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


  1. armirol

    armirol Well-Known Member

    I just installed CM7 and it's awesome.
    The phone is now super fast...what a change!

    I just forgot to save the calls log, else i got back everything easily. I didn't have to reformat the memory card, so everything was right there.

    Someone should write a little tutorial about how to save and transfer your former data, it would be useful.

    Awesome work guys!
    :)
  2. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    I did, but its only possible on the same platform. Cross-platform would most likely led to FC's and other unknown issues.
  3. MoneyHoarder87

    MoneyHoarder87 Well-Known Member

    It depends on where you are getting your apps from. If you get them from shady sites then by all means you should have an antivirus app. I only get mine from the market, which scans the apps before they ever are accessible to the public.
    Safe Alternatives: Amazon, Get Jar, etc.
  4. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    +1 one would only need a av on a phone if they are dumb. Hate if that offends anyone but thats the facts jack!
  5. reddogkgb

    reddogkgb Active Member

    I use androidPit shop, Appbrain, Market, and Getjar and I believe these are reputable app stores. But these AV apps try to pursuade a person into believing we should try their products to stay safe online as well. I use Norton on my laptop and never had a problem. But am I to understand surfing the net on phone is safe without AV, spyware, and maleware protection? Im not trying to push AV by no means, Im just asking a question. Although Im sensing its a stupid question, I just had to ask. Also thanks to everyone on this forum for making it what it is.
  6. MoneyHoarder87

    MoneyHoarder87 Well-Known Member

    Not a stupid question, i was just responding to it with my idea on AV, based upon my usage. It is understandable that some people may need it if they wander into less than ideal sites. For the average user i see no use for them(anti-virus), but i understand some people may need such an app.
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  7. reddogkgb

    reddogkgb Active Member

    I dont frequent less than idea sites, and I havent used AV as of yet on my phone. I was just wondering if it was necessary to use AV to stay safe. But I trust those who know more than I on this site and wont use AV. Who needs junk running in the background taking up memory, right?
  8. MoneyHoarder87

    MoneyHoarder87 Well-Known Member

    That was the reason i got rid of it, it seemed to only eat battery and slow down my phone. The first few weeks after i got this phone i was a total noob. I had ATK, anti-virus, the works. After finding this forum and doing a little homework i learned what was needed. When the market was attacked, the antivirus apps did not even find them on peoples' phones. You can try it out and see if the apps suite you, but i'm sure you will dislike the lag caused by them. But I don't want you stumbling on a virus and coming back saying "hey but you said."lol You will be fine without them.
  9. oppyusa

    oppyusa New Member

    I just visited the MetroPCS store and while I know most people have moved on, I did ask about the 2.2 upgrade. The answer was that there is no plan to update phones that are out (in circulation). The Tapout is the current upgrade and some time latter in the year the standard M860 will move to 2.2.

    I am not suprised.

    Oppy
  10. MoneyHoarder87

    MoneyHoarder87 Well-Known Member

    Well that at least sounds like a legitimate response. It's not some bs date that never comes. I would still not hold your breath, by the time they do, if ever, update they will probably have a new phone everyone will upgrade to.
  11. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    My guess is they will drop the reg ascend all together in favor of the TOE, which even tho it has 2.2, its a complete mess of a ROM. And if isaac and pip cant fix it I dont think its fixable.
  12. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    i went in the corp store yesterday and found out if you add a phone well an ascend to your plan, the ascend only cost $50...lol go figure but they seen i was running 2.3 and had a few of them to ask how i did it, i gave them the run around like how they do there customers...:D
  13. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    Oh when we went to look at the TOE for my wife the salesman (complete phone iggit btw) was trying to tell me how great the ascend was n 2.1....

    then he asked me how I liked mine....

    Well I just told him is was much better after some 'tweaks'.

    He stopped trying to act like he knew anything about the phones I didnt already know then lol

    He didnt even know wth the TOE was lol.
  14. elf83

    elf83 Well-Known Member

    Well I work at a Metro Pcs Authorized Dealer store and what I am hearing is that the Tapout was a limited edition phone and since they are almost all out we will soon be getting the update for the Huawei Ascend. And to set this right it is not a message from metro,it will be from Huawei.
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  15. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    Unfortunately, if the 2.2 on the TOE is a hint of how the update will be, they might as well not even do it.
  16. elf83

    elf83 Well-Known Member

    on the TOE 2.2 there is allot of Blotware and video if tapout training that messes it up but so far the firmware is pretty stable from my experience handeling it but with the update to the Ascend you will obviously not get all that bloatware just the firmware update.
  17. laserd

    laserd Member

    Sorry when is METRO is goin to have 2.2 update?
    I've been waiting for a long time for it
  18. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    they/we ripped all the bloatware out on the TOE rom and it still sux!!! lol Huawei/Metro f**ked the code all up.
  19. Anduiril

    Anduiril Well-Known Member


    I think they did that to keep people from " stealing the Tap Out stuff". Because the TOE works just fine.
  20. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    Who'd want it??? lol
  21. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

  22. starr1048

    starr1048 Well-Known Member

    I think it thinking Apple they scan every app
    android once u upload the app is there instant
  23. starr1048

    starr1048 Well-Known Member

    Really.
  24. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member


    same sh** they tried to pull on me, lolz but they was like wth, how did you do that, they was surprise to see 2.3 on the ascend, hahaha:cool:
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