How to fix error when installing custom ROMs on the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and other Android devices. Custom ROMs are an important part of Android ecosystem. They are modified stock firmwares which can be flashed on various devices.
Of course, the developer should optimize and make it compatible with a certain device before flashing it. Flashing the wrong custom ROM can result on bricking your phone. If an Android device gets bricked there is no chance of saving and returning it back to life.
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One common error users experience when installing a custom ROM is failed installation. This occurs when you download a ROM, put it in your phone, try to flash it through Recovery and the process fails and the ROM doesn’t install. The warning is as following:
There are a few reasons why this error shows up. These solutions also work on other devices such as Galaxy S4, S3, Note 3, LG G3, HTC One M8 and Sony Xperia.
If you have an old custom Recovery installed, it will not flash latest and newest ROMs. It will always show installation aborted warning. You have to download the latest version of the Recovery you have and install it. Then you can install custom ROMs without any problems.
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Corrupted ROM file
When you are downloading the zip file and you pause the process, the file can get corrupted. You can resume the download later but the file will stay corrupted and you will not know it. Again, when you try to flash a corrupted ROM the installation failed warning will show up. Make sure not to pause the download to get a good file.