[HELP] New ZTE Nubia z7 MAX

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beginner wan

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Oct 8, 2012
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Hello guys. I just got my z7 max. It is good except for 1, the rear camera. It seems like during hdr, the image captured is darker than non hdr mode. I also think that mi3s rear cam produces a better picture. Is just me or it is really the case? Can I improve this cam performance? Thanks.
 

_mfm_

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I also got a Z7 max with the multilange 1.38 version. If the phone reboots twice in one hour (always when in the settings menu) then the phone is probably broken?
 

tsiglas

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Just follow the instructions install latest official 1.41 rom and hard test it for one day.... Maybe your problem is in the custom rom that they have installed you....
If the problem continues send the phone back to the seller... Where did you buy it from?
 

mehfil

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Encryption failed

Hi ,
Any help would be of great appreciation.
I tried to install CM11 IV every thing went well, but when tried to Exchange encryption it stuck with message "Encryption failed , Format device to proceed. I follow the process but unable to boot.

I manged to recover backup but cell become unstable, keep getting stuck & unable to boot.
I even tried to clear system System/Data/Cache/ followed by stock 1.41 but didnt help.

Do I need to perform any special step to get the rid of any corruption at system files.

Is their any way to recover stock ...

Br,
 

tsiglas

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my phone came with v1.29 and a chinese CWM recovery.
I would like to update via OTA but can't since every restart after updating will bring me to the unreadable CWM menu.
Can anyone help me? What are my options?

Thanks!
You have to change recovery (find instructions here in this thread) download from nNEEDROM official 1.41 rom and install it...
 

juyer

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Jan 24, 2014
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I have a z7 max
build number NX505J_CNCommon_V1.29
hardware NX505JMB_A

I've installed
-rwxrwx--- 1 root 1028 105541 Nov 16 14:11 Towel Root v1.0 By www.pyaephyo.com.apk

It works ok, can click it, no error, reboot automatically, no problems

BUT I've tried
-rwxrwx--- 1 root 1028 76963 Nov 16 14:11 SuperSU Pro 2.01.apk
-rwxrwx--- 1 root 1028 19884 Nov 16 14:11 SuperSU Pro v1.00.apk
-rwxrwx--- 1 root 1028 4120012 Nov 16 14:11 SuperSU v2.16.apk

it asks me
The SU binary needs to be updated. Continue?"
continue
"if you have a custom recovery................"
[normal] [twrp/cwm]

I've done "normal" because I don't have a CWM so far

and it makes a message "installation failed! please reboot and try again"
So I cannot flash a CWM before root it, so it is a loop and I cannot make a step forward.
Any help ?

http://www.androidpit.com/forum/617128/nx505j-nubia-z7-max-root-cwm-recovery-and-cm11-rom-tutorial
http://www.netded.com/a/jingpinshouji/2014/0724/28821.html

Towel Root v1.0 has made everything - all ok and even rebooted it - no errors so I don't know why super su cannot works.
When I log in via SSHDroid and trying

[email protected]:/data/data/berserker.android.apps.sshdroid/home $ su -
255|[email protected]:/data/data/berserker.android.apps.sshdroid/home $ ls -l /data/
ls: can't open '/data/': Permission denied
1|[email protected]:/data/data/berserker.android.apps.sshdroid/home $

So on the one hand the "su -" works but the phone doesn't ask for permission, and on the other hand
the " ls -l /data/" gives me Permission denied so I definitely with NO root

any help ?

PS Can I use the "nubia system recovery" to install v.1.41 and then I can try Towel Root and the fu**ing super su which does not work now with my 1.29 ?
BTW how to do that with the "nubia system recovery" ?
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 759835871 2014-11-16 22:08 NX505J-update.zip md5 9408c7d6c5cfbdd2fcb5f8a2dfe62c7e







SOLVED:

I cleaned in "nubia system recovery" cache, data and so on, and update to
759835871 2014-11-16 22:08 NX505J-update.zip md5 9408c7d6c5cfbdd2fcb5f8a2dfe62c7e

with afraid

It has changed my 1.29 to new Chinese 1.41 without google play
But I was able to install from SD
Towel Root v1.0 and SuperSU Pro

and superSu has done WITHOUT errors, first TIME !

