FORUMS
Remove All Ads from XDA

Huawei Honor 2 U9508

634 posts
Thanks Meter: 435
 
Post Reply Email Thread
Huawei Honor 2 U9508

models:
  • U9508/Ascend G615 - 1Gb RAM
  • U9508B - 2Gb RAM
specs:


ROMS & Official Updates (EMUI):

Official updates:
The official updates ordered by BXXX
4.0.4 Updates:
  • B026 (Older versions: B018,B019,B024,B025) - those version come with the device pre-installed. It’s don’t reccomend to install them. Those version are 4.0.4 Android and they are not include Google Apps.
  • B107 - This is the official Huawei’s international version. It’s an Android 4.0.4 version Stock (original Google Vanilla UI) which is come with Gapps. Multilanguage version. This version is considered as “Battery Saver” by most of the users in XDA. This version also got the biggest Antutu Benchmark score (15,000-15,500) which achieved in the device.
4.1.2 Updates (Emotion UI):
All of the 4.1.2 updates have the “Emotion UI” interface (more info about EMUI here).
There is only English and Chinese in Emotion UI (Menus).
Right now there is 2 version of Emui - “Emotion UI 1.5” and “Emotion UI 1.6” .
You can download it from here, use google translate.
EMUI 1.5 is the stable build. Emui 1.6 is the development build.
  • B544 (Older versions: B541,B542,B543) - This is EMUI 1.5 stable build. it have all the futures of Jellybean and the unique interface. Very stable. Don’t include Google Apps.
  • B624 (Older version: B605,B610,B615,B618,B624) - This is Emui 1.6 Development build. This version include a lot of chinese apps. Don’t include Google Apps.
ROMS:
  • Xiui 1.2 stable (Older version: 0.9 beta,1,1.1) - based on B624 (EMUI 1.6, Android 4.1.2). All the chinese apps have been deleted. A lot of tweaks. Multilanguage version. Rooted. Include Google Apps. The lanucher is “Smart Lanucher”.
  • Hiui 1.0 - Based on B624 (EMUI 1.6, Android 4.1.2). All the chinese apps have been deleted. A lot of tweaks. Multilanguage version. Rooted. Include Google Apps. The lanucher is EMUI launcher and it’s include “ME widget” & others...
  • Miui V4 - Come in 2 version - 3.2.1 Based on Android 4.0.3 - 3.2.2 Based on Android 4.1.2 - you can read about MIUI here. Not include Google Apps. Recommend for 2Gb version only
  • TouchWiz - Based on B026 (Android 4.0.4). Introducing the known samsung’s interface - “Touchwiz”. Not include Google Apps.
Other Download:
Guides:
How to install Official Updates -
Method number 1 - Required EMUI:
  1. Donwload official update which come as a Zip file.
  2. In the Zip file there is a folder called “dload”. Extract its to the root library of the SD card.
  3. Open Settings app.
  4. Go to “About Phone” and then choose “System updates”.
  5. Choose “Update via SD card” and then “Confirm”.
  6. The device will reboot into the “Update installer” and then he will install the update.
  7. If the installation successed, the device will reboot into the new version, if not it will reboot into the version which you have right now.
Method number 2 - Required Original Recovery (can be custom ROM)
  1. Donwload official update which come as a Zip file.
  2. In the Zip file there is a folder called “dload”. Extract its to the root library of the SD card.
  3. Turn off the phone.
  4. Boot up the phone with POWER & Volume + & Volume -
  5. The device will reboot into the “Update installer” and then he will install the update.
  6. If the installation succeeded, the device will reboot into the new version, if not it will reboot into the version which you have right now.
How to Replace Recovery -
U9508 have 2 types of Recovery - The original for the official updates - the chinese for everything else.
  1. Open setting app.
  2. Disable Fastboot option. Go to “Developer options” and enable “USB debugging”.
  3. Connect the device into the USB. Choose “USB storage device”.
  4. Open “Recovery6.0.1.9_AscendHonor2.exe”.
  5. Now you have 2 options - 1 for The chinese recovery, 2 for The original recovery.
  6. Write the number that you have choosen and press Enter.
  7. If all is OK, the program will do its job - Reboot into FASTBOOT MOD, Flash the selected recovery and then reboot the device.
  8. your selected recovery have been installed.
How to install custom ROM -
You will need the Chinese Recovery to install custom ROM.
This guide work with MIUI,HIUI,XIUI,TouchWiz...
  1. Put the ROM on the SD card
  2. Go to recovery by Turning off the device and then booting up the phone with POWER & Volume +
  3. First you need to wipe all your data, Select the 4th option and then the first option [Wipe Data/Factory reset]
  4. Now when your phone is empty you can install new ROM, Select the 2nd option and then 4th option.
  5. Now select the Zip file of the ROM.
  6. Select the first option, Now the ROM will be installed.
  7. Now choose the “GO BACK” option (The last one) and then choose the first option - Now your phone will reboot
  8. If the installation succeeded, After few minutes your phone will boot up to the new ROM.
How to install Google Apps or SuperSU -
This guide is almost the same as installing ROM, you just don’t need to wipe your data
This guide is also for installing kernel.
  1. Put Gapps/SuperSU on your SD card.
  2. Go to recovery by Turning off the device and then booting up the phone with POWER & Volume +
  3. Select the 2nd option and then 4th option.
  4. Now select the Zip file of the Gapps/SuperSU.
  5. Select the first option, Now Gapps/SuperSU will be installed.
  6. Now choose the “GO BACK” option (The last one) and then choose the first option - Now your phone will reboot
  7. If the installation succeeded, After a minute your phone will boot up with Gapps/SuperSU.
  8. You can check it by search in your apps for Google Play or SuperSU app.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...sUUthWmc#gid=0
this F.A.Q made by Yoavst ALL CREDITS GOES TO HIM, THANKS FOR CONTRIBUTING.
The Following 38 Users Say Thank You to yoavst For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift yoavst Ad-Free
 
