Huawei U8185 “Rooted”

z0mg!!!1 I’ve “rooted” the Huawei U8185 (Ascend Y100)! I say “rooted” (in quotes, as opposed to rooted) because it was extremely retarded and didn’t involve anything tricky, l33t, etc. The bootloader is unlocked so flashing a modified kernel and copying /system/bin/su and Superuser.apk is trivial. Trivial as it is, there’s still no easy way for […]

Proposal: Project Mjanja

I recently posted a project proposal on the Nairobi GNU/Linux Users Group mailing list. The idea is that I’d like to promote understanding of embedded Linux/Android devices, collaborative development processes/tools, and hacker culture in young Kenyan developers. It’s called Project Mjanja (“hustler” in Swahili). To paraphrase my post on the mailing list, the gist of […]

Building CyanogenMod 7.1 for the Huawei U8150

A few weeks ago I posted instructions for building CyanogenMod 7 for the Huawei U8150. A lot’s changed since then, so I wanted to post updated instructions for building from source. The process is easier now because the U8150 was recently merged to mainline CyanogenMod, so we don’t have to do any finagling. Assuming you’ve […]

Huawei U8150 merged to mainline CyanogenMod

It’s been exactly one month since I set out to build CyanogenMod 7 for the Huawei U8150. In that time I’ve learned a lot about compilers, git, CyanogenMod, and Android in general. Last night support for the U8150 was merged into the official CyanogenMod git repositories. Once the port is stable there will be “official” […]

Building CyanogenMod 7 for the Huawei U8150

Note: this was originally posted on the XDA Developers forum, where it is undergoing active development/testing by several people. I’ve re-posted a version of it here so it can both gain more visibility as well as be a sort of mirror. –Alan, Sept 21, 2011 Note 2: The U8150 was merged into the official CyanogenMod […]