I bought a ZTE-U V960 in Shenzen, China in march of this year. I've installed all the custom roms available here with the same result, e.g. the screen is not responsive, but hardware keys do work.
I'm able to install CWM-based Recovery v126.96.36.199 and root the phone using a tool/script provided by "Johnny Hung" (1_Install_Android_2.3.5_root.bat)
C3C0 provided a fix for a screen issue in this topic for a ZTE Skate (SFR starradict from France). I guess a similar solution might apply for the chinese version of the skate.
I would appreciate any help you can provide to have my phone running a custom rom.
The phone is only functional with the following stock rom:
ro.build.date=Thu Dec 15 06:24:34 HKT 2011
Not sure if this can be useful, I dialed *983*24474636# and got:
i2c address: 0x3e
IC type: FT5X06
module: FocalTech FT5x06 + Goworld
SAMSUNG 4G NAND
Thanks in advance for your help on this!