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Tutorial for the ZTE Skate V960, Orange Montecarlo, MEDION P4310

(This currently works the same way on all 3 models, on android 2.3.5 and lower 03/03/2012)

(I am not responsible for bricking)



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In this tutorial I will explain you guys how to modify your device. I will explain you what rooting actually is, how to install ClockworkMod, how to make full phone backups, why you should or should not modify your device and how to change your phone’s ROM (Operating System).



Note: Before you go through with this tutorial you should know what your stock build is, and if there is a full backup available in case you ever need to go back.There are apps you could download in the market to see your stock software build. (ex SystemPanel Lite). Mine was "GB_BEL_MEDION_P743V1.0.0B02".



Index:



Part 1) Rooting explanation.

Short explaination about what rooting is.

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Part 2a) Installing clockworkmod trough TPT.

The easiest way to install clockworkmod without a PC. The only thing you need is a ROM.


Part 2b) Installing clockworkmod on windows.

Installing clockworkmod on a windows pc, made as easy as possible. (Pre-made ADB ".bat" file)


Part 2c) Updating or changing clockworkmod.

Updating clockworkmod, or any other recovery trough terminal emulator on your android device. (No pc needed)

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Part 3) More info about the stock recovery.

Short explaination about stock recovery for waranty purposes.

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Part 4) Installing Superboot for beginners.

Installing Superboot trough windows = Rooting your device.


Part 4a) Installing the right drivers

Installing fastboot drivers in windows you can skip this if you allready did this in part2.


Part 4b) Flashing superboot.

Installing clockworkmod on a windows pc, made as easy as possible. (Pre-made ADB ".bat" file)

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Part 5) Custom ROMs explaination

Explaination about what custom ROMs are.

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Part 6a) Installing a custom ROM

How to boot into clockworkmod and how to navigate it.


Part 6b) Making a backup

Making backups of your current ROM.


Part 6c) Doing wipes

cleaning up your phone before you flash a new ROM.


Part 6d) Installing a ROM

How to flash a new ROM to your phone.

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Part 7) Info about restoring to stock backups.

Info about how you restoring your phone, like it came out of the box.

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Part 8) Flashing backups/partitions trough ADB

Flashing separate partitions trough ADB.

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Part 9) Recovering a damaged phone (de-bricking)

A few solutions if your phone is broke. First part is an example what a bricked phone should look like.


Part 9a) Clockworkmod (Recommended)

This is a solution to most problems and fixes most bricked phones.


Part 9b)Flashing partitions trough fastboot.

This can be done if the phone gets detected by your computer.

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Part10) Total phone transfer (TPT)

This wil most likely fix all bricked phones, since no one ever perm bricked his skate (so far)

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Part 11) Links to other usefull tutorials, ROMS, Addons...


Usefull links to things this FAQ doesnt cover.
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Part 12) Changing splash/bootanimation.

Changing the first bootscreen and the boot animation.



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Downloads:



Package for installing CWM Recovery v5.5.0.4 and rooting android v2.3.4 or 2.3.5: LINK (Recommended)


Package for installing CWM Recovery v4.0.1.5 and rooting android v2.3.4 or 2.3.5: LINK (Outdated)


Handset Driver: LINK

Google USB driver: LINK




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Part 1) Rooting explanation (READ THIS FIRST!!!)



Note: If you have a sim locked Orange monte carlo and you want to unlock it it is recommended you do that first before you continue. The link to the tutorial is in part 11.


A lot of new people want to root there phone, but only a few know what it actually is. So I'm going to explain it as simple as possible.


You could compare an unrooted Android phone to being on a computer without admin rights. You don’t have access to change everything, because someone added restrictions. While having root access (Super user) on your phone is like being an admin, it gives you access to change and modify things a normal user couldn’t. The problem with this is you could also brick your phone if you don’t know what your doing.


Normally you are just admin, which gives you the rights to install/delete things, change options, etc.


But if you have superuser rights you can screw up the kernel, over clock the processor, changing system files,etc. Things like this could brick your phone. For example overclocking to high you could fry your hardware.



There are many people who think they need to root there phone, in order to change to another ROM (Description below). But this in fact is not true, you could flash another ROM that already has super user rights. So you don’t need to flash Superboot anymore. ROMs like (Cyanogenmod, Bluemonte, Elitemovil, etc) already have SU rights.


