Wednesday, March 21, 2012

TECHNOLOGY | Huawei Ascend M860 latest modifications tested, working flawlessly

This recovery-ROM-gapps configuration has been tested, and is known to work on the Huawei Ascend M860 with MetroPCS as the cellular service provider:
NOTE | If you flash the recovery image via your computer (and not via the command line on your phone), you do not have to root your phone, which will void your warranty.
There are many choices of recovery images, ROMS and versions of gapps for this particular phone; however, I have literally tested every other combination, and only those specified here are known to work flawlessly over the long-term.




The key to success was simply this: processor speed. Modding with any ROM that defaults to over 600 MHz will not work; otherwise, there will probably be no issues. Knowing this now, I will test in the near future the installation of the very latest Google Apps—which I know will work for at least a day—after having reduced the default processor speed set by the custom ROM to 600 MHz.

If it works, I will regain the portable hotspot feature, which allows me to use the Internet service on my phone for my laptop wirelessly, and without a USB tether or third-party software.

Upcoming: instructions for those wanting to mod their cellphone to run the latest Android OS.

5 comments:

  1. From my experience this ROM did not work on the older 2.1 version of the Huawei ascend but did work on the newer 2.2 version the one with the tapout limited edition. If this ROM does not work on your Ascend please try Cm7.1 7082011 bobz edition it should work. Some ROMs just dont work with different models thats what i learned.

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    1. I've had both versions, and as it would have it, all you have to do is make sure that your clock speed is set at 672 Mhz—and no higher. You will then get better performance from your phone than the stock provides.

      Right now, I just got a replacement from Asurion, and I have to reinstall stock everyday. Swype is a god-send, conceptually; but, when it starts going haywire, it usually can't even be fixed with stock reinstalls.

      But, back to the issue at hand: hat the difference between the two Ascends is probably the Linux kernel. You have to build ClockworkMod 7 and Android from the source using files that ship with your phone from the Linux kernel; they are actually different, depending on which version of the Ascend you are using (and they are more than two, believe it or not).

      Without building from source using these files specific to your phone, you may not get a build that works quite right.

      The only step left for me on building from the source the Android OS is acquiring the Mac OS 10.5 SDK. It's an older version, and I simply have to find out which version of Xcode ships with it. I tried Xcode 3.2.6—but, that's 10.4. So, I'll go up to the next version today, which is 4.x.

      Once I've successfully accomplished building Android, I'll post my results here.

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  2. From my experience this ROM did not work on the older 2.1 version of the Huawei ascend but did work on the newer 2.2 version the one with the tapout limited edition. If this ROM does not work on your Ascend please try Cm7.1 7082011 bobz edition it should work. Some ROMs just dont work with different models thats what i learned.

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    1. I've had both versions, and as it would have it, all you have to do is make sure that your clock speed is set at 672 Mhz—and no higher. You will then get better performance from your phone than the stock provides.

      Right now, I just got a replacement from Asurion, and I have to reinstall stock everyday. Swype is a god-send, conceptually; but, when it starts going haywire, it usually can't even be fixed with stock reinstalls.

      But, back to the issue at hand: hat the difference between the two Ascends is probably the Linux kernel. You have to build ClockworkMod 7 and Android from the source using files that ship with your phone from the Linux kernel; they are actually different, depending on which version of the Ascend you are using (and they are more than two, believe it or not).

      Without building from source using these files specific to your phone, you may not get a build that works quite right.

      The only step left for me on building from the source the Android OS is acquiring the Mac OS 10.5 SDK. It's an older version, and I simply have to find out which version of Xcode ships with it. I tried Xcode 3.2.6—but, that's 10.4. So, I'll go up to the next version today, which is 4.x.

      Once I've successfully accomplished building Android, I'll post my results here.

      Delete
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