Step by Step Rooting Instructions: for Huawei Ascend


  1. etrok

    etrok Active Member

    lol....you are scared for fear of bricking. i have yet to root but i am edging ever closer;) i have jailbroken my itouch with no worries but hesitant to do the rooting=(
  2. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Rooting is so so so easy! LOL
  3. etrok

    etrok Active Member

    i did it Jazz!!!

    lol!!

    i am rooted!!

    now, how do i set the setcpu app? i have it set ondemand with the top bar at 600mhz and bottom bar at 245mhz.

    should i keep it there? any tips on setcpu?
  4. AVSRTHBEST

    AVSRTHBEST New Member

    what apps can i get reaid of i have Cricket Ascend M860 need help
  5. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    WTG etrok!!! Proud of you! :)

    I keep mine set at 600mhz max and 245mhz min ondemand.
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  6. etrok

    etrok Active Member


    haha thanks;)

    but with the settings at that, my phone doesnt seem to have any performance upgrade.

    now, the only bloat i have taken off so far is uno and midnight bowling. i am not sure what all i want to get rid of for sure so still thinking there. but, i thought the overclock would have me noticing more but not yet.
  7. AVSRTHBEST

    AVSRTHBEST New Member

    ill do this asap
  8. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Hi AVSR! Congrats on rooting your Ascend! Here is a list put together by Joser of apps you can safely delete:

    For Cricket users:



    Storefront
    Myaccount
    Mybackup(Google already saves ur contact in your google account)
    Cricket Mobile Browser
    Poynt
    Documents To Go(can be downloaded again from Market)
    Photobucket
    UNO
    Midnight Bowling

    Note: Do not delete anything with google in it. Example: Google Talk, Google Mail, Gmail etc.
  9. Brinasia

    Brinasia Member

    I rooted my phone! thanks Jazz! It was easy. Only thing is I stop at adding set cpu .. I wasnt aware it wasnt free. Are there any free apps that work just as well or is setcpu get the best bang for the buck?
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  10. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Congrats Brinasia! Thanks for sharing your success with us here at the Forum.

    As for other CPU setting apps. I know of only one free one and I haven't used it but it does have 5 stars:

    CPU Super

    Available at the market. Let me know how it works for you? We keep ours set at 600Mhz max and around 245Mhz min (ondemand).

    Good job and good luck!

    :)
  11. Brinasia

    Brinasia Member

    I have been a busy girl since my last post. I have downloaded cpuboost (i have no idea what to do with it) Go Launcher(yet again have no idea what to do with it) juice defender and dolphin browser..I have no idea what to go or how to set any of these programs!!!;-) But i am willing to learn. Im going to search the forum for eac and see what i come up with.:)
  12. nmott93

    nmott93 Member

    I'm trying to get this whole rooting thing started, but I can't get past the first few steps. Whenever I try to download that z4root file, it says I don't have enough space. I've tried using the Dolphin Mini Browser, and I've uninstalled every application I have, except the Market updates :/
  13. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Are you saying that you uninstalled the stock applications that came with your phone? :confused:

    Also, who is your carrier? MetroPCS or Cricket?

    (Sorry to hear you are having problems!)
  14. nmott93

    nmott93 Member

    No no, I uninstalled the applications I've gotten since getting my phone. I'm with Cricket.
    It was saying that there wasn't enough space, so I thought deleting some applications would free up some space, but it hasn't helped at all.
  15. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    What you do now is open up these apps one at a time. I would begin with:

    GO Launcher

    Open it and then enable it. You should see a change in the way your home screen looks. If you don't, re-boot (turn off and turn back on) your phone. Then press menu and preferences and select the settings you want. You will have to experiment with it a bit before you get it the way you want.

    I don't have GO Launcher. I have LauncherPro so I can't help you with those.

    Juice Defender


    Basically you just open it up and it will show in green that it is 'enabled'. It also gives you the opportunity to get Ultimate Juice (paid for app) that boosts JD. It's up to you. But when you have JD enabled it runs all the time and you will have a little icon up at the top left in your notification bar that it is working.

    CPUBoost


    Sorry I am not familiar with this app, however, again you open it up and you want to set it so that the settings are at 600Mhz max and the minimum will be around 245 (approx). It will perform a search and then you just set it to that. Check the box that says "set on boot" if available.

    I have mine set 'on demand'. I would imagine that CPU Boost has that option as well.

    You can't hurt it so don't worry. Just play with the settings until it shows up as I have basically described.

    Dolphin Browser


    This is just an extra browser that you can use to download things that your stock browser won't always allow from the internet. If you try to download an app (for example) and the download is unsuccessful, try with you Dolphin. Then go into File Manager and click on the SD icon (top right) find it in your SD card and open it up.

    I hope this helps!
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  16. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Did you try re-booting and where are you trying to download the app from and how?
  17. nmott93

    nmott93 Member

    I haven't tried rebooting, I'll try that now. I'm downloading it from the link in your original post.
  18. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

  19. nmott93

    nmott93 Member

    Rebooting seems to have worked :D I'll let you know how the rest of the process goes once I get through it all, thanks for the tip!
  20. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Good deal! Be sure to backup any apps first before you uninstall them. Also, right now there is some question as to how easy it is to restore them so until we may the appropriate modification to the first post on this thread, it would be best to 'freeze' the apps instead of uninstalling them. You can more easily 'defrost' them.
  21. nmott93

    nmott93 Member

    EDIT: It just rebooted, as I hit post XDD
  22. nmott93

    nmott93 Member

    YAY! I successfully rooted my Ascend :DD Now to get rid of all the useless crap Cricket felt the need to shove into it.
  23. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    WOOOO HOOOO!!! Good for you! :)
  24. nmott93

    nmott93 Member

    A quick question, and I'll edit this post with any further questions so as not to spam the thread up.

    Should the free version of Titanium Backup get rid of all the bloatware? Or am I gonna need to get the pro version?
  25. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    The free will do it just fine! :) Just be sure to click allow when prompted to give it permissions.

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