How To Update Huawei U8500 to Gingerbread 2.3.2 Firmware – IDEOS X2

Enhancements in the Gingerbread 2.3.2 Release:

  • Apart from an all new user interface, you can now experience the goodness of the other important features like the Apps2SD feature with which you can transfer all your applications right from your phone to the SD card.
  • This version of the firmware also comes with the Surface dithering capability with which you can enjoy the benefit of comp cache settings, VM heap settings and also you can swipe to clear all the settings which are chosen by you.
  • Apart from the above two main things, some of the users reported that phone hangs a lot due to RAM utilization. This too has been sorted out in this firmware as the default RAM allocation is now optimized than before with which you can experience the better management of applications.
  • After updating with this firmware you can even get other settings like Tablet tweaks, side status bar for adjusting the brightness of the screen and also an option to disable the wallpaper wherein the wallpaper will be disabled.

Pre Upgrade instructions:

  • So, first up before proceeding to update, you need to ensure that you have synced all your contacts with your Google Account, all sms, applications, videos and music files which are there in your phone should be taken a backup or else the data will be lost. Anything which is in SD card will not be lost, so you can alternatively move to SD Card.
  • Next up remove the SIM card as well as the external SD cards if any in your phone, just to make sure that in an unlikely event the data in it doesn’t get corrupted,
  • Additionally, ensure that your phone has at least more than 50% of battery power left, this is just an advisory which if followed then you will not experience any difficulties as while updating of the device the battery consumption is at a maximum,
  • Ensure that your computer / laptop which runs on a XP, Vista or Windows 7 OS the firewall and other antivirus programs are disabled and also you should have admin privileges to download and install the software including the drivers and also along with this you will be requiring the USB port on your computer which supports USB 2.0.
  • (Optional) Many of the Huawei Ascend users have reported the problem that they are unable to get into the recovery mode which is the top most necessity for updating your device, so just in case if your device is unable to get into the recovery mode then this update as of now can’t be applied.

71 comments

  1. How To Update Huawei U8500 to Gingerbread 2.3.2 Firmware – IDEOS X2

  2. Vinayak Bharath007

    is it working correctly in huawei u800?

  3. Vinayak Bharath007

    is it working correctly in huawei u800?

  4. hi,
    I have huawei u8800 pro,its imei shows ‘0’.is there any solution for it,Android version 2.3.5,kernel version 2.6.35.7-perf

  5. my huawei u8500 is unable to install google play apps.pls who know why?it says you dont have any devices…

  6. Share the update files please. If u had already shared, send the link to my email please. My phone is locked and need to be updated to Gingerbread version. Thank you.

  7. android software

  8. can anyone help how can i send multiple sms at once? everytime i compose a message that is more that 3pages long, it automatically converts to mms. is it fixable?

  9. Click in anyspace where you can type, by click I mean hold it, press and hold.An opiton should come up, look for input method. If you don’t see it just scroll up and down.When you find it press it and it should say android keyboard and swype. Just press the one you want. That’s it

  10. Use the application called Unlock Root to root your Huawei U8500, it works for me..I’ve used the Cyanogenmod for Huawei u8500 but not quite satisfied so i switch back to my stock rom..

  11. This firmware DON`T work in Huawei U8500…it will destroy all and loose all the warranty…The major bug is the voice problem, as all the users said before and no one solved that problem. So my advice is to NOT try to get that firmware from here!

  12. Where can i download this update my phone is huawei u8500

  13. WTF, i red this article and comments few times. Can anybody who owns Huawei u8500 or Huawei ideos X2 (both the same phones:)) prove me that this method worked???

  14. Yes i have the same problem, that when i updated people cant listen me whereas i can listen them. Has any body got any solution if so kindly send me the way

    Regards
    Muhammad Faizan

  15. hi.my device is u8500.i follow this method,but after that i tap on the “install from sd” and reboot the phone,it lock in huawei boot screen.what can i do?

