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ZTE ZMAX Z970 BRICKED

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by YousifDaKing, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. YousifDaKing

    YousifDaKing Lurker
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    Hello Everyone!
    I Have a ZTE ZMAX and i recently Reset it the whole thing and it looks like the OS is missing. few months ago my friend flashed some stuff in their and it did not work so after like 2 months i decide to reset the phone when i Reset the phone boom this happens red light black screen boots into android then turns off to the red light with black screen. this phone is not rooted or anything its just missing a os i am guessing this is unsolvable because i would not have access to su or anything like that. if anyone has a way please reply i would really appreciate it thank you.
     


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  2. martin7265

    martin7265 Lurker

    i have the same issue any help would be awesome
     
  3. HMT Chryssi

    HMT Chryssi Member

    Simple. Since the ZMAX doesn't have an OS, You have wiped the system folder as well which had the OS. Flash a ROM that is on the Root thread of this section of the phone and flash it.
     
  4. martin7265

    martin7265 Lurker

    i asuume you mean the rooted forums
    i assume you mean the rooted section of zte formums correct?
     
  5. cgigate

    cgigate Lurker

    ZTE ZMAX is unbrickable phone.
    reflash back the stock firmware
     
  6. martin7265

    martin7265 Lurker

    unfortunately when i try to install from sd card i get a e-signature failure any other suggestions?
     
  7. Italy 911

    Italy 911 Lurker

    Hi this is Italy 911 did you ever fix the problem I'm caught stock ROM I think I put a T-Mobile stock ROM on my metro phone I was rooted Julianne have TWRP when I run into TWRP I flashed the T-Mobile round by accident and my phone was stuck in custom recovery then I try to flash again inside the air and then now all I have is Android screen and stock recovery which I don't know if you can Flash anything through it to fix it with the computer
     
  8. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator
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    Not that I'm aware of for the Zmax.. I'm familiar with the device and have built a few custom ROMs (N 7.1.2) for it too. I think ya may be past the point of no return on that one since you lost the TWRP access, due to the fact that fastboot capability was extremely suppressed. This device was an absolute horror to get Rooted for a very long time but we managed. Unfortunately you'd need install a certain app, which is now impossible since it won't fully boot. Your best bet on this subject would have been to flash a custom ROM that last time you booted TWRP and keep going. The Stock ROM was Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) and MANY-MANY PlayStore apps broke KK functionality with the Nougat 7.0+ updates. I think you are likely now a proud owner of a 'brick', aka paperweight
     
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  9. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator
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    Furthermore, I do feel bad for ya but a significant upgrade can likely be had for about $100 - $200 and I might recommend my research of some devices with custom ROMs are mostly manufactured by LG, Samsung, and my fave --> Motorola since ZTE is kinda done in the US, at least for a long while
     
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    GameTheory Android Expert

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  11. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator
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    Only thing about the Galaxy S series is that you'll need the International version with Exynos chip for custom ROMs as all US models are bootloader locked and can't install custom recoveries, jusy an FYI
     
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  12. Juggalo19076

    Juggalo19076 Member

    If anyone needs I got just about every firmware or twrp instal file that ever came out from original metro one to blispop 5.1.1 up till validus 7.1.2 etc if I can help in any way lmk ide be glad to help
     
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  13. Juggalo19076

    Juggalo19076 Member

    I have both b13 recovery zip and b13 firmware zip I'll upload link to google drive that has it in am
     
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  14. Juggalo19076

    Juggalo19076 Member

    Unloading now to drive link when done sry I slpt all day
     

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