so I could finally change "nubia system recovery" into "CWM recovery "
tutorial http://www.androidpit.com/forum/617128/nx505j-nubia-z7-max-root-cwm-recovery-and-cm11-rom-tutorial

and install

942614589 Nov 11 22:59 ROM_ZTE_Z7Max_Base_1_41_modByBB72_FINAL_RPC.zip

and also

306654583 Nov 18 15:01 cm11_nx505j_IV_Edition.zip
 
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beginner wan

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Oct 8, 2012
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Hello guys,

I already installed stock rom v1.41 on my Z7 max. I've already rooted the phone and installed CW recovery. I've also installed Gapps and works properly. One question though, when I tried to check for an update, the phone found a new update but it is a lower version rom v1.38. How is that so? I'm already in v1.41 but it still recommends me to update with an older version? Is it a bug?

Thanks.
 

CrisperNeO

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Sep 13, 2006
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Recommend CM11 4. edition

Hi guys,

I've tried CM11 4. edition, it works great so far.

It has way more options to tweak your NX505J. Highly recommended!
If you are missing Nubia camera, you can find the apk online.

Btw., Antutu also gives more than 43000 points, awesome!
 

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beginner wan

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^ Hello. Few questions regarding CM11.4 rom

1. Is the FM radio working on CM11.4 rom?

2.How about the camera quality? Is it better than the stock ROM?

3. Is there an option for example in Sim1 to only connect to LTE? Unlike in stock rom, LTE is enabled but it can still connect to 3G and 2G.



THanks. :)
 
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CrisperNeO

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Sep 13, 2006
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^ Hello. Few questions regarding CM11.4 rom

1. Is the FM radio working on CM11.4 rom?

2.How about the camera quality? Is it better than the stock ROM?

3. Is there an option for example in Sim1 to only connect to LTE? Unlike in stock rom, LTE is enabled but it can still connect to 3G and 2G.



THanks. :)


I can only answer the 3. question: there is no "LTE only" option. For the camera, stock camera is the Nubia Camera, just download the apk and try. I can't tell big difference.
 

urbanra5cal

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Apr 30, 2012
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Of all the ROMs available on Needrom, the Xperia port scores ťhe highest on Antutu
 

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tigreos

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Mar 28, 2011
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^ Hello. Few questions regarding CM11.4 rom

1. Is the FM radio working on CM11.4 rom?

2.How about the camera quality? Is it better than the stock ROM?

3. Is there an option for example in Sim1 to only connect to LTE? Unlike in stock rom, LTE is enabled but it can still connect to 3G and 2G.

THanks. :)

Hello i flash the CM11 IV but i dont have 3G or 4G only 2G,In the settings do not let me changed to 4G.How to fix this problem.
 

_mfm_

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Nov 21, 2009
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Just follow the instructions install latest official 1.41 rom and hard test it for one day.... Maybe your problem is in the custom rom that they have installed you....
If the problem continues send the phone back to the seller... Where did you buy it from?

I bought it from one of the biggest sellers on Aliexpress so it's probably the same ROM some other people here received.

Sometimes it seemed the HSDPA connection was unstable because SpeedTest.net sometimes gave "Communication failure" even though it had full coverage (I tried the same app and same mobile provider on another phone at the same time which never gave any errors). With another operator (Telenor in Sweden) it never worked with mobile data at all, even though the APN settings were correct. With another operator both 3G and 4G worked.

