Average Joe, 29 Mar 2017How were you able to do the root? Because I need to get rid of all this bloatware as you said.... moreAt the moment it's only possible to temporarily root it. I don't know if you'd be able to remove bloadware that way, but you're free to try it out. The discussion about this can be found here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/zte-z7/help/xte-maven-z812-t3155895
I loved this phone. My only problem was not enough RAM for the apps I use, and there aren't that many.
I see a lot of bad comments about this phone. I have to admit, I was not expecting much since I only paid about $30 for it. Yet after using it for just a couple of days, I already like much better than the LG Phoenix (which cost me about $100) much better. For one, the battery life is much better (even better than my old iPhone 5). The LG's battery would only last about 3 hours or so, whereas the Maven stays charged all day long. Call quality is ok, not great, but again, for the price I am pretty pleased with what I have. Finally, I like the phone, it is easy to use, and gets the job done. I like the browser that comes with it, it is better than any other other mobile browser that I have ever used, including Safari, FireFox, and Chrome.
AnonD-640799, 02 Feb 2017This phone was a nightmare before I removed all the AT&T bloatware that came preinstalled.... moreHow were you able to do the root? Because I need to get rid of all this bloatware as you said. I am not very tech savvy and know simple things, I not a coding person.
i owned this phone for at least 1 year, great phone, cheap , good signal, awesome audio Dolby Audio does miracles, the only downside of this phone, is unable to get root so you can't delete useless apps from the operator.
I've had it a week and I'm not that happy with it. I installed a SD card and I can't find any way to access it. I can't figure out how to move things from internal memory to the SD card. And the device app that came installed on the phone is absolutely no help.
AnonD-635874, 20 Jan 2017WRONG. I have 2 of these ZTE Maven 2 cell phones and I did set it to save on sd card and neit... morePrograms and data will save to SD card BUT when the programs are updated you have go back to settings app and press move to SD card. It isn't enough to just mark the one spot for default memory each app must be set separately.
This phone was a nightmare before I removed all the AT&T bloatware that came preinstalled.
It would constantly freeze up, shut down, randomly start up apps etc etc After uninstalling the bloatware the phone ran a whole lot better.
Jetdogy, 04 Jan 2017Go toSettings, Then to Storage, *Click on "save location" at the very top and set it for "... moreWRONG. I have 2 of these ZTE Maven 2 cell phones and I did set it to save on sd card and neither one of them would automatically save anything to the sd card, Not only that but it seem that the only thing you can do with the sd card is copy and past it over to the sd card, so then you have 2 copies of everything. It is treating the sd card as if we were using it like a thumb drive or a disk we would burn things we want to save in case our computer ever crashed. I called ATT tech support even they couldn't help even after being on the phone for about 40 mins. I would not buy this phone.
I love mine. have had it for 1.3 yrs and never had an ounce of trouble from it.
This phone is horrible. I am totally disabled and housebound, and MUST have a phone for emergencies. There are so many things wrong with it that tech support can not fix. Please do yourself a favor and DON'T BUY A ZTE MAVEN 2!!!
Justme, 12 Dec 2016bought this phone just this week, cannot find a way to use sd card on the phone to take load o... moreGo toSettings,
Then to Storage,
*Click on "save location" at the very top and set it for "SD card"
Now all your files (photos videos etc,) will be saved on your card
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2016I ran out of storage really quickly. After less than a year of owning it was glitching all th... moreAbout to get a new phone. This phone is definitely shitty. I understand the complaints. Mine acted up after three months when it did an update.
bought this phone just this week, cannot find a way to use sd card on the phone to take load of internal memory, so far that is the only problem.
Love this Maven. I'm even watching DirectvNow right on the phone. For 1 gig of ram this little phone smokes.
Zte Maven should defiantly be recalled or, even better non existentdent
I received the ZTE Maven II as a free uprade from my old ATT go-phone (flip phone). I am impressed with this phone mostly because it doesn'T have any bloatware installed on it (just the basics).
It does most of the things you would expect a smart phone to do (browse, email, nav. etc.) and the picture quality isn't bad for a 5MP camera. All in all I would recommend this phone to anyone looking for a cheap smart phone.
purchased as a temporary backup phone for $40. Gets the basics done, not too much else. Its alright for the price.
this phone sucks. the reasons being is that it is the most laggy phone that i have ever used, it oveeheats way to easily, and have i ever mentioned its poor quality interphase the original launcher is so bland that even a brick wall would look more better didighned, or the keyboard size, its so small! i just type and i'm pressing completely differant letters. point being, choosing this phone over a htc was the biggest mistake