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Default Noob-Proof guide for TPT/CFX/MIUI/KonstaKANG

Here's a simple noob-proof TPT Guide for repartioning/upgrading your ZTE Blade/Orange San Francisco in order to run Android 4.0 (ColdfusionX or AOKP)
I'm assuming that you're running on a rooted system, if not, check the forum to know how to root your rom.


Step A - Download
Download TPT Helper from Google Play. You can find it HERE or open the Play Store on your device and search for TPT Helper.
Grab your rom
CFX: http://www.modaco.co...m-updated-1505/
AOKP: http://www.modaco.co...9-remix-rc-652/
MIUI: http://www.modaco.co...m-updated-3003/
KonstaKANG: http://www.modaco.com/topic/355059-r...g-android-404/
and Google Apps
FULL: http://goo.im/gapps/...0429-signed.zip
Medium: http://www.mediafire.com/?lgq5h4r12ca7n52
Mini: http://blade.windows98.co.uk/ (scroll down).
The main difference between the two packages is that FULL doesn't have Google Talk (but you can install it later copying Talk.apk to /system) ).
Put both ZIPs on your SD Card WITHOUT UNPACKING THEM.

If you plan to use KonstaKANG, download Konstat's custom TPT ( GEN1 PHONE - GEN2 PHONE Download GEN2 version ONLY IF YOUR PHONE WAS SOLD WITH GEN2. If you upgraded it with some old TPTs, you still have to use GEN1 ), extract it to the root of your SD Card and proceed to step D.

Step B - Set up TPT Helper
Press Accept at the first warning


If your phone type is detected correctly, press yes (otherwise, press no, but it shouldn't fail)


If your phone region is detected correctly, press yes (otherwise, press no, but it shouldn't fail)


Choose your GEN version.
WARNING: If your phone was upgraded with TPTs or Windows, choose Other. You should choose GEN2 only if your phone has been SOLD with GEN2, not upgraded.



If you noticed you made a mistake, press the MENU key, Other -> Options and fix your errors.


Step C - Create your TPT
Press Create your TPT.
Choose your splash image

Choose your CWM version (I suggest CWM 5.0.2.0)


Enter the Cache size (20MB is suggested, but if you plan to use CFX you can lower it, since it's only needed to store temp files from Play Store (and CFX has a redirect to /data for them)), then press OK.


Enter System size (180MB is the minimum size if you remove Bootanimation and use Mini Gapps, for a full experience choose a 200MB layout (I use a 196mb, CFX + MiniGAPPS and everything is working)), then press OK.
Warning: If you'll use KonstaKANG, /system partition's size can be trimmed down to 138mb without any issues.


Data partition size will be self calculated (should be around 235MB). Press Yes if you like this layout, No to change sizes.


TPT Helper will download some files and make the TPT. Simply wait untill it has finished.



Step D - Flash the TPT
When TPT Helper has finished to download, shut down your phone and remove the battery for 30 secs. Then insert the battery, keep pressed VOL+ and Menu keys, then press the power button. Some green text should appear on your screen. In about 1 minute the TPT process should be over and your phone will reboot to CWM.


Step E - Flash your ROM
In CWM choose:
- Mounts and Storage -> Format /system
- Wipe Data/Factory Reset
- Wipe Cache
- Advanced -> Wipe Dalvik Cache
- Install Zip from SD Card -> Choose Zip from SD Card -> Choose your ROM zip file
- Wipe AGAIN Data/Factory Reset
- Reboot System Now
Then reboot and wait for some minutes, untill the rom full boots and let it sit on the launcher for ~ 5 minutes then reboot into recovery again (Power button, Reboot, Recovery)
Now choose:
- Install Zip from SD Card -> Choose Zip from SD Card -> Choose your GAPPS zip file
- Reboot System Now


Step F - Extra (Suggested only to Advanced Users)
If /data is too small, you can both:
- Flash S2EXT from CWM - http://www.modaco.co...coldfusion-ics/
- Install Link2SD from Google Play - https://play.google....om.buak.Link2SD
I prefer the second option, since it has more functionality, like moving system app's upgrade to /system, use internal App2SD script for application that has A2SD support etc. In order to use those scripts you need to repartition your SD Card through CWM (Reboot to CWM, )
If you need Google Talk, simple download full GAPPS, extract Talk.apk from that package and copy it to your SD Card. Then with a Root-enabled file explorer, copy to /system. Here are 2 File Explorer with Root permissions that you can use:
Root Explorer: https://play.google....re.rootexplorer
Solid Explorer Beta: https://play.google.....solid.explorer
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I made this guide some weeks ago in order to help people at modaco, hope someone will found it usefull even here on XDA.

I left modaco's link, since every ICS rom is hosted there (with changelogs and buglists), hope anyone won't mind.
 
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Very helpful guide.
You should also add an optional "step g" about reverting back to previous re-partitions just in case.
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a big error in step D manytimes. So this method is really not working for me. So I will repartition my Blade by an old way using WIN program

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sbd who can help me? Because I did't find any good TPT partition for ICS (need 20/200/242MB) - so I need my own made by TPT helper.

my problem is, that MD5 doesn't match: 11/13 match, but the two of them not (espetialy appsboot.mdn and partition_zte.mbn). And after restarting to service mode it write only 4x error instead of partitioning. Thanks very much for help.
 
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a big error in step D manytimes. So this method is really not working for me. So I will repartition my Blade by an old way using WIN program

EDIT:
sbd who can help me? Because I did't find any good TPT partition for ICS (need 20/200/242MB) - so I need my own made by TPT helper.

my problem is, that MD5 doesn't match: 11/13 match, but the two of them not (espetialy appsboot.mdn and partition_zte.mbn). And after restarting to service mode it write only 4x error instead of partitioning. Thanks very much for help.
Try the one made by Konstat and use KonstaKANG instead of CFX. Since it's only a slimmed down version of CFX, you won't lose any ICS experience.
 
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Then how to go back my stock layout if warranty claims,can I backup my current tpt.

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Then how to go back my stock layout if warranty claims,can I backup my current tpt.

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Wbaw long time ago posted GEN1 stock TPT here (bot repartition and downgrade the Blade to GEN1): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1258855
You can use it, then reflash your stock rom from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1353526

Idk for GEN2/3
 
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I'm having a Gen 2 blade then why to downgrade it..

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What is md5sum and how to check it.???

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I'm having a Gen 2 blade then why to downgrade it..

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Original TPT was made in order to upgrade the phone to GEN2, since most of the roms runs only on GEN2. So if you have to send the phone back for RMA, you have to "downgrade" it since TPT/Root/Custom Roms broke the warranty (flashing GEN2toGEN1 TPT + Stock roms take your phone to the original status, so no one will notice that you did nasty things to it ).
If you have a phone sold with GEN2, you have to find the stock GEN2 TPT, i don't really know if there's one available and if there's any stock GEN2 rom somewhere.

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What is md5sum and how to check it.???
Any MD5 calculator or sfv/md5 verification program can be used. MD5 is an hash that you can use to check if the downloaded/extracted/copied file is corrupted.

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