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  1. Android 4.0.x on ZTE Racer

    US Cellular Launches The ZTE Imperial, A 4G LTE Android 4.1 Handset Available Online Today, In Stores Tomorrow There seem to be a few JellyBean ZTE kernels at this point... http://support.zte.com.cn/support/ I'm not sure what if any hardware compatability there is with the Racer amongst these models, but can any of these be reconfigured and recompiled?
  2. green_hacker's GrEeN_MoDe_2.3.7_Rom (Jan. this year, 2.3 kernel) works very smoothly, however does not have the latest CM7 patches (which shouldn't be too much of a problem for most). RacerMod-1.5-alpha-1-Racer.zip by mikeioannina (build from Jan. this year, 2.6 kernel)) works fine with the accompanying kernel update RacerMod-1.5-alpha-2-kernel-racer.zip. Note though the kernel update introduces a few seconds of screen corruption (green/ blue strippy lines) shortly after the green Android appears on boot. Builds after that and keyboard bugs (namely ghost characters) reappear (i.e., the 'phone is not usable). mikeioannina's CWM- recovery image has input issues also (only the vol. up/down buttons seem to work, the remaining buttons somewhat erratically if at all) so I have fallen back on Raceroms' ClockworkMod Recovery Reading through the Jelly Bean threads, CM7 seems to be discontinued at this point, but it is believed that the only only issue to move to Android 4 is a build of a new kernel which should fix touch screen bugs. (At least a few months ago reported as being worked on.) *** If anyone working on Jelly Bean would like to delegate some development tasks can I suggest they post here. *** For newbies a quick refresh of install instructions: - download a ROM (approx. 80M), and copy across to the SD card - install fastboot ('apt-get install fastboot/unstable' on Debian 6; ref. also the Raceroms site under extras) - download a recovery image (e.g., ref. above Raceroms link) - attach to PC with USB cable, and reboot depressing the vol. up key (screen will stop at the green Android) - run the command 'fastboot -w flash recovery [downloaded recovery .img file]' - take the battery and cable out and reboot depressing the vol. down key into recovery, vol. up/down to select a menu option, left rocker button selects, right is back (may vary depending on version of recovery and 'phone) - you can at this point (it might save some problems occuring later on) wipe data/factory reset, wipe the cache partition, under advanced wipe the Dalvik Cache - finally install the zip from sd card To reset the 'phone back to factory condition, source the original ROM (Raceroms has a collection of these) and follow the same instructions as above. It is sometimes useful after installing a mod'd ROM to extract the recovery image from the manufacturer's ROM and using fastboot flash it back to the 'phone (it then takes slightly more work to hack the 'phone - ref. instructions above to flash recovery). By way of an anecdote, I bought a Racer when it became the first sub-£100 Android device on the market (thought I would have a look to see what it was all the fuss was about). I then asked for a refund on account of the VPN drivers not being installed (and a few other minor bugs, but I needed the VPN to work), and was duly referred by ZTE (China) to the carrier, who would not make the refund but however did leave me with a second Racer! I then complained to the consumer ombudsman (as I still would have preferred a refund), who concluded it was the responsibility of ZTE (who did not at that point have a UK website), to make the refund, not the carrier. And at that point exhaustion setting in I duly started to lose the will to live (the thought of going through extracting a refund from a Chinese manufacturer). Hence I am now the proud owner of no less than two ZTE Racers ;) Thanks to the developers working on this 'phone :)
  3. Racer II Official Rom Free

  4. OpenVPN on Android 2.1+??

    I'm told 2.1 is missing drivers for OpenVPN - if you haven't already installed these. Myself I attempted to get a refund out of Three as the device clearly should connect using OpenVPN (and other VPN protocols, the menu options etc. are all there) but does not (out of the box that is). Three gave me a second ZTE and told me to try that (which likewise duly did not work). After going to the ombudsman Three legally referred me to their Chinese suppliers, at which point and after over a year of all this I started to lose the will to live, and gave up (ZTE did not have a European presence at the time). You could reflash an updated version of Android (if we have one, am about to look), that should do it.
  5. cyanogenmod RC0 seems to work OK also http://android.modaco.com/topic/349337-cyanogenmod-7-builded-from-sources-ready/
  6. ZTE Reflash broken??

