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  1. sjb2016 added a post in a topic Battery life on GB and ICS   

    I've been on CM9 for a day and a half now, to my mind, I definitely get better battery life on GB. How strange. I use the things almost exclusively for web surfing and a calorie counter, and a twitter client (with push notifications off). It's all anecdotal of course, but it seems that most reckon they get better battery life on ICS. I wonder why some of us are different.
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  2. sjb2016 added a topic in Huawei Ascend G300 - G300.MoDaCo.com   

    Battery life on GB and ICS
    Hi All,

    I've had my G300 for about two months. Most of that time was spent on ICS (Stock+ b944 (I think)). I decided that I wasn't happy w/the battery life and read from a few people that battery life was better on GB than ICS (and of course, some that felt the other way).

    I'm back on completely stock Voda UK GB b958. I was hoping to see a greatly improved battery life, but don't think I am really, so thinking I may go back to ICS as I think some things are more usable on ICS, and I have to charge my phone very night on either GB or ICS, so no advantage.

    My question, what is everybody else's experience with battery life, especially GB v ICS. If you're ICS, are there any tweaks (or ROMS) that help extend battery life?

    Regards,
    Sam
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  3. sjb2016 added a post in a topic Rerooting - On Stock Velcom 940 Build   

    Hi All,

    I've solved the problem. So, for anybody else that has this issue, the thin end of the wedge approach works. I had to wipe a hard drive and install Windows on it to get it to work (vomit), but it has.

    Use unlockbootloade.exe to do a partial root. I had to do this twice. The first time I didn't run as Admin in Windows 7, so that may have been the problem.
    Install superuser.apk from Google Play
    Install and run SuperUser Update Fixer from Google Play

    I can't take credit for the fix, I got it from this thread on Moneysavingexpert of all places! (Check out post 709).

    As I said, I did the whole process twice, but it finally worked!
    Thanks for the other suggestions. I think I'll at CWM and then get back to stock Voda Ten years ago I would have loved to have been trying out all kinds of ROMs, but with 2 little ones, the time just isn't there, and if something goes wrong with the hardware, I need to be able to return it. Thanks again for your help.

    -Sam
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  4. sjb2016 added a post in a topic ICS Build 940 Re-Root and No CWM - Manually Delete Files?   

    Hi All,

    I've solved the problem. So, for anybody else that has this issue, the thin end of the wedge approach works. I had to wipe a hard drive and install Windows on it to get it to work (vomit), but it has.

    Use unlockbootloader.exe to do a partial root. I had to do this twice. The first time I didn't run as Admin in Windows 7, so that may have been the problem.
    Install superuser.apk from Google Play
    Install and run SuperUser Update Fixer from Google Play

    I can't take credit for the fix, I got it from this thread on Moneysavingexpert of all places! (Check out post 709).

    As I said, I did the whole process twice, but it finally worked!
    Thanks for the other suggestions. I think I'll at CWM and then get back to stock Voda Ten years ago I would have loved to have been trying out all kinds of ROMs, but with 2 little ones, the time just isn't there, and if something goes wrong with the hardware, I need to be able to return it. Thanks again for your help.

    -Sam
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  5. sjb2016 added a post in a topic ICS Build 940 Re-Root and No CWM - Manually Delete Files?   

    Thanks for giving me hope! Any idea which update.app you used?
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  6. sjb2016 added a topic in Huawei Ascend G300 - G300.MoDaCo.com   

    ICS Build 940 Re-Root and No CWM - Manually Delete Files?
    Hi All,

    Sorry for this long post, but I think it's necessary. I posted recently on this same topic, but I didn't really understand my situation, so didn't ask a very good question. I understand my situation better now, so it's worth re-asking (I think).

    I've got my G300 running ICS 4.0.3 Build 940. I got this stage by upgrading from stock Voda GB 889 (I think) to ICS via the full update method here:

    http://www.modaco.com/topic/357413-ics-repack-403-b940-u8815-ota-release-rom/

    However, I cannot root the phone as there is no room left in the system area. This seems to be a common problem with 940. However, I do not have CWM installed, nor have I ever had it installed. I had rooted at stock GB, but obviously, that doesn't carry over.

    I cannot install CWM without root (or can I?), so I need to find some way to clear some space in the /system area or find another full upgrade package which does provide enough room in the /system area for root to complete. My ultimate goal is to get back to stock Voda software, either GB or ICS.

    So, I see three possible methods of achieving my ultimate goal of getting back to stock Voda GB or ICS. Any advice on any method would be very, very much apprciated.
    Run a full update.app that takes me to a rootable version of ICS. Is this even possible now that I'm at ICS and don't have CWM? I think my bootloader is locked though as I'm at ICS, so would need someway of unlocking it, correct?
    Somehow manually mount the /system on my Mac with read-write permissions and delete a few files (wallpapers?) and attempt a re-root, hopefully with enough room in /system to complete the job.
    Obtain access to a Windows PC, run unlockbootloader.exe to partial root, and then install superuser.apk from Play store. I tried this with the Mac rooting scripts, but this did not work.
    Attempt a root using the method described here, for gingerbread. This seems dangerous, but somebody recommended it, just very nervous as I only get one chance!

    In summary, how to I root a device at ICS 4.0.3 build 940?

    Thanks again,
    Sam
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  7. sjb2016 added a post in a topic Rerooting - On Stock Velcom 940 Build   

    Thanks. I'll have a look. Am I corerect that the rooting here is only for IMEI backup? So could run middle package without root(I have an IMEI backup from when I rooted at stock Vodafone GB)?

    ADDED: I think upon additional reading in the previously linked thread that I may have answered my question. Even to use those middle packages, I must be rooted.

    Thanks again for everyone's responses. I'm sure I'll have more questions, and hopefully can come back in a few days and document exactly what I did.
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  8. sjb2016 added a post in a topic Rerooting - On Stock Velcom 940 Build   

    The official middle pacjage from huawei doesn't work' it requires a 936 or 937 build. It just says update failed when I run it. Is there more general middle package available?
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  9. sjb2016 added a post in a topic Rerooting - On Stock Velcom 940 Build   

    Thanks for the tip. However, I think I need CWM to use a different kernel, is that correct? As I cannot root and I don't already have CWM installed, I think that is a non-starter, unless I'm missing something.

    Thanks again,
    Sam
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  10. sjb2016 added a topic in Huawei Ascend G300 - G300.MoDaCo.com   

    Rerooting - On Stock Velcom 940 Build
    Hi All,

    I recently got the Ascend G300. It was at stock Vodafone 892 (GB). I wanted ICS but heard bad things about the Vodafone OTA (UK) update, so went this the Velcom ROM, 940. However, I'm having issues reception, I lose all bars in areas I wouldn't expect, and I get no connectivity unless I reboot (sometime going into airplane mode and coming out again fixes issue). Anyway, I want to get back to Gingerbread on Vodafone. How can I do this? I thought I had a plan (use CWM to get to Vodafone official ICS, then use official roll back tool from Huawei). However, I cannot root my phone. I'm on a Mac and I always get the following error:

    write: No space left on device

    When I run the g300-root-mac.zip scripts as per the instructions here:

    http://huaweig300.co...m-scratch/root/

    If I enable USB debugging and do not put the device into USB storage mode, my Mac will not see the internal memory on the phone or the SD card. This may be part of the problem, but I do not know how to fix it (obviously ;) )

    Any thoughts?



    I've got an IMEI back up created before I first applied the Velcom ICS update, is that still 'valid'? Can I install CWM without root and go back to an official Vodafone GB ROM?

    Any help, much appreciated!

    Regards,
    Sam
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