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How to fix MD5 Mismatch Error while Restoring Backup

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When you have a Android phone, there are number of
possible things you can do. One of such things is installing custom
ROMs. But custom ROMs are experimental things and you cannot have
guarantee of smooth working before installing them. So we always suggest
that you should take a full backup of your current ROM or firmware.
Custom recoveries give you that facility of backup and restore so that
you can restore it afterwards if anything goes wrong with the ROM which
you are installing. You can read further on backup and restoring ROM in
following article:

Once
you have taken the backup of your regular ROM or firmware, then you are
free to try all the experimental ROMs and mods. But if you don’t take
enough while backing up or restoring the ROM, you can have unsuccessful
restore.

Now we will be solving the problem of MD5 mismatch error while restoring backup i will be giving you two method you can use to fix this problem fast
1.With Phone
2.With Computer

If you are facing problem of md5 mismatch, don’t worry this
problem can be fixed in few minutes so don’t even think of deleting
that backup. Here is the simplest and quick solution to your problem.
Just read the following simple steps written below.

MD5-Mismatch
Prerequisites
For Phone
You will need Root Explorer
 For computer
  • You will need Notepad ++. Here is the link from which you can download it.
  • You will need micro SD card reader to connect your memory card to your computer.

Once you have these things, you are set to go.

Let start with how to fix the mismatch error with the same phone
you get this mismatch when you flash a rom which has different partition from your stock rom partition to fix this Flash the  Rom back then install root explorer navigate to clockworld/backup/yourbackup
open it and remove the NANDROID.MD5 file you see their then create a new file using the root explorer see picture below

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after creating that file just boot to recovery and restore your backup it will work well 
Method 2 for Computer
  • First remove the memory card from your phone.
  • Make sure you have installed Notepad++ on your computer.
  • Connect your memory card to your phone via a memory card reader.
  • In
    the list of files search for the folder named clockworkmod. Your backup
    is stored in that folder. Double click it to open that folder.
 MD5 Mismatch

 ###In that folder further you will see a folder named backup. Open that folder.

 MD5 Mismatch

The again you will see folder/s which will have date and time in their
names. These are backups which you have taken. Now open the folder from
which you want to make a restore.

 MD5 Mismatch

###In that folder, you will find a file named nandroid.md5 as shown in the image below.

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  • Now right click on that file and click on the option edit with notepad++.
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  • In that file, you will find some text written. Now select all the text and delete it.
 MD5 Mismatch
  • After
    you delete the content in the .md5 file, click on the file option in
    the upper left corner and click on the save option. Image given below
    illustrates it.

     MD5 Mismatch error
  • Now again put the memory card in the phone and try to restore the same backup. It should work.

That’s
it. The content in the nandroid.md5 file caused the error. When
Clockworkmod makes a nandroid backup, it checks against the numbers in
the nandroid.md5 file. When numbers don’t match up, it causes the MD5
Mismatch error. By deleting the content in the file, you force it to
skip this step.

And if you have any doubt, make sure to ask it in
comments and please share post  if it works for you.

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The again you will see folder/s which will have date and time in their
names. These are backups which you have taken. Now open the folder from
which you want to make a restore. 
The again you will see folder/s which will have date and time in their
names. These are backups which you have taken. Now open the folder from
which you want to make a restore.2

5 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks boss, please using the phone method after removing theNANDROID.MD5 with the Explorer, creating the new folder will it be in the the cwm folder in replace of NANDROID.MD5 file or wwhere are we going to create the folder?

  2. Boss i followed all the procedure as directed it was restoring it got to a place and failed saying failed restoring /system. I decided to reboot the phone but unfortunately the phone got bricked. I dont knw what to do next pls help me out

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