[ROM]CyanogenMod 7 for the huawei Ascend II M865

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  1. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer


    DISCLAIMER: This is a CUSTOM' ROM! Use at YOUR OWN RISK!!! By using this ROM, you understand that that I am not liable for any or all consequences of using this ROM. If you don't know what you're doing, DON'T TRY IT. Use at your own risk!
    Here ya go folks, a proper port of CM7 for the Huawei Ascend II M865.

    • Author: PlayfulGod
    • Developers: PlayfulGod
    • Current Version: 09242011
    • Description: CM7 port for the Huawei Ascend II. Well, let's be honest, unless you're living under a rock, you probably know what Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) is. Furthermore, you should know what the CyanogenMod project is. However, if a rock is really your home and you'd like to learn more, please visit their site: http://www.cyanogenmod.com

    People I wish to thank

    • isaacj87 - for his continued support and advice.
    • koush - for his kickass recovery.
    • CyanogenMod - should I say more? Thanks for the best ROM out for our Android devices.
    • Dp929 - for donating a A2 to the cause, you kickass bro!! Much appreciated!!!
    • MorningStar - for loaning an A2 to the cause, you rock bro!
    • Logix, Tilbert, Unwilling, jajabro1, and Duck - for testing and feedback.
    • The Android Community as a whole for supporting me while I do stuff I enjoy. :)
    Whats not Working:

    • Wifi
    • Bluetooth
    • phone
    • GPS
    • Hey its a alpha ;)


    • 08152011
      • sync with CM Repos (2.3.5)
    • 08222011
      • initial build compiled!!!
    • 08252011
      • Initial build booted
    • 08262011
      • Attempts to get a few bugs fixed in build1-08262011
        • test build with oc kernel build2-08262011
    • 09242011
      • Plague kernel - max oc of 864Mhz
      • Work continues...

    Install Notes

    Install in CWM like any other ROM.


    md5sum: 05944e97ae1e409ceb91fc1269e62efa
    md5sum: eded9b2d3d6bdb469b72304afdb0ad1649

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  2. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    Cm7 on the A2 is sweet ;)

    should have an alpha build ready this weekend ;)
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  3. Deej029

    Deej029 Well-Known Member

    RIGHT ON!!!
    Keep it up PG! I CAN'T WAIT!!! :)
  4. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    OP updated with ALPHA BUILD!!!
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  5. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

  6. smokinjoe2122

    smokinjoe2122 Well-Known Member

    Well, my original Ascend was a trooper, so I went with the Ascend 2. Can't wait to see what you come up with PG.
  7. klewlis1

    klewlis1 Member

    I am totally new to this and just got my first android phone the Ascend 2. I was wondering if you could do a walkthrough of how to install CM7 , im rooted and currently have and use A2tude ROM but it was easy to install using ROM Manager so i didnt really have to do anything. Much help needed to install CM7.
    Thanks in advance from a NOOB!!!!!!!
  8. smokinjoe2122

    smokinjoe2122 Well-Known Member

    Flashing Roms is pretty easy, but if this is your first Android device, I'd wait until PG is done with his first stable build. If you want to tinker, then it's pretty easy:

    Download the CM7 beta and Gapps from the Wiki. Put them on the root of your SD card.

    Then go into ROM manager, reboot into Recovery.

    When in recovery, make a backup. It's always good to have a backup to fall back on.

    Once it's done backing up, go to the main menu and wipe data/factory reset, then wipe cache partition.

    Then go into mounts and storage.

    Wipe Boot, System, Data, Cache, and SD-EXT (Not the SDcard itself, you need the files for the flash)

    Then return back to the main menu of recovery, go into Advanced, and wipe Dalvik cache.

    Once that is done, install the beta. Go into install zip from SDcard, select the .zip file for CM7. Once that is installed select reboot system. It will take a long time on first boot. Once it boots up and is working, reboot back into recovery, and install from SDcard again, and this time install Gapps. Reboot system again, and then proceed through Gapps setup. And now you should be good.

    If you run into any problems booting, you can go back into recovery by pressing the volume up button on your phone while turning it on, and holding the volume up in until it loads recovery. Reflash or restore from your backup.

    If anyone else sees that I'm missing something, make sure it's known.

    Good luck!
  9. BrothaFlo

    BrothaFlo New Member

    I've got a slight problem with this ROM. When I flash CM7 beta, and Gapps, everything comes out perfect. No issues I noticed (Besides the obvious). Until I start using my apps. Whenever I log into my facebook app, it logs in and it works for the time being. Then, when I go back home and go back in the app later, it doesnt load and continues to Force Close for no reason.

