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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I install vanilla Android on the Kindle Fire?

I just received my Amazon Kindle Fire and since I am not located within the USA I can't use most of services provided Amazon. So I think the best thing for me would be to install a vanilla (custom) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keeps loading on startup

My Samsung Galaxy Gio keeps loading when I turn on my phone. I've installed a custom rom, in the recovery mode, and I think I did something wrong. I don't know what to do, because the only thing I 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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What are the Pros and Cons to running CyanogenMod?

Can anyone that's used it list the relevant benefits and drawbacks? I'm actually more interested in the drawbacks and limitations because its not hard to find praise for it. Edit: Ooops, I forgot to ...
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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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Does 4G work with new ROM on 4G phone? [closed]

In general, how can I know whether my 4G phone with a non-stock ROM still has 4G functionality? I've read in various forums and how-tos that rooting and flashing a new ROM on your 4G Android device ...
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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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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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changing x10 mini pro keyboard from querty to azerty CM7 pro's ROM

I've just managed to install CM7 Ron on my Xperia x10 mini pro but when I type with the physical/slide keyboard I can't seem to change it from querty to azerty any ideas?
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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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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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Date of ROM installation

Is there any way to know when I flashed my last custom ROM? Atleast a smart way to find the approximate date/time using some logs deep down in my android would be good.
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Loop device possible on Android 2.1 Hero?

I'm trying to get Ubunto running on my Android after failing with Debian. I couldn't mount the image. Now the Ubunto Tutorial says that the phone must support loop devices. How can I figure that out, ...
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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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Improving performance of HTC Magic

I have installed Cyanogenmod 6.1 and it's OK - better app compatibility, and stable - but it's slow (and USB SD-card mounting doesn't work, but maybe that's an app or something). What can I do to ...
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Adding pre-installed application to Android image [closed]

I've got an example APK file, and I'd like to add it to an existing Android image. I've got the image that ships with the Android SDK as a reference, but I haven't found any tools which can unpack and ...
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How do I back up (and restore) my phone before installing a custom ROM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to backup an Android device? I am thinking of installing a custom ROM such as CM7 on my AT&T Galaxy S2 (SGH-i777). I have already rooted it. What is the best ...
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Do I have to install a custom ROM if I root? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does rooting require a custom ROM? I have an HTC Desire S with the stock ROM. Can I root the phone but keep my stock ROM, that is the one provided by HTC ? Or do I ...
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Has there been any custom roms ported for the ZTE Score? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I've been keeping an eye on CWM and CM7 for the past few months.. And now I'm slowly but surely giving up ...
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Security / Privacy concerns regarding custom android ROM

What are the security and privacy concerns surrounding using a custom android ROM like that of cyanogen?
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Kindle fire CM7 barebones: how can I get the home screen into portrait mode?

I recently installed the latest (2/9/2012) build of cyanogen mod 7 for my kindle fire. I can't figure out how to get the home screen into a portrait orientation. It defaults to landscape and doesn't ...
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Samsung Epic Touch 4G - ROM Listing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/index.php?title=HTC_Supersonic/ROMs is a great page for ROM listings ...