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Huawei Honor U8860 – Some Information for the daring ones…

Update: Use this link to get all stock roms and such…

I have had more than several people inquire about where I get all my ROM’s to work on my Huawei phone? So I will list a bunch of information and I want you to remember that I am just showing you some places to go and get stuff…

I could careless and not responsible if you blow up your phone, because you do not know what you are doing…

That said: I do not know what I am doing either, but I have accomplished what I wanted to do on my Huawei and the phone is still in one piece. I assume that you can do it also…

You can find stock ROM’s here: (From 2.3.+ to 4.0.+)

International ROM’s: http://www.huaweidevice.com/worldwide/technicaIndex.do?method=gotoProductSupport&productId=3834&tb=1

Chinese ROM’s (can be changed to english): http://www.huaweidevice.com/cn/technicaIndex.do?method=gotoProductSupport&productId=3884&tb=1

Huawei Germany ROM: http://huaweidevices.de/telefone/honour.html#downloads

I suggest the Chinese ROM’s above as they are by far the most resilient…

Android 4.x MIUI ROM’s:
Original chinese: http://www.miui.com/download.html
Translated english: http://miuiandroid.com/community/
German: http://miui-germany.de/wp/?page_id=274

Silent Huawei camera (ICS):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29079425&postcount=1028

Adding Google Apps: Download zip from here http://goo-inside.me/gapps and flash it with recovery…

Root:

Stock ICS version B919/B923/B924
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=28403132&postcount=799

and newer way…

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=22688341&postcount=53

Now let me tell a little bit about what I have done. I am using the stock Chinese ROM B977 I rooted through a program called Unlock Root that installs upon your computer. I do not use Google apps at all and that is why I prefer Chinese ROM’s…

The ROM that I use comes stripped of all Google Apps straight from the Huawei website. I have no desire to use Google Apps and that is that…

I replace virtually all built in apps with different apps and I strip all excess garbage out of the system. I rely upon GPS map systems and not internet tracking! I do not allow any synching with Google in anyway. I just allow GPS to track me and that is only when I want it too…

Now in the links above you will find lots of new ICS versions. They have a new one for Norwegian and for British! These are in English of course, but they are very very heavy and bog a phone down a bunch. The best ROM for a newbie is stock Gingerbread, but ICS can be made just as fast and light on her feet, for the experienced…

You must root to utilize the workings of ICS to its best and Root Uninstall is a great app. I also use System App Mover and it will move apps into and out of the system section, with a few clicks…

Tidbit of information:

You can flash a ROM two ways easily in a Huawei Honor phone…

1. Create folder if not there already called “dload” on SD card
2. Upload UPDATE and UPDATE_CUST.APP file to “dload”
3. Open in settings “storage->update from SD” follow directions and file in dload with flash…

and or

Extract the file on your computer…
– Make a โ€œdloadโ€ directory on SD card root directory as above on the phone…
– Copy from the computer to dload the “UPDATE.APPโ€ and “UPDATE_CUST.APP” on the SD card of the phone…
– Open settings/application then turn off/untick “fast boot” and power off you device…
– Long press volume up + volume down + power button on the handset to startup your device in upgrade mode. That means hold both up and down volume down at the same time and the power button…
– It will reboot few times. When done, you will have a new ROM flashed…

I use the storage way until I crash my phone then I have to use the holding buttons down trick. The easiest is not to mess up and use storage update… ๐Ÿ™‚

Flashing a ROM will erase all internal memory in the phone. Anything that you have and is precious, you better have a copy of it. I have not had any issues with my SD card and anything on that seems safe???

So as always, use a backup app and back up all your favorite apps to the SD card and reload them after you change the ROM…

I hope that gives you some information that you can use to play with your Huawei Honor phone. I think that my Huawei is one of the best phones ever made and I could not imagine a more forgiving and easy to work with phone, as far as experiment ability goes…

My motto with my phone is, “I push it to the limit and when it quits working, I start over and do not push as hard that particular direction next time…”

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russiaโ€ฆ

92 Comments

  1. Diggity Dog September 7, 2012

    Yes I am so thankful! I love this phone and this stuffs will help me all the way!

    Your the Dog!

  2. arun March 6, 2013

    Hi Kyle,

    I am from india.
    Your blog is just superb, i just purchased an Huawei Honor u8860 (with camera)

    and upgarded to ICS 4.0.3, build : U8860IV100R001C151B928.

    the phone is good, but ram consumumption is like crazy. it leaves just 25-50 mb of free ram.

    could you please help me by uninstalling the system apps form it, i am skeptical about rooting the phone …so require more guidance from you.

    please help me in doing this… request you to provide me you mail-id in mine arunpillai88@gmail.com

    Thanks & Best regards,
    Arun.

  3. admin Post author | March 6, 2013

    Okay! In a few days I will send you an e-mail!

  4. arun March 7, 2013

    if possible can we talk here ?…

    could you please let me know, why is this consuming lot of ram…?

    can the usage be reduced?
    if i remove my system apps will that free the ram memory?

    if yes please let me know the step by step procedure for rooting the phone that wont brick my phone…

    please also let me know if i can unroot my phone once rooted?

    Thanks & Kind tegards,
    Arun.

    because

  5. admin Post author | March 7, 2013

    Yes we can talk here! No problem!

