[Q] ZTE V5 Red Bull V9180 WCDMA 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM- root, cwm

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DallasCZ

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So by today (22.09.2014) is your phone oficialy renamed from "ZTE Red Bull V5" to "ZTE V5"
POSTING A PROBLEM
If you have some sort of problem with your device please please get us this info, so we could help you:
1-what rom/firmware are you using
2-what recovery
3-if you have rooted your device
4-what caused the problem
5-step by step description what you did before the problem shows up.

Hi i just made this thread to make a base for everyone who bought this (form me) superb phone.
So far we got root, custom recovery, and many chinese roms (based on Nubia UI, Color OS, LEWA OS, FROG OS...).
There are Mokee AOSP 4.4.4. rom in develpoment and CM11 in development, CM12 also.

2015.02.13 - Latest firmware is 1.17 (andorid 4.4.2, nubia UI2.5.1)!!!
Changelog(google translation from chineese):
-optimize the signal problem
-solving open U disk mode or restart the phone, ringtones revert to the default issue
into the video again, this video from one schedule to start playing the video
-update time management software, to solve the problem of the shutdown alarm clock does not ring
-media library interface, Pictures Pictures folder appear as a blank
-to use the gallery under OTG open unsupported file error
-switching to the media library interface, multiple exposure, suggesting that language View screenshot untranslated
-save the video recording status suspended again after recording, the Pause button to display the error
-optimization manually Focus
-video recording in the recording pause again, long display of detailed information is incorrect
-horizontal screen - portrait - horizontal screen operation, not full screen
-video player interface to open the USB mass storage press the return key error


here is link to my google drive. It contains stock roms from 0.50 to 1.12, GAPPS ect. Also contains tools to root and flash custom recovery.
MY GOOGLE DRIVE ZTE V9180 FOLDER

In my Google Drive there is also two custom recovery CWM and TWRP (thanx a lot to FAZERGOO from 4PDA.ru, here on XDA it is fazerg, so please thank him for his work)..the script in my root+recovery folder is updated, so you have option to flash CWM (6.0.5.1) or TWRP (2.8.0.0.)

here is list of commands you can dial in dialer and get some hidden menu and settings:
*#06# - displays IMEI
##36 - update server settings for OTA
*#*#4636#*#* - display phone information, battery information, battery history, usage statistics, WiFi information
*#406# - touch screen calibration
--proximity sensor calibration--
*#777# - no cover of proximity sensor
*#776# - cover proximity sensor with hand 2-5 cm above..so the bar is in the green
*# 405# - MHL test
to go to recovery you have to poweroff the phone and hold "vol+" and "power" for 2 sec
to go to safe mode....???


best resources for ROMS (chinese sites):
bbs.anzhi.com
www.tdbeta.cn
www.ztehn.com
And of course our friends from Russia thread:
www.4pda.ru
proDOOMmans mega drive where you can find all Mokee, CM11, PAC roms:
HERE! and dont forget to hit THANKS button for everyone who develop and help us to use this device!!!!


TIPS & TRICKS
-HOW TO CHANGE LCD DENSITY and switch to phablet UI!!! Beware, the camera app is little bit smaller then the screen, becaouse of the density, but still works well.
-HOW TO ADD ONE HAND FEATURE
-did you know that when holding home button on locked screen lights a flashlight?
-when you double tap home button on locked screen the time changes to media player controls?
-when you tap several times on any home screen your glas will broke? :)
-when you zoom out with two fingers on any home screen you will get into screen manager?
-in alarm clock app there is setting "power of alarm", when turned on, you can turn off your phone at night and the phone turns on by itself in the alarmclock time and wakes you up?
 
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spirosme

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Dec 27, 2015
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My Friends Hi, I ask for your assistance for a solution to the following problem.
the phone is my son 17 years suddenly the phone activation after boot informs that Android update and once the next screen says Encryption failed :confused: I do not understand this problem runs when I press reset device reboot in CWM recovery is installed long time...
Proceed in selecting 'wipe data / factory reset' says complete but again the same problem I face the restart I tried to do format storage / sdcard0 but I get error.
I can not flash or another phone Rom is now useless... :(
The phone has installed X9180_Multilang_V1.12.
Help me please!
Thank you and sorry for my English not good.
Spiros
 

