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[HOW TO] Rooting Unlocking and De-Branding your ZTE Crescent [Updated Now Complete]

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I have a a new t-mobile vivacity that i've just messed up i think. I was like a bull in a china shop and ploughed in without reading all the instructions. So i have no MAC code but more importantly i don't even have a phone just something that boots into DOS.

I have got as far as running CWM 4.0.1.5 from boot up, when i try to install the zip file containing the rom, it fails to read teh SD card giving the error

E: Can't open /sdcard/update.zip or whatever other name the rom is.

I can't work out how to get it to read the SD card?

I've gone through the forums and could have missed a solution but i'm totally stuck. Would appreciate any advice as I'm pretty annoyed with myself, love doing this as a way of learning about the hardware but i really should learn from my mistakes not to rush into these things..

Cheers

Matt

UPDATE: just noticed i donthave SD-ext.img installed ?

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Ignore my post.. the forums have saved me:

I used the ZTE app mentioned in here

Took ages but saved my bacon.. I think i'll put up with bloatware rather than have that stress again!

Great forums though. Thanks to everybody who contributes

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Thanks for the guide it worked for my San Francisco 2. Here's what I did in case it helps someone else.

Firstly lots of the file links on the first page seemed dead so that's why I had to get them elsewhere (see links below). Otherwise I just did step by step exactly what Bouncer5's guides said.

I followed part 1 of the guide "Unlocking Your Phone said:" to get as far as booting into clockwork mod recovery using the files from here:

http://ztecrescent.blogspot.com/2011/12/osf-ii-unlocking.html

Then I followed part 3 "Installing Your Rom said:" with these files:

What the guide calls crescent.zip:

flb2-r2a.zip

What the guide calls kernel.zip:

ouk-stock.zip

(from )

It did take about a minute to boot the first time after flashing the ROM. The first time I tried rooting I used the debranded rom linked from the ztecrescent.blogspot.com site but it hung at the android boot screen and I had to reflash the stock rom using CWM to get it working again (this is the same thing that Stu T says happened to him on page 7)

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i was unable to download these links please help thanks in advance

ADB.zip (1.42 MB)

Driver Setup.zip (4.29 MB)

Crescent.zip (94.6 MB)

sanfran2kernel.zip (3.45 MB)

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these links or not working need new link for the rooting and unlock of t mobile vivacity zte p736

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Am having a bit of a nightmare.

Been following this guide:- Link.

Everything fine until I lost my QCN file (corrupt card).

So now I have stock ROM on with no WIFI n no idea of MAC (both backed up on corrupt card)

Is there anything I can do?

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Am having a bit of a nightmare.

Been following this guide:- Link.

Everything fine until I lost my QCN file (corrupt card).

So now I have stock ROM on with no WIFI n no idea of MAC (both backed up on corrupt card)

Is there anything I can do?

OK. Managed to get around the problem by backing up the ROM I had installed with QPST.

Used the HEX hack to input a new MAC (a friends phone changing last 2 digits).

Then restored that backup to the phone.

Seems to work so far. Now have Fish n Chips on it.

A couple of queries:-

On some tutorials is says reflash the kernel. Hows this done? Via FTM or in ROM Manager?

I don't have predictive text coming up when writing texts. What do I need to do to get that up?

Thanks in advance.

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All the downloads links are broken... Can somebody fix this? I'm willing to deliver hosting if necessary.

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We just have very poor moderation. A faq to answer all basic questions like these is planned. Meanwhile you're going to have to search I'm afraid.

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We just have very poor moderation. A faq to answer all basic questions like these is planned. Meanwhile you're going to have to search I'm afraid.

http://www.getandroidfree.com/advanced/sim-unlock/updated-unlock-your-t-mobile-vivacity-for-free/

I found these. Don't have a phone yet to test if it is reliable but this is half the work already...

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If I was promoted I'd fix this forum up, but yeah. Flibble doesn't come around these parts no more :P

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Reider had posted some updated d/l links etc.

http://android.modac...ty#entry1932870

So far so good. I downloaded some things now to be sure I have them available when the phone arrives. What stable (and if possible fully functional) rom is a good option for a Vivacity?

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So far so good. I downloaded some things now to be sure I have them available when the phone arrives. What stable (and if possible fully functional) rom is a good option for a Vivacity?

I would recommend Fish&Chips RLS6 for TMV.....for good GB experience.

Fully functional for all major stuff....slight camera and cspacitive buttons back-light niggles....but read the thread!!

http://android.modaco.com/index.php?/topic/353330-[ROM]-#entry1934833

Or, for very good and well supported ICS.....

try the CM9.....it is stickied....

sorry, no its not stickied but it should be!!!

http://android.modaco.com/index.php?/topic/353123-[iCS]-[CM9]-[4.0.4]-CyanogenMod-9-for-the-ZTE-Crescent-[ROM]-[Last-updated:-01/05]#entry1930378

it is like following a thriller drama series....fun and things getting solved right in front of your eyes.

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I would recommend Fish&Chips RLS6 for TMV.....for good GB experience.

Fully functional for all major stuff....slight camera and cspacitive buttons back-light niggles....but read the thread!!

-#entry1934833]http://android.modac...]-#entry1934833

Or, for very good and well supported ICS.....

try the CM9.....it is stickied....

sorry, no its not stickied but it should be!!!

-[CM9]-[4.0.4]-CyanogenMod-9-for-the-ZTE-Crescent-[ROM]-[Last-updated:-01/05]#entry1930378]http://android.modac...5]#entry1930378

it is like following a thriller drama series....fun and things getting solved right in front of your eyes.

Will give both a try but as I'm looking to really use the phone I will probably end up using the F&S :)

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hellow everyone... im a newbe here.. i have zte blade 2.3.5 and i want to install cyanogenmod pls help.. pictures will take me alot more easier. I dont know how to root... overclock..backup.. pls do help me. i have zte blade android version: 2.3.5 gen2

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You're on the wrong forum irenepepito. This forum is for the ZTE Crescent. If you install any of the roms here to your phone it will stop working.

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hellow everyone... im a newbe here.. i have zte blade 2.3.5 and i want to install cyanogenmod pls help.. pictures will take me alot more easier. I dont know how to root... overclock..backup.. pls do help me. i have zte blade android version: 2.3.5 gen2

Hi irene

you need to go here ..........

But God, it's a biiiig forum, loads of ROMs, and lots of help.

It's all there.

EDIT: sorry fr0do...same message, didn't see your answer!!!

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Hello everybody! I'm currently attempting to re-upload (once I find the files) everything that is needed. and possibly simplify the process.

Im sure you will all be jumping for joy.

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*jumps joyously*

Welcome back bouncer! :D

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It is only a temporary thing whilst I hijack a freinds vivacity.

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Finally got round to sorting out my own Vivacity today. Have to say that it wasn't too difficult in the end, but I kept my eyes on Bouncers original guide at the start of the thread; arvinds helpful walkthrough document (link on page 6 of the thread); and another guide http://www.getandroi...-for-free/ (which has live links to the software updates etc..)

I then gave the Fish 'N' Chips RLS7 ROM a bash, once the phone was unlocked and rooted..... and all looks good! Fantastic work on the site... Thank you.

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Hello everybody! I'm currently attempting to re-upload (once I find the files) everything that is needed. and possibly simplify the process.

Im sure you will all be jumping for joy.

For shure!!!!

stock-illustration-5472177-jump-with-joy-boy.jpg

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Hi - new user but am I missing something - have unlocked and debranded the osf2 using method described on giffaff forum, however, wanted to update the rom but cannot access CWM???

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