Monday, January 12, 2015

Lenovo S660, How to Install Custom Recovery on VIbe UI 2.0 1437

Lenovo S660, How to Install Google Service on VIbe UI 2.0 1437 - Vibe UI 2.0 is official release from Lenovo china this is the latest firmware for Lenovo S660 but this china version. If you wanna install Lenovo S660 with Vibe UI 2.0 you can see this guide How to Update Lenovo S660 with Android 4.4.2 Vibe UI 2.0 1437. Most of china version release is not contains google play services, so today guide is how to installing google play on Lenovo S660 running the latest Vibe UI 2.0 1437.
Vibe UI 2.0 is the latest ROM for Lenovo devices, this is china firmware so it not contains google services and only have 2 languages installed on the system (english and china), it also have many china applications that not working if you using outside china country. But Vibe UI 2.0 have the latest update for bug and system improvement. This guide is only for china devices, cannot use for International devices and will error on start up.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial.  (DWYOR). Only for Lenovo S660 bought on china

Lenovo S660, How to Install Custom Recovery on VIbe UI 2.0 1437



Requirements :
  • This guide is only for china phone and already installed with Vibe UI 2.0 1437, i never try to use this guide for another Vibe UI 2.0 version.
  • This guide can make your device brick, and must be re-flashing to fix it, so please consider it very careful
  • Do backup first before following this guide, 
Downloads :
  • Recovery-TWRP_S660-CN custom recovery that need to installed before you can root and install google services
  • 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 S939 Install Official CN Firmware S939_S129_140217

  • SP Flash Tool v5.1348 flash tool used to flash update ROM to your devices, recommended to use this version only.
Lenovo S660, How to Install Custom Recovery on VIbe UI 2.0 1437
  1. Download all files that needed, This guide is using flash tool method so it need you to install USB VCOM driver first before start following this guide, without USB VCOM flash tool will not recognize your device and progress bar will  remain at 0%
  2. Extract recovery file and flash tool on your computer, place it at one folder for easy organize it. Go to flash tool extracted folder and run flash_tool.exe, if you are using windows 7 or later please run it as administrator to avoid any permission error.
  3. On the flash tool, please go to  Options ↦ Option ↦ Download and make sure that DA DL All with Checksum already being checked, press [x] to close and back to flash tool
    Lenovo S660, How to Install Custom Recovery on VIbe UI 2.0 1437

  4. Back to flash tool, click on Scatter-Loading button browse it to recovery extracted folder and then select MT6582_Android_scatter.txt, this action will automatically load recovery.img to flash tool. On download option please choose Download Only and then click on Download button
    Lenovo S660, How to Install Custom Recovery on VIbe UI 2.0 1437

  5. Now turn off your device and remove your battery, wait for 5 second then you can connect your device to your computer. Flash tool will immediately recognize your device and begin installation process, it will take 5-10 seconds to finish and will be mark with GREEN CIRCLE on the middle of flash tool
    Lenovo S660, How to Install Custom Recovery on VIbe UI 2.0 1437

  6. Done, you already success installing custom recovery on Lenovo S660 running Vibe UI 2.0. Confirm it with press and hold Power Button + Volume Up + Volume Down while turning on your device.
Congratulations, with this custom recovery already installed on your system now you can install Root and Google Services to your device, also you can now remove all unwanted china applications from your system. Please leave a comments when you got problem or broken links regarding this guide and Thank You for Reading ...

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40 comments:

  1. Any way to install Vibe UI on S660 ROW version?

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    1. Hi,
      If your device is bought from eu or outside the china then you cannot install it because have different hardware, but if your devuce bought on china then just follow this guide http://bit.ly/1y9ivTh

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  2. Hi! When I connect my phone(without battery) it disappears after 5 seconds. Please help me

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    1. Hi, read above it say like this :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.

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    2. Mediatek PreLoader USB VCOM Port disappears after 5 seconds too.

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    3. so you already install usb vcom but Mediatek PreLoader USB VCOM Port disappears after 5 seconds ? if so then just continued to the next step that mean you driver already installed.

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    4. and then I have "pmt changed for the rom it must be downloaded" error on SP FLASH TOOL :/

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    5. than the scatter file on the downloaded file not same with your. What your ROM version ?

