What exactly does update.zip consist of? My merit is boot looped at "Android System Recovery". (ASR) It is a ZTE Merit 990 on Straight Talk. I believe I flashed a wrong ROM. When the phone boots up, it displays the "Rethink Possible" logo for about 10 seconds(had one.three flashed originally) and then it goes straight to ASR. I've attempted to create an Update.zip from different roms and stuff floating around on this forum and elsewhere, but the end result for all of them is "installation aborted". I have another ZTE Merit on the way just in case my soft-bricked Merit happens to be permanently bricked. But I intend to at the least make a nandroid back-up of the phone before any of my info is put onto the phone, and make it available to all. Also wondering if somebody can guide me to documentation that will explain how to create a ROM image, to also make the original ROM available to others. I know there are others who are also looking for the original ROM for the Straight Talk ZTE Merit 990. Lastly, rescuing my phone absolutely has to be done through Update.zip because It is unrecognizable to USB at the moment which rules out using ADB or anything like it. I've done much reading and tried everything. Please don't waste my time or yours explaining how to hold buttons to boot up or wipe user settings. Been there, done that. The CWM menu is also gone. Only ASR exists now. I'm looking specifically for info on "update.zip" that will restore an original ROM. If I have to provide that ROM after I get the new phone then fine, but I don't know how to retrieve or create the ROM image at this point, outside of a nandroid back-up. Thanks in advance for any suggestions and input.