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Hi UrbanChina..

Thanks for the reply ... Yes, Im looking for the factory reset. But my phone is not booting, so I can't upgrade that easily, what are the steps to manually perform such operation.?

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To do a factory reset, hold the top volume key on left side of phone and power switch button together for 12 seconds, you should go into recovery mode and do the reset from there.

P.S To do this your phone must be switch off.

Edited by Urbanchina, 25 January 2013 - 03:13 PM.

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Ok, so nothing was wrong with WLAN.
Etotalk sent me a new NetworkLocation.apk
now I could access www.google.com but still no apps!?

So I created a back up and then..
Updated the firmware
Internet worked perfect :)
Reinstalled recovery
Re-rooted
Installed Gapps
No probs :)

Delivery service was good but really quite disappointed with Etotalk that it wasn't good to go out of the box - very frustrating and have spent a lot of time trying to fix it.

Now I can finally get on with enjoying my G330d.
(P.S. I will be asking them for a refund on what they charged for rooting and modding.)


Hi, I am also having what seem to be the same problem, no access to google things. Etotalk haven't replied to any of my emails or live chat requests. Are you able to describe exactly what you did to get the phone working nicely again. Also are you able to send me the updated NetworkLocation.apk? TIA

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I have figured it out. For future reference I updated to the latest official rom, downloaded from here http://rom.onekeyrom...il-37-4824.html To run the update you need to put the update.app into a folder called dload on the sdcard then you boot the phone while holding both the v+ and v- This will install the official rom. This should leave your bootloader unlocked but you will need install the cwm bootloader and give root access again. Then I installed the google apps zip through cwm loader and uninstalled the stock chinese apps using root explorer (I actually just moved them to a backup folder on the sdcard) Now I have access to google services again :) Quite a bit of information was taken from this thread so thanks to all who contributed.

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I have figured it out. For future reference I updated to the latest official rom, downloaded from here http://rom.onekeyrom...il-37-4824.html To run the update you need to put the update.app into a folder called dload on the sdcard then you boot the phone while holding both the v+ and v- This will install the official rom. This should leave your bootloader unlocked but you will need install the cwm bootloader and give root access again. Then I installed the google apps zip through cwm loader and uninstalled the stock chinese apps using root explorer (I actually just moved them to a backup folder on the sdcard) Now I have access to google services again :) Quite a bit of information was taken from this thread so thanks to all who contributed.


Thx for chipping in, good tip if you brick your phone. Updated to top page.

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Howdi,

The only halfway decent review I read of the G330 indicated it was DSS, not DSA, but most reviews seem to just dwell on the slightly faster CPU and the price.

In this thread, and elsewhere on modaco, I've seen people claim the screen isn't IPS, as per the G300 - but people that have used both seem to be indicating that the screen on the G330 is as good as, or better, than the G300. What gives? IPS isn't always specifically stated on ebay pages for the G330, but it's always mentioned on the G300 pages and reviews. Wondering if it's just an assumed feature for new phones now?

I know it's been asked and kind of answered already - but I'm still trying to work out whether jumping on the G330 is a good move right now. I have a G300, rooted, but still running gingerbread. It does all I want (except perhaps play Ingress :)). But I'd like to bequeath it to my other half who's desperately in need of a new handset (she's on a Wildfire, so you can imagine the pain) and the G330 was always kind of my next step. I know the specs aren't *hugely* compelling compared to the G300, but none of the other handsets out there really grab me. I want inexpensive (£140 is good), 4" screen max, mini-SD (so nexus 4 is out, even if you could buy one). Price delta between G300 and G330 is now under £10 for new, unboxed, rooted, etc on ebay. I also suspect there may be a small advantage to us remaining a Huawei G3xx household, since I'm the first level of support for anything with a USB port.

So I guess the biggest concern is whether there'll likely be a JB ROM coming out for the G330. I know people are saying that the G330 just won't get the same dev community interest due to bad timing and modest improvements over the G300. But how much should that worry me - or rather, will it be so small that there'll be no likelihood of a JB ROM coming out here, and we'd be purely at the mercy of Huawei ever getting around to publishing one.

Please forgive my obvious bewilderment. :)


Sorry don't come on here much I thought this thread was dead, I have been more focused on my N4 I run this rom http://www.romzj.com...&layout=default and removed alot of the chinese software via titanium and then slimmed down the rom until it was stable and fast.

I tried most of them but found this one to be the most stable don't worry all the chinese roms have english may be worth doing a nandriod backup and then restoring the apps. The only down side to this rom is getting rid of that horrid desktop image , I also found some strange behaviour with colours when running the stock browser but as I use chrome I have learned to live with it.

I also run the xda DS battery saver which has made a big difference with the battery performance takes a bit of tweaking . Playing with the CPU speeds and governers doesn't seem to work well with the stock rom so I suggest leaving that but feel that a new kernal is what the phone needs as the performance is there but the optimisation is poor at the moment with the standard kernal.

