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i'm trying to change the partitions in order to flash ICS but when i flash the tpt via recovery i can't see any green text in the 4 step and the phone gets stuck with the android logo

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i'm trying to change the partitions in order to flash ICS but when i flash the tpt via recovery i can't see any green text in the 4 step and the phone gets stuck with the android logo

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Hi wbaw, does any possible way to recover back partition layout of my blade? i got CHINESE v880 GEN2 512mb RAM Blade lately until i mess up with a TPT leaving me a 256mb RAM Blade.

here is what i did on how i end up with a 256mb RAM Blade:
1. triead a TPT from here www.amphoras.co.uk/downloads (wished there was a note not for CHINESE blades)
with this TPT, RIL (mobile network and data) won't work but RAM is 512mb.
2. does another TPT using a CHINESE U-V880 GEN2 TPT can be found in this forum. and that is how got the 256mb blade.

i hope you would answer me this time here.

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Hi wbaw, does any possible way to recover back partition layout of my blade? i got CHINESE v880 GEN2 512mb RAM Blade lately until i mess up with a TPT leaving me a 256mb RAM Blade.

here is what i did on how i end up with a 256mb RAM Blade:
1. triead a TPT from here www.amphoras.co.uk/downloads (wished there was a note not for CHINESE blades)
with this TPT, RIL (mobile network and data) won't work but RAM is 512mb.
2. does another TPT using a CHINESE U-V880 GEN2 TPT can be found in this forum. and that is how got the 256mb blade.

i hope you would answer me this time here.

Thanks.
If you can't find the .mbn files for your current rom (I didn't know they even made v880s with 512mb) then you'll need to make your own TPT.

You can extract & create these image.bin tpt files using a small program called ztepack, source code was posted on modaco somewhere.

*I can't test any of the following, do it at your own risk, it could break your phone more. If you can't follow the instructions then don't attempt it.

Extract both the tpt files you downloaded into separate directories, open both copies of partition_zte.mbn in a hex editor. The first line should be the same in each... it should say 0:RECOVERY (in ascii, on the right, hex codes in the main window), then there should be 6 pairs of 00, following that a 4 digit hex number, in this one I'm looking at it's CC 01 - make sure that number is the same in both files. If it isn't then they're not compatible & you'd have to do a lot of edits on that file & appsboot.mbn too, so give up.

Assuming the partition_zte files match, copy partition_zte.mbn & appsboot.mbn from tpt #1 (amphoras) to #2 (chinese), overwrite the existing files, then use ztepack to create an image.bin from that & flash it in the usual way.
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Hi wbaw, does any possible way to recover back partition layout of my blade? i got CHINESE v880 GEN2 512mb RAM Blade lately until i mess up with a TPT leaving me a 256mb RAM Blade.

here is what i did on how i end up with a 256mb RAM Blade:
1. triead a TPT from here www.amphoras.co.uk/downloads (wished there was a note not for CHINESE blades)
with this TPT, RIL (mobile network and data) won't work but RAM is 512mb.
2. does another TPT using a CHINESE U-V880 GEN2 TPT can be found in this forum. and that is how got the 256mb blade.

i hope you would answer me this time here.

Thanks.
If you can't find the .mbn files for your current rom (I didn't know they even made v880s with 512mb) then you'll need to make your own TPT.

You can extract & create these image.bin tpt files using a small program called ztepack, source code was posted on modaco somewhere.

*I can't test any of the following, do it at your own risk, it could break your phone more. If you can't follow the instructions then don't attempt it.

Extract both the tpt files you downloaded into separate directories, open both copies of partition_zte.mbn in a hex editor. The first line should be the same in each... it should say 0:RECOVERY (in ascii, on the right, hex codes in the main window), then there should be 6 pairs of 00, following that a 4 digit hex number, in this one I'm looking at it's CC 01 - make sure that number is the same in both files. If it isn't then they're not compatible & you'd have to do a lot of edits on that file & appsboot.mbn too, so give up (unless you're good with a hex editor & calculator, the first 32bit number is the start offset & the one following it is the size, little endian, same again near the end of appsboot.mbn).

Assuming the partition_zte files match, copy partition_zte.mbn & appsboot.mbn from tpt #1 (amphoras) to #2 (chinese), overwrite the existing files. Then use ztepack to create an image.bin & flash it in the usual way.
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If you can't find the .mbn files for your current rom (I didn't know they even made v880s with 512mb) then you'll need to make your own TPT.

You can extract & create these image.bin tpt files using a small program called ztepack, source code was posted on modaco somewhere.

*I can't test any of the following, do it at your own risk, it could break your phone more. If you can't follow the instructions then don't attempt it.

Extract both the tpt files you downloaded into separate directories, open both copies of partition_zte.mbn in a hex editor. The first line should be the same in each... it should say 0:RECOVERY (in ascii, on the right, hex codes in the main window), then there should be 6 pairs of 00, following that a 4 digit hex number, in this one I'm looking at it's CC 01 - make sure that number is the same in both files. If it isn't then they're not compatible & you'd have to do a lot of edits on that file & appsboot.mbn too, so give up (unless you're good with a hex editor & calculator, the first 32bit number is the start offset & the one following it is the size, little endian, same again near the end of appsboot.mbn).

Assuming the partition_zte files match, copy partition_zte.mbn & appsboot.mbn from tpt #1 (amphoras) to #2 (chinese), overwrite the existing files. Then use ztepack to create an image.bin & flash it in the usual way.
i think i have to correct it now because im confused wheather of what version of blade i have.

one thing for sure is that the zte blade i have was a 512mb RAM and has a label at the back "ASSEMBLED IN CHINA" and is rebranded to NETPHONE 701 by SMART Philippines but I read it from here www.symbianize.com/showthread.php?t=721091 SAYS that it is a EUROPEAN ZTE BLADE with 512mb RAM and also there is a TPT method posted at the mentioned site for this blade named as EUROPEAN GEN2 TPT and so i tried it out but still no RIL working And RAM is 512mb with stock partition layout so we should say its not a EUROPEAN BLADE is it? and also tried the GEN2 V1a gives me the same result no RIL with 512mb and a stock partition layout. tried the GEN1-GEN2 TPT v10a also from AMPHORAS SITE gives me RIL working but RAM is only 256mb same as CHINESE u-v880 GEN2 TPT result. the two Last TPT i mention makes me confused as to why both of these Gives me same result.

where can i find that .mbn file for my current rom? and those ztepack program can be on a mobile phone like blade? if for a pc would it use LINUX os?

thanks for your reply i really need it.

EDIT: did a mistake, i thought was flashing a GEN1GEN2TPT turned out that it was my mistake. GEN1GEN2TPT doesn't have image.bin file in it but a collection of .img and .mbn file so and i thought I've already deleted the IMAGE folder of CHINESEGEN2TPT from SDCARD but instead extracted the GEN1GEN2TPT file from its IMAGE folder to the supposedly deleted IMAGE folder containing CHINESEGEN2TPT image.bin file so when i flash it it will just flash without thinking that it still has the chinese image.bin file. now when i remove that image.bin file from the image folder leaving the .mbn and .img FILE of GEN1GEN2TPT it wont flash because of image.bin is missing or i think those .mbn and .img should be pack up. anyway will wait for your respond about what exactly the blade i have right now before i do some unpacking and packing. thanks
 
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Okay! Problem solved.
I got 512mb RAM ZTE BLADE back and good thing is its in a custom partition layout 160mb system 279mb data and 2mb cache.

Big thanks to WBAW, FRONIX232 of MODACO for the GEN2 TPTgenertor/extractor of course AMPHORAS for the TPT files. you guys are awesome.

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