Android Expert
Sep 6, 2012
Deland, FL
since activity is now at a good point i will be designing a all in one guide for the zte avid 4g

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.

Sections said:
Section 1:
Tools files and overview.

Section 2:
Custom Recovery and Root

Finding and Installing Custom Roms

Section 4:
Re-Installing the Stock Rom and Recovery

Section 5:
-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:

Disclaimer said:
This guide is built to assist with developers and new users, in no way am i or any of the mentioned developers responsible for your device, follow the directions and nothing should go wrong
the information on this guide is set up to be corrected and edited frequintly so no links or files should be damaged, if any are please bring it to our attention and it will be resolved.
Custom Recovery and Root -
Description said:
This section of the guide will walk you through Installing a Custom Recovery and Rooting your device.

: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, 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
Description said:
This Section Will teach you how to Install Custom Roms onto your Device.
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:

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 ;)
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!!
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...
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.
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
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!