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Now, this is very interesting. I'll have a go at getting it to run on an U8100.

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what i mean is iv extracted the update.app and no i got boot.img,recovery.img,system.img,userdata.img now how do i make a update.zip from them?

If you're feeling brave you could try flashing the boot.img and system.img directly using fastboot. Make sure you have a backup first. (And don't blame me if it goes wrong, I don't have a Pulse Mini so I've no idea how hackable/resilient it is to this stuff.)

That would be simpler.
  • Alternatively if you wish to create an update.zip the process is complicated but essentially it goes something like this:
  • unyaffs the system image (best to do it as superuser to preserve userIDs)
  • Now you have an unpacked system image so you can make any modifications you like.
  • Then run the make-update-script (which can be found in the Android AOSP code) to repack it as an update.zip
  • Delete all of the symbolic links and construct a /META-INF/com/google/android/update-script
  • Finally sign it. (google testsign.jar)
  • ...I probably missed out a few things...

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Well well.. whats going on here? Finally a breakthrough for the Pulse Mini? I hope so!

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I've flashed the rom through fastboot and it booted:

-DATA CONNECTION/PHONE: Works
-SOUND:

SPEAKER: Doesn't work

HEADPHONES: Works

-CAMERA: Works (Camera button doesn't work)
-WIFI: Doesn't work

Sometimes the phone displays that the data connection isn't active but it is and works.

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hi jertocvil,
any noticeable speed boosts?

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I've flashed the rom through fastboot and it booted:

-DATA CONNECTION/PHONE: Works
-SOUND:

SPEAKER: Doesn't work

HEADPHONES: Works

-CAMERA: Works (Camera button doesn't work)
-WIFI: Doesn't work

Sometimes the phone displays that the data connection isn't active but it is and works.

my phone coudnt connect to any network, showed baseband version unknown. btw im working on a update.zip thing will share tomorrow (hopefully) and we will try to fix all these broken things.
Posted Image

broken things:
network
wifi
bluetooth turns on but cant send/receive any files
touchscreen is a bit off, hard to select something near edges, cant pull down notifications.
loudspeaker is giving only loud white noise sound, didnt tryed sound with headphones
usb port (both charging and usb connection to PC)

positive things:
sensors (accelerometer and rotation)
gps (activates properly, cant view maps because no data connection available)
camera (side button doesnt work)
gallery works (it doesnt on kinda all custom Pulse Mini roms)
managed to get 110 MB free RAM with task killer :P
root with chainsDD su-2.3.5-ef-signed flashed in recovery
about 55MB free space on /system i guess moving apps to /data will free some space (oh yea 202MB free space on /data damn)

Edited by Gjole86, 04 September 2010 - 02:38 AM.

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Can anybody take a few screen grabs of the Froyo rom running on the Pulse Mini please? I'm pretty sure a few websites like Eurodroid, Engadget etc would be interested in this :P

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Can anybody take a few screen grabs of the Froyo rom running on the Pulse Mini please? I'm pretty sure a few websites like Eurodroid, Engadget etc would be interested in this :P

well whats most wanted pics? i changed names tho, can revert to original ideos sure, can record crappy quality video from pulse mini booting with ideos bootnimation :)
its getting late, ask for any screen u want i will post in 4-5 hours.

Edited by Gjole86, 04 September 2010 - 02:49 AM.

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how do you flash the rom through fastboot ?

Edited by rickywyatt, 04 September 2010 - 11:08 PM.

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This all sounds very interesting :P time to get out the pulse mini again...

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This all sounds very interesting :P time to get out the pulse mini again...


Have you the time to work on this...

I'm following your work over on the joggler site and looking foward to your latest release for that.

That said, I think I'd prefer froyo on my pulse mini first.

Anyway, keep up the good work

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Ah, this is good.

