14.09.2012  RIFF JTAG -Huawei Ideos X1 U8180 (Huawei Gaga) Unbrick – Dead Boot repair

Resurrecting Huawei U8180 is simple with RIFF Box.
Connection can be established with charger connected while battery is inside.

To resurrect Huawei U8180:

  •  Solder JTAG cable to Huawei U8180 JTAG pads;
  •  Connect Huawei U8180 tablet’s charger for power;
  •  Make sure Huawei U8180 is selected in the list of models;
  •  Click Resurrect button;
  •  Wait till software signals a successful operation completion;
  •  De-solder JTAG wires;

Now device is in bootable condition, that is, even if it does not start up normally, you can flash it using known flashing methods.

To enter download mode:

  •  Disconnect PC cable;
  •  Insert battery;
  •  Hold ‘Volume Down’ key and press ‘Power ON’ button.