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Flash the newer version of ROM over the old one on ART environment

I've flashed Carbon ROM on my LG G2 (D802) device and when e new Nightly release, I download it and put it on my SD Card and dirty flash it (Only clean Dalvik cache and cache partition). Now I've ...
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Kobo Glo Running Android

I recently bought a Kobo Glo, and while carelessly googling around, stumbled into this: http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/04/kobo-glo-android-hack/ 1) Has any of the fellow SE-Android-lings attempted ...
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I can't flash a custom rom onto my Galaxy Note N700

I just wiped my data and dalvic cache and formatted /cache, /system and /data. I put philz touch recovery (an enhanced CWM) on my phone and now wanted to install a rom. But when I install OmniROM it ...
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Very high mobile data usage reported by carrier, no evidence in phone

My phone is a galaxy Note II, I found out yesterday that I breached the 5 GB limit of data usage for the month when the carrier completely cut my data connections. I went to check the reported usage ...
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Galaxy s2 4.4 totaly stock rom?

I am looking for 4.4.x rom for my galaxy s2. I have installed beanstalk 4.4.2 rom, but what I don't like about it is that it is very "custom". I am looking for rom, similar to super nexus - absolutely ...
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How to replace Cyanogenmod dialer/contacts/messaging(texting) apps?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Verizon. I've recently rooted it and installed Cyanogenmod 10.1. Of ocurse, when you buy the phone brand new, it comes with all the built-in apps from the ...
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Orbot on HTC DNA running Viper DNA not requesting root

I have a rooted HTC DNA running Viper DNA and when I try to request root through orbot, the wizard skips to the next step. Here is the log when I try to run orbot: Orbot is starting… Orbot is ...
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Custom ROM for Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet?

I have rooted, and installed CWM on my ICS TPT. (Don't you just luurve those TLA's?) So now I'd like to install a custom ROM. There is an alpha version of CyanogenMod 9.2, which apparently works ...
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LG P500H After root Troubleshooting Problems

I have downloaded LG P 500H cyanogenmod-10 software and I have installed 4.1.2 on my phone. It is working normally except the Mobile Network signal is not connecting. Can any one provide a solution? ...
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Howto encrypt my external SD card [duplicate]

Today I encrypted my android phone. Now I want to encrypt the external SD card as well. When I open System settings > Security, I don't see an option to encrypt the external sd card. I'm on Android ...
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Splitting Android partitions

Assuming I've a rooted phone, how can I split my /data partition into two partitions? I'd like to have multiple smaller partitions, instead of a single big one.
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How do I mount an existing Truecrypt container on an AOSP rom like Cyanogenmod?

I have an existing Truecrypt container (AES encryption), how do I mount it on my AOSP rom? I have already downloaded Cryptonite (which contains Truecrypt in command-line form) but I'm not sure what ...
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Why custom roms are .zip filed than made as .ftf

I am asking about Sony Xperia devices and I dont know this suites other brands or not. The custom roms provided by the ROM cooks were .zip files where we need to flash the kernel and then the rom zip ...
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LiveSuit (or other similar tools) for Linux or BSD

I need to Flash a new ROM on to a Allwinner A13 tablet. But I have no access to a windows Box. Is there any tools like LiveSuit for Linux or BSD. Also if/how to install tablet device driver.
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Are custom ROMs really required? [duplicate]

Are there any specific advantages of using custom ROMs? I am using a stock ROM and removed all the bloatware. I tried few tweaks in build.prop and init.d and use greenify for better RAM and battery ...
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Manually add UID to a system group

Let's say i create a custom group on Android (We will call it GID 5000) and i want to add users (apps) to this group, how can i manually add the app's UID to GID 5000 ? If possible, without touching ...
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Why Do I Need to Wipe Dalvik Cache?

When I'm updating a custom ROM, there's always an instruction to wipe the Dalvik cache. I don't see a reason why this is necessarily. Watching the logcat while the system is booting I can clearly see ...
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Force install of custom rom on unsupported device (MT6575) [duplicate]

A friend of mine bought a fake iphone coming from Thailand. It have a fake iOs rom on it which is translated in English but a lot of part aren't... Is there a way to install a CyanogenMod even if the ...
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What Android parts do these terms describe?

Android users frequently use a lot of words with unclear meanings. In particular, they use these words a lot: Framework / framework-res.apk: What purpose does this structure serve? Flashing: What ...
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Android Custom ROM Missing “Add Google Account” Option

In the customized Android system, all pre-installed google apps are missing and it's not allowed to add google account. I downloaded the Gapps from http://goo.im/gapps, but I cannot install the apps ...
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What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.?

What is the difference between: Unlocking the bootloader (prerequisite for doing many, though not all, other things below) Rooting Jailbreaking ROM NAND and Nandroid Operating System Mod (e.g. ...
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Custom ROM targeted for children

Is there a custom ROM that is targeted at child users? I would be interested in features such as: custom screens per child restricted app usage (installing, removing, screen/usage time, blocking in ...
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Android 4.3 Privacy Protection settings get reset from time to time

I use JB 4.3.1 (Avatarrom). In system settings > security > Privacy protection I can set which apps have access to my contacts. I've set this many times, and I notice that after one or two days ...
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Custom ROM for RK292X?

I'm very newbie. I have a tablet AOC Breeze MW0712, when I try upgrade the firmware in the official page I see that the chip is RK292X. This rom can be installed in a chip RK292X ? The steps are ...
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Why are there not generic phone OS installers?

