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Old March 5th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Complete Stock (T Card Upgrading Method)

If you are rooted or not this will put complete stock without root and or clockworkmod!

The instructions are in the pdf file!
Donwload
extract
put the whole image folder to the root of your sdcard
Setting
About phone
System updates
Storage card updates
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Download from the zte website:
http://wwwen.zte.com.cn/endata/mobile/USA/USA_SoftWare/201111/P020111107491720801969.zip

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Thanks, that bailed me out from a partial rooting that went askew. Now to try again!
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Old March 7th, 2012, 11:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, that bailed me out from a partial rooting that went askew. Now to try again!
Your Welcome! Glad it worked for you..
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I think this might be what I needed to rescue my unrooted phone. I will report back.

If this works, you're my hero for life.
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Dude, I facking LOVE you.

This worked, and I was able to successfully re-root.
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Hi Anthony, I screwed up royally - rooted Avail and got too happy with deleting bloatware... Deleted NOT bloatware, apparently, as my phone has no service now. I downloaded t-card, but have no idea how to push it to the sdcard root as I have no Settings, either (yep, royally!). No Filer as well.

Any advice for an idiot me? It is still rooted. I can see SD card in ES File, just don't know how to push image.bin there (no image folder in SD).

I wonder if it would help if I just install your ROM?..

Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi Anthony, I screwed up royally - rooted Avail and got too happy with deleting bloatware... Deleted NOT bloatware, apparently, as my phone has no service now. I downloaded t-card, but have no idea how to push it to the sdcard root as I have no Settings, either (yep, royally!). No Filer as well.

Any advice for an idiot me? It is still rooted. I can see SD card in ES File, just don't know how to push image.bin there (no image folder in SD).

I wonder if it would help if I just install your ROM?..

Your help would be greatly appreciated.
First question is did you make a nandroid backup with CWM? If you did just restore your backup. If you did not then try flashing either stock or my rom and you should be up and running again.
Stock: [ROM] stock
My Rom: http://androidforums.com/avail-all-things-root/491957-rom-one-two-update-5-2-a.html
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First question is did you make a nandroid backup with CWM? If you did just restore your backup. If you did not then try flashing either stock or my rom and you should be up and running again.
Stock: [ROM] stock
My Rom: http://androidforums.com/avail-all-things-root/491957-rom-one-two-update-5-2-a.html
Nope, I did not backup (telling you - I was/is lol a total idiot with it).
How do I push either of this to the phone? In your ROM instruction says "put the .zip to the root of your sd card" - how do I do it? (please see the idiot remark above - true dat). Should I use cmd.exe?

Your help is greatly appreciated!!!

PS: My husband finds this situation very amusing. Cannot blame the guy
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Oh, I finally understand the bit about SD card. The problem is, none of my computers can see it. Tried uninstall/reinstall usb drivers - nothing helps. All computers see ZTE Devise, but cannot browse files inside it.
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So, my story has a happy ending after all:
1. Had to replace a SD card that was purchased with the phone.
2. Was able to flash stock.
3. Got stuck on "Touch the Android to begin" screen - phone did not respond to anything so I could not get it back into clockworck.
4. Was about to throw the phone away when an absolutely random combination of Power/Menu/Volume worked and it picked up T-card that I also loaded on SD.
5. Got unrooted device, rooted it again and now it's up and running

Anthony, thank you for putting together the tutorials!
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I have a similar problem. I did the T card image update, but the phone will still not respond to the root code or to the manual root method. Dialing *983*7668# does nothing. Did the T card update not work?

Is there another way to do this?
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Is your phone from stright talk, or from the att prepayed phone. The straight talk phone dont work with the 983 code. I know the att avail z990 works with the code. I T-card then use the code to reroot and try other roms all the time. Only anthonys and motorheads roms only work with this phone. Ive soft briked my phone so many times, every one at work takes bets on how many times i can do it in one day. So i know the code works. I only hit the # key one time. As far as the staight talk z990g I would do the jcase root. I dont konw if the T-card for the z990 and the z990g is the same.
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The ZTE link is not working:
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Gimme a minute, I may have it saved.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 06:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ok, upload is taking too long. I should ve in a hotspot tonight though.
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Thanks! I need that file too, I cannot boot my avail. ZTE took it off their site.
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Will this file work as a tcard
stock.zip from
[ROM] stock
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If you have CWM already, it should.
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Darn, no I do not have CWM. I guess I will have to wait and see if someone posts it. Thanks
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Avail stock flash

I gotcha .
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Thank You! Worked perfectly!
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I know this is a stupid question but the root of the sdcard is /sdcard right?
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Yep. The zip I posted has an extra layer in the way, so when you unzip (extract) the files, open the first folder (Avail T-card) and copy the second (image) to your /sdcard.
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Hey, I have the international version, it doesn't work for that right? I have it on sd card etc but I don't have an option to update from sd card in the menu.
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To my knowledge, it does not work on the Roamer (phone name not hardware base). I do have a ROM based on VIP Serbia, which keeps the SMS working (AT&T based stuff breaks things for some reason).
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Will this work for the ZTE Merit?
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So far it has not. Flashing it results in no change. It's a kooky issue that seems to be isolated to.the Merit, however tests on the Roamer haven't really been documented.
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Yep. The zip I posted has an extra layer in the way, so when you unzip (extract) the files, open the first folder (Avail T-card) and copy the second (image) to your /sdcard.
I finally found a copy of the infamous T card everybody is talking about! now, I've ran through almost all threads and read as much as possible, and I still haven't figured out how root my avail... it's a 2.3.4, build 19. I don't know what to do.... everything I've tried tells me I can't get root access..... what do I do? I really need to clear this stupid thing of AT&T bloatware.....
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The update won't take?
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Wow...

I just looked at the "instructions" in the PDF file.

My eyes are still watering.

All of that to say:
  • Unzip the file. Put the 'image' folder and all files in it to the root of the sdcard
  • On your phone, go to settings/about phone/system updates/storage card updates/"OK"

Sheesh. Gotta love it. Could be the "poster child" for real bad translations....

P.S.

This has saved my bacon at least 7 times that I remember (in the last week alone). I likes to mod my phone til it can't work anymore, then I know "I can't DO that"
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Im new to this forum. I have a zte avail. And I've tried so hard to root this phone. I think maybe if i could get tcard update i van manage but I've sesrched everywhere and cant find the file. All the links i find are broken. Can anybody please help me find this file?
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