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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheGuvnah07, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. TheGuvnah07

    TheGuvnah07 Lurker
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    All, the new OTA update for my TB automatically came through and attempted to install on my phone. I'm rooted using Revolutionary.

    First, it took me to a screen with the android icon and a yellow exclamation point, then to the Revolutionary screen which told me that it "failed to verify whole-file signature" and that "signature verification failed". "Installation aborted."

    I see the instructions on what to do if you accidentally accept an OTA update, but because I'm at the Revolutionary menu, it seems as though there could be something else I can do to fix this loop. What can I do?

    Thank you

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  2. 4x4le

    4x4le Well-Known Member

    I woke up today with the stupid icon when the updates fail. My phone powers on and then shuts back down quicker than I can do anything with it. Im going to have to see if there is anything downloaded to the sd card that I can delete.

    I need to find the info that needs edited too so I can change the build prop (I think thats what I did on the incredible) so I can turn off the updater. Can I run the revolutionary tool to un root, accept update, re root? I was under the impression thats what it was for.

    Im rooted stock rom with revolutionary tool at this point btw. I was rooted old school method btw and was terribly unsatisfied with the roms out so when the ota hit I downgraded loosing root, took all updates to current gb, then re rooted using revolutionary and had been happy ever since (until this morning).

    Gotta get this phone working quick.
  3. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    Clear cache/dalvik cache in your revolutionary clockwork recovery to get a working phone.

    After that you can either:

    1)install the stock recovery so you can install the ota
    2)look in system/etc/security for a file called otacerts.zip and rename it.
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  4. TheGuvnah07

    TheGuvnah07 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    In the Revolutionary menu I chose Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache then rebooted my phone. As soon as I get to the main screen it reboots again and tries to install the update. What else should I have cleared?
  5. 4x4le

    4x4le Well-Known Member

    this just happened to me too
  6. Buddha64

    Buddha64 Android Enthusiast

    I cleared two caches... didn't have a problem after that.

    And I froze the com.smithmicro.DM to insure I don't get OTAs unexpectedly again.
  7. 4x4le

    4x4le Well-Known Member

    whats the other cash you cleared? the cash partition?
  8. Buddha64

    Buddha64 Android Enthusiast

    What does this second option do?
  9. Buddha64

    Buddha64 Android Enthusiast

    Main CWM screen... "wipe cache partition."

    Advanced screen... "wipe Dalvik Cache"

    That was all I did, and it stopped cycling power, and trying to update.
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  10. 4x4le

    4x4le Well-Known Member

    ok, yea I was unsure about the partition one on the main screen as I have never done that one before while expecting my phone to be the same afterwords (just used it when flashing roms in the past).

    Its booting up now. time will tell......


    edit: works great, file renamed too.
  11. TheGuvnah07

    TheGuvnah07 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    How can I get to system/etc/security? I'm not finding that directory using ASTRO. Apologies for my inexperience.
  12. 4x4le

    4x4le Well-Known Member

    root explorer would be the easiest to do nativly on the phone. Im not sure if there are other similar ones that are free now or not.

    after you navigate to the folder your looking for you need to click the mount r/w button so you can write to the read only memory.
  13. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Member

    Will the OTA only push if you are using the stock rom? If it will push nomatter what, is renaming the otacerts.zip file the best way to stop it?
  14. Buddha64

    Buddha64 Android Enthusiast

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  15. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    this file contains digital signitures that the OTA looks for. without them it will fail.

    i dont know if its the best way,as im not sure what freezing com.smithmicro.DM does.

    renaming otacerts.zip will let the OTA download,but not flash. if freezing com.smithmicro.DM stops the checking and downloading alltogether,then it would be a better way to go. heck,why not go ahead and do both :p

    just remember that the OTA is bringing some benefits that will hopefully make your phone better and youre not getting them by staying on 2.11.605.5.

    id pretty strongly recomend to update by either:
    1)replace custom recovery with stock and accept the OTA
    2)flash the rooted stock 2.11.605.9 rom
  16. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Member

    Besides radios (I already updated mine), what is on the update? Would I flash the rooted stock rom then my BAMF Sense rom? Also, Can I just flash the new rom and load my backup or should I reflash my rom?

    EDIT: I am currently dling the debloated rooted OTA now.

    Should I flash this rom as I normally would?
  17. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

  18. dwbrewer

    dwbrewer Newbie

    I have installed the Verizon rooted ROM. It has much better Exchange connectivity. Before this update, at times it would take several minutes to connect and update. After the update, it connects and updates within 10 seconds.
  19. cortecds

    cortecds Well-Known Member

    After you delete both caches ( dalvik cache and cache partition) just reboot phone, then go straight to
    Menu(button on phone) -> Settings -> Software update -> Check New -> Reject. This will stop it from trying this version.
  20. nk00

    nk00 Newbie

    i installed the new rooted update and radio, and did the partition cache and dalvik cache wipe, but when i go in to settings/update it's still asking me if i want to install the defered update. but in my software info, it's showing the new .9 version. anyone have any thoughts?
  21. PoweredByLE5

    PoweredByLE5 Well-Known Member

    so im restoring stock root and applying ota? i wont loose root that way?
  22. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Member

    I am trying to rename otacerts.zip with File Manager, but it keeps saying "operation failed". Suggestions?
  23. dmc27

    dmc27 Newbie

    Go into the File Manager settings and make the folder/files writable (toward the bottom of the settings page).
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  24. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Member

    Awesome, thank you. I just renamed mine dontotacert.zip.
  25. turboluis

    turboluis Newbie

    please forgive my ignorance, but does anybody have a link to where i can get this ota file from? if it is already on my phone, which folder would it be on? last time around i recall that i had to manually download the update directly from verizon and install it manually since my phone is rooted. does anyone have a clear idea of what noticeable benefits are in this update? if it is not ics, i dont see incentive to update as my was working just fine prior to this.

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