    ICS is a terrible operating system compared to Gingerbread on Huawei Honor. (Remember I said Huawei Honor! Not all phones!) Gingerbread has a much lighter footprint and ICS is almost too much for the phone. ICS can be made to be much lighter and work as well as Gingerbread. But as always remember the phone was made for Gingerbread and not ICS and definable not for Jelly Bean…

    Ram consumption is due to the heaviness of the ICS software. There just is too much software for the phone. I found that I had to remove Google maps, play store and gmail and use apps like Yandex maps, Bazaar App store from Iran and the stock e-mail app that comes with all android. To be honest I use the Huawei now only for experiments. I out grew the memory limitations of the phone and right now I am using a custom Gingerbread again… (Mokee Rom for the U8860 is a rocking rom that allows over clocking and many other great options such as low memory usage! But this has to be installed on top of a B876 rom as the phone modem will not work!)

    It looks like you need to root and uninstall certain apps if you are going to be happy with ICS? I know it seems that it is heavy on ram, but as compared to Gingerbread it is heavy on ram. It will never be the same as Gingerbread, but the phone will operate ICS even though it seems heavy on ram…

    Lets backtrack first!

    Yes you can un-root and it is as simple as reinstalling a stock firmware just like you did with the B928. If you had a rooted phone and upgraded! The root will be gone…

    Questions first:

    1. How important are Google Apps + Do you have to have them?
    2. Was the B928 rom an actual update from Huawei? + Or was it your choice?
    3. What version of Gingerbread did you have before you upgraded?
    4. Did you root your Gingerbread?

    I have to tell you that B928 is the worst ICS that I have ever worked with on the Honor and it lasted about 5 minutes with me, when I put it on…

    The reason I am asking about Google Apps is that the best ICS’s with much better memory management are all the Chinese versions and they are stripped of Google Apps…

    If you want to stay with b928 then I will try to get you rooted. There is several ways that we can try.

    My first suggestion (Other than going back to Gingerbread!) is to flash the Cambodian Demo ICS or a B919, as they are soft of ram and did all that I needed. I did not need to root the Cambodia version as it worked just right for me. The B919 is rootable and able to flash a recovery like CWM. One thing to remember is that not all roms are equal and rootable…

    Lets see what we can do, it is hard over the internet, but just be patient and go at it slowly. The Huawei is a very forgiving phone and I have flashed a hundred times on her…

    I will even flash what I tell you on my phone first and then tell you exactly how to do it step by step. Like I said I had to move away from this phone as it was not able to do what I need to do anymore. It was a great phone, just weak on memory…

    There is a recovery file that we have to pink screen to use and it will take patience on your part to do this the first time…

    I have the recovery file that you will need and I also have B919 ICS and Cambodia Beta Version. I know that B919 is the only ICS that will allow a recovery on the ICS and then we can go from there. We must install a CWM recovery to root properly. One I get the answers on my questions I will lay out a plan of how we will do this…

    My plan of attack is how you want to proceed? Hope I did not confuse you!

    Kyle Keeton

  6. arun March 7, 2013

    Hey.. Thanks for the effort buddy… ๐Ÿ™‚

    ya as u said i wanted to root and uninstall the system-apps from this 9B28 ROM itself.
    as it has many Indian addons like the language, etc.

    but its ok if you sugggest me to go for the B919 or cambodia…i will the only thing that matters the most is…. performance & smoothness… the B928 ICS is very good look wise and also has rectified a lot of bugs and drawbacks that appeard in gingerbread.

    yes!… performance wise ginger bread was very good. ๐Ÿ™‚

    please see if we can do the same in the B928 if yes good..if not then its ok we will go for the other two…

    thanks & regards,
    Arun.

  7. arun March 7, 2013

    1. How important are Google Apps + Do you have to have them?
    Ans : just need the playstore nothing else.. dont even need facebook or twitter

    2. Was the B928 rom an actual update from Huawei? + Or was it your choice?
    Ans : yes it was released for india.

    3. What version of Gingerbread did you have before you upgraded?
    Ans : it was 2.3.6 dont remember the build.. sorry ๐Ÿ™

    4. Did you root your Gingerbread?
    Ans : No, i didnt root… as perfect rooting procedures we not available and most seem skeptical.

  8. admin Post author | March 7, 2013

    Tell you what! I will install B928 and see what I can do with it and then we will go from there. If I can root it without issues then we will try to make that work. Once you clean it up it should be a good rom for you and like you say it works best for your situation…

    So in the next few days I will download and install the B928 from India and get it up and running…

    Give me a few days and remember be patient. Check back as I will leave information on this article for you…

    Kyle

  9. admin Post author | March 7, 2013

    Okay this is really cool! I found the Honor Indian site and am downloading the rom right now. I will install it later tonight or tomorrow at the latest and I will install as a stock rom as you have it installed. Once I have it running I will leave an email and try to verify that it is the same rom…

    is where I found it. India in English…

    So I will try to do what you are wanting to do and root the stock rom in a way that will allow you to root yours. If I can not root it and that is a real if, as some roms do not allow without putting in a recovery. Then we will have to do this by a different rout…

    Thanks for giving me a different rom to work with. I have used the B928 and it was a European version at the time. This is the first time I have discovered the India site and they have lots of goodies to play with…

    I am also getting the Gingerbread that is your original and if all else fails we will start over and install Gingerbread and go from there…

    Your Gingerbread was a B806 original… (I will be trying that also! Looks good…)

    Kyle

  10. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    Arun – I just installed the exact same rom as you have and just rooted it! I will get all together what you have to do and it is simple…

    Let me know when you get this and I will respond back with in about a day and tell you what to do…

    I find this version very very good and I am going to leave it as the official rom for my Huawei…

