How do I upgrade the Android version on the ZTE Blade?

Muni kumar August 16, 2012

I would like to upgrade the version of Android I am running on my ZTE Blade. Please advise me how I can do this, thanks.

  1. Sebastian
    January 13, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I have a ZTE -U V880 smart phone but can not download free andriod apps from google play why is it that my OS is not supported if its not how can i resolve that? thanks.

    • susendeep dutta
      January 18, 2013 at 11:56 am

      Check to see whether you have Google Play or android Market app installed in your phone.If it's not available,then you may need to sideload apps from third party sites to enjoy app experience.

  2. Jim
    October 10, 2012 at 8:16 am

    To upgrade from Froyo to Gingerbread, I have a tutorial compiled here.
    Check out my tutorial...

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  3. Rinki
    August 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Yes thats working

    Upgrade ZTE Blade with ColdFusionX Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
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  4. ha14
    August 16, 2012 at 8:39 am

    The method suggested by Shakirah Faleh Lai is the safe one;

    How to install Android 2.3 Gingerbread / Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich / Custom ROMs from scratch on the Orange San Francisco / ZTE Blade / ZTE Libra U-V880
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    Upgrade ZTE Blade with ColdFusionX Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
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  5. Kannon Y
    August 16, 2012 at 5:38 am

    It depends on what version of Android you already have installed. At 600Mhz, the Blade isn't going to get many official upgrades beyond Froyo (2.2).

    However, if you're willing to root and (void the warranty) you can upgrade the Blade to CyanogenMod 7, which is a custom variant of Gingerbread 2.3.

    Unfortunately, the directions [Broken Link Removed] are somewhat complicated and can easily brick your device.

    Here are some much easier directions [Broken Link Removed]. And the instructions vary depending on whether or not you have a generation 1 or a generation 2 build Blade. Good luck!

  6. Shakirah Faleh Lai
    August 16, 2012 at 12:57 am

    For most android devices go to about > update then choose update method. Check this for ZTE [Broken Link Removed]

    • Jim
      October 10, 2012 at 8:17 am

      Thanks Shakirah for referring my tutorial.
      Appreciate it.

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