[Official Discussion] Huawei Ascend 2.1 - 2.2 Firmware Upgrade (Info updated as received!)General


  1. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    I can help you tomorrow if that's okay.

    Good decision. Icarus is nice and safe and no issues. :)

    I think (hope) we have this taken care of now. :)

    My phone is growing on me...literally!!! hahaha Like a parasite!!! :D

    I honestly don't know if anyone will be working on it then. They will have probably moved on to bigger and better things. We need to all start looking for phones we all like.....so we can move on and up together. LOL

    :D

    (When the time comes!)
  2. la sal

    la sal Well-Known Member

    Do you need Titanium Backup to go from 2.1 to Icarus...or does it wipe everything (including Titanium)?
  3. Stikman

    Stikman Well-Known Member

    i wouldve switch to icarus a few weeks ago but i know people are having problems with it, like the app market force closes and they have other issues too

    i want icarus so bad though
  4. r0ckstarr

    r0ckstarr Well-Known Member

    If we are running the Icarus Mod, will we still get the update for 2.2, or will we have to flash back to stock in order to be able to get the 2.2 update?

    Is there a link to a list of these cool new features somewhere around here?
  5. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome VIP Member

    The data issue is due to my service provider. Also, The MMS was fixed for me. My market works fine. I download stuff like mad. Then again, As with even the stock one there are going to be times of force closures. Icarus is based off Eclair. No matter how great it is, There will still be the same kind of issues you'd have if you were stock. No rom is going to be a "Magical fix all" rom. LOL. You've just got to enjoy the fact that Icarus does run smoother, Faster and is memory efficient. Oh and it also looks farking awesome. XD
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  6. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome VIP Member

    I just don't see it being faster than what people will make as far as roms go. I also don't want to have to deal with all the bloatware again. The hardware in this phone is only so capable. No amount of updates is going to make it something it isn't. So far Icarus has made my phone the most efficient I think it can be.

    Here are the cool features I like:
    The see through notification bar.
    The green theme, With the battery positioned vertical instead of horizontal.
    The unlock/volume off sliders are smaller, Less lag.
    The menu loads more quickly, I so far haven't had any time where it has to "Load the app picture".
    Apps2SD, this is very good for effectively keeping your phone with more internal memory. I have almost twice what I had previously and I have MORE apps now.
    As I'd stated, No bloatware.
    This rom comes with it's own darn wallpaper, Cool ones at that.
    I have 1x, Metro, So I have noticed my webpages and youtube load faster when I'm not using wifi.
    The boot up screen is adorable, Plus the time it takes to start up is almost cut in half (For me at least).
    OH and my apps load up so fast it's like a ninja is playing in my Ascend. Even with rooted and overclocked stock, It's nothing like Icarus.

    My opinions of course. ^^.
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  7. FulciLives

    FulciLives Well-Known Member

    I so want Apps2SD but as I understand it ... it doesn't work with the stock Ascend but will once 2.2 comes out (or if you install Icarus).

    And yes technology is amazing and addicting. I've done things with this phone I never even thought were possible heh

    P.S.
    I should point out this is my first smart phone and really my first 'complicated' cell phone. The only cell phone I had prior to this was a very basic TracFone which was VERY basic.
  8. r0ckstarr

    r0ckstarr Well-Known Member

    Same here, I have only had mine for a couple weeks now.


    Thanks!
  9. Reposiric

    Reposiric Member

    Agreed. It is quite addicting. Especially something so new, like phones. I do know, no matter what happens, I won't be using stock anymore. It is just always going to have complications that a freelance designer will override. I can't wait to get icarus and root my phone. I just made a big sale so ill be putting some if it towards the pro versions of some of the apps that are needed. I cant wait. >_<
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  10. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome VIP Member

    Awesome! Well it's like having a new phone everything. I think I might end up breaking it someday I'm so enthusiastic. Good thing is, This phone would be cheap to replace! XD
  11. AtmosFEAR4701

    AtmosFEAR4701 Member

    the ascend is sooo slow... mine is soo laggy it is just sad and texting is a nightmare, but yet i still love the phone.. i need this 2.2 update ASAP tho
  12. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome VIP Member

    Seriously, Almost all of us are using Icarus 1.1 now. LOL It's so fast you'd think that some tiny microscopic power suddenly erupted from within your motherboard. (A phone has a motherboard doesn't it?) Just sayin...XD

