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Cognition install help request - No update.zip created by ROM manager


  1. patooker

    patooker New Member

    Hi everyone. I'm trying to do my first ROM install and am following these instructions which no one seems to be complaining about:

    FAQ - Cognition Wiki

    Seemed pretty straightforward, but isn't working because I have no update.zip. When I did the "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery" step no update.zip file was created in the internal SD root. Buried in the clockwork mod folder is recovery-clockwork-2.5.1.2-captivate.zip, do I move this and rename it?

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  2. ryandelman

    ryandelman Well-Known Member

    You should be installing from your external SD card.

    Here's what I did (and I've installed and run various ROMs from different incantations of Cognition to other cooked ROMs without any trouble):

    Installed the ROM to my PC from whichever developer. Then, I tethered my phone to the PC and did a traditional drag-and-drop of the still-zipped ROM file on to my external SD card.

    At this point, when you open ROM Manager, you will click on Install ROM from SD card and then scroll down the list to "sdcard" where you will select the zip file you dropped on there, or you can just go into CWM using the 3-button reboot/recovery method; either should work. If you use the 3-button method, make sure to select "choose from zip files on SD card", not the first option which I believe is "install .zip from SD card". This will then open up a larger menu in CWM which will list the zip files you have on your external SD card (if you have more than one file to choose from; otherwise, it will only show the ROM you're looking for anyway).

    At that point, you just click the file that you want, and away you go.
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  3. NorCal Einstein

    NorCal Einstein Well-Known Member

    You do not want to copy out any folder and rename it. When you click "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery", the phone should try and connect to servers to download the "update.zip" file which is CWM Recovery. Don't follow ryandelman's steps until you are able to download the "update.zip" file.

    If you have problems with this, let me know and I'll send you mine.
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  4. patooker

    patooker New Member

    Thanks for the warning. I tried to connect and get the update.zip and it worked on the third attempt. So I was able to access CWM Recovery and backup the stock ROM and can see the option to load a ROM from the card.

    Now I'll follow the steps above and see what I get.
  5. patooker

    patooker New Member

    And it works. Thanks guys.
  6. NorCal Einstein

    NorCal Einstein Well-Known Member

    Glad to help! Enjoy Cognition
  7. partymonster

    partymonster Member

    I'm sorry if this question is in the wrong place. I have been unable to locate instructions on how to post a new thread...
    I have been trying for several days to install Cognition 2.3B8. I rooted my Captivate using z4Root. Deleted some AT&T bloat ware. Installed Rom Manager and Titanium Backup. Cognition2.3B8.zip file is on my external SD card. When I run RomManager and choose install from SD card and navigate to that file, the phone just boots into the Samsung Recovery Utility rather than Clockworkmod recovery. Attempted this at least a half-dozen times. Have uninstalled and re-installed Rom Manager to no avail. When I flash Clockworkmod, it does create the update.zip file, so I know that much is working. Rom Manager does have superuser permissions.
    If I choose to use Rom Manager to backup the OS, it similarly boots into the Samsung recovery. I'm thinking there is something that will be painfully obvious to someone that I am missing?
  8. zizzerboy

    zizzerboy Active Member

    All you have to do in the Samsung recovery is navigate to 'reinstall packages', and that will apply the update.zip. For me, it usually says some stuff about installing CWM, and then reboots back into the Samsung recovery again. If you again navigate to 'reinstall packages', it should then take you to CWM.
  9. RedRyno

    RedRyno Well-Known Member

    Flashed cognition last night, had a couple problems but was able to get though them. Everything seems to work fine, thanks to all for your help...
  10. partymonster

    partymonster Member

    Thanks, but...got into clockworkmod, navigated to sd/, and it couldnt find the zip file... but I can see it, it's there! Indicates a recovery.log file was created...
    "E: Can't open /sdcard/sd/Cognition2.3b8.zip (no such file or directory)"
  11. partymonster

    partymonster Member

    Log contents

    Starting recovery on Mon Jan 17 16:39:35 2011


    [initialize ui and event]
    get_framebuffer -> fd 10
    get_framebuffer -> fscreen : base 0x4fc00000 get_framebuffer -> fscreen : len 3072000 get_framebuffer -> vscreen : xres 480 get_framebuffer -> vscreen : yres 800 get_framebuffer -> mmap 0x40009000 get_framebuffer -> fb->data 1 0x40009000 get_framebuffer -> fb->data 1 0x400c4800
    framebuffer: fd 10 (480 x 800)


