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I have the original Samsung firmware on my Galaxy Mega 5.8

It doesn't have any of the Google Apps on it, so I decided to flash the G-apps. I got into recovery mode, and selected the appropriate G-apps ZIP, gapps-jb-20130813-signed.zip

However, I keep getting the "E:failed to verify whole-file signature" error. I've tried downloading zips from different sources, including the CyanogenMod Wiki Downloads page, the problem seems to persist.

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Here's a list of the steps I took: (My phone is rooted)

  1. Download the G-apps zip file.
  2. Put it on the root folder of the SD card.
  3. Reboot into recovery mode.
  4. "Install update from external memory", selected the g-apps zip file.
  5. Got the error.

I would really appreciate any help that I can get.

I've also tried downloading the google services framework, play store and google login service APKs separately. However, the play store simply opens and closes. (Installing Google apps; "Google Services Framework has stopped" after installation )

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    Are you using Stock Recovery? If not, then which custom one is it? Philz Touch and TWRP has option to disable signature verification, do it if you have them. – Firelord Jun 9 '15 at 4:36
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This may help some folks: In my case the error was caused by a corrupt copy of the data file to the USB drive. On the offchance that I had yanked the USB out too early, I recopied, and after that the "whole-file signature" was OK and allowed the firmware update to complete.

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