spoonium

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  1. spoonium added a post in a topic Help with rooting Huawei Vision U8850   

    Hm, try renaming the .nb0 file to something else (shorter). Somebody posted in another thread that he had problems with the default file name.
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  2. spoonium added a post in a topic Help with rooting Huawei Vision U8850   

    Yes, I'm afraid Dropbox doesn't really like public links, they've disabled that feature temporarily for my account. Although I severly doubt I've really reached the limit of 20 GB/day for this single file...
    I've uploaded the file to Mediafire now, although I had to split the archive to make that work. I hope it'll live longer there.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?aaqs7vt7aavv3
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  3. spoonium added a post in a topic Help with rooting Huawei Vision U8850   

    Been there, done that, and successfully! :D

    I've performed the root now by creating a custom firmware which includes su, busybox and Superuser.

    I've uploaded the firmware here:
    Huawei.Vision.U8850.Rooted.Firmware.V100R001C279B244SP22.Android.2.37.rar


    To flash the firmware, you will need the "U8850 Upgrade Tool V1.8.4" from here:
    http://www.huaweidevice.com/worldwide/downloadCenter.do?method=toDownloadFile&flay=software&softid=NDQwNjQ=


    This will erase all of your user data, so save anything before you do this. And of course I'm not responsible if anything bad happens to your phone, all I can say is that it worked for me.


    The firmware is based on a Slovenian one found here:
    http://johnnyparanoia.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Huawei%20U8850

    I've labelled this method the "Russian Root", because I found the initial instructions on a Russian forum. I've translated the instructions and added anything missing to it.
    See below for a detailed instruction on how to create a custom rooted firmware for yourself.



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  4. spoonium added a post in a topic Help with rooting Huawei Vision U8850   

    I've found a Russian forum with quite much activity regarding the U8850 Vision. Problem is, I don't speak Russian, and registering on that forum requires you to input a Cyrillic CAPTCHA, which of course didn't work with Window's Character Map.

    I've tried to translate the instructions on how to get root from this post: http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=257207&st=1700#entry14246750
    I am however not sure if I understood everything correctly, or if Google Translate was working correctly.
    I'm also not sure what exactly the "Russian Channel" firmware will do to my phone (e.g. phone is only in Russion, keyboard is in cyrillic, GPS not working, etc).
    The firmware can be found on the official Huawei page (alongside a "Japan softbank" version): http://www.huaweidevice.com/worldwide/technicaIndex.do?method=gotoProductSupport&productId=3812&tb=0


    Below is my take on the instruction (which I haven't tried yet). Does this sound plausible to you?


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  5. spoonium added a topic in Other Devices   

    Help with rooting Huawei Vision U8850
    Hi together,

    I'm trying to find way to root my Huawei Vision U8850. The stock ROM is Android 2.3.7, so all the available tools like SuperOneClick, DooMLoRD or z4root don't work anymore, since most of them are using the zergRush exploit which has been fixed.

    Is there any way to root the phone? Info about this phone is very sparse over the net, though I did find a Chinese forum which might have an apporach. But of course I do not speak Mandarin, and applying to the forum requires some sort of code.
    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fbbs.huaweifan.com%2Fshouji-15208--2.html resp. http://bbs.huaweifan.com/shouji-15208--2.html


    I've also tried to run multiple update.zip files containing su from the recovery boot, but it just told me that the signature verification failed.


    Looking forward to any help!


    Some more info:

    Model
    HUAWEI-U8850

    Android Version
    2.3.7

    Kernel-Version
    Apps_2.6.32.9-perf

    Build-Number
    U8850 V100R001C169B244SP22
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  6. spoonium added a post in a topic titanium   

    I had that too. It was hanging at collecting data, I let it do its stuff for awhile. When I checked back after the phone had gone to sleep mode, I couldn't open up TitaniumBackup anymore, it just presented me with a black screen. I simplpy restarted the phone and then it was working (it hadn't done anything thr first time, just hanging).
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  7. spoonium added a post in a topic Suitable Silicone Case & Screen Protector for San Francisco by Orange   



    I'd love one of those that keep the hardware buttons uncovered, but all I've seen have these patterns that I absolutely do not like. Gonna stick with the unicolored one and hope that there's gonna be a dedicated Blade cover.
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  8. spoonium added a post in a topic [ROM] [eclair] Hungarian Hedgehog RLS2 [2010-11-26]   

    There's a problem with AdFree in this ROM if the phone is connected via USB and the sdcard is mounted.

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  9. spoonium added a post in a topic setCPU - Underclocking Profile   

    Can you also undervolt or only underclock at the time being?
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  10. spoonium added a post in a topic WiFi issue   

    Thinking about it, that might be a viable explanation.
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  11. spoonium added a post in a topic Smashed the screen on my Blade   

    Heh, I guess no football fan would have bought it then if it was named after a British city (well of course except those that live there or are fans of). :rolleyes:
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  12. spoonium added a post in a topic WiFi issue   

    Not concerning the WiFi reconnect problem (haven't been so far yet...), but my SanFran refuses to connect to my D-Link Dir-655 if I enable n-mode only at all. It just stays disconnected the whole time.
    If I switch to mixed g/n-mode it connects just fine. It however does so only with 54 mbps, thus in g-mode (and as far as I know, by doing so dragging all other n-devices down to g-level as well).

    Are there some setting needed to make it work with 802.11n or it is simply not supported?
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  13. spoonium added a post in a topic FREE SIM unlock codes for Orange San Francisco and ZTE Blade   

    Well you'd have to give away your IMEI for an unlock code anyway.
    And just because you pay for it doesn't mean it's safe. :rolleyes:


    [Edit]
    The :huh: smiley is broken.
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  14. spoonium added a post in a topic Unlock phone with custom ROM?   

    Heh, most likely he doesn't have it himself anymore. :rolleyes:
    If for any reason the phone locks itself again, you only need to know the IMEI number to unlock it again.
    Would have to pay for it though.
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  15. spoonium added a post in a topic MD5 - how do I use this?   

    MD5 is a hash of a string/file/whatever. It basically takes all the stuff within that "container" (string/file/etc) and generates a unique hash out of it.
    For files it is used to determine if the file you've downloaded is identical to the one generated on the authors computer. If only one bit changes, the MD5 hash would change as well, so you can be pretty sure that the download isn't corrupted / wasn't tinkererd with if the MD5 values match (there are ways to duplicate hashes (collisions), but you shouldn't need to worry about that in this context).

    To check a file's MD5 value on your computer, you need a dedicated software for it (on Windows at least) - just search google, there are plenty of them but I cannot comment on any of them as I generally don't really bother with it. Only if something doesn't work I dig deeper (but honestly, a simple re-download fixes that most of the time anyway).
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