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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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How can I determine what is causing my Nexus 4 to freeze?

I have a new-ish Nexus 4 with Cataclysm ROM installed (rooted, 4.3). The device has recently started freezing - being unresponsive to button presses, but with the white LED pulsing. I have to ...
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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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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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Galaxy Ace Problem booting in Recovery and Download Mode

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. I want to install CWM and then flash a custom rom. When I try to boot into recovery it says RamDump etc. When I boot in Download it starts normally and says ...
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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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Want to install kitkat 4.4 on Samsung Star Pro (S7262) [duplicate]

I want to install Kitkat 4.4 on my Samsung Star Pro S7262 (rooted). I could't find a solution by googling. If it is not possible or not available for my phone right now, please suggest me any other ...
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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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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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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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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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Unpack initramfs.cpio.gz (boot.img) from MTK6589 phone?

I can't find a proper tool to unpack boot.img from GravityMod2. both unmkbootimg and split_bootimg.pl are able to extract same fileset (kernel, 4280320 bytes and ramdisk, 633284 bytes). I think the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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“Ssp update received” toast keep showing from time to time

Sometimes I get a toast (a temporary popup on the screen) saying something like: Ssp update received for package XXX where XXX is the package of the app i'm currently running. It might not be ...
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Unable to restore contacts through Titanium Backup after flashing a custom ROM

I flashed the 4.2.2 version of CyanogenMod onto my Galaxy S4 and had backed up my stock using ClockworkMod. I have been able to use Titanium Backup Pro to restore pretty much everything except my ...
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Bricked android karbon message ENTRY QPST DOWNLOAD

My rooted karbon s5 android phone is showing "RESET FOR ENTRY QPST DOWNLOAD" message on startup, I am unable to execute this solution (quoted below) because I dont have the Karbon S5 rom, also there ...
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Access the real /sdcard

I flash my HTC One with a custom rom, then I access my sd card in my computer all of the files are gone. But when go to clockworkmod recovery and select install zip on /sdcard I can see all my files ...
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How to install custom firmware on HTC Desire A8181?

I have an HTC Desire A8181 with Android 2.3.3, browser version WebKit/533.1. I want to install new custom firmware on my phone. How can I do this? What tools do I need?
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GSM signal lost - howto get signal back without restarting

Several times a week I have the problems where the GSM signal is lost on my phone, due to bad coverage in that area. The real problem for me is that when that happens, and when I move to a place with ...
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Reinstall OS android on chinese phone Gusun JY809?

I bought a Chinese phone, the Gusun JY809. I am satisfied with the phone itself but it still logs into chinese web apps and stores. Unfortunately, I am in the Czech Republic. I have tried to install ...
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Recovering Cyanogenmod (no context found)

I was using my phone, battery was low and it suddenly shut down. I thought it's because of battery, and plugged in my charger. Now i'm trying to boot my phone but it's stucking at CYANOGENMOD boot ...
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How android ROMS based on TouchWiz work if TouchWiz source code is not available as opensource?

Source code of samsung-touchwiz is not available to public to download and use. But there are custom roms which have touchwiz UI available .How do touch-wiz based roms like Salman rom work without ...
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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 do I install a custom ROM on sony experia ray ST18i?

I unlocked the bootloader and rooted the device already like this: How to unlock and root a Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i with 4.1.B.1.13 But How can I install a custom Rom now on the device? I ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 won't start up again!

