Update Lenovo S850 with the Latest Android KitKat ROW Version ROW_S211

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Update Lenovo S850 with the Latest Android KitKat ROW Version ROW_S211 – An update for Lenovo S850 now can be obtained either by OTA method or using PC method, for OTA update it required your to have ROW_S210 for your current firmware and Lenovo standard recovery. Today guide will show you how to update your Lenovo S850 with the latest official update using PC method.
This current firmware reported suitable for devices purchased for china and europe, but please make your own backup preparations before start to following this guide. This guide will erase your data from your devices and have possibility to brick your devices, very consider it before following this guide.

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 S850 with the Latest Android KitKat ROW Version ROW_S211

ROM Descriptions :

  • Build Number : S850_ROW_S211_140923
  • Date : 23-09-2014
  • OS : Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Languages : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
  • Google Applications : Include
  • Root :  No
Downloads :
  • S850_ROW_S211_140923 1.1 Gb, contains all required file to update your Lenovo S850, this ROM file can only be use for PC method updated only.
  • 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.
    Update Lenovo S850 with the Latest Android KitKat ROW Version ROW_S211
  • SP Flash Tool v3.1324 Optional download, flash tool already include on ROM download
Update Lenovo S850 with the Latest Android KitKat ROW Version ROW_S211
  1. Download all required files to upgrade your Lenovo S850 to your computer, place it on one folder for easy organize it. First you must make sure that USB VCOM driver is installed completely before continued to the next step.
  2. Extract downloaded ROM, you will get 4 folders. Just need target_bin and flash_tool folder ignore other, go to flash tool extracted folder and run flash_tool.exe please use administrator privilege if you are using windows 7 or later to avoid permission error.
  3. On the flash tool, please give check on DA DL All with Checksum option and then click on Scatter-Loading button, point it to target_bin and select MT6582_Android_scatter.txt, this action will automatically load all required files to flash tool.
    Update Lenovo S850 with the Latest Android KitKat ROW Version ROW_S211
  4. When everything is set up, just press Download button and flash tool will initialize for 1-2 minutes after that become stand by and ready to receive connection with your device.
  5. Turn off your device, because Lenovo S850 use non removable battery, so you need to wait until it completely turn off, connect your device when ready. Flash tool will recognize your device and begin to start flashing process, this process will take 5-6 minutes to finish, so please be patient. When you see GREEN CIRCLE in the middle of flash tool, that mean flashing process already finish and you can disconnect your device.
    Update Lenovo S850 with the Latest Android KitKat ROW Version ROW_S211
  6. Done, just disconnect your device and try to make first boot. First boot will longer it will be around 5-6 minutes please be patient, after successful boot go to Dialer and dial ####682# to change your regional code, phone wil reboot to recovery mode and apply the regional setting. 
  7. After succesful normal boot go to Dialer again and press ####777# to factory reset your device
That it, You have successful update your Lenovo S850 to the latest International version firmware, i hope this guide can help you solve your problems. Please leave a comments if you found any problems regarding this guide. Thank you.
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Irfan Dihati
6 years ago

Anyone, Help me 🙁 !!
My lenovo s850 still unknown service for sim card. I Have fixed Wifi,GPS,Invalid Imei by edit nvram file. But still no fix this bug.

I have flashed :

NVRAM.img
PROTECT_S.img
PROTECT_F.img

but cant helped

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Irfan Dihati

I have already over you to send your phone to me, because you are in indonesia. But you denied it. Lenovo S850 until now, no one can fix it. The last person that got problem like you, he send the phone to lenovo service center.
So it all up to you if you want give me your email add and i will give you my address.

Niza Hasan
6 years ago

what does it means 'remove the battery'?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Niza Hasan

Hi,
Too make sure that your device is completely turn off. Becareful upgrading lenovo s850 is dengerous once it got problem lost signal it will hard to fix it. So becareful

ramdhan76
6 years ago

Thank you for sharing. fixed my s850 bootlooped caused by installing twrp :D. and for others, please use correct version of sp flashtool incase you guys still having bootloop issue after reflashing. thank you bro Andy.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  ramdhan76

Hi
Your welcome and nice this guide help you. And thank you for leaving comment

Ovi Putri
6 years ago

My lenovo s850 can't download any application in play store. How can i fix it ?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Ovi Putri

Hi,
More explaination please, cannot sownload because there is no play store or cannot download with error number? How about the connection, it is good or bad ?

JonnyK
6 years ago

Hi, can I get Google Apps when I upgrade S850 or do I need Root, TWRP and install from recovery? If so do you have links to software or can I use the S860 software and instructions that you have kindly posted?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  JonnyK

Hi,
It depend what version that you install, lenovo have 2 kind of rom china version and international version. If you install international it already include google applications but not with china version. No you cannot use lenovo s860 software it will just brick your device so don't do it

JonnyK
6 years ago

Hi Andy, my apologies – the upgrade gives me all the GAPPs installed. Fantastic – great work!

