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How do I install that gingerbread theme? I'm getting my Ideos x5 next week, but I don't want to root him. But if I do, is it harmfull for my device?

Thank you.

Btw, you've posted something over this theme on XDA, but the hyperlinks in your post are all linking to a picture ;)


You don't need to root the phone, you need to install ClockworkMod which will allow you to install the Themes .zip file (see first post).

Rooting your phone is not harmful, infact rooting installs an app called SuperUser which allows you to choose what Apps can have Root Access (again see first post).

Thanks for the Heads up about my post on XDA, have now fixed it :P

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Fix for Screen Shots coming out Pink on the Huawei U8800

I tried taking a screen shot with Shootme but the shots were coming out all pink (very strange).
To fix this download "Drocap2" from the market and go to settings to enable "Swap endian" which gives the screen shots their correct colour.

Can't use Dropcap2, while chosing swap endian it resets, thus allowing me not to take pictures, sucks !

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Sory for stupid questions beacouse its my first time ROMing, Rooting... I want to know the diffrence bettwen the firmwire and ROMs and which is the best ROM for my ideos x5? If i update my phone to B160 firmwire, can i still install B160 ROM? Please tell me more about this things. And what is the diffrence between mods and ROMs. Can you add mods to ROMs ? -> tell me if I am right
And congratulations to the maker of this topic (that-guy), good work!

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Can't use Dropcap2, while chosing swap endian it resets, thus allowing me not to take pictures, sucks !


Have you granted Dropcap2 Root Access in SuperUser?

If that does not work try going to Manage Apps and Clearing Data for Dropcap2.


Sory for stupid questions beacouse its my first time ROMing, Rooting... I want to know the diffrence bettwen the firmwire and ROMs and which is the best ROM for my ideos x5? If i update my phone to B160 firmwire, can i still install B160 ROM? Please tell me more about this things. And what is the diffrence between mods and ROMs. Can you add mods to ROMs ? -> tell me if I am right
And congratulations to the maker of this topic (that-guy), good work!


Yes the B160 Firmare is the official version but the B160 ROM is a custom version, you can switch between them as many times as you want.

Yes you can add mods to ROMs like Themes etc.

I am using the latest International Firmware (B136) and Paul's Superboot which roots the device and has tweaks in the kernel to improve performance.

Hope this helps ;)

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Have you granted Dropcap2 Root Access in SuperUser?

If that does not work try going to Manage Apps and Clearing Data for Dropcap2.
Yes the B160 Firmare is the official version but the B160 ROM is a custom version, you can switch between them as many times as you want.

Yes you can add mods to ROMs like Themes etc.

I am using the latest International Firmware (B136) and Paul's Superboot which roots the device and has tweaks in the kernel to improve performance.

Hope this helps ;)

Cirno said that B160 firmwire is much better than B136, is it really ?
And i want to know more about overclocking if you can maybe tell me how can i do it.

Edited by primozkoco, 12 June 2011 - 08:59 AM.

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Cirno said that B160 firmwire is much better than B136, is it really ?
And i want to know more about overclocking if you can maybe tell me how can i do it.


B136 is newer than B160 and seems to run spot on for me but if you want to be able to Overclock you need to use B160: HERE.

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B136 is newer than B160 and seems to run spot on for me but if you want to be able to Overclock you need to use B160: HERE.


B160 is not prerequisite to be able to O/C

following this post, you can insert a compiled kernel image, in your existing boot.img from B136 (of course 1st backup you current boot.img)

i use this custom o/c kernel (slightly undervoltaged than original genokolar's kernel as you can see on following table, which work fine on my Ideos, try and check if it is stable in every step.. as every SoC has different overclockability just like in Computer CPUs.)

