Fair enough. I accept I was being dumb about the lock-screen. Because I had Vodafone branded GB before installing unbranded ICS, I have never seen the default Android lock-screen.
Anyway I used the "middle package" from the Huawei site, included in their downgrade instructions for ICS versions B936 & B937 only, and it completed really quick. (remember that I was on B952, which is why I didn't take that option initially.)
So I went ahead and used their ICS to GB downgrade file, and everything worked very smoothly.
Wifi is working as it should, which is a big relief. But now there is a different issue. A BIG ISSUE!
I cannot restore my IMEI, which is obviously crucial.
I’m at Step 6, where I launch GingerbreadRoot.exe.
It goes through the process as it should, although when it successfully reaches the end and says that the phone will reboot, it just stays on, with the Huawei logo on screen. I believe it done this on all occasions for me, but on this occasion I'm not getting the SuperSu app installed.
So I pull battery, start phone, go in and launch ToolBox5iromV188.8.131.52.apk and press Backup IMEI, and it says No Root Privileges, which is fair enough because I cannot see the SuperSu app in the app drawer.I have my IMEI files (5irom) backed up and ready to go.
What do you think? How do I get the SuperSu app on the phone. I thought that launching GingerbreadRoot should install it.
How do I get my IMEI back on the phone.