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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by massiveian, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. massiveian

    massiveian Well-Known Member
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    Ok when i try and download odin downloader it is saved and when i go to open it it says that "windows can not open this file" then it gives 2 options of use web service to find correct program and select a program from a list of installed programs. The file is downloaded as a .rar file if it matters.

    This also happens when i try to download the newest kernel.

    What am I doing wrong?
     

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  2. pwabbit

    pwabbit Well-Known Member
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    Do you mean you are trying to load a custom rom?
     
  3. numus

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  4. chibucks

    chibucks Well-Known Member
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    look at numus's links...

    the cliff notes version is that they're zipped files (rar is another form of zipping) - you can download some free unzip programs for .rar files (i think winrar is free). good luck!
     
  5. numus

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    Nope they are not both zipped files.. Zip and Rar are different compression methods (rar support multi-part, higher compression ratios and AES-128 bit encryption while zip does not)...
    Also winrar is only free on ppc
     
  6. chibucks

    chibucks Well-Known Member
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    blah, you and your technical blah. :p

    hehe... zipped, compressed... the same for us non-cpu savvy villagers. :rolleyes:
     

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