Huawei has released a new firmware update for Ascend  Mate MT1-U06 today, in the form of OTA (Over The Air) update. Users of the Ascend Mate who are currently running the B113,B216 firmware will be asked to update automatically to this newest firmware which is named as B221.

Build Number of this new B221 firmware is MT1-U06V100R001C008221 and the kernel version is 3.0.8-00832-gb0648a9. Sadly no Emotion UI 1.6 yet as this new update only brings the Emotion UI 1.5 OTA update is reported to be about 160MB in size for those who run newer firmwares and brings improvements on various features such as

  • Sound Quality
  • Updated Music Player
  • Better GPS accuracy
  • Better Stability
  • Call Quality Improvements
  • Performance Improvements

No Data will be lost during the OTA update but we advise to keep a backup to be extra safe. Huawei might be sending the updates by batches so it might take few days to appear on your Ascend Mate.

For all of you people who doesn’t want to wait for the update and want to flash now, Here is a standalone B221 ROM for you to install on your Ascend Mate

Download – http://dl.huaweinews.com/Roms/Ascend-Mate/B221.zip (1GB)

Installation is done by the standard Huawei update procedure and if you don’t know how to do that, You will find a .pdf document inside the zip file which provides the details on how to install this ROM on your Ascend Mate.

Installing this ROM completely wipes your data unlike the OTA update so be smart and keep backups of everything