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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 ...
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HTC One V without Sense 4 [duplicate]

I have an HTC One V with Android 4.0 and HTC Sense 4. Unfortunately, the phone is quite slow. I suspect for the htc sense and other unnecessary application. Can I install android 4.0 without htc ...
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What are the advantages of a custom ROM over rooted stock?

What can a custom ROM provide beyond rooting that I can't get by downloading an application?
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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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Flashing a New Kernel

If I'm going to flash a new Kernel with ROM Manager Pro, do I need to reinstall my MOD, delete my data, or delete my cache? I am running CM 6.1 and want to flash one of ChevyNo1's kernels but will ...
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Milestone rooted with the Universal Androot, can I install ROMs?

I rooted my Motorola Milestone 2.1-update1 with the latest beta of Universal Androot, and it seems to have worked fine. I've installed busybox, used titanium backup, and installed a couple root-only ...
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What's the process for installing a new ROM after I've just completed one?

I have a HTC Incredible running 2.2, successfully used the unrevoked method and rooted it, used Titanium Backup to back up all apps and system data, and ROM manager to install and run CM7. ok, that's ...
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Droid x on Liberty 3 v 2: How can I restore contacts with titanium backup after flashing?

I just rooted my droid X and installed liberty 3v2. Awesome experience so far. Before I flashed, I backed up most of my apps + system data with titanium backup. What app / data do I need restore from ...
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application to restore/download all market applications after new rom is installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover apps from a factory reset? the AndyX Rom has a wonderful feature that grabs all applications previously installed from the market once you do all wipes ...
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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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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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Which CM9 ROM for sony ericsson x10i?

I was about to download a CM ROM file for my phone, here Now when I use that (first) uploaded link, it showed me a folder, in which there are a bunch of different versions, such as anzu aoba mango ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there any custom firmware for the LG Optimus U? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? A quick search shows that I'm the only one on this site with an LG Optimus U, or the only person who's ever ...
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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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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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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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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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How to install kernel module for android?

I currently have a custom kernel and ROM installed on my android device. The kernel I'm using comes with a separate download with kernel modules that you are to install yourself if you want. However ...
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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 ...