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badbomb

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Lenovo S 860 is the latest offering from Lenovo and released recently in India. It has a massive battery of 4000 mah and is the best phone for people who want something which has a lot of stamina and this phone certainly lives up to the expectations.

SInce I was unable to find a specific forum for this phone I am posting it in the general section.

This is specifically for people who want more out of their Android phones.

So here you go, to root this phone, it is very simple, use VROOT. It is a one click process and works perfectly, but the super user installed will be in Chinese.

http://www.mgyun.com/en/GetVRoot :D
 
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lolo60

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Has anyone bought and is using this phone? Haven't seen much activity online so far even though it's a fairly decent offering. Perhaps if the Mods could move this thread to Android General it might be more helpful?

On a side note, if anyone is using the phone have you received 4.4 update yet?
 

ospram

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Has anyone bought and is using this phone? Haven't seen much activity online so far even though it's a fairly decent offering. Perhaps if the Mods could move this thread to Android General it might be more helpful?

On a side note, if anyone is using the phone have you received 4.4 update yet?

Yeah...have been using the phone for the last 3 weeks. Performance is very good for day to day taks - calls/browsing/streaming etc . The best part I like about this phone is the mammoth battery and Lenovo still managed this in a rather slim body. It is also lighter than note 2.

Recieved kitkat update yesterday. A few changes to the UI - now it is lag free.
 

superbhikari

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Kitkat update link

Can anybody post the link or how to upgrade Lenovo S860 to Kitkat. Lenovo released the update but since it around 1 GB unable to do so through phone. It gets interrupted due to unstable net connection and sloe speed. Is there anyway I can do this through PC.
 

lolo60

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VRoot did not work for me after upgrading phone to 4.4.2. It rebooted the phone constantly, asked for permission to restore data from PC to phone, but the root process kept failing. Anyone else face the same issue?
 

flipp0

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I have used S860 for a month now. Android 4.2.2 works good except for some lag. I would like to upgrade to 4.4 but don't want to loose google play. Any suggestions? Can I install the Lenovo update of 4.4 and then reinstall google play?
 

Solverino

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Lenovo S860 flashing tutorial for KitKat 4.4 & gaps

hello, this one will help you :)

xxx androidrookies.com/2014/06/lenovo-s860-flashing-android-kit-kat-44.html (insert www and copy link)

I already got the Lenovo S860 with KitKat bought from eBay, but without root permission, so I waiting for rooting the phone.

David :angel:
 

lolo60

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hello, this one will help you :)

xxx androidrookies.com/2014/06/lenovo-s860-flashing-android-kit-kat-44.html (insert www and copy link)

I already got the Lenovo S860 with KitKat bought from eBay, but without root permission, so I waiting for rooting the phone.

David :angel:

This will only work for the Chinese 1 GB model of Lenovo S860 - not the 2 GB ROW (Rest of the World) Model.

From whatever little is available online for this phone I'm guessing it's hard to root if the phone's running kitkat - and it doesn't look like any developer will come up with Root for it. It's just too bad, I miss using AdAway the most!
 

Solverino

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This will only work for the Chinese 1 GB model of Lenovo S860 - not the 2 GB ROW (Rest of the World) Model.

From whatever little is available online for this phone I'm guessing it's hard to root if the phone's running kitkat - and it doesn't look like any developer will come up with Root for it. It's just too bad, I miss using AdAway the most!

and how about Framaroot one clik root, did you try it? :confused:

EDIT: just tried Framaroot 1.9.3 and don´t work for me, anyone of the three exploits :(
 
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GuestD2577

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Flash S860

I have an S860 (1GB) bought from China obviously and when I received it it had no gapps and no caller id in Europe which was annoying.
What I did:
1. Installed 4.2.2 ROW Version (also when I flashed it I put a custom recovery image TWRP 2.7)
2. After I flashed it I installed root and modem for 3G calls from custom recovery.

That's it, feel free to ask me any question!
 

Solverino

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I have an S860 (1GB) bought from China obviously and when I received it it had no gapps and no caller id in Europe which was annoying.
What I did:
1. Installed 4.2.2 ROW Version (also when I flashed it I put a custom recovery image TWRP 2.7)
2. After I flashed it I installed root and modem for 3G calls from custom recovery.

That's it, feel free to ask me any question!

I bought my S860 on eBay (Honk Kong), it has KitKat 4.4.2 already installed and all Google services on and working. Language only english and chinese. Also it haso no caller id in Europe (little annoying) so set OFF.

Point 2. will be interesting for me, how to root the phone (with build ver. VIBEUI_V1.5_1423_7_ST_S860 and baseband version S860.V102, 2014/04/15) and set caller ID to Europe?

Thanks.

David
 

bosniamaj

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I have an S860 (1GB) bought from China obviously and when I received it it had no gapps and no caller id in Europe which was annoying.
What I did:
1. Installed 4.2.2 ROW Version (also when I flashed it I put a custom recovery image TWRP 2.7)
2. After I flashed it I installed root and modem for 3G calls from custom recovery.

That's it, feel free to ask me any question!

