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Huawei Ideos X5 (U8800)

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#1 bugmenot1

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:19 PM

May get one when it's released, wonder how hard will it be to port CM to it? It uses the same CPU as the Desire Z/G2.

http://www.engadget....os-x5-hands-on/

#2 Sacra

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:29 PM

Was wondering if someone with a bit more know-how-can-do about CM could tell me if flashing HTC desire Z CM would work.

The phone are pretty much EXACTLY the same, bar 0.1" difference in screen size and the QWERTY keayboard.

Comparison.

#3 yflin

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 04:03 PM

support as many requests in xda forum too

#4 trevh

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 08:00 PM

Huawei have made the Kernel source available for download already!  :)

Knowledgeable CM members, does this make it easier to make a CM version of Froyo for it? And Gingerbread?  Does it help with other phone models like the Desire Z? How common is it for manufacturers to release the Kernel sources and if this move by Huawei is unusual, do we have the makings of a cult geeks phone in the Ideos X5 U8800?

Before asking these questions I hunted through the huaweidevice dot com site for any documents or policy statement about the release but could find none. I've downloaded it and extracted the tarball and there are many text files within but obviously not had time to read them yet. :)

There is a "drivers" directory with 89 subdirectories inside including names like  "bluetooth", "telephony" and "usb". Looking inside them makes me believe that most are standard linux sources so maybe there is too much dross to uncover the Huawei specific diamonds! Hope not!

Here's the url for the download (< 103meg)

http://www.huaweidev...0-Froyo.tar.zip

#5 hardwirednz

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:41 PM

+1 for an Huawei Ideos X5 U8800 port of CM7 please!!!
I've come from a HTC Which was on CM6 and am really missing CM!
Please will someone start the port process.

#6 Langers

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:34 AM

+1 Wicked phone that needs a support community, this phone packs a mighty punch for NZ$399 and it would be a shame for it to be overlooked

#7 Marensius

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:52 PM

+1

I would love to have CM on this phone

#8 trevh

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 06:04 PM

Hah! It seems that owners of the Google Nexus One have the same problem .. the Snapdragon chip seems to have FM radion AND FM transmitter built in but there needs to be an app to enable it! Yet another reason to get a CM kernel for the Ideos X5.

Most reviews of the Ideos X5 / U8800 seem to say that it has an FM radio but there is no application in mine to switch it on or tune it in. Does anyone here have FM radio in their Ideos X5?

#9 trevh

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 10:08 PM

An UPDATE for the U8800 / Ideos X5 seems to be available from Huaweidevice dot com! (In the downloads area file list, top of the list at the moment)

I've successfully downloaded the file (its size is about 153 meg) and extracted the instructions document. From that, below is a list of device build numbers that can be updated.

It seems to me that if this update process goes well, we'll be able to keep the file(s) and repeat the update process when we want to change back to the stock firmware if something goes wrong with a CM upgrade or while testing CM rom beta versions.

VERY briefly, the update process is to create a "dload" directory on a {blank?} micro SD card, copy files "UPDATE.APP” and "UPDATE_CUST.APP" into it, put the micro SD card into the U8800 and hold the vulume up/down key while pressing the power on\off button to get it to action the "dload" directory files  as it powers up.

Here's the list of upgradeable build numbers (mine is on the list, YAY!)  :)

U8800V100R001C00B123SP01
U8800V100R001C00B124
U8800V100R001C00B124SP01
U8800V100R001C00B125
U8800V100R001C00B125SP01
U8800V100R001C00B126
U8800V100R001C00B126SP01
U8800V100R001C00B127
U8800V100R001C00B128
U8800V100R001C00B129
U8800V100R001C00B129SP01
U8800V100R001C00B130
U8800V100R001C00B130SP01
U8800V100R001C00B130SP02
U8800V100R001C00B131
U8800V100R001C00B132
U8800V100R001C00B132SP01
U8800V100R001C00B132SP02
U8800V100R001C00B132SP03
U8800V100R001C00B132SP05
U8800V100R001C00B132SP06
U8800V100R001C00B133
U8800 V100R001C00133SP01
U8800 V100R001C00133SP02
U8800V100R001C00B133SP03
U8800V100R001C00B133SP05
U8800V100R001C00B133SP06
U8800V100R001C00B133SP07
U8800V100R001C00B133SP08
U8800V100R001C00B133SP09
U8800V100R001C00B133SP10
U8800V100R001C00B133SP11
U8800V100R001C00B133SP12
U8800V100R001C00B133SP13
U8800V100R001C00B133SP14
U8800V100R001C00B133SP15
U8800V100R001C00B133SP16
U8800V100R001C00B135

Updates to:-
U8800V100R001C00B135SP01

Edited by trevh, 31 March 2011 - 10:18 PM.


#10 Langers

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 03:40 AM

 trevh, on 31 March 2011 - 10:08 PM, said:

An UPDATE for the U8800 / Ideos X5 seems to be available from Huaweidevice dot com! (In the downloads area file list, top of the list at the moment)

I've successfully downloaded the file (its size is about 153 meg) and extracted the instructions document. From that, below is a list of device build numbers that can be updated.