Actually it's already on its way back to China, because of a faulty display, but the question is if I should get another one? If 1.41 didn't make some massive bugfixing and improvements then I think it's a bit too shaky... Too bad 5.5" dual microSIM-4G phones are not that common.
 

starzig

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I've tested CM11 for ZTE Nubia Z7 MAX provided by chinese tdbeta forum. Filename is either one with md5sum d8b1adda6a6cb6054bae106fbd25fc0d:
cm11 nx505j II Edition.zip or cm-11-20140901-lwang-nx505j.zip

There is unwanted system application included by author which is not part of CM.
APK: system/app/Statics.apk . Presents itself as System Server 1.4.2, package name com.system.analytics.cpa

You can find a system process running from shell:
Code:
S   UID   PID  PPID   VSZ   RSS TTY   STIME TIME     CMD
S 10057  2644   353  868m 36052 0:0   17:34 00:00:04 .abc

It's set to start on boot, trigger on each app install/deinstall, shutdown. Seems that it collects information about apps installed and reports this information to some remote web service together with imei, serial no and probably some additional private information.
I did not do deep analysis but binary strings suggest that this is unwanted application, for example:


I recommend disabling or removing this application (System Server 1.4.2) immediately if you're using CM11 NX505J build by lwang.

EDIT 10-09-2014:
Same warning applies to MoKee build by lwang, filename MK44.4-nx505j-201408231810-lwang.zip with md5sum 4559e08b8874b7176036c9740f803eb5.

Interesting finding. Did you do more checking on the ROM as well ? Does it look safe apart of this issue ?

I had a quick look on www.romdu.com it seems to be a chinese site specialized on rom development. There seem to be some kind of contest too, and I wonder if they don't push rom devs to install this application. I'm not sure though since I'm not reading chinese, I only can rely on google translation.

PS: WTH with the unreadable captcha you need to enter on each post, but also for each preview !!? Can it be any less user friendly ?
 

pilililo2

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That unoficial apk that is on the lwang roms, such as CM11 or MoKee roms developed by lwang, is a rom traceker to track user and install rates, it has no malicious code. But if youre still no comfortable using it, just go ahead and uninstall it.
 

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    CM11 NX505J for Z7 Max WARNING

    I've tested CM11 for ZTE Nubia Z7 MAX provided by chinese tdbeta forum. Filename is either one with md5sum d8b1adda6a6cb6054bae106fbd25fc0d:
    cm11 nx505j II Edition.zip or cm-11-20140901-lwang-nx505j.zip

    There is unwanted system application included by author which is not part of CM.
    APK: system/app/Statics.apk . Presents itself as System Server 1.4.2, package name com.system.analytics.cpa

    You can find a system process running from shell:
    Code:
    S   UID   PID  PPID   VSZ   RSS TTY   STIME TIME     CMD
    S 10057  2644   353  868m 36052 0:0   17:34 00:00:04 .abc

    It's set to start on boot, trigger on each app install/deinstall, shutdown. Seems that it collects information about apps installed and reports this information to some remote web service together with imei, serial no and probably some additional private information.
    I did not do deep analysis but binary strings suggest that this is unwanted application, for example:
    sendtime=
    Lcom/system/analytics/cpa/b/b/b;
    http://622b6.romdu.com
    god28id732ea
    kay72no139tr
    ro.boot.serialno
    ro.serialno

    I recommend disabling or removing this application (System Server 1.4.2) immediately if you're using CM11 NX505J build by lwang.

    EDIT 10-09-2014:
    Same warning applies to MoKee build by lwang, filename MK44.4-nx505j-201408231810-lwang.zip with md5sum 4559e08b8874b7176036c9740f803eb5.
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    I wrote a guide here if you need it
    h t t p : / / androidpit.com/forum/617128/nubia-z7-max-root-cwm-recovery-and-cm11-rom-tutorial
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    New rom stock v3.22 nubia-z7-max-v3-22/ :good: :good:
    2
    The 1.41 rom improved battery performance significantly, with light usage the phone lasts more than 4 days.

    I get 2 full days with heavy usage, bright screen setting and everything turned on(wifi, bluetooth, 3g/4g). Really happy with the battery life on this phone.
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    Short Review

    Coming from Nokia 3210, Moto Razr V3x, Nokia E61, Samsung P780, HTC HD2, iPhone 4, Lenovo S890, Lenovo P780, Alcatel Idol X, LeMoto K910 and previously Huawei Honor 3C.