You could flash a ROM trough a custom recovery (like Clockworkmod). Or trough ADB (Android Debugging Bridge), but that’s for more experienced users. The tutorial on installing Clockworkmod and custom ROMs is below.



So in conclusion:


If you want to change to a other ROM, you don’t need to root because almost every custom ROM has super user pre-installed. You can install a ROM trough clockworkmod. Read part 2


If you want to stay on your stock ROM, and have root access you need to install superboot. The tutorial is in part 4, but i do recommend installing clockworkmod first.



IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO ROOT THE PHONE PRIOR TO FLASHING ANY CUSTOM ROM. THE ONE AND ONLY REQUIREMENT FOR INSTALLING CUSTOM ROMS IS TO HAVE CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY FLASHED!


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Part 2a) Installing clockworkmod trough TPT (The easy way)


Thanks to Amphoras there is a easier way to install clockworkmod now. You need to download a ROM and put it on your phone before you continue, afterwards you dont need a computer anymore. Then you can download the "TPT helper" from the market. It allows you to download different laylouts for your phone, this means it will repartition your phone and install clockworkmod for you. You can even make your own layout. This is usefull if you know how big your ROM is going to be after installing it. For example: If your ROM is "148.73MB" you could download a TPT with a "150mb system partition", this way you will have a bigger data partition so you can install more apps. Downloading a TPT puts a "image" folder on the root of your SDcard with a file "image.bin" inside. When you are on stock ROM your phone will see this as an official ZTE update.


Download the TPT helper from the market: LINK (Official Topic)


WARNING:

FLASHING A TPT WILL WIPE EVERYTHING AND AUTOMATICALLY REBOOT INTO CLOCKWORKMOD, SO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR STOCK BUILD IS!

(instructions are at the top of this topic)


TPTs can be dangerous and could permanently brick your phone. Only use files designed for your phone, and always follow the in-app instructions.

And be aware that depending on the layout you change to, your backup and some ROMs may not fit. If you have no clue what partition layout you should take, i would go for "Skate v2a" every ROM should fit on it.


"Skate v2a"
(200MB system, 35MB cache, 205MB)


1) THE EASY WAY (RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNERS)


"All in One" This option does all these things for you: Checking if the download isnt corrupted, unpacking the downloaded ZIP file, checking if the unpacked files aren't corrupt and checking if the files still match the original.

If you want to do a "All in One" TPT you can check what partition layout you want to use under "Download a TPT". For example you think "Skate v1b" would suit your needs you can go back to "All in One" and select that option.

When this is downloaded and verified you can start the TPT several ways "Start TPT" to start the TPT. Or power off, remove the battery, put it back in and start the phone with "Power + menu + volum up" all held at once. Or if you are at stock ROM under settings "about phone > update from SD card"

When your TPT is complete, it will reboot into Clockworkmod 4.0.1.4 from here you can install a ROM. (Part 6) Once your ROM is installed delete the "image" folder from your SD so you dont acidentally flash it afterwards.


2) THE ADVANCED WAY

NOTE: You need to be rooted first in order to do this, the easiest way is: doing a "All in One" TPT > flashing a custom ROM > downloading the "TPT helper" again. Then you can continiue this tutorial.

If you want to flash a newer version of clockworkmod or if you want to choose your own partition value's, you can use the "Create your own TPT" Its allso recommended you "Check the image directory" before you start the TPT.

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Part 2b) Installing clockworkmod on windows. (Johnny Hung’s package)


In this tutorial I will be explaining you guys how to install clockworkmod on WINDOWS, I already did this on windows Xp and windows7. (If you can't get the drivers to work i recommend you use the TPT way part 2a)



DOWNLOAD THE LATEST CWM PACKAGE AND DRIVERS FROM THE DOWNLOAD SECTION!



First some things you should know. Clockworkmod recovery (CWM) is a custom recovery for android devices. With this you can do things like making backups, restoring backups, flashing roms etc. For more info about clockworkmod read this: LINK


Note: Installing clockworkmod will remove your original recovery partition. So before you start installing clockworkmod look if there is a stock rom for your device. (More info below in part 2)



Now you know what clockworkmod is the first thing we should do is install the handset drivers. First on your phone go to “Settings >Applications > Development“ and tick "USB Debugging".


Then connect the device to your computer and install the “Handset” driver, it should come up once your device is found by windows. If that didnt work try to mount USB storage on your device, then in windows "right click" on the "removable device" and "eject" it. Windows should start installing the driver and a icon should show on your device with USB debugging.


