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Old June 26th, 2013, 05:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default [how to] get a rom to your sd card if your phone wont boot

current recoveries are no longer supporing "mount usb storage" to transfer files(Exactly why,im not sure)

if you find yourself in a predicament where you need to flash a rom on a non booting phone,you have a couple of options:
1)push with adb

2)install via adb sideload

i personally used cw to test these,ill have to check twrp later.

push to sd card via adb
1)place rom into adb/fastboot folder
2)boot to recovery
3)open cmd,check connectivity:
adb devices
(should return serial number)
4)push rom to sd card:
adb push /sdcard/ (where romname is your actual zip file name)
5)you should then be able to simply wipe and flash the rom as you normally would.

*if you can find a nandroid for your particular build,you should be able to push that,with:
adb push nandroidname /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/nandroidname/
(again,using cw. ill update if i can determine this to work for twrp)
be patient,the nandroid is a big file,so this will take some time.

2)install from adb sideload
1)place rom into adb/fastboot folder
2)boot to recovery
3)open cmd,check for connectivity
adb devices
(should return serial number)
4)select "install from sideload" from the recovery menu
5)in cmd,enter:
adb sideload (where romname is your actual rom's name)
you should see it installing on the phones screen

hope this helps some folks,ill refine it later as i learn more about it. i did successfully sideload superSU,and pushed nandroids to clockwork/bckup and zip files to sd card.

again, the above was done with clockwork touch recovery

we will have to verify the processes with twrp
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