Upgrade Lenovo S820 with Android KitKat Row Version

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August 28, 2014 3:26 am

Upgrade Lenovo S820 with Android KitKat Row Version – Lenovo S820 already received update to Android KitKat, This update can be apply using OTA or flashing using SP Flash Tool. Today i will post a guide on how to Update Lenovo S820 with Android KitKat ROW version but different from any other guide that i has been post is i will use OTA update for installing this update. There will be some condition that must be filled before you can follow this guide, and i will explain it later.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial.  (DWYOR), Please prepare everything before start following this guide like backup your data, applications, etc this guide has possibility to brick your device.

Upgrade Lenovo S820 with Android KitKat Row Version



ROM Description :

  • Build Number : S820_ROW_S220_140722
  • Date : 22-07-2014
  • OS : Android 4.4.2
  • Languages : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
Change Logs :
  • Android 4.4.2
  • VibeUI 1.5
  • Updated almost all applications from Lenovo
  • The new system interface
  • Speed up the system interface
  • Battery Optimization
  • Modem for European version RESET
  • Option Dialer

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Upgrade Lenovo S820 with Android KitKat Row Version
  1. Requirements :
    • This can be do only if your current firmware is S820_ROW_S124_140404, please confirm it with go to System Setting ↦ About Phone ↦ Build Number. 
      Upgrade Lenovo S820 with Android KitKat Row Version

    • Confirm that your Lenovo device still using stock Lenovo recovery.
    • This update will be delete all your data store on your device, backup first for safety.
    • Lenovo S820 8GB can also follow this guide, but still do with your own risk.
    • Jump to Step 3,
  2. If above conditions cannot be filled, than you cannot update your Lenovo S820 to Android KitKat.
  3. If your Lenovo S820 not used ROW_S124 then you still can follow below step :
    • S820_ROW_S124_140404 (4GB) This contains all required files to flashing your device to S124 version. This files can be install using SP Flash Tool
    • S820_ROW_8G_S124_140404 (8GB) ↦ This contains all required files to flashing your device to S124 version for Lenovo S820 8GB. This files can be install using SP Flash Tool
  4. After finish complete the requirements now it time to update, rename S820_ROW_S220_140722 to update.zip, now move or copy update.zip to your SD Card. Please copy on SD Card root don’t copy inside a folder.
  5. Turn off your device, wait for 5-6 second for complete turn off.
  6. Press and hold Power + Volume Up + Volume Down button, release it when you can see Lenovo recovery main menu.
  7. Your device will be start and update will be start automatically, wait for the installation until finish.
  8. Done, now your device already successful update with Android KitKat, confirm with go to System Setting  About Phone  Build Number
    Upgrade Lenovo S820 with Android KitKat Row Version

Enjoy your new device with Android KitKat installed on your system, If you wanna root this firmware and install custom recovery you can read Root, Custom Recovery TWRP v2.7.1.1 for Lenovo S820 Android Kit Kat ROW Version.
Thank you for visiting and reading this guide i hope this can help you solve your problems…
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siti komariah
5 years ago

Halo mas mohon bantuannya, s820 saya masih stuck di versi ROW_118_130820 untuk upgrad jadi ROW_S124_140404 itu bagaimana ya? Tolong bantuannya Terima kasih

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  siti komariah

Hello,
Cara paling mudah pakai OTA update aja, masuk ke system setting cari update software, namun itu harus selalu online dengan ukuran file download sekitar 700mb, cara kedua menggunakan sp flash tool

Thank you

siti komariah
5 years ago
Reply to  siti komariah

Iya saya sudah pernah coba mas, kan dia dlm bentuk update.zip ya? pas di install dia gagal status installation aborted krn couldn't find apaa gitu. Itu giman ya 🙁

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  siti komariah

hi,
untuk update menggunakan update.zip(ota) device harus masih menggunakan stock recovery dan tidak boleh di root. kalo sudah di rubah tidak akan bisa melakukan update ota. check apakah device anda sudah dirubh apa belom?

