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

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Nov 25, 2014 10:55:59 AM via Website

Senapus Petit

Biggenz

Senapus Petit

Biggenz

I flashed CM11 this morning to see what it was like and to be honest, I didn't like it at all. The nubia UI is a lot nicer and looks more sophisticated.

It's not like we care lol
Enjoy what you like, but maybe somebody should introduce you to the concept of android launchers.
Functionality, that is why everyone loves custom ROMs. The look can be customized.

I didn't ask you to care. I gave you my opinion.

So then tell me, what is so much better on CM11 that the stock UI can't do?

Your comment is absolutely not helpful to this thread
The list of features CyanogenMod has over stock Nubia ROM are so many I can not even begin to list them. Google is your friend.
To begin with, CyanogenMod is not a UI.
I have already given a link to answer to a question like this before. Use the search function or read the whole thread before wasting everyone's time.

The only one wasting anyone's time is you with this cobbled together version of CM11. When you have it working properly one day, come back then.

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Nov 25, 2014 9:50:54 PM via Website

Kil Bin

Hi Sen,
Another bug on my phone with edition IV : unable to add voicemail number on SIM 2
Hope you can do something on edition V (cool)
Thanks again for your work

I can not test this, but I'll add it to the bugs list in the first page.
Thank you for your report.

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Nov 26, 2014 8:46:47 PM via Website

hello
I am French
a bug in IV Edition with camera
While recording video the focus is very regularly
It deteriorates the same video in 1080p or 720p
On the original rom the video recording is clean
I tested several apps without success

A solution?

thank you

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Dec 3, 2014 9:58:09 AM via Website

when i restart my phone apps installed on internal sd card are gone, but not data for them (app-50mb, data 500mb)

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Dec 8, 2014 2:22:37 PM via Website

Hi!

I have the same problem. Missing programs that I installed on the SD card.

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Dec 17, 2014 12:40:12 AM via Website

Great work and looking forward for another update to fix the remaining bugs. Thanks

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Dec 17, 2014 12:40:13 AM via Website

Great work and looking forward for another update to fix the remaining bugs. Thanks

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Dec 21, 2014 9:44:26 AM via Website

Hi There!
Yesterday I received this phone directly from china and has no google installed on it.
I'm from europe and are novice in terms of android!
I tried to install just like in tutorial but something happened when I got here:
"Run SuperSU Pro v2.0.0.apk on your phone Using Any file manager".
I want to know if installation services from Google must do exactly all four steps described above or may be different.
I searched on youtube tutorial and I found nothing.
I really like the phone and I wish I could instal it with more applications from Google.
Please help me!
Thank You!

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Dec 21, 2014 4:08:15 PM via Website

Hey Andrei,

Go to Settings -> security and tick the box for "Unknown sources"

Google "Google play services.apk" and "Google play.apk"

download them and put them on your device

Then use a file manager to navigate to them and once you find them, you can click on them and they will install.

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Dec 22, 2014 10:37:41 PM via Website

Hi Toullnash,
Thanks for those information!
I tried those things before asking help on this forum.
But i seems to be a problem with my phone, because i buy directly from Nubia in China and phone have the original soft.
And after i instal Google Play, i receive this message: "Unfortunately, Google Play services has stopped". Any application which i tried to instal are giving me this message(Youtube,Chrome....).
Today i make a root on the phone with kingo ROOT.
But now i think i must re-install ROM and i don't know how... :(
Can you help me with this problem?
Sorry if my English is not very good!
Thanks!

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Dec 24, 2014 8:11:36 PM via Website

Hello @Senapus Petit and all, thanks for the amazing information.

I have the Nubia Z7 mini, does this firmware work in mine too?
Also, I purchased the phone WITH google play and an app Superuser that can't be uninstall.

So when I downloaded and installed SuperSU pro when I opened it said that there is another app and will try to uninstall. When I press yes says that installation failed. My phone is rooted or not?

Because when i run an app called rashr says that it isn't. Also, when I go to CWM recovery it doesn't have the advanced option in order to Wipe Dalvik cache and I also can't find the downloaded zip in the sd card.

Can anyone point to me some directions please?

Thanks and Merry Christmas

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Dec 28, 2014 10:36:33 PM via Website

Hi guys, i tried to upgrade my z7 max through FOTA online update but not going. I finally got in v1.48 but no Google play service. I tried also gapps.zip through my micro sd card, but failed. I got error that signature verification failed and installation aborted. Also, my mobile shows

a quote goes here

Google play service has stopped
Pls i need your help.

Regards,
Gideon.

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Dec 28, 2014 11:18:08 PM via Website

Hi there
I appreciate very much your work. I use CM11 IV and TWRP. Worked fine till i flashed unofficial ver 1.59 from needrom. afterwards i cannot reboot into bootloader. I can reboot into recovery, but when i select to reboot into bootloader, the pphone reboots and stucks on NUBIA logo screen. Do you have any idea? I tried all wipes, reloaded the firmware many times but in vain. Appreciate your help. Thanks

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Dec 29, 2014 9:58:55 AM via Website

I managed to flash again your CM11 ver IV. It works perfectly except that it does nothing when i click on a phone No. in the contacts list. With a long press a popup menu shows and asks for copy to clipboard, IP call, or edit number before calling. Still cannot boot into bootloader. Your help will be very much appreciated.
Merry Christmas

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Dec 29, 2014 12:10:56 PM via Website

Dear Sen

Something has gone wrong. I did a System backup with CMD6, afterwards i can neither reboot into recovery nor bootloader.

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Dec 30, 2014 3:28:09 PM via Website

How difficult would this be to do with Linux? I don't have Windows. I do have this phone. I want gapps.

Also, anyone seen the Nubia website? They seem to have an Android 5.X build ROM that is already rooted that you can swap without issues and then you just need to flash gapps. My Chinese reading sucks so I am not 100% sure how correct I am. Looking for a second opinion!

Sully

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Dec 30, 2014 9:21:32 PM via Website

Lwang released a CM12 on December 24th. It comes without GApps, so they must be installed from CM12 site. Full wipe required, of course.

I've tested and works but there are some issues yet.

  • some FCs at settings screen with SIM2
  • double tap to wake doesn't work.
  • some FCs with some Google apps (google movies, for example)
  • some problems with internal storage and data partitions where some apps don't know where to store data. I think it's due to exFAT internal storage and can be addressed formatting in FAT32

But in general it works quite well.

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

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

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Dec 30, 2014 9:28:37 PM via Website

Angelo Karageorgos

Hello @Senapus Petit and all, thanks for the amazing information.

I have the Nubia Z7 mini, does this firmware work in mine too?
Also, I purchased the phone WITH google play and an app Superuser that can't be uninstall.

So when I downloaded and installed SuperSU pro when I opened it said that there is another app and will try to uninstall. When I press yes says that installation failed. My phone is rooted or not?

Because when i run an app called rashr says that it isn't. Also, when I go to CWM recovery it doesn't have the advanced option in order to Wipe Dalvik cache and I also can't find the downloaded zip in the sd card.

Can anyone point to me some directions please?

Thanks and Merry Christmas

There is a full thread for z7 mini at xda-developers.com. Use google. ;-)

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Dec 31, 2014 6:56:06 AM via Website

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

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Jan 1, 2015 7:58:47 PM via Website

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

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