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


  1. huawei-leak

    huawei-leak Member

    my bad the name isnt on the blog. ill message the guy see if he will add it. does that really matter? if his name is bob...how many bobs are out there. this was just a guy doing the ascend community a favor and taking what should be publicly available and making it publicly available.

    wait official? who can officially release it lmao.... huawei won't. cricket won't. metropcs won't...so were will never be an official release....

    as far as i can tell this is just a c8500 rom repackaged for the ascend.

    so it is the official c8500 2.2 rom with ascend packaging ;)

    i guess my name should have been ascend leak...lol

    ps: the issue with mms is a small one. probably something that's been overlooked. hence why it was leaked to the masses. maybe someone else will see something specific to their carrier (cricket, metropcs) and know the fix. the current issue is when you receive an mms you try and download the mms and the service provider says authentication error. adb logcat ;)
  2. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Anyone can make a blog.

    When the upgrade is released it will be through Huawei. We still have no official word if and when that will be.

    Thanks for your post.
  3. ventovic

    ventovic Well-Known Member

    Read the blog and it sounds like what they are working on over at myascend web site in the development part of the forum, so i would guess its one of them that leaked it since none of them on the site would release it for others to work with, just my thoughts on the matter.:D
  4. huawei-leak

    huawei-leak Member

    and fill it with random content bacck to april 2010? lol. think about that one dude. the reason it was released on the blog was because i (not myascend) have control over it. theres nothing they (myascend) can do to make me remove it. hint: the blog is mine lmao.

    and to ventovic... uh it wasnt released by anyone at myascend. they didnt want this released. thats why when i got my hands on it....it was released. lol. if it isnt making sense yet...i wrote the blog entry. as well as being the guy who leaked the rom.
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  5. ventovic

    ventovic Well-Known Member

    Glad you leaked it out, now maybe some one can figure the mms part out...you should start a tread with this info since it doesn't have anything to do with the official discussion in this tread.....and i understand your point on whats official in your earlier post it will just keep things easier for others to find and work on if they so choose to:D
  6. huawei-leak

    huawei-leak Member

    I had a thread under all things root. didnt think to post it elsewhere.
  7. ventovic

    ventovic Well-Known Member

    oh ok cool, I'll go check it out
  8. TazZDroiD

    TazZDroiD Well-Known Member

    Personally I think all the posts here that DON"T pertain to the actual upgrade date or process should be taken out...

    Just for ease of updating my reading on this...
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  9. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Just be glad we're not stuck in a 2 year contract. As fast as these phones keep advancing, I don't see how carriers will be able to lock people in like that much longer.
  10. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    G...I am so glad. LOL When I get to thinking about changing carriers just to get another phone all I have to do to cure myself is visit their websites and look at their plans. I get more appreciative of Cricket and other ppd carriers real fast. :D And yeah...I know more and more people who are getting away from the contracts. Most of my friends are amazed when I tell them what I pay for unlimited everything. LOL
  11. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    2 years is an eternity in the smartphone world. Just think what kinds of handsets will be around 2 years from now!
  12. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Isnt' that the TRUTH! They'll probably be implanted in our ear or our brain or....somewhere. LOL

    Especially with the ban on driving and talking in most states now...

    Yeah...2 years is a long long time in a smart phone life.

    Facebook's new phone will be out soon. I'm waiting for a video to post. :)
  13. OrKo

    OrKo Well-Known Member

    Does this mean I'll be able to play Angry Birds on my Ascend when this update comes out Monday? Not that I don't like Panda's VS Ninja's, but I'd like to be able to play both.
  14. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    lol
  15. OrKo

    OrKo Well-Known Member

    Why the lol?
  16. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Cause you are pulling our leg apparently. Or else you have knowledge we haven't received yet.

    Would you like to share your source please so we can confirm it?

    :)
  17. OrKo

    OrKo Well-Known Member

    Pardon? I just picked up the ascend and was doing some reading up to as why angry birds won't play properly on this thing and a lot of sites say that angry birds won't work with the 2.1 system but will with a 2.2 system, is this false info? I just stumbled on this site and saw you people are all about these droids and figured it'd be a great place to get more info on this neato phone I have here. So will this new system update allow me to play angry birds? =)
  18. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Please read the first post in this thread and you will get the straight scoop.

    There are some unofficial custom roms out there and one Chinese version, which I suspect this is a spinoff of.

    Nothing official yet as to the 2.2.

    Hope you enjoy your Ascend. You might want to try rooting it and flashing the Icarus Mod, which has been successful for most.
  19. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    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 19, 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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  20. OrKo

    OrKo Well-Known Member



    so is there any version of angry birds I can/will be able to play on this phone?

    And what are the benefits of rooting the ascend and how difficult is it to do?
  21. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    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: Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 -


    Good news! I spoke with Cricket Technical Support this morning about another matter to do with my phone. The technical support person told me that the Ascend WILL be getting a 'Firmware Upgrade' soon. He said we would all be notified via text message when it is available and the details.

    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 know now that 2.2 is 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:

    There are new threads popping up encouraging you to install UNOFFICIAL updates! It is recommended that you wait for the OFFICIAL upgrade as the others still have bugs and are not sanctioned by the Ascend Community.

    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. We have been advised now that we will be notified via text message when the upgrade is released.

    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. :)




  22. knucklesdamone

    knucklesdamone New Member

    okay..update the guy updated his page with correct thanks to the right people..but the people came from the myascend.org group..
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  23. StyledFamous

    StyledFamous Member

    LOL guys, just because you have a 2yr contract does not mean you can't change phones. Most carriers let you upgrade.
  24. ventovic

    ventovic Well-Known Member

    oh yeah they love for you to upgrade to a newer phone and not wait for the 2 years to be up, so they can charge you full price for the phone...lol, unless you buy one used off ebay or crigslist :D
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  25. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Exactly. "please feel free to upgrade and pay $500 for this phone. We don't mind."
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