I took the CyanogenMod for my device (Galaxy A5 aka A500FU) from this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/samsung-a-series/development/dev-help-to-create-cm12-rom-galaxy-a5-t3153129I took the zip file and put it on my sd card, opened up TWRP and wiped all (of course I made backups) and flashed it. But there was the error: error executing updater binary in zip

I tried in Odin, but there comes an "unexpected" error. Of course I've also tried to put the zip in a tar file, but it still does not work at all...

What am I doing wrong? Thank you

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    Best place for getting help with this issue you've already linked to: The XDA thread you got that ROM from. There you find people using it, and with some luck even the one creating the ROM might be active there – who is the one who should know best.
    – Izzy
    Commented Dec 5, 2015 at 21:28

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I fixed it earlier, but for all others: I downloaded TWRP from another developer, now it works flawlessly.

  • Can you link the source from where you downloaded that another TWRP?
    – Firelord
    Commented Jan 26, 2016 at 10:22
  • Answers like "I did it", "I fixed it" does not help the future visitors. Please provide the actual solution on how you did it.
    – sanjeev
    Commented Nov 22, 2019 at 8:23

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