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  • Your Current Device(s) HTC Desire S, ZTE Blade/OSF

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  1. adrenalize_ added a post in a topic Ovivo Mobile closes down leaving customers stranded   

    If you are only after data has anyone tried Mobi Data? Looks a good price and sits on the three network so 4G coming at some point.
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  2. adrenalize_ added a post in a topic EE reduce 4G Sim-Only pricing   

    There are various technical methods to try and detect that you are tethering including TTL (Time to live) of packets.
     
    Hmm I would love to come back to EE - I've used a couple of 2GB chuck away data sims and the speed is impressive - but these prices still cannot compete with the likes of giffgaff (about to get 4G) Tesco etc.
     
    Worth looking at Mobi Data if you want just a small amount of data only - not tried them myself but prices look OK (especially if you get their double allowance offer)
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  3. adrenalize_ added a post in a topic Phonebook transfer via Bluetooth   

    The Bluetooth implementation on the Gallant is not great - I can pair but not get the audio routed through the car at all on an inbuilt BMW handsfree system let alone the phonebook!

    Whilst the handsfree unit is 'old' and nigh on impossible to get software updated it does work correctly with other Mediatek powered phones I've tried.
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  4. adrenalize_ added a post in a topic Huawei Ascend G500 Pro / U8836D   

    Thanks Paul and tri_zet for your help. I've managed to make a scatter file and dump the entire ROM for safe keeping, and added gapps.
    Yes the addresses are straight absolute addresses in the emmc not relative to the partitions. When I have a few mins I'll post the file and a few links/instructions for anyone interested.

    neveceral - so yes I have a dump of the rom and will post links instructions for you to make a dump - or ask me if you need any partitions already! I guess at some point someone may get hold of the official factory ROM.

    I notice a dev with quite a bit of experience in MediaTek phones has got one and produced a CWM recovery, and is likely to post a ROM shortly - over on XDA and I'm sure a quick Google will get you there!
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  5. adrenalize_ added a post in a topic Huawei Ascend G500 Pro / U8836D   

    Found a bit more if anyone is interested.

    The Mediatek engineers mode can be entered by typing this in the dialler * # * # 3646633 # * # *
    WARNING! Enter this menu at your own risk. I do not recommend changing anything in the menus.

    Under the "Memory" section you can see the partition list that seems to contain the info that might be useful in creating a scatter file, mine is as follows:

    Part_Name Size StartAddr Type MapTo
    preloader 0x0000000000040000 0x0000000000000000 2 /dev/misc-sd
    dsp_bl 0x00000000005c0000 0x0000000000040000 2 /dev/misc-sd
    mbr 0x0000000000004000 0x0000000000000000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0
    ebr1 0x0000000000004000 0x0000000000004000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p1
    pmt 0x0000000000400000 0x0000000000008000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0
    nvram 0x0000000000500000 0x0000000000408000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0
    seccfg 0x0000000000200000 0x0000000000908000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0
    uboot 0x0000000000060000 0x0000000000928000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0
    bootimg 0x0000000000600000 0x0000000000988000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0
    recovery 0x0000000000600000 0x0000000000f88000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0
    sec_ro 0x0000000000600000 0x0000000001588000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p2
    misc 0x0000000000060000 0x0000000001b88000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0
    logo 0x0000000000300000 0x0000000001be8000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0
    expdb 0x0000000000200000 0x0000000001ee8000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0
    android 0x0000000018100000 0x00000000020e8000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p3
    cache 0x000000001ae00000 0x000000001a1e8000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p4
    usrdata 0x0000000032000000 0x0000000034fe8000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p5
    fat 0x00000000808f8000 0x0000000066fe8000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p6
    bmtpool 0x0000000001500000 0x00000000ff9f00a8 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0

    Part_Name:Partition name you should open;
    Size:size of partition
    StartAddr:
    Start Address of partition;
    Type:Type of partition(MTD=1,EMMC=2)
    MapTo:actual device you operate

    Hopefully this is a good step towards the scatter file - will look into it more when I have time.
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  6. adrenalize_ added a post in a topic Huawei Ascend G500 Pro / U8836D   

    Hmm - seems that the G500 /proc/mtd is not used but /proc/emmc is used instead. It doesn't seem to list the same areas of storage as the /proc/mtd and is similar to the Lenovo A750. On another forum someone mentions this and I think they just waited for an official/leaked update to get a scatter file.

    As it looks like this option might be out - is there another good way of getting a conmplete image/backup of everything?? Maybe using dd in an adb shell?
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  7. adrenalize_ added a post in a topic Acer Gallant Duo root / hacking tools   

    I would probably give a full backup a try before doing anything - using Paul's scatter file in his downloads section I'll probably try this when I get time:

    http://bm-smartphone-reviews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/creating-rom-dump-of-your-mt65x3-device.html

    You should be able to make a backup of everything - boot.img recovery.img etc and be able to flash everything back.

