Update Lenovo S860 with Latest ROW Firmware ROW_S308_140818

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Update Lenovo S860 with Latest ROW Firmware ROW_S308_140818 – This guide is about how to re flashing your devices with the new latest ROM release for international users (2GB RAM), this ROM also can be use for China device (1GB RAM) but always change the modem file after successful flashing this ROM. This update can also be obtain using OTA from System Setting ↦ System Update but you need standard Lenovo recovery on S306_ROW firmware. Even this firmware is official release for International devices, this guide still have possibility to brick your devices so please do backup prepare before following this guide, And for China devices please consider to backup modem file and current firmware.

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. 

Update Lenovo S860 with Latest ROW Firmware ROW_S308_140818

ROM Description :

  • Build Number : S860_ROW_S308_140818
  • Date Release : 18-08-2014
  • OS : Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Language : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
  • Google Applications : Include
  • Root : No
Change Log :
  • Menu Button Light (On, Automatic, Off) – can be access from System Setting ↦ Display ↦ Menu Button Light
Downloads :
  • S860_ROW_S308_140818 1.03 GB, contains full images file that needed to flashing / update your devices
  • 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 S860 with Latest ROW Firmware ROW_S308_140818
  • SP Flash Tool v3.1324 this is optional download, you can also found flash tool inside the ROM folder. 
Update Lenovo S860 with Latest ROW Firmware ROW_S308_140818
  1. Download all required files above, place it on the one folder for easy organized it. Please make sure USB VCOM driver are completely installed on your computer before continued to the next step.
  2. Extract downloaded ROM file, and you will found 4 folders. Just use target_bin  this folder contains all images files and S860_ROW_Flash_Tool_v3.1324.0.177_PreloadUpdate this is flash tool folder.
  3. Go to flash tool folder and run Flash_Tool.exe, if you are using windows 7 or later please run it using administrator privilege. On the flash tool please check DA DL All with Checksum option this must be checked, now click on the Scatter-Loading button and point it to target_bin/MT6582_Android_scatter.txt, once loaded this will automatic load all required files to flash tool.
    Update Lenovo S860 with Latest ROW Firmware ROW_S308_140818
  4. Finish configure flash tool, now you can press Download Button or hit F9 , this will make flash tool become stand by and ready to received connection from your device. If there is process to initialize than wait until finish and flash tool become stand by.
  5. Now turn off your device, since Lenovo S860 use non removable battery you must wait until completely turn off, error on flashing process will make you remove the back cover to remove the battery. Connect your device to your computer and if USB VCOM driver completely installed then flash tool will recognize your device and begin to start installation process.
  6. Installation process will take 5-6 minutes to finish, when you see GREEN CIRCLE on the middle of flash tool than you can disconnect your device, and it mean your already finish.
    Update Lenovo S860 with Latest ROW Firmware ROW_S308_140818
  7. Turn on your device, the first boot will be take around 4-5 minutes to complete wait until it completely show your desktop / home screen. Verify the build number on the System Settings ↦ About Phone ↦ Build Number make sure it same with the download file.
  8. Now you need to do factory reset and set your home country, open Dialer and dial #### 682 #, the phone will be reboot and apply country code to recovery. After completely start open Dialer again and dial ####8888## this will do factory reset.
Congratulations, you have successful update your Lenovo S860 with the latest firmware for International ROM. Please leave comments if you found any problem regarding this guide. Thank You
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wasato
5 years ago

Hi there.
Thank you for your guide.
I just try it, and everything was O.K until i plug phone to computer.
SP FLASH TOOL shows ERROR 8038
Could you help please?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  wasato

Hi,
Try firmware-> upgrade instead of download button.

Worsty
5 years ago
Reply to  wasato

Hi, how do I prevent that driver from disappearing? when the phone is turned off it will connect the device and disconnect it stright away probably as it will start charge the phone.. (s860 non removable battery) :/ i updated/installed the driver as mentioned in the tutorial but it keeps disconnecting even when the connection is established via SP Flash Tool which results in instant error..
how to keep the connection running?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  wasato

Hi,
Try to remove all related driver, then try to start install the driver again. It look like the installation driver got error, because once you completely install the driver vcom usb it will prevent device to charging and make device known as port on your pc, that way flash tool can do installation progress

