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ADB Sideload Method to update Nexus 7 Issues

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By Sarg92, Senior Member on 9th October 2012, 11:50 PM
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I'm trying to install the 4.1.2 update using the adb sideload method from Android Central but my Windows cmd window states a message saying

* cannot read 'sideload' *

Any ideas to what I'm doing wrong?
 
 
10th October 2012, 12:14 AM |#2  
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I'm trying to install the 4.1.2 update using the adb sideload method from Android Central but my Windows cmd window states a message saying

* cannot read 'sideload' *

Any ideas to what I'm doing wrong?

Rightclick in the adb window, choose 'open command prompt here' that way you don't have to manually navigate to the right directory. Once the command prompt is open, type:

Code:
adb sideload {name of file}
NOT a developer here, just have some experience with the basics. Good luck to you.
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Thanks!

The update is installing now so this thread can be closed!
10th October 2012, 01:31 AM |#4  
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Thanks!

The update is installing now so this thread can be closed!

Awesome, glad it worked out.... edited typos for others, but you obviously figured it out. Good job!

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Ok. Real noob question. How do you get to the adb window to right click?
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Ok. Real noob question. How do you get to the adb window to right click?

You dont. Navigate to your adb platform tools folder, right-click in the window (just anywhere in the empty space), and select "open command prompt here" --in the same folder that adb.exe resides in---

Then you can type (in the command window)

Code:
 adb devices
just to make sure you're connecting to your device, if so then type

Code:
 adb sideload {name of file}
don't type {name of file}, just type the name of the file you're wanting to sideload, including the file extension (the 4.1.2 update I'm guessing) --make sure the file is in the same folder as adb.exe so you don't need to type the path name...


Hope that helps


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You dont. Navigate to your adb platform tools folder, right-click in the window (just anywhere in the empty space), and select "open command prompt here" --in the same folder that adb.exe resides in---

Then you can type (in the command window)

Code:
 adb devices
just to make sure you're connecting to your device, if so then type

Code:
 adb sideload {name of file}
don't type {name of file}, just type the name of the file you're wanting to sideload, including the file extension (the 4.1.2 update I'm guessing) --make sure the file is in the same folder as adb.exe so you don't need to type the path name...


Hope that helps


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When I do this, I get same result as typing in "adb help." I don't understand since I see the device when typing "adb devices."
10th October 2012, 06:15 AM |#8  
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http://www.farside.org.uk/200906/adb_no_devices_found

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I'm having issues as well. ADB recognizes my N7. I have the file in my /android/platform-tools folder. But when I run adb sideload 03a4eaf95f73.signed-nakasi-JZO54K-from-JRO03D.03a4eaf9.zip, it does the same thing as if I use just the command adb.

Any ideas?
10th October 2012, 07:01 AM |#10  
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You need to cd to your adb directory and type in: adb sideload C:\path-to-ota\ota.zip

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