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Questions about snapdragon 615 or msm8939 bsp/device tree

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 a move regarding android software updates. ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 bootloop even after flashing rom

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note GT N7000 India. It rebooted automatically the day before yesterday and then it got stuck at the Logo screen. I have downloaded and flashed it with ...
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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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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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Asus Transformer Infinity Pad (TF700KL) how to cold boot (enter Recovery Mode)

I have a TF700KL bought from Vodafone. I am unable to go into Recovery mode. I've found some links telling me how to do this, such as the one on the XDA-Developers site: http://forum.xda-developers....
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Samsung Galaxy S stuck upgrading firmware. Should I unplug my phone? Should I keep on waiting?

I tried to upgrade my firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S using Kies The Firmware upgrade appears to have gotten stuck. Kies says Upgradeing firmware... Do not disconnect a mobile device from the PC ...
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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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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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update.zip just for fