Friday, August 15, 2014


- tested -

LiFe_XVIBE_v09 : Recovery installation - Download
LiFe_XVIBE_v05 : PC installation (full flash) - Download
Thanks to lonovo-forums.ru

Russian Customise Ultra Lite firmware.
Proprietary firmware in the style of the club.
Assembled on the basis P780_S221_140729_ROW Android 4.4.2
Fits on any ROW firmware via TWRP Recovery.
full translation into Russian, Ukrainian, English.

Changes in the firmware
> removed:
CamCard / CamScanner
Kingsoft Office
Cloud storage Lenovo Cloud
Antivirus Norton Mobile Security
Navigation System Route 66 Maps + Navigation
Skype ™
Shop Gameloft Store
Little Big City
Chrome - replaced by Opera
UCBrowser - replaced by the most recent
News & Weather
In general, deleted almost 200MB "right" software ...

Additional click Restart (Normal or rekaveri) in Power Menu
Added support for online order
Added support for live wallpapers from the network
Manager in order to wean from the internal memory card
Regained the ability to connect the machine as a SD card
ROOT + RootShell + Busybox
init.d optional
Rekaveri TWRP
Powerful BackUp with root privileges
File manager with root privileges
Something like that then, remember I will add

What does not work:
There were no non-working modules

Installing v09:

  1. You must have insalled LiFe v05 (if you don't have or don't know how to install v05, please search in the menu of the blog, section ROM);
  2. Download firmware archive - you will find it at the beginning of this post;
  3. Copy it to the root of the SD card;
  4. Go to Recovery; 
  5. Press the Install button;
  6. Select the firmware archive;
  7. Move the slider to start the installation;
  8. After the installation is done, you can do some wipe;
  9. Restart > Enjoy.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


- tested on XDA -

The ROM is ported from Note 3 to Lenovo P780 ( 4 and 8 GB version) only with ROW based firmware.

Original forum: XDA


Download: AICI

1. Save the .zip file in to the phone or SD memory and flash it from Recovery (CWM or TWRP);
2. Don't forget to Wipe, before and after the installation!


Monday, April 28, 2014

LiFe 0.7 - 8GB

LiFe 0.7 - 8GB
- for 8GB phone only (not tested)

Original post: lenovo-forums.ru

Download: HERE or HERE

Installing steps:

  1. Download the firmware - Life v07 for 8Gb; 
  2. Unpack the downloaded archive, such as the directory C:\Temp
  3. Change into the lenovo-p780-life-8gb-v07
  4. Run Flash_tool.exe; 
  5. Mark item DA DLAll With Check Sum
  6. Push the button Scatter-loading
  7. Select the file from the MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt target_bin
  8. Push Firmware> Update
  9. Connect your phone to your computer (make sure the appropriate drivers installed on your system and the phone is turned off); 
  10. Wait for the end result.

Please let a feedbak because this is not a tested ROM.


Sunday, February 09, 2014

Xperia HD

Xperia HD v2

Original forum: 4PDA
Info: Android version 4.2.2;
Baseband version: P780 v20; 
Kernel 3.4.5 .
Download: HERE
  • Deodexed;
  • Root;
  • Select SIM for calling; 
  • Port with Sony Xperia C (S39H);
  • Apps, themes, widgets from Sony;
  • Modem v20 (Europe).

It comes with xposed installer, gravity box, xblast and some apps from Xperia like playnow, xperia link, smart connect, sociallife news, etc.

  • No light on physical buttons;
  • Of there are any, please share.

  1. Copy the archive on the phone or SD memory;
  2. Restart in Recovery;
  3. Install the ROM from Recovery and then wipe data;
  4. Restart the phone.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Stock ROM Links

Links for Download:

Stock Versions (ROW) :

P780_ROW_S110_130629 (Flash Tool)
P780_ROW_S116_130828 (Flash Tool)
P780_ROW_S119_300913 (Recovery)
P780_ROW_S123_131231 (Recovery)
P780_ROW_S123_131231 (Flash Tool)

Stock Versions (China) :

P780_S125_130529 (Flash Tool)
P780_S129_130710 (Flash Tool)
P780_S308_130814 (Flash Tool)
P780_S135_300917 (Recovery) 

