Ascend Y300 is the Huawei’s most popular budget Android phone at the moment. However as always Huawei is far behind when it comes to official firmware updates. Technically its possible to run latest Android 4.4 KitKat on Ascend Y300 but we don’t think that Huawei will ever deliver Android 4.4 update to Ascend Y300. If you are a Ascend Y300 owner and have some skills and willingness to learn, you can install third party custom ROM’s on your smartphone and make it awesome and fast. For example check out our other post about Android 4.3 custom ROM for Ascend Y300 – http://huaweinews.com/2013/10/android-4-3-custom-rom-ascend-y300/

We have found a nice MIUI Version 5 based custom ROM for Ascend Y300. This firmware is based on Android 4.1.1 but considering the amount of customization’s on MIUI, underlying Android version doesn’t really matter. This custom ROM is built by user “masterpascaler” on modaco forums. This custom ROM is mostly bug free and fast according to the developer and the users already tested this firmware. Some users reported that this is the best custom ROM they have tried for the Ascend Y300 right now.

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Don’t worry about the language on the screenshots. Chinese,English and Polish languages are included on this ROM so you can choose English when you install.

Here are some features included on this ROM

* European baseband – works 2G/3G, including HSPA+
* Basic Google apps included (including Google Play)
* Xperia Honami Keyboard
* Advertisements blocked by hosts file
* WSM Tools / Mi-Tools
* Weather BZ
* FoxFi – tethering Wi-Fi/USB/BT with session data counting
* AC!D Sound Manager
* Gallery 3D
* Antivirus, firewall
* MiMarket

You need to have custom recovery like Clockworkmod installed to install this ROM. (We haven’t wrote a guide for that yet but we hope to write a complete guide on how to install a custom recovery on your Y300)

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This is a third party developer built custom ROM. There might be bugs and Huaweinews.com isn’t liable for any damages that might occur. So please proceed at your own risk

Here are the installation instructions

1. Download the .zip file and place it on the SD card
2. Enter Recovery
3. Full WIPE !!!
4. Install the .Zip file
5. Wipe Dalvik/Android secure
6. Reboot

Download link and official thread can be found here – http://goo.gl/oZWw1M