number : S660 ROW_S058_140919
  • Date : 19-09-2014
  • OS : Android 4.4.2
  • Languages : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
Change Logs :
  • Using Android KitKat 4.4
  • Full firmware updated
  • Switch default write disk to external SD Card
  • Updated radio firmware
  • Optimized battery life
  • Optimized system speed
Bugs :
  • Connecting USB Storage Missing
  • Application menu missing
Downloads :
  • S660 ROW_S058_140919 800 Mb, contains full image to update your Lenovo S660 with Android KitKat 4.4
  • 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 S660 Install Official Firmware S660_ROW_S039_140517
  • SP Flash Tool v5.1416 Optional download flash tool, this already include on ROM download.
PC Method, Update Lenovo S660 with Android KitKat S660_S058 Official Release
  1. Download all required files, place it on one folder for easy organize it. first you must make sure that USB VCOM driver already completely installed because you cannot continued to next step without it. 
  2. Extract S660 ROW_S058_140919, you will found 2 folders target_bin and Flast_Tool v5.1416, just ignore else.
  3. Go to flash tool folder and run Flash_Tool.exe, on the flash tool select Options ↦ Option ↦ Download make sure DA DL All with Checksum is checked, click close [x]to go back to flash tool.
    PC Method, Update Lenovo S660 with Android KitKat S660_S058 Official Release
  4. Back to flash tool, click on Scatter-Loading button and point it to target_bin/MT6582_Android_scatter.txt this will automatically load all necessary files to flash tool. Leave boot mode to Download Only and after finish all press Download button or CTRL+ D
    PC Method, Update Lenovo S660 with Android KitKat S660_S058 Official Release

  5. Wait for 3-5 seconds, now turn off your device and remove the battery.
  6. Now connect your device using USB cable, Flash tool will immediately recognize your device and begin to start installation process, this installation process will take 5-6 minutes to finish wait until you can see GREEN CIRCLE on the middle of flash tool
    PC Method, Update Lenovo S660 with Android KitKat S660_S058 Official Release
  7. Done, now you can disconnect your device. Try to normal boot and confirm that your device already updated with Android KitKat. Go to System Settings ↦ About Phone make sure Build Number is same with downloaded ROM.
Congratulations, now you can enjoy Android KitKat on Lenovo S660. Please leave any comments if you found any problems regarding this guide. Thank you
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thor acap
7 years ago

hai,i got problem with installing the driver,after i have done step on update the driver it appear to gone missing after a few swconds even after many times i plug and unplug my phone from pc

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  thor acap

hi,
while you connect your device open the device manager, you will see that usb vcom driver show up for 2 seconds then disappear, just before disappear right click on it then select update driver point it usb vcom driver extracted folder

thor acap
7 years ago
Reply to  thor acap

yes,i'm done with that. After that i'm disconnect my device and connect it again,the driver is showing up but also disappear again just like before we install it or that is just normal? sorry for this stupid question,its my first time trying this method

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  thor acap

hi,
if you don't need it just leave it. but if you still need to flashing again then you need to install it again. but it up to you.

thor acap
7 years ago
Reply to  thor acap

while i'm try to flashing it give me this error 'PMT changed for the rom, it must be downloaded'. what does it means?

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  thor acap

Hi,
What about your usb vcom driver status? Still have ! Sign or not. I think it because your usb vcom driver installation. What your current firmware version ? Make sure your usb vcom driver is completely installed

thor acap
7 years ago
Reply to  thor acap

i dont know anymore how to installed the driver,the problem still not fixed. The driver is there(i can view it when i tick 'show hidden device') but when connect my phone it showing up just for a few second (looks like it is not active or am i wrong?) i have follow every step according to your guide. my version is s039 and have rooted by using vroot.

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  thor acap

Hi,
Actually the important thing is usb vcon driver. So i just can say keep try to install the driver. Check usb debugging on system setting -> developer setting, enable it if it not enable. Then try to install the driver again

isumaru
6 years ago
Reply to  thor acap

hi… how to sign usb vcom driver status? as you mentioned before.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  thor acap

Hi,
Sign USB VCOM? You can't. On windoes 8 for install new driver it need a valid digital sign, so windows 8 will install correctly. To avoid this check on windows 8, just enable unsign driver installation. For how to just search on google. Because USB VCOM driver is unsign driver.

Ivan Lopez
7 years ago

Hi. A few days ago I purchased a Lenovo S660 coming standard with Android 4.2.2 and Play Store. However, yesterday I showed a system update for what I chose to download. After that, I found the bad news that only comes in English and Chinese and bring not Play Store.
I hope you bring me a solution I wish I had the device in Spanish with Google Play Store and 4.4.2. if it is possible? Please, tell me yes =(
Regards and thanks in advance.

