Rooting the Huawei U8150: Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts about rooting the Huawei IDEOS U8150. I’ll focus on the Huawei U8150 because it’s cheap, hacker friendly, and extremely popular in Kenya. Having said that, this information is really about rooting Android in general; all Android devices are more or less the same, with a few […]

Fun with kernels on the Huawei U8150

For the hell of it, I’ve decided to play with the kernel that runs on my Huawei U8150. Like most other Android devices running Froyo, the U8150 comes with a kernel based on Linux version 2.6.32 (to be specific, it’s actually In traditional Linux version numbering, the farther the number is to the right, […]

Compiling custom kernels for the Huawei U8150

Last week I talked about my frustration with booting kernels I had personally compiled for my Huawei U8150. Now that I have figured it out, I wanted to document the process so other people can follow along (and let the hoardes of Kenyan hackers take control of their devices!). Tools… Get (and unpack) these first […]

Let the games begin!

After a few hours of toiling in the terminal, I’ve just gotten my Huawei U8150 booting a custom-compiled Froyo kernel. Believe it or not, compiling the kernel was the easy part (I’ll detail that later). The hard part was wading through the Internet trying to figure out the proper way to create a boot.img from […]