How to Upgrade The Huawei U8150 IDEOS to Ice Cream Sandwich

I recently wrote about how to upgrade the Huawei U8150 to Android 2.3.x, Gingerbread and buoyed by the overwhelming response that article has gotten over the last one month, as I promised, here is a follow up. This time round it is about upgrading the Huawei U8150 IDEOS to the latest Android 4.0.4, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich. 4.0.4 is the latest iteration of ICS even though Android 4.1, Jelly Bean is already out.

You can decide to upgrade to Gingerbread first then upgrade again to ICS or upgrade your Huawei U8150 IDEOS to ICS directly from Froyo. Either way, it works just fine. I have tested that on a couple of devices both ways and there weren’t any hitches. Read about how to upgrade to Gingerbread here.

Disclaimer

By rooting and flashing custom ROMs you are voiding your warranty and if you don’t follow the outlined procedure below correctly, may end up with a bricked device. Either way, try the procedure below at your own risk. Neither I, nor the developers of the ROMs you are flashing can be held responsible in the event of any damage.

Note

The custom ROM I have provided for download and use in this article is ICS Ideos. There are various Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROMs that I have tested but they all seem to be laden with numerous bugs. This is the best I found and I will give updates to it when they are released by the developers. Almost everything works fine here except the usual FM radio. Wi-Fi works fine as well as Bluetooth, the camera and all the sensors in the Huawei U8150 IDEOS. Other ICS ROMs have the camera, GSM and UMTS ports not working because they are based on CyanogenMod 9 which is currently not yet stable on many low end devices. ICS Ideos uses the stable CyanogenMod 7 thus everything is working and for those who enjoyed the Gingerbread upgrade, you will like this one even more.

Due to the low end nature of the U8150 IDEOS and the ROM being based on CM7, you will realize that the hard buttons that are a major feature of ICS are missing; this is largely because of the hardware deficiencies of the device.

I have included GAPPs (Google Apps) so that you can download and install them after upgrading to ICS so that the Google services which are at the heart of Android as an OS are available immediately without a lot of hustle.

The “idiot/ideot” as it is infamously referred to  in Kenya, is getting some ICS love.

Requirements

  • Download the ICS Ideos ROM here [LINK 1]
  • Download Google Apps for ICS here [LINK 2]
  • ClockworkMod recovery installed on your device. If you don’t have ClockworkMod recovery installed then refer to my earlier post on how to upgrade to Gingerbread and use the steps outlined there to flash to ClockworkMod using ROM Manager app.
  • Before proceeding, make sure you have charged your device to at least 80%. Battery failure while installing could result in a brick (Read disclaimer above).

Procedure

(You will notice that this procedure is almost the same as the one followed during the upgrade to Gingerbread, I have gone through it once again for clarity purposes). I assume that you have already rooted your device, installed ClockworkMod Recovery and are ready to go.

  • Do a nandroid backup of your existing system. Don’t know how to do it? That too is covered here. Transfer the folder containing your backed up files to a safe place preferably to your PC or other storage media other than your phone’s sd card. The backup folder can be found at mount/sd-card/ROM Manager/clockworkmod/backup and will have a file name like “2012-07-03.18.43.48” (without the quotation marks).

NB: This procedure  is not necessary and can be safely ignored. However, if you are not a pro like me and others and are doing this process for the first time, then I strongly recommend that you do a nandroid backup, just in case things go amok somewhere.

  1. Transfer the files you have downloaded above (as outlined in the requirements section) to your phones’ sd-card. Save them in the root of your sd-card, i.e not inside any folder. Just save them.
  2. Reboot your device into recovery using ClockworkMod. Don’t know how? It is explained here.
  3. Once in recovery mode, use the volume up and volume down buttons to scroll through the options. You can also use the phone’s middle button to scroll up and down.
  4. Select Advanced then select wipe Dalvik cache. Confirm that you want to wipe your Dalvik cache. This will wipe your device’s Dalvik cache.
  5. Go back to the main recovery menu using the phones’ default Android back button. Select wipe cache partition. Confirm that you want to wipe the cache partition. This will wipe your phone’s cache.
  6. Still on the main recovery menu, select wipe data/reset. Confirm that you want to do a factory reset.
  7. Here is the most important part: On the main menu of ClockworkMod recovery, select install zip from sd (as downloaded from LINK 1 i.e. icsideos_(cm7 mod)1.4(1).zip) in the next window.
  8. You will be taken to a screen/window showing the contents of your sd card. Scroll down to your downloaded custom ROM and select it. Confirm that you want to install it. Wait while your custom ROM is installed.
  9. Once the installation is complete, press the back button and select install zip from sd
  10. You will be taken to a screen/window showing the contents of your sd card. Scroll down to your downloaded Google Apps zipped file (as downloaded from LINK 2 i.e. gapps-gb-20110828-signed.zip) and select it. Confirm that you want to install it. Wait while Google Apps are installed.
  11. Press the back button and select reboot system now.
  12. You should wait for between 4-6 minutes for your device to boot up properly using the newly installed custom ROM. If it does not boot up in that duration, then redo the whole process. It means you missed something somewhere.
  13. Once it has booted successfully, you will be taken through the familiar steps of logging into your Android device.
  14. That’s it! You have successfully upgraded your Huawei U8150 IDEOS to Ice Cream Sandwich.
  15. To confirm that you indeed have successfully upgraded to Ice Cream sandwich go to Settings > About Phone and make sure you can see the Android version as 4.0.4. (Check screenshots).

