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It is mentioned on the page you download the recovery from......


I know that Sebastian, but to new users and lurkers it's not obvious

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thanks for all the help guys ive just spent an hour messing with adb , sdk manager ive got everything installed and set a path but now cannot find the device when i run adb devices in cmd none come up except for the laptop im using! :(
not a good start really as once i got thru this bit surely its a little more easier thanks for all the help so far. ian

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thanks for all the help guys ive just spent an hour messing with adb , sdk manager ive got everything installed and set a path but now cannot find the device when i run adb devices in cmd none come up except for the laptop im using! :(
not a good start really as once i got thru this bit surely its a little more easier thanks for all the help so far. ian



1) have you got the drivers for the phone installed?
2) have you been into Settings/Applicatons/Development and enabled USB debugging?

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I've rooted my T-mobile Vivacity pretty easily. It is actually quite simple.


1. Download & Install Sebastian404's ClockworkMod Recovery (the img file) through ADB.

2. Download and copy the de-branded ROM to SD card.

3. Install through Clockwork Recovery

4. Enjoy Root!



Personally I have updated to the latest SuperUser for my own convenience (Through installing the zip files from the Superuser website http://androidsu.com/superuser/)

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Personally I have updated to the latest SuperUser for my own convenience (Through installing the zip files from the Superuser website http://androidsu.com/superuser/)


I did think about updating superuser, but when I last tried it was very buggy for me... did you manage to get it update the SU binary?

I might give it another go, its been awhile since I tried.

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I did think about updating superuser, but when I last tried it was very buggy for me... did you manage to get it update the SU binary?

I might give it another go, its been awhile since I tried.



I've updated the binary through the website, ie. installing the binary zip through clockwork, it doesn't work through the superuser app because the md5 hash fails.

Edited by rijon99, 27 November 2011 - 03:38 PM.

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i think im gonna have to have a rethink here this has drove me mad lol i set aside today to get into this phone i can now see the phone in adb sdk manager have installed relevant tools and usb driver , once ive done the 1st command in cmd on the laptop the others say they cannot find the command for that and im typing them as seb has said :( i know that once im past this i can fly thru the rest i managed to get into the phone once so far and cleared , cache memory etc and its factory reset even tho i added the clockwork. img file ..............am i just making a big mess of this or do i have the jist , i understand most of it but this bits bugging me....................i also have the rom loaded onto the sd card ready to put in place... LOL not that im doing to well so far ......if anyone can see any mistakes im making give me a shouting at lol thanks guys once again ian.

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Ok, give this a go...

1) download the Skate version of clockwork mod recovery from here:

http://android.modac...-the-zte-skate/

2) unzip it to a directory on your PC (say c:\blade2)

3) also copy the blade2 clockwork mod image into the same directory

4) from the CMD prompt cd into that directory (say 'cd c:\blade')

5) now try the following commands:

adb-windows.exe reboot bootloader
fastboot-windows.exe flash recovery recovery-clockwork-4.0.1.5-blade2.img 
fastboot-windows.exe reboot
adb-windows.exe reboot recovery

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hi sebastian thanks for that mate right ive done just this for some reason its still saying no ................itll do the 1st command even when ive tried the old clockwork mod with the new image do u think ive missed something out ? ive made a file in c called blade 2 and done exacly what uve told me i appreciate this help by the way will definatly be staying here and contributing where i can. have copied the txt im getting out of cmd



Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright © 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Ian>cd c:\blade2

c:\blade2>adb.exe reboot bootloader

c:\blade2>fastboot.exe flash recovery recovery-clockwork-4.0.1.5-blade2.img
'fastboot.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

c:\blade2>fastboot.exe reboot
'fastboot.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

c:\blade2>adb.exe reboot recovery
error: device not found

c:\blade2>

does this ring any bells mate as to anything ive done wrong ive loaded ur new rom onto the sd card along with the img of the clockwork is that correct so far ? sorry to sound so stupid many thanks ian.Posted Image

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android stays green all the time also to add after first command.

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If you take a look in that folder (c:\blade2) you'll notice that the commands should be:

fastboot-windows.exe and not fastboot.exe
adb-windows.exe and not adb.exe

Edited by fr0do, 27 November 2011 - 06:17 PM.

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ok thanks for that frodo right thats worked im now in clockwork recovery where do i go from here im not sure im going the right direction here i wana put sebs rom on can u help sorry for sounding stupid thx ian

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ok thanks for that frodo right thats worked im now in clockwork recovery where do i go from here im not sure im going the right direction here i wana put sebs rom on can u help sorry for sounding stupid thx ian


adb-windows.exe push r0_de-branded_u8160-update-signed.zip /sdcard/

and then 'install zip from sdcard', then 'choose zip from sdcard' and then pick 'r0_de-branded_u8160-update-signed.zip' and press home....

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bingo :) im in haha thank **** for that lol lots of trying new things but im in now so if im right the process for doing this is to make sure u get into clockwork recovery the right way if u get into that u can try any rom providing its been tested for the phone etc? ? is there anything i should add to this to make it run a little better seb anything uve picked up ? thanks for all ur help today much appreciated.....

it runs on wireless was there anything u werent so sure on tho im happy to test this with anything as a favour for u helping me.
id like to change a few things but we shall see what comes up :) over the moon the orange rubbish is now off the phone...Posted Image

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