Recent knowledge of Huawei Ascend P2 ROM development
Hi guys, as you may know, I am from the thread I created regarding the P2 asking if anyone had success with the phone. See here
In this thread I'd like to index all of my (or other peoples) advancements when it comes to actually flashing a custom ROM to the P2.
See this thread as more of a diary, if you will.
Recently I tried flashing 4.4 Kitkat to my Huawei Ascend P2 using the thread linked here
but it failed. I couldn't open the "openrecovery" recovery using any combination of vol up / down + power. The phone would hang on the "Huawei Ascend" screen.
So I ended up going back into the bootloader (Vol down + Power) flashing TWRP 22.214.171.124 for the P6 and from here on I've been using this recovery.
(The link is a zip containing the old TWRP 2.6.x.x for the P2 and the new TWRP 126.96.36.199 for the P6, incase you have any problems you can flash either)
I have been flashing various omni roms to see what the results are and from what I've seen, most of them flash without any hiccups and do actually work. (albeit with bugs, which is expected) Omni for the P6 can be found here
My goal is to try a omni rom for the P6 (or CWM, or any other rom) and get it ported over to work on the P2.
At the moment I am toying with the idea of taking a P6 omniROM and replacing the files with a ROM image of the P2 to see if I can make the P6 omniROM see the hardware that the P2 has and get it working. I have been using this tutorial
as a reference. Since my knowledge on android development is near to none.
If anyone else is working on the P2, has found any ROMs for the P2 or any developments that could suggest or lead to a custom ROM being made (whether it be a tutorial, reference guide or even a helping hand) then please post it here.
I have owned the P2 for a while now and I am dissapointed and let down by the fact that huawei has pretty much abandoned this device.
Thank you for reading my thread.