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Huawei U8100/U8120 Gingerbread ROM Update 29 by Joilaroi

Huawei U8100/U8120 Gingerbread ROM Update 29 by Joilaroi release on June 30, 2012. This ROM is an update for the previous Joilaroi's ROM Update 28. There is many user complain from update 28 ROM about the low audio issue that seems to be fixed in this update.

The information about this update can be found at xda-developers forum here. From that forum we can see what's new in this update 29:
  • Updated kernel 2.6.32.9 CodeAurora
  • Fixed low audio issues.
  • Added U8120 Parts based on Psyke83 rom. A big thanks to him.
  • Updated to latest cm7.2.0 sources
Don't forget to wipe all data before upgrade your ROM. Read this post if you are new in upgrading ROM: Upgrade Android Huawei U8100 ROM to Gingerbread ROM or if you are having problem upgrading your Android device try this trick: Tips Upgrading ROM - Avoiding Error on Upgrading and Using Custom ROM.

Filesize: 97.9MB
Download Huawei U8100/U8120 Gingerbread ROM Update 29 by Joilaroi

Update 28 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi

The new Gingerbread ROM update from joiloroi release on May 8, 2012.

What's new in this update?
Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi Update 28 changelog:
  • Updated kernel 2.6.32.9 CodeAurora
  • Fixed several typos in Huawei kernel sources.
  • Enabled KSM (Kernel SamePage Mapping) support.
  • Turned on setting for Flash, forgot to add it in previous rom.
  • Update 28 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi
  • used libmm-omxcore and libomxcore compiled from cyanogen open-source instead of proprietary ones.
  • Better 2d performance (before, at 691mhz OC, Antutu Benchmark gave me 184 max score in 2d, now is 350)
  • Turned Rotation animation on by default
  • Fixed battery drain issues caused by camera after app is closed (finally)
  • Updated to latest cm7.2.0 RC1 sources
  • A format and wipe is sugested
Full change include older ROM can be found here. Download Update 28 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi here.

Additional Informations:
Download Link Download Update 28 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi
Step by Step Upgrading Huawei U8100 to Gingerbread ROM
Tips Upgrading ROM - Avoiding Error on Upgrading and Using Custom ROM
Google Applications (Gapps Signed)

Tips Upgrading ROM - Avoiding Error on Upgrading and Using Custom ROM

Tips Upgrading ROM - Avoiding Error on Upgrading and Using Custom ROM. Using a custom ROM with your Android Smartphone have many positive impact to your phone. For me, after using Custom ROM, upgrading from eclair to froyo and after that froyo to gingerbread, I can feel many different in this Custom ROM.

The latest ROM in this blog is Update 26 Gingerbread ROM by joiloroi.

Some change that Android user want most like battery lifetime usage, performance speed, and compatibility with Android Applications and games. And many ROM or I can say that is the main reason to use Custom ROM. The developer of each ROM also keep their ROM to satisfy their users.

But there is a time that we got error while or after upgrade the ROM. Maybe you familiar with the word "Force Close" on your Android. There maybe because the ROM bug or you don't install the ROM in the right way. This post will give you the best way to install ROM, or I can say My best way :D

Backup All your important data (Applications, Contact, etc)

It's very important to do a backup before do anything. I always backup all my Applications and contact before doing ROM upgrade. For Applications backup I' using Huawei Backup. Another applications is Titanium Backup.

Download ROM that Compatible with your Phone!!!

Find ROM that compatible with your Android Smartphone :D

Wipe All Data Before Install ROM

That's why backing up applications is very important. You can also upgrade ROM without wiping data, but the safest way if you don't want to getting "Force Close" or system reboot.

What to wipe:
~ Wipe Data/Factory Reset
~ Wipe Cache Partition
~ Wipe Dalvik Cache (Advance Option in recovery Mode)
~ Wipe Battery Stats (Advance Option in recovery Mode)
~ Format /boot (Important: Only do this if you still have problem after upgrade ROM, do this and repeat all the upgrade step. You can find this in "mount and storage" option in recovery mode.)

Install the ROM and do a clean reboot after the ROM installed

Do not install anything after you successfully installed the ROM. Reboot your phone right after you get the desktop. If you having problem in accessing the desktop after the second reboot, that's mean something not right. You need to wipe data again and reboot. If it still a problem, do Format /boot and re-install ROM.

