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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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Any custom ROM reboots Kindle Fire

I've installed FireFireFire and TWRP on my Kindle Fire. That went ok and I can boot into TWRP. Then I tried installing many custom ROMs (SimpleCM9, jandycane, MIUI, AlienDroidV4.0.zip) but all with ...
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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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Android apps not compatible between roms

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 with CM10, I was testing SlimRom and notice that some applications that I bought on PlayStore showed the message "This app is not compatible with your device". It's the same ...
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Upgrading Kernel

I am somehow confused about the kernel and how it plays out. I have a couple of questions: Let's assume my device kernel reports its kernel as 3.0.8 (using uname -r). How can I figure out what ...
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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 does goomanager work?

I want to install custom ROM on my HTC One XL. I have unlocked (not rooted) the phone following the unlock process on www.htcdev.com. Now I installed goomanager which supposed to let me install TWRP ...
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Can I install the latest Android version even if my manufacturer doesn't release updates? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS on my device? These days android tablets are hitting the sweet spot and I'm considering buying one. This is the tablet that I'm looking to buy: ...
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Retaining applications and settings when flashing custom ROMs

The one thing that's been keeping me from flashing a custom Jelly Bean ROM on my Verizon Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535) is the fact that, unlike OTA updates, when I update my phone with a custom ROM, I'll lose ...
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Changing settings values in an Android ROM

I have just started to cook my own Android custom ROMs, and I am wondering how I can change the settings values in the "About" screen in the default Settings app. I have taken Cyanogenmod 7.2 and I ...
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Identifying the existence of hwcomposer of Project Butter in Jelly Bean

I've heard that some 3rd party ROMs for some devices, such as the Galaxy S3, are based on Jelly Beans. But when asked why it's not as smooth as what the makers of Jelly Bean claim they would say it's ...
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What does zipalign mean and how does it fit into how we use our Android devices?

What does "zipalign" mean and what is its significance? When a ROM claims to be "zipaligned" what does that mean and what the difference from a ROM that is not "zipaligned"?
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Do the ROM files contain some information about themselves?

I have downloaded so many custom ROMs to try, but I did not organize them. One of the zip files is called "ODEXED.zip". Is there any way to determine what it's name is just by inspecting the files in ...
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I can't create Viber shortcuts in the Home Screen

I've set up shortcuts to chats with certain contacts in Whatsapp and I wanted to do the same with Viber, but when I go to "Personalize" -> "Shortcut" -> "Viber" it doen't work as expected. One of 2 ...
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LG Optimus 2X ICS Rom

I came across a rom that i would like to try out on my LG Optimus 2X P990, but the xda page i found isn't for that phone. Any ideas on where i can download it? the rom is called: [Rom] FB Jellybean ...
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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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Thanatos 2X Download problem [closed]

I have a problem, i am looking for a rom that i want to try out, it's called Thanatos. I have the LG Optimus 2X P990. I have searched alot for it, but i cant download it. I tried downloading it from ...
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Cannot copy files in recovery mode which made Google nexus S unusable

I have a Google Nexus S, bought last year and it was working fine till last week. It came with Android Ginger Bread, and I rooted the phone and installed several custom ROMs including Cyanogenmod. ...
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Resetting Galaxy S 3 to factory default ICS

I am a new Android user, and recently I have upgraded the default ROM of Samsung Galaxy S 3 to Jelly Bean MIUI ROM using the steps mentioned at the International Business Times. Now I want to revert ...
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Installed Galaxy S3 ROM on Galaxy S2

I installed a ROM meant for Galaxy S3 on my Galaxy S2 phone by mistake and now the phone won't boot. I can get into Download Mode fine but I can't get to Recovery Mode because the ROM installed a S3 ...
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Bricked Droid Razr while trying to flash a custom ROM, Safestrap gone

I'm so sorry for being one of these "help me, I don't know what to do!" noobs, but that's exactly my situation. This is my first Android phone and my first time trying to do this. I do come from a ...
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Do I need root to flash a ROM onto a Samsung device?

Just for my curiosity, do I need to have root on a Samsung device to flash a ROM onto it with Odin/Heimdall? My device is already rooted (by means of an exploit), but if this is true, one could root ...
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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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If I encrypt my phone will I still be able to load custom ROMs?

Are there any issues with enabling full encryption and loading custom ROMs or will it be seamless?
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Will flashing a custom ROM on my Galaxy Nexus device wipe my data?