    Not trying to put down the official 2.2 update but, I still think it's not ever going to compare to the ones that people custom make. Not saying you shouldn't wait but...Well...Very few of us have!
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  13. fredrick1213

    fredrick1213 Well-Known Member

    Indeed, it is solved now. I love my even more now!
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  14. Anduiril

    Anduiril Well-Known Member


    Until the update comes out I highly recommend Icarus 1.1 I installed it tonight and it's much faster and SO much better for battery life (I'm on Metro) and just reinstalled all of my old apps without wi-fi and only used 20% of my battery. I had to keep it on a charger before.
    I'll try the upgrade when it comes out but I'll probably switch back until there is an Icarus 2.0 or something similar.
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  15. fredrick1213

    fredrick1213 Well-Known Member

    I installed it yesterday and am VERY satisfied with it. The speed is just incredible! It's a huge improvement.
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  16. Anduiril

    Anduiril Well-Known Member

    I'm not an expert here yet. :) Just a guy with "some" computer and electronics knowledge (Okay it's what I do for a living) and learning to apply it to the phone.

    The Icarus install went quicker than I planned and I'm very happy with it.
  17. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    It's got all the bugs fixed now Stik!

    I was gonna do this but september beat me to it! :D

    Well...your opinion means a LOT! AWESOME! :D

    The jury is still out on when and if 2.2 is coming to the Ascend so you might as well do what you can to enjoy it more now! :p

    LOL! You should be an old PRO by now, Rock! :)

    Where's the Rehab Center? LMAO!!! :D

    That's the real beauty of the beast! hahaha We can afford to break it!!! LOL!

    By the time the official 2.2 update gets here (if it does) we will all be hollering for Gingerbread!!! ;)

    Awww....I'm so happy! :D

    Another fantastic testimonial! WTG Andy!!! :)

    YIPPEE KI YAYYYY!!! :D

    Hey! You been holdin' out on us? Now we know how to get tech support!!! LOL ;)

    No...you only need to be rooted. :)
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  18. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome VIP Member

    Jazz, You are so cool. You answer everyone all at once! It's like nothing gets past you! That's just so darn awesome, srsly. XD If you weren't here I'd bawl my darn eyes out I'd miss you so much! I always look forward to reading all your posts! Especially when you go on a music rampage! (YAY for Pandora!!!)
  19. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    You have no idea how happy you have made me since you joined our happy little forum! Thanks so much! :D

    I guess I did kinda go on a little Pandora trip today didn't I? Blame it on the logo!!! hahahaha!!! LMAO!!! :p
  20. Anduiril

    Anduiril Well-Known Member

    Jazzy I'm not holding out. But give me a couple weeks before calling me for tech support. ;)

    I must not have read the Pandora rant thread yet. I'm multi-tasking right now so just bouncing in and out of the forum for a while today.
  21. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Okay Andy!!! :)

    The Pandora rant was over on the Icarus 1.1 thread. I replied to everyone with a song! :D
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  22. r0ckstarr

    r0ckstarr Well-Known Member

    If we are running the Icarus Mod, will we still get the update for 2.2, or will we have to flash back to stock in order to be able to get the 2.2 update?
  23. FLFireman

    FLFireman Active Member

    So I've been following this thread (and others) on AF since I bought my wife a new Ascend (Metro) and I have to say it was been very helpful to an Android novice. So far I have successfully been able to root her phone and get rid of some bloatware and have been waiting (not so patiently) for the 2.2 upgrade. After hearing all of u rave about Icarus though, you have me convinced that I should install this on my wife's Ascend... Especially since I am tired of hearing her complain of the speed - or lack thereof. The one question I have is whether the contacts will be lost if I install it, or what I need to do so that I don't have to manually input her contacts again bc that was a real pain. Thanks again for all of your help because I'm sure there are countless people like me who follow AF incognito and have been helped by the useful info given.
  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Welcome to the forums!

    Log on her Gmail account via the web, then select the link for Contacts - ensure hers are there.

    If not, the helpful gang here can help with the steps and config options to upload them.

    With your calendar and contacts on Google's cloud you can swap devices and never worry.

    Hope this helps!
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  25. FLFireman

    FLFireman Active Member

    I will give this try a little bit later and let u know how it goes. Thanks for your help!
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