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Hi Simonfzhao,
I've got this phone from China as well (U9510E).
Currently having the chinese version 4.0.4 (Build Number: U6510EV100R001CHNC00B122) but I am not able to install "Gmail" or "Google Play" store.

I am not the programmer expert but gadget guy who loves this phone and want to get the maximum out of it, hence I would like to try to put on it the International JB version.
I've re-read this entire thread few times and I've got some feelings that the Huawei is going to upgrade their website with the the JB version soon...

Question: Knowing your resources, is there any chance that this "here say" can become the true anytime soon?

thanks
Marco

---------- Post added at 05:39 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:19 PM ----------

Hi Andy,
I can see you know this phone "from back to front".
After your rooting and getting JB done are you able to install Gmail?
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Yes you can get GMail read step "7.5. At this point, you can either flash in the gapps right away, or flash it after rebooting into the OS. I chose to flash it after booting into the OS for the first, but I don't think it will cause any problems. I will be posting the way I did it, and if you guys did it the other way, let us know if it worked or not"

Gmail is part of the gapp and so is market and when you have market you can install gmail too!


What you mean by "is there any chance that this "here say" can become the true anytime soon?" The JB update he talked about is the generic one AKA anywhere outside of china. The chinese U9510e already had the JB update hence where these ROM (choice a to c) are based on!

Read it again all the answer is in the post

By the way did you root your phone?

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Did a complete wipe. New boot animation now shows.

Admittedly, when I flashed LUV's, I didn't wipe prior to.

Will post with update soon.

EDIT: Bleh, still no go. I'm wondering if it's a region-specific thing now, whereby these ROMs won't work 100% on non-China based ones.

Downloading the stock ROM now.

UPDATE: Aaaand the stock recovery gave a "signature verification" error, and without advanced options, looks like I'm kinda stuck... (phone still boots up and runs the current ROM - LUV's JB - however)...
Hey I am suspecting it having to do with the chinese hand set too. They probably have something slightly different even thought all is called u9510E

I went back to stock twice with no problem.1st go to the huawei web and download the correct firmware 4.0 open the folder and there is a PDF with instruction in it. (something like put this fold to root of sd, power off and then hold volume up and down + power to boot into stock recovery) Use the tool that you flash the chinese recovery with first and choose option 2 ( flash stock recovery). once you in stock recovery and with the right folder in external sd root you will be back to stock with no problem. then root with bin4ry's restore method and you are done!
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Is there only Chinese and English available? Or any other languages?

/edit it's only English and Chinese
 
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Clearing dalvik didn't work.

Thanks for the updates! Might as wait until they're released, and try wiping entirely then.
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Yeah I tried many times with clearing the delvik cache and it didn't work. I think it has to do with the phone.



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Did a complete wipe. New boot animation now shows.

Admittedly, when I flashed LUV's, I didn't wipe prior to.

Will post with update soon.

EDIT: Bleh, still no go. I'm wondering if it's a region-specific thing now, whereby these ROMs won't work 100% on non-China based ones.

Downloading the stock ROM now.

UPDATE: Aaaand the stock recovery gave a "signature verification" error, and without advanced options, looks like I'm kinda stuck... (phone still boots up and runs the current ROM - LUV's JB - however)...
Darn it, I wish I had a Wind phone to work on lol..I think the way to make your phone exactly like one coming out of China would be flashing the Original Chinese ICS ROM on your phone. I've been reading around that some people have resolved the issue in doing that.

Here is a the latest version of the Chinese Firmware of ICS. Click the Red box in the middle with "下载" in it to download.

I would assume flashing it will just be factory resetting to your original firmware and then using the Custom Recovery flashing tool to flash in the custom recovery and then within the recovery flashing the update file, but in any case that doesn't work. Please try this method below which I found here:

