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Topic # 84572 2-Jun-2011 17:19
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Hi all,

The WiFi hotspot software has been successfully tested and we are now finalising the upgrade process. We expect to post upgrade details and notify users by June 10th.

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  Reply # 477160 2-Jun-2011 17:43
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Thanks 2Degrees!! :-)

A few queries.

What is the version number of this update?
B136CUSTC183?

Is this update moving the phone to Android 2.3 per chance?

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  Reply # 477168 2-Jun-2011 18:01
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dontpanic42: Is this update moving the phone to Android 2.3 per chance?

I'm going to say this won't be the case. You'll see 2.3 appear on carriers like china unicom etc before it does on 2degrees, just like has been the case for this hotspot update. 

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 477452 3-Jun-2011 15:30
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dontpanic42: Thanks 2Degrees!! :-)

A few queries.

What is the version number of this update?
B136CUSTC183?

Is this update moving the phone to Android 2.3 per chance?


Hi, the version number is CUSTC183D001.   This is not a change in the actual android version but just an update to enable the WiFi hotspot feature.

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  Reply # 477486 3-Jun-2011 16:10
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2DegreesCare:
Hi, the version number is CUSTC183D001.

Cheers
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So is it still using the old 'V100R001C00B135CUSTC183D001' ROM version, or is it a 2Degrees derivative of the new 'V100R001C00B136CUSTC183D001' ROM that has the WiFi tether update?

Thanks! Smile

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  Reply # 479341 9-Jun-2011 14:13
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Tick tick tick, one day to go and nothing as yet

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  Reply # 479710 10-Jun-2011 13:24
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langers1972: Tick tick tick, one day to go and nothing as yet


It's the 10th now, and still nothing. 

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  Reply # 479784 10-Jun-2011 16:40
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Yay, it's here. Downloading now although I've had no notification but it's available through OTA update

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  Reply # 479814 10-Jun-2011 18:06
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Did you need to backup anything on your phone etc. I'll be very interested to hear how it goes and what the final firmware version is.




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  Reply # 479815 10-Jun-2011 18:09
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Have just downloaded update and have since lost the ability to connect via wifi at all let alone wifi tether :P

The actual update process is very easy, go t oonline updates and it then walks you through it, no backups required (but probably wise to do so :P) etc

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  Reply # 479817 10-Jun-2011 18:11
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Oh and its build U8800V100R001C00B136 CUSTC183D001

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  Reply # 479825 10-Jun-2011 18:25
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All went fine and installed without losing anything

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  Reply # 479830 10-Jun-2011 18:32
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Wade: Have just downloaded update and have since lost the ability to connect via wifi at all let alone wifi tether :P


Same happened to me: in Settings -> Wireless Networks, Wi-Fi shows "error" and cannot be checked.

Also it's been running extremely hot since the update.  I'm about to try installing the full b136 firmware from wiki.modaco.com/index.php/Huawei_Firmware_U8800 to see if it fixes the problem.

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  Reply # 479835 10-Jun-2011 18:43
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Problem fixed i forgot to update to a B136 OC bootloader, the B133 OC bootloader and B136 build causes high battery temp and loss of wifi, doh :P

wifi hotspot working well

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  Reply # 479842 10-Jun-2011 18:51
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Wade: Problem fixed i forgot to update to a B136 OC bootloader, the B133 OC bootloader and B136 build causes high battery temp and loss of wifi, doh :P

wifi hotspot working well


I wasn't using a custom bootloader, however the update process terminated early with an error, when it detected that I had previously modified image/cust_data/2Degrees/nz/prop/local.prop in the first (FAT) partition via violet-screen mode (in an attempt to disable the "you may use traffic" popup dialog). From what you say, that suggests to me that the problem I'm seeing is probably that the update process successfully updated the system partition, but didn't get as far as to update the bootloader before failing out.

Since the system partition has been updated, I see b136 in the phone settings, and I'm obviously not given the option to run the update again.  Is there anything that I can reasonably do to fix this other than fully reinstall using the image from huaweidevice.com?

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  Reply # 479850 10-Jun-2011 19:10
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I got a similar message, it seems to have still run the update regardless and now with the correct bootloader all is well..

For Sh#$ & Giggles i am running the image that allows overclocking to 1.8Ghz, on Quadrant I scored as below...

B133 @ 1Ghz = 1773
B136 @ 1Ghz = 1811
B136 @ 1.2Ghz = 1991
B136 @ 1.5Ghz = 2311

Its feels rather quick @ 1.5Ghz i must say lol


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