Original Genokolar' VID table :
{ 768000, PLL_1,	2, 0,  153600, 950, VDD_RAW(950) },
{ 806400, PLL_2,	3, 0,  192000, 1000, VDD_RAW(1000) },
{ 1017600, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1150, VDD_RAW(1150) },
{ 1113600, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1150, VDD_RAW(1150) },
{ 1209600, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1150, VDD_RAW(1150) },
{ 1305600, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1200, VDD_RAW(1200) },
{ 1401600, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1150, VDD_RAW(1250) },
{ 1497600, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1150, VDD_RAW(1250) },
{ 1516800, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1300, VDD_RAW(1300) },
{ 1612800, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1350, VDD_RAW(1350) },
{ 1651200, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1400, VDD_RAW(1400) },
{ 1708800, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1450, VDD_RAW(1450) },
{ 1747200, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1500, VDD_RAW(1500) },
{ 1804800, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1500, VDD_RAW(1500) },
{ 1843200, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1500, VDD_RAW(1500) },
{ 1900800, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1525, VDD_RAW(1525) },

Slightly Undervolted Table :
{ 768000, PLL_1,	2, 0,  153600, 900, VDD_RAW(900), },
{ 806400, PLL_2,	3, 0,  192000, 900, VDD_RAW(900), },
{ 902400, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 950, VDD_RAW(950), },
{ 1017600, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1025, VDD_RAW(1025), },
{ 1113600, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1050, VDD_RAW(1050), },
{ 1209600, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1100, VDD_RAW(1100), },
{ 1305600, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1150, VDD_RAW(1150), },
{ 1401600, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1200, VDD_RAW(1200), },
{ 1516800, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1275, VDD_RAW(1275), },
{ 1612800, PLL_2,   3, 0,  192000, 1350, VDD_RAW(1350), },

Edited by papatsonis, 12 June 2011 - 01:51 PM.

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And wht does it mean? That you can overlock on B136 ?

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And wht does it mean? That you can overlock on B136 ?



exact, if you want upload somewhere the boot.img from B136 and send me the link, i'll edit to support o/c and upload later

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exact, if you want upload somewhere the boot.img from B136 and send me the link, i'll edit to support o/c and upload later


OK can you use this boot image from HERE

It is from the B136 Firmware but has been tweaked and adds root.

Would be great if you can leave it exactly as it is but just add Overclock Support ;)

Thanks

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[U8800] [How To] Root, Install ClockworkMod + Remove Bundled Apps from Official 2.3.5

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Opps, posted in wrong topic, sorry.

Edited by Xann, 12 June 2011 - 04:52 PM.

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Guys, just curious, will I be able to revert back to the original bootloader after using Paul's Superboot...? Do I just replace it with the original bootloader...?


Yep just backup your Original Boot Loader before using Paul's, then if you want to revert just copy the backup back ;)

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[U8800] [How To] Root, Install ClockworkMod + Remove Bundled Apps from Official 2.3.5

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OK can you use this boot image from HERE

It is from the B136 Firmware but has been tweaked and adds root.

Would be great if you can leave it exactly as it is but just add Overclock Support ;)

Thanks



out of curiosity i loaded Paul's boot.img, it added the cifs/tun modules, but didn't auto-convert the ext3 stock partitions to ext4 (i might miss something).
eitherway, concerning tun/cifs support the default .config for u8800 has enabled(kernel support), just not the modules, so i assume you can continue to use them, ext4 support is also enabled, and 1612 max o/c
with this boot.img

p.s.> even if you dont o/c at all, you should see some power consumption gains as the stock rom has 1.1volt for 800 versus 0.9volt in this one (again do note, that your phone might not work on some or all frequency steps, due to undervolt)

edit: CIFS seems to work, as a i tried with CIFS Manager

Edited by papatsonis, 12 June 2011 - 09:47 PM.

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out of curiosity i loaded Paul's boot.img, it added the cifs/tun modules, but didn't auto-convert the ext3 stock partitions to ext4 (i might miss something).
eitherway, concerning tun/cifs support the default .config for u8800 has enabled(kernel support), just not the modules, so i assume you can continue to use them, ext4 support is also enabled, and 1612 max o/c
with this boot.img

p.s.> even if you dont o/c at all, you should see some power consumption gains as the stock rom has 1.1volt for 800 versus 0.9volt in this one (again do note, that your phone might not work on some or all frequency steps, due to undervolt)


1) OK so the download is Paul's boot image with Overclock Support?

2) Are you saying Paul's EXT3 to EXT4 is not working?

3) What is cifs/tun?

