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Topic # 129348 12-Sep-2013 09:02
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Are there any Huawei G300 users still around? I'd love to know if anybody has tried any custom roms? My phone is pretty sluggish now and am thinking of trying out a custom rom. There seem to be a heap around Modaco.com.

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  Reply # 894664 12-Sep-2013 10:50
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It might be worth installing Cyanogenmod 10.2, but custom roms can be unstable so expect bugs, also the G300 is not the quickest phone out, make sure you research how to go back to stock if need-be.






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  Reply # 894676 12-Sep-2013 11:10
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michaelmurfy: It might be worth installing Cyanogenmod 10.2, but custom roms can be unstable so expect bugs, also the G300 is not the quickest phone out, make sure you research how to go back to stock if need-be.


Yes there is a Cyanogenmod 10.2 out, it's hard to gauge how it will go, seems most roms are quite variable in how how people find them. My G300 has slowed down considerably in the last few months, particulary with the outlook.com app and google music for example. I was hoping there might be some local G300 users around.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 894758 12-Sep-2013 14:10
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I've had a G300 for about a year now. I have found CM 10.1 and 10.2 to have very poor battery life. Cool ROMs but sick of charging every day. I reverted to CM9.1 ICS, and found this to be good for longevity. Factory ROM seemed to be the best battery life, and the alarm would come on with the phone switched off. For some reason this bugs the hell out of me with the CM ROMs, phone has to be on.



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  Reply # 894765 12-Sep-2013 14:39
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boldy: I've had a G300 for about a year now. I have found CM 10.1 and 10.2 to have very poor battery life. Cool ROMs but sick of charging every day. I reverted to CM9.1 ICS, and found this to be good for longevity. Factory ROM seemed to be the best battery life, and the alarm would come on with the phone switched off. For some reason this bugs the hell out of me with the CM ROMs, phone has to be on.


Oh good to know. Have you tried any of the custom roms based off of stock ICS?

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  Reply # 894884 12-Sep-2013 19:06
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Get on Modaco and try some out. I found the ICS stock ones to be the best in terms of lack of bugs, speed and longevity (most of them use my kernel too or ouch kernel which was based off my original kernel.)I could never use the CM based roms because audio routing to bluetooth was broken in them and I need that in my car. I have a feeling slimbean fixed it and possibly later CM builds, but never got the chance to use those roms on my phone.
Definitely unlock using the Huawei supported method otherwise you might get random reboots:
Factory Unlock
If you get no response through the internet form, email them. they responded pretty quickly to that.

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  Reply # 895076 13-Sep-2013 08:20
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paulmilbank: Get on Modaco and try some out. I found the ICS stock ones to be the best in terms of lack of bugs, speed and longevity (most of them use my kernel too or ouch kernel which was based off my original kernel.)I could never use the CM based roms because audio routing to bluetooth was broken in them and I need that in my car. I have a feeling slimbean fixed it and possibly later CM builds, but never got the chance to use those roms on my phone.
Definitely unlock using the Huawei supported method otherwise you might get random reboots:
Factory Unlock
If you get no response through the internet form, email them. they responded pretty quickly to that.

Slimbean, Slim, Stock+


Oh your name looks familiar, I guess I've spotted you on the Modaco forums. I think I'll probably try out the Stock+ or Slim  Roms, they look to be the most stable. I'm pretty sure I already unlocked the bootloader to root it, using the unofficial method. I found the post about how to check and then relock the bootloader if neccessary. I have tried the internet form from Huawei so I if I don't get a response back by early next week I will try emailng. This is all very foreign territory for me but I think there's enough information out there to work out how to do it, it's just wading through tryin to collate it all.
Bluetooth is a big thing for me too, as I use it in the car also.
Thanks for your help Paul!

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