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Huawei U8100/U8120 Gingerbread ROM Update 29 by Joilaroi

Huawei U8100/U8120 Gingerbread ROM Update 29 by Joilaroi release on June 30, 2012. This ROM is an update for the previous Joilaroi's ROM Update 28. There is many user complain from update 28 ROM about the low audio issue that seems to be fixed in this update.

The information about this update can be found at xda-developers forum here. From that forum we can see what's new in this update 29:
  • Updated kernel 2.6.32.9 CodeAurora
  • Fixed low audio issues.
  • Added U8120 Parts based on Psyke83 rom. A big thanks to him.
  • Updated to latest cm7.2.0 sources
Don't forget to wipe all data before upgrade your ROM. Read this post if you are new in upgrading ROM: Upgrade Android Huawei U8100 ROM to Gingerbread ROM or if you are having problem upgrading your Android device try this trick: Tips Upgrading ROM - Avoiding Error on Upgrading and Using Custom ROM.

Filesize: 97.9MB
Download Huawei U8100/U8120 Gingerbread ROM Update 29 by Joilaroi

Update 28 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi

The new Gingerbread ROM update from joiloroi release on May 8, 2012.

What's new in this update?
Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi Update 28 changelog:
  • Updated kernel 2.6.32.9 CodeAurora
  • Fixed several typos in Huawei kernel sources.
  • Enabled KSM (Kernel SamePage Mapping) support.
  • Turned on setting for Flash, forgot to add it in previous rom.
  • Update 28 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi
  • used libmm-omxcore and libomxcore compiled from cyanogen open-source instead of proprietary ones.
  • Better 2d performance (before, at 691mhz OC, Antutu Benchmark gave me 184 max score in 2d, now is 350)
  • Turned Rotation animation on by default
  • Fixed battery drain issues caused by camera after app is closed (finally)
  • Updated to latest cm7.2.0 RC1 sources
  • A format and wipe is sugested
Full change include older ROM can be found here. Download Update 28 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi here.

Additional Informations:
Download Link Download Update 28 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi
Step by Step Upgrading Huawei U8100 to Gingerbread ROM
Tips Upgrading ROM - Avoiding Error on Upgrading and Using Custom ROM
Google Applications (Gapps Signed)

Tips Upgrading ROM - Avoiding Error on Upgrading and Using Custom ROM

Tips Upgrading ROM - Avoiding Error on Upgrading and Using Custom ROM. Using a custom ROM with your Android Smartphone have many positive impact to your phone. For me, after using Custom ROM, upgrading from eclair to froyo and after that froyo to gingerbread, I can feel many different in this Custom ROM.

The latest ROM in this blog is Update 26 Gingerbread ROM by joiloroi.

Some change that Android user want most like battery lifetime usage, performance speed, and compatibility with Android Applications and games. And many ROM or I can say that is the main reason to use Custom ROM. The developer of each ROM also keep their ROM to satisfy their users.

But there is a time that we got error while or after upgrade the ROM. Maybe you familiar with the word "Force Close" on your Android. There maybe because the ROM bug or you don't install the ROM in the right way. This post will give you the best way to install ROM, or I can say My best way :D

Backup All your important data (Applications, Contact, etc)

It's very important to do a backup before do anything. I always backup all my Applications and contact before doing ROM upgrade. For Applications backup I' using Huawei Backup. Another applications is Titanium Backup.

Download ROM that Compatible with your Phone!!!

Find ROM that compatible with your Android Smartphone :D

Wipe All Data Before Install ROM

That's why backing up applications is very important. You can also upgrade ROM without wiping data, but the safest way if you don't want to getting "Force Close" or system reboot.

What to wipe:
~ Wipe Data/Factory Reset
~ Wipe Cache Partition
~ Wipe Dalvik Cache (Advance Option in recovery Mode)
~ Wipe Battery Stats (Advance Option in recovery Mode)
~ Format /boot (Important: Only do this if you still have problem after upgrade ROM, do this and repeat all the upgrade step. You can find this in "mount and storage" option in recovery mode.)

Install the ROM and do a clean reboot after the ROM installed

Do not install anything after you successfully installed the ROM. Reboot your phone right after you get the desktop. If you having problem in accessing the desktop after the second reboot, that's mean something not right. You need to wipe data again and reboot. If it still a problem, do Format /boot and re-install ROM.

Do not Install Applications at once

With Huawei Backup or Titanium Backup, you can restore all your applications at once. Don't do that! Just install 2 or 3 applications and reboot after it.