    [collecting command]
    Got arguments from CACHE:recovery/command
    Command: "/sbin/recovery" "--update_package=CACHE:update.zip"

    [property list]
    ro.secure=1
    ro.allow.mock.location=0
    ro.debuggable=0
    persist.service.adb.enable=1
    ro.factorytest=0
    ro.serialno=
    ro.bootmode=unknown
    ro.baseband=unknown
    ro.carrier=unknown
    ro.bootloader=unknown
    ro.hardware=SGH-I897
    ro.revision=48
    ro.debugable=1
    ro.build.id=ECLAIR
    ro.build.display.id=ECLAIR
    ro.build.version.incremental=UCJH7
    ro.build.version.sdk=7
    ro.build.version.codename=REL
    ro.build.version.release=2.1-update1
    ro.build.date=2010. 08. 27. (금) 19:06:57 KST
    ro.build.date.utc=1282903617
    ro.build.type=user
    ro.build.user=jetaek.lee
    ro.build.host=sep-11
    ro.build.tags=test-keys
    ro.product.model=SAMSUNG-SGH-I897
    ro.product.brand=Samsung
    ro.product.name=SGH-I897
    ro.product.device=SGH-I897
    ro.product.board=SGH-I897
    ro.product.cpu.abi=armeabi-v7a
    ro.product.cpu.abi2=armeabi
    ro.product.manufacturer=samsung
    ro.product.locale.language=en
    ro.product.locale.region=GB
    ro.wifi.channels=
    ro.board.platform=s5pc110
    ro.build.product=SGH-I897
    ro.build.description=SGH-I897-user 2.1-update1 ECLAIR UCJH7 release-keys ro.build.fingerprint=Samsung/SGH-I897/SGH-I897/SGH-I897:2.1-update1/ECLAIR/UCJH7:user/release-keys
    ro.build.PDA=I897UCJH7
    ro.build.hidden_ver=I897UCJH7
    ro.build.changelist=529053
    rild.libpath=/system/lib/libsec-ril.so
    rild.libargs=-d /dev/ttyS0
    ro.sf.lcd_density=240
    persist.sys.timezone=America/New_York
    dalvik.vm.startheapsize=8m
    dalvik.vm.heapsize=48m
    windowsmgr.max_events_per_sec=60
    windowsmgr.support_rotation_270=true
    keyinputqueue.use_finger_id=true
    ro.config.ringtone=ATT_Ringtone.ogg
    ro.config.notification_sound=20_Cloud.ogg
    ro.config.alarm_alert=Good_Morning.ogg
    ro.opengles.version=131072
    net.bt.name=Android
    net.change=net.bt.name
    ro.config.sync=yes
    dalvik.vm.stack-trace-file=/data/anr/traces.txt
    ro.url.legal=http://www.google.com/intl/%s/mobile/android/basic/phone-legal.html
    ro.url.legal.android_privacy=http://www.google.com/intl/%s/mobile/android/basic/privacy.html
    ro.com.google.locationfeatures=1
    ro.setupwizard.mode=DISABLED
    ro.com.google.clientidbase=android-att-us
    ro.com.google.clientidbase.yt=android-att-us
    ro.com.google.clientidbase.am=android-att-us
    ro.com.google.clientidbase.gmm=android-att-us
    ro.com.google.clientidbase.vs=android-att-us
    ro.com.google.gmsversion=2.1_r7
    ro.telephony.call_ring.multiple=0
    init.svc.console=running
    init.svc.recovery=running
    init.svc.adbd=running

    /dbdata/Samsung/: No such file or directory
    /dbdata/svox/: No such file or directory ensure_root_path_unmounted -> unmount(/dbdata) ensure_root_path_unmounted -> unmount(/sdcard)
    check_point: failed, try again rc /efs/imei/selective (0xffffffff)


