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Help updating rooted 5T without clearing data

  1. zetapulse
    Froyo Jan 13, 2020 at 7:50 PM

    zetapulse , Jan 13, 2020 at 7:50 PM :
    Every time I think I figured it out, the process doesn't work, and if it finally does, it has reset my phone's personal data and erased all my files (backed up thankfully).

    I would appreciate it if someone could walk me through this and I'll report any issues I have along the way. Thanks!
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  2. malidan
    Marshmallow Jan 13, 2020 at 8:30 PM


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  3. zetapulse
    Froyo Jan 14, 2020 at 2:03 PM

    zetapulse , Jan 14, 2020 at 2:03 PM :
    Lots of apps with lots of settings. Besides, it's uncool to have to clear all personal data and settings; cooler to be able to update without having to go through the hassle.
     

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  4. stark2991_PL
    KitKat Jan 14, 2020 at 3:47 PM

    stark2991_PL , Jan 14, 2020 at 3:47 PM :
    I don't understand your problem. Why do you need to wipe data?
    Steps to update a rooted phone:
    1) download full ROM
    2) install it from the TWRP
    3) flash Magisk right after it
    And you are done.
     

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  5. malidan
    Marshmallow Jan 14, 2020 at 5:53 PM

    malidan , Jan 14, 2020 at 5:53 PM :
    There is nothing uncool about clearing your data and reformatting the device.
    After approaching near 2 years of usage it could well do with it and if you are updating to a new version it is highly recommended.

    The best thing about doing it is, you would have completed updating already. :rolleyes:
     

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  6. zetapulse
    Froyo Jan 17, 2020 at 10:01 AM

    zetapulse , Jan 17, 2020 at 10:01 AM :
    Because it always gives me an error. I tried again: downloaded the rom from the support page (1.71GB zip file), rebooted in Team Win's TWRP, tried to install it. Log below:

    I:Set page: 'install'
    I:Set page: 'flash_confirm'
    I:Set page: 'flash_zip'
    I:eek:peration_start: 'Flashing'
    Installing zip file '/sdcard/Download/OnePlus5TOxygen_43_OTA_052_all_1910081959_d9b7d35ef2554e65(2).zip'
    Checking for Digest file...
    Skipping Digest check: no Digest file found
    I:Update binary zip
    Verifying package compatibility...
    Failed to verify package compatibility (result 1): Device manifest and framework compatibility matrix are incompatible: HALs incompatible. android.hardware.drm
    E:String resource 'zip_compatible_err' not found. Using default value.
    Zip Treble compatibility error!
    Invalid zip file format!
    Error installing zip file '/sdcard/Download/OnePlus5TOxygen_43_OTA_052_all_1910081959_d9b7d35ef2554e65(2).zip'
    Updating partition details...
    I:Data backup size is 10525MB, free: 7605MB.
    I:Unable to mount '/usbstorage'
    I:Actual block device: '', current file system: 'vfat'
    ...done
    I:Set page: 'flash_done'
    I:eek:peration_end - status=1
    I:TWFunc::Set_Brightness: Setting brightness control to 5
    I:TWFunc::Set_Brightness: Setting brightness control to 0
    I:TWFunc::Set_Brightness: Setting brightness control to 255
    I:Set overlay: ''
    I:Set page: 'clear_vars'
    I:Set page: 'install'

    the occasional wipe is fine imo but I'm high-maintenance with my phone, I run cleaners regularly and control what's on it and active with an iron fist. Having to set up these the way I like them every time I update is a headache I'm not willing to bear.
     

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  7. zetapulse
    Froyo Jan 17, 2020 at 10:02 AM

    zetapulse , Jan 17, 2020 at 10:02 AM :
    It IS uncool if you only do it because you can't work out a way around it. Also my last paragraph in my post above.
     

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  8. malidan
    Marshmallow Jan 17, 2020 at 11:36 AM

    malidan , Jan 17, 2020 at 11:36 AM :
    Nonsence, I looked forward to you coming back and complaining of app crashes after your app cache becomes corrupted.
    Even Oems recommend factory resets every so often to keep the device in good working order. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. zetapulse
    Froyo Jan 17, 2020 at 3:15 PM

    zetapulse , Jan 17, 2020 at 3:15 PM :
    If I get to that point then I'll wipe without complaint, in the meantime I can't even see if it'll come to that because I can't update without wiping. Besides, app caches can be cleaned up without wiping as well.

    So no ideas why I get that error whenever I try to install the rom?
     

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  10. Mustasim
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 17, 2020 at 4:54 PM

    Mustasim , via OnePlus 5T , Jan 17, 2020 at 4:54 PM :
    thats a good option. thanks
     

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  11. malidan
    Marshmallow Jan 17, 2020 at 5:54 PM

    malidan , Jan 17, 2020 at 5:54 PM :
    I would be looking at Twrp, make sure you have the latest version for the Android version you are trying to flash.
    Anytime I have had an issue flashing a rom that is where the problem was.
    If you have the right one then:
    Back-up your data ( Titanium, etc )
    Move it off the device
    Full wipe
    Reinstate once apps have been installed.
    You could also use Google back-up to save settings and passwords, if you trust them them enough. 🤔
     

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  12. ASCHENTE_V
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 17, 2020 at 6:56 PM

    ASCHENTE_V , Jan 17, 2020 at 6:56 PM :
    May be he should flash the latest firmware
     

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  13. malidan
    Marshmallow Jan 17, 2020 at 8:21 PM

    malidan , Jan 17, 2020 at 8:21 PM :
    I haven't got a clue what he is flashing going by the build number, I don't follow OP software dev. :confused:
     

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  14. stark2991_PL
    KitKat Jan 18, 2020 at 9:50 AM

    stark2991_PL , Jan 18, 2020 at 9:50 AM :
    It looks like too old TWRP version for me. Try using the same version as mine - Blu_Spark 3.3.1x (9.101)
     

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