 
10th December 2012, 01:48 PM |#2  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Prompt Huawei Honor 2 U9508 1G
Hi

New to the board and I did something rash and bought a Huawei Honor 2 U9508 8G 1G ram direct from China. Its arrived and looks great and even the camera is a pleasant surprise )

I have some understanding of rooting having owned a HP Touchpad and a Ainol Fire/Flambe but I am no expert and can easily become lost in all the steps.

So my question is...

Can this phone be de-chinesed? I have managed to root it using a tool from BinAry (how cool is that tool!) now I would be happy just getting a UK Google Play installed until the community gets hacking.

Any help appreciated (Mod please move to a relevant thread if necessary)


Cheers
Steve
12th December 2012, 12:12 PM |#3  
Member
Thanks Meter: 34
 
More
root
better root this phone by using "root with restore by Bin4Try", if you are on stock 4.0 (it doesn't work with 4.1.2 on this device)

to get gapps including play store fully working just download latest ics version, unpack it and copy files using root explorer. or download
this and assuming you already rooted (and having hisuite or huawei usb drivers installed) connect the phone to pc and run install.bat, look at the display and allow su root privileges when asked

most of the chinese stuff are under /data/cust/delapp, just delete it
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to apnoia For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift apnoia Ad-Free
12th December 2012, 02:07 PM |#4  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Sign Cheers
Quote:
Originally Posted by apnoia

better root this phone by using "root with restore by Bin4Try", if you are on stock 4.0 (it doesn't work with 4.1.2 on this device)

to get gapps including play store fully working just download latest ics version, unpack it and copy files using root explorer. or download
mediafire /?o6r3ytju53885roand assuming you already rooted (and having hisuite or huawei usb drivers installed) connect the phone to pc and run install.bat, look at the display and allow su root privileges when asked

most of the chinese stuff are under /data/cust/delapp, just delete it

Great thank you, I hope it is that simple and wont brick the phone. This is the response from Huawei

Quote:

Thank you for contacting Huawei device.

Sorry about because there has many different customizations in different countries’ carrier operators’ customized.

So you can’t upgrade your device which has bought in China to a oversea Android version.

And because of the law in China that all Huawei Smartphone which has sold in China all can’t support Google Play.

So your device which has bought in China also can’t support it.

Would anyone else (perhaps mods) +1 this to boost my confidence in the attached files ....

