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Originally Posted by 92drls
I flashed a new kernel to test and didn't like it, so I reflashed the ROM to get the stock kernel back and all hell broke loose. I lost root access and cant flash anything. I used Odin, re rooted and am on stock rooted 4.2. I've tried both TWRP and CWM to flash a ROM and from 2 different SD cards or restore my backup and it either says bad ROM or MD5 mismatch.
What am I missing here? In the meantime I'm just stock rooted with no mods, only restored user apps through Titanium.
Check to make sure your usb cable is good. Many a time it is tthe usb cable which is bad.
Check to make sure the md5 checksum matches between the file you downloaded and the download itself.. From your device, use md5 checker.
From your pc, there is a similar program to do so.
The ROM has the Kernel cooked into it.
Read the ROM op to make sure.
If you dl a new Kernel file, always check the md5, in addition to inquiring if it's compatible with the ROM.
Always have the Kernel that was working saved somewhere so you can reflash it if necessary.
Always have a Nandroid Backup just in case.
When things don't play nice, always try going into Recovery and wiping
Cache & dalvik cache, and reboot.
Your initial is was:
A Kernel that didn't play nice with the ROM
or a corrupt dl
Your 2nd issue is most likely related to:
Bad usb cable or
Md5 mismatch, which can be because of a bad dl or a bad usb cabl.
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