Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How to Install Root and Recovery on Huawei U9200 - Ascend P1

Huawei U9200 AKA Ascend P1

Note: This is no longer experimental :) This method has been tested by members of XDA here and has been developed with the help of my friend Kahraman via Madmodder aka 123hero123 at XDA :)

This method only works on firmware versions up to B110, if you have firmware versions B113 or B115 then head over here -

How to - Root Huawei Ascend P1 - U9200 B113 and B115 


How to - Install Recovery on Huawei Ascend P1 - U9200 B113 and B115


Step 1 - Download Onekey_ROM_Ascendp1 Installer here (or here - mirror) and extract to your hard drives root (May not be necessary but in my experience can prevent problems).
(Please note this tool is not my work. All credit goes to Genokolar who is a brilliant Chinese developer)

Step 2 - Make sure you have the correct drivers for your handset installed, you can get them here if needed - HuaweiUSB Drivers (or here - mirror)

Step 3 – Enable USB Debugging, Settings>Developers Options

Step 4 - Run Onekey_ROM_Ascendp1.exe and press any key.

English Translation by me :)

Step 5 – Next select Option 1 or 2.
Option 1 – Flashes and wipes all the user data
Option 2 – Flashes without wiping the user data which can cause problems such as freezing and boot loops.

And English

(If your phone isn't connected properly, the correct drivers are not installed or USB debugging is not switched on. You will see this screen)

Step 6 – Wait while the recovery image is installed, pressing any key when prompted.

Step 7 – Once the program has finished flashing your phone, you will see the screen below. Now use the recovery menu to flash from the SD Card and it will flash a rooted version of U9200 V100R001CHNC00B109 (Android 4.0)

Step 8 – Now you will need to flash gapps ICS pack from here or my mirror here (mirror 2), if you want to use Google Play.

Step 9 – Optionally there is a rooted version of U9200-1V100R001CHNC00B113 by lesong
available here or here (mirror 2). 
Note: You will need to reflash the gapps package if you upgrade to this rom.

Also Note: The recovery flashed with this is in Chinese, its ClockworkMod based so should be easy enough to navigate around until an English language one is available.

Enjoy :)

Addendum: I'm going to release an English translation of Genokolar's Onekey tool shortly and will post it here when it is ready :)



  1. 1. Anyone has try this rom? Could you share it on Y*utube? I want to see how their look, Rom modified by Lesong and Genokolars.

    2. How about the battery consumption for each Rom?

    3. Is there original ROM? Please give me the link.


  2. The link for Onekey_ROM_Ascendp1 is broken. Any chance for a mirror?

  3. Hello!
    I have a question, does this method work on huawei ascend P1 XL?
    Firmware is B105.

  4. I need Help !!! Please.

    I had a phone with CWM (chinese version), but by mistake I tried to update it to Jelly bean with dload in sdcard (without previously rooting and update it to the international version) .

    Then the update "failed" and after rebooting, the phone stayed in the Huawei logo forever ... and never starts up.

    Then I decided to do a "Factory reset"(using up and down buttons at power on), and after rebooting now stays in a "android" logo forever. ... and never starts up.

    What could I do to recover my phone ?

    Any help will be appreciated

  5. i have problem ido all steps but when my phone reboot stays in huawei logo an it doesnt do anything

    i have the drivers
    and usb debug what should i do??

  6. When i try to download the onekey, it says the download permission is blocked by uploader

    1. Oooops my bad, I forgot to change folder permissions lol. Try now and all the rapidshare links should work :)

  7. Download not available
    File owner's public traffic exhausted. (da3c7b74)
    everytime i check it's something else. >.>

    1. LOL I must be popular xD

      I've added new mirrors so you should be able to get it from one of them :)

  8. I need some help.
    When it gets to the restart, it gets stuck on the Huawei Logo.
    What do I do?


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