Here’s what you need to download the official Lenovo S60-A firmware flash file onto your computer. You can then use one of the compatible flashing tools to update the firmware on your smartphone or tablet.

Flashing tools were initially developed by the companies that were associated with the device’s hardware, kept in-house, used in the back rooms of smartphone repair centers to fix common mobile device-related problems. The tools were later published on the Web for anyone to use. Now you can solve the same kinds of issues that were once left up to those repair centers: bootloops, soft-brick situations, software errors, software bugs, update errors, so forth, by downloading the software onto your computer at home instead. What’s more, installing the Lenovo S60-A flash file is an easy task, thanks to the flashing tool’s user-friendly interfaces that usually require just one click before the flashing is underway.

Most third-party developers who create tools for helping you customize your devices—the teams that work on custom recovery images, rooting applications, et cetera—recommend sticking with custom software if you have already changed the system partition or replaced the stock recovery partition with a custom one. If you are to go back to stock Android on the device, though, they strongly suggest flashing the firmware yourself instead of accepting the over-the-air updates. This is because OTAs can create unexpected behavior since they are often only patching over existing software instead of completely replacing it.

The flashing tools such as the Lenovo Downloader Tool are always computer applications. On most occasions, these apps are relatively small files and will not take up much hard drive space.

You can sometimes have a choice of what flashing tool you want to use to flash the Lenovo S60-A stock firmware file. You can flash Stock ROMs with tools that work for either the system chip found in the device’s hardware, the firmware file type, or on occasion, apps that are designed to work for a particular manufacturer.

What Is Android Firmware?

Firmware is the operating system and its applications that control how the smartphone or tablet that runs on Android operates. While you may see the words “software update available” on your device’s display, we call it firmware to highlight its close relationship with the device manufacturers hardware.

If you prefer technical jargon, firmware is the specific programming that gets written to a device’s non-volatile memory. The firmware gets added to the device during the manufacturing process and is the middleman in helping software run on the hardware. Firmware can be written as read-only memory (ROM), erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM), or flash memory.

The Android operating system is more open than much of its competitors in iOS, Windows 10 Mobile, and Tizen. You always get firmware running on your device out of the box, but if you do not like it, you can swap it over with custom firmware or other firmware versions that were made for your device. This flexibility helps with troubleshooting, or if you know you would prefer a different Android version that was made available.

Why Reinstall Stock Firmware?

Did you think you may need to restore the stock firmware on your device? Here are some of the things that you can achieve with stock firmware files:

  • Upgrade or downgrade the version of Android on your device
  • Fix common mobile device-related problems, such as unbearable bugs in the software
  • Remove custom recovery images such as TWRP
  • Unroot the Android operating system, regardless of what method/tool you may have used to get root access
  • Unbrick your smartphone or tablet
  • Reinstall the operating system
  • Fix invalid IMEI problems

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How to Install Lenovo S60-A Flash File Using Lenovo Downloader Tool

To install the Lenovo S60-A firmware, you need to use a flashing tool that works for your manufacturer and run it on a computer. One flashing tool that works for this smartphone is the Lenovo Downloader Tool. Here is how to use it:


  • Back Up Your Data. You should always back up your data before you begin flashing new firmware files to your smartphone or tablet. All your pictures, music, videos, documents, etc. should be still on your device after you have updated the firmware, but you may need to restore the contacts and applications from a backup.
  • Wipe Cache and Factory Reset. Some people claim that taking a factory reset is not necessary after updates, but at the very least you should wipe the system cache after installing new firmware. This way you can help eliminate any performance issues and battery draining bugs. Taking a factory reset is the best way of avoiding common problems many users face after applying software updates.