    Kyle

  11. arun March 8, 2013

    Hi Kyle,

    Good to know that you found the rom interesting and better, even i did.. a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The main reason i request for root was excess Ram usage…the story goes like this… if i start browsing with opera mini…. and suddnely a call comes or i switch to another application… and come back to opera mini via task manager… then poof!! the opera mini is refreshed again and is back to start again as if i just opened it..the page which i was browings is gone & if i might have downloading something then that is also killed… ๐Ÿ™ sad…

    As i told you earlier, Ram usage is so tough that it leaves just 25 – 50 or maxximum 70 MB of free memory… which make it hard for multi-tasking.

    hope i didnt comfuse you..

    if i clear most of those unwanted pre-installed system apps…will my ram get more space? or i have to put another kernel or something other?

    gingerbread is also good it leaves around 150-180MB of ram free with 20-25 extra apps intalled in your phone…allowing multitaksing with ease…
    but i keep travelling most of the time i listen the local FM radio and the phone will be in the bag… and in case i need to change the FM station using the head-set… i cannot… but in ICS it is possible…

    and lot other small differences are there that matters me a lot… those thing are all packed with ICS… but again PERFORMANCE!! kills :(..

    sincerely,
    Arun

  12. arun March 8, 2013

    Dear Kyle,

    Good to know that you rooted the Rom, Could you please share the procedures with me.

    aslo what all will you suggest me to keep the rom more smooth and up in performance also up in power managememt.

    Thanks in advance
    Bset regards,
    Arun.

  13. arun March 8, 2013

    very much excited…. i keepon refreshing the page every evry 10 minutes ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    Arun:

    Lets try to root just as your phone is!

    First go to phone settings under menu and then go to developer options. Then set USB debugging as checked and tell it okay.

    Second go to security under settings menu and check the install unknown sources as ok! tell yes it is okay…

    Third you need to download and extract the rooter that I give you on a link on next post!!!!!!! Next post here… (Read all first and ask questions if needed…)

    4th extract folder to desktop – has to be windows operating system. The folder is Arun Root and in it is two files…

    5th run exe and it is safe called unlockroot make sure the dll file is near it and you can keep it in the folder…

    (After the program is running you should have a big blue framed window open on your desktop. It will have root on the left and unroot.)

    6th connect phone to computer with usb cable that came with phone. Ignore the phone asking to connect by usb and close any window that trys to open from connection or just leave in background. Other words ignore…

    7th once phone is connected by usb cable. Click BIG GREEN ROOT Button. In a few seconds or minute it will ask you is this your device. The grey button that pops up should say your phone and operating system of the phone in the button. If it is correct, click the button…

    8th let run and if it works it will ask you if you want to install a battery saver. Unless you like it say NO! and reboot phone after that. It will automatically reboot if you tell it. Sometimes it does not…

    9th Disconnect usb while the phone is rebooting and once rebooted look in menu for superuser app. If there you have root and can enjoy the freedom that comes with it…

    I am setting up a link for you to download the software that I am using! So be looking for the next comment. As soon as you have this file I will remove the link as I do not want anyone else to have it! Unless they ask…

    Read the above and anything that makes no sense ask me and I will try to explain further. The root method is very simple on this ICS B928 and I was shocked at how far Huawei has come with this version. This is really a polished version of ICS and I can see why you like it…

    I will have another comment very soon, my wife is getting a link to our server to let you download the file…

    Kyle

  15. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    Hey! Here is the zip that I just loaded to my server!

    Read what I have written in the other comment and then see if you can make it all work. If not I will try to explain. Very Important – Developer settings – USB debugging and unknown sources are checked…

    Once you click the root button the magic happens… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kyle

  16. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    We will talk about what to remove after you root and play with the phone a bit! I suggest to freeze apps before removal and since I have removed everything a million times on the Huawei Honor I can tell you what not to remove as we progress…

    The removal of certain junk and system apps will make a huge difference in the running of the phone…

    Root first then next…

    Kyle

  17. arun March 8, 2013

    i am performing the same… ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. AlenaSrt March 8, 2013

    May I use the same link to root my Huawei? I have tried everything and am useing the Russian version of B928! I am following along with what is happening and hope to have a rooted U8860 today! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    Alena – Yes please do it! Let me know what happens…

  20. arun March 8, 2013

    Hi Kyle,

    i just clicked on the shortcut”unlockroot.exe” …

    an error message poped-up…displaying the message as below

    the drive or networkconnection that the shortcut ‘unlockroot.exe.ink’ refers to is unavailable. Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again.

  21. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    Arun – Have you extracted first? The file you gave me is one of the two the files inside! Did you get a physical file?

  22. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    Arun – try right click and save link as! Internet explore needs that to save a link!

  23. arun March 8, 2013

    Yes Kyle, i extracted the folder in desktop and it has two files “wdinstall.dll” size of 6.99mb and a shortcut of 1kb named “unlockroot.exe”.

    when i clciked on unlockroot.exe the above message appeared in a dialog box.

    anything incorrect i am doing ?

  24. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    Aeun and Alena – Give me a minute I screwed up! I have the correct link in a few minutes… Sorry…

  25. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    Arun you doing good – me bad!

  26. arun March 8, 2013

    the new dialog’s where the message gets displayed…have the heading says,
    “problem with shortcut”

    … now i am getting nervous …

  27. arun March 8, 2013

    ok…no problem… i was worried…. if i am doing something wrong… ๐Ÿ™‚

    you carry on.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    Link is fixed and no nervous! It is easy to do, I had link messed up!

  29. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    remove old download and use only the new one! I gave you a shortcut picture instead of the exe file…

  30. AlenaSrt March 8, 2013

    It worked thankyou very much! I have rooted Honor!

  31. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    You are Welcome- Alena!

  32. arun March 8, 2013

    Dear kyle,

    Some issue still remains, when i click on “root”

    it says in a small popup “Failed to get shell root !”

