Flashing Lenovo A5000 Stock Rom Lollipop

Today Wanna share how to flashing stock rom for Lenovo A5000 with SP Flash tool.

This firmware is for Lenovo A5000 firmware. I found this firmware in Lenovo A5000 group in facebook. I thank their group for this file.

I already tested this firmware and it is fully working.

Some pictures below are just an example of my previous post. Replace scatter file with the correct firmware that you downloaded.

You can fix the following issue in your phone:
1. Bootloop
2. Damaged System UI
3. TP Upgrade only
4. Dead phone but it is detected in computer
5. Remove Gmail Account / Password / Pattern Lock (Alternative Way)
6. Privacy Protection Password Lock up

Firmware Here -->Lenovo A5000_S025_Kitkat
Firmware Here -->Lenovo A5000_S030_Kitkat
Firmware Here -->Lenovo A5000_S119_Lollipop
VCOM Driver -->VCOM Manual

Alternative Driver --> AutoInstaller
SPFlashTool --> LatestVersion

"Use WinRar or 7zip to extract the firmware"
"Extract the files to your desired folder"
"If you encounter error in flashtool, use different version of it."

"I suggest to use 32bit Windows OS for compatibility of the driver"

"You can also use 64bit version, just disable driver signing or driver signature before installing the driver."

Installing Driver with AutoInstaller

First try the Alternative Driver, which is the AutoInstaller. Just open the install.exe then it will automatically install the driver. To fully check if the driver is correctly installed in your computer.

Follow these steps:

Turn off your phone (always powered off is a must)
Press and hold volume up or down, or you can simple press the two button.
Insert your USB cable without releasing the VOLUME button(s).
In your computer, it must detect your phone and it will install the MTK Preloader or Mediatek USB VCOM driver.
Repeat 1 to 4 if it does not detect your phone.
If MTK Preloader/Mediatek USB VCOM Driver is installed you are good to go in flashing your phone ^_^

Installing Manually using VCOM Driver

When installing it manually your phone must be turned off, then connect it to your computer/laptop while pressing VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN. This will detect and look for the driver.

1. This is the first time that you will connect your phone and it will search for the correct driver.

2. Check include this location ... ... and click on browse. Look for USB VCOM Driver and Click on 2K_XP_COM folder if you are using Windows XP or Win7 for Windows 7 and then press OK when you are done picking the right folder for the driver.

3. If the driver is successfully installed MediaTek DA USB VCOM will appear in the New Hardware Wizard.

"Your Phone must be turned off when you are ready to connect and flash your phone"

1. Launch FlashTool (flash_tool.exe)
2. In Flashtool, Click on Scatter-Loading, and load your scatter file. (see example below)

Example only, May differ depending on phone.

3. After you load the file, UNCHECK PRELOADER and DSP only (Never flash preloader and DSP if available in firmware) If you can't proceed flashing without these two files then proceed at your own risk, press Press Download to Flash your Phone.

4. After you press Download Follow these steps

Turn off your phone (always powered off is a must)
Press and HOLD volume UP or Down or you can simply press it simultaneously
Insert your USB cable without releasing the VOLUME button(s).
Keep on repeating until Flashtool detected your phone. 5. If successfully detected just wait until the progress bar reaches 100%. If your phone did not automatically turn on after flashing, remove battery and USB cable. And put back your battery then turn on your device.
*** For non-removable battery just press the power button until the phone power up. Some phone's have a reset button. You can press it to reset your phone.

"Hard reset your phone after flashing"
Some workarounds:
If you encounter PMT_Changed error here is what you do:
In Latest version of Flashtool

PMT_CHANGED error occur when firmware is not compatible with your phone. Sometimes your phone has a different board version. You should check it too, if your firmware is compatible with your phone.
Try Firmware upgrade
Try different version of flashtool
Try to set Format All + Download
Or try Manual Format first then Download.

If you encounter Privacy Protection Password:

Open flash_tool.exe
Load the scatter file
Goto Format Tab
Click on Format except bootloader
Press Play/Start Icon
Then remove battery
Insert the battery again
Insert the USB cable (you should hear a beep on your computer, and it should proceed in formatting.)
After done formatting proceed in Flashing.
Goto Download tab (I assume that you loaded the scatter file already)
Uncheck PRELOADER (this is very important)
Press Download
Then remove battery
Insert Battery again
Insert the USB cable (you should hear a beep on your computer, and it should proceed in flashing or downloading the firmware in your phone.)
Power ON the phone after flashing.
Restore your IMEI. For Invalid IMEI (Does not work in MT6571 SoC):

Root your phone via vRoot/iRoot/Kingoroot or your preferred method in rooting you device. Your phone must be rooted first.
Download MTKDroidsTool version 2.4.8 and version 2.5.3
Enable your USB debugging in Developer Option (you also need this in rooting your phone via PC)
Okay in your PC -- Open MTKDroidstool version 2.4.8 (Mtkdroidstool.exe) first. Make sure that you connected your phone already.
Still in Mtkdroidstool -- Click ROOT
In your phone -- A pop up dialogue will appear, just grant or allow it.
In your PC -- If root shell is granted/allowed, Click in IMEI/NVRAM tab. If it is grayed out this is the time when you open the MTKDroidsTool version 2.5.3.
Enter your original IMEI
Click Replace
Reboot your phone -

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