Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lenovo S960 Install Vibe UI 2.0 with 70 Languages, Root and Google Applications 1439

Lenovo S960 Install Vibe UI 2.0 with 70 Languages, Root and Google Applications - This firmware included in custom firmware because it already been modified by someone to add language, root and google applications, but this firmware still use china base. Vibe UI 2.0 is the newest firmware for Lenovo devices and only available for china version, for now. Thank to baralajbi so you can enjoy Vibe UI 2.0 in your own language, this guide is about to flashing your devices so it will erase all your data on devices and has possibility to brick your devices so please make your own backup preparations before following this guide.
This guide can be use for any previous firmware, and only can be apply to Lenovo S960, don't try this guide on any other device. It will hard brick your devices.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial. (DWYOR) Please make backup preparations before following this guide, For 16GB devices please read the comments before following this guide.


Lenovo S960 Install Vibe UI 2.0 with 70 Languages, Root and Google Applications 1439

ROM Descriptions :
  • Build Number : S960_S932_VIBEUI_V2.0_1439
  • Date : 25-09-2014
  • OS : Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Languages : Espanol, Eureka, Filipino, Francais, Galego, Hrvatski, Italiano, Magyar, Nederlands, Polski, Portugues, Svenska, etc
  • Google Applications : Include
  • Root : Yes
ROM Changes :
  • Remove all unused applications 
  • Added around 70 languages
  • The weather work worldwide
  • Base Vibe UI 2.0 for Lenovo S960
Downloads :
  • S960_S932_VIBEUI_V2.0_1439 1.87 Gb, contains full images filr that needed to be flash using flash tool.
  • 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.
    Lenovo S930 Update Latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware ROW_S218

  • SP Flash Tool v3.1324 Need to be downloaded, because on ROM downloaded not include any flash tool, please use the same version.
Lenovo S960 Install Vibe UI 2.0 with 70 Languages, Root and Google Applications 1439
  1. Download all required files on your computer, this guide is using flash tool so please make sure that USB VCOM driver is already completely installed on your computer before continued to the next step.
  2. Extract ROM download and Flash Tool on the same folder on your computer. Go to flash tool extracted folder and run flash_tool.exe if you are using windows 7 or later please make sure you run using administrator privilege to avoid any permission error.
  3. On the flash tool, please check DA DL All with Checksum option and then click on Scatter-Loading button, point it to ROM extracted folder and select MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt,  this action will automatically load all images ROM to flash tool.
    Lenovo S960 Install Vibe UI 2.0 with 70 Languages, Root and Google Applications 1439

  4. When everything is done, now you can click Download button (4) or hit F9, this will make flash tool to initialize the ROM file and when finish flash tool will stand by and ready to make connection with your device. (If you got error 8038 after connect your device, you must click Firmware↦Upgrade instead of Download button)
  5. Turn off your device because Lenovo S960 use non-removable battery then you must make sure your device is completely turn off then connect to your computer using USB cable. Flash tool will recognize your device and begin to start flashing process, this process will take 5-6 minutes so please patient. When finish it will show you GREEN CIRCLE in the middle of flash tool
    Lenovo S960 Install Vibe UI 2.0 with 70 Languages, Root and Google Applications 1439

  6. Done, now you can disconnect your device and try to boot. The first boot will take longer so please be patient. After successful boot please go to System Setting ↦ About Phone and make sure your Build Number same as the downloaded ROM above.
Congratulations, now enjoy your new Lenovo S960 with Vibe UI 2.0 as your firmware, enjoy the camera improvement, battery improvement, etc from the latest Vibe UI. Please leave any comments if you got any broken link or problems regarding this guide. Thank You

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227 comments:

  1. Unfortunately there's no option to switch between 2g and 3g networks. Also there's no way(at the moment) to re-flash modem.img firmware with a chinese version line in UI 1.5?

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    1. Hi,
      Option to switch between 2g and 3g is ROM fasility so it depend on the ROM but you still can use mobile uncle right? Because this ROM is already ROOTED. Modem also can be done if your device ROOTED

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  2. Is there an option in mobile uncle? I couldn't find such, I know it's rooted because I tested this ROM...

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    1. Yes you can found it on engineering mode and select conectivity. There is an option to set using 3g only or use both

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  3. Replies
    1. Hi,
      Mode where you can change your phone device, same like setting but more bigger scope. Why bother by engineering mode? It hidden and only can be access if rooted and using machine language

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  4. when cionnected to device manager it is showing it has already best software installed

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    1. Then just continued to the next step. Good luck

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  5. can you tell me the path of android 2 ??

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    1. Hi,
      What path, i don't understand. Explain more

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    2. android2 and misc2 are not checked

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    3. Then what the problem? Are there is error when flashing or what, give more explaination

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    4. i already checked it by myself, already got the solution posted in comment below. Sir, may i know if there are solution for unfunctioning wifi and bluetooth problem. The wifi icon keeps blinking but will not switch on, and the bluetooth cannot be switch on.

