WARNING: Do not upgrade your Mate 7 TL10 (Gold, 3G RAM, dual SIM) to OFFICIAL lollipop 5.1.1 (MT7-TL10_Firmware_C900B324_Android 5.1.1_EMUI 3.1) if you do not want to lose the ability to set data mode/data network to '4G LTE only'.
All android phones have a hidden 'network settings' menu where you can set data mode to '4G LTE only' even if it is not visible in the user interface (Mobile Network Settings - Preferred Network Mode). If '4G LTE only' mode is important to you, DO NOT UPDATE TO THIS LOLLIPOP firmware!
I made the biggest mistake of updating to Lollipop 5.1.1 (C900B324) from KitKat 4.4.2. After the update, access to the hidden android 'advanced network settings' menu has been denied. Permission to this very important android feature has been removed in the C900B324 Lollipop 5.1.1 firmware. It was present before in KitKat. Now I am left to choose 4 modes only:
1. 'LTE/WCDMA/GSM auto' which keeps switching back and forth between the very fast LTE and very slow WCDMA, even with moderately strong LTE signal (3 bars)
2. 'WCDMA/GSM auto'
3. 'WCDMA only' and
4. 'GSM only'
Huawei and Samsung should know that DUAL SIM phone users are not well served by this unnecessary restriction: the locking of android's advanced network modes/settings in dual SIM phones. Dual SIM phone users frequently use one SIM for calls and text (2G/3G auto) only and another SIM for data only ('4G LTE only') to maximize download speed while still not sacrificing ability to receive phone calls on the other SIM.
'LTE/WCDMA/GSM auto' is useful for SINGLE SIM phones only because choosing '4G LTE only' mode from the hidden android menu does not allow one to receive phone calls.
Bugs found so far in the official lollipop update:
1: If you choose 'wallpaper changer' apps (a live wallpaper) for your homescreen wallpaper, the translucent title bars in the default 'message/contacts/dialer' app will have a bad irregular color patch (dark irregular shaped color against a white/gray base color).
2. Built in wallpaper changing option does not work/does not function correctly.
3. Many Gestures don't work as intended.
Other comments: I hate EMUI 3.1 trying to be more and more like Apple's IOS. EMUI 3.1 looks even closer to IOS than did EMUI 3.0. Why can't Huawei be original or at least, just follow Google's material design if Huawei's designers have run out of design ideas? Material design in my Nexus 7 is way much better: more fluid, more beautiful and futuristic than Apple's IOS or any other Android OEM skin that tries to ape Apple's IOS. I am talking about you Huawei, and Lenovo: Stop aping Apple in your Android skins.
Rain, 03 Oct 2015Please yell me is arabic language will be lost ?I am facing some serious problems, which so far remains un resolved.
1. SMS when received are intimated but when I try to open them I just see a blank screen. At times threads are visible but when get a blank screen when I try to open it.
2. The contact and call list will go blank and will get message that contact list is being updated. After few attempts it is restored.
Have done factory reset but with no luck. Again approached a person who did some flushing but the problem has again increased.
Any solution plz
Awesome phone. no other android phone can match this beast. Go for amber gold model which comes with 3 GB ram. 6 inch display is best in the market. Screen to body ratio is just right and makes it easy to handle. slim metal body gives it a very premium feel. Battery is extremely powerful. My only issue is either you can use 2 sim cards or one sim card and SD card.
engy ehab, 28 Sep 2015me too i have the same problem what is the solution!?you have to take care of the apps you are downloading some of them really control the main key of your phones so delete the apps that you dont need, especially antivirus apps like clean master...
MH, 01 Oct 2015If you are after the battery life then go Mate7. I had this phone for 2 weeks now and so far n... moreHad the note4, xperia z1,2. Currently have the Mate7 and I am very impressed. Battery great and graphics not bad, seriously if anybody has anything negative to say about that then they are being pety.
I have huawei ascend mate 7 and I still didn't get the lollipop update ? How to get it
zeno, 02 Oct 2015what is better: samsung galaxy a7 or mate 7 ?galaxy a7 exynos version...the snapdragon is suffering from heating and bad performance
my hua mate, my phone still showing along huawei logo animation and cant open the phone..phone is getting heat and battery down to low because cant switch off the phone..now it s offed low battery showing red light.. i downloaded some font apk app and then after happened this..now i cant do anything its saying phone is locked state and fail,,no update file cant format..what happen to internal android OS...its deleted or destroyed??? i don't know.. i try reset factory option several times but still running animation logo..i think this my fault because that bad font app downloaded..i try everything but cant do anything..once i rooted my phone,now all deleted formatted, have 2 years warranty until this November...can phone service man find about my root and fault..can they will cancel my warranty??? pl help me to fix my phone by my own hand...can i fix this fault in phone,boot option or my computer,or any method pl....tell me immediately
Hussain, 02 Oct 2015Frnd I wanted to know that if I will buy this mobile from mall it make a lot of difference in ... moreIf I were you, search for online stores in Saudi and see if they sell any Mate7. Once you find some, check if there's an official Huawei warranty. In that case, it would be the same as the ones you see in malls.
In my experience, I bought an Xperia ZL more than 2 years ago. I bought it from an online store and it doesn't have the official Sony warranty, that is why it's almost $100 cheaper compare to malls'.
So the question is this: do you care about the official Huawei warranty or not?
AnonD-446987, 02 Oct 2015Hello, I bought my phone here in the Philippines 2 weeks ago. To help you compare prices, I co... moreFrnd I wanted to know that if I will buy this mobile from mall it make a lot of difference in price from buying online
[deleted post]Hello, I bought my phone here in the Philippines 2 weeks ago. To help you compare prices, I converted Philippine peso (PHP) to US dollars (USD). I bought this phone (32gb/3gb ram, GOLD) for 24,000 pesos in the mall, converting it to the current exchange rate will be $513.87.
This comes with the full package + 1 year warranty from Huawei.
Hope this helps!
I just updated my phone. Bought this phone in the Philippines with build number MT7-TL10 B120SP04. So far so good. It's fast. I read on XDA that you need to do a factory reset once you are done with the update.
If someone already updated their phone via the Huawei Consumer website, can you please give us an update? Thank you!
Get your lollipop version from here and after installation please set the phone language to english united kingdom otherwise you may suffer a keyboard missing issue because this is only europion version and only EU countries language support