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S890 - ideatool connection problem

2013-04-06, 10:44 AM

Bought a S890 couple of days ago. Have been trying to get it hook up with my PC, but to no avail.

 

First, it does not connect as USB storage due to driver problem, as the "drivers" are in the phone itself. So, I manage to copy the drivers and ideatool into the SD and transfer it manually.

 

After the drivers are installed, the bugged usb driver still does not install properly. However, the ADB driver does install and phone is detected in Windows. BUT, ideatool doesn't seem to "see" the phone. Furthermore, I need to run ideatool as administrator.

 

BTW, ideatool version is 1.1.8 and Windows is 7 64bit. Can anyone help on this?

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Re: S890 - ideatool connection problem

2013-04-06, 12:33 PM

Tested out an idea. Loaded older version of ideatool and drivers (S880). Doesn't work.

 

It seems like the problem lies in the phone. Probably the ROM? Because I have 4.1.2 (Asia version) instead of what others claimed that it has 4.2.

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Re: S890 - ideatool connection problem

2013-04-06, 12:44 PM
Tested on another PC with Win 7 32bit. Same issue. USB storage driver error.
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S890 - ideatool connection problem - Solved!

2013-04-07, 9:41 AM

OK. I solved the problem. Here's how.

 

1) Download a generic MediaTek Driver for Lenovo from here -- All Lenovo Driver. It is meant for rooting purpose.

 

2) Install that driver by extracting the file and click Install_Driver.exe or Install_Driver_64.exe (64bit Windows).

 

3) Connect your phone. It should recognize as Android ADB Interface. Press "Connect USB storage device" on your phone. You should be able to access both the phone storage and SD storage.

 

4) (Optional) Now you can install ideatool from the phone storage if you wish. Remember to set ideatool shortcut to run as Administrator. ideatool won't run under normal user.

 

I found that the ideatool is a waste of time. The outlook sync only works on contacts. It got media sync though if you have lots of music and photos.

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Re: S890 - ideatool connection problem - Solved!

2013-04-09, 7:20 AM

But its not working for me.

I am using windows 8, i had installed both files included in internal memory of phone S890 by defalt.

but it doesnot work, later i installed    " All Lenovo Driver" also ,now driver is ok in Driver Manager, but not able to  Connect to USB storage. please help me.

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Re: S890 - ideatool connection problem - Solved!

2013-04-09, 14:00 PM

All the drivers provided are not for Windows 8. That's number 1.

 

Number 2, before you install the provided drivers in the phone, you have to install the generic drivers (All Lenovo Driver), plus you have to connect your phone right after that so that your computer can recognize and use the generic driver for your USB storage. Last, you install the provided drivers in the phone where now you can see the USB storage with the generic driver.

 

Still, the drivers are for Windows 7 and down. So, not sure these drivers will work well in Windows 8. Please also take note that the generic drivers cannot be uninstalled once it is in your computer.

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Re: S890 - ideatool connection problem - Not Solved!

2013-04-10, 12:10 PM

Sir,

     i had tried these all drivers several times in different machines  but its not working.

can you provide link for actual driver for windows 8, or any alternative solution.

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Re: S890 - ideatool connection problem - Not Solved!

2013-04-11, 11:35 AM

Didn't find any Win8 drivers till now. I did find the other driver from a China site. You can download from here. Let me know how it goes.

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Re: S890 - ideatool connection problem - Not Solved!

2013-04-12, 3:54 AM

I have a new one but the camera is bad, it's not sharp & too much noises. I truly hope Lenovo will make a good update for camera in future.

Love Lenovo. 

 

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Re: S890 - ideatool connection problem - Not Solved!

2013-04-13, 8:41 AM

When you said too much noise, do you referring to the camera shuttle or the 'ticking' sound when you change settings?

 

BTW, the problem does not relate to the topic. Please open a new topic next time. Thank you.

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