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For now, only in spanish (need some rest) http://forum.geeksphone.com/index.php?topic=1829.0 . Tomorrow I will start translating, you can use for now this:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.geeksphone.com%2Findex.php%3Ftopic%3D1829.0&sl=es&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8

Hi to everyone, I'm going to give you some instructions and tips for the ZERO. We advice the use of Rom Manager, because it is very simple to use. If you use it for the first time, it will ask for superusers permissions, that we have to give it in order to work properly. It is also possible that the first time we launch the program it will ask to update to the latest version or to flash the ClockWorkMod recovery to the latest version. We just accept and continue.

- Install google apps in Stock Rom Froyo 2.2.1 using Rom Manager downloading the gapps with the Rom Manager (We will need internet connection in our ZERO).
  • We launch Rom Manager, and select Download Rom, and choose Google apps. We must download the google apps for Android Froyo 2.2.1 tiny or MDPI. Choose download and wait untill the download finish.
  • Once the download has finished, Rom Manager will ask if we want to update the gaps (Pre-installation of ROM). We have the posibility of doing a backup (Backup current Rom) which is always wise to do, and do a wipe of the data and the cache. In order to install gapps, it is not necessary to do a wipe. We press accept and the installation will start.
  • Once installed, the phone is rebooted. When the phone has booted, it will ask to configure a google account (gmail). Until a google account has not configured properly, the market will not appear in the phone, so you will need internet (wifi or 3G) for this last step.
- Install google apps in Stock Rom Froyo 2.2.1 using Rom Manager downloading the gapps in the computer and copying it to the SD Card (in case we don't have internet connection in the ZERO).
  • We download the gapps (below, for the Stock Rom Froyo 2.2.1) and we copy them to the SD Card.
  • We launch Rom Manager and we choose Install ROM from SD Card. We will be shown a file explorer and we choose the file we copied to the SD (gapps-mdpi-tiny-20101020-signed-froyo.zip for example). We will be prompted if we want to do a Backup (Backup currento ROM)
    Nos ofrece la posibilidad de hacer un backup (Copiar Rom actual) which is always wise to do, and do a wipe of the data and the cache. In order to install gapps, it is not necessary to do a wipe. We press accept and the installation will start.
  • Once installed, the phone is rebooted. When the phone has booted, it will ask to configure a google account (gmail). Until a google account has not configured properly, the market will not appear in the phone, so you will need internet (wifi or 3G) for this last step.
- Instalar las google apps en la Stock Rom Froyo 2.2.1 usando el recovery
  • Descargad las google apps desde
    http://www.geeksphone.com/zerohome/gapps-mdpi-tiny-20101020-signed-froyo.zip
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VGK177D7
    y guardarlas en la tarjeta SD.
  • Abrimos ahora el programa Rom Manager, y pulsamos sobre Reiniciar en Modo recovery. Con esto, el teléfono reinicia en recovery. Dentro del recovery nos movemos con las teclas de volumen hacia arriba y hacia abajo, y confirmamos/elegimos con la tecla HOME (la casa).
  • Una vez que estamos dentro del recovery, elegimos la opción de "apply update from sdcard", y ahí, la opción "choose zip from sdcard". Elegimos el archivo que hemos descargado previamente en la SD, y confirmamos con la tecla home.
  • Tras esto, volvemos al menú principal con la tecla back (la flecha) y elegimos reboot. Al arrancar el teléfono, nos debería preguntar para configurar una cuenta de Google (gmail). Hasta que no hemos configurado una cuenta, no nos aparecerá el market, así que necesitareis conexión a internet (wifi o 3G) para este último paso.
- Realizar backup de la Rom desde Rom Manager
  • TODO
- Realizar backup de la Rom desde recovery
  • TODO
- Restaurar un backup de la Rom desde Rom Manager
  • TODO
- Restaurar un backup de la Rom desde recovery
  • TODO
- Actualizar el ZERO a CyanogenMod CM7.0 Gingerbread 2.3.3 desde Rom Manager
¡Importante! Haced un wipe antes de hacer el update, ya que en caso contrario, se os puede quedar en un bootloop (no arranca, vamos).
- Actualizar el ZERO a CyanogenMod CM7.0 Gingerbread 2.3.3 desde recovery
¡Importante! Haced un wipe antes de hacer el update, ya que en caso contrario, se os puede quedar en un bootloop (no arranca, vamos).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLMXxp3HGzw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd--1cC3NOY
wipe data/factory reset
wipe cache partition
apply update from sdcard