Android 4.2.2 AOSP

Android 4.2.2 AOSP

This ROM is like SLX, but it just feels a little less lag.
Info: S820. v51; kernel version 3.4.5;
Download: AICI
Download Update (AOSP v1.1): HERE
Download Update (AOSP v1.3): HERE
More info: 4PDA

  1. Copy the ARCHIVE on phone memory or SD;
  2. Restart in Recovery;
  3. Install the ROM from Recovery and then Wipe Data;
  4. Restart the phone.
Some screenstohs:

Stock ROM

Stock ROM for P780 4GB

Version : Stock ROM for P780 4GB
Date : 31.12.2013
Source : some Indian forum
Installing : PC - Flash Tool
Tested : NO

Saturday, January 25, 2014


- tested ROM -

Developer : Xakep

Date : 20.01.2014

Details : based on VIBEROM_V1.0_1403_6_ST_P780_NK_6A1F / Lenovo S650 - S960
Score : AnTuTu 13852
Language : EN, RU, CN

Additions :
- Root
- RootShell
- Busybox
- init.d

There are no Chinese apps.

Bugs : -

Instructions :
1. Download .zip from:  AICI;
2. Unzip it to PC;
3. Run Flash_tool.exe din folder-ul " FlashTool ";
4. Check DA DL All With Check Sum  IMPORTANT !!!;
5. Press Scatter-loading;
6. Choose MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt form "target_bin" folder;
7. Press: Firmware -> Upgrade;
8. After pressing Upgrade button connect the phone to PC (phone shoud be off);
9. Wait till will appear a green circle, and then you can disconect it;
10. Restart and Enjoy!

Further additions (patch):

Settings >> System >> Battery
Settings >> System >> More ... >> Settings IP-set
Settings >> System >> profiles >> Sound Smart sound

Instructions :
1. Donwload Patch_Settings_for_SmartSound.zip form : DOWNLOAD or from AICI;
2. Copy Patch_Settings_for_SmartSound.zip on the phone memory or SD;
3. Reboot to Recovery (Power + volume up + volume down);
4. Install Patch_Settings_for_SmartSound.zip;
5. Swipe to flash;
6. Wipe cache / dalvik;  IMPORTANT !!!
7. Reboot system.

* Thanks to veman!


- China verssion and RU verssion - 

Just for those who have Chinese ROM version!!!*
*for other ROM's please read at the end of page

Version 3.12.27
Download: http://tinyw.in/afaO or http://en.miui.com/download-91.html - Official Site: http://en.miui.com/


  1. Put the zip on SD;
  2. Reboot to Recovery;
  3. Backup the actual ROM + settings;
  4. Wipe Cache and then Wipe Dalvik;
  5. Install the ROM from zip;
  6. Wipe cache and Dalvik;
  7. Reboot and Enjoy!

More info are on needrom.

Step 1: Download the custom ROM copied to an external SD card root directory
Step 2: the shutdown state. While holding down:
            – Power button + volume button up, to enter the recovery mode.
            – Wipe Data / Factory Reset -> delete all user data
            – Wipe Cache Partition -> Wipe cache
Step 3: Return to recovery main interface Install zip from sdcard -> choose zip from sdcard -> Select your ROM
Step 4: Brush complete, restart the phone Patience required – first boot takes a while

MIUI themes http://tinyw.in/05zu

For those with Russian ROM:

Download: HERE


  1. Put the zip on SD;
  2. Reboot to Recovery;
  3. Backup the actual ROM + settings (optional);
  4. Wipe Cache, Data and then Wipe Dalvik;
  5. Install the ROM from zip;
  6. Wipe cache and Dalvik;
  7. Reboot and Enjoy!

For those with Russian ROM, for more info, please read HERE

Muse 3.0 ROM

Muse 3.0

Lenovo P780

Android Version: 4.2
ROM Version : P780_CH.1.01.620
Official ROM : based on S125

Download: http://tinyw.in/laKa

More info: http://tinyw.in/72ht

Thursday, January 23, 2014

SLX ROM v.21/2x

SLX ROM v.21b/2x - tested

Original Forum - RU http://tinyw.in/ybOu

The only firmware (so far) that allows switching 3G from SIM to another.