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  6. i send you message to hangouts too!

    what's your opinion about these 2 roms!!! version1! and version2!
    http://lenovo-forums.ru/topic/6899-lenovo-vibe-x-s960-%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%88%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0-allegrorom-%D0%BA%D0%B8%D1%82-%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%82/
    http://lenovo-forums.ru/files/file/570-customromkk-allegrorom-%D0%B4%D0%BB%D1%8F-lenovo-vibe-x-s960/
    your opinion matters! ��
    some friends who bought s960 have VIBEUI_V2.5_1927_2_ST_S960
    do you know anything about this rom too??? i can;t find it anywhere!

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    1. Hi,
      Those two ROM is base on ROW version or internatinal version. But already modified add application and etc. The newest ROM for your Lenovo S960 is vibe ui 2.0 but it china version, all ROW version is china version but already modified, so for bugless use china version but it all up to you china version don't have google applications unless already modified.

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  7. if a new update is release, and i update it, will it affect the play store/ google play services?

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    1. Hello,
      Yes it will effect on google play services, if new update not support with google play servuce than it will erase it.

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  8. Hi Mr. Suwito,
    Will this guide work on the VIBEUI_V2.0_1447_7.27.1_ST_S960 firmware version? This version was released quite recently. I understand that this guide was written before the update came out.
    Your answer will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Rookie :)

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    1. hi,
      no this guide will not work for VIBEUI_V2.0_1447_7.27.1_ST_S960, because VIBEUI_V2.0_1447_7.27.1_ST_S960 is using zip method installation, and this guide is using flash tool.
      This is Vibe UI 2.0 china version that already modified, so it has 70 language and include google application already. and most Vibe UI 2.0 is install using zip method

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    2. If I factory reset my phone, will it change my firmware version back to the original? In this way then I can use the guide. I would also like to know if there are other ways.
      Thanks for your help :)

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    3. if you factory reset it, it will not change your version. It will erase all your data and programs from your device.
      another ways to install firmware is using zip method through recovery update called OTA update.
      change firmware version is only can be don with flash tool, OTA update, and Zip Method from recovery file.

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    4. Hi Andy,
      u said "this guide will not work for VIBEUI_V2.0_1447_7.27.1_ST_S960, because VIBEUI_V2.0_1447_7.27.1_ST_S960 is using zip method installation, and this guide is using flash tool.
      This is Vibe UI 2.0 china version that already modified, so it has 70 language and include google application already. and most Vibe UI 2.0 is install using zip method"
      But why I cant install google play after I've updated to VIBEUI_V2.0_1447_7.27.1_ST_S960..I've reset my s960 after I updated it bcoz some of software problem..i just bought this s960 a few days ago..plz help me Mr.Andy Suwito..I cant install whatsup either...

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    5. hi daeng,
      you said you update to VIBEUI_V2.0_1447_7.27.1_ST_S960, are you update via OTA, from system update ?
      If yes than it original VIBEUI_V2.0_1447_7.27.1_ST_S960, i already said on above comments that this guide is VIBEUI_V2.0_1447_7.27.1_ST_S960 with modified. adding google play and 70 language. so if you wanna use this ROM you must fllow from step 1 until finish.

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    6. yup,i update from system update..sorry,but what is OTA stand for?so I have to start from the step 1 above right..Honestly,the flow above very complicated to me bcoz I'm not a techsavvy person..Bu I'l try it..Do I really have to remove my battery bcoz I am not sure how to open the back cover..

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    7. OTA is stand for Over The Air, online update. Yes you need to remove battery and and install USB VCOM driver.
      When you press download button and return error code 8038, try to press firmware upgrade button instead of download button. Good Luck

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  9. hi,andy..
    i'm trying to root my s960 right now..but i cant remove my battery..can u show me.how to.remove it plz..isn't it non removeable battery..i cant open the.backcover..

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    1. Hi,
      Then sorry my mistake, no need to remove it. But make sure if already completely turn off before you connect it to computer. Sometime i just copy paste from another guide.
      Good luck

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    2. morning,
      why when I want to Update Driver Software through USB VCOM Driver extracted folder,it said like this
      "windows found driver software for your device but encountered an erreow while attempting to install it"
      "the third party INF does not contain digital signature information"...
      Plz help me...I still cant install google player

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    3. are you using windows 8? please enable unsign driver installation. search on google how to do it.

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    4. yup...k,i'll try again tonight..thanks...

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    5. Hi Andy,
      after I click download button, there's a pop up window said
      "not all images are correctly loaded, do you still want to go on downloading anyway?"
      I click YES but it stuck there without any process..if I click firmware upgrade,then pop window said "please make sure all necessary images are checked to be downloaded..
      whats wrong ar?

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    6. hi,
      stuck at 0% it because your USB VCOM driver not installed correctly, please refer to this guide http://bit.ly/1BA3uh6 for more error information

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  10. hi..
    i got the error 8038 so i tried firmware upgrade but nothing happened..waht should i do?

