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WARNING, WARNING, WARNING

BEFORE YOU GO AHEAD AND INTEND TO DO ANY OF THE LINK BELOW, PLEASE READ, UNDERSTAND, READ IT AGAIN IF POSSIBLE BEFORE DOING ANYTHING OR YOU'LL ENDED UP WITH A MAYOR ISSUES /PHONE PROBLEMS, NO BOOT, SOFTBRICKS, UNUSED DEVICE AND DON'T I REPEAT DON'T BLAME TO OP'S BUT TO YOUR SELF.

IF YOU ARE ALREADY ROOTED. AND WANT TO UN-ROOT DON'T TRY ANY PROCEDURE TILL WE GET SOME FACTORY IMAGES.

- IF YOU HAVEN'T CREATE A BACKUP USING TWRP WHILE YOUR DEVICE IS FULLY FUNCTIONAL , YOU MUST CREATE ONE RIGHT NOW BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH ANYTHING ELSE AND COPY YOUR BACKUP TO YOUR PC / LAPTOP / PORTABLE DRIVE / FLASHDRIVE / ETC,ETC KEEP IT SAFE IT MAY SAFE YOU A HASSLE DOWN THE LINE -


UPDATE : - 12/14/2016 - I'LL BE REDOING ALL THIS GUIDE / INFO THREAD WITH MORE UP-TO-DATE GUIDES, THE OLD GUIDES STILL HERE " CLICK SHOW MORE ", BUT BE AWARE OF SOME OF THEM ARE OUTDATED.




Hi A7 Users.
The only reason i'm creating this Thread is to have a single thread with all the Important information / guides for our device so please let's keep it clean...

P.S. i know English is not my main language ,so bare with me here and let's get it started .

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Need Root without having your Bootloader Unlock?? no problem @tenfar here have your back
Root without Bootloader Unlock - Download File and Guide

NOTE : Root Guide is for all variants (A2017 , A2017U , A2017G )

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Are you in B18? and haven't updated to Stock B20? No Worries here is the OTA flashable via Stock Recovery
update_P996A01_B18_to_B20_ssl.zip


NOTE : THIS IS ONLY IF YOU STILL ON B18 and contains B20 Stock Fastboot.img file as well


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Bootloader Unlock General Info - Q/A - Files - Steps
Bootloader Unlock OTA by @jkuczera - Download and Guide


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TWRP Custom Recovery General Info Q/A - Files - Steps
Custom Recovery by @Unjustified Dev - Download and Guide

NOTE : USE NEW BUILD TWRP_3.0.2-2 Everything works included EFS partition backup and restore , tested myself
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SuperSU Working Root via TWRP - Thank You @B4oE for finding out a working SuperSu version
UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.65-2015 by @Chainfire (Thank you for your Hardwork)

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Xposed (IF YOU ARE SYSTEMLESS ROOT , THIS WILL BRAKE SYSTEMLESS)
Go Here or scroll down to look for link and download files

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Make Root Changes Persistent after Reboot, Thank You @goalkeepr for finding it
Make Root Changes Persistent after Reboot a.k.a Changing DPI, Emoji's and more

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You Wipe System by Mistake? no worries here is your solution - thank you @warofhero for the post
thank you @swehes for re-upload a compress system.img back-up file

Click here to download the system.img back-up

Or Head over here for an alternative flashable zip way provided by DrakenFX ( don't know who he is )
Click here to Recover / Restore A2017U To Working Conditions with Root & TWRP Recovery

NOTE : Need to be Decompress, if you want to use it, the zip file is NOT Flashble

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Don't like Things about MiFavor? well thanks to @xxBrun0xx you can find a solution to your problem
How to fix MiFavor by xxBrun0xx

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Bored seen the same bootanimation everything you reboot you Axon 7, NO PROBLEMA here you can get a new animation for your device
Click here Axon 7 DrakenFX ( me ) Bootanimation Collection

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I'll be adding/updating this Thread with more important Guides/Info for our device, in this case the A2017U (US variant)
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Xposed
(IF YOU ARE SYSTEMLESS ROOT , THIS WILL BRAKE SYSTEMLESS)
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

STEPS :

1- Download XposedInstaller_3.0_alpha4.apk
NOTE : Any info you need is the Thread


2- Download Xposed flashable zip via TWRP : xposed-v86-sdk23-arm64.zip

3- Reboot to Recovery (TWRP)

4- Once there just Flash " xposed-v86-sdk23-arm64.zip " and Wipe Cache & Dalvik.

NOTE : Once installation is done just reboot and be patient will take a few minutes till the ANDROID UPDATING APP kicks in

5- Now using your favority File explorer go to where the " XposedInstaller_3.0_alpha4.apk " is and installed

6- YOUR ARE DONE, TIME TO HAVE FUN

You can see at my screen captures running Gravity Box (Status bar + Ram bar + other stuff :P )
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USB-OTG Capability and Support Info.
Well here i'm going to add what the ZTE AXON 7 USB-OTG is capable and yes OTG is Supported with our devices....

