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Thanks for the updates guys. I'm quite busy just now, but I'll get them added as soon as I can.

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TPT Helper lets you easily repartition your ZTE phone, install a new ROM and for the Blade, convert to/from Gen 2. Available for Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade, Orange Monte Carlo/ZTE Skate and Orange San Francisco II/T-Mobile Vivacity. https://market.andro...horas.tpthelper

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Hi Amphoras,

First of all, THANKS for this amazing App, this will certainly make what seems a scary task to new comers a whole lot easier!!! thank you for that!!

I'm sure you have covered it, somewhere... but as I see this can take a Gen2 back to a Gen1.... is this 100% safe?? ie: it doesnt mess up your IMIE number like the early Windows tools use too...?? And can you convert any Gen2 back to Gen1, or does the filesystem have to be a certain way before you can convert back, as I noticed there are many variations on Gen2 layout....

Many thanks mate, APPRECIATED hard work!!!

Cheers, Lister

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Would be great if you could add the stock TPT options, e.g Gen2 > Gen 1 Orange UK Stock

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Hi Amphoras,

First of all, THANKS for this amazing App, this will certainly make what seems a scary task to new comers a whole lot easier!!! thank you for that!!

I'm sure you have covered it, somewhere... but as I see this can take a Gen2 back to a Gen1.... is this 100% safe?? ie: it doesnt mess up your IMIE number like the early Windows tools use too...?? And can you convert any Gen2 back to Gen1, or does the filesystem have to be a certain way before you can convert back, as I noticed there are many variations on Gen2 layout....

Many thanks mate, APPRECIATED hard work!!!

Cheers, Lister


As long as you check the md5 sums, you should be fine. As far as I know, this method can't affect your IMEI. It doesn't matter what partition layout you're using, as long as you converted to Gen 2 by TPT, you can convert back to Gen 1 using the Gen 2 to Gen 1 TPT.

Would be great if you could add the stock TPT options, e.g Gen2 > Gen 1 Orange UK Stock


I'll look into it.

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TPT Helper lets you easily repartition your ZTE phone, install a new ROM and for the Blade, convert to/from Gen 2. Available for Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade, Orange Monte Carlo/ZTE Skate and Orange San Francisco II/T-Mobile Vivacity. https://market.andro...horas.tpthelper

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Filled the holes in German.

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Feature request: ability to change locale in option menu :)


New version uploaded with this added. Let me know if there's any problems with it, had some while adding it but it seems ok now.

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TPT Helper lets you easily repartition your ZTE phone, install a new ROM and for the Blade, convert to/from Gen 2. Available for Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade, Orange Monte Carlo/ZTE Skate and Orange San Francisco II/T-Mobile Vivacity. https://market.andro...horas.tpthelper

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Uploaded a new version.

Changelog:

*Added option to build your own TPT
*Updated French translations
*Fix bug that would cause the app to crash if you changed orientation while downloading

It now also lets you create your own TPT, choosing partition sizes, recovery and splash image to use.

Edited by Amphoras, 29 September 2011 - 10:42 PM.

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TPT Helper lets you easily repartition your ZTE phone, install a new ROM and for the Blade, convert to/from Gen 2. Available for Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade, Orange Monte Carlo/ZTE Skate and Orange San Francisco II/T-Mobile Vivacity. https://market.andro...horas.tpthelper

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Uploaded a new version.

Changelog:

*Added option to build your own TPT
*Updated French translations
*Fix bug that would cause the app to crash if you changed orientation while downloading

It now also lets you create your own TPT, choosing partition sizes, recovery and splash image to use.


This app is junk.

The description is really misleading

(Choosing partition sizes implies e.g 90MB /system 2MB /cache rest /data).

adware sucks always (unconditionally on any OS at any time).

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This app is junk.

The description is really misleading

(Choosing partition sizes implies e.g 90MB /system 2MB /cache rest /data).

adware sucks always (unconditionally on any OS at any time).


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That's a bit harsh!

If you don't like it, don't use it!

Simple really...

(BTW show a bit more appreciation for the time the OP took to develop it instead of expecting a handout for nothing!)

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That's a bit harsh!

If you don't like it, don't use it!

Simple really...

(BTW show a bit more appreciation for the time the OP took to develop it instead of expecting a handout for nothing!)


I wouldn't have used it if its description was less misleading.

I don't expect anything (And would be far happier with nothing than adware).

Better description something akin to :

"This app is for people who cannot download a zip file and put it onto their sdcard and reboot (from cold without usb conected) hold vol + / menu and power on. Please note this app contains "ADWARE" and doesn't let you set arbitrary partition sizes"

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Harsh, but fair. The ads & lack of source code are holding it back. Remove the ads & GPL it, then we can add the features that have been asked for. Otherwise somebody is going to have to repeat your work to make a proper version & all your hard work is a total waste of time.

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I wouldn't have used it if its description was less misleading.

I don't expect anything (And would be far happier with nothing than adware).

Better description something akin to :

"This app is for people who cannot download a zip file and put it onto their sdcard and reboot (from cold without usb conected) hold vol + / menu and power on. Please note this app contains "ADWARE" and doesn't let you set arbitrary partition sizes"


By choose partition sizes, I meant you can choose which partitions from the available ones, to go with the splash image and recovery combination you wanted rather than being forced to use whatever recovery/splash/partitions comes with each TPT as standard. eg. if you want to have 138system partitions, but you want to use the BigAndroid splash image and CWM v5 then you can choose that, etc. I agree that could have been clearer, I will update the description to avoid anyone else confusion.

