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New G300 - any must-dos for a newbie to optimise the phone?

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Having played with the G300 for the past few days on its stock settings, I have now reached the stage where I am ready to mod and change things up a bit to optimise it.

For a newbie, any suggestions with respect to must-dos for this phone to optimise it? Post your thoughts and hopefully I can compile the most common ones and list them here for all future newbies. This forum is a brilliant wealth of information but it can be a bit overwhelming.

Thanks in advance!

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Having played with the G300 for the past few days on its stock settings, I have now reached the stage where I am ready to mod and change things up a bit to optimise it.

For a newbie, any suggestions with respect to must-dos for this phone to optimise it? Post your thoughts and hopefully I can compile the most common ones and list them here for all future newbies. This forum is a brilliant wealth of information but it can be a bit overwhelming.

Thanks in advance!

If you want state of the art, upgrade to B927 (ICS):

If you want official roms, upgrade via OTA to B885, then B892.

Some people recommend the V6 Supercharger Script (thread is here: http://www.modaco.com/topic/356079-guide-v6-supercharger-install-%E2%80%93-all-roms-%E2%80%93-kill-lag-increase-speed/), but myself personally, it just made B927 slower.

People have said good things about Paul's B888 mod ROM here: http://www.modaco.com/topic/353814-modaco-custom-rom-gr2-for-the-huawei-u8815-g300-b888-new-partitionswap/

How to root Gingerbread and install a custom recovery is here: http://www.modaco.com/topic/353386-how-to-root-your-huawei-ascend-g300-for-windows-mac-and-linux/ then here: http://www.modaco.com/topic/353528-clockworkmod-recovery-for-huawei-u8815ascend-g-300/

Rooting and unlocking the bootloader of B926/B927 is here: http://www.modaco.com/topic/355533-bootloader-unlock-for-ics-403-for-the-ascend-g300/page__st__140__p__1982267__hl__+unlockbootloader#entry1982267

The regulars here recommend mostly Apex or Nova Launcher, however, whatever launcher you want is down to you (I use stock launcher or Go Launcher Ex)

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^^^^^ It'll certainly do me as an intro to start messing about with my G300. Thanks dp. :)

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Honestly I would avoid the B926 and 927 ICS roms. They're just not ready yet.

To improve on the stock experience, follow Paul's guide to the G2 888 ROM - it's one of the stickies.

It will let you install a pre-rooted and improved ROM. It also installs clockworkmod which will let you back up and try other roms when they're ready.

Source: I tried both 926 & 927 and reverted back to 888 as both were laggy.

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B926 has better data speeds than B927.

Therefore I suggest you update to B926. Then do the bootloader unlock, etc, then flash Tillaz's custom ROM named infusion

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Honestly I would avoid the B926 and 927 ICS roms. They're just not ready yet.

To improve on the stock experience, follow Paul's guide to the G2 888 ROM - it's one of the stickies.

It will let you install a pre-rooted and improved ROM. It also installs clockworkmod which will let you back up and try other roms when they're ready.

Source: I tried both 926 & 927 and reverted back to 888 as both were laggy.

Agree totally wait until official ICS modded, my best configuration is; Paul's ROM with the Tillaz Atomic patch and I've also used the v6 Supercharger which has provided me with a fast, smooth and reliable ROM, thanks all!
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Then again,what works for someone may not work for you,it`s subjective to be honest. Tried most of the gingerbread roms and they were all pretty good,likewise the leaked ICS 926/927 have (and in the case of 927 currently) are good also....but like i said,that`s just for me. It`s a case of try and see what works for you really. :)

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Thank you for the responses guys!

Keep them coming :D

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