    [install package]
    I:Update location: CACHE:update.zip
    I:Update file path: /cache/update.zip
    minzip: Opening archive '/cache/update.zip' 0xbe9d8c78
    minzip: numEntries=35 cdOffset=1799885
    I:+ try_update_binary
    minzip: +++ reading 32768 bytes (156925 left)
    minzip: +++ processing 32768 bytes
    minzip: +++ reading 32768 bytes (124157 left)
    minzip: +++ processing 32768 bytes
    minzip: +++ processing 32768 bytes
    minzip: +++ reading 32768 bytes (91389 left)
    minzip: +++ processing 32768 bytes
    minzip: +++ reading 32768 bytes (58621 left)
    minzip: +++ processing 32768 bytes
    minzip: +++ processing 32768 bytes
    minzip: +++ reading 25853 bytes (25853 left)
    minzip: +++ processing 32768 bytes
    minzip: +++ processing 26532 bytes
    I:try_update_binary -> Extract binary (/tmp/update_binary) try_update_binary -> argv[0] : /tmp/update_binary try_update_binary -> argv[1] : 2 try_update_binary -> argv[2] : 19 try_update_binary -> argv[3] : /cache/update.zip try_update_binary -> argv[4] : (null) I:try_update_binary -> ui_print(Replacing stock recovery with ClockworkMod recovery...) I:try_update_binary -> ui_print((null)) about to run program [/sbin/busybox] with 4 args
    sh: bad pid 'shell'
    sh: can't kill pid 3364: No such process
    sh: bad pid 'S'
    sh: bad pid '/sbin/adbd'
    sh: bad pid 'recovery'
    sh: bad pid 'root'
    sh: can't kill pid 8812: No such process
    sh: bad pid 'S'
    sh: bad pid '/sbin/recovery'
    /sbin/postrecoveryboot.sh: line 2: /sbin/setprop: not found
    run_program: child exited with status 1
    script result was [256]
    sh: bad pid 'root'
    sh: can't kill pid 284: No such process
    sh: bad pid 'S'
    sh: bad pid '/system/bin/sh'
    Starting recovery on Mon Jan 17 21:39:36 2011
    framebuffer: fd 21 (480 x 800)
    ClockworkMod Recovery v2.5.1.2
    Command: "/sbin/recovery"

    ro.secure=1
    ro.allow.mock.location=0
    ro.debuggable=0
    persist.service.adb.enable=1
    ro.factorytest=0
    ro.serialno=
    ro.bootmode=unknown
    ro.baseband=unknown
    ro.carrier=unknown
    ro.bootloader=unknown
    ro.hardware=SGH-I897
    ro.revision=48
    ro.debugable=1
    ro.build.id=ECLAIR
    ro.build.display.id=ECLAIR
    ro.build.version.incremental=UCJH7
    ro.build.version.sdk=7
    ro.build.version.codename=REL
    ro.build.version.release=2.1-update1
    ro.build.date=2010. 08. 27. (금) 19:06:57 KST
    ro.build.date.utc=1282903617
    ro.build.type=user
    ro.build.user=jetaek.lee
    ro.build.host=sep-11
    ro.build.tags=test-keys
    ro.product.model=SAMSUNG-SGH-I897
    ro.product.brand=Samsung
    ro.product.name=SGH-I897
    ro.product.device=SGH-I897
    ro.product.board=SGH-I897
    ro.product.cpu.abi=armeabi-v7a
    ro.product.cpu.abi2=armeabi
    ro.product.manufacturer=samsung
    ro.product.locale.language=en
    ro.product.locale.region=GB
    ro.wifi.channels=
    ro.board.platform=s5pc110
    ro.build.product=SGH-I897
    ro.build.description=SGH-I897-user 2.1-update1 ECLAIR UCJH7 release-keys ro.build.fingerprint=Samsung/SGH-I897/SGH-I897/SGH-I897:2.1-update1/ECLAIR/UCJH7:user/release-keys
    ro.build.PDA=I897UCJH7
    ro.build.hidden_ver=I897UCJH7
    ro.build.changelist=529053
    rild.libpath=/system/lib/libsec-ril.so
    rild.libargs=-d /dev/ttyS0
    ro.sf.lcd_density=240
    persist.sys.timezone=America/New_York
    dalvik.vm.startheapsize=8m
    dalvik.vm.heapsize=48m
    windowsmgr.max_events_per_sec=60
    windowsmgr.support_rotation_270=true
    keyinputqueue.use_finger_id=true
    ro.config.ringtone=ATT_Ringtone.ogg
    ro.config.notification_sound=20_Cloud.ogg
    ro.config.alarm_alert=Good_Morning.ogg
    ro.opengles.version=131072
    net.bt.name=Android
    net.change=net.bt.name
    ro.config.sync=yes
    dalvik.vm.stack-trace-file=/data/anr/traces.txt
    ro.url.legal=http://www.google.com/intl/%s/mobile/android/basic/phone-legal.html
    ro.url.legal.android_privacy=http://www.google.com/intl/%s/mobile/android/basic/privacy.html
    ro.com.google.locationfeatures=1
    ro.setupwizard.mode=DISABLED
    ro.com.google.clientidbase=android-att-us
    ro.com.google.clientidbase.yt=android-att-us
    ro.com.google.clientidbase.am=android-att-us
    ro.com.google.clientidbase.gmm=android-att-us
    ro.com.google.clientidbase.vs=android-att-us
    ro.com.google.gmsversion=2.1_r7
    ro.telephony.call_ring.multiple=0
    init.svc.console=running
    init.svc.recovery=running
    init.svc.adbd=running

