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[Q] Force custom ROM installation on Creative device

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By GameX2, Member on 11th February 2014, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by vituzz


I have a Creative Zen Touch 2 with Froyo, rooted. It has potential but the Creative's Rom is quite unstable, freezing and shooting down my device randomly. I want to replace it with another ROM (CyanogenMod?) but i can't install any recovery mod from ClockWorkMod because my device is not listed. Someone knows as I can do it manually and if there is a compatible rom?
Please help my, I don't wanna lose my device!

Thanks in advance!

I have an older Android device, a Creative ZEN Touch 2, running on Android 2.2.1 - same situation as above.
Got it in 2011. The device does have potential: it has an AMRv7 800 MHz processor. I have an LG P500h, but it's an AMRv6 600MHz, and fluidity difference is noticeable for games, with the 2 devices.

As Vituzz said, the device is really buggy, should be the Creative firmware... I don't have access to the complete SPECS now as I can't boot the device for now (That happen - it boot 1 times out of 10 now. Firmware fault?). I believe it's a little low on RAM (256MB?) which would explain the freezes - but should Android 2.2.1 run without freezing even with 256 of RAM ?

Straight to the point:
The device also randomly loose sound, mute everything. Randomly. The sound sometimes go back, but after a reboot, for 2 to 20 minutes. Haven't been able to figure out why, and when exactly.
So what if that was the fault of the firmware?

I previously tried to install a custom ROM on it - the thing is that, as Vituzz said, the device is not listed in ROM Manager, so ClockWorkMod (Which I believe should be required for a firmware change) is not installable with ROM Manager - I guess it's unable to backup the ROM.

Let's face it, I already have an LG smartphone, and the ZEN Touch 2 is on life-support since last year. I'm open to take the risk to install a custom ROM on it, force the install, knowing it might definitely brick it. At that point, it's quite unusable anyway, I guess if that's possible, that's a worthy risk.
Assuming the device name is ignored, what would be the most probable way to make it work? Is there any ROM that is known to be compatible with a lot of devices? Or maybe if I could come up with the detailes Specs with Elixir, maybe we could attempt to install a ROM on a similar device ?

Might brick it - but it just sit on my shelf. Is that possible at all, to force the installation ?

Thank you!

EDIT: Sorry, not sure if the section of the topic is correct. :/ Can't delete it.
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