One More Thing

The custom ROM comes pre-installed with ADW theme which gives your device an ordinary look. For that extra step to have everything look ICS, I recommend you install Holo Launcher (Google Play Store link).

Check the screenshots here.

**UPDATE 1**

For those of you that are disgusted that ICSIdeos is based on CM7 and want something better, I have uploaded MIUI that I tested and found to be okay. You can download it here and try it out

**UPDATE 2** 16th October 2012

Over the past one month I have been testing the latest release of the ROM, ICS IDEOS. It is version 2.0 of ICS IDEOS. It fixes many of the bugs that were there in the previous release. Since it is an update to the exiting ROM, the link posted on this update will be the only one that redirects to a download page on the same. The old ROM still remains in the links posted earlier on this post so that every interested reader gets a chance to choose which one to go with. There is nothing big in the update but the bug fixes and inclusion of the Holo launcher that I had previously recommended for download and installation separately into the ROM by default. So grab the ROM here [LINK 3] and see what changes that are there. Many thanks to the ICS IDEOS team who have developed this custom ROM.

 

 

Strongly Recommended:

How to Root Android Devices

How to Upgrade the Huawei U8150 IDEOS to Gingerbread

 

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About Emmanuel Chenze

Student of life, tech & social media enthusiast and blogger. I love gadgets, isn't that obvious? When I'm not on my Droid reading something or tweeting, I'm hunched over my computer doing my classwork and checking out the latest in tech. Basically, I have no life besides gadgets :)

  • http://kenyankid.wordpress.com/ KenyanKid

    Awesome stuff you did right there. If the Ideos, which is basically an introduction to android can be upgraded like so, then I can only imagine the possibilities ahead. The vast opportunity to discover the power lurking within the Droid platform. There is no doubt about it. Android is the king of them all.

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Definitely Android is the King of them all. The sooner people realize that and stop mistaking it for an iOS copycat as Apple wants everyone to believe the better.

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  • http://kenyankid.wordpress.com/ KenyanKid

    Whoa! I’ve just installed it! It’s awesome man! It’s working seamlessly and so far, so good. Thanks for the links and installation procedure.

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Enjoy

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  • Legal Alien

    good stuff! so far so good so smooth and improved. best i ever had!

    NB/ IF YOU HAVE FUSIONIDEOS, ITS BETTER YOU UPGRADE TO GINGERMAN V6.5 THEN TO ICS.

  • Silent_Reader

    Hi @echenze:disqus , can it work with the Mini Galaxy too? I need such an upgrade to ICS.

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      No, it won’t work on the Galaxy Mini. The Mini has a different kernel. By the way I have the Galaxy Mini and its my next frontier so keep checking here, I am preparing articles on how to upgrade it.

      • Silent_Reader

        Thank you. I surely will peeping in here every now and then!

  • http://twitter.com/donmarsh Marshall Musyimi

    It looks like ICS ideos is based on cm7 but modded to look like icecream sandwich

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      It is ICS. It just had to rely a lot on CM7 because the IDEOS has very basic hardware whereas the structure of CM9 would strain it leaving little room for ultimate user experience and an essence for upgrading. The same team that produced ICS IDEOS is the one that has undertaken the Galaxy ICS project that is working to bring fully usable ROMs to all devices in the Samsung Galaxy family from the basic Mini and Ace to the gallant S series based on the CM code. Even independent custom ROMs like MIUI that don’t rely on the popular CM code are doing well even though their IDEOS ROM is yet to stabilize fully for daily use by an average phone user.

  • lost

    It’s telling me that installation aborted … which step did I miss
    Please help coz its back to square 1

    • Confused

      I am having the same problem. Advice appreciated.

      • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

        seems like the two of you are upgrading directly from 2.2 or were using Dronix ROM. Upgrade to Gingerbread first before going to ICS

  • kimleng

    Hi dude, can u help me? my phone U8150 IDEOS run android 2.2 but after i upgrade to 2.3 done but maybe failed can’t not use, so How can i reset to factory?