Do not Install Applications at once

With Huawei Backup or Titanium Backup, you can restore all your applications at once. Don't do that! Just install 2 or 3 applications and reboot after it.

That's all!!!

Additional Informations:

Huawei Backup Download Link
Titanium Backup Download Page
Upgrade Eclair to Froyo Step by step
Upgrade Huawei U8100 to Gingerbread Step by step

Update 26 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi

The new Gingerbread ROM update from joiloroi release on April 16, 2012. When the first time installed it, you will see the different on boot logo. It use the default Huawei Logo on boot screen. It's also added the boot sound after the CyanogenMod animation screen.

Update 26 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi
What's new in this update?
Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi Update 26 changelog:
  • Updated kernel 2.6.32.9 CodeAurora
  • added Cleancache, Zcache to kernel and several other updates and patches.
  • improved touchscreen calibration values
  • improved Rom and battery, performance
  • Updated camera libs from latest Froyo rom for m860
  • Added GooManager for future Rom updates
  • Updated to latest cm7.2.0 RC1 sources

Full change include older ROM can be found here. Download Update 26 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi here.

Additional Informations:
Download Link Download Update 26 Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC1 by Joiloroi

Step by Step Upgrading Huawei U8100 to Gingerbread ROM

Tips Upgrading ROM - Avoiding Error on Upgrading and Using Custom ROM

Update Gingerbread ROM Android 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC0 Kang

Using a custom ROM of course you will be facing some bugs. But there is always a new thing you'll found on every update. For you who have upgrade your Huawei U8100 ROM to Gingerbread, maybe have the same problem with me. The previous version have an issue with the wireless power. Some times the wireless cannot be power on after idle. Yup, in this version, that bug is fixed. I'm using it for a week and having no problem at all (except the FM Radio).

I'm using ROM Android 2.3.7 - CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC0 Kang, found on xda-developers forum thread by jailaroi. And I think this is the most updated ROM from that forum. Jailaroi also active in answering question from other member, so it can make sure the next update will be better.


The previous post about upgrading to gingerbread have explain how to step by step upgrading your ROM, but if you are new in this blog, you can read upgrade your Huawei U8100 ROM to Gingerbread with the ROM you have downloaded from here. It's have the same procedure.

Additional Information
CM7.2.0 RC0 with Kernel 2.6.32-9-perf from Codeaurora Download Link

Huawei U8120 Default USB Driver and PC Suite

After Upgrading your Phone to gingerbread ROM, you will see your phone model is change to Huawei U8120. That is of course makes you happy, but try to connect it with your computer. It will ask you for Huawei U8120 Driver too. And maybe you will try to find it on CD Drive that usually installed automatically, but there is only a removable drive that can not be access. When you try to access it with the option on the phone, you will only see files from your MicroSD card.

Well, that is my experience :D. Using the Android File Manager to find the driver on the phone storage, still no luck for me. The driver is needed to use with PC Suite or to connect using ADB shell like when you install ClockworkMod recovery to your phone.

You can read here MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.2: PC Suite For Android Huawei U8100/U8120 if you want to download the driver from Huawei Official Sites that work with Huawei U8120 Android Smartphone or continue reading this article to use the default driver and PC Suite from Huawei U8120 phone.

Huawei U8120 Default USB Driver and PC Suite

This Huawei U8120 Default USB Driver and PC Suite was extracted from original Huawei U8120 phone with the same trick like my previous post Default Huawei U8100 USB Driver and PC Suite. This file is in .ISO format, so you need a software to mount the ISO file or extract it like Daemon Tools.

Additional Informations:
Huawei U8120 Default USB Driver and PC Suite Download link
Daemon Tools PRO ADVANCED 4.41.0315.0262
Default Huawei U8100 USB Driver and PC Suite
Upgrading your Phone to gingerbread ROM
MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.2: PC Suite For Android Huawei U8100/U8120
Install ClockworkMod recovery

Install Google Apps (Gapps Signed) For Android

Google Apps (Gapps Signed) For Android are applications by Google for Android. There are many applications that very important from Google apps. All of you surely know "Market", this is one of Google Applications and much more applications.

There are several ROM that not included with Google Apps. So, before you upgrade your Android ROM, make sure it's included with Google Apps. If it's not, you can manually install Google Apps on your phone by download Google Apps or also called "gapps signed".

