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

Topic Modified: 18/03/13 (08:30) 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.

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   2.2.3 features: ROM does not automatically wipe phone.
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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-2.2.3-Unified-NW.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:

[hide]http://arearom.com/devuploads/phydeux/Phydeux-2.0-CWM5-update.zip[/hide]

[hide]http://arearom.com/devuploads/phydeux/PhydeuxROM-2.2.3-Unified-NW.zip[/hide]

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SPECIAL THANKS:

Motorhead for help, and encouragement
DroidHost for..Well, Hosting. And the occasional well intentioned comment and tweak, to the kernel and the "Big Data"
Koush for CWM
All the Devs here at AreaRom for their support and "Yes, we can" attitude
jamespfacett for the work on his SpeedFreak ROM (Hurry back James! We got more work to do!)

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

« Reply #1 » Published on:January 01, 2013, 11:08:05 PM

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Hi I've been trying to download this for a few hours now and i keep getting the same message about not being able to download due to people trying to steal it and getting credit for it.. so i go to the link p
Provided and still, same message.. please help.. if you can please just text me 9039484875 or something. Thank you
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #2 » Published on:January 02, 2013, 05:44:04 AM

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Hi I've been trying to download this for a few hours now and i keep getting the same message about not being able to download due to people trying to steal it and getting credit for it.. so i go to the link p
Provided and still, same message.. please help.. if you can please just text me 9039484875 or something. Thank you

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

« Reply #3 » Published on:January 02, 2013, 11:54:13 AM

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Hi I've been trying to download this for a few hours now and i keep getting the same message about not being able to download due to people trying to steal it and getting credit for it.. so i go to the link p
Provided and still, same message.. please help.. if you can please just text me 9039484875 or something. Thank you

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

« Reply #4 » Published on:January 03, 2013, 12:51:42 AM

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CWM now updated to version 6....

Another AreaRom/AA51 FIRST!!!!
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #5 » Published on:January 19, 2013, 01:47:25 PM

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If you have a stock Straight Talk Merit.  Will the recovery mode work or do you have the load something first?

The phone isn't rooted yet.  Will this ROM root the phone also?

Also, if I have an 8GB SDcard, will this ROM use it for app storage?  Is it best to partition the card first if it does?

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

« Reply #6 » Published on:January 19, 2013, 03:24:00 PM

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Follow the guide. The rom and recovery works on the Merit.
It will root your phone.
All will be functional.
If you want to partition the sdcard, you can, and then the ROM will use the sd-ext partition to store apps.
No other app needed. No link2sd, or apps2sd.

Using the two files mentioned in the post, you go from bone-stock to rooted.
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #7 » Published on:January 21, 2013, 12:34:10 PM

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Installed both files.  I formated the SD card the placed both files.  Installed them through the recovery mode.

The phone boots up fine.  I think the internal memory had around 111 MB free, put a few apps and it went down to 40 or so MBs free.  Is this normal?  I didn't setup a partition.

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

« Reply #8 » Published on:January 21, 2013, 02:23:42 PM

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Answered your own question.

Must partition the sdcard to get "big data"
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #9 » Published on:January 21, 2013, 03:44:39 PM

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Anything special on doing it?

600MB for partion, how about cache or swap size.

Can I do it with the phone already loaded like it is, or do I need to reset everything again (reload both files) ?

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

« Reply #10 » Published on:January 26, 2013, 01:01:06 PM

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I have a ZTE-990g and have already rooted my phone and have Link2SD installed but I wasn't able to partition my sd card because my system recovery doesn't offer me that option.
Since I constantly get a low memory, I am guessing that the sd card needs to be partitioned. I am confused as which procedure I should do next. I have my phone hooked to my computer through the usb and will try to do whatever is suggested through the computer.
Thank you for any information.
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #11 » Published on:January 26, 2013, 01:44:40 PM

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I have a ZTE-990g and have already rooted my phone and have Link2SD installed but I wasn't able to partition my sd card because my system recovery doesn't offer me that option.
Since I constantly get a low memory, I am guessing that the sd card needs to be partitioned. I am confused as which procedure I should do next. I have my phone hooked to my computer through the usb and will try to do whatever is suggested through the computer.
Thank you for any information.
In CWM go to advance & partition the SD. If you r not already using his version of CWM install it first.
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #12 » Published on:January 26, 2013, 09:14:05 PM

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Thanks so much! Was looking for an easy, noob-friendly way of rooting this thing and getting rid of all the bloatware. Instructions were easy to follow and had everything up and running within 10 minutes. Awesome post! I'll be sure to share it with my friends.  :D
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #13 » Published on:January 28, 2013, 06:48:53 AM

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Gentlemen !! ... After getting a good nights sleep .. I followed the instructions and it went just as announced !!
I gotta tell ya .. there were moments I was biting my nails (oh me of little faith) but it was amazing.
I went in to blow out the bloatware .. but most of it was gone already (Thanks!) and replaced with those great apps !!
I swear this thing is faster also .. You guys are absolutely 'the best' period.
Thanks to Phydeux and Motorhead and the team who worked so hard to get this done.. I can't begin to tell you how much we appreciate your efforts.

