SOLVED! - Archive Does Not Contain ‘Boot . Sig’

Overall, it’s not uncommon for Android users to run into the line “archive does not contain ‘boot . sig’” as they flash their devices. In most of the cases, the line should have no effect on the flashing process so the best solution is to wait. If the flashing process comes to a definite halt, check out the USB cable, take a look at the ports, reflash the phone, switch to another computer,… Continue reading to be able to flash your phone as you see fit. 

What Is Going On  

For your information, the flashing of Android devices is a dedicated process and errors could pop up out of the blue. In the case of “archive does not contain ‘boot . sig’”, the usual suspect consists of:

  • CPU.
  • Cable.
  • Ports.
  • ROM
  • Computer.

Actions To Take 

Wait

In the case that your CPU is kind of weak, it may need a bit of time and effort to wrap up the flashing process. Therefore, if the line “archive does not contain ‘boot . sig’” comes into view and the flashing process seems to stop, wait for about 10 – 15 minutes. In addition, make sure that you keep the Command Prompt window open. Assuming that things go smoothly, the flashing of your device should resume before long. 

Check Out The USB Cable

In layman’s terms, the connection between the phone and the computer influences the odds of success of the flashing process. That means if the USB cable is not in good condition, it’s only natural that issues would surface as you flash your Android phone. To be thorough, you should examine and inspect the cable if the flashing process experiences difficulty. Feel free to pick up a replacement if the cable is damaged. 

Take A Look At The Ports

Similar to the USB cable, the ports on the phone and the computer affect the outcome of the flashing process. As a result, it won’t hurt to run your eyes over the ports if you struggle to finish the flashing of your phone. In the case that you spot signs of damage, send in the devices for repair. 

Reflash The Phone

Needless to say, if you flash your phone using a corrupted ROM, there is a good chance that the flashing process would end in failure. For good measure, you should reflash the phone using a new ROM if the current ROM fails to deliver the desired result. 

Switch To Another Computer 

None of the above works? Then it’s highly likely that your computer is the root of the problem. In that case, it’s a good idea to consider switching to another computer before flashing your phone one more time. 

Does Flashing Delete Everything On My Phone?

To put it plainly, the flashing of ROM on Android devices could result in the deletion of personal data but that doesn’t happen all the time. Still, as a precaution, it’s suggested that you back up your stock ROM as well as important data before flashing. 

What Is The Difference Between Factory Reset And Flashing?

Well, factory reset in essence restores the device to its original factory condition while leaving the OS alone. On the other hand, depending on the ROM, flashing is able to change the OS of the phone. If you want to remove the user data, third-party apps and so on from your phone, perform a factory reset. However, if you like to apply custom modifications to your Android phone, flashing is for you. 

Is It Wise To Unlock The Bootloader?

Bootloader is a utility used by Android users to make all sorts of changes to their devices. By unlocking the bootloader, you could install custom firmware and get full access on your device which isn’t allowed normally. That being said, unlocking the bootloader also exposes a number of vulnerabilities that others may exploit. That is why you should think it through prior to unlocking the bootloader. 

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