It really works! It's the s***! Thank you so much, tilal!
I had my ZTE Skate like blocked for *any* network after too often trying to unsimlock it with a false code given by SFR (France's Vodafone) and instead of wasting my time with them I just unbricked it myself following your instructions!
Just want to say 2 big thumbs up to AntonioPT and TomG!
Coming from Tom's CM6 which ran perfectly on my U8230 and his Gingerbread Alpha which never really worked, I installed 1.) the CM7, 2.) the Gapps, 3.) the DT Apps2SD. Gave me a black screen with only a status bar and a screen saver just after a crashed setup for like a day. Miraciously, installing it over and over again helped and it finally set up.
After that I had problems with the market: market app was missing and phone rebooted on every app-over-the-market-website installation attempt. Downloaded all App's *.apk's I needed, but phone kept rebooting on every "local" install attempt. Reinstalling for like the 20th time helped: now I have the market app installed ***and*** am able to to install the *.apks offline.
It's a pity camera is not working but not really important - what really counts is a community as creative as the Pulse's who was able to port Gingerbread to a device his own manufacturer was sure it would never support more than Eclair.
Thank you again Antonio and Tom!
P.S. Battery life is okay, in the same range as CM6, meaning 2-3 days on standby with WLAN enabled.
And it did keep disconnecting/reconnecting from the network even though I let the "use 2G networks exclusively" option disabled. Happened always after one day running without problems and I still don't know whether it is an issue with my French service provider for nobody else is reporting that bug. Reflashing the original images via Fastboot always helped, but then after one day...it happened again.
You're pretty right, Nova910! Just three things by the way: funnily enough, French is not mothertongue, I just wrote in French to help the guy out, secondly I'll ask a Hungarian colleague of mine to translate what you were writing and thirdly yesterday I just didn't have the time to write an English version of my post which follows now:
"Didn't work for me neither. Finally, I downloaded the *.zip, unpacked it into "Downloads", restarted the handset on holding "Vol-", "Hang up" and "Power" (Fastboot mode), connected it with the PC using the USB cable, downloaded Fastboot and copied "system.img" and "boot.img" unpacked from the *.zip to the handset:
Rebooted and everything worked fine. One should not choose "2G networks exclusively" for the handset will start de- and reconnecting with the network. WLAN worked fine, although the browser doesn't browse over WLAN (I don't have 3G subscribed).
Oui, ca ne marche chez moi non plus. Finalement, j'ai telechargé le *.zip, j'ai extraxté le *.zip sur mon dossier "telechargements", je redemarré le portable un appyent sur "Vol -", "Raccrocer" et "Power" (mode Fastboot), connecté avec cable USB avec le ordi, téléchargé fastboot sur "telechargements", et copié le "system.img" et le "boot.img" de le *.zip sur portable:
Redemarrer, et apres ca marche bien. Il faut pas activer "reseau 2G uniquement" parce-que le portable va se de- et reconnecter avec le reseau en boucles apres. Wifi marche bien, par contre le navigateur marche pas sur Wifi (j'ai pas 3G).