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.
can i download this update for mt7-tl10v100r001chn00b133 build number?
Hello guys! I updated to 5.1.1. Overall performance is much smoother, no more stutter while scroling webpages and watching high quality videos, I guess it is because of ART java VM. UI looks a bit more polished. My Antutu benchmark score increased from average of 44500 to 46900. I am very happy with this update. HOW I DID IT: Conect Huawei to PC. Download update from Huawei support Malaisya region to PC, DON'T extract or unzip it, just get into the folder and copy "dload" folder to the internal memory of the phone "download folder", or to your sd card. Then go to setings, sisthem update, and choose to update localy. Thats it.
I'm running the updated lollipop for Huawei Mt7-Tl0, the upgrade is quite impressive, only problem I found is that the dts audio function in settings and in the music player is locked, only adjustable with insertion of headphones, not sure if that affects the quality of sound even though it looks activated locked.
The update is not working i downloaded the file and its says it cant see the upadte file...
19Excalibur19, 03 Oct 2015Lollipop is here, its easy to update, just download the file from the link given by gsmarena, ... moreHi 19Excalibur19, is factory reset after manual update necessary to remove errors introduced from updating (did you have any errors before the reset?), or is reset purely an optional recommendation? Are all phone functions ok after the update without reset, or is reset mandatory to avoid errors. After the factory reset, are there still errors in phone functions or not anymore (if any were introduced by the manual update). Thanks in advance. I'm currently on 4.4.2 MT7-TL10...B120SP04.
Lollipop is here, its easy to update, just download the file from the link given by gsmarena, put the dload folder in the root directory of sd card, do a local update in the settings, wait for the updateto finish, and do a reset using power+up volume. That's how i updated using the official lollipop release. Im running tl10 version from philippines. Wifi is great, ui is better, playing coc is a great experience. The problem with mate 7 ever since is the charging time... If don't have this phone yet and wanted to get this, i would much rather recommend you buy oppo r7 plus due to its fast charging technology, 64 bit architecture, excellent camera, oled display...
muche, 02 Oct 2015It will be roll out next weekDay 1463, still waiting for the lollipop update, i ran out of food & water, i'll keep informing
firmware coming on malaysia website...
thanks to malaysia consumer rating..
Hi guys, I have the MT7-L09 version and this update works smooth I like it, you need to unzip the "MT7-L09_Firmware_C900B324_Android 5.1.1_EMUI 3.1" file and copy the "dload" folder on your main phone folder (not tested on sd card), where "DCIM" or "DOWNLOAD" folders are located, then need to run the "local update" from your phone and that's it. Remember to backup before update (just in case).
WELCOME 5.1.1 and EMUI 3.1 =)
TUESONER, 01 Oct 2015still waiting the update for the ascend g7It will be roll out next week
hi, Huawei has produce stunning variety of devices that can outsmart other leading brands funny thing is it seems like going up to the ladder in terms of popularity and ranks is like "clawing desperately" or could it be "something" has dragging them down just where is Microsoft now in the list and where is Huawei
HAS ANYBODY TRIED TO RESET AFTER UPDATE? After the update, i cannot reset the device. During the reset process i get an error every time and many options are now not available in the settings menu. I tried to install 5.1.1 again through the phone updater and the update mode both but it fails every time. So, my phone is running 5.1.1 but with millions of errors. plz help.