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[GUIDE] Huawei Upgrade

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BlazingFire258, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. BlazingFire258

    BlazingFire258 Well-Known Member
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    *READ THIS*

    First off, when I say "Upgrade" I don't mean it literally but it'll make the Activa feel likes its had an upgrade ;)

    THIS GUIDE WILL INCLUDES:

    (BLOATWARE)_- - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bloatware that can safely be removed.
    (SYSTEM_APPS) - - - - - - - - - - - - - System Apps that can be removed safely.
    (THEMES)- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Theming (I'm up for suggestions)
    (INTERNAL_STORAGE_SAVER)- - -- - - -Internal Storage Saver (I'll explain down the line)

    **PLEASE PRESS THE THANKS AND LIKE BUTTON, ITS ALL I ASK IN RETURN**

    !!!!!ROOT IS REQUIRED FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!

    _________BLOATWARE_________________________________________________________________

    I used Titanium Backup to remove these apps, if you can find another app that does the same hing than go for it.

    Bloatware Removal List (All tested personally):
    AppStore
    MetroPCS Easy Wifi
    MetroWEB
    MyMetro (IMPORTANT: This will cause infinite force close, wait until you see in
    the notification bar that it uninstalled. Onces it does just reboot your phone)
    These can be uninstalled normally:
    MyExtras
    Answers
    IM and Social
    M Studio
    Mail@Metro
    Metro 411
    Movies
    Pocket Express
    Rhapsody
    Sportacular

    _________SYSTEM_APP________________________________________________________________

    I use Titanium Backup as well to remove this list.

    Clock
    Downloads
    Email
    Gallery
    Gmail
    Home Screen Tips (Honestly, who ever uses it?)
    Kungu Fu Panda (Only if you've deleted the movie from you're sdcard)
    Launcher(ONLY UNINSTALL IF YOU ALREADY HAVE ANOTHER LAUNCHER INSTALLED)
    Music
    Pico TTS
    Security
    Sound Recorder
    Swype
    Talk
    TTS Service
    Voice Dialer
    Voice Search
    Wiper App
    Chinese Keyboard (It's not really called that, the name is in chinese so I can't write it out)


    There is a folder in "system/" directory (aka the folder called "system") called "delapp". You can delete the whole folder, its a bloatware folder (literally).

    _________THEMES___________________________________________________________________


    *I'm working on exact replica of an ICS theme. I'll continue the rest of the guide another day. If you have questions or want to add on please comment*


    _________INTERNAL_STORAGE_SAVER____________________________________________________

    I will be using the app called APP2ROM. I haven't seen another app that can do the same function.

    YOU MUST INSTALL: BusyBox Installer, it can be found on the Play Store
    When it's finished installing, launch it, grant it root permission, and install Busy Box 1.9.3 (This phone does not support a later version of BusyBox that I'm aware of) in the location "system/xbin".
    You have to scroll down to find the install button ftr.

    App2rom will NOT work if you don't do the above.

    An explanation of how this will save you internal space on your phone:
    There are three types of data storage on an the Huawei Activa; ROM, Internal, and External (aka an SD card). The ROM is a part of the internal storage that users can't change or modify without root access (thats why root permission is necessary). On the ROM are apps such as Play Store, Camera, Music, Dialer, etc that come preinstalled. When you update Play Store (well more like forced to update since it does it without your consent) the newer version is on your internal storage (the part that you're able to use) and the version in your ROM is left untouched. What the app does is that it moves and replaces the version on the ROM with the updated one thus saving you internal storage.

    ALL apps can be moved to the ROM to save some space on you're internal storage BUT not all apps work when you move them to the ROM.

    Apps that work in ROM:
    Clock JB
    Google PLay Services
    Holo Launcher
    Hotmail
    NotifierPro
    Screenshot ER
    Power Toggle
    WidgetLocker
    SuperSU
    Chomp SMS
    MIUI Music
    Zplayer

    Apps that don't work
    Quick Pic
    *Any types of Keyboard (unless you want to prove me wrong ;)
     


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  2. czan12

    czan12 Newbie

    i was wondering it this is gonna be like a custom rom cuz i want the gps to be fix
     
  3. BlazingFire258

    BlazingFire258 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    No this won't be custom ROM, this phone doesn't have CWM support so any custom ROM won't be possible. This is just a guide to how to clean up and make the Activa look good instead of it looking outdated.
     
  4. czan12

    czan12 Newbie

    Oh ok I was hoping to get a cwm and cm7 so I can fix all the bugs on the phone but anyway continue the guide I wanna try it thx
     
  5. BlazingFire258

    BlazingFire258 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    *Updated bloatware list and added bloatware folder location*
     
  6. BlazingFire258

    BlazingFire258 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    *UPDATED. A lot of things, just look through it*
     
  7. teders22

    teders22 Newbie

    Just so you know I busybox 1.20.2 I just used busybox it self to update
     
  8. BlazingFire258

    BlazingFire258 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Really? Cool, I didn't know, thanks :eek:. I'll check it out and update the guide
     
  9. BlazingFire258

    BlazingFire258 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I tried to update but I keep receiving errors saying that my phone doesn't support that version of BusyBox.
     

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