smupdater and bad block looping

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  1. hayaku

    hayaku Member

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    hi, has anyone seen this issue? i've tried searching and couldn't find anything that helped...

    ran smupdater-7.apk on a friend's droid and it is able to download the recovery image and goes through the menus of 'are you sure' and then displays an error of "mtd: not writting bad block at 0x003000000"

    sprecovery is flashed and the phone has root, but cannot get beyond that error to install the sholesmod 2.03 rom. are there instructions on how to install the .tgz rom manually? or is there a fix to the bad block looping error?

    thanks
     
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    Will it attempt to install the 2.0.2 version??
     
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    same error for all 3 options, including return to stock...
     
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    Did you try uninstalling and reinstalling it again?

    Remember to check the "remember" box before you click to "allow" root permissions when you first open the app
     
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    yes, multiple times.. wipe cache and data as well... it doesn't seem to be an su error, as those have different error messages
     
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    I don't know then man.....may just be one of those "weird" instances where someones Droid can't do something everyone elses can do
     
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    thanks for trying.. does anyone know the correct way to manually install the sholesmod rom?
     
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    If you're going to manually update the ROM you can follow my guide in my signature to install Bugless Beast. Same basic theme except they have the new Taz kernal which Sholes doesn't.
     
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    i think i found the instructions on how to install sholesmod manually...

    root first
    install flash_image
    flash the recovery image into the recovery partition
    reboot into recovery install the tgz rom
    reboot

    Android 2.0.1 Sholes.info Edition 1.0-RC1! | Sholes
     
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    I have no idea if that would work. I wasn't suggesting that you use the Sholes. If you can't get the SM Updater to work I don't really know what the advantage of Sholes is, so I was just telling you to follow the guide to install Bugless Beast instead.
     
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    Thanks Matth3w, Figured out the error and how to get past this.

    Error was a bad block in the recovery partition. However, Luckily SPRecovery was already flashed in. SMUpdater did not know (or check) so it just tried to redownload the recovery image and reinstall it. Perhaps a new version of this could check whether or not SPRecovery is installed or not (touch a file somewhere and check for its existence like the bash shell you guys are using?)

    So, the manual way to do this is built into SMUpdate is already built into it. Select install rom from sd card and away you go... Sholes Team rocks! very well thought out installer... highly impressed.