  16. if ur prolem solve .so pls help me because i have facing
    same problem

  17. I just updated to Gingerbread 2.3.2 according to your method. My phone is Huawei U8500 (IDEOS X2). Everything is fine but during a voice call people cant listen anything what i say but i can listen what they are saying. Can you suggest me what can i do.

  18. Help!
    I can’t root my Huawei u8500. It doesn’t have any superuser app after it reboots. I’ve tried rooting twice.
    I use Android 2.2.1 Froyo.

  19. Don’t think this ROM is meant for U8500! The text and icons are too small. Does someone have a fix for this?

  20. Attempting to apply root…

    Waitng 10 min. WTF is going on ???
    Help pls!

  21. I have Huawei U8500.
    I am trying to use the z4root program, but when i used it and press root, the phone restart as is gonna do, but it is not saying as you are telling it just say root again.
    Help Please.

  22. i have Huawei U8500 only but lock with my network ( Mobinil )

  23. i have Huawei U8500 only

  24. Are the two models of Huawei of the U-8500. I have u8500 without IDEOS X5 . Is this update works with my phone

  25. where is the article?
    are Huawei U8500, IDEOS X2 and Ascend same phone?

  26. where is the article??????
    Are Huawei U8500, IDEOS X2 and Huawei Ascend same phones??????

  27. Dear Friend,

    I have huawei IDeos X2 phone i recently purchase it but this phone is many drawbacks : –
    One of the main is that the 3d Games is not working fine in this phones like Raging Thunder, 3d Pool, Racing Moto.
    Secondly the Video playback of sd card clip is not good.

    Please help me how i solved this solution

    M waiting for your favorable reply.

    THank s

    Azim

  28. after i did the update, i keep getting an error message constantly saying (com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly.)
    What do i do to stop it?

  29. hey, i have followed everything step by step
    i go the ROM manger and i click install from SD card
    it boots with the screen to select to install the update
    i click on the one that says apply sdcard:update

    but it fails
    ……help anyone

  30. How to do that? do i have to do this before or after instalation??

  31. How to do that? do i have to do this before or after instalation??

  32. i did exactly as its wroten, but on my huawei u8500 the resolution arent right! everything is 1x smaller. how to fix this?

  33. HI,
    your upgrade was nice but the major hitch I am facing is people cannot hear what I speak same as 2rzo’s problem.

    can you please help in fixing this or can I revert to my Foyo?

    your urgent suggestion would be most helpful.

  34. Would REALLY like to see some reviews on this, as I’m going to try it when I get home from school, or during lunch today, so I’d like to know if it works. If no one responds, I guess I’ll be the one doing a review. d:

  35. Tryed on U8500, everything working. Distro is bullshit though, text too small and laggy.

  36. Is there anybody who could help me whit a link to the uppdate from 2.1 to 2.2 (froyo) for Huawei U8500 ?

  37. Noen som vet om en link til oppgradering av huawei u8500 fra 2.1 til 2.2 (froyo) ?

    Har lett og lett men finner den ingen steder…….

  38. I just updated to Gingerbread 2.3.2 according to your method. My phone is Huawei U8500 (IDEOS X2). Everything is fine but during a voice call people cant listen anything what i say but i can listen what they are saying. Can you suggest me any solution as it is my only phone and i have already void my warrenty rooting my device.

    • have you cleared the cahce and the apps as without doing this then problems will arise!

    • 2zro

      is your problem solved ? i also am facing the similar issue with no sound in receiving or making calls ?

    • hi
      did you find the solution to your problem? I have the same one too…..

    • I just updated to Gingerbread 2.3.2 according to your method. My phone is Huawei U8500 (Local name Grameenphone Crystal). Everything is fine but during a voice call people cant listen anything what i say but i can listen what they are saying. Can you suggest me any solution as it is my only phone and i have already void my warrenty rooting my device.

  39. Is it possible to update samsung galaxy fit GT-S5670, to next version of andriod i.e,froyo to gingerbread……..pls help