Install Google Apps (Gapps Signed) For Android
The previous post we have know how to upgrade Android Huawei U8100 to Gingerbread and to Froyo. You also have the link for many ROM that suitable with Android Huawei U8100. So, if you found no Market after flashing your phone, you need to install gapps signed.

To install gapps signed, there is no different with upgrade ROM except you don't need to wipe the data. For example, Let's start to install Google Apps on Huawei U8100 with Gingerbread ROM CyanogenMod 7.

What you need to install Google Apps?

How to Install Google Apps (Gapps Signed) For Android?
1. Make sure your MicroSD use FAT32 as file system, or format it if it's not.
2. Copy gapps signed file you have downloaded before to MicroSD.
3. Turn off your phone and enter the recovery mode by pressing "Call" + "Volume Up" and Power On your phone while keep pressing the button.
Upgrade Android Huawei U8100 ROM to Gingerbread ROM
4. Release the button when entering the recovery mode. Below is the ClockworkMod recovery looks like.
Upgrade Android Huawei U8100 ROM to Gingerbread ROM
5. Now choose "install zip from sdcard" and navigate to "gapps-gb-20110828-signed.zip" (gapps signed file)
6. Wait untill the flashing completed.
8. Choose "reboot system now" to reboot your phone to a new ROM.
9. Done. Now you can follow the on-screen instruction to sign-in to ypur Google Account.

Additional Informations:
Collection of Google Apps Download Link.
gapps-gb-20110828-signed.zip Download Link
Upgrade Android Huawei U8100 ROM to Gingerbread ROM
How to install ClockworkMod Recovery

Upgrade Android Huawei U8100 ROM to Gingerbread ROM

Android Huawei U8100 default ROM is Eclair. The previous post have explain how to upgrade Android Huawei U8100 Eclair to Froyo. If you have done that, you will have no trouble to upgrade Android Huawei U8100 to Gingerbread. There is no different on doing this, except the ROM file that we use to upgrade.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread is the later version of Android OS 2.2 Froyo. Gingerbread make many improvements from Froyo, such as refined the user interface, improved the soft keyboard and copy/paste features, improved gaming performance, added SIP support (VoIP calls), and added support for Near Field Communication, etc.

You can find Huawei U8100 Gingerbread ROM from here. For this example I will use Android 2.3.7 - Cyanogen Mod 7.2.0 RC0 - update 20 by joilaroi. You can visit the forum here or download the ROM here. Let's start!!!

What you need to Upgrade Android Huawei U8100 ROM to Gingerbread ROM?
  1. Android Huawei U8100 Smartphone
  2. ClockworkMod recovery
  3. Gingerbread ROM
  4. MicroSD
  5. Full charge of battery


How to Upgrade Android Huawei U8100 ROM to Gingerbread ROM?
First download ROM file from the link above, and make sure you have change recovery mode to ClockworkMod recovery.

1. Make sure your MicroSD use FAT32 as file system, or format it if it's not.
2. Copy the ROM file you have downloaded before to MicroSD.
3. Turn off your phone and enter the recovery mode by pressing "Call" + "Volume Up" and Power On your phone while keep pressing the button.
Upgrade Android Huawei U8100 ROM to Gingerbread ROM
4. Release the button when entering the recovery mode. Below is the ClockworkMod recovery looks like.
Upgrade Android Huawei U8100 ROM to Gingerbread ROM
5. Now choose "install zip from sdcard" and navigate to "cm-7.2.0-RC0-u8120-KANG-signed_update20a.zip" (ROM file)
6. Wait untill the flashing completed, then choose "wipe data/factory reset" and "wipe cache partition".
7. Go to "advanced" and choose "wipe dalvik cache".
8. Choose "reboot system now" to reboot your phone to a new ROM.
Upgrade Android Huawei U8100 ROM to Gingerbread ROM
9. Done, Now you can play TopEleven Football Manager and Angry Birds Rio!!! Enjoy.

Additional Information:
How to install ClockworkMod Recovery
Android 2.3.7 - Cyanogen Mod 7.2.0 RC0 – Huawei U8120 - update 20 Forum
Android 2.3.7 - Cyanogen Mod 7.2.0 RC0 – Huawei U8120 - update 20 ROM Download
Upgrade Android Huawei U8100 Eclair to Froyo
Install Google Apps For Android