That's all!!!

Additional Informations:

Huawei Backup Download Link
Titanium Backup Download Page
Upgrade Eclair to Froyo Step by step
Upgrade Huawei U8100 to Gingerbread Step by step

Update 26 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi

The new Gingerbread ROM update from joiloroi release on April 16, 2012. When the first time installed it, you will see the different on boot logo. It use the default Huawei Logo on boot screen. It's also added the boot sound after the CyanogenMod animation screen.

Update 26 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi
What's new in this update?
Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi Update 26 changelog:
  • Updated kernel 2.6.32.9 CodeAurora
  • added Cleancache, Zcache to kernel and several other updates and patches.
  • improved touchscreen calibration values
  • improved Rom and battery, performance
  • Updated camera libs from latest Froyo rom for m860
  • Added GooManager for future Rom updates
  • Updated to latest cm7.2.0 RC1 sources

Full change include older ROM can be found here. Download Update 26 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi here.

Additional Informations:
Download Link Download Update 26 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi

Step by Step Upgrading Huawei U8100 to Gingerbread ROM

Tips Upgrading ROM - Avoiding Error on Upgrading and Using Custom ROM

Update Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC0 Kang

Using a custom ROM of course you will be facing some bugs. But there is always a new thing you'll found on every update. For you who have upgrade your Huawei U8100 ROM to Gingerbread, maybe have the same problem with me. The previous version have an issue with the wireless power. Some times the wireless cannot be power on after idle. Yup, in this version, that bug is fixed. I'm using it for a week and having no problem at all (except the FM Radio).

I'm using ROM Android 2.3.7 - CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC0 Kang, found on xda-developers forum thread by jailaroi. And I think this is the most updated ROM from that forum. Jailaroi also active in answering question from other member, so it can make sure the next update will be better.


The previous post about upgrading to gingerbread have explain how to step by step upgrading your ROM, but if you are new in this blog, you can read upgrade your Huawei U8100 ROM to Gingerbread with the ROM you have downloaded from here. It's have the same procedure.

Additional Information
CM7.2.0 RC0 with Kernel 2.6.32-9-perf from Codeaurora Download Link

Upgrade Android Huawei U8100 Eclair to Froyo

Huawei Aviator U8100 comes with Android OS v2.1 (Eclair), but you can upgrade it to Android OS v2.2 (Froyo). You can upgrade Android OS by upgrading the ROM, and my favorite place to learn that is at [ROM] All Huawei U8100/U8110/U8120 ROM-s in one place xda-developers Forum.

Before you go for upgrading your Android, make sure you have a good reason do that. Because if you did something wrong, your Android Smartphone might be useless anymore. Did you have a good reason???

Okey, let's began to upgrade our Android Smartphone OS from Eclair to Froyo. First thing we have to do is make sure you meet all the requirements to upgrade your Android OS. The requirements are :

1. Huawei Aviator U8100 Android Smartphone
2. Memory Card / MicroSD Card
3. ClockworkMod Recovery or AmonRa Recovery
4. ROM File
5. Full Charge of Battery

Huawei Aviator U8100 recovery mode didn't support for upgrade OS from zip file, there for we need to install new recovery mode. I have use both ClockworkMod Recovery and AmonRa Recovery, and I'd prefer ClockworkMod Recovery. So please go to Install ClockworkMod Recovery for Huawei U8100 Android Smartphone for step by step instructions.

After installing new rocovery mode, the next thing is to download the ROM you want to use. In this tutorial I'll use [ROM][U81XX] Cyanogen mod 6.2.0 Beta 1. The ROM is in zip file.

Now you have your U8100 with ClockworkMod Recovery installed and have Cyanogen mod 6.2.0 Beta 1 ROM file. It's time to flash your Android Smartphone.

1. Format your MicroSD using FAT32 File system, or if it's already FAT32 just place the downloaded .zip ROM file to your MicroSD card.
Upgrade Android Huawei U8100 Eclair to Froyo
2. Turn off your phone and enter the recovery mode by pressing Call + Volume Up and Power On your phone while keep pressing the button.
3. Release the button when entering the recovery mode. Below is the ClockworkMod recovery looks like.
4. Now choose "install zip from sdcard" and navigate to "CM6-Beta-1.zip" (ROM file)
5. Wait untill the flashing finish, then choose "wipe data/factory reset" and "wipe cache partition"
6. Go to "advanced" and choose "wipe dalvik cache"
Note : You have to wipe all the data if you are upgrading the OS, but if you just change the ROM and not upgrading it, you can leave it all without wiping it. My recomendation is to wipe all the data even if you are not upgrading it ^_^.
7. Choose "reboot system now" to reboot your phone to a new OS.
8. That's it, Now you have your Huawei Aviator U8100 Android Smartphone with Android OS v2.2 (Froyo)

