Originally Posted by eto
ok for a newbie/dummy, who barely got the froyo upgrade from an authorized update metro pcs source installed ok, what is the procedure to get gingerbread on to my huawei ascend?
I have not yet rooted my huawei, is that required to get the gingerbread update/upgrade?
Yeah. It can seem a little hairy, but there is plenty of support here. Look through the Ultimate Ascend Customization Guide sticky in the Ascend - All Things Root subforum. Basically, it goes like this...
- Root your phone
- Install Clockwork Mod Recovery (CWM)
- Backup everything, that is grabbing AntTek or Titanium Backup and backing up your apps, and performing a nandroid (complete system) backup with CWM
- Partition your sdcard to 512 with 32 swap after copying your entire card to your computer (not necessary, but highly advised)
- Flash CyanogenMod 7 (CM7), Google Apps (gapps), and (after a reboot) the MetroPCS mms fix (metroff)
CM7 is the custom 2.3 ROM for the Ascend. Personally, I would recommend using the CWM 184.108.40.206, gapps 20110613 and CM7 09132011 (defaulted to 710) found in the Handy Ascend Download Links sticky in this forum. But that could be a little debatable.