Upgrade Lenovo S920 with Android KitKat ROW version, Official Release

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Upgrade Lenovo S920 with Android KitKat ROW version, Official Release – This guide is will install Android KitKat ROW version to your Lenovo S920, I already have 2 guide how to install Lenovo S920 with Android KitKat but all of them is using CN version firmware. The most advantage getting ROW version is this firmware support multilanguage, already include google applications and it not contains any annoying china software. This update can also be obtained with OTA update and can be install automatically. This update will erase all your contact and data store on your device, please backup it first before following this guide, and this guide have possibility to brick you device.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial.  (DWYOR). This is for Lenovo S920 4GB, if you have 8GB and have a guts to try this guide than please give me an info.

Upgrade Lenovo S920 with Android KitKat ROW version, Official Release



ROM Description :

  • Build Number : S920_ROW_S213_140714
  • Date : 14-07-2014
  • OS : Android 4.4.2
  • Languages : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai

Change Logs :

  • Android 4.4.2
  • Vibe UI v1.5
  • Update all system from Lenovo
  • Increase performance
  • Increase battery life time
  • Modem for Europe
Downloads :
  • S920_ROW_S213_140714  871Mb, Contains all required files to flashing Android KitKat to your device.
  • 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.
    Upgrade Lenovo S920 with Android KitKat ROW version, Official Release
  • SP Flash Tool v5.1352 Flashing tool needed to install Android KitKat to your device, This tool also already include when you download ROM file. Back it just for backup (Mirror)
Upgrade Lenovo S920 with Android KitKat ROW version, Official Release
  1. Make sure USB VCOM driver completely installed on your computer before continued to next step, Download and extract S920_ROW_S213_140714 to your computer, this contains also SP Flash Tool and ROM images folder (target_bin).
  2. Open SP Flash Tool folder and run Flash_Tool.exe, run it using administrator privilege when you using windows 7 or later. On SP Flash Tool open Options ↦ Option ↦ Download make sure DA DL All with Checksum is already checked, click X (Close) to apply the change and back to SP Flash Tool.
    Upgrade Lenovo S920 with Android KitKat ROW version, Official Release
  3. Back to SP Flash Tool, now click Scatter-Loading and point it to target_bin/MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt on locate on S920_ROW_S213_140714 extracted folder, this will automatically load all necessary files to SP Flash Tool. 
    Upgrade Lenovo S920 with Android KitKat ROW version, Official Release
  4. Change Download only option on SP Flash Tool to Firmware Upgrade mode, Finish configure all now press Download button or hit CTRL+D, wait SP Flash Tool to initialize and become to stand by mode.
    Upgrade Lenovo S920 with Android KitKat ROW version, Official Release
  5. Turn off your device and remove the battery, wait 5 second then connect your device to your computer. SP Flash Tool will begin recognize your device and start the flashing process, this process mark by REDPURPLE, and YELLOW bar on the bottom SP Flash Tool. When you see GREEN CIRCLE on the middle of SP Flash Tool, this mean flashing process already finish and you can disconnect your device.
    Upgrade Lenovo S920 with Android KitKat ROW version, Official Release
  6. Done, you have successful upgrade your Lenovo S920 to Android KitKat, confirm it with go to System Setting ↦ About Phone look at Build Number make sure the version is same with the downloaded.
This guide is installing Android KitKat to Lenovo S920, I hope by following this guide you will be able to solve your problems and please leave any comments if you found any problems regarding this guide.Thank You
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jay cruz
6 years ago

the file is totally damaged,5 mb left to finish the download but is always failed.. unknown network always.. i try to download the file in 3 times.. but the end is always failed,unknown network..

