tez, 12 Feb 2012I have backedup my applications in es file explorer...how do I make a backup of the stock rom.... moreyou use clockworkmod recovery to backup the stock rom..you have to boot into recovery to back up ...have you managed to install clockworkmod or can I help you with that?..
the instructions at sanfranciscoandroid.co.uk have changed a bit...the files I used are not there anymore..but I have them..just email me at konect2me at ovi dot com and I will send them to you together with the instructions..or you can skip the back up and proceed with the upgrade(not recommended)..
I have backedup my applications in es file explorer...how do I make a backup of the stock rom.which file is it in..
tez, 11 Feb 2012actually Ive just learnt all that in the sanfransisco uk site...but I havd to get orange unlim... morethere are several gingerbread roms..blade mix 360/365,gingerstir fly,moldovian high mountains,fish and chips...but cyanogen in my view offers better features and is more stable..
there is also an official gingerbread for gen 3 blades..some guys who've managed to convert to gen 3 say its quite good..but converting to gen 3 is hectic..not worth it right now..am sure a port to gen 2 is on the way..
there is also an ice cream sandwich port to the blade though its in early stages..you can try it but its not for everyday use..
Hi guyz,i bought the phone yesterday and its 2.1.can i upgrade it 2 ginger bread coz ave never used a smartphone before
tez, 11 Feb 2012actually Ive just learnt all that in the sanfransisco uk site...but I havd to get orange unlim... morecm 7.1 ..does it for me..its not the fastest rom out there but everything works..but you can download all of them and try each for a couple of days..there is also a 7.2..although not an official cm rom..its a modded one based on the 7.1..
so have you managed to install the first clockworkmod and backup your current rom or do you want with that?..the procedures are quite safe as long you download the correct files..its important to backup just in case something doesn't work out..
actually Ive just learnt all that in the sanfransisco uk site...but I havd to get orange unlimited if Im to download those large files.. which is the best custom rom to instal,,, I have seen swedish snow, cynanogen 7.0 and also 7.1 .are there others?
can we start with what is clockword.how do I instal it. and whats the use of having a backup of the stock rom.is it to prevent bricking your phone?
i'll assume you've installed clockworkmod recovery and have managed to back up your stock rom or any other rom to the SD card..this is for gen 1 blades that came with stock eclair..if yours came with a stock froyo then its most probably a gen 2 and hence these instructions are not for you..just download Mr.pigfish if you are not sure..
make any backups of the apps using titanium or root uninstaller..also backup your contacts..
ok now download the converter..
there are two of them..you can choose either of the two..depending on the partition layout you want...you can also find another converter in the cyanogen site..
download it..unzip it..use your file manager to unzip e.g es file manager
an image folder will appear..make sure that image folder is in the root of the SD card I.e not in any folder..
assuming you've downloaded cyanogen 7.1..its a zip file..do not unzip it..place the cyanogen 7.1 in the root of the SD card I.e not in any folder..also you can download the google apps..for legal reasons cyanogen provides the the google apps in a different package( download the google apps from the cyanogen site)..place that package in the root of the SD card..do not unzip it..
power off your device..wait for a few seconds..
hold the menu key and vol+ key then power on(..all 3 keys now pressed simultaneously)..you should see some green text..that means its flashing the gen 2 firmware..once its finished it'll boot into clockworkmod
wipe the factory settings and data,dalvik cache..I didn't wipe the partition layout..
now to install the rom
1.Highlight Install zip from
sdcard and press the Home
2.Highlight choose zip from
sdcard and press the Home
3.Highlight the zip file you copied to
your phone and press the Home
4.Highlight Yes - Install . and
press the Home button .
do not reboot first so that you install the google apps..repeat step 1 to 4 for the google apps..
then reboot..the first reboot should take some time so be patient..
Philo, 08 Feb email@example.com i come 2 K.U how will i get you?they removed my contact
let me give the instructions here..
tez, 06 Feb 2012my phone hasa poor sound quality with any earphones...is there any player to solve this or can... moretez..blade + stock rom(eclair)= not a good experience
blade + custom rom(e.g cyanogen 7.1)= an awesome experience..
the stock rom makes the phone so slow even typing fast is a problem..the music player hangs a lot and skips when you are launching other apps...
plus you get tons of new features with custom roms..for now you can try poweramp or mixzing or winamp pro which have tons of features..cyanogen has a DSP manager which helps you 'manage' the sound..
but you should upgrade..
my phone hasa poor sound quality with any earphones...is there any player to solve this or can anupgrade to cynanogen 7.1 help
yyz, 04 Feb 2012hey i live in nairobi can anyone tell me where to go and upgrade it even if unofficially thank... morewhy should you take it to someone else when you can do it yourself..follow that post or join the facebook page and I'll give you the instructions..I don't know of anyone who upgrades in Nairobi..but if you can come over at Kenyatta university I can upgrade it for you for free..
tez, 05 Feb 2012peppersam.......start . id also like to know how to get the cynanogen 7.1 ......http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1258855
or just search google 'gen 1 to gen 2 tpt upgrade' and click on the XDA link..first read then we can start from where you don't understand..
join the zte blade Facebook page..I think that's the best place to answer your questions..
also you download some of those files listed on that website ESP the converter file(the 16.3mb one)
download cyanogen 7.1 from
use the mirror site...so make sure you have the converter + cyanogen 7.1
and your blade must a European one and came with stock eclair..
peppersam.......start . id also like to know how to get the cynanogen 7.1 ......
how do I unock the other 256 to make it 512 or better yet...how do I know what ram it has available?
you can improve games playback by downloading chainfire pro..install the plugins and set the nvidia or powervr plugin for that particular game..its not guaranteed to work but it doesn't hurt in trying..play around with the settings..
download the full version of chainfire pro + plugins for free from