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TWRP wont Flash Rom (Galaxy S4 I9505)

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by jaleel warsi, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. jaleel warsi

    jaleel warsi Lurker
    Thread Starter

    when i try installing a ROM (Flashing) it always fails!
    it comes up with "Unable to open zip file."
    Help?
     


  2. Best Answer:
    Post #2 by Hadron, Mar 22, 2016 (1 points)
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Logically that's a problem with either the ROM or the recovery, but the question is which? Did you check the md5 code of the zip? Can the recovery flash other ROMs?
     
  4. jaleel warsi

    jaleel warsi Lurker
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    I don't think I did. If you're saying to have the x in that box then no I didn't. Should I have done that?
    And I tried 2 roms, CM 13 and Remix revolution (I think thats what it's called.
     
  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    It's always worth checking the md5, but it's not something you do in recovery. You check the checksum of the downloaded file matches that on the download site before attempting to install it. There is a thread about this in the FAQs section of the forum.

    However, as long as you don't have a corrupt sd card (e.g. a cheap card that isn't what it is supposed to be) it's not so likely that both are bad downloads.

    Has this particular recovery ever flashed anything your phone? And do you have signature verification off (off is what you want)? Though if that's the problem I'd expect it to say so.

    I don't have a S4, so am not familiar with ROMs for it. But if you want someone to comment on those you need to provide links rather than names, in case for example you are downloading files for the wrong S4 version.
     
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  6. jaleel warsi

    jaleel warsi Lurker
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    I'll follow your advice on checking the files if they match the site.

    And my SD card seems to be working fine, I used an card adapter to move the files In to it as well.

    And no, I installed TWRP because of a tutorial I was following to install the ROM

    The following rom is what I wanted to install
    https://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=jfltexx

    My phone is a Galaxy S4 i9505

    But thank you for all the advice so far.
     
  7. jaleel warsi

    jaleel warsi Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I found the solution.
    Before I was running on TWRP 2.7
    So updated that to TWRP 3.0 and it worked
     
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