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Zte avid 4g root & mod guide

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NGD1, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. NGD1

    NGD1 Android Expert
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    since activity is now at a good point i will be designing a all in one guide for the zte avid 4g

    :D- OVERVIEW -:D
    This Guide is designed to Teach the up and coming developers and Modders that have a ZTE AVID 4G how to modify and customize their devices.

    It is also here to serve as a one stop shop for experienced Users who are looking for the correct files to edit or root their device.

    ;)- TOOLS AND FILES -;)
    -ZTE Avid 4g root (MetroPCS).zip (files to root phone).

    ClockWorkMod / RECOVERY Files:
    -CWM-based touch recovery
    -TWRP Based recovery

    Current Custom Roms For ZTE AVID 4G
    -Cyanogenmod 10
    -Raptured Rom

    Stock Rom's, Recoveries and Kernels :

    Un-Root Files:


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    Post #2 by NGD1, Feb 25, 2013 (1 points)

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  3. NGD1

    NGD1 Android Expert
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    Custom Recovery and Root -
    :eek:Tools and Files you will need /Windows / linux: :eek:
    -ZTE Avid 4g root (MetroPCS).zip
    -Command Prompt / Terminal
    -Usb to android charger cable
    1: Boot phone into FTM (hold the Volume Down key and power on device).

    2: Connect USB cable to your computer.

    3: Download ZTE Avid 4g root (MetroPCS).zip -ZTE Avid 4g root (MetroPCS).zip and unzip.

    4: Open a command prompt (Start+R) type "command".

    5: From the command line, cd into the newly created directory and type root

    6: While the phone reboots, be sure to hold the "Volume Down" button to boot back into FTM. If it begins to boot normally, pull the USB cable and power phone down to reattempt booting into FTM. Once you're back in FTM, plug the USB cable back in and the script should resume the process.

    7: Once it's finished, let the phone boot into normal mode and verify root access. IE: use "Root Checker Basic".

    1. Download the file root_for_zte_avid.tar.bz2 to your computer and extract it.

    2. Plug the phone in.

    3. Find the file root-linux.sh, and Click on it.

    4. Select Run In Terminal

    5. Type your root password in the terminal

    6. The script will guide you from there. Hold VOLUME DOWN through the whole process.

    After rooting, if Superuser asks to update- select "Normal" install

    Custom Recovery
    :DRecovery installation guides are extensive, please follow these links to install a custom recovery: :D
    -CWM-based touch recovery
    -TWRP Based recovery
  4. NGD1

    NGD1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter


    1. Put the Rom you want onto your SD CARD!
    Here's a list of Roms for the ZTE AVID 4G:
    -Cyanogenmod 10
    -Raptured Rom

    2. Boot into Recovery.

    3. Clear Dalvik Cache(in advanced).

    4. Clear Cache.

    5. select "install zip from sdcard".

    6. Select "zip from sdcard".

    7. Locate the Rom you wish to install onto your Avid and Select it.

    8. Let the Recovery Do its Thing and Reboot your device

    Your Done! enjoy your new Rom!:rock:

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  5. NGD1

    NGD1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    :( - Re-Installing the Stock Rom and Recovery - :(

    Coming soon

  6. NGD1

    NGD1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    :beerglass:CREDIT AND SUPPORT!:beerglass:​


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  7. NGD1

    NGD1 Android Expert
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    The information on The guides i create do not belong to me, if any of it requires Correcting, let me know!
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  8. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    What do you want the title to say and we will change it.
  9. dadcup

    dadcup Android Expert

    Well I find a way just test and if you like that way let me know if you find better way let me know to I will do ;)
  10. dadcup

    dadcup Android Expert

    Let me know :D :thumbup:
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  11. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    Stickied this thread. Nice Job.
  12. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    Is the bootloader unlocked for this device?
  13. dadcup

    dadcup Android Expert

    So far I read yes
  14. NGD1

    NGD1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    a successful root proccess has been created and there are several non legit Custom recovery methods (still pin pointing a surefire way lol)
  15. k5c5s5

    k5c5s5 Lurker

    Came from the Samsung Vibrant amd XDA and loved flashing that phone. Rooted my Avid the same day I picked it up and can't wait for a recovery and roms!! Watching this thread closely!!
  16. Jenny89128

    Jenny89128 Member

    HELP: ok so I'm very new to rooting and have become obsessed with all rooting has to offer. I have installed SU, ROM manager, busy box and titanium backup. I followed the instructions on this thread and when I boot into recovery I selected the zip file and it says E: signature verifovation failed abort. Plus when I rebooted my phones had done the reset so now I had to reinstall my spa just to try n figure out how to figure out what I'd done wrong lol. IM sorry IM not very techy when it comes to these things Butch am determined and want to succeed. Plz help me...
  17. Jenny89128

    Jenny89128 Member

    Sorry for the misspells my phone is set to auto correct. Im sure u understand though right lol
  18. sonicbluemustang

    sonicbluemustang Android Enthusiast

  19. Jenny89128

    Jenny89128 Member

    Yah id sent it without proofreading first. Didnt really think i needed to though seeing as this is just a forum not a college report sonic...:screwy:
  20. dteofilo

    dteofilo Lurker

    is there a rom that i can get to recover the original zte avid stuff... i accidentally rebooted into some random rom and lost my wifi capabilities. i think i actually downgraded my zte, so any info would be helpfull.
  21. henrytamayo

    henrytamayo Well-Known Member

    no roms have problems with wifi i think it might be ur router disconnect it and turn it off and reconnect it and see if that helps
  22. NGD1

    NGD1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Guide updated / will update more this weekend.
  23. resaboo

    resaboo Lurker

    i cant root my phone. i dont know what i am doing wrong but its not rooting properly. i followed the instructions but still not working. HELP MEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  24. resaboo

    resaboo Lurker

    How do i find the commanded line. Im lost help me
  25. Jenny89128

    Jenny89128 Member

    In the terminal emulator
  26. NGD1

    NGD1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    terminal emulator?

    AH your on linux arent you, and do you mean home or directory where the file is?

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The ZTE Avid 4G release date was December 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, processor, and 1730mAh battery.

December 2012
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