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Hi, I am also having what seem to be the same problem, no access to google things. Etotalk haven't replied to any of my emails or live chat requests. Are you able to describe exactly what you did to get the phone working nicely again. Also are you able to send me the updated NetworkLocation.apk? TIA


Download the lastest gapps from goo I think it is gapps-ics-201204-29-signed.zip for this version of ics, Once you have cwm installed and the phone rooted you can flash gapps and get the playstore installed.May be also worth using titanium backup to remove some of the chinese apps

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Hi UrbanChina..

Thanks for the reply ... Yes, Im looking for the factory reset. But my phone is not booting, so I can't upgrade that easily, what are the steps to manually perform such operation.?


If your phone isn't booting there isn't much except using the fastboot etc type commands to flash back your boot.img ( if that is the problem) did you have update.zip in dload on your sd card? What have you done to stop your phone from booting ? If you phone is discovered when you boot then you may be ok

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My son managed to brick his g330d, I'm now trying to re-root the phone after installing the factory rom. The instruction in the link on front page tells you to open the phone and close the 'quick restart' function, I'm not sure where or how to do this, basically I cant get the phone to stop at the 'wo' screen. Anyone give me some help please?

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My son managed to brick his g330d, I'm now trying to re-root the phone after installing the factory rom. The instruction in the link on front page tells you to open the phone and close the 'quick restart' function, I'm not sure where or how to do this, basically I cant get the phone to stop at the 'wo' screen. Anyone give me some help please?


Settings /fastboot turn this off.

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Ok, thanks got that. However when in this 'wo' state I run unlock tool and it seems to hang at 'waiting for device' as if pc not seeing phone. Any ideas?

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Ok, thanks got that. However when in this 'wo' state I run unlock tool and it seems to hang at 'waiting for device' as if pc not seeing phone. Any ideas?


Make sure the drivers are installed and USB debugging is ticked.
This is the thread for the G330 not the G300 and I don't have a G330 so I can't really help you more than this. Sorry

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Ok, got there in the end. Like everything not to difficult once you've done it once. Anyway, bizarrely new os doesn't seem to have a keyboard. Spose I just download a keyboard app, yeah?

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If you bricked your phone, download the official firmware from here. Extract the file and copy the entire dload folder to your SD card. Switch off your phone. Then press up and down + power switch together and force update. Once is done, You may want to re-root the phone with this software. After you root it, download gapps to install google play store.

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Ok, got there in the end. Like everything not to difficult once you've done it once. Anyway, bizarrely new os doesn't seem to have a keyboard. Spose I just download a keyboard app, yeah?


The office huawei firmware does ..... but I used the jellybean keyboard as the character layout is better. As urban china says it may be wort keeping a copy of dload on the SD card incase the phone is bricked again similar to G300.
Then to recover he just needs to hold the v+ v- button down i.e in the middle to run the recovery. You will have to root / load CWM again but you won't have to unlock again.

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After installing keyboard app, I then progressed onto the problem of connecting to internet which has already been documented here, I couldn't clearly see what the fix for this was. In the end I contacted my supplier, they gave me a link to this o/s: 'anzhi_2012_06_135', although the installer is in chinese (for which I was given the instructions) once installed the o/s runs really sweet, only one chinese app for keyboard which you can delete after installing English equivalent; and so far no other glitches. Thanks for all help! :)

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I was using the standard rom minus the chinese apps for a while but recently switched to the Badu based roms for the 8255d G330 and they are much more smoother worth ago if you like to tweak your phone. There is a similar topic in here for the g300 and the process is very similar to remove alot of the chinese apps you can find the rom on www.romzj.com

I am using the offical version 2.0 rom which I found to be better then the more recent 2.1 version just out for chinese new year. Worth doing a nandriod backup of your apps and restoring them once you have flashed the new rom.

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According to the China largest android community forum www.anzhi.com, some talented developer is working on jellybean 4.1 for G330D. Is in alpha stage atm, expected for public test on March/April.

Edited by Urbanchina, 08 February 2013 - 01:26 PM.

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While browsing on anzhi.com, I have found a this recovery software that fix my phone charging problem. my phone goes into recovery mode whenever I charge it while switch off. The installer is in Chinese, but CMW is in English. To install :
  • Switch of fastboot in settings
  • Check USB debugging in developer settings
  • Switch off the phone.
  • Press volume down + power switch for 10+ second until it appear to stop on 'Wo' screen.
  • Connect your USB cable
  • Double click the exe file
  • When a dos window appear
  • just press enter > space bar until your phone restart.

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Thanks urban china that version of cwm does cure the problem with charging the phone when it is off which has always annoyed me since I got the phone and used the 6.0.1.2 version of cwm which was the only version I could find.

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