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    Default Help on side loading OTA

    I have the file and have been trying to manually update my phone since I got off work. For some reason it is not working don't know what I am doing wrong. I have a Mac not that it matters but maybe I'm having the wrong commands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigrn16 View Post
    I have the file and have been trying to manually update my phone since I got off work. For some reason it is not working don't know what I am doing wrong. I have a Mac not that it matters but maybe I'm having the wrong commands.
    place the ota on the fastboot folder and make sure you use ./ before the command
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    place the ota on the fastboot folder and make sure you use ./ before the command
    You put yours in the fast boot folder not the platform tools folder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigrn16 View Post
    You put yours in the fast boot folder not the platform tools folder?
    what i meant was place the ota file in the folder which has this file "adb" or fastboot.

    the last time i checked mac sdk had that file under "platform" folder

    then open terminal on that folder and type

    ./adb sideload [replace this with actual ota file name].zip
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    what i meant was place the ota file in the folder which has this file "adb" or fastboot.

    the last time i checked mac sdk had that file under "platform" folder

    then open terminal on that folder and type

    ./adb sideload [replace this with actual ota file name].zip
    platform tools usually. I'll take a pic and put it up so you can see what I am getting when I put in the commands
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigrn16 View Post
    platform tools usually. I'll take a pic and put it up so you can see what I am getting when I put in the commands
    i am downloading the sdk to look at it... i will update soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigrn16 View Post
    platform tools usually. I'll take a pic and put it up so you can see what I am getting when I put in the commands
    yup place the ota files in platform-tools
    open terminal from launchpad
    type cd then leave a space after cd and then drag drop the platform-tools folder on to the terminal and hit enter on terminal
    it should show something like this MyMacBook-Pro: platform-tools Username$

    connect ur device to mac and boot ur phone to fastboot mode

    then type ./adb sideload [filename.zip]
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    Help on side loading OTA-img_20131205_193719.jpgThis is what keeps coming up
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigrn16 View Post
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    ok u typed cd [path] ./adb sideload all at the same time..

    as per the screenshot u r on "platform-tools" on the terminal which is good.

    before U DO THIS MAKE SURE THE DEVICE IS CONNECTED TO MAC AND THE PHONE IS IN FASTBOOT MODE
    now do this type (or copy paste) below to terminal
    ./adb sideload [filename].zip

    and then HIT ENTER
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    After booting into the boot loader, I can't boot into recovery, getting the dreaded "No command" display. Holding Vol. up and Power doesn't work. Anyone else experiencing this?
    Phone:
    Nexus 5
    Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition

    Tablet:
    Nexus 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    ok u typed cd [path] ./adb sideload all at the same time..

    as per the screenshot u r on "platform-tools" on the terminal which is good.

    before U DO THIS MAKE SURE THE DEVICE IS CONNECTED TO MAC AND THE PHONE IS IN FASTBOOT MODE
    now do this type (or copy paste) below to terminal
    ./adb sideload [filename].zip

    and then HIT ENTER
    Ok judging from the screen shot what did I do wrong?
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    Download the fastboot and ADB tools from here
    Unzip the folder to your desktop (just to make it easy) - there should be a folder called "android" now.
    Open terminal, type "cd Users/yourname/Desktop/android" - where yourname is whatever your user name is
    Put your N5 in recovery mode - from power off , hold power and volume down
    Connect the device through usb
    Verify ABD and fastboot in terminal by typing "./adb devices" - it should find your device and return something like "daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 * * daemon started successfully
    Select "recovery mode" - you should get dead android guy
    Hold the power button and hit volume up
    Select "apply update from ADB"
    In terminal type ./adb sideload - make sure to hit space after "sideload" and then drag the OTA file.zip into the terminal window and hit return.
    Note: the OTA file name is massive and I found making sure the terminal window is wide enough to see the whole command with the file name on one line helps to not cut anything off.
    Your device should take over from here...

    Hope this helps - I took all this info from a few different threads from XDA Forums and some searching Google.
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    Holding volume up plus power doesn't work for me. I've seen a few other reports of people having this issue with 4.4. Is there any way to use adb/fastboot to force the phone into recovery?
    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    Phone:
    Nexus 5
    Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition

    Tablet:
    Nexus 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbodmac View Post
    Download the fastboot and ADB tools from here
    Unzip the folder to your desktop (just to make it easy) - there should be a folder called "android" now.
    Open terminal, type "cd Users/yourname/Desktop/android" - where yourname is whatever your user name is
    Put your N5 in recovery mode - from power off , hold power and volume down
    Connect the device through usb
    Verify ABD and fastboot in terminal by typing "./adb devices" - it should find your device and return something like "daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 * * daemon started successfully
    Select "recovery mode" - you should get dead android guy
    Hold the power button and hit volume up
    Select "apply update from ADB"
    In terminal type ./adb sideload - make sure to hit space after "sideload" and then drag the OTA file.zip into the terminal window and hit return.
    Note: the OTA file name is massive and I found making sure the terminal window is wide enough to see the whole command with the file name on one line helps to not cut anything off.
    Your device should take over from here...

    Hope this helps - I took all this info from a few different threads from XDA Forums and some searching Google.
    Yea that don't work. Thanks for your help though. Don't know what's up. It's wierd cause I've done this before with my old Galaxy Nexus in the past. I don't know why I can't do this simple task.
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    you have to hold power and THEN quickly press volume up. do not press them both simultaneously as some guides indicate
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    Quote Originally Posted by indianajonze View Post
    you have to hold power and THEN quickly press volume up. do not press them both simultaneously as some guides indicate
    Worked like a charm. Thank you!

    Unfortunately, my work computer is not set up with adb. I'll have to wait until I get home.
    Phone:
    Nexus 5
    Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition

    Tablet:
    Nexus 10

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