September 7th, 2012, 08:16 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Porirua. New Zealand
Device(s): Huawei Ideos U8150 x 2, Huawei X5 U8800 x 2.
Carrier: Not Provided
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Hi, I think you are saying that your phone is locked?
If so, these instructions I found may help you to get it working again:
Huawei U8800 boot menu
To get the boot menu where you can among other things factory reset the Huawei U8800, do the following. If your phone still has the “old” 2.1 or 2.2 versions of Android, just power off and then restart. If, on the other hand, you have 2.3 (Gingerbread), you may have to power off the phone, slide off the back cover, take out the battery, wait a few seconds, reassemble and then do the following:
Press and hold the Volume up+Power keys and keep holding them until your phone vibrates. After a few seconds, you should get an exclamation point inside a triangle and a 3D android, followed by the boot menu. Now you can reset to factory default. You do this with the menu item wipe data/factory reset. Do under no circumstances select wipe cache partition, as this will brick your phone unless you know exactly what you are doing!
Interestingly, all menu items are all lower case, for some reason, with no initial capital letters. To select an option, arrow down with the volume buttons and select using the power button. Do check you have the correct option before doing this!
I found this info Posted by an IT Pro (nerd) so use it with out any Warranty on my part.
This should return your phone to Factory Reset state which will probably wipe data as a "Forced Upgrade" would.
As you can't use your phone at the moment, you have nothing to lose. Neil.