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  1. pdplatypus's Avatar
    Honestly, I've been a Huawei user for 4 years already. I have many of their broadband sticks and wifi routers and a feature phone that is used to call landlines.
    Their service was way good before. One time, when my featurephone had it's firmware failure, I sent it to Huawei's repair center and the repairs were done fast and telephone hotlines were easily accessible. Now, it is a pain for me to ask them a single question regarding firmware updates. I think it has something to do with their orientation to Windows Phones.

    I also consulted Microsoft for this and they clearly stated that "HUAWEI IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DISTRIBUTION OF WP8 UPDATES" although it is unclear if they won't do it, will they violate Microsoft's policies?

    Well, I'll be ditching their phones but not their modems since they are efficient and easy to use. Nokia is been waiting for my comeback. :3
    10-24-2013 12:58 PM
  2. Thanasis1968's Avatar
    I just got an e-mail from local Greek Huawei, saying that GDR2 update will be available on next week.

    Devices can be updated ONLY in service center. OTA procedure will not be available.
    Last edited by Thanasis1968; 10-31-2013 at 10:45 AM.
    10-30-2013 11:56 AM
  3. Daniel Da Costa's Avatar
    hi people this is my first post, this tutorial will help you get gdr3 on huawei ascend w1, probably will let you get gdr2 if you dont have it, i cant prove it cause my w1 (from venezuela) comes with gdr2 from factory (or store) so i used the tutorial and got gdr3. and is awesome.

    you may have to translate be cause the tutorial is in spanish.

    Como actualizar a Windows Phone 8 (GDR3) Preview for Developers - | WindowsPhoneApps

    wp_ss_20131102_0001.jpg wp_ss_20131102_0002.jpg
    wp_ss_20131102_0003.jpg wp_ss_20131102_0004.jpg


    i had to delete mac, imei and simcard id from picture.

    Big thanks to Damian for informing that gdr3 was ready for update.


    im from venezuela, if my english suck, now you know why....
    11-02-2013 12:28 PM
  4. Flubaluba's Avatar
    Great minds think alike , this is exactly what they did and i now have gdr3 on my W1
    os 8.010327.77
    fw:1030.5614.16900.20900

    uk over the air update
    12-19-2013 04:00 PM
  5. Filippos Sofos's Avatar
    The Following Update is NOT GDR3 Update
    os 8.010327.77
    fw:1030.5614.16900.20900

    IS GDR2 Update
    12-28-2013 08:30 AM
  6. Lee Badman's Avatar
    hello I have the Huawei w1 with the gdr2 update came preloaded how can I update to gdr3? ota wont pick it up plz help thanks.
    02-05-2014 05:34 AM
  7. Ryan ODonnell's Avatar
    I can confirm that GDR3 is working on the Huawei Ascend W1-U00. Huawei are misleading customers when they say "GDR2 is not supported due to lack of hardware", whereas I am currently running GDR3 with no problems whatsoever!
    02-14-2014 07:30 AM
  8. Ryan ODonnell's Avatar
    hello I have the Huawei w1 with the gdr2 update came preloaded how can I update to gdr3? ota wont pick it up plz help thanks.
    Lee, if you get Preview for Developers (available here: Preview for Developers | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)), you can update to GDR3.
    02-14-2014 07:30 AM
  9. freakyrob14's Avatar
    Ryan ODonnell

    can you give me an instruction how to update my phone to gdr3 using preview for developers?

    please help my phone is always freezing :(
    02-19-2014 09:09 PM
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