Hello, I've received my ZTE Open C (EU version) this Wednesday. Since I ran into some issues with Gaia in ff 1.3, I wanted to update it. I've followed guide from mdn ( h… (read more)
Hello, I've received my ZTE Open C (EU version) this Wednesday. Since I ran into some issues with Gaia in ff 1.3, I wanted to update it. I've followed guide from mdn ( https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox_OS/Developer_phone_guide/ZTE_OPEN_C ) and updated from git successfully. I've also created backup /system and /data dirs with adb pull. Problems arose today, when ff hung up on some application. I had to restart it, unfortunately by taking off battery. After restart, ff couldn't detect my sim card. It didnt change after more restarts (I tried to move sim a bit, no luck) so I decided it has to be software issue rather than hardware. I did device reset (or whatever it is called there). The process lasted for more than two hours and there was no progress bar. So I pulled battery out. Of course, device got "soft bricked". I was able to access bootloader, but trying to update from official update.zip on my SD card resulted in verification error, although it was ok last evening. I read a few article with people being in similar situation. I decided to go for https://github.com/martensms/zte-openc-rootkit . I followed the (pretty simple) guide. Unfortunately, after reboot zte lagged on Firefox OS screen. Now I can't access phone by adb. When I try to start bootloader, after a 5 seconds of FFOS logo I get white screen, which won't go away. My last remaining hope is that booting with VOL_DOWN pressed still works - I AM ABLE to connect with fastboot. I feel like I am only one mistake away from turning this phone into complete brick. Please, help me find the light.
Update ======================== I tried first step from the last link again, so I can provide you with output - http://pastebin.com/AM3e4Pu1. After executing script (flashing system.img and booting into recovery.img), I am now in system recovery. Adb can NOT detect my device. Aside from menu I get usual errors (which I had before it got bricked) + 1 extra (about /system) - http://pastebin.com/DwkCBvp0 Trying to "apply update from sdcard" (official update.zip which has worked once) adds following lines - http://pastebin.com/aLfk1CT0
Update ======================== I found this link http://download.ztedevices.com/UpLoadFiles/product/643/3598/soft/2014012010220351.zip (somewhere, I have probably closed the source tab already). File inside was called EU_DEV_FFOS_V1.1.0B06_UNFUS_SD_For_V1.1.zip, so I copied it on my sd card, put it back into zte and tried to apply update. Output was something I have expected - http://pastebin.com/4MQGNaF1
Update ======================== Phone won't boot now with battery. It doesn't do a thing. (OK, it boots, after 5 minutes) With battery removed I tried `fastboot flash system system.img` - system.img is from FFOS_EU_EBAY_P821A10V1.0.0B06_LOG_DL.zip package. Unfortunately, the process of flashing hangs. I gave it 5 hours while I slept. - http://pastebin.com/H1by22Qa