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> In reply to Mbongs @ 2014-04-14 08:42 from f436 - click to readI have a lot apps installed, and the free RAM ranges from 80 to 150MB

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  • 2014-04-16 22:56
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> In reply to zodiac007 @ 2014-04-16 14:30 from rvR2 - click to readI've just sent 4 tweets concerning this potentially harmful issue, to the following:
@HuaweiDevice
@Huawei
@HuaweiUSA
@HuaweiDeviceUSA

Other users of the Y300 - please consider doing the same.

To the moderators on GSM Arena - please don't delete these 2 posts as they are important to people who've purchased this phone, IMO.

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  • 2014-04-16 15:01
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-15 21:24 from 0F4b - click to readNot officially ; you'd need to root the phone first, then select from one of the available KitKat (equivalent) ROMs on a site like Modaco.

It's time-consuming & fairly complex if never done so before, and you can 'brick' your phone so would need to be careful if you tried. Also, read comments of any ROM you might try using beforehand, as that will indicate known problems.

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  • 2014-04-16 14:42
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-15 16:51 from mJBu - click to readHave you tried following any of this: go to Settings - Language & input - then adjust settings in each of these by ticking in the box & touching the wheel on the right.

It's possible the keyboard hasn't been set to use as the default (which seems strange).

However, recommend you change to another free one from the Google Play store, like "TouchPal X"

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  • 2014-04-16 14:37
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To everyone using this phone - I don't want to put the 'fear of the devil' into you all, but in case you've not yet read, there is a (potential) security vulnerability in using the Y300.

Essentially, phones like the Y300 running Jelly Bean version 4.1.1 are now a problem for users, as usernames/passwords can apparently be hacked from them.

This (along with many other articles) explains why:
Heartbleed: 50m Android phones may be affected, report shows http://www.independent.co.uk/l...9263155.html

Things I've either already done / intend doing:
1. Deleted any GMail, Twitter, Facebook accounts I had on the phone, whether an account I setup or via a browser.

2. Checked my phone for a security update - there was nothing up to last night.

3. Checked their website for a security update - the only file they have is the original JB 4.1.1 ROM.

3. Tweeting @Huawei - PLEASE DO THE SAME ; THEY NEED TO BE BOMBARDED WITH TWEETS TO RELEASE A FIX ASAP - to ask them when they're going to release a patch to fix this security breach (I read that Google have done what they need to in this regard, and now it's up to the manufacturers to release something OTA or a downloadable file).

4. If no response via Tweets, please consider E-mailing them within the next week ; search their website "huawei media contacts" - these are the only email addresses I could find ; they also need to receive enough emails (if they ignore Tweets) requesting a fix so they bother doing something soon, else they'll drag their feet.

We shouldn't be vulnerable, because they can't be bothered in even communicating with the scores of people who have bought this phone.

If anyone knows of any communication by them indicating a fix (which I doubt would've happened so soon) please post something here (with reference/s) to that effect. (nothing in the "News" on this website, regarding this, as I've just looked).

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  • 2014-04-16 14:30
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how do you u guys send music and images besides without Bluetooth# why doesn't the y300 have Bluetooth?

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  • 2014-04-16 11:38
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Hae everyone,i recommend this phone for 80%.camera,flash,display,battery,memory-all fine.only that main speaker sound abit low,processor also abit slow.all in all just a gd phone.

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  • 2014-04-16 09:30
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I have this phone and I'm just wondering, can I update my android version to 4.4 kitkat?

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  • 2014-04-15 21:24
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How my keyboard should appear ? my keyboard does not appear automatically or not at all when i want to type a message or look for anything through the store.
have you met the same issue? thank you

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  • 2014-04-15 16:51
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> In reply to Mbongs @ 2014-04-14 08:44 from f436 - click to readwhat a phone?

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  • 2014-04-15 12:17
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> In reply to zodiac007 @ 2014-04-10 21:45 from Nwna - click to readI love this phone, pliz get it

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  • 2014-04-14 15:47
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> In reply to Mbongs @ 2014-04-14 08:42 from f436 - click to readI have 713MB still available for applications.

I've not downloaded too many apps, though - just essential ones. Have you put a MICRO SD card into your phone yet? (preferably get Sandisk, IMO). I have an 8GB card to which I send all mp3's / mp4's / podcasts, and as many other apps as the developers have allowed for, given the phone's not rooted (now).

If you don't yet have a card, buy one & move what you can across - that'll free-up memory. Also, put Clean Master (& CM Security) onto the phone so you can easily boost the RAM, clear cache, free-up memory.

I did root it on the weekend, to see if I could move ALL apps across, but Chrome (which takes up about 80MB in Internal) wouldn't budge. The SD-card needs to be partitioned, apparently, for that to work, but I couldn't be bothered at that stage - reverted back to non-root.

Finally, I get quite a bit of "app isn't installed" error messages when the phone's been idle for quite some time - don't know if it's a lack of RAM or simply incompatibility issue, but just restart phone when it happens.

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  • 2014-04-14 11:30
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> In reply to herve01 @ 2014-04-11 17:42 from fXu0 - click to readhow much ram do you have left after installing your apps?

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  • 2014-04-14 08:44
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how mych Ram do you guys have left im experiencing serious app crashes and phone is slow due to the fact that i have 50 mb left of ram on the handset

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  • 2014-04-14 08:42
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> In reply to kam @ 2014-04-12 11:12 from rvij - click to readI ran out of time to edit my post, but wanted to adjust/add to the top:

It uses the standard QWERTY keyboard to which you refer. I don't use it personally, but have looked within the settings - seems to use the Android keyboard (built-in) to which you can tick option for "Huawei Input Method" ; if you buy the phone go to Settings - Language & input - then adjust settings in each of these by ticking in the box & touching the wheel on the right.

However, recommend you change to another free one from the store, based on my original post.

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  • 2014-04-13 08:09
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> In reply to kam @ 2014-04-12 11:12 from rvij - click to readIt probably uses the standard QWERTY keyboard to which you refer.

Although I have the phone, I switched almost immediately to using the FREE "TouchPal X Keyboard" from the Google Play store. Virtually any other free keyboard from the Play store should be superior to the standard one that's built into the phone, so try them out.

Another good one is "MultiLing" which has numerous options for keypad layout. Just search for 'free keyboard' on Google Play.

In fact, I'm thinking of trying out Perfect Keyboard next.

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  • 2014-04-13 07:56
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> In reply to Loula @ 2014-04-12 10:10 from NuSJ - click to readYou can use any SIM from any network. Technically you should have no problems.

The only issue you might have is if the phone becomes faulty (after 1-year) & you take it in for a repairs.

MTN will have wanted you to of used their SIM in the phone & if they pick up that you haven't it's probable you'll only get the 1st-year manufacturer's warrantee/guarantee. (MTN these days are supposed to cover the phone for repairs in the 2nd year, but using a Voda. SIM could make that null & void).

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  • 2014-04-13 07:45
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does the HUAWEI Y300 use QWERTY touch screen key pad?

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  • 2014-04-12 11:12
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hi can someone please advice on switching sim cards I just bought the y300 yesterday and it came with the Mtn starter pack and am currently m a fan of Vodacom so can I switch from the mtn to voda?wont it give me problems??????please advise ASAP!!!!!

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  • 2014-04-12 10:10
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I bought mine 2days ago, It works well so far, it fast n iddnt hv any problem to download my mains apps such whtspp, bbm, viber...and some games. im only disappointed abt the camera, the quality is so poor while it a 5Mp.

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  • 2014-04-11 17:42
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