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Clockwork-mod Recovery MD5 mismatch! error FIX

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2nd March 2011, 07:14 AM   |  #1  
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For anyone who has had the Clockwork-mod Recovery MD5 mismatch! error.

Another way: for Example TWRP Cache.ext4.win

most recoverys now have a option to turn off MD5 checking

You can copy your backup folder to your computer, use attached app to check the md5 number , edit md5 file and check and verify and change

this thread is old so md5 file may not be named the same. the picture is TWRP custom recovery

example was with cache.ext4.win that has md5 file named cache.ext4.win.md5

another short cut to try
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@aeneas1 Thanks!!

i did another google search and found a very simple fix, at least it worked for me, on the first try, and i have tested it successfully with some of my other backups that were also getting the mismatch error.

1. using your phone, navigate to your backup folder using a root browser, i use romm tool box root browser.
2. locate and delete the nandroid.md5 file
3. create a new file and name it nandroid.md5
4. boot into recovery, select restore your backup, and watch the magic begin!

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Update: thanks @Exca

If you have androids SDK ( ADB installed) try this easer method by Exca

This is a much easier way:

adb shell
# cd /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/2010-06-29.20.22.53
# rm nandroid.md5
# md5sum *img > nandroid.md5

usually does the trick

DO NOT renamed your backup with spaces Thanks ltredbeard and those who verified

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This is what I did to fix mine and get my backup working again after getting MD5 mismatch! error
I was trying to restore my backup after trying another Rom.


http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=2965
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4th April 2011, 09:04 AM   |  #2  
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For anyone who has had the Clockwork-mod Recovery MD5 mismatch! error.
This is what I did to fix mine and get my backup working again after getting MD5 mismatch! error
I was trying to restore my backup after trying another Rom.


http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=2965

Wished I'd have seen this before deleting 4 different backups. Can you tell me what exactly this zip does ?
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Wished I'd have seen this before deleting 4 different backups. Can you tell me what exactly this zip does ?

Never mind, opened it up & read the PDF file. Wanted to also thank you for this.
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This is a much easier way:

adb shell
# cd /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/2010-06-29.20.22.53
# rm nandroid.md5
# md5sum *img > nandroid.md5

usually does the trick
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Using these methods fixed my error! Thanks.

BTW: I name my backup and it contained a space. I ended up having to rename the backup w/o the space. Ex. From - Backup Froyo To - BackupFroyo
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Originally Posted by Exca

This is a much easier way:

adb shell
# cd /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/2010-06-29.20.22.53
# rm nandroid.md5
# md5sum *img > nandroid.md5

usually does the trick

After follow this easy procedure on my ASUS TransformerTF101, here's the result in my clockworkmod recovery (v3.0.2.8):
1. Checking MD5 sums is OK
2. Restoring system is OK
3. Restoring data is not OK, there is message: ".android_secure.img not found. Skipping restore /sdcard/.android secure.
4. Restoring cache is OK
5. Backup complete

Then after reboot, all my data on that backup file is not restore as expected. I am afraid my data is gone :(
Can someone help me?
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3rd August 2011, 05:30 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by Araf

After follow this easy procedure on my ASUS TransformerTF101, here's the result in my clockworkmod recovery (v3.0.2.8):
1. Checking MD5 sums is OK
2. Restoring system is OK
3. Restoring data is not OK, there is message: ".android_secure.img not found. Skipping restore /sdcard/.android secure.
4. Restoring cache is OK
5. Backup complete

Then after reboot, all my data on that backup file is not restore as expected. I am afraid my data is gone :(
Can someone help me?

I'm guessing by following the zip instructions, you deleted the ".android_secure.img" since it says it's safe to delete if there's a nandroid.md5 file already. But that .md5 file does not match the original. So the backup was likely messed up when trying to fix it with the .zip instructions.

I believe the easier method in post #4 should be tried first on a fresh backup dir.
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I'm guessing by following the zip instructions, you deleted the ".android_secure.img" since it says it's safe to delete if there's a nandroid.md5 file already. But that .md5 file does not match the original. So the backup was likely messed up when trying to fix it with the .zip instructions.

I believe the easier method in post #4 should be tried first on a fresh backup dir.

For future reference to all. What I do all the time is when I make a backup, I hook the tablet up to my pc and back the backup to my PC. This saved me from having to do those steps. I just rewrote the backup on my sdcard and it worked.
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Thanks that worked for my mytouch 4G.
Works like a charm, Thanks Again!

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Originally Posted by carl1961

For anyone who has had the Clockwork-mod Recovery MD5 mismatch! error.

Update: thanks Exca

If you have androids SDK ( ADB installed) try this easer method by Exca

This is a much easier way:

adb shell
# cd /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/2010-06-29.20.22.53
# rm nandroid.md5
# md5sum *img > nandroid.md5

usually does the trick



This is what I did to fix mine and get my backup working again after getting MD5 mismatch! error
I was trying to restore my backup after trying another Rom.


http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=2965

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