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[Q] 100% failure flashing kitkat roms, pls help a brother out.

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Default [Q] 100% failure flashing kitkat roms, pls help a brother out.

Hi all,

For the past few days I've been trying to flash new ROMs. I'm a noon but have previously flashed probably 100 times with no problems at all.
Ive stuck with psx for about 3 months and live it, but as updates for the ROM have become a hasstke to get, I thought I'd try something else, but this time move on to KitKat custom ROMs instead of 4.3.
Now here's the problem. I'm doing everything the same as I usually would, d/l ROM, appropriate gapps, use latest twrp, factory reset, flash and then..... FAILED update : ( : ( Now I am a noobso am I missing something big time???, do I need to completely wipe phone when flashing from 4.3 to KitKat??, pls help, I'm sick to death of going through the fail/restore process
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(Last edited by audit13; 26th December 2013 at 10:47 PM.)
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Are you updating the bootloader and radio when moving from 4.3 to 4.4? Did you try formatting the system before installing?
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I transitioned from jellybean to KitKat too yesterday and had that same problem. From what i remember, what I did was when I got that failed update message in twrp, i first clicked home, then click reboot, then select to recovery. It should then warn you're about to reboot w/out a ROM/system. I swiped yes. Then it should prompt u to install supersu. Go ahead and swipe yes. It should then reboot u back to recovery and u can proceed to do your normal install routine. Now I'm adjusting myself to KitKat life!

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I had that problem flashing ROMs with TWRP as well. I had to unmount the system, then everything flashed successfully!
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Use cwrm instead , brotha from another motha twrp has issues with kitkat

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You need a custom boot image for kitkat
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