Originally Posted by outcircuit
Does it matter if the md5 check fails?
I assume you mean the MD5 check for the zip? No - it should fail, given that things have been modified from the original OTA update. If on the other hand you mean the individual MD5 checks for the various files - that matters quite a bit. If you try to force a patch on a file that doesn't match, you risk borking your system. I'd recommend against.
Cliff's notes: If you mean the MD5 from the zip, doesn't matter. MD5's from individual files the system is patching, matters a lot.