How to fix MD5 Mismatch Error Occurring while Restoring the ROM
Google designed Android as an open source platform where developers can create and expand the functionality. The Android Os is highly customizable and gives the ability to tweak, unlike iOS that has a closed firmware. With the Android OS you have the ability to change your ROM and back up your existing ROM for easy restore just in case an issue happened while working on your Android device. With Gadget and devices it is not safe to be overly confident, the machine or human error may occur. That is why we preach due diligence and precaution.
MD5 Mismatch error during clockwork restore
More often it is caused by a poor back up, in some cases a corrupt SD card. Another could be a problem with kernels related to mounting & unmounting /system,/data,/cache. And the common cause is renaming the backups, there should be a sync between the back up name and the new device.
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You will need the following to rectify the error.
A Notepad on your computer
A good a SD card reader
A Mac or PC for documentation and instruction.
ES File Explorer FIle Manager
Open the back up folder that is inside the ClockworkMod folder on your device, click on back up your intend to restore. Using the ES File Explorer File Manager or you may use your PC’s file explorer.
Once you see the back, please do not rename the folder; it will cause an issue or error. Now click on the select back up.
Now the interesting part, open nandroid.md5 file, click the file then select Text then ES Note Editior. Select all the items inside the folder and delete. GO back and click yes to save.
On a PC,
- Remove your external storage like SD Card then you will open the file using a text editor like notepad, as simple and straight forward that is; the solution is very simple. Follow the procedure below.
- 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.
- In that folder further you will see a folder named backup. Open that folder then
- 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.
- In that folder, you will find a file named nandroid.md5
- Right click on that file and click on the option edit with notepad++
- In that file, you will find some text written. Now select all the text and delete it.
- 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
- Now again put the memory card in the phone and try to restore the same backup. It should work.
And that is it, two likely things might cause the error as discussed earlier, the file rename and the content in the file.
The fix for the MD5 mismatch error,