The Super Villain Guide to Rooting Your ZTE v768 Concord

he ZTE Concord is an affordable handset at $60 for entry-level smartphone users. I followed these simple steps for an unlocked T-Mobile ZTE Concord v768 I picked up off ebay. The specs for the phone I use with Solavei  are Android version 2.3.7 Build number V768V1.0.0B08. The whole process took less than ten minutes.
Of course, this guide comes with the standard “At Your Own Risk” disclaimers.  Be warned, rooting your phone voids the warranty.
They say if you root your phone it is “Modifying” it hence voiding the warranty. Just being able to remove their unneeded Bloatware & Junkware on your phone is apparently bad. In the 21st Century, having knowledge and ability is frowned upon.
Go figure.
So if you want to make the leap into the abyss with me, let us get to business.

Rooting Your Phone

Apps you will need to download from the Google Play Store:
  • Root Checker – by joeykrim -  This application will test the device for root access using a very simple, quick and reliable method to check for root access.
  • SuperUser – by ChainsDD - Grant and manage Superuser rights for your phone.
  • Busybox – by Stephen (Stericson) - A must have for any rooted phone! Almost EVERY rooted applications needs BusyBox to perform their magic, if you have a rooted phone then you need BusyBox. Do as last step.
Needed Apps ZTE v768
You can install SuperUser first and then Root Checker before you begin, but be sure to install Busybox after you have achieved root.
You will need to download file from [ ]. You can also use the QR code below:
Use a QR reader like QRDroid, to quickly download

Seeing the Android with the Triangle & Exclamation means ZTE v768 Concord is in Recovery Mode
Use the Android’s file manager to move from your download directory to the root of your sdcard.
If you have a Concord that is:
  • Android version 2.3.7 BUILD V768V1.0.0B19
  • Android version2.3.7 BUILD V768V1.0.0B20
It is best to do a Factory Reset, before you begin. See Special Notes below.
  1. Power off the phone
  2. Reboot into recovery mode by first holding  down the Volume Down button and then holding down simultaneously the Power button for 30 seconds until the Android with the Triangle & Exclamation appears.   The Android with the Triangle & Exclamation will appear AFTER the Green Android that is by himself.  If for some reason, you CANNOT boot into recovery, then try a FACTORY RESET (see special notes below) and try again.
  3.  At the screen showing the Android with the Triangle & Exclamation, Press the HOME button.
  4. Scroll to your second option “Apply update from sdcard”, navigating with the volume buttons and press the Menu key
  5. Select UPDATE.ZIP to install
  6. Navigate to YES, if asked, and press the menu key.
  7. Navigate to – “reboot system now” and select by pressing the menu key.
  8. Install SuperUser first and then Root Checker if you have not already.
  9. Install Busybox – Using the SMART INSTALL feature.
And that ends our story of the little rogue ZTE that could. You have now Rooted your ZTE v768 Concord.
Enjoy the fruits of your labor, villain.

Root Checker

Special Notes:

  • To reach Recovery Mode, make sure you press the volume down button first. While still holding the volume down button press and hold the power button. DO NOT let go of either button until the android with the triangle appears. You will see the Android by himself first, continue holding Both Buttons for about  30 seconds. When the Android with the Triangle & Exclamation appears, you can let go of both buttons. Then press the Home button. This will bring up the Recovery Menu.
  • NO factory wipe necessary, unless you are trying to get out of a boot-loop.
  • You can also do a Factory Reset from the Settings>Privacy>Factory data reset.
  • This method and these files also work for the T-Mobile Samsung Dart.
  • JCASE from created the ZTE Merit used here.
  • FatherToMany from wrote the ZTE Concord root guide. In case you were wondering, he has seven kids.

