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This nice device has respectable attention from users and devs in China.
Diligent devs and moders made a bunch of interesting roms for it.

At this place, I will bring those interesting roms, something I used to do here
on Modaco - while my Huawei g300 was with me.

Roms - post #2

For those of you that still don`t have rooted device with CWM on, take a look
at this topic. Btw, that nice roms from Bruno are really good.

For the rest of us, here we go now:


Have a nandroid (cwm) backup - just in case (as usual)

Don`t flash those roms immediately if you are not sure what you`re doing.
As first, check chinese rom topics on modaco (Miui, Baidu, Shendu, EMUI, LewaOS, JoyOS, MokeeOS...)
for some specific stuff regarding CWM, updater-script and removing chinese apks.

Majority of chinese roms is bi-lingual: chinese & english.
Some of them have more languages with the help of devs/modders

CWM: Sometimes, flashing a chinese rom could bring you a chinese cwm. Delete lines with the word: recovery in updater-script, delete Recovery folder or recovery.img file
Chinese apks: Delete apks (mostly in system/apps folder) with chinese names (hint: ApkSpy) prior to flashing or later, with a root explorer. Or rename file extension.
updater-script: If there are lines in script inside META-INF/com/google/android -at the begining of the script, with another phone name, delete those lines
hosts file: it is at /etc/hosts Open it and and delete all the lines except localhost 127.0.0.1 (at the beginning): This is mostly for GB&CM7 roms
User interface: All chinese roms have at least english language in settings. It is not hard to find it, but if you fail - do this before flashing:
build.prop: Replace zh to en; CN to US in:
ro.product.locale.language=zh
ro.product.locale.region=CN

Use 7zip for opening and saving rom file and notepad++ for editing files
Pull a file from rom opened with 7zip to desktop, edit it and drag it back to rom.

This is just a general guidance.
Please check chinese roms topics on Modaco Huawei g300 forum for more detailed explanations

Installation instructions:
- You have to be rooted, have to have custom recovery (cwm, maybe twrp)
- Download zip file (rom) and Gapps and transfer that to SDcard
- Turn on debugging on your phone, turn off quick boot, turn off phone (some folks remove battery now:))
- Press vol. up and power button together for 10 seconds.
- You are in CWM now (probably)
- Wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition
- Mounts and storage: Format System, Cache, Data. Go back
- Advanced: Wipe Dalvik cache, Reboot recovery
- Install zip from SDcard -> choose zip -> your rom (zip)
- Install zip from SDcard -> choose zip -> gapps for 4.1 or 4.2 (zip)
- Reboot to system
Leave your phone now for 5 minutes, let it take a breath.

Feel free to give comments and links.

Known names of chinese v987 devs and modders:
GTbluesky, Juelian, Lovest3D, EyeAlan...



P.S.

for MIUI roms, you can find Gapps (google play flashing file) down
in MIUI multilanguage link. Flash gapps after you flash rom and reboot it.

 

P.P.S.

 

Sometimes it would be good to delete

 

.android_secure

Android
LOSTDIR
 
from (external) SD card before flashing

 

I will update this post with other relevant stuff...


Edited by dakok, 25 November 2013 - 11:07 PM.

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Chinese roms:

 
Miui v5 4.2 by GTbluesky(weekly, on fridays):
http://www.miui.com/download.html

Miui v5 4.2 by Juelian (weekly, on fridays):
http://www.miui.com/download.html

Lewa v5 4.2 official rom (weekly, on fridays):
http://bbs.lewaos.com/download.php
LeWa_ROM_ZTE_V987_JB2_13.09.29 tested (new Lewa v5 !)
Rating: 4/5
Latin android keyboard. I prefer Miui, but this gets very close to it...

