Update Lenovo S650 with ROW_S308 International Firmware Version

04 Feb 2015

Update Lenovo S650 with ROW_S308 International Firmware Version – Update Lenovo S650 with international firmware version, this guide will update your Lenovo S650 to firmware version with build number S650_ROW_S308_150121, this is the latest update that available for Lenovo S650.
This update can also be obtain with OTA update from firmware with build number ROW_S305_140820,  this guide using flash tool to update your Lenovo S650 so it has possibility to brick your device and erase your data, so please do backup first before start following this guide. There is nothing new in this update except the version of the modem firmware and the system become smoother,

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial. Even this guide is already tested but it has possibility to brick your phone, (DWYOR)

Update Lenovo S650 with ROW_S308 International Firmware Version

ROM Descriptions :

  • Build Number : S650_ROW_S308_150121
  • Date : 21.01.2015
  • OS : Android 4.4.2 KitKat 
  • Languages : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
  • Google Applications : Include
  • Root : No
  • Type : Full image, flash tool method
Requirements :
  • USB VCOM driver, is already installed on your computer and make sure it completely work. 
    • turn off your device and remove the battery, If you device using non removable make sure that your device is completely turn off
    • open device manager on your computer
    • connect your device using USB cable
    • there will be MTK65xx Preloader Devices show on your device manager, PORT section for 5 second or less and then disappear 
    • disconnect and connect your device again, right click on MTK65xx Preloader Devices before it disappear, select Update Driver Software 
    • point it USB VCOM extracted folder, and install the driver from there.
    • disconnect and connect your device again, there will be Mediatek PreLoader USB VCOM Port on your device manager PORT section.
Downloads :
  • S650_ROW_S308_150121 ↦ 1.2 Gb, this download contains full image files that need to update Lenovo S650, this file can only be use with flash tool application.
  • SP_Flash_Tool_v5.1352 flash tool that need to flash the image files to your device, recommended to use only this version.
Update Lenovo S650 with ROW_S308 International Firmware Version
  1. For update Lenovo S650 using flash tool, is like any other guide in this blog, so please just read How to Update Lenovo S650 with Android 4.4 ROW_S305, the step is same with the same flash tool too.
  2. After update please don’t forget to do factory reset, go to dialer and dial ####777#
  3. Done, confirm that you device have the same build number with the downloaded ROM.
This update will remove your ROOT access, and congratulations you have successful update Lenovo S650 with the ROW_S308 firmware version. Please leave any comments if you found problems or any broken links. Thank You
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24 comments
  1. hi i got some problem with my lenovo s650. i want to update from s305 to s308 but it wont work.after finished downloading the update, i tried to update it but it kept saying something like ' package installation failed' . before this i update to s305 easily on my phone. ive been trying this since last year. would you please help me?

    1. Package installation failed it because many reason. But first think is OTA update need official recovery first and non rooted device.
      But why not try using offline update?
      If you still using official recovery, but still error try using custom recovery twrp and try to install the update sometime it need custom recovery to do update

  2. what is official recovery? how to use offline update? what is custom recovery and how to use it? im so sorry for bothering you but i dont know anything about these matters. im just an ordinary student. would you mind to help me get recover this?

    1. Official recovery is recovery from official ROM, offline update is like above guide you can see it. Custom recovery is recovery that made by another developer that can use on S650 device and have many function like backup, restore, install and etc.
      Follow above guide to install official ROM

  3. Andy Bro! Is it ROW or CN? Its really hard to determine.And also bro can u tell me S650_S119_131014.7z firmware too bro like wise ROW or CN is it? I really need ROW version one. Thanks you

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