As you may know, you have to backup the TA-partition before you put a custom ROM on the Sony Xperia Z1. I've backupped the partition with this .bat file: ...
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Backup app data and restore across ROMs

I always use Titanium Backup to backup my apps' data. However, last time I tried switching to a different ROM, it didn't work very well. I let the apps be installed automatically by android, and then ...
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Heimdall errors

Doesnt work. trying to install a new recovery rom on a samsung s4 i9505 heimdall flash --recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.0-jgedlte.img Heimdall v1.3.1, Copyright (c) 2010-2011, Benjamin Dobell, ...
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How to flash the gapps package after installing CyanogenMod [duplicate]

I have recently installed the CyanogenMod in my Samsung N700. Issues now i want to install Google apps like play store, maps etc. Learning from here i have download the .zip package and it is in my ...
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Corrupt ROM file at CyanogenMod server

I am trying to install CyanogenMod in my N7000 issue is the file I am downloading cm-10.1.3-n7000.zip from here seems to be corrupted as when I try to install it from sdcard through install zip from ...
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Installing Android 4.1 or higher on Sony Tipo with permanently locked bootloader

My operator (Telecom HU) has disabled unlocking the bootloader of my Sony Tipo. I would like to get Android 4.1 or higher on my device, but so far this seems impossible. I successfully installed ...
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How to change notification pane image

I've just installed an ICS Rom (HTC Nameless) which has background images in both the notification pane and app drawer. These images don't appear to be well planned, because I can't read anything very ...
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Root and/or flash ROM on Haier Haipad 8.0 (PAD821)

I'm trying to root my haipad but none of the methods I found over the internet works. Here the PAD821 features: Basic parameters Time to market: February 2013 Product positioning: Entertainment ...
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What is the latest ROM that works for Droid 2 Global?

Cyanogen 7.2 bricks my phone. I have to install a system image with RSD Lite to unbrick it. http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_droid2we
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Is there any difference between Samsung Galaxy S 3 GT-I9300 and I9300?

I've been looking into flashing a custom ROM on my Galaxy S 3, and most of custom ROM are only supported by the I9300 model of the Galaxy S 3. When I went into my phone's settings, it said GT-I9300, ...
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After installing CM 10.2 nightly, my Galaxy S4 only shows the Samsung logo and turns off right after. How can I fix this?

I have the Samsung Galaxy S4 Rogers Canadian version that came with TouchWiz out of the box. When I heard that 4.3 Jellybean was out, I immediately tried looking for a guide to flash my S4. In the ...
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how to install stock rom from recovery?

first I saw my phone is off and then I tried to turn it on but it hanged on Galaxy note welcome page, so I do Factory reset ,wipe cache and Dalvik cache and System, but while I want to reboot from ...
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Restrictions of Play Store on custom ROMs

Please could someone correct my understanding? I read that once a phone has a custom ROM loaded, the play store can not be used on it again. However after more reading I'm not sure if this is the ...
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How do I manually enter Clockwork ROM Recovery?

I have Droid 2 Global (droid2we) and I've tried Power + Volume Up, but that doesn't load any recovery mode. I've also tried Power + X but that loads the standard Android System Recovery <3e>, which ...
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Reversing the order of notifications in the notification bar of a given app

I have a Galaxy S1 (I9000) running SlimRom (Android 4.2.2). The problem I have is the following: Assume someone sends me 3 messages in whatsapp (this is case important to me, but the problem is in ...
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Locating stolen phone after factory reset

I assume any reasonable thief will wipe the phone as soon as possible, thus removing any tracking apps and user accounts. I there a method to track the phone any way? A possible method is to use a ...
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Is is possible to install a new CM version and a custom kernel in one go?

Currently my workflow to update to a new CM nightly and reinstall my custom kernel is this: Install the CM update using the CM updater Boot into recovery manually and install the zip file containing ...
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HTC Desire HD Random Restart

I have a HTC Desire HD phone, I installed "Android Revolution HD" and "BlackOut Rom" to it before, I made same overclock stuff... Now my phone restarts randomly, generally while connecting mobile ...
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A second Boot Loop, any underlying causes?

Recently, a while after I rooted my Galaxy SII, I decided to take the plunge and flash a custom rom. I went with the stable slimbean roms, It survived for a little over a month or two, with 1 maybe ...
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SmartBook Surfer - Bootmanager broken after ROM-flash

I recently installed the VegaComb ROM to my Smartbook Surfer MN10U. Obviously I got the wrong ROM, which causes a boot loop. The worse problem is, that I'm now unable to access the Clockwork ...