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Old April 7th, 2011, 07:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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G'day, There doesn't seem to be too much going on in this section, so I thought I'd start something.


* z4root works to root the phone.

* Titanium Backup Pro can be used to freeze and/or uninstall applications. I have frozen:
Hi Space
Huawei IME
Layar

* I have uninstalled:
Aldiko
UNO
Prince Of Persia
Bubble Smash(?)

* If you have trouble with the wifi disconnecting and/or not connecting, change the wifi sleep policy (Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Wi-Fi Settings -> (menu button) -> Advanced) to 'Never'.

* If you have 'Never' as the wifi sleep policy, the app 'Auto Wifi Toggle' (free version here: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.appspot.eikatou0.autowifionoff) works a treat to keep it disabled when theres no wifi around, or leave it enabled when there is automatically.

* In the system INFO screen (*#*#INFO#*#* in dialer), alot of X5s will show 'Overvoltage' for the battery health. This appears to be normal?

* If you have trouble with random reboots, it is likely due to being in areas of poor reception and the phone swapping from 2G -> 3G -> 2G rapidly. To make the phone far more reliable, goto the system INFO screen (*#*#INFO#*#* in dialer) -> Phone info -> "Set preferred network type:" and choose "WCDMA preferred". Putting the phone into 2G mode only will actually make it LESS reliable.

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Huawei Firmware U8800 - MoDaCo
is a link of firmwares based on region of release.
Reports on other forums have indicated that the U8800H firmwares can be used on U8800 also but no seen benefit.
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I factory reset my phone as something was stopping it from sleeping.

Interesting things to note after a factory reset:
- Aldiko, UNO, Bubble Blast and Prince Of Persia all stayed gone. When you uninstall using Titanium, they STAY gone even through a factory reset
- Hi Space and Huawei IME came back from their frozen state. This was expected
- Root applied using z4root persists through a factory reset
- The very first time you fire up the market after a reboot, youre greeted with the 'old' market. After setting up wifi and APNs, and relaunching... I had the 'new' market. It obviously updates completely automatically and entirely in the background.

Battery life should be good now, as it appears to be sleeping correctly. I got ~12 hours at 100% 'Running' time so now that it sleeps it should be very nice indeed.
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Default Removing wifi confirmation warning when changing from wifi to 3g

I got sick of the message "continuing will lead to charges" (or something similiar) when swapping from wifi to 2G/3G, so I did a bit of research and found how to stop that. This is how I did it, entirely on the handset itself.
Things you will need:
  1. Run z4root and choose 'temporary' mode (unless you want permanent of course)
  2. Open Root Explorer and nagivate to /system/
  3. Tap on the Mount r/w button at the top of the screen
  4. Find the file build.prop and long press on it. Choose Permissions and change the permission grid from 644 to 777, then hit apply/ok.

    644 in grid format:
    Read x x -
    Write x -
    Execute x -


    777 in grid format:
    Read x x x
    Write x x x
    Execute x x x

  5. Long press on build.prop and choose open in text editor. Look for the line:
    ro.config.hw_RemindWifiToPdp=true
    and change it to
    ro.config.hw_RemindWifiToPdp=false
  6. Save changes, long press on build.prop and reset permissions back to 644 (use the grid above)
  7. Tap on the mount ro at the top of the screen
  8. Reboot phone
Now I can swap between wifi and 3G without any annoying popups
Usual caveats apply, dont do if you're worried about bricking the phone, no warranty or guarantee given, i love lamp
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Hey guys, just wanted to say thanks for these tips. I just got an X5 and I'm absolutely loving it. I have rooted it and am currently researching custom ROMs. Really appeals to my nerdy side. However I have been having issues with random reboots. Great to see a possible solution for this, will post back with results and any tips that I find.
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I have bought the Huawei u8800 (Titan) which I believe is also known as the X5 and am looking for a quick and easy way to root his without bricking it. Those who have rooted theirs using z4oot, could you confirm 2 things?

1) Do you have the Ideos X5 or the Huawei? (As in, did you buy it called one or the other?)

2) Those who used z4root, was it with the stock rom or with an updated custom rom?

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I've only had mine for a month and I've gone and rooted it...I feel so reckless

I didn't have any problems rooting the phone with Z4Root, just a couple of little heart attack moments and it needed a couple of attempts to do so.

bought & installed Titanium Backup and did a back-up after rooting (I have previously backed up data using the Huawei HiSense software on the PC)

Have also bought and installed Root Explorer which works well too but trying to do a file search on it froze the entire phone and I had to re-boot (battery removal) to fix it.

All working fine now.

Now I did all this because of reading this thread...I too want to remove Bubble Bash, Iron Man 2 and few other pre-installed aps. I want to keep Aldiko because I actually use it to gain access to the huge library of free classic books that I have been enjoying re-discovering. (Currently Reading Captain Blood).

Now, with my version of Titanium Backup I cannot un-install the pre-installed games like the ones mentioned earlier because according to Tbu...no apk can be found.

So I'd like to know how these pre-installed game "launchers" can be removed. I appreciate these don't take up much room it's not a space issue I am having it more the nagging annoyance factor that they are there and I won't use them.

If you can talk me through the process you used to uninstall these games would be much appreciated.
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Actually, from the Titanium Backup website in their Q&A section there is a trhead there that explains things.

I managed to find and delete the apk's for BubbleBash, IronMan etc etc and delete them with no problems.

the apk files for the pre installed bloat is buried deep in directories, it would seem for some that the files are not always in the same directory.
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IDEOS X5 with oxygen costum ROM...
ANDROID Gingerbread 2.3.7...

Ideos x5 Gingerbread 2.3.7 Oxygen.wmv - YouTube

youtube link with preview and all necessary links at the end of movie...

Try it, it worth it!
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Titanium Backup PRO is not compatible with huawei ideox x5?
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Hey guys what's up !!!

I need some help if some one can help me out ??



I HAve Ideos X5 u8800 and i want to install oxygen Rom to my Cell i have rooted my cell but when it goes to android system recovery
apply update from sdcard then i choose the zip file of oxygen rom its say's:

finding update package...
opening update package...
verifying update package...
E:failed to verify whole-file-signature
E:signature verification failed
Installation aborted.


How i can install or what does it mean signature verification failed ????

Can anybody help me please


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