Saturday, May 5, 2012

TECHNOLOGY | Recovering from EVP-related damage to your Huawei Ascend

A demon can short out and otherwise cause malfunction in your Huawei (pronounced huh • wah • way") Ascend cellphone—the cellphone on which I made many of the 80 or so demonic activity videos in my collection—by merely brushing against the touch screen.

And, if you're plagued by demons and are among the over one million owners of the Huawei Ascend, that's going to happen on a daily basis.
Huawei (pronounced "wah-way") Ascend M860 ($139)
So, here are the instructions and software for restoring it to the original manufacturer's specifications for Mac OS X users:
  1. Download the MetroPCS | Huawei Ascend Stock Recovery zip file and unzip it.
  2. Power off your Huawei Ascend.
  3. Enter 'fastboot mode' on your phone by holding down both the Volume Down (-) button and the End Call button (the rightmost button on the bottom of the phone's front), and then pressing the Power button. 'Fastboot mode' is indicated by the white screen that displays the MetroPCS corporate logo; continue holding down both the Volume Down and the End Call buttons for approximately 10 seconds.
  4. When the phone seems that it is going to stay at the white screen, plug your phone's USB cable into the phone and your Mac.
  5. In Terminal (Mac OS X), type:

    sh Downloads/MetroStockRecover/
  6. Press Enter to run the script.
  7. When the script is finished running, unplug the phone from your Mac. The phone will reboot automatically.
Next, upgrade your Huawei Ascend to the latest version of AndroidOS that it supports:
  1. Download the upgrade files for the Huawei Ascend.
  2. Move the downloaded file to the SD card on your phone.
  3. Unzip it, and then move the dload folder from the unzipped package to the top level of your SD card.
  4. On your phone, press the Menu button, and then touch Settings.
  5. Touch SD card & phone storage settings; then, touch Software Upgrade (under the Internal phone storage label) and follow the on-screen instructions.
NOTE | Go to the product support page for the Huawei Ascend for more information and other resources.