Nisak Alwayz
5 years ago

Helo,how to upgrade if my build numb is viberom v1.0 1339 ST S830

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Nisak Alwayz

Hi,
You must first install or flashing S820_ROW_S124_140404 first, because this update can only available from OTA update, look at step 1.
Thank you

Monish Varghese
5 years ago

hi,
After kitkat update "Lenovo, powered by android" screen is not going??
I followed exactly u described.

androidrookies
5 years ago

hi,
that mean your phone bootloop, this happen when the ROM file is not fit with your device, or previous ROM version. this is an OTA update so if you ignore the requirement than boot loop will come.
the solution is to re flashing with lower version S820_ROW_S124_140404 and if you want you can try to update it again.

thank

yashvir caussy
5 years ago

have done it all works like a charm but poor sim slot 1 network which is 3G network…
how to fix this problem? Need Help
what type of modem firmware u have

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  yashvir caussy

Hi,
For changing modem file i still not have the guide but soon i will post it.

Safuan Kharis
5 years ago
Reply to  yashvir caussy

hi, i already update to vibe ui 2.0,.can i use this update.zip to downgrade?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  yashvir caussy

Hi,
Cannot vibe ui 2.0 is cn version and this is row version, if you wanna downgrade you must use flash tool not update.zip

mafiawars
5 years ago

assalam saudara nak tanya kalau untuk version s820_row_s108_130603 boleh guna tak version ini.. handset saya dah root.. terima kasih

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  mafiawars

Hi,
Please use english, if your device already root please do full backup rom and imei, with this guide http://bit.ly/1kcsUqj.
No it cannot this guide can be only apply from s124 not s108 like your, on your system setting check system update first

Rafiqi Haif
5 years ago

Hi , I have problem. Can you tell me how to repair my phone.
Problem is " Can't Sign In Gmail , Won't connected WiFi , Video Camera Has Stopped when I click application . and upgrade system failed.

Thank you for replying

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Rafiqi Haif

Hi,
First tell me about your phone, you can see at about phone section.
Try to factory reset your phone, or check the apn setting exist or not

Rafiqi Haif
5 years ago
Reply to  Rafiqi Haif

Model is Lenovo s820_ROW , Build Number "s820_ROW_8G_s121_131128".
Already try factory reset , but no change.After formatting, the phone is already lost a software system

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Rafiqi Haif

then try to re flashing your device, follow this guide for 8GB http://bit.ly/1wPlj9V

Rafiqi Haif
5 years ago
Reply to  Rafiqi Haif

I don't know how to re flashing device . please give me step

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Rafiqi Haif

I am already give you the link how to reflashing your 8GB devices, just follow the above link and you will be fix your problems

Rafiqi Haif
5 years ago
Reply to  Rafiqi Haif

Okay thank you 🙂

Tri Rizki
5 years ago

I try to flash my s820 to global rom s124 but flash tool say error " target is incosistent load is 6589 but target 6572

I buy my lenovo in 2nd condition with chinese rom instalet s141 rom, so how to solved this

Thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Tri Rizki

Hi,
Try connect your phone with mtk droid tool and look for the processor, lenovo s820 use mt6589, flash tool detect that your phone is mt6572

Tri Rizki
5 years ago
Reply to  Tri Rizki

I use mobile uncle, antutu, cpu-z. Say harware is 6589.

How to fix this, i use other pc but same error

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Tri Rizki

If you use mtk droid tool it will show mtk6589(fake mt6572). Because according to the erroe message that show it tell that your device use mtk6572, so you cannot use this firmware i guess

Tri Rizki
5 years ago
Reply to  Tri Rizki

Yes gan this is 6572 fake version of s820.

And i ketipuu huhu

Thers sugested rom can i use for this?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Tri Rizki

Sorry i get give you suggestion for ROM because wrong flashing rom will make your device hard brick. So sorry

Tri Rizki
5 years ago

Now i use rom s820_141 for my mt6572 device but system use ram almost 90% of my ram.

