Well this is a surprise! Who would have thought that Huawei Ascend Y300 will ever get an Android 4.3.1 custom ROM? Thanks to the Modaco forum member “IntenseDarkness” ‘s efforts now we have a actively developed CyanogenMod 10.2 Android 4.3.1 custom ROM for the Huawei Ascend Y300.
The story of this ROM is very interesting. On September 26th he has started a crowd funding campaign goo.gl/LzM3bX on the modaco forum asking for Ascend Y300 users to donate money to buy the same smartphone for a developer who is willing to build a CyanogenMod port. And after just 6 days the target has been met and a Huawei Ascend Y300 has been given to the developer called “Dazzozo” on the same forum. And yesterday, he has released the nightly builds of CyanogenMod 10.2
Installing this ROM requires Bootloader unlocking and you will need to obtain the Bootloader unlock code from Huawei and get it unlocked prior doing anything.
Here’s the Modaco Forum thread - http://goo.gl/I8s7Eu
According to the user feedback this ROM seems to be very stable. Few mentioned issues are that the Video Recording doesn’t function correctly and high battery consumption. Since this ROM is just released a day ago, this is acceptable and these problems will be resolved soon.
Since this ROM is based on Android 4.3.1 and Ext4 partitioning scheme, You need to flash a newer Clockworkmod recovery to install this ROM and you can find details about that here – http://goo.gl/xa51nj
Installation process is very easy if you have experienced flashing ROMs and Kernels before. If you don’t know how to unlock the Bootloader and installing an custom recovery like Clockworkmod, feel free to leave a comment below and we at HuaweiNews.com are happy to write a guide for you
Update – Android 4.4 CM11 is available for Ascend Y300 – http://huaweinews.com/2013/12/android-4-4-rom-ascend-y300/