    I have another Mediatek device I'm playing with and if anyone has any tips on creating a scatter file for mediatek devices any advice is welcome!
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  8. adrenalize_ added a post in a topic Huawei Ascend G500 Pro / U8836D   

    Hmm,

    So I've got an adb shell to my G500 and was thinking of following this guide to create a scatter file http://bm-smartphone-reviews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/creating-rom-dump-of-your-mt65x3-device.html?m=1

    However when I do a cat /proc/mnt I do not get any mount points at all! I get the first line:
    cat /proc/mtd
    dev: size erasesize name
    shell@android:/ $

    Has anyone got any ideas where the mount points may be on my device?
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  9. adrenalize_ added a post in a topic Huawei Ascend G500 Pro / U8836D   

    Hi, Thanks for the reply.

    I tried the Bin4ry v2 and v8 versions and they installed the Superuser app.

    I've just noticed and tried Bin4ry's v10 version and that has updated su versions and SuperSU and I now have root!

    Yeah! - so now I'm off to look at a complete backup then to install the Google services and Apps (especially sync (contacts calendar) gmail and play store.

    Again any tips welcome - feeling my way slowly!

    The handset is very similar I think to the Acer Gallant Duo/Solo as it uses the dual core Mediatek chip. I'd imagine the Mediatek flashing tool will work just fine - but obviously we need a scatter file for the G500. Anyone have any tips on how to create one - can it be done by reading the device with the flashing tool? Can I backup the entire device with the flashing tool?

    The drivers with the mediatek flashing tools for the Acer Gallant seem to work just fine with the G500.

    I might do a mini review as well if anyone is interested - would be better if I got the google stuff on first. I'm not so sure there will be that much interest and warrant it's own forum so I'll just update this thread for the moment.
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  10. adrenalize_ added a topic in Absolute Beginners   

    Huawei Ascend G500 Pro / U8836D
    Hi,

    I've got hold of a Huawei Ascend G500 Pro otherwise known as the U8836D.

    I'm kind of a dual sim fan and have tried the HTC Desire V /T328W which would be great if it wasn't so slow!

    I kind of liked the idea as it is a dual core, front camera and larger battery than the Acer Liquid Gallant Duo, although it lacks the compass.

    Of course it was released in China - but has a almost stock version of ICS 4.04 with English as standard, but no Google framework/apps/play store although it is on the Google play list of devices.

    I have tried the Bin4ry root method - which appears to work - but when I run root explorer it says it does not have superuser rights!

    Has anyone else got one or any tips/ideas for getting root? I would like to try putting the Google framework stuff on to it

    I know a certain supplier in China will eventually develop a ROM and root etc but I would like to add the google stuff to the pretty much stock rom.

    Although I've used android for a while and used to IT I'm pretty new to modding so treat me gently!!
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  11. adrenalize_ added a topic in Absolute Beginners   

    Huawei Ascend G500 Pro / U8836D
    Hi,

    I've got hold of a Huawei Ascend G500 Pro otherwise known as the U8836D.

    I'm kind of a dual sim fan and have tried the HTC Desire V /T328W which would be great if it wasn't so slow!

    I kind of liked the idea as it is a dual core, front camera and larger battery than the Acer Liquid Gallant Duo, although it lacks the compass.

    Of course it was released in China - but has a almost stock version of ICS 4.04 with English as standard, but no Google framework/apps/play store although it is on the Google play list of devices.

    I have tried the Bin4ry root method - which appears to work - but when I run root explorer it says it does not have superuser rights!

    Has anyone else got one or any tips/ideas for getting root? I would like to try putting the Google framework stuff on to it

    I know a certain supplier in China will eventually develop a ROM and root etc but I would like to add the google stuff to the pretty much stock rom.

    Although I've used android for a while and used to IT I'm pretty new to modding so treat me gently!!
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  12. adrenalize_ added a post in a topic Who...   


    Whilst I like the ability to choose default for data etc - I much prefer the dialler and messaging on the HTC Desire V dual sim. You get two call buttons on the dial screen and two send buttons on the text screen - you just press the one you want without a popup menu and having to press again. Would be great if someone could hack this into a rom.

    I think the Huawei G500 pro (dual sim and similar specs but dual core CPU, front camera and 1930mAh battery) which looks like a similar implementation of ICS and dual sim has two call buttons.

    I've got one on the way and will have to see which I keep - although there is no root and google framework on it yet. 'tis a bit more money as well @ ~ £175
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  13. adrenalize_ added a post in a topic Who...   


    The GPS is fine on mine - took about a minute or 2 the very first time I tried and that was just out a window. Using the GPS again a little while later got a fix in seconds.
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  14. adrenalize_ added a post in a topic DUAL CORE G330D $209 or £132 LINK INSIDE   

    I think only the 360buy.com branded version of the G500 pro has been cancelled - it will still be available as a straight Huawei branded device.

    I'll let you know next week as mine should arrive by then from China - just got to wait for root as it won't have the Google framework.

    I would be surprised if it is widely available in Europe or outside China as it is dual sim - I know some make it officially to EU like Ace Gallant Duo but few do.
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  15. adrenalize_ added a post in a topic DUAL CORE G330D $209 or £132 LINK INSIDE   

    Hmm, what about the Huawei G500 dual sim too?
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