Now you have installed ONLY the handset driver. Installing the “Google USB driver” will come later in this tutorial. Just extract the .zip to your desktop or anywhere you want.



Once you have the handset drivers installed and USB Debugging turned on it is time to download the package we need “Root_Packge_CWMv5.rar” extract the content of the .rar to your desktop or anywhere you want.





Before we do the next step it is “important” to know what will happen once you click “0_Install_CWM_recovery.bat” The first thing that will happen is the phone will restart and get stuck on the starting screen. (bootloader) And the second thing is that windows will detect the phone as something else "Android phone". For this we need the second driver we downloaded. “google_usb_driver”




Now its time to install clockworkmod. With your device turned on and connected to the computer. Click “0_Install_CWM_recovery.bat” in the folder you downloaded.


You should get the same as in the picture below. (It shuts down afterwards)


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WINDOWS XP


your device will be detected as "Android phone" or “usb device not recognized” So we will go to device manager and install it manually. Find your device click “Update Driver Software” > “Browse my computer for driver software” > Click “Browse” go to "the google_usb_driver" folder click “android_winusb.inf”



WINDOWS 7


Go to device manager click your device: "Browse my computer for driver software > Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer > all devices" The next screen browse to the "android_winusb.inf" file. It should say "Fastboot interface (Google USB ID)" afterwards.


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Now if your driver should be installed and It should come up as. “Android ADB interface”


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Now if you wait a little your phone should reboot. And clockworkmod should be installed. Worst case scenario: your phone will still be stuck after 10min and you will have to pull the battery out. But if you now start up completely and click “0_Install_CWM_recovery.bat” again. It should install just fine since it has all the drivers now.


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Once clockworkmod is installed you can start installing custom roms. Tutorial in part 6.



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Part 2c) Updating or changing clockworkmod



This is the easiest way to update clockworkmod if your allready on a custom ROM, or on rooted stock firmware. If you are not, then please read part 2a or part 2b first.



Download "Terminal emulator" from the market: LINK



Download on of the packages from the download section of this tutorial, and copy the recovery.img to the root of your SDcard. (Or any other skate compatible recovery)



Open the "Terminal emulator" app and type this without the " " signs:



"su"

"flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img"


It should say writing to block xxxxxxx, but sometimes it only shows a square. In my expirience if it doesnt give a error your good to go. Reboot into recovery and see if it worked.



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Part 3) More info about the stock recovery.



When your phone is still at stock (completely untouched) you have a stock recovery, but you cant access it with “volume down + Power” like clockworkmod. If you try this your phone will show a white box with the letters FTM inside and it will be completely stuck, in my experience removing the battery is the only option.


So once you flash ClockworkMod it will overwrite the original recovery partition. If you make a backup from here, you didn’t make a complete stock backup. You made a backup of everything except the stock recovery partition. The recovery.img inside the backup will be Clockworkmod. So if you want to flash Clockworkmod , make sure there is a backup available for your specific device. LINK



If you are still at stock and you want go to your recovery. (make sure USB debugging is on). You will have to use ADB, that’s a part of the android SDK and use this command <adb reboot recovery>


If this all sounds to complicated, you could download a tool modaco member D3abL3 made called: ADBmade easy. wich makes ADB it a lot easier. Just download it install it and click “Reboot into recovery”



Note: You can also install your (Bootloader) drivers trough ADB. Click “Open CMD for ADB commands” And type “adb reboot bootloader” you will get <waiting for device> like in the picture above. From there you can install the drivers trough device manager. (Like mentioned in part 1)


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Part 4) Installing Superboot for beginners. (Johnny Hung’s package)

Please check your android version first. Go to: “Settings > About phone > Android version” Only continue if you have “2.3.4” of “2.3.5” else you could get your phone in a bootloop.


DOWNLOAD THE LATEST PACKAGE AND DRIVERS FROM THE DOWNLOAD SECTION!



Installing Super user also known as rooting your device is only necessary if you want to stay on your stock ROM, or any other ROM that does not have Super user preinstalled. If you just want to change your ROM read Part1 of this tutorial for a full explanation.



