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 “dload” directory on SD card root directory as above on the phone…
– Copy from the computer to dload the “UPDATE.APP” 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… 🙂

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…”

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