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    1. Hi,
      When you need to press firmware upgrade you must make sure there is no empty images on the check box, if there is empty you must click the chwck box and select from target_bin folder.

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    2. hi again..
      there were 2 empty boxes..ANDROID2 & MISC2..i was able to locate the MISC2 image but i can't find the ANDROID2..

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    3. Can you locate it on the target bin folder? If not maybe i will try to revision this guide, it should be there is no empty checkbox on the the flash tool. Sorry for the inconvenience

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    4. i think i found it...i just select the system.img from the folder for ANDROID2..the same one for ANDROID...it worked..thanks.. =)

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    5. Nice and good job..
      Thank you for your comments

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    6. Please!Can you help me fix Google app and chplay for rom vibeui2.0 update 1447!?it's not work after update, thank Andy suwito!

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    7. Hi,
      Cannot be fix because the ROM already replace so it need to be change the ROM, so the solution is re flashing the ROM.

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  11. hi andy, is it true whats the discalimer said, only for 8GB not 16GB version? If continued it will become just 8GB after flashing
    thank you

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    1. Hi,
      Yes, but 8 never try it before.
      But if you wanna try i hope you can give some news after you try so we all know what happen if it foash to 16gb.
      Thank you before

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    2. ok i've tried it. it worked beautifully. thank you for the guide.
      as for the 8gb thing, it actually repartition the 16gb emmc into two, one acts as internal (7gb) and one as external (9), so basically you still got 16gb. from 7gb (6.37gb to be precise) internal, system took 3.4gb, left with less than 3gb for apps+data.
      as for the 3g/2g switching issue, we can use MTK engineering mode app from play store to switch the desired network tk mode.

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    3. good job and thank you very much for your experience, now we know that it work for 16GB device. Thank you once again

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  12. How to do this in Mac? Please help, because I don't have any windows computer...

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    1. Hi,
      Sorry for mac desktop i don't know how to do it because i am not familiar with mac operating system

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  13. Hi,
    Just re-flushed my firmware but can still see the old one - last one officially available for download. Why this happened?

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    1. Hi,
      What you mean the last old one? Are you mean update the last version? From this rom? This ROM is china ROM that already modified by some developer so if you cannot see the update maybe they already disable the update.

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    2. Hello,
      Initially my phone came with custom chinese firmware with multilang and google play support. I upgraded phone from it's menu to VIBEU_V2.0_1447_7.27.1_ST_S_960. This version is chinese one without multilang and google. I decided to upgrade using your ROM. Flush process went well but after reboot I can see the same firmware in my phone - VIBEU_V2.0_1447_7.27.1_ST_S_960. Do I have to use download option instead of upgrade?

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    3. I think ot impossible, once you have successful update it, it will still there until you formatbor erase it. 'I decided upgrade using your ROM', which ROM? For S960 china version i am only have this ROM other is Internatinal ROM, you say 'I upgraded phone from it's menu' download and upgrade button is using flash tool not OTA uodate feom the phone, i confuses with your question

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    4. Solved. This happens when not all of the images are selected. There were 2 empty boxes - .ANDROID2 & MISC2. For MISC2 point to the MISC2 image, for ANDROID2 point to the SYSTEM image. Thank you!

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    5. You mean on fladh tool? I don't really understand with your problem from the second comments, you said you uodate from the system i thought it OTA update. Anyway nice job for you, you have problem like previous comments above you
      For art options maybe it factory setting that cannot be change by user even you have root access, sometime change it will brick the device so it disable by default. I don't really understand about art option that you mean

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  14. hi..
    how do i install TWRP on this ROM?

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    1. Hi,
      Look at this guide http://bit.ly/1xWiRfv.
      Twrp installed when it still jelly bean and install vibe ui 2.0 from twrp

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    2. Hi,
      Look at this guide http://bit.ly/1xWiRfv.
      Twrp installed when it still jelly bean and install vibe ui 2.0 from twrp

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  15. Hi there Andy Suwito i`m from Bulgaria.
    I see u are a master of this smartphone and u really are good with helping people with eny cind of problems with their phones
    .
    So i want u to see something about my smartphone pls if u figured out something respond
    Before 2 days i recive my smartphone lenovo s960 he is factory with s960_ROW_S211_140702
    Android 4.4.2 baseband version S960.Row.v103, 2014/07/02 17:05
    I have 2 problems with it .
    1 problem is that i have low range when i`m at home ... outside there is no problem at all ...
    2g mode not working ...
    2 problem don`t have Bulgaian language menu ...
    Please if u have some suggestions or some new update from my problems respond i will be verry happy :)

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    1. Hi,
      I am not master, iam just try to help people to help with their problem.
      1. Are you said than on your house you only got 2g and got 3g on outside? If yes look like that you have coverage problem inside your house try to use another smartphone to test your network coverage, and look like you have not problem with your device.
      2. For adding bulgarian language pack you must modified your ROM, and that not easy. Try search at bulgarian forum who know there is someone already have modified your ROM.

