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^ some of that stuff should be stickied.
i will add one more thing: official ROMs don't allow themeing, modded (DeOdexed) ones like Paul's do.

Edited by Smiff2, 14 June 2012 - 12:53 AM.

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^ some of that stuff should be stickied.
i will add one more thing: official ROMs don't allow themeing, modded (DeOdexed) ones like Paul's do.

Very good point. I forgot to mention that.

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Thanks chaps.

Before I do this flashing business I guess I need to backup the phone? What's the easiest way to do this as a newbie??? Titanium Backup or Clockwork Mod??? I just want a very simple backup.

If I install the 'Official' B888 ROM will I still get any OTA updates?/Official new ROM updates? Would it be the same with Paul's ROM too?

Cheers guys - sorry for asking silly questions - I'm new to all this and just want to get the phone running as smoothly and up to date as possible and for it to still update OTA.

Many ta's!

Will

PS. Phone is ordered but no word on delivery - wonder if Vodafone are having supply issues as I spotted that Play.com have put back their release date for the G300....

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If you update to either of the B888 roms then I don't think they will auto update OTA, in fact in the case of pauls rom you wouldn't want it to because it would just replace it with a standard one.

I would recommend using CWM to backup with as this will back up your entire system and if anything goes wrong you can easily restore the system back to exactly how it was at the last backup. That way you can backup and then just try different roms to your hearts content. Just make sure you make a full backup of your B885 rom first and then you can always get back to where you are now.

Edited by RussellS, 14 June 2012 - 11:00 AM.

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Cheers Russell,

As ever brilliant advice - thanks for getting back to me.

So I'm I right in thinking that means even if I Flash the stock B888 ROM I can get back to B885 really easily from the CWM backup? I was worried from things I'd read that I might not be able to go back once B888 is flashed.

Thanks again

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No that's the problem with the Huawei B888 Rom which is why I recommended Pauls modified one. The Huawei rom is installed using the normal software upgrade option in the menus and it changes the partition sizes. However, Pauls rom is installed using CWM and doesn't change them so you can revert back to the previous backup.

At least that's how I understand it reading Pauls thread about his modified rom.

Could someone else just confirm this is indeed the case.

Edited by RussellS, 14 June 2012 - 11:53 AM.

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PS. Phone is ordered but no word on delivery - wonder if Vodafone are having supply issues as I spotted that Play.com have put back their release date for the G300....


I ordered from Vodafone on Sunday and the phone arrived noon yesterday. So I don't think they have a supply problem.

I got an email and text from them that the order was placed, another when it went for dispatch and then tracking emails from the courier: DPD, the final email stating an hour timeslot, and options to change delivery dates. We live off the beaten track so I was very impressed with the service.

Edited by fr0do, 14 June 2012 - 12:00 PM.

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The phone has arrived!

Great service from Vodafone I have to say.

The phone is locked - boooo. Getting unlock code now.

All seems good so far. Messed up putting the screen protector on it, but have ordered some more.

Only question now is which ROM to go for...??? Might but it out there as a general question.

Cheers for all the help.

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Don't forget to do the OTA update to B885 first before anything else. You can do that now without it being unlocked using WiFi. Goto '/Settings/About Phone/Online Upgrade/Firmware Upgrade'.

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