I bought this phone exactly two years ago. It is an excellent phone. I am not an IT guru so I am still using it the way I bought it without any upgrades. It is a very smooth phone. It serves me great!
I've found the best ROM to be Spanorg's LiquidSmooth 3.2 KitKat ROM (2014-08-21-viva-ext) it does wonders for this phone, latest video drivers. Everything is working, no real showstopping bugs.
You can get the radio working, bluetooth, wifi hotspot in a custom 4.4.4 rom. I think the only con/downside is the headphone volume is a little low, however I have headphone amps handy and it seems easy enough to investigate a solution.
I've tried all the ROMS for this phone, MOKEE, CM, Chinese firmwares. Nothing tops it for battery and smoothness.
I use smartassv2 governor, sio or cfq for scheduler, -25mV or -50mV under voltage and lower 236MHz frequency as the lowest, with 1026MHz highest when I want to conserve power. Battery Saver is on and 236MHz set for max when display off (also turning off gps, wifi and data while killing apps).
Otherwise just turn it on interactive and enable 1500MHz max and phone still doesn't use a great amount of battery until you start running games like that.
I've you have an Ascend P1 and you aren't scared of flashing and possibly bricking it go visit ascendp1.altervista.org for latest rom news dedicated to this phone.
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2014my mobile internet connection will going sleep mode after some timeBeen using P1 for couple years. Have flashed many roms. And have experienced same regarding phone going into sleep mode. But it always wakes up when required. This is to save battery. So don't worry.
sudhi, 19 Jan 2015After update 4.1.1 my phones mic not working.but some calling applications are working via lou... moreTry re flashing 4.1.1 again. If problem persist. I advise to use correct downgrade rom. To downgrade from jellybean back to ics. Use B229 or B105 etc.
After update 4.1.1 my phones mic not working.but some calling applications are working via loud speaker.im updated official emui firmevere. Pls anyone can help me wt to do.. now im in riyadh.
ugur, 01 Dec 2014You can download&install the official firmware (emui1.5+ver4.1.1) on the official website ... moreHi, this is the official English firmware with no radio:
The Official firmwares beyond this is all Chinese so you break more things than you fix (Eg, GooglePlaystore)
Don't know about the unofficial firmwares.
Downloaded official firmware (b315), got no radio. Went on to install B710, no playstore and backup recovery option. Some weird chinese store with no English option. Think its best to stay on ICS. Anybody know if the B229 firmware have radio and mhl for ICS.
P1, 09 Aug 2014planned update to 4.2.2, they are all liers.my mobile internet connection will going sleep mode after some time
Do not replace battery for the U9200 XL version. It is to large and you will not be able to close the back cover.
You can download&install the official firmware (emui1.5+ver4.1.1) on the official website or other unofficial releases which you can find on the internet. It is not easy to update and a little bit risky. If you follow the instructions, there will not be a problem. After you install the official firmware, you will also have the fm radio.
tom, 01 May 2014A very good brand and phone but also a good liar brand saying empty word to buyer's that's can... morei think official update is EMUI 1.5 (4.1.1) for world wide P1 was published on website http://emui.huawei.com/plugin....=hwdownload; that pack has 2 part, you can update on SD card
hi every one, did anyone use this EMUI (english)on P1? did you need to root this device?
this phone is great MHL cable for HDMI supported root access also ok and my ROM now is MIUI.... no problem at all.... :)
am have used this version Ascend P1 LTE in Sweden.its the worst phone ever i have used.they frozen up many times on the day,the device get so hot the most open battery and start the phone again.the ics android version never works well with the phone.i will never ever buy a so bad phone like this china made Huawei.better pay more for better brand made in Korea that in china.
qmsem, 11 Sep 2014which andriod software version is better for p1? any suggestion?it is FROZEN to ICS.no pun intended.do not root this device.you MIGHT lose playstore
qmsem, 30 Aug 2014Hi. i have a problem with my huawei p1 its screen start flickring, flashing with grey horizon... moreregards,did you buy it STRAIGHT from China??it may be Refurbished.I've had two of these handsets with zero complications.Huawei did it right with this Ice cream sandwich device,however,it is NOT UPGRADEABLE to JB or KIT KAT.IT NEVER WILL BE.not future proof.