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How To: Load a Custom ROM to Droid Using Update.zip


#1   olta777

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07 February 2010 - 09:11 PM

Please note that any modification of phone voids warranty, therefore perform at own risk.


For most custom ROMs, developers will give you an option to install using Nandroid or update.zip. Depending on ROM, some developers will have you wipe the device before loading the new custom ROM and others will just have you load "boot" and "system" thus preventing your loss of data. The following instructions are GENERIC and if there are any deviations, please check each specific ROM for additional steps required.

This guide is for loading a custom ROM using update.zip. Please visit

>>How To Load a Custom ROM Using Nandroid

to find out the other way.


Prerequisites

First, make sure you familiarize yourself with the following:

Then...

To Load a Custom ROM Using Update.zip:

  • ALWAYS DO A FULL NANDROID BACK UP FIRST (Update.zip will not erase your data, but just to be safe)
  • Check ROM specific installation instructions as well
  • You can upgrade from any rooted ROM that is same base as the custom ROM is (ie 2.0.1 over 2.0.1; 2.1 over 2.1)
  • Be sure to have signed into your Google account before installing
  • Update all of your apps before installing (if available)
  • Download desired ROM update.zip
  • Place update.zip on the root of SD card
  • Reboot into recovery (Power off phone, then hold X and press power, release power, but keep holding X until menu comes up)
  • Select Install
  • Select Allow update.zip installation
  • Select Install /sdcard/update.zip (deprecated)

The process will start and may take a few minutes. Wait until you see "Done" on the screen, then press Power twice and select "Reboot System Now." Once the phone boots back on, your ROM should be successfully loaded. Enjoy!!!

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#2   ddroid

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08 June 2010 - 12:11 PM

Is it done when the screen says "Install from sdcard complete" The status bar is not complete or moving.

#3   olta777

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08 June 2010 - 01:50 PM

Is it done when the screen says "Install from sdcard complete" The status bar is not complete or moving.

Welcome to MyDroidWorld!!! It sure is done...there was a bug with that. So, you can just do power to go back and reboot. ;)


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#4   J. Dub

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08 June 2010 - 01:57 PM

Is it done when the screen says "Install from sdcard complete" The status bar is not complete or moving.

Yeap it sure is. just reboot now

#5   lifelesslived17

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23 June 2010 - 10:14 PM

every time i try this it tells me that instalation was blocked and aborted. any advice?

#6   RANDYRKELLY

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23 June 2010 - 10:15 PM

What r you trying to do.

every time i try this it tells me that instalation was blocked and aborted. any advice?




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#7   lifelesslived17

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24 June 2010 - 09:25 AM

i was trying to install an update .zip from the p3droid overclock kernals page. im running 2.2 now, but havnt made any other changes.

#8   gnath9

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24 June 2010 - 09:29 AM

did you check allow update.zip first ?
also make sure its not named update.zip.zip .... that happen in vista I think

#9   lifelesslived17

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24 June 2010 - 09:38 AM

yeah, i click allow update.zip at which point the screen kind of blinks, but does nothing else. then i select install update.zip (deprecated)
now this time it tells me no such file or directory, installation aborted even though i know dang well its there. the yellow bar seems to show some pregress though, but then stops.
what now?

#10   lifelesslived17

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24 June 2010 - 10:17 AM

maybe i was adding an extra .zip , what a noooooob i am. jeez. anyways, i installed the update but set cpu still shows a max of 600. ill try to reboot and refresh a few times to see if that helps

#11   gnath9

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24 June 2010 - 10:36 AM

after you open setcpu > hit menu > device selection > auto detect > should be good after that

#12   lifelesslived17

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24 June 2010 - 11:27 AM

i tried that and it kept going to 600. i setup the profiles which allow for 1200. seems to be running crazy fast now. so, now that i have this lighting fast phone, what the heck should i put on it?!

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