Thursday, January 23, 2014


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.


I want to swap External storage (sd card) to Built-in storage. I have tried editing vold.stab but it didn't work.

You have to use App2SD. You have to set storage/default write disk/external storage, that how App2SD will see the SD card.
If you have apps in built in storage, and after that you ckech the external storage, the apps from build in storage will disappear. So, you have to move all the apps from internal storage.
I hope the answer will help you.

I have rooted my phone.. Now update is not installing. Its showing problem in build prop..what should I do..

Hello Satish, I guess you have to unroot it.
I will try to find how to do this ant I will reply to you.
But, what update do you want to install?

is this rom work on 8 GB Version? thanks

Does any of the ROM here enable wifi mirroring/miracasting for the P780 8GB version?

Hello Yau Weng,
You can use it like an Hotspot, if this you want to know.

pls how do i change to a different modem, am having network fluctuations

Dozie, you have just to put the modem archive on SD, and after that, with TWRP, just install it from recovery.

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Jonias, do you mean the OS that you will find on lenovo site?
We don't know, because no one has tested it yet.

Hi alex, how to enable shutter sound of camera. It was working fine before, but now there is no sound. However I have checked the setting of cam sound, it shows on. I have resetted the cam setting, switched off and on, but still that shutter sound not coming.
Please suggest what needs to be done in this case

Nimisha, please check what profile do you use on phone (general, vibration, etc.)
I say that because I think if you are in silent/vibration profile, the shutter sound it will not exist, because of that.
In other case I really don't know what is the problem. I guess is some bug, and maybe if you will delete the cache and data app maybe it will return to normal.

2nd SIM is not working in MIUI V5 and SLK v24
Please Help...
Working fine on Life .8


I want to reset mobile to factory mode.

i used option Power button+ Upper volume key.

It then comes in Chinese language, Please help me how to reset language to English.

Factory reset can be done from the menu of the phone.
What are you doing in option from power button + volume up? Where did you read that?
Phone>Settings >Backup & Reset >Factory data reset.
Good luck!

How to know the incoming call is diverted or not? Is there any option other than the notification comes in the bigining of call???
Plz reply.

Thanks for the question, but I have no idea...
I will try to find something regarding your question.

I cant see where my question went to so here it is again. I want to change the browser setting from Chinese to home page google.com can you advise how to do this please thanks Fred

Can v create folders in lenovo p780 ? Eg create a folder, name it games n put all the games icons into the folder ?

Thanks in advance. Guru.

Dude, what if the last number of the 1st IMEI is 1?

1 - 2 = -1 but I'm not sure if it should be 1 then? In your exemple if the last number of the 1st IMEI is 0 then 0 - 2 = 8 but I'm not sure if it's 1 then what happens?

Thanks a lot dude, really appreciate all the super useful info!!

Try to put 0. I really have no idea... Sorry.

Ok thanks dude, I'll try it...

I figured out if 0 - 2 = 8 then 1 - 2 = 9 is a possibility... I'm not too sure though. Then also I was thinking if 9 + 1 = 0 (penultimate digite) and means that I have to add 1 to the antepenultimate digit, it might mean that 1 - 2 = 0 and I have to substract 1 to the penultimate digit.

Not sure I'm making any sense but well... I'd appreciate any suggestions...

I hv updated,not satisfied with this..want to go back in original version..so downloaded opensource code which is in zip. formate..how i can get it done..i mean root to original previous version..

hi i am ahmed..
when i connect my phone lenovo a319 then my phone switch off automatically then never on. then i give it to my friend he fix it my doing the new software in it but now when someone calls me mobile signals gone and when is ended then they come again...
how i can fix this problem plz help me

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