My Nexus 10 won't boot, so I need to copy a ROM from my computer to the device. Since it won't boot, I need to copy it via recovery. I can flash recoveries as needed and install software on my computer as needed, but I need to get the ROM on there!

  • What are you actually asking? I don't understand the question. – Peanut Nov 17 '13 at 22:10
  • It turns out I just forgot to forward the device to my virtual machine. Derp. – Zeb McCorkle Feb 25 '14 at 22:41

Use ADB on a computer while your device is in recovery. To copy a file from the computer via usb, use this:

adb push /path/to/local/ROM.zip /sdcard/

This will copy the local file to the device in the specified location. Directories can be created on the device via the shell:

adb shell

and using the usual shell commands to navigate around and create directories. This beginners guide may also help you.

You might also consider getting a USB OTG adapter. This way you'd be able to put the files you need on a USB drive, plug it into your N10, and flash the files you need. I do it this way on my N7 with TWRP all the time so that I can erase everything on it without worrying.

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Have you tried Wugfresh's Nexus Root Toolkit? It should be able to do that.

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