  33. arun March 8, 2013

    i was trying wild for the same…. some administrator issues.. and i just logged in as admins and tried but to my bad…its not happening ๐Ÿ™

  34. arun March 8, 2013

    Dear Kyle,

    When i clcik on the big root button… it still says “Failed to get shell root !”

    What is wrong i am doing, i followed the same procedure as said by you.

    Kind regards,
    Arun.

  35. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    I was afraid that would happen!(It has happened to me and I never know why!) Do you have the correct drivers for the phone installed? Does the phone connect to the computer normally and allow you to transfer files back and forth normally? The drivers are very important to make this work. Did the Unlockroot ask to install drivers? It should work as you have exactly the same rom as I installed. I made sure of that. So we have something getting in the way…

    Do you know how to install a rom from the dload file in the sd card? I think that we will have to reinstall your operating rom and root before you install anything. I think that maybe you have a conflict with updating by Huawei servers and the conflict is a combination of Gingerbread and ICS being mixed together…

    As in a Windows update on a computer, it is best to always do a clean install on your android…

    Try once again to root. Make sure that everything is done according to the list above. USB debugging on and apps allowed…

    Also try it with those items turned off just encase that helps. It does work as I have done it and so did Alena she just told me…

    Try these things and get back to me…

    1. Reboot your phone. Clear memory…
    2. Reboot computer. Clear things out…
    3. Connect phone and see if the phone is connected properly and up pops a window for what do you want to do. Like media, data or what ever your system asks you…
    4. Have you ever installed the Huawei drivers that you know of?
    5. try rooting with debug turned off…

    You will not hurt the phone with the software and so try as many times as you can…
    Clean out apps that you do not need. I do not have phone in hand, so I do not know all that you have done to it!

    It does work, we just have to find what is getting in the way…

    Kyle

  36. arun March 8, 2013

    Ok Will try again …will let you know..

    regards,
    Arun

  37. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    Arun – I will help you as long as you want to keep going! I never leave a job unfinished if at all possible. I have said patience and that is what it takes. We can make this work even if we have to install the rom all over again…

    Also make sure that the software unlockroot I gave you is updated. In the bottom right corner it has a spot that says update. Most of the time it does it on its own…

    I find the Honor interesting that it roots differently many times. I can get it but you can’t!

  38. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    Arun – I am seeing what your issue is! I will get back after checking what is happening. I do not believe that it will work with what you have! Let me work on it and do not get discouraged….

  39. arun March 8, 2013

    OK Kyle, Ya bit of disappointment as it didnt work for me… but i feel good now as you are there to support…just cant express the amount of thankfullness that i owe to u.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. admin Post author | March 8, 2013

    Arun – Try this link and download the unlockroot file! Unzip and install it has an exe installer! This will help your phone! First though remove all the files I gave you! That unlockroot will not do what you need at the stage that your phone is. It will only do the job on a fresh install…

    The link is http://evil-hackers.com/Android/unlockroot23-eng.rar

    It is safe and ignore the name – it is not evil! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Install the exe like any normal windows program…

    Sorry for the confusion, it has been awhile since I have used this phone and I forgot about the difference between timeing on using rooting tools…

    Do the same with this wnlockroot as I told you about the other…

    Kyle

  41. arun March 9, 2013

    dear kyle,

    i tried everything possible… i executed the exe u gave… followed the same procexure as said by u…and when i click on root …it asked for selecing the fone i selected my fone…huawei… then it shows that it is performing set of procedures… but at last it dosent ask me for installing power saver app..

    instead it say rooting the fone and the last status shown is ready but my fone dosent get restarted…. so i restarted it manually…. but it wasent rooted… :-(…

    but when i click unroot.. it ask to install the phone and performs a restart …after a prompt..

    result: not rooted… ๐Ÿ™

  42. arun March 9, 2013

    m so crazy abt rooting it that i installed the rom again thru.. dload folder… but in vain… what next should i do?

  43. admin Post author | March 9, 2013

    Slow down! You reinstalled Your B928? Tell me what version of the Android you definitely have under about phone in menu! Is is still B928? How did you update it again?

    But that will not be what we have to do, that B928 is the update that Huawei gave you ! Correct?
    I will give you the link to a rom from Huawei India to download and have ready for installing…
    This link:

    This line: Honor โ€“ Upgrade to ICS 2012-08-20 Honor Upgrade Software 340MB (download link at end!) and
    Honor โ€“ Upgrade to ICS 2012-08-20 Honor User Guide 901kb (download link at end)

    This is the android B928 and the install manual…

    You will have to rename the dload file that you have to something like dload-no-use and make a new dload with the B928 that they supply for you! That is what I mean by slow down. The renamed file is too be kept encase we need to use it again…

    Do not reinstall the update that Huawei gave you the first time. That is the issue and we will install the new one that they have certified for use in India off their website. It is the same but yet seems to be somewhat different somewhere. So slow down and one step at a time. So not jump farther than what we both do at the same time… ๐Ÿ™‚

    So before you go any farther:

    1. download B928 ICS from the link I gave you! Keep it on desktop, extract! Inside it is three folders, one at a time and the last one is a dload folder with the update.app that dload folder and update app that is inside is the dload that you want to use on your sd card…
    2. Get manual to install it and read it for information…

    We will root the phone! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just be patient!

