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jamie501

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Hi,

I smashed the screen on my SF1 yesterday so I need a new phone and im looking at getting the SF2.

I followed this guide..... http://www.sanfranciscoandroid.co.uk/android/how-to-install-custom-roms-android-2-2-from-scratch-on-the-orange-san-francisco-zte-blade/ ........ for my SF1 and found it pretty easy to do as a begginer and had no problems.

however Ive been doing alot of reading up over the last couple of days and the guides for the SF2 seem a lot more complex and need some prior knowledge. is this guide the best one to follow

or is there going to be an easier way to unlock/install new rom ect

any help much appreciated

jamie

(or is the motorola defy going to be easier for me to unlock/install new rom ?)

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the guide you linked is the one to follow. I followed it step by step and had no problems. It looks hard but its really not :).

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the guide you linked is the one to follow. I followed it step by step and had no problems. It looks hard but its really not :).

thanks for the reply, will go any buy a SFII tomorrow and give it a go and if I get stuck then im sure people on here will point me in the right direction wink.gif

edit: Ive just dowloaded file in the first point, this one ;

Download THIS file and install it.

and it isnt recognised on my macbook pro, is the tutorial for windows only ?

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thanks for the reply, will go any buy a SFII tomorrow and give it a go and if I get stuck then im sure people on here will point me in the right direction wink.gif

edit: Ive just dowloaded file in the first point, this one ;

Download THIS file and install it.

and it isnt recognised on my macbook pro, is the tutorial for windows only ?

Yer the guide is for windows.

As long as you are methodical and follow the steps to the letter you should have no problems. If you havn't got access to a windows PC i cant help i'm afraid.

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Yer the guide is for windows.

As long as you are methodical and follow the steps to the letter you should have no problems. If you havn't got access to a windows PC i cant help i'm afraid.

Ill be able to get hold of a windows laptop, so will give it a go using that.

thanks again for your help

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Right after a couple of days of the SFII's being out of stock at my local orange shop I managed to pick one up this morning and ive got hold of a windows laptop so im going to follow the guide and see how I get on.

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quick question.........is the first file You download meant to be a programme or just a rar file ?

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Right just realised that Windows dont just do stuff like a mac does......I had to dowload 'winzip' and I think ive got it sorted now

will probably be beack with more questions rolleyes.gif

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Im having a nightmare here.......when I press the power button and the volume down nothing is happening. what am I doing wrong?

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Power off. USB out. Hold vol+ down then press and hold power as well until Mode screen appears.

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Power off. USB out. Hold vol+ down then press and hold power as well until Mode screen appears.

thanks , worked (well holding volume + didnt but using volume - it did)

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another question

when I click add port what do I select ? com10 - serial........com11-serial.......... ect?

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Finaly got to this stage

  • If you are sure you want to Unlock your phone press "START!"
  • Sit and wait it out, Should take no more than two minutes until it is finished and Unlocked!

but when I pressed start the progress bar hasent moved after 5 mins of waiting, what have I done wrong now ?

sorry for all the questions

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Finaly got to this stage

  • If you are sure you want to Unlock your phone press "START!"
  • Sit and wait it out, Should take no more than two minutes until it is finished and Unlocked!

but when I pressed start the progress bar hasent moved after 5 mins of waiting, what have I done wrong now ?

sorry for all the questions

no just wait it hangs at that point

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well after about 5 hours and a load of problems ive finally done it, The main problem was my lack of knowledge using windows laptops the other parts where easy , thanks again for the help

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well after about 5 hours and a load of problems ive finally done it, The main problem was my lack of knowledge using windows laptops the other parts where easy , thanks again for the help

haha! thats what it was like for me too. enjoy dude.

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Sorry to drag up an old thread but I need help again.

basically, today my phone kept force closing apps so I thought I would turn it off and back on again, however it wont turn back on it just sticks on the google boot screen ?

how can I get my phone working again ?

any help much appreciated

cheers

jamie

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Happens to me occasionally. Have had the battery out for about 10 mins and tried again?

Failing that can you get into cwm?

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tried taking the battery out a few times but still no luck.

cant get into CWM as its going to the FTM screen . How can I get to clockwork ?

cheers

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any suggestions ?

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tried taking the battery out a few times but still no luck.

cant get into CWM as its going to the FTM screen . How can I get to clockwork ?

cheers

You need to actually INSTALL CWM
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How do I Install it when my phone is stuck on the boot up logo ?

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if it's really stuck, only thing I can suggest is to TPT it and reinstall a rom from scratch.

like I have explained here:

obviously TPTs repartition the phone as well so the size depends on the rom you are hopeing to use.

Chris

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thanks for the reply,

there isnt a image folder on my sd card

theres media ?

or theres 'camera' folder inside 'DCIM' ?

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