- Dell XCD 35
- Orange San Francisco
- Idea Blade (India)
To root your phone use one of the following methods, should it not work attempt a different method
Gen 1 or Gen2?
All ZTE Blades are Gen1 or Gen2, some ROMs require the phone to be either Gen1 or Gen2 whilst others can be installed on both. To find out whether your ZTE Blade is Gen1 or Gen2 simply install Ask Mr Pigfish and it will inform you which generation the phone is. If you are interested in upgrading from gen1 to gen2 in order to keep up with the latest ROMs which are generally Gen2 you can perform a TPT, instructions are here
ClockworkMod Recovery is the most effective way to install custom ROMs onto your device, in order to install ClockworkMod Recovery follow the instructions below:
1) Download and install ROM Manager
2) FOR GEN1 DEVICES: Open ROM Manager and tap 'Flash ClockworkMod Recovery', it will ask you what device you have. Make sure you choose ZTE Blade, once it has flashed you MUST scroll down and tap 'All ClockworkMod Recoveries' and choose 126.96.36.199, this is due to the later versions of ClockworkMod Recovery being Gen2 ONLY.
FOR GEN2 DEVICES: Open ROM Manager and tap 'Flash ClockworkMod Recovery', it will ask you what device you have. Make sure you choose ZTE Blade.
3) It is recommended to reboot your device once recovery has been flashed
In order to boot into recovery power on with the volume down button held down
All ZTE Blade stock ROMs can be found here
Custom ROMs can be installed via ClockworkMod Recovery