This is Guide and tips for solving LENOVO VIBE X S960 problems. If we need to find good processor Quad Core with 1.2Ghz clock speed with 5 inches LCD screen together with good BSI camera as big as 13 megapixel are available at LENOVO VIBE X S960. The important improvement at this smartphone is the increasing of RAM size as 2GB because we know many applications need more memory to make their work run more smoothly with full features.


What is Advantage of LENOVO VIBE X S960 Specifications:

LCD5 inches touch screen
Internal memory 16GB or 32GB
Main Camera 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front camera for Picture and Video conference at 5MP
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A7
Operating system Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Battery Li-Ion 2000 mAh



How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery LENOVO VIBE X S960 hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

The improvement at this smartphone is about more bigger RAM with 2GB, it mean the LENOVO VIBE X S960 usually does not have problem when installed many applications that we get from Google Play Store. But we should understand that the applications at Google Play Store is not always compatible for all smartphone. In some case, specific applications can make the phone hang or stuck or bricks or blank or frozen or can make the LCD touch screen not responding while touch with our finger. When this problem happen, then we should try to force soft reset or force reboot LENOVO VIBE X S960 to delete any temporary files or caches. If the LENOVO VIBE X S960 still get the same problem, then we should try to do hard reset. Please be careful doing hard reset, because all important data could delete or erase or wipe from this smartphone, so we should doing backup first.


How to force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart LENOVO VIBE X S960  ?

The battery of LENOVO VIBE X S960 is non removable, so we can not soft reset or reboot this phone with unplug the battery when the phone hang. So what should we do when we are stuck n the middle of applications while the phone not responsive anymore with our finger touch? We should force soft reset or force reboot by press and hold POWER BUTTON for several seconds until the LENOVO VIBE X S960 restart by itself. If this smartphone still can access the touch screen but act not normal, then need to soft reset, we can press POWER BUTTON for several seconds until the pop up menu appear, then choose Restart or Reboot to soft reset LENOVO VIBE X S960. Do not worry to do this soft reset or reboot procedure, because this step are safe to do anytime, and will not remove any important data.


Option 1, Hard Reset LENOVO VIBE X S960 with menu setting:

  1. Turn on the LENOVO VIBE X S960
  2. We suggest to charge the battery full
  3. Make sure you already backup all important data, because it will deleted from LENOVO VIBE X S960
  4. Go to Settings > System > Backup & reset
  5. Choose Factory data reset, continue with Reset Phone
  6. The LENOVO VIBE X S960 will do the master reset until it finish



#Option 2, Hard Reset LENOVO VIBE X S960 with Hardware Button key:

  1. Confirm and make sure that LENOVO VIBE X S960 Battery is fully charge or not empty
  2. Turn off LENOVO VIBE X S960
  3. Press together : POWER + VOLUME UP about several second, that the warning will appear at the LENOVO VIBE X S960
  4. Other alternative: You can also try to press POWER BUTTON until Lenovo logo appear, then continue press VOLUME UP + VOLUME DOWN together until menu appear.
  5. Choose: Reset Device or Wipe data or Clear eMMC 
  6. Make sure we already sure than we know that our application and data will be loose or clear while Resetting LENOVO VIBE X S960


How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at LENOVO VIBE X S960?

Some user have problem with the operating system. Maybe because we make some experience or some wrong setting with the applications, than the operating system or firmware at LENOVO VIBE X S960 are damage or broken. So, we need to do reinstall or restore the clean factory default operating system. How to do that? First thing that we should know is the factory default operating system already saved safely inside LENOVO VIBE X S960 ROM, so we do not need to copy or connect anything when we need to reinstall or restore it. Just follow the hard reset or master format step above, then the clean factory default operating system of LENOVO VIBE X S960 will be reinstall by itself. Just wait until the process finish. The most important thing that we should know, after reinstall or doing hard reset, we need to resetting again some account like new.