- Descarga de adb y fastboot para windows XP/7:
- Recuperar ZERO en bootloop (tras update sin wipe, por ejemplo) mediante adb (necesitamos tener instalado el SDK de android: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html)
  • Conectamos el teléfono al ordenador e instalamos los drivers (más abajo)
  • En una ventana, nos vamos al directorio tools, dentro del directorio donde hemos instalado el sdk
  • Ejecutamos adb devices. Debería aparecer nuestro ZERO (una ristra de números y letras).
  • Ejecutamos adb reboot recovery . Con esto nuestro teléfono debería reiniciar en modo recovery
  • Una vez en modo recovery, elegimos la opción wipe cache partition y wipe data/factory reset
  • Una vez realizado el wipe, reinstalamos la rom (Install zip from sdcard, como está indicado más arriba)
- Recover ZERO in bootloop (after updating without wiping, for example) using fastboot, reinstalling stock ROM.
  • First,   we need to download fastboot/adb (you may install it with the Android   SDK, or getting it from our downloads section below) and to get the ZERO Stock ROM (also in downloads).   We unzip it all in the same folder (i.e.: C:\ZERO). The .img files from the Stock ROM have to be in the same folder as fastboot.exe and adb.exe.
  • Then,   before doing anything else we have to charge the battery to the max   (always, when messing with firmwares, it is very important to keep the   highest possible battery levels).
  • We turn the phone off, unplug it from the PC, take the battery off and put it on again.
  • We   turn the phone on in fastboot mode: press the Volume Up key during 4   seconds while booting the phone (you have to keep it pressed before   pushing the Power button). Once we have kept both pressed for 4 seconds,   we may release first the Power and then the Volume Up button. The   screen will not turn on, it's normal, so don't panic at this point
  • Open a Command window (Start > Run > cmd.exe) and change   directories until we are in the folder we have unzipped everything in   step 1.
  • We may check if the phone has been succesfully   started in fastboot mode by typing the next command in the command   window: fastboot   devices. We should get a question mark and the word fastboot and some   letters (?    fastboot). If it stays blank, it means it's not in   fastboot mode and we should retry steps 3 & 4. Keep trying until it   works :)
  • We flash the full ROM using the following commands:
    • fastboot flash system system.img
    • fastboot flash boot boot.img
    • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    • fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
  • Reboot the phone using the following command: fastboot   reboot. It may last a little until the screen turns on, so, again,   please don't panic.
  • Link about fastboot: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=Fastboot
TRUCOS
- Evitar que la Wifi se desconecte al apagar la pantalla: Este es un comportamiento normal en cualquier android. Para evitar estos problemas:
  • Ajustes -> Conexiones inalámbricas -> Ajustes de Wi-Fi
  • Botón menú -> Avanzado -> Política de Suspensión de Wi-Fi -> Y elegir la que más nos guste

DESCARGAS

ZERO DRIVERS NT/XP/W7
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V0W1DLM9
http://www.geeksphone.com/zerohome/ZERO_DRIVERS_NT.rar

ZERO Stock Rom Froyo 2.2.1 (sólo para fastboot, no para Recovery o Rom Manager)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=L5PWYYI0
http://www.geeksphone.com/zerohome/ZERO_FINAL_Stock_Rom-zero-AP-20110314.zip

ADB y fastboot para windows XP, W7
http://www.geeksphone.com/zerohome/adb_fastboot.rar
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8C67GRZR

Gapps para Stock Rom Froyo 2.2.1 mdpi (http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=Gapps#Google_Apps)
http://www.geeksphone.com/zerohome/gapps-mdpi-tiny-20101020-signed-froyo.zip
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VGK177D7

