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  1. matthew12345

    matthew12345 Active Member

  2. RoscoNZ

    RoscoNZ Member

    Has anyone tried this Firmware?
    What do you think of it?

    Cheers, Ross.
  3. Rocky4u

    Rocky4u Well-Known Member

    I am using it and I am satisfied with it. There are some bugs, however I feel more comfortable than with leos.
    Let me know what you want to know.
  4. matthew12345

    matthew12345 Active Member

    Rocky4u is there anyway you could give me a guide wud really like to use this but i dont know how to install it :( please help ????
  5. Rocky4u

    Rocky4u Well-Known Member

  6. xavierpj

    xavierpj Member

  7. matthew12345

    matthew12345 Active Member

    is there a 3GW100 link?
  8. atko

    atko Active Member

  9. joshout

    joshout New Member

    Yes, an update for Lenovo lePhone 3GW100 is what I am interested in too!

    Thanks in advance!, Jos
  10. xavierpj

    xavierpj Member

    I'm not having a lot of luck with it..... It's got the boot.img system.img and userdata.img and I put these in the 'image' folder but it will not update.....

    unless anyone else has a clue... trying to trawl around chinese websites using google translate.
  11. atko

    atko Active Member

    Hi, this isn't possible to boot as standard leos. You must use fastboot method.

    You must prepare your PC with adb driver and telephone connection. Remove SD card. Push mirror button then switch on phone. When phone vibrate release mirror button (you will see information about fastboot) and connect phone to computer. Start adb and install with adb commands. You can find description of fastboot method on the web. It's not depend on phone brand. Only connection steps and fastboot switch is depend on phone. You can check this chines page there are some different method description of brush. Or check this
  12. xavierpj

    xavierpj Member

    Cheers for that. I have now downloaded fastboot-mac (for my mac) ran fastboot in terminal and have it installed....

    So far.... much prefer it... phone runs faster and looks far better.. good riddance to the clover and hello vanilla android.

  13. xavierpj

    xavierpj Member

    An evening and a morning playing with the new OS... I have to report that it is sooo much better. It basically turns it into a nexus S with the 2.3.2 gingerbread. After installing google market and apps, everything syncs really well as it is supposed to. Google earth works and many other apps run better and smoother. The response is better and the battery life appears to be slightly longer and good riddance to the chinese nonsense....

    only issue I seem to find is that the screen dims on wake sometimes but have put a widget on the first screen to quickly sort it if need be... worth it for a much more usable phone. :)

    I don't know how to use the pc version of fastboot, but if you can figure it out the IT168 Nova 2.3.2 gingerbread ROM is worth installing I recon
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  14. Rocky4u

    Rocky4u Well-Known Member

    hey, is this different than vanilla lephone?
    could you post some pics please and download link for w3g100?

    Thank you
  15. xavierpj

    xavierpj Member

    From what I can gather this version of gingerbread android 2.3.2 has been put together specifically for the Lenovo lephone by the IT168 team in china who ever they are. It's standard android - not the leOS version. Just on the whole seems a lot more compatible with google and apps in general.

  16. xavierpj

    xavierpj Member

    Oh.... and the 3GW100 link.....

    I think the password should be the same as above and the password the same on the extract of the .rar
  17. atko

    atko Active Member

  18. xavierpj

    xavierpj Member

    I DID have to use the fastboot method. I ran fastboot-mac through the terminal in the actual directory where fastboot-mac terminal app was placed with the files
    ./fastboot-mac flash system system.img (I think it was)
    ./fastboot-mac flash boot boot.img
    ./fastboot-mac flash userdata userdata.img

    Pretty much identical in Linux / Ubuntu too

    this is for mac OSX as I use hackintosh - you'll need to look into it for how to brush the ROM in microspew 7 ;op
  19. matthew12345

    matthew12345 Active Member

    xavierpj is there any way the you could describe how to do the whole process to install this, i have never did the brush method only flast so if you wouldnt mind telling me step by step cause i really am confused and dont want to brick my phone?
  20. Rocky4u

    Rocky4u Well-Known Member

    guys how is this different than vanilla-lephone version ( link not available by the way)
    Skype offers now video calls. has anyone tried it to see if front camera works?

    I wouldn't spend time to flash if nothing different - I have so many things to back-up

  21. Pino13

    Pino13 Well-Known Member


    This firmware is not new, it's the same one made several months ago by the chinese guy named "Big Z".

    It's was released in the Alpha stage, after that the Big Z stopped the development for personal reasons.

    So it works, it's fast but it also has some bugs.

    There are some other chinese guys trying to continue the development but without big improvements so far.

    There is a rumor about the A Team working on a 2.3 firmware, but unconfirmed.
  22. xavierpj

    xavierpj Member

    It's not perfect and does have a few bugs, although personally I'm happier with the bugs and a much better OS. Market even works properly and sees compatible apps.

    I can only describe how I did this is Max OS 10.6 using terminal to brush the three files.

    searched and downloaded fastboot-mac
    put fast-boot mac in the same folder as the three .img files
    started terminal
    pointed the terminal to the folder on the desktop using command CD then dragging the folder to the terminal window the paste in the location.
    Connected the phone the mac - didn't need to install any other software
    typed the three commands:

    ./fastboot-mac flash userdata userdata.img

    ./fastboot-mac flash boot boot.img

    ./fastboot-mac flash system system.img

    In each step, it will report something like:

    sending 'system' (xxxx KB)... OKAY
    writing 'system'... OKAY

    The system.img takes a while. It is larger.

    Reboot. You can do this by:
    ./fastboot-mac reboot

    I suppose it depends on what you want from your phone, but I prefer having a standard android - if you can live with the screen being dim on occasions when waking and adjusting it.

    I'll be keeping my eye out for any other updates as I'm sure there will be some. Just a bit annoying having to use google translate to translate from chinese.
  23. Pino13

    Pino13 Well-Known Member

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  24. xavierpj

    xavierpj Member

    Cheers, although I cannot find a definitive answer whether this will work on my W101 - seems to be w100??. Will maybe pass until I get a little more info on this version as I'm still quite happy with the IT168 Nova fix2 (despite the brightness issue).
  25. Rocky4u

    Rocky4u Well-Known Member

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