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Old April 19th, 2012, 12:50 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Well done in getting there in the end!

You can't delete system apps like that, no. Some roms come with most of the crap removed. To do that yourself, I find the easiest way to do it is to use Titanium Backup... the free version will do. Careful you don't delete anything important!

Another free way to do this is to use ES File Explorer. Set it to Chuck Norris mode and you can delete apps directly.

These things are not possible without root access that you just enabled.

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Yes, delete the image folder now and everything in it.

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Well done in getting there in the end!

You can't delete system apps like that, no. Some roms come with most of the crap removed. To do that yourself, I find the easiest way to do it is to use Titanium Backup... the free version will do. Careful you don't delete anything important!

Another free way to do this is to use ES File Explorer. Set it to Chuck Norris mode and you can delete apps directly.

These things are not possible without root access that you just enabled.

Ask if you need help

Yes, delete the image folder now and everything in it.
OK, thanks I might have a go with ES File Explorer.

Re the files to delete, I was referring to the three zip files, kernel, stock-rom and Fish n Chips. Can I delete these? Presumably, since they're zip files. The extracted files must be somewhere else. I've already deleted the image folder.
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Old April 20th, 2012, 09:35 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Delete: right. You may only need the F&C one if you want to try another rom, or upgrade to a newer version - and want it to fall back on. Saves you downloading again, unless you're short on space. I always take a backup with cwm as that is a complete running backup. Titanium is essential for changong roms, you can simply restore youe phone calls and texts without hassle. The unzipped files are running your phone! lol
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Glad it has worked out for you Arbu. I'm lurking around here trying to get up the courage to do this on my Vivacity. I'd like to ditch T-Mobile and use my GiffGaff sim.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 11:20 AM   #55 (permalink)
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I did exactly the same momist to my Vivacity. Good idea to make sure you inderstand everything first.
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Set it to Chuck Norris mode and you can delete apps directly.

Chuck Norris mode?
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 01:07 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Oops i'm sure it used to be called that! enable root explorer, up to root and mount file system (as writable)

Unless you know what you're doing Titanium is far better.
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Oops i'm sure it used to be called that! enable root explorer, up to root and mount file system (as writable)

Unless you know what you're doing Titanium is far better.
OK, downloaded Titanium. But it says "Sorry, I could not acquire root privileges. This application will *not* work! Please verify that your ROM is rooted and includes BusyBox, and try again."

Maybe I haven't rooted the phone at all, just unlocked it.
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Well I did wonder when you said that you still had the stock rubbish installed

What rom did you install?
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Well I did wonder when you said that you still had the stock rubbish installed

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Fish and Chips, I think it was called.
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Fish and Chips, I think it was called.
Hmm... should be rooted then: s

Maybe the rom didn't go on right... do you have super user app? Did you do a factory reset and wipe both caches before adding the rom?
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Another point: one of my computers now doesn't recognise the phone when I connect it. It makes a beep to indicate that hardware has been connected but the notification screen appears for half a second on the phone and then vanishes. I can try to press the "Turn on USB" button very quickly but it won't work. The phone does not show up under My Computer. On my other computer it works as expected. Any thoughts?
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Still having the same problem with my computer not recognising the phone. Whenever I want to connect it I have to go to Device Manager and uninstall the driver, then reconnect it. Nobody has any thoughts as to what might be causing this?
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Well it's a computer problem and not the phone. Are you plugging it into the same USB port?
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Well it's a computer problem and not the phone. Are you plugging it into the same USB port?
Have tried three out of four of the USB ports on my computer. Same problem with each. When I plug the phone in the option to turn on the USB connection appears on my phone, only to disappear within a second. If I press this within a second it still disappears and no connection is made.

Works OK when I plug a digital camera in.
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USB is picky. You have to use the same port. What you're describing is the driver failing to load. Maybe it's a bad install of the driver? Did you download a driver or let the PC do it? Whichever you did, try the other. Go to ZTE for your country.
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USB is picky. You have to use the same port. What you're describing is the driver failing to load. Maybe it's a bad install of the driver? Did you download a driver or let the PC do it? Whichever you did, try the other. Go to ZTE for your country.
I let the PC do it. So this time I downloaded the driver from here Correct ZTE USB driver for Blade - XP/Vista/Win7 x86/x64 - ZTE Blade / Libra - Blade.MoDaCo.com - MoDaCo and installed it. Still the same issue. If I want to connect the phone I have to insert it, uninstall the driver through Device Manager, disconnect the phone and reconnect it. I don't have to reinstall the driver which is a bit odd.
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This phone isn't the blade, it's the crescent. You have a San Francisco II right?

The driver might be the same though. ZTE have a uk site, presuming you're in the uk. I guess the only way to confirm this is to try it on another computer. I'm pretty sure it's not the phone.
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This phone isn't the blade, it's the crescent. You have a San Francisco II right?

The driver might be the same though. ZTE have a uk site, presuming you're in the uk. I guess the only way to confirm this is to try it on another computer. I'm pretty sure it's not the phone.
Yes, I have tried it on another computer and it works OK, as I mentioned.

But I don't know how to find a driver for the Crescent. I've googled and there's nothing that is obviously this. On the ZTE website I can't see any drivers available for download.
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If you're using the same driver on both computers, and one is failing, then your install on the failing computer is obviously faulty. Same O/S? Do you have admin on both?

Puportedly this works better on Windows7.

Here's the windows driver: http://sanfrancisco.bestmail.ws/downloads/osf-ii/drivers/osf-ii-driver-windows.exe
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If you're using the same driver on both computers, and one is failing, then your install on the failing computer is obviously faulty. Same O/S? Do you have admin on both?

Puportedly this works better on Windows7.

Here's the windows driver: http://sanfrancisco.bestmail.ws/downloads/osf-ii/drivers/osf-ii-driver-windows.exe
They're both Windows XP. I'm the administrator on both although I use a password with the one that doesn't work. Your link is not recognised.
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Try this one: http://www.getandroidfree.com/download/ARom/ZTECrescent/USB-Driver-For-ZTE-Cresent.rar

You obviously have a fault on that PC. I'd guess it's your software. That's way beyond the scope of this forum. You may rebuild completely, or troubleshoot the USB subsystem. It could be something with your A/V, or encryption. It could be any other system that affects USB, any other hardware that you've plugged into that PC. Good luck with that.

This thread is about unlocking a phone, not fixing PCs.
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I let the PC do it. So this time I downloaded the driver from here Correct ZTE USB driver for Blade - XP/Vista/Win7 x86/x64 - ZTE Blade / Libra - Blade.MoDaCo.com - MoDaCo and installed it. Still the same issue. If I want to connect the phone I have to insert it, uninstall the driver through Device Manager, disconnect the phone and reconnect it. I don't have to reinstall the driver which is a bit odd.
Looks like that is a clash of drivers in Windows. Maybe the clash is because uninstalling the driver leaves a bit of the blade driver behind? Sorry to say it, but either you get down and dirty with the registry, or it's re-install Windows time.
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