Debranding, Rooting & Upgrading to 2.2 Froyo

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  1. gavin08

    gavin08 Well-Known Member

    Hi there
    I'm new to the forum and I think it's great so far.

    I bought a San Francisco TFT the other day and I wanted to debrand it because it seems that everybody has and it will improve the phone.

    But I don't know how to do all three things???? Is there a video or a link that teaches you how to do it step by step??


  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

  3. gavin08

    gavin08 Well-Known Member

  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    My other half has the newer TFT and she's fine to upgrade, I checked this morning.

    Here's text from the article -

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  5. gavin08

    gavin08 Well-Known Member

    I won't work I have definetley got the G2 version so it won't work. Any other link that work for G2 or TFT version.
  6. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

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  7. dannymur

    dannymur Well-Known Member

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  8. slackereconomy

    slackereconomy Active Member

    If it was a g2 it would have 2.2 on it already surely :)
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  9. dannymur

    dannymur Well-Known Member

    Think you are correct here.....:)

    from Pigfish description on Market:

    So, be careful.........
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  10. gavin08

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  11. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Others have used it with no issues, but I'll let you know tomorrow ;)
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  12. dannymur

    dannymur Well-Known Member

    I had an issue with this guide, regarding the use of Recovery Manager, which is used in the guide, as many other ppl seem to have.

    I had to change tack, and use the ROM Manager app, available from Market:

    Also, I found Chris Lowthian's guide more reliable to get to Froyo....

    Upgrade your Orange San Francisco / ZTE Blade to Froyo 2.2 [OLED & TFT Versions]

    Hope this helps, make sure you are rooted first, use Universal Androot, both guides have links to d/l this app.

    Best of luck, mine worked out fine, but you must read a lot of info from here and modaco...:)
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  13. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

  14. gavin08

    gavin08 Well-Known Member

  15. dannymur

    dannymur Well-Known Member

    You have to root your OSF regardless of which guide/procedure you use.

    First, make sure your phone is set to allow installation of non-Market apps:

    Settings/Applications/Unknown sources must be checked.

    Both recommend the use of the Universal Androot app:

    Download from Download UniversalAndroot.apk for free on


    You can do this from the browser on your phone or copy the d/l onto your sd card and tap install, which should install Universal Androot to your phone.

    Run the app, and tap "root"....

    It may say you are already rooted, but go again anyway.
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  16. dannymur

    dannymur Well-Known Member

    Hi, Excellency ;)

    Swedish Spring RLS2......

    Kernel is

    According to Chris Lowthian:

    I'm afraid I don't know any more than that, this was my first ROM :eek:

    and it works well, no probs at all, Battery good generally, but I have used the "recalibration tip" shown below, it seems to give a good indication of Battery:

    Battery Recalibration ProTip - Android @ MoDaCo

    I have overclocked to 691, 710 caused phone to crash :(

    Used free Overclock Widget.

    Also, used free VM Heap Tool to increase Dalvik VM heap size to 32 from 24 default.

    Next will be CyanogenMod RC3, when it is stable and tested enuff.
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  17. gavin08

    gavin08 Well-Known Member

    In the link i showed you first below
    Upgrade your Orange San Francisco / ZTE Blade to Froyo 2.2 [OLED & TFT Versions]
    it says Install Universal Androot in its first step. So after that I can carry on with the rest of the steps and it will debrand and upgrade to 2.2?
  18. dannymur

    dannymur Well-Known Member

    Yeah......rooting your phone via Universal Androot is an essential 1st step.

    Just installing this is not enough, you must run the app, tap Root, ignore if it says you are already rooted, go again.....

    After you are rooted, you should see Superuser app in your app drawer..looks something like this:


    Also, make sure you perform all the steps in the guide, using the Rom Manager from Market........

    Please make sure you carry out the back-up:

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  19. slackereconomy

    slackereconomy Active Member

    @gavin08 it might seem a little daunting first time round but as long as you follow the steps you'll (almost certainly) be fine! I used the first guide but the second one mentioned looks fine too. there are different roms out there so you can shop around for the one that suits you best, here is a link to the available roms for the blade....

    31/Mar [ROMS] Current Known / Available ROM's for the ZTE Blade [GEN1] - Android @ MoDaCo

    @dannymur RC3 is pretty good, never had any problems with it but i don't use wifi so i've no idea if it has any issues there. RC4 is out now so i'm about to flash that n see what's what.
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  20. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Spot on minion :p

    I've done a bit of reading and it's apparently safe to increase the davlik heap size all the way to 64! I've my other halfs sitting at 56 and it appears quite stable.
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  21. dannymur

    dannymur Well-Known Member

    I'm totally at your service, Excellency [​IMG]

    Could one enquire what you have learned about this Heap, as I am anxious to learn.......particularly from such an exalted personage as yourself, Excellency.

    What is it?? Even a link would do....

    I remain your humble servant, Squire Daniel of the Lakes.... [​IMG]
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  22. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    It is a continued pleasure to provide tutelage and share information with such a knowledgeable individual as yourself.

    I'd enquired as to the maximum, safe heap size via the prestigious modaco forums where 2 charming gentleman going by the names of "Mushroom_Lord" & "hugobosslives" replied with some most useful information. A trascription of this conversation can be found here.

    Will you pass my regards on to the lady of the lake please? It has been a while since I made her "acquaintance"
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  23. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    that guides fine :)
  24. dannymur

    dannymur Well-Known Member

    Yer a Gas Man, Mister President.....

    Just noticed there is a late night movie coming on at 12:30 on TV3 here, called Lady in the Water.....I think they have found her!!!

    I will ask them to give her your best regardez.......[​IMG]....

    Just on that modaco conversation, does this explains why Androot does not work to re-root my Swedish Spring ROM!!!!

    Root Issues & Blade Buddy - Android @ MoDaCo

    I get the famous Failed!No---Fu goo---- message....bejazuz!!
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  25. gavin08

    gavin08 Well-Known Member

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