RC29 not updating. In need of help.


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  1. TheonGrey

    TheonGrey Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello. I'm new to these forums so if there is a thread on this topic, a link would be much appreciated. As a little pre-req here, I'm 17 and am moderately tech savvy.

    Anyway, I've been having this problem for weeks. I wanted root access to my phone so I could tether it to my laptop. So anyway, I followed a guide on reverting the update back to RC-29 so that I could then get root access by doing some application. So anyway, I did that and good root access and then decided I wanted to go back to the recent update. I tried the update that it prompts me with on the phone and it doesn't work. I decided that it was time to concert the web. I learned that I needed to do a manual update. I put it on my SD card and renamed the .zip and that. All things were in order, or so I though. I did the update and it says:

    Installing from sdcard...
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    E: Can't open /sdcard/update.zip
    (No such file or directory)
    Installation Aborted

    Press Home+Back to reboot

    So I looked around for a solution and I can't find one. I've done this numerous times and wiped the SD card and tried a new SD card (the one it came with) and it still does not work.

    To recap, I am trying to go from RC29 to RC30 so then I can get back to RC33. All I want is to have a regular phone back. I don't care about data or root access.

    I would really appreciate the help if any can be given.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. devolio

    devolio Well-Known Member

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    Also make sure that windows isn't naming it 'update.zip.zip' - Windows has a setting (Folder -> Tools -> Folder Options) that hides extensions for known file types.

    The easiest way to check it out would be using adb or the terminal emulator, simply
    Code (Text):
    1. ls /sdcard
    If it's named update.zip.zip, there's your issue.
     
  3. TheonGrey

    TheonGrey Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'll try this now. Thank you so much.
     
  4. TheonGrey

    TheonGrey Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay, I went through all of that and verified that it was all correct according to your advice. I had this checked over by my father (IT Admin for the Gov't) and he says that I'm all in order. Now however, I'm getting a different message.

    Installing form sdcard...
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Verifying update package...
    E:No signature (173 files)
    E:Verification failed
    Installation aborted
     
  5. devolio

    devolio Well-Known Member

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    Are you still using Stock RC33, or Stock RC29? If you're not on RC29, you won't have any luck getting it to work.

    The process of rooting goes pretty much like this:
    Rollback to RC29 -> change to modified recovery image -> update to latest rooted image (and radio)
     
  6. TheonGrey

    TheonGrey Member This Topic's Starter

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    Right now I'm sitting with:

    Firmware: 1.0

    Baseband Version: 62.33.20.08H_1.22.12.29

    Kernel Version: 2.6.25-01843-gfea26b0
    android-build@apa27 #6

    Build Number: kila-user 1.0 TC4-RC29 115247 ota-rel-keys, release keys

    --
    I'm using signed-RC30-from-RC29-fat.1582cace.zip to update
     
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    TheonGrey Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'll check the guide. Thanks.
     
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    knotrkr Active Member

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    Try preforming a wipe info from your recovery, then format your sdcard, then add they nbh file, then flash it. Try that in that order and it should work.
     
  9. theevilone

    theevilone Active Member

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    I made the same mistake of rooting, searched the tmo forum and found this.

    Download Anycut from the market.
    Click on new shortcut
    Click on activity
    Click on device
    Scroll all the way down and keep clicking upgrade, after awhile it will say pending upgrade. 12 hours I clicked it and it started downloading 1.5. All's well now and no more rooting for me.

    only need to click untill it says upgrade pending and the gov too sleep or work and after a few hours click again and see if it says downloading upgrade.
     
  10. ronaldpottol

    ronaldpottol New Member

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    Well, I'm in about the same place (phone reports same versions as the original posters does), but I cannot update. I get signature errors, trying to go to the official RC 30 (or much of anything else), and OTA donut updates go through several screens, but end up with the phone locked, forcing me to hit it with the dreaming.npb RC29 file again. I got my G1 a week ago, it had RC33, I downloaded an OTA donut image so I wouldn't have to wait......

    Any thoughts, questions, tips, clues?

    Following this,

    http://www.getyourdroidon.com/wiki/index.php5?title=How_to_Un-root_your_G1

    I am able to also install a factory boot loader for RC29, and I am using the RC29 to RC30 file, but I get

    Installing from sdcard...
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Verifying update package...
    E:No signature (173 files)
    E:Verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    Any idea how to proceed?
     

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