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[Q] Converting a .zip ROM into .tar to flash with Odin

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22nd April 2012, 12:21 AM   |  #1  
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I was asking if there's any way to convert a .zip ROM into a .tar ROM to flash with Odin..

The reason why I'm asking this is because I'm unable to flash any ROM via CWM recovery. I can only flash ROMs via Odin. Please see this for further information to my problem.

I'm particularly fond of the MIUI ROM, but there's no Odin version of that.. and CWM doesn't work for me
22nd April 2012, 01:51 AM   |  #2  
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Have you got usb debugging enabled on your phone?
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Have you got usb debugging enabled on your phone?

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22nd April 2012, 02:31 AM   |  #4  
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This is the installation instructions from adys miui rom which i usually use...not sure if you do this already but this usually works for me (wipe cache n devlik aswell)

1. Copy Zip to SDCard.k
2. Reboot to Recovery.
3. Wipe data/factory Reset.
4. Wipe /system from Mounts and Storage.
5. Install *your Rom* zip from SDCard.
6. Reboot (First boot may take time due to alot of init.d scripting)
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This is the installation instructions from adys miui rom which i usually use...not sure if you do this already but this usually works for me (wipe cache n devlik aswell)

1. Copy Zip to SDCard.k
2. Reboot to Recovery.
3. Wipe data/factory Reset.
4. Wipe /system from Mounts and Storage.
5. Install *your Rom* zip from SDCard.
6. Reboot (First boot may take time due to alot of init.d scripting)


ArcConvert is a free portable tool for Windows that allows you to convert many different types of archives to known formats.
9th May 2013, 06:24 AM   |  #6  
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ArcConvert is a free portable tool for Windows that allows you to convert many different types of archives to known formats.

Tried it, converted a kernel .zip file to.tar for Note 2 and it blue-screened Win7 during .tar installation. No damage to PC or phone, but DAYUM!
9th May 2013, 06:57 AM   |  #7  
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Tried it, converted a kernel .zip file to.tar for Note 2 and it blue-screened Win7 during .tar installation. No damage to PC or phone, but DAYUM!

I don't think direct conversion like that will ever work, just ask the related developer to generate a tar file for you, ask one of the most helpful devs like salesale(NeatRom creator) or the dev of RevoltRom.

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I want to convert .tar rom to .zip flashable file
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I want to convert .tar rom to .zip flashable file

Why?
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You'd need to write a script that specifies what files get flashed to where & create your own flashable zip. Or you could swap the files from the tar into an existing CWM flashable I guess; not sure if this will work tho, the script may be specific to those particular files & might not work with different ones (I'm not au fait with these scripts, hence not being sure). I personally wouldn't try this tho, just flash the tar in Odin already.

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