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Root [Boost Mobile] [ROM] n00b (B10 based) VIII.II FULL Install 1/23/2013

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  1. Skinnyjeans21

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    Via USB, definitely the one right way to do it. And you're welcome :D
    I was like that with my first Android phone, I waited for over a year before I even rooted it, then 6 months after that I got a custom rom (CM 7.2 :))
    Rooting this phone and flashing a new rom (specifically this one) is a great thing to do, you won't regret it. Besides the roms fix most of the issues with the phone too...
     

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    Oh noes! It aborted again... same msg. I DL'd rom file to desktop & transferred to SD card via USB.


    BTW, I tried this ROM bec of your comments on another thread :)
     
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    That's odd... maybe it's just a defective phone... I can see this happening on a phone that isn't a warp... never on the Warp itself...
     
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    It's definitely a ZTE Warp N860

    Defective? o_O I really wanted to play.
    Heh...I wonder if they'd replace it because it won't let me root it

    Do you think a different rom might work? Or would they all have the same issue with accessing the zip file? Or is the zip file the one that has the rejected signature?
     
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    Hmm... try installing one of the easy root zips then installing this rom... it might solve the issue
     
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    please suggest 1 or 2... I'm not sure what to look for


    EDIT:
    (next day) Never mind! I found some on another thread. Gonna try EasyRoot TWRP.
    This place has everything!!!
     
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    Here's another super-n00b (SN) question: based on the instructions at the beginning of the thread, I thought the zip file is to be selected without extracting contents. Should it be unzipped before attempting to install?
     
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    No also wipe data factory reset and clear cache even though its flashable straight from stock i aleays rooted first and any of the root methods posted work u may have to try a few times but they work
     
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    Just to be sure, are you saying
    1) wipe data
    2) do a factory reset
    3) clear cache
    & do it in that order?

    I just tried EasyRoot TWRP & got same msg as w/ n00b rom:

    --Install /sdcard...
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Verifying update package...
    E: failed to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    Factory reset sounds good... maybe something has gotten glitched over the months
    EDIT: removed a bunch of dithering questions. Just did reset... we'll see
     
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    did the factory reset. I'm still getting the same error msg.

    Was thinking-- it won't use the ZIP file... is there a rom that comes in a different compression format like RAR or something? Don't know if it would make a difference...

    Also, my cell provider is iWireless, not Boost Mobile. The phone is a ZTE N860-- shouldn't make any difference should it?

    Also, would one of those superuser apps let me change a setting that could help?
     
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    Roms can only be flashed in zip format. Also, that makes a VERY big difference. its a good thing everything failed to install, otherwise you'd lose very important stuff in the phone that you might not be able to get back. If you flash this warp for the Boost warp on the i-wireless variant, you'd lose services like 3G almost permanently. There is a root method, but its different-- and it involves a different rom, specifically my rom.
     
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    Ooomph! Good thing nothing has worked...

    So tell me about your variant. And why is yours OK on iWireless?
     
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    Hi, fellow noobie here. I've been lurking, for about a year or so, and have learned a thing here and there from this community to be confident enough to answer your question. This rom (as well as the others) is for Boost Mobile phones only. I believe that is why there are two seperate threads (one for Boost and one for Public).
     
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    Go here, and I'll help you out... in fact I have an idea to benefit more users
    http://androidforums.com/boost-mobile-warp-all-things-root/747407-i-wireless-kroger-warp-w-root-overclock.html

    No more posting in this thread, don't wanna spam the thread as we're about to be on a totally different topic...

    EDIT: Welcome to AF GChild78! :) You're very correct about that, but unfortunately we don't have a separate sub-forum for I-Wireless N860 Warps.

    Also aimzzz, I'm on Boost, not I-Wireless but one user has a root method for the i-wireless warp that worked for him

    EDIT AGAIN: I see you meant the rom not the carrier... I'm not sure why, since I've only continued the project not built it from scratch, but the rom works on Public Mobile as well... its very strange and I have yet to figure out why (I'm the newest dev here--don't hate :p)
     
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    Hate???? You're my hero ;) I've learned a lot even if I couldn't use this rom
    I'm at link you suggested whenever you have time
     
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    hey ya'll, just sayin hello, as most know, I went over to the note 2 (work bought the phone for me), I stopped doing dev work because there are way smarter people than me working on note 2 (there were here too, but I got in on the warp when it first came out so there weren't many roms at the time).

    It's good to see there are still people here working on this phone, it's still a great phone for what it costed and it's amazing to see what the community is doing with it still.

    Keep up the good work and don't be afraid to be a n00b and mess around with the phone!

    Happy tinkering!
     
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    Mr BoBo this is the bomb. I have tested every ROM for my warp and each was nice in their own way.
    But I have to say this one has been the best for my wants and needs. Hats off to you and all the Dev's involved in the making of n00b.

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    I've posted this in the n00but mod thread and also here. I don't know if it's a problem with the mod or if I missed a post that app's won't download from the play store. But that's what I'm having trouble with.I've tried to download several app's ( 4-5 ) and none will download. Any ideas ?
     
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    Try rebooting. Or try aokp... Lol I had to
     
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    Usually clearing the history and cache, reboot than accept play store again blah blah that should so it, if reboot doesn't. It's weird it's saying your post is from the future lol an hour ahead of my time
     
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    Yeah, I cleared my cache and history and that did the trick.
    Thanks for your tips!
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    When I flashed the Theme's SystemUI.apk it put me in boot loop where the scrollng " Android " splash just hung there. I could feel the phone vibrates and my dashboard at the bottom would light up and go off. I downloaded the behind glass ( ? )( can't remember the name ) theme and flashed it from my sdcard in recovery and rebooted my system, only to hang on the Android splash. I left it to try and boot for 10 minutes before pulling the battery.

    Edit: corrected the zip name that I tried to install.

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    Behind Glass might be incompatible with the latest version of n00b
     
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    Yeah that's pretty much what I was thinking. Since it cause me to have to reach- flash the ROM and put all my apps back in I got gunshy on flashing any of the others
    Thanks for the reply Skinny

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    I tried this ROM a few days ago and i must say it is a work of art.... everything ran so buttery-smooth!

    Thanks!!
     
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