Steve
The Following User Says Thank You to sharries For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift sharries Ad-Free
12th December 2012, 02:28 PM |#5  
Member
Thanks Meter: 34
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by sharries

Great thank you, I hope it is that simple and wont brick the phone. This is the response from Huawei Steve

yes, they need to obey the law at least until they release this phone to international markets, however, technically they do support everything just fine, all languages and the rest, it's just disabled or removed, but you can update it to "to a oversea Android version" see attached screenshots

chances you brick the phone with root and putting gapps are very low, but the risk is still always there. however if you didn't alter the bootloader in most cases you can still restore this phone into a working state
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot_2012-12-12-17-08-43.jpg
Views:	4775
Size:	22.4 KB
ID:	1557345   Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot_2012-12-12-17-08-12.jpg
Views:	5061
Size:	40.6 KB
ID:	1557346   Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot_2012-12-12-17-18-53.jpg
Views:	4415
Size:	20.8 KB
ID:	1557347  
12th December 2012, 02:28 PM |#6  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Thumbs up
Quote:
Originally Posted by sharries

Great thank you, I hope it is that simple and wont brick the phone. This is the response from Huawei



Would anyone else (perhaps mods) +1 this to boost my confidence in the attached files ....

Steve

Worked a treat thank you
12th December 2012, 02:51 PM |#7  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Thumbs up
Thank you so much for the fix.

How did you get the languages? Mine has US English and Chinese only and I need UK

I am planning on buying the 2G 32GB for $405 and I see yours is 4.1.2 Are there any issue rooting that phone?

Steve
12th December 2012, 03:08 PM |#8  
Member
Thanks Meter: 34
 
More
you probably can try morelocale2, but I prefer to do it natively, it works well for me on 4.1.2 emui beta and I suppose it will work on 4.0 as well

find this file /сust/channel/cn/xml/hw_defaults.xml look for white_languages string, delete those lines with Chinese and English only, and uncomment white_languages where all languages specified.

it should look like this

Code:
<string white_languages="zh_CN,en_GB,en_US,pt_PT,es_ES,fr_FR,de_DE,ru_RU,it_IT,zh_TW,zh_HK,es_US,pt_BR,ja_JP,sv_SE,nb_NO,da_DK,tr_TR,cs_CZ,sk_SK,hu_HU,pl_PL,el_GR,et_EE,lv_LV,lt_LT,sl_SI,fi_FI,mk_MK,bg_BG,hr_HR,ro_RO,ar_EG,sr_RS,vi_VN,in_ID,bs_BA,uk_UA,fa_IR,th_TH,ms_MY,nl_NL,ko_KR,en_AU"/>
the only drawback is that you need to make factory data reset (no need to clear sdcard though) in order to make the changes to take effect.

remember if you break the xml formatting it may break something in the phone settings, so you might need to restore the whole firmware


Quote:
Originally Posted by sharries

Thank you so much for the fix.

How did you get the languages? Mine has US English and Chinese only and I need UK

Steve

The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to apnoia For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift apnoia Ad-Free
12th December 2012, 04:56 PM |#9  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Prompt
Thanks again, I added one further question to the above post, you must have read it before I edited it...

I am planning on buying the 2G 32GB for $405 and I see yours is 4.1.2 Are there any issue rooting that phone, or better still how do you root the 4.1.2 if you cant use bin4ry?

Steve
12th December 2012, 05:13 PM |#10  
Member
Thanks Meter: 34
 
More
Not sure about 32GB version, I've seen only 8GB ROM which can be extended with sdcard only, with 1GB or 2GB of RAM, which cost around $380 now or $30 more with express shipping.

As of root and 4.1.2 version, I've got that on some Chinese site, there's a dev there who making prerooted rom images for U9508 based on EMUI beta. But my phone came with stock 4.0.4 version installed by default. I've installed 4.1.2 myself and customized it a bit for my needs, including languages, gapps, etc.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sharries

Thanks again, I added one further question to the above post, you must have read it before I edited it...

I am planning on buying the 2G 32GB for $405 and I see yours is 4.1.2 Are there any issue rooting that phone, or better still how do you root the 4.1.2 if you cant use bin4ry?

Steve

The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to apnoia For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift apnoia Ad-Free
13th December 2012, 01:23 AM |#11  
gerstavros's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Athens
Thanks Meter: 115
 
More
apnoia, does greek (Ελληνικά) language work? Also, where did you find 4.1 rom?
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Guest Quick Reply (no urls or BBcode)
Message:
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes