Using the technique outlined in http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2066887 "[ROOT][CWM] Huawei Ascend Y201 Pro U8666" I managed to happily root the device. Meaning I could install droidwall and adfree, and uninstall one or two of the annoying Huawei apps. (Surprisingly there are less Vendor apps on this than the previous Ideos U8150 I had.)
So happy that that worked, I thought I would go to the next stage and unlock the boot loader, in preparation for maybe installing clockworkmod recovery. And eventually a ROM if I could find one that looked "safe" and sound.
Cranking up the "UnlockBootloader.exe" as before and clicking the unlock BOOTLOADER initiated something on my phone... However when I switched off my phone preparatory to rebooting, I found what I guess to be a bricked/borked device.
There's no vibrate, no flash on screen, no logo, no pink screen that other people talk about in the few reports I have found around the web. Just that the lower backlit soft buttons flash ten times and then nothing else happens. I can't even find information about what this obviously low level failure message means...
As you can guess, I have tried all sorts of things to get it going: battery removal; powering from USB while botting; any and all of the key press holds for boot; all to the same effect. Have tried several times to find anything similar on the net and can't seem to find anything similar. Especially the ten flash indicator
So my question is "Is this an absolute sign that the device is bricked?" I guess I could try to play the innocent and send it back under warranty, but I guess someone will realise it was my fault. Unless a memory failure happened at the exact time I was flashing/unlocking...
And a warning that same device owners should be careful when following the guide. I'm pretty sure I had everything as outlined. I'm running XP, didn't have it mounted, had fastboot off, etc... Although now its hard to check on the device to see if that was the case