Part 4a) Installing the right drivers (if you already did this skip to part 4b)



Then connect the device to your computer and install the “Handset” driver, it should come up once your device is found by windows. If that didnt work try to mount USB storage on your device, then in windows "right click" on the "removable device" and "eject" it. Windows should start installing the driver and a icon should show on your device with USB debugging.


Now on your phone go to “Settings > Applications > Development“ and tick "USB Debugging".


Now that we have done that open Johnny Hung’s package you downloaded. “Root_Packge_CWMv5.rar” and extract the content of the package to your desktop or anywhere you want. Before we do the next step it is “important” to know what will happen once you click “1_Install_Android_2.3.x_root.bat”


The first thing that will happen is the phone will restart and get stuck on the starting screen. (boot loader) And the second thing is that windows will detect the phone as something else "Android phone". For this we need the second driver we downloaded. “google_usb_driver”


So once you clicked “1_Install_Android_2.3.x_root.bat”. You should see <waiting for device>. Follow instructions for your windows version.




WINDOWS XP



your device will be detected as "Android phone" or “usb device not recognized” So we will go to device manager and install it manually. Find your device click “Update Driver Software” > “Browse my computer for driver software” > Click “Browse” go to "the google_usb_driver" folder click “android_winusb.inf”



WINDOWS 7


Go to device manager click your device: "Browse my computer for driver software > Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer > all devices" The next screen browse to the "android_winusb.inf" file. It should say "Fastboot interface (Google USB ID)" afterwards.




Part 4b) Flashing superboot.


Turn your device on and connect it to the computer make sure USB debugging is ticked. Go to the folder you extracted and follow the instructions below:


If you have android “2.3.4” click “1_Install_Android_2.3.4_root.bat” this will flash the “boot.img” in that directory.

If you have android “2.3.5” click “1_Install_Android_2.3.5_root.bat” this will flash the “super2root.img” in that directory.


You should see a command prompt opening showing something like this. (It shuts down afterwards)


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Note: If it says <waiting for device> wait a little. If that doesn’t work you don’t have the right drivers read Part4a first.




Now if you wait a little your phone should reboot. And super user should be installed. Worst case scenario your phone will still be stuck after 10min and you will have to pull the battery out. But if you let it reboot completely and click “1_Install_Android_2.3.x_root.bat” again. It should install just fine since it has all the drivers now.


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Part 5) Custom ROMs explaination


First im going to try to explain what a ROM is.


A ROM (Read Only Memory) basically is the phone’s operation system. So a custom rom is the same thing except its customized by someone. Since android is open source, developers can take stock ROMs and modify/optimize them. They can take things out they don’t like, add things and so on. Custom ROMs are most of the time better than stock ROMs because custom ROM developers, listen more to what the people want. They fix there bugs faster and they develop more updates. Often ROMs have better battery life etc because they have optimized kernels. And reasons I dont understand myself Posted Image



The only downside about flashing ROMs is if something goes wrong, your phone could be bricked. Wich will make the phone the device completely unrecoverable. So before you flash a custom rom allways make sure that your device is supported. Allways read the instruction provided by the ROM developer.


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Part 6a) Installing a custom ROM (You should have Clockworkmod installed)


First download a rom compatible with your phone and put it anywhere on your SD card (you dont have to rename it) then reboot into Clockworkmod by pressing “volume up + home + power” while booting, or with the phone connected to the PC and the ADB command “adb reboot recovery” You should boot into CWM.



NOTE: On clockworkmod "4.0.1.4" and "4.0.1.5" you have to press “volume down + power” to boot into recovery, On version v5.5.0.4 you need to use “volume up + home + power” or your buttons wont work.



You can navigate trough CWM by these buttons.


Volume up = Navigate up.

Volume down = Navigate down.

Home button = Enter.

Return = Return.



Part 6b) Making a backup


Now before we start installing a ROM i recommend you taking a nandroid backup of your current rom. This is a full backup of your phone. This will include all settings, data, accounts etc… To perform a backup in CWM follow the directions below.


“backup and restore > backup”


You can allways go back to the backup afterwards.


“backup and restore > restore”



Part 6c) Doing wipes


Before you install a new ROM you should ALWAYS do these 3 wipes.


”wipe factory/data > Yes”

”wipe cache > Yes”

”advanced > wipe dalvik cache> Yes”


Sometimes after flashing a new rom, the phone gets stuck at the first bootscreen. Just pull out the battery and put it back in. Then reboot into ClockworkMod again and do a 4th wipe. Formatting your system partition will remove your ROM completely. So make sure you have a WORKING rom or backup before you do this.


