Update Huawei U8860 Honor to Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean MINIZ Custom ROM

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Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean for Huawei U8860 Honor is now available, thanks to a beta custom ROM developed by MINIZ. This ROM is a still work in progress, and may have lots of issues. The latest Jelly Bean can now be installed on the Huawei Honor and users can now atleast experience what new features does Android 4.2.1 bring. Please make sure you have ClockworkMod Recovery installed already or you will not be able to flash this firmware on your phone. You can now update Huawei U8860 Honor with Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean custom firmware using the tutorial given below.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the process of how to install Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean custom ROM on Huawei U8860 Honor with complete steps in this tutorial. Backup all your data as this tutorial will wipe your personal settings and apps. Don’t forget to read all the important tips given below. Let’s proceed with the tutorial now.

Huawei Honor U8860 - Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers 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 ;-)

Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean Custom Firmware Details:

This custom ROM is still in development by the team and this was just the first beta release which was launched for public to try and give their feedback to the devs so they can improve this ROM for the Huawei U8860 Honor Android phone.

Huawei U8860 Honor USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Huawei U8860 Honor properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Huawei U8860 Honor USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Huawei U8860 Honor to Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean custom firmware.


  • http://www.facebook.com/mohamadnorzam.abas Mohamad Norzam Abas

    i have problem. verification fail and its aborted. why?

  • Harry

    I missed the original camera app. with another camera app i can’t use video.

  • Harry

    Very slowly after Installation. Good to use with CPU Tuner.

  • Harry

    Bluetooth don’t work

  • Harry

    automatic brightness control don’t work fine

  • Bahlas

    I just upgraded to 4.2.1. however when I go to the system settings -> about .. it still sys Android version 4.0.2. I am not sure why? how do I make sure I have latest 4.2.1?