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omjo

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i purchased p7 while ago and then while i search in the internet i find that there is many models of p7 and mine was p7-l11 and it's australian model but i'm not from australia
so this model seems that it doesn't receive any updates and it's still on EMUI 2.3 and probably will not get lolipop update also
is there a way to make it like global model (p7-l10 ) by install another ROM or something ? so it can receive the updates normally
thanks and sorry for my english.
 

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Hi
i purchased p7 while ago and then while i search in the internet i find that there is many models of p7 and mine was p7-l11 and it's australian model but i'm not from australia
so this model seems that it doesn't receive any updates and it's still on EMUI 2.3 and probably will not get lolipop update also
is there a way to make it like global model (p7-l10 ) by install another ROM or something ? so it can receive the updates normally
thanks and sorry for my english.
You can flash the latest version manually, but I can't guarantee that you won't damage your device.

I think not much can go wrong as long as you don't change the kernel and have a backup of your current build (use CWM recovery > backup).

http://forum.xda-developers.com/ascend-p7/general/cwm-flashable-b609-p7-l10-complete-t3004343
 
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You can flash the latest version manually, but I can't guarantee that you won't damage your device.

I think not much can go wrong as long as you don't change the kernel and have a backup of your current build (use CWM recovery > backup).

http://forum.xda-developers.com/ascend-p7/general/cwm-flashable-b609-p7-l10-complete-t3004343

thanks for replay
but are you sure if i follow the steps correct it will work without any damage ?
because the phone is new and i dont' want lose it very fast
 

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thanks for replay
but are you sure if i follow the steps correct it will work without any damage ?
because the phone is new and i dont' want lose it very fast

Probably only the CUST partition is different, but alas, there is no information whatsoever. If I'm not mistaken the Asian versions have the same hardware, so the number after the L should only mean that it's for another region, and that's all. There are a few ROMs made for the L01 here on the forum, and they are working on the L10, and vica versa. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't create hardware malfunction, so even if the software is buggy on the other variant if you have a backup, you can always flash the original.
 
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First i would check if you have an unlocked bootloader .

When not unlock it by rooting with root genius.

The Kernel is for all models the same .

The different is the system , modem and cust partition.

So when you have one sim slot and one micro SD slot you can try it with the L-10 Software when you have dual-sim you have to try the China devices Software (L-5/7/9/0)

But i would recommend to flash a full update and not only the system partition

But flashing these Software from one on the other should not damege the device ..

But when you do this this youre deal, so don't blame me if something goes wrong...
 
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First i would check if you have an unlocked bootloader .

When not unlock it by rooting with root genius.

The Kernel is for all models the same .

The different is the system , modem and cust partition.

So when you have one sim slot and one micro SD slot you can try it with the L-10 Software when you have dual-sim you have to try the China devices Software (L-5/7/9/0)

But i would recommend to flash a full update and not only the system partition

But flashing these Software from one on the other should not damege the device ..

But when you do this this youre deal, so don't blame me if something goes wrong...

i don't know if the bootloader unlocked or not , How could i know ?
i have one sim slot and one micro SD slot so it will be same as L-10 , so do i just follow the steps like in this link : http://forum.xda-developers.com/ascend-p7/general/cwm-flashable-b609-p7-l10-complete-t3004343 ?
or should i do something before it ?
 

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i don't know if the bootloader unlocked or not , How could i know ?
i have one sim slot and one micro SD slot so it will be same as L-10 , so do i just follow the steps like in this link : http://forum.xda-developers.com/ascend-p7/general/cwm-flashable-b609-p7-l10-complete-t3004343 ?
or should i do something before it ?

If think your best bet is to ipdate with the three button method with the original bootloader and recovery. Download the full B609 ROM from here (click on Letöltés), put it in /sdcard0/dload (or on the SD card, doesn't matter), and update either through the system menu or by holding down all three buttons when booting. In case anything goes wrong (which it shouldn't), you can use the same method with the L11's ROM to downgrade.
 
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If think your best bet is to ipdate with the three button method with the original bootloader and recovery. Download the full B609 ROM from here, put it in /sdcard0/dload (or on the SD card, doesn't matter), and update either through the system menu or by holding down all three buttons when booting. In case anything goes wrong (which it shouldn't), you can use the same method with the L11's ROM to downgrade.

Thanks for reply
is that easy ? so i don't have to change anything like in the link ?
also i don't have L11's ROM and i didn't find it so is the backup will be enough if something wrong happen ?
 

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Thanks for reply
is that easy ? so i don't have to change anything like in the link ?
also i don't have L11's ROM and i didn't find it so is the backup will be enough if something wrong happen ?