So woh can i reduce that, i try to use titanium backup and i dont know which system part can safety to uninstal

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Tri Rizki

/system don't need to reduce cause it will not effect on installing applications, if you want more space you just need to uninstall appliacations on /data. Select lenovo's default applications to uninstall ie antivirus, lenovo share etc

aziz8993
5 years ago

Bro, for simple task like sms, call, WhatsApp, light browsing, which firmware do you recommend? China or ROW? I also want to include Google services.
Thanks bro for your recommendation.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  aziz8993

if i am use Lenovo S820 i like china firmware but with modified, add google play service, remove china unwanted apps and etc. because china firmware is already using Vibe Ui 2.0 it the latest release from Lenovo. International still using Vibe UI 1.5. But for simple just install install international version already include google services and there is no unwanted china apps

aziz8993
5 years ago
Reply to  aziz8993

The phone now is on China firmware. So if i just want to add google services and remove unwanted china apps, I don't have to do clean install and wipe data? But if there is an OTA later on, do I need to repeat the procedure again?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  aziz8993

if your current firmware is VIbe UI 2.0 than just root and install custom recovery. but if you current firmware is out to date than you need to update it first. google server can install using recovery mode using custom recovery.
1. for rooting try this guide http://bit.ly/1us9bvb
2. for install custom recovery try this guide http://bit.ly/1x18p74, look on section install custom recovery and google apps only
good luck

aziz8993
5 years ago
Reply to  aziz8993

Okay bro thanks. If I want to convert it to ROW version, can i use this guide?
http://goo.gl/gwPxdI

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  aziz8993

yes you can, but it Jelly Bean, if you wanna KitKat you can follow this http://bit.ly/1wPlj9V

aziz8993
5 years ago
Reply to  aziz8993

Okay bro thanks a lot. Will give it a try later

Dhedy Undoko
5 years ago

misi mas bro.. kog lenovo s820 ku g bisa baca simcard selain 3 (tree) knp ya.?
kan saya beli second, pas beli d cb sloth 1 dan sloth 2 pake indosat semua bisa, normal, di telfon bisa buat telfon jg bisa, tp sekarang kog g mau ya, padahal g d apa2in, klo secara visual normal, indikator signal normal, tp klo d telf slalu d luar jangkauan, dan d sms g masuk sama skali, bahka buat cek pulsa / telf ke operator jg g bisa,

mohon bantuanya mas bro

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Dhedy Undoko

Hi,
I think it impossible how about if you try xl, or any other beside indosat. Have you tried to replcae the sim with the new one. Maybe the sim is broke. If cannot try to factory reset any see it there is any change

Dhedy Undoko
5 years ago
Reply to  Dhedy Undoko

udah mas tak coba pake XL sinyal mucul tp g bs d telfon, pake axis ama simpati sinyal malah d silang, pake indosat m3 sinyal muncul jg tp g bs d telf/sms..
kalo d upgrade dlu os nya gmn ya mas.?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Dhedy Undoko

Try it. Update your device. But i think it impossible. I think it SIM probkem not OS problem, but everything is up to you, you can try uograde your OS if you want

Dhedy Undoko
5 years ago
Reply to  Dhedy Undoko

mas, saya sudah sukses upgrade ke kitkat, tp kog camera sering g bisa d gunakan knp ya mas..?

kada bisa tp seumpama saya mau pake camera depan dia langsung hank.. abis itu g bs lg konek ke camera

mohon pencerahan mas bos

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Dhedy Undoko

First think you must try if there is hardware failure is factory reset, sometime factory reset solve a problem. But if the factory reset cannot solve it then try to re flash the ROM, because i think it ROM problem but if you don't wanna bothet with factory reset or re flashing the ROM try use third party application for camera

