After a development based Android 4.2.1 ROM, we now have a relatively stable (still not perfect) Android 4.1.2 CyanogenMod 10 Jelly Bean custom firmware for Huawei U8860 Honor. CM10 custom ROMs are based on the latest Android 4.1.2 directly from the AOSP. You can now update Huawei U8860 Honor with Android 4.1.2 CyanogenMod 10 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 4.1.2 CyanogenMod 10 Jelly Bean custom ROM on Huawei U8860 Honor with complete steps in this tutorial. Please make sure you 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 4.1.2 CyanogenMod 10 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 ( 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 4.1.2 CyanogenMod 10 ROM Details:

This custom ROM is still in development by the team, but a relatively stable release for the Huawei U8860 Honor Android phone. It comes with GooManager built into the ROM so that you can install the latest Google Apps (Gapps) for those who want them. Or else, we have also included them in our tutorial below.

UPDATE: Shendu Android 4.1.2 custom ROM is now available for the Huawei Honor U8860. Read the tutorial here!

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.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Huawei U8860 Honor to Android 4.1.2 CyanogenMod 10 Jelly Bean custom firmware.

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  1. hey, great work! It seems that both links in the article “updating u8860 to 4.1.2” and “updating to 4.2.1” link to the same Custom ROM, which is based on Android 4.2.1. Can you add the link for the older 4.1.2 version, as it was said to be quite stable?

  2. Cesar Jimenez Reply

    hello my phone was bringing gb, but said that the model was u8860-51 and upgrade to ics, only says 8860, there is a problem in the jb put him.

  3. Hello i cannot download Huawei USB Drivers or Download HiSuite from rapidshare. It says File owner’s public traffic exhausted. (da3c7b74)
    please fix it. thank you

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