Tips and solutions for fix trouble at HUAWEI ASCEND Y520, the 4.5 inches LCD screen Android smartphone which come with 5 megapixel camera and have LED flashlight to help us taking good images at low light situations. How good Huawei Ascend Y520 camera? This camera is good enough for daily activity and documentation. Having 5 megapixel is enough to see the pictures at 15 inches LCD screen without any problems. But some users maybe get trouble with camera applications at HUAWEI ASCEND Y520, basically this problems can be solved reset and delete camera data and cache from menu settings. HUAWEI ASCEND Y520 use Android Kitkat operating system, please read further information bellow to find the way reformat the operating system.


What is Advantage of HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 Specifications?

Network GSM 3G HSDPA
LCD 4.5 inches capacitive touch screen
Processor Dual-core 1.3 GHz
GPU Mali-400
Memory Internal 4 GB with 512 MB RAM
Main Camera 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera for Video Conference
Operating System Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat)
Battery Li-Ion 1750 mAh



How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12  hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

Huawei Ascend Y520 have small internal memory at 4 GB total space, but this space already used for operating system and installed applications, therefore we only have about less then half of it. There are already some factory default applications like camera, gallery, browser and home launcher that already installed inside this phone, but we still can add some applications from Google Play Store, but because of limited internal memory, then please only install some important daily use applications like Facebook, Whatsapp, BBM, WeChat and some other more. We also have to becareful while install non high ratting applications, because sometime it can make our phone become trouble and get stuck or bricks or hang or frozen. Some trouble also can make our HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 can not boot or getting boot logo loop. Same problems also happen with LCD touch screen not responding. At this moment, we have to force soft reset or force shutdown to restart all applications and remove temporary files and caches. If this problems still happen, then we have to do hard reset or master format.


How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Force Reboot or Force Restart HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12  ?

What to do when our HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 get hang problem or this phone freeze in the middle of running applications? We have to force soft reset or force shutdown by open the back cover case of HUAWEI ASCEND Y520 and remove the battery, wait about 5 seconds, and we can put again the battery at the right positions. Please press POWER on to turn on this phone again. This process also can do when our HUAWEI ASCEND Y520 still at normal situations, at On state, please press POWER button until pop-up menu appear, then choose Turn Off / Reboot / Restart. After this phone totally turn off, then we can turn on again using POWER button. The process of soft reset or restart or reboot will not remove any important data and will not uninstall any applications, so we can do this procedure anytime.


#Option 1, Hard Reset HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 with Software Menu :

  1. Make sure the battery is charge properly
  2. Turn on HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 smartphone
  3. Don’t forget to backup all important data
  4. Go to menu: Setting > Backup & reset > Factory Data Reset > Reset Phone 
  5. Choose Erase everything to continue and confirm you ready to do the format HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12
  6. The HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 will continue the step until ready to use in clean factory default.



#Option 2, Hard Reset HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 with Hardware Key Button :

  1. Please make sure the battery is not empty
  2. Turn of HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12
  3. Press and Hold together: Power Button + Volume Up Button for several seconds
  4. Follow the menu at LCD screen to continue the hard reset HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12, use Volume Down or Volume Up button to moving, and press Power Button to Ok or Enter or Confirm


#Option 3, Hard Reset HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 with MicroSD card Firmware Update:

  1. Make sure the battery if fully charge
  2. Turn off the HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12
  3. Remove the MicroSD and connect to computer or PC
  4. Download firmware from computer browser
  5. Choose the HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 support and download the same version of firmware or update firmware
  6. Extract the downloaded folder, and copy all folder (include folder) into main root location of MicroSD
  7. Insert again the MicroSD to HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12
  8. Turn on Phone together with press and hold Power + Volume Up + Volume Down button until the Android logo appear
  9. Wait the process of update or reinstall the firmware will be less then 10 minutes.


How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 (Reformat)?

Like what we said at the first paragraph of this information page, now we will give simple solutions to reformat or reinstall factory default Android operating system at HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12. When the first time release at the market, this phone already ship with Android Kitkat operating system and this OS ready to use when we open the box. We also have to know that clean factory default Android Kitkat operating system also already saved safely inside HUAWEI ASCEND Y520 ROM, that is why we do not need to copy anything or connect with other device. Just follow the simple steps to hard reset above, then clean factory default Android operating system will be reinstall or restore automatically. Especially for steps at #Options 3 above, we need to download operating system file source from Huawei official website, this solutions can be done if we can not use #Option 1 or #Option 2 because of any reasons.