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DallasCZ

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Huawei P10
Huawei P30
My Friends Hi, I ask for your assistance for a solution to the following problem.
the phone is my son 17 years suddenly the phone activation after boot informs that Android update and once the next screen says Encryption failed :confused: I do not understand this problem runs when I press reset device reboot in CWM recovery is installed long time...
Proceed in selecting 'wipe data / factory reset' says complete but again the same problem I face the restart I tried to do format storage / sdcard0 but I get error.
I can not flash or another phone Rom is now useless... :(
The phone has installed X9180_Multilang_V1.12.
Help me please!
Thank you and sorry for my English not good.
Spiros

looks like your son turned on a device encryption. I think the only solution for this is to get a system (you have to figure what partition exactly needed. Maybe only system partition) backup in form of an image and push it trough adb/fastboot commands. I cannot help more, because i sold the device.
 

spirosme

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Dec 27, 2015
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looks like your son turned on a device encryption. I think the only solution for this is to get a system (you have to figure what partition exactly needed. Maybe only system partition) backup in form of an image and push it trough adb/fastboot commands. I cannot help more, because i sold the device.
Thanks for the reply I get a fastboot Rom for this phone to erase everything?
 

martin5martin5

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Jan 8, 2011
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hi ppl

I have ZTE Red Bull V5 2/8 GB version.

I used long time the latest official ROM (I rooted also a long time ago)

now I have suddenly a stupid problem:

phone always forces to connect mobile data. does not switches to WIFI.

when I manually switch off mobile data, it also is too lame: searches searches.... finds well known spots.. and!!! puts them on disabled!!!! instead of connecting to them. after manual wifi on off and force connect, suddenly connects.

2 questions:

can this be fixed so that original system remains intact?

other: what alternative ROM is recommended which is good functional? camera? GPS? wifi, mobiledata??
I am thinking of wiping all and fresh install. can this be done with my old recovery I put on at the time I rooted,, a year ago?
 

martin5martin5

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Jan 8, 2011
72
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hi ,

I wiped ALL via recovery, installed latest stable MOKEE, and also installed GAPPS:

Slim_zero_gapps.BETA.5.1.build.0.x-20160314.zip

phone starts normally, put in google account,

but then it updates google play-- also OK

but ! then I install some googlestuff: drive, photos: these apps say: FRAMEWORK needs to be updated.. done

then after a time the GOOGLEACCOUNT gets "deleted" = disappears, and also there is NO possibility to re-add a google account.

?? please give me some good information how to avoid this.
 

martin5martin5

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Jan 8, 2011
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I wiped everything with PHILZ touch reco.

also used the "fresh clean for a new ROM".

then installed mokee

then installed OPENGAPPS NANO

then, at the boot of the phone: not working! google apps stopped...messages. can not continue. please help.
 

lefar333

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Feb 14, 2011
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Hello, I have 0.44 stock room, and update by ##36 doesn't work any more, anyone have link to 0.50 stock room, so I could update to newest version?

EDIT:
there is any posibility to install on 0.44 custom recovery? I read that there is not, Im asking becouse I can't install 0.50 version.

EDIT 2:
Ok, i updated to 0.50 but I cant still install custom recovery, after using run.bat I still have stock recovery tool.

EDIT 3:
on the end of saturday I installed at last custom recovery and ROM!
 
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    So by today (22.09.2014) is your phone oficialy renamed from "ZTE Red Bull V5" to "ZTE V5"
    POSTING A PROBLEM
    If you have some sort of problem with your device please please get us this info, so we could help you:
    1-what rom/firmware are you using
    2-what recovery
    3-if you have rooted your device
    4-what caused the problem
    5-step by step description what you did before the problem shows up.

    Hi i just made this thread to make a base for everyone who bought this (form me) superb phone.
    So far we got root, custom recovery, and many chinese roms (based on Nubia UI, Color OS, LEWA OS, FROG OS...).
    There are Mokee AOSP 4.4.4. rom in develpoment and CM11 in development, CM12 also.

    2015.02.13 - Latest firmware is 1.17 (andorid 4.4.2, nubia UI2.5.1)!!!
    Changelog(google translation from chineese):
    -optimize the signal problem
    -solving open U disk mode or restart the phone, ringtones revert to the default issue
    into the video again, this video from one schedule to start playing the video
    -update time management software, to solve the problem of the shutdown alarm clock does not ring
    -media library interface, Pictures Pictures folder appear as a blank
    -to use the gallery under OTG open unsupported file error
    -switching to the media library interface, multiple exposure, suggesting that language View screenshot untranslated
    -save the video recording status suspended again after recording, the Pause button to display the error
    -optimization manually Focus
    -video recording in the recording pause again, long display of detailed information is incorrect
    -horizontal screen - portrait - horizontal screen operation, not full screen
    -video player interface to open the USB mass storage press the return key error


    here is link to my google drive. It contains stock roms from 0.50 to 1.12, GAPPS ect. Also contains tools to root and flash custom recovery.
    MY GOOGLE DRIVE ZTE V9180 FOLDER

