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How to Flash a Custom ROM to ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini

Posted on November/19/2017 | Categories: Videos 20 Comments

ROM Collection Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/general/rooting-roms/zte-nubia-z7-mini-nx507j-rom-collection-t2916106

I used a MIUI V5 ROM, however you may use whichever ROM you would like, including Cyanogenmod.
MIUI V5 ROM Source: http://bbs.ydss.cn/thread-489757-1-1.html
MIUI V5 ROM Download: http://pan.baidu.com/s/1hqDvmfi

Please note that the MIUI V5 ROM has not been added to the XDA-Developers thread (yet).

Download E.S. File Explorer: http://bit.ly/esfexplorer
Download ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini Files (needed for custom ROM flash): http://bit.ly/ztez7minifiles

Please watch the whole video before proceeding. A PC is NOT required. Performing these steps will wipe the contents of your device. You are performing these tasks at your own risk.

Step 1 – Download a Custom ROM:
Download a custom ROM and copy it to the root of your phone’s internal SD card. If you downloaded it on your phone, open the File Manager app and move it from the Download folder to the root. If you downloaded it on your PC, move it using a microUSB cable.

Step 2 – Flash Custom Recovery:
Download the files from http://bit.ly/ztez7minifiles and extract the contents onto your phone. Open the folder that contains the extracted contents and install towelroot. Open towelroot and press “make it rain” to root your phone. Exit towelroot and install SuperSU. Do not open SuperSU, press “Done” and go back to the file manager. Install Rashr and open it. Choose a new recovery image from the phone storage and select cwm-recovery.img. If you ever want to go back to stock, select stock-recovery.img. Allow it to flash and then reboot into recovery.

Step 3 – Data Wipes:
Perform a data wipe/factory rest. Afterwards, clear dalvik cache.

Step 4 – Flash Custom ROM:
Choose the zip file from sdcard0 and flash it. This process will take several minutes. Please be patient. Once it has finished, reboot the phone. If you see a message asking whether to fix root or prevent stock re-flash, just say yes.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Also, don’t forget to give the video a thumbs if it helped you!

Purchase the ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini from Pandawill:
Black: http://bit.ly/ztez7black
White: http://bit.ly/ztez7white

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20 Responses so far.

  1. Jordi Hermsen says:

    can you update the link to the files?

  2. Savagey Gamer says:

    does it work for ZTE obsidian pls

  3. An One says:

    could you please falsh MIUI for Zte V5 red bull

  4. Jacques Van Damme says:

    Hi, would this work for the nubia z9 classic?

  5. Liem Hendra Prabowo says:

    Hi, I have just bought a NUBIA Z9Mini, please kindly inform me if you know how to have it customized it's rom, so we can have the Google apps, thank you

  6. MrR4H33M says:


    Do I have to root the phone before flashing it, if so how would I root it, also how would I update the miui and does the rom come with Google apps?

  7. Michael Crowley says:

    Can you put up a link to a good lollipop rom for Galaxy SIII boost mobile it's d2vmu, but I never see it posted for these? Already rooted and cwm recovery installed, philz touch. Thanks, or at least steer me in the right direction?

  8. Andrew Moshonas says:

    I follow your steps and when I open rashr it says "device not rooted. please root it. more info under…"  thoughts?

  9. Nicholas Penuela says:

    I lost the IMEIs on my ZTE Nubia7 mini so can someone tell me how to reinstall them again Pleaseeee

  10. Soh Chubb says:

    Hi, g8 vid 🙂 i was wondering which is the most stable custom ROM for this phone.

  11. Martin Barona says:

    Hi, first of thanks a lot for posting this tutorial, it has been extremely useful and is one of the best I have seen for rooting/installing a ROM.

    My question is could you help me find ether a stock android ROM or cyanogen Mod 11 ROM? I have downloaded the latter form http://forum.xda-developers.com/zte-z7/general/zte-nubia-z7-mini-nx507j-rom-collection-t2916106 but the PW doesn't work. And I can't seem to find stock android for this phone. 

    Any help would be fantastic.


  12. Siddharth Sharma says:

    Can u plz tell me after rooting will the updates sent by the company will work fine on it. My first time.

  13. Lemon Tree says:

    just one question, the link for MIUI V5 rom is it developer version or stable version?

  14. eu2013 says:

    is it possible to flash it with Stock Android Kitkat ?

  15. Taxan says:

    Dont have a sd card, how do I flash it then?

  16. Andrei Szornyi says:

    Hi there!
    Can you make a video tutorial for root and instal Google aps for ZTE Nubia Z7 Max?
    Thank you!

  17. Андрей Смышляев says:

    does the work of 2 SIM cards?

  18. thedarkguigui37 says:

    How can I install the google apps ? And how can I root my phone again because he lost the root

  19. Ahmed Maged says:

    Is that a black back cover ?? pleas tell me from where you got it ? 
    Thanks for the tutorial 

  20. Eek-A-Dog says:

    THanks for the tutorial!!!

    Are there any known bugs in the miui rom?