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Author Topic: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery  

Topic Modified: 11/01/13 (07:53) am
NEWEST way to take your Z990 from Box-fresh to rooted n' rockin!

EASY 2 file method. 5 minutes, and your phone will be rooted, have the permanent CWMv6 (YES! Version 6 fully 100% WORKING!!) installed, and latest 'under the hood' improvements.

ROM Features:

NEWEST Version just released (v2.2.3)
   2.2.3 features: ROM does not automatically wipe phone.
                            AreaRom Splash and Bottanimation

All PHydeuxROM's currently have:

Based on latest GB release
Rooted! No need for adb or any other procedure
APN for StraightTalk added to standard AT&T APNs (May need to add your own APN for your data to work. Google is your friend)
'Big Data' standard (/data is as big as your sd-ext partition on your sdcard, if you choose to partition it. If not, will still work)
ext4 and swap file system supported in ROM and kernel (kernel already in ROM)
UPDATED: PERMANENT CWM 6 Recovery automatically installed for you
(NOTE: The "update.zip" CWM is version 5)
De-odexed ROM (programs load faster)
Root Browser Lite already installed
Quick Boot already installed
ICS Camera installed
Many other features!

Works with or without partitioning your sdcard. (If you DO partition, though, your /data partition will be as large as the sd-ext you create)

Note: CWM limits restore to 2GB..But, 2GB is PLENTY of room
LIMIT NOW GONE WITH CWM v6!!!


NOTE: If you use a sd-ext partition, DO NOT USE LINK2SD OR ANY APP TO MOVE PROGRAMS! It already moves them...
IF your sdcard fails, or you remove the sdcard, you will lose all programs and everything stored in /data


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STEP BY STEP INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

Download both files below. Preferred way is via computer, then copy files to the sdcard (NOT in a folder)

Rename Phydeux-2.0-CWM5-update.zip to just "update.zip".
(NOTE: The "update.zip" CWM is version 5)

Boot your phone into Recovery.

Select "Flash update.zip" or, if some Merits, select "Factory restore" option (or something close to it), and press the BACK button

When the temporary CWM comes up, select "wipe data/factory reset", press HOME
Select "install zip from sdcard", and press HOME
Select "choose zip from sdcard", press HOME
Select "PhydeuxROM-2.1.2-Unified-CWM6.zip", press HOME

When done flashing, select "Advanced", then "Reboot Recovery", press HOME
When CWM reboots, you can either "Reboot system now", or, you can partition the sdcard.

To partition, select "advanced" (NOTE: Partitioning erases all data on SDCARD...Make backups)
Select "Partition Sdcard"
Select any size you want for sd-ext (ANY SIZE YOU WANT WITH NEW  100% CWMv6!!!)
Any size for swap (If adding swap partition, you need an app like Swapper2 from the Play Store to use)

When done partitioning, select "Reboot system now"

FIRST BOOT MAY TAKE AWHILE! 5-10 minutes, possibly!

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FILES:

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And, for those who DON'T need CWM installed:

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v 2.2.3-No Wipe, AreaRom Splash/Bootanimation:

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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #1 » Published on:January 07, 2013, 08:13:15 pm

Offline gymenii

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I think I really screwed up, I used the avail files in other thread instead of these; not sure if that matters or not but now my merit won't boot and I can't get in to recovery mode. It was all going so well until I picked the zip file from sdcard and zap everyting shut off. When it came back up, I saw the zte logo then the att logo... then just sits there flashing a blue screen. Is there anything I can do to recover. I see most of the files are still there, sdcard is empty and windows doesn't mount it, but I used adb and see files are there when I connect to my PC. But whenever I try to copy someting is gives me a not copied-read-only file system. Not a pro in any way so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #2 » Published on:January 08, 2013, 03:52:58 am

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It shouldn't matter whether it the "Merit" based AR2.2.3 or "Avail" based PR2.3.3

