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[GUIDE] How to root ZTE Blade , install CWM and install ROM without PC

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By kevinrus123, Senior Member on 5th August 2013, 05:26 PM
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In this Guide,I will show you how to root your ZTE Blade , install Clockworkmod and install a ROM , without a PC.

ZTE Blade is also known as:
-Base Lutea
-Orange San Francisco
-Dell XCD35


Download the ZIP package made by me ; containig all files you will need (depends what Gen your Blade is):
-Ask Mr Pigfish (to know if your device is Gen1 or Gen2 Phone)
-gen1-to-gen2.zip (If your device is a Gen1 , this will make it to Gen2 , I will explain it to you in detail)
-ES File Explorer
-u_Root.apk
-latestgen2.zip
-recovery.apk

To unpack the ZIP , get a File Manager or ZIP unpacker from Android Market (Play Store)

The ROM you want to install ( I highly recommend a ICS ROM - from Cyanogenmod) you can easily download to your phone.
This all files you can easily download to your /sdcard , you won't need a PC.
This Method to root your ZTE Blade is the safest.

First we need to know what Gen your ZTE Blade I is.
To look what Gen your Blade is , install and run Ask Mr Pigfish.apk , this will say you in less seconds what Gen your device is.

**If it is a Gen1 phone , follow these steps with the Headline "Gen1 Phone".**
--If it is a Gen 2 phone , follow the steps with the Headline "Gen2 Phone" .--


**Gen1 Phone**

Get the files from the zip:
-ES File Explorer
-gen1-to-gen2.zip

Steps:

-With the ES File Explorer you have to unzip the gen1-to-gen2.zip to your sdcard (/sdcard/)
-You will get a folder named "image" on your SDCard.
-Turn off the phone , remove the battery and put the battery back in.
- Hold the front MENU-Button and Volume+ button together and press power on (so you hold three buttons during power on)
-When you see some green Text appear , you can let the buttons.
-Now your phone is converted from Gen1 to Gen2!
-Now the Phone will reboot , and you will get to CWM Recovery!


----NOW WE NEED TO INSTALL A CUSTOM ROM-----

-Get a Custom ROM from ZTE Blade Android Development , no matter what version is (Gingerbread or ICS or other Version - doesn't matter).
-The ROM must be made only for the Blade.
-Save the ROM at /sdcard/.
-Turn your phone off.
-During pressing power on your phone , press Volume- , and let the 2 buttons only go , when you are in Clockworkmod Recovery.
-In the CWM-Recovery you can only navigate with the buttons (Menu,Volume +/-)
-Scroll to "Wipe Data&Factory Reset" with Volume buttons and press the MENU button.
-Choose Yes.
-Then make the same at "Wipe Cache"
-When you are with both wipe finished , go to "Install .zip from sdcard" -> "choose .zip from sdcard" -> go to your RomName.zip (RomName is the name of the ROM!) , then choose "Yes" and the ROM is installing.
-When the ROM is installed , just "reboot system now" and your device is rebooting!
**First boot needs some time**
__________________________________________________ ____________________________


"Gen2 Phone"

Get the files from the zip:
-ES File Explorer
-u_Root.apk
-recovery.apk
-latestgen2.zip

Make sure "Unknown Sources" and "USB-Debugging" are enabled (at Settings)!
-Install the u_Root.apk
-Tap "Open"
-Tap "Permanent Root"
-Please be patient. This process can take up to 15 Minutes , your phone might reboot.
-When it is ready , download the latestgen2.zip .
-Extract the latestgen2.zip to your /sdcard/
-You will get a file named "clock.img"
-Now make sure again if "Unknown Sources" are enabled.
-Download now the recovery.apk .
-Install it and open it , "Superuser will ask for permissions - you have to tap OK"
-Tap Recovery Tab
-Tap install recovery
-Tap /sdcard/clock.img and press OK.
-Wait till Installing is finished , then Tap "Reboot to Recovery" and click OK.
**Congrats , you have now CWM!**

----NOW WE NEED TO INSTALL A CUSTOM ROM-----

-Get a Custom ROM from ZTE Blade Android Development , no matter what version is (Gingerbread or ICS or other Version - doesn't matter).
-The ROM must be made only for the Blade.
-Save the ROM at /sdcard/.
-Turn your phone off.
-During pressing power on your phone , press Volume- , and let the 2 buttons only go , when you are in Clockworkmod Recovery.
-In the CWM-Recovery you can only navigate with the buttons (Menu,Volume +/-)
-Scroll to "Wipe Data&Factory Reset" with Volume buttons and press the MENU button.
-Choose Yes.
-Then make the same at "Wipe Cache"
-When you are with both wipe finished , go to "Install .zip from sdcard" -> "choose .zip from sdcard" -> go to your RomName.zip (RomName is the name of the ROM!) , then choose "Yes" and the ROM is installing.
-When the ROM is installed , just "reboot system now" and your device is rebooting!
**First boot needs some time**

Your ROM might need Gapps , you will find them HERE.
Download the Gapps for your Android Version ; If you use ICS , choose the Gapps_ics_xxxx.zip !
The Gapps are in a flashable .zip , just flash the .zip wia CWM.
ZTE Blade ROMS are working for BASE Lutea , Dell XCD35 and Orange San Francisco too , they have different names , but are the same device.

Have fun with the bunch of Custom Rom and Mods
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"dead link"***CLICK HERE TO GET THE ZIP PACKAGE!*** and the device known as avea in touch
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"dead link"***CLICK HERE TO GET THE ZIP PACKAGE!*** and the device known as avea in touch

Sorry, but devhost deleted the ZIP , don't know why.
Will try it to upload another time.
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Why not use mediafire or a shared file in dropbox.