How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for LENOVO VIBE X S960 forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

With 13 megapixel BSI camera, the LENOVO VIBE X S960 can take better pictures for daily documentations. We also sometime save some important confidential data at this phone storage, therefor we should give security password protection at LENOVO VIBE X S960. We can choose screen lock pattern or password pin protection, also some other options to protection, but we really recommended to use screen lock pattern, because it fast at any situation to unlock. The problem happen when we forget the security pattern or password pin answer. Do not worry, because we can unlock or bypass the forgotten security screen lock pattern or password pin protection at LENOVO VIBE X S960 using Google account or Gmail account. First we need to find Forget Password / Pattern button. Usually this button is hide, so we need to answer several time wrong answer continuously until this phone freeze or locked for several seconds, when we see Forget Password / Pattern button, continue press that button to answer Google account. If we can not access Google account, then we should do hard reset or master format.


How to Improve Performance LENOVO VIBE X S960 to make run more faster?


The Quad Core processor with 1.5 Ghz clock speed is fast enough as far as there are no problem with the applications. The big RAM of LENOVO VIBE X S960 still have limitation if we install too many applications which is run in background without any notice. Usually we will install some chatting, email or network applications that need to run in the background to standby and wait if there are some new message or notifications. This applications need memory to run, if the many applications need ram together and they work together which need processor resources in specific time, then this problem can make the phone become slowly. However, we should only install our daily use applications, we think if we are not try to install and forget to uninstall the not use applications, this 2GB RAM smartphone will not get slow speed problem. So, for some use who already get slow problem with LENOVO VIBE X S960, please try to uninstall some not use applications, continue with soft reset. If we need to make the performance of LENOVO VIBE X S960 back to normal again, then we should try to do hard reset or master format.


Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format LENOVO VIBE X S960?

There is no secret hidden code for LENOVO VIBE X S960 to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.


Is that Any Update LENOVO VIBE X S960 operating system to Kitkat ?

How to update LENOVO VIBE X S960 to Android Kitkat? Until we update this information, there are still no Android Kitkat update for LENOVO VIBE X S960. But by default using Android Jelly Bean at this smartphone will run smooth without problems.  There are maybe some other unofficial custom ROM for Android Kitkat which can install or flash to LENOVO VIBE X S960, but we are not recommended to do that unless we know the common problem with that rom. Some custom rom usually will make the phone feature not run normally for all.


How to make Longer Life for LENOVO VIBE X S960 Battery ?

Battery is the most important think to save at our LENOVO VIBE X S960, some of us maybe have bad experience with 2000mAh battery at this phone, but this is how to make our battery lasting for more time. The LCD is the most battery drain and the other option is the 3G data connections. So please make sure we not use too bright brightness level, is you can try to use manual brightness beside using auto. Turn off or disable all not use connection like Wifi, Bluetooth and GPS unless we use it we can turn it on again.


How to Screenshot or Capture LENOVO VIBE X S960 display ?

In normal situations after the phone run applications and we need to capture the screenshot at LENOVO VIBE X S960, we should press Power button + Volume down together until we hear the sound of success capture notifications.


Latest Discussions & Share Information:

[Q] ”my s960 totally unresponded…shows an android image(icon) with.. try to update /sdcard/ tru to update /sdcard2/” I have the same issue here and it is not working as it should. Do u have any idea what is happening with the phone. I have tried all options but it keeps showing back to recovery mode page. Its not rebooting my phone. Please help me.
[A] Hi, it seems that your phone has been tweak or install with custom ROM. Therefore this options appear. We can not give proper advice for this problems because using custom ROM will have many possibilities. Please bring your phone to Lenovo authorized service center for further check.

[Q] my browsing is always slow and sometimes doesn't connect at all. and it always shows E network instead of 3G
[A] Hi, it seems that you get bad data connections. This situations can be happen because of your network provider does not give better signal or hardware problems. Please try to replace with different simcard with Internet subscription and check the connections. If still not good, then maybe you have to consider doing hard reset with #option 1 above, because your phone still can boot normally.

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