Friday, May 28, 2010

Android 2.1 for T-Mobile Pulse

10.12.2010 UPDATE: 
Check this link, Android 2.2 (Froyo) is available for T-Mobile Pulse!

T-Mobile Hungary released the official 2.1 update for T-Mobile Pulse. I believe that in the next few days it will be released all around the world where the Pulse is sold.

Just below this text you can see the manual which explains how to upgrade your Pulse (Huawei U8220).

First, very important, back up all your data!

Do the update only with well charged battery or connect the charger during update! Do not remove the battery and the do not turn off the phone while doing the upgrade, in a few parts of the upgrade your screen will be stuck for a few minutes, be patient!
  1. Download the update file
  2. Unzip the file to a location of your choice on your computer
  3. Copy the dload folder and all its contents to the root directory of your MICRO SD card
  4. On your Pulse, go to the Main menu, then select Settings
  5. Within Settings select SD card & phone storage
  6. Scroll down, under the Internal phone storage section select Software upgrade, and choose SD card Upgrade
  7. The upgrade process will give you several warnings which you need to confirm to continue
  8. Then press the Upgrade option to begin the update
  9. As the update progresses you will see several screens along with a progress bar
  10. Once complete you will see a confirmation screen, and your Pulse will automatically restart
Important! After installing the new software, the available free memory will be reduced to 40 MB (additional storage space stored in the device).

Be careful! You can not go back to the 1.5 December update, after installing this 2.1 update.

update:
Download link corrected, sorry for the inconvenience.

68 comments:

  1. Alright, I installed it into my Huawei U8220 with no problems and it is pretty much what this little guide says. I got 2.1 now finally rocking my phone but I am already finding some issues:

    *The live wallpapers seem to always go back to the default one after a while, I dont know why.

    *I cant seem to manage to download anything off the market, which is very annoying and if I dont manage to make it work it will most definitively be a bummer... An Android phone without apps is pretty much a handicapped phone.

    *I now get the "T-mobile" screen at the startup (which is ok, since it was T-mobile who released it) even though I live in Sweden and use 3 network.

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  2. i live in the uk and this update is great works perfectly so far recomended to all my friend will give them link to this website thanks alot

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  3. Mr. Wednesday,

    Restart your device, live wallpapers will start to "work" properly, about market, it happened to me as well, but after restart that was solved too. Anyway, if the problem persists after restart install the _hu upgrade (it will not change anything), and that will solve the problem with market for sure. This is originally t-mobile firmware so the boot logo has to be t-mobile. Anyway, i might post some interesting rom if i find, soon, that modified rom will not have the logo for sure.

    cheers people!

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  4. the link is corrected now.

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  5. Sorry, but the download link does not work...

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  6. the download link is working again. I hope that this link will be alive for more than 2 days. :)

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  7. Does it works in HuaweiU8220-6 (Latin America) ?

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  8. HOla cautox, soy de Chile y e tratadode actualizar mi u8220 pero nada se pasa a negro donde se nota que la pantalla esta encendida pero nada despues de casi 30 minutos nada, finalmente saque la bateria y volvi a 1.5. eso, bueno si encuentras algo abisas.

    saludos.

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  9. wow works brilliantly i have found no problems with it and was dead easy to do!

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  10. Sounds good
    How compromised is the internal memory? I mean how many apps can you download before it fills up? say avg app 1mb plus ?

    does it remember the apps you had?

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  11. no, it does not remember the apps you had, you need to back up before you do the upgrade.
    and about the average number of apps. no one can tell you. if you install some game from 10MBs, than you can install 3-4 such games.
    I have about 10 apps installed which I use the most and its fine for me. facebook, tweeter, dolphin broswer HD, tune wiki, flashlight, bluetooth file transfer, and a few more...

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  12. thanx fella,
    Does the update include the google apps as standard, ie: maps, search, mail, market, youtube?

    also what is the easiest way to back up your aps?

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  13. of course, the update includes all google apps. nothing is missing, plus you have useful camera (the quality is 5 times better), much faster phone and a few extra features and options.

    about back up, try titanium backup or astro browser. they are both good.

    p.s. I counted the apps that I have, and I have 18 apps installed at the moment, with no more free space on the internal memory.

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  14. Hola mi nombre es christian soy de Chile, yo tengo el U8220 pero tengo un poco de miedo para actualizar mi celular, nose si funcionara, si alguien puede subir algun video para mostrar como quedo...o si este quedo bien sin ninguna falla.

    Desde ya muchas gracias.

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  15. Thanx Alex for your reply, your a gentleman. Will prob update withing the next week or so. Was going to hold out for T-mobile UK but they just don't seem to have there act together.

