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Old 19-01-2013, 11:56
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Hi,

I've just installed Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on my Huawie Ascend G300 phone and find that it isn't as good as the previous Gingerbread 2.3.....does anyone else find that?

Here are my dislikes:

1) Web pages don't seem to scroll as smoothly.

2) You can't stop the camera software from making that horrible shutter noise when taking a photo, even if you put your phone in silent mode!

3) Streaming video's on some sites don't play anywhere near as smooth as they did with Gingerbread 2.3 even with the latest Adobe Flash Player installed for Android 4.0.3.

4) Handling web pages isn't as good, and where is the "- +" zoom button gone from the screen! I know u can pinch the screen to zoom but I liked the zoom button too.

Overall I think ICS is a big step backwards from Gingerbread.
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Old 19-01-2013, 17:17
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I have G300 since July, gingerbread was lot better then ICS, i used ics for few days but it was slow and crap so installed CM10(JB 4.1.2) on my g300 and since then its fast and responsive plus all the latest things like Google Now etc.

Answer to all your 4 problem is to go for CM10 aka Jelly bean 4.1.2.
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Old 20-01-2013, 11:51
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Jelly bean isn't available on the G300 is it? Huawei haven't made it avalable for download?
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Old 20-01-2013, 23:45
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I have G300 since July, gingerbread was lot better then ICS, i used ics for few days but it was slow and crap so installed CM10(JB 4.1.2) on my g300 and since then its fast and responsive plus all the latest things like Google Now etc.

Answer to all your 4 problem is to go for CM10 aka Jelly bean 4.1.2.
Thanks for that post!! have been waiting for a JB rom for a while and have just updated thanks to your post!!
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Old 21-01-2013, 08:05
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Jelly bean isn't available on the G300 is it? Huawei haven't made it avalable for download?
They installed a custom ROM, this http://www.modaco.com/topic/359624-j...-updated-1701/ I assume.
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Old 21-01-2013, 18:03
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Thats the one I used!
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Old 21-01-2013, 18:58
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Yes the above link posted is what I installed as well.
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Old 22-01-2013, 11:35
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I don't really like to idea of using non-official releases of operating systems though as you never know what else these 3rd parties may build in to the software, such as key loggers or other spyware!

If the Huawei Ascend G300 can run JellyBean successfully then I don't know why Huawei dont make it officially available and ditch this sub standard ICS rubbish!

Everyones feedback and links are very much appreciated though.

Cheers!
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Old 22-01-2013, 11:41
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I don't really like to idea of using non-official releases of operating systems though as you never know what else these 3rd parties may build in to the software, such as key loggers or other spyware!

If the Huawei Ascend G300 can run JellyBean successfully then I don't know why Huawei dont make it officially available and ditch this sub standard ICS rubbish!

Everyones feedback and links are very much appreciated though.

Cheers!
Probably to help sell their newer phones.
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Old 22-01-2013, 12:48
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I don't really like to idea of using non-official releases of operating systems though as you never know what else these 3rd parties may build in to the software, such as key loggers or other spyware!

If the Huawei Ascend G300 can run JellyBean successfully then I don't know why Huawei dont make it officially available and ditch this sub standard ICS rubbish!

Everyones feedback and links are very much appreciated though.

Cheers!
I can understand your concerns about custom ROMs but really you have nothing to fear if you read the forums where they are posted (XDA and MoDaCo are the two I normally use). Modified or built ROMs are picked apart by different developers and any malware would be picked up and I have seen this in happen on a Chinese rom for the ZTE Blade. The CyanoGen Mod builds - which is what CM10 is - are very trustworthy. Unlike manufacturers they don't include carrier tracking stuff. For me I wouldn’t own an Android device if I couldn’t put a custom ROM on it, I have done this to my phone, my wife’s, my son’s and the tablet we have. But we are all different

There is no advantage in a manufacturer giving you a software update as they make no money on that, they would rather sell you a new phone. Time and again people have been let down, by manufacturers and updates be that on Android (to many to count) or Windows Phone (lack of upgrade from 7 to 8) or even iOS (if you count Apple deliberately keeping features from older phones).
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Old 22-01-2013, 14:25
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Does the JB custom ROM get rid of the Vodaphone crapware?
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Old 22-01-2013, 22:15
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Does the JB custom ROM get rid of the Vodaphone crapware?
Yes.... When u install JB rom all u get is Google apps... Everything else u need to install from play store. Its clean fast and crapware free ROM.
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Old 22-01-2013, 23:27
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I have a few questions regading rooting and installing custom roms.

How safe is it to root and install (are there variants depending on the model number of the G300) that custom rom- even for a newb? And are all the features, such as the the flashing led light and whatnot, all working correctly as well as all the apps (iplayer)? Also, Is there any known bugs? Is that highlighted rom the best?

How much faster is it (Jellybean) really compared to the official ics?

Sorry for all the stupid questions but I don't want to kill my phone, even if it is a budget one.
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Old 23-01-2013, 04:28
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It's very easy and safe to root and install for newbie.

Iplayer, notifications lights are all working..U can check and stay upto date by following JB 4.1.2 thread on modaco.

JB rom is very fast and responsive then ics. Speed Difference is like flying in 747(ics) vs concorde(JB)

Follow g300 forum on modaco and all the help is there.
http://www.modaco.com/forum/650-huaw...g300modacocom/
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Old 23-01-2013, 07:48
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Hi,

I've just installed Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on my Huawie Ascend G300 phone and find that it isn't as good as the previous Gingerbread 2.3.....does anyone else find that?

Here are my dislikes:

1) Web pages don't seem to scroll as smoothly.

