Thanks for such detailed instructions, Dannymur, but still no joy. You were right about my phone being gen1. I changed to a different Clockworkmod, but the device manager still showed that it's not working. Then I installed and ran Z4root and now I can't get Quick Boot to run.
I read that Orange have added new blocks recently and that I need a Hungarian TFT something or other, but I tried that and it made no difference.
I also tried to follow instructions to enable me to run apps from my SIM card, without upgrading to 2.2 - but my PC refused to copy a file, saying I need administrator access - I do have it, of course, so I have reached a dead end there.
I am astonished that Orange can sell a phone that is so much trouble to get working. Initially I couldn't do a thing with it until I rooted it - I couldn't even download apps and there isn't much point in having a smartphone if you can't even do that much!
As it is, it constantly gives me warnings of low memory and it runs very slowly.
Have you checked with Root checker, you are rooted???
There is no reason why Quick Boot should not run, unless not rooted!! IMHO
I would uninstall, and then re-install, having checked your root status....with Root Checker.
You need to be rooted for most of the upgrade stuff to work!!
Instead of Quick Boot, why not use Blade Buddy
, free from Market, which was specifically for Blade's....
This has a module for ReBoot, and it will tell you version of phone, like Pigfish....load of other things, in one App....
But, you need to check your Root status, and make sure you are!!
BTW, I would part company with my friend swadowninty
, going to GEN2 before you learn the basics will not help you....IMHO
Of course, it depends whether you want to get to know Android, which will help with any Android device you may get in the future,
or you just want a working 2.2 or 2.3 Android device without learning all the stuff you learn by making mistakes.
BTW, going into Bootloader from Quick Boot is only necessary if you are installing a new image. Maybe you are talking about getting into recoovery....have you flashed Recovery from Rom Manager?? Remember the latest Recoveries from Rom Manager, like 220.127.116.11, are only for GEN2 devices.
let us know which version you have by launching ROM Manager,
Look at 1st Option, "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery"....if it says current is 18.104.22.168....you got the wrong recovery version.
Let us know what you see.