Additional Information :
1. Flashing Huawei U8100 back to Default Factory ROM
2. Install ClockworkMod Recovery for Huawei U8100 Android Smartphone
3. Download Link For Cyanogen Mod 6 Huawei U8100
4. Forum for Huawei U8100 ROM

Install ClockworkMod Recovery for Huawei U8100 Android Smartphone

ClockworkMod Recovery is ROM manager for Android Smartphone device. The default Huawei U8100 Android Recovery Mode just have 4 options and none of that option can be use for upgrading the ROM.

ClockworkMod ROM Manager is available on the market, but it's not compatible with Huawei U8100. Don't worry there is another way to install it on your Android. We can use fastboot to install recovery image to your phone. Okey, I'll explain the step by step tutorial how to install ClockworkMod recovery into Huawei U8100 Android Smartphone. Make sure you have all the requirements below.

1. ClockworkMod Recovery Image
2. PC with U8100 USB driver installed
3. Full battery charge

From my experience, the best version of ClockworkMod recovery that work with Huawei U8100 is version 2.5.1.8. I have use v5 but no luck to upgrade the ROM. Maybe there is any modified version for it sooner. Okay, let's try. I assume you have done nothing to your Huawei U8100 Smartphone.

1. Turn off your your phone and connect it to your PC with USB Cable. Wait until the driver installed successfully.
2. Press "End Call" + "Volume Down" and power on you phone while keep pressing "End Call" + "Volume Down" key.
3. Release it when the screen show the Huawei logo.
Install ClockworkMod Recovery for Huawei U8100 Android Smartphone
4. Now, extract ClockworkMod recovery image to any folder, navigate to that folder and execute (double click) "install-recovery-windows"
Install ClockworkMod Recovery for Huawei U8100 Android Smartphone
5. Command prompt window will appear and will disappear when it's done flashing. Now, disconnect your phone from PC and remove the battery for about 10 seconds.
6. Place the battery back and enter the recovery mode by pressing "Call" + "Volume Up" and Power On your phone.
Install ClockworkMod Recovery for Huawei U8100 Android Smartphone
7. Release the key when the screen become like this.
Install ClockworkMod Recovery for Huawei U8100 Android Smartphone
8. Done!!!

Additional :
1. Download Link ClockworkMod 2.1.5.8 for Huawei U8100 (include fastboot) Broken Link Just use this link = Fastboot CWM 5.0.2.7 + Driver For U8100
1. UPDATE!!! ClockworkMod Recovery 5.0.2.7 WORK ON HUAWEI U8100(include fastboot)

Huawei Aviator U8100 - The Cheapest Android Smartphone

Huawei Aviator U8100 is an Android SmartPhone with the lowest price. I buy it online for just Rp550,000 IDR (Indonesian Rupiah) or about $61 USD. I don't know anything about this phone before, I bought it from one community site in Indonesia, Kaskus.

Actually I'm interested with the price, how an Android Smartphone have a very low price. So I ordered Huawei U8100 from Kaskus FJB.

Huawei Aviator U8100 - The Cheapest Android Smartphone

Huawei Aviator U8100 come with Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair). This is my first Android phone so, I can't compare it with another Android device. Like other Android Smartphone, it has Wi-Fi enabled and also can be use to become an Wireless Access Point device with Wireless Tether.

The main reason of buying an Android Smartphone is to be able to access the internet anywhere at anytime. For that reasons, Huawei Aviator U8100 provide with GPRS and EDGE (2G Network), HSDPA (3G Network), WLAN and Bluetooth device.

This is the detail specification for Huawei Aviator U8100:
Click here for the full specs

Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.23 x 2.24 x 0.54 (107.5 x 57 x 13.8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.67 oz (104 g)
      the average is 4.4 oz (124 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.80 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:
    • 143 ppi
  • Technology:
    • TFT
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 7 h (447 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 16 days (390 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1150 mAh

Hardware

  • Storage expansion:
    • Slot Type:
      • microSD, microSDHC
    • Maximum card size:
      • 32 GB

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Yes
    • Supports:
      • HTML

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Satellite system:
    • A-GPS

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 15 Feb 2010
  • Scheduled release:
    • Q2 2010 (Official)