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  16. Hello again Andy i did try to use another smartphone (samsung galaxy s3 neo) with it i dont have problem this sim card is bulgarian provider named vivacom .
    Yes but i did try to use the samsung`s micro sim card and with it is ok i have coverage
    The more important thing is that i can`t use option only 2g and the mix 2g/3g wont work it only 3g options is working 100% ... If u have some idea to clean this problem with the network i will be happy

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    1. Hi again,
      Are you use another smartphone with the same sim card that you use on your Lenovo? I am afraid to give you the solution because look like that it sim problem, sometime in lenovo if we lost or have low signal we change the modem file but you said you don't have problem outside your house so i am afraid that it not phone problem but sim problem. If you want you can see this guide http://bit.ly/1pplXBM

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  17. Hi,

    I have done install, using files from this page.
    Everything is fine and clear, except one problem.
    I can't make calls(after 1 second call ended without making connection), but 3G is working fine and no problems with coverage.
    I have checked SIM card on other phone, it works.

    Please advice, what can I do to fix it.
    Thanks
    Hayk Galstyan.

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    1. Hi,
      Have you check the imei number? Try to check with dial to *#06#.
      Call with bith sim card or just one? Try to check international prefix on dialer maybe that effect with your problem

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    2. Thanks for so quick help.
      I have checked and got the same result in both states(with sim card and without sim card)
      IMEI number is "Unknown" :(
      #06# gives "Connection problem or invalid MMI code"

      What does it mean??

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    3. That mean when you flash the rom it also erase imei, folloe this guide to fix your imei http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ

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    4. Hello Andy,

      It works, thanks a lot !!!!
      #06# still gives the same error, but IMEI is correct an I can make calls(which is important at first ! :-))
      Thank you very much !

      Hayk.

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    5. That great....
      Thank you for your visit

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  18. my phone have root.wicth step should i follow

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    1. Hi,
      From the start or step 1, you need to change your ROM. This is china ROM that already been modified so need to install to use it

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  19. can this ROM install with rom manager app

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    1. Hi,
      No you cannot install the ROM using ROM manager because the files is for flash tool installation method

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  20. Hi.do u have idea to install with ROM manager.with this way is complicated.

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    1. sorry i can, the files provide here is for flash tool, cannot be use for ROM manager. so sorry can help you more further.

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    2. Hi, I can not install Preloader MediaTek Port USB VCOM , I have a yellow triangle with error code 10 ? Can you help me , this is a lenovo S960 MT6589 with chinese menu !! And I can not remove the battery.
      Thank you for your help

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    3. Hi,
      Lenovo S960 use non removable battery so you don't need to remove, but you need to make sure device isturn off then connect to your computer. Just try to install usb vcom driver before continued to follow the next step. Try again to install usb vcom driver

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    4. Hi , I just do it but constantly reboot and bottom left is writting "tool dl picture fail ! " Can you give me an explanation.
      Thank you to you

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    5. Hi,
      That because you not give check on Da dl all with checksum option when flashing. Look at the picture and look at number 1

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  21. hi,
    i cant install usb vicom drive after fail first time.when i try to reinstall it againt MTK65 preloader not show up like first time i try.what should i do?

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    1. Hi,
      I just can tell you to keep trying because without it flash tool will not recognize your device

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  22. Hi. I recently flashed this to my S960. It worked! The only downside is that many words are in English. I chosed swedish. Is there anyway that i can translate these words myself in the ROM? Like edit some .txt files before flashing or so?

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    1. Hi,
      No there is no way too edit the ROM unless you know how to compile and decompile androidrom. Maybe you would like to try international version http://bit.ly/1npKagV

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  23. How to keep my phone off when i connect it to PC via USB? Everytime iswtich it off and i connect it or so on, it's just turned on again. my battery is not removeable.

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    1. Hi,
      Turn it off for minutes then connect to computer, but flash tool must be already open and already set to begin flashing. It will make your phone detect as port and get ready to flash

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  24. Ok guys, i installed it , it works GREAT! Thank you so much for the tutorial and your help! :)

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    1. Good work for you and thank you for your visit to this blog

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  25. Hi..I got problem with my lovely lenovo vibe xs960..Google play store stop working after update to kitkat 4.4..how to fix..plzzzz help me..I'm crazy to fix the problem

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    1. Hi,
      Can you tell me build number and baseband, you can see at about phone->software information.
      Try to clrear cache or clear data on your setting app google play or google service

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  26. Soe late rply sir..build number is VIBEUI_V2.0_1447_7.27.1ST_S960....n the baseband version is S960.V103,2014/11/11 11.10..I try many times clear cache n date but cannot working..plzzz fix it..tq

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    1. Hi,
      Vibe ui 2.0 default not have google play and not support because that your google 00lay cannot run. If you wanna enable google applications you must modified the rom which is modified VIBE UI 2.0.
      Or you can flash international rom version or you can folow the above guide.

