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Info 2 [GUIDE] Lenovo S820 Viberom v1(1401) (CN/EN languagonly) 4.2.2 + Root + GAPPS workin

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7th January 2014, 09:16 AM   |  #1  
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Guide to flash and root latest official Lenovo VIBEROM 1.0 r1401 (Jelly Bean 4.2.2) (CN/EN langauge only), with gapps+google play.

Note: This guide is for Chinese S820. Not tested on ROW 4GB/8GB version. All flash/modding voids warranty and is at your own risk.

1) Download Viberom v1 1401, cwm root zip including superuser, gapps, copy all to phone

(edit working with latest DEV version Viberom v1409)

Viberom v1 1401 (root and google play only works with latest 1401)
pub.ota.lenovomm.com/VIBEROM/DEV/DEV1401_2/VIBEROM_V1.0_1401_2_DEV_S820_NK.zip

superuser.zip attached on this post

GAPPS Google services and play for Jelly Bean 4.2.2 download from
goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20130812-signed.zip

2) Install CWM for s820 CN using SP flash tools

Check MT65xx preloader driver is installed. This device only appears for 2 seconds and disappears, when USB is plugged in when phone is off and battery/sim cards are out.
Open control panel,device manager, remove battery/sim cards, connect phone to usb, look for MT65xx preloader, if it appears in "other devices" quickly right click on it, and update driver. If you miss it, disconnect and reconnect USB. Find the appropriate driver for your OS in MT65xx preloader USB drivers.rar attached on this post. (Windows 7 driver works in Windows 8 as well)

If it appears in ports, driver is installed ok.

Disconnect phone from USB. Do not replace battery/sim cards.

Download and extract on your computer CWM_v6.0.3.4_S820_CN.7z - attached on this post

Download and extract SP Flash Tools - attached on this post

Run Flash_tool.exe with phone disconnected from USB.

Check "DA DL All With Check Sum" is ticked.

Press Scatter-loading, open "MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt" from CWM archive. This will open recovery image in SP flash tools.

Press download button. Phone should still NOT be connected. You'll get a warning, Click Yes to still download anyway.

Now connect phone to USB with battery/sim cards still out.

Wait for success message. Disconnect phone. Insert sim cards/battery, replace back cover.

3) When phone is powered off, boot into CWM by holding down Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power buttons. When Lenovo logo appears, release power button but continue to hold down volume buttons. Release volume buttons when you get recovery menu. Should be headed "CWM-based Recovery v6......." if flash in step 2 was successful. If you get "Android system recovery", CWM flash was not successful. Go back.

Navigate up/down in menu using Vol up/down, and power button to select.

Select "wipe data/factory reset" and confirm.

Then "Install zip", then "choose zip from sdcard" or "choose zip from internal sdcard" depending where you saved the VIBEROM/superuser/gapps zip files.

Find VIBEROM zip, and confirm flash.

From main manu select install zip, select superuser.zip and confirm to flash.

Select Go Back to get back to main menu. Select reboot system now. You'll get a warning that recovery has been disabled, select YES to restore your recovery and the phone will reboot.

When phone has started up, you'll get a few superuser requests and notifications in chinese, just hit left button for each of them. You also get a request to switch language to English. Switch to English and connect to your wifi or cellular data as normal.

4) Now you can install GAPPS.

Power off phone, boot into CWM. Install Gapps zip. Reboot.

Might get a force close or two as google services updates, but everything will be ok after it updates itself.

You should now have rooted Viberom jelly bean 4.2.2 in English, with google services/google play. You can now freeze chinese apps or other unwanted bloatware using titanium pro or SD Maid, etc.
Attached Files
File Type: zip superuser.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.56 MB, 4525 views)
File Type: rar MT65xx preloader USB drivers.rar - [Click for QR Code] (10.6 KB, 3135 views)
File Type: 7z SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1332.0.187.7z - [Click for QR Code] (3.26 MB, 1935 views)
File Type: 7z CWM_v6.0.3.4_S820_CN.7z - [Click for QR Code] (5.92 MB, 4630 views)
Last edited by danielwright; 13th March 2014 at 04:26 PM. Reason: updated versions
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11th January 2014, 04:06 PM   |  #2  
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Question ROW 8GB
Could anyone please confirm with ROW 8GB version? I heard that we need to flash 8gb CN stock ROM to the international version(ROW) to convert it to CN base then only can flash custom, but I can't find the CN 8GB stock ROM...
19th January 2014, 06:01 PM   |  #3  
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new Viberom available 1403 DEV working with cwm root

pub.ota.lenovomm.com/VIBEROM/DEV/DEV1403/VIBEROM_V1.0_1403_3_DEV_S820_NK_6A1F.zip
22nd January 2014, 07:04 AM   |  #4  
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8gb
Can't confirm if this will work with the international 8gb s820
3rd February 2014, 06:40 PM   |  #5  
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Updated VibeROM
root working with VIBEROM_V1.0_1405_2_DEV_S820

download from viberom.com/xiazai_s820_nk.html
4th February 2014, 07:49 PM   |  #6  
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Hello. I' m having this problem when trying flash the CWM.
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When i open mtk droid it sayis:ATTENTION! Fake Hardware in kernel or firmware doesn't correspond to phone!

Hardware: MT6572 (MT6589 is Fake)

What should i do?
Last edited by enea009; 4th February 2014 at 10:14 PM.
5th February 2014, 08:34 AM   |  #7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by enea009

Hello. I' m having this problem when trying flash the CWM.
Attachment 2558944

When i open mtk droid it sayis:ATTENTION! Fake Hardware in kernel or firmware doesn't correspond to phone!

Hardware: MT6572 (MT6589 is Fake)

What should i do?

Hi,
after this fake message i build a scartter with mtk tools. i tried with the CWM in this post and with the automatic one that mtk tools has. But in both cases sp flash tools gives me error 8038. I' dont know what to do at this point. I tried sp flash tool version 4, the version in this post and old one to. But allways same error. Can anyone help me? Is sp flash tool problem? Or because of fake hardware? Which CWM should i use? The procedure is done without battery. Should i put it on when flashing?
Last edited by enea009; 5th February 2014 at 10:36 AM.
5th February 2014, 11:06 AM   |  #8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by enea009

Hello. I' m having this problem when trying flash the CWM.
Attachment 2558944

When i open mtk droid it sayis:ATTENTION! Fake Hardware in kernel or firmware doesn't correspond to phone!

Hardware: MT6572 (MT6589 is Fake)

What should i do?

s820 with MT6589 is not the fake version

gsmarena.com/lenovo_s820-5486.php

If you have mt6272 its a fake s820, you an't use the s820 cwm or viberom
5th February 2014, 11:17 AM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by danielwright

s820 with MT6589 is not the fake version

gsmarena.com/lenovo_s820-5486.php

If you have mt6272 its a fake s820, you an't use the s820 cwm or viberom

So you're telling that's nothing i can do for it?
5th February 2014, 11:20 AM   |  #10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by enea009

So you're telling that's nothing i can do for it?

If your phone has different hardware to the s820, I don't know of a way you can use CWM or ROMS designed for the s820

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