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 […]

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 […]

Custom kernel booting on CM7 on the Huawei U8150

Now that I’ve gotten the hang of compiling custom kernels for U8150 stock ROMs, I wanted to experiment with the dev builds of CyanogenMod* 7. To my surprise, with a little bit of hacking I was able to get a custom kernel to boot up on the latest nightly build of the IDEOS Dev team‘s […]