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.

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

  • Vinayak Bharath007

    is it working correctly in huawei u800?

  • Vinayak Bharath007

    is it working correctly in huawei u800?

  • majeed

    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

  • hamzasharp

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

  • aung thiha

    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.

  • kobobo

    android software

  • clyde ramirez

    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?

    • Neela Pradeep

      its a bug, huawei should come out with th fix!

  • Shepherd

    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

  • Steve Claus

    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..

  • Bachus

    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!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      its not an official update, it will be fixed in the coming updates!

  • http://www.google.lt Linas

    Where can i download this update my phone is huawei u8500

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      we have mentioned the same in the procedure!

  • Tomas

    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???

  • Muhammad Faizan

    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

  • smt

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      is it a locked phone?

  • praphull

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      apply the update once again and clear the cache as mentioned, it will be solved!

  • praphull

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Just apply the update once again, it will fix the issue!

  • Jouzeph

    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.

  • netpresentvalue

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      YES IT FOR u8500!

  • Ivan

    Attempting to apply root…

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      what is your current firmware!

  • http://www.mega-craft.page.tl Pierre

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      which version it is on?

  • Gerges

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

  • Gerges

    i have Huawei U8500 only

  • Gerges

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, this update won’t work on your phone!

  • Marjuk

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no,all are different phones!

  • Marjuk

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

  • Azim

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      which format of videos you are playing? facing issues in all the videos?

      • Azim

        Dear friend

        i have download your tube videos and when i player then the its not working properly and major problem is 3d games is there is any way to play 3 d Games properly in my Hwauei X2

        waiting for your favorable reply

        Thanks

        Azim

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          its not supporting flash and so does the issues!

  • JoeyJ

    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?

  • glen

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you rooted the phone?

      • glen

        yes i have

  • lllll

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

  • ssss

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Instructions are really simple, just follow the same!

  • ssss

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Have u changed to font?

      • ssss

        how to change in font??

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          you can change font from display settings!

  • chari

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      what exact error you are facing!

      • chari

        hi there as no error message just that my voice could not be heard when I make/receive a phone call to another no.
        though I can hear them clearly…
        so I reverted to froyo…..
        also the font size was too small…

  • Kristul

    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:

  • fssh

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

  • Thomas.W

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we will soon come up with an article!

  • Thomas.W

    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…….

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      any specific error you are facing?

    • Håvard

      Hei,

      Har funnet oppgradert min til 2.2 Froyo. Fungerte fint.

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        Takk, glad for å høre at du oppdatert enheten til 2.2 Froyo!

  • 2rzo

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

    • anshul

      2zro

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

    • chari

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

    • Md. Shamsuddin

      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.

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        if you have just updated, the warrnaty is intact. Only rooting voids warranty!

  • suhas

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      YES YOU CAN EASILY UPDATE WITH THE SAME!