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

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  1. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Yeah...that will be interesting to see. I just hope the hardware can support the upgrade and optimization to everyone's hopes and aspirations.


    Here's how I feel about the Ascend. When Huawei came out with it they produced a beautifully designed phone. The style and the dimensions are perfect. Some of the other things could have been better but I'm really just talking about the phone style and appearance here now.

    I wish they would come out with the same basic phone only call it the Ascend II or something. LOL And it would look basically the same (only nicer).

    Is this asking for too much? I don't think so!!!!! Of course it should have Froyo with the capability of upgrading to Honeycomb!


    NO! I am not delusional. It could happen!

    "Just what made that little old ant...think he could move a rubber tree plant"


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  2. BlastGT1

    BlastGT1 Well-Known Member

    If they made the Ascend II with a dedicated GPU, I'd buy it. I love the fact that the current phone has such a large screen, it just lacks the horsepower that would put it in the middle tier.
  3. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Me too. I love the phone enough that if they basically duplicated the design with a few tweaks here and there, I'd pay over $200 for it. I think I would top out at $250 if it had 4G capability and an upgrade to 2.3.

  4. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

  5. joser116

    joser116 Guest

    Cricket or Metro?
  6. joser116

    joser116 Guest

    Well they need to see the thread to see the whole story. There will be an update, but it is not going to be delivered by Cricket, but it will still be releasede by Huawei.
  7. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    I believe what joser said he saw yesterday was accurate. My spidey-sense is telling me that someone got reamed for revealing some information he wasn't supposed to, and now they are backtracking to cover their asses. Think about it. They dont want people to stop buying the ascend because they are waiting on the new phone to come out. However, if metro is getting the update, we will too, one way or another.
  8. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    [Official Discussion] Huawei Ascend 2.1 - 2.2 Firmware Upgrade (Info updated as received!) This is the official Huawei Ascend 2.2 upgrade Android Forum thread.

    The first post here will be updated continuously as new and 'confirmed' information is released regarding the 2.2 firmware upgrade that Ascend users are anticipating, both with Cricket and MetroPCS.

    All posts on this thread following this one will be considered: discussion and speculation.

    Update: Feb 12, 2011 -

    The latest information we have received officially is from the Cricket Facebook Fanpage on Feb 11, 2011. An official Cricket Rep there has posted that 'at this time' Cricket has received no word as to when the upgrade will be released and that it will not come from the carrier, but will be released through the manufacturer, Huawei. Cricket has advised that they will keep the users posted. While we have not seen anything official from MetroPCS, we can only assume at this time that upgrades for Metro Ascend users will recieve the upgrade in the same manner. Just as soon as we have official information from MetroPCS we will be posting it here in this first post.

    Regarding News,Tips and Rumors:

    If you have information regarding the 2.2 upgrade you want to share, please post it here on this thread instead of creating a new thread. All new threads pertaining to the 2.2 Froyo upgrade for the Ascend, whether it is for Cricket or MetroPCS will either be merged into this one of locked. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

    All rumors or news will be checked out first and updates will be posted here on this first post as they are deemed to be of importance to the Ascend Forum. Your discussion and speculation is highly welcome, however!

    To begin the discussion anew:

    So the good news is that at least we have not heard that 2.2 is NOT going to be forthcoming. Remember that the Ascend was only officially released in Nov 2010 for Cricket and December 2010 for MetroPCS. So it isn't like it has been out there forever without any upgrade.

    An example of upgrades: The Kyocera Zio (Cricket Smartphone) was launched by Cricket in Sept 2010. It has just now been officially announced by Cricket that it will be updating to 2.2. So it is natural to assume it might take as long as six months for the Ascend to receive an upgrade as well. Fortunately for the users, the Ascend was released with 2.1 instead of the 1.6 that the Zio had.

    Note: With regards to the recently posted information on upgrading from 2.1 to 2.2, please do not attempt this procedure. While the poster who posted the information and instructions here has the very best of intentions, it is the Chinese version of the upgrade and we have not yet received the American version. If you live in China please disregard this message.

    It is unwise to attempt to upgrade following these instructions at this time. Please wait until we have received the official release.

    We have reports from those who have tried that they are now unable to use their phones.

    It is good news, however, that we received this news as that means we are getting just this much closer to having our 2.2 upgrade.

    To again answer your questions before you ask:

    1. No one knows when we will get the official upgrade at this time.

    2. No one knows for sure how we will be notified but it has been stated, at least by Cricket, that the upgrade will come from Huawei Manufacturer.

    3. We will post here (in this first post) the minute we receive or have confirmed the official release.

    4. All users: We will have directions to help and assist you with any manual upgrades.

    3. Rooted users: When you see the official upgrade, wait for further instructions here on how to proceed.

    Stay tuned. :)
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  9. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    The x5 looks very similar, but much nicer to me. Ive always hated the shiny plastic battery cover on the ascend. Am I the only one who will miss having the trackball? It comes in handy for "dialing in" what you want to click on on crowded pages.
  10. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    I really really want the X6 !!! :)

    No! I am NOT spoiled!!!