I'm wondering if I flash a custom ROM onto my Samsung Galaxy Nexus device, will it erase all my data (musics, pictures, etc.) due to its memory singularity?
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How can I make my own Android ROM? [closed]

I'm using "HTC Wildfire S". It is running on android 2.3.5 and I want to change it to ICS. Is it possible to do that? Where I can find the original ROM for ICS which can run on my device? How can I ...
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Installing G2X firmware on the LG P990 O2X?

I saw that EaglesBlood released a pre-alpha of Jelly Bean for the P999. Is it possible to make this boot on the O2X P990? I live in Europe.
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Camera app is missing from my Galaxy Nexus

I ran bigxie's 4.1 jellybean for a while, worked great, switched to the same brand but 4.1.1 instead (I always do a full wipe) and since then I have issues with my camera. I think the installation of ...
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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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Is there a known custom Android ROM without apps bloating [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I am looking for a very scaled down version of Android similar to CyanogenMod but with much less apps. I ...
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Manually upgrade Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 (yakjuxw) to 4.1

I have a Galaxy Nexus (maguro/yakjuxw) with Android version 4.0.4. I saw the new features in 4.1 so i want to update, but i don't think an OTA will be available anytime soon. So, I'm considering ...
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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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Can I run ICS on the Samsung Galaxy S+ I9001?

I have read a lot of documentation about how to run ICS on the Samsung Galaxy S I9000. Can I use the same approaches for the S+? Or is it not possible to run ICS on the S+?
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How do I make older images in my /sdcard/DCIM folder show up in Gallery?

I've tried a few builds of Android Jelly Bean coming from Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and one common thing that happens is that Gallery will only show pictures taken after the ROM installation. The ...
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Are there any ROMs (other than CM and MIUI) for the HP Touchpad? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I'm looking for a ROM which is closer to stock Android for my HP Touchpad and haven't had much luck finding ...
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Android Engineering Mode

Is there a way to change between User and Eng mode on android devices? More specificity the Motorola Defy (2.2.2) and the Acer Iconia A500 (4.0.3) I need access to tools like dev tools. I dont mind if ...
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Does CyanogenMod 7.2 kernel support swap memory?

My current kernel (whatever is built into stock Froyo 2.2 ROM for Verizon Motorola Droid X) does NOT support swap memory. Does CyanogenMod 7.2 kernel support swap memory? Does that depend on ...
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Why is custom recovery a prerequisite for flashing a custom ROM?

I have read in many guides that before flashing, we need to have a custom recovery like CWM installed. I am not able to understand why is this a prerequisite for flashing a custom ROM. Can I flash a ...
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Enabling Wi-Fi disables 3G service (ZTE Warp running Shinjitsu 1.5b)

I just started using this ZTE Warp (on Boost Mobile) yesterday. I rooted and ROM'd it with Clockwork Mod and Shinjitsu 1.5b (1.5.1c and 1.5.1c-beta2 did not work, for some reason). Everything is ...
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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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ICS ROM For Galaxy S [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I want to update My Galaxy S with an ICS Android Version But I Can't find a stable One, I tried some ROMs on ...
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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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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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What do I get if I install a custom ROM instead of installing new launcher, new phone app, …?

I have been thinking about installing a new ROM, like CyanogenMod (most probably), but thought it would be a mess to return to stock ROM if I messed it up, plus, last time I checked, not all features ...
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Is there an ICS ROM for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that has camera support?

I'm keen to upgrade my Galaxy Tab 10.1 to Android 4, ICS. My Tab is already rooted and running 3.2. However, it seems most ICS ROMs, for some reason, don't support the camera, which is a deal ...
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Install system.img on Android Phone

I have made some modification in the android source codes recompile sources and now I have system.img, but I don't know how I can install that image on Android Phone. Have anybody do something similar ...
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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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Custom ROM on Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro (MK16i) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I do really hate the system that Sony Ericsson has placed on the top of Android and I would like to have ICS ...
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What do “NAND”, “ROM” and “to flash” mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.? I'd like to know the meaning of the following terms: What does NAND mean? What is a ROM? Is it a ...
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is it 100% safe to install Custom Roms

I wonder if is possible for those people who download the Android source code and customize it then release their custom roms to hack the API or any other part of the codebase like GMail client or ...