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1. Download the "Jump Switch Upgrade Pack" (Literal Translation lol) and Chinese Market Firmware Pack
2. Format/Clean your MicroSD Card, or use a different MicroSD Card that is clean
3. Create a folder named 'dload' on the SD Card and extract "UPDATE.APP" from the "Jump Switch Upgrade Package" to be placed into the "dload" folder
4. Insert the MicroSD Card into your phone, Go into Settings -> Storage -> Software Update -> SD Card Update. The phone will restart and begin the update. It will restart itself back into the OS after the upgrade process is complete. The entire process will take around 6 minutes.
5. After completing the update, it will show "该版本为跳转升级版本请进行第二次SD卡升级" (Basically meaning that "This is a 'Jump Switch Upgrade Pack', please proceed with the second SD Card upgrade"). After flashing from the International Version to the Chinese Version, many of the applications will popup errors or fcs, just ignore them.
6. Copy the the "UPDATE.APP", this time from the Chinese Market Firmware, and place into the same "dload" folder to replace the original one which we extracted from the "Jump Switch Upgrade Pacakge".
7. Go into Settings -> Storage -> Software Update -> SD Card Update, the upgrade process will begin again. And when this is done, your phone will now have the firmware for the Chinese Markets.
After the phone restarts into the OS, it's default language will be Chinese.
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Hi Simonfzhao,
I've got this phone from China as well (U9510E).
Currently having the chinese version 4.0.4 (Build Number: U6510EV100R001CHNC00B122) but I am not able to install "Gmail" or "Google Play" store.

I am not the programmer expert but gadget guy who loves this phone and want to get the maximum out of it, hence I would like to try to put on it the International JB version.
I've re-read this entire thread few times and I've got some feelings that the Huawei is going to upgrade their website with the the JB version soon...

Question: Knowing your resources, is there any chance that this "here say" can become the true anytime soon?

thanks
Marco
Hey Marco,

I have no direct connection with Huawei so I can't tell you when the office International version will be coming, everything I have posted on this forum are what I learned from this Chinese Forum which is most active with Huawei phones, and they rarely discuss about the international versions. To get updates from Huawei themselves, you'll probably have to email them to check their social networking sites
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Goodness, if ever there was a case of "RTFM!", this would be it. I didn't realize that I had to extract the UPDATE.APP file from the ZIP, and place it in a "dload" folder within the SD card.

Followed the steps to a tee, and got stock ICS back up and running! Thanks for the heads up, nvana.

Simon, always delivering great info. I really wonder if this is the culprit; when you say "resolved the issue", are you referring to the one Nvana and I are experiencing (borked Youtube and Google Play)?

Did some reading around last night, and I didn't realize that Google Play is extremely sensitive to settings:
- if your DNS isn't playing nice, it won't work
- if your APN settings are a tad off, it won't work
- if you look at your phone the wrong way, it won't work
- etc. etc.

I just got in not too long ago, and considering it's 5:24AM, I better head to bed, lol. Will download the Chinese files in the meantime. (Nvana, you're more than welcome to take the plunge if you want, lol.)

EDIT: Screw it, flashing the jump pack now.

EDIT 2: Stock recovery failed, and Chinese custom doesn't recognize the command used when selecting "SD Card Update" from within the menu.
Stock recovery spits out the following:
This phone is secureboot phone.
This phone is LOCK state.
Version list verify fail! <---- apparently this error may pop up if the ROM you're trying to flash is older than the one currently installed
Huawei SD card update fail......
 
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Sorry for being a bit off-topic, but could anyone tell me how the battery life is on the Ascend D1? I've read that the D1 XL has about the same battery life as the S3 and the One X and so on, so is the Ascend D1 battery really bad or what? I'm trying to figure out if the added thickness of the XL is worth it.
 
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Goodness, if ever there was a case of "RTFM!", this would be it. I didn't realize that I had to extract the UPDATE.APP file from the ZIP, and place it in a "dload" folder within the SD card.

Followed the steps to a tee, and got stock ICS back up and running! Thanks for the heads up, nvana.

Simon, always delivering great info. I really wonder if this is the culprit; when you say "resolved the issue", are you referring to the one Nvana and I are experiencing (borked Youtube and Google Play)?

Did some reading around last night, and I didn't realize that Google Play is extremely sensitive to settings:
- if your DNS isn't playing nice, it won't work
- if your APN settings are a tad off, it won't work
- if you look at your phone the wrong way, it won't work
- etc. etc.

I just got in not too long ago, and considering it's 5:24AM, I better head to bed, lol. Will download the Chinese files in the meantime. (Nvana, you're more than welcome to take the plunge if you want, lol.)

EDIT: Screw it, flashing the jump pack now.

EDIT 2: Stock recovery failed, and Chinese custom doesn't recognize the command used when selecting "SD Card Update" from within the menu.
Stock recovery spits out the following:
This phone is secureboot phone.
This phone is LOCK state.
Version list verify fail! <---- apparently this error may pop up if the ROM you're trying to flash is older than the one currently installed
Huawei SD card update fail......
LOL at GooglePlay

But yea, I was referring to how certain applications don't work as they are intended too, but I can't seem to find the thread for the life of me :S

Grrr that is very weird..so you're back to stock 4.0.4 right now? It seems like that the bootloader for the International versions are locked and Chinese versions weren't? I would suggest to try to root your phone with the root tool in the other thread to see if rooting tool will help it unlock the bootloader as well

When I have some free time tonight, I'll try to do a flash to the international rom and then flash it back to the Chinese rom.