Updating to the official ROMs is easy since there is a force update option. In your case it will still work and most likely will not cause any harm.
But now that I think of it, if you want to make a backup, you're out of luck. Well, mostly.
If you'd like to create a backup, you'd have to
  1. unlock bootloader / flash an unlocked bootloader
  2. flash recovery
  3. backup your current ROM
All of the above can be done but you cannot flash a B609 ROM on top of a B133 base - you'd have to update with the recovery and bootloader you just lost to make a backup. If you don't have the original ROM's files, you cannot go back if anything goes wrong.

To sum it up:
  • you can easily update
  • you (probably) cannot make a backup

Decide for yourself it it's worth the minimal risk.
 
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omjo

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Updating to the official ROMs is easy since there is a force update option. In your case it will still work and most likely will not cause any harm.
But now that I think of it, if you want to make a backup, you're out of luck. Well, mostly.
If you'd like to create a backup, you'd have to
  1. unlock bootloader / flash an unlocked bootloader
  2. flash recovery
  3. backup your current ROM
All of the above can be done but you cannot flash a B609 ROM on top of a B133 base - you'd have to update with the recovery and bootloader you just lost to make a backup. If you don't have the original ROM's files, you cannot go back if anything goes wrong.

To sum it up:
  • you can easily update
  • you (probably) cannot make a backup

Decide for yourself it it's worth the minimal risk.

mmm i don't know why i'm not comfortable with this ):
so you say that if i flash the ROM like in the link it will not make any difference and i will still lose my phone of something wrong happen ?
 

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mmm i don't know why i'm not comfortable with this ):
so you say that if i flash the ROM like in the link it will not make any difference and i will still lose my phone of something wrong happen ?

Well, since the L11's number seems to come from only being sold in Australia, and no hardware differences, the update should go without a hitch. But we can never know since nobody reported anything about it.
Now, just to be clear - L10 users have flashed L01 custom ROMs, and there seems to be no problems apart from the ROMs' bugs.
My opinion is that there will be no problems, but I am no expert as I have never heard of the L11 variant.
 
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Well, since the L11's number seems to come from only being sold in Australia, and no hardware differences, the update should go without a hitch. But we can never know since nobody reported anything about it.
Now, just to be clear - L10 users have flashed L01 custom ROMs, and there seems to be no problems apart from the ROMs' bugs.
My opinion is that there will be no problems, but I am no expert as I have never heard of the L11 variant.

Ok i think i will wait for a while and see what to do
Thanks for your assistance
 

omjo

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Well, since the L11's number seems to come from only being sold in Australia, and no hardware differences, the update should go without a hitch. But we can never know since nobody reported anything about it.
Now, just to be clear - L10 users have flashed L01 custom ROMs, and there seems to be no problems apart from the ROMs' bugs.
My opinion is that there will be no problems, but I am no expert as I have never heard of the L11 variant.

Hello :)
could you see this link please : http://forum.xda-developers.com/ascend-p7/general/emui-3-0-b609-errors-vodafone-cust-p7-t3060527
it seems that he has the same problem but different country
he changes the CUST and then flash full version ROM
Do you think it is better if i do the same ?
 

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Hello :)
could you see this link please : http://forum.xda-developers.com/ascend-p7/general/emui-3-0-b609-errors-vodafone-cust-p7-t3060527
it seems that he has the same problem but different country
he changes the CUST and then flash full version ROM
Do you think it is better if i do the same ?

Ah, didn't think about the CUST partition - but yes, this is probably the only difference between the submodels. I you want to make sure you can return, see if your L11 has an update.app for the CUST partition. I remember distantly flashing these when upgrading to B602 (the beta of 4.4) and now when updating to the Lollipo beta.
 

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Ah, didn't think about the CUST partition - but yes, this is probably the only difference between the submodels. I you want to make sure you can return, see if your L11 has an update.app for the CUST partition. I remember distantly flashing these when upgrading to B602 (the beta of 4.4) and now when updating to the Lollipo beta.

i'm not sure about update.app for the CUST but i find something maybe help
see this link the second file : http://asanfile.com/file?path=huawei/flash file/p series/p7-l11/android 4.4.2/
it has the same build number and same custom version of mine and it's from the same company (Optus) so it seems like it's the same ROM on my phone !
do you think it will help if something wrong happened and i can return with this ROM ?
 

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i'm not sure about update.app for the CUST but i find something maybe help
see this link the second file : http://asanfile.com/file?path=huawei/flash file/p series/p7-l11/android 4.4.2/
it has the same build number and same custom version of mine and it's from the same company (Optus) so it seems like it's the same ROM on my phone !
do you think it will help if something wrong happened and i can return with this ROM ?

Yes, the second one seems to me like a complete package. Don't know how to unpack the update.app, so we can't be sure. There is a thread though with an almighty CUST partition, that might help you - also, if you change the CUST, you can surely flash the ROM that' bund to your new CUST - so I think if you flash the international CUST with the international 4.4 ROM, then you can go back to the international B133 if aníthing goes wrong. Make sure you make a note of everything in your system information menu before doing anything.
 

