I can confirm good file download, drivers on PC are good, I'm using a back USB port, USB cable is BRAND NEW! lol, have Write protection off as well. Tried both fastboot and mfastboot just for good measure. Any thoughts? Do I NEED to have an unlocked bootloader for this? please say no
Also the file shows up as a different size on the fastboot screen, it's over 10mb.
-tools>mfastboot flash recovery twrp-126.96.36.199-ghost-4.4.img
sending 'recovery' (9854 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.850s]
Preflash validation failed
FAILED (remote failure)
finished. total time: 1.250s