Baidu ROM 4.2  Official Baidu website
Official release: 6 weeks 
Public Beta: 2 weeks
 
ShenduOS 4.2  Official ShenDu website
 
MuseUI v3.0 (Konka smartphone):
http://www.anzhuo2.c...-26773-1-1.html

MHLui v1.6:
http://www.gaojiquan...d-1194-1-1.html

Lenovo OS:
http://www.zhongxing...107194-1-1.html

Ali Cloud OS v.1:
http://www.gaojiquan...d-7933-1-1.html

Sony Style:
http://bbs.anzhi.com...108067-1-1.html
Download:
http://pan.baidu.com...8;uk=3459445958

ColaOS v1.0.7 (Dakele smartphone):
http://www.gaojiquan...-10979-1-2.html
Download:
http://pan.baidu.com...8;uk=2351595685

MyUI v1.1:
http://www.anzhuo2.c...-26766-1-1.html
Download:
http://pan.baidu.com...8;uk=2183485276

EMUI v1.6 by EYEALAN (Huawei smartphone):
http://www.zhongxing...110798-1-1.html

Lenovo S820 UI
http://bbs.angeeks.c...936681-1-1.html

Galaxy S4 UI
http://pan.baidu.com...1&uk=3459445958
 
Koobee OS
http://pan.baidu.com/s/1ipzC1

WSP-RH123 Skin 5.5 
http://www.zhongxing...129765-1-1.html
http://pan.baidu.com...07&uk=120105267
 
BBK VIVO X3T
http://bbs.anzhi.com...303871-1-1.html
http://pan.baidu.com...1&uk=2183485276
*aes5*
 
BBK VIVO Color UI
http://share.weiyun....d4ad0d0df855207
 
 
Lovest3D baidu disk:
http://pan.baidu.com...&view=share
*t4az*

Juelian baidu disk:
http://pan.baidu.com...38;uk=522493724

EyeAlan baidu disk:
http://pan.baidu.com...5685&view=share

RomJD.com rom collection:
http://www.romjd.com...-v987/new/all/1




Non - chinese roms:
_______________________________

Bruno`s roms:
http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=2246874

iNfinity HD v2 (AOSP):
http://4pda.ru/forum...post&p=24720972
Download

iNfinity HD v1 (AOSP):
http://4pda.ru/forum...post&p=24649065
Download

MIUI v5 multilanguage:
http://miuiandroid.com/community/
(has multilanguage pack, gapps, too)
 
[url=http://goo.im/devs/ibotpeaches/miuiandroid/releases/gapps/miuiandroid_gapps-4.2.2-small_signed-8012.zip]MIUI mini gapps (google apps = Play Store, services...)
Flash MIUI. Reboot.
THEN flash these gapps.



For start, I think this is enough.
There will be more soon.


Edited by dakok, 18 January 2014 - 12:19 AM.

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Nice Dakok. Good roms for that phone. Guide is so simply. Thanx! :D

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After a bunch of 4.2 developer versions, LeWa released it`s first
stabile release of ZTE v987 JB 4.2 rom:

http://bbs.lewaos.com/download.php

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Besides GTbluesky - another MIUI developer, Juelian, released MIUI v5
at miui.com
God bless competition!
:)

[ROM] ZTE V987 MIUI 3.8.16 adapted version + OTA support by Juelian

http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=1528079773&uk=522493724#dir/path=%2FMIUI_3.8.16

http://goo.im/gapps/...0301-signed.zip

Description:
1: Supports OTA upgrade.
2: not related to Gbulesky release!


Added/solved/fixed

1 first perfect support for SMS Emoji (thanks MuYi)
2 fix USB option dropdown bottom left and the background is the question of native cover
3 you can change the theme font
4 replace normal ringtone scenarios
5 you can use the clipboard
6 music downturn will not FC
7 notes FC
8 you can freely switch two card data access
9 camera optimization (truly optimized when transplanted from LeWa OS. Recognized by many users!)
10 personal compilation set of expansion switches : Quick switch, timer switch machines, engineering mode
11 At first start cleaning up memory gives more than 600Mb available (not allways, I tested the best true value)


Short review:

- Rooted, no FCs
- Flash gapps thru CWM
- Apn - use Offline SIM APN Database from Google Play
- A couple of chinese apks that can be easily uninstalled
- Much smoother than latest July release, more free ram, too.
- Soft buttons sensitivity is a bit worse (home, back), not really bad, anyway.
- Overall, a very good release.