    I pressing POWER+Green BUTTON+VOLUME UP Button not work. :’(

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Factory reset is there in your phone’s settings just check. Besides I advice you enter recovery and clear the cache or flash once again. That should solve all your problems.

  • Another Ideos Tech guy

    but isn’t cyanogen mod 7 based on 2.3.7 not 4.04

  • Worried

    Hello Emmanuel, something went wrong for me. I did do a nandroid backup but now my market app isnt working so I cant install ROM manager to restore my phone. Is there a way to install ROM manager without using the market?

  • MasterBi

    I’m using Android 2.3.7, after I choose install zip from sdcard, it told me installation aborted. Plz help me, thanks

  • iceboard

    hey emmanuel when i try to back up current rom it doesnt infact it reaches me to the ideos logo and its stuck please help me

  • iceboard

    i have tried all the rom managers even the old ones but its stuck there can i skip this step or its too risky

  • iceboard

    hey my ideos does not back up is there any way to back up and then continue. when i touch the backup current rom it reboots and its stuck on the ideos logo any help? please or can i continue instralling a new rom with out backing up the current my ideos u8150 had 2.2.7 froyo in it stock but many pple in kenya have 2.2.1 and 2.2.2 is that the case?

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Check through the comments on how to upgrade to Gingerbread. There’s a solution there

  • Karibe

    ICS ideos isnt the actual ICS, someone thought otherwise, anyway, cool.

  • iceboard

    wow tnx

  • Waseem

    Dear Emmanuel i install ROM latest version when i install flash clockworkmod it ask me for model name of my mobile phone but i see there is no name of my model in flash clockworkmod software list can you help me in this problem…

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze
      • Waseem

        i haven’t fine any useful comment for my device can you tell me how i solve my problem because i am very much excited to use ics in my ideos please help me…

      • Waseem

        which rom manager version you are using for ideos u8150 if you have that version apk file can you give me that rom manager i use for my ideos thanks

  • wilfred kamau

    hey radio app lost how do i get 1? the ics s nyc n appealing i lyk colour blue

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      sorry Wilfred, radio doesn’t work. However I will be posting the updated ROM soon. You will test it to see whether the radio works or not.

  • gerald

    thank you man question what do i get in ICS? what apps are suitable in ICS good job!

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      The ICS ROM here is the latest so by flashing it you get at least the latest Android version mod in your device (though there’s another version, Jelly Bean, already out). On top of that, battery management is a bit improved here, the ROM is not buggy and there’s reduced lag. I am yet to know of any apps that don’t work here and I would be glad if you pointed out any; for now it is safe to install any app (as long as the device hardware can support it). Just test and see.

  • ~Angst~

    Great Work, thank you.

    A kind request, when you do an ** update ** comment in the post, would it be possible to add the date next to it? It makes it easier to see the order in which you added them and the length of time between updates…

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Thank you for the observation @c5e697eb52c4c6df04e612b964270718:disqus. I’ll be adding date and time rom now henceforth to any updates that I make. For now, take the updates in the order in which they come; i.e from top to bottom. The bottom most is the most recent. Thanks for that.

  • ~Angst~

    Thanks for your time Emmanual, one last thing; the MIUI files in the update above, are they based on:
    (a) MIUIDeos by ALESSIO94x (MIUIv4/CM7.2RC2/ANDROID 2.3.7) or on the
    (b) Ice Cream Sandwich MIUIv4 WEEKLY BUILD by Zackconsole (MIUIv4-2.6.1/ANDROID4.0.4) build?
    (c) Other…

    Many thanks.

    ~Angst~

  • francis chege

    thanks bratha u r moving places

  • iceboard

    hey e.chenze thanks for the mod but now some of my old apps like opera mobile and some apps which should work like google chrome arent working why is this so and another thing when i press the red button (call end) the phone locks. any way to change that?

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Be sure you did everything right. I’m yet to hear of any problems like yours. Chrome on the IDEOS? I know the Chrome browser should be able to work but its demands and capabilities, the IDEOS cannot cater for. Other apps like the Opera Mobile you have mentioned should be able to work well. Try clearing your device cache in recovery mode then restart your device. If that does not work then reflash the ROM again.

  • immi

    hey emmanuel chenze….. I’ve first upgraded to gingerbread from 2.2 and it was successful but now when I’m trying to update it to ics by following all the instructions, it gives an error (7) and abort the process. please advice

    • Pet

      Hey Immi, couldn’t you wait to see the beauty in Gingerbread first before moving to ICS? I find Ginger way too sleak…lol…on my IDEOS, and unless really necessary, then I’d move to ICS. Ama ni juu nilikuwa nimezoea FROYO for over 18 months? But check again, seems you are not doing one step correctly.

      • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

        exactly, make sure the rooting and the flashing were done right.

