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Nexus One stuck in a reboot loop after a failed system update

I think that the device may have lost power during a system update and it now won't boot. It sticks in a reboot loop. Can I re-flash it easily? I suspect the firmware is broken.
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Is there a way to preserve my configuration between firmware updates?

I had some apps installed on my Galaxy S2 and configured them on screen the way I liked to have them. Today, the firmware got updated (it looks cool) and all my installed apps are gone from my ...
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Upgrading a Samsung S GT-I9000 (to anything >2.1)

I'm new to Android, but my sister recently got a second-hand Galaxy S GT-I9000. It runs on 2.1, which means that it does not have Google Play. Apparently 2.2 does, and the device seems to be able to ...
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Compile JellyBean's Keyboard for ICS Rom

I tried creating an Image with a JellyBean's LatinIME.apk, replacing ICS's LatinIME.apk, in system apps folder of ICS ROM, but it crashed. But when I put it in preInstalledApk folder, it got compiled ...
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Extracting firmware from a device for reflashing?

OK, so I have a Ubislate 7C+ tablet, and it's screwed up and the Wi-fi is unusable. See Tablet won't connect to any WiFi network anymore, always shows "saved" for details on the problem. ...
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Tweaking wimax phone for ISP

We have a WiMAX Internet provider that requires that you have a specific adapter, being Huawei BM622. Do you think it is possible to tweak the firmware on any phone or laptop and connect to the ...
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Difference between GINGERBREAD.DDLJ1 and GINGERBREAD.DDMA3 build number on Samsung Galaxy Y Duos?

I am using Samsung Galaxy Y Duos phone. Today, my phone showed the notification for software update. So, I clicked on it and installed the updates. The update was more than 12 MB in size. Before ...
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Rooted Nexus 4 wants to update

I got the problem that my Nexus sometimes wants to update to 4.2.1 although the system update menu says the newest version is installed (4.2). When I let the update do what it wants and it reboots, ...
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Samsung galaxy s2 upgrade problem

I want to upgrade my Android version 2.3 to the newest firmware version. I am using Odin v3.04 but when I put file into the PDA section and turned the phone into download mode and started the upgrade ...
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Installing “xyz firmware” vs Rooting on “xyz firmware”.

What's the difference between rooting on a particular firmware and installing a particular firmware? Does that mean to root on "xyz" you must have installed "xyz" on your device?
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How can I check the firmware version of my ONDA V712?

Is there an easy way to check the firmware version (not Android version)?
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What are my firmware options for Desire HD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? My requirements: Wifi hotspot needs to work properly since it often provides Internet access for my ...
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How can I enter download mode on LG Doubleplay?

How can I enter download mode on LG Doubleplay (C729)? None of the regular key combinations seem to work, not even 'adb reboot download' - it just reboots the phone. I know that this is quite ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3110 - Chinese want Western

Just picked up my Tab. Made sure the salesman turned language to English. But coming home I discover it's very "Chinese" anyway; Chinese apps, can't access Play Store, no Gmail, etc. Can I re-flash ...
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How to flash stock ROM .DZ file on a semi-bricked LG Android phone?

Is it possible to flash a .DZ stock ROM on a LG Android phone (Doubleplay / C729 / Flip II) that doesn't fully load (T-Mobile logo repeats itself)? If yes, how exactly? Details: Recovery mode has ...
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What is yakju, gn, yakjuxw, takju etc?

I'm in the market of buying a Nexus 7, and these are what I understand some kind of firmware/maker identification. Can someone please explain all the different names? Google sadly wasn't much help ...
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Heimdall firmware package of cyanogemmod

How I can get a Heimdall firmware package of CyanogenMod? For example, I want get this firmware, convert it to Odin images, and package and flash it with Heimdall. Is it possible?
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Will I lose root & CWM when I upgrade via Kies (Galaxy Note 2)?

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with ClockworkMod Recovery. My Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is using Official Samsung firmware from T-Mobile and ClockworkMod Recovery. In the future Samsung may release a ...
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Kies dies when trying to update Galaxy Note firmware

I downloaded and installed Kies in my Windows 7 laptop. (Toshiba Satellite.) I plug the phone in the USB, it is recognized and its storage shows in Explorer. Then I run Kies. It says there is a ...
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What exactly happens when I use Kies to perform a “Firmware upgrade and initialisation”?

I bought an unlocked Telstra Samsung Galaxy S3 4G, and it's loaded with some Telstra software. I wanted to get rid of those, so I loaded up Kies and it gives me the option to perform a "Firmware ...
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Do messages, contacts, files get deleted when you upgrade your Android version? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will I lose any apps / data if I upgrade my phone’s OS? For example if you upgrade from Froyo to Gingerbread, do messages, contacts, files get reset/deleted?
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Can't get Google Play after flashing firmware

I've recently rooted my phone in pursuit of freeing up the internal memory from system apps. I then tried uninstalling Gmail by deleting the file and then trying to reinstall it from the play store ...
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How can I reset my SGH-999?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-999) and am trying to do a hard reset. Somewhere along the line, things got a bit messed up. It keeps telling me I have a firmware update, and when I click start to ...
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Sony xperia 4.1.B.0.587 firmware update fail

While I was updating my Xperia Neo L to 4.1.B.0.587 firmware, I turned off my phone accidentally. Now, my phone has got a repeating-reboot, I just see the Xperia logo and home screen. When I touch to ...
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Unable to upgrade firmware from Samsung GT-I9000

When I try to upgrade the firmware of a Samsung Galaxy S using Samsung Kies, it tells me "initialization not supported". Therefore I'm stuck with the original firmware. Here's the details: phone: ...
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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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Is it possible to run a Firmware Over The Air update server?