It seems to me that if this update process goes well, we'll be able to keep the file(s) and repeat the update process when we want to change back to the stock firmware if something goes wrong with a CM upgrade or while testing CM rom beta versions.

VERY briefly, the update process is to create a "dload" directory on a {blank?} micro SD card, copy files "UPDATE.APP” and "UPDATE_CUST.APP" into it, put the micro SD card into the U8800 and hold the vulume up/down key while pressing the power on\off button to get it to action the "dload" directory files  as it powers up.

Here's the list of upgradeable build numbers (mine is on the list, YAY!)  :)

U8800V100R001C00B123SP01
U8800V100R001C00B124
U8800V100R001C00B124SP01
U8800V100R001C00B125
U8800V100R001C00B125SP01
U8800V100R001C00B126
U8800V100R001C00B126SP01
U8800V100R001C00B127
U8800V100R001C00B128
U8800V100R001C00B129
U8800V100R001C00B129SP01
U8800V100R001C00B130
U8800V100R001C00B130SP01
U8800V100R001C00B130SP02
U8800V100R001C00B131
U8800V100R001C00B132
U8800V100R001C00B132SP01
U8800V100R001C00B132SP02
U8800V100R001C00B132SP03
U8800V100R001C00B132SP05
U8800V100R001C00B132SP06
U8800V100R001C00B133
U8800 V100R001C00133SP01
U8800 V100R001C00133SP02
U8800V100R001C00B133SP03
U8800V100R001C00B133SP05
U8800V100R001C00B133SP06
U8800V100R001C00B133SP07
U8800V100R001C00B133SP08
U8800V100R001C00B133SP09
U8800V100R001C00B133SP10
U8800V100R001C00B133SP11
U8800V100R001C00B133SP12
U8800V100R001C00B133SP13
U8800V100R001C00B133SP14
U8800V100R001C00B133SP15
U8800V100R001C00B133SP16
U8800V100R001C00B135

Updates to:-
U8800V100R001C00B135SP01

Pity there's nothing in the zip file outlining what the update actually changes, we have been promised an update with wifi hotspot functionality so am assuming this is it but don't want to flash the update without knowing what it does, has anyone tried?

#11 mejobloggs

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:59 AM

Must. have. this

HnnnGnnGgnnn *pop*
/head-explode

Ready and waiting to hand over all my money for donations

#12 trevh

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 12:20 PM

There's a u8800  / Ideos X5 thread running in XDA Developers with quite a bit of discussion on the update. At first people thought it was to give wifi tethering but now it looks like there is no wifi tethering, only the same usb tethering which works well and is bringing this reply.

I've not tried it yet as I plan to wait until after I've used the "violet screen boot" and Linux dd command to make images of the partitions (there are several!) of the internal nand storage media. This will allow me (I believe) to restore entire partitions or individual files over usb from a linux box or netbook pc., Then, after the update, I'll make partition images of that version also! :)

 Langers, on 04 April 2011 - 03:40 AM, said:

Pity there's nothing in the zip file outlining what the update actually changes, we have been promised an update with wifi hotspot functionality so am assuming this is it but don't want to flash the update without knowing what it does, has anyone tried?


#13 mejobloggs

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:04 PM

Donated with a note hinting toward Ideos X5 port :)

#14 Opus

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 01:43 PM

I too own this phone and would love for someone with the know how to support it. It is really a great phone at a stunningly low price, but it is somewhat let down by buggy software. A CM port for this phone then would be perfect.

#15 SayHello

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 08:02 AM

Hope to develop IDEOS the CM7 MOD.
My english is not good
Sorry

#16 rbbiker

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 01:42 AM

I too own this phone and would love for someone with the know how to support it. It is really a great phone at a stunningly low price, but it is somewhat let down by buggy software. A CM port for this phone then would be perfect.

by the way,in China,there are more than 10 thousand people got the idoes.And I sure there will be more and more people buy it.because it's cheap with great hardware.

all in one, we need CM's help!we like CM7.THX

#17 audiocn

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:45 AM

This machine is a very cost-effective mobile phone, and with the mobile phone market, with the crowd in the doubles. Hope you can pay more attention and research ROM.

#18 Tavjar

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:01 PM

 mejobloggs, on 04 April 2011 - 11:04 PM, said:

Donated with a note hinting toward Ideos X5 port :)

For all of those that would love a port but don't have the technical skills, I recommend doing what I did and following mejobloggs example :)

#19 Recka

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 02:29 AM

 Tavjar, on 12 April 2011 - 08:01 PM, said:

For all of those that would love a port but don't have the technical skills, I recommend doing what I did and following mejobloggs example :)

Done :)

So I've read the boot.img and recovery.img are in the root so I'm going to run a search for them to try and find them.

Also over on XDA I threw up This Post about making a forum for it until XDA have a dedicated one (which I would be happy to get CM people over too until the CM forums have their own section).

Just getting interest and will be happy to throw a board with a single forum together for this purpose until the sites get their sections :)

Let me know if you would like it

#20 Recka

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:24 AM

Decided to go ahead :) http://www.apksmash....forum/index.php Go nuts :D

Interest can be gauged by amount of people who sign up I guess

Send me a PM here or on the other forums if you are interested in becoming a mod.