Can somebody confirm the T8950 isn't locked?

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Can somebody confirm the T8950 isn't locked?

Postby TeTTiweTTi » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:40 am

Hi,
can somebody confirm the T8950 isn't locked?
[url]http://bbs.anzhi.com/thread-5985500-1-1.html[/url]

Anyway, I was planning to check it with the [i]fastboot oem get-bootinfo[/i]
command. But I do not seem to get in the fastboot mode (V- and power). I can get in the recovery mode (V+ and power) though. I tried a lot of times, holding the buttons every possible combination between 10 and 30 seconds

Because the normal mode wasn't working, I also tried it via the adb command [i]adb reboot bootloader[/i]. Also then the phone is only shutting down and starting up normally. I can find my phone with the [i]adb devices[/i] command.

I reset my phone to default factory settings, but that didn't help.
I can enter the recovery mode, can I reinstall the original ROM of Huawei and try again?

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Re: Can somebody confirm the T8950 isn't locked?

Postby Dopi » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:43 pm

Hi TeTTiweTTi,

the list of kernel compatible phones I posted here suggests that the T8950 is not really hardware compatible to the C8950 and U8950(D). Thus it could behave much different to these Ascend G600 models. I suspect that the T8950 model could be based on the Mediatek MT6577 platform. For MTK based phones there is no fastboot mode. The firmware can be downloaded to a powered-off phone by connecting it via USB to a PC that runs special software. This would also explain why you did not have any success with fastboot.

Cheers,

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Re: Can somebody confirm the T8950 isn't locked?

Postby TeTTiweTTi » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:10 am

Dopi, Hi,

thanks for your help. I did a google search and it seems you are correct. In that case th T8950 is mentionned together with the U8950 wrongly on a lot of forums.

There's a lot of information available on the MT6755, but can you also set my on the way how to install other firmware on the phone.
Much appreciated,
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Re: Can somebody confirm the T8950 isn't locked?

Postby TeTTiweTTi » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:58 am

Dopi, Thanks for the usefull information. It really set my on the right track

- the bootloader of the T8950 is not locked, so it does not need to be unlocked.
- The T8950 does indeed not have a fastboot mode. the CWM custom recovery can be installed by flashing the ROM using the Flash tool of Mediatek

this is how I did it.

INSTALLING THE CMW CUSTOM RECOVERY TOOL
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tutorial: http://bm-smartphone-reviews.blogspot.c ... orial.html
the correct files to use in the tutorial can be found here:
- SP_Flash_Tool_exe_v3.1224.01 --> http://www.mediafire.com/?c8lr368ceaqk7tv
- MediaTek DA USB VCOM drivers --> http://www.mediafire.com/?h0ytkyagj0kf89u

if all went well, you should have a different recovery screen now.

ROOTING
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Tutorial: http://bm-smartphone-reviews.blogspot.c ... overy.html
The fileto be used is:
- RootT8950.zip --> http://www.mediafire.com/?je47wz2ozjr7oth

After the update is finished, reboot . Now, you should see Superuser in your Huawei T8950 app list. You can double check if you have root, using the "got root?" app.

INSTALLING THE GOOGLE SERVICES
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Since the the CWM custom recovery tool is installed now and the phone is rooted, it's very simple to add the google services to the phone. I used the GAPPS of Cyanogen. You can find them on many places, e.g.
http://www.needrom.com/mobile/gapps-cyanogen/
choose the right version, most likely your T8950 will have android ICS 4.0.4

istallation is the same as installing the rooting ROM


REFERENCES
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http://bm-smartphone-reviews.blogspot.c ... orial.html
http://bm-smartphone-reviews.blogspot.c ... overy.html
http://www.aiothudanu.com/2013/01/huawe ... y-and.html
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=1911475
http://www.needrom.com/mobile/gapps-cyanogen/


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Re: Can somebody confirm the T8950 isn't locked?

Postby Dopi » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:57 pm

Hi TeTTiweTTi,

glad to hear that you found a way to flash it and thanks for posting your howto!

Cheers,

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