Before We Begin

  • Make sure you have:
    • A desktop computer or laptop that is running on a version of the Windows operating system.
      • Since this tool was never officially released by Lenovo for use outside of their own company’s service centers, we do not know exactly what versions of Windows you can expect it to work on for all devices. However, as a general rule, you want a computer that runs on at least Windows XP and ideally Windows 7 as your earliest versions of Windows. The tool should remain compatible up to the latest version of Windows 10 out at the moment.
    • A USB data cable that allows you to connect your smartphone or tablet to the computer.
    • The scatter loading file/files you want to flash to the smartphone or tablet.
  • You need to install USB drivers on the computer that allows for your smartphone or tablet to connect with the flashing tool. Several drivers can achieve this. If the drivers in the tutorial do not work for your device, try getting in contact with your smartphone’s manufacturer via an official website or phone number, or use a driver that works for Qualcomm-based chipsets.
  • We recommend backing up the smartphone or tablet before getting started. The Lenovo Downloader Tool is a reliable tool, but whenever you are installing firmware—regardless of the tool—it is possible you may want to restore the old version of your device. You can only do that from a backup.
  • You need to download a version of the Lenovo Downloader Tool during the tutorial. You should always download the latest version of the tool. If that version does not work, try using an older version. Latest versions of tools have the best chance of being compatible.

1. Download the Lenovo Downloader Tool onto your computer and then extract the file by right-clicking on it > clicking Extract from the menu so you can use it.

2. Download the official OEM USB driver for your manufacturer onto your computer, or try using the Android USB driver or Universal ADB driver if your OEM is not listed.

3. Turn off the smartphone by long-pressing the Power button.

Some experts recommend removing the battery if your smartphone comes with a removable battery. Most newer smartphones do not come with removable batteries so you will not be able to do it. Since most people use the flashing tool without removable batteries, it is fine for you to use the tool without having removed your battery.

4. Download the stock firmware or custom firmware that you want to install on your smartphone or tablet and then extract the file by right-clicking on it > clicking Extract from the menu so you can use it.

5. Double-click on the Lenovo Downloader Tool application that is found within the folder you extracted in the previous step.

If you get a message from Windows stating that “Windows Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk” click on the More info link and then click on Run anyway to open the file.

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This is how the Lenovo Downloader Tool, aka Qcom Downloader Tool, appears in File Explorer/Windows Explorer after you have extracted the file. Note the pictured icon, as well as the fact it is listed as an “application” in the Type column.

6. When the Lenovo Download Tool interface  opens, click on the Load button which allows you to browse your computer’s hard drive for the firmware file.

Lenovo Downloader -- Load button
The Lenovo Downloader Tool does not show names next to the buttons, but you should be able to hover the cursor over the buttons to reveal the names if you need confirmation on which buttons are which.

7. Using the usual File Explorer/Windows Explorer navigation, double-click on each of the files you need to open to get the to the firmware file.

Tip: If you cannot find the firmware you downloaded earlier, try downloading it again and this time choosing the Desktop for the folder’s location. This makes it easier for you to find.

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When it gives you the chance to browse for the folder, expand the extracted firmware folder until you get to the folder that contains the firmware file you need to upload.

8. Once the firmware file is loaded, click on the Start button, and the firmware flashing is ready to begin.

Lenovo Downloader -- Start button
The Start button can be distinguishable by its triangle shape, similar to a traditional Play button.

9. Turn off the smartphone or tablet by long-pressing the Power button and then tapping on the option to switch off the device.

Note: If you have a smartphone that comes with fast boot mode, you should turn it off from the Settings application as well. This can usually be done on most versions of Android to date by navigating to Settings > Battery Manager > Unchecking the option for Fast boot. Unchecking fast boot mode allows the device to be fully powered off.

10. Press and hold the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons on the side of your smartphone or tablet and connect the device to the computer with the USB cable.

11. When the computer detects the device, the Lenovo Downloader Tool will automatically start flashing the firmware.

12. Firmware flashing can take a while. During this time, your device may automatically reboot by itself several times. Do not disconnect the device from the computer until you get a pass message from the Lenovo Downloader Tool’s interface.

Once you get the pass message, you can continue using your computer and start using smartphone or tablet if you like.

That’s all.

Additional Firmware

You can download firmware for other Android devices if you have another smartphone or tablet from a different manufacturer.

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