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Updating Huawei u8500 to Gingerbread 2.3.2 Firmware [How to]

The Huawei u8500 smart phone comes with Android OS Éclair. It can be updated to Gingerbread 2.3.2 easily if you want. Let me tall you everything that you need to know about the updating process.

Things that the new Gingerbread 2.3.2 offer

  • The interface of this update is better and more organized than the last one. It also comes with some great features for file transferring and safety.
  • With the Gingerbread 2.3.2 you can have more control over all the settings of Huawei u8500. Now you can very easily save and remove mobile settings that you need.
  • The phone used to hang at times because of the shortage of memory. With this update, the RAM will be allocated in a better way so the phone will not hang anymore.
  • The new updates for Huawei u8500 come with lot of new features. Some of them are for operating the phone is for look and feel of the interface.

Things to do before the update

  • First you need to download the zip file of the Gingerbread 2.3.2. Search it online and then download to your PC. This zip file has all the important files that you need for the update.
  • You have to make sure that the process in not interrupted. Make sure that your phone is fully charged so that it doesn’t turn off in the middle of the process. You should also remove your SIM card so that nobody can reach you by phone during the procedure.
  • Take back ups for all your data. Files can be moved to your computer easily. The internet settings of Huawei u8500 should be copied. Note it down and then manually set it again when the updating is done.
  • Your PC must run the latest version of Windows for this. Also make sure that the antivirus program of your PC is turned off for this.

The final procedures for the update

  • Connect the phone to your PC with the USB cable. Copy the zipped files from your PC and then paste it in the root of your Huawei u8500.
  • Go to the Settings menu of your phone. Now find Development under Applications. Select USB debugging option from there.
  • Download the Z4 root app in your phone. In order to update the windows to Gingerbread 2.3.2, you have to root your phone with this app.
  • Run the Z4 root app. You will see some buttons and you will have to select the Root button. Your Huawei u8500 will automatically restart now.
  • The phone will be rooted automatically and restart yourself. You will see a new app in your app folder.
  • Download the ROM Manager app from Android market. Run it and select the option Install ROM from SD Card. They will ask for a file and you have to choose the zip file that you saved in the root folder.
  • Once done, choose the Fix Permissions option and the Huawei u8500 will restart into recovery mode. Select cache cleaning option and then restart again. the phone will start with the Gingerbread 2.3.2.
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12 Responses to "Updating Huawei u8500 to Gingerbread 2.3.2 Firmware [How to]"

  1. Ashish says:

    I tried accordingly…but I could not root this device….is there any problem? does it depend on region or country? My set maybe customized by seller.

    • Dimple J says:

      Hi Ashish,
      First you have to download this app in your phone : Z4 root app; the link is given above and then only you can root your phone and no it doesn’t depend on any region its a global release any one can update it.

      • ian says:

        Hi Dimple
        I have the same problem as with Ashish, I can’t seem to root the phone using z4 root, is there any other rooting apps that u can recommend? My phone gets stuck always on the part where it shows ” attempting to apply root… I really need your help….tnx in advance

        • Dimple J says:

          This will work with Huawei U8500 Ideos X5 model not with only Huawei U8500. May be this can be the problem with your device rooting.And if you both guys have Ideos X5 i don’t think there should be any problem.
          Hope this will help !
          Thanks !

  2. Syky says:

    Ahoj potřeboval bych pomoci ohledně kde v Huawei U8500 najdu kořenovou složku THx předem

    • Dimple J says:

      Při stahování, že root aplikace musíte zachránit tuto složku na ploše a pak je použít!
      Doufám, že to pomůže.
      Dejte mi vědět, zda nějaký jiný problém.
      Díky!

  3. Syky says:

    Ahoj měl bych te? proble s Z4root spustim a kliknu na ROOT a pak to porad nacita a dole pod nacitanim to pise Attempting to apply root co s tim mam udelat problem je ze to nechce dobehnout po 1hodine to nic neudelalo

    • Dimple J says:

      Po stažení aplikace, které potřebujete k tomu, aby USB ladění v přístroji pomocí tla?ítka Menu, pak je třeba klepnout na Nastavení, pak aplikace, vývoj a třeba se podívat na možnosti USB debugging.After mění na USB ladění otevřít Z4Root z aplikací a jednoduše klepněte na tla?ítko na prvotní tla?ítko.
      Doufám, že to pomůže.
      Díky!

  4. kk says:

    after updated my phone model changed in u8300.hw is this possible?if it is possible, plz tell me according to this link can i update my u8500 in 2.3.5 ? forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1091159

    • Dimple J says:

      The link you have shown is for U8300 not for U8500.. thats why your phone model change to U8300..You can go back to your previous version to get back to normal.
      Thanks!

  5. kk says:

    I updated successfully. but main problem are one way voice call,can’t open gmail,market.plz fix it.
    many many thanks for ur helping hand.

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