[Verizon] HELP with "Status 7" Error When Flashing New ROM

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  1. wilkster79

    wilkster79 Active Member

    I just tried flashing the new BB 4.1.2 build though Clockwork and got 'status 7' error, 'install aborted' blah blah. I have since tried flashing other builds and keep getting the same error now.

    What is causing this and how did I fix it? I had to flash a backup and am now stuck with an older ROM.


  2. Make sure you're using a jb bootloader.
  3. teddyearp

    teddyearp A guide with guides

    +1 ^^^ that. But furthermre, I have been crack flashing over the last couple of days and found that a more harmonious outcome for flashing a new rom on the i515 is a bit more involved than just using rom manager. I know you said your using CWRecovery, but let me go further.

    Boot into recovery. Then do a factory data reset (wipes data/cache). Then go to advanced and wipe Dalvik cache (not totally sure this is needed but WTF). But I think most important with flashing and sometimes even restoring backups is to go to the 'mounts' menu and wipe /system.

    That has been the one thing that has made all my rom flashes go much better since I have had your same error (or similar) if I don't. And sometimes nandroid restores have issues unless I perform this step.

    good luck
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  4. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Also, just an elementary procedure, but a lot of people forget it:

    Verify the MD5 of the ROM on the phone BEFORE you flash anything. You want to know that you got a bit-for-bit download without any errors. Astro and Root Explorer both check MD5s. Long-press the zip file and select "Properties".
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  5. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    What version of CWM are you on? There were some bad builds a while back and the latest TWRP (2.3.0) will also give you a "status 7" error.

    You can flash any version recovery with Rom Toolbox. Manage Rom... Flash Recovery (under "manage" tab).

  6. i never do this ;)
  7. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    You're awfully trusting, Pits... I ALWAYS check the MD5 :)
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  8. yeah i should too lol
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  9. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    ^^^ LOL (did I mention AFV or another alternative app? :p)

    Also, if the .zip is signed, then AFV has a "Verify Jar-Type File" function that will verify the integrity of a file even without knowing the MD5 (since the digests are included in the MANIFEST.MF file inside the META-INF folder).

  10. LoBatt

    LoBatt Well-Known Member

    OT but where can I find a JB bootloader?
  11. teddyearp

    teddyearp A guide with guides

    Try www.peteralfonso.com. I also have a copy in my collection, but I got it from him and his has actual descriptions and links. Mine is just a directory.

    good luck

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