I used Odin to flash CWM 188.8.131.52. Then I promptly made a nandroid. Then I rooted it and made a nandroid with it rooted, then I installed Titanium Backup and promptly backed up everything. Then I copied all of this to my PC before continuing. So I am pretty safe (I thought) unless I manage to spill my drink on it.
I then tried to flash the latest AOKP on it and it seemed to flash ok along with the gapps. However when I tried to boot it, all it would do was reboot into CWM. I tried power off, power on, the reboot within CWM, reflash (multiple times), all to no avail. All it would do is boot straight to CWM.
I figured no problem, I will just use Odin, restore to stock and restore my backup. So I restored to stock, reflashed CWM and put my backup back on my storage and it just fails with MD5 mismatch. I searched around and all I can find about the MD5 is not to rename the folder. I dont rename the folders, just copy them back and forth so thats out. Is there a way to disable this and would I want to?
My only guess is that my USB cable is at fault and somehow it is corrupting my files. It is not the stock cable, but a 3rd party I bought online because it was longer. I've used CWM on both my wife's and my phones with no problems. Does anybody have any suggestions on why anything I try to do with it fails?
Also, I havent done as much searching on this as I should have, but is there a way to just have the Tab mount a folder as a generic usb drive instead of this mtp crap? My skyrocket just mounts like a usb drive and I transfer files on and off with no problems, its quick and painless. This mtp stuff is just annoying.