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Device is not finding a new software update [duplicate]

I want to update my galaxy tab 4 to Marshmallow or at least Android 5.0.0. I currently have android 4.4, but when I use Kies3, or from the device, it cannot detect that version. Help? Edit: This is ...
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I want to upgrade my android version of 2.3.6 to higher. But i am only able to find a stock rom [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my android version of 2.3.6 to higher. But i am only able to find a stock rom of my phone. Will it help in upgrading my android version or should i use any other thing. My phone is ...
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How was Android tested and developed before the first Android phone (HTC Dream) was released

We know that the first Android phone marketed is the HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1), but before this phone was released Android was being developed before it was bought by Google. So what device did they ...
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Want help on firmware of a tablet [duplicate]

I have a Pluto lotus 7 tablet unfortunately I bricked the device and erased the system partition and want a firmware to install My specs- Intel z2520 7 inch screen 8gb storage.
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When is the secure element initialized?

I am new to SE and Global Platform. As far as I know from the spec, when you want to do something, you need to finish the external authentication first. Since the authentication requires a S-ENC key, ...
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My device is encrypted. Does flashing a new software ruin it? Can I get the decryption key of my device?

I have Lollipop 5.11 (Note 4), and I have the device encrypted. Will flashing CWM or TWRP or a new software (like Marshmallow) ruin my phone? I would like to add the device is still not rooted. ...
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Is it possible to rebuild a Huawei (or other) phones firmware from a existing installation?

I wondered, if you can install a firmware to a Huawei phone from a update.app file, could it be possible to reverse it and build the update.app back? I mean it like create a update.app from the ...
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Can Xperia Z3+ firmwares downloaded via Bridge for Mac be cached?

I am searching for a way to keep a local copy of my Xperia Z3+'s firmware — the original file, directly downloaded from Sony's servers. I found a solution that works for Mac but nobody insists to ...
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How to flash factory firmware on Motorola Moto G 2015 XT1550

I am currently using Motorola Moto G 2015, that is Moto G third generation smart phone. (XT1550) I updated android 6.0 . But it's not that much of great. So I tried to flash factory firmware which is ...
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Android 6.0 — Bluetooth broken causes audio to not work correctly after connecting to car. How to rollback to previous firmware or fix BT glitches

EDIT: It looks like Android 6.0 is extremely glitchy. This old problem also came back Very low volume after upgrade to 6.0 marshmellow Is there a way to rollback to a previous version of Android? 6.0 ...
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Odin fails when trying to apply firmware

I'm trying to apply the correct firmware for my region UK and carrier which is EE but i can't seem to do this since it keeps failing on me when i start the process. This is the output from the logs. ...
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Reformatting tablet from ZIP file

I am trying to reformat a tablet for a friend which seems to have some virus on it. Doing a hard reset has had no effect; there are still strange apps and behaviour on the device. It's a generic ...
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From where can I download Samsung 4.2.2 firmware? [duplicate]

I need a Samsung device running 4.2.2 for test our application for a critical issue that is happening only with this device. I am unable to find a device. So tried to download firmware and install it ...
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Help! Can't fix Samsung Galaxy Ch@t (GT-B5330), stuck in Firmware Update error screen

Good day! I came here to ask for further help with my Samsung Android phone, Galaxy Ch@t GT-B5330. I tried flashing an updated 4.1.2 JellyBean OS ROM on it, from Samsung Kies, after updating, it ...
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Moto E (1st Gen) Bootloader Unlocking

There was some problem with my 1-yr-old Moto E 1st gen. It got dead and after some time the dead android guy appears with some red-blue thing on its chest. It appears for half a second. I pressed ...
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Difference between flashable firmware files of 2 same model phone with different internal SD size?

I have a Gionee m2 8gb which is in a bootloop, so I downloaded flashable firmware files for it, but mistakenly I downloaded gionee m2 4gb flashable firmware files. Is it possible to use this files for ...
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Grand Prime firmwares

When I search a firmware for Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530H) I found a one called "Russia(SER)", I need to know what "SER" refer to.
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Is 4.1 the best for this 4? yr old device?