Is there anywhere else I can obtain some of these files in the meantime?
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Originally Posted by kevinrus123

In this Guide,I will show you how to root your ZTE Blade , install Clockworkmod and install a ROM , without a PC.

ZTE Blade is also known as:
-Base Lutea
-Orange San Francisco
-Dell XCD35


Download the ZIP package made by me ; containig all files you will need (depends what Gen your Blade is):
-Ask Mr Pigfish (to know if your device is Gen1 or Gen2 Phone)
-gen1-to-gen2.zip (If your device is a Gen1 , this will make it to Gen2 , I will explain it to you in detail)
-ES File Explorer
-u_Root.apk
-latestgen2.zip
-recovery.apk

To unpack the ZIP , get a File Manager or ZIP unpacker from Android Market (Play Store)

The ROM you want to install ( I highly recommend a ICS ROM - from Cyanogenmod) you can easily download to your phone.
This all files you can easily download to your /sdcard , you won't need a PC.
This Method to root your ZTE Blade is the safest.

First we need to know what Gen your ZTE Blade I is.
To look what Gen your Blade is , install and run Ask Mr Pigfish.apk , this will say you in less seconds what Gen your device is.

**If it is a Gen1 phone , follow these steps with the Headline "Gen1 Phone".**
--If it is a Gen 2 phone , follow the steps with the Headline "Gen2 Phone" .--


**Gen1 Phone**

Get the files from the zip:
-ES File Explorer
-gen1-to-gen2.zip

Steps:

-With the ES File Explorer you have to unzip the gen1-to-gen2.zip to your sdcard (/sdcard/)
-You will get a folder named "image" on your SDCard.
-Turn off the phone , remove the battery and put the battery back in.
- Hold the front MENU-Button and Volume+ button together and press power on (so you hold three buttons during power on)
-When you see some green Text appear , you can let the buttons.
-Now your phone is converted from Gen1 to Gen2!
-Now the Phone will reboot , and you will get to CWM Recovery!


----NOW WE NEED TO INSTALL A CUSTOM ROM-----

-Get a Custom ROM from ZTE Blade Android Development , no matter what version is (Gingerbread or ICS or other Version - doesn't matter).
-The ROM must be made only for the Blade.
-Save the ROM at /sdcard/.
-Turn your phone off.
-During pressing power on your phone , press Volume- , and let the 2 buttons only go , when you are in Clockworkmod Recovery.
-In the CWM-Recovery you can only navigate with the buttons (Menu,Volume +/-)
-Scroll to "Wipe Data&Factory Reset" with Volume buttons and press the MENU button.
-Choose Yes.
-Then make the same at "Wipe Cache"
-When you are with both wipe finished , go to "Install .zip from sdcard" -> "choose .zip from sdcard" -> go to your RomName.zip (RomName is the name of the ROM!) , then choose "Yes" and the ROM is installing.
-When the ROM is installed , just "reboot system now" and your device is rebooting!
**First boot needs some time**
__________________________________________________ ____________________________


"Gen2 Phone"

Get the files from the zip:
-ES File Explorer
-u_Root.apk
-recovery.apk
-latestgen2.zip

Make sure "Unknown Sources" and "USB-Debugging" are enabled (at Settings)!
-Install the u_Root.apk
-Tap "Open"
-Tap "Permanent Root"
-Please be patient. This process can take up to 15 Minutes , your phone might reboot.
-When it is ready , download the latestgen2.zip .
-Extract the latestgen2.zip to your /sdcard/
-You will get a file named "clock.img"
-Now make sure again if "Unknown Sources" are enabled.
-Download now the recovery.apk .
-Install it and open it , "Superuser will ask for permissions - you have to tap OK"
-Tap Recovery Tab
-Tap install recovery
-Tap /sdcard/clock.img and press OK.
-Wait till Installing is finished , then Tap "Reboot to Recovery" and click OK.
**Congrats , you have now CWM!**

----NOW WE NEED TO INSTALL A CUSTOM ROM-----

-Get a Custom ROM from ZTE Blade Android Development , no matter what version is (Gingerbread or ICS or other Version - doesn't matter).
-The ROM must be made only for the Blade.
-Save the ROM at /sdcard/.
-Turn your phone off.
-During pressing power on your phone , press Volume- , and let the 2 buttons only go , when you are in Clockworkmod Recovery.
-In the CWM-Recovery you can only navigate with the buttons (Menu,Volume +/-)
-Scroll to "Wipe Data&Factory Reset" with Volume buttons and press the MENU button.
-Choose Yes.
-Then make the same at "Wipe Cache"
-When you are with both wipe finished , go to "Install .zip from sdcard" -> "choose .zip from sdcard" -> go to your RomName.zip (RomName is the name of the ROM!) , then choose "Yes" and the ROM is installing.
-When the ROM is installed , just "reboot system now" and your device is rebooting!
**First boot needs some time**

Your ROM might need Gapps , you will find them HERE.
Download the Gapps for your Android Version ; If you use ICS , choose the Gapps_ics_xxxx.zip !
The Gapps are in a flashable .zip , just flash the .zip wia CWM.
ZTE Blade ROMS are working for BASE Lutea , Dell XCD35 and Orange San Francisco too , they have different names , but are the same device.

Have fun with the bunch of Custom Rom and Mods




holla sir my name is sardul gupta i m using this phone from last 1 year i totally dissapointed with the ui of this phone can u tell me how to install cwm in this device thanks
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any way to get a mirror because I can't download the package, it tells me to disable adblock (haha **** you??) how about some free host like dropbox or google drive?
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Plz sir send me download file that zip file not available
Plz sir send me zip file
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Why such fail hit this forum!!!
It's completely useless...
Because slowly everything will be paid!
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