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  1. godraw

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    Update (Jan 04 2012 9:40am EST)

    Handy tool that serves many purposes other than intended.

    OTA RootKeeper
    https://market.android.com/details?id=org.projectvoodoo.otarootkeeper


    Update (Aug 18 2012 5:43pm EST; Changed link to ZippyShare)

    If you need the below files that were offered on the ZTE website to update/restore your phone I've rar'd and uploaded the below two files(exe and pdf) to ZippyShare.

    As of Dec 26 2011 this method is confirmed working as per the thread
    "Tips B08 update for rooted users."

    Remember to backup if you still have the capability prior to using this method as it will wipe your data and apps. And restore afterward.

    Zippyshare.com - ZTE_Online_Upgrade_Tool.rar < rar'd exe and pdf, no password req'd

    If for some reason the rar archive disappears from ZippyShare feel free to PM me and I'll re-up ASAP.


    Update (Dec 25 2011 5:30am EST)

    Boost themselves are now offering via an OTA update a non-destructive(meaning no backup prior and restore afterward req'd, your apps and data are kept intact) firmware update to the as of this moment current
    N860V1.0.0B08 firmware

    To begin the OTA firmware update procedure:
    Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates > Update Firmware

    It will take under 10mins with a good 3G signal, start to finish.



     

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    I"m glad ths was posted because I like customizing my phone and some of the root apps can be dangerous in the wrong hands (like mine). It's nice to have a safety net until we get a custom recovery for this phone. Just be aware that after using it to wipe your phone that you will need your MSL number to reactivate your phone by dialing ##72786# and that you will obviously lose root. Worst case senario, call boost and they will hold your hand through reactivating.
     
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    same thank you very much for posting this i rooted my phone and my camera app and a few others would not work properly i downloaded this program and am doing the recovery proccess now i had to make a android forums account to thank you you really saved my ass
     
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    I'm trying to boot into FTM mode by holding volume down and the power button at the same time, but it just boots up like normal, no FTM mode.

    Anyone know how to fix this? It's not rooted or anything.
     
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    Make sure you're already depressing the volume down rocker when you turn on the phone. The detection is very early in the boot process.
     
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    This is a great find. Working as a poorly-coordinated team, Google Music, Titanium Backup and I managed to screw up the rights and permissions for music.apk, which is actually pretty critical in that it supplies media browsing and selection services for pretty much anything that looks at the sd card. With a lot of effort, I've gotten it halfway working, but I've concluded I need to reinstall the factory software and start fresh, and was wondering how I was going to do that...
     
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    Please see the update I just edited into my original Post #1 of this thread.
     
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    Does ZTE or Boost happen to post any sort of change log or update notes/release notes that describe what the updates fix or change?
     
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    I'm kinda curious about this too. I have B06 and Rooted device. If I would to upgrade to B08 will I lose the Root?
     
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    You should unroot, update, then reroot. That's kamaou's word of advice
     
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    I updated my post #1 here to reflect that I've rar'd the Update exe and pdf that were available for download on ZTE's website. I put them available on MultiUpload should they be needed.
     
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    I hadn't been able to do the ota update, so this was a lifesaver, thank you!
     
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    Hey I just upgraded my Warp to B08 and I have no superuser app or root and when I try to run the OCR root method it just hangs at daemon started successfully
     
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    Updated my first post here to include link to OTA RootKeeper for those of you that may find it useful.
     
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    This is how I updated to B08. I backed up all the apps & data onto my SD card. Then switched to a dummy SD card (I took from an old phone) and ran the update. Then I put my original card back in...rerooted my phone and used Titanium back to restore everything back to normal. WAA LAA!!
     
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    You're right, it's not difficult if you can go without your phone for an hour. I just backed everything up with Titanium, did the B08 update, re-rooted and restored from Titanium. Not a big deal. Would have been a lot faster if the ZTE update tool didn't take 30 minutes to download the update file.

    So far, B08 seems more stable. I think by the time we get to B12 or B14 things will be pretty good...
     

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