I am used to install and remove various operating systems in my PCs, even having several at a time. Usually, to install a new OS means: Burn the ISO to a CD/DVD/USB. Insert it. Boot. (Maybe you ...
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Xperia sp c502 rooting

I want to root my Xperia SP C502. Can anyone tell me how I can root it? I know there is chance that rooting can completely destroy my mobile. In that case: is their any solution to repair, and is ...
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Where Are The Sim-Lock Settings Stored on an android phone?

After getting more involved with the "aftermarket" community I have this question that's been on my mind for a while now. Since rooting and flashing a custom rom on an android phone doesn't give one ...
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How to make a recovery persist through ROM installations?

It is very common for the recovery to be installed as part of the ROM installation, but is it possible to prevent the recovery from being changed during such a process? If yes, are there any ...
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Nexus 7: Assert failed: device == grouper when trying to install some roms

So I have Nexus 7 (not the 2013 one), Wi-Fi version, with TWRP recovery, version 2.6.3.1 installed. When trying to install some roms, for example, SmoothRom, or PAC, installation fails with following ...
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What differences are there for an “international version” phone? (Galaxy 4s)

I want to buy a Galaxy S4 without a new contract, and I noticed that the "international version" is slightly cheaper. Are there any cons to owning the international version in the US? For ...
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How To Flash A Rom To China Tablet Karbonn a34

I Have A Karbonn A34 Tablet With Android 4.0.4 (rooted with SRS-Root). I want to install custom recovery and custom ROM but ROM manager doesn't support my device. How can I install custom ...
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How to control volume of system touch sounds?

I am running the Hyperdrive ROM RLS12 and find in the Settings => Sound => [System Section] Touch Sounds (Play sound when making screen selection), that the sound produced when clicking on the screen ...
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Why isn't there a Cyanogenmod stable ROM for my device?

Why don't the developers develop a stable ROM for my device? They have stable ROMs for similarly-named devices from the same manufacturer, even ones that came out after my phone. If the devices are ...
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Prerequisites for flashing custom ROM (i9100)

It's been a while that I've done it but I do remember that it is important to check the kernel that is on the phone before attempting anything. There's certain ones that pose a risk. Could you help me ...
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Stable (and close to the original) Kit Kat ROM for Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100)? [duplicate]

The title basically says it. I am looking to get Kit Kat on my Galaxy SII. An official version is not available which is why I am looking to find a stable ROM that comes with the same features as if I ...
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What is involved in installing Android onto a device?

I just picked up a Viewsonic G-Tablet. It's got killer hardware specs and is running Android 2.2 but it's barely usable because of this terrible TapUI that's crippling the device. I have been ...
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What should I backup before installing a new ROM?

What do I need to backup (using Titanium Backup) if I want to have the 'same system' after applying new version of a ROM? Is it better to set up everything from scratch or restore my data from the ...
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Samsung galaxy note 3 root void warranty

I have read several articles pertaining to rooting a Note 3 and voiding it's warranty. I know a custom rom, or custom rom app would change the binary counter. Would I be safe rooting and using ...
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Where is reboot and shutdown power menu functionality in Hyperdrive custom ROM?

I just upgraded to Hyperdrive custom ROM RLS12 and now the long press power button is reassigned to control mute/vibrate/sound. Where do I locate the normal power menu functionality that used to be ...
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Where is default navigation app (Blue Arrow) in custom ROM?

I recently installed the Hyperdrive Android custom ROM version RLS12 on my Samsung S4 and cannot locate the blue arrow icon for navigation. I do have the Google Maps installed. Is this something I ...
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Do I need to downgrade my Xperia J to ICS before installing a custom ROM?

I would like to install a Custom ROM in my Xperia J and its named AVD ROM. To install that ROM do I have to install the ICS first or no need? Please help me. thank you.
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Steps Necessary To Update A Custom Rom To Its latest Version?

Many a time when I watch Youtube videos regarding people rooting and flashing Custom Roms on their Android Smartphones, they show you how to carry out the procedure both in their respective videos and ...
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New ROMS, no network connections

I am currently using a Sprint Note II SPH-L900, I have downloaded multiple 4.4 ROMS and each time it fails to connect to the mobile data network. It still works when I restore my previous ROM. ...
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Transparent app drawer background on a rooted phone

I tried to achieve this using Xposed FW's Gravity Box, Xblast tools but was unable to find this setting. Is there any app or mod that allows us to achieve a transparent/semi transparent app drawer ...
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How to boot custom ROM on Android Emulator?

I'm trying to run OmniROM on Android Emulator but I'm facing some problems. Really, I'm able to build the nightlies (homemade) without problems and run the standard Android "vanilla" that comes with ...
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GSM Rom To CDMA Rom

I have a marvelc (HTC Wildfire S CDMA) and was wondering if there is a way to convert GSM roms (for the marvel) to CDMA (for the marvelc). This rom looks nice but its for the marvel, not marvelc. I ...
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Flash Custom Rom on china tablet

I have a chinese tablet with the allwinner a13 chip, that I want to flash a custom rom to. Rom Manager doesn't recognize the device, so I can't install clockworkmod recovery... So how can I go about ...
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Galaxy Rugby LTE not turning on after failed custom ROM install [closed]

Got an SGH-i547C (the Canadian version) that's not booting up after I tried installing the Liquid Smooth ROM. Since I've already posted the same thing on xda-developers forum and reddit and I'm kind ...
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system.img file is missing after building Android source [closed]

I am attempting to flash a modified Android build to my Nexus 7 tablet. I am following this tutorial from Google, and using the specific build commands found here for my device, ...
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Will installing 3G ROM on 4G device (Samsung Galaxy S3) brick phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 I9305 LTE. Samsung is taking too long to release updates. So. I would like to know if putting a 3G ROM on a 4G device will either brick or make my phone unusable. Has ...