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    2. How to modified ROM or fix it sir??plzz guide me...

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    3. It hard, sorry cannot help you more futher.
      You must know all android programming language. This blog is about Lenovo ROM update so sorry cannot help you.

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    4. Sir,what best solution u suggest to me to back running normally google play store

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    5. Just follow the above guide, it will give you kitkat and google play in one package

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  27. can i install this rom on my s960 with s960_ROW_S209_140521? Thanks in advance!

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    1. Hi,
      Yes of course you can, but always be carefull and do backup data first before modified your device.

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  28. Dear Andy,
    my PC doesnt recognize MTK65xx Preloader Device, while I try to install USB VCOM Driver, just show me my VIBE X like a portable device... What should I do? Thanks

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    1. your PC should recognize MTK65xx Preloader Device, if not you cannot flashing ROM to your device. try again and again until you success install USB VCOM driver on your PC without it you cannot follow to the next step.

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  29. Hi. Can I know what's this about?
    Btw, I'm having problem with my s960. My similar card cannot be detected but it's working well in other phones. Can you advise me what to do next to solve the issue? Thanks!

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    1. hi,
      this about to install china firmware to your device, china firmware VIbe UI 2.0 newest ROM for Lenovo device.
      try dial *#06# and if it show invalid then try follow this guide http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ

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  30. Is it needed a root to install that custom rom on my phone ?

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    1. hi,
      it depend on what method you use to install the custom ROM, if it using zip method or recovery than it need to root and custom recovery but if you use flash tool method like above guide than no need to root your device.

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  31. Hi Andy!
    Thank you very much, I followed the steps and everything is perfect.

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    1. hi,
      good job for you if you already success, and thank you for visit

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  32. Hello, I installed your rom, it is perfect, but the 3G network is very slow. I installed mobileuncle and the only is WCDMA 2000MHz, but in Italy we have 2100 MHz. What can I do? Can you help me or modify the rom? Thanks for your work !!

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    1. Hi,
      If the frequency not suitable with european network then your signal will not recieved anything, try change the modem file to european modem file. But for this i still don't have the guide yet, Sorry
      I think it modem issue

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  33. Hi Andy,

    Very interesting your work here, and i admire you,

    Well, I bought a lenovo S960 from china, and i use it in colombia, already it has been to root, and my technician install a firmware VIBEUI_V2.0_1439_7.12.1_ST_S960_baralajbi, very cool, because it has all in spanish, but the problem is 3G network , still does not work, in colombia 3G is 850 and 1900 , but the smartphone show me WCDMA 2000MHz, is possible to correct it , if i will install the international firmware S960_ROW_S211_140702 ? ,, could you help me , please,

    Thnks.
    Rommel

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    1. Hi Rommel,

      Actually there is one way to increase signal reception which is change the modem firmware, you can try to change the modem firmware to international modem file so you can see if the international version give same result or not before changing the entire ROM, but i think i still don't have the guide to change it yet.
      But i will write it soon so keep visiting the blog

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  34. OK,, Andy,

    i'll be waiting for your help,, thank very much

    Rommel

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    1. no problem. thank you for your visit

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    1. hi,
      can you tell me what happen so you need to press firmware upgrade ? default it press download button but if you got error 8038 then you need to press firmware upgrade button and there is not update button.
      thank you

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  36. Hi Andy,

    First of all greetings the excellent work done on this web site, I commented that I have done the update and all excellent but I have a problem.

    Is this firmaware works for GSM 900 - Frequency 3G UMTS / HSDPA: 900 Mhz?

    Because before making up 3G seamlessly update, now not even recognize my chip telephone operator "Digitel" but when another chip that operates on GSM 850 band - Frequency 3G UMTS / HSDPA: 1900 Mhz recognizes it without problem, have the phone unable to use either for calls or messages.

    Can you help?

    regards

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    1. Hi,
      Maybe the modem file is not fit with your device so ithink it need to be replace, this condition happen when you have euro device install with china firmware or vice versa, so i think you need to change the modem. But sorry i still don't have the guide to do it so sorry

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    2. 1) how do I can know if my device is euro or Chinese version? I am in Venezuela
      2) then would I recommend making back to 4.2.2?
      3) what guide could i use to do it?

      regards

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    3. 1. Where did you buy from? China website or on the offline shop on your country, and what first ROM that you got.
      2 and 3. Try follow this guide http://bit.ly/1npKagV

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    4. I buy it from ebay USA, when i recived the phone it was in 4.2.2 and it was already rooted with gapps. all the box and manual are in chinese.

      Any ideas?

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    5. Andy i also before use this guide to upgrade my phone i did a backup with MtkDroidTools, i was looking into the backup i got this file "system/etc/firmware/modem.img" can i used it in this version?

