holy HELL!! i figured out WORKING soft brick fix for the zte force!! it requires the avid root 4g made by osiris. thank u osiris! This is for those that still have stock recovery and are stuck in a bootloop or at the android screen and wont boot. heres the steps 1. first make sure no drivers at all are installed. 2. plug in phone to computer and boot it up. even though its not gonna fully boot, its going to give you the option to install usb handset drivers. do the automated install and let them install. 3. open up zte avid4g root folder made by osiris. you need to locate or download fastboot.exe and place it in the folder. also you will need to download the cwm recovery img which is located in the forums unzip it and place it in the zte avid root folder as well. ill try and post the link. 4. hold power button and volume up key at same time and boot into FTM mode 5. cd over to the directory of your avid root folder in ADB 6. type adb devices and you should see a question mark , its because it doesnt recognize it. now we need to get into the zte force bootloader (which is black screen) so type adb reboot bootloader. FROM HERE ON ITS VERY IMPORTANT U FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS EXACTLY AS I WRITE THEM OR THIS WONT WORK. 7. type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img 8. its going to say waiting for device. now go to device manager and you should see an unknown android device with and exclamation mark on it right click on it and browse for drivers . you want to pick the one that sais zte adb composite device. now install the drivers. bypass the warning and all that 9. it should now recognize the zte force long enough to push the recovery image over to the phone. ALL DONE 10. the screen will still be black because zte force bootloader is a mystery in and of itself. but just pull battery and reboot into recovery and you should now see cwm recovery. ..11. pick your rom which only one is available right now and flash away. any questions or additional help. post them in the thread.