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All Things Guide For Lenovo P780

What is Rooting ?Android rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets, and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as "root access") within Android's subsystem.


[Tutorial]

How to root.

WARNING:

• This will void your warranty.

• Do with your own risk.

credits to All Developers


1.Download Framaroot credits to XDA (http://www.mediafire.com/download/5q...root-1.8.1.apk)

2. Install it on your phone.

3. Open it and choose Install SuperSu then press Boromir.

4. A message will be dispalyed stating Success

5. Reboot and Enjoy a rooted phone.


What is CWM (Clockworkmod)

Why do we need to install CWM ?

• This is where we can backup our files

• This is where we can install ROMs for our phones

WARNING :

• Do with your own risk.

• Need a Rooted Phone.

1. Download http://www.mediafire.com/download/37...WM_6.0.1.5.rar

2. copy it to your sd card

3. Extract and copy the recovery_P780_CWM_6.0.1.5.img to sd card

4. Install Mobile uncle tools 5. select update recovery6. select recovery_P780_CWM_6.0.1.5.img and update 7. you are done

8. You now have English CWM Recovery v6.0.1.5.

9. You can enter the recovery by turning off your phone, hold Vol.up+vol.down+power button, release after the phone power up.



Step by step guide to Flash stock rom:

1.If your phone is not already soft bricked, back up whatever you want. External SD card is fine. If your phone is soft-brick then say goodbye to your data and skip this step.
2. Uncompress all the files you downloaded from this thread into a directory where you can remember. Including the ROMs.
3.Shutdown your phone if its not in a bootloop. If it is skip this step.
4.Open "Device Manager" on your Windows PC.
5.Plug in your phone through the micro USB cable. A device will show up for a few seconds in "Device Manager". After that, it will disappear again!
6.Recognize the device tree where it appeared, and wait for it as you unplug and plug in your phone again (if bootloop, its automatic!)
7.Catch it with a right click as it appears! Then choose "Update Drivers" and pick the directory where you uncompressed the drivers you downloaded above. Its ok if after catching it the device disconnects. You only need to install the drivers now.
8.Assuming the drivers are correctly installed, run the Smart Phone Flash Tool.
9.Click on scatter-loading and choose the scatter file "MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt" of the ROM you want to flash.
10.Make sure the checkbox "DL DA All With Check Sum" is CHECKED
11.Click on "Firmware->Upgrade" button.
12.Plug in your powered down phone via the USB cable again. See it flash.
13.When a big green circle appears on the screen, your are done!



Flash Tool



http://www.mediafire.com/download/lj.../FlashTool.zip

Drver

http://www.mediafire.com/download/11...SB__Driver.rar

By the way if anyone having trouble installing the driver, here is a tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlYGfJM2BJ0

Stock ROM



STOCK ROM ROW123 4GB

https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0B5l5E...xport=download

STOCK ROM 4GB ROW123 OTA update

http://lenovo-forums.ru/Files/OS/P78...231/update.zip

STOCK ROM ROW119 8GB

https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0ByFuu...xport=download



STOCK ROM 8GB ROW123 OTA update

http://www.mediafire.com/download/71...8GB_update.zip



LIST OF ROM




Samsung 4.2.2 rom ported for Lenovo P780

http://forum.xda-developers.com/leno...m-rom-t2617045

P780 Xperia Fusion Rom

http://forum.xda-developers.com/leno...n-rom-t2658127

Enjoy!
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23rd February 2014, 04:03 PM |#2  
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Gud work..
Can u tell me what Lenovo has changed from s119 to s123. Upgrade.
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24th February 2014, 01:26 PM |#3  
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Question one question getting back to stock
hi
just one question if i want to get back to stock

is this what i do

1. flash the 119 8gb via flash too
2. then flash the OTA 123 via flash tool

im on the 123 stock right now

or do i just flash the 123OTA via flash tool

thanks in advance
24th February 2014, 03:13 PM |#4  
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U need to flash 119 with sp flash tool and update via recovery

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Additional information about the Lenovo P780 (some information might be duplicate),

This device is usually shipped in 2 software flavors
(In addition to the hardware flash being 4GB or 8GB):
1. Chinese based version - These ones are Lenovo software ROMs sXXX, sXXX, sXXX (to fill out)
2. Worldwide / English / ROW based version - These ones are Lenovo software ROMs, s119, s123.

