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Reply # 542244 7-Nov-2011 21:24
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Huawei Customer Care on Face Book reported to me that the 2.3 realease will be definetly released before November 31 2011.

I am sure 2 degrees will realease when Huawei have done the work

 cheers  

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  Reply # 551990 30-Nov-2011 21:14
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kiwibro111: Huawei Customer Care on Face Book reported to me that the 2.3 realease will be definetly released before November 31 2011.


Wow, and they weren't wrong!! 1-2 days before the 31st... ;-)

XDA X5 2.3 thread - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1369296

Official Huawei download location - http://www.huaweidevice.com/cn/downloadCenter.do?method=toDownloadFile&flay=software&softid=NDA4Nzg=

I might give it a look at some point, but to be honest, I've already moved onto CM7.1. I don't think I can look back from CM7 now. :)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 552687 2-Dec-2011 15:36
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Having a separate issue that deserves a separate thread, but posting it here for exposure. :)

IDEOS X5 Pixel Density and incompatible market appshttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=93979 

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  Reply # 553911 5-Dec-2011 10:22
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Sounds like they've withdrawn the 'beta' upgrade with a new 'trial' version coming this week (from facebook.com/huaweidevice) -
In response to your feedback regarding technical difficulties with the trial version of the X5 Gingerbread upgrade, we are discontinuing its availability. We apologize for this inconvenience. An improved trial version will be released next Thursday on the Huawei Device website.
Personally I've been very happy with the upgrade, apart from the phone crashing when I tried to turn wifi on (only tried once).

The improvements I've noticed -
 - new version of swype is much better; seems faster and the annoying bugs (mostly re entering numbers) have been fixed
 - touch UI is more responsive and the graphics snappier
 - startup is REALLY fast
 - comes with Huawei device system/app backup software
 - all the gingerbread tweaks...

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  Reply # 553915 5-Dec-2011 10:31
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Quite a few people have bricked their phones with it which is why it was withdrawn, including most of the Miui developers and Genokolar who's developing an unofficial CM7 port.........doh!

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  Reply # 553919 5-Dec-2011 10:37
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Instructions were a little convoluted but I managed to update with no dramas. Is a vast improvement over 2.2 and arguably better than the custom roms that are available

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  Reply # 553986 5-Dec-2011 12:34
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Updated my GFs X5. At first, before the English link was discovered we upgraded with the CN version (Which was in English, but sans Google apps and Market).

Second update worked well and the there are lots of software improvements, however she is still finding she has very poor battery life (Of around 8 hours max, moderate usage) even with a brand new (OEM) replacement battery.




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  Reply # 553995 5-Dec-2011 12:49
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ajobbins: Updated my GFs X5. At first, before the English link was discovered we upgraded with the CN version (Which was in English, but sans Google apps and Market).

Second update worked well and the there are lots of software improvements, however she is still finding she has very poor battery life (Of around 8 hours max, moderate usage) even with a brand new (OEM) replacement battery.



Same with my GFs (seems lots of GFs have this phone....) in terms of battery life. Terrible. Have not upgraded as yet as hoping 2dsgrees will bring out an update soon. 

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  Reply # 554107 5-Dec-2011 15:57
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Interesting - my feeling (I've not tested this at all scientifically) is that my battery life has improved with this upgrade.

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  Reply # 554117 5-Dec-2011 16:04
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On oxygen 2.3.7 the wife was getting a solid day to day and a half, the phone hasn't been properly used since I updated to huawei 2.3.5 but is sitting with an active sim and wifi on etc and I'm getting battery drain of around 2% per hr including me playing with it ooccassionally. 24 ~ 36hrs of normal use should be easily achieved.

I suspect battery calibration could be the cause of your issue

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  Reply # 554170 5-Dec-2011 18:16
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Wade: On oxygen 2.3.7 the wife was getting a solid day to day and a half, the phone hasn't been properly used since I updated to huawei 2.3.5 but is sitting with an active sim and wifi on etc and I'm getting battery drain of around 2% per hr including me playing with it ooccassionally. 24 ~ 36hrs of normal use should be easily achieved.

I suspect battery calibration could be the cause of your issue


How does one go about calibrating the battery?




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  Reply # 554171 5-Dec-2011 18:18
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Was easy when rooted as there is a battery calibration app, not sure without root, haven't bothered to research!

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  Reply # 554175 5-Dec-2011 18:26
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ajobbins:
How does one go about calibrating the battery?

Charge the phone to 100% and delete the battery stats file.

To delete the battery stats file you can use an app aptly called 'Battery Calibration' on a rooted phone.
You can also delete battery stats via CWM recovery, which is probably the best way of doing it.

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  Reply # 554187 5-Dec-2011 18:40
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After you apply factory update you loose root access and have no cwm so no easy way to calibrate

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  Reply # 554189 5-Dec-2011 18:45
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Wade: After you apply factory update you loose root access and have no cwm so no easy way to calibrate

Is that only for the recent 2.3 update?

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