    I just know what I want! And I want it NOW!!!

    Instant gratification is NOT soon enough!!!

  11. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome VIP Member

    This is all the information they sent me when I asked them about an upgrade. I'd asked if it was true or rumor that there was a Froyo 2.2 update coming. ==>"Dear Sir /Madam
    Thank you for you appreciation to our Smart phone, ,as for the Android device you could visit our technical forum for the lattest info

    Huawei Technical Forum: Huawei Device Technical Forum
    Thank you"
    That was it. X.x I'm scared to try any of the mod roms because I am concerned it will affect the update (If we get one). Keeping my fingers crossed. Perhaps I should bother asking a Metro Pcs representative too?
  12. juniorcleff

    juniorcleff Well-Known Member

    I too wont try any ROM mods. I will just be patient and wait for the official release.
  13. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    For those of you waiting for the 2.2, I think you are smart to keep your phones as stock as possible in the meantime.

    You can always do the custom ROMs.

    There are a lot of rumors now surfacing about if and when the Ascend will get an update but still nothing concrete.

    Mobile World Congress is going on now in Barcelona and Huawei just unveiled a new smartphone called the X3 that is going to have 2.3 as stock. It's still under $200 bucks and sounds pretty cool.

    Here's a link to some other stuff that Huawei is doing. Interesting reading if you have the chance:

    China?s Huawei, ZTE take aim at smartphones - Investors.com
  14. TazZDroiD

    TazZDroiD Well-Known Member

    EVERY MetroPCS rep I have talked to has NO CLUE about anything to do with anything outside of selling the phone and taking my payments...
  15. BlastGT1

    BlastGT1 Well-Known Member

    I'm betting that's because the people with any REAL knowledge can earn a lot better paycheck elsewhere.
  16. TazZDroiD

    TazZDroiD Well-Known Member

    Well Said!
  17. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    interesting article
  18. starr1048

    starr1048 Well-Known Member

    I heard Huawei Ideos will be out in the US before summer time
    i dont like the design as much as Ascend
    and its missing the Camera Key
    Youtube it if u guys wanna see how the phone look
    but that's an Andriod 2.2
    I wonder if they are gonna push that one out insist
    of doing a update ??????
    more money for them , suck for all of us that just bought the Ascend :(
  19. BlastGT1

    BlastGT1 Well-Known Member

    Anything you buy will suck when the next new thing comes out. The thing to remember for us is that, since just about all of us are first-time smartphone users, we didn't know what to look for. Now we all know that our next phone should have a dedicated GPU, more internal memory, froyo/gingerbread, etc. We'll be smarter shoppers in the next round. The big trick right now is getting the most out of the choice we made, rather than being upset about what we didn't get.
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  20. starr1048

    starr1048 Well-Known Member

  21. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member


    That is from a totally UNKNOWN source! Why would you attempt to do something that someone who won't even identify themself suggests? When the official 2.2 update comes out it will be posted here immediately along with instructions.

    My suggestion is to play it on the safe side and not be so hasty. :)
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  22. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Yep! Sad but true. Smart Phone manufacturers are so busy coming out with new and hotter phones that the minute you get one (no matter how great it is) it becomes almost obsolete. hahaha

    I was just looking at some of the new releases at MWC (Mobile World Congress) going on in Barcelona right now. There are some very cool handsets getting ready to hit the U.S. carriers mid 2011. That seriously isn't all that far off. Now we can be patient that long can't we? LOL

    No? Why am I not surprised! hahaha

    I know Cricket is getting a new LG Optimus for sure (don't know which one) and it should be here in Q1 or Q2. I'm hoping they are still going to get the IDEOS X5 as well.

    So Blast...I totally agree with you. We should all just enjoy our phones and not be in such a rush.

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  23. huawei-leak

    huawei-leak Member

    it's not a totally unknown source. as the guy who posted the blog has his name on it...it's an unknown source to you. but apples to oranges. end of the day. the people who had this firmware....were not planning on releasing it, in it's current state. the person who leaked it felt the entire community should have access to it. i mean shit it's gpl. lol. and the more i find out about who really is responsible for this rom... the happier i am to see it released. i mean the dude thats calling it "his rom" didnt do anything more than add a file someone else gave him. this isnt a rom made by darklg lmao it's a rom hacked together by darklg.

    i've tried it, and can say it runs pretty smooth. mms doesnt work. wifi works fine. mms recieves an authentication error from the service provider. something is probably left hard coded from the original chinese device. btw im on cricket. btw props to LG for the build.prop :D without that i doubt this would have happened!
  24. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Where do you see any name on the Blog? I have looked and looked. There is no form of ID whatsoever.

    At any rate...it is not an official release!

    That's what this thread is for. Official and confirmed info regarding the release of 2.2 (Froyo) for the Ascend.

    Btw...are you with Huawei? Just curious as to why you call yourself Huawei Leak?

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