[GUIDE][CWM] ZTE Score M X500

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  1. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    Here is a guide on how to install Clockworkmod Recovery v6 on the ZTE Score X500. There are both traditional and Touch CWM linked below, Be warned tho the Touch was built on builder.clockworkmod.com and no options to specify a font so its kinda big n funky looking.


    • From command prompt or terminal:

    • Copy flash_image and zte-x500-recovery.img to the sdcard on the device:
    Code (Text):
    1. adb push zte-x500-recovery.img /sdcard/
    Code (Text):
    1. adb push flash_image /sdcard/
    • To use flash_image to flash a recovery image called zte-x500-recovery.img in the root of your sdcard
    Code (Text):
    1. adb shell
    Code (Text):
    1. su
    • Temporarily allow app to run from the sdcard (use mount to find the correct device for your sdcard, ie: the /dev/block/BLAH part)
    Code (Text):
    1. mount  -o remount,exec /dev/block//vold/179:1 /sdcard
    Code (Text):
    1. cd  /sdcard
    Code (Text):
    1. ./flash_image recovery  /sdcard/zte-x500-recovery.img


    Official CWM & Touch available via ROM Manager!!! ;)

    How to use CWM:

    • Volume buttons navigate up n down.
    • Power button is back.
    • Camera button is select.

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  2. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon VIP Member

    Will add both to the ATR sticky;)
    Thanks PG:D
  3. danny8360

    danny8360 Member

    Can someone please do a video guide to this?
  4. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    a video wont help you ;)

    And if the oush scripts wont run, right click > properties > permissions and make it executable ;)
  5. sleepmob

    sleepmob New Member

    can somebody plz help me install this via team viewer. i have root just need cwm
  6. sleepmob

    sleepmob New Member

    im stuck on how to use mount to find your device name
  7. AndroidxD

    AndroidxD Well-Known Member

    i was doing this through terminal on my phone & when i got to
    ./flash_image recovery /sdcard/zte-x500-recovery.img
    it kept saying permission denied.

    can someone help me ?
  8. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    use what I have posted ;)

    do each step ;)
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  9. codmerc

    codmerc Well-Known Member

    Took me a second to figure out to turn off usb storage. But after I figured that out it worked like a dream. Thanks, you rock
  10. joniece

    joniece Member

    whats command prompt
  11. joniece

    joniece Member

    or how do you get to terminal on your phone
  12. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon VIP Member

  13. ronmazor

    ronmazor New Member

    that is not the code , you have a code error
  14. stedman420

    stedman420 Guest

    You should just download and use rom manager from play store to flash the recovery.

    Oh and the errors you're experiencing when typin in the code are user errors Lol

    For future reference you should post the actual error you're experiencing you most likely will get more help then when makin a general statement telling a well known and respected dev his code is wrong Lol
  15. antdogac

    antdogac Well-Known Member

    Stedman420 u r a ******* genius, that was so easy. Playful god your dope to but I have to say ROM manager was much easyer. Thank you both u guys rock. If i ever met either of you I'll take you guys out for beers and hookers lol
  16. gilbatronics

    gilbatronics New Member

    I had the same issues as the above fellas, where permission denied on comand:

    " ./flash_image recovery /mnt/sdcard/??x-500-recovcery.img"
    >> Permission denied

    something like that.

    what i did was found where teh system partition was mounted


    read through till i say the '/system'

    it was on mtdblock2 so mounted hte system as R/W

    "mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock /system"

    then create a temp folder i did

    "mkdir /system/data/temp"

    then moved both the image and teh flash_image program into that folder.
    but teh command "mv flash_image /system/data/temp/flash_image" returned an error about cross device something

    so i used es file explore to move the contents

    then back to adb shell

    "cd /system/data/temp"
    //set permissions
    "chmod 0775 flash_image"

    then finally execute the program
    " ./flash_image recovery /sdcard/zte-x500-recovery.img"

    ok hope this helps someone
  17. NobleLinux

    NobleLinux Member

    Do u know where i can get the stock rom of zte x500 metro pcs?

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