How to flash a .ZIP???


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    KU_Android Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok so ive had a lot of success flashing .TAR files through the Sprint update program but im stumped with .ZIP files. Is there a special way to load these?? I desperately need the .ZIP so i can finally tether Wireless!
     

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    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

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    .ZIP is a compressed file. There's a .tar inside so you need to extract it then flash the .tar.
    Depending on the system you are using, if windows, you should have an app called winzip. It will decompress the file for you and give you access to the .tar. :)
     
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    KU_Android Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hmmm well i have decompressed the file and it gave me several folders including a zImage, bmlwrite and a flashrom.sh with no .TAR file??
     
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    Hmm... I think I remember having this problem once... can I ask what file you are using? Is this an SDX thing? Which one?
     
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    KU_Android Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Actually it's SDX 1.7 update.zip here: Login
     
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    Step 1:

    Download maxdamage's Recovery v2.0

    Use the Sprint Update Utility to flash it into your phone. Don't worry, it flashes to a different partition on your Moment than the kernel so it won't mess up any kind of normal operation.

    Step 2:

    Get speedrabbit's 1.7 kernel w/ wifi tethering. Follow ALL instructions in the thread. You can apply the kernel update via the .tar file and flash using the sprint tool or you can download the .zip file and follow the instructions below.

    Step 3:

    Boot into Recovery (Hold Volume Down + Call End + Call through the load screen, make sure you're not connected to USB or charger), use the trackpad to go to "Apply from zip", choose the file you want, and you're set.
     
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    KU_Android Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Cosine thank you very much for talking me through the .zip files. Everything installed correctly however the .apk for wireless says it cannot be installed on this phone. What possibly could i have done wrong?
     
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    cosine83 Well-Known Member

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    Did you allow installation of Unknown Sources in Settings > Applications?
     
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    KU_Android Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes. I made sure it was checked and it doesn't give the error until after it has said it is installing
     
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    KU_Android Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well i reinstalled SpeedRabbit's 1.7 Kernel and reloaded the .zip file in recovery mode and the .apk file still insists it can't install on my phone. If anyone has any ideas i'd be greatly appreciative
     
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    which WiFi tether are you using?
     
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    Which app are you using to try to install the .apk?

    I just installed it using AppMonster.

    -Mike
     
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    Just push the apk into the app folder in system... dont try to install it with any program
     

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