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    Question SPRecovery Won't Allow Me to Install

    I am having a problem with installing with SPRecovery.

    I discovered my problem the other evening when I tried to install the latest Ultimate Droid ROM.

    I opened a tread on that forum as I thought that the problem was with the update file I download. (You can see the gory details Problem loading UD 2.0)

    After some testing I believe that the problem I have is with SPRecovery itself. Thankfully, the backup and restore parts are functioning without a problem and I have a working phone, but I can't install anything.

    When I try to install something (this is an example of a ROM) this is what I get:

    --Wiping data...
    Formatting DATA:...
    Formatting CACHE...
    Data wipe complete.

    -- Install from sdcard...
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Verifying update package...
    E:Can't open /sdcard/update.zip
    (bad)
    Installation aborted.

    As I said, this example is from a ROM, but I get the same thing if I try to install a kernel too.

    So, I am wondering if I will need to go all the way back to stock by flashing the MC1_A855_1282081087_Recovery-Only_SPRecovery_0.99.3b.sbf file with RSD and then rooting the phone again.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions to try?

    Edit:
    I just tried flashing MC1_A855_1282081087_Recovery-Only_SPRecovery_0.99.3b.sbf with RSD (which is the first step in rooting the phone) and that didn't make any difference. I still can't install an update.zip file,
    Last edited by VingInMedina; 11-11-2010 at 03:29 PM.
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    That is strange. I suggest the following:

    Make sure there is only one ".zip" extension
    Make sure there is only one "update.zip" on the SD card.
    Make sure the rom download was not corrupt.
    The install process should be
    Install
    allow update.zip installation
    install/sdcard/update.zip (deprecated)

    Hope this is helpful

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    Maybe reseat the sdcard as well?

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    Thanks for the response.

    I have verified that there is only one update.zip file on the sdcard (and it is called update.zip - no extra zip). The update.zip is for a ROM that I loaded in the past. The checksum of the file matches the saved version that I have on my computer, so I know that it isn't corrupt.

    Same thing. Whatever is wrong it is only with the install part of SPRecovery. The nandroid backup/restore is working find. The mount options are all working as well too. Since I flashed the SPRecovery again with no change, that would point to the problem being with the file, but why would every update.zip file I use have the "same" problem. Really odd.

    I'll try reseating the SD card next.
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    This is very odd. Typically, SPR is very stable. What really puzzles me is that the install is the only issue. I've had the same error you posted above. For me, I downloaded the rom and renamed, wiped the data and cache then installed.

    I still believe the issue is the file (rom) and not SPR. Just a hunch!

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    Try copying ALL data from your SDCard to your computer (back it up to a safe place) then format your SDCard (don't repartition it), then pop the data back on and try again.

    SDCards get old and worn out over time, especially with higher use (limited read/write capabilities).

    If this still fails, try another SDCard.
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    Try using clockwork

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    I am having the same problem. I get an error also when I try to mount the sdcard. I was trying to put frg22 back on. I will try the reformatting of the sd card.
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    Why is giving you the error the OS or recovery system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VingInMedina View Post
    I am having a problem with installing with SPRecovery.

    I discovered my problem the other evening when I tried to install the latest Ultimate Droid ROM.

    I opened a tread on that forum as I thought that the problem was with the update file I download. (You can see the gory details Problem loading UD 2.0)

    After some testing I believe that the problem I have is with SPRecovery itself. Thankfully, the backup and restore parts are functioning without a problem and I have a working phone, but I can't install anything.

    When I try to install something (this is an example of a ROM) this is what I get:

    --Wiping data...
    Formatting DATA:...
    Formatting CACHE...
    Data wipe complete.

    -- Install from sdcard...
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Verifying update package...
    E:Can't open /sdcard/update.zip
    (bad)
    Installation aborted.

    As I said, this example is from a ROM, but I get the same thing if I try to install a kernel too.

    So, I am wondering if I will need to go all the way back to stock by flashing the MC1_A855_1282081087_Recovery-Only_SPRecovery_0.99.3b.sbf file with RSD and then rooting the phone again.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions to try?

    Edit:
    I just tried flashing MC1_A855_1282081087_Recovery-Only_SPRecovery_0.99.3b.sbf with RSD (which is the first step in rooting the phone) and that didn't make any difference. I still can't install an update.zip file,
    I had the same problem, Try flashing clockwork and download the file on your phone. When it is done go In Rom manger, Press install ROM form SD card> Download(Not downloads with "S" at the end)> Then pick file> (optional wipe data or Backup).
    Thats what I did to make it work
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