• Announcements

    • Reminder - MoDaCo position on illegal content   07/30/15

      ILLEGAL CONTENT I'd like to just reaffirm MoDaCo's position regarding piracy and illegal content in the light of some recent questions / postings. Posts will be censored by myself or my moderation team if the contain or link to: Illegal / pirated / cracked software or sites that host such softwareNintendo emulators / ROMs or sites hosting them (in light of Nintendo's legal stance)CUSTOM ROMS You may discuss and post links to custom device ROMs on MoDaCo, provided the following rules are adhered to: ROMs must not contain any illegal 3rd party software (this includes trial versions included without permission)ROMs must give full credit to the original authorISSUES If you have any issues with this policy, please contact PaulOBrien directly via PM.
    • Reminder: Selling items on the forum directly is not allowed   07/30/15

      Please note that selling items on the forum directly is not allowed by the forum rules. There is a forum for eBay auctions whereby you can list the items on eBay and link to them there. This is the ONLY forum for this type of activity. You may also advertise links to the eBay forum in your signature. Please note that selling directly in contravention of these rules will result in a warning / suspension / ban.

New B888 ROM from Huawei [Download Link Inside]

227 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Ok, so I´ve flashed B888 without vendor.

All languages available, including Portuguese.

7 screens and a Home Screen menu that allows to choose themes, number of home screens, animation, icons, etc...

Way better like this!

(don´t know if this menu is available by not flashing vendor or if its from B888, this are just first impressions)

That makes me scratch my head... If i reflash again without vendor will it remove the vendor part i flashed in the first place?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

That makes me scratch my head... If i reflash again without vendor will it remove the vendor part i flashed in the first place?

I guess yes, it will... since it resets completely the phone...

Last step, Flashing B894 without vendor.. (cannot flash this one from 886 or stock according to the manual)

Edited by PeaceMaker_H
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Huawei launcher keeps crashing and using a lot of ram...

Don´t know if it´s because of the vendor update not being applied..

Anyway, that´s easy to fix, using another launcher.. :wacko:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I was just about to reflash the phone without the vendor update... I have the B894 flashed with vendor and its been super stable and the battery lasts longer.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Please read this before flashing anymore leaked roms.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I was just about to reflash the phone without the vendor update... I have the B894 flashed with vendor and its been super stable and the battery lasts longer.

Tomorow I will test the vendor update

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

I was just about to reflash the phone without the vendor update... I have the B894 flashed with vendor and its been super stable and the battery lasts longer.

First impressions after re-flashing B894 with vendor, way smoother than just B894 and the launcher doesn´t slows down...

Don´t know what the vendor does but it sure makes the phone better...

(Conclusion after 30min testing, not final)

Oh, and I think the name of this post should be changed.. since the last know good rom is B895...

Edited by PeaceMaker_H
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Just had my Huawei delivered today from Vodafone. Just charging at the moment.I take it if i install 888 i dont need to back anything up as i havn't installed anything yet ? Can i just install 888 without rooting first ?

Cheers

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

DONT install huawei B888 unless you not worried about downgrading - its non reversible

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

So is it best to just flash 885 and remove vodafone crap manually?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Hi, everyone! :D

Just to let you guys know that I'm new to this forum.

Anyway, a question. I want to know why I can't seem to flash back to a stock ROM without the vendor stuff again? First off, I experimented with just flashing B888 on its own (without vendor) and it's great without the Huawei stuff. Afterwards, I did flash the vendor that came with the ROM and experimented again. However, when I flash the B888 (without vendor again), all the Huawei stuff still remains. This happens with B894 too.

By the way, I've tried with two of the phones (family members' phones) and both do the same thing. (If you're wondering how I know B888 and B894 do the same thing, that's why.) Looking here in the forums, it seems you guys can reflash the stock ROMS and get rid of the Huawei stuff?

The phones are untouched, not rooted, no CWM Recovery etc.

Getting to the point, the vendor stuff seems permanent and I just want the phones to just have stock ROMS without the Huawei stuff on!

Thanks in advance.

Edited by DRAGOLIZER
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hi, everyone! :D

Just to let you guys know that I'm new to this forum.

Anyway, a question. I want to know why I can't seem to flash back to a stock ROM without the vendor stuff again? First off, I experimented with just flashing B888 on its own (without vendor) and it's great without the Huawei stuff. Afterwards, I did flash the vendor that came with the ROM and experimented again. However, when I flash the B888 (without vendor again), all the Huawei stuff still remains. This happens with B894 too.

