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Old February 27th, 2011, 08:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Post Official android 2.2 (froyo) release for orange san francisco.

I have recently been searching around to see if an official release of android 2.2 (froyo) will come to the orange San Francisco. ZTE has said the smartphone will be upgradeable to Android 2.2 on the ZTE blade, so I wondered if the update will come to the Orange San Francisco as well. Also apparently the new upgrade will come in a few weeks. I have found other multiple sites confirming an update.

I then did some research to see if it was coming to the orange San Francisco not just the ZTE blade, and have found no answer. But I came across some new photos of the blade on CNET, the device is a orange San Francisco in white, original version and it appears to be running android 2.2. Taken at the MWC 2011.


On another image from CNET on the same phone it says "The Blade has a 3.5-inch touch screen, that's pretty sharp and clear. Unfortunately, it only runs Android 2.1, though ZTE has said the smartphone will be upgradeable to Android 2.2."

So I am guessing an official Orange San Francisco update will come in the near future. bringing android 2.2 froyo.


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Orange have released there may be an froyo 2.2 update sometime this year.

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Orange wont bring it.
There are fixed up custom ROMs based on these official versions
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That's what I heard that orange wasn't going to bring it to the ZTE blade. But I have seen a number of reports suggesting they will recently , also the pictures from CNET had the San Francisco with 2.2 integrated at the MWC 2011. I think this would be great for orange to do, as it's an official update.
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Happy **update from orange**

I contacted orange, about an official future update for the orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade, here is what they have said.

An update is not available at this stage but an update should hopefully come in the near future. It takes longer to get updates out due to orange putting on custom software, but they will try to get an update out.

So maybe an official update is on it's way for the future!
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so? it will still be crap with loads of bloat
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Okay it may not be as good and fast as other custom roms. But for people that do not want to root their devices it should be good!
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Okay it may not be as good and fast as other custom roms. But for people that do not want to root their devices it should be good!
sure the device is out more than half a year and still no official Froyo.. thats crap - Oranges fault
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as a new Orange San Francisco user looking for a Froyo update, I got a little excited to see the title of this thread. What a shame
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as a new Orange San Francisco user looking for a Froyo update, I got a little excited to see the title of this thread. What a shame
why use froyo when you can use gingerbread. lol

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Well I think an official froyo update is to come in the future, but will be loaded with all their software. So I would keep a look out for the release!
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Well I think an official froyo update is to come in the future, but will be loaded with all their software. So I would keep a look out for the release!
you want all their bloatware? o.0
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Well, I just want an official update, instead of a custom ROM, even though I have heard a lot of good about them.
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why do you want official? probably wont get one anyway, and Oranges is a fairly awful example of vanilla Éclair as it is
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Well, I just really want an official one, so it is a safer method. Orange do add a lot of their own software, but I think an official update would be better for some people with the handset.
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Well, I just really want an official one, so it is a safer method. Orange do add a lot of their own software, but I think an official update would be better for some people with the handset.
there is no safety difference
try it, if you want to return phone to stock its way too easy
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i was worried about doing the custom rom install. i also was going to wait for the official to come out. but i decided to go for it today. i backed up my old orange rom. then i tried a few customs. i didnt like it at first so i re-installed the backup and it was like i hadnt even touched the phone.

now i have the flb 2.2 installed and its great. the camcorder now records in vga and it isnt to bad. better than the 2.1.

i think it is worth giving it a go but if your not sure then just leave it for now.
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The trouble is, I am not very advanced on this, and do not know how to back up and install ROM's. That's why I think it would be easier to wait for the official as I could end up messing the whole phone up.
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The trouble is, I am not very advanced on this, and do not know how to back up and install ROM's. That's why I think it would be easier to wait for the official as I could end up messing the whole phone up.
seriously, its so easy, you will be laughing
the Blade isn't locked down like HTC/SE/Moto Androids which makes things nice and simple
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Definitely something to think about. Are there any tutorials out there to show you how to back up and install. Also I wondered, when you install a new custom ROM do you loose all current apps?
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How To Install Android 2.2 FroYo On The Orange San Francisco / ZTE Blade From Scratch

That seems pretty easy. When I eventually get round to doing the other half's, that's the guide I'll use.

You lose the apps unfortunately yes. There's an app called Titanium Backup which allows you to save previous configs/ROMS though.
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There's an app called Titanium Backup which allows you to save previous configs/ROMS though.
Only once rooted though
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I have followed the instruction that are available here:

Orange San Francisco / ZTE Blade - Android 2.2, Tutorials, Guides & Tips

and managed to upgrade to 2.2

The phone is working fine but Google maps is missing and is not available on the market either. Any help?
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The phone is working fine but Google maps is missing and is not available on the market either. Any help?
try Market Enabler app
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thanks a lot.

it did work!