If Huawei do make an official 2.2 update, i bet they'll use this and edit it slighty, especially as there is a mention of the Pulse Mini

I'l work on thi, see if i can get stuff working

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for anyone one how whats to try as i did

remember that i take no blam if you brick your phone
bug remember there are bugs

then you need to do this

first download this

then you will need ActivePerl then you will need android adk


ok now you got evey thing you need

1 install android sdk
2 install ActivePerl
2 open cmd then drag split_updata.pl to it then pess speace bar than drag update.app then press enter

5 goto C:\Users\xxxxxx\output
6 look for boot.img & system.img
7 drag these files and put them into C:\android\android-sdk-windows\tools
8 then open cmd and enter

C:\android\android-sdk-windows\tools\fastboot.exe flash system C:\android\android-sdk-windows\tools\system.img

C:\android\android-sdk-windows\tools\fastboot.exe flash boot C:\android\android-sdk-windows\tools\boot.img
C:\android\android-sdk-windows\tools\fastboot.exe flash userdata C:\android\android-sdk-windows\tools\data.img
C:\android\android-sdk-windows\tools\fastboot.exe reboot

and wait untill untill your mini pulse boots and now you have android 2.2 :P

Edited by rickywyatt, 04 September 2010 - 11:19 PM.

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my phone coudnt connect to any network, showed baseband version unknown. btw im working on a update.zip thing will share tomorrow (hopefully) and we will try to fix all these broken things.
Posted Image

broken things:
network
wifi
bluetooth turns on but cant send/receive any files
touchscreen is a bit off, hard to select something near edges, cant pull down notifications.
loudspeaker is giving only loud white noise sound, didnt tryed sound with headphones
usb port (both charging and usb connection to PC)

positive things:
sensors (accelerometer and rotation)
gps (activates properly, cant view maps because no data connection available)
camera (side button doesnt work)
gallery works (it doesnt on kinda all custom Pulse Mini roms)
managed to get 110 MB free RAM with task killer :P
root with chainsDD su-2.3.5-ef-signed flashed in recovery
about 55MB free space on /system i guess moving apps to /data will free some space (oh yea 202MB free space on /data damn)


Free space on /system is wasted as Android uses /data and /cache for writable files. Might be worth trying to make a flashable zip for other pulse mini owners?

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Might be worth trying to make a flashable zip for other pulse mini owners?

sure i have flashable zip, but half of things are broken (maybe more). atm phone is useless (no network,no wifi, no bluetooth) but can be used as media player or lite gaming platform :P
thing is any1 that can modify things to make em work im sure can make .zip im reading pulse 2.2 dev topic to learn something about fixing things.
also, i have some strange feeling that until we can make 2.2 fully working on pulse mini, huawei will release updata.app for it :)

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@Gjole86: You should upload it so people can use it, even if it is useless atm. People can mess with it to make it work.

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FYI: I've made a port of the U8150 to my U8100 and out-of-the-box everything I've tried so far works except Wifi and that the touchscreen is a bit off. I'm going to try to de-odex the tscalibration.apk from the original U8100 ROM and hopefully that will take care of the touchscreen problem. No clue yet to how to get Wifi up and running but I'll let you know if I find a fix for it.

Tested OK:
- USB mounting
- Recieving calls
- Making calls
- Loudspeaker
- GPS
- Compass
- G-sensor
- Camera
- Camera button
- Bluetooth (only tried turning it on, not tried using it)

Tested not OK:
- Wifi fails when trying to start
- touchscreen is off and there is no way to calibrate it (yet)

If you intend to use the roadsync app that was bundled with you original phone you will need to change a bunch of U8150 to U8100 (or U8110 in your case) in build.prop.

Edited by kallt_kaffe, 05 September 2010 - 03:27 PM.

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FYI: I've made a port of the U8150 to my U8100 and out-of-the-box everything I've tried so far works except Wifi and that the touchscreen is a bit off. I'm going to try to de-odex the tscalibration.apk from the original U8100 ROM and hopefully that will take care of the touchscreen problem. No clue yet to how to get Wifi up and running but I'll let you know if I find a fix for it.

Tested OK:
- USB mounting
- Recieving calls
- Making calls
- Loudspeaker
- GPS
- Compass
- G-sensor
- Camera
- Camera button
- Bluetooth (only tried turning it on, not tried using it)

Tested not OK:
- Wifi fails when trying to start
- touchscreen is off and there is no way to calibrate it (yet)

If you intend to use the roadsync app that was bundled with you original phone you will need to change a bunch of U8150 to U8100 (or U8110 in your case) in build.prop.


So you have a 2.2 rom with all working but not wifi and screens a bit off for the pulse mini? cn you upload it for us?

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huh then U8100 amd U8110 are kinda diferent i guess. so much thing working with U8100. now thats something worth sharing :P

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huh then U8100 amd U8110 are kinda diferent i guess. so much thing working with U8100. now thats something worth sharing :P



hi could you upload the update zip pls

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