        • immi

          every thing was fine, Just the Clockmod Recovery version was the problem because i was having the latest version but rolling it back to an older version has solved my problem and now I’ve successfully upgraded to ICS……

          • xd

            Immi- how exactly did you go about this? getting a similar error message

  • Muti

    The file in Link 2 (Google Apps) cant be downloaded,,,actualy to be precise the download starts and then brings an error….Please advise
    otherwise your doing a good man

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      That link is working well. The problem has to be on your side; your browser, browser cache or download manager. Check them.

  • Call me REN

    hey emmanuel i need help im currently using xdeos rom.. and its working great but i wanna improve my phone and install multitouch, how can i do that? please need help!!!

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Try looking for the xdeos ROM multitouch zipped file and install it fom clockworkmod recovery. Let me look for it. If I find it, I will update you.

      • Call me REN

        Thanks emmanuel.. ;)

      • Call me REN

        Thanks emmanuel ;)

  • Call me REN

    BTW my android version ICS…

  • Mento

    Hi, love the work you are doing.
    So I followed the process until where you install the ROM from the SD Card and it said installation aborted. Reason, Error/SD Card/ icsideos_(cm7 mod)1.4(1).zip)…something like that.
    Do you have any thoughts on what could be the problem? Please help me out.

    • Call me REN

      hey i got the same problem like yours before try flashing this custom recovery its CWM base recovery same look but successful when it comes to flashing..
      http://www.mediafire.com/?esg18iw9lx9axol

      • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

        The problem is not the recovery mode. I have used CWM 5.0.2.8 (the one you have referred to above) but I will only recommend it for advanced users who know what they are doing. Thanks though.

        • Call me REN

          haha Welcome.

      • Mento

        Thankyou very much. It is working just fine now.

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      I had a chance to see a reader’s phone who was having a similar problem yesterday. Looks like you mess in the rooting process. Root properly using either of the two methods recommended on this blog (I personally prefer the SuperOneClick one) and then reflash clockworkmod. Trust me, if you get that right, you won’t have any problems. The ROM flashing is prematurely aborted because ClockworkMod Recovery does not have all the sufficient root user privileges/rights to extract a zip file and run the scripts contained in it to flash the custom ROM. Even flashing another version of ClockworkMod Recovery (as recommended by some of my good readers here) is not the best option. Just make sure all the steps are followed correctly.

  • waleed

    my browser is very slow plz help me and youtube is not starting in ics please help

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Reflash the Gapps zip file in recovery or reinstall the YouTube app from Google Play if it is not packaged with Gapps. The browser issue could be as a result of you not clearing your cache. Clear your device cache in recovery then reboot.

      • waleed

        thnxx buddy………..

  • Ahmad

    Thax buddy i managed to upgrade to sandwich

  • waleed

    thnxxx buddy i upgarded my ideos to ics thnx a lot

  • waleed

    hey
    will you also upgrade it to jelly bean….

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      If and when there’s a Jelly Bean ROM, I will share with all my readers here.

    • waleed

      hey i have an problm in ics of sound.this sound is very bursting…… please help

  • azharali

    hi i upgraded my ideos but i still cant download 2.3 or 4.0 version apps .. it shows ur device is incompatible with this version…plss help me

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Depends on which apps you are installing. Some apps are not meant for the U8150 (i.e its hardware is not capable of addressing their demands).

  • azharali

    multitouch file shows installation problem .. (bad) . is there any other file for multi touch???

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      The multitouch file for Gingerbread is fine. Just be sure you followed all the procedure correctly.

  • zain ul abidin

    brother i have learned alot from your site about rooting, flashing and all that stuff… accept my regards on your great help… well i recently upgraded my ideos u8150 to ICS but i am having problem using wifi and bluetooth,… first off all wifi turned off automaticaly after 1 or 2 minute and it doesnot catch any host, while mac address is also absent…. so whats the solution?

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Just go and clear your phone cache from recovery.

      • Varun

        Hi Emmanuel. I have the same problem and wiping the cache doesn’t seem to solve the problem.. And also when I tried to re-install, Gapps upon restart there is an error saying the startup crashed.. Please advice on what I can do..

        • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

          redo the whole process then.

          • mimi

            after installing ICS i cant play music and videos ,whats wrong

  • leonard

    please help am trying to backup cm7 android vrs 2.3.7 rom using rom manager and it gives me error BACKING UP DATADATA…

    E:FAILED TO FIND “CUST” PARTITION

    TO MOUNT AT “/DATADATA”

    CAN’T MOUNT /DATADATA

    /TMP/RECOVERY.LOG WAS COPIED TO /SDCARD/CLOCKWORK/MOD/RECOVERY.LOG. PLEAS OPEN ROM MANAGER TO REPORT THE ISSUE. what may be the problem i have done evrything i can but still get the same error

  • Nick

    this is tooo awsome.. i mean this software is way smoother and better performing than gingerbread.. Emmanuel. big ups.

