Re-Flashing Lenovo S850 with CN Firmware 70 Languages Android 4.4.2

07 Oct 2014

Re-Flashing Lenovo S850 with CN Firmware 70 Languages Android 4.4.2 – This ROM is official China release for Lenovo S850 but already modified with google applications and include with 70 languages inside. This ROM use Android 4.4.2 KitKat so if your device got problems after installing ROW version maybe this ROM can be alternative for you to try. Many problems will happen when you modified your devices so before making any change please do full backup your current ROM and IMEI, even this guide is for Lenovo S850 but it have possibility to brick your device so please becareful and read careful.

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

Re-Flashing Lenovo S850 with CN Firmware 70 Languages Android 4.4.2

Requirements :

  • Full backup your current ROM and IMEI, use MTK Droid Tool for full backup and IMEI but it need your devices to be root
  • USB VCOM driver already installed on your computer, Turn off your device and remove the battery. If you device use non removable battery then just turn off and wait for 10-15 second to make sure that your cevices is completely turn off, using USB cable connect your device while look at My Computer ↦ Manage ↦ Device Manager there will be MTK65xx Preloader Devices show up for 2 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.
    Re-Flashing Lenovo S850 with CN Firmware 70 Languages Android 4.4.2
  • If you are use windows 8 then you need to disable sign driver option, before installing USB VCOM driver, it will block the installation.
Downloads :
Re-Flashing Lenovo S850 with CN Firmware 70 Languages Android 4.4.2
  1. Download all required files and place it on one folder, for easy organize it. Extract all on the same folder too. Make sure USB VCOM driver is completely installed before continued to the next step.
  2. Go to flash tool extracted folder and run Flash_Tool.exe, if you are using windows 7 or windows 8 please run it as administrator privilege for avoid permission problem. On the flash tool open Options ↦ Option ↦ Download, make sure DA DL All with Checksum already checked. Press [x] to close and back to flash tool
    Re-Flashing Lenovo S850 with CN Firmware 70 Languages Android 4.4.2
  3. Back on the flash tool, click Scatter-Loading button and point it to S850_CN_Multilanguage extracted folder and select MT6582_Android_scatter.txt it will load all required images file to flash tool, 
    Re-Flashing Lenovo S850 with CN Firmware 70 Languages Android 4.4.2
  4. If all loaded completely, select Download Only on download option then press Download Button or hit CRTL+D, flash tool will begin stand by and ready received connection with your phone. 
  5. Now turn off your phone and make sure it already completely turn off. Connect your device to your computer using USB cable, if USB VCOM driver is completely installed then flash tool will recognize your device and begin to start flashing process, this flashing process will take 5-6 minutes and when finish it will be marked with GREEN CIRCLE in the middle of flash tool.
    Re-Flashing Lenovo S850 with CN Firmware 70 Languages Android 4.4.2
  6. Done, Now you can disconnect your device, and try to normal boot. First think that you wanna do is maybe change your language yo your country language and then confirm the build with go to System Settings ↦ About Phone.
Congratulations, You have successful installing CN version firmware with multilanguage and google applications, i hope this guide can help you solve your problems regarding error flashing ROW firmware. thank you
    1. On recovery or on home screen, on recovery cannot touch is when you install twrp because of this bug on my guide that install twrp i don't give link to download twrp because it bugged. If on home screen just try to install or flashing china rom for your device. Look like europe firmware does not fit with china devices, so must back to china firmware

    1. Hello,
      Vibe ui 2.0 can only be install using zip method, from china official firmware. So first you must install china version firmware then updated it to obtain vibe ui firmware. But i am still afraid to modified Lenovo S850 for now. Because once it loat it IMEI difficult to fix it and restore the phone capability. So i only have few guide about it. And for update to vibe ui i still don't have yet.

    2. yes, both.
      Vibe Ui 1.5 and Vibe UI 2.0 need to install from china firmware with original recovery. Your firmware is ROW modified by the shop who sell your phone.
      and for update to VIbe UI 1.5 or Vibe ui 2.0 i don't have, but i have this latest version of international ROM. remember to backup your curent ROM and IMEI first before starting modified your device

    3. yes it the official web for Vibe UI, you can try it but do with your own risk. i already told you if your Lenovo S850 lost IMEI it will be hard to restore it.
      Ok just try it, it can and it official web for Vibe UI, so everything is on that web is legit

    1. i think it must be broke on one of the part, like the ic or component so it does not recognize the internal storage of the phone, internal storage in this mean emmc that use to store RIM image. try bring your device to lenovo service center and told the story to them

  1. Andi maaf saya pakai bahasa indonesia.
    Ternyata didalam firmware yang ini, file EBR2 tidak ada.
    Begitu juga didalam file scatter juga tidak dideklare untuk partisi EBR2.
    Otomatis file userdata.img tidak bisa diflash karena tidak ada partisi yg menampungnya.
    dan muncul peringatan error: BROM ERROR : S_NOT_ENOUGH_STORAGE_SPACE (1011).
    Saya mencoba flash tanpa file userdata. jadi hanya file system dan cache yang masuk.. ini menyebabkan system bootlop saat pertama kali dihidupkan.
    demikian koreksi saya.

    1. This ROM is modification from china ROM add with multi language features and gapps so i think it should be flash to device with china version ROM as previous then hit firmware upgrade, so it still use old ebr2, but anyway thank you for your info should write on english so anybody can read it and got clue from your comment

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