I found Google maps and is now working!
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An official Froyo update would be awesome - I loaded a 2.2 ROM onto my San Fran, and it caused no end of screen freeze issues, so restored back to the Orange stock ROM.

One thing though - there's no "check for system software updates" option in the menus of my San Fran (like there is on other Orange Android handsets), so how do you presume you'd receive any update? Download a .zip on the PC and drop it onto the handset?
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I agree I would love an official one. It is just when will an official update come out. Some apps are loosing functionality for 2.2 as well as 2.1
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There is an official Swedish Froyo available
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That sounds good, as it would all be fully functional, have any available links for more information?
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That sounds good, as it would all be fully functional, have any available links for more information?
it requires a flashing method that changes the internal phone layout to what the devs call "Generation 2"
however one dev has made it work on Gen 1 devices

If Orange do release an update, I'd presume it'd be Gen 2
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Okay thanks for the information! At the moment do you think it is likely an update will become available? And would it be worth waiting for the update.
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Okay thanks for the information! At the moment do you think it is likely an update will become available?
I would not be surprised - the Blade is selling like hot cakes for Orange
If they are though they likely would drop some hints - which has yet to happen
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Okay thanks for the reply, Orange are doing well with the popular product. I am just really hoping for 2.2, and you can never tell with customer services.
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I emailed orange last week regarding the 2.2 upgrade, i had a phonecall back a couple of days ago, and to cut a long story short, they have 2.2 and they are in the process of loading their bloatware onto it, it will be availible soonish, i aint gonna hold my breath on this one though
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Thank you very much for the update. Well fingers crossed!
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man i want this so bad, mainly because i dont want to root it as i will loose myw arranty, and also i want to save the stupid apps to the god damn sd card. i have 8 gb sd card and there is nothing inside... this is stupid!

uhhhgg i realllly want to save apps to sd card. If i can save apps to my 8gb sd card then i can get LOOADDSS of apps!
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I agree, this would be a massive step forward for the Orange San Francisco, I am definitely hoping for the update. Your SD card issue is the same with me, this would be great for orange.
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I wonder how theyd roll it out, I mean, I'd presume itll be Gen2
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just wondering, what is the difference between gen 1 and gen 2 orange san fran. i bought my san fran like 2-3 days ago and mines gen 1. Is that bad?
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Gen2 has a different partition layout, Radio etc
It requires a change of kernel base address and new radio libs

Comviq in Sweden only upgrade phones when repairing them

Its easy to covert, not very easy tho and it requires more carefulleness than say, flashing a ROM
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Hi there does any one Know if you can Run android 2.2 on a contract Sanfran without any problems ??
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Swedish Spring 2.2 ROM is excellent (based on official Swedish 2.2 ROM for San Fran).
I've got a feeling that you'll be waiting quite a while for an official 2.2 update from Orange...and with all the bloatware crap they put on it, you may be disappointed when it does arrive.
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I installed the ZTE version of Froyo, which I found here

I also replaced the Boot Animation, so there is nothing left to show it is the Chinese ROM. The ROM is actually in English - only the logo on the original Boot Animation had any Chinese on it.

This is working very well - a lot more stable than the previous ROM I used (which was 2.1). I have the Froyo version of the Market of course and I can move Apps to my SD.

The only minor issue I have found - which seems to have started since I installed App2SD, not from the time I installed the ROM - is that some of the Widgets are not available to add to the Home screen. They seem to be still installed and I can add the Icon to the Home screen, but the Widget is not in the list. Some of the Widgets were already on the Home screen and these have disappeared, with no option to put them back.

This does not seem to be affected by whether the relevant app is on the Internal Memory or the SD.

Anyone else seen this please? Is there a fix?


Incidentally, my OSF is a Gen1. There is no sign of any remaining Orange branding. One minor issue is that I have lost the 'YourOrange' app which helped advise on the credit I have left (Orange PAYG), but this is trivial compared with the loss of the rest of the Orange bloatware and the use of a clean and stable 2.2 ROM.
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Android requires Widgets being in internal memory

If you are running low on space you may want to look at repartitioning your phones internal memory
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Old May 25th, 2011, 05:17 PM   #47 (permalink)
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One minor issue is that I have lost the 'YourOrange' app which helped advise on the credit I have left (Orange PAYG)
Your Orange can be installed as a standalone app via the market, along with the Orange Wednesday one.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 12:34 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Orange San Francisco (ZTE Blade) getting the Android 2.2 Froyo update in "last week of June"

Just saw, Orange are releasing the new froyo version next week, this means froyo is coming after all! Well fingers crossed, and I was just about to update to, cyanogenMod 7, no need now!
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 12:47 PM   #49 (permalink)
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You should really upgrade. Oranges froyo will be laden with crap tbh, and CM7 is awesome
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I have heard very good things about CM7, but some people say it can be slow on the blade. Does it offer, FM radio, and all the google aps?
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