”mounts and storage format/system”



Part 6d) Installing a rom


Now for installing the rom go to: “install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard” Go to your Rom on your SD card. “Yes”


Once your done.“Reboot system now > Yes” and you should have succesfully installed your rom.



Note: Sometimes after installing a ROM your screen will turn black when you try to call/recive calls, and you have to pull the battery out. There is a simple fix for this: Go to your dailer (to make calls) and type:



" *983*0# " Go to sensors and while not covering the sensor click "calibrate". On some ROMs like CyanogenMod & Atomic this will not work, they have a app built in to do that. Called ZTE settings.


Or to end call with the power button: "settings > accessablity > power button ends call"



If you have a corrupted battery animation while the phone is off. follow these instrutions: LINK


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Part 7) Info about restoring to stock backups.


If your phone still works but you want to go back to full stock for warranty purposes, you will have to find the right stock files for your phone. They should be in the ZTE stock ROMs section.


In some cases there is a full stock ROM available, if you flash this like any other rom your device should be completely stock. including your recovery partition. So after rebooting, clockworkmod will be gone.


In many other cases, the backup you download will have .img files inside like a nandroid backup. But you can’t flash it through recovery because it doesn’t have a m5 sum file inside. In this case you will have to flash the files trough a computer using ADB. The backup should have a minimum of 4 .img files. ”recovery.img, boot.img, splash.img, system.img” There could be more files but you dont need those.


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Part 8) Flashing backups/partitions trough ADB


You will have to download ADB, or you could download ADB Made easy (made by D3abL3) which I use.


Assuming you have a windows computer with ABD installed, the right backup and USB debugging ticked on under “Settings >Applications > Development > USB Debugging".You can go on with the tutorial.


Now copy the 4 .img files from the backup in the directory of ADB.


Open “ADB Made easy” with your phone connected. Normally your device should show up. If not click the refresh icon, or install your drivers.


With your phone connected and detected click “Open CMD for ABD commands” Now we need to reboot into the bootloader, before we can flash anything. In order to do this you have to type “adb reboot bootloader” Now your phone should appear to be stuck at the first bootscreen.


To flash the full backup type these 4 commands:



"fastboot flash recovery recovery.img"

"fastboot flash boot boot.img"

"fastboot flash system system.img"

"fastboot flash splash splash.img"




You should allways see this after every flash:




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You could also flash clockworkmod this way:


"fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-4.0.1.5-skate.img"


If everything is flashed. Reboot the device by typing:


"fastboot reboot"


Your device should reboot, and you should be back at complete stock now. Posted Image


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Part 9) Recovering a damaged phone (de-bricking)





If somehow your phone is bricked and can’t boot into android OS anymore. There are a few options that could restore your phone. You should read this very carefully or you could make things worse. And always be sure you are using the right files. Below is a list of methods, the easiest and most recommended method comes first.


Here is an example of a bricked ZTE blade, a bricked skate should look the same.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMoywaWRQhA

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Part 9a) Clockworkmod (Recommended)


You should always try booting into CWM (Clockworkmod) first before you do anything drastic. You can do this by pressing “power + volume down”. If you can still boot into CWM you can try to do the 3 wipes or restore a backup from there. Be careful if you restore a backup that has the stock recovery inside you will lose the ability to boot into CWM once you rebooted.


If you can boot into CWM try these 3 wipes first.



”wipe factory/data > Yes”

”wipe cache > Yes”

”advanced > wipe dalvik cache> Yes”




Reboot and see if this solved it, if not reboot back into ClockworkMod and do a 4th wipe. This will format your system partition so make sure you have a WORKING rom or backup before you do this. Allso make sure you don’t accidentally format something wrong, this could brick your phone. So only do the 4th wipe if necessary. Copy your backup/ROM to your SD card by connecting your phone to your computer.


Go to “mounts and storage > mount USB storage” copy your ROM or backup to your SD and do the 4 wipes.



”wipe factory/data > Yes”

”wipe cache > Yes”

”advanced > wipe dalvik cache> Yes”

”mounts and storage > format /system”


If you have a CWM backup you should put the folder in “SDcard\clockworkmod\backup\ Then goto “backup and restore > Restore” if you have a working backup it should start restoring.


(To flash a ROM read part 6c and 6d.)



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Part 9b)Flashing partitions trough fastboot.