    I:Checking for extendedcommand...
    I:Running extendedcommand...
    Waiting for SD Card to mount (20s)
    SD Card mounted...
    I:Running script:
    I:
    print "ROM Manager Version 3.0.0.7"
    print "Preparing to install ROM..."
    install_zip SDCARD:/sd/Cognitionv2.3b8.zip

    Parsed /tmp/extendedcommand
    calling command print
    ROM Manager Version 3.0.0.7
    calling command print
    Preparing to install ROM...
    calling command install_zip

    -- Installing: SDCARD:/sd/Cognitionv2.3b8.zip Finding update package...
    I:Update location: SDCARD:/sd/Cognitionv2.3b8.zip Opening update package...
    I:Update file path: /sdcard/sd/Cognitionv2.3b8.zip E:Can't open /sdcard/sd/Cognitionv2.3b8.zip (No such file or directory) Installation aborted.
    Failure at line 3:
    install_zip SDCARD:/sd/Cognitionv2.3b8.zip
  12. zizzerboy

    zizzerboy Active Member

    Hmm, I've never hit that one before. You might try going to the ROM Manager app and clicking 'Install ROM from SD card'

    Also, did you put the ROM on your 'external' sd card (ie, the one you can take out)? You should be putting on your internal sd (or 'base drive') and installing it from there.
  13. partymonster

    partymonster Member

    And, thinking maybe I have a corrupt version, I went to designgears to re-download. 404 error page!
  14. partymonster

    partymonster Member

    I'll move to the internal card. I am trying all this from RomManager. Thanks.
  15. partymonster

    partymonster Member

    Up and running. Thanks so much.
  16. partymonster

    partymonster Member

    Well, so far so bad...I'll give it a few days, but;
    1) I find no way to remove unused home screens. Edit function is gone? I dont need seven screens
    2) Battery seems to discharge faster
    3) One keyboard option vs. 3 in my original OS!
    4) Find no way to edit dock widgets
    May be heading back to rooted Eclair unless I'm missing something...
  17. tylerdurdin

    tylerdurdin Well-Known Member

    It may have been a good idea for you to flash 3.02 at this point, 238 is a bit of a battery hog. Also it will help you greatly when you flash to do it on a fully charged battery. It sucks to start all over but it will be worth it.
  18. studio52

    studio52 New Member


    Everything I have read and been told, is that it should be on the Internal SD card not the external...but I am at the point I will try anything...I flash rom manager...go to install from SD card pick the file mine is v4.1.1 seems to load with yellow letters but then blue screen on top...not green...must have green to install...when I click reinstall pkg I get error...and have no choice but reboot...try again...nothing...load the update.zip...then try again...same thing over and over been trying to install cognition for 3 days now,,,,Help....LOL
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