I nearly get nuts because I cannot root my ZTE Blade V6 (europe version).
In the past I have rooted several android devices. Actually it was quite the same procedure everytime:
1. Install platform-tools (adb and fastboot) 2. Make device appear in "adb -devices" 3. Make device appear in "fastboot devices" 4. Flash any recovery via fastboot (I tend to prefer CWM) 5. Copy Custom-ROM (usually a *.zip for the OS and one for gapps) to internal or external space 6. Start phone into recovery and install the zip and afterwards the gapps 7. Done
However this seems to fail on the ZTE Blade V6 this time:
If I go to the stock recovery, it is all in chinese (or some other letters I can not read).
So I flashed a CWM recovery.img to the phone, from https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/software-hacking/twrp-recovery-3-0-2-zte-blade-v6-t3362252. The flashing seems to work (However it says: target didn't report max-download-size) But it does not boot into it. It just does not do anything after flashing the recovery. No Recovery, no fastboot. Only thing that works after that is normal start. Directly sending
adb reboot recovery after flashing makes a simple restart of the device into stock ROM.
I tried different recovery images but the output is usually the same.
Somewhere I found a command that does directly boot the image and not only flash it:
fastboot boot recovery.img
All the images I tried report
FAILED (remote: bad boot image header) when directly booted this way.
Can someone tell me what's wrong and/or help me flash my droid?