Compiling CyanogenMod 9 for the Huawei U8185

A few months ago I proposed a project to port CyanogenMod 9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to the Huawei U8185. I got the project started by porting ClockworkMod Recovery, and then got CyanogenMod 9 booting not longer after that. I had some good momentum, but I was alone; not exactly what I had in mind when […]

Android porting: ueventd parsing order

In a recent CyanogenMod 9 port I needed to set permissions on various device nodes at boot. I knew I needed to use ueventd, but I wasn’t sure which file Android’s ueventd daemon was looking in for device-specific rules. As it turns out, Android’s init system decides which ueventd.*.rc file to parse based on the […]

Enabling logcat on the Huawei U8185

For some reason the geniuses at Huawei decided to disable logcat on the Huawei U8185. No doubt they view it as a security (by obscurity) measure, but it’s really freakin’ annoying as I’m actually trying to do some development on this device. Despite logging being ON in the kernel, logcat is not happy. $ adb […]

CyanogenMod 9 booting on Huawei U8185

It’s booting. It’s not pretty, but it’s booting. All I can see are lines, which seems to indicate a framebuffer format issue. The lines are actually throbbing, though, which looks to me like the CyanogenMod 9 Cid boot animation. 🙂 For what it’s worth, adb shell works. Here you can see the kernel version: [aorth@ndechu: […]

ClockworkMod Recovery for Huawei U8185

Update (Nov, 2012): I’ve posted a much more functional version of ClockworkMod Recovery here. It has a much better user interface and is much easier to work with. 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 […]