STOP currently this page is for ZTE-BLADE devices that have the old style memory layout [GEN1] blades.
The [GEN2] Thread for installing ROMS is here : http://android.modac...or-gen2-device/
This means that [GEN1] BLADES that use the baseband of 0x02A00000 and they can use anything on this page
If your device has the new [GEN2] layout its baseband will be 0x02600000 - and you MUST NOT install anything from this page
Currently Swedish Comviq phones and also Bulgarian phones (that are 2.2) MAY be GEN2
How to find out what BLADE you have (GEN1 or GEN2)
You need tom install this app Ask Mr Pigfish
(RAR file attached to first post of above link - for devices that don't have the Market)
When you run the APP the first line will be
Mr.Pigfish says you have a Gen1 modelor
Mr.Pigfish says you have a Gen2 model
If it's not Gen1 then STOP HERE! - INSTALLING A GEN1 ROM ON A GEN2 DEVICE WILL BRICK IT
This Guide will NOT work on ZTE Joe (Vodaphone 845) or the ZTE V9 or the ZTE Racer or the V880 - You may BRICK your device if you try using the files mentioned in this post.
This update will change ALL the partitions on your phone.
It will be exactly like a Hungarian phone right out of the box.
It uses the Total Phone Transfer (TPT) system.
After you have done this you can apply ANY custom ROM or recovery Image (Clockwork), to get to a ROM of your choice.
Applying this update WILL re-lock your device and you will have to re-generate / enter the unlock code (based on the devices IMEI)
Do not apply this update if you are, not prepared/dont understand, how to change your ROM afterwards.
If you have a Hungarian Device, then T-Mobile Hungary will update for free any device they sold.
Well done to all the brave and hardworking individuals that made this possible.
Especially sly7 from the ProHardver (hungarian) Forum, who provided the update.zip
The work was done in this thread : http://android.modac...oblem/page/140/
First check to see how much RAM your device can currently see.
Open the Task Manager app, the value to check is Total System Memory (best to do this just after a reboot of the device). If your system total memory is greater than 256MB (usually around 400MB) then you DO NOT need to update
or you can download Android System Info (from the market) the value to check is RAM Max
If your system total memory is somewhere around 160-200MB the you have the 256MB lock and may need the Update
If your system total memory is greater than 256MB (usually around 400MB) then you DO NOT need to update
Next check that your device has been already confirmed to work
(this is done my people who are used to doing complex and problematic updates, and are able to recover thier device)
Let the hardcore users try it and then do yourself - if your country is not in this list - ask on the thread and see if someone can try it first.
Stage 1 - Download the update & check its good
Download the update.zip from either of the mirrors
Now use a md5sum utility to check that the file has not been damaged while downloading
In a terminal, cd to the directory where you downloaded the file and run the command
Download the Utility http://www.md5summer.org/md5sum.zip, extract the files into the same directory as the update.zip
Open a command windows, cd to the directory you put the update.zip, then run the command
Open a terminal, cd to the location you put the files, then run the command
openssl md5 image.zip
The Md5sum output should be
Stage 2 - Copy files to SD Card and install
- Mount your phone on USB or put the SDCard into a USB card reader.
- Create a directory called image (lowercase) on the root of the SDcard (not in any other directories on the sdcard)
- Extract the contents of the ZIP file to the image directory on your SD card
(For example: If the drive letter of the SD card is "S:" then extract the content of the ZIP to S:\image)
- Unmount the SDCard and turn the phone off, remove the battery, put the battery back in.
- Switch on your phone by holding Menu + volume up + power (hold all three together)
- Installation will automatically update your firmware, after it the phone restarts (When the updating process starts, you can release the keys)you may or may not see green text here - some users dont
- After booting - remove or rename the image directory on your SDCard or you can accidently re-flash your phone
- Now re-unlock your device (optional) http://android.modac...-and-zte-blade/
- Now Install a custom ROM http://android.modac...and-other-roms/
Edited by StevenHarperUK, 31 March 2011 - 08:38 AM.