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  Reply # 481302 15-Jun-2011 08:31 Send private message

InspectorGadget:
Wade: I am now on B136 and still with swype keyboard, I thought the only people that lost swype were those that did not apply the OTA update?


  There's been an OTA update from 2D?  Did it add WiFi hotspot?


Yes, where have you been?



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  Reply # 481575 15-Jun-2011 18:37 Send private message

langers1972:
InspectorGadget:
Wade: I am now on B136 and still with swype keyboard, I thought the only people that lost swype were those that did not apply the OTA update?


  There's been an OTA update from 2D?  Did it add WiFi hotspot?


Yes, where have you been?


  On the B136 update downloaded from Huawei.  This is probably why I haven't seen the OTA update as I already had it.

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  Reply # 482799 19-Jun-2011 14:19 Send private message

Just in-case anyone wasn't aware, there is a CM7 developer over on XDA forums that is going to port CM7 to the X5/U8800, however he needs the money to buy the actual phone.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=85416

Anyone who can help him out by donating to his X5 fund would be great, but if not, keep an eye on the XDA thread anyway. CM7, here we come!!
At last count, he is was only 35GBP away from buying it.



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  Reply # 583576 19-Feb-2012 20:52 Send private message

DZO, a NZ developer has managed to successfully port Android 4.03 (ICS) onto the X5.

  Details here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1492957


I have it running on my phone and it is great.   
   

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  Reply # 583593 19-Feb-2012 21:30 Send private message

I have an IDEOS X5, and I've been tossing up whether or not to load the infamously dodgy 2.3.5 "update" that Huawei released at the end of last year. Only as a prerequisite to dzo's ICS port, of course.

@InspectorGadget: Could you tell me if you have had any issues at all with dropped calls, or IMEI number being wiped (call *#06# on the phone to find out). Or any issues at all for that matter.
Could you also tell me what type of screen you have (i.e. either Synaptics or Amtel). You can find this out using the Elixir 2 app.
What version of 2.3.5 did you load on before loading dzo's ICS over top?
I'm considering loading the newest [V100R001C00B526G001 Normal] that was released by Huawei on Friday 17th, and then dzo's ICS over top.

Many thanks in advance. :)



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  Reply # 583601 19-Feb-2012 21:52 Send private message

dontpanic42: I have an IDEOS X5, and I've been tossing up whether or not to load the infamously dodgy 2.3.5 "update" that Huawei released at the end of last year. Only as a prerequisite to dzo's ICS port, of course.

@InspectorGadget: Could you tell me if you have had any issues at all with dropped calls, or IMEI number being wiped (call *#06# on the phone to find out). Or any issues at all for that matter.
Could you also tell me what type of screen you have (i.e. either Synaptics or Amtel). You can find this out using the Elixir 2 app.
What version of 2.3.5 did you load on before loading dzo's ICS over top?
I'm considering loading the newest [V100R001C00B526G001 Normal] that was released by Huawei on Friday 17th, and then dzo's ICS over top.

Many thanks in advance. :)


 I used the original Official 2.3.5 update, not the new one which appeared in the last couple of days.  The issue with the IMEI number appears to be linked to using the beta versions of the update which were made available on the Huawei website just prior to Christmas.  My IMEI number stayed unchanged.

  I would be tempted to say use the older of the official updates as this would be the kernel that DZO probably would have based all his testing on to date.  


  CWM 5.5.0.4 http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1377390  is the Recovery I am using and it has been very good.  Use this guide to do the upgrade and get yourself Rooted http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1420728


  I've just pulled down Elixir, but I can't see where I can determine whcih screen I have.



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  Reply # 583605 19-Feb-2012 22:02 Send private message

InspectorGadget: 
I've just pulled down Elixir, but I can't see where I can determine whcih screen I have.

Sorry, yeah, that one is a bit elusive. I should have guided to it before.

For me it's in Information --> Device --> Input devices. Tap Input devices and then tap More Information

Use the across arrow until you get to your screen listing.

Mine is a 'Synaptics RMI4'.

So you used the [U8800 V100R001C00B517G001] update?

Thanks. :)

 



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  Reply # 583608 19-Feb-2012 22:14 Send private message

dontpanic42:
InspectorGadget: 
I've just pulled down Elixir, but I can't see where I can determine whcih screen I have.

Sorry, yeah, that one is a bit elusive. I should have guided to it before.

For me it's in Information --> Device --> Input devices. Tap Input devices and then tap More Information

Use the across arrow until you get to your screen listing.

Mine is a 'Synaptics RMI4'.

So you used the [U8800 V100R001C00B517G001] update?

Thanks. :)

 



Following those instructions, Elixir just states "synaptics",  so I assume that it will be the same one as yours.

U8800%20V100R001C00B522G001%28Normal%29%28Gingerbread%29.zip is the Official release I used.

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  Reply # 583652 20-Feb-2012 01:00 Send private message

It's possible that Huawei didn't give the screen type the full name in the updated 2.3.5 kernel. At least I hope that's the case.

I might try and wait it out until the 24th to see what Huawei bring out.
If that turns out to be another flop, then I will just go with the B522 and hope for the best. I think I've got most of the 2.3.5 official Huawei versions hoarded somewhere. Haven't been game to touch them yet. ;-)

Cheers for that helpful info.

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  Reply # 583754 20-Feb-2012 10:50 Send private message

dontpanic42: I have an IDEOS X5, and I've been tossing up whether or not to load the infamously dodgy 2.3.5 "update" that Huawei released at the end of last year. Only as a prerequisite to dzo's ICS port, of course.


Official 2.3.5 B522 is relatively good n stable. For amtel screens sometimes it's a bit of frustrating. Using the OC kernel now, tried the amtel fix kernel - over sensitivity fixed by overall still lagging a bit.

Tried dzo's ICS 1.5 which was quite usable - I thinks in a few more patches it might just be the best option.

Haven't tried official B526 - it's a beta (and Chinese market only?), and only fixes not receiving calls which I didn't have. Huawei is really slow on fixing outdated models.

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  Reply # 583788 20-Feb-2012 11:38 Send private message

hangon: Huawei is really slow on fixing outdated models.


For a phone that came out end of 2010/start of 2011 and that is so cheap I reckon it is a miracle that Huawei spend any time/effort supporting it by updating the software/firmware. 

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  Reply # 583831 20-Feb-2012 12:28 Send private message

For a phone that came out end of 2010/start of 2011 and that is so cheap I reckon it is a miracle that Huawei spend any time/effort supporting it by updating the software/firmware. 

can't argue with the price though. 

more so as "slow" as in acknowledging the issues (in their official forums). SD card mount failures due to a misspelling is a bit of over the top.

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