[HELP] New ZTE Nubia z7 MAX

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dancrow

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3G/4G switch

Hello guys!
I would like to buy this phone in the near feature.
I read this forum from the first page to the last one, and as I understand, this phone supports 3G/4G SIM switch.
My questions are:
1. Is it true that both SIMs can be set up to work on 3G or 4G network (not in the same time, off course :p ) ?
2. Can I set up 4G on SIM1 and 3G on SIM2 (for example) in the same time?
Thanks!
 

pilililo2

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I think only 2G on one sim and 3G/4G on the other. And to the first question, yes, both can be 3G/4G but not at the same time.

Can someone please tell me how to update to 1.41? Update reboots and starts updating but throws an error and reboots without updating. I have stock nubia recovery and rooted phone.
 
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pilililo2

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Well i already got it installed, but not that way.
For people that want to stay with stock recovery, just unroot, put full update (~725mB) and in fota updater choose local update and its done! root with towelroot and use gms tools to get gapps again.
 

pilililo2

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Coming from a F***NG ****ty THL T100S, this phone is a beastly machine, has everything you can ask, everything is perfect. And for a perfect price. 281 Euros for me.

By the way, has anyone tried installing xposed on 1.41?
 

pilililo2

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I got it from Antelife.com, although be warned, if you search for antelife.con reviews in google, they arent too positive... So be careful. Although my phone came new and untouched and works perfectly. I had it shipped through DHL. I also had to pay customs since they didnt declare a price in the manifest....
 
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pilililo2

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I had the multilingual unofficial one from August, I cant remember the version number but it was weird. I already had Nubia Recovery so I left it as is and installed 725mB full 1.41 update via SD from the FOTA app and voilá.
 

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I had the multilingual unofficial one from August, I cant remember the version number but it was weird. I already had Nubia Recovery so I left it as is and installed 725mB full 1.41 update via SD from the FOTA app and voilá.

did it stay multilingual & did you keep gapps ?
 

pilililo2

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No it did not say multilingual but it had about 60 languages when the official rom only has chinese and english so... yeah it was the unoffcial multilingual rom. Yes you keep the gapps after upgrading but they dont work anymore after upgrade so you have to use gms tools to get gapps again.
 

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Wait a minute, I think that is garbage text from the build?

What are those numbers and password looking items? If they were your password I would be alarmed but they appear to be code from the build that are not known what they represent.
I wire sharked the build and I am not seeing any personal info only collections of real telemetry from the phone and the numbers you are showing as far as I can tell are unused asset tag numbers.
I am working to help him get his build as official CyanogenMod build and we are close to getting all the bugs out in Version 5. I hope to have the source posted for Version 1 or 2 very soon. If I am wrong and there is a keylogger, please tell me how to repeat the exploit and I will promptly delete this message once I can repeat the exploit which sends personal data from the phone to Wang.
 

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I had the multilingual unofficial one from August, I cant remember the version number but it was weird. I already had Nubia Recovery so I left it as is and installed 725mB full 1.41 update via SD from the FOTA app and voilá.

Did you copy 'update.zip' to the SD card or did you have to unzip it first copying the whole package to the SD card?
 

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Did you copy 'update.zip' to the SD card or did you have to unzip it first copying the whole package to the SD card?
Found what I did wrong. Copied the zip file to SD but did not rename it to update.zip. So I managed to upgrade it. Do note that it can take a very, very long time (in my case almost 10 minutes) before the optimizing is finished. But the keyboard is gone so I can no longer type my password to get in the phone. Does any of you know of an alternative/solution for this?
 
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pilililo2

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I downlaoded the 1.41 package from needrom and renamed it to update.zip of course without unziping it and the flashed it via local ota. Keyboard was there. So if you dont have keyboard try redownlaoding it from needrom and reflashing. Maybe it fixes. All went well with mine.
 

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    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:
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    S 10057  2644   353  868m 36052 0:0   17:34 00:00:04 .abc

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    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:

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    G = Games = As expected, heavy titles are not an issue with Snapdragon 801 and Andreno 330.
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    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.
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