Huawei MediaPad To Official Android 4.0.3 (ICS) Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware Update

Huawei MediaPad is a powerful device with 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and 1GB of RAM. While it currently runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb and just doing perfectly well, there is still a need to update this device into the latest version of Android to take advantage of all improvements, enhancements and fixes as well as the new Gallery and Camera app that comes with the package. The official Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) is now available for any Huawei MediaPad owners, although you just have to do the manual updating. But don’t sweat, the process is actually very easy; just follow the tutorial below and you’ll be just fine.


Before you go any further, take time to go through all of these requirements for your own good.

A. It is always recommended you do a full backup of your device before the update. While there are no advisories or reports of corrupted data on Huawei MediaPad during the process, you just don’t want to be the first of those cases.

B. Ensure that your MediaPad has at least 60% of battery left. Running out of power during updates has potential risks on your device.

C. Disable or turn off all of your security suites and apps as they often mess with other files and processes.

D. Enable USB Debugging; go to Settings => Applications => Development => USB Debugging.

How to Update Huawei MediaPad

Please note that once you do these steps here, everything is on you. You can never blame us or anybody if your device is messed up. We try everything to be accurate in this tutorial.

Step 1: Download the official Ice Cream Sandwich firmware for MediaPad here and extract it to your computer. Make sure you remember the directory or folder where you have extracted the package.

Step 2: Connect your Huawei MediaPad to your computer via USB cable and copy the folder “dload” into the root directory of your device’s SD card. Make sure you don’t save it into sub-directories as it will become undetectable during update. After which, disconnect your MediaPad from your computer and turn it off.

Step 3: Put your MediaPad into Recovery Mode by holding down the Volume Up and Power buttons together for 2 seconds. You need to do this step over and over if your device fails to enter the Recovery Mode because it is only in this state that you can start the update process.

Step 4: Your MediaPad will show a green Android robot and it’s the sign that the update process has already been started. Wait until the green robot was replaced by a big OK. In rare cases, the update may fail and you will also see the word FAIL on screen.

Step 5: Either you successfully updated your device or failed, you need to pull out the SD card of your device and hold down the Power button for 10 seconds to reboot. If it were a success, then after the reboot your device will be running ICS. If it failed then you just have to do the same process.

And that’s how you do it. Feel free to share your experiences with us here. We are always willing to listen.



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