Posted April 11, 2012 by Sarabjeet Singh in Android Tips

Upgrade Huawei MediaPad with Pre-Rooted Android 4.0 ICS Firmware

Huawei MediaPad is a tablet, which doesn’t got too much notable success in the market, but it is considerably one of powerful Android Tablets in Market. It originally shipped with Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb Operating System. Those who were in wait of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has successfully upgraded their tablet to latest Firmware. Now, XDA Member ‘shiranmotha’ has developed yet another, Unofficial Android 4.0 ICS Based ROM, which is already rooted.

huawei media pad android 4 ics ice cream sandwich firmware Upgrade Huawei MediaPad with Pre Rooted Android 4.0 ICS Firmware

So, if you have rooted your Huawei Mediapad already on Honeycomb or newer version, and having fear of losing the root access, then you can safely upgrade to ICS. This Huawei MediaPad/ SpringBoard ICS International ROM is Pre-Rooted and it will not revoke your device’s Superuser root access. But instead, you would enjoy taste of latest Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware on your Huawei Tablet. The method is easy, and reportedly working without any problems, as tested by many of users or developers worldwide. In this tutorial you will learn steps to upgrade your Huawei MediaPad to latest Android 4.0 ICS Firmware.

Disclaimer: The Installation of this Pre-Rooted Firmware ROM on your Huawei MediaPad Tablet is a risky process, it would void your Tablet’s warranty, and you will no longer able to claim warranty from company. While using the process in this tutorial, your devices can even get bricked, become non-functional or can get damaged. If anything happens to your tablet, We at TechClap.com or developers should not be held responsible, so you should try the steps at your own risk.

Pre Requisites

  • Ensure that you have installed Latest Drivers of Huawei in your Computer. You can download Huawei MediaPad USB Drivers.
  • Make sure that your Huawei MediaPad should be charged at minimum of 70% to complete the process smoothly without any power shortage.
  • Disable or Uninstall all of the Anti-Virus and Firewall Software from your computer, so that process can be completed smoothly without any problem.
  • Backup all the data from your Tablet, including your Contacts, Songs, Videos or everything, which you backup in the microSD card of MediaPad tablet, this would safeguard against possible data loss.
  • Turn On USB Debugging, at path of Huawei MediaPad ‘Settings>Applications>Development>USB Debugging and then check the option.
  • This ROM is compaible with Huawei MediaPad or SpringBoard Tablet, and is not compatible with any other tablet of Huawei.
  • Your Huawei MediPad should be rooted before you proceed with this tutorial, as it is mandatory.

Remember that you will loss 4G access on T-Mobile SpringBoard after applying this update. Assuming that you’ve followed all the requirements above, now let’s proceed to the next steps, where we have provided detailed instructions to flash Android 4.0 ICS Pre-Rooted ROM on your Huawei MediaPad.

How to Upgrade Huawei MediaPad / SpringBoard to Latest Android 4.0 ICS Already Rooted ROM Firmware

Step 1: You need to download the Pre-Rooted Android 4.0 ICS for Huawei MediaPad / SpringBoard to your computer. Download Link.

Step 2: Now, the file which you have downloaded in Step 1, find and extract the DLOAD folder from the compressed zip file.

Step 3: Connect your Huawei MediaPad or Huawei SprintBoard T-Mobile to your computer. Though, you have optional to using MTP via USB cable or even you can use a card reader to copy the file (stated in Step 4).

Step 4: Now, just copy that DLOAD foloder (Extracted in Step 2) to the root of your device’s SD card.

Step 5: After copying the file, simply Turn off your Device.

Step 6: Now, if you have removed the microSD card from the Device (if using card reader to copy file), then you have to re-insert it now.

Step 7: After re-insert the micro-SD card, you can Turn On the Huawei MediaPad. After Power On the tablet, ROM installation would be started automatically. Just you need to follow the onscreen instructions.

Step 8: During the process, Once screen will mention to remove microSD card, just remove microSD card.

Step 9: The device would get reboot, and then you can delete the DLOAD Folder from the microSD card in the meantime.

Step 10: After device would get booted, find and copy the sanixupdate folder (from the file downloaded in Step 1) to the Device’s internal storage. For that you need to connect device to the computer firstly once again.

Step 11: After copying the file to root of internal storage of MediaPad, simply Power Off the device and Reboot.

Step 12: The process will take few moments, after reboot, you would be welcomed by latest Android 4.0 ICS Interface, which has provided you root access as well.

Please Note: As i have stated in Step 9, deleting the DLOAD Folder from SD card is necessary. Because it will keep flashing your tablet every time it will get boot. If your device won’t boot successfully after installation of this ROM, please remove battery, re-insert it and then repeat the process again. If any problem persists, do contact the developer at XDA for further help.

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Sarabjeet Singh

Real Android Freak and Gadget Lover, loves to try new ROMs on his own and his friend's phones. He is Assistant Editor of TechClap.com, and writes mostly about Android.