    This one is largely answered here http://android.modaco.com/topic/349626-zte-wont-factory-reset-nor-access-ftm-mode/page__gopid__1863883#entry1863883
  7. OK, I can confirm will vol- into recovery but not using Recovery Manager (nor the current ROM Manager which will not install throwing parser errors), but using fastboot: fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork- The link to the fastboot download is above, but see also this thread http://android.modaco.com/topic/345525-stuck-on-green-android-screen/page__p__1863799__fromsearch__1#entry1863799. In recovery vol buttons and the call-control bar (silver bar at the base of the ZTE) control the menu - the left rocker selects, right is the back button. Following the reflash instructions here http://android.modaco.com/topic/346723-roms-latest-237-cm7-racerboy-roms/... And 15 mins later I seem to have a 2.3.7 Android up and running :)) Many thanks to all the coders and hackers, u know who u are >:-)
  8. Stuck on Green android Screen

    This could be it http://android.modaco.com/topic/346061-guide-fastboot-recovery-for-racer/ (linked to on this page). If that doesn't work there is at least one other fastboot exe that can be downloaded (it seems not to be included in the Android SDK at the moment - which I assume is where it was to be found originally).
  9. Not sure of the versions that I used initially, I had stuff hanging around from a while ago -- can't get ROM Manager to install at all at the moment, see this thread... http://android.modac...reflash-broken/ Update: OK, will have a read of the page later, cheers.
  10. Aiming to reflash http://android.modaco.com/topic/345122-roms-4pda-235-cm7-nightlies/ ROM Manager linked to on http://clockworkmod.com/rommanager is returning a parse error and downloading from Market Place only ROM Manager premium is available on the app.(still have to install the free version to use) and the website is returning a your device is not supported error https://market.android.com/details?id=com.koushikdutta.rommanager&hl=en&rdid=com.koushikdutta.rommanager&rdot=1&pli=1 Does anyone know how to role back to a previous version?
  11. OK, back in FTM mode. Found the fastboot exe linked to here http://dottech.org/tipsntricks/21534/how-to-install-adb-and-fastboot-on-your-windows-computer-for-use-with-your-android-phone/ (does not seem to be included in the sdk nowadays ref. http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html, and adb would not recognise the Racer - could have messed around with installing the sdk drivers but didn't get round to this, e.g. , http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/what-is-adb-and-how-to-install-it-android/). Booting the Racer with vol- down did not work (fastboot couldn't see it), but booting with vol+ and fastboot found a fastboot device. The command to reflash: >fastboot.exe flash recovery recovery.img (image downloaded from http://raceroms.co.uk/index.php/stock-roms) Useful reference page here http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Fastboot
  12. battery out back in press & hold vol down button power on just hangs at the android logo (remove battery to reset) Is this technically known as 'bricked'?
  13. Installed clockwork mod, but on recovery mode reboot just hangs at the green android (not progressing to the Recovery Manager application). Tried using both ROM Manager and Recovery Manager. Problem is now as well as not being able to access FTM mode (won't go into FTM mode also) the ZTE Racer (gen 1, Three) won't factory reset either (goes through the motions but just hangs on the green android when it reboots not progressing to the unpacking box icon). I'm a reflash newbie, but should be able to handle mostly any instructions if anyone can think of a way out of this one (was attempting to install a gingerbread ROM http://raceroms.co.uk/index.php/23-gingerbread-roms/category/3-4pda-235-cm7-nightlies). Thanks,
  14. Three network. Factory reset, followed by logging into the mobile gmail website using the default Android browser, I typed the username and password in as normal, however the page came back with a login error, but and this is the unusual bit, the password I had typed in was prepended to the username in the login name field that I had typed in, e.g., I typed in: login: myloginname password: foobarbaz And the page was returned with a login error: login: foobarbazmyloginname password: This is the second time this has happned to me, the first time I let it pass thinking perhaps I had accidentally typed the password into the username text box. However this time I remembered seeing the '*' chars as I typed the password in. So there was no error. Encrypted internet connections are not implemented on the ZTE Racer: http://androidforums.com/zte-racer/321936-...pn-working.html Save returning your Three Racer and asking for a refund, the advice then has to be change your password immediately!

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