    I'll post once I have updated.

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  16. Hey Alex, Updated to 2.1. Works fairly well. Market is slow to download, doesnt start downloading for a while.
    Bit disapointed that things like voice search weather widget werent standard. Although have installed voice search from market and works fairly well.
    I also thought the gallery layout would change but its the same as 1.5? is that the same for you?
    kinda feel like im missing something with the upgrade?!

    thanx for your help

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  17. i know what we're missing....
    and thats speed.. d*** those live wallpapers make all processen crash whenever i get the phone out of standby-mode ( sorry for my crappy english)
    Sometimes i have to reboot because my homescreen crashes and i'm left with a black screen...

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  18. is anyone haveing the phone freeze up more now?

    Its killing me, I have to take the battery out to restart it.

    Also a funny bug in the contacts list, when select a contact say 'dan' and select call it shows a different contact photo say 'phil' but keeps 'dan's' numbers. kinda weird.

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  19. There is a problem with the live wallpapers, I have it as well. The phone is too weak to have live wallpapers working smooth so... its better if we use normal wallpapers.
    The problem with the market can be solved if you install the update_hu from the zip file.
    Anyway, the market works, but sometimes you need to wait little bit.
    About the gallery, its the same like in 1.5, and that's it.
    In the end, the phone works smoother with 2.1, that's the best thing. This is definitely a better ROM than the original 1.5. I really hope that, the UK version of the update will be even better optimized, but till than... this is the best option.

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  20. Hi i cant install this firmware, my screen turns black but dont turn off or restart.
    I need your help.

    I'm from argentina may be that is the cause.

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  21. nahuel, yo pienso comprarme el equipo... pudiste recuperar el celular o esta muerto? cualquier cosa mi mail es el @gmail.com.

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  22. hey muchachos anda re bien para movistar argentina.
    Esta increible amazing wow lo recupere todo el wifi, la vibracion todo.
    Se los recomiendo

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  23. Hola Nahuel,

    yo tengo el celu para movistar argentina. Vos decis que anda todo a la perfección?
    Puedo instalar el OS sin problema que me va a seguir funcionando hasta el 3G??

    Saludos,!!

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  24. Si sebastian, por lo menos a mi cel le andubo y anda a la perfeccion fue lo mejor que pude haber hecho.
    Yo igual tenia dudas pero me arriesgue y lo consegui. En cuantoa funciones, anda e WiFi, bluetooth, 3g, 2g, red de movistar y todo tal cual como era antes.
    Utilice el ROM que descargue desde este foro, tenia dudas sobre si no era un virus o un ROM dañado, pero anda de 10... te lo recomiendo!!!

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  25. Nahuel,

    al instalar el nuevo OS, se me borran los contactos que tengo grabados en el tel, o permanecen??

    Si se borran, como los paso todos juntos a la sim??

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  26. Nahuel,

    la verdad que no va ni para atras la actualizacion... no me deja hacerlo. Vos como hiciste? insististe varias veces??

    Saludos!!

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  27. Hola sebastian!
    En cuanto a si se te borran los contactos de la sim eso no va a pasar porque el UPGRADE no afecta a la sim, solo al telefono y su memoria interna.
    Yo intente como 5 veces mas o menos hasta que me salio.
    en el ultimo intento se me quedo muerto... me dijo error en la actualización y quedo colgado.
    Lo que hice fue apretar los botones de.:

    Apagar + colgar (ROJO) + volumen arriba y ahí se retomo la instalación.

    Si necesitas mas ayuda escribime..

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  28. Che, no anda. Se queda negra y solo lo revivo sacando la bateria.

    Tiene que haber algunas condiciones iniciales..?
    Con la combi de teclas tampoco sale. Solo se me queda la pantalla negra.

    Que dload usas? El que esta dentro de costumized_hu o el otro?

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  29. Hola sebastiam, tenes que descomprimir el archivo rar, y utilizar unicamente la carpeta Dload la copias y la pegas en la SD importante no la copies en sub caropetas, solo en la SD.
    y Ahi le das Actualizar...dejalo asi y cuando termine y t diga actualizacion finalizada y no se reinicie, saca la bateria pero solo cuando termine y te de ese mensaje "actualizacion Finalizada".

    Segundo.: si por alguna casualidad te dice Error al Actualizar y cuando lo reinicias se te pone negro o se queda congelado, sacale la bata y prendelo presionando las teclas.:

    encender, colgar y volumen arriba al mismo tiempo y mantenelo presionado hasta que te aparezca un mensaje que dice Actualizando.