To install SLX, first time install LiFe ROM that give you access to TWRP and then you can install SLX from Recovery.

Some key features: 

Clean Android without pre-installed apps from third parties; 
Root access; 
Chinese Soft eliminated; 
Google Play with all updates; 
APN updated; 
Aplerare FotoID in full screen; 
Function Clear - Celemi latest applications - with long press Home; 
Engineering Mode available in the developer - Settings - Options; 
HDR Camera 4.3; 
Recorded 1080p in MP4 format;

Download: http://tinyw.in/gKJp or from HERE

Update v21>v21b: http://tinyw.in/WT9H or from HERE

  1. Copy SLX (archive) on phone memory or SD. 
  2. Phone restarts in Recovery. 
  3. Wipe data;
  4. Install the ROM and then wipe data again. 
  5. Reboot the phone.
In case that the installation from Recovery does not work, install CWM or TWRP, then install the archive with one of them.

For Update from v21 to v21b:

  1. Put the archive on SD;
  2. Reboot in recovery;
  3. Backup the acrual ROM + settings;
  4. Install the zip from the SD;
  5. Reboot.
For more details read at least the first 3 pages from the Russian forum posted above.

SLX v22!!!

  1. Download arhives from AICI.
  2. Put the archives SLXROM_v22-Lenovo_P780.zip and update.zipon phone or SD card storage.
  3. Restart in recovery (TWRP).
  4. From TWRP choose first SLXROM_v22-Lenovo_P780.zip and then update.zip for installing. Then Swipe to Install.
  5. At the end Wipe/Advanced Wipe and choose: Dalvik Cache, Cache and Data.
  6. Reboot/System, and have fun.

SLX v23!!!

Full ROM v23 -> http://yadi.sk/d/RJeaXGirHMFzH
Update from v22 to v23 -> http://yadi.sk/d/g4dxPjMkHMG6k

  1. Download archive from AICI or from above links.
  2. If you don't have already the v22 ROM, please follow the steps from v22 instaling guide: TWRP>install>select the archive with the ROM>swipe to install>wipel;
  3. If you already have the v22 ROM, please intall the Update: TWRP>Install>choose the Update archive>swipe to install>wipe.

SLX v.24a
For more info: http://tinyw.in/x1mt
Download: HERE
The changes are not so important, do I decided that is not necessary to put again the installing instructions.

SLX v25

- Fix threads ;
- Fixed black background icon in the Market ;
- Improved theme Phone .

- Fixed crash Google Maps ;
- Minor fixes Topics .

- New, exclusive theme based KitKat (new screenshots up) ;
- Added an exclusive tool for unlocking the screen of GravityBox (version 2.9.8 in GravityBox disappeared able to unlock in any direction. Screenshots in the header);

- Updated to the current version of the program.

Download: v25b
v25 Folder (all versions)

Have fun!


Frequently Asked Questions (from the Softpedia Forum):

Many thanks for participants on P780's Topic for making ​​possible to solve the problems, (sorry if I missed anyone). 
veman, badmania98, Razor1911, ga8r13llitt05, VadesMale, opo

All the archives that are mentioned below are HERE

1How do I make possible forwarding between SIM cards? (# 26)
A: The phone is dual SIM - dual standby, when you talk on one SIM card and you are called on 2nd, you will not be noticed. To be noticed while you're called on 2nd SIM , you must forward calls from a number on the other one.

2. No Wi-Fi network works from home, but other networks works. What happens? (# 39/40) 
A: DNS problem - there are not received automatically. Set IP and DNS manually, then you can use that to wifi without any restriction.

It has 3G in 900mHz? (# 46) 
A: The Europe variant it has. Chinese variant could not enable.

SIM 2 it's not working, sees network but no signal at all. (# 43) 
A: Software problems. Requires Upgrade (for LiFe software).

