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Upgrade Huawei Ascend P7-L10 to EMUI 3.1(Android 5.1.1)

Finally 40 days after Huawai announced the EMUI 3.1 images for P7 in China on Oct 17, I found the official EMUI 3.1 image for P7-L10 in Huawei Germany Support(search “Smartphones” and “P7-L10”, and check the item “HUAWEI Sophia-L10 Firmware(Android5.1.1, EMUI3.1, C900B839, Europe)”.

Based on the official doc in the EMUI 3.1 image file, HUAWEI P7-L10C900B839 SD card Software Upgrade Guideline(For Service).doc:

If your phone is not in the scope, please check my previous article to get P7-L10V100R001C00B621(EMUI 3.0/Android 4.4.2) installed at first.

Downloaded it, uncompressed it, copied it to a MicroSD/TF card(better 4G or larger). After backup the data on the phone, use Settings->System Update->Local Update, the mobile will restart and use the image from MicroSD/TF card.

And it’s better to do a wipe after the upgrade. How to wipe:

  • Shutdown the mobile
  • Press “Volume Up” and “Power” at same time, in this mode, you can use “Volume Up” and “Volume Down” as “Up” and “Down”, “Power” as click.
  • You will get a menu with three buttons, “Reboot Sytem”, “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” and “Wipe cache partition”.
  • Choose “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” and click it
  • Choose “Wipe cache partition” and click it
  • Choose “Reboot Sytem” and click it

Then it should be EMUI 3.1(Android 5.1.1) now. Good luck!

Note:

  • Version Number: P7-L10C900B839
  • Custom Version: CUSTC432D001

Upgrade Huawei Ascend P7-L10 to EMUI 3.0(Android 4.4.2)

Yes, I am still using it as the second mobile. The software is Android 4.4.2 + EMUI 2.3 when I bought it. And I am in Norway, didn’t get any OTA update for it.

Recently I joined a QQ group of P7 sub-forum on Huawei Fans Club. One friend there told me there is an EMUI 3.0 image available on Huawei Germany Support(search “Smartphones” and “P7-L10”, and check the item “Sophia-L10_V100R001C00B621C432D001_Firmware_Germany_Channel_Android 4.4_EMUI 3.0_05012HCE”).

I downloaded it, uncompressed it, copied it to a MicroSD/TF card(better 4G or larger). After backup the data on the phone, use Settings->System Update->Local Update, the mobile will restart and use the image from MicroSD/TF card.

And it’s better to do a wipe after the upgrade. How to wipe:

  • Shutdown the mobile
  • Press “Volume Up” and “Power” at same time, in this mode, you can use “Volume Up” and “Volume Down” as “Up” and “Down”, “Power” as click.
  • You will get a menu with three buttons, “Reboot Sytem”, “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” and “Wipe cache partition”.
  • Choose “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” and click it
  • Choose “Wipe cache partition” and click it
  • Choose “Reboot Sytem” and click it

Then it should be EMUI 3.0(Android 4.4.2) now. Good luck!

Note:

  • Version Number: P7-L10V100R001C00B621
  • Custom Version: CUSTC432D001

BTW, they started to do a public test of EMUI 3.1(Android 5) for those P7 models in China.

Reference:

Will not buy Huawei Mobiles any more

I and my wife used iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 before. We think iPhone 6 is too expensive and want to have a try with Android.

There were some deals about Huawei Ascend P7 near 2015 new year. We got it at 1999NOK(the cheapest price should be 1699NOK). My wife used it a few weeks and decided to switch back to iPhone 5. Then I started to use it.

It is a flagship phone which was released on June, 2014. Huawei’s Richard Yu introduces the Ascend P7 in Paris on May 7, 2014. The software is Android 4.4.2 + EMUI 2.3.

And Google released Lollipop(Android 5.0) at November, 2014, and now it is June, 2015. I still can’t find any from System Update, it’s always “No updates found”. After some googling, I found “Huawei Fans Club“, and there is a sub forum for P7. I got more knowledge about P7. There are several models: L00 for China Unicom, L07 for China Mobile, L09 for China Telecom, and L10 for European area(which I am using) and etc.

L00/L07/L09 models got EMUI 3.0 update, but it is still Android 4.4.

There is a plan from Huawei to have some kind of public test release of Lollipop on P7 on July, 2015, but L10 is not included. So I think my P7-L10 will not have that update in a short period, I mean several months.

P7 was one of flagships from Huawei, and still in current status, can’t catch up the latest release of software in more than half year.

I will try more with my LG Nexus 5, but the GPS on it is some kind of crap when I played Ingress.

Reference:

Clues of Qt on Android and iOS

Just for who are interested in the status of Qt on Android and iOS, and want to contribute to it.

Qt on Android

Mainstream: Qt 4.8 and QtBase(Qt 5.0)

Run the following command in 4.8 branch of Qt repo and master branch in QtBase repo:

Folk: Necessitas

There is a folk, Necessitas, which is based on Qt 4.x.

Note: At least by now, it is not merged into mainline.

If you want to contribute to it, please read KDE Necessitas project: Get involved. You can find bug reports, todo list, mailing list and irc channel.

The most important one is code repository.

Qt on iOS

Mainstream 1: Qt 4.8 and QtBase(Qt 5.0)

Run the following command in 4.8 branch of Qt repo and master branch in QtBase repo:

Mainstream 2: iOS branch in QtBase(Qt 5.0)

Here is the commit history of ios branch.

Note:

How to find the changes which people are working on? Search this in codereview:

Reference: gerrit doc: Searching Changes

Update:
2012-11-08 Digia: Necessitas Android Port Contributed to the Qt Project

To be updated in future.