  • Nick

    but i have a problem. i live in kenya can u please help me with the apn for safaricom.

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Sure. Here:
      Name: Safaricom
      APN: safaricom
      Port: [leave blank]
      Username: saf
      Password: data (you can also leave this blank)
      Server: [leave blank]
      MMSC: [leave blank]
      MMS Proxy: [leave blank]
      MCC: 639
      MNC: 02
      Auth Type: [leave blank]
      APN Type: default, supl

      NB: if there are any fields that I have left then leave them blank too or leave the default values.

  • nicky

    hey..i love your work and i was enjoying the ics ideos but i gotta a problem with my internet coz my phone cant access…am using a safaricom server..please help

  • allano

    I’m having the same problem with internet connection. did setting up the APN work? i don’t want to have to switch from Ice cream sandwich to gingerman and back everytime i wanna use the internet.

    • Ben Van

      i also have a problem with my data connection, i mean wifi’s working absolutely great…but when i use data connection it doesn’t seem to work fine…it’s not loading any pages. can you please help me with this?

      • allano

        Yeah sure Ben. :-). Go to settings-wireless & networks-mobile networks-Access Point Names. Now edit the Access point like so:- “Name:Safaricom,
        APN:safaricom, Username:saf, MCC:639, MNC:02, APN type:default, supl, APN protocol:IPv4…leave the other entries as . Save the APN. Go back to mobile networks and disable(uncheck) “Data enabled”, then enable it again after a few seconds. That should do it. Have fun, though i should warn you that CCK is planning to shutdown phones with custom ROM like yours and mine, along with with the fakes. Hope you backed up your original ROM.

      • allano

        Name: Safaricom
        APN: safaricom
        Port: [leave blank]
        Username: saf
        Password: [leave blank]
        Server: [leave blank]
        MMSC: [leave blank]
        MMS Proxy: [leave blank]
        MCC: 639
        MNC: 02
        Auth Type: [leave blank]
        APN Type: default, supl
        “…in case the earlier instruction on setting up the APN wasn’t clear”

  • allano

    set up the APN and it worked like a charm :-). I’mma be enjoying this

  • virus.link

    bro! do ics have multi touch? cause after installing ics rom i can’t do pinch zoom and there are no multi touch application in the phone! if there are ics multi touch pls. send me some links! thank you….

  • Rômulo Félix

    Man! I’ve gotta tell you… Everything got awesome! I didn’t that know my Ideos U8150 could work so properly with ICS 4. Damn God, I’m really thankful! You’re a father ;) õ// Congrats

    • Rômulo

      I meant,I didn’t know it could work so properly =)

      • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

        You are welcome

  • http://oscarpenn.blogspot.com/ Talha Okur

    OMG! IDEOS u8150 with ICS? Thank you so much!

  • george

    tried installing ics on my ideos u8150 ,followed the instructions religiously bh 0n the 7th step when i select insall zip from sd and choose
    ‘icsideos_(cm7 mod)1.4(1).zip)’ it begins then i receive an error message ‘intallation aborted’

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      please go through the comments, advice and observations from other readers in the comments section. Many have had such issues like yours and they were sorted. Check that you rooted your device properly. If that is ok then I suggest you upgrade systematically i.e first to GB then to ICS.

  • waleed

    hey Emmanuel my ics sound voice is very burstiong please help me about that problm……….its correct when i unpack my ideos to factory version plzz dooo something…………………………….

    • waleed

      bursting…

  • macharia

    am looking for somethung better and am downloading MIUI from the link you gave us…how do i go about it, installationwise?

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      just like flashing the other ROMs. Use the procedure for Gingerbread or ICS then substitute with your MIUI.

      • macharia

        is it any better?

  • macharia

    i have installed the MIUI..nice looking..but really app store is in chinese!!!

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      That’s one of the turn-offs of the ROM

  • Sam

    thanks….

  • Bard

    I finially got everything working, but one slight problem,( btw, everything done exactly to your specs. ) No Wi-Fi. Any ideas on a possible reason/fix. I am fairly good at this, and am puzzled myself. Thanks

    • Bard

      Wifi turns on, but then turns off shortly after. Has anyone else come across this?

      • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

        Wifi should be working without any hitches. Clear both device cache and Dalvik cache from recovery once again. If problem persists then reflash.

        • Bard

          I’ve tried it all, but no success. Thanks for the quick response anyway, but this isn’t too important to me, as it is so underpowered it is mostly a media viewer only, and I have all the apps installed to keep it on that. I can just use my method of getting apps (Download them on my tablet, back them up with Astro, transfer files, and install them on my phone).

