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  Reply # 540013 1-Nov-2011 18:28 Send private message

No, it's based on the same ROM.




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  Reply # 540014 1-Nov-2011 18:29 Send private message

Ok, thanks a lot
 



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  Reply # 540015 1-Nov-2011 18:34 Send private message

I'm going to rearrange my posts in this thread and put all the neccessary information in the first post and keep that updated.

It will be a little easier for everyone to keep track of updates and easily find info that way.




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  Reply # 540148 2-Nov-2011 01:08 Send private message

Alright the OP has been updated with all the info needed to download and install the ROM on the U8180.

I will update that post with each new release.




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  Reply # 540943 3-Nov-2011 22:26 Send private message

Hi Brad, firstly I like how you've put everything you need, links etc in your first post.

Secondly thanks for your advice on my issues.

I am starting to develop a better understanding of how/what all these various processes are doing to the phone but alas I am still stuck on the same point ie. I can't reboot the phone into recovery mode. I have installed the recovery manager and flashed one of the recoveries (nb recovery manager says these recoveries are not recognized I assume this is normal??)
Anyway specifically the part I can't get past is when I try the reboot into recovery, my phone disappears from computer then reappears as a new device and looks for the drivers. It fails to find the necessary drivers (Android 1.0) on windows update, I have tried the link you provided from file factory and installed and run that program which said it installed some drivers but obviously not the ones I require because I am met with the same thing when trying to boot to recovery. I also let the installer search my entire drive for the relevant driver but it found nothing.
My phone appears only as as cd drive BEFORE I try the reboot to recovery, as I said as soon as I try the reboot it disappears from the computer and wants new drivers. I have also tried copying the drivers folder on the phone, to my desktop, and tried pointing the installer to that folder to search for the Android 1.0 driver but still no joy it cant find the necessary driver.

Any ideas????

Thanks in advance Karl



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  Reply # 540954 3-Nov-2011 22:45 Send private message

I'll dig around and find the drivers. You need separate drivers for recovery/fastboot.

However you should be able to boot into recovery by holding down Power + Volume Up until it appears.




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  Reply # 540955 3-Nov-2011 22:50 Send private message

Ok I have two lots of drivers for you.

1. ADB Drivers from stock 2.2 ROM: http://www.multiupload.com/JBTIST2IYD
2. Some random Huawei ones I found and which worked for me for recovery and fastboot: http://www.mediafire.com/?tbnn9gwdz9qx32p


Try them in that order, one of them will work. 




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  Reply # 540959 3-Nov-2011 23:01 Send private message

OK I have just successfully done the reboot recovery!!!!! (at long last!!!!!), Because it seemed to be my computer that was stopping the process I just disconnected phone from usb before doing the reboot into recovery and everything seemed to work ok. Installed rom and gapps and rebooted, now it appears to be stuck in a loop. Starts with egg timer then moves to screen that says ANDROID then moves to telecom splash screen then the splash screen just seems to keep reloading every 15-20secs.



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  Reply # 540961 3-Nov-2011 23:05 Send private message

I should probably have mentioned that you need need to do a factory reset before flashing since you are going from 2.2 to 2.3.

You can do this in recovery, wipe everything except SD card and stats depending on which recovery you used. The first boot after a flash can take a while as well.




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  Reply # 540992 4-Nov-2011 01:41 Send private message

Thanks heaps Brad for your help....the factory reset did the trick,

you the man!!!!!!!



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  Reply # 540993 4-Nov-2011 01:43 Send private message

Glad to hear that's working for you. Hopefully you'll notice a huge difference in performance over 2.2.




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  Reply # 543443 10-Nov-2011 08:01 Send private message

Brad can you help re root of the u8180?
Im total noob regards android.


Can you point me at a guide specifically for  it?

You have given links to the superoneclick page , Is that enough to steam ahead and root it or is there more.?
cheers



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  Reply # 543658 10-Nov-2011 13:48 Send private message

SuperOneClick will do it for you




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  Reply # 543930 10-Nov-2011 19:44 Send private message

Version 1.2 is now available.




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  Reply # 544230 11-Nov-2011 12:16 Send private message

Thanks Brad. Got it rooted.
Im now trying to get it into recovery but all i get is the hour glass for ages.
I placed the recoverycwm.img onto sd card .
Any suggestions?
what is the sequence to boot directly into recovery?
I googles but all i get is the hour glass.

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