How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

There are already some options to give more security protections to secure our phone data. HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 already have factory default options, but we suggest to use screen lock pattern because it is fast and easy to use. We also can use other protection options like password pin protections. The problems happen when we forgot screen lock pattern or password pin answer. But do not worry, because we can bypass or unlock forgot security protection using Google account or Google username and password. Please give several time wrong answer continuously until  HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 freeze or locked about 30 seconds. At this period, we will find Forgot Password / Pattern button. Please press this button to unlock forgotten security protection using Gmail account that we have signed in before. If we can not access Google account at locked HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button at #Option 2 or using microSD at #Option 3 above. Please remember, dong any hard reset or reformat will remove any important data and installed applications, therefore we should do backup if we can.



How to Improve Performance HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 to make run more faster?

The specification of HUAWEI ASCEND Y520 is limited, especially RAM which only have 512 MB. Any applications which run in this phone will need some amount of RAM and processor resources. Some applications which installed from Google Play Store will keep run in the background to wait any command or data update, all of them will need RAM, therefore if there are too many applications run together, then RAM and processor resources will be insufficient and will make this phone get trouble or not responsive. Please uninstall some not use applications. If we want to make HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 performance run faster again like new, then we have to consider doing hard reset or master format.


Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 ?

There is no secret hidden code for HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.


How to Upgrade or Update HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 to Android Lollipop ?

HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 already have Android Kitkat version 4.4, sometime Huawei will release some patch or minor upgrade for Android Kitkat, but we still does not have any information about Android Lollipop operating system for HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12.  Any further information about Android Lollipop for Huawei Ascend Y520 will be release at notification if available. But as far as we know, maybe this phone will not get that update easily. However, using Android Kitkat at Huawei Ascend Y520 is awsome.


How to Improve Battery Life Longer of HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 For Solving Battery Drain Faster Problem (Battery Saving / Extent Battery Life)?

The capacity of HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 battery is use Li-Ion 1750 mAh. This size is not too big but maybe enough for some users. We still can do some adjustment to make our HUAWEI ASCEND Y520 battery not fast to drain. Please follow several steps for extend our HUAWEI ASCEND Y520 battery life, first turn off some not use connection like Bluetooth / Wifi / GPS. If possible, try to reduce the LCD brightness as low as possible. Please consider using 2G only GSM connection if we are away from power charger but we need to extend more battery life, but of course the Internet data connection become more slowly if compare by 3G GSM network.


How to Deal with Insufficient Internal Memory at HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 (not enough memory) ?

The internal memory of HUAWEI ASCEND Y520-U03 / ASCEND Y520-U12 is 4 GB, but this size can not use fully for install any additional applications, because there are some files which use for operating system and factory default installed applications, therefore we will get half of that maximum capacity. Please only install selected important applications from Google Play Store. Please note, our Internal memory will also insufficient because some applications like Facebook or Whatsapp or BBM or Twitter also will use internal memory to save their data, therefore after use several moment, our internal memory will be insufficient.


Latest Discussions & Share Information:

[Q] Hello. My phone hanged while i was in social media. I rebooted it but it brought me a message that my phone has been critically damaged. It would be on for couple of seconds then switches itself off. I tried rebooting it through the computer but no vain. It still brings the same message that it's damaged. What should i do
[A] Hi, please try to charge your battery until full, then please try to do hard reset using menu Setting like steps at #option 1 above, it will reformat your Huawei Ascend Y520 operating system to factory default. Otherwise, please follow steps at #option 3 above to reflash or hard reset your Huawei AScend Y520 using microSD firmware flash, but you need to download the correct file first from Huawei device website.

[Q] hie my huawel is now in dead mode what should l do to back it in life
[A] Hi, could you please try to do hard reset using hardware button combination key like steps at #Option 2 above or using MicroSD firmware flash reset like steps at #option 3. If still can not on or can not work, then maybe the hardware of your Huawei Ascend Y520 has been damaged or broken. Please check at Huawei authorized service center.

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