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General G1 Recovery Help

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lownle, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. lownle

    lownle New Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 2, 2009
    • Download the update from google website:

    • Rename the file you just downloaded to update.zip

    • Copy the file update.zip to the root of your micro sd card.

    • Now turn off your phone and turn it back on while holding the home key.

    • When you see a triangle with a exclamation sign and a phone, slide open your keyboard and press ALT-L to display the menu and then ALT-S to start the update process.

    • Wait for the update to finish. If prompted, press Home + Back to restart your phone.

    • Wait a little bit more and done!
    why i can't do this? it still says thatE: Can't Open /sdcard/update.zip
    thought i already got the RC19+28 zip file and renamed it as update.zip

    i formatted my sdcard is this have effect? like i need to make a specific folder so the G1 can detect it? PLEASE HELP coz my G1 phone ain't got any apps even the messaging,calculator etc..


  2. The recovery is not what gets renamed update.zip the builds and bootloaders/SPLs do but not recovery... go here for step by step directions.... How to Root your G1 - GetYourDroidOn
  3. balazer

    balazer Active Member

    May 8, 2009
    Some recovery images have been packaged as an update.zip, e.g. cyanogen's 1.3.1.
  4. Mr Bloppy

    Mr Bloppy Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2009
    Sometimes it works bettter ( for people using windows) to rename it "update" not "update".zip

  5. This is true because when you rename if you add the .zip you are simply duplicating the .zip extension so it would be update.zip.zip which = not going to work at all

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