Rooting the Huawei Ideos U8185 (Ascend Y100)

Rooting the Huawei Ideos U8185

The Huawei Ideos U8185 can easily be rooted due to the open and easily accessible bootloader. To root the device follow the simple steps below.
  1. Download ZIP from any of the links below
  2. Unzip the files
  3. Plug in the phone and install the drivers form the CD ROM (Mobile Partner) found in the drivers/adb_drivers directory.
  4. Wait for all the drivers to install then continue with the process.
THIS PROCESS REPLACES THE ORIGINAL RECOVERY. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!
  • Replace the original RECOVERY with the one I've provided.
  • Open CMW 5 folder and copy Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip to the SD Card.
  • Switch off the phone.
  • Boot into bootloader using volume down + power button for 5 sec.
  • Once in the bootloader, plug in the phone to the computer and let the drivers install.
  • In the CMW 5 folder, run install-recovery-windows.exe
             (use the different variations depending on the operating system)
  • Once done, remove the battery to power off the phone.
  • Boot into recovery using volume up + power button for 5 sec (The huawei logo will be shown all through the boot loader)
  • Navigate to "install zip from sd" and select it
  • Select "choose zip from SD card" and select the provided Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip that you copied to the    SD Card
  • After install, the phone is rooted.
  • Reboot the phone and enjoy root

DOWNLOADS:
use any of the following links

1. U8185 Clockwork Mod and Superuser
2. U8185 Clockwork Mod and Superuser
3. U8185 Clockwork Mod and Superuser

Proudly SmoDav

77 comments:

  1. Clear and easy instructions, works like charm!

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  2. easy steps but when i select Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip and try to install it,this send me a message that says "signature verification failed" [installation abort]

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    1. Hi. Have you opened or edited the given superuser zip?

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  3. Hi guys im rooted but i now need the original recovery so i can install the rom update from my provider can anyone assist me with that? please

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  4. anyone who have backup of the orignal recovery

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  5. Hi!

    I have problem with root procedure. I install handset windriver, but computer cant recognize usb drive when i attach my phone(Huawei Ascend Y100 - U8185: I have Windows XP SP3. What to do!

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    1. Your XP SP3 is okay, after you install the drivers does it recognize the device in normal mode? What about in bootloader mode?

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    2. I had same problem before but the only thing I did was uncheck the enable USB debugging while phone was plugged in and re.check it after being detected.

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  6. well..thnks but my phone is not rooting.. i followed all instructions but all that happens when i try to install the recovery is a Command prompt screen that is waiting for device...what is wrong?

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    1. Hi, please make sure that you have installed the device drivers before you boot into bootloader. If you have not, it will keep waiting for the device

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  7. Anyone who knows how to openline y100?

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  8. I installed the drivers and boot into the bootloader, but in the cmd screen keeps waiting for the device, any ideas?

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    1. After booting into bootloader make sure it has installed the drivers first
      if it does not recognize remove the battery and boot into boot loader again

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  9. i'll try this... hope it would work.. bdw, do you know how to unlock this phone? how to replace the recovery mod? please reply

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    1. What do u mean by unlock? What is it locked to?

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  10. Hey, I already finish replacing the recovery but then when i tried to install the zip from sd card it doesnt shown up.. nothing shows up really.. what happen?

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    1. Have you copied the zip to the SDCARD?

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  11. me aparece instalacion abortada
    no pudo verificar la firma del archivo como hago..
    gracias..

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    1. Ha editado el archivo zip?
      Si no, por favor, cambie de verificación de firmas bajo el panel avanzado

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  12. en modo bootloade no reconoce q ya se habian instaalado los controladores ayudaaa

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    1. ¿Ha instalado los controladores antes de arrancar en bootloader

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  13. Hi Smo Dav,

    How do i perform this step, "Replace the original RECOVERY with the one I've provided."
    where is the recovery file and where should it be replaced in.
    Please let me know asap. I am trying to root my phone now.... thanks

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    1. Please read the steps after that, all the info is there

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    2. HI Smo

      I do everything according to the instructions.
      When i switch off my phone and try to boot into the bootloader mode by pressing volume down + power, my phone just switches on.
      I tried pressing the volume down first and power button and also pressed them both together....
      my phone just powers on.
      am i doing anything wrong.
      please lemme know

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    3. Make sure you hold the volume down then power button. You can release the power button but do not release the volume down button till the phone enters boot loader mode

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    4. I did that.... what happens is that the phone gets stuck at the Huawei logo and does not proceed from there. i Waited for at least 20 min but it just stayed at the logo....
      i did not connect the phone to the computer while pressing the volume down + power button and my battery was in the phone.
      hope i am doing it correctly
      i read the instructions like 10 times but i still cannot access the bootloader

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    5. I also put the phone into usb debugging mode and tried it...... still stuck at the logo

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    6. Its ment to only display the boot logo. After the boot logo is there, you plug in the device

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  14. I don't get a single thing!
    Is there a simpler way???
    Where I don't need to connect to a computer?
    Some phones only need an app that actually does the work.



    Okay, am too whiny, sorry.


    Can you explain this to me clearly? You can reply here or email me :
    steveremdi@gmail.com

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    1. Are you using Huawei U8185 (Y100) or Huawei u8186 (Y101)?

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    3. Sorry for the delay. Have you changed the recovery or you are using the original recovery?

