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CwM Fail... Doesn't Read MicroSD ROM

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sonicfrog, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Sonicfrog

    Sonicfrog Lurker
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    First, I have to thank Geeve420 for writing this excellent guide to rooting then installing a custom ROM on the Captivate.

    Everything worked great... Up to the part where I was instructing the CwM Recovery (v5.1.0.7) to "install ZIP from SD card". I enter into that, but instead of going to the micro SD, it looks like it's reading the from the OS already installed.

    I've tried a few different ROMs, but that didn't make any difference. Am I missing something?

    Thanks in advance.

    Mike aka Sonicfrog

    PS. This was my first time trying to root and generally mess with a cell phone, so I'm assuming I probably did something wonky.

  2. Sonicfrog

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  3. Sonicfrog

    Sonicfrog Lurker
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    Jeez!!!! Never mind!

    I realized last night the ROM zip image has to be on the main SD card, NOT on the microSD. Flashed it, and after one scare last night where I thought I bricked it, it's working like a charm.

    Taking it out on a test drive today!
  4. CDPlant

    CDPlant Android Expert

    Glad you got it sorted. Sorry no-one got a reply to you, this sub forum doesn't have a lot of traffic nowadays.

    I'm moving this over to the All Things Root section, in case someone in the future has a similar problem and needs to find a thread about it :D

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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