In my pile of devices I have what looks like a "Galaxy Tab 2 10.1". I believe it is 4?? years old. It has 4.1.2. When I try to update, it looks like I cannot update any further. 1) Is there a way ...
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Galaxy s5 Firmware what firmware?

So my Galaxy s5 broke about 2months ago but it was rooted so i dont have any warranty. I was wondering if you could help me figure out the stockfirmware on Sammobile, This is the screen i currently ...
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Can I use Samsung Core Prime's (SM 360H) lolipop update of Philippines region on Bangladesh region? [duplicate]

I am using Samsung Core Prime for a while. But It hadn't launched lolipop firmware for till now for Bangladesh region. But a lolipoo update is avaiable for Philippines region. ...
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Downgrade Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A20 to Android 4.4.2 or 4.0.2

The phone currently runs Android 5.1. How do I downgrade the Android to any of the version mentioned in title?
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Which Stock Firmware for Galaxy S3

I'm in a situation where the Galaxy S3 I have is not connecting to Wifi (bug from Android 4.1). I would like to flash a new firmware. I am just confused on which one to use. Can I use any stock ...
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Flashed a new firmware, now wifi won't turn on

last night I installed SlimKat on my rooted S3 (SGH-I747M, Canada Bell) and I had no network connection, so I donwloaded the Samsung original firmware from SamMobile.com. I flashed it on and ...
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Android 5.0 “updating contact list” error

After updating my android 5.0 (lollipop) phone (Samsung Note 3 N9005) my contact list couldn't open. When I want to open my contacts there was always a process like "updating contact list" and I ...
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Droid turbo radio off when no signal happen, then can't turn radio back on

I just bought Droid Turbo (XT1225) from ebay, everything works fine except the radio, when the phone receive no signal for example in a lift, radio will turn off by itself and can't turn back on. The ...
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Smart Phone Flash Tool Remain 0 percent

I have a Lenovo A3000 tablet and I want to flash it (Reinstalling firmware?). So I download my tablet driver and MT65XX Preloader drivers for Windows. After installing all of them, when I click on ...
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What do the different device/code names mean?

Most devices seem to have multiple "names" depending on the context, e.g. marketing, updates or rooting. For example: Huawei P8 lite (actually, not specific enough since there are at least two ...
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Flashing a Firmware

I was thinking for flashing a firmware through Odin. I downloaded the firmware off sammobile but when I started extracting the file winrar said it was corrupted but it finished extracting anyways. So ...
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Is my .img file corrupted?

I downloaded the firmware (.img) of my Android device (Boyue T62D) just to have a backup of it. I'm in the Indian countryside with an extremely limited internet connection, so this is a huge file for ...
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Manually Updating Galaxy S3 Firmware

I own a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535), Stock ROM, rooted, running android 4.4.2 For a while now, since updating to 4.4.2 through OTA, I have had horrible battery life. Android System constantly uses ...
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Firmware update issue with Metro pcs Lg Leon

I dropped my phone in a glass of tea, pulled it out and noticed it still ran. So in fear of shorting out my phone, I shut it off. I cleaned the protecting case, the outside, and took it apart. I did ...
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How to properly downgrade a phone that shipped with a newer version of Android?

I recently purchased two Samsung G5 phones from Amazon with the intent of ROM development on a downgraded version (the phone shipped with 5.0). I took one of the phones and successfully downgraded the ...
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Recovering samsung G5 after firmware flash?

