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Can I change OS on my ZTE Open?

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Mozilla is abandoning FireFox OS for smart phones. I have a ZTE Open smartphone. Is there a way to install another OS? Or do I recycle the phone and start over?

Mozilla is abandoning FireFox OS for smart phones. I have a ZTE Open smartphone. Is there a way to install another OS? Or do I recycle the phone and start over?

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Most definitely, yes. Which OS do you want to move to?

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I don't know what OS I want. Today 6/2/16, the screen shows FTM and I can't turn it on or off. Had to take the battery out to get it off.

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Hey, any luck with this?

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I tried putting my battery back in and it has been working fine, although I don't know how to set the clock. I have never used it to connect to the internet. I never had data service. I've never updated the Firefox OS. I don't know what type of OS I want. But the FTM is gone.

Can you recommend an OS for my ZTE? I am interested in taking pictures and possibly videos. That's my main interest besides calls and texting. Getting directions could be helpful occasionally.

Thanks for asking Michael, Pamela

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Hi Pamela,

Glad to hear from you again. It's nice to hear it's working again.

Concerning the clock, if you have a sim card in the phone, you should be able to adjust it automatically using the network time.

Are you currently unable to take pictures or videos?

Cheers, Michael

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Hi Michael - yes I can take pictures and videos. I'm guessing by "network time" you mean, I go to a wifi hotspot and log onto the internet, and . . .? Maybe it will sync the time automatically? I've never gone on line with it. I never updated the operating system. When I wanted to download some pictures, I couldn't. They had a weird ending that none of my software recognized. So it's not worth much when you can't see them except on my cell phone.

Cheers, Pamela