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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cornelljdavis, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. cornelljdavis

    cornelljdavis Well-Known Member
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    i wish i knew what was going on...i really cant figure it out. i have performed two factory resets. for some reason roms i download dont show up as zip files but some html file. i used the stock browser and im running stock rom rooted. i downloaded multiple roms with the latest being busybonez and still no go. if someone can help me out. i am thinking my only hope is to use odin and start fresh. also this has been going on since yesterday when my sdcard wasnt being read by my phone no matter what i do to try to get it to work. i have a extra sd card too but even that wont allow me to install roms. my god be with me because if i cant fix this im going to be without a phone for a while.

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  2. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Expert

    Are you sure that you're downloading the proper, full rom for the phone? Many of the roms are almost 1GB apiece for a full OS replacement.

    If they're HTML files, then it sounds like all you did was copy/paste the URL links onto the SD card... which of course won't work. :)
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  3. cornelljdavis

    cornelljdavis Well-Known Member
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    i could be downloading the wrong roms.
  4. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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  5. jdsingle76

    jdsingle76 Android Enthusiast

    Same can be said for my stock build. If you're flashing and downloading correctly, then it's guranteed to flash and run properly. Sounds like you may be downloading the link, as someone mentioned. Check the md5 either on the dev's OP or the site itself that you get it from. Also, what CWM are you using? Some cwm's have a hard time reading the sd card on this phone. Try Philz if you haven't already. Flash it through Odin in download mode, reboot to recovery, and try to mount usb storage that way.
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  6. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User

  7. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    I can pretty much personally guarantee you'll love Philz. I have used TWRP exclusively for over two years now, until being introduced to Philz. Not going back anytime soon, especially since TWRP was a complete disaster ( was very solid though, definitely not knocking TeamWin, they are just now in second place for me).

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