    In my Google Drive there is also two custom recovery CWM and TWRP (thanx a lot to FAZERGOO from 4PDA.ru, here on XDA it is fazerg, so please thank him for his work)..the script in my root+recovery folder is updated, so you have option to flash CWM (6.0.5.1) or TWRP (2.8.0.0.)

    here is list of commands you can dial in dialer and get some hidden menu and settings:
    *#06# - displays IMEI
    ##36 - update server settings for OTA
    *#*#4636#*#* - display phone information, battery information, battery history, usage statistics, WiFi information
    *#406# - touch screen calibration
    --proximity sensor calibration--
    *#777# - no cover of proximity sensor
    *#776# - cover proximity sensor with hand 2-5 cm above..so the bar is in the green
    *# 405# - MHL test
    to go to recovery you have to poweroff the phone and hold "vol+" and "power" for 2 sec
    to go to safe mode....???


    best resources for ROMS (chinese sites):
    bbs.anzhi.com
    www.tdbeta.cn
    www.ztehn.com
    And of course our friends from Russia thread:
    www.4pda.ru
    proDOOMmans mega drive where you can find all Mokee, CM11, PAC roms:
    HERE! and dont forget to hit THANKS button for everyone who develop and help us to use this device!!!!


    TIPS & TRICKS
    -HOW TO CHANGE LCD DENSITY and switch to phablet UI!!! Beware, the camera app is little bit smaller then the screen, becaouse of the density, but still works well.
    -HOW TO ADD ONE HAND FEATURE
    -did you know that when holding home button on locked screen lights a flashlight?
    -when you double tap home button on locked screen the time changes to media player controls?
    -when you tap several times on any home screen your glas will broke? :)
    -when you zoom out with two fingers on any home screen you will get into screen manager?
    -in alarm clock app there is setting "power of alarm", when turned on, you can turn off your phone at night and the phone turns on by itself in the alarmclock time and wakes you up?
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    complete guide by navin_n

    People always asking again and again on flashing ROMs, Recovery, GApps, Root etc. So, I have made detailed step by step guide for this. Hope now it will be clear to everyone for these processes:

    BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING FROM FOLLOWING, PLEASE MAKE ANANDROID BACKUP, BEST WITH TWRP!!!
    BECAUSE TWRP CAN MAKE BACKUP INCLUDING PRESIST AND MODEMST PARTITIONS!!![/CENTER]

    GUIDE TO FLASH STOCK ROM:
    NOTE:
    1. Be sure to backup all important data (contacts, messages, call records, etc.) before proceeding
    2. Ensure that Phone Battery is at least 40%.
    3. Downloaded required STOCK ROM.
    4. Phone with Stock Recovery.


    STEPS:
    1. Copy the downloaded zipped STOCK ROM to the root directory of External SD card or Internal SD card.
    2. Power-off the phone.
    3. Put the phone in the Recovery Mode and for this you need to press Vol+ and Power button at the same time for few secs and then release the Power Button.
    4. In the Stock Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition (In the menu, use +/- volume keys to scroll up/down & power button for confirmation).
    5. Depending on which SD card you have copied the zipped STOCK ROM, choose "Apply update from /sdcard" or "Apply update from external /sdcard" accordingly.
    6. Select the zipped STOCK ROM to flash.
    7. Wait until you get the confirmation of successful flashing.
    8. Reboot the phone by selecting "reboot system now".
    9. DONE. (Initial boot may take some time so have patience.)

    GUIDE TO INSTALL CUSTOM RECOVERY + CUSTOM ROM:
    AS FOR CERTAIN REPORTS IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO FLASH CWM RECOVERY IF YOU HAVE 1/8 VERSION
    REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Be sure to backup all important data (contacts, messages, call records, etc.) before proceeding.
    2. Working Windows PC with ADB Drivers installed - without proper installation of drivers the process will not be successful.
    3. Ensure that Phone Battery is at least 40%.