    Always read all I write and don’t leap before thinking! Remember that I will be here and help you do it, but you have to follow what I am saying. Even if we have to do it a hundred times before it happens…

    It is easy for me because I have done it myself a hundred times! So if I have done it, you can do it! I am 99% positive that you are highly educated as you English when you are calm is very high level…

    So download the B928 and extract it and get it in a dload named file on your sd card. Then when that is done and we (we) are sure you are ready, then and only then, update through storage in the menu and it will install the update.app that you put in there… (Please do not update until I know that I have the answers of above questions and that you have everything ready on your sd card.)

    I will be sleeping soon as it is 1 am here! I am an old grouchy bear in Russia, so I need my sleep! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kyle

  44. admin Post author | March 9, 2013

    Remember I said that the rom that they updated with is a mixture of old and new. It has some Gingerbread and some ICS so that is causing our issues most likely…

    If this rom will not root for you I will keep giving you a different rom to update and we will find one that your phone likes. Every phone is like a girl and can be temperamental. Just because my phone loves the rom, does not mean that your phone will like it. Phones have different hardware as they are made at different times and factories. These phones being Chinese made could have been made to specs at a 100 different places. The specs are only guaranteed to be close not exact…

    I have B919 ICS – I have B977 ICS – I have Cambodian ICS – Plus a couple more. I can find links for all of them for you or I can set up a link!

    The Alena that rooted her phone earlier had a Russia Huawei like mine is. So that has an effect on what we are doing…

    I have enjoyed this, so don’t run away until we get it done…

    Before you install the new B928 on your phone I want to tell you exactly what I want you to do and when to root it in the process… Okay?

    Remember if I can do it! You can do it!

    Kyle

  45. arun March 9, 2013

    Dear Kyle,

    M so sorry that because of me your routine are getting disturbed… your patience that brings me back here is very highly appreciated…

    now back to the technicality….
    As said by you I have strictly obeyed your instruction… but for sure its my phone who is adamant…

    now I will tell u wat I did…
    I downloaded the same file that you took from the net… the same site…

    I first flashed the rom over the current ICS ..I.e. b928… didn’t work..

    then I changed to GB and again falshed ICS said by u… over it… still… no change!

    I downloaded and installed the drivers for huawei form unlock root.com … itself…

    and my system detects the phone properly…

    when I install and run the .exe file given by you.. at the last…

    it does detect my phone and my ics version..

    now when I click root…. it shows in the bottom left a set of procedures performing… then what happens is… it shows ready…and the Root button is green again… and no restart of phone… and no root…

    but when I click on unroot… it does the unroot procedures and asks for installing the battery saver as said by you while rooting…and ask for a restart…

    hmmm…..:-) funny isn’t it?…

    now I am pretty sure that … this is not gonna work in my phone.

    so I think we can move to another rom … or is there any other way to root the current ics ….

    but before all these… i pray to god .. may he give a tight sleep all night to you and you partner… that you feel much more better and strong than yesterday…

    take care my friend…

    sincerely
    Arun..

  46. admin Post author | March 9, 2013

    Your a good man Arun!

    “then I changed to GB and again falshed ICS said by uโ€ฆ over itโ€ฆ stillโ€ฆ no change!”

    Does this mean that you were able to install Gingerbread? Then you installed B928?

    What does your phone say as rom right now?

    I do not understand if any of these roms flashed or not?

    You say no change and didn’t work! Does that mean they did not flash?

    Can you install Gingerbread again? Does Gingerbread flash and work!

    Kyle

  47. arun March 9, 2013

    yes Kyle…. I falshed GB over ICS … floshing worked properly… currently it ics B928 in my phone….

    when I meant no change and didn’t work… I meant to say… about the rooting… the rooting didn’t work…

    and ya I almost forgot… I tried rooting GB either but… didn’t work…

  48. admin Post author | March 9, 2013

    Arun – Okay then we have to proceed with the fact that your phone dislikes rooting B928! Gingerbread never will root that way, unless you install a recovery, so lets try a new rom?

    Do you know the rom version that is Gingerbread that you have flashed back to? B866 – B886 – B876 – etc…??

    I suggest to flash Gingerbread back and lets go from there! ?

    Will you be happy with a Gingerbread rooted? Or do you like the eye candy of ICS?

    Today I have to have a root canal being done on a tooth and I will be out for awhile from the home!

    But I will be back and help you! If you desire…

    I will install the Cambodian version today on my phone and see if it has the Google apps! If it does and it roots easily! Then we will try that rom and see if you like it! If I can not find a link for you to download, I will make a link and I promise that the link will work. I am new to setting up links to download messed up that last one… ๐Ÿ™

    http://www.huaweidevice.com/worldwide/downloadCenter.do?method=toDownloadFile&flay=software&softid=NDUwOTg=

    You can download if you desire as soon as you get this comment! I am using this same version today and will see what comes of this rom…

    This is an ICS and it works very well for me. I was able to clean it up and make it ram friendly!

    I also could root it when I used it…

    I will get back with you…

    Kyle

  49. admin Post author | March 9, 2013

    The Cambodian is a small ICS in size and footprint! I used it the most when I first started to experiment with the Huawei…

  50. admin Post author | March 9, 2013

    I am installing Cambodian right now and will look it over! Lets see if it will satisfy your needs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just download do not install yet!

    Kyle

  51. arun March 9, 2013

    Thanks Kyle,
    please take rest….. for the day..sit back and enjoy the …also have the medicines properly….

    so as you mentioned there is no other way…. of rooting my current ics 928??…. I don’t know the version of GB I, think it is same as that appear in the huawei Indian site…… just asking for information….how much is the free ram in Cambodian or Chinese rom … is it better than or equals to the Indian rom… ??? look wise is the same as Indian ICS….what abt performance….???

  52. admin Post author | March 9, 2013

    Okay I installed Cambodia and just rooted it! I used Unlockroot to do it!

