ZTE Blade/Orange San FranGeneral

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  1. OFI

    OFI Well-Known Member

  2. _Zed_

    _Zed_ Member

    I have one just to mess about on. Looking to root asap.
  3. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA) VIP Member

    Gonna ask Phases to make a subforum to this. We'll see what he says.
  4. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA) VIP Member

    Forum created.
  5. OFI

    OFI Well-Known Member

    Thanks I suspect more and more people will eventually make it here. This phone is probably one of the highest spec cheap phones on the market and is flying off the shelves from what I hear.
  6. tiggerlator

    tiggerlator Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna go buy one tommorow, nice spec for the price.
  7. wellibob

    wellibob Well-Known Member

    I got one for my daughter. Great phone for the money. It is no Desire, but well less than half its price, it will never be. If you not obsessed with it being super smooth in operation, i would highly recommend this android to anyone. The Price is its biggest selling point (not to mention the specifications only let down by a less than optimal cpu) and only seems to be on the shelves at Orange..eek !
  8. flickster

    flickster New Member

    If u an orange payg customer u buy online and get it for
  9. smsmasters

    smsmasters New Member

  10. master_yoda

    master_yoda Well-Known Member

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  11. master_yoda

    master_yoda Well-Known Member


    'Fancy Widget' Clock
  12. kissofjudas

    kissofjudas New Member

    thanX works fine in portrait mode but overlaps in landscape mode
  13. Nezing

    Nezing Member

    Hi,I bought the phone from Orange,six days ago,and as it is my first venture into Android,I did not want to spend "silly money".Mine cost
  14. tiggerlator

    tiggerlator Well-Known Member

  15. speedyg2012

    speedyg2012 Member

    Interesting as well the Orange San Franciso is actually a specially built ZTE phone for Orange, so it remains to be seen end of this year or likley next year if that version will be available as cheaply on other networks or if it's still good value unlocked.

    ZTE could be one to watch next year, maybe the HTC boys should be looking over their shoulder?

    Might have a look at a demo soon enough.
  16. oatikodi

    oatikodi Well-Known Member

    I got one of these for a friend who wanted a touch phone. I've got an HTC Desire and a Galaxy S already.

    Although I won't be swapping my Galaxy S (or HTC Desire) for this, I was amazed at how good this phone is for the price. The screen quality is fantastic; the music sound quality with a decent headset is excellent (using PowerAmp app- and not the supplied hands free headset)- and even the speaker is pretty reasonable (and loud) for podcasts and music. And I didn't notice any particular difference with call quality compared to the Desire (but it's a different network).

    Battery life is better than my HTC Desire (which sadly has appalling battery life). And, considering the price- a 4th to a 5th of the price of a sim free Desire or Galaxy (give or take) this phone is absolutely amazing. I had no problems using wifi at home with this (I don't tend to use wifi out and about- but use 3g). I changed the background wall paper and shifted the Orange apps and various widgets around and this now looks very good (compared to the out of the box set up which is a bit dull). It's not as snappy moving between the screens as the HTC Desire but it's more than good enough.

    And the material that the handset is made of feels good in the hand- it's less slippery than the HTC Desire.

    The biggest downside I found is that the Orange networks data tariffs/allowances are rather miserly compared (for example) to t-mobile (even though Orange can now use T-Mobile's network and vice versa, the phone isn't yet available on T-Mobile in the UK).

    For any one wanting to get started with Android- or even someone wanting a decent, inexpensive Android phone this is hard to beat. (The camera isn't as good as the HTC Desire, and the video recording not as good as the Galaxy S- but for the price it is passable).
  17. master_yoda

    master_yoda Well-Known Member

    Totally agree ... thats why im using a giff gaff sim in mine with unlimited free data

    You can get the code to unlock your San Francisco for free here:


    Put your IMEI in, select ZTE, leave the default model as ZTE BLUEBELT, pop in the not-a-robot code. In the box above the IMEI you'll receive your code

    UPDATE: The ZTE Orange San Francisco option is now available under models

    Nice :cool:
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  18. dexa101

    dexa101 New Member

    thanks for pointing out to the free unlock clock.

    just one question: once got the code, what are the steps/procedures to unlock the orange san francisco? TQ.
  19. speedyg2012

    speedyg2012 Member

    The update seems to have screwed this widget?

    Weather not working, seems it needs a fix.
  20. master_yoda

    master_yoda Well-Known Member

    1. Insert an Alternative Network SIM card into your Orange San Francisco. By alternative network we mean a network other than the network from which the phone originated.
    2. Switch on your Orange San Francisco. The phone displays 'Enter Network Key', 'Enter NP Code', 'Sim Network Unlock Pin' or similar.
    3. Enter the supplied code carefully then press 'OK', 'Accept' or Unlock.
    4. Re-start the phone. The phone should now operate with an alternative network SIM card and you do not need to re-enter the supplied code or any further codes.
  21. master_yoda

    master_yoda Well-Known Member

  22. jsg24

    jsg24 New Member

    I had a ZTE Racer with the One plan from Three in the UK.

    I bought an Orange San Francisco basic-pay-as-you-go and had it unlocked. I'm now using my Three sim with the san francisco. It works great in every way but one.

    That is, there's no data detection.

    I've selected that my network is 3UK, but without a WIFI connection, I can't browse the internet or access my Gmail.

    Still trying to figure this out.....
  23. master_yoda

    master_yoda Well-Known Member

    First make sure Data Connection is checked under the Mobile network settings...

    Settings>Wireless & networks>Mobile Networks

    Then you need to make sure that the APN settings are correct for Three...

    Settings>Wireless & networks>Mobile Networks>Access Point Names

    Check you have the 3 APN selected, and the correct settings are below:

    Name: 3
    APN: three.co.uk
    Proxy: <not set>
    Port: <not set>
    Username: <not set>
    Password: <not set>
    Server: <not set>
    MMSC: http://mms.um.three.co.uk:10021/mmsc
    MMS PROXY: mms.three.co.uk
    MMS PORT: 8799
    MMC: 234
    MNC: 20
    Authentication type: <not set>
    APN type: default

    If you dont have the 3 APN there to select under Access Point Names, press the menu key and select New APN, now enter the settings above and save them.

  24. jsg24

    jsg24 New Member

    This worked perfectly! Especially after I restarted my phone after doing this. Thanks so much!
  25. jsg24

    jsg24 New Member

    I just realised that Orange has removed Google Talk. Something I sorely miss.

    I read on another forum that one could "flash" your "MCR". I'm not that technically minded, but this got me thinking.

    Would it be possible to install a vanilla android 2.2 version on my san francisco and make it like the Nexus? All android updates come directly from Google?

    Is this possible? Is it safe? Does it compromise the phones security at all?

    I've already unlocked it, am using another network provider and don't care about support from Orange. (Maybe hardware support from ZTE, if they even do that.)

    So what do you guys think?

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