    STEPS: (If you need only Custom Recovery, then follow the steps from 2 to 7, other steps you can skip)
    1. Download the required zipped Custom ROM and copy it to the root directory of External SD card or Internal SD card.
    2. Download the Recovery Tool zip file. (Link to download the Tool) . Make sure to download whole files. After that copy the zipped file to the root directory of C:\ or any place you prefer and then unzip the downloaded file.
    3. Enable USB debuging mode. ("Menu Button" >> System settings(Settings) >> About phone(On the phone) >> Tap 6 times on Build number>>"Back button">> More >> Developer options >> Enable USB Debugging)
    4. Connect the phone to the PC.
    5. Go to the folder where you have unzipped the Recovery Tool file, and then execute the batch file "run.bat".
    6. In PC, new window will open. Input your choice of Custom Recovery accordingly.
    7. Follow the steps on-screen until all completes.
    8. After completion, in the Fastboot menu, select "Boot recovery".
    9. If the Custom Recovery was flashed succesfully, you will get CWM or TWRP recovery menu.
    10. Perform wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition.
    11. To flash the firmware: Select "Install ZIP" >> "choose zip from sdcard0 or sdcard1" depending on which SD card you have copied the ROM, external or internal >> Select Custom ROM >> Click Yes to flash selected ROM.
    12. Wait until you get the confirmation of successful flashing.
    13. Reboot the phone by selecting "reboot system now".
    14. DONE. (Initial boot may take some time so have patience.)

    GUIDE TO INSTALL GAPPs & ROOT:
    REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Backup all important data (contacts, messages, call records, etc.) before proceeding, if necessary.
    2. Requires CUSTOM RECOVERY.(Mandatory)


    STEPS:
    1. Download appropriate flashable zipped GAPPS & ROOT files and copy it to the root directory of External SD card or Internal SD card.
    2. Power-off the phone.
    3. Put the phone in the CWM or TWRP Recovery Mode and for this you need to press Vol+ and Power button at the same time for few secs and then release the Power Button.
    4. Flash the zipped files (one at a time): Select "Install ZIP" >> "choose zip from sdcard0 or sdcard1" depending on which SD card you have copied the file, external or internal >> Select Zipped File >> Click Yes to flash selected file.
    (No need to do wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition)
    5. After successful flashing, reboot the phone by selecting "reboot system now". If it ask to fix the permission when you reboot, select Yes.
    7. Wait until you get the confirmation of successful flashing.
    8. DONE. (Your phone will have GApps and Root Permission)

    and don´t forget to hit thanx button to @navin_n, @fazerg and me maybe @DallasCZ
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    +++++ Step by Step Guide to Install ROMs, recovery, gapps & root +++++

    People always asking again and again on flashing ROMs, Recovery, GApps, Root etc. So, I have made detailed step by step guide for this. Hope now it will be clear to everyone for these processes:

    GUIDE TO FLASH STOCK ROM:
    NOTE:
    1. Be sure to backup all important data (contacts, messages, call records, etc.) before proceeding
    2. Ensure that Phone Battery is at least 40%.
    3. Downloaded required STOCK ROM.
    4. Phone with Stock Recovery.


    STEPS:
    1. Copy the downloaded zipped STOCK ROM to the root directory of External SD card or Internal SD card.
    2. Power-off the phone.
    3. Put the phone in the Recovery Mode and for this you need to press Vol+ and Power button at the same time for few secs and then release the Power Button.
    4. In the Stock Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition (In the menu, use +/- volume keys to scroll up/down & power button for confirmation).
    5. Depending on which SD card you have copied the zipped STOCK ROM, choose "Apply update from /sdcard" or "Apply update from external /sdcard" accordingly.
    6. Select the zipped STOCK ROM to flash.
    7. Wait until you get the confirmation of successful flashing.
    8. Reboot the phone by selecting "reboot system now".
    9. DONE. (Initial boot may take some time so have patience.)

    GUIDE TO INSTALL CUSTOM RECOVERY + CUSTOM ROM:
    REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Be sure to backup all important data (contacts, messages, call records, etc.) before proceeding.
    2. Working Windows PC with ADB Drivers installed - without proper installation of drivers the process will not be successful.
    3. Ensure that Phone Battery is at least 40%.


    STEPS: (If you need only Custom Recovery, then follow the steps from 2 to 7 and reboot the phone...other steps you can skip)
    1. Download the required zipped Custom ROM and copy it to the root directory of External SD card or Internal SD card.
    2. Download the Recovery Tool zip file. (Link to download the Tool) . Make sure to download whole files. After that copy the zipped file to the root directory of C:\ or any place you prefer and then unzip the downloaded file.
    3. Enable USB debuging mode. ("Menu Button" >> System settings(Settings) >> About phone(On the phone) >> Tap 6 times on Build number>>"Back button">> More >> Developer options >> Enable USB Debugging)
    4. Connect the phone to the PC.
    5. Go to the folder where you have unzipped the Recovery Tool file, and then execute the batch file "run.bat".
    6. In PC, new window will open. Input your choice of Custom Recovery accordingly.
    7. Follow the steps on-screen until all completes.
    8. After completion, in the Fastboot menu, select "Boot recovery".
    9. If the Custom Recovery was flashed succesfully, you will get CWM or TWRP recovery menu.
    10. Perform wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition.
    11. To flash the firmware: Select "Install ZIP" >> "choose zip from sdcard0 or sdcard1" depending on which SD card you have copied the ROM, external or internal >> Select Custom ROM >> Click Yes to flash selected ROM.
    12. Wait until you get the confirmation of successful flashing.
    13. Reboot the phone by selecting "reboot system now".
    14. DONE. (Initial boot may take some time so have patience.)

