CM10 Jelly Bean ROM for ZTE Blade

The ZTE Blade was amongst one of the most favorite devices for the mobile carriers and was amongst the first androids to many of the millions who chose to shift to android but were short by their pockets. The ZTE Blade was launched back in the late 2010 and has been receiving some good developments in the software course and is amongst the first ARM v6 devices to taste the butter with some Jelly Bean toppings. Yes, obviously we are talking about a CM10 Jelly Bean ROM for this device and if you own it, you’re in for a treat.

This is not an official ROM and not everything works in this ROM. You may face some issues with this ROM but  the ROM will be updated by the developers with time. You can download the ROM from the original thread, the link to which is present in the original thread. Since this is not an official update, you will also have to wipe data on your device to prevent force close errors and low memory issues. Before you wipe data on your phone, make sure you backup everything to your external memory using the steps under the pre-installation section.

Pre-Installation Tasks

  1. Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
  2. Back up all contacts to SD card.
  3. Backup SMS on Android.
  4. Backup call log on Android.
  5. Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
  6. Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
  7. Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.

Disclaimer: Hack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk. This process voids the warranty of your device.

Steps to Install CM10 Jelly Bean on ZTE Blade

  1. Download the ROM zip file from the original thread.
  2. Copy the downloaded zip to the root folder of your sdcard.
  3. If you have ROM manager installed, you can proceed via it or Boot into the recovery mode.
  4. In the recovery mode, you can navigate using the volume buttons and select using menu/home button.
  5. Make a nandroid backup in recovery mode.
  6. Use these to navigate and select “Wipe” and then “Wipe data” and also consider wiping Dalvik cache if you don’t want to face “Low on memory” issues.
  7. Now, navigate through the interface choose “select zip from SD card” and select the zip file which we downloaded earlier.
  8. After it gets completed, you can flash the GAPPS file in a similar fashion and get back using the back button and select “Reboot” and you are done!.

Please make a note that this is not a final build as it is currently under development. So before flashing this ROM refer to the original thread as it’ll be users like you who will help the developers fix all the bugs as soon as they can.

Please don’t forget to leave your comments/suggestions/queries in the comments section. 🙂

  • glash

    Hi, I really like this post, everything works for me. Could you advise how to get the play store app working ? thanks

  • Seahelk

    hmm, also tried that and ended up with no possibilty to enter the recovery mode again. i end up with this green guy after pressing vol+ menu and power. ideas are welcome ;-)))

  • david

    when i install to my blade .

    failed to verify whole file . how to correct it pls tell me

    • Lalit Indoria

      What is the exact error message you get?

  • Олег

    I'v done all such you wrote, but after rebooting there are no my google-account and I can not create the new one. And the message "Unfortunately Gmail has stopped" appears every time. Very sad.

  • Lalit Indoria

    Download Gapps for CM 10 from and flash it just like how you flashed the ROM.

    • Олег

      Of course I did it with several gapps, but w/o any results

      • Lalit Indoria

        Go to Settings>Applications and tap on Gmail>Clear data. Then go back and tap on All Applications>Google Services Framework>Clear data. Open Play Store and you will get server error. Reboot and try again!

  • Quest

    Hi, i have installed
    Initially everything looks fine.

    But later discoverd that below stuffs are not working
    1. Bluetooth is not working
    2. USB Tethering is working, but its not carrying the internet from mobile to PC
    3. Wifi hotspot also not carrying internet to PC

    Can anyone please suggest me a stable ROM or fix for the above items.

  • justin johnson

    downloaded the zip file but i dont know how to open it when i open it it will says no corresponding applications what can i do