Nazsh Saryu
5 years ago

Hi andy
Got problem with my lenovo s820 4gb vibe 2.0 rom. Decided to flash it coz doesn't have playstore. Flashing fail several time using s220 s137 s119 rom until got it again with s220 rom. After that the phone cannot be on. But it still can be detect by pc/laptop. What can I do next

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Nazsh Saryu

Hi,
To solve your problem just need to re flashing. Because flashing not need device to be turn on. Just try to reflash, but you don't told me what error you got when flashing it with s220 firmware. I would recommend to solve the flash error

granum grana
5 years ago

I can't detect my simcard mobile operator after upgrading to this version , is there any solution for this problem?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  granum grana

Hi,
Please check your IMEI with dial *#06#, if it show invalid then please fix it with follow this guide http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ

Edwin Delgado
5 years ago

Hey man. Good day. I want to upgrade to Kitkat. Up to this point I haven't got any update or upgrade OTA, maybe because of the OS version which is S123. I have 4.4.2 Jellybean, S820_AMX_ROW_S123_140109. What should I do next…upgrade to S124 and then to Kitkat? Thanks a lot. (By the way…is there any chance for S820 to receive Lollipop in the incoming months?).

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Edwin Delgado

Hi,
Look like your current ROK is modified by the shop where you buy the phone, so if you wanna have kitkat the you must flash the official ROM, international or china version it all up to you. When finish installed official ROM just check system update and you will received update notification

yashvir caussy
5 years ago

Andy
Post the guide about how to update to S820_ROW_S222 firmware because since i've rooted my phone i cannot install the OTA update… 🙁
I badly need the S222 zip file to flash it via custom recovery….. and do some research on how to avoid battery drainage on KITKAT. I've already done Battery Calibrating, though it drains a lot.
By the way thanks in advance my friend 🙂

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  yashvir caussy

I will when the christmas vacation and new year already end i will post it. Just keep visiting the blog who knows there is something you need.

Prince Chaudhri
5 years ago

How to install stock android recovery on lenovo s820 Row 8g

androidrookies
5 years ago

Hi,
You can refer to this guide http://bit.ly/1zNTiNu, or if you have your current ROM just flash it but just check the recovery and uncheck the other.

Iskra
5 years ago

Hi I updated but now my sim2 doesnt work and there is poor signal on sim 1
Any suggestions?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Iskra

hi,
first please check your IMEI, go to diale and dial *#06#. If it show invalid then follow this guide http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ.
but if it show a valid imei the you need to change your modem firmware to improve signal reception, and the guide for replacing modem firmware for S820 i still don't have yet

Fool's Gold
5 years ago

hello, i have problems with my lenovo s820. There was notification for firmware update. Everything was fine downloading the package then i clicked update now. unfortunately the update stopped and it showed some sort of "dying android" cartoon. i restarted my phone and it says my ota system update failed to install. system update from s820_row_s222_141121 to s820_row_s2223_150119. please help 🙁 thank you, have a good day ahead.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Fool's Gold

Hi,
OTA update can only be done if you still using standard lenovo recovery, if you already use custom recovery, cwm or twrp you will failed when do installation step. So please make sure you still using lenovo standard recovery

Chinita05
5 years ago

Hi,
My phone is Lenovo S820.
My Android version is 4.2.1.
My Build Number is S820_ROW_S117_130726.
Can I possibly make it to Kitkat ?
How can i make it to S820_ROW_S220_140722 ?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Chinita05

Hi,
Yes it possible just follow this guide http://bit.ly/1wPlj9V,this will update your device to S221 it the latest version for Lenovo S820, just see the guide first

Nilesh Takoor
5 years ago

hi guys
i need help fr my lenovo s820
after updating my contact , call log, messaging hv stopped working
n playstore also
wht to do nw :/

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Nilesh Takoor

Hi,
Can you tell me your build number? Because when you update china version it will remove play store and etc