      2) What can i do with the hole backup? i mean can i just flash my phone with the backup or should i first this guide: http://bit.ly/1npKagV

      Thanks!

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    6. So i think it europe device, all lenovo device is all in china even the europe one.
      So better flash with international ROM from the link i give you or waiting for modem firmware change manual,
      Yes that it modem.img you can use it to replace the current modem from vibe ui 2.0 and backup from mtk droid tool can be restore using flash tool, so find menu to prepare backup for flash tool on the mtk droid tool

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  37. Hi, Andy does not want to risk me change the modem.img, then Reproduce your most recent guide to ROW: http://www.androidrookies.com/2014/11/update-lenovo-s960-with-android-442.html

    All excellent fully functional, all we do not is that the signal has become somewhat low point of that 3G will not download anything indoors, you've had any complaints with it in this version?

    According to what we can notice Vibe 2.0 runs much faster and lighter than the Vibe 1.5.

    Greetings!

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    1. Hi,
      You can see the problem that experience by useron the comments, readthe comments one by one before decide to flash the ROM on your device. Actually in my experinece Vibe ui 1.5 more lighter but because Vibe ui 2.0 already modified before flashing to europe device so it feel more lighter.
      And maybe vibe ui 2.0 has more system stability and system improvement because it more newer than vibe ui 1.5

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    2. Hola Jose Gomez,,
      Yo también tengo un S960 que compre por alienares,, mi problema ha sido con el 3G,, ya que solo funciona a 2000 Mhz y en colombia funciona las bandas de 850 y 1900 ,, tu sabes que se puede hacer para habilitar esas bandas?? o realmente el smartphone ya no tiene posibilidad de cambiarle la configuración del modem?? gracias

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    3. El telefono trabaja con esta cuatro 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 1900 HSDPA 900 / 2100, segun lo que me he podido dar cuenta la versión europea de lenovo s960 trabaja en estas bandas HSDPA 900 / 2100, la versión china que es la que problablemente tienes trabaja en las siguientes bandas HSDPA 850 / 1900, te recomiendo si quieres usar las bandas instales la versión china creo que es la que funcionaria para ti, pero no se si tiene una limitación de hardware dependiendo de que parte proviene el télefono.

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    4. hola jose aca en venezuela que rom y baseband tienes el s960 por que no me toma señal con movilnet ni movistar?

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    5. In english please, don't understand

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  38. hi I recently bought the Vibe X S960 16GB it's already running on 4.4.2. and already has the Vibe UI 2.0 but the main problem is it's filled with Chinese bloatwares and google play does not work aswell as google services. is this update applicable to my unit?. and do I also need to root my phone firts? tahnks

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    1. Hi,
      Above guide is will install vibe ui 2.0 that already modified with google play store and already remove china applications, but you can also install international version firmware but it using vibe ui 1.5 you can search at my blog

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    2. your welcome, and thank you for visit

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    3. Hi Andy fantastic tutorial I'm already on the 4th month of using this ROM, but suddenly the phone can't recognize the SIM card anymore, it just say's no SIM card even though it has. Thanks Andy.

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    4. Are you modified the rom or update the rom? Because it impossible if suddenly the sim not recognize but it self except there is hardware failure.

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  39. ok guys i followed the instructions on this article and the process of flashing stopped at 83 percent and a warning that the usb is not connected or is not functioning wright came out. the device was bricked and i tried to follow the tutorial again but when i plug the device the same warning comes out again. don't know what to do or if at this point nothing can be done.
    any help please.

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  40. Hi Guys. I also already got this handheld for about 5 months. But my problem is weird. Using Andy's rom for about 2 months. And somehow my screen doesn't respond after it's locked. It doesn't recognize touches. After I use power button and on/off again it recognize touches. When there is an incoming call on sleep mode I can not reply it. First I have to push power button and phone shuts down the screen then hit power button again and I can touch and reply the call. With original rom there's no touch screen issue. But with this rom I got problem. I used to use power button. But sometimes it bothers me. Any suggestions ?

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    1. Hi,
      If ir firmware issued you can solve it by re flash it again. Or you maybe interested to try another ROM but if it hardware issued re flashing will not solve the problem and it will still exist even you flash another ROM

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    2. I don't think it's a hardware issue. Because after screen on/off touch panel and screen works. And with stock rom also it works. I've tried 4-5 times re-flashing. Still the issue remains not-solved. really really weird problem :) Thanks.

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    3. Then try using another ROM, http://bit.ly/1xGvKKM.
      Maybe your hardware not fit with china firmware.... Vibe ui 2.0 is china firmware that already modified, but actually it still china firmware

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  41. ANd when the green box appears it does not say download ok just green circle appears
    PLZ HELP

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    1. Are the green circle you mean is like picture on step 6? If yes than i think you have success installed new ROM, and you say after reboot it still use previous firmware, i think i need more explaination because i don't understand what it mean

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  42. I did all the steps you told, but somewhere in thw middle i accidentally pulled out the cable......So my lenovo is...dead ( closed without any responding ) and when i try to flash again it doesn't starts( i think that the pc do not see the phone)....HELP

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    1. hi,
      i think you should try to re flash it, just turn off your device and wait for 30-60 minutes and try to re flash again, but when you pull out the cable make hardware issued than there is now way to bring back it again except go to service center.
      so just try re flash again.