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Yes, the second one seems to me like a complete package. Don't know how to unpack the update.app, so we can't be sure. There is a thread though with an almighty CUST partition, that might help you - also, if you change the CUST, you can surely flash the ROM that' bund to your new CUST - so I think if you flash the international CUST with the international 4.4 ROM, then you can go back to the international B133 if aníthing goes wrong. Make sure you make a note of everything in your system information menu before doing anything.

when you click at the file it shows that there is update.app so i think that what you mean
so does the files in this link good : http://forum.xda-developers.com/ascend-p7/general/emui-3-0-b609-errors-vodafone-cust-p7-t3060527
or use another ?
and one last thing , in the link he put file to update to B133 before upgrade , should i use it or not ?
 

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when you click at the file it shows that there is update.app so i think that what you mean
so does the files in this link good : http://forum.xda-developers.com/ascend-p7/general/emui-3-0-b609-errors-vodafone-cust-p7-t3060527
or use another ?
and one last thing , in the link he put file to update to B133 before upgrade , should i use it or not ?

Yes, you should first update to B133. Don't really know if it is necessary, mind you - but since that's the way he did it, I wouldn't wander off a beaten path ;) The second step he makes is the update.app that modifies the CUST partition. If you flash that, I bet you can always roll back to B133 in the same thread.
 

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Yes, you should first update to B133. Don't really know if it is necessary, mind you - but since that's the way he did it, I wouldn't wander off a beaten path ;) The second step he makes is the update.app that modifies the CUST partition. If you flash that, I bet you can always roll back to B133 in the same thread.

when i look to the build number it show : L11V100R001C00B133SP04
so it seems that i already have B133 ?!
and also link of B133 in the thread doesn't work anymore so i think i will just change the CUST and flash the ROM
 

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    Thanks for reply
    is that easy ? so i don't have to change anything like in the link ?
    also i don't have L11's ROM and i didn't find it so is the backup will be enough if something wrong happen ?

    Updating to the official ROMs is easy since there is a force update option. In your case it will still work and most likely will not cause any harm.
    But now that I think of it, if you want to make a backup, you're out of luck. Well, mostly.
    If you'd like to create a backup, you'd have to
    1. unlock bootloader / flash an unlocked bootloader
    2. flash recovery
    3. backup your current ROM
    All of the above can be done but you cannot flash a B609 ROM on top of a B133 base - you'd have to update with the recovery and bootloader you just lost to make a backup. If you don't have the original ROM's files, you cannot go back if anything goes wrong.

    To sum it up:
    • you can easily update
    • you (probably) cannot make a backup

    Decide for yourself it it's worth the minimal risk.
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    Hi
    i purchased p7 while ago and then while i search in the internet i find that there is many models of p7 and mine was p7-l11 and it's australian model but i'm not from australia
    so this model seems that it doesn't receive any updates and it's still on EMUI 2.3 and probably will not get lolipop update also
    is there a way to make it like global model (p7-l10 ) by install another ROM or something ? so it can receive the updates normally
    thanks and sorry for my english.
    You can flash the latest version manually, but I can't guarantee that you won't damage your device.

    I think not much can go wrong as long as you don't change the kernel and have a backup of your current build (use CWM recovery > backup).

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/ascend-p7/general/cwm-flashable-b609-p7-l10-complete-t3004343
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    thanks for replay
    but are you sure if i follow the steps correct it will work without any damage ?
    because the phone is new and i dont' want lose it very fast

    Probably only the CUST partition is different, but alas, there is no information whatsoever. If I'm not mistaken the Asian versions have the same hardware, so the number after the L should only mean that it's for another region, and that's all. There are a few ROMs made for the L01 here on the forum, and they are working on the L10, and vica versa. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't create hardware malfunction, so even if the software is buggy on the other variant if you have a backup, you can always flash the original.
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    First i would check if you have an unlocked bootloader .

    When not unlock it by rooting with root genius.

    The Kernel is for all models the same .

    The different is the system , modem and cust partition.

    So when you have one sim slot and one micro SD slot you can try it with the L-10 Software when you have dual-sim you have to try the China devices Software (L-5/7/9/0)

    But i would recommend to flash a full update and not only the system partition

    But flashing these Software from one on the other should not damege the device ..

    But when you do this this youre deal, so don't blame me if something goes wrong...
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    i don't know if the bootloader unlocked or not , How could i know ?
    i have one sim slot and one micro SD slot so it will be same as L-10 , so do i just follow the steps like in this link : http://forum.xda-developers.com/ascend-p7/general/cwm-flashable-b609-p7-l10-complete-t3004343 ?
    or should i do something before it ?

    If think your best bet is to ipdate with the three button method with the original bootloader and recovery. Download the full B609 ROM from here (click on Letöltés), put it in /sdcard0/dload (or on the SD card, doesn't matter), and update either through the system menu or by holding down all three buttons when booting. In case anything goes wrong (which it shouldn't), you can use the same method with the L11's ROM to downgrade.
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