[Guide] de-bricking a ZTE Blade
Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:44 AM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:52 PM
I've got an Orange OSF Gen I. I'm trying to upgrade OS from 2.1 stock to OS 2.3. I'm trying to load CM7 ROM.
I've got ClockworkMod 18.104.22.168 loaded on phone & can access the menu through power on/volume down. I can't get the CM7 to boot & phone gets stuck at Green Android & sometimes goes to Orange logo. I've got a backup copy of all files on my PC & a copy of ZTE Blade USB driver.
I've done a restore in ClockworkMod & it gives the following screen dump:
"ClockworkMod Recovery v22.214.171.124
Checking MD5 Sums...
Erasing boot before restore...
Restoring boot image...
.android_secure.img not found. Skipping restore of /sdcard/.android_secure.
sd-ext.img not found. Skipping restore of /sd-ext.
Are these missing files causing the ROM not to load. Should I wipe data/factory reset & wipe cache?
Or is there something else I can do to get out of this. I'd appreciate any suggestions.
Thanks in advance.
I managed to get this to work using Swedish Snow ROM
Edited by JG263, 03 November 2012 - 08:43 PM.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:41 PM
i also tried step 5 with zte flasher and after pressing purple arrow nothing happens ... i did them all corect but nothing happens
on step 5 i eventually succeeded ... on device manager i didnt notice the absence of the word ZTE on debug device ... but everything solved after driver update
Edited by RoVlad, 16 November 2012 - 07:13 AM.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:54 PM
Edited by neothegod, 21 November 2012 - 11:56 PM.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:20 PM
i recently got me ZTE V880 BLADE ChinaUnicom. my 1st time using android, a friend said he was goin to upgrade th rom to Nightly GingerB which he did but now my fon will not go reboot, it hungs in th restart stage with only th LOGO showing, i cant run google store and so many other apps. like i said, this im a 1st time android user but this is almost killing my intrest, i thought it was goin to b fun. now my friend cant fix my problem. i have been reading all th threads on debricking and all, i want to start work on it but i need to consult with you guys in here 1st. i trust in your brains alot, tnx. [email protected]
Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:46 AM
Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:14 PM
It came to me with CWM/Swedish Snow installed - earlier this year I used the Gen1-to-Gen2-Total Transfer TPT and installed Cyanogen 7.2 and it was OK for a few months.
It then decided to freeze on the 'big green Android' on startup - so I booted it into CWM and installed Swedish Snow again - and everything was OK for a few months.
Last week it reset itself randomly and would only startup to either
a - freezing on the 'big Green Android'
b - refusing to power-up at all sometimes (not even a red light on the back button)
I managed to get it into CWM and I've tried wiping cache/data and installing both Swedish Snow and Cyanogen 7.2 but they'll generally boot and then crash not long after (back to the 'big Green Android' or even refusing to boot at all - as above)
I'm assuming the phone is knackered - possibly a power issue (I have 3 batteries and have tried them all -but it will crash even when connected to the charged) - anything else worth trying before I bin it?
Would the Gen1-Gen2 thing be a problem - is it revertable?
Edited by somewhatdog, 23 December 2012 - 12:17 PM.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:27 PM
I got up to the very last point of method 5, but with clockwork I cannot get into any of the menus. I have the main menu, but when I click on something else the top hat just becomes more visible and everything else disappears.
Please, some help would be amazing!
Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:39 PM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:03 PM
Best guess - your screen is knackered...
Mine doesn't even get to the big green droid, just pulses when I turn it on then maintains a black screen and solid red LED, any ideas?
Power-it-on and wait for 5 mins and then try to use it - e.g. unlock it and see if it pulses/reacts/makes any sounds...
Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:37 AM
i have gen 2.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:19 PM
Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:13 PM
I've got a 512mb v880 not a 128mb one.
I tried to repartition using gen2-v2a.zip TPT (160mb, 2mb, 279mb) but it went to a boot loop where the android logo jumps to the side and back repeatedly.
In the end I got it to boot by using the china unicom tpt but now have 256MB
How can I get my other 256MB back?
All ideas very welcome
I've downloaded the windows flasher from the OP but really not sure what to flash with it? Maybe an alternative stock rom from somewhere?
Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:18 AM
Edited by MIKINO, 27 February 2013 - 12:19 PM.
Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:29 AM
I tryed to recover phone by method 5
Current Version(bd_sw_inner_ver_str) : Phone in Download mode Download Version : C:\ZTE Firmware Flasher\China Unicom v880 Firmware Armprg path : C:\ZTE Firmware Flasher\armprgZTE.bin 2013.3.12 18:12:16ЎЄЎЄDownload armprg.bin... 2013.3.12 18:12:22ЎЄЎЄskip to armprg... 2013.3.12 18:12:27ЎЄЎЄenter security mode... 2013.3.12 18:12:27ЎЄЎЄDownload partition.mbn... 2013.3.12 18:12:27ЎЄЎЄDownload qcsblhd_cfgdataPath.mbn File... 2013.3.12 18:12:28ЎЄЎЄDownload OEM bootloader... 2013.3.12 18:12:29ЎЄЎЄDownload AMSS... 2013.3.12 18:12:52ЎЄЎЄЅУКХЦёБоі¬К±! 2013.3.12 18:13:2ЎЄЎЄHSDLmainFunc ClosePacket Fail 2013.3.12 18:13:2ЎЄЎЄDownload fail, please check the log file to get fail information!
Do you have any ideas?
Please help me if you want.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:47 PM
Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:08 AM
Edited by johnnyponny, 28 June 2013 - 12:11 AM.
Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:42 PM
I think my phone is semibricked. It all started with me flashing TPT for GEN2 (stock I think) for a GEN3. Then the bootloader green android and CWM recovery got garbled graphics. I proceeded to flash different TPTs for GEN2 and GEN3 and still garbled graphics. Then I ended with GEN2 and Swedish Snow. Now the radio works and and a press on the power button makes everything normal but at every boot the graphics are garbled. Now I'm wondering what this can be. Could it be NV memory fault, because I have only flashed from Linux and how should I proceed to fix it or is my phone safe for using? I can still access CWM recovery but my I need to take screenshots from adb and then press the buttons
Did the TPT actually re-partition the phone though? And if so, does the booted ROM display properly? I would personally be pretty happy then, since I could take a graphically broken boot and recovery if I could go from 160 to 310 mb /data... (Currently on stock GEN3)
In any case I think you can fix everything and return to completely stock by flashing the official ZTE 2.3 ROM from Windows.
EDIT: I restored the factory recovery and ran the TPT called "Gen 2 Moldovan Mile High Mountain Pie RLS9", it completed with an error, but actually booted up android. The screen was messed up, but turning it on and off again fixes it. So after more than a year with the shitty 160 mb /data GEN 3 layout my phone is now a GEN 2 and has a 311 mb /data partition! (And it actually IS a GEN 2 now since radio and everything works without flashing the usual gen3fix.zip)
EDIT 2: Using this package to take screenshots of the recovery I managed to (slowly) install a more up to date ROM, and it all works fine.
Edited by TehStalker, 29 June 2013 - 04:53 PM.
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