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Not happy with Firefox OS on ZTE Open. How do I put android on it?

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Even with the upgrades from version 1.0 onwards, things are still broken.

Do I have to root the device?

Also is video playback possible on the device? It had trouble with .mkv files I tried earlier.

Even with the upgrades from version 1.0 onwards, things are still broken. Do I have to root the device? Also is video playback possible on the device? It had trouble with .mkv files I tried earlier.

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Ralph Daub
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Hi dolph1,

There is no easy way that I know of, to install Android on your Firefox OS device. Please keep in mind that there is always a risk of bricking the device when dealing with operating systems in the phone.

Which country did you purchase your Firefox OS device? The OEMs (manufacturers) may also be releasing an official, updated version in the future. =)

Thanks,

- Ralph

Hi dolph1, There is no easy way that I know of, to install Android on your Firefox OS device. Please keep in mind that there is always a risk of bricking the device when dealing with operating systems in the phone. Which country did you purchase your Firefox OS device? The OEMs (manufacturers) may also be releasing an official, updated version in the future. =) Thanks, - Ralph
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I don't care about how hard it'll be, I'm willing to try anything to get this phone functional. Do I have to root it?

WIth all due respect,, this phone will be about as funcational whether it's bricked or not.

I got it from within Europe. I've heard ZTE will probably not be releasing any other updates for the Open.

I don't care about how hard it'll be, I'm willing to try anything to get this phone functional. Do I have to root it? WIth all due respect,, this phone will be about as funcational whether it's bricked or not. I got it from within Europe. I've heard ZTE will probably not be releasing any other updates for the Open.
Ralph Daub
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Hi dolph1,

I don't know what the process would be for installing Android on your ZTE Open, but I assume that it would require rooting the device.

You may look for help flashing Android on more specialized forums such as XDA or StackOverflow.

The OEMs are the only ones who can release the official updates to Firefox OS. Unfortunately, I don't have any information on the update calendar from ZTE.

However, if you are feeling experimental, the Mozilla Hispano community started an initiative to host unofficial builds. This would allow you to update your device to version 1.3. You can check the following website for more information:

Thanks,

- Ralph

Hi dolph1, I don't know what the process would be for installing Android on your ZTE Open, but I assume that it would require rooting the device. You may look for help flashing Android on more specialized forums such as [http://www.xda-developers.com/ XDA] or [http://stackoverflow.com/ StackOverflow]. The OEMs are the only ones who can release the official updates to Firefox OS. Unfortunately, I don't have any information on the update calendar from ZTE. However, if you are feeling experimental, the Mozilla Hispano community started an initiative to host unofficial builds. This would allow you to update your device to version 1.3. You can check the following website for more information: * [http://firefoxosbuilds.org/] Thanks, - Ralph
jeradw00 0 решений 15 ответов
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As long as you have Zte Open C -model: Open C you can try this out -

remember this is AT YOUR OWN RISK - I will NOT be held accountable for anything - got it!

How to reflash the Firefox OS to Android 4.4 KitKat? (Click here to see videos)

1. Download Android 4.4 KitKat ROM. (Click)
2. Copy the file to a Micro SD card.
3. Insert the micro sd card to the phone.
4. Make sure the handset is powered off.
5. Long press Power button and Volume+ at the same time until it's getting into recovery mode.
6. Short press volume-, select "apply update from sdcard.
7. Short press power button and then volume-, select "FFOS+to+Android.zip". 

Note: If you want to recover the system to Firefox OS. Download the Firefox OS ROM Here.

links - video link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axOYIfo7y2s&list=UUKLWs5KcsUqM9LtMPlGNroQ

firefox to android link - https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=bd9437aafbfa21cd&id=BD9437AAFBFA21CD%21110&ithint=file,.zip&authkey=!AH3DmM9FI3noPU0

android back to firefox - https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=bd9437aafbfa21cd&id=BD9437AAFBFA21CD%21109&ithint=file,.zip&authkey=!AAwRGKO0CFhKB7A

As long as you have Zte Open C -model: Open C you can try this out - remember this is AT YOUR OWN RISK - I will NOT be held accountable for anything - got it! How to reflash the Firefox OS to Android 4.4 KitKat? (Click here to see videos) 1. Download Android 4.4 KitKat ROM. (Click) 2. Copy the file to a Micro SD card. 3. Insert the micro sd card to the phone. 4. Make sure the handset is powered off. 5. Long press Power button and Volume+ at the same time until it's getting into recovery mode. 6. Short press volume-, select "apply update from sdcard. 7. Short press power button and then volume-, select "FFOS+to+Android.zip". Note: If you want to recover the system to Firefox OS. Download the Firefox OS ROM Here. links - video link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axOYIfo7y2s&list=UUKLWs5KcsUqM9LtMPlGNroQ firefox to android link - https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=bd9437aafbfa21cd&id=BD9437AAFBFA21CD%21110&ithint=file,.zip&authkey=!AH3DmM9FI3noPU0 android back to firefox - https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=bd9437aafbfa21cd&id=BD9437AAFBFA21CD%21109&ithint=file,.zip&authkey=!AAwRGKO0CFhKB7A
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I have an Open not an Open C.

Will this method work for the Open?

I have an Open not an Open C. Will this method work for the Open?
jeradw00 0 решений 15 ответов
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No, This will not work. I am not sure if I am allowed to refer you to this but I will do it and hope this will help, without knowing too much about your phone look and see if this will help you, again please make sure your model is exactly what you are reading about http://www.vladfilippov.com/blog/2013-09-04-firefoxos-recovery-keon-zteopen

read further down on the page I am sure you will be able to work from here, please be very careful in doing this, I sure am not responsible if you brick it.
No, This will not work. I am not sure if I am allowed to refer you to this but I will do it and hope this will help, without knowing too much about your phone look and see if this will help you, again please make sure your model is exactly what you are reading about http://www.vladfilippov.com/blog/2013-09-04-firefoxos-recovery-keon-zteopen read further down on the page I am sure you will be able to work from here, please be very careful in doing this, I sure am not responsible if you brick it.

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