    It is build number B978 The problem that I see is that it has only English and Chinese! But it does have Google apps built in…

    Shows a 172 megs free of ram and once you clean the junk out, it will run very light and smooth…

    I will wait until you talk to me again…

    Kyle

  53. arun March 9, 2013

    I saw that…. Cambodian is a demo version… will that make a difference ?? how about the Chinese rom ?….

  54. arun March 9, 2013

    Kyle u have already… put lot efforts…. plz take rest… I will get back to you….

    if I keep on asking questions… u will continue answering me…. ๐Ÿ™‚ so have a bright day….
    :
    thanks a tonn for you support…. I know i expect it a lot….
    :-)…

    will download it… and let you know….OK??

    take care..
    arun

  55. admin Post author | March 9, 2013

    It seems that your phone dislikes rooting B928!

    B928 is a much bigger rom than B978 Cambodian rom!

    I like the Cambodian because it is fast…

    It is not as polished as the final B928 but they are what you make of them if you can root it. Rooting allows so much more to be done, as you will see once it is rooted…

    The Chinese roms are fast than the international roms as they are more stripped down in size. It is worth a try and you do not have to keep it! You can always re flash your other rom back. I just within 10 minutes installed and rooted a rom…

    The phone is that easy to work with and the more you flash the better you will get, with the comfort to do it…

    The Huawei Honor taught me all I know about Android and it is a forgiving phone to experiment with…

    You may want to add custom recovery in the future and a custom rom in the future. That will allow you to experiment farther. I would help you! In the future… ๐Ÿ™‚

    But for now lets just get a rom installed that you succeed to root!

    Even if this Cambodian rom is not the best for you lets try to install it and root it…

    It has been good for me in the past and was very nice just now as I installed on top of the B928 rom…

    Kyle

  56. admin Post author | March 9, 2013

    That is just a name they gave it! It is the B978 version and a very good version… The Cambodian rom is a Chinese rom…

    That name caused many to hesitate at it! This is a Chinese rom with Google apps installed and that is why it is called demo. Huawei could not get rights to use the Google apps at first and had to go other routs to use them…

    It is a good ICS…

    Kyle

  57. admin Post author | March 9, 2013

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Anonymous March 10, 2013

    Dear Kyle,

    Hope you are doing good.

    I want to say a very good news…. yess.. u are thinking right… i rooted my phone finally…:) ๐Ÿ™‚ :)…

    i got a .batch file someone shared on internet…
    juat executed and a command prompt screen ..just paved me the way to.. the miraculos operation of rooting…

    i cleared lot of system apps…. but still the ram not free as i expected… but its managble… could you please let me know what all process i.e. running apps i should clear from my phone that will pull the junk out…?? i also installed my own set of apps also… now free memory is 50,mb to 90 mb…

    what is the best task manager that will kill apps properly…. also let me kno some tools that takes the advantage of root..

    Brother… you helped me a lot… i thank you from bottom of my heart… for all the effort put on…
    i didnt forget ..yes a big thanks for your partner also who helped in setting up the server files and liking them… i really feel delighted…

    Regards,
    Arun

  59. arun March 10, 2013

    Dear Kyle,

    Hope you are doing good.

    I want to say a very good news…. yess.. u are thinking right… i rooted my phone finally…:) ๐Ÿ™‚ :)…

    i got a .batch file someone shared on internet…
    juat executed and a command prompt screen ..just paved me the way to.. the miraculos operation of rooting…

    i cleared lot of system apps…. but still the ram not free as i expected… but its managble… could you please let me know what all process i.e. running apps i should clear from my phone that will pull the junk out…?? i also installed my own set of apps also… now free memory is 50,mb to 90 mb…

    what is the best task manager that will kill apps properly…. also let me kno some tools that takes the advantage of root..

    Brother… you helped me a lot… i thank you from bottom of my heart… for all the effort put on…
    i wont forget to thank your partner as well.. :)…yes a big thanks for your partner also who helped in setting up the server files and linking them… i really feel delighted…

    kind regards,
    Arun

  60. admin Post author | March 10, 2013

    Arun: I wish I could have helped more! I am very happy that you got the phone rooted. I find it interesting that my same phone root instantly and you had to do extra steps. I just reinstalled the B928 and it rooted instantly again. I find that strange…

    Tomorrow I will make a list for you of apps that I use and apps that can be removed. Remember that I remove all Google apps and you will have to do your thing. The Google Map app is one of the worse memory hogs and you will find that many manual Google apps installed on custom roms do not have maps. In fact tonight I will remove all the apps I can and try to let you know how far you can strip it down. Just remember that certain things have to be there if you use your phone with all its abilities. I do not even keep the original calendar and I have a wonderful calendar app that works great…

    I had figured that you were digging around and trying to save the B928! I just did not have the way to save that rom and I still do not see much in the way of people rooting that rom. It is nice looking and smooth. It still is too heavy for me and I am not sure that you can thin it down. Huawei made the roms too fat… ๐Ÿ™‚

    You should be able to get it with a constant 100 megs of ram available. Remember though that Android likes to keep things in memory…

    A good task killer is? – Not going to do much to the Huawei. I dislike them and I found that it slowed things down.

