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So, I've been trying to force over the 4.2 update to my N7 with adb. And every time I try to sideload the update, I get "adb cann't ready sideload"

I don't understand why it won't work. Every other adb command works fine. I'm on rev. 21 for sdk tools and 16 for platform tools. I literally just downloaded the SDK.

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So, I've been trying to force over the 4.2 update to my N7 with adb. And every time I try to sideload the update, I get "adb cann't ready sideload"

I don't understand why it won't work. Every other adb command works fine. I'm on rev. 21 for sdk tools and 16 for platform tools. I literally just downloaded the SDK.

Any ideas?
I've been wondering the same thing.... No one seems to know or care to help. Bump this post...
 
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I've been wondering the same thing.... No one seems to know or care to help. Bump this post...
Just to be sure, you've apply sideload from adb in the recovery, correct?
 
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Just to be sure, you've apply sideload from adb in the recovery, correct?
I'm in the same boat! I tried, today, several times to sideload the update but I'm constantly getting the cannot read sideload error message. I guess I'm off to other sites to see what the fix is.
 
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I had this problem too, but solved it this way:

Place the file you're trying to sideload is in the same adb directory, f.i. C:\Android
And when in the CMD window, change the active directory to this directory before you type: adb sideload [name of file]

So:
- run CMD window

- change your active directory to adb C:\Android
Code:
cd\
cd android
- type:
Code:
adb devices
(List of devices should indicate a number of the connected device)

- type:
Code:
adb sideload [name of file]
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YES! i have found the solution. i just registered to share it to anyone with the same problem. i spend HOURS and HOURS, literally sweat and frustation like i've never experienced before to update this POS. i was ready to smash my one week old Nexus 7.
the solution is so simple and stupid that i want to smash my forehead on my keyboard.
i was using this video as a guide to manually update the N7 youtube /watch?v=iQhyerPfGes
what it doesn't say is that you DON'T HAVE TO UNZIP THE FIRMWARE!!!

You have to issue the command from the platform-tools folder (or the directory in which adb.exe resides). Right-click n the folder window and choose "open command prompt here." Then type

Quote:
adb sideload 094f6629314a.signed-nakasi-JOP40C-from-JZO54K.094f6629.zip
remember, don't unzip the firmware


my Nexus 7 still doesn't finish the update because it say something about an error, but that's another problem

but at least i'm not getting "cannot read sideload" anymore
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I might be just an idiot but why are you guys trying to SideLoad a system update?

AFAIK... sideload is merely to install apps into your rom that Jellybean or the Playstore doesn't like.

I think you guys want to use "ADB Fastboot" commands instead. Get a guide before you attempt to do this though. I used Wugs Toolkit to install the bootloader from 4.2.2 update.
 
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what it doesn't say is that you DON'T HAVE TO UNZIP THE FIRMWARE!!!
true

For clarity:

- adb sideload can used for installing zip updates from PC, as an alternative for using the ROM/recovery manager on your tablet/phone.
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adb sideload update.zip
- fastboot flash is used for installing img files to a specific partition (boot, recovery, system)
Code:
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash system system.img
 
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I had this problem too, but solved it this way:

Place the file you're trying to sideload is in the same adb directory, f.i. C:\Android
And when in the CMD window, change the active directory to this directory before you type: adb sideload [name of file]

So:
- run CMD window

- change your active directory to adb C:\Android
Code:
cd\
cd android
- type:
Code:
adb devices
(List of devices should indicate a number of the connected device)

- type:
Code:
adb sideload [name of file]
Thank you!!! Spending hours trying to figure it out, so simple. Although not sure why the toolkit didn't work, but using CMD did work.
 
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I had this problem too, but solved it this way:

Place the file you're trying to sideload is in the same adb directory, f.i. C:\Android
And when in the CMD window, change the active directory to this directory before you type: adb sideload [name of file]

So:
- run CMD window

- change your active directory to adb C:\Android
Code:
cd\
cd android
- type:
Code:
adb devices
(List of devices should indicate a number of the connected device)

- type:
Code:
adb sideload [name of file]
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Originally Posted by fede01_8 View Post
YES! i have found the solution. i just registered to share it to anyone with the same problem. i spend HOURS and HOURS, literally sweat and frustation like i've never experienced before to update this POS. i was ready to smash my one week old Nexus 7.
the solution is so simple and stupid that i want to smash my forehead on my keyboard.
i was using this video as a guide to manually update the N7 youtube /watch?v=iQhyerPfGes
what it doesn't say is that you DON'T HAVE TO UNZIP THE FIRMWARE!!!

You have to issue the command from the platform-tools folder (or the directory in which adb.exe resides). Right-click n the folder window and choose "open command prompt here." Then type



remember, don't unzip the firmware


my Nexus 7 still doesn't finish the update because it say something about an error, but that's another problem

but at least i'm not getting "cannot read sideload" anymore
I've tried both of these, I still get the cannot read sideload FML why is this keep happening?

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