ZTE Warp 4G Bricked?


Last Updated: 2015-01-10 22:58:55
  1. randjav15

    randjav15 Well-Known Member

    I think I may have bricked my phone.
    I am stuck on the orange 4G screen.
    I tried to install a font through Font Installer and it all went bust from there!
    If you could help me out, that would be great.
    The sucky thing is though, I am on stock recovery.
    I don't have CWM. Is the damage reversible?
    Any solution will help! Thanks!

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  2. SuperR

    SuperR Well-Known Member Developer

    If you can get into fastboot you can fix it on your own. I don't think you can however, since you are on stock recovery and can't boot into your rom. Any chance you can get adb access from the orange 4g screen? If so you can type "adb reboot bootloader" to get to fastboot.

    The only other thing that might work is the zte upgrade tool, but i don't think it is available for the warp 4g.
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  3. randjav15

    randjav15 Well-Known Member

    And how would I go about downloading all of that?
  4. SuperR

    SuperR Well-Known Member Developer

    You need the warp 4g drivers, fastboot, and adb installed on your pc. Unless you are running linux, i won't get into that lol. Once installed and working, connect your phone to your pc with a usb cable, open a terminal (cmd.exe on windows) and type "adb devices" without the quotes and press enter. If you see a serial number, adb is working.
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    SuperR Well-Known Member Developer

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  6. cooldudezach

    cooldudezach Well-Known Member

    you can also should be able to boot into ftm mode, which will have adb working. The hardware combo is the opposite volume direction as to get in recovery. On the awe, that would be vol+up to get into ftm.
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  7. SuperR

    SuperR Well-Known Member Developer

    I forgot you guys have adb in ftm. That may save the day :)
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  8. bcrichster

    bcrichster Well-Known Member

    Same as warp Lte. I've accidentally booted into ftm a few times trying to get to cwm
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  9. SuperR

    SuperR Well-Known Member Developer

    @randjav15 Ok, so with all that in mind, the next step would be to choose your pc adb preference. Either:
    1. install adb, fastboot, and warp 4g drivers in windows. Launch cmd.exe
    OR
    2. get the cwm flasher tool posted above and boot your pc to it. Click the black icon on the bottom left to launch a terminal.

    Then, boot your phone to ftm (probably holding vol up + power) (Thanks cooldudezach) and plug in your phone via usb cable.

    Type "adb devices" in either cmd.exe or terminal. If you get a serial number adb is working.
    Now type "adb reboot bootloader" to enter fastboot mode. If all that works we can most likely fix your phone :)

    edit: if you choose #1 above, someone else will need to jump in to help you sort out windows driver issues.

    edit2: if you choose #2 above, you will need a copy of the warp 4g cwm.img on a flash drive.

    edit3: just made a flashable cwm that may come in handy during this process. Sometimes booting to cwm works better than flashing cwm from fastboot. If that is the case you can boot to cwm and flash this zip to install cwm ;) Keep in mind that this zip has not been tested since i don't have this device.
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  10. randjav15

    randjav15 Well-Known Member

    What are the links to download the adb and the fastboot & the drivers. Sorry, I'm kinda new at all of this.
  11. SuperR

    SuperR Well-Known Member Developer

    I imagine the drivers come from zte's website, adb and fastboot are included in the android sdk package available from google. I won't be able to help any further than that. If you go with the cwm flasher I can help you :)
  12. randjav15

    randjav15 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm trying to do the cwm flasher on my phone so i can be able to flash stuff onto it too. I just have to find a CD.
  13. SuperR

    SuperR Well-Known Member Developer

    The cwm flasher does not run on the phone, it runs on your computer. It boots your computer to a cd that has a linux desktop and adb/fastboot installed and ready to use.

    edit: if you want cwm on your device and you are using the cwm flasher tool, you will need a cd and a usb flash drive.

    edit2: The usb flash drive should contain the warp 4g cwm.img. Additionally, place the rom of your choice and the flashable cwm i posted above in the root of your phones sdcard.
  14. randjav15

    randjav15 Well-Known Member

    A CD-Rom CD or just a CD you put music on?
  15. SuperR

    SuperR Well-Known Member Developer

    I am not sure there is a difference really, but this will be a bootable cd-rom. If you have cd-r's that are labeled as music cd's they will almost certainly work fine. You will need to use the option "burn iso image to disc" or similar in your burning program. I know imgburn will do the trick if you can't sort it out another way.
  16. randjav15

    randjav15 Well-Known Member

    I have the disk ready and the USB drive ready, then what?
  17. SuperR

    SuperR Well-Known Member Developer

    Put the cd in the cd drive on your pc, reboot your pc and change the boot order so your cd-rom drive boots first.

    This part depends on your pc motherboard. You will need to change the boot order by either entering setup in your bios, or some pc's have a key you can push right when you turn it on. Anyway, boot to the cd. If you have trouble with this let me know.

    edit: hopefully you have another way to post once your pc is running the cwm flasher tool

    edit2: if you have an ethernet port on your pc you could plug it up and have internet while using the cwm tool (not sure there is a browser now that i think about it lol)
  18. randjav15

    randjav15 Well-Known Member

    What's supposed to be on what... Here's what I got:

    SD card: ROM & zipped cwm folder
    CD: The ISO
    Flash Drive: ?
  19. SuperR

    SuperR Well-Known Member Developer

    flash drive: warp 4g cwm.img
    sd card: rom.zip, flashable_cwm.zip
    cd: cd with iso burned as image

    make sure you are not just burning the iso as a file on to the cd, make sure you are burning image to disc. The terminology is different for all the burning programs.
  20. SuperR

    SuperR Well-Known Member Developer

    Once you have all that ready to go, boot the os, open a terminal, put your phone in ftm, plug phone into pc with usb cable, type adb devices
  21. SuperR

    SuperR Well-Known Member Developer

    Here is more detail:

    Once you boot to the cd, you will get to a menu, choose default by pressing [Enter]. Once the desktop boots up you will have your mouse and a gui. Make sure your usb stick and phone are plugged in and your phone is in ftm mode (probably holding vol up + power) (Thanks cooldudezach). Click on the middle icon at the bottom left of the screen (it will say PCMan File Manager if you hover your mouse over it). Click your usb stick from the list on the left of the file manager window that opened. Make sure you see warplte_cwm.img in the box to the right. If you don't see it, you did not click on the correct drive in the list on the left or you never copied it to the stick. Once you see warplte_cwm.img, press F4 on your keyboard and a terminal should pop up.

    Type the following into the terminal and press enter:
    Code (Text):
    1. adb devices
    If you see a serial number, adb is working. Type the following into the terminal and press enter:
    Code (Text):
    1. adb reboot bootloader
    Once the prompt returns, type the following into the terminal and press enter:
    Code (Text):
    1. fastboot boot warplte_cwm.img
    Your phone should now boot to cwm and allow you to wipe data and flash cwm and the rom from your sdcard.
  22. randjav15

    randjav15 Well-Known Member

    What if I do not see a serial number?
  23. SuperR

    SuperR Well-Known Member Developer

    Then adb is not working. Is that happening?
  24. randjav15

    randjav15 Well-Known Member

  25. SuperR

    SuperR Well-Known Member Developer

    Are you in ftm mode? If so then i have no clue. The warp2 doesn't even allow adb from ftm so this is new to me too.

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