Chan Anthony
5 years ago
Reply to  wasato

Hi andy, currently using lenovo s860 1gb version. If i wanna update to row_s308_140818 which modem firmware is compatible?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  wasato

Hi,
The best is use your current modem file from your current firmware, the best is backup your current firmware first. Follow this guide http://bit.ly/1kcsUqj and for backup and restore modem firmware follow this guide http://bit.ly/1mafu2K
But the most important do backup firmware and IMEI first

Chan Anthony
5 years ago
Reply to  wasato

Running on 4.2 jellybean now
So do u mean i can use Modem_S860_V14_CN on version row_s308_140818 ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  wasato

Yes, and please do backuo while you on jelly bean

Chan Anthony
5 years ago
Reply to  wasato

Alright tq i have few more ques hope u can help.
It is possible to install modem only through recovery without root?
And how to do update on rooted s860 1gb ram s209row ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  wasato

No, it not possible because changing modem file is changing system file and changing system file is not possible without root access, if you wanna know how to manual changing file you can refer to this guide http://bit.ly/1pplXBM.
If your current version is still jelly bean you can easy root it with framaroot application, can be search at xda or google.

Chan Anthony
5 years ago
Reply to  wasato

####8888# is it same as the factory reset in twrp?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  wasato

hi chan,
there is no ####8888# on lenovo secret code, for factory reset use ####7777#.
No different if you use code the it will erase all include your sd card, on twrp it only erase /data partition -> place to store user data.

Chan Anthony
5 years ago
Reply to  wasato

Thanks, successfully updated to s308 firmware on my s860 1gb version.
What should i do if i wanna go back to jellybean ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  wasato

nice, good job
for downgrade to jelly bean i still don't have the guide yet, but i will soon write the guide.
thank you for visit and leave comments

Chan Anthony
5 years ago

I cant just simply flash CN firmware anyway ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

what you mean ?? please give more explanation

Chan Anthony
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

I mean is it possible to flash with S860_S122_140405 firmware on my phone now ?
Cuz currently running on ROW_S308_140818.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

If it flash with flash tool it still possible, but not for OTA update. Because from higher version cannot down to lower version if you using OTA update

Chan Anthony
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

So do u mean i can flash with any version of firmware as long the firmware is updated by flash tool ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

Yup, that is true

Chan Anthony
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

Understand, really thanks for all your replies and guides!

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chan Anthony

No problem, nice i can help you

johan
5 years ago

hi
hopefully you can update new mirror for rom download
cause everytime i try it shows network error
thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  johan

hi johan,
if you mean this S860_ROW_S308_140818 file download. I am already try this and i can download it

johan
5 years ago

yes.it can download but not complete..in the middle,stop immediately and says network error
hope you can consider to give another mirror..
really need it..thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  johan

So sorry but this file don't have mirror, so please try download from other computer. because i don't see any other complain about the file.
thank you

johan
5 years ago

yeah,finally i can use again playstore.
thank you so much for your help..
may God bless you always.:)

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  johan

Good job, nice this guide can help you…

Adrian Udrea
5 years ago

please make a new tutorial whit S860_ROW_S402_141108

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Adrian Udrea

Hi,
Thank you for your information about new update for ROW version firmware, i will make it once they provide the download link for new ROM update. Because for right now it still not available to download file for pc flashing.

Adrian Udrea
5 years ago

i can send you tje files…

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Adrian Udrea

Contact me on hang out, md5 is a code that the download is verify to be valid without that file cannot be used. Where did you find that file? Not from OTA update? I though it from OTA update

johan
5 years ago

Hi Andy,right now there ota update…can I update through ota?
Thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  johan

Can if you still using lenovo standard recovery, it safe to be updated don't worry. It international rom updated so it will fix your current rom bug

shubhankar sarda
5 years ago

i need to download the firmware but the link doesnt open. any solutions?

androidrookies
5 years ago

Hi,
Thank you for your information, i am already check the links and i can open it all. My links use adfly so please try again.

Melissa Thompson
5 years ago

is it possible that it will on automatically after it will fully charge cos i dont know iam newly user of lenovo phone, thanks please advice.

androidrookies
5 years ago

Hi,
What automatically ? An update? Update firmware have 3 type flash tool like above guide, OTA offline that need download file update and store at sd card and OTA online that can be obtain on system update about phone. oTA online will be automatically if you set it to update automatically but it don't have any related with charge