I have never done anything at Kernel Level so still a noob in that area ;)

Thanks in Advance :P

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Huawei U8800 / Ideos X5 - Rooted & Unlocked
Recovery: ClockworkMod Recovery 5.5.0.4 | Rom: Android 2.3.5 - Official Huawei Final Release
Kernel: 2.6.35.7 (un-modified) | Partitions: Stock Partition Layout

....:::: Ultimate Guide to the Huawei U8800 ::::....
Rooting | Custom ROMs | ClockworkMod | Themes | Other Hacks & Tweaks

[U8800] [How To] Root, Install ClockworkMod + Remove Bundled Apps from Official 2.3.5

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1) OK so the download is Paul's boot image with Overclock Support?

2) Are you saying Paul's EXT3 to EXT4 is not working?

3) What is cifs/tun?

I have never done anything at Kernel Level so still a noob in that area ;)

Thanks in Advance :D


1)no, its boot.img from B136 with custom kernel compile from huawei's source code. (almost stock as i said, just enabled through .config the ext4 support -and have tested this one :D )
2) Paul might mean ext4 support, dunno, the fact is i bootted with paul's image, waited some time, reboot to bootloader, and when checked with gparted, the partitions were still ext3, not ext4 (i think you can convert to ext4 by typing some command, haven't bothered yet to try)

3) CIFS and TUN, in fact i had no idea what these acronyms meant :D

p.s.> the fact i succeeded at last to just compile a source code (following guides on net) doesn't make me an expert :P

Edited by papatsonis, 12 June 2011 - 10:00 PM.

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Hi!
I did this:

1) Extract the recovery.img from the zip file.
2) Turn on your phone while holding VOL+ and VOL- (should come up with pink/purple screen)
3) Connect to computer.
4) Go to My Computer and Browse your phone to find the folder with recovery.img in.
5) Replace the recovery.img with the one you extracted from the zip file.

I pull out the battery and power on the phone!
Nothing happens!

Any clues how to use this great tool?
Brgds,
S.

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out of curiosity i loaded Paul's boot.img, it added the cifs/tun modules, but didn't auto-convert the ext3 stock partitions to ext4 (i might miss something).
eitherway, concerning tun/cifs support the default .config for u8800 has enabled(kernel support), just not the modules, so i assume you can continue to use them, ext4 support is also enabled, and 1612 max o/c
with this boot.img

p.s.> even if you dont o/c at all, you should see some power consumption gains as the stock rom has 1.1volt for 800 versus 0.9volt in this one (again do note, that your phone might not work on some or all frequency steps, due to undervolt)

edit: CIFS seems to work, as a i tried with CIFS Manager



What do you mean by 'it might not work on some or all frequency steps, due to undervolting'? Are you saying that this O/C bootloader hasn`t been properly tested on its set lower CPU voltage? If so, is it safe to replace Paul`s superboot bootloader with your overclocked one? Have you made any benchmark tests with your ROM in for example Quadrant, if yes, what results did you get? And finaly, if I decide to change the superboot with your O/C boot.img, do I simply copy your bootloader over the existing one? I have done some minor tweaks in the media profiles(changed a couple of values) and in the build.prop file(added a line and changed two values), I`m guessing these changes shouldn`t interfere with your overclocked boot image?

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What do you mean by 'it might not work on some or all frequency steps, due to undervolting'? Are you saying that this O/C bootloader hasn`t been properly tested on its set lower CPU voltage? If so, is it safe to replace Paul`s superboot bootloader with your overclocked one? Have you made any benchmark tests with your ROM in for example Quadrant, if yes, what results did you get? And finaly, if I decide to change the superboot with your O/C boot.img, do I simply copy your bootloader over the existing one? I have done some minor tweaks in the media profiles(changed a couple of values) and in the build.prop file(added a line and changed two values), I`m guessing these changes shouldn`t interfere with your overclocked boot image?



exactly, i had made this custom kernel, with the absolute minimum voltage required for the frequency steps for MY Ideos to be 100% stable, so it might or might not work ok on all ideos (think an analogous of cpu processors, some clock better than others). Yes just like that (you just replace the boot.img) these changes you mentioned, wouldn't interfere.
Quadrant around 2480-2550 at 1612

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Which app should i use for backup?
Sry for nobbi question

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try using titanium backup, that will let you backup all your apps to the micro sd card

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