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How To Install Android 2.2 Froyo On ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco

In case you were looking forward to Android 2.2 Froyo for your ZTE Blade / San Francisco, then you are certainly in luck. Stephen Hyde at Modaco Forums is out with an unofficial Froyo ROM for ZTE Blade that you can flash on your handset. According to the author of this ROM, there are no visible incomplete or not-working items, but as it is a custom ROM, so you might stumble across one.

This Android 2.2 Froyo ROM is only intended for users who have already rooted their handsets and have clockwork recovery installed. In case you haven’t rooted your handset, you can try rooting it with Universal Androot Root App.

Ok, so let’s get down to installing Froyo on your ZTE Blade / San Francisco:   ZTE Blade

  1. The first step is to (https://www.dmpwap.net/update.zip) download Android 2.2 Froyo Custom ROM for your Handset and save it on your desktop. The file size is 80.7 MB so please double check with the size you download. In case the file is corrupt, it can result in bricking of your phone.
  2. Now turn off your handset and reboot it in Clockwork Recovery. You can get instructions regarding Clockwork Recovery for ZTE Blade by clicking here.
  3. Once you have booted into Clockwork recovery by pressing power along with volume down button, use Volume Up / Down button to scroll to Select Partitions Menu.
  4. Once you are at the select partitions menu, press the home key.
  5. Once you are inside the Select Partition Menu, navigate to Wipe Data and press home key.
  6. Likewise in the step above, Wipe Cache and System as well.
  7. Once you are done with this, press the back key two times to land again in clockwork Recovery Main Menu.
  8. Now scroll down to Flash Zip From SD card option and select the Update.ZIP file you placed earlier in SD Card root.
  9. Now wait for the procedure to finish and don’t do anything to abort it as it can permanently damage your device.

One the flashing of ROM file is complete, your phone will reboot and you will end up with Android 2.2 Froyo on your phone.

Disclaimer: Addictivetips will not be responsible in case you brick or incur any other damage to your device following this guide.


  1. Thanks for this. I found that instead of using the (complicated) linked-to guidelines r.e. ClockworkMod, just using Universal Android Unlocker, followed by ROM Manager did the trick. 🙂

  2. please help ive done all the above steps but when i try to don step 9, the installation is aborted. also it says ” amend scripting (update-script) is no longer supported. it also says “please switch to edify scripting (update-script and update-binary) to create working update zip package. please help

  3. I used the guide on http://orangesanfrancisco.co.uk/android/how-to-install-custom-roms-android-2-2-from-scratch-on-the-orange-san-francisco-zte-blade/ Took about 20 mins and worked brilliantly, I now have a Orange app free phone, that runs so much smoother and quicker, I love the phone now, apps install to the SD card now, and not the phone.

  4. Hi,

    Could anyone with a successful upgrade tot 2.2 with San Francisco (not ZTE) report this in the comments.



  5. Hi,

    I have done some reading, and I found on site:


    That there is a difference between G1 & G2 San Francisco phones, is this also applicable to your tutorial?



  6. just to add I’ve discovered you can access it through the gallery by clicking on the camera icon, but is there anyway to create a shortcut to this?

  7. I’ve installed this on my san francisco and it works fine, I’ve sorted the small apps using LCD density and it all looks great! But I can’t get the camera to work, the camera is working as you can use bar code scanner but when you click on the camera icon nothing happens, does anyone have a fix for this?

  8. i get this error message when trying to install….

    “E:Board does not support mtd utils.E:Failure at line 68:
    write_raw_image PACKAGE:boot.img BOOT:
    Installation aborted.”

    help! :/

  9. I was wondering if this is a genuine update cos the galaxy s has 2.2 and it hasnt got all the problems of the camera not working and the icons being small. Will my orange san francisco actually get updated or is this fake?

  10. Thanks, a good site here on how to install Android 2.2 from scratch for the Orange San Francisco.


  11. You can try partitioning your card first using this guide:
    Once you have it partitioned, try your luck with the ROM again and see how it goes. Hopefully, it will work.

