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Do I need to root my phone before installing CM on my S3

Previously I've needed to root my phone before flashing any ROMs on it. Now I have a new s3 and I'd like to install CM on it. However, this installation guide does not mention the need to root the ...
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Can't boot phone or access recovery mode

I tried updating a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy S: Semaphore Version 9 (Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean). The update was successful except that it produced an error after completion saying the process ...
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nexus S with self built Android system is not working

I have an unlocked Nexus S. I downloaded the latest Android source code and built it with lunch option "full_crespo-userdebug". I followed the instructions on the official website and boot my Nexus S ...
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Eclipse ROM on Droid X2 = no Wifi

Having a problem with a Droid X2 after installing the Eclipse ROM. The Wifi connection won't connect, and upon looking in the settings window it just says, "Error". Phone-> About shows version ...
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Compile JellyBean's Keyboard for ICS Rom

I tried creating an Image with a JellyBean's LatinIME.apk, replacing ICS's LatinIME.apk, in system apps folder of ICS ROM, but it crashed. But when I put it in preInstalledApk folder, it got compiled ...
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Can I install any ROM for my Android device?

I own a MICROMAX A100. I want to install the latest version of a different ROM (Samsung or Nexus). Is it possible? If so, can you tell me how? If not, can I install a different ROM of the same ...
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Can i flash indian rom in korean galaxy note?

I got the Samsung Galaxy Note shv-e160l (Korean version) as a gift, running the stock ICS 4.0. I want to flash official indian JB ROM (of the GT-N7000) on it. Is it possible if I root my device?
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Samsung Galaxy S4, weird model, can I custom ROM?

I just got my S4, on a Canadian network. While everyone seems to have I9500, I have the M919V. It's next to impossible to find any useful information on Google regarding this model. Can I use the same ...
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All my apps crashing upon startup, black screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 with a flashed ROM Gingerbread (Kyrillos) and Kernel (EX Kernel). When i power on my phone it loads up to the lock screen, but it just shows a blank screen And i'm ...
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How can I use a custom rom.zip from within an emulator?

I have custom rom.zip and I want to try it in emulator
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Add entry to option menu

On my phone I have a Custom ROM with root access. Now I want to add a feature (like "silent hours" from CyanogenMod) to this ROM. I want to add a new entry in the option menu. I know that I have to ...
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Should I Skip Recovery Installation Step From CyanogenMod ROM

I have a rooted Galaxy S2 (i9100) . I've root it with CF-ROOT . Now superSU and CWM installed and there is a yellow exclamation on boot screen. When i boot my phone with VOLUME UP + HOME + POWER ...
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Sound on Power-On

I want a sound to be played when the user presses the power button, Since I am customizing Android for Visually Challenged people this feature might let them know if the tablet has actually powered on ...
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Not all Google Apps in SuperNexus Rom on Galaxy S3

I installed the SuperNexus 2.0 Build 4 ROM on my Galaxy S3 (i9300) last weekend. I also installed the gapps-jb-20130301-signed.zip to install the Google apps. However, that does not seem to have ...
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Install custom ROM for Micromax Funbook Pro P500 tablet

I have a Micromax Funbook Pro P500 tablet. How do I unlock the tablet, so I can root it? How do I root the tablet? How can install a new ROM on my tablet?
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Samsung Galaxy S3 “Not registered on network”

It had stock 4.0.4 -> could call. I've flashed FoxHound ROM -> after a while, when I try calling, it says "Not registered on network" . Tried GalaxSim, but everything looks ok. Restored back to ...
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Stable Android 4.x ROM for HTC Desire GSM [duplicate]

I'm looking for a stable ROM for a HTC Desire on Android 4.x. This is for quite an important task, as I am supposed to be testing an application he has written that only works on 4.x+. Is anyone able ...
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Changing android.os.build.serial

In terms of using android.os.build serial as a unique identifier How/when is it generated When does it change Is it possible to manually change the value back to something that I had before Is it ...
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Android customization Galaxy Note

Recently, Android ICS has been released in my country (Hungary) also for the Samsung Galaxy Note. That's cool, the phone updated itself to Android 4.0.3 and at first sight it was really cool and fast. ...
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Will this android rom work for hd7?

Will this hd2 rom work on the hd7 since they have almost the same hardware? http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1930240
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Custom ROM to improve Galaxy I9000 battery life (if mostly standy)? [closed]

I have a Galaxy S I9000 (2.3.6, Gingerbread.XXJW4) and use my phone minimally (mostly just on standby). I would like a least a couple of days, and hopefully a week or two between recharges if possible ...
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Can one avoid losing everything on a Galaxy Nexus when applying a new ROM (safely)?

The makers of most ROMs suggest that you do a full device wipe when moving from one ROM to another. I have also found this is usually good practice, so data from the previous ROM does not affect the ...
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Are ROMs with deodexed programs faster or slower than odexed?

I am a bit confused by the effect of deodexing (or even by terminology). Based on answers to "What is the difference between odexed and deodexed roms?": A "deodexed" ROM is one where the .odex ...
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Where to find an original Android image? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I have found many custom ROMs for download. But now I want to use the official ROM for my phone. Is there ...
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Upgrading LG P500 (Optimus/Maximo One) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? How to backup an Android device? How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? I've thinking about rooting my ...
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Android system apps deleted, restore to default condition.

I have rooted my android phone and removed some of system apps form my Samsung GT-S5360 in order to save space. These are Email.apk EmailWidget.apk Memo.apk MyFiles.apk QuickOffice.apk ...
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How to switch sd cards when using a data2whatever (d2w) custom ROM?