    • Bard

      [Solved]
      Thanks to Emmanuel, you’re the man. Here’s the problem: When doing a factory wipe, it would not format e:/Data (says failed to format). When this happens go to advanced and press reboot recovery. Then factory wipe again and continue with the process. If it doesn’t work the first time, constant repetition eventually gets there. (this time I also didn’t install the other app package). This solution applies to all those who show no mac address.

  • ayafsay

    FAKE ICS…. IT’S JUST THEME

    • Sam

      no its not… you may be didnt recognize how it works go good….. but its your comment anyway…. we can do nothing about that….

      • ayafsay

        open your eyess

  • Dickson Owuor

    Hey, this is good work…..keep it up

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/dwdevy David Waweru

    Hae emmanuel …pliz help my phone is lacking android market i tried installing the miuidoes 2.5 and end up messing my phone huaweei ideos.How can I go back to ics…pliz

  • Bobby

    Thenx Emmanuel…works perfectly.
    Cheerz man.

  • ayafsay

    look at ur kernel version. ICS ? LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/Atypoc Muhammad Quickman

    it says zip package error
    i have ultrajack 6 as a bootlader

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Re-root and re-flash. make sure you follow everything as stated here.

  • 7777

    am gettin instalattion aborted. status 7. what should i do?

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Re-root and re-flash

  • screen prolbem

    Does any one have the reason why the cm9 or cm10 roms have a pointer type touch screen?,this pointer is not related to where you touch but to the last postion you left it ? what is he fix for this?,ps synaptics rmi touchscreen hardware

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      It is possible to calibrate your screen in the settings.Check settings

      • http://www.facebook.com/gabriel.njuguna.9 Gabriel Njuguna

        Cannot find the settings of the pointer in settings.

        • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

          Then ind any 4 star screen calibrating app in the Play Store. By default any CM-based ROM has an inbuilt screen calibrator. The only one missing is usually the battery calibrator (available in CM ROMs for high end devices).

  • pradeep

    im update my huawei u8150 to ice cream sandwich.its doing great..work it..thanx for ur advice..

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      You are welcome Pradeep. Enjoy.

      • http://www.facebook.com/rahul.h.hacker Rahul Hearts Hacker

        is multitouch work in icecream sandwich????

  • David Kirui

    i love this man

  • http://twitter.com/bielzishot gabriel m

    Hello. I installed Gingerbread following your tutorial and it worked fine. Now I’m trying to installe ICS and I just can’t reach the recovery again. I try to go to it by pressing the 3 buttons and by Rom Manager, but it just doesn’t work. What am I supposed to do?

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Try rooting again. Make sure you use SuperOneClick to re-root.

  • Bobby

    what will happen if I install it in huawei u8160?

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      I honestly don’t know but you could end up with a hard brick. This is only for the U8150 as far as I know. There is normally a difference in the kernels and a lot of other stuff. My advice: don’t.

      • Bobby

        To bad,I installed it immediately afta posting this n now the phone indicates it is huawei u8150 n before it was u8160,Its working well though its not recieving calls…what if I try changing it to ics coz now its u8150?

        • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

          It’s all about trial, so give it a try. But to be on the safe side, download the ROMs for the U8160 just incase.

          • Bobby

            Hey,I jus installed gingerman for huawei u8150 n it works well on it…Cheerz for your good work Mann.

  • Lyca

    THANK YOU EMMANUEL!!!

    I had several problems along the way, but I got through it! By the way, I’m so sorry I bombarded you with every problem I had while upgrading. Thank you also to the others who have commented because it really did help.

    For those who are having any problems, I’d like to offer some things that I’ve learned through my mistakes. Firstly, follow each step. This is vital since my phone got bricked because I didn’t follow instructions! Luckily, I found a forum that helped me do a system reset: http://androidforums.com/u8150-ideos-all-things-root/426324-bricked-my-u8150-please-please-please-help-me.html Next is rooting and flashing…PROPERLY. Make sure you rooted the phone and that you waited for the full process of flashing. I also had a problem with the phone detection on clockworldmod, it never detected huawei u8150. I chose other huawei models but this caused the phone bricking. When I fixed it, I risked to click on huawei ascend. And if you’re going through the same problem, I suggest ascend as well. Anyway, I rebooted to recovery and tried the ICS. However, I had another problem. It always indicated that installation was aborted. So I decided to go from froyo to gingerbread instead. This worked perfectly! Then while using the gingerbread, the ROM manager was able to recognize the phone. And since I upgraded from gingerbread, the multitouch screen works. No problems so far. Thus, my happy ever after with ICS came to be. Hope this helps! :D

    Thank you again, Emmanuel! You are a genius.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Virginslayer14 Kevin-aeslech Virgin-slayer Và

      then please help me with your number so i can call if i am havin problems pleeeeeeeeeeeeeaseeee

  • http://www.facebook.com/gabriel.njuguna.9 Gabriel Njuguna

    Managed to solve the problem i had of going to recovery bt the problem now is the pointer type selection.Cant find its settings in the settings so as to change it

  • Johny

    After upgrade my u8150 to 4.0, i am not be able to watch youtube videos, all youtube widgets are show that ‘your device isn’t compatible with this version’……………
    Plz help me, what can i do????????????????