If your phone is stuck on the first boot screen or can’t boot into CWM you could try flashing Clockworkmod, to your phone trough fastboot.

Connect your phone to your computer with your USB cable, and power it on. Wait a little and if your phone gets detected install the right drivers and follow the instructions in “part 8” if you can flash Clockworkmod or all the stock partitions you shouldbe able to boot.

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Part10) Total phone transfer (TPT)

In my opinion you should only flash a TPT if you know what you’re doing, or as a matter of last resort if your phone is bricked. This is for more advanced users, you have to be aware that flashing corrupt/wrong TPT could permanently brick your phone if you follow the instructions carfully. If you go through make sure you use the right file for your phone. And always check if your files are not corrupt.

Make sure your phone is charged, and you remove the charger before you begin!


YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!!!


You can find the TPT’s files and more info about them here: LINK. You can choose which ever layout you want. If you want to return to the stock lay-out, download the stock TPT for your country. All TPT's in the page above wil flash clockworkmod 4.0.1.4 and boot into clockworkmod once the TPT is done.

Note: I will be using “MD5 check utility v2.31” to see if the files aren’t damaged. LINK

Once you downloaded the one of the TPT’s, for example “Option 1”. Copy the MD5sum provided with the archive and paste it in your MD5 check utility, then browse to your file ex “150sys-35cache-skate-tpt.zip” and open it. It should say the codes match like in the picture below. If they don’t match re-download the file.

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Note: I recommend using an empty SD card for this, and if it doesn’t work use a different SD card. (Some people reported 2GB or 4GB SD cards have a better compatibility.)

Now that you made sure the download isn’t corrupt, connect a SD card to your computer. Extract the “image” folder from the TPT archive to the root directory of your SD card. Example “E:\image\” Now you should only have the folder with the image on your SD card

Safely disconnect your SD card from your computer, then reconnect it and open the “image” folder. Then open the “nandroid.md5” file in notepad. Copy and check the MD5 from the text file, and compare it to the “image.bin”


Only go through if the MD5sum's matched both times!!!


Then Safely remove the SD card, put it back in your mobile and power on with “volume up + power” held until you see a black screen with green letters like the video below. In some cases the button combination does not work you could try “volume up + menu + power” or if you can still boot into android "Settings > about phone > update system> storage card updates"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNzc6vqkB7s&feature=youtu.be

Your phone should reboot. Wait at least 10minutes if you don’t see anything. Now your phone should reboot into clockworkmod, Now go to
“mounts and storage > mount USB storage” copy your ROM to your SD and flash it. You dont need to do any wipes, since everything was wiped during the TPT.

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I hope this helped, leave any comments below, good luck, and have fun !!! Posted Image Thanks to wrtease and everyone who helped/supported me Posted Image
i'm not a native english speaker, so if there are some spelling mistakes, my apologies..

Edited by Wacky.ddw, 24 February 2013 - 09:33 PM.

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>>>> [FAQ] Rooting for beginners <<<<

Tutorial on installing installing Superboot and Clockworkmod.

Changing bootscreen, how to unbrick and more.

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Great job Wacky.ddw! I have the feeling this was indeed the missing link that was needed for new users to put the pieces together. A lot of this may be totally obvious for previous blade users but if it is your first ZTE, or even your first android phone it is not obvious at all.

Your work is greatly appreciated. Just a few suggestions though:
- You might want to consider running your text trough a spell-checker (firefox has one build-in). I have experienced that it is a lot easier to read and understand a how-to which is gramatically correct. I have seen people make mistakes because a how-to was misunderstood because of things like this. Don't take it personal, your English is already very good for a non-native English speaker and I've seen far worse by native speakers!

- Regarding the phrase Note: Installing clockworkmod will remove your original recovery partition. So before you start installing clockworkmod look if there is a stockrom for your device. Maybe you could elaborate on this a little bit more?

- Maybe a good idea to mention the prerequisites, like root for example as I read in the linked article

So thanks again for this great guide.

PS: maybe your next how-to could be about how to make a full backup of your phone for warranty reasons in case you need to return it to the vendor?

Edited by v1pEr, 09 December 2011 - 02:19 PM.