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Sorry for being a bit off-topic, but could anyone tell me how the battery life is on the Ascend D1? I've read that the D1 XL has about the same battery life as the S3 and the One X and so on, so is the Ascend D1 battery really bad or what? I'm trying to figure out if the added thickness of the XL is worth it.
I have never tried the S3 and the One X, but I think it really depends on how you use your phone.
 
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Sorry for being a bit off-topic, but could anyone tell me how the battery life is on the Ascend D1? I've read that the D1 XL has about the same battery life as the S3 and the One X and so on, so is the Ascend D1 battery really bad or what? I'm trying to figure out if the added thickness of the XL is worth it.
Hey look at my previous posts I had 3 pictures showing my screen on time, battery life and etc


By the way I love this phone better than s3 I have on laying around at home (the s3) be honest this phone is better to hold and feels natural in hand. Also recently the S3 got 4.1.1 some native apps lags and it's really annoying. Ascend D1 is better in my eye even though it's on ics. But the battery life is much much better on the Ascend D1. I literally only need to charge my phone to 80% for a full day use and still have 20% left at midnight (which was my case yesterday) from time unplugged was about 20 hours with 3 hours screen time. Data/wifi on


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Goodness, if ever there was a case of "RTFM!", this would be it. I didn't realize that I had to extract the UPDATE.APP file from the ZIP, and place it in a "dload" folder within the SD card.

Followed the steps to a tee, and got stock ICS back up and running! Thanks for the heads up, nvana.

Simon, always delivering great info. I really wonder if this is the culprit; when you say "resolved the issue", are you referring to the one Nvana and I are experiencing (borked Youtube and Google Play)?

Did some reading around last night, and I didn't realize that Google Play is extremely sensitive to settings:
- if your DNS isn't playing nice, it won't work
- if your APN settings are a tad off, it won't work
- if you look at your phone the wrong way, it won't work
- etc. etc.

I just got in not too long ago, and considering it's 5:24AM, I better head to bed, lol. Will download the Chinese files in the meantime. (Nvana, you're more than welcome to take the plunge if you want, lol.)

EDIT: Screw it, flashing the jump pack now.

EDIT 2: Stock recovery failed, and Chinese custom doesn't recognize the command used when selecting "SD Card Update" from within the menu.
Stock recovery spits out the following:
This phone is secureboot phone.
This phone is LOCK state.
Version list verify fail!

HAHA I LOL at the "look at your phone the wrong way"

thanks for taking the plunge

Yeah something must be different about our version?
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Someone should make a flash able zip of the stock 4.0 so we don't need to go through extra steps.

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Yeah, I'm back to stock 4.0.4. Ran the tool, but same result.

Nvana: Hehe, didn't think anyone would notice.

I'm honestly torn with what to do. I have until this upcoming Friday to decide whether or not to keep this phone:
  • I love the feel and heft
  • Like the screen clarity and colours
  • Would rather support an up and coming company
  • The input lag/ glitching (Swiftkey) is a pain in the ass (not sure if this can be fixed via firmware?)
  • LCD ghosting is apparent during motion, when compared to AMOLED
  • A stable, fully functional CM10 may not come until later on, considering the Ascend P1 is still getting ironed out

Question is, to swap out for a GNex (with an extended battery; not a huge fan of its looks) and flash an established/ tweaked JB ROM? Jump ship to Koodo (supporting Telus - meh) and flash CM10 onto a Galaxy S2X (extended battery as well)? Or have faith that somehow Huawei will pull through with their JB ROM, and possibly have LUV's efforts see the light of day with international hardware?

Something tells me to hold onto the Quad...
 
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To be honest I didnt want my gnex any more haha I'm surprisingly OK with just ics and it hasn't fell on my face yet while texting in bed. The gnex and s3 will hit you once in a while. But yes the keyboard is bit annoying however performance wise (even just normal app not games) you will feel the quickness of D1 over the gnex. I have a gnex running 4.2 custom rom right now so I know.


Even though there is not a lot of love for this phone but I can feel the gnex is gonna be too slow soon.

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