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  43. Hi andy.how i can upgrade my vibex to lolipop rom.many user have suces upgrade their vibex to lolipop rom.?

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    1. hi,
      until now there is no lollipop ROM for Lenovo S960, if your friend already install ask them where they download the ROM

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  44. Hello Andy
    When ever I tried to the rom I got this Google Chrome's connection attempt to adf.ly was rejected. Is there any other way to download it

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    1. Hello,
      To download try to change your dns setting become, use google dns.

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  45. I have begun rooting my phone and then my pc said me that there was an error with windows and turned off and then my phone cant open

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    1. Keep trying to turn on the phone and the last effort is re flashing your device with the new ROM.

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  46. Hi andy ,
    What is difference between vibe ui and row?
    Will this rom work perfectly on my row version s960 running on kitkat? Treat me as illetrate in this matter . :)

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    1. hi,
      Vibe UI is user interface, launcher name for Lenovo device, ROW is Rest of World mean beside china country. it type of ROM. Lenovo has 2 type of ROM china and international aka ROW. both using Vibe UI as user interface but china ROM already lauche VIbe UI 2.0 while ROW or international ROM still using Vibe UI 1.5
      both already using Android KitKat 4.4.2,
      Yes it will work with your device Lenovo S960.

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    2. Is root necessary to apply this rom?

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    3. no need this flashing using flash tool method so it will erase all your rom and data on device then install the ROM, can be don from any ROM

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    4. If my device get bricked .. how will i know and what to do after it get bricked?

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    5. the brick that maybe happen is softbrick, which is bootloop and can be solve with factory reset on recovery mode or flashing other ROM to your device, you will know it when your device bricked.
      another problem is losing IMEI which is can make losing ability to communicate, but can be solve whit this http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ

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    6. Is it compulsary that we will lose the imei?
      And should i apply this rom to my device if i have the row version.??. i dont know if ot is working on vibe ui 1.5 as i have never seen that word in my phone..(i mean vibe ui)..

      And i also cant download the rom from the link u have given.the download button there is not working.

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    7. there is possibility to lost IMEI but not always. To apply it up to you cannot ask you to flash the rom on your device.
      Vibe UI 2.0 is only on china version so when you got international ROM you will never get Vibe UI 2.0

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  47. Ok now all is fine. Thanks. This is a very good ROM. But don't now if I can unrooted. Can I?

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    1. your welcome, for unroot i think it impossible because this is modified ROM i am afraid system get unstable when you unroot it

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  48. Hey andy,
    Is usb vcom drive only of 15kb?

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    1. yes, can be use to manual installation

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  49. Andy.. just tell me is it good or not.. should i apply it if i am having row version rom?? I am in great confusion man.. tell me which is better vibe ui or the row??

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    1. i cannot decide it for you because it contains risk, everything is up to you. I just can inform you that Vibe UI 2.0 is the new version for Lenovo ROM.

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    2. Just tell bro which is better from your side!! And please reply on hangouts.and what are the drawbacks of this rom??

      Thanks :)

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    3. For better one, of course the newer ROM but it also have minus.
      I don't have your hangout bro so i cannot reply on hang out

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    4. Hi
      What are the drawbacks of this rom. And andy please reply on hangouts for quicker chat.
      Thanks in advance .

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    5. no bug, all smooth, china version drawback is a lot china applications but it already remove because this is modified ROM. maybe lack of certain languages

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  50. Replies
    1. Describe mean icon decoration? If you mean wanna change icon picture and modif user interface then you must decompile ROM framework and compile it again and then install to ROM, difficult enought

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    2. Hi
      Just change the theme from theme centre and the icon pack will get changed. Choose the theme which you want. :)

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  51. With the icon decoration i mean the black(or something like that) thing that surrounds the icons from the google play so makes them seem like the lenovo icons.

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    1. Sorry could not help you, because change or modified icon it need to decompile and compile framework apk inside the ROM. And i am don't share such think i am sharing how to install or change ROM and solve problem about installation thing

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  52. My phone is using vibe ui 2.5_1927_2_st_s960 on android kitkat. My problem is the clock doesn't show up. Can someone please help to fix this problem? Are vibe ui 2.5 is better than 2.0

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    1. hi,
      i wonder where that you get that Vibe UI 2.5_1927_2_st_s960 ? on official web vibeui.com which is china web there is no Vibe UI 2.5, the latest firmware for Lenovo S960 is VIBEUI_V2.0_1507_7.124.1_ST_S960.
      so cannot help you because i think it modified firmware.

