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ZTE Blade

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ZTE Blade
ZTE Blade.jpg
Model Number: See Page
Device Type: Phone
Manufacturer: ZTE ZTE-icon.png
Release Date: Aug. 2010
Operating System: Android Android-icon.jpg
Dimensions: 116 x 56.5 x 11.8 mm
Weight: 130g
Display: 3.5" WVGA 480x800 AMOLED
3.5" WVGA 480x800 LCD
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM7227-1
RAM: Not Known
Internal Memory: 512 MB RAM, 512 MB NAND
Memory Card: microSD
All Models: GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS1900, UMTS2100
All Models: 802.11 b/g 2.4 GHz
Wi-fi: Not Known
USB: Not Known
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
NFC: Not Known
GPS: Yes
Video out: Not Known
Camera: 3.2 or 5.0 MP with auto focus
Secondary Camera: None
Battery: 1250 mAh
Other features
Additional Features: FM Radio



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To root your phone use one of the following methods, should it not work attempt a different method



via ADB

Gen 1 or Gen2?

All ZTE Blades are Gen1 or Gen2, some ROMs require the phone to be either Gen1 or Gen2 whilst others can be installed on both. To find out whether your ZTE Blade is Gen1 or Gen2 simply install Ask Mr Pigfish and it will inform you which generation the phone is. If you are interested in upgrading from gen1 to gen2 in order to keep up with the latest ROMs which are generally Gen2 you can perform a TPT, instructions are here


ClockworkMod Recovery is the most effective way to install custom ROMs onto your device, in order to install ClockworkMod Recovery follow the instructions below:

1) Download and install ROM Manager

2) FOR GEN1 DEVICES: Open ROM Manager and tap 'Flash ClockworkMod Recovery', it will ask you what device you have. Make sure you choose ZTE Blade, once it has flashed you MUST scroll down and tap 'All ClockworkMod Recoveries' and choose, this is due to the later versions of ClockworkMod Recovery being Gen2 ONLY.

FOR GEN2 DEVICES: Open ROM Manager and tap 'Flash ClockworkMod Recovery', it will ask you what device you have. Make sure you choose ZTE Blade.

3) It is recommended to reboot your device once recovery has been flashed

In order to boot into recovery power on with the volume down button held down



All ZTE Blade stock ROMs can be found here

Custom Roms

Custom ROMs can be installed via ClockworkMod Recovery

Android 2.2 Custom Roms

Japanese Jellyfish RLS8

Android 2.3 Custom Roms

Blade LG

CyanogenMod 7

Ginger Stir Fry

Android 4.0 Custom Roms

CyanogenMod 9 (Alpha)