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can i ask if you can list the three different models in your tuteral guide like skate ,medion,omc. and list in section each method for each model .i can give you mine and please use what you can for your tuteral .its based on the omc feel free to change what you want.

superboot and clockwork and rom installing
on mobile go to. settings ,applications ,development set to usb debugging.
then start guide

if you use win xp and win7 then you should be fine .
if you use windows vista you might get problems.
if you use a mac i have no idea please ask a dev for help.
this guide will help get you started .
1.before you do anything connect usb cable to mobile
2.then connect to pc
3.let it install drivers first
4.usb drivers can be got on the forum
5.the contents of the mobile should show up
6.in windows it should be assigned a drive letter
7.right click on the drive letter and eject the drive
8.now move on to the rooting part

Rooting the Orange Monte Carlo
1. first download the zip superboot
2. unzip it with 7zip
3. their will be 3 files you want to use .
4. first file -------------------adb-windows-------double click file.
5. second file----------------fastboot-windows--double click file.
6. third file-------install-superboot-windows---double click file.
7. mobile might reboot thats okay
8.move on to installing clockwork recovery

installing clockwork recovery for skate / monte carlo
first download clockworkmod 4.0.1.4 for skate/omc
unzip it with 7zip
their will be 3 files you want to use .double click file.
1. first file--------------- adb-windows-------------double click file.
2. second file----------- fastboot-windows---------double click file.
3. third file---------------install-recovery-windows--double click file.
4. it should show a black screen with text showing clockwork is installing
5. the mobile should reboot to clockwork
6. its a blue screen that should appear with the name clockwork
7. use the volume up and down keys to move about clockwork
8. the home key installs and back key for returning to main screen in clockwork
9. reboot your mobile back to pc and pick a rom to install

how to install a rom
1.first download the zipped rom that you want to pc
2.then copy to sdcard
3. you can now reboot to clockwork
4. keys for clockwork if you need to use them
press volume down and hold it with the power button hold them both
until clockwork appears

clockwork recovery
before installing any rom
backup first in backup and restore
always remember the wipe rule for installing any rom
1.wipe factory/data
2.wipe cache
3.go to advanced and wipe dalvick
only do 4th if you get stuck at android screen
4. mounts and storage format/sysytem
5. if you get stuck at android screen take battery out and then put it back in.
6. you should be okay to main screen of mobile enjoy

only use this part of the guide if you get stuck
7.if you get ftm mode showing do the following leave the usb cable conneted to pc
8.run the superboot details above
9.then do the clockwork details above
10.it should vibrate and go to clockwork.
11.take battery out if stuck at android screen
12.put it back in and let it reboot





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can i ask if you can list the three different models in your tuteral guide like skate ,medion,omc. and list in section each method for each model .i can give you mine and please use what you can for your tuteral .its based on the omc feel free to change what you want.


Ok i will edit it tomorrow :) a few questions tough. I never tried superboot myself because i just installed CWM and installed a rom that allready had super user etc.
I will try it, rewright your post a litte and add it. And give you credits.

The superboot files at the first page of "09 Aug: Superboot - root access for the ZTE Skate" are not for 2.3.5 right? Do you maybe have the links to the once you have to use on 2.3.5 etc. Allso can these files be used on all 3 models, if the android version is right?

And you said to add "skate ,medion,omc. and list in section each method for each model" Isnt installing clockworkmod the same on all 3 phones then?




Edited by Wacky.ddw, 10 December 2011 - 05:33 PM.

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>>>> [FAQ] Rooting for beginners <<<<

Tutorial on installing installing Superboot and Clockworkmod.

Changing bootscreen, how to unbrick and more.

[UPDATED 26-02-2012]



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as far as no I think superboot works on all 3 models and also clockwork.I did these on stock orange 2.3.5 so I think you can do what you want to edit.I never did the tpt stuff so you can edit those yourself as you no how to do it.anyway your doing a good job. I don't own a omc anymore.but will help anyone who needs help that's where your guide needs any info that can help.other users.from my x10i mobile. thanks.

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as far as no I think superboot works on all 3 models and also clockwork.I did these on stock orange 2.3.5 so I think you can do what you want to edit.I never did the tpt stuff so you can edit those yourself as you no how to do it.anyway your doing a good job. I don't own a omc anymore.but will help anyone who needs help that's where your guide needs any info that can help.other users.from my x10i mobile. thanks.


I remember i've read in the pinned superboot topic, that people have bricked there device with the link in the first post. So thats the reason i didnt follow that tutorial.

