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Problem Rooting ZTE Racer

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I would ultimately like to install a different ROM on my ZTE Racer, but am having a problem getting a root to stay, here is what is actually happening:

I was trying to install using the following instructions:

English ( at the request of users ):

Step One: Download the required files

1st - Universal Androot 1.6.1 (I chose this for my video)

Link - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=W3OGVL6E

2nd - Clockworkmod recovery 3.0.1.4 (I chose this for my video)

Link - http://android.podtwo.com/recovery/recovery-clockwork-3.0.1.4-mooncake.img

3rd - Recovery Manager v0.34b (I chose this for my video)

Link - http://android.podtwo.com/recoverymanager/RecoveryManager_v0.34b.zip

(Unpack such a file and copy it into memory stick)

4th - ROM you want (I chose listed below for my video)

- Elected as this video - ZTE Racer 2.3 RC4 Update (Cm7)

- Link to the rom - http://www.mediafire.com/?6d8d1jxeczchzc9

- Link to Google Applications and Market - http://www.mediafire.com/?1hblv8aagnpazlp

Step two: Install the Recovery on Phone

1st - Data Factory Reset (Not required, but I encourage you)

2nd - Installation of Universal Androot

+ After installing the Root-ing to enter the phone application, click on the "Root :-)" and confirm with "Root Me"

3rd - Installing the Recovery Manager

+ Installation after installing a recovery Clockworkmod

-Click on the balloon with the name of "Recovery" and choose "Install Recovery"

Confirm by clicking on the "/ sdcard/recovery-clockwork-3.0.1.4-mooncake.img,

once again confirm by clicking "Ok".

+ Then run a Recovery

-Reset the phone and "Power" and "Volume -" button to hold,

enter the recovery Clockworkmod

Step Three: Install Custom ROM on your phone

1st - Select "Wipe data / factory reset"

-Confirm with "Yes - delete all user data"

2nd - Select "wipe cache partition"

-Confirm with "Yes - Wipe Cache"

3rd - Select the option "install zip from sd card"

-Then select "chose zip from sdcard"

4th - Select the option that bears the name of your ROM "update-cm-7.0.0-mooncake_signed"

- Confirm with "Yes - Install update-cm-7.0.0-mooncake_signed"

5th - When installation is finished, go back one step back and choose "advanced" then "Reboot Recovery." After rebooting Recovery and select "Reboot ststeva now."

6th - Completed the installation of your custom ROM. Enjoy ;-)

7th - To install the Google application, repeat step two point four but you need to only select "gapps-gb-full" and then confirm with "Yes - Gapps instal-gb-full".

I managed to root the phone install the clockwork mod image, however when trying to reboot into recovery the phone just hangs at the green android with the red light on solid, from there the only way to get to boot the phone is remove & then replace the battery.

After rebooting after doing the above the root is lost so i'm back to square one, I've also tried to get a permanent root using Z4.

Any help would be appreciated

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hi, so i`m guessing you installed CWM (clockworkmod recovery) and then installed the rom through CWM but now since installing the rom when you try to gain access to CWM you cant using Vol- and Power button?

some roms do re-write the recovery with other versions or updates this may have caused your problem here, you can try http://android.modaco.com/topic/346061-guide-fastboot-recovery-for-racer/ it will help you to re-install CWM in fastboot mode, then you can try to install the rom again or try a different 1

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hi, so i`m guessing you installed CWM (clockworkmod recovery) and then installed the rom through CWM but now since installing the rom when you try to gain access to CWM you cant using Vol- and Power button?

some roms do re-write the recovery with other versions or updates this may have caused your problem here, you can try http://android.modac...very-for-racer/ it will help you to re-install CWM in fastboot mode, then you can try to install the rom again or try a different 1

Thanks for that I'll give it a try & report back
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Thanks for that I'll give it a try & report back

Thanks for that Racerboy it certainly did the trick
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