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Topic # 120803 14-Jun-2013 10:33
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I got a chinese huawei G510 from ebay

The good news is that it was a bit cheaper than here and it is also dual sim (the model sold here is not)

The bad news is it came with a ton of useless Chinese apps and none of the google suite of apps

I've installed youtube, maps etc and they seem to work ok

Google play installed OK too but when I try and open it, it flashes up and then immediately closes.

Any suggestions?

I've got the unlock code so will try rooting it to get rid of the unwanted apps

Aside from that it seems like a nice mid market phone. I have a s3 and could quite happily use the g510 instead


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  Reply # 836733 14-Jun-2013 11:11
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try here as it seems you need to get root access to install play

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2315932

if you mean on price the 510 is better than S3 I would agree nothing else is close




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  Reply # 836799 14-Jun-2013 12:29
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Are both SIMs 3G??




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  Reply # 836809 14-Jun-2013 12:45
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g510 > s3 :-/ ?

g510 is pretty good value, telecom was selling them for $199.




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  Reply # 836834 14-Jun-2013 13:36
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kiwijunglist: g510 > s3 :-/ ?

g510 is pretty good value, telecom was selling them for $199.


That was the g600 and it was the Warehouse stationary selling them for $199 a few weeks back

Fairly similar phones but some differences (camera, version of android)

The g510 is no match for the s3 but I would be happy using the g510 and at a third of the price, it's good value


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  Reply # 836838 14-Jun-2013 13:41
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how much was the g510 on ebay?




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  Reply # 836839 14-Jun-2013 13:44
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you can try search google for the google play apk. just need to turn on the developer option on the phone. thats how i did mine last year before i invested in a xperia z



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  Reply # 836864 14-Jun-2013 14:50
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kiwijunglist: how much was the g510 on ebay?


$212 delivered. Wondering of its worth the hassle but I'm learning a bit from all this


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  Reply # 836866 14-Jun-2013 14:53
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If you can get hold of the stock vodafone-nz-rom then install that rom with a fullwipe




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  Reply # 836904 14-Jun-2013 16:04
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Is there a CWM recovery available for the phone? If so, you should be able to download an appropriate Google Apps package from goo.im/gapps and install it using CWM. This is exactly what many of the open-source ROMs require, as they're not allowed to package the Google bits directly.

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  Reply # 836924 14-Jun-2013 16:42
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I've done this on other Chinese huawei phones before. What I've done is download the relevant Google apps package, then extract the zip on a PC and manually move the contents to /system/app

You will need root to do this though. If its the dual sim model you won't be able to use the Vodafone nz ROM as it will be different hardware, however if there is a compatible cwm recovery image I'd suggest trying that before the method I have outlined above.

If there is no cwm recovery, try following my method. You will need need to copy over more than just the play store apk, you will need all the Google services framework as well including gmail. These are all in the gapps packages so just find one compatible with your firmware version.



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  Reply # 837034 14-Jun-2013 20:40
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uglyb0b: I've done this on other Chinese huawei phones before. What I've done is download the relevant Google apps package, then extract the zip on a PC and manually move the contents to /system/app


Ok so the phone is running 4.1.1 so this app pack is the correct one?

http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20130301-signed.zip

and all I do is extract all the files into the /system/app folder on the phone? (after I've rooted it)

Sorry to ask what may be a simple question but is there a difference between unlocking the bootloader and rooting the phone? I have the unlock code from Huawei and am downloading adb toolkit so I can unlock the bootloader but do I need to do anything else aside from using ES File Explorer to copy the files to the above folder?




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  Reply # 837038 14-Jun-2013 20:50
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install gapps using CWM if you can




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  Reply # 837085 15-Jun-2013 00:13
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uglyb0b: I've done this on other Chinese huawei phones before. What I've done is download the relevant Google apps package, then extract the zip on a PC and manually move the contents to /system/app


Ok so the phone is running 4.1.1 so this app pack is the correct one?

http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20130301-signed.zip

and all I do is extract all the files into the /system/app folder on the phone? (after I've rooted it)

According to the table at the top of the goo.im page, you should be using this package for Android 4.1.x: http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip

Installation isn't quite as simple as extracting some files. There are a large number of files in the ZIP, going into several folders underneath /system. These files need to have the correct permissions assigned to them, otherwise they won't work and will cause all sort of force closes.

The correct way to install the package is from within CWM recovery. You'll need to have a CWM recovery installed, and have the ZIP file either on a microSD card in the phone, or copied to the internal storage location that contains your music, photos, etc.

Once this is in place, you'll need to boot into recovery mode. This is often done by holding down one or more of the physical buttons when powering on the phone. When in recovery mode, you'll use the volume buttons to move up/down and the power button to select items. There should be a menu item for installing a ZIP, and then you'll need to browse to where it's stored. Once you've found it, select it and confirm that you want to install it. There's a script embedded within the file that will copy everything to the correct location and set all the right permissions.

Once that's done you just need to go back to the main menu and choose to reboot the phone. You should then have a full set of Google apps, including the Play Store.

If you want to have a go at copying things across by hand, have a look at the file META-INF\com\google\android\updater-script inside the ZIP. This is the update script that CWM runs, and contains all the information about what permissions need to be applied. The set_perm command takes the user ID, group ID, permission, and a list of files. The set_perm_recursive command takes the user ID, group ID, folder permission, file permission, and a list of folders. If you don't know what these mean, I wouldn't attempt to copy anything manually.

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  Reply # 837221 15-Jun-2013 12:41
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^agreed, I only suggested that method if there is no cwm recovery image available. Cwm is definitely the way to go if its available.

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  Reply # 837237 15-Jun-2013 13:10
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old3eyes: Are both SIMs 3G??


No body answered my question...




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