Ive edited the first post. Thanks for helping :D



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Tutorial on installing installing Superboot and Clockworkmod.

Changing bootscreen, how to unbrick and more.

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good guide well done.

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Nice guide, thx m8

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Bumping this topic, if it doesn't deserve to be pinned/stickied, at least it deserves to be on the first page!

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Ive added some new parts to the tutorial:


Part 1) Rooting explaination
Part 6) Info about restoring to stock backups.
Part 7) Flashing backups/partitions trough ADB.


I think what they are about speaks for itself. If some things are inaccurate please let me know :D





Edited by Wacky.ddw, 16 December 2011 - 05:57 PM.

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Changing bootscreen, how to unbrick and more.

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I just used this tutorial to install Bluemonte on my Medion. Works fine so far. Going to check out some other roms before deciding which one I'm going to stick with. Anyway thumbs up, managed to do all this as an Android novice.

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I added links to other tutorials, roms addons etc. (Part 8)

If the credits are wrong or if you have other ROMs or things that should be added let me know. :)

Edited by Wacky.ddw, 17 December 2011 - 10:42 PM.

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This topic really should be stickied, also: as the content of your post has changed, maybe the topic title should also be renamed?

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This topic really should be stickied, also: as the content of your post has changed, maybe the topic title should also be renamed?


Yea i know but to what should i rename it?

And for it to be a complete FAQ it should allso have a superboot and TPT tutorial in it. But i dont want to try that myselfs since its risky...



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Yea i know but to what should i rename it?

And for it to be a complete FAQ it should allso have a superboot and TPT tutorial in it. But i dont want to try that myselfs since its risky...




For beginners it is already a complete FAQ without superboot and TPT in my opinion :)

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Hi,
At the beginning sory for my English, I come from Poland. Few days ago i bought OMC, it's my first android smartphone and I'm beginer user. I unlocked my phone with tutorial from this forum. Now I would like flash custom ROM ( atomic 2.0). I made every step in this guide. I copied atomic.zip from computer to sd card and changed name to update, ran adb reboot recovery, in CWM menu I choosed install from .zip from sdcard -->update.zip then i got this report: "finding update package, opening update package, istaling update and Instalation aborted" I even try wipe data/factory reset( and I got this report:(no app2sd partition found skiping format of/sd-text)
and cache partion . What I am doing wrong? Many thanks for advise:)

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Hi,
At the beginning sory for my English, I come from Poland. Few days ago i bought OMC, it's my first android smartphone and I'm beginer user. I unlocked my phone with tutorial from this forum. Now I would like flash custom ROM ( atomic 2.0). I made every step in this guide. I copied atomic.zip from computer to sd card and changed name to update, ran adb reboot recovery, in CWM menu I choosed install from .zip from sdcard -->update.zip then i got this report: "finding update package, opening update package, istaling update and Instalation aborted" I even try wipe data/factory reset( and I got this report:(no app2sd partition found skiping format of/sd-text)
and cache partion . What I am doing wrong? Many thanks for advise:)


You dont need to rename it. just put it on SD:\ROMS\rom-name.zip or where ever you want to place it. Then do "install zip from sdcard > "choose zip from sdcard"


I tought that was pretty clear but i use 4.0.1.5 instaid of 4.0.1.4, its slightly different :)

I hope this helps :)

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>>>> [FAQ] Rooting for beginners <<<<

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Changing bootscreen, how to unbrick and more.

[UPDATED 26-02-2012]



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I understand why you where confused. I am using clockworkmod 4.0.1.5, and the updated version has a different menu. So i updated the tutorial

There is a newer version of clockworkmod available.(4.0.1.5) Download it: HERE
Rename it to "clockworkmod.img" and replace it with the .img in the folder you downloaded from the link above.(You can allready have clockworkmod 4.0.1.4 you can still do this)



Just download it, put it in the folder. Connect your phone while its on. And press the .bat again.

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thank You for quick response. I tried before with norenaming .zip as I downloaded, and still dont working. A is wrote above i choose: install .zip from sdcard, then choose zip from sdcard then /ROMS/atomic-2.0.zip. Still i see report in CWM: "finding update package, opening update package, istaling update and Instalation aborted". You think that upgrade CWM changing something?

I would like try with cm7 but when i dowloaded the two last version, they have diffierent md5, which tilal6991 give .

I downloaded once agine cm7, md5 are the same, and now innstalation is complete!:-)



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