Last Updated: Nov 16,2012
You could try re-copying the update.zip file to the sd card and then give it another go.
Update to my predicament:Now got things back working again with an Orange ROM....
This is what I did:
Downloaded the standard Orange ROM file for my OLED model - file called OUK_P729BV1.0.0B05
Renamed it to update.zip.
Copied this to a different micro sd card (because I couldn't read the one in the phone).
Ran the ClockworkMod update again with the new ROM.
Restarted - and the orange branding appeared.
Put the old micro SD card back (the original).
Now we're working again - so that's a relief.
Need to have another go at loading a custom ROM. I'll checksum the file this time, as I have a feeling that perhaps that was the cause of the issue.
this is the only way to get 2.2 on the san francisco?, why wont it not update itself?
i bought my phone thinking it would do so
am i gonna have to do this for every android update there is?
can it even support firmware versions beyond 2.2 later on?
Successfully flashed with my unbranded ROM now - yippee!
Thanks BurnCK for your suggestion.
There is no official 2.2 release for this phone yet although I believe there will be one at some point. Highly unlikely that it will get anything beyond 2.2 though. At least nothing official anyway...
Has anyone done this on a Mac?
Downloaded the fastboot files, put the clockwork image in same folder, opened terminal, ran the command and keep getting command not found
wow, lot of googling later of course it was head smackingly easy.
Mac users have to add "./" (without quotes) to the start of the command.
I've been using this ROM on my phone nearly a week now & I have had no problems with it so far!!
How do we change the lock screen wallpaper on this rom??
How would I do this Via a Mac
Tried rooting my phone using the guide in this thread and everything seemed fine... now the phone wont unlock and the only way to switch off the phone is to remove the battery. Cannot get access to my phone - HELP!
The touchscreen is completely unresponsive... but the power button works.
I'm guessing you didn't read the instructions properly, as the problem you described is due to your phone having a TFT screen, and this particular ROM doesn't support that screen.
Download the updated ROM from here :
[ROM] 23/Dec r8: de-orangeated ROM for ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco [eclair] [OLED+TFT] - Android @ MoDaCo
Rename it to 'update.zip' and put it on your memory card. Boot the phone in ClockWorkMod Recovery mode (turn on phone with Volume Down held), then select 'Wipe data / factory reset' and then 'apply update.zip' again.
It should then work ok....
You could try changing the Windows setting so it can see hidden files:
Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > View > Show hidden files
No I did read the instructions (spent a while reading them over and over again to be obsolutely sure). I checked beforehand, its an OLED screen.
The phone was working fine for around an hour+. Then suddenly i went to unlock the phone and there was no response.
I cant get ClockWorkMod Recovery mode on - only recovery mode (i.e. I can only get to the point where the Android logo stays on constantly).
I cant mount the SD card via USB either.
Apologies then if you did read that bit properly It's just that the symptoms you described are the exact same ones that you get when trying to flash a TFT version with this ROM.
Don't know why you can't get back into ClockWorkMod Recovery again. Even if your phone doesn't boot you should be able to get back into it. Try removing the battery for a few seconds, replace it, then hold Volume Down whilst turning the phone back on (hold Volume Down for a few seconds after turning back on).
If it still doesn't go into ClockWorkMod Recovery then you could try re-installing it again using the initial fastboot method.
I can only think that this is one of those phones that is an exception. I read somewhere that people have been reporting their phones as TFT desite all the checks suggesting its an OLED.
As for re-installing ClockWorkMod recovery then is there a particular version you can suggest or shall i just stick with the latest that i can find?
Tried re-installing ClockWorkMod recovery but it just does exactly the same thing. The screen just continuously flicks back and fourth between the green android logo and a small piece of upside-down text that says android. Its almost as if its trying to load ClockWorkMod recovery but cant?
Strange one that, people have had issues with ROMs before, but they've always been able to get back into ClockWork Mod. I suppose you could try a later version of ClockWorkMod Recovery (version 126.96.36.199). I only used 188.8.131.52 because at the time I posted it there were some issues with 184.108.40.206 which have probably been sorted now.
220.127.116.11 will be available for download over at Modaco forums.
Oh dear! I am using 18.104.22.168... why do I get the feeling that this phone has been bricked?
Wouldn't worry just yet. It's quite possible that the issue is 22.214.171.124 then.
I, and others, haven't had any issues with 126.96.36.199 so I'd try installing that one with fastboot instead. If it still doesn't work, then I'd recommend posting over at Modaco forums and see if anyone there can help you as I wouldn't know what else to suggest.
Yeah i tried that already.
Thanks anyway BurnCK!
I just simply CANNOT get my phone into clockworkmod recovery mode!
So far i have tried every trick in the book (even StevenHarperUk's hungarian update)!
I think its finally time to throw in the towel and take it to my local phone shop to see if they can just get the phone working again... gutted! All that hard work, stress and headache for my phone to end up back normal again.
Did you try Modaco forums ? Android @ MoDaCo
yeah, been there, done that.
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