I have this Chinese version too, I got it few weeks ago.
When I got it, it had Android 4.2.* and everything was OK.
Then I got the notification that there is a system update (over 700MB), and I updated it.

After the update I have KitKat 4.4.2, Baseband S860.V102, Build VIBEUI_V1.5_1423_7_ST_S860., there was no Google Play store and stuff, so I had to loose time to make Google services to work.
Now it works, but I have some problems with notifications from the apps. Sometimes I get notifications from Facebook messenger and other apps, but most times I don't get any notifications, except from the mail.
It is really annoying, and I can't find any solution.

I'm no expert for rooting and stuff, I previously used Nexus 4 with stock system, and I bought this phone because of 2 SIM slots and good battery life.

Do you have any suggestions for my problem?

Do you know if it is possible to, maybe, install Cyanogenmod on it, and would that solve the problems?
 

Mchael T.

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Jul 17, 2013
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2gb ram, 16gb rom, 5.3"ips,

I'm seriously considering this phone, the P780 has more development, but is lacking the extra features this model provides.
I'm in Canada and would need the development to reflect ROW needs.
BUT,,,
No development so far :(

So I'm keeping my fingers crossed and here's to (Prost!) to further development............
 

AgungMantab

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I'm seriously considering this phone, the P780 has more development, but is lacking the extra features this model provides.
I'm in Canada and would need the development to reflect ROW needs.
BUT,,,
No development so far :(

So I'm keeping my fingers crossed and here's to (Prost!) to further development............

I also have 2gb ram 16gb S860 rom. I was looking for a related article about root, but no one ever discusses it. if there was even discussed in the jelly bean root instead kitkat.

My experience using framaroot and vroot not succeed in kitkat (2gb ram 16 rom).

I am also waiting for this type of developer for lenovo, considering this phone is a new entry in Indonesia. I come from Indonesia.
 

Mchael T.

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Jul 17, 2013
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
I also have 2gb ram 16gb S860 rom. I was looking for a related article about root, but no one ever discusses it. if there was even discussed in the jelly bean root instead kitkat.

My experience using framaroot and vroot not succeed in kitkat (2gb ram 16 rom).

I am also waiting for this type of developer for lenovo, considering this phone is a new entry in Indonesia. I come from Indonesia.

So the Lenovo site lists this phone "Ports - Micro SD up to 32GB", does your phone have a Micro SD Memory slot?
http://shopap.lenovo.com/hk/en/smartphones/s-series/s860/#tab-tech_specs
If not, is there ROW version of this model?
 

chanur_000

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Mine is 2gb ram and 16 gb rom. I have rooted it with vroot. Then instaled twrm using mtk mobileoncle plus supersu. You can download correct version from lenovo.forum.ru

Sent from my Lenovo S860 using Tapatalk
 

AgungMantab

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May 7, 2011
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jakarta
So the Lenovo site lists this phone "Ports - Micro SD up to 32GB", does your phone have a Micro SD Memory slot?
If not, is there ROW version of this model?

I think one of the specifications listed there, whether or not there is behind casing. because mine is not available microSD slot. there are only a miniUSB slot and audio jack 3.5, as well as slots for dual SIM

to my knowledge, ROW version is 2gb and 1gb CN. please correct if I'm wrong.
 

lolo60

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May 17, 2014
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Mine is 2gb ram and 16 gb rom. I have rooted it with vroot. Then instaled twrm using mtk mobileoncle plus supersu. You can download correct version from lenovo.forum.ru

Sent from my Lenovo S860 using Tapatalk

Did you root it while you were on jellybean or kitkat? After upgrading to kitkat neither vroot, nor framaroot are working. I tried with three different windows laptops.

Lenovo S860 2GB RAM = ROW
Lenovo S860 1GB RAM = CN/vibeui
 

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    Sorry. Today not laptop. Tomorrow I'll upload then to Dropbox and share the link

    Sent from my Lenovo S860 using Tapatalk

    Hello,

    here is the link with versions i used:
    vroot to root
    TWRP flash it with mtkmobileoncle. Unzip TWRP files on sdcard root directory first.
    After installing TWRP flash supersu and busybox.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lprupty3dphb2z0/AACZIEBcHWKdZ8GF0Q-QEtsta
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    Ok. I don't have my laptop with me right now. I will upload it tomorrow.

    Sent from my Lenovo S860 using Tapatalk
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    Lenovo S 860 is the latest offering from Lenovo and released recently in India. It has a massive battery of 4000 mah and is the best phone for people who want something which has a lot of stamina and this phone certainly lives up to the expectations.

    SInce I was unable to find a specific forum for this phone I am posting it in the general section.

    This is specifically for people who want more out of their Android phones.

    So here you go, to root this phone, it is very simple, use VROOT. It is a one click process and works perfectly, but the super user installed will be in Chinese.

    http://www.mgyun.com/en/GetVRoot :D
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    Thanks for posting/confirming that Vroot works for the S860 (and for starting this thread)- I'm about to purchase this phone later today. Is there any way to replace the Chinese superuser with an English one?

    Edit: Just found this link http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1965781
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    I root it on kitkat with no problems using vroot.

    Sent from my Lenovo S860 using Tapatalk