So, I purchased two Samsung Galaxy S5 phones from Amazon a while back. I have been playing around with the first after reflashing to a different firmware version - no issues arose. However, when I ...
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install cwm recovery in a softbrick android phone

My Android device is not booting up and is stuck on the manufacturer's logo. The phone was rooted with Kingo-Root and Clockwork Recovery Mod wasn't installed. Now I want to unbrick my phone with ...
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How to Plug and Play a USB Barcode-Printer in android devices

We are trying to print Barcode using USB Barcode Printer from an android device. The available printer model is GODEX EZ520, we used printer-share app from Playstore and it detected the ...
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Making a custom upgrade ROM

Is it possible to make a custom ROM to upgrade the current version of android that is installed on your phone? For example, making a 5.1 ROM to put on an pretty much unsupported phone that only has ...
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Where to find downloaded firmware update package?

I have been using rooted Lenovo K3 Note k50a40 ( Android version 5.0 firmware S117 ROM) , system shows a notification for a firmware update I have downloaded it but I am unable to locate the package ...
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What considerations govern working with the /firmware partition?

In some recovery options (such as ClockworkMod recovery's advanced options on some devices), there is a Format /firmware option. I have searched for descriptions of this partition, but have found ...
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Get image of android OS without rooting the device

As part of my academic project, I want to get the image of a whole Android OS of a non-rooted device in order to do forensics activity. Can I do this using SCSI commands as SCSI directly communicates ...
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System update fails with status 0, fota return code 409 (Zenfone 5)

On my Zenfone 5, I flashed recovery and fastboot versions 2.21.20.44_ww successfully. But when I send the package UL-ASUS_T00F-WW-5.3.3.3-user via adb sideload, I get errors. E: Can't open ...
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ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10 Digitizer replacement: Is any firmware change required?

So I've got a MeMO Pad Smart 10 (model: me301t) with a broken touch glass, so I'd like to buy myself a new digitizer, and replace it myself. Only online shop that I've found that has these and can ...
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Lollipop Firmware for Galaxy Core Prime SM G360H

Alright, so... I know there is no Lollipop Update (either OTA or Manual Firmware download) for the Galaxy Core Prime SM G360H yet. But my question is: Can I use the SM G360F's 5.0.2 Firmware on the SM ...
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Tablet running tweaked firmware occasionally stucks at boot-logo

I have a tablet running Android 4.1. I got firmware, changed boot animations, boot logo, added build.prop file in fs_patch/system/, added some custom apps and my own launcher under ...
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Error: Secure Check Fail : aboot, when trying to update firmware on Samsung Galaxy Core Prime using Odin

The things I did to update firmware from Android 4.4.4 to 5.0.2: Installed latest Samsung usb drivers for mobiles Installed latest Samsung kies and through that I installed device drivers. ...
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How to upgrade Samsung galaxy A5 to lollipop without using Kies?

I'm on Manjaro Linux can't use Kies, I tried it in virtualbox, didn't work as expected. I live in Lebanon, so no A&T version or anything like that, I need standard firmware. I have galaxy A5, ...
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Kies not showing PDA, CSC, PHONE

I installed Malaysia's Android 5.0.2 using ODIN. But the CSC is wrong! Right now my CSC is XSP, XSP is Singapore CSC, while Malaysia's CSC is supposed to be XME. I also want to downgrade my Android ...
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How to change my phone's firmware nationality?

For some unknown reason the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9195) I bought in Switzerland is actually a Polish version, i.e. that's the default locale which I cannot uninstall and that's why only today I ...
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Zenfone 2 stuck on USB logo

I tried to flash Zenfone 2 but instead of writing droidboot.img I sent an .exe file. And now when I try to get into droidboot (Volume + Power button) the device gets stuck at USB logo. Whatsoever I ...
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Exit from firmware download mode

Can I get out from firmware download mode without downloading new one? I see horrible message: Downloading... Do not turn off target!!! What will happens if I power off my Samsung S4?
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How to restore the IMEI number on the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505? (IMEI=Unknown, Baseband=Unknown, Sim Card Not Detected)

Information: Hello, I lost my IMEI number on my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 today and I would like to restore my original IMEI back to my phone. I still have my original IMEI of my phone written down. ...