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  30. Ok, veremos.
    Queda negro sin mostrar nada...

    Sino, lo dejo asi

    Gracias y saludos

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  31. Hi its really very nice blog i enjoyed a lot to visit..Mobile prices

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  32. nahuel, vos hiciste algo más para que funcione? porque hago todo lo que dicen y no pude instalarlo. Mis pasos son: copiar el dload a la sd, ir a menu, almacenamiento y a actualizar. La primera vez me mostró una advertencia y un failed, esto pasó apenas aprete actualizar. Apagué, prendí con la secuencia de teclas y quedó el celular apagado con los leds de los botones prendiendo y apagando.
    En el dload me dejó un log:

    $ cat sd_update.log
    **** SD download log ****
    Failure: OEMSBL version unmatched.
    Failure: operation did not succeed.
    Failure: operation did not succeed.
    Failure: operation did not succeed.
    Failure: operation did not succeed.
    Failure: operation did not succeed.
    dload_sd_ram_data_proc->(retry >= DLOAD_RETRY) failed!

    y nada más.

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  33. Si tiene el telefono sincronizado con google, el telefono deja todos los contactos del telefono asociados a esa cuenta, cuando reinicien el telefono con el nuevo SO, sincronicen con google y sus contactos telefonicos volveran solos.

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  34. when you upgrade the phone goes to black and leaves no more to do, nor action, make a phone format, but still does not perform the update, the phone is black and sometimes flashing buttons. Any help please.

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  35. tengo el mismo problema que ignacionf...

    alguien sabe como solucionarlo?

    I have the same problem than ignacionf...

    do someone know how to solve it?

    Gracias y saludos!

    Seba

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  36. Do you have 8220 or you have the south american version 8220-6?

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  37. hi alex. I have the 8220-6 version.

    Why?

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  38. ok i make a upgrade, and work perfectly, just one problem...mi 3g doesnt work...anyone knows hot to fix this problem....
    I'm from Chile, and my company is MOVISTAR....
    Thanks..

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  39. alguien de Uruguay hizo el update ?
    Este update se puede hacer con la versión del U8220-6 ?

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  40. Me sumo a Mc Fly, funciona en la versión del U8220-6 ?? que pasa para los que tenemos un firmware anterior al de diciembre ? (nov 7 2009) ??

    Saludos !!!

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  41. Bueno ayer hice el update y anda impresionante... es mas complicado leer lo que hay que hacer que hacerlo mismo... sin miedo gente y a actualizarse !

    U8220-6 es la forma que Hawuei clasifica a este celu en latinoamerica
    sin el -6 es para el norte
    supuestamente ambos son los mismos.

    si estas en Uruguay al hacer este update no se pierde el 3G porque aqui se trabaja con la misma frecuencia que en Hungría.

    http://www.gsmarena.com/network-bands.php3

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  42. Mc Fly

    Antes de actualizar, cual firmware tenías ? el de diciembre o el de antes ? si ahora que ya actualizaste entras en modo boot, que versión ves ? en mi caso es nov 7 2009, cual te aparece a ti ?

    gracias y saludos !

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  43. la unica fecha que veo es del 19 de abril del 2010.
    ni me fije en eso yo.... si te sirbe de algo hace 3 meses que me compre el celu...

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  44. Sigo las indicaciones y qued parpadeando...

    Ayuda!!!

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  45. ya me funcionó !!! pero despues de este mod, instale el FLB-MOD 1.1 y quedó mucho mejor !!!

    -> http://foros.3dgames.com.ar/android.389/627808.huawei-u8220-soporta-android-2-1-uk-con-movistar-argentina.12.html#post12260709

    Saludos !

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  46. intento de upgrade n°2145, no pasa nada se queda pegado...

    Alguien lo ha actualizado para claro chile?

    Gracias.

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  47. cuanto tiempo demora la actualización?

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  48. me arroja el siguiente log:
    OEMSBL version unmatched. Failure.

    Help please!!!

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  49. Rodrigo, mi teléfono es un Huawei U8220-6 y es de Claro y en Chile, anoche actualicé Android 1.5 a 2.1 y quedó perfecto, en español y con 3G Y TODO funcionando.

    Lo que hice fue lo que sale en la siguiente página:
    http://foros.3dgames.com.ar/android.389/632426.tutorial-instalar-flb-mod-en-huawei-8220-6-a.html
    Lo único que cambié de esa guía, fue la versión del mod FLB-MOD, de la 1.0 a la 1.1 pero los pasos son los mismos:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/o2opq8zcp152s6m/flbmod_v1.1_tmo.zip

    Saludos !

