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New Original Frimware V4.0 from who-are-we

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I was just looking at the official Huawei site and it seems that they have new firmware out today?

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

I'm a newby and despite spending a lot of time reading this forum, I still haven't really understood what rooting is and why I should or shouldn't need to do it. That's question number 1.

I currently have the latest update from vodafone ICS, which seems to work fine for me. I've not noticed any bugs, but not really been paying much attention. I've unlocked the phone and hardly ever use my vodafone sim.

However I hate all the vodafone bloat-ware. So this is question number 2. If I updated with this new firmware from huawei would I be rid of it all? Will I have to install all the apps and phone book again? Can I just follow the instructions here: http://www.modaco.com/topic/353792-original-factory-roms-from-huawei/?

Thanks to you all. Love this very supportive forum.

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Got it coming down now to take a look at. Looks like the version Vodafone released but before they got their grubby mits on it.

Edit: this update can be applied to the following.

U8815 V100R001C00B934

U8815 V100R001C00B937

U8815 V100R001C00B939

U8815 V100R001C00B944

U8815 V100R001C00B946

U8815 V100R001C00B948

U8815 V100R001C00B951

U8815 V100R001C00B952

To answer OP; yes, this looks to be a clean version of the B952 release, so it would give you the latest ICS without the vodafone extras. There is no vendor.app though, so possibly no toggles.

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I've had a look at the files and it is typical Huawei; the build number is the same (b952) but I have md5 hash compared a few files (SystemUI.apk, build.prop, framework-res.apk, services.jar) and all of them have different hashes than their vodafone b952 counterpart. With this in mind I might do a repack of this (if anyone is interested) even though the vodafone one has the same build number.

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Being different then it might well be better :)

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i would like to know if its any better than the previous b952

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i would like to know if its any better than the previous b952

Wouldn't we all. I suggest you try it and then report back here with your findings. We'll all await your review...

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Wouldn't we all. I suggest you try it and then report back here with your findings. We'll all await your review...

i might try it later unless someone beats me to it before then...

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i might try it later unless someone beats me to it before then...

Nice one. Looking forward to it. :)

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So can't update to this coming from 936... strange.

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Is bootloader locked? Thanks in advance :D

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This is going really fast, I updated to B948 just yesterday... xD

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How is the testing going yaqh?

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i would like to know if its any better than the previous b952

I'm downloading it now, will give it a try tonight and let you all know how it is by tomorrow....

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There is no radio app!!!

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yaqh, have you tested this?

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yaqh, have you tested this?

sorry not tested yet.

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There is no radio app!!!

No radio app??? I install this rom today, and the FM radio (app) is working well!!!

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Slightly dumbed down for Westerners making the H silent ;p

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There is no radio app!!!

Yes, same for me. In fact, there are no Huawei apps (AllBackup etc.) for me at all!

I installed this (via a "middle package") on a phone that was on B895, which is probably the reason. Still I find it surprising....

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I am on CM10 now,what is the best method to try new build b952.Can i go just from settings/storage/sd card update?

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Slightly dumbed down for Westerners making the H silent ;p

That is so cool, thanks!

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Of course this (er...) way, Wah-Way is obviously not the same company as "Who Are-We" that the US government doesn't like that they might have heard mentioned on the tv :-)

Btw, the guy I bought mine from in a Vodafone shop pronounced it "Hawaii" (as in the US state) - he said he knew that wasn't quite right but it sounded good to him.

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So I installed the B952 ICS from Huawei, and with the help of Rom Toolbox, I've managed to make it by far the best stock rom until now. No reboots, no freezes, At first it was a bit slow, but when I started to fiddle with it, it got faster. Sometimes the screen doesn't respond when you tap it, but over all that's it, that's all that needs improvement.

I now have around 150-170mb of free RAM.

Haven't tried games, because phones aren't for gaming.

You don't have the vodacrap, the Huawei screen lock, radio, All backup app, but if you have a backup of those, you can just install them.

I went from GB B895 to this ICS B952 using the middle file and then the update (the sd upgrade method).

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So I installed the B952 ICS from Huawei, and with the help of Rom Toolbox, I've managed to make it by far the best stock rom until now. No reboots, no freezes, At first it was a bit slow, but when I started to fiddle with it, it got faster. Sometimes the screen doesn't respond when you tap it, but over all that's it, that's all that needs improvement.

I now have around 150-170mb of free RAM.

Haven't tried games, because phones aren't for gaming.

You don't have the vodacrap, the Huawei screen lock, radio, All backup app, but if you have a backup of those, you can just install them.

I went from GB B895 to this ICS B952 using the middle file and then the update (the sd upgrade method).

what changes did you make with rom toolbox, im using the orignal b952 which has the vodaphone stuff, i havnt tried the worldwide release yet.

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Of course this (er...) way, Wah-Way is obviously not the same company as "Who Are-We" that the US government doesn't like that they might have heard mentioned on the tv :-)

Of course, "Who-Are-We" are from the other China, the one that used to be in the USSR before Uncle Sam scattered to Commies to the four winds.

Btw, the guy I bought mine from in a Vodafone shop pronounced it "Hawaii" (as in the US state) - he said he knew that wasn't quite right but it sounded good to him.

Thats Vodafone customer service in a nutshell; 'Its not quite right, but hey, it sounds good and no-one will know the difference, right!?'

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