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By mr.mrcn, Senior Member on 1st July 2015, 09:55 PM
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Date: 2015.07.01
Bootloader: unlock method unknown
Custom recovery: none

International (ROW) firmware: Z90a40_USR_S118_1505272046_Q2020131.4_ROW_qpst
Update: Z90a40_USR_S208_1507141216_Q2020131.4_ROW_OTAFull
Credits to:
http://club.lenovo.com.cn/lefen/bbs/...extra=page%3D1
http://club.lenovo.com.cn/thread-888477-1-1.html

I've tested it - it works. Multilanguage (look at screenshot - not all languages), GAPPS, no chinese bloatware. NO ROOT.

SD card must be removed during flashing!

Flashing procedure:

1. Download:
- Miflash: Miflash_140509.zip
- firmware version S118: Z90a40_USR_S118_1505272046_Q2020131.4_ROW_qpst.7z
- update to version S208: Z90a40_USR_S208_1507141216_Q2020131.4_ROW_OTAFull. zip

Link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...FU&usp=sharing

2. Disable driver signature enforcement:
Windows 8: http://www.howtogeek.com/167723/how-...igned-drivers/
Windows 7: http://www.sabrent.com/support/knowl...php?article=14

3. Install Miflash program.

4. Flash new ROM:
- unzip downloaded file with the firmware
- turn off the phone
- hit VOL + and plug USB cable (phone will vibrate once)
- in Device Manager (Control Panel) new COM port should appear: Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008
- run Miflash, you should see appropriate COM port
- browse folder with downloaded firmware
- click 'flash' and wait (about 180s)
- disconnect USB cable, hit POWER key for about 10s (phone will vibrate)
- phone will restart and load new system. It takes some time - and if it hangs, please hit POWER again for 10s, it will reboot again and it should proceed

5. Update to version S208:
- download file Z90a40_USR_S208_1507141216_Q2020131.4_ROW_OTAFull. zip, rename it to 'update.zip'
- copy to phone memory or SD card
- reboot to recovery (turn off the phone, hit vol +- and hit power)
- install update package (it will take some time), reboot (first start will take few minutes)

6. (Optional) Reflash or return to chinese version:
- in ROW version it is impossible to enter download mode with VOL+ and plug USB cable - you can do this only with ADB command
- turn on the phone, let the system start
- plug USB cable, make sure ADB Debugging is ON
- execute ADB command: 'adb reboot edl'
- phone will restart in download mode
- now you can run Miflash

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1st July 2015, 10:46 PM |#2  
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can bootloader unlock?
please check "Developer options"
there has "Enable OEM unlock" option.
this mean . can unlock bootloader?
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2nd July 2015, 07:44 AM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by simplebaech76

please check "Developer options"
there has "Enable OEM unlock" option.
this mean . can unlock bootloader?

I've checked it and rebooted into bootloader. 'fastboot oem unlock' says: FAILED (remote: unknown command)

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u flash it with Z90-7?

Yes, I did.
2nd July 2015, 09:53 AM |#5  
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I've checked it and rebooted into bootloader. 'fastboot oem unlock' says: FAILED (remote: unknown command)



Yes, I did.

HMM....maybe can do this one root
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as anyone been able to flash? Can you take pictures of the second home screen where al the useless bloatware is installed?

thanks.
2nd July 2015, 12:43 PM |#8  
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There is no bloatware, as i wrote in the first post. Just few lenovo and google apps. ROM is much different than chinese version - different dialer, messages, settings...
2nd July 2015, 01:11 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by mr.mrcn

There is no bloatware, as i wrote in the first post. Just few lenovo and google apps. ROM is much different than chinese version - different dialer, messages, settings...

hey.Bro.i need u check if u click system update。u get any ota?
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Originally Posted by mr.mrcn

There is no bloatware, as i wrote in the first post. Just few lenovo and google apps. ROM is much different than chinese version - different dialer, messages, settings...

Mi phone came in multilanguage version (I'm from France), so this ROM is for me right? It's the same with no bloatware?
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Originally Posted by bl4ckluna

hey.Bro.i need u check if u click system update。u get any ota?

HEY. OTA option is there in the about phone - System update.

No new updates at the moment though.
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