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  jay cruz

hi,
try again, i been successful download it without any problems,

kyaw swin
6 years ago

My lenovo S920 upgraded to 4.4.2Kitkat official release, but I met a lot of trouble while I try to root.I already try so many ways. So how to root?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  kyaw swin

hi,
if you use row version, i still don't know how to root it because cannot find the right cwm or twrp file to flash to change the official lenovo recovery so need more time

babyboy456boy
6 years ago

Hello, Thanks for your post. My Lenovo S920 upgraded to Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROW now.Thanks Bro.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  babyboy456boy

hello,

no problem, thank you for your visit

Nik Rasuzuan Nik Ramli

hai andy..
how to install theme at this rom..?

androidrookies
6 years ago

Hi,
There is no theme in this rom, if you use miui or lewa maybe you can install themes, themes on this rom is using 3rd party applications

Nik Rasuzuan Nik Ramli

aNdy….why my strength bar for sim 02 is only 1 or 2 bar..????can you help me..?

androidrookies
6 years ago

hi,
are your phone from china ? i think it because the modem file, you need to change modem file for china phone.
how to do this, you must root your phone, install custom recovery and install modem file with custom recovery.
are SIM 2 is slot that can only use EDGE network ?? or the slot with 3G function ?

Nik Rasuzuan Nik Ramli

if i not wrong sim 2 slot just only use EDGE network(2G)…can you give link to download thw modem file…??
are sim 2 also support 3G network..?

androidrookies
6 years ago

Hi,
Give me your email addreass and tommorow i will send the modem file to you, i am not upload it yet.
China phone only 1 slot that support 3G, but i ever had that MIUI or LEWA already found how to make 2 slot enable 3G but i never found it.

Nik Rasuzuan Nik Ramli

andy…do you got my email..i not yet receive the modem file…

androidrookies
6 years ago

hi,
yes i am already sent it to you, de*[email protected] right ???
i am sent it on Sept 23,
but if you still have problem i am already post a guide for Lenovo S920 Modem file, open this http://bit.ly/1pplXBM
hope it can solve your problem

Nik Rasuzuan Nik Ramli

my email is [email protected] not [email protected]…btw..i got you link…tq andy…

androidrookies
6 years ago

Hi,
Ok no problem

Harizan Amran
5 years ago

hai andy yang mana satu fail zip untuk selesaikan masalah signa untu s920

V23 ↦ from original Lenovo S920 with firmware S117 atau pon V23 ↦ from Lenovo P780 with firmware S123 – Fixed some problem with bluetooth atau kena download kedua2 nya

androidrookies
5 years ago

hi harizan,
for that i cannot help you, you must try one by one and look at the signal strength, because different network operator on every county so just try one by one the modem file and see the signal strength

Arlong Park
6 years ago

hi andy… not really understand about remove battery.. after remove then when should install it back… sory 4 my broken english

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Arlong Park

hi,
when you flashing Lenovo S920, it need to be on off mode and the battery to be remove. so the device can be VCOM USB device.

Hafeez
6 years ago

SUCCESSFULLY UPGRADED !!…Thanks a lot….
All links are working…..

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Hafeez

hello,
good job, ^^

Ahmed Said
6 years ago

i need USB VCOM Driver for win 8 or lenovo s920 8gb

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Ahmed Said

Hi,
For windows 8 you must disable unsigned driver installation, wind 7 and win 8 both use the same file for usb vcom driver. Same with 4gb or 8gb they use the same file

Ahmed Said
6 years ago
Reply to  Ahmed Said

done thx but will this work for the 8GB s920

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Ahmed Said

Hi,
For that i cannot give you the answer because as far as i know this is for 4GB s920, but if you wanna follow this guide i recommended that you do full backup your rom before do this

Richie Ang
6 years ago

Hi, Im having problem with flashing bcoz everytime i connected my device its disconnected itself…i did installed the driver…and it detect it succesfully but disconnect it after a sec…why?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Richie Ang

Hi,
Try to remove all lenovo related driver then install it again. I think you have problem with the drivers

IrmaVetria
6 years ago

Hi.. good exp"
but 2 imei lost,
can u help me..
nb. i have tool : imei&sn writer, MauiMETA, SN Write tool..
>>all my tool no respect..

thanks

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  IrmaVetria

hi,
if you lose your IMEI please refer to this guide http://bit.ly/1nKiGOH

IrmaVetria
6 years ago
Reply to  IrmaVetria

morning mr. Andy..
Thanks very much.. u'r is the best..
insert mei clear.. i can cal & surf'g again..
hmm, but.. sn, bt, wf.. unavailable
can u help me..

