Refurbed Droid from Big Red is struggling to install any sort of custom rom/kernel

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  1. trickrais

    trickrais New Member

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    Hey everyone,

    SO, I ran into trouble a few weeks ago when rooting my OG...I had root access, I could install and use apps that required root. I could get into a custom recovery screen. My problem was that it wouldn't let me install anything from that recovery. I tried Clockwork and SPRecovery interchangeably multiple times! It was like the phone wouldn't register that I had .zip files on the root of the card to install in recovery. I tried using rom manager and downloading roms and that wouldn't work either! The specific message that I keep getting is this:

    Installing: SDCARD:/clockworkmod/download/bit.ly/qSYQVT
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    E:Can't open /sdcard/clockworkmod/download/bit.ly/qSYQVT
    (No such file or directory)
    Installation aborted.

    I got this message regardless of the recovery image I was using, if anyone else has had a problem similar to this and knows how to fix it it would be INCREDIBLY appreciated:)

    By the way I am on a stock rooted FRG83G rom.

    Thanks again!
     
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    Maybe sbfing and starting over will fix it. I had a problem where my OG Droid wouldn't boot in recovery and that fixed it

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    Are you using the "apply update.zip" or install ROM?

    Should be update.zip...
     
  4. trickrais

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    apply update.zip

    I've done it so many times before that I am literally dumbfounded with this...I blame it on the refurbed phone aha
     
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    Well, its because your doing it wrong. To install rom/ kernal you choose install zip from SD card

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  6. trickrais

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    And @louy99 I did try sbf'ing to a fresh FRG83G and starting over and it didn't seem to help:/
     
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    WELL, I tried that as well and it still didn't work...what am I doing wrong now??