Vibe UI 2.0 on Lenovo S650, How to install China Version Firmware 1439

12 Feb 2015

Vibe UI 2.0 on Lenovo S650, How to install China Version Firmware – Vibe UI 2.0 on Lenovo S650 can be obtain if your Lenovo S650 using china version firmware. Vibe UI 2.0 is only available on china version, international or ROW still using Vibe UI 1.5 but not all devices received update for Vibe UI 2.0 because not all international device got china version firmware.
Today i will posting  guide installing or flashing Vibe UI 2.0 on Lenovo S650, and tommorow i will post again how to install custom recovery and rooting Vibe UI 2.0 on Lenovo S650 so you can install Google applications easily.
Before start to follow this guide, there is something that you must to know. Vibe UI 2.0 is a china version firmware so it doesn’t contains Google applications and only have 2 language which is china and english only.
This guide is about to flash or install new operating system to your device so it will erase all data and have possibility to brick your device, please be careful and consider it before start to follow this guide.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial. (DWYOR)

Vibe UI 2.0 on Lenovo S650, How to install China Version Firmware

ROM Descriptions :

  • Build Number : VIBEUI_V2.0_1439_7.3.1_ST_S650_WC52
  • Date : 25.09.2014
  • OS : Android 4.4.2 KitKat (Vibe UI 2.0)
  • Languages : English and China
  • Google Applications : No
  • Root : No
Requirements :
Downloads :
Vibe UI 2.0 on Lenovo S650, How to install China Version Firmware
  1. Download the ROM files and move or copy to your SD card root folder, rename it become update.zip 
  2. This guide can be perform using custom recovery, so after installing china version firmware change your recovery. Refer to this guide How to Install TWRP v2.6.30 Custom Recovery for Lenovo S650, because standard china recovery will be on china language and don’t have many features like custom recovery.
  3. Turn off your device, press and hold Power button + Volume Up + Volume Down button until it show recovery main menu.
  4. Select Wipe ↦ Swipe to Factory Reset
    Vibe UI 2.0 on Lenovo S650, How to install China Version Firmware 1439

  5. Back to main menu, Select Install navigate it to update.zip ↦ Swipe to install. Wait until installation progress finish and back to main menu again
    Vibe UI 2.0 on Lenovo S650, How to install China Version Firmware 1439
  6. Select Wipe  Swipe to Factory Reset again for the last time, after finish back to main menu and select Reboot.
  7. Done, enjoy your Vibe UI 2.0 on Lenovo S650.
That it, Installing Vibe UI 2.0 on Lenovo S650, Vibe UI 2.0 has a lot china applications that will not work outside china country to remove it all you must root your device, follow Lenovo S650, How to Root Vibe UI 2.0 China version Firmware 1439. Please leave comments if you got problems or broken links regarding this guide. Thank You

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18 comments
  1. Hey andy, I hope you remembered me. Last time I got helped from your reply anyway i had flashed S119 but i got internal storage as 4.19 & inbuilt storage as 3.05.. cant i merge those?
    And if i flashed this VIBEUI v2.0 will it return back to previous storage like 7.4 like that?? Hope you ll response

  2. Hello Andy,
    First of all , I would say thanks alot for your tutorials
    Andy, My phone is Lenovo S650 and my questions :
    1- my android version is 4.4.2( s650_ROW_308_150121), this firmware Vibe UI 2.0 is better than mine?
    2-is it newer than mine?
    3- Is there any problem about this Vibe UI 2.0 on Lenovo s650? ( speed or etc )
    4- after Install it, can I root my phone again ? if yes, how?

    1. hi,
      1. you are using the latest international firmware version, Is Vibe UI 2.0 better than your's the answer is no.
      2. No the latest vibe ui is VIBEUI_V2.0_1439_7.3.1_ST_S650 you can download it on vibeui.net (use chrome)
      3. No because this is official release from lenovo china
      4. yes you can, easy way is using vroot or king root.

      Lenovo has 2 firmware, international and china. International has many language and have google play store installed default. china firmware only have 2 language china and english, google play store must install by your self and many bloat china app that can only run on china country.

  3. Thanks you for reply really thanks
    Andy I asked you : Is (Vibe UI 2.0) better than ( s650_ROW_308_150121) and your answer was : No.
    ——————————
    1-now, my question is: The latest vibe ui (VIBEUI_V2.0_1439_7.3.1_ST_S650) better than ( s650_ROW_308_150121)?
    ——————————
    2-actually my phon is slow and all the time it's hanging and …I have to flash it or refresh it every 4-5 month. Is there any good firmware for Lenovo s650 ? I tried MIUI 5-6, but they have so many bugs.
    do you have any suggestion?

    1. 1. for system side i think it better Vibe UI, but for user freindly it better ROW or International version. because ROW is made from VIBE UI firmware.
      2. try lower firmware, if S308 using KitKat then you must try back to Jelly Bean, a lot people complain after update to KitKat their phone become slow.

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