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[Q] OTA sideload with customer recoveries??

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Unhappy [Q] OTA sideload with customer recoveries??

So I'm having the hardest damn time to sideload OTA on my rooted Nexus 7.

I'm using TWRP recovery. Rooted running 4.4.

Everytime I attempt to sideload the OTA it's failing.
I'm trying to figure out what needs to be done for this to happen w/o having to perform a full wipe. I was under the impression that I could simply sideload but it doesn't appear to be so.

The only real modifications that I have done on this rom (besides the root for backup purpose) is the addition of custom sounds in the system/media folder. Not sure if this would cause the flash to fail.

Any thoughts?
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TWRP failed for me too to sideload the OTA simply because I used a mod for translucent lock screen bars and when I flashed the stock bars, OTA sideload worked fine instantly.

Delete the custom sounds and try again.
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If you have a nandroid backup of your stock Rom and it is clean, you can restore only the system without doing a wipe. Than you should be able to sideload. No data will be lost.

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Tried to restore the stock media folder... Still no go even after making sure I set permissions correctly.

I still have root installed... Does that need to go?
I'm assuming I can't just wipe the system partition... I do not have a backup for it after it's been touched.
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