GLOSARIO (para los no tan geeks 8) )
  • Backup: Significa copia de seguridad. Es recomendable hacer una copia de seguridad de nuestra ROM antes de realizar actualizaciones o instalar cosas nuevas desde el Recovery o el Rom Manager
  • Recovery: Básicamente es una porción de software especial que nos permite realizar ciertas funciones como la instalación del sistema base (ROM), hacer backups, wipes, restores, etc.. (http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=Howto:_Using_the_Recovery). Esto debería usarse sólo para los usuarios avanzados, ya que con el Rom Manager se pueden realizar las mismas funciones :)
  • Restore: Cuando se habla de restore, generalmente se está hablando de restaurar una copia de seguridad (backup).
  • ROM: Simplificando mucho, es el núcleo del Sistema Operativo del teléfono (http://4ndroid.com/que-son-las-roms/).
  • Rom Manager: Una aplicación que viene de serie con las ROMs del ZERO, a través de la cual se puede actualizar tanto la rom, como instalar las google apps, hacer backups, restores, wipe, etc...
  • Wipe: Literalmente significa limpiar. Borra los datos del usuario (configuración, aplicaciones instaladas, etc). Es recomendable hacer un wipe antes de cambiar de versión de ROM/android, a no ser que la ROM sea un update y así lo especifique el cocinero de la ROM (por ejemplo, actualizar de CM7RC4 a CM7.0).
EDIT: Voy añadiendo y completando cosas. Las partes que pone TODO, las completaré cuando pueda, ASAP :)


Thanks for your patience :)
« Last Edit: June 14, 2011, 09:53:54 AM by DukeVante »
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Re: First steps with the ZERO: Tutorials, downloads, links, advice...
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011, 05:02:48 PM »
I thought to translate the spanish tutorial by aitorTheRed in case someone really needs it and google translations are quite confusing. I'm sure somebody will properly translate tomorrow. So here are the first steps of the tutorial by aitorTheRed (which is not yet finished):

- Install google apps from Stock Rom Froyo 2.2.1 using recovery mode
Download the google apps from
http://www.geeksphone.com/zerohome/gapps-mdpi-tiny-20101020-signed-froyo.zip
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VGK177D7
and save them in the SD card. Now open the ROM Manager and choose "reboot in recovery mode". Within recovery, you can browse the different options using the Volume button (up/down) and select one by pressing HOME.
Once in the recovery menu, choose the option "apply update from SDcard" and then the option "choose zip from SDcard". Search for the file you've just downloaded and confirm your selection by pressing the HOME button. Now go back to the main menu using the back key (arrow) and choose "reboot". Once the phone starts, it should ask you to set a Google account (Gmail). The Market app won't appear until you set an account and so you'll need an internet connection (wireless or 3G) for this last step.

- Update to CM7 Gingerbread 2.3.3 using recovery mode
WARNING: Choose the wipe option before updating, if you don't it is possible that the phone gets stuck in boot loop (and therefore it won't start).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLMXxp3HGzw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd--1cC3NOY
wipe data/factory reset
wipe cache partition
apply update from SDcard

- Recover ZERO from boot loop (e.g., after an unsuccessful update) using adb (you need to have Android SDK installed: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html)
1. Connect the phone to the computer and install the needed drivers (links are listed below)
2. In a separate window, choose the folder "tools" that can be found in the folder where SDK was installed.
3. Run "adb devices". At this moment, your ZERO should display a bunch of numbers and letters.
4. Run "adb reboot recovery". After this, your ZERO should reboot in recovery mode.   
5. Once in recovery mode, select "wipe cache partition" and "wipe data/factory reset"
6. After the wipe, re-install the ROM (that is, install the zip file from the SDcard as explained above)   
   

ZERO DRIVERS NT
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V0W1DLM9
http://www.geeksphone.com/zerohome/ZERO_DRIVERS_NT.rar

ZERO Stock Rom
http://www.geeksphone.com/zerohome/ZERO_FINAL_Stock_Rom-zero-AP-20110314.zip

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Re: First steps with the ZERO: Tutorials, downloads, links, advice...
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2011, 01:18:21 AM »
Hi Slayra (and the ones who have PM me). Thanks for translating ;) I'm a bit busy today (coming back from hollidays) but tonight I hope to find time to post the translation :)
Thanks for all your patience :)
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Re: First steps with the ZERO: Tutorials, downloads, links, advice...
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2011, 10:27:10 AM »
OK ... could you for completeness sake remind us *why* we should do these steps ? Can I do it later ?

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Re: First steps with the ZERO: Tutorials, downloads, links, advice...
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2011, 10:49:14 AM »
Why not put it on the wiki so that everybody can participate ?
Or maybe it's too full of spam...
« Last Edit: May 05, 2011, 02:33:39 AM by mart »

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Re: First steps with the ZERO: Tutorials, downloads, links, advice...
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2011, 01:33:54 PM »
OK ... could you for completeness sake remind us *why* we should do these steps ? Can I do it later ?

curious,
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Hi, you don't need to do anything of the tutorial. It is merely a "help" for people that are/were having troubles installing google apps or making the update to Gingerbread, etc. It's not like a step-by-step once you get the phone, it's just a tutorial so you can consult if you need help on any of these topics.

