I’ve just finished porting ClockworkMod Recovery to the Huawei U8185 (Ascend Y100). It took a bit longer than expected because I didn’t have a stock ROM to inspect, and I was playing it a bit safe. Long story short: ClockworkMod Recovery is now available for the Huawei U8185.
I’ve tested flashing Superuser as well as a nandroid backup. I haven’t yet tried a restore. There is an issue with the back-button functionality (soft keys don’t work, and the “Go back” menu option doesn’t always appear).
At the time of writing there are binaries available at the following locations:
- clockworkmod_126.96.36.199_u8185.img: Mediafire / BayFiles / goo-inside.me (md5:
Put your phone in bootloader mode (yank battery, then start your phone while holding Volume Down for ~5 seconds). Connect your phone to the computer with USB and flash with
fastboot flash recovery clockworkmod_188.8.131.52_u8185.img
Boot into recovery
If you want to boot into recovery mode you can do it at boot, by holding Volume Up for ~5 seconds as you power the device on (make sure you’ve removed the battery first), or you can simply reboot directly to recovery mode using
adb reboot recovery
The source code for ClockworkMod Recovery is open source as part of the CyanogenMod source tree. This recovery was built using a custom device tree I wrote for CyanogenMod 9; you can find the source code here: github.com/alanorth/android_device_huawei_u8185