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    5. Re-download the zip file then copy it to the SD and try again

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    7. Since you are using the original recovery, take the zip and rename it to update.zip and place it at the root of your SD Card then use the "Apply update.zip" option

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  16. i have same problem as Alejandro and i am using huawei U8185 (Y100)..
    Please can you answer fast..

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    1. Are you using the original recovery?

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  17. thanks dude, been waiting a long time to root my phone, thanks very much. a question: can i update to CMW7 with this method? please, answer quickly!!!

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    1. You have to have the recovery image for the CWM7 that is specific to the u8185 model

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  18. Hola, yo hablo español, y tengo un Problema,
    Cuando Apreto el Boton de Encendido + Volumen Abajo, la Pantalla se mantiene congelada en el logo Huawei.
    Tienes alguna Solucion o todo esta Funcionando correcamente ?

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    1. cuando está en modo boot loader, el teléfono tiene la intención de mostrar únicamente el logo de Huawei. Cuando aparezca el logotipo es visible, conecte el cable USB al teléfono y conectarlo a la computadora y siga las instrucciones...

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  19. IDK why you guys don't understand the clear and simple instructions. THIS ISN'T ROCKET SCIENCE. But, Alan North's instructions in mjanja are more harder to understand than this. But also, Alan helped a lot, Smo is bulding ICS to this phone, so YOU'RE MY HERO SMODAV!!! ALL HAIL SMODAV!!!

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  20. And no Smo, i don't have CW7 recovery for this phone, but for another device. Guess it's stupid to ask if i can port that recovery to my phone, but i wont, 'cause its a loss cause. I only hate that my phone reboots every 2 hours or so, but the recovery is awesome. Thanks man.

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  21. hey, do you know how to unlock ascend y100? our phones are somehow locked by our service provider so that we cant open the bootloader.

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  22. Thanks so much for the procedure but I have one problem in that I formated my system files, can you help me find the files please, am in a dilemma..

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    1. You can download the original ROM and re-flash it.
      http://www.forum.shaarpmind.com/showthread.php/300142-Huawei-U8185-AKA-Ascend-Y100-Firmware-U8185-%28Android-2.3.6%29V100R001C00B814CUSTC185D001%28Europe%29

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  23. Hi am having problems running the adb-linux command on my pc,i have installed adb but still doesn't work,please help

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    1. Does your adb work in nomal circumstances. Can it detect the devices?

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  24. Hi, Im sorry if this seems a bit blonde, but where do i find the recovery file that i have to replace? im not seeing it on the SD card

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    1. Just copy the superuser file you downloaded, to your SD card. For the recovery, follow the instrucions using your specific operating system

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  25. Unfortunate that no rooting without a computer!

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  26. Thanks Dude,finally rooted my Girlfriend's phone(using the instructions in the unZIPPED package)

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  27. i cannot boot to bootloader. I pressed the power and the volume down button for 5 seconds but cannot boot
    the bootoader

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    1. Hold the volume down then the power button for 5secs. When in boot loader mode, all you are ment to see is the huawei logo.

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  28. hey there can i update my gingerbread android after rooting ??

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  29. Rooting DONE!! Thanks, nice post will be here for a while...
    hope to contribute on your nice work...
    contact you soon!!
    CONGRATULATIONS FOR NICE AND BETTER JOB!! KEEP IT UP!
    MANY THANKS

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  30. Thanks rooted.
    How do i update to latest android and where to get the upgrade .Thanks in advance

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  31. hi. can you help me. after i run install-recovery. it was successfully done. but when i go for bootloader using volume up + power. the huawei logo doesnt appear and it goes for normal botloader. is it ok to proceed? to this steps:

    Boot into recovery using volume up + power button for 5 sec (The huawei logo will be shown all through the boot loader)
    Navigate to "install zip from sd" and select it
    Select "choose zip from SD card" and select the provided Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip that you copied to the SD Card

    in the bootloader mode. the "install zip from sd" is not in the bootloader mode. also the "choose zip from sd card" in not there. but the zip that i copied to my sdcard is there. i try to run or install it. but says "signature verification failed" [installation abort].. please help me

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    1. First boot into bootloader using volume - and power button and hold the keys till the huawei boot logo remains there after 5sec. After in boot loader run the install-recovery. When successfull, remove the battery then boot into recovery using volume + and power and keep the keys pressed till you enter clockwork mod recovery

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  32. is there any video for this procedure ?

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  33. Hi man.

    I've a question... I'm in Mexico and we got the U8185-5 model instead of the U8185-1 released in Europe... Is it possible to do this in my model? Would it work?

    Do you prefer english or spanish?

    Thank you for your help, I can see that you have helped a lot of users for a long time!

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    1. Its still a U8185 thus should work okay

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  34. hi, my smart phone will only turn on while charger is plugged in if removed it goes off and wont turn on..kindly assist

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    1. Is the battery functional. Please test it with another headset

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  35. Heyy guys. New problem
    My phone fell down face first.
    Now i get a white screen with some thin lines on d side.
    And it just stays there.
    Has the screen broken?
    How can i get it replaced?

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    1. You can replace the screen. Visit a mobile repair shop and you can get it fixed

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  36. do i need to turn on usb debugging?

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  37. i followed all the steps yet i still get the message E: Verification signature failed kindly assist.

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    1. Have you edited the zip file?

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  38. same problem of signature verification. i didn't edit the zip,i did copy & paste to the sd card. how do i proceed?

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  39. Hello smo
    What can happen if i dont do for some reason the root well on my y10)
    Thanks a lot and answer fast

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