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

Hi,
You can follow the above guide, it will installed row rom with multi languages and google applications too. Or you can follow this guide http://bit.ly/1udGj5G after successful try check system setting-> update system it will update your rom to android kitkat international rom

Ivan Lopez
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

Thanks for your quick response. I have done this successful http://www.androidrookies.com/2014/09/lenovo-s660-downgrade-to-s032-cn.html So, my question is, my phone now is rooted with Android 4.2.2 and S600_S032_140505_by_Shakal_v_1.0 … If I do this "Pc-method-update" I will have my Lenovo with 4.4.2 in spanish with Playstore?

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

Hi,
If you do that than your device will only have 2 language en and cn but it already root and include google play, if you wanna multi language then you should do the link i give you. It multi language rom with google play included

Ivan Lopez
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

Okay. But I have a problem with the link´s method you give me. In Flashtools appears Error 8038, what can I do? I need to put on this ROM (S039) to update at kitkat in spanish with Playstore. Thanks in advance

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

Hi,
Try this guide first http://bit.ly/1udGj5G, after finish try check system update. There will be update and update it.

Ivan Lopez
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

After following this guide http://bit.ly/1udGj5G step by step, it shows me Error 8038. Then, I can´t install S660_ROW_S039_140517. I installed USB VCOM driver and drivers of my Lenovo without problems, both recognized for my PC. I don´t understand. What happen? Did I make something wrong? Regards.

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

Hi,
Try this flash tool http://www.4shared.com/zip/DSl0FYuEba/SP_Flash_Tool_v5134800.html, newer version of flash tool.

Ivan Lopez
7 years ago

"PMT changed for the ROM; it must be downloaded"

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

Hi,
I hope you already make backup for your previous ROM. Try firmware upgrade instead of download button.

Ivan Lopez
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

"LK image incorrect" I used Firmware Upgrade. Should I try with Download?

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

Hi,
Lk image incorrect is because your devic e is cn and wanna flash row firmware. Solution is flash cn fitlrmware first http://bit.ly/1mEZupr, then flash row firmware.

Abdul Rahman
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

why my network not show??? when i open wlan wife is show NVRAM WARNING :Err 0x10

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

hi,
you lose your IMEI, follow this guide http://bit.ly/1nKiGOH.

Ivan Lopez
7 years ago

Thanks so much for your help. Everything is how I want. Android 4.4.2 Kitkat in spanish and Gapps. I will recommend your guides. Regards

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

Hi,
Thank you… And good job for you 🙂

Lorenzo Miguel
6 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

Hola Iván,
veo que te has animado a actualizar tu S660
Voy a empezar a hacerlo yo 🙂
¿Al final has tenido que hacer el método de actualizar primero a la S039_140517 y luego hacer un system->update desde el propio teléfono?
Porque iba a aplicar directamente la S058, pero al leer tu comentario de que sólo venía en inglés y chino y sin Playstore me que quedado de piedra…

slds y gracias!

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

hi,
please use english languages, if i am understand i will help you with your problem

Lorenzo Miguel
6 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

Sorry by spanish answer, but I only want to know the whole experience from Ivan updating his S660 to Spanish ROM.
I want to be sure that this method of updating is that I need.

If I will need more help for updating to Spanish I will post here in english language, of course.

Thanks and apologies

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Lopez

oh. ok sorry i will let ivan answer for your question.

ivan rai
7 years ago

After install this row. How can I apply root permission??
vRoot, Framaroot, Kingo Root didn't work. Do you know another method that works?
Thanks

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  ivan rai

Hi,
I still d9n't have guide to root it but i will post on monday, to root you need to install custom recovery first http://bit.ly/1tlRNBC then install root throught recovery mode

ivan rai
7 years ago
Reply to  ivan rai

I can't install custom recovery. I got an error 8038 when I click on download and connect the phone. And I can't use firmware update option. Maybe I will wait for monday guide. Thanks

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  ivan rai

Hi,
Maybe you wrong download twrp zip file. Your phone look like cn phone but with row firmware, just download row but if i wrong just download the other one. But it ok if you wait root guide. I will write on monday

ivan rai
7 years ago
Reply to  ivan rai

Is easy. I installed custom recovery EU. My mobile is from CN but with the ROW must be EU recovery. I installed Super User too. Thanks

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  ivan rai

Nice, good to you

thor acap
7 years ago

hi,thanks for your guide finally i succesfully upgrading my version from s039 to kitkat. I also succesfully rooting my device by using method that you give. but for entering the recovery it actually not Power Button + Volume Up + Volume Down,the working one is Power Button + Volume Up . btw,thanks again keep it up the good works

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  thor acap

hi,
good job (y)
and thank your for your information 🙂

dj
7 years ago

i give up, not able to install usb com drivers, installed but with yellow trianlge and error code 10, can i upgrade with cmw???

androidrookies
7 years ago
Reply to  dj

You can, but it hard to find rom file that compatible with cwm installation. So i can say it hard. The most important is usb vcom driver installation.

dj
7 years ago

is there any way to install usb vcom drivers, i tried from google and changed computers too but resulting same

androidrookies