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  Reply # 554204 5-Dec-2011 19:17 Send private message

Not sure but is definitely the case with this 2.3.5 update, given I am only selling the phone I am not interested inrooting or Modding it

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  Reply # 554270 5-Dec-2011 22:51 Send private message

Very happy with it, installed no worries. A few nice feature as mentioned earlier - super quick boot, slicker graphics, nifty lockscreen

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  Reply # 561104 24-Dec-2011 06:40 Send private message

I'm a bit confused about this. I have had a 2 degrees X5 for about 9 months, and I'm trying to find the simplest way to get it to run 2.3 . Can someone post the current wisdom on the steps I need to take to do this?

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  Reply # 561107 24-Dec-2011 07:02 Send private message

ajbw: I'm a bit confused about this. I have had a 2 degrees X5 for about 9 months, and I'm trying to find the simplest way to get it to run 2.3 . Can someone post the current wisdom on the steps I need to take to do this?


The simplistic way is to root and install oxygen custom rom, or go to xda forums read up and follow the instructions for huawei GB rom

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  Reply # 561108 24-Dec-2011 07:26 Send private message

Thanks for the quick reply, but (never having done this before) I need much more of a 'beginner's guide' before I dare to try it.
But does this mean that there is no "2 degrees approved" way of upgrading?

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  Reply # 561112 24-Dec-2011 07:53 Send private message

You only need to root your phone if you want to backup applications.  If you want to start fresh, just visit the U8800 development forum on the XDA site and choose what you want to install.  You just need to drop the CWM onto the boot loader.  Someone posted a fantastic step by step instruction on installing a custom rom.  I been using MIUI now for ages and its top notch.  Just make a jump.

As I said, if you are not going to back anything up then just skip the z4roort and backup, just go into bootloader and drop in the CWM, load into recovery, wipe data/factory reset, install the rom you want, wipe dalvik, reboot, done.

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Reply # 563052 30-Dec-2011 22:03 Send private message

Has anyone else noticed that a Gingerbread update is now available?Laughing

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2011/12/huawei-u8800-ideos-x5-gets-gingerbread/

However when I check my phone if there are any online updates it tells me that my phone IS up to date.

This is a 192 mb download for the U8800
As our NZ 2 Degrees phones are are IDEOS X5 under their model definition is this update good to go?Undecided

http://www.huaweidevice.com/worldwide/downloadCenter.do method=toDownloadFile&flay=software&softid=NDM2NDk= 

there have been 200 further downloads since I downloaded it (count of 3075) 

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  Reply # 563107 31-Dec-2011 00:32 Send private message

I believe 2Degrees still have to OK the update and push it to users after they have done that.

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Reply # 563114 31-Dec-2011 01:01 Send private message

So you are suggest it is better to hold off for now.
At least we know it won't be far away.Smile 

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  Reply # 563131 31-Dec-2011 08:09 Send private message

It is out now, but the general feeling is that it is a mixed bag. Some phones run it no problems and others get broken by it. 2 degrees would need to test it before pushing it to NZ users which could take a while.

Personally, I would just like them to release the kernel source as I am running oxygen now and it would be nice to have the official GB kernel tweaked instead of the older Froyo kernel. 

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  Reply # 564533 5-Jan-2012 00:13 Send private message

I see that 2 Degrees have released the Gingerbread update for their LG users so I am guessing that the we, the X5 'community' don't have much longer to wait.  At least I hope not. 

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  Reply # 564534 5-Jan-2012 00:13 Send private message

I see that 2 Degrees have released the Gingerbread update for their LG users so I am guessing that the we, the X5 'community' don't have much longer to wait.  At least I hope not. 

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Reply # 565656 7-Jan-2012 09:00 Send private message

Just is from 2 Degrees

"At this stage we do not have any indication on when or if this upgrade will be available through our website.

If you wish to upgrade your phone to 2.3 Gingerbread, we strongly recommend you download the upgrade through www.huaweidevice.com.

We thank you for your patients and apologize for any inconvenience caused. " 

So I guess it's OK. A sales guy in Auckland also said that software updates aren't a problem as long as you know how to do a factory reset "if things don't go as expected".  

The count of the downloads is around 9000 now and there has been no reports of problems so... why not. 

Good luck everyone. 

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  Reply # 565720 7-Jan-2012 12:11 Send private message

Get something in writing from 2D that they will still honour any warranty maybe?



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  Reply # 565756 7-Jan-2012 13:34 Send private message

I have just upgraded the misses (2 degrees bought) IDEOS X5 with the gingerbread update discussed here:

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2011/12/huawei-u8800-ideos-x5-gets-gingerbread/

Being and iphone user myself, i did not like the 2.2 software... but the upgrade is a vast improvement...

The phone did not automatically restart after the upgrade, and it took a while and a few presses of the power button, but it eventyally booted fine and seems great. The power consumption sucked on the 2.2 software (2/3rds of a day from full charge to dead.. ) so time will tell if this makes a difference.

Simon 

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