[Q] Lenovo S890 rooting or installing ROW ROM
I bought Lenovo S890, which is trully a nice phone. Only bad thing about it was, that it had a lot of chinese apps, which I uninstalled. Unfortunately I uninstalled system app contacts, which turned out to be a mistake. After painfully long time, when I didn't manage to install the app back on the phone, I bricked it. So after that I tried to install new ROM, which i could then root and restore the phone to better shape...
As it turned out, this was painfull as well
After several fails I managed to install original ROM via Flash tools, which is chinese only. Then I tried to install Team win recovery project, which would allow me to access recovery mode and install one of several ROW ROM I found on needrom.com/phone-roms/lenovo/s890/
I was following this tutorial step by step: forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Phones/S890-rooting-tutorial/td-p/1109573 (also availaible on video: youtube.com/watch?v=W_Gs0bpUMmY) but it had no effect, the Flash tools ended with an error:
Brom error: S_FT_NEED_DOWNLOAD_ALL_FAIL (4050)
Need download all images!
So I was stuck again. I installed back the original chinese ROM and try to root the phone for several days, without any success. I tried
- Root with Restore by Bin4ry v30
- ICS Root Unlocker 1.0
and although these software said that rooting was succesfull, it really wasn't.
In the end, i manage to install updated original ROM and now i have access to recovery mod, but it is in chinese and I don't understand the language - if someone do, could you have a look at sugarsync.com/pf/D6990784_658_292574314 and tell me what to click in order to install new ROM from SD card? When I try to install different recovery mod, the phone won't boot at all.
Can someone help me solve my problem? It looks like all I need to do is either 1) root the original ROM, because then I can use superuser app and install ROW ROM or 2) install different recovery mode (like TWRP), where I can install different ROMs from SD card...
Also, if anyone has the same phone and has it rooted, the best possible solution for me (and maybe other lost souls) would be, if you do a backup of your rooted phone (via MtkDroidTools or similar) and publish it online, so I could use it in Flash tools and transfer it on my phone. That would be fantastic.
If someone has any idea on what should i do, please share it with me. Any idea is welcome. Thanks ahead