NX505J Nubia Z7 MAX: root, CWM recovery and CM11 ROM tutorial

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Jan 2, 2015, 4:39:18 PM via Website


Lwang released a CM12 on December 24th.

htt ps://mega.co.nz/#!JANRlY7K!Q0VHsnqMFpTGIFJHZ59DQnpPKXGSesU6MPYeuup1YOs

htt ps://s.basketbuild.com/filedl/gapps?dl=gapps-lp-20141109-signed.zip

Thank you for updating this thread,
Happy new year

For everyone: CM12 is still in alpha status. Expect issues to happen.

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Jan 4, 2015, 12:52:43 PM via Website

Kil Bin

Raouf Melki

Gentlemen, Happpy new year.

I managed to flash again CWM. I use official Nubia ROM V1.59 from Needrom. Everything works fine, except that i cannot enter bootloader: i press (vol -) with power ON, it restarts and hangs on NUBIA logo screen. Any idea? My phone is Z7 Max.
Thanks and Happy New Year

Try (vol +) with power ON
Happy New year.

Thank you for your reply. When i do like you say, i boot into recovery. Cannot boot into bootloader/fastboot.

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Jan 5, 2015, 11:42:23 PM via Website

Wow hi all,

i just installed rom and is a very good good rom so i would like to know at who i have to "offer a beer" for this good job because i know that there is a lot of work behind . I have only a problem that i don't know if other ones have : in app "people" when i find the correct person i click on its phone number and when i click it doesn't start the call or any ask of what kind of sim use. So i have to copy/past the number to dialer or press "modify number before call" to call correctly. If can help someone to root the original rom that i found with already superuser (#) app installed but not workable. Infact the app that needed superuser seems to not find root. So when i install "TowelRoot v3.apk" and "SuperSU Pro v2.0.0.apk" superSu app say to me that i have to update binary with normal mode (because i haven't already cwm) but it never work because there is another app superuser and will try to remove it (never will remove it). It was a system app so i can't uninstall it . Then i root it with Vroot english version by pc with correct drivers installed and "debug mode" activated. After that i've installed cmw and then this lovable cm11 IV edition + GAPPS . What a perfect work ! Good job to all contributors !

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Jan 6, 2015, 5:31:02 PM via Website

Ciao Francesco,

I would accept "the beer" but I'm not the one who made all this, in fact, more than one person did. The whole CyanogenMod team for example has to take credit.
lwang a.k.a. DotaGG on Baidu is the one who built CM for our device, syhost built the kernel, zhaochengw contibuted with some fixes... But managing to contact these people is a hard feat, chinese social networks are different from ours.

Raouf Melki

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Jan 10, 2015, 11:47:47 AM via Website

Hello Senapus Peti

Many Thanks for all that effort

i made all the steps but i am facing now a problem that don't have any internet connection 3g
i tried to change to all the preferred network type but i didn't get the 3G sign

any help

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Jan 31, 2015, 1:46:28 PM via Website

Ja D.

Hi Valence little,

Thanks for your answer.
Instead of making a movie, I hope the following screenshots will help.
1. The application is installed ("Caller locator" in this example

  1. and 3. The application is moved from phone to sdcard (0? 1?) using the integrated application manager


  1. The phone is rebooted

  2. The application has to be installed once again

  3. To be more precise, the last screenshot is the "About" sceen of my NX505J phone

Do I have to change a parameter so this won't happen again?

Thanks for help.

[1]: https://fscl01.fonpit.de/userfiles/6873483/image/IMG_01-1414661309804.jpg
[2]: https://fscl01.fonpit.de/userfiles/6873483/image/IMG_02-1414661400996.jpg
[3]: https://fscl01.fonpit.de/userfiles/6873483/image/IMG_03-1414662004449.jpg
[4]: https://fscl01.fonpit.de/userfiles/6873483/image/IMG_04-1414661985001.jpg
[5]: https://fscl01.fonpit.de/userfiles/6873483/image/IMG_05-1414662047903.jpg

so.. anybody manage to resolve this issue? i encountered the same issue of missing app after moving to SD card.

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Feb 15, 2015, 7:55:20 PM via Website

Hello everyone.

lwang has stopped releasing updates for CM11 and moved on to CM12.
The CM12 releases still have many issues and coupled with the semi-broken kernel we have available you will not experience anything better than the last CM11 ROM uploaded to my Skydrive.

However I'm looking for developers with experience to teach me and work with me on an unofficial AICP (Android Ice Cold Project) release. I'm not sure if I could handle an official release cycle because real life.
Please leave a comment here if you're interested.

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Feb 18, 2015, 12:28:49 PM via Website

Of course Interested !

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Feb 25, 2015, 10:03:13 AM via Website

Hello, sorry for my english.
The heading of the room CM11 is not working properly when I start a call in the contact. Can you help me please ??
I hope someone can have understood.
Thank You

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Jun 12, 2018, 6:42:02 PM via Website

In the provided link to download all needed files one file is named Toweroot (not Towelroot)
and ONEDRIVE tells me a virus is detected.

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