To do an Android Factory Reset:

  1. Power off the phone by removing the battery.
  2. Replace battery.
  3.  Boot into recovery by first holding down the Volume Down button and then simultaneously pressing and holding the Power button until the Android with the Triangle & Exclamation appears. The Android with the Triangle & Exclamation will appear AFTER holding simultaneously the Volume & Power buttons with the lone green Android on screen for 30 seconds.
  4. Press the Home button to display the Recovery Menu.
  5. Navigate to the 3rd choice using the volume Up & Down buttons.  Stop on ” wipe data/factory reset”. Select by pressing the menu button
  6. Navigate to YES and select by pressing the menu button.
  7. When the wipe is complete, navigate to and select – “reboot system”, again with the menu button.

About a Soft Reset for your Android Phone

Be aware that in addition to a Hard Reset, you also have the option doing of a Soft Reset for simple situations. A Soft Reset is all that is needed incase you just have a simple crash or unresponsive hang. To do a fairly safe Soft Reset of your Samsung Galaxy S Duos, simply take out battery and reinsert it. Then turn on your phone.

How to Hard Reset Your Android Samsung Galaxy S Duos

I have Samsung galaxy S Duos gt-s7562. I rooted my phone, and installed app called “density changer”. and I changed dpi 256 from 240″… and and I lost my phone’s home wiz and all visiable apps. All system apps disabled, now how to restore default dinsity,???? is it possible to restore my phone in previous default state???


Phone Reset Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562Get your button pushing fingers limber and ready for some acrobatics. 
What you are asking for is called a Hard Reset of your Android Phone. It will nuke your phone and restore it to factory defaults. The Hard Reset across different models of Androids is similar, but here are the unique steps for your Samsung Galaxy S Duos.
Make sure your battery is fully charged. It is critical your mobile phone does not die due to lack of power during a reset. That is a world of hurt you don’t want to visit.
Warning! All data will be lost! You can’t recover your data after doing a hard reset. Backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card.
It sounds like don’t have anything of super importance on the phone, and your priority is just to get it working again.
  1. Power off your phone
  2. Press together at the same time and hold the volume up button + volume down button +home button + power button
  3. Only release your fingers off the phone when Samsung logo appears
  4. Navigate with volume up and down buttons to select “wipe data/factory reset” and enter it with power button
  5. Choose “yes” with volume buttons and enter it with power button
  6. Wait until format is complete
  7. Select “reboot”

How To Format Samsung Galaxy S Duos

First you all have to do is to switch your phone off .... After it completely off then first press the MIDDLE BUTTON while holding the MIDDLE BUTTON press and hold the SWITCH ON button ,  then a screen will appear having a list : reboot system now
                                    : apply update from sdcard
                                    : WIPE DATA/ FACTORY RESET
                                    : wipe cache partition
                                    : test redbend fota[FS]
After getting this list go down by using the volume keys and just select the  WIPE DATA/ FACTORY RESET link (note:- screen touch function will not work in this mode) ... The link will be selected by the pressing the middle button! the phone will start the RESET/FORMAT process.... After it gets reset it will ask you for a GMAIL id give your gmail id it is necessary to give if you phone gets locked by pattern lock or security code (note:- Make sure you connected to internet connection while giving the gmail id)... the next will appear your beautiful screeen of SAMSUNG GALAXY S DUOS ... 


Dial the secret code *#0*#. Now you get a screen with title LCD TEST and below that you have lots of option to test various hardware parts of your phone such as speaker, sensor, lcd, etc
2. while testing the touch you have to touch and mark all the squares back button does not work
Other use full secret codes for android phone tested on galaxy y
  • * #1234# to check software version of phone.
  • *#12580*369# to check software and hardware information.
  • *#0228# Battery status (ADC, RSSI reading)
  • *#32489# Service mode
  • *#7780# factory data reset galaxy y
  • *2767*3855# Full factory reset (Don’t dial it does not ask you to confirm unless you have problem)
These codes will work on all the models of galaxy series.