Hans Rick
5 years ago

I have the same problem too . Please help meee. Build number is S820_ROW_8G_S222_141121.
But this all happen when ive tried to upgrade to S820_ROW_8G_S223_150119 but failed because i dont know that rooted phone cant use ota upgrade. It failed.Its says error and shows dying android. Ive tried to reset and this all happen. The box keep popping up says "unfortunately,contact manager has stopped". I also cant connect to my playstore. I dnt know what to do. Please contact me personally by whatsapp at +60177978971 .please i need help

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Hans Rick

Hi,
So your version is international or ROW and all a]lications is stopped, i think after doing update you need to factory reset your device first. So try factory reset first and install again the applications if it also cannot i think you need to re flashing the ROM

ariep rusman
5 years ago

My lenovo users S820_ row.8g_ 140 730 S221_ lately I have a problem on the android usb port, when it will connect with the laptop android no life or not detected by the PC, detected Hannya chager.
I've previously set in the android usb debugging enabled, but no changes at all are not detected by the PC or Laptop
What should I do if it happens like this ..
please help me ..

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ariep rusman

hi,
change USB options to Media device or PTP, it only know as charger because you set it as charger. slide the notification bar while connect your device and the select "tap for more USB options"

ariep rusman
5 years ago
Reply to  ariep rusman

pagi…
sudah saya lakukan langkah seperti apa yang di katakan andy namun. fungsi bar notifikasi untuk pilih USB tidak bisa berubah , digeser pun tidak berfungsi seperti terkunci.
terjadinya permasalahan seperti ini setelah melakukan update frimware row s222 melalui OTA . update pun gagal

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ariep rusman

try find it on system setting, on internal storage setting or connection setting. you should found it because you set your device connect as charger so it computer only known as charger

Romiie Namikaze
4 years ago

mas itu kog
Download :
S820_ROW_S220_140722 ↦ 698 Mb, this is a zip file that can be flash using stock Lenovo recovery not TWRP or CWM.
S820_ROW_S220_140722 ↦ Mirror

apa dua2nya harus d download.?

androidrookies
4 years ago

Hi,
Mirror link is a backup link, choose mirror if main download link is missing or error. Both have the same file so only choose one no need to download both

Wildan Ari l
4 years ago

hello andy,

this file for lenovo s820 4gb or 8gb.

thanks. 😀

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Wildan Ari l

All file in my blog os for 4Gb, and it for 8 Gb it will have notice about it

Avanzato Js
4 years ago

S820_ROW_S220_140722 ↦ 698 Mb, this is a zip file that can be flash using stock Lenovo recovery not TWRP or CWM. ini untuk lenovo s820 8gb ato 4gb bos?? thanks

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Avanzato Js

all the download file in this blog is for 4Gb, if it for 8Gb i will mark it.

el rumi
4 years ago

kenapa tiap memperbaharui sistem selalu aborted??

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  el rumi

Because you need unchange system file and standard lenovo recovery for do update with OTA.

el rumi
4 years ago

Sebelumnya saya memang pernah root, tapi kemudian di full unroot. Semua langkah diatas sudah saya lakukan dan sekarang hh saya sudah ROW_124. Namun ketika coba instal update.zip lagi tetap aborted. Mohon bantuannya min..

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  el rumi

It cannot once you root you already change the system file, solution is manual update or reflash the ROM

jigo lopez
3 years ago

sir its possible to flash it thru sp_flashtool because my lenovo s820 4g was bootloop

androidrookies
3 years ago
Reply to  jigo lopez

Yes it is, most update file on my blog is flashing using flashtool. Just grab the file and glash is usng sp flash tool. Bootloop try factory reset first

jigo lopez
3 years ago

when i flash my lenovo in my stock rom always says brom error s_ft_enable_dram_fail (4032) how to fix that sir?

androidrookies
3 years ago
Reply to  jigo lopez

Look at this guide http://bit.ly/1wPlj9V and download preloader for 2014 device. Then copy it to rom folder and then rename checksum.ini to another name then flash it as usually