Is it possible to run a Firmware Over The Air update server? and is it possible to configure stock devices to point at it?
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How do you find out what changes there are in new firmware?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 running ICS 4.0.3. It has desktop software with it called Kies for managing the phone and when I plugged it in today it told me that there was new firmware available: ...
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How to update my Vodafone 858 Smart? [duplicate]

I have a Vodafone 858 Smart, a branded Huawei U8160 running Android 2.2 Froyo. If possible, how can I update its firmware to Android 2.3?
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Boot hangs after firmware update

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy Ace (GT-S5830) with the Cyanogenmod 7.2 release, the install went fine without any errors. Powering the phone on shows a black screen with the word "ANDROID" in white, ...
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Samsung Galaxy s2 stuck on boot screen after an OTA upgrade

I upgraded firmware on my Samsung Galaxy SII via OTA. My starting firmware was android 2.3.4 (gingerbread) and after two successful updates it was on android 2.3.6 . Now it prompted me for another ...
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What determines power management policies in Android?

I am just approaching to the Smart Phone and Android world and have a couple of doubts: Which modules (and SW or FW?) decide the policies with which power is given to any component of the Smart ...
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Restoring original 2.2 firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000L

I've originally asked this question on stackoverflow, and I was suggested to ask it here. I'm currently in trouble with my samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000L GSM+WiFi model from Brazilian's Vivo carrier. ...
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Galaxy S2 no USB Conenction after firmware update

I just got an automatic firmware update for my Galaxy S2 Android 2.3.6 I9100GXXKL4 Kernel 2.6.35.7 dpi@DELL164 #2 GINGERBREAD.XXLB1 Now the USB connection does not work anymore and I cannot ...
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“install zip from sd card” missing on Samsung Ace

When I go into the recovery mode I am missing the option "install zip from sd card". I have installed the Android 2.3.6 DDKQ8 Fimware (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L_w-MNxAzE). How can I get this ...
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Installing Honeycomb 3.2 on ZT-180 Android Tablets

I have Zenithink ZT-180 Android tablet. I want to install Honeycomb 3.2 There are some firmwares on http://www.zenithink.com/Eproducts_ZT180-102.php?download But I am new to Android. Is it posssible ...
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Android ICS ROMs for MID Tablet

I have a MID (Chinese) tablet and I found 2 Android 4.0 firmwares, but with the first one wireless doesn't work and with the second camera doesn't work, the other components and functions of my tablet ...
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Alarm which could Ring even when Device is Off

Android smartphones are smarter than traditional mobile phones in all aspects, but I am unable to find this smartness in one aspect: In those classic mobile phones, there was an option to ring the ...
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Are Samsung firmware updates regional?

Silly straightforward question: are updates to Samsung devices firmware regional, meaning that US may get an update earlier than South America or EU? Also: who controls those updates? Do they depend ...
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How can I determine the latest released firmware for my Samsung device?

This problem eludes me. I have two Samsung Android devices, a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and a Galaxy S2. I keep'em up-to-date using the update option in the settings panel, however, I think I'm not always ...
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Not sure if Kernel Version correct

I recently updated my Samsung GT-S5830 to Gingerbread via Kies. After the update my phone is displaying the kernel version as 2.6.35.7-perf-CL5XXXXX root@DELL 142 #1. The Xs are some 5 digit number. ...
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What's in an update?

My Samsung Galaxy S2 just updated to version I9100XWKI4. Is there a place where I can see what's in that update? And in the ones before that? All I could find was a blog post from a site that shows ...
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info on firmware upgrade

My Asus Eee transformer just received a firmware update. Where can I go to check what the update included? Asus' website isn't helpful. I'm on 8.6.5.19, and I've already noticed the market place is ...
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Update Server Connection Issue

I Have bought Galaxy Sl - GT I9003 , two days back. Region: India I have Android Firmware Version: 2.2.1 , BuildNumber: FROYO.DDKF1 When vere I try to to update the firmware OTA,it gives me ...
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How to a flash the rom.zip file to my Android phone?

I extracted the rom.zip from the HTC RUU installation and I want to flash it to my phone. In case it matters, it is an HTC Desire HD, rooted with Cyanomod and ClockMod Recovery on it. All I want is ...
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Installing latest possible firmware and Android on HTC Desire HD

I have installed CyanogenMod on my HTC Desire HD a while back. Some things don't work, so I'd like to do these things: Install latest possible firmware Install latest possible standard (non-HTC) ...
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Signing Firmware

I have successfully created my own custom firmware and loaded it onto a phone. But I was wondering why I didn't need to sign the firmware before loading it, or was it signed with a debug key similar ...
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LG optimus P-500 firmware update: PC suite for Linux?

My phone, a LG Optimus P-500 requested to be connected to the PC suite in order to perform a firmware update (the official one). I don't have the PC suite and have only access to Linux computers. The ...
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How can I get the market place to allow me to download games compatible with my installed OS?

I've flashed my HTC Hero with android 2.2 but market place will still only show me apps compatible with the official firmware (I think 1.6) and can't download new games. How can I get the market ...
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Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab to Android 2.3.3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.3 update (Gingerbread)? How do I update the OS on my device? I live in Uruguay and I've recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab. The ...