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How to fix my v785 bricked phone

can somebody help or point to any useful tutorial on how to fix my vodafone v785 bricked phone plz? It crashed while trying to carried out a factory reset, and now only comes up with dark blue screen ...
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How to get a clean device tree to build the drivers of the msm8939/snapdragon 615

I come to you with many interrogations about qualcomm msm8939 SoC. I bought the Archos 50 diamond last year and have since been waiting for archos to make their move regarding android software ...
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Does firmware restore phone drivers?

Just like the title. I (possibly) lost my wifi file driver of my Moto G4 Plus. So i plan to flash it with the stock firmware. Sorry, i'm no expert when it comes to this.
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Unable to root Galaxy S5 and firmware problem encountred

I was trying to root my Galaxy S5(SM-G900H) by using the tutorial given on http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2696537 but the process did not go as planned as keep struck on ...
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Is wiping the data partition totally unnecessary after this adb fail and stock restore?

I uninstalled this version of Xposed, because I wanted to try this one. Note: Thanks to this comment I was actually able to flash the latter too, but it gave me a bootloop. So I would caution others ...
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why is my phone downloading Firmwareand should I be try to stop it?

I had let my phone run out of battery and when I plugged it into an outlet it turned itself on and tried to download a firmware update but it is stuck on the loading screen at 0%. I can't turn it off ...
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Resurrect one Huawei Ascend P7

I have the Huawei Ascend P7, was using Android 4.4.2, so I decided to update the phone, I followed a tutorial that taught me to do the BACKUP using Huawei app, and then selected the update file in the ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 firmware install failed. FRP lock enabled. Phone Doesn't boot up

I have Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with Lollipop OS. I tried to upgrade firmware through ODIN, but it showed an error as Custom binary blocked by FRN lock. I have the google account credentials but since ...
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How to restore the stock firmware to the Asus Zenfone 2?

Asus Zenfone 2 (Z00AD, ZE551ML) I have downloaded the stock firmware from here. But how to flash it? This guide tells me to put it on an external SD card and boot into "update mode" by pressing Power ...
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What is meant by “RAW” firmware?

I want to use Asus Flashtool to restore stock firmware to my phone. The download page says I will need "RAW" firmware. What exactly is that? I have already downloaded the correct firmware file from ...
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LG phone seemingly stuck on “Firmware Update”

This may or may not be off-topic; feel free to point me to a better place to ask this. My father brought home a cell phone he found in the woods, and I thought I'd charge it and turn it on to see if ...
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What is the difference between generic and branded flashtoolfirmwarefiles (.ftf)?

I want to root my phone a Sony Xperia Z1 C6903 and followed this guide to downgrade it to Android 4.4.4 KitKat 14.4.A.0.108 Firmware first. Because the link to the provided firmware is dead I ...
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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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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. http://forum.youmobile....
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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 printer-...
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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 4....
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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 /tmp/...
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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 ...