Screen problems (it blinks, etc..). (# 43) 
A: Software problems. Info and fix: http://tinyw.in/HHnD

The phone is freezing/locking. (# 59) 
A: Possible cause - old Orange or Cosmote SIM cards . Require changing. Attention to card series. (# 64)

7. Camera gives force close. (#69)

A: "download  and install Root explorer. Once you have it download aplication Lenovo SuperCamera  (http://www73.zippysh...80250/file.html) into your SD card. Use your root explorer and and change permission of your directory system/app to RW ( standard should be R). Copy super camera .apk by using root explorer to  system/app directory. Change permission to the file to rwx for all user and reboot system. Once rebooted use again root explorer and double click on your super camera.apk. System will ask if you want to overwirite stndard system application. Agree and proceed to installation. "
8. Personal Hotspot gives force close (#69)
A: Download and install Root explorer. Once you have it download aplication Tether.apk into your SD card. Use your root explorer and and change permission of your directory system/app to RW ( standard should be R). Copy Tether.apk by using root explorer to  system/app directory. Change permission to the file to rwx for all user and reboot system.*
* according to VadesMale

9. SmartRoll function. What does? (#78)
A: You will find this function in the video presentation.

10. How to enter in Engineering Mode? (#114)
A: System Settings -> All Settings -> Developer Options (ON) -> Engineer Mode Settings.

11. Various tests. (#115)
A: For various tests type directly from dialer  ####1111#.

12. Lenovo Drivers (if is not working please read Q21):
A: Go to http://tinyw.in/oPmI for more info. You can download from here https://mega.co.nz/#F!ydBjWJba!a7iqQl6rINRDs1yLGQ_YOg.
For Win8, right click>Run as administrator. (set the compatibility for Win Xp SP3 for the exe file, and then Run as administratorr*)
*according #388

13. Contact ManagerNewVersion Available error. (#258)
A: When it's installed a Custom ROM/unofficial one, the updates may come harder, depending on developer. In order not to be bothered by the message update is necessary blocking internet access to applications that require update.

14. How can I change the notification LED's color?
A: The notification LED has just 3 colors: 
Green - the phone is on battery (or is no longer charged) and you have a new message/missed call; 
Red - Phone is charging; 
Orange - the phone is charging and you have a message/missed call.

15: The battery is removable? (# 319) 
A: The battery is not removable, but it can be changed.

16. Open source Code. (#378?)
A: You can download from here: http://tinyw.in/r0vh - section downloads.

17. Mediatek Tool. (# 435) * 
A: It can be downloaded HERE - (good for IMEI restore, after a backup beforehand). 
* Thanks Razor1911

18. How to enter in Recovery? 
A: VolUp + PowerButton + VolDown. All presseed at the same time.

19. Troubleshooting Invalid IMEI. (# 703/704/705) 
A: Tutorial: http://tinyw.in/dhEm or wiyh Mobileuncle Tools.

20. How Mute Power On sound? (# 723) 
A: Sound Settings >> General >> Audio profiles / Outdoor >> Power audio playback - unchecked.

21. Troubleshooting Win7 drivers . ( # 734 )
A: The procedure is as follows :

  1. In Windows - > Control Panel, open Device Manager;
  2. Click on the name of the PC (become active menus above);
  3. From the Action menu  select "Add legacy hardware";
  4. Hardware Wizard opens click Next;
  5. Select "Install the hardware that i manually select from a list (Advanced)";
  6. Click twice and then click the button "Have Disk";
  7. Click browse and find .inf driver file, then select it (usb2ser_Win764.inf - in my case - I have win7 64-bit);
  8. Click Open and then OK. You will see drivers listed. Select the driver, and then click Next and complete the installation. I have used "MediaTek USB Preloader VCOM Port";
  9. You can install them all if you are unsure. In Device Manager will appear the triangle with an exclamation mark. No problem and you do not mind, it activates when connecting USB;
  10. When using SP flash tool, you have communication ( IMPORTANT - Do not connect the USB cable before giving the final order firmware upgrade and be patient until you see the green circle - take some time).
  11. ROM installation procedure LiFe 03 and the update to the 04-05 has been described extensively in previous post links .

You can download the files that contain .inf folder ( win7 folder) here : http://tinyw.in/BrzC
Other drivers: http://ge.tt/3NF6Vuf/v/0 (# 747)

22. IMEI verification. (#805)
A:You can verify the IMEI here: www.imei.info, imei-number.com

23. IMEI solutin(# 821)
A: You can use Droid Root MTK & Tools v2.4.8. *
* According Razor1911

24. Solving IMEI/W-LAN MAC problem (# 825)
A: For those who have given or plan to give a Factory Reset and lost IMEI and WLAN MAC address, in the archive you will find useful information to solve the problem.