I plan to add the option to set your own partition sizes when I get time. Just need to decide the best way to go about it and work it all out.

If you don't like the ads, then sorry but tough. It costs $25 to make an account to put apps on the market. Maybe thats not a lot to you, but I'm at uni and doing this in my spare time, so the ads go a little way to making that back. I don't see what the problem with them is really. Its not like they're big full screen ads jumping out at you all the time.

You may find it easier to do on a computer, thats fine. Not everyone will though. Its not hard to do on the computer, but I would think its still easier to click 3 buttons on your phone to download, unzip and check it all in one go. You don't even need to turn off and hold the right buttons on some roms, you can just do it from the app.

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TPT Helper lets you easily repartition your ZTE phone, install a new ROM and for the Blade, convert to/from Gen 2. Available for Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade, Orange Monte Carlo/ZTE Skate and Orange San Francisco II/T-Mobile Vivacity. https://market.andro...horas.tpthelper

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Harsh, but fair. The ads & lack of source code are holding it back. Remove the ads & GPL it, then we can add the features that have been asked for. Otherwise somebody is going to have to repeat your work to make a proper version & all your hard work is a total waste of time.


What needs to be done to do this? I assume its more than just copy/pasting the code somewhere.

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TPT Helper lets you easily repartition your ZTE phone, install a new ROM and for the Blade, convert to/from Gen 2. Available for Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade, Orange Monte Carlo/ZTE Skate and Orange San Francisco II/T-Mobile Vivacity. https://market.andro...horas.tpthelper

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What needs to be done to do this? I assume its more than just copy/pasting the code somewhere.


It isn't any more than giving the source code to somebody with the GPL (or other open source license of your choice) attached. If you put it on github then that makes it easy for others to contribute to it.

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It isn't any more than giving the source code to somebody with the GPL (or other open source license of your choice) attached. If you put it on github then that makes it easy for others to contribute to it.


I've added the code for TPT Helper to github and an going to release it under the GNU GPL v3. I'll probably check over everything then upload the updated version to the market sometime this weekend. You can see the code here if you're interested: https://github.com/Amphoras/TPT-Helper


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TPT Helper lets you easily repartition your ZTE phone, install a new ROM and for the Blade, convert to/from Gen 2. Available for Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade, Orange Monte Carlo/ZTE Skate and Orange San Francisco II/T-Mobile Vivacity. https://market.andro...horas.tpthelper

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Uploaded new version with code tidied up a bit and adverts removed. App is now released under GNU GPL v3. Source code for this version is available here: https://github.com/A...elper/tree/V1.7

Edited by Amphoras, 10 October 2011 - 09:59 PM.

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Hi,


Sorry for the stupid question, but what does this mean: "You should only use the TPT files included on European ZTE Blades" (I'm from the US, and we think of Britain as European, but I find that many people in the UK, mean European to be on the continent) Posted Image


I have an OLED Blade bought from Orange UK in Dec 2010. It is GEN1 and I currently have FLB froyo r.11 on it (thanks to Steven Harper's guide from early 2011). I'm thinking I'd like to try a Gingerbread Rom now, but it looks like I'll have to make the phone Gen2. This app looks like it will do that for me, but can I then add any Gen2 rom? Like CAE, or Cyanogen 7.1?


If that's possible, could somebody please tell me how to I do it?


Thanks,
Bill

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Hi,

Sorry for the stupid question, but what does this mean: "You should only use the TPT files included on European ZTE Blades" (I'm from the US, and we think of Britain as European, but I find that many people in the UK, mean European to be on the continent) Posted Image


I have an OLED Blade bought from Orange UK in Dec 2010. It is GEN1 and I currently have FLB froyo r.11 on it (thanks to Steven Harper's guide from early 2011). I'm thinking I'd like to try a Gingerbread Rom now, but it looks like I'll have to make the phone Gen2. This app looks like it will do that for me, but can I then add any Gen2 rom? Like CAE, or Cyanogen 7.1?

If that's possible, could somebody please tell me how to I do it?

Thanks,
Bill


You can use the TPT's from the app. You need to use one of the Gen 1 to Gen 2 TPTs, one with 160mb system is probably best. After you've done that, you can flash any Gen 2 compatible rom you like from Clockwork.

Edited by Amphoras, 12 October 2011 - 02:21 PM.

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You can use the TPT's from the app. You need to use one of the Gen 1 to Gen 2 TPTs, one with 160mb system is probably best. After you've done that, you can flash any Gen 2 compatible rom you like from Clockwork.


Thanks for the help. Just one more question. To keep my apps, just do a nandroid backup in Clockwork, then re-install (or add them to the SD card, after the TPT and the new rom are on the phone?

I have a feeling that all these question have been asked loads of times on this forum; and I have read posts about this, but I still can't quite get my head around it all. To be honest, I still think it was a shot in the dark for me to get froyo on this phone in the first place. I thought I had bricked it. I miss those step by steps from Steven H.

Ta, Bill

Edited by eirlysbill1, 13 October 2011 - 07:42 AM.

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Thanks for the help. Just one more question. To keep my apps, just do a nandroid backup in Clockwork, then re-install (or add them to the SD card, after the TPT and the new rom are on the phone?

I have a feeling that all these question have been asked loads of times on this forum; and I have read posts about this, but I still can't quite get my head around it all. To be honest, I still think it was a shot in the dark for me to get froyo on this phone in the first place. I thought I had bricked it. I miss those step by steps from Steven H.

Ta, Bill


Trying to restore a Clockwork backup is likely to cause problems if it even works. It would be better to use something like Titanium Backup and only restore user apps.

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