2) You can't stop the camera software from making that horrible shutter noise when taking a photo, even if you put your phone in silent mode!

3) Streaming video's on some sites don't play anywhere near as smooth as they did with Gingerbread 2.3 even with the latest Adobe Flash Player installed for Android 4.0.3.

4) Handling web pages isn't as good, and where is the "- +" zoom button gone from the screen! I know u can pinch the screen to zoom but I liked the zoom button too.

Overall I think ICS is a big step backwards from Gingerbread.
Let's get something straight here, those problems are not exclusive to ICS and is mainly due to Huawei's crappy implementation of ICS on your phone. I know because when I upgraded my SGS i9000 to ICS from GB it was like night and day. Browser performance was through the roof and the whole system just felt snappier.

Obviously the SGS didn't ICS from Samsung (they abandoned it) so it is a custom ROM but it worked far better than stock GB. Another thing to note is that JB may not be a good idea on such weak hardware. However, I still think it's worth trying to flash a custom ICS ROM to try.
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Old 27-01-2013, 23:38
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CM 10.1 jellybean 4.2.1 is out for G300. Jellybean 4.2.1 is latest update from android.
http://www.modaco.com/topic/360515-j...-updated-2701/

its lighting fast and any one who own G300 should try this rom.
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Old 28-01-2013, 17:44
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CM 10.1 jellybean 4.2.1 is out for G300. Jellybean 4.2.1 is latest update from android.
http://www.modaco.com/topic/360515-j...-updated-2701/

its lighting fast and any one who own G300 should try this rom.
HAve they got the sound issues sorted out? Had a version 4.1.2 on my g300 and the audio level on music/podcasts was crap. went back to ICS and that sorted out the audio levels.
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Old 28-01-2013, 18:15
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Why mess with something that works very well with the original 2.3 . I gave access to other phones ( S3 ) and frankly there is no difference .
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Old 28-01-2013, 18:30
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As cool as it sounds, I'm going to stick with the official ICS rom . It might be a tad slow but everything works on it. Thanks for the feedback anyways.
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Old 10-02-2013, 17:39
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I'm wondering if that Jelly Bean rom allows HD recording - or if it's possible in any way.
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Old 14-02-2013, 22:04
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Does the phone need to be unlocked before updating to JB ?
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Old 14-02-2013, 22:15
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Is CM 10.1 bug free and does everything work ?
Last time i tried it the phone was forever rebooting and freezing.
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Old 17-02-2013, 14:45
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4.2.2 is out for G300,(CM 10.1)
http://www.modaco.com/topic/360515-j...-updated-1602/

Its fast and smooth for everyone with most of bugs fixed from 4.2.1.
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Old 18-03-2013, 01:46
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Hi,

I finally got round to updating my Huawei Ascend G300 to Jelly Bean! Although I've just hit a problem which I hope somebody may be able to help with?

After rooting my phone and installing the cm-10-20130217-EXPERIMENTAL-u8815-R6.zip from http://getcm.thebronasium.com/?device=u8815&type= everything worked perfect and my phone was quick and smooth with no faults. However, whilst browsing "About Phone" in my phones settings I noticed "CyanogenMod Updates" so clicked on it, it said there was "1 update available" so I downloaded and installed it. Since doing that my phone will no longer access Google Play, if I click on the Google Play app the screen just flickers and that's it...no Google Play

My phone now says I have CyanogenMod version 10.1 -20130216-EXPERIMENTAL-u8815-R2 with a build date of Sat Feb 16 22.28.17 GMT 2013 and a build number of cm_u8815-userdebug 4.2.2 JDQ39 eng.yuki.20130216.222749 test-keys whatever all that stuff means!!!

If anyone has any ideas of why I cannot access Google Play I'd appreciate your help?

Cheers!
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Old 18-03-2013, 11:18
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Hi,

I finally got round to updating my Huawei Ascend G300 to Jelly Bean! Although I've just hit a problem which I hope somebody may be able to help with?

After rooting my phone and installing the cm-10-20130217-EXPERIMENTAL-u8815-R6.zip from http://getcm.thebronasium.com/?device=u8815&type= everything worked perfect and my phone was quick and smooth with no faults. However, whilst browsing "About Phone" in my phones settings I noticed "CyanogenMod Updates" so clicked on it, it said there was "1 update available" so I downloaded and installed it. Since doing that my phone will no longer access Google Play, if I click on the Google Play app the screen just flickers and that's it...no Google Play

My phone now says I have CyanogenMod version 10.1 -20130216-EXPERIMENTAL-u8815-R2 with a build date of Sat Feb 16 22.28.17 GMT 2013 and a build number of cm_u8815-userdebug 4.2.2 JDQ39 eng.yuki.20130216.222749 test-keys whatever all that stuff means!!!

If anyone has any ideas of why I cannot access Google Play I'd appreciate your help?

Cheers!
Reading your post it seems you went from a CM10 rom to a CM10.1 rom. In other words from Android 4.1.x to Android 4.2.x. The Cyanogen team do not include Google Apps (GAPPs) in there builds but you have to install these separately after the flashing the rom. However the GAPPs that work with CM10 wont work with CM10.1 so you need the new versions but you only need to do this when moving up Android versions - All other CM10.1 roms will be OK after updating the GAPPs.

1. Google “cm10.1 gapps download” and put the .zip file you download on your phones SD card
2. Boot into recovery and flash the GAPPs – you may want to do a full wipe before this but that’s up to you.
3. Every time you update in the future make sure you back up your current rom. That way you can always go back if there is a problem.

I hope this helps but let me know how you get on.
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