I'm currently running MIUI XJ (Gingerbread 2.3.5) with d2w on my HTC Desire with the 4GB sd card it was shipped with, but as I found the joy of the occasional ROM-switch, I found myself running out of ...
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Can't mount sdcard from Recovery Mode/Clockworkmod [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can I not access the cyanogenmod zip on my sd card? I'm trying to install a custom ROM on my rooted Galaxy S2, I've been following this guide: ...
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How do i use a lockscreen from another rom

I want to use only the lock screen from another rom for the same phone. I own Micromax A52. And I am using Xzoom v3 as my rom with Dark Angel theme.(to be precise if anyone knows and if it matters ...
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Problem with updating CyanogenMod - Phone will no finish booting up

TL;DR Updated CyanogenMOD with ROM Manager and when it rebooted it is stuck on this screen: I have an EVO with cyanogen 7. The ROM Manager app notified me of of an update. I clicked through ...
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Repartitioning internal storage and installing custom roms on ZTE Blade GEN2

I have a ZTE Blade phone, which was sold in Hungary with Android 2.1 and GEN1 radio (Ask Mr. Pigfish said so). About a year ago I updated it with the official 2.2 update released by T-Mobile (the ...
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How To Install Custom ROM In LG GT540?

I rooted my LG GT540 now I want to install custom rom but don't know how to do, so I am looking for some easy steps to do this and also share which custom will be best for this device?
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Install custom ROM from Linux on a LG GT540

I'd like to install a custom ROM on my LG GT540. It looks like that in order to enable fastboot and make the whole process a lot easier, a custom ROM must be installed the first time with a program ...
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Custom Rom installation for defy

I have been trying to customize my current ROM in my Defy which runs 2.2 froyo currently as stock. I'm confused which how I can customize my ROM, such that my stock ROM is backed up and if I don't ...
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Cyanogenmod 7.2 Install Method

I have a quick question about installing the new Cyanogenmod rom. Would installing it over the current 7.1 rom without wiping data and cache work? Or would I have to do it every time I install a new ...
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Install custom rom ACE PLUS without voiding warranty

I read somewhere that we can install custom ROM in our devices without voiding warranty ace plus is not getting updates soon. Is there any method by which we can install that and please suggest a ...
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How to enable NFC on Galaxy Note I717 for lockscreen/screen off use?

The Note I717 running Paranoid ICS and makes everything except the S-Pen great -- except I can't quite figure out how to enable NFC for use on the lock screen/screen off modes. I see plenty of people ...
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how long does an OTA update normally take?

I am using the Oxygen ROM on my LG P500 (Optimus One) and I just did an OTA Update and the ohone restarted and it has been in a flashing mode every since, the bar is at about 15% for the past 30 ...
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How to install ROMs without ClockWorkMod in Huawei U8800

I have official Huawei ROM installed on my U8800 (Android 2.3.5) and I want to try some custom ROMs like MIUI. So I researched and find out that I need to replace default recovery.img file in ...
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How can I diagnose this problem: Can't flash ROM to my Samsung Fascinate

When I boot into recovery all the text moves so fast I can't read what's happening, then it just boots normally without the new ROM. Is there any log I can review to find out what is happening? ...
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Does flashing a custom ROM require root access?

It was recently brought to my attention that it does not. Can someone confirm this and explain what the determining characteristics are that dictate whether or not root its required to flash a custom ...
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How to troubleshoot a lockup/freeze

I have a GNex running on CN(A) 3.8. It has started to lockup/freeze when the screen is off. So far it occurs mostly overnight while it's charging. I have to pull the battery to resolve. I believe it ...
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How use the Samsung Galaxy S3 stock contact/phone app with custom ROM?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Verizon with the custom ROM Cyanogenmod 10.1. It has it's own people app and dialer. Previously, before I rooted my phone and installed the Cyanogenmod, the S3 comes ...
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Is there an application / ROM that allows me to set the phone to “Guest” mode which I can configure?

I would like to be able to set my phone into Guest mode so people using it will not be able to "abuse" it while I give it to them. Example of usage: Child mode - prevent editing settings, making ...
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How to mod android rom so none can ever install an app in it?

I already know how to modify an android ROM by modifying files, remove and add it into ROM. But I don't have knowledge to building/compiling a ROM. I want to lock the OS so none can ever install new ...
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Will flashing re-lock my unlocked phone [duplicate]

I bought an unlocked android phone at Amazon and it works perfectly. This phone in particular doesn't have any OS updates I could do (Motorola Defy), so basically I am stock with Froyo unless I flash ...
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Installing Nexus Images on other devices

I am absolutely noob in Android hacking, though I am quite good in doing techie stuff. Now I have got my first mobile Karbonn A5+. It has 1GHz processor and 431 MB ROM+RAM. It runs Gingerbread. As ...
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Add system apps in a custom rom

I'm trying to change a few some system apps in an already working custom rom (Lewa Os - CM7 derived) and my device is an Acer Liquid Metal) Lewa Os is a chinese rom that I've translated thanks to the ...
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CM10.1 Wifi issue

I just flashed my HTC One X AT&T Build number 1.73.502.1 710RD ATT US edition with CM 10.1 as described at CM10.1 Android 4.2.1 ROM for AT&T One X/One XL Everything seems fine, but once I ...
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About Extracting & Replacing files in a Custom ROM

Custom ROM's come in as a .zip file. Is it good to extract those and add a few apps like Settings.apk(replacing), MMS.apk (replacing) with the existing one? Doing so and after that compressing it back ...