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Failed to install Replicant. I could use some help here!

Added by nami yami 3 months ago

So everything is set and ready, I have installed the recovery but didn't put the .zip file in the storage. Now I'm stuck and don't know what to do. I have done a factory reset and wiped everything, which should then work to open the device on the computer. But it doesn't. Atleast for my S7 it does. How do I install it now?


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RE: Failed to install Replicant. I could use some help here! - Added by Fervi Verus 3 months ago

So do you have TWRP installed?
If yes, you can run it and by USB cable copy ZIP file to your device
Alternatively copy ZIP rom file to MicroSD card

RE: Failed to install Replicant. I could use some help here! - Added by Andrés D 3 months ago

nami yami wrote:

So everything is set and ready, I have installed the recovery but didn't put the .zip file in the storage. Now I'm stuck and don't know what to do. I have done a factory reset and wiped everything, which should then work to open the device on the computer. But it doesn't. Atleast for my S7 it does. How do I install it now?

You can install Replicant from Replicant's Recovery of from the recovery of your choice (like twrp). Follow the Replicant installation instructions:

https://redmine.replicant.us/projects/replicant/wiki/ReplicantInstallation

Once you have a recovery installed you should be able to enter into it, either from the Reboot->Recovery from Android or at boot time with the recovery key combo (probably VolUp+Home+Power). From recovery you can install Replicant as explained in the instructions above, or alternatively with "adb sideload" instead of copying the image to internal or sdcard storage.

If it doesn't work, tell which recovery have you installed and if you are able to enter it.

RE: Failed to install Replicant. I could use some help here! - Added by nami yami 3 months ago

I have fixed it, I just did a ADB sideload to install the OS. Now my other problem is the WiFi. Why does the RepWifi not find the Wifi adapter? If I can't get the WiFi to work, then I can't use the phone :/

RE: Failed to install Replicant. I could use some help here! - Added by Andrés D 3 months ago

nami yami wrote:

I have fixed it, I just did a ADB sideload to install the OS. Now my other problem is the WiFi. Why does the RepWifi not find the Wifi adapter? If I can't get the WiFi to work, then I can't use the phone :/

Can you give some information about your situation: device used, Replicant version (and revision), wifi adapter you are using and version of RepWifi?

RE: Failed to install Replicant. I could use some help here! - Added by Kurtis Hanna 3 months ago

From my experience, the most likely reason that RepWifi can't find the external USB Wifi device is due to the OTG cable being bad. Do you have more than one OTG cable to test to see whether this is the issue? Also, like Andrés D said, it would be good to get more information about your situation.

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