By the way, I've tried with two of the phones (family members' phones) and both do the same thing. (If you're wondering how I know B888 and B894 do the same thing, that's why.) Looking here in the forums, it seems you guys can reflash the stock ROMS and get rid of the Huawei stuff?

The phones are untouched, not rooted, no CWM Recovery etc.

Getting to the point, the vendor stuff seems permanent and I just want the phones to just have stock ROMS without the Huawei stuff on!

Thanks in advance.

The stock rom, without vendor stuff doesnt works correctly, at least for me... Free RAM was bellow 20MB and Huawei launcher keeps restarting.. very poor performance after 2 or 3 hours using.

Don´t know why...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I take it, that's what's been mentioned about B894, right? With B888, performance was normal for me, without the vendor.

Tell me, how do you go about flashing without the vendor again, if you have flashed it? Is your device modded in anyway and when did you get your phone? I have a feeling that I can't flash without vendor being permanent on my two phones due to them possibly being newer revisions maybe? They were bought this week.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I take it, that's what's been mentioned about B894, right? With B888, performance was normal for me, without the vendor.

Tell me, how do you go about flashing without the vendor again, if you have flashed it? Is your device modded in anyway and when did you get your phone? I have a feeling that I can't flash without vendor being permanent on my two phones due to them possibly being newer revisions maybe? They were bought this week.

Yes, after flashing the vendor, its always there.. even if you reflash the rom.. strange phone xD

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Strange indeed! Looks like I'm not having a stroke of bad luck, at least!

Must be the way the phones are partitioned or something, hidden away that never gets touched for some reason. Just wondering how the ICS update will be affected in the future…

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Yes, its true. I reflashed B894 to try out without the vendor stuff but after flashing vendor stuff was still there.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

were are the links for b894 and b895? For Europe/Portugal?

edit: should vendor be installed or not?

Edited by wwwjunk
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

The thing that bugs me os that some people installed B888 with the vendor update and they say it has portuguese language... i had b888 and now b894 and the set of languages are for eastern countries.

Maybe we need to get a western/general vendor update...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hello everyone!

Im just get the phone... and Im reading around...

Must I update to B888? or wait some days for B9x, ICS?

Are the B888 blocking BL?

Best regards!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I just thought I would pass on my experience with the B888 upgrade, and a few hopefully useful notes.

My motive for upgrading was purely to get the capacitative buttons working properly - and it does - but, of course, I now have a pleasantly clean and uncluttered phone as a bonus.

Obtaining the download using the faster link failed for me - the file is not the same as the 'slowcoach' one. The file that worked for me has an absolute byte size of 500,864,924.

I purchased a new fast 16GB Samsung micro SD card which came out of the bubble wrap formatted as FAT32. Trying to do the normal upgrade with this card failed - the first 'unpacking' upgrade screen produces a warning triangle and the notice 'Upgrade failed'. I retried with a known good 2GB card formatted to FAT and the whole upgrade went 100% smoothly. The new 16GB card worked fine for normal use - it seems there is a limit applied by Android for firmware updates in respect of the card that can be used. So use a small card and format it plain FAT (not FAT32) if you have problems.

Many thanks to all the other contributors here - and to Paul of course - for a really useful and informed blog.

Liam_D

from the Garden Of England

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hello everyone!

Im just get the phone... and Im reading around...

Must I update to B888? or wait some days for B9x, ICS?

Are the B888 blocking BL?

Best regards!

B888 doesn't lock the bootloader, but there's no *must* about updating to B888. Move to it if you wish but be aware of partition problem making downgrade impossible (or at least, very hard).

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I purchased a new fast 16GB Samsung micro SD card which came out of the bubble wrap formatted as FAT32. Trying to do the normal upgrade with this card failed - the first 'unpacking' upgrade screen produces a warning triangle and the notice 'Upgrade failed'. I retried with a known good 2GB card formatted to FAT and the whole upgrade went 100% smoothly. The new 16GB card worked fine for normal use - it seems there is a limit applied by Android for firmware updates in respect of the card that can be used. So use a small card and format it plain FAT (not FAT32) if you have problems.

That's interesting. I wonder if it is possible to also get the same effect by putting a 2GB FAT partition on a larger SD card, instead of buying a smaller card?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Why people still care about B888 when there is a newer version B894.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

What's different about B894 and have you used it Rsrocha? I would go for a custom rom instead of a leaked rom. No changing partitions etc.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I am using b894 about 1 week and it's been super stable. The one thing I noticed better are the graphics more fluid and the battery lasts longer.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

MoDaCo is part of the MoDaCo.network, © Paul O'Brien 2002-2015. MoDaCo uses IntelliTxt technology.