Boot into recovery..(When phone is off, press MENU, VOL+,POWER, and hold all three until in Recovery.
Then, repeat the process, from whereever you left off (IF CWM pops up, flash the ROM. If it's the Stock Recovery, flash the 'update.zip', then the ROM
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #3 » Published on:January 08, 2013, 05:32:09 am

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The key combo to rcovery doesn't work. I took the battery out and let sit for a while, tired it again but it just shows the zte boot logo screen. I have no clue where to go from here. Somewhere in the process i think the sdcard got zapped cause there are no files on it.
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #4 » Published on:January 09, 2013, 11:00:40 am

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Try adb reboot recovery.

If adb works but recovery doesn't you will need to flash a new recovery.
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #5 » Published on:February 23, 2013, 10:05:45 pm

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Loat some of my files now i need the update zip to get into recovry  one i have gives no option for partion  links hede redirect and all outhers i have found say siiignature verifiation faild can someone provide links that will download direct to my merit i have no pc if cannot post feel free to message me i am kinda lost thank everyone for your help wonderful commuity
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #6 » Published on:February 24, 2013, 10:21:08 am

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The temp update zip does NOT have the option to partition, because it isn't the 'full blown' CWM recovery. You need to flash the ROM in this post.

It even says so in the directions in the OP.
Flash "update.zip"
Flash ROM
Reboot to recovery.
Partition SDCARD
Boot normally
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #7 » Published on:February 25, 2013, 12:39:56 pm

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Loat some of my files now i need the update zip to get into recovry  one i have gives no option for partion  links hede redirect and all outhers i have found say siiignature verifiation faild can someone provide links that will download direct to my merit i have no pc if cannot post feel free to message me i am kinda lost thank everyone for your help wonderful commuity

As Psydeux said, temp recovery doesn't have an option to partition. As for your verification failed messages, That's caused by downloading the files by using your phone. Unfortunately, the default download manager for the Android OS sucks major butt. Some say using Opera helped them solve this issue but I can't claim that it works. Downloading a large file, such as a rom, via your phone is just unstable. Especially if you're using your data plan and not Wifi.

Solution:
Find a friend, Use their PC.
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #8 » Published on:February 27, 2013, 04:29:05 pm

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Thank yall so much for the help i have since borrowe a freinds comp and am runing the speed freaks 2.0 rom never thought i would be happy with this phone but its a whole new exp that i love thank u so much :)
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #9 » Published on:April 26, 2013, 02:38:01 pm

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Thank you Phydeux! I am new to androids and in no time was able to root, this was the easiest and most fool proof method i have tried (out of many other methods which had me doing things i was not comfortable doing within the cmd of my pc (like i said im a total noob)).

Thank you again! and keep up the great work!!
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #10 » Published on:May 03, 2013, 09:58:19 pm

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Thanks so much for this guide, it helped tremendously, you really have no idea. My phone was on the rooted stock rom, and it's about a year old now, but recently it started doing some serious crashing, wiping data, over all just not functioning properly. After following this very simple guide, the phone booted to home screen with no issues at all and works perfectly!
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #11 » Published on:May 04, 2013, 02:58:22 am

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That's why we do it.

We like it :
  • Simple
  • Easy
  • 100% Working
  • Not being told we can't do it because one dev SAYS so...

So, we do it.Nobody else HAS the Version 6 of CWM, either, or the Kernel from Source.

Enjoy!

(And, PLEASE!!! Donate if you can!!! Any amount, even $1, would go a long, long way to keeping this site open)
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #12 » Published on:May 24, 2013, 05:25:15 am

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Im trying to do it without a pc but the links wont work
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #13 » Published on:May 24, 2013, 05:28:51 am

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You may need to download from a computer.

The server doesn't download well all the time if you use a mobile device (Phone/Tablet)
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #14 » Published on:May 24, 2013, 05:45:15 am

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I dont have a computer is there anything else i could try
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