    The main thing is to get those system apps that are always running and you will never use, to be gone. Remember that I still think to freeze is better than delete until you are sure that the app is not needed…

    The best Freezing app I found is called “Chef’s Freezer”

    The best deleter is “Root Uninstall” This app will back up at your desire any and all apps. Then if you delete something important! You still got it!…

    There are a hundred things to do and something as simple as using Boat Browser and deleting the standard web browser saves me lots of ram. It may not work for you, or you may like Opera or something else. I found that the stock browser ate all my ran up and crashed me at times. I find Boat does the job better and it is free…

    I will get back to you tomorrow…

    Thanks for letting me know that you got it rooted…

    Kyle

  61. arun March 11, 2013

    I will surely try the cambodian rom ๐Ÿ™‚ ..

    you mean boat browser supports flash & is better in speed than the stock ?

  62. admin Post author | March 11, 2013

    I think it is better and yes it supports flash! I replace it on every rom I use and delete the stock browser. It seems to help with ram, just as getting rid of Google Maps! I use Yandex maps and it only runs when I need it. Google Maps seems to take up ram no matter what and you can’t kill it. Just restarts. I use apps that allow me to have functions I need, but will stay hidden and not use up ram if I do not want them to…

    The stock browsers will hog a ton of memory and never seem to let it go, even after you shut it down. I find it still running an hour later in the processes. There is no need for that. It is okay to be backgrounded, but it stays running many times…

    Also a great app is this: Startup manager for root! It allows you to keep certain apps from starting in the first place as you reboot your rom…

    I will try to get more information, I am not feeling good today! Having a bad day. I have had 6 heart attacks in the past and sometimes I get rough feeling… ๐Ÿ™‚ But I always smile and keep on going…

    Kyle

  63. arun March 11, 2013

    6 HEART ATTACKS!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ….

    Mannn!!! … i have no idea what to say!!….

  64. arun March 11, 2013

    Buddy… you just take care…. b happy… chill..

    WIll pray for you…. may you have a great life ahead… take care.

  65. admin Post author | March 11, 2013

    I take Care! I have found the best little lady in the whole world here in Russia and she makes sure that I take care of myself or else… ๐Ÿ™‚

    I worked myself to death almost literally in America and had to find peace and quiet somewhere else in the world. (Years of non stop 16 hour days and 7 days a week and never a vacation, took its toll! I ended up in the hospital and the rest is history.) I found it in Russia and now Sveta (My wife!) and I travel when we can around the world and see new things. We are wanting to go to India, but airline tickets from Moscow are ridiculous in price…

    Looks like India would be a blast though. We also want to travel to Malaysia and China…

    I will be telling you about some root apps that you can use and some other good replacement apps that will help with memory issues…

    I still am paying for having a mean Russian Woman Dentist take great pleasure in doing a root canal on a tooth! And to top it all off my wife thanked her and gave her a box of chocolates for doing such a good job at picking on me… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kyle

  66. arun March 11, 2013

    And yaa…be in touch … you are an kool person… as you said in your write up…that you have got most beautiful partner in the world… i am sure the same is for your partners thinking… i have known you for some days only but i understand that you are very good person by heart, mind & soul… so your heart deserves much more life..buddy…

    so always remember… believe in yourself..the almighty will surely help.

    Cheers,
    Arun.

  67. arun March 11, 2013

    ha ha ha …. if you are about to visit India make sure you meet me.. just drop me an email…

    though for little time… we will share some memory for life time bro!!… ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. arun March 12, 2013

    dear kyle…

    I just installed cambodian rom ….

    no usb data tranfer ..mass storage mode in it… how can we bring it…?

  69. admin Post author | March 12, 2013

    Arun: Under menu pull down from notification bar. Should say connected as usb. You have to tell it media or camera! As long as you have drivers for ICS it should see the sd card! Sometimes the Huawei will not tell you it is connected and you have to look under computer in your Windows menu and find the drive of the phone…

    I never had an issue with the Huawei finding mass media drives. My Samsung Note is a different story though!

    Try turning on debugging! Or turning it off and see which way it is happiest. Mine likes debugging on for mass media storage to work…

  70. arun March 13, 2013

    Dear Kyle,

    Could you please let me know, what is the system package for usb data transferring?

    there must be some default system package that supports the usb data transferring and all… Cambodia is very good rom…very light…

    but only issue is the data transferring… it isn’t allowing me to enter in to usb mass storage mode…. it has MTP & camera… if i pull down the notification bar..

    i am not able to connect through MTP or camera… i was thinking if i install or put the particular usb related drivers in the app folder in the root then i should get the option…

    please correct me if i am wrong.

    Thanks & regards,
    Arun

  71. admin Post author | March 13, 2013

    That should work! ‘i am not able to connect through MTP or cameraโ€ฆ i was thinking if i install or put the particular usb related drivers in the app folder in the root then i should get the optionโ€ฆ’

    I syill am not sure why you do not have the connection anyway! I do not have that issue with mine. Have you ever installed “Hisuite” it will correct that issue! I have it as an exe but I believe that you can find it on the net. It is a mobile software by Huawei…

    It really works and will allow you to connect when nothing else foes the job…

    Kyle

  72. admin Post author | March 13, 2013

    Arun: That should give you away to download it! Let me know if that link does not work. I do have it in my software collection…

    Kyle

  73. arun March 13, 2013

    ISSUE!!

    I tried the chinese rom… version sp01

    i didnt like it but now that i try to get back to any other…it says …update failed after unpacking the software while flashing ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ …

  74. admin Post author | March 13, 2013

    Arun: You have to apply an small update that will allow the phone to go backwards to the other rom! They have different bases…

    Don’t flop around too fast! I am answering questions about one thing and then I find that we are somewhere else… ๐Ÿ™‚

    I will try to find the update file that you have to install by dload and then you flash the rom you want…

    Kyle

  75. arun March 13, 2013

    ohh ok …. ๐Ÿ˜€

  76. admin Post author | March 13, 2013

    Arun: I have the update.app and can later give you a download link if you can not find it. It is common and Huawei supplies it to help people to swap back and forth. It is called Update.app and it is a small text file that Huawei uses to change some settings…

    Here is a version of it!

    http://www.huaweidevice.com/cn/downloadCenter.do?method=toDownloadFile&flay=software&softid=NDE5Nzg=

    The Indian site may have a version also… Huawei puts it out…

    Sometimes you may have to flash a Gingerbread again and then start over. That is why I have 30 roms around for the Huawei, you never know what you have to flash next. So try a Gingerbread and see what happens. Then flash B928…

    I keep telling you to slow down and you had it rooted on B928???