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Install YouTube from the PlayStore and see if that helps.Still erase the existing app. If it is system based i.e came with the flashable GAPPs, then check my list of best root apps and install one that allows you to uninstall system apps.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Virginslayer14 Kevin-aeslech Virgin-slayer Và

    hi, Emmanuel how does someone flash the phone

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Flashing as in? Be clear please. Flashing Android devices is not the same as the way the term “flashing” is applied in other devices mostly Symbian and Series 40 phones.

  • Patrick carlos

    Hello, can you help me about the clockworkmod. i just follow the steps i Root it right, then after that i install that rom manager/clockworkmod. it is the latest app it is 5.0.2.0, why i cant see my phone model when i start flash clockwork something like that. then i try my phone to put it in recovery mode but i’m stuck in the Ideos logo. can you help me, i just want to upgrade this phone because im bored and too slow. pls reply this message.. tnx in advance

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Please read through the comments. Many readers here have had such an issue but eventually made it.

  • Ben Van

    hi emmanuel, can you help me activate multi-touch on mu huawei ideos u8150? i rooted it into this rom…icsideos but it still doesnt have a multi-touch function, can you please help me with that? thank you…you’re a big help…more power, God Bless!

  • Me

    error in /sdcard/icsideos_(cm7 mod)1.4(1).zip (status 7)…..installation aborted. what can cause this??

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      see other reader’s comments

    • job

      i had the same problem upgrade to gingerbread first , it worked for me

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  • http://www.facebook.com/baraka.mabula Baraka Mabula

    I followed the procedures well and I successfully upgraded the phone but after the upgrade I can’t turn on the Wi-Fi in System Settings, it turns on for a few seconds and turns itself off after a few seconds. Help me please.

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      clear cache if it persists, clear Dalvik cache too. Do that from recovery.

  • robinson fernandes

    thanks a lot man, i really succeded
    after giving couple of trials
    any the whole credit goes to you
    thanks once again

  • Charles

    very nice indeed I cannot complain chenze… nice work you doing, android shld employ you

  • job

    thank you so much on your post about gingerbread …i did all you said and everything went perfectly.by the way does ice cream sandwich support fm radio..wait for your reply.

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      I think I stated that FM radio won’t work.

      • job

        thought that was for gingerbread only…my bad please update any updates you might get on ice cream sandwich thanks for your good work

  • peter kagz

    Have u tried Jelly Bean for huawei u8150 and is it stable

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Tried it already, not stable and chances are it won’t be stable soon.

      • peter kagz

        thanx i wunt use it then….i had some problem with ics…like u cant use mp3 songs as ringtones camera i didnt like the music player has anything bin updated?

  • muti

    hi emmanuel, can you help me activate
    multi-touch on mu huawei ideos
    u8150? i rooted it into this
    rom…icsideos but it still doesnt have a
    multi-touch function, can you please
    help me with that? thank you…you’re a
    big help…more power, God Bless!

  • frank kamande

    when i try to Reboot into recovery it says…>AN ERROR OCCURED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RUN PRIVILAGED COMMANDDS.

    Please help

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      “privileged commands” is actually the root access required. Check the post on how to root on this blog and follow the link to the article detailing how to root using SuperOneClick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fredsaldivia Fred Saldivia Rodriguez

    Great job Bro it really works so smooth, greetings from Uruguay.

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Good to know Rodriguez. Cheers!

  • http://www.facebook.com/simona.santini Simona Santini

    it really works well! YOU’RE BRILLIANT!

  • MarcoAndreotti

    I upgraded to “Gingerman-v6.5.1″ with “Gingerman-v6.5-Multitouch”. very good job. Running 100%.
    Now I upgrade to ICS. Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/simona.santini Simona Santini

    After upgrading to ICS i cannot see the the icons of my facebook contacts. I tried many time sync of the fb account, but to no result ( I only see one of my contacts icons). Any suggestion?

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      I never sync my contacts to FB so I am not sure what the problem is. However I do know that the ROM lacks Facebook SNS thus direct FB syncing with contacts or anything else that requires the use of the FB API witthout going through the official FB app will have issues. You can downgrade to Froyo if this is one feature you cn’t do without.

  • mark

    mobile network doesnt work..solution?? please seriously

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Set up your APN in the Mobile networks settings.

  • mark

    and also wifi problem, it wont stay on

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      WiFi works well. Check that you are doing everything right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maike.alves Maike Alves

    Can you help me friend following error
    error in / sdcard / icsideos_ (CM7 mod) 1.4 (1). zip (status 7) installation aborted …… what can cause this?

