I just bought two Huawei G300's - one for myself and one for my daughter. Rather wishing I hadn't right now.
They are both running 4.0.3 B944 build. 32GB MicroSD card now inserted with minimal contents on it. I have had to root the phone to load the English dictionary as there was no dictionary included. I used root explorer to move the dictionary apk files to /system/app (after a tricky process of changing file permissions etc). I followed the procedure on http://www.modaco.co...ictionary fix. That seems to work now; but her phone is very prone to freezing and becoming unresponsive. I have had to pull the battery several times. It can even happen when the phone is first booted up when you try to unlock the phone and there is no response. When it's working Memory utilisation seems OK, there is usually around 150MB of unused RAM although she has some memory-resident apps running like Twitter and Facebook which seem to run background services consuming a bit of the RAM permanently.
Attached are details of the phone build/kernel (PNG image screen grab from phone). Screenshot_2013-02-18-06-44-35.png 56.11KB 30 downloads
If it helps she has "The Moron Test" and "Early Bird" apps loaded which she plays quite a bit. Both can freeze.
When the phone is misbehaving pushing the power button brings up the power menu, but you can't select power off as the touchscreen is unresponsive. Sometimes if you wait several minutes the phone starts responding again. Other times a 'battery pull' is needed. This is obviously very frustrating. She is playing quite a few games on it and it does occasionally freeze during game playing too. Interestingly my phone doesn't seem to be as bad, although it has shown these symptoms once or twice.
Any ideas what can be done to fix these issues would be appreciated. I am new to Android and have found it awkward so far. OS updates are not like the IPAD where it is all done for you!
I am technical, but I don't want to risk hosing the phone. If a change of ROM is required, which is the most reliable and should I consider downgrading to GB; although the official GB downgrade on Huawei site does not seem to apply to the B944 build, so using it may break the phone. I am also aware of lots of bugs in earlier versions so I could just end up in a bigger mess! Would a factory reset help? I assume that the phone would then revert to shipped state. Would it then lose the dictionary mods?