All of this seems to be working fine for me but remember you use everything here at your own risk. I nor anyone else will be held responsible for your phone. So please keep in mind YOUR PHONE = YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Please read this entire post carefully and completely before posting probs or questions.
Please do not post download links to this elsewhere please link to this thread instead.
***DISCONTINUED: This project has been permanently discontinued and will no longer receive any updates or support***
Cricket ZTE Engage (LT, MT, V8000)
The only other requirement is you can boot your phone into recovery.
Yes this can be installed in stock recovery.
No you don't need to be rooted.
The CWM zips below will install CWM-Based v188.8.131.52 recovery and remove a couple recovery-from-boot scripts. This is needed to keep it from restoring the recovery to stock. However the stock recovery zips I have posted below will also restore these. Also when you install one of these zips your phone will reboot during installation this is normal as it's just rebooting to your new recovery.
There is seperate download links depending on which phone model you have so please make sure you get the right one for your phone.
There is also a Temp CWM Recovery zip that should work with any engage model. The temp cwm will not permanently alter anything on your phone so would need to be installed everytime you want to access CWM Recovery.
1.) Download the appropriate recovery zip for your phone model and place it on the root of your sdcard (on your sdcard not in any other folder)
2.) Boot your phone into recovery mode
3.) Use Volume button to scroll to apply update from external storage and use power to select it
4.) Scroll to the Unofficial_CWM zip and select and install it
5.) Your phone will reboot to the new recovery. Now just don't forget to make a backup
**V8000 DOWNLOAD LINKS**
Official V8000 CWM Image
or can be installed via ROM Manager using a rooted phone!!!
**LT N8000 DOWNLOAD LINKS**
**MT N8000 DOWNLOAD LINKS**
**ANY ENGAGE DOWNLOAD LINK**
***BONUS QUICK TIPS***
**HOW TO MANUALLY BOOT PHONE INTO RECOVERY**
1.) Power phone off
2.) Press and hold volume up, and power button at the same time until your phone boots into recovery
3.) Once in recovery volume buttons scroll and power button will select options.
**HOW TO MANUALLY FLASH RECOVERY USING A ROOTED PHONE** (this will not work with the temp recovery)
1.) Download and install this Android Terminal Emulator
from PlayStore on your phone if you have not already
2.) Download the appropiate recovery zip for your phone model from the links above
3.) Take the recovery.img out of the zip and place it on the root of your phones sdcard (on your sdcard not in any folder)
4.) Open terminal emulator and type
then press enter
dd if=/mnt/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p17
then press enter
5.) Once that's done type
then press enter
You should then hopefully boot to your new recovery.
**BIG PROPS CREDIT AND THANKS GOES TO**
Geekster - for the donation of 2 ZTE Engage V8000's for the cause.
Playfulgod - for helping to get the V8000 recovery official and for always being willing to help out the community
Koush - for the awesomeness that's CWM
GradientPoet - for testing and stock files (LT N8000)
twustedseizure - for testing and stock files (MT N8000)