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

« Reply #14 » Published on:January 28, 2013, 08:13:26 AM

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We appreciate that.

And yes, if you follow the instructions, it works.

If you don't, it MIGHT work. It might not.

BTW, how does a 'boosted' version sound?

With faster WiFI, 3G, and a OC kernel?

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

« Reply #15 » Published on:January 28, 2013, 10:21:07 AM

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No problem :). These responses are what we strive for. Thank you for enjoying our work.
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #16 » Published on:January 28, 2013, 11:14:29 AM

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A boosted version sounds fantastic ... !!
only 'issue' I'm trying to figure is .. terminal emulation .. has a quit working unexpectedly .. force closed ? thing going on
and the other question was is this now 'unlocked' ?  since I saw 'straight talk' listed alongside att in access point names ..

Again .. You guys are the sheee zittt !
(I'll be kickin something to ya if Obama sends my Social Security check this month .. )

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

« Reply #17 » Published on:January 28, 2013, 01:50:05 PM

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A boosted version sounds fantastic ... !!
only 'issue' I'm trying to figure is .. terminal emulation .. has a quit working unexpectedly .. force closed ? thing going on
and the other question was is this now 'unlocked' ?  since I saw 'straight talk' listed alongside att in access point names ..

Again .. You guys are the sheee zittt !
(I'll be kickin something to ya if Obama sends my Social Security check this month .. )

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For the terminal emulator, move it to /data/app (I think we forgot the necessary lib file for it).

And for being unlocked. It's actually not, it's set up to be flashed to either a Merit or Avail (and may also work on the AT&T ST sim).
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #18 » Published on:March 03, 2013, 01:35:07 AM

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OK. I installed this per the instructions, started it up, and everything was running fine. I partitioned my SD card, rebooted, and now my phone is stuck on the AT&T globe "rethink possible" startup screen. Now what?
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #19 » Published on:March 03, 2013, 02:18:53 AM

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In my half asleep mindset, I responded with a stupid answer. Carry on :).
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #20 » Published on:March 03, 2013, 11:27:57 AM

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Can take a LONG time for "first boot"

In the instructions, it says to STAY IN CWM, don't boot phone, unless you DON'T want to partition the sdcard.

If you partitioned the sdcard AFTER your first boot, good luck. Odds are, it WON'T boot. If you did that, wipe the phone (in CWM), and reflash the ROM. (No need to flash the update.zip part. Just the ROM)

Will work fine after that.

In summary, to flash the ROM w/big data:
If phone is stock, flash update.zip
In CWM, wipe/factory reset phone
In CWM, flash ROM
If stock, reboot recovery
If want 'big data', partition sdcard
Reboot phone
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #21 » Published on:March 03, 2013, 02:33:21 PM

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Everything works like a charm now! Very cool ROM. Thanks for your help! :)
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #22 » Published on:March 03, 2013, 10:23:57 PM

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I also would like to thank you.  My wife's Merit is now rooted (and she actually has room for some apps).  I do have one question though that I cannot seem to find the answer to anywhere on the site or internet.

Now that the phone is rooted, does that also mean it is "unlocked"?

thanks again for the instructions and time!
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #23 » Published on:March 04, 2013, 08:57:05 AM

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There are HUGE differences between 'rooted' and 'unlocked'

Rooted:

You have access to the "root" of the phone, can change anything anywhere, anyway wanted (And, unwanted. Thus why rooted usually voids the warranty)
Also, apps have the access, too, which is why you install SuperUser, to control access. (Otherwise, some apps will go ape in there, and can potentially erase the entire phone)

Unlocked:

You are not limited to only the carrier the phone was bought for.
Mostly a GSM thing. If your phone is unlocked, and originally an AT&T phone, a T-Mobile sim will work in the phone now.
HOWEVER, even if unlocked, it still has radio frequency limitations. In the above example, while your unlocked AT&T phone will work on the T-Mobile network, odds are that 3G data will not. (They use different frequencies for 3G)
So, if you do unlock your phone, you need to read around and Google quite a bit to be sure your phone will work on the 'new' carrier.
Also, unlocking does NOT change your phone so it will work on all networks. Ex:An AT&T phone will not work on Sprint. Sprint is CDMA, and AT&T is GSM.

Google the terms if you're unsure.

So, in conclusion:
Rooted and Unlocked are 2 different things
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Re: [ROM][CWM][ROOT] All-in-one ROM and Recovery

« Reply #24 » Published on:March 07, 2013, 02:57:36 PM

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I tried this and it said update successful on the first step, but when the temporary cwm came up I could not see the cwm 6 rom in the menu. I tried to repeat the procedure and it said

E: failed to open /sdcard/update.zip <No such file or directory)
E: signature verification failed
Installation aborted

I've only rooted one other phone and had no problems with that but I really could use a little guidance on this one. Thanks
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