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    2. Hi andy,
      I have also seen that the people who recently purchased vibe x have vibe ui 2.5 preinstalled. And yes mohd vibe ui 2.5 is better than 2.0.

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    3. This is installed since i bought this phone a while a go. But, never mind andy. Thanks.
      Mr sharry chauan, the problem i got with this ui 2.5 is to many chinese app. The clock stilldoesn't show although after changing the theme.

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  53. Hi mohd,
    Are you talking about the widget that we get on the main screen of the launcher?

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  54. Hi Mr sharry chauhan, yes. The clock widget which came at the main screen

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    1. can u make a complete rom backup and give me vibeui 2.5?

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    2. do you ask mr mohd? if you asking me, i stillcannot find where to download Vibe UI 2.5 because i am seraching on the vibeui.com it still Vibe UI 2.0

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  55. Well, i don't know how to do that. But i think sometime in the future, ui 2.5 will be available. Ui 2.5 ha so many App in chinese language.

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    1. Yes there will be Vibe UI 2.5 but need to wait more. Many china application it mean the firmware is china firmware not yet modified become international firmware.

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  56. Hello, I lost my signal... the simcard seems not working on the phone vibe X. I tried to use your method but stuck everytime I want to flash it. because the non removable battery Issue. keep turning on the phone.

    Is there any way u can suggest me? thx!

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    1. losing signal is because your IMEI is missing, try check with dial *#06# and see. If it show invalid then follow this guide http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ to fix and restore your IMEI. no need to reflash again.

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    2. Hello, Appreciate your feedback it's been 2 month already my phone is disable .

      I did the step... but the IMEI is there with numbers.. doesnt show "INVALID" as you mentioned,

      thx.

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    3. There is no sim card not detect issue on lenovo except it really hardware problem. If it hardware problem then you must bring to lenovo store, if there is no signal and invalid imei then try the link i gove you

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  57. Hello,
    Need an advice if u can halp me,

    I bought a lenovo S960 in Albania for my uncle (he want to have the phone

    with albanian language). This phone have a android 4.4.2 and firmware version

    VIBEUI_V2.0_1439_7.12.1_ST_S960_baralajbi, seems its multilingual but

    albanian language isn't translated fully, is only for the settings and a

    couple of other things but not for message or adress book, my interest is to have a firmware with full Albanian

    language. Actually the phone ask for an update, the new firmware which is

    disponible is VIBEUI_V2.0_1507_7.124.1_ST_S960 but Im afraid to upgrade to

    this official rom, maybe doesnt have Albanian language at all. Do you know

    something about this official rom, isnt multilingual, does he have also

    Albanian language? Reading in others appreciated. Thnx

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    1. Hi,
      For fully albanian translated try install international rom version, you can see it at here http://bit.ly/1npKagV

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  58. thnx for the quick reply. I checked the link but in the description about the language in this custom rom, Albanian Language is not mentioned. there are only these Languages : Russian , Ukrainian, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai.
    I would really apprecciate if you could check and tell me for sure about that language.
    Thnx, Best regards :)

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    1. It more than that languages, trust me. If i mention all the languages it will not enough space. Albanian is include on that international ROM.

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  59. thank you for your support, I will try to flash it and let u know about ;)

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    1. Your welcome and i hope you can solve your problem

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  60. How can i add the option to change from 2g/3g please?

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    1. hi,
      you can go to system setting -> more -> Mobile Networks -> Network Mode -> select GSM only to enable 2G and GSM/WCDMA (auto-mode) to enable 2G/3G or wcdma for 3g only

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    2. That option doesn't exist but i figured it out with MTK engineering. But i have another problem. There was a new version on sowftware update. I downloaded and installed it but nothing happend. It stills shows up that there is a new version.

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    3. Update ota only can be done with official recovery if you already change it you will failed and nothinng will change, check if you still use official recovery

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  61. why I cant extracted the rom zipped folder? its said that the zipped rom is empty but the properties is exactlu 1.87gb. i using window 8.1 . need ur help asap

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    1. I dont know maybe the download is corrupt, try to redownload it again.

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  62. hello friend .. please how to remove battery from phone vibe x s960 ( how to open a cover ) ?

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    1. hi,
      detail i don't know, but you must open the back cover first. I can tell you but cannot show you, so maybe you can see on this video https://goo.gl/i74hJJ

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  63. please if you have a video ( tutorial ) for how ( Lenovo S960 Install Vibe UI 2.0 with 70 Languages, Root and Google Applications 1439 ) please give me a link .
    thank you.

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    1. Sorry cannot provide video because i am not making video tutorial, so sorry cannot help you

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  64. Hello friend , you say that we must remove the battery from the phone to started install (USB VCOM Driver) .. but the vibe x S960 battery is not removable !! please what is the solution ?

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    1. Lenovo S960 use non removable battery so you must make sure it completely turn off before connected to computer

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