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Install ClockworkMod Recovery on the Orange Monte Carlo / ZTE Skate

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You need ClockworkMod Recovery in order to install a custom ROM. There are two methods to do this. We recommend using Method 1.

Method 1 (TPT - Recommended)


Before you begin, make sure you can access the Android Market (now known as Google Play on some devices)


  1. From your phone, open the Browser / Internet from your app list.
  2. From your phone, go to tinyurl.com/skatetpt
  3. The Android Market / Play Store should open with the page for "TPT Helper". Click the Download button, and then Accept & Download. Wait for it to install.
  4. Open TPT Helper from the app list on your phone.
  5. If you get a Disclaimer message, tap Accept.
  6. You should see the message "ZTE Skate/Orange Monte Carlo detected, is this correct?" If you do, tap Yes.
  7. Tap All In One.
  8. Tap Skate-v2a.zip.
  9. TPT Helper will now begin to download a file. Do not exit TPT Helper.
  10. Once the download has completed, TPT will begin to unzip and verify the files. After a few minutes, you should see the message Files verified - Number of matches: 1/1. Tap OK.
  11. Tap the Back / Return button once.
  12. Tap Start TPT, and then tap Yes.
  13. Your phone will restart. You should see a blue progress bar on your phone's screen. After a minute or so, your phone will restart again. You should see ClockworkMod Recovery, similar to the image below.
  14. ClockworkMod Recovery Blue
    You should see ClockworkMod Recovery. Ignore the version numbers and slight differences from the image.
  15. Connect your phone to your charger or computer, and then continue to the next page.

Method 2 (Old style - Not recommended)


Only use Method 2 if you cannot get Method 1 to work.


Instructions for Windows 7, Vista and XP


  1. Install the USB drivers if you haven't done so already. Only follow the instructions on page 2.
  2. From your phone, open Settings from the app list.
  3. Go to Applications -> Development and make sure USB debugging is ticked.
  4. Connect your phone to your computer.
  5. Download omc-windows.zip to your Desktop.
  6. Once completed, extract omc-windows.zip (or omc-windows) to your Desktop.
  7. Open the folder ClockworkMod on your Desktop (you just extracted it).
  8. Open install.bat (or install)
  9. A black window should appear on your computer. Windows may attepmt to download and install additional drivers.
  10. Eventually, your phone will reboot and vibrate, and then boot as normal.
  11. Disconnect your phone from your computer.
  12. Turn off your phone, wait 5 seconds and then reinsert the battery.
  13. Hold the Volume down and Power on button at the same time for 10 seconds, until you see ClockworkMod Recovery.
  14. Connect your phone to your charger or computer, and then continue to the next page.


Instructions for Mac


  1. From your phone, open Settings from the app list.
  2. Go to Applications -> Development and make sure USB debugging is ticked.
  3. Connect your phone to your Mac.
  4. Download omc-mac.zip to your Mac.
  5. Once completed, extract omc-mac.zip. It should create a folder called ClockworkMod.
  6. From your Mac, open the Terminal (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal) and point it to the folder ClockworkMod
  7. Enter the following:
  8. chmod +x install.sh
    ./install.sh

  9. Eventually, your phone will reboot and vibrate, and then boot as normal.
  10. Disconnect your phone from your computer.
  11. Turn off your phone, wait 5 seconds and then reinsert the battery.
  12. Hold the Volume down and Power on button at the same time for 10 seconds, until you see ClockworkMod Recovery.
  13. Connect your phone to your charger or computer, and then continue to the next page.


Instructions for Linux


  1. From your phone, open Settings from the app list.
  2. Go to Applications -> Development and make sure USB debugging is ticked.
  3. Connect your phone to your computer.
  4. Download omc-linux.zip to your computer.
  5. Once completed, extract omc-linux.zip. It should create a folder called ClockworkMod.
  6. From your computer, open the Terminal and point it to the folder ClockworkMod
  7. Enter the following:
  8. chmod +x install.sh
    sudo ./install.sh

  9. Eventually, your phone will reboot and vibrate, and then boot as normal.
  10. Disconnect your phone from your computer.
  11. Turn off your phone, wait 5 seconds and then reinsert the battery.
  12. Hold the Volume down and Power on button at the same time for 10 seconds, until you see ClockworkMod Recovery.
  13. Connect your phone to your charger or computer, and then continue to the next page.