25. How do I change the language if is Chinese by default? (# 832) * 
A: Follow the instructions below:

1. Go to Settings:

2. Tap second tab, then go down till you see the pencil Imagine publicată

3. Tap on first option and choose the language:

*According to opo's posting

26. How to remove Google search bar (ROM SLX)? (# 894) * 
A: Follow the instructions below: 

  1. Titaniumbackup installed, start it and give as root; 
  2. Go to Backup / Restore; 
  3. Looking GoogleSearch; 
  4. Click on the icon> Freeze (deactivates). You can activate it later. You can uninstalled it but I not recommend; 
  5. After reboot will disappear the semitransparent place left. 

NOTE: Removing's search bar does not allow placing more icons on desktop. 
PS: This method can be used for any application in the system. 
* Thanks opo

27. How do I install a different driver (modem, etc.)? (# 1050) 
A: follow the instructions: 

  1. Copy the driver to the phone (SD); 
  2. Go into recovery; 
  3. Choose Install; 
  4. Choose the driver copied; 
  5. Install it; 
  6. Wipe; 
  7. Restart. 

NOTE: Archive modems can be found HERE

28. Poor volume in headsets. What should I do? (#1728)
R: For those who notice poor volume in headsets, try this: 
"I did the following from MobileUncle Tools:
1. engineer mode --> engineer mode (mtk) --> Hardware Testing tab --> Audio --> Normal Mode;
2. select [sph];
3. changed:
•lvl 6 = 155 (was 136)
•lvl 5 = 140 (was 124)
•lvl 4 = 125 (was 112)
•lvl 3 = 110 (was 100)
•lvl 2 = 100 (was 88)
•lvl 1 = 86 (was 76)
•lvl 0 = 75 (was 64)
4. Repeat the same: select [sph2];
5. Back to Speech Enhancement > changed Common Parametre to Normal Mode;
6. Selected parametre 7, set to 96 (was 64);
7. selected parametre 6, set to 300 (was 400), supposedly adds a bit more bass to the audio;

I have noticed a significant volume boost during calls and it sounds more natural!"

29. How to put the apps on external SD card? (#2372)
R: For those who want to move the apps on the esternal SD card, follow these steps:
1. You have to install App2SD;
2. For App2SD to see the external SD card you have to checkfrom options din storage/default write disk/external storage; (if you willcheck built-in then app2sd will see just the internal si built in storage).

Attention, if you have installed apps in built in storage, after the check mentioned above, those apps will disappear.
The recommendation is to move all the apps from build in storage to external storage.

See posts 2304, 2306, 2308, 2290,2294 from the Softpedia forum.

30. Resolving the lost IMEI (#816)
R: In case you lost your IMEi after an installation, and you use a writing soft to have the IMEI again, you have a problem. You don't know the second IMEI. On the box is just the IMEi from the fisrt SIM.
The idea is this: Both IMEI numbers are the same, except the last digits.
So if the first IMEI it ends with 19 (for example), to find out the last 2 digits for the second IMEI you have toad 1 at the penultimate digit and subtract 2 to the last digit, resulting 27:

1. IMEI 1 = 19
2. 1+1=2 and  9-2=7 2+7=9 < 10
3. IMEI 2= 27

If the penultimate digit form IMEI 1 is 9, it results 9+1=0 but you will add 1 on the digit before penultimate digit:
1. IMEI 1 = 299
2.IMEI 2 =  307

If the last 2 resulting digits for IMEI 2, add up, are greater or equal with 10, then the last digit from IMEI 2 will be less with 1.

Example 1:
1. IMEI 1 = 50
2. 5+1=6 and 0-2=8
3.  6+8=14 >10 so the last digit is 8-1=7
4. IMEI 2= 67

Example 2:
1. IMEI 1 = 38
2. 3+1=4 and 8-2 = 6
3. 4+6=10  =10  so last digit is 6-1=5
4. IMEI 2 = 45.