Edited by dakok, 21 August 2013 - 03:01 PM.

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Besides GTbluesky - another MIUI developer, Juelian, released MIUI v5
at miui.com
God bless competition!
:)

[ROM] ZTE V987 MIUI 3.8.16 adapted version + OTA support by Juelian

http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=1528079773&uk=522493724#dir/path=%2FMIUI_3.8.16

http://goo.im/gapps/...0301-signed.zip

- Rooted, no FCs
- Flash gapps thru CWM
- Apn - use Offline SIM APN Database from Google Play
- A couple of chinese apks that can be easily uninstalled
- Much smoother than latest July release, more free ram, too.
- Soft buttons sensitivity is a bit worse (home, back), not really bad, anyway.
- Overall, a very good release.

I've just bought the same phone (after reading you did so, I checked it out and found it has what i need), 238$ shippings to Italy included on mixeshop. Have you seen some decently multilanguage roms? Or, anyway, would you recommend a specific english only rom?

Edited by klezkk, 04 September 2013 - 05:22 PM.

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Hi Klezkk!

Bruno`s rom from XDA is a good multilanguage rom.
All chinese roms have english and chinese interface. You choose that in settings.
I tested latest Miui and Lewa roms. They are very good.

There is another new rom from 4PDA, russian mobile forum.
Although it is not a chinese rom I will update my rom list with it.

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Roms list is updated with MIUI multilanguage.
Gapps and mirrors there, too...

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Rom list is updated with next roms:

iNfinity HD
WSP-RH123 Skin 4.0
Galaxy S4 UI

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MIUI v5 multilanguage:
http://miuiandroid.com/community/
(has multilanguage pack, gapps, too)

Seems promising, have you tried it? I'm still waiting for my phone, it should be here like on Friday.

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Bruno's rom is hosted on devhost, but it's actually down... Are you able to share it, privately if needed?

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Here`s v3
It works, checked a minute ago

Edited by dakok, 17 September 2013 - 12:53 PM.

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Rom list is updated with

 

BBK VIVO X3T rom
 


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Rom list updated:

 

Baidu Cloud 4.2 is replaced with

"semi-official" Baidu ROM35 by Dream Sky Baidu development group

 

Previous Baidu rom relese was just a port.

This might be the real thing.

 

 

Only a couple of mtk6589 based china phones have support from major rom makers - Miui, Lewa and Baidu

 

ZTE v987 is one of them :)


Edited by dakok, 26 September 2013 - 03:50 PM.

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Latest Miui OTAs brought a bug to cwm.
It reboots to OS 10 seconds after you start it.
Solution is to wipe cache during that ten seconds.
Then everything is back to normal.

Edited by dakok, 30 September 2013 - 10:06 AM.

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First release of Lewa v5 looks very very promising...

 

Interesting that you don´t need to flash Gapps (google play store and services) with new Lewa v5 rom.

Simply add new account -> Google in settings, sign in at google and then find Play Store, Maps, Gmail...

in Lewa market aplication.

 

Lewa v5 has a fantastic lockscreen - pitty I can´t replace Shanghai weather icon - no non-chinese locations there I think.


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Do you have any trouble with root on it? The X9 release i can't seem to get to work. Thought i'd ask here seeing as we're both mtk6589!


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Lewa v5 root?

 

Yes, just need to activate it somewhere in settings or in security app settings..


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Lewa v5 root?

 

Yes, just need to activate it somewhere in settings or in security app settings..

 Oh silly me is there an app a bit like MIUI? I noticed there was no superuser app installed so i've tried all that including other exploits like framaroot tc i feel silly now will have a look...


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