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    simon1b's Avatar

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    got a noob question for everyone.

    ive rooted my phone, intalled custom recovery, made a nandroid backup.

    now, i want to install HydroRom, it says "Download ROM to the root of your SD card". so when i click on it, it gives me the options, Open With or Save File. when i click save file, it just saves in my downloads folder.

    i guess my question is, how do i download it to the root of my SD card?
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    Default Re: downloading ROM to sd card

    Use a file browser app to move it. Or see if your bootloader let's you browse folders
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    You can use your file explorer (ex. Es file ) and just cut and paste to the root of your sd card.

    Edit: Beat me to it.
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    Default Re: downloading ROM to sd card

    I meant recovery
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    Default Re: downloading ROM to sd card

    so download the file to my computer(only option i have) then download a file browser app on my phone? will i have access to the file on my computer?

    could i just pull the sd from my phone, plug it into my computer and move it that way?
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    Default Re: downloading ROM to sd card

    Quote Originally Posted by simon1b View Post
    so download the file to my computer(only option i have) then download a file browser app on my phone? will i have access to the file on my computer?

    could i just pull the sd from my phone, plug it into my computer and move it that way?
    Some recoveries will let you install from a folder, not necessarily from the root of the SD card...some don't...try hitting install in your recovery and see if you can navigate to your download folder (if that is where the ROM is downloading to).

    If not, use a File Explorer on your phone to move the ROM from your 'download' folder to the root.

    You can also download it to your computer and plug in your SD card or mount your phone with a USB and copy it to the root of your SD card...
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    Default Re: downloading ROM to sd card

    alright, im just gonna take the SD card out and put it on there.

    so now the question is, what is the root? can i just copy and past the downloaded HydroRom File onto the card or is there a specific folder i need to put it?
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    ok just for you guys ,the root of the sd card means putting whatever directly onto your sdcard,meaning just what it says nothing more or less
    so just drag and drop it onto your card
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    Default Re: downloading ROM to sd card

    thank you very much, im not the most tech savy person.

    i have it up and running now, and i love it! thank you for all the help! will thank people that helped me.
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    no prob,sometimes it has to be explained so that it can be understood and done with less trouble than someone bargains for "enjoy"
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    Default Re: downloading ROM to sd card

    Quote Originally Posted by tlrsax54 View Post
    Some recoveries will let you install from a folder, not necessarily frm the root of the SD card...some don't...try hitting install in your recovery and see if you can navigate to your download folder (if that is where the ROM is downloading to).

    If not, use a File Explorer on your phone to move the ROM from your 'download' folder to the root.

    You can also download it to your computer and plug in your SD card or mount your phone with a USB and copy it to the root of your SD card...

    Wish me luck, I'm about to try and copy and paste it on to my SD because my USB port entrance does not quite work
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    Default Re: downloading ROM to sd card

    Most ROMs, Gapps, themes, and patches wiil allow you to install from a folder on the SD card. I made a folder on the SD card I named: All ROM Stuff. I move everything there but the flash_image and recovery.
    flash_image and recoveries need to be on the root of the SD card ( /sdcard ), or, the same area (directory) as all the folders, just not in any folder.

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