Install the USB drivers

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If you are using Mac or Linux, you can skip this step and go straight to the next page.

Before you begin the root process, you need to make sure your computer can communicate with your Huawei G300. You need to install the USB drivers.

Click for Windows 7 Instructions


  1. From your phone, go to Settings -> Applications -> Development (or Settings -> Developer options if you are on ICS)
  2. Make sure USB debugging is ticked.
  3. Now go back to your PC. Download Huawei_G300_drivers.exe and save it to your Desktop.
  4. Once the download has completed, run Huawei_G300_drivers.exe.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to install.
    Install Huawei Ascend G300 drivers
    Follow the steps in Huawei_G300_drivers.exe in order to install the drivers
  6. Once installed, click the Start button, enter SystemPropertiesHardware.exe ​into the search box and press enter (or click SystemPropertiesHardware.exe from the results)
    System Properties Hardware
    Press Enter or click SystemPropertiesHardware.exe
  7. Click Device Installation Settings
    Click Device Installation Settings
    Click Device Installation Settings.
  8. Select No, let me choose what to do
  9. Select Install driver software from Windows Update if it is not found on my computer
  10. Click Save Changes
    Device Installation Settings
    Choose the highlighted options and then click Save Changes
  11. Turn your phone on, and connect it to your PC with the USB cable. Ignore any driver installation errors Windows may show.

 

Click for Windows Vista Instructions


  1. From your phone, go to Settings -> Applications -> Development (or Settings -> Developer options if you are on ICS)
  2. Make sure USB debugging is ticked.
  3. Now go back to your PC. Download Huawei_G300_drivers.exe and save it to your Desktop.
  4. Once the download has completed, run Huawei_G300_drivers.exe.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to install.
    Install Huawei Ascend G300 drivers
    Follow the steps in Huawei_G300_drivers.exe in order to install the drivers
  6. Once installed, click the Start button, enter SystemPropertiesHardware.exe ​into the search box and press enter (or click SystemPropertiesHardware.exe from the results)
    System Properties Hardware
    Press Enter or click SystemPropertiesHardware.exe
  7. Click Windows Update Driver Settings
    Click Windows Update Driver Settings
    Click Device Installation Settings.
  8. Select Check for drivers automatically (recommended) and then click OK.
    Check for drivers automatically (recommended)
  9. Turn your phone on, and connect it to your PC with the USB cable. Ignore any driver installation errors Windows may show.

 

Click for Windows XP Instructions

There are a lot of driver problems with the Huawei G300 and Windows XP. Some Windows XP users have reported no issues at all, however quite a few cannot get their G300 to communicate with their Windows XP computer. We recommend you use a Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac or Linux computer, 

  1. From your phone, go to Settings -> Applications -> Development (or Settings -> Developer options if you are on ICS)
  2. Make sure USB debugging is ticked.
  3. Now go back to your PC. Download Huawei_G300_drivers.exe and save it to your Desktop.
  4. Once the download has completed, run Huawei_G300_drivers.exe.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to install.
    Install Huawei Ascend G300 drivers
    Follow the steps in osf-ii-driver-windows.exe in order to install the drivers
  6. Turn your phone on, and connect it to your PC with the USB cable. Ignore any driver installation errors Windows may show.

 

Click for Mac and Linux Instructions


  1. Mac and Linux users do not need to install any USB drivers. Skip straight to the next page.