    Please help me out. this is a big app for my phone.
  10. BrothaFlo

    BrothaFlo New Member

    And by the way Joe, this does not work for Ascend 2. You have to install CM7 beta from sd card, and when its done DO NOT REBOOT. Install Gapps from the wiki. Then do gapps again. Then reboot.
  11. smokinjoe2122

    smokinjoe2122 Well-Known Member

    Good to know!
  12. BrothaFlo

    BrothaFlo New Member

    And it's not really as fast as it's supposed to be for some reason. All my apps are super slow, facebook doesn't even work. It takes a minute to load the answer screen when I get a phone call, lags a lot when texting.

    When can we see an upgraded version??
  13. BlastGT1

    BlastGT1 Well-Known Member

    For any of you who are experiencing a lot of issues, did you check the 5th post in this thread, where PG linked to the BETA build? The only thing in the beta build that is a known issue is wifi, and if you're still trying the alpha build and complaining, then you now see why you should read the whole thread, and not just the OP.

    For those who ARE using the beta build, here's the cardinal rule for flashing a ROM:


    If you don't, you're asking for problems, such as force closes, etc. If you DID do a full wipe and you're still having problems, then I would suggest that you backup your contacts and important data, do a FULL WIPE again, and then reflash the beta build. Don't skip any steps or go out of order, or you can thank yourself for any problems afterward.

    Bad flashes can happen, people, I've had it happen myself, and the only cure is a reflash. If you're not willing to reflash, then I suggest sticking with stock and not flashing in the first place, because that comes with the territory.
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  14. firmansyah78

    firmansyah78 New Member

    are huawei C8650 and ascen II/M865 it the same device..?
    can i use u're ROM for my Huawe C8650...?
    cz my Huawei C8650 is Locked Ruim, i can't use any Ruim Card...i want to Unlock my Huawei C8650 by U're Custom ROM...it's Posible for me..?thanks...
  15. firmansyah78

    firmansyah78 New Member

    are huawei C8650 and ascen II/M865 it the same device..?
    can i use u're ROM for my Huawe C8650...?
    cz my Huawei C8650 is Locked Ruim, i can't use any Ruim Card...i want to Unlock my Huawei C8650 by U're Custom ROM...it's Posible for me..?thanks...
  16. klewlis1

    klewlis1 Member

    this does not work anymore the mod is so out of date its unreal hell there are 3 diff models of Ascend 2 i have the first model of it the one Platful done the mod for and i have had 7 people try it and none worked, i challenge anyone to be able to do it on a new phone or even an old phone now total fail!!!! lol
  17. docgnome

    docgnome Member

    Is anyone still working on this? Is wifi still broken?
  18. Pikidalto

    Pikidalto Active Member

    There is actually an updated version on the Unleashed Prepaids forum. It was renamed to "DuckMOD", but it is basically just an updated CM7A2.

    The main issue that I noticed is that USB tether doesn't work (only stays on for about a second). There are other glitches that I noticed, but they are minor annoyances. Just make sure you read the entire first post of the thread before installing it.
  19. docgnome

    docgnome Member

    Any idea if it works on a phone from US Cellular? I assume it's the same thing as the Cricket one...

    And when you say USB Tether doesn't work, does that cause ADB to be useless? or do you just mean networking through the phone for a laptop?

    To be honest, Cyangogen would be nice, but i really just want to root my phone some how to get rid of the stupid carrier apps.
  20. Pikidalto

    Pikidalto Active Member

    If it's the Huawei Ascend 2, it should work, though it will probably be programmed to connect to the Cricket network (unless that's what you want, but you should have Cricket flash it to their network first before installing any ROMs).
  21. docgnome

    docgnome Member

    Sadly, doesn't matter. I can't afford the dataplan so it's not my real phone :-(
  22. tns0608

    tns0608 Member

    does anyone have the apk for cricket mybackup or the allback up that comes with cell? I installed rom and backed up my stuff via those, but obviously thery're not included..so I have no contacts =(
  23. tclemens

    tclemens Active Member

    Just did this to 2 phones this morning works perfectly, I did however flash one back to A2tude just to have something different
  24. kyo ascend2

    kyo ascend2 New Member

    any one know how to make multitouch the Huawei Ascend 2 plzz help!!!!

    im not sure if its real or not but i have seen videos in watt they are multi touch

    take a look: youtube
  25. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    this or my A2tude ROM have multitouch enabled ;)

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