Samsung Galaxy S5

As the Mobile World Congress nears, more number of teasers and leaks for the Samsung Galaxy S5 are surfacing online. This time, a UK-headquartered mobile carrier, O2, has teased the Galaxy S5 in an image on its German website, hinting the carrier to be among the first to bring the proposed smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 webpage on O2 site lets user register for further updates regarding the availability of the handset with the carrier, and states "Get news about Samsung that can do more." The website nowhere mentions the name "Samsung Galaxy S5" but the link does. The webpage is also titled as "Anticipation High 5."
The image of a black-coloured handset, which is not shown clearly, also states in German "Ende Februar mehr erfahren", which means "The end of February to learn more" which almost ties in with expectations that the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch at MWC 2014, at the Samsung unPacked 5 event on 24 February. Seeing as the teaser image features a handset in water, there is a slight possibility that the Galaxy S5 may just be waterproof, like the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia Z1, though none of the previous leaks have indicated this feature, so we remain a little sceptical.
A recent leak emerging from Korea allegedly reveals that the yet-to-be-announced Galaxy S5 might come with a bezel-free display, which will be the first device in Samsung's Android smartphone line-up to feature no rim around the screen and a featured fingerprint scanner.
At roughly the same time, a leaked screenshot purportedly showed icons in what seems like the settings area of the Galaxy S5, icons that match the unPacked 5 event teaser from earlier in February. Spotted in the leaked screenshot were the Curiosity and Outdoor icons, part of the batch of 9 icons seen in the official teaser image.
An alleged leaked image of the Samsung Galaxy S5 retail box packing was also spotted on the Internet in February. The leaked retail box image of Galaxy S5 suggests the smartphone will sport a 5.25-inch QHD (1440x2560pixels) Super AMOLED display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 3GB RAM and a 20-megapixel rear camera with a 2-megapixel front shooter. The image also indicates the Galaxy S5 will feature a 3000mAh battery and run Android 4.4 KitKat OS.
We expect, based on previous reports, that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be launched alongside a new tablet series, believed to be dubbed Galaxy Tab 4, and the long-rumoured Galaxy Gear successor, named Galaxy Gear 2 at the 24 February event in Barcelona at the sidelines of the MWC 2014.
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Product Features

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 detailed specifications

Release dateNovember 2013
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)146.80 x 75.30 x 8.90
Weight (g)163.00
Battery capacity (mAh)2600
Removable batteryYes
ColoursWhite, Black, Pink
SAR valueNA
Screen size (inches)5.20
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Resolution720x1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)280
Processor1.2GHz  quad-core
Internal storage8GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)64
Rear camera8-megapixel
Front camera1.9-megapixel
Operating SystemAndroid 4.3
Java supportYes
Browser supports FlashYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/ b/ g/ n
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Charging via Micro-USBYes
Proprietary charging connectorNo
Proprietary data connectorNo
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1 
SIM TypeRegular
2G frequencies supportedGSM 850/ 900/ 1800
3G frequencies supported2100
SIM 2 
SIM TypeRegular
2G frequencies supportedGSM 850/ 900/ 1800
3G frequencies supported2100
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorNo
Temperature sensorNo

Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only
 HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only
SIMDual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)
Announced2012, December
StatusAvailable. Released 2013, January
BODYDimensions143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm (5.65 x 3.03 x 0.38 in)
Weight162 g (5.71 oz)
DISPLAYTypeTFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size480 x 800 pixels, 5.0 inches (~187 ppi pixel density)
 - TouchWiz UI
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 64 GB
Internal8 GB, 1 GB RAM
SpeedHSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA
BluetoothYes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
USBYes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERAPrimary8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization
VideoYes, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., check quality
SecondaryYes, 2 MP
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
CPUDual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
GPUBroadcom VideoCore IV
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
RadioStereo FM radio with RDS
GPSYes, with A-GPS, support and GLONASS
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsBlack, White
 - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- SNS integration
- MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Organizer
- Image/video editor
- Document viewer
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input
BATTERY Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 440 h
Talk timeUp to 10 h 10 min
MISCSAR US0.37 W/kg (head)     1.11 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU0.24 W/kg (head)     0.29 W/kg (body)    
Price group
TESTSDisplayContrast ratio: 948:1 (nominal) / 1.321:1 (sunlight)
LoudspeakerVoice 74dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 76dB
Audio qualityNoise -80.8dB / Crosstalk -80.7dB
CameraPhoto / Video
Battery lifeEndurance rating 56h