Not happy with Firefox OS on ZTE Open. How do I put android on it?
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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- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:24.0) Gecko/20140611 Firefox/24.0 Iceweasel/24.6.0
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. =)
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 know what the process would be for installing Android on your ZTE Open, but I assume that it would require rooting the device.
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:
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
I have an Open not an Open C.
Will this method work for the Open?
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.