    Once you root it will change how things work, so slow down…

    If you have Cambodia and it is rooted, then try it a few days and use hisuite and you may find it good. If not then find a update.app and or I will send you one of mine versions and see if that works…

    You sound like me when I first started to play with the honor. I think one week that I installed 30 roms and that is how I learned to do all that I do. Now I just have everything in a file and fix it as I mess it up…

    Don’t worry it will be able to flash different roms. I have and do all the time. This is part of learning! Remember if your phone works then you have won half the battle…

    Kyle

  77. admin Post author | March 13, 2013

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. arun March 13, 2013

    :).. yaa my excitement knew no bounds when i rooted it… i just tried all roms in your website & got locked in the chinese sp01 ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. arun March 14, 2013

    Dear Kyle,

    I flashed back to gingerbread now… ๐Ÿ™‚ i as i checked all the ROM i found B928 the best after rooting so will be continuing with that… Cambodian is equally good…

    but when i switched to gingerbread from Chinese SP03… the quick launch menu icons in the notification bar is gone!!… notifaction bar is like a desert with no camels in it..

    Any idea for this one ?

    Regards,
    Arun

  80. admin Post author | March 14, 2013

    That particular Gingerbread as most all Gingerbread’s do not have quick launch! That was started as a permanent add on in ICS and even some of them do not have it…

    They make a app on play store that will insert a quickbar…

    You install B928 ICS and there will be a quickbar and if it is not there then you need to do a full reset and cache cleaning. Also clean the dalvik cache…

    But on ICS it will be there…

    It is strange when it is not there and Gingerbread never had it as standard. Just when the phone maker gave it as an extra…

    Flash B928 ICS and all will be there… ๐Ÿ™‚ Then remove system apps to make it lighter. Remember that if you kill the phone (By taking out an important app!) just reflash and start over. After awhile you will get to where in a few minutes you will be up and running again…

    I still say freeze the apps and after a few days if nothing crashes and burns then delete…

    Kyle

    Kyle

  81. arun March 15, 2013

    Dear Kyle,

    Could you plese suggest any good stable custom roms for me… is MIUI fully stable…?
    any Cyanogen Mod roms ?
    thanks & regards,
    Arun

  82. admin Post author | March 15, 2013

    Arun: Miui is stable but will eat your ram alive. I tried hard to make it usable and on Huawei it just leaves literally no ram and I could not even use a browser at all. It just forced closed the browser from too much ram usages. They do make a lite version of MIUI but it has other issues that will brick your phone if you are not careful…

    Cyanogen Mod is good and stable (Ics and a Jelly Bean based). Mokee is very good and fast (Gingerbread based). Shendu is really good (Ics based).

    This is a great site that will keep you busy for a few days…

    http://www.shadowandy.net/2013/01/huawei-honor-u8860-shendu-rom-flashing-guide.htm

    It covers from how to install the custom recovery to a custom rom! It is easy to do and just follow directions. The custom recovery can only be installed under two roms and B919 is one of them. The other is a Gingerbread rom, the boot loader has to be unlocked and Huawei left those two unlocked and B919 is the best to work from. I keep it as permanent in a file on my Huawei Honor. That way I can recover from issues that I create…

    Shendu is overclockable, stable and still being updated. You will find that the Chinese have thousands of roms custom roms for the Huawei Honor. The phone had a huge following in China. They even have a Jelly bean for it but it really does the same as the MIUI it kills the ram…

    Even if you use another rom than Shendu, you still have to install a recovery and that link will tell you how.

    My favorite that I use often is Mokee:

    http://huaweihonor.blogspot.ru/2012/08/mokeeos-custom-rom_6045.html

    Mokee rocks and is really good! The problem with all custom roms for Huawei, they all have issues and things do not always work correctly. If you can live with the bugs, Then do it and be happy. They all are rooted right out of the box…

    Cyanogen is good but no better than the others. This is the Jelly Bean version and it is good, but…

    http://www.teamandroid.com/2013/02/10/install-android-412-cyanogenmod-10-huawei-u8860-honor-jelly-bean-firmware/

    Still you have to learn how to install a recovery first and then you can play…

    Kyle

  83. arun March 29, 2013

    Thanks a ton, Kyle, for your support.

    From all….I am happy with the rooted B928 ๐Ÿ™‚

  84. admin Post author | April 1, 2013

    Thanks and I am glad it all worked in the end. The B928 is a good rom and it is what I ended keeping full time on mu Huawei after we messed with the roms again…

    Kyle

  85. qcrmdkpu April 22, 2014

    It worked for me and I happy!

  86. Chico April 22, 2014

    Hey it worked! Thanks.

  87. wank April 22, 2014

    I made it work also! We have big group and all doing it!

  88. eoyhzwys April 23, 2014

    Ra Ra Ra Ra La La La I sing to the gods! My Huawei is invincible.

  89. venny the benny April 23, 2014

    Did not know in detail, but found that all this make working Huawei the best.

  90. Kiln Guy April 24, 2014

    It worked it worked!

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