Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lenovo S960, How to Flashing Custom Recovery TWRP for Android 4.2.2 and Android 4.4.2

Lenovo S960, How to Flashing Custom Recovery TWRP for Android 4.2.2 and Android 4.4.2 - Custom Recovery is the second most important modification that must to be done, with custom recovery your can have more important functions like backup, restore, flashing ROM, fix permission, etc.
On the Android world there many famous custom recovery but the most famous is CWM and TWRP, and today i will post a guide how to change your Lenovo Standard Recovery with custom recovery TWRP (TeamWin Recovery Project). This guide can be use for Lenovo S960 with Android 4.2.2 and Android 4.4.2 firmware, but one think that must be understand is after successful installing custom recovery your device will lost it ability to installing and update from OTA.

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

Lenovo S960, How to Flashing Custom Recovery TWRP for Android 4.2.2 and Android 4.4.2

Preparations :
Downloads :
  • 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 S960, How to Flashing Custom Recovery TWRP for Android 4.2.2 and Android 4.4.2

  • S960_S128_TWRP_2.6.3.0 download this if your Lenovo S960 still using Android 4.2.2 or Jelly Bean
  • S960_S209_TWRP_2.6.3.0 download this if your Lenovo S960 already running Android 4.4.2 or KitKat.
  • SP Flash Tool v3.1320 Use this version flash tool for flashing custom recovery to your Lenovo S960, don't try to use another version.
Lenovo S960, How to Flashing Custom Recovery TWRP for Android 4.2.2 and Android 4.4.2
  1. Download the required files on your computer, because this guide is using flash tool method then you must be make sure that USB VCOM driver is completely installed on your computer before continued to next step.
  2. Extract both recovery download file and flash tool on the same folder, this for easy organize it. 
  3. Go to flash tool extracted folder and run flash_tool.exe, if you running windows 7 or later please run it using administrator privilege to avoid any permission error.
  4. On the flash tool, check DA DL All with Checksum option, this option must not forgotten or you will got error.
  5. Click on Scatter-Loading button, browse to custom recovery extracted folder and select MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt, when this file loaded on flash tool it also automatically load recovery.img on flash tool
    Lenovo S960, How to Flashing Custom Recovery TWRP for Android 4.2.2 and Android 4.4.2

  6. When everything is set up, just press Download button or hit F9. This will trigger warning that told not all images loaded correctly, just confirm it with press Yes button.
    Lenovo S960, How to Flashing Custom Recovery TWRP for Android 4.2.2 and Android 4.4.2

  7. Turn off your device, because Lenovo S960 use non-removable battery you must make sure that your device is completely turn off. When you already sure than connect your device to your computer using USB cable. Flashing process will only take 10-15 second just wait until you can see GREEN CIRCLE on the middle of flash tool.
    Lenovo S960, How to Flashing Custom Recovery TWRP for Android 4.2.2 and Android 4.4.2

  8. Done, now you can disconnect your device and try to turn on your device. Go to recovery mode by pressing Power button + Volume Up + Volume Down button and confirm you already successful replace Lenovo Standard Recovery with TWRP custom recovery.
Congratulations, you have successful learn how to replace standard recovery with custom recovery, please leave any comments if you found there is broken link or problems regarding this guide. Thank You

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30 comments:

  1. Hai,Andy S960 battery cannot be removed is there another way

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    1. hi,
      if cannot remove then just wait until your device completely turn off, then connect your device to computer. sorry not other way.

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  2. It cannot be done,when i turn off and plug the USB it turns on again

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    1. After turn off, wait a little longer before connect your device. Completely turn off then connect your device. If it become charge mode then disconnect and connect again.

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    2. I have tried everything but its still the same

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    3. than this guide is not suitable for your, so sorry cannot help you more further.

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  3. hai Andy i have rooted my phone all i had to do is take care of everything in advance first before flashing.The trick was,after connecting my phone i quickly pressed download and that was all and thank you for helping me along the hope this helps everyone

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    1. Hi,
      Thank you for your information. Hope you have learn to modified you android device. Thank you for visit

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  4. dear Andy,

    Can you make a custom lollipop Rom for S960?

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    1. hi,
      sorry i can't even i want to, creating custom ROM need lot time to debugging one by one the source code looking for error or even fixing the bug and i don't have it, i just can share the ROM update that already release by official. Sorry

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  5. andy,
    twrp website says 2.8.6 released.
    can you post the new version

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    1. Hi,
      Thank you for your information, i will as soon as possible post the guide to install twrp v2.8.6. So please keep visiting the blog

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  6. Hi Andy,, I wish to flash custom recovery twrp in my lenovo it has a version 4.4.2 / VIBEUI_V2.0_1507_7.124.1_ST_S960,, is possible to do it without errors??

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    1. Hi,
      So you are using VIBE UI 2.0 which is china version firmware, so you must search twrp that for china firmware, above guide i think is for international version or row. So you cannot follow above guide

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  7. Hi,
    So, first i must to flash to rom s210 or s211??

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    1. Hi,
      For use the above guide, yes you must install international rom version S210 or S211

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  8. Hi Andy,

    Thank you for the guide, I'm trying to download the below and it seems the ad fly site itself is down. I'm trying to install TWRP recovery and then the Modem file at the links below.
    Any chance you can assist with the direct links or reupload to a working account.

    S960_S209_TWRP_2.6.3.0 : http://adf.ly/r8ojb
    Modem_V102_VibeUI_1.5 : http://adf.ly/1E0OWa

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    1. Hi,
      Thank you for visit and leave comment. But sorry i cannot help you because now i am not infront computer. You can try to change your dns to google dns 8.8.8.8 sometime it can fix the download problem

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  9. i get SP FLASH TOOL ERROR 8038 after it goes 100%. what can i do to fix it cause i need the recovery??

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    1. Look at software information, and pick the twrp download near to your version. Error 8038 on flashing twrp is because scatter file not fit with you rom partition so try select another download and try to re flash

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  10. Can I use this recovery in the VIBE 2.0 ROM?

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    1. I think you cannot, this for vibe ui 1.5 only. But if you wanna try make sure to backup your current recovery

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  11. Hi Andy,
    I follow this post and success. After that, i get to the recovery and install supersu zip file from another post (http://www.androidrookies.com/2014/04/how-to-install-twrp-2630-and-root-on.html?showComment=1468336438513#.V4ZRCpBXeK1).
    Now i reboot my phone, the supersu was installed successfully but i check with root checker app it said my phone has no rooted. Can you help me fix this, what can i do to make my phone rooted again with supersu? :-(

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    1. hmm try once again, on reboot there is question if iam not wrong just select to keep su binary.
      if not just try using this guide http://bit.ly/1us9bvb

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    2. Hi,
      I tried to reboot and it just reboot normal, i didn't see any question.
      I tried to use the second guide and the Kingroot app can't root my phone.
      What should i do?
      I remember the first time when i success with rooted device with twrp and haven't install the supersu zip file, i was asked by the twrp that i haven't root and would like to install something and i swept to instaal it. After that i reboot my phone and it is rooted.

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    3. yes i mean that, just answer that question with root and your device will be rooted.
      and maybe this article can help you http://goo.gl/ncmCYT

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    4. Hi Andy,
      I follow your article's link and i reinstall the supersu zip file downloaded from the article. It work perfectly. Thank you so much for hleping much.

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    5. your welcom, thank you for visit and leave comments

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  12. Why not google drive links? very bad taste to put ad.fly links

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