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Straight-Talk's newest addition to the lineup.

ZTE Merit: (also known as the ZTE Avail)
600MHZ Processor
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
5MP Camera
130MB Internal Storage (Available to You)
512MB Internal Storage (ROM)
512MB Ram
Operates on AT&T's 3G Network

$129.99

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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #1 » Published on:May 29, 2012, 01:55:15 PM

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Wow....

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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #2 » Published on:May 29, 2012, 02:05:58 PM

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I'll stick with my Precedent until I can afford an Epic Touch 4G

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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #3 » Published on:May 29, 2012, 02:12:37 PM

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I don't know why ST won't just get some higher end phones. I mean, ok. They're trying to keep evefything affordable, but if they got some feally good phones, they stand to make a boatload more with all the new customers tyey'de get. On the other hand, if the big 3 started losing customers to ST, they'de more than likely pull the use of their network so I guess I answered my own question

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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #4 » Published on:May 29, 2012, 03:39:55 PM

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bring your own droid is the way to go just get a gsm phone and your good to go on att or tmobile with st

Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #5 » Published on:May 29, 2012, 03:49:17 PM

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They've got the black.... that's not a bad device its only downfall is its 3g.

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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #6 » Published on:May 29, 2012, 04:03:24 PM

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bring your own droid is the way to go just get a gsm phone and your good to go on att or tmobile with st

I goofed. Should have said Galaxy S II (The Epic Touch 4G is the same phone but is a CDMA version). Easy to root and unlock. Order a SIM card from ST and your good to go. Here's a question. Can ROMs for the ET4G work on the GS2 since they're basically the same phone?
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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #7 » Published on:May 29, 2012, 04:52:08 PM

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Here's a question. Can ROMs for the ET4G work on the GS2 since they're basically the same phone?
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nope.
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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #8 » Published on:May 29, 2012, 05:11:06 PM

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Figured :'(

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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #9 » Published on:May 29, 2012, 06:06:37 PM

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If the hardware is the same if you switch the kernels with a kernel of the same base yeah they should. It may take some minor tweaking though.

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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #10 » Published on:May 29, 2012, 06:09:45 PM

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For a reference I've run lg optimus v roms on the q and simply switched the kernels. Aosp just has to be an aosp kernel, cm a cm kernel, etc. The big thing is remembering to switch the usr folder (system/usr) as well. Also many times you may need to edit the build.prop some and grab the apn-config.xml from /system/etc and switch it out.

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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #11 » Published on:May 29, 2012, 06:24:34 PM

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I may save up for the GSM TMobile GS2, unlock it and drop in an ST sim. Found a rom similar to VeNuM's Epic 4G Touch Hydra rom that I've been drooling over

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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #12 » Published on:May 29, 2012, 06:32:49 PM

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For a reference I've run lg optimus v roms on the q and simply switched the kernels. Aosp just has to be an aosp kernel, cm a cm kernel, etc. The big thing is remembering to switch the usr folder (system/usr) as well. Also many times you may need to edit the build.prop some and grab the apn-config.xml from /system/etc and switch it out.

Obvoiusly I'm just learning and researching all I can. I figured the easiest way to learn is to ask people that know :)) I've had to reinstall AR2.3 on my Precedent 3 times now because of trial and error. Luckily I haven't bricked it. I've at least learned to back up everything just in case using Nandroid backup, Ti Backup and Android Assistant

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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #13 » Published on:May 29, 2012, 06:54:02 PM

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I mean the good thing about samsung and the s2 especially is you have odin and no shortness of dev support. I'm sure you'll find something you like that was made for the device.

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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #14 » Published on:May 30, 2012, 09:44:07 AM

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I was poking around XDE dev and there's quite a few roms for the GS2 and E4GT. If I ever win the lotto, I'll have to get a few and send them to the devs here for an AreaRom development. I used to he all about the Moto Doids but the more I learn, the more I like Samsung better, even if the Droid 4 does have the physical keyboard. I'm drooling (not literally) at the thought of a GS2ish phone with a slide out keyboard but that's most likely never going to happen

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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #15 » Published on:May 30, 2012, 07:06:21 PM

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Personally I'm an htc fan. Id take the one x over the sgs3 any day.

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« Reply #16 » Published on:June 02, 2012, 10:38:05 PM

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They also have a huwai (spelling?) Phone with the same specs. Looks like a mini samsung galaxy s4g

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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #17 » Published on:June 03, 2012, 10:20:56 AM

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I really want a Galaxy S2 unlocked on ST. The S2 is basically an overgrown, dual core Precedent with more ram and storage

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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #18 » Published on:June 03, 2012, 01:36:53 PM

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I was poking around XDE dev and there's quite a few roms for the GS2 and E4GT. If I ever win the lotto, I'll have to get a few and send them to the devs here for an AreaRom development. I used to he all about the Moto Doids but the more I learn, the more I like Samsung better, even if the Droid 4 does have the physical keyboard. I'm drooling (not literally) at the thought of a GS2ish phone with a slide out keyboard but that's most likely never going to happen

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« Reply #19 » Published on:June 03, 2012, 07:22:06 PM

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That being said I absolutely love my GSII and have a few ROM's I'd recommend...


I'm partial to the FoxstarMOD TabletUI Hybrid rom. It's so perty
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« Reply #20 » Published on:June 12, 2012, 09:12:35 PM

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<br /><br /><br />Samsung Captivate Glide That being said I absolutely love my GSII and have a few ROM's I'd recommend...[/QUOTE]

What rom and what Kernel u running on your SSG SII?
I have phone bricker with the seria3 kernel with touch cmw recovery,OC At 1600 I love the dual roms and the kernel tweeks.

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« Reply #21 » Published on:September 19, 2012, 06:58:49 PM

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Hello. I'm a noob when it comes to Android O.S. and I recently flash my rom and didn't have a backup for the original rom image. Could someone please point me in the direction to find the Stock Rom for this phone? I hate to have to buy another to pull an image off of it. Thanks ahead.
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Re: ZTE Merit

« Reply #22 » Published on:November 29, 2012, 01:48:49 PM

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I have no idea what safe link is but if it is Tracfone ST or Net10 just pop in the SIM enter APN & your done. Don't call & tell them. Just do it.
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