    GUIDE TO INSTALL GAPPs & ROOT:
    REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Backup all important data (contacts, messages, call records, etc.) before proceeding, if necessary.
    2. Requires CUSTOM RECOVERY.(Mandatory)

    STEPS:
    1. Download appropriate flashable zipped GAPPS & ROOT files and copy it to the root directory of External SD card or Internal SD card.
    2. Power-off the phone.
    3. Put the phone in the CWM or TWRP Recovery Mode and for this you need to press Vol+ and Power button at the same time for few secs and then release the Power Button.
    4. Flash the zipped files (one at a time): Select "Install ZIP" >> "choose zip from sdcard0 or sdcard1" depending on which SD card you have copied the file, external or internal >> Select Zipped File >> Click Yes to flash selected file.
    (No need to do wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition)
    5. After successful flashing, reboot the phone by selecting "reboot system now". If it ask to fix the permission when you reboot, select Yes.
    6. DONE. (Your phone will have GApps and Root Permission)

    @DallasCZ , If you can move this post to 1st page, it will be great !!! Thanks!!
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    APPS taht can be remover (thanx navin_n)

    If you have already Rooted your device then you can easily uninstall the system apps using "Root Uninstallers" available in Google Play.
    However, for me , i prefer to use Root Explorer and delete the apps from system folder. The following apps are safe to delete but still i advise you to backup the files before deleting. If you use Root Explorer, make sure to change attribute of the system folder from Read Only (R/O) to Read Write (R/W) when deleting.

    Be ware you make it on your own!! If there is also odex file, delete them too!!!


    APPs that can be deleted:
    folder --> /system/app

    nubia_account.apk - only if you log in in nubia account (maybe you need this to use themes)

    nubia_Calculator_v1.2.1.apk - calculator app (i dont like it so i installe another one and delete this)

    nubia_Calendar_v1.0.apk - nubia calendar app

    nubia_ClockWidget.apk - clock widget

    nubia_Music.apk - nubia music player

    nubia_myfile.apk - nubia file manager

    nubia_NBSecurity.apk - nubia antivirus and system cleaner

    nubia_NotePad_v1.1.5.apk - nubia notepad

    nubia_zbiglauncher_v2.0.apk - nubia launcher for old people (everything is biiig)

    NubiaPlatLogo_V1.0.0.apk - nubia lanim showing when you tap on NUBIA version in "about phone"

    ZAppDataBackup.apk - nubia main app for backup your phone

    ZDataBackup.apk - nubia backup app

    ZQuickSearchBox.apk - nubia quick search box (if you install GAPPS it contains original google search box)

    ZVideo.apk - very basic media player

    If you dont use Live Wallpapers you cen delete the main app:
    LiveWallpapersPicker.apk

    and of course all livepaper apks
    BasicDreams.apk

    HoloSpiralWallpaper.apk

    LiveWallpapers.apk

    MagicSmokeWallpapers.apk

    NoiseField.apk

    PhaseBeam.apk

    folder --> /system/preset_apps

    TP_360AppStore_1.9.203.apk
    TP_360Video_1.2.0_Nubia.apk
    TP_BaiduInput_1000541a.apk
    TP_baidumap_6.2.0.apk
    TP_baiduvideo_5.3.0.apk
    TP_gowhere_1044_131118_150501.apk
    TP_iReader_2013122410.apk
    TP_JdAndroid_2.6.0.apk
    TP_QQ_4.2.apk
    TP_QRCodeScaner_v1.0.apk
    TP_tieba_5.5.2.apk
    TP_Weibo_4.0.0_602.apk
    TP_weixin_502.apk
    7
    Unbrick guide

    Guys,
    I made step by step guide for unbrick phone, as I promised...

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/general/help/unbrick-zte-v5-red-bull-v9180-2gb-ram-t2948863

    So don't wory about bricking now. And I suggest to all - do backup while you can :)
    You won't have problem with donors if you haven't any.