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  50. En total me demoré como 30 minutos en actualizar siguiendo todos los pasos, pero en esos 30 minutos se incluye lectura en Internet, se demora bastante menos, solo el flashing del mod FLB-MOD (que es el que mas se demora) deben ser unos 5 minutos, el proceso es bastante rápido.

    Saludos !

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  51. Gracias Daniel,

    La verdad es q de estos temas no tengo idea. voy a ver que puedo hacer. Espero no meter la pata y dejar el telefono muerto forever...

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  52. Una de las veces que trate de actualizar el telefono lo deje muerto, pero como tenia un respaldo nandroid, logré volverlo a su estado original usando la herramienta fastboot, asi es que te recomiendo hacer un backup nandroid primero antes que cualquier cosa.

    Saludos !

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  53. tengo un Huawei u8220-6 comprado el viernes 23/07/2010 con android v1.5, compañia movistar, argentina. hice todo lo que dijeron y no funca. pone pantalla negra, le saco la bateria y reinicio como explican y la pantalla se pone negra y los botones empiezan a parpadear y no arranca. le vuelvo a sacar la bateria y lo prendo y vuelve a su estado original... :(
    ¿alguna recomendación?

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  54. Un lugar donde pueden encontrar un buen MOD con su guía incluida, y que funciona muy bien, es > http://android.modaco.com/content/t-mobile-pulse-pulse-modaco-com/310658/flb-mod-2-1-based-rom-with-tweaks/

    Yo ya tengo el FLB-MOD 1.2 y funciona genial !

    Saludos !

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  55. Hi, I m from Macedonia i have 8220 and i'm wondering if i flash whit this 2.1, what if it doesn't work!!! Can i flash it again whit 1.5 or????

    Thanks in advanced

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  56. I am from Macedonia. I use this ROM for a few months, and I know a few people more that use it as well. There are no bigger problems, you can flash your device. And no, you can no get back to 1.5 afterwards. :)

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  57. "no bigger problems" kako na primer, ne mozes da simnuvas od market:D inaku bas ke go probam ako vikas deka nema problemi.....POZDRAV!!! Bravo za Blogov.... wish me luck!!!

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  58. chekaj. ne go probuvaj :) ima nov custom rom, 100 puti bolji od ovoj. ako ne si napravil upgrade do sea pishi mi, a i da si napravil kje ti pratam maunal za noviot. ima app2sd. mozhesh da stavish kolku sakash aplikacii.

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  59. направив веќе од т-мобиле uk, јбг....
    Туку имам проблем, не ми отвора LIVE WALLPAPERs.. како да го решам тоа, треба да инсталирам нешто или таков е 2.1 од т-мобиле UK.
    а ова што ми го предлагаш е апп или некој OS....
    Ти благодарам за брзите одговори...

    Поздрав

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  60. Погрешно ти кажав, не е не ми отвора туку не можам да ги најдам ни на HOME, ни никаде.....

    Поздрав

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  61. Live Wallpapers може и да нема у англиската верзија. :) А и не ти требаат, пошто телефонот станува толку спор, да е неупотреблив ако имаш уклучено LW. Е сеа, за да не губиш време и даље со официјалните ромови, отвори го овој линк и инсталирај го овој ром.
    http://android.modaco.com/content/t-mobile-pulse-pulse-modaco-com/310658/flb-mod-2-1-based-rom-with-tweaks/

    побрз е 40-30% од унгарскиот, има апп2сд поддршка, па можеш да инсталираш милион апликации. Непотребните ствари се исфрлени, некои апликации (контакти, плеер итн.) се заменети со подобри. Се на се, ТОП е! Немам осет како е со батерија, пошто откако го инстлирав овој ром го малтретирам телефонот поприлично. И така. Ти го препорачувам ова 100%!

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  62. OK, фала ти....

    Нјаверојатно ќе го пробам!!!

    Поздрав, фала на сите инфа!!!!

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  63. Само уште едно прашање и ветувам нема да те малтретирам веќе :D
    Како се инсталира овој ром copy/paste у СД или како ставање на нов софтвер?? ....!!!

    Поздрав!!!!

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  64. me funcionó filete!
    Probado en Chile con Movistar.
    Android 2.1 + FLB-Mod 1.3!!

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  65. Doesn't work :S Still 1.5 version!

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  66. Los links del ROM venezolano ya no estan!! Alguien sabe donde encontrarlo????

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  67. HOLA AMIGOS ME QUEDA LA PANTALLA NEGRA Y NADA MAS SACO LA BATERRIA Y VUELVE A SU ESTADO ORIGINAL SOY DE CHILE ALGUNA AYUDA PLISS

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