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Old November 16th, 2012, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i cant seem to flash a rom to my stock metir...do i need to partition my sd card?

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Old November 16th, 2012, 02:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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btw i am rooted..just cant seem to flash a custom rom...any help appreciated..
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Old November 16th, 2012, 02:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you have cwm?
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Old November 16th, 2012, 02:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What errors are you seeing?
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Old November 16th, 2012, 02:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What ROM & what steps are you taking?
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Old November 16th, 2012, 02:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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after i go into cwm and go through all the instructions listed here,it says installing..then it says install aborted..
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id like to flash sf2
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Old November 16th, 2012, 02:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I didn't read his instructions. I can type them as fast as I can go find them & read them tho. If mine differ then find out what is going on from him.

Download on a PC then transfer to sd/clockworkmod/backup. Boot into recovery. Select backup & restore then restore. Select the folder.

It sounds like you are trying to flash. You can't flash it because it is a nandroid.

Edit: If it doesn't work it should say md5 mismatch.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 03:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i dl'd to root of my sd via pc.. done a full data wipe...dalvik cache wipe then tried to install it..again install aborted
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You can't flash it. It is a nandroid. Please follow the instructions above but with this addition to the front of the list: Unzip package & transfer folder "Speedfreak2.0" to sd/clockworkmod/backup.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 03:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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ahh unzip..ok
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Old November 16th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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unzip never came out anywhere..lol
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should i wipe the data and cache or no
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Don't have to but won't hurt. It gets don when you restore.
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I got md5 mismatch
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could it possibly be a bad dl?
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also, you must use 7zip to unzip it, winrar causes mismatches.
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does it matter which version of cwm you use....im using cwm6
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6.0.1.2 o r6.0.1.5? I get md5mismatches with .1.5
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is it compatible with other cwm versions??
Istill get md5 mismatch..frustrating...this phone has great potential..
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http://androidforums.com/merit-all-things-root/646158-recovery-new-cwm-6-recovery.html

This is the version I use.
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5.0.x.x and 6.0.x.x are compatible. I load between them fine.

Any backup I make with .1.5 would get md5 error. I could load ones made with other backups
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This problem perplexes me. I wonder what is causing it. I tried to flash the ice cream dream nandroid and I got a mismatch. Strange.
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but you got sf2 running right
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Yeah I ran it hard, I pulled the 2.0 nandroid straight from my device. I test everything on my device before I release it.
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This problem perplexes me. I wonder what is causing it. I tried to flash the ice cream dream nandroid and I got a mismatch. Strange.
What CWM you running?
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Old November 18th, 2012, 12:08 AM   #29 (permalink)
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ok, I just got Ice Cream Dream to work for me and wanted to offer it up as a possible solution for your problem

Go into the root file explorer of your choice and make sure that the file path looks like this... /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/(name of nandroid)/ vfat.tar, boot.img, md5, etc.

My Md5 mis matches were due to the fact that my file path looked like this... /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/(name of nandroid)/(name of nandroid)/ vfat.tar, boot.img, etc.

See the difference?
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I can see that wouldn't work. I had to read it three time to see it tho. :-)
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a few ?'s 1. is it necessary to have a sd-ext? 2. which file explorer would you recommend?
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SF already has a file explore. I Use ES myself.
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Do i need cwm with fat32?...or ext? Or should it work without..
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I use extra but ether should work.
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I ext is native to android so I would go with ext3 for the hidden partition, you can do this in cwm recovery, just go to advanced>partition sdcard then choose your size, bigger the better, do this before you install sf2.0, then you will be all set up for the int2ext script on first boot
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ok thanks i'll try it later to see if it works...
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thanks for you guys' help...i got a chance to get to it after a rough 24 hrs with my girls...thanks again!!! kudos...development is coming along nicely on this device...i'm excited...
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question?? am i supposed to lose service??
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you will have no service on first boot, just re-boot and it will come back.
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