I've been looking for a resolution for a while now and I am still no nearer to sorting out my problem with VRT
I'm using VillianROM 1.1.0 LFB and CWM Touch 188.8.131.52. I do exactly this:
Copy zip from PC to phone storage (not external SD card)
Reboot into Recovery.
Clear Cache partition
Clear Dalvik cache
Flash zip from internal SD
Everything is reported as being successful.
Reboot... nothing changes. This is with Vertumus VRT Jelly Bean Domination (which others report as working fine).
The strange thing is, I already have JB Domination flashed on this exact ROM, yet when I tried a clean install (cleared System, data, cache adn preload, etc, in CWM) and installed VillainROM from CWM, booted, set up, rebooted to recovery and flashed JB Domination, it doesn't work.
So, I have a Nandroid backup where it has worked, but now doing a fresh install it doesn't work. And also, on my Nandroid backup (which I use now daily) it doesn't work at all.
No VRT theme will flash to my phone
I've also tried mounting /system and /data before flashing.