update.zip question

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    if i want to dl something using the update.zip method, what happens the next time i want to dl something and that needs to be renamed to update.zip.
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    You rename the first one, then you rename the current one update.zip....lol
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    so, if i rename each of them update.zip, does that mean that i will have multiple update.zip on my SD?
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    Yep....therefore rename the first one something other than update.zip.
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    rename it to what it was.red rum cyanogen, UD, etc then the one you want name to update.zip
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    So if I'm dl a bootanimation, do I name it bootanimation.update.zip and if I'm dl a new kernal do I name it _______.update.zip
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    No for a bootanimation you would call it bootanimation.zip. For a kernel you would just name it update.zip nothing more.
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    So I guess my main question is what do I do the next time I need to rename something update.zip? Does it override the previous one or will I have several update.zip's?
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    You can only have one file named update.zip in the root of the sd card. After you have used it, you would rename it or move into a folder. Once you apply an update.zip file it doesn't have to stay in the root anymore, so just rename it or move it.
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    Here's the method I use. Create a folder to keep all of your roms and the such in. After you download them move them to that folder. When you want to use one of those files copy it it to the root of your sd. Rename it update and use it. When you have something new that needs to be named update just delete the update.zip that's already there, because you have a copy of it in your rom folder from the start of this post. Make sense?
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    Now I got it. Thanks so much for the help.
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    Perfect solution! I keep them on my PC but if there's room I suppose it could be on the sdcard. My folder is simply called update.zips and is within a droid_rooting folder. That way anything I want in there I know needs to be renamed to update.zip to be applied.
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    Glad that I could help. I put mine into a ROMS folder and then from there have folders for oc kernels and nandroids and update files
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