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Thats not true you dont need to be rooted to install clockworkmod, it would be true if you wanted to flash clockworkmod from android trough ROM manager or something like that. But ROM manager does not support the ZTE skate.

And the tutorial might look difficult but actually its really easy you just have to connect it to your pc, click a file your phone will reboot then you install clockworkmod and voila you have clockworkmod installed. Like i explained in the beginning of the tutorial you dont need to be rooted if you want to install clockworkmod :)

Acutally i never even rooted my phone, i just installed clockworkmod and flashed Atomic and because Atomic is pre-rooted i also rooted the phone :)

I hope it helps :)

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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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Thats not true you dont need to be rooted to install clockworkmod, it would be true if you wanted to flash clockworkmod from android trough ROM manager or something like that. But ROM manager does not support the ZTE skate.

And the tutorial might look difficult but actually its really easy you just have to connect it to your pc, click a file your phone will reboot then you install clockworkmod and voila you have clockworkmod installed. Like i explained in the beginning of the tutorial you dont need to be rooted if you want to install clockworkmod :)

Acutally i never even rooted my phone, i just installed clockworkmod and flashed Atomic and because Atomic is pre-rooted i also rooted the phone :)

I hope it helps :)


think i'm getting there; so for me the best route might be to finish off the last step of tillal's unlocking tutorial and then just select a rooted ROM to flash using the already installed CWM?

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sorry for this item, posted in haste, therefore deleted, but still want re-assurance on above if poss,

thanks

Edited by mrrog, 02 February 2012 - 05:57 PM.

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sorry for this item, posted in haste, therefore deleted, but still want re-assurance on above if poss,

thanks


Just follow part 2 of the tutorial and you will be fine :) If your phone is unlocked you are ready to follow this tutorial. Thats the only thing the tutorial doesnt cover.



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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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Just follow part 2 of the tutorial and you will be fine :) If your phone is unlocked you are ready to follow this tutorial. Thats the only thing the tutorial doesnt cover.




Have rooted phone now, followed Paul O'Brien's 'superboot' post, with some considerable difficulty, main problem was around getting the pc to recognise the phone, was also a problem when unlocking, that issue needs tidying up in a simple to follow methodology.

Am starting to entertain the thought of installing custom ROM's but am mindful of the sparse nature of info on these, many people are willing to recommend particular ones, and clearly some are more popular than others, but it would be great to have some sort of comparison chart available, do you know of such a thing?

Btw, though I don't appear to have used your tutorial in any one instance so far, it has been invaluable in giving me an oversight of the issues and processes, thanks for this.

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Maybe it would be fine to put this important information somewhere on visible place:

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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Maybe it would be fine to put this important information somewhere on visible place:

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!


have preferred to get to grips with my phone in a step by step exercise, thinking:-

unlocking = level 1
rooting = level 2, and
custom ROMing = level 3

I guess this just reflects my cautious nature and a desire to learn at the same time, and I suspect this is now why I wish to see some sort of ROM comparison before going to level 3.

Not sure if modders would agree with this simple hierarchy, but I wonder if there are levels of understanding beyond this which can be understood in their own right, for instance the discussion over unlocking left me bemused, if such levels of knowledge could be modelled in a systematic and accessible way I for one would like to get there.

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Maybe it would be fine to put this important information somewhere on visible place:

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!


Did it :)

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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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Many thanks Wacky for your rooting guide did mine yesterday.

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Edited by Wacky.ddw, 22 February 2012 - 08:28 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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Updated the tutorial!

Updated clockworkmod with v5 (thanks to tilal).
Added the download links separately.
Ive added info on how to install drivers on xp and windows 7 separately.
Ive re-writen some parts to make it easier to understand.
Updated the divers package with a better one. (+ the download link was down since megaupload is no more)

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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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Most of the stuff about TPT Helper is correct. The all in one option lets you choose which TPT to use and then checks and unzips it once it has downloaded so you don't have to do each step separately.

Your description of the create your own TPT option is not quite correct. It does let you pick which version of clockwork and partition sizes to use, but it doesn't keep your current rom or data. These will be wiped like with the other TPTs. If you made a backup first with clockwork, you can restore it as long as all the new partitions are big enough for the backup to fit.

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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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UPDATED THE TUTORIAL!

i've changed the clockworkmod part in 3 parts.

Clockworkmod trough TPT
Clockworkmod trough Windows
How to update Clockworkmod trough terminal emulator

Edited by Wacky.ddw, 22 February 2012 - 08:30 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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Edit: Turns out I needed to flash CWM 5.0... twice? on terminal emualror?

Edited by JetKun, 22 February 2012 - 09:24 PM.

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Edited by razzmataz1478, 25 February 2012 - 01:49 PM.

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Xperia T


Previous Phones:

Orange Monte Carlo

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic (Nokia C6-00 CFW)

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Nokia 3120

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Um, Wacky, I got CWM 4.0.Whatever installed from your guide the first time; Can i just click on the .bat for CWM 5 and it'll install perfectly?


Yes it will keep in mind that the new key combo is "volume up + home + power" :) Or follow part 2c if it doesnt work :)

Edited by Wacky.ddw, 22 February 2012 - 09:26 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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Hi

Sorry for a completely Newbie question but do I need to have my phone unlocked from my Network Provider before I can install Clockworkmod ?

Thanks for any response

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Hi

Sorry for a completely Newbie question but do I need to have my phone unlocked from my Network Provider before I can install Clockworkmod ?

Thanks for any response


Yes you can, my phone was allso factory unlocked :) Just follow the tutorial from part 2



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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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Yes you can, my phone was allso factory unlocked :) Just follow the tutorial from part 2





Thanks for the quick reply.

I am awaiting the unlock code from Orange, I will follow the tutorial once I have unlocked the phone. Posted Image


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