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Topic # 95128 28-Dec-2011 20:22
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Hi, just after some advice about huawei roms for the X5. The x5 section on XDA is really poor with lots of information scattered everywhere unlike the u8150 which has no section of it's own, but has a great wiki.

Seems that development is pretty solid for GB roms for this phone as there are multiple roms which are very close to being perfect and also GB is being released for this phone on the 30th in theory ;-).

Main 2.3 roms are MIUI, CM7 and Oxygen and an ever waited for Huawei approved one.
Main 2.2 roms are B162 stock, B160, FLB and Void

MIUI:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1354680 -.32 kernel and 2 devs 
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1367448 - Genokolar dev, .35 kernel
Great if you like the android/ios mashup.

Can anyone tell me if there are any problems experienced with the 18/12/2011 .32 kernel release?
Has anyone tried Geno's .35 release? Seems more like a testing release from Geno.

CM7 - Only has one DEV that I can see, Genokolar
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1068766 - .32 kernel and 11.11.28 final release
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1311565 - .35 kernel and 11.11.25 release

Not quite sure what the deal is here, .32 kernel seems stable with most everything working except usb tether. .35 kernel seems a bit all over the place and I am not sure what the deal is. Anyone able to shed some light here? Also seems Geno is dropping support so hopefully other devs step up.

Oxygen: Seems active but has some of the biggest bugs that I can see:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1149150
http://forum.oxygen.im/

Seems to be really active but has no ability to mount internal SD card, no tethering, video seems a bit suspect.

2.2 roms:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1059753 - B160 customised rom 2.2.2.
http://android.modaco.com/topic/342205-1-august-b137-r7-flb-custom-rom-for-the-huawei-u8800-with-online-kitchen/ - Not sure what the deal is with online kitchen, but it is 2.2.2 and has a problem with headphone audio.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1147103 - Void: eridanus, seems all working and uses fronco kernel.

Guides,  Modaco page seems a little outdated, but still useful:
http://android.modaco.com/topic/341011-ultimate-guide-to-the-huawei-u8800/
http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/Huawei_U8800_IDEOS_X5 X5 wiki which could do with some updating.

Recoveries: 
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1343276 - 5.0.27 recovery
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1130524&highlight=void 4.0.05 recovery by genokolar

Which one is the recovery to use?

I know it is a personal choice, but which rom is a good start? Seems CM7 is the way to go if I don't want miui interface and need ability to wifi tether and use both sd cards in the phone.

Thanks for any input
Paul




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  Reply # 562248 28-Dec-2011 20:34
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Looking at this also having picked up X5 today from Warehouse stationary... peace out U8150 heh.

I favour clean/stripped roms.. Oxygen sounds like my cup of tea but yeah reading about the bugs/missing features it might be a bit too raw for me yet.



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  Reply # 562252 28-Dec-2011 20:45
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Oxygen sounds the best to me too, but I like having sd card and tethering too much! Might give CM7 a go maybe next year in January if Huawei don't manage to get some traction with their GB release.




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  Reply # 562254 28-Dec-2011 20:47
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I have Sly's version of CM7 on my old Vodafone 845 at the moment for mucking around with, it's actually working pretty nicely but it seems like overkill on the options/settings front.



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  Reply # 562267 28-Dec-2011 21:12
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After playing with it on a tablet a friend bought from trademe, I tend to agree. Way too many settings and optimisations for tablets and every conceivable phone on the market, but I guess once it is set up, everything should work well.




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  Reply # 562289 28-Dec-2011 22:10
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I use miui and wifi tether works dweetss. Been using miui for months now!



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  Reply # 562334 29-Dec-2011 07:04
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What version of Miui have you been using? Is it from one of the threads I have listed?




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  Reply # 562337 29-Dec-2011 07:26
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I have CM7 with the 32 kernal and haven't made the leap to the 35 kernal yet. I have tried MIUI but needed the VOIP so went back to CM7. Geno cooked his U8800 a while ago so things kind of stopped with the CM7 version that I am using.

One thing is for sure, all three gingerbread ROM's are miles better than FROYO on the X5.

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  Reply # 562425 29-Dec-2011 12:03
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Cheers Matt
What recovery are you using to install custom roms? 




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  Reply # 562434 29-Dec-2011 12:37
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An older one. ClockworkMod Recovery 4.0.0.5. I haven't changed recovery since I first started on upgrading the ROM as it works pretty well.

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  Reply # 562601 29-Dec-2011 18:33
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paulmilbank: Oxygen sounds the best to me too, but I like having sd card and tethering too much! Might give CM7 a go maybe next year in January if Huawei don't manage to get some traction with their GB release.

You can choose to use the 'internal SD' or external SD, so not an issue there unless you care about not being to use the 1.8gb or so thats on the internal SD.



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  Reply # 562608 29-Dec-2011 18:51
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Cheers exdee, sorry, need a little more explanation. So is the Rom and apps still installed to internal SD card, but then any files, music etc stored on external sd card?
dzo seemed to be saying that only external mounts when connected to computer, so maybe this is not as big a deal as I thought. If internal is only for phone use and external is for user use, it is not a problem.




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  Reply # 562610 29-Dec-2011 18:53
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OK, huawei X5 wiki is now looking a little more up to date. 
http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/Huawei_U8800_IDEOS_X5
It has been edited by a user with a similar handle to me... and now has a lot more info.
Anything this forum can add would be good. Edit it yourself or PM me and I can update it.

 




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  Reply # 562780 30-Dec-2011 08:52
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Looks like official 2.3.5 rom has dropped and xda is not impressed. Seems like they have not changed much from the beta's and have now locked the boot loader. Gonna try oxygen.




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  Reply # 562904 30-Dec-2011 14:50
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Oxygen is now loaded and really, really nice. Cant believe how smooth and fast it is. Battery is very good too. Have been using it all day and installed over 30 apps and it has only gone from 70% to 45%. Still don't really dig the GB look, but phone is even nicer to use now than on 2.2.1.




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  Reply # 563317 31-Dec-2011 17:55
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I just upgraded my phone from an 8150 (running Dronix 0.60 which is nice in general) to one of these.  Amazingly quicker and nicer.  Loving a real sized screen.  Ive installed miui on it for now - not sure if I'll keep it - cant find the apps button if there is one :-)..  

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