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Looking for a custom ROM for HTC Inspire 4G [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? The ROM should have: Android 4.0+ WiFi hotspot 4G capability Long battery life Increased volume Fast speed ...
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“Ubuntu” kernel version - what does it mean?

I have a 4.0.3 tablet (Genesis GT 1230 running some preinstalled rooted custom rom from factory). It reports its kernel as "3.0.8+ root@ubuntu #412". Why "ubuntu"? What does it mean? Do I have ...
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Stock JB ROMs for Chinese-made devices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I'm looking for a good source for MT, RK and Allwinner-based phones and tablets, but I couldn't find any. ...
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ro.custom.build.version is not changing at phone info

I am trying to change ro.custom.build.version but this particular change is not propagated to the resulting build.
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Face scanner usage with CM 10.1 on Galaxy s3 i9300

I'm running CyanogenMod 10.1 ( cm-10.1-20130105-NIGHTLY-i9300.zip ) on a Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300, and I want to know if CM 10 supports the face scanner for things like screen on-time and setting ...
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Can I install Android 4.2.1 AOKP IceColdJelly ROM on my HTC One X by AT&T?

Can the Android 4.2.1 AOKP IceColdJelly ROM that seems to be released for the HTC One X international model be installed on HTC One X subscribed by AT&T? I found the update for HTC One X on ...
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Kies is not working after flashing cyanogenmod on my Samsung Android phone

I have flashed my samsung android phone(GT-I5510) to CM7 and everything is fine with it exept that kies has stopped working with it..i.e when I connect my phone to laptop, it doesn't show the option ...
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Why don't my text-message conversations pile up?

I've recently installed a new version of my favorite rom "Codec ROM" in version 10.1, previously I was using v7.5, which was working like a charm. I have done a full wipe, and installed the version ...
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Clockworkmod Backup/Restore Feature

So last week, I decided to flash a custom ROM to my 2 year old Desire HD. I used the all in one, one-step, "rooting" tool called AAHK (It doesn't just root the phone, it does a whole lot like S-OFF, ...
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SGS2 Replace preinstalled apps in Custom ROM

Is is possible to change / modify the custom ROM you're about to install on your rooted Galaxy S2 (9100)? Usually, I would install CyanogenMod 10 Nightly build. Then, I'd install GAPPS (google apps). ...
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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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Modifying stock firmware

I would like to modify the stock firmware to remove certain apps which i do not want to have available on my phone. The source code for my phone is available on the Samsung website but there is no ...
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How to know if a custom ROM uses existing swap partition

Recently I switched my custom ROM installed on my HTC Desire to a 4.1.2 based ROM (PARANOIDANDROID based). The ROM works fine but sometimes the device has serious lag of several seconds. I assume ...
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Definitive Guide to Customs Roms? [closed]

For those people who are interested in flashing custom roms after rooting their android device: Does a website exist that provides a definitive, quick & up to date guide to the numerous and ...
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How to make custom apps to appear by default in the lower dock panel in my custom ROM

At the very bottom of my device (MT6577 + ICS + TouchWiz Launcher) are the default icons for "phone", "contacts", "web", and "applications". I want to replace them with my own apps in my custom ROM so ...
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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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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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When Flashing a ROM should I back up Google Apps?

My ROM distributor (Unofficial CM10) provides GAPPS as a separate flashable zip file. Will my titanium back'd up Google apps interfere/replace with the GAPPS provided after I restore my backup ?
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Samsung Skyrocket - Maximize Battery?

I have tried a few alternative ROMs, and underclock using SetCPU, but I can't seem to find a truly effective way to have my Samsung Skyrocket's battery last for more than a day. My average usage time ...
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ICS ROM for Samsung Galaxy Y [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I am looking for a custom rom for my Samsung Galaxy Y S5360. I want to install Android 4.0 ICS, but most ...
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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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Removing files from & repackaging CyanogenMod ROM zip files

The current CM10 + GApps experience on Motorola Xoom is plagued by the size of the CM10 ROM -- there isn't enough space left after flashing the CM10 zip to fully flash the GApps zip. This results in ...
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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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How can I install customized Android OS?

I want to install customized Android OS in my Samsung Galaxy III. Can we do that or not ? If we can not do with Galaxy III, then is there any other phone on which we can do the same? Thanks In ...
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Capture stock rom from samsung galaxy s3

I'm about to flash CM10 to my friends S III. However, if it doesn't work properly, I want to be able to get back to stock rom, so how would I capture it, as I have only found Verizon and A&T roms, ...
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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 ...
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Edit my rom's default “Title Bar” [closed]

I don't know if I'm right in defining it "Title Bar" but is this: I want to be able to change size and colour of the bar where it is written "Iconic memory" in the picture. I know there are ...
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Galaxy Ace turn on problem after flashing custom ROM

I rooted my phone and tried to use a custom ROM, but I forgot to back up all the data etc using clockwork recovery. Then I reset everything, instalLed the custom ROM -- and now it won't turn on. It ...
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How to install stock app on custom rom?

I flashed a custom rom but I didn't like it's default Contacts app (I prefer the stock app). How can I install the stock Contacts app in a custom rom? BTW the ROM I have is CM7-APOCALYPSE-FINAL
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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 ...