I Saw a couple of posts online that identifies the different version of the device by the appearance of the battery markings (Though i'm not sure that these posts are right 100% of the time)

The partitioning of the EMMC is different between the 2, and as such, Images from one of the flavors cannot be flashed (using the FlashTool) onto the other(the images are just data, the structure that is incompatible is the scatter file). - You would probably get an error from the SP flash tool since your scatter file differs from the map that actually reside on the EMMC (Nothing would be flashed).

Please note that these problems only apply when flashing an image onto the device, and not using a script / existing file system (Recovery and .zip files are using the on-device file system to update roms, that should work regardless of the scatter/base)

Rebasing:
If you'd like, there might be an option to repartition the EMMC in order to cross-flash versions.
Note that there might be 'radio' issues accross different areas for as these roms might not designed to run in your region.

Preload mode - Flashing with SPFlashTool:
On the p780 There is no need to press any volume to access preload mode (I.E. Mode that is required for flashing using SPFlashTool) just hit 'download' and connect the usb to the device while powered off.

MTK VCOM Meta mode:
If u screwed up your Prealoder, Meta mode can be accessed and you can flash with SPFlashTool
Accessing meta mode is using VOL Down+power until u see on the PC "MTK VCOM Meta" or something similar.

SPFlashTool:
Both version 5.something and 3.something seem to work for me.

Dumping your own rom:
One thing I'v noticed is that if you dump your entire image (For example with MTKTools)
The preloader paratition outputted WHEN READING, differs from the input paratition file THAT IS AVALABLE ON DOWNLOADED ROMS.
Seems that when writing with the spFlashtool, address 0x0 is in fact 0x800 (ie, in the file you dump from your device there are extra 2048 bytes before the preloader paratition). If u'd like to flush a ROM you dump, be sure to check for this. It is very noticable that a downloaded rom prelaoder.bin differs from a dumped preloader.bin in the first 2048 bytes.

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The above information was VERY VALUABLE to me when I received my phone, and this information weren't to be found anywhere gathered together.
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Exclamation problem flashing stock
Hi, I'v tried the above, but cant get the stock rom to flash:

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Originally Posted by ashoknraj

All Things Guide For Lenovo P780
Stock ROM

STOCK ROM ROW123 4GB
https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0B5l5E...xport=download

1. Does not flash on my P780 ROW 4GB (PMT Changed must be reflashed error) Although that it seems like the same scatter file

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Originally Posted by ashoknraj

STOCK ROM 4GB ROW123 OTA update
http://lenovo-forums.ru/Files/OS/P78...231/update.zip

2. Does not updates (using the newly-flashed CMR), fails on "assert" the version of the ROM (currently using the other thred's S123 ROW)
26th February 2014, 09:49 PM |#7  
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Hi, I'v tried the above, but cant get the stock rom to flash:


1. Does not flash on my P780 ROW 4GB (PMT Changed must be reflashed error) Although that it seems like the same scatter file


2. Does not updates (using the newly-flashed CMR), fails on "assert" the version of the ROM (currently using the other thred's S123 ROW)


you cannot flsh 8b ver on 4gb
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HLLH

Hi, I'v tried the above, but cant get the stock rom to flash:


1. Does not flash on my P780 ROW 4GB (PMT Changed must be reflashed error) Although that it seems like the same scatter file


2. Does not updates (using the newly-flashed CMR), fails on "assert" the version of the ROM (currently using the other thred's S123 ROW)

You cannot flash 8gb ver on 4gb
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deleted, used the long way and got it done
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You cannot flash 8gb ver on 4gb

SURE - I Did not! I tried to flash 4GB ROM u posted on a 4GB device!...
2nd March 2014, 03:06 PM |#11  
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Great post ! Thanks.
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