ZTE Kis 3 (zte-kis3)

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ZTE Kis 3
Manufacturer ZTE
Name Kis 3
Codename zte-kis3
Released 2013
Original software Android 4.4.2 (Kis 3) / Firefox OS 1.3 (Open C)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8210
CPU Dual core 1.2 GHz
GPU Adreno 302
Display 480×800
Storage 4 GB
Memory 512 MB



Note: I only have the ZTE Open C (ebay version)

What works

  • Flashing
  • Booting
  • USB network

Flashed using an external SD card for system, Fastboot for kernel/initramfs. Fastboot seems to crash when flashing system and using an Android recovery zip seemed unsuccessful as well.

Not tested

  • Accelerometers
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Cellular network
  • Wifi
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Weston
  • XWayland
  • Audio
  • Full Disk Encryption

What does not work

  • Display

Lacks any kind of display output at the moment. Unable to test most features, however SSH does give a stable shell. Bootup takes a while, requires patience.

How to enter flash mode

Press volume down + power key until you see the, the boot logo will stay displayed. Press volume up + power key to enter recovery.

See also