1. Shpwrck's Avatar
    Hi all

    I'm new to Android and would be grateful if you guys gave me some answers to my questions.

    I'm using a Huawei u8230 (firmware version 2.1-update1, build number U8230V100R001ARBC200B862)
    which i bought from a carrier few years ago.
    I tried to update it but couldn't find the option under "about phone."
    Someone has told me that this android is a custom one installed by the carrier who sold me the phone and it could be non-updateable.

    1) how can I update to the latest version in this case?
    2) is my phone old for the newest android version? will it be slow?
    3) is it possible to install a new original up-to-date android from scratch?

    Thanks in advance.
    02-05-2013 02:02 PM
  2. Devinator's Avatar
    You can try rooting your phone and putting a custom ROM on it. Not all phones have custom ROMs running the most up to date version of Android.
    02-05-2013 05:15 PM
  3. Shpwrck's Avatar
    Thank you Devinator for your reply,

    I have already rooted my phone using a software called Unlock Root, in order to use an application that required a rooted phone. but I don't know how to put a custom ROM on it.
    is putting a custom ROM the next step after rooting?
    02-05-2013 06:13 PM
  4. Shpwrck's Avatar
    I installed Rom Manager 4 and when I touch "download ROM" I get an error message telling me to update to the latest version of Rom Manager, and of course I can't because of my android version limiting me. it's like a vicious circle. I want to update my android in first place so I can run apps that won't install and give me parsing errors. and now I'm having a hard time installing a custom ROM because of my obsolete android version.

    Is there a way out of this cycle?
    02-06-2013 06:43 AM
  5. Devinator's Avatar
    I have never used ROM Manager, but, I feel like it is not recommended. See if you can find a custom ROM for your device using Google. Try a ROM like CM. If you can't find one, you might be out of luck. The more popular the device, the more ROM development that is done for it. And vice versa.
    02-07-2013 08:15 AM
  6. Shpwrck's Avatar
    I've finally managed to install a good custom ROM and it's working great.

    Thank you, I appreciate it
    02-13-2013 10:06 AM
  7. Devinator's Avatar
    Great. Glad to hear it.

    Sent from my DROID X2 using Android Central Forums
    02-13-2013 12:17 PM
  8. Curtis Gordon Curtis Gordon's Avatar
    hie...i found diffrent roms e.g samsung galaxys2......do i dowload it and then put it on my phone and install it
    12-15-2013 04:06 PM
  9. Rukbat's Avatar
    hie...i found diffrent roms e.g samsung galaxys2......do i dowload it and then put it on my phone and install it
    If you want to void the warranty on your phone (installing a ROM does that) and if you want to risk turning your phone into a garden ornament. Flash the wrong ROM, or even the right ROM in the wrong way, and it takes an expert with special hardware to make it work again. (And a new phone is cheaper.)
    12-15-2013 10:38 PM

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