Originally Posted by irt118
Not sure but with me, adb sideload doesn't work. Anyone has the same problem?
- Does 'adb devices' show your device in 'sideload' mode when you enable it?
- Do you have the latest ADB version installed? There is an issue with older versions not working for sideload anymore.
- Does the device reboot back into recovery when you try to sideload something? This happens to me each time I sideload an invalid package (apparently any non-zip file will cause that to happen). And when it reboots back into recovery, 'adb devices' no longer shows the device in sideload mode when enabled. That is fixed by manually rebooting back into recovery again.
The recovery in this thread is based on one I put together a while back that I didn't spread because it had problems with exfat & the sdcard didn't work on an f240k. I finally have an e980 to test my fixes on for the next couple of weeks so if this has an issue with sideload it can be repaired, but so far my current builds seem to have no problem with sideloading other than those I mentioned above. Definitely check your ADB version. Also check that the zip file isn't damaged, as it appears than anything that isn't a valid zip file will cause the device to reboot back into recovery.
Providing a dmesg and recovery.log following the failed sideload event could help resolve this issue, if you got 'em.