  12. Tried this on my San Francisco. At the Flash from SD card stage I got an error “No app2SD partition found. Skipping format sd-ext” and the process aborted with extra info “E:Board does not support mtd utils. E:Failure at line 19” What haven’t I done wrong? Fortunately I was able to restore my previous orange incarnation and reboot. I would like to try again but need a little help over this step.

  13. You’re probably all better off going with this one: http://is.gd/kvcOz

    Made by flibblesan at MoDaCo, and it works far better than the one featured in this tut. Give it a look.

  14. recovery-clockwork- worked fine for me too. The phone booted up, but when autolock kicks in, the screen does not respond. I have to take out the battery to access the phone again. Anyone else having this issue? Is there a away to go back at 2.1 ?

  15. I’m getting an ugly green bar at the top of every Youtube video, and all the colours are dodgy. This doesn’t happen when I turn HQ off, and I’ve adjusted the resolution with LCD Density. Any ideas?

  16. If your icons or apps or Dialer or anything else are too small, have a gander here: https://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/change-android-screen-resolution-with-lcd-density/

  17. GWARR. It’s installed lovely – everything’s smaller, which is fine ’cause I can still use it, but YouTube seems to have a bright green bar on every video. Anybody else?

  18. had the same problem. solved it using the version of the clockwork.
    if you go to the topic about clockwork, you have the link rigth at the end of the topic

    • That seems to have worked.
      …is it supposed to take a while to boot? I’m currently at a shiny ‘Android’ screen.

  19. Where have I gone wrong? The phone keeps hanging at the android startup screen and Clockwork Recovery said:
    “E:Board does not support mtd utils.E:Failure at line 68:
    write_raw_image PACKAGE:boot.img BOOT:
    Installation aborted.”
    What does this mean? It’s wiped the system as well, meaning there’s nothing to boot.

    Is there anywhere where I can back up from?

  20. Hey i have a question. Can you say me any video that how did we can make the 2.2 android update pls. I am from Germany and my english is not verry good 😉

  21. Hi,
    Is it safe to upgrade 2.1 eclair to 2.2 froyo on Orange San Francisco? If yes please do let me know…

  22. camero wont work. dial screen is mini sized. over all resolution is uber high. there is also chinese nonsense in it. i want to roll back to 2.1 bu dont know how. i do not recommend you try this

  23. An MD5 for the customer ROM would be really helpful – one glitch in the download and your phone is a paperweight!
    I got 104b8f45a5c62c8e774151397b7a319c

  24. Wow… after like 6 times of trying and not understanding… then notticing that i was an idiot… I did it! WOW! Thank you!! I officially love you <3 Finally got rid of those dreadful orange apps…

  25. Anyone had trouble registering on the market place? Browser works fine and can log onto google on that but trying to register on gmail app or marketplace reports not being able to finf reliable network.

    • Tried this icons are too small and i have the same problem as wriggy can sign into google mail ??
      Is there a way to go back to 2.1 please.

    • I certainly hope so or else I won’t be able to use my phone again. And I can’t return it because this has probably voided the warranty! ;A;

    • Yes, though you must have Clockwork Recovery already on your phone.

      Basically, you have to flash again, with the stock ROM, which must be on your SD card as “update.zip”.

      Download the “OLED+TFT” ROM from here:


      Replace the 2.2 zip file on your SD card with this.

      I used the current Clockwork Recovery without any problem, though the reboot may take some time, so don’t panic!

    • can you help me a little bit? i;ve tried to instal the froyo haveing eclair 2.1 standard rom from wind greece, and it doesn;t work! everytime, after the installation, at rebooting it is stucked on the green android screen, and it doesn;t starts the froyo! is ok to instal from 2.1 this rom of Froyo’s? I;ve respected all the steps of the tutorial, root, clockrecovery, booting, etc. all is perfect until the final starting of the OS Froyo which doesnt want to work. danielcatoi@yahoo.com could you help mee pls! or to send me a tutorial link…i dont know..something to solve my problem! thanks!

    • Try using older cloackwork recovery than the newer one, Flash ur mobile with recovery-clockwork- file and try installing ROM again. It worked for me.

    • i did every thing but when i use the market
      i cant use my wifi to download apps
      need help…..!!

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