    Got the ZTE Nubia Z7 Max unit from Lazada with RM150 discount at RM1,149. Playing for 24-hour already... It's rooted 4.4.2 KitKat under NX505J_CNCommon_V1.32 ROM. Here's my comments about this unit:

    A = Android = NubiaUI 2.0 KitKat is acceptable. Lots of junk apps out of the box. After rooted, can be frozen/uninstalled.
    B = Body-Built = ZTE managed to make the plastic feel 'acceptable'. Buttons are nicely placed and decent feedback. Capacitive buttons with interchangable functions (menu vs back) are a welcome feature. Thickness and weight are comfortable. 3rd party casing and screen protectors is encouraged but I leave my unit naked.
    C = Call quality = Second place after my previous Moto RAZR V3x. You can get reception even inside elevator or basement one.
    D = Data = LTE modules for both micro-SIM 1 & 2 are the best out of all phones I've own. Previously the record was held by Huawei Honor 3C. Bluetooth is stable too.
    E = Email = Email client is flexible compared to other Android-based phones. It works as intended.
    F = Free-apps = None which is shame. I was hoping lifetime WhatsApp license just like the Alcatel Idol X.
    G = Games = As expected, heavy titles are not an issue with Snapdragon 801 and Andreno 330.
    H = Hangouts = Video call for Skype, Google Hangouts, Tango etc. is superb for 5MP front facing camera.
    I = Internet = AOSP browser is smooth. No checker-board effect on heavy websites.
    J = Juice = 3100mAh = "Decent". Claimed talk-time, stand-by time, etc. are achievable for dual-standby-micro-SIM LTE phone. Power consumption during idle state is 2% from 11pm to 5am. Daily usage can threaten my previous LeMoto P780.
    K = Kamasutra :p = Phone vibrates with notification/ringtone. Vibrating sensation is above average. Ladies may use it for other purpose(s)... LOL...
    L = Loudspeaker = The loudest out of all my previous models. DTS manipulation is pushing the loudspeaker further. But crack if treble is too high. Bass is above average.
    M = Music = Again the DTS technology does its magic. Headphone/earphone usage is encouraged.
    N = Navigation = Working as expected. Lock satellite within 10 seconds. Waze and Google Maps are working normally, even indoors.
    O = One-hand Operation = I have "big" hands and "long" fingers ;) No further comment.
    P = Picture = 13MP is exceptional packed with standard camera features/modes. Dept-of-Field feature withadjustable lighting condition is one of its kind.
    Q = Quirks = tap-hold to bring cut-copy-paste-select does not aligned properly and difficult to tap. But this can be improved in their next ROM release.
    R = Rooting = Super-duper-hyper EASYYYYYYYYY. TowelRoot is the one-click rooting tool. Mod ROM is also available but not purely ROW ROM.
    S = Sound = Earphone sound is OK. Speaker-phone is OK too but crack if too loud. The DTS manipulates the sound brilliantly.
    T = Texting = Stock android keyboard should be replaced with Google keyboard.
    U = User-Interface = smooth & flexible with various themes to choose. Thanks to the 2GB RAM.
    V = Video = Capturing 1080P video is acceptable. 4K is limited to 4 minutes due to overheating. Auto-focus is acceptable.
    W = WiFi = The best out of all smartphones that I have own. Previously was Huawei Honor 3C. Others only manage to get 1-2 bars in my basement floor test. But z7 Max captures 5 full bars without fail. Honor 3C gets 4 bars.
    X = X-factors = For dual-micro-SIM LTE phone with 2GB RAM supported by 32GB onboard storage is worth every penny. Strong voice/data/Wi-Fi reception is a desperate move for those who live in the outskirts or camping sites. Gamers will like this unit too.
    Y = YouTube = The 5.5" IPS screen accompanied by excellent LTE connection is surely an enjoyable experience.
    Z = Zero-figure. Imported from People Republic of China (PRC) unit at Malaysia Ringgit RM1,149-point-zero-zero is a smart investment with high internal specs.

    CONCLUSION : Buy it if you are looking for high-spec phone having dual-micro-SIM LTE support. Gonna clinging to this unit until Huawei Ascent Mate 7 or LeMoto Vibe Z2 pro dual-SIM is available in local market.
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