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How to Update Huawei U8120 / Vodafone 845 with CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS

It’s not just Samsung who has dropped support for many of its low-end Android phones and are not going to release Android 4.0 ICS updates, Huawei is also one of those manufacturers. Huawei doesn’t seem to be releasing the official Android 4. 0 ICS update for Huawei U8120 aka Vodafone 845.

So well, that’s when Android developers come to save the day! We have already covered Android 4.0 tutorials for Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Mini and Galaxy Fit. You can install CyanogenMod 9 on Huawei U8120 / Vodafone 845. We have covered a detailed tutorial below.

Disclaimer:We are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers of the Huawei U8120 / Vodafone 845 to connect it with the computer. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below to get that tasty Ice Cream Sandwich (CM9) on your phone.

Update Huawei U8120 / Vodafone 845 to Android 4.0 ICS

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install CyanogenMod 9 on Huawei U8120 / Vodafone 845. Please read every line carefully.

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for installing CM9 on Huawei U8120 / Vodafone 845. Please do not try on any other variants.
  • Your phone SHOULD ClockworkMod recovery installed.
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Proceed at your own risk.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download 4.0 ICS CM9 + Download Google Apps for Huawei U8120 / Vodafone 845 to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your Huawei U8120 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the two downloaded zip files to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root.

Step 4 – Then turn off your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 – Now to get in the recovery mode. Switch on the phone while pressing and holding the Power + Volume Up + Green buttons.

Step 6 – Assuming you have ClockworkMod recovery, scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the power button to select it.

Step 7 – Press the power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.

Step 8 –Now using your volume keys, navigate to the CM9 zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now. Repeat this step for Google Apps as well.

Step 9 – After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu. The phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.

That’s it! Your Android phone should now have the latest build of CyanodenMod 9 (CM9) installed on your phone! Go to Settings >About phone to verify.