BubbleTea101, 27 Oct 2010Hmm...chinese brand phone = not much support.@ BubbleTea101
It's not the phone that is the problem, it's Modaco's software. Judging by the number of people complaining about it, it must be half written. The correct drivers should have been included, but they weren't.
I found those drivers before you linked them. They don't install. I even tried Device Manager to try and install them. No joy.
You hear doctors operating key-hole surgery, well i can tell you this phone needs Key-board surgery, i got big hairy hands i need a KEY BOARD
RottenFoxBreath, 27 Oct 2010@ Freefaller,
If you dont get your twitter private messages, read this topic to see just ho... moreThe IS a problem installing the rom under Windows 7. The posts on Modaco prove that.
I loaded the link you suggested. On step 3 on the first post it states:
I presume then after clockwork is installed you simply follow these steps? ...
And THAT is the problem. Clockwork WON'T install properly. When I run it, it only shows my PC's DVD drive, and a lot of other people are experiencing the same problem. If Clockwork doesn't run then you can't install the rom.
I spent half a day trying to get Clockwork to run properly, but it doesn't, so please don't try telling me it only takes a few minutes.
RottenFoxBreath, 26 Oct 2010@ Freefaller,
I sent you a message on twitter mate..lol..look at your private messages, or ... more@ Freefaller,
If you dont get your twitter private messages, read this topic to see just how easy peasy it is to flash the Blade: http://android.modaco.com/content/zte-blade-blade-modaco-com/320869/r4-installation-for-noobs/
There is a link to the drivers in the previous post from me here, and theres plenty of driver packs to choose from, and it really only takes about 2 mins to flash, and can't be messed up, unlike LG's absolutely garbage update procedure..
Freefaller, 26 Oct 2010I have now wasted 12 hours on my PC trying to update the SF Rom on my PC. It is extremly diffi... more@ Freefaller,
I sent you a message on twitter mate..lol..look at your private messages, or check you email address for my reply.
Anyhoo, the drivers are in the threads i linked you to, but here again, is the link for the windows7 drivers: http://android.modaco.com/content/zte-blade-blade-modaco-com/319156/winxp-7-zte-blade-drivers-and-adb/
lol, yeah, hes just pissed he couldnt find the drivers for it, but believe me, its a far better phone, the ZTE Blade..
Freefaller, 26 Oct 2010Sorry Mate, I've been trying to send you a message on Twitter for the last 15 minutes. What a ... moreI have now wasted 12 hours on my PC trying to update the SF Rom on my PC. It is extremly difficult to do, and I eventually gave up!
Freefaller, 26 Oct 2010@ RFB I've left a message on Twitter to explain my problem. Thanks.Sorry Mate, I've been trying to send you a message on Twitter for the last 15 minutes. What a S**T site that is. Anyway, if you see this I'm using Windows 7.
Harinder, 26 Oct 2010its amazing fone i buy it last week nd i am impressed..... it has so many special features
i ... more@ Harinder,
Plenty of posts on that here, already, just look back over the last few pages.
tunderbolt, 26 Oct 2010I mean difrent kinds of apps.let's say a media player and something for bathery life, BETTER k... more@ tunderbolt,
Theres Rockplayer, YXplayer, Mplayer, the bog standard Android one, Act1, etc..
For battery life, I wouldnt trust any of them, best saver of battery, kill the apps, Taskkiller,etc.
keyboards, well, slideIT, swype, etc..really, why not just search the market for them, and get a free trial, if you dont like it, delete it, or get a refund.
its amazing fone i buy it last week nd i am impressed..... it has so many special features
i want to update its software from android 1.6 to 2.1 plz help me how can i do this thank in advance.........
tom stapleton , 26 Oct 2010can somebody find me bluetooth messenger for me and give me the link please i have literally r... more@ Tom,
Just for an idea, but in the Android market, why not try a search for "Bluetooth Messenger".?? :)
can somebody find me bluetooth messenger for me and give me the link please i have literally raided the internet
RottenFoxBreath, 19 Oct 2010@ tunderbolt, 10 to 15 functional apps?...well for starters, theres about 10 to 15 differen... moreI mean difrent kinds of apps.let's say a media player and something for bathery life, BETTER keyboard.Something that will be usefull for beginers
Freefaller, 26 Oct 2010@ RFB
Seems I was a bit hasty in my last comment because I can't work out how to install th... more@ Freefaller,
Add me on twiiter, and i'll guide you off here.
you install CMR, then just copy the update.zip to the SD card, STILL ZIPPED.
then you hold the volume down button, when starting up the phone, the complete opposite from when you install CMR,and you hold volume up...
the phones made in reverse, so the screen is actually upside down, for ease of internal connection, and its software related as to it working normally..lol.
Freefaller, 25 Oct 2010@ RFB
NOW I'm a Happy C... more@ RFB
Seems I was a bit hasty in my last comment because I can't work out how to install the custom rom.
I downloaded ClockworkMod Recovery and the custom rom.
I copied CMR to the SD card and also the updated rom (unzipped - is that right?).
I then restarted the phone with the vol button down as directed, but all I got was a black screen with a box stating FTW. I couldn't do anything from that screen and had to remove the battery again to restart the phone.
Where did I go wrong?