1- Support USB-Sticks, Thumbdrives, Etc (Check Images below)

2- Support using a PORTABLE DRIVE ( Yeah a 2.5" Hard Drive and is formated with NTFS ) i have never try this before but i bought this little piece of tech. USB-C to USB 3.0 Adapter for my USB 3.0 Thumb drives and ended up trying with my Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive and works

The USB-C to USB 3.0 Adapter i got is the one below :
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EL4PVFE

3- Seems like DOES support any USB Devices connected via the USB adapter,i tested with my old current wireless mouse and works. (hey still working perfectly and have no need to get another one hehehe)

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P.S. if anyone have something like this to report that can be use with the Axon 7 please send me a PM with the info Thanks.
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Recover / Restore A2017U To Working Conditions with Root & TWRP Recovery
WARNING , WARNING , WARNING
DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK, NOT MY FAULT IF YOUR DEVICE CAUSES WW-III OR WW-IV OR MAKE THE SUN HOTTER THAN ALREADY IS.

- THIS IS A UNTOUCH-STOCK-B20 SYSTEM & BOOT IMAGES FOR SOFTBRICK / WIFI RECOVERY-FIX -
- OR -
- GET BACK TO STOCK B20 -
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- USE ONLY IF YOU HAVE UNLOCK BOOTLOADER -
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Untouch-Stock B20 Flashable Zip Provided by DrakenFX
Untouch-Stock B20 System & Boot Images Provided by @Unjustified Dev
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1- Download the following files ZTE_A2017U_StockB20U_by_DrakenFX.zip & UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.65-20151226141550.zip & A2017_Bootloop_BootFix.zip and Move them to your Interna Storage or SDCard.
2- Boot to TWRP Recovery (Manually or using ADB)
3- Tap WIPE > ADVANCE WIPE > Select Data - Cache - Dalvik Cache - System (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT)
4- Now Flash ZTE_A2017U_StockB20U_by_DrakenFX.zip( Thanks again @Unjustified Dev )
5- Now Flash UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.65-20151226141550.zip
6- Now Flash no-verity-opt-encrypt_zip-BOOTLOOP-FIX-Axon-7-A2016U.zip
7- Reboot System > SLIDE TO REBOOT (You'll probably see a "NO OS INSTALLED" is ok just slide)
- BE PATIENT / DON'T GET SCARE / WORLD WON'T END TODAY AND WAIT -

Hope this help any of the user who requested fix for NO WiFi and / or get back B20 or Just cuz they are SoftBrick (A2017U)
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16th August 2016, 02:00 AM |#5  
Thanks @DrakenFX. You're the man. Been waiting for this. Keep up the good work!
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Hi A7 Users.
I'll be adding/updating this Thread with more important Guides/Info for our device, in this case the A2017U (US variant)

WOW! I am stunned we even got something going on after we got the Boot OTA (B20_boot) rolled for members to play around.

I wouldn't even surprise me if we get an AOSP merge going on in less than a month, BUT, given the irritating and atrocious delay on Axon7 supplies, I don't think it will actually happen in less than a month, when the second waves of gold Axon7s reach users.
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WOW! I am stunned we even got something going on after we got the Boot OTA (B20_boot) rolled for members to play around.

I wouldn't even surprise me if we get an AOSP merge going on in less than a month, BUT, given the irritating and atrocious delay on Axon7 supplies, I don't think it will actually happen in less than a month, when the second waves of gold Axon7s reach users.

Yea its surprising how everything just started to get off so quickly. I wasn't even expecting root for a while but this is great. It seems ZTE left alot of the underlying things as stock as possible so might be not too bad for AOSP port, but yea definitely need to start delivering to phones quickly. I really wish they released the full stock ROM files, hope it doesn't take too long and they end up doing it.
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I believe the second wave it's coming ... at least Newegg it's shipping already not waiting until 9/9 ... I order 3 phones and the 3 already been charge on my credit card 😎 whit a prior email saying that my order would be processed whit the next 24 - 48 hrs

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Originally Posted by tupirujp

I believe the second wave it's coming ... at least Newegg it's shipping already not waiting until 9/9 ... I order 3 phones and the 3 already been charge on my credit card 😎 whit a prior email saying that my order would be processed whit the next 24 - 48 hrs

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Send 1 to @Unjustified Dev so he can start porting CM 13 or Something else or both things LoL, :P

P. S. Yeah he have ported CM for other devices, well the ones he uses.
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Send 1 to @Unjustified Dev so he can start porting CM 13 or Something else or both things LoL,

P. S. Yeah he have ported CM for other devices, well the ones he uses.

that would be nice ...
Any ways I'm planing to donate some for him on PayPal once I get the phones root them and make them work ... I have att and my all 3 lines are contrat free that's why I have 3 coming hope he can put some money together from PayPal and get one to help us even more 😆

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