I also did the upgrade and get error for wifi. Phone is useless without wifi to me. A lot of us are having this issue. Will someone please help?
Uadate android 2.2 to 2.35, look nice but wifi and bluetooth not work, when try to open wifi have message "error" and with bluetooth nothing happen, i wrong or Huawei wrong?
Successfully updated to 2.3.5 gingerbread .... its awesome ... :) thanx for the tuitorial ... :D much better performance thn 2.2.1
I've updated my U8800 Ideos X5 to the final release Gingerbread of Huawei (so no beta).
It looks great but I lost the mobile data connection! The phone registers itself with the right provider, says it has UMTS but refuses to make a data connection. I checked all settings, but all are ok.
So the update caused my smartphone to lose the mobile data connection. Before the Android update I did not have any problems.
So now I'm waiting for the Huawei support response to this problem. Meanwhile I'm back to my HTC Touch Pro-2.
Ben, 05 Jan 2012Noooo after updating my X5 to android 2.3.5, within a week of smooth running, the wifi suddenl... moreCheck whether the SD card if you have one is well mounted.
Else you have to format the phone
Noooo after updating my X5 to android 2.3.5, within a week of smooth running, the wifi suddenly stops working with an "error" message.
HUAWEI U8800 IDEOS X5 Software Upgrade from Android 2.2.1 Froyo to 2.3.5 Gingerbread. Below are the steps I performed. Please read carefully, and kindly understand and remember that there is always the risk of irreparably damaging the phone. Good luck.
1. Using a PC go to www.huaweidevice.com, (as of Thursday, January 5, 2012) select Support > Downloads > By Category = Mobile Phone, Product Type = Smart Phones, Product Name = HUAWEI U8800 (not HUAWEI IDEOS X5) and download software [Name: U8800 V100R001C00B522G001(Normal)(Gingerbread), Date: 2011-12-28, Size 192.15MB].
2. Extract ZIP file to PC. It contains only 2 items ("U8800 Software Upgrade Guideline.pdf" & "UPDATE.APP"). Please review the PDF thoroughly (2.2.2 is mentioned instead of 2.2.1 which can be misleading/confusing).
3. Information BEFORE upgrade: Settings > About phone > Model number = u8800, Android version = 2.2.1, Build number = U8800V100R001C00B136SP02. My X5 is less than a week old with no modifications such as rooting, custom ROMs, or MicroSD repartitioning.
4. Ensure phone's battery level is sufficient (mine was at 71%). Back up data (for example, export contacts as VCF to the MicroSD card). There's no need to perform "Factory data reset" (to erase data on the phone) since the upgrade process does this.
5. Connect phone to PC using USB cable and "Turn on USB storage". Copy the "dload" folder (containing "UPDATE.APP") from PC to the topmost path (or root directory) of the MicroSD. Make sure to "Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device" from PC, then "Turn off USB storage" and unplug USB cable. Verify using File Manager (path should be "\mnt\sdcard\dload").
6. Shut down phone (Press and hold power key, and select "Power off" from "Phone options").
7. Press and hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power keys to turn on phone (I suggest pressing and holding the volume keys first before pressing and holding the power key). Release all 3 keys when HUAWEI logo & name appears. Phone is now in upgrade mode, and update runs automatically. Battery status indicator LED will slowly flash red during update, and screen will display the following:
- Firmware update, Step 1/2, Unpacking, [Progress Bar], The full update will take approximately 2 minutes. Do not turn off the device.
- Firmware update, Step 2/2, Installing, [Progress Bar], Do not turn off the device.
- Successful completion (Kindly excuse me as I wasn't quick enough to take note of the exact final screen).
8. Once update completes successfully, phone will shutdown automatically. Please note that phone is supposed to restart by itself according to the final screen. In my case, it didn't power on by itself, but it may be different for others. If nothing happens, wait a little longer then manually power on phone. A fancier Huawei startup sequence shows, update resumes and performs some quick internal formatting.
9. Information AFTER upgrade: Settings > About phone > Android version = 2.3.5, Build number = U8800V100R001C00B522G001. Reconfigure your personal settings and welcome to Gingerbread.
- Video playback has indeed improved just as stated in the PDF file.
- As expected, there are additional OS configuration options available, however, there is still no way disable screen locking and all vibrations out-of-the-box.
- Lastly, only the power key can wake up the screen after timeout, whereas prior to the upgrade you may also use volume up and down keys to wake up the screen. Though this seems insignificant, I find the volume keys conveniently accessible and easier to press compared to the power key, and I would have preferred not to overuse the power key. Oh, well...
HUAWEI U8800 IDEOS X5 is my first smartphone. I'm fairly content with what I consider mid-range, and hereby share my personal experience.
1. Competitive price-feature combination (279 AUD at Dick Smith), and unlocked so I may use overseas.
2. Nice minimalist look (no prominent key below the display), but not as elegant and compact as LG Optimus Black. Sturdy but heavier than I thought, and might appear generic/OEM since the "HUAWEI" brand name & logo are not shown on the phone's exterior except at the startup screen while the back reads "IDEOS X5 with Google" only.
3. Touchscreen response is not perfect, but the display is large and sufficiently clear & bright at the dimmest setting (for I like to read books on my old Sony Ericsson W890i's 2" display).
4. Camera performance is lacking. 1280x720 video records at 22fps, and taking a photo can be slow (waiting for the camera to focus). No dedicated camera key and the camera bulges at the back, hence the X5 will not lay flat on a surface, but the lens is slightly recessed to protect from scratches.
5. No secondary front-facing camera for video calls and substituting the back camera is not supported, whereas both my old SE W890i & W850i allow switching between front and back cameras during video calls.
6. No FM radio, and as a prepaid user, I prefer not to use my credits for streaming internet radio. Loudspeaker and the supplied earphones are sufficiently audible and sound quality is good enough, although if possible I much prefer a loudspeaker placed at the front, not at the back.
7. 2 GB internal SD plus Transcend 8 GB (but Class 2 only) MicroSD. Writing via USB to internal SD is slow compared to MicroSD, and apparently, "LOST.DIR" and incorrect "Available space" are common Android issues.
8. Calls are clear. Signal reception/connectivity is fair in weak coverage areas.
9. Battery lasts 3 days with light use (turning on Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G & Bluetooth only when needed) and is warm after charging (I assume this is normal). And unlike Huawei Vision, X5's battery is user-replaceable since I usually pass on my phone after 2-3 years to friends welcoming a replacement (albeit used) phone.
10. Stable with no unexpected powering down encountered thus far. Contacts imported from my SE W890i VCard, and all-around operation appears smooth except for jerky playback of several MP4 videos.
11. Cannot completely disable all vibrations. Several standard applications provide basic functionality only. Timer (which I use frequently) ought to have been available out-of-the-box rather than a separate download from Android Market.
12. Standard Android interface, not as exciting as Huawei Vision's 3D UI. After a few days using the platform, I feel v2.2 Froyo isn't quite polished lessening my excitement over the X5, which is not to say Windows Phone 7 is better. Peace.