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Re: First steps with the ZERO: Tutorials, downloads, links, advice...
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2011, 07:24:49 AM »
I tried "Recuperar ZERO en bootloop (tras update sin wipe, por ejemplo) mediante fastboot, reinstalando la stock rom" since cyanogen doesn't want to get past it's boot screen , but the trick using volume up/poser button doesn't seem to work...
Edit
In the end, the trick using volume up/power button did work... It's only a little confusing that you don't see it actually works. The only thing you notice is that you can't power up anymore without temporary removing the battery. When I coupled the phone to your PC when in fastboot mode, I finally saw fastboot devices giving the expected result. After that, it was quite easy to reinstall the stock rom....
« Last Edit: April 30, 2011, 01:02:38 PM by bertBruynooghe »

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Re: First steps with the ZERO: Tutorials, downloads, links, advice...
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2011, 07:36:53 AM »
I tried "Recuperar ZERO en bootloop (tras update sin wipe, por ejemplo) mediante fastboot, reinstalando la stock rom" since cyanogen doesn't want to get past it's boot screen , but the trick using volume up/poser button doesn't seem to work...
Which operation System do you have on your computer?
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Re: First steps with the ZERO: Tutorials, downloads, links, advice...
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2011, 07:39:42 AM »
I have both XP and Ubuntu on my machine, but installed adb and fastboot on my windows system.

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Re: First steps with the ZERO: Tutorials, downloads, links, advice...
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2011, 12:27:36 PM »
OK - do I get this right, if I screw up on any of the 'first steps', I need windows NT/XP/W7 to recover the phone ?  :P
No Linux or Mac drivers yet ?

If so, that's worth mentioning in a 'before you start ...', isnt it ?

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« Last Edit: April 29, 2011, 12:39:59 PM by pike »

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Re: First steps with the ZERO: Tutorials, downloads, links, advice...
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2011, 01:17:55 PM »
OK - do I get this right, if I screw up on any of the 'first steps', I need windows NT/XP/W7 to recover the phone ?  :P
No Linux or Mac drivers yet ?

If so, that's worth mentioning in a 'before you start ...', isnt it ?

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You don't need drivers for linux :) Just plug it into the computer :)
About Mac, I don't know, but I think it's the same :)
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2011, 01:34:59 PM »
"Install google apps from Stock Rom Froyo 2.2.1 using recovery mode" went slightly different then described above.

I downloaded the zip using the phones browser (while on WIFI). By default this downloads it on the sdcard in /downloads. When I doubleclicked it from the 'finished downloads' in the top menutray, it opened in ROM manager which prompted me to reboot in recovery mode right away.

After rebooting, I got the dreaded 'android warning sign' image, which wouldn't disappear until i clicked the home button. "apply update from SDcard" gave me nothing but errors, I had to "select the zip from the SD card". This also gave an error because signature verification failed (?). I had to toggle verification off, select the zip, choose "yes" from the long list of "no's".

Then back to the top menu with the arrow button, reboot, and hurray. It starts with a 'welcome to geeksphone' and a few introduction pages, so this really looks like a first step.

This step gave me the google market, maps, navigation, google talk and voice search.


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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2011, 01:36:31 PM »
You don't need drivers for linux :) Just plug it into the computer :)
About Mac, I don't know, but I think it's the same :)
Oh, that kind of drivers. Confirmed, mounting as a storage device, and charging, just worked on a mac  :D

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Re: First steps with the ZERO: Tutorials, downloads, links, advice...
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2011, 09:07:17 AM »
After some time without an SDcard, I uploaded the Zero to Gingerbread (using ROM 7.0.2 and recovery mode). It looks great and works really fast. I used a class 2 card and it doesn't remount. We did a benchmark test today and in case you're interested, here it goes http://pixelpipe.com/item/59b15350-b282-4a24-ba1f-0851dcc21321 ;)

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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2011, 06:06:54 AM »
With the original stock ROM, the provided XP drivers seemed to work just fine, but now that I've upgraded to cyanogenmod 7.0.2 there are three 'PW28' devices for which the drivers don't seem to work.