Just had my bricked phone back from Huawei UK under warranty (5 working days) ... it had been rooted and running custom Stock+ Rom B960 R6 + Cyda so can confirm no problems with returned rooted/custom rom phones. As the phone had already died suddenly a couple of weeks ago I didn't know what memory it was.
They state they have had to replace the main circuit board and hence I have a new IMEI number.SD Insight says its now Samsung memory SJS00m (apr 1997) haven't tried terminal emulator. Fortunately it looks like it's unlocked ( I use T-Mobile) but it's back installed with Vodafone bloatware B960 but I'll have no doubt have to unroot it again to reinstall my back-ups....
(Off topic request)..... before I reinstall my rom.... I've lost touch with the best Roms..... any ideas please on a good replacement for Stock+ Rom B960 R6 + Cyda which apart from the constant annoying 3G reboot issues was a good Rom??.
My other G300 which is Hynix which isn't bricked yet but is giving me dialling failures will go back soon as I already have an RMA for warranty repair... unless I donate it (see above post).
My main G300 died completely 2 days ago so I can't check it.
I have a spare G300 that I tried to use to replace it but it is only dialing in or out when it feels like it so I suspect it is dying. Data and SMS are strangley OK. Both running Stock+ Rom B960 R6 Cyda - the former on that rom sucessfully for 6 months +
Both were bought at the same time (Oct 12 from Very & Isme)
The one that is playing up and not quite dead is - Hynix 06/12
Got warranty RMA from Huawei UK today for the pair of them hopefully for replacement or repair.
I just followed section 3 of this thread (thanks to timethrow and others) without any problems to root on OTA Vodafone B952 ICS,
Section 3: Rooting, CWModing and Unlocking your bootloader on any ICS firmware.
This method will root your device as well as install CWM and unlock the bootloader
I used this toolkit from the thread.
"Ice Cream Sandwich (Upgrade and Downgrade) Toolkit (v1.0.6b - 19092012): Click here to download the zip file."
Carphone Warehouse, John Lewis (2 year Warranty) and Currys/PC World are all still price matching (or beating the Amazon deal).
I reserved and collected one, including a case for a net total £90 from Currys on Friday (including 5.05% Top Cashback plus their £10 in store case discount). The deal is still on but the cheapest case has now gone up from £4.99 to £9.99.
Just downloaded the B936f OTA a couple of hours ago.. I had reverted back to Gingerbread but I can only see the phone on my XP PC with ICS installed. With gingerbread i just get an inaccessible cd drive. no matter what drivers I install and I've wasted hours trying to solve it to no avail.
Planning on upgrading to Infusion since I can now see the G300's files on my PC.
Am I right in assuming this B936f ICS is the same as the NZ version but with all extra UK Vodafone bloatware?
I upgraded the other day and posted that I wanted to find the easiest way to get rid of the bloatware. I beleive I can root the phone and blackllist certain apps but instead can I still install the official NZ version? If so, a link to the right thread would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance...
BTW I was going to bit the bullet and install Infusion as I am quite comfortable with rooting etc. having installed Swedish Spring on my ZTE blade but I couldnt get any drivers to work with my XP PC before I downloaded the official OTA upgrade to B936f. (I can now see the phone no problem post upgrade.)......
It's a real pain trying to get a driver to work with XP. I've tried loads of drivers from various posts and forums and all I get is CD/DVD drive letter which is no help whatsoever. Suggestions of using a PC with another operating system means I'll have to borrow a mates PC and buying windows 7 isn't a simple cheap quick fix either.
The closest I've got to linking my PC to the phone is using Huawei's Hiuite.