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  JonnyK

Great… Happy for you too.
Thank you for visit

Fazree Said
6 years ago

hallo, i need ROW_S210

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Fazree Said

sorry i don't have ROW_S210

Unknown
6 years ago

Hi – When I connect the USB cable, the VCOM port comes on in Windows 7 Device Manager, but after 2 seconds the phone display activates and shows the "charging battery" indicator. At that moment the VCOM port disappears from Device Manager! There is no way to "turn the phone completely off" because the battery is not removable. What should I do?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

Hi,
It can trust me, just need keep trying. Yes Lenovo s850 using nom removable battery but you can completely turn off and connect to computer for flashing. Remember to backup first before modified your device

Unknown
6 years ago

Andy – I have tried it a hundred times. The phone _always_ goes to the charging mode when I connect the cable, and the port device _always_ disappears from the device manager at the same moment. Is there anything I could do to prevent this from happening?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

Sorry there is nothing you can do beside try and try again. Turn off your device wait for second then connect your device. Try press volume up when connect it.

Unknown
6 years ago

Hi Andy,

I got it working.

I now understand that if I plug in the phone with the Flash Tool not running, the phone will enter charging mode and the device will disappear from device manager.

But if I prepare Flash Tool for flashing, and only then connect the phone, it will not go to charging mode, and everything works fine. Thanks for your instructions!

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

Your welcome, thank you for visit

Unknown
6 years ago

Andy: Also, after flashing the ROW_S211 rom, the phone automatically found and installed the latest update (ROW_S215 I think) as a very small OTA update, so apparently there is no need to manually install any updates after flashing it once.

My phone came with Chinese firmware (VIBEUI) but apparently the international firmware (ROW) works without any problems (I hope).

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

Goodjob for you and thank you for your visit, after successful update don't forget to do backup for your current ROM

billia
6 years ago

i have chineze version have this version greek language??

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  billia

Hi,
I think it has because there isa lot language on the language setting.

billia
6 years ago
Reply to  billia

can you verify it some how becose now ia have greek and i am afraid to do so

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  billia

no,sorry cannot verify it.
but i will leave your comment and let other people answer it

billia
6 years ago
Reply to  billia

thank you 73

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  billia

No problem, thank you for visit

Abh
6 years ago

hi andy
my S850 came with the chinese version
i wanted to upgrade to the international row following your instruction to try it out
i thouth it's better first to make a backup of the phone prior to do anything but i dont know how to back it up ?
so haw can i back up the phone ?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Abh

Hi,
Yes i better to do backup first before modified your system, but full backup can be done only if your device is rooted, with out root you cannot do full backup, try rooting using root genius, towel root or anything that use one click method.
Becareful for modified Lenovo S850 once you lost your IMEI it will hard to restore the communication ability.

Abh
6 years ago
Reply to  Abh

hi andi
i will roo it first but how can i back it up ?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Abh

Hi,
Use this guide to backup your device http://bit.ly/1kcsUqj you can also need to backup your IMEI or NVRAM folder

Ilangs Gs
6 years ago

hi andy how to update the vcom driver using window 8

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Ilangs Gs

Hi,
For installing usb vcom driver on windows 8 you must first disable unsign driver installation, search at google how to do that.

Abh
6 years ago

Dear AndyI need your help one more timeI have downloaded the ROW_S211, rooted the device, loaded the SP flash tool, and followed your instructions, and connected the device, everything went smooth.When the device was connected, and recognized by the flash tool, just as it started loading, the under bar turned red and a message popped up saying:“ common hint: for sp flash tool issues:Please supply your tool version, GUI screen shot, and tool logs when you encounter trouble with the latest tool,How to abtain the tool logs?1. Run the tool2. press Ctrl+Alt+T (tool tile hint: runtime trace mode)3. [menu]help-[submenu]option log… Read more »

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Abh

Hi,
Error 8038 can be fix by pressing firmware upgrade button, so please try flash again but now press firmware upgrade button instead download button.

Abh
6 years ago

Hi Again andy
i can't thank you enough my friend, you're the best
flashing went smooth, ( took 10 mn to finish), everything seems to be ok
thank you again
keep up the good work
cheers mate

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Abh

Hi,
No problem bro. Nice i can help you..
Good job for you if everything is smooth… Just visit if you have any problems, i will love to help you

Abh
6 years ago

Hi again Andi
is there an international update for S750 ? to replace the chineese version ?
thnx

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Abh

Hi,
I think there is but i don't have one, i don't have guide for lenovo s750
Sorry

Ousephachan Plathottam

from where i can download S850_ROW_S211_140923 ?
if you dont mind comment me the link

androidrookies
6 years ago

Hi,
Above guude is about to install S211 on your device.

Mohamad Fathin
6 years ago

hello, andy my lenovo s850 does not have signal, did you know where can i get nvram for my lenovo?? or if you have nvram can you share with me?? pleaze….. : (

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Mohamad Fathin

hi,
does not have signal often cause by invalid IMEI number on Lenovo phone, but for Lenovo S850 even you already restore the IMEI signal will never fix, until now i don't know what the problem and how to fix it. but for sure i know that we cannot use another phone NVRAM because it not same. and no i don't have and i will never give to other too because it will only brick the phone and not fix it.
for Lenovo S850 i just can recommend you to bring your device to Lenovo service center.

Mohamad Hanif
6 years ago

hi andy,
i need your help..saya baru sahaja root lenovo s850 saya..kemudian saya terdelete google play services, jadi saya tidak boleh lagi menggunakan playstore untuk download atau updates software..jadi apa harus saya lakukan?

bila saya cuba download google play services melalui internet, tidak boleh kerana diberitahu sudah mempunyai apps tersebut..apabila saya reset phone saya, masih tidak kembali..bagaimana?