Cannot update to JHBCNAL5.0 (assert failed: getprop("ro.product.device" == "HM2013023" error)


Dec 10, 2013
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Hi
I got an Hongmi WCDMA and I want to update it to stable V5 but without success
I'm able to install or re-install these 2 roms without problems:
miuiandroid_multi_V6W_3.12.13_jb-4.2​
or
miuiandroid_multi_HM2013023_WCDMA_JHBCNAH4.0_jb-4.2​
but not the last stable one:
miuiandroid_multi_HM2013023_WCDMA_JHBCNAL5.0_jb-4.2​
even the official downloaded on the official site
miui_HM2W_JHBCNAL5.0_8197122014_4.2​
I always got an error
assert failed: getprop("ro.product.device" == "HM2013023" || "ro.build.product" == "HM2013023"
I tried with different recovery and got always the same error
- CWM V5 english WCDMA
- MIUI RECOVERY WCDMA 1.0
- TWRP 2.5.0.0
I also tried CWM V6 english WCDMA (touch) but i got problem with the detection of my SD card
I fully wiped (all the wipes possible with TWRP) many times
Did someone got an idea?
 
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its easy solution.

open the zip file, do not unzip, OPEN IT, and navigate to
META-INF > com > Google > android

- Rename the file updater-script to updater-script.doc
- Double clik to open it and delete this line


- after deleting the line, save and close de file.
- Rename the file back to updater-script and close the zip.
- Flash the rom and voilá ;)
 
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Jan 14, 2014
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it shouldn't happens with twrp cuz ro.product.device is set as HM2013023 in default.prop (as updater script wanna see)
i successfully installed miui_HM2W_JHBCNAL5.0_8197122014_4.2 and miuiandroid_multi_HM2013023_WCDMA_JHBCNAL5.0_jb-4.2 for test using twrp
 

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I had that assert issue, I installed the twrp and didn't solved. The solution I found was as I mentioned above.
 
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it shouldn't happens with twrp cuz ro.product.device is set as HM2013023 in default.prop (as updater script wanna see)
i successfully installed miui_HM2W_JHBCNAL5.0_8197122014_4.2 and miuiandroid_multi_HM2013023_WCDMA_JHBCNAL5.0_jb-4.2 for test using twrp
I think it is checking the property in the default.prop in the TWRP boot image. And that is not HM2013023 as I recall correctly.
 
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Dec 10, 2013
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Okay, Thanks pjovp it works
Just here it's my step-by-step for my Hongmi WCDMA
1) Install last found developper version to have root
miuiandroid_multi_V6W_3.12.13_jb-4.2
(You may have to do a "wipe all" if you came from stable 4)​
2) Install TWRP 2.5.0.0 recovery (should work with other) with MobileUncle
3) Modified miuiandroid_multi_HM2013023_WCDMA_JHBCNAL5.0_jb-4.2 as proposed in post #3 by pjovp
4) Transfer the modified_miuiandroid_multi_HM2013023_WCDMA_JHBCNAL5.0_jb-4.2 zip file in the phone
5) reboot in TWRP recovery
6) flash the modified_miuiandroid_multi_HM2013023_WCDMA_JHBCNAL5.0_jb-4.2
(uncheck the zip signature control since it's not the orginal rom anymore)​
7) Reboot and it works :)

Since there is no more signature to secure the file, be sure that you have downloaded your source rom from a secure place (directly from xiaomi.eu for the multi for example)

I still don't know why it did not work with the official rom but this workaround did the job thanks again pjovp

BR

Christian
 

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why you did all this exactly???
don't tell me that was to try to preserve the root, because there is already a roo.zip that works with the stable versions.
You just have to install the rom and after flash the roo.zip, easy as that lol


Just now I have tried to install the lastest 4.1.24 and I got this error:

E: Error executing updater binary in zip /sdcard/xxxxxx
Error flshing zip /sdcard/xxxxx


Looks like with miuiandroid this is a lotary as up to now every rom has diferent instalation requirements, OMFG.
Who the hell does this things exactly?

Thanks
 
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Just now I have tried to install the lastest 4.1.24 and I got this error:

E: Error executing updater binary in zip /sdcard/xxxxxx
Error flshing zip /sdcard/xxxxx


Looks like with miuiandroid this is a lotary as up to now every rom has diferent instalation requirements, OMFG.
Who the hell does this things exactly?

Thanks
Where did you get a 4.1.24 weekly version for HongMi?

Gesendet von meinem MI 2 mit Tapatalk
 

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Well, so something changed in the file available for download, because this one I can't install by any means so I suppose that is just to install with stock recovery
 
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why you did all this exactly???
don't tell me that was to try to preserve the root, because there is already a roo.zip that works with the stable versions.
You just have to install the rom and after flash the roo.zip, easy as that lol
I did a return to a rooted version like 3.12.13 to be able to (re-)install TWRP, Stable4 is not rooted and to change the recovery the root access is needed.
After having flashed Stable5 and verified that it works well, I install the root.zip you proposed in another thread and now I have a Stable5 with root access.
 
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I think it is checking the property in the default.prop in the TWRP boot image. And that is not HM2013023 as I recall correctly.
yes, in twrp boot image this values are set properly. The only one thing i can assume - WCDMA twrp installed in TD phone, or TD twrp installed in WCDMA phone
 
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yes, in twrp boot image this values are set properly. The only one thing i can assume - WCDMA twrp installed in TD phone, or TD twrp installed in WCDMA phone
I see the problem now:
TWRP in your thread on http://en.miui.com/thread-13092-1-1.html the properties are right indeed. Should work with this version and assert in updater-script.

But in TWRP from http://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/twrp-recovery-can-be-installed-with-stock-or-cwm-recovery.23316/ the properties are NOT set right. Should not work with this version and assert in updater-script.
I also thought this was a copy of your TWRP (maybe an old one).

So to avoid assert problem, use TWRP from here.
 
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So to avoid assert problem, use TWRP from here.
I tried to re-install the (original?) TWRP proposed by glsf91 over mine (I boot in recovery and flash the proposed zip file)
and now it works as expected, I can flash directly downloaded rom without modified them.
Definitely an error in my previous proprieties

Thanks for all your help
Christian