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      Check your mode of rooting, if not proper then do it proper, also flash the correct clockworkmod recovery. If all that is ok and you are still getting this error then do an incremental upgrade i.e from Froyo to Gingerbread then GB to ICS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maike.alves Maike Alves

    Please EmmanuelCan you help me Following error friend
    error in / sdcard / icsideos_ (CM7 mod) 1.4 (1). zip (status 7) installation aborted …… what can cause this?

  • jahan

    Dear
    am getting error during 7th step select install zip from sd (as downloaded from LINK 1 i.e. icsideos_(cm7 mod)1.4(1).zip) in the next window

  • jahan

    shows error ..

    • http://www.emmanuelchenze.com/ Emmanuel Chenze

      The recovery you are using, as much as it works, is not what I recommend. Check what I recommend here http://emmanuelchenze.com/quick-fix-to-rom-manager-not-detecting-correct-version-of-huawei-u8150-ideos/ After checking the screenshot, I’ve seen an error. Clockworkmod recovery reports lack of root access. This means you didn’t root properly or if you did root then those superuser permissions have been overridden. Which method did you use to root? Please re-root. I recommend using SuperOneClick to do this.

  • jahana

    Dear emmanual

    your work is grate.. .. i successfully updated my u8150 to gingerman as per your tutorial .. but am facing a small problem when am trying to flash

    icsideos_(cm7 mod)1.4(1).zip)

    am getting an error

    error in / sdcard / icsideos_ (CM7 mod) 1.4 (1). zip (status 7) installation aborted

    1.i re rooted the phone
    2i try to flash it again

    still same error

    pleas help me…

  • Roverboy08

    Hi Emmanuel,

    I manage to read through your post and navigate around to get the correct version of ROM manager to ensure U8150 is selected. However when ROM back-up is initiated my phone hangs and I even tried the hard restore options… still no luck.

    Do you think it might be caused by the existing lock of TELCO service provider (even though I already rooted it using Zroot)? Looking forward for your feedback.

  • ERIC OHENE

    thanx so much for the upgrade but WHEN are we going to get an upgrade for jelly bean rom FOR THE GOOGLE IDEOS U8150…..i learnt that is the latest of android….thanx

  • hasaan

    the zip folder giving error of status 7 on installaion n it get aborted

  • adudz

    error in / sdcard / icsideos_ (CM7 mod) 1.4 (1). zip (status 7) installation aborted

    after that, the market always ‘force close’. i cant install clockwork mode again.. help. :(

    • adudz

      i just stayed on the gingerman.. thanx for the update though.. ^^

  • http://www.facebook.com/pablo.marroquin.5811 Pablo Marroquin

    Hey to anyone having trouble just remove all spaces from the file name and you should be fine to install i.e: “ICSIdeos 2.0.zip” to “ICSIdeos2.0.zip”, it worked for me after having trouble for a while

  • Davy

    Thanks a lot dude!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1389175744 Natalia Go Azucena

    Hi! You helped me upgrade to CM7 before. I want this Rom, the prob is I can’t flash it because I am now on Dronix, it seems you can’t get out of it once you’ve installed it. How can I get rid of Dronix and install your ICS IDEOS?? Thanks man!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1389175744 Natalia Go Azucena

    *Update: please help me. I’m desperate. Now I can’t even access recovery. I don’t know what happened. What do I do now? I tried to uninstall and re-install Rom Manager but it’s still not working. If I boot into recovery using the phone option or the button option it just stays on the start-up screen. How do I fix this? Help please. Thanks!

  • J

    I don’t know what Clockworkmod you found that list the U8150 because none I’ve tried have the Huawei U8150 listed to flash a recovery with??

  • malibu xp

    xorry imma i didnt see my phone on clockmode list in rom

  • kris

    my phne has lost all google application,its still on frouyo,im not sure i made a big mistake what do i do

  • Charles Nyachae

    My ideos 8150 does not connect after i loaded ice cream cany. Help!!

  • ZODIAC

    thanks man….sure dis stuff is damn cool

  • Asitha from Sri-Lanka

    Thanks a lot mann.
    I learned a lot about android.
    and flashed my U8150 too
    Nice work.
    keep it up.

  • Mohsin

    google play not working
    Server Error

  • bhabz

    my wifi is not working!

  • olskul

    good work man. thnx , was able to upgrade to ics but with lots of problems with Rom Manager version until i used the one u have thoroughly tested. just curious, how do i revert back to froyo since clockworkmod and manual wont reboot in recovery mode?

  • Banjo

    Upgraded to ICS. WiFi not working. Solved!
    Menu => Settings => Backup and reset => Factory data reset => Reset device
    I lost all data, but WiFi is working now.

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