ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini - Root, Recovery and Google App.

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By Anijja, Member on 13th August 2014, 12:26 PM
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ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini

Build: NX507J_CNCommon_V1.20
Hardware: NX507JMB_B)

I'm one of foreigners who buy this phone from Hong Kong reseller and want to use Google App.

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-=How to Root, Recovery and Google App. (At your own risk!)=-
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1. Preparation
- Download and extract "Nubia Z7 Mini Root+Recovery.rar" and download "gapps-kk-20140105-signed.zip".
- Copy "TowelRoot v3.apk", "SuperSU Pro v2.0.0.apk" and "gapps-kk-20140105-signed.zip" to the root directory of SD card and insert it to the Phone.

2. Root
Install and run "TowelRoot v3.apk" from SD card and click "make it rain". If it's success, phone will not restart.

3. Super User
Install and run "SuperSU Pro v2.0.0.apk" (Normal Install) from SD card.

4. ZTE Driver and Debugging Mode
- Run "ZTE_Handset_USB_Driver.exe" in computer then connect phone to computer with USB data cable.
- Run "Autorun.exe" when connect the phone to PC for more driver install.
- Go to Settings->About phone and tab at "Build number" many times till "You are now a developer" appear.
- Go to Settings->More(at the end of menu list)->Developer options and enable "USB debugging"
- It will show "USB debugging connected" in Notification Bar

5. Rayglobe Mini TWRP Recovery
Run "run_permanente.bat" from extracted "Nubia+_mini_twrp_ver_2.rar"


6. Google App.
Boot to Rayglobe Mini TWRP Recovery (by "Shutdown" and press "Volume Up" and "Power" button) and "INSTALL" "gapps-kk-20140105-signed.zip" from External SD, "WIPE CACHE/DALVIK" then "REBOOT SYSTEM"

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Files need :-

*** Nubia Z7 Mini Root+Recovery.rar
http://www19.zippyshare.com/v/23454042/file.html

*** gapps-kk-20140105-signed.zip
http://devfil.es/7m2VdVjQ

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Some fix :-

*** SMS notification problems. (Posted by Matta_Z)
- Have you turned following options in settings of Messaging app: 1. "Light up screen" ; 2. "Display message notifications in status bar"; 3. "Receive Push Message" ?

*** YouTube issue (Posted by Leo_83)
- uninstalled/reinstalled and then cleared cache for YouTube app

*** Keyboard issue (if any)
Install 3rd party keyboard from Google Play by "Voice"

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Misc :-

*** ROM Collection
http://www.nubia.cn/service.php?sid=5
http://www.muzisoft.com/brand/718m1017/

*** Tab at "nubia UI" and "Build number"

*** Video tutorial how to flash from buncit8 (Many thanks for sharing)
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC--lFpDfRCMx426dxNSI9SQ

*** Video tutorial how to Upgrade ROM from buncit8 (Many thanks for sharing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCPY2IeufYI

*** Short Review of ZTE Nubia Z7 mini (in comment area)
http://www.gizchina.com/2014/09/15/5...nubia-z7-mini/
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13th August 2014, 05:11 PM |#2  
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I am in love with this phone.

I have also bought a nubia z7 mini from a retailer, and I have it now for a week and I am very happy with my purchase
13th August 2014, 05:51 PM |#3  
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Could you tell me something about battery?

Pd.: Could i quote your article in htcmania(spanish forum)?
13th August 2014, 06:30 PM |#4  
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Hello,
just to be sure, is it possible to install Recovery and Gapps, WITHOUT Rooting the phone.
I think it's possible, but i just want to be sure.

Thanks.
13th August 2014, 09:47 PM |#5  
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Could you tell me something about battery?

Pd.: Could i quote your article in htcmania(spanish forum)?

I've just have this phone for 5 days and finding any way to use Google app. So I have to charge it every night and during the day for some days.

It's my pleasure to have a little help in htcmania(spanish forum).
13th August 2014, 09:59 PM |#6  
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Hello,
just to be sure, is it possible to install Recovery and Gapps, WITHOUT Rooting the phone.
I think it's possible, but i just want to be sure.

Thanks.

It's maybe possible but I don't know how. Because when I install Official ROM NX507J_CNCommon_V1.20 by Twrp Recovery, it detect that there is no Super User and ask me whether to install it or not. After boot into the phone I run "SuperSU installer" (which automatically add by Twrp Recovery) this installer root this phone in the process of installation.
14th August 2014, 09:15 AM |#7  
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thanks, It is work flawlesly
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14th August 2014, 10:55 AM |#8  
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Help! My virusscanner says that the file Nubia Z7 Mini Root+Recovery.rar is containing a virus. Apparantly the file TowelRoot v3.apk contains a virus? This computer has McAffee.

Can you help me?
14th August 2014, 11:13 AM |#9  
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Help! My virusscanner says that the file Nubia Z7 Mini Root+Recovery.rar is containing a virus. Apparantly the file TowelRoot v3.apk contains a virus? This computer has McAffee.

Can you help me?

TowelRoot v5.apk seem like a virus to some Antivirus software. Mine is Eset Nod32 Smart Security V.6 and it doesn't treat this apk as a virus. You have to disable McAffee for a few minutes when you transfer this apk to SD card and insert this card to Z7 Mini or Uninstall McAfffee then install Eset Nod32.
14th August 2014, 03:29 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by Anijja

It's maybe possible but I don't know how. Because when I install Official ROM NX507J_CNCommon_V1.20 by Twrp Recovery, it detect that there is no Super User and ask me whether to install it or not. After boot into the phone I run "SuperSU installer" (which automatically add by Twrp Recovery) this installer root this phone in the process of installation.

Thanks.
I try whan i receive my phone.

Is-it possible to Unroot the phone with SuperSU ?
14th August 2014, 05:52 PM |#11  
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Greetings all !

I have this phone for couple of days now and I'm really satisfied with it.

I am wondering anyone have push notification issues with apps ? For example, when I clear Whatsapp in Task Manager I won't get new messages until I manually open app again. Therefore, I have to lock app in Task Manager so I can recieve new messages.


Furthermore, built-in email app won't trigger notification LED when new mail arrives. Anyone have same issues ?

Thank you !
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