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Lyphen

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Hi guys.

Wind released the U8100 last week.

Even though they're close cousins, I'm not certain the Pulse Mini ROMs will work for it, since it may be opperating at a different band frequency (full AWS) to run on Wind's network. I was able to root the device using Paul's SuperBoot though, and install a launcher to replace Huawei's Canvas.

I am, however, getting problems removing stock apps. Though I have root, I can't seem to get permissions to ADB anything as a superuser. I get errors like "permission denied" and "adb root cannot run as root in production builds". So I'm pretty much lost, since the most tampering I've ever done with any computer stuff is trying making a texture pack for Morrowind.

Any ideas what could be going wrong on my end? I'm looking to do just a few simple (well not for me, heh) things, like removing:

Browser.apk .odex
EmotionClockWidget.apk .odex
FrenchPack.apk .odex
Launcher.apk .odex
HWTheme_Entertainment.apk .odex
HWTheme_Social.apk .odex
HWTheme_Work.apk .odex
MyBookmarks.apk .odex
MyCalendar.apk .odex
MyEvents.apk .odex
MyMemo.apk .odex
MyVideo.apk .odex
servosearch.apk .odex
PhotoAblumWidget.apk .odex (Note the spelling error)
TouchPal.apk .odex
WeatherClock.apk .odex
StaticPhotoFrame.apk.odex

And replacing the stock Music application with Eliot Stocker's Music Mod 1.6.

Any idea why I can't run ADB commands like mount, in order to remove these apps? Any help could be appreciated. I've also extracted what was in the phone and uploaded Huawei's updata file to a faster host, if anyone wants to take a look.

I'm going to try to find out why I can't use adb to its fullest, despite having installed the full SDK, installed drivers, and rooted my phone.

Edit: Haha, I must have been doing something wrong in the early hours of the morning, because adb works. I guess a decent sleep helps! Removed Huawei's locked apps, and the phone seems to perform better. I'm just glad ServoSearch is gone.

Edited by Lyphen, 27 August 2010 - 01:17 AM.

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zuka

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try use titanium beckup, it's work with my huawei u8100. amonra rec 1.6 pulsemini work on this model, but move app to sd didn't work.

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Lyphen,

Being a new Android user, can you provide the "Complete Idiot's Guide" on how you rooted the Wind Mobile Canada U8100 please ?

I read that I need it rooted to run the wifi tether, so down the rabbit hole I go...

Thanks in advance !!

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I'm pretty sure that Wi-Fi tether comes standard through a Huawei program with the U8100. When you plug it in through your USB port, it should mount itself as a CD drive and offer the installation of a "Android Wireless Internet". You can use that application to tether.

As for rooting, I used the Superboot for the Pulse Mini, which worked for me.

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I'm pretty sure that Wi-Fi tether comes standard through a Huawei program with the U8100. When you plug it in through your USB port, it should mount itself as a CD drive and offer the installation of a "Android Wireless Internet". You can use that application to tether.

As for rooting, I used the Superboot for the Pulse Mini, which worked for me.

Thanks for the info Lyphen. I think the "Android Wireless Internet" allows your PC to use the U8100 as a wireless modem, Wi-Fi tether turns the U8100 into a local Wi Fi access point (aka MyFi, etc) so that other devices can use it's internet via Wi Fi, devices such as the iPad

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I also understood the U8100 could be configured as a Wireless Access Point. I've got USB tethering working fine (using it right now), but I'd like to get the WAP feature working. I am also with Wind Canada. Any ideas? Can anyone confirm this feature exists? I am just going on press releases I've seen on the web.

Thanks for the info Lyphen. I think the "Android Wireless Internet" allows your PC to use the U8100 as a wireless modem, Wi-Fi tether turns the U8100 into a local Wi Fi access point (aka MyFi, etc) so that other devices can use it's internet via Wi Fi, devices such as the iPad


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Hello Lyphen,

Can you explain how you did it in more detail? I could activate the bootloader and run the script, but it would hang on <waiting for device>. As I understand it from the other thread, it seems I am missing drivers (and indeed, Windows is complaining about missing drivers). What driver did you use? I could not find a driver on Huawei's website. What operating system are you using (I have access to Vista and XP)?

Thanks in advance

Update: I found the drivers. For those interested, you get the driver by plugging the phone in the computer normally. Navigate to the phone in My Computer, and right click and open. Superboot worked fine, thanks.

Edited by hpp3, 18 August 2010 - 10:23 PM.

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I'm pretty sure that Wi-Fi tether comes standard through a Huawei program with the U8100. When you plug it in through your USB port, it should mount itself as a CD drive and offer the installation of a "Android Wireless Internet". You can use that application to tether.

As for rooting, I used the Superboot for the Pulse Mini, which worked for me.



!!!!!!!! H E L P !!!!!!!!!!!! I have the u8100 and tried the "superboot for the pulse". Plugged in the phone, ran superboot-windows.exe. Everything looked good, turned off phone, turned it on, now it is hung on the Wind home screen. If I take the battery out and attempt the bootloader mode, I get an "Unpacking: message at the top and a !update failed. HELP :S

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Yeah, I'm not sure what to do at that point. The lock in Wind screen is intentional - probably took 5 minutes for the phone to boot after superbooting for the first time. I'd try downloding the updata.app file and force updating the phone to stock again (volume up) - it'll take whatever is in the dload folder of the SDcard cand apply it.

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@Lyphen - Are you sure you have root access? I did the same thing to my Wind U8100. I have the Superuser Icon but when I double click, nothing happens.

Also, someone mentioned there is an App on CD that will turn it into a WiFi hotspot. I cannot find it. Any help appreciated.

There is a bug in Android where the OS does not respect the WiFi sleep policy if your MAC does not start with 00. My u8100 MAC is one that starts with 4C; so it does not obey my commands of not sleeping. I need this because @ my home, I am Wind Away and I want to receive emails, etc. I'm hoping with root access, I will be able to fix it somehow.

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I just got this phone and I'd like to speed up the touch responce as well. I'm trying to get it into boot mode, but I'm not having any luck. What buttons did you use to do that, and how long did it take you.


Thanks in advance..

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For anyone looking for a safe way to temporarily root your U8100, here is what I did:

1) Install Terminal Emulator from market, and VISIONary via this site:
http://android.modac...one-click-root/

2) Run VISIONary and do temporary root. Be careful not to do permanent root function. The remount /system read-write option also works.

3) Open Terminal Emulator and type 'su'. Now do what you like as root!

Root access doesn't work in adb yet for some reason. However using terminal on the phone is good enough for me. I specifically disabled unwanted bloatware:

pm disable com.servo.search
pm disable com.facebook.katana
etc.

I have *not* tried VISIONary's permanent root option, so you are on your own. Always have a copy of your current kernel software available to reload in case of problems.

Edited by georgie3, 16 August 2011 - 09:17 AM.

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