Thanks..

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  IrmaVetria

For wifi fix try this guide http://bit.ly/1g45m32, hope it will help

IrmaVetria
6 years ago

Mr Andy…
####2222#
My SN (Serial Number) is gone.. 00000000
> I'try SN&Imei write tool,, insert SN in app, but I get PN (Part Number) not SN (Serial Number).
please help me..
Thanks

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  IrmaVetria

Hi,
For serial number i don't have any clue, from the day i buy my phone my serial number is 0123456789 and it still same even i have lost my IMEI and restore it. Sorry i don't know how to change it, sorry cannot help you

Leo Voon
6 years ago

Do i need to flash my s920 back to stock rom before proceeding upgrading it to 4.4?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Leo Voon

hi,
no need, but you need to backup your current ROM first and IMEI before processing to update your ROM

Leo Voon
6 years ago
Reply to  Leo Voon

successful, thanks you very much! proceed to root~

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Leo Voon

congratulations !!, Good Job, hope for the best

heicko
6 years ago

Your the best andy..its works on my sister s920 after an upgrade to chinese firmware without gapps..100% work..well done bro..tq for this great step by step process..

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  heicko

Hi,
Nice. Glad this guide can help you. Keep visiting for new release update

hamada chaoune
6 years ago

hello . i buy new phone le novo s920 . but in the system there is only english and chinesse language . i want have the french language . this rome is for this ? and no risque after using this rome ? because many friends when used rome the phone blocked and not work speed

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  hamada chaoune

Hello,
That mean you Lenovo S920 use china version ROM. Yes this is international ROM include french language too. Every flashing or changing ROM is have a risk, but no gut no glory.
Backup your current ROM first using this guide http://bit.ly/1kcsUqj, this guide will backup your current tunning ROM, needed ROOT if you are still using jelly bean use this guide to root your device http://bit.ly/1lf1Kww.

Sures Rez
6 years ago

bro my rom cannot be upgraded.. when connected the flashtool states that unrecognized rom detected..how to fix this?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Sures Rez

hi,
please make sure your USB VCOM driver is installed completely

Sures Rez
6 years ago

it is installed writen Preload VCOM port (com5)… thats why im worried now
..i cant even turn off my phone when i done the format…

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Sures Rez

no need to turn on, just wait a little longer to connect your device after removing the battery.
hope it work

Sures Rez
6 years ago

done that. but this time ater the red bar. its still says unrecognized rom detected

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Sures Rez

Need to select FAC manually, select from checkbox on the flash tool

Sures Rez
6 years ago

whats FAC ? and to select it bro?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Sures Rez

Select it from target_bin folder put it in flashtool, on the flash tool there is check box FAC or PAC just click it and select it from target_bin folder, if not try to reboot your computer and the replay the step carefull

Sures Rez
6 years ago
Reply to  Sures Rez

bro my phone cant be detected now by the computer but the red light still will light on when i connect to the comp…i think my phone is dead now.. 🙁

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Sures Rez

No don't worry, just disconnect and connect it again once flash tool is ready, just try again and again same way no need to worried about dead phone. Flashing need dead phone to be success

Sures Rez
6 years ago
Reply to  Sures Rez

tanx bro. but this time the red bar after i connect the phone its longer more than 40 secs. i cant seem to find the the FAC and PAC.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Sures Rez

Right now maybe i need you to try differwnt guide and different ROM files, refer to this guide http://bit.ly/1qR6IIG and give me word

Sures Rez
6 years ago
Reply to  Sures Rez

Bro Tanx Alot. It can finally work.I think its because of the SP flash tool software. the older version works well with my phone the newer version. But i have this invalid IMEI error. How do i fix that?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Sures Rez

For fix IMEI just follow this guide http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ or if your device already root you can follow this guide http://bit.ly/1nKiGOH

macroy fernandes
6 years ago