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    6. hi. i have the same "pmt changed for the rom it must be downloaded" error on SP FLASH TOOL, my ROM is VIBEUI_V2.0_1437_7.3.1_ST_S660, can you help me?

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    7. pmt change is because scatter file on the downloaded recovery not match with your ROM, the solution is use your own ROM scatter file you can get your own scatter file using using MTK droid tool or using flash tool

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    8. i have no idea what do you mean, can you show me somehow, although when i press and hold Power Button + Volume Up + Volume Down while turning on my device there is some "lenovo recovery" is that normal or not?

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    9. Yes it normal, you still using lenovo standard recovery. Scatter file is the partition table of your device you can obtain it using mtk droid tool or flash tool. Search at google how to do it. Search backup using flash tool on google it will result many article how to obtain scatter file

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    10. andy i have done evrythng, thank you bro, i appreciate what you are doing, you have done a huge job fro me, thx. you are awesame

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    11. Yoir welcome and thank you for your visit and comments

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  3. Andy, I did it. I found other scatter file and installed TWRP. But I didn't know how to install google services. :/

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    1. look at this guide http://bit.ly/1rtFkKD maybe you can install google service from this guide to your device

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    2. Hi Andy.. thanks for your guide. Im having trouble with the USB VCOM Driver. Battery out, connect, wait 5 sec, install driver (all works. Driver installs). Unplug phone, plug phone back in, detects, loads driver, then device disappears. I am in a workshop, have tried this on 2 PC's - does the same thing on both. Any idea where I am going wrong? - thanks, Jim.

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    3. You did notdo wrong, if you sure that you already install the usb vcom driver than continued to the next step, let flash tool detect your device, if not just re install the driver again

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    4. I do have downloaded all the drivers. But it was not the real driver. It installed "soft planet" application and not the drivers that you recommended . I was stuck here. Please do help me. Is there any solution for my problem sir?

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    5. Maybe you wrong, the driver is not executable it inf file so ot cannot be install. Re download again i think you wrong

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  4. Hi,I am completely flashed vibe ui2.0 thnx Andy and now I flash this custom recovery,then say how to install Google play and all....plz help....then please tell the steps for installing Google play after flashing custom recovery twrp.help Andy.!!thanks

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    1. Search at google the zip flashable google play store or google apps (gapps) that suitable with your android. Then just flash it through custom recovery after finish you should can use the google apps, if not then you must search the lib that needed by google apps to run on your android

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  5. hey man my device doesnt boot its like brik!!!help

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    1. Not boot or stuck on Lenovo logo? Try factory reset if still cannot then try to reflash the device

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  6. hey iam in brick mode but i restored by flashing cutom rom,now everything is fine,,,but my nvram is showing error and no signal ,i dont have backup also please say how to restore nvram and my imei also....i doesnt have phone singnal please help andy.thanks....

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    1. Follow this to restore the imei and signal http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ

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    2. and after that can i flash vibe ui or any roms,without doing this??thanks andy for great help,regards from mtk devices thanks man!!

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    3. Yes you can experience with any roms but always have backup made from twrp or mtk device manager. Thsnk you for visit and leave positive comments

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    4. And finally one thing when I restore imei,the nvram error can be deleted??thanks andy

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    5. Are you asking me to whether to delete nvram or not? Why the nvram must be deleted? When i restore imei i never delete nvram

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  7. Andy can show me the link for Lenovo s660.
    Recently I bought one from China also doesn't have Google play apps..
    Baseband version : s660.v26.2014/02/28 17:50
    Build number : s660_s026_140288

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    1. You must reflash your device with international firmware version, follow this link http://bit.ly/1udGj5G, use firmware upgrade button instead download button

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  8. I've reflash it..but lk image incorrect.. How?

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    1. flash your device with this http://bit.ly/1mEZupr and then flash with international ROW http://bit.ly/1udGj5G but use firmware upgrade button instead download button

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    2. but when i to upgrade row_s39 firmware LK immage is incoorect..
      why?

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    3. yes... give try again, reflash with china firmware then upgrade with ROW S039 it normal, because your device is china device, if you dont want LK image then just flash china firmware.
      more information if you read the comments above you

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  9. now it says, failed to open COM port. Hoping that you can help me

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    1. Try restart your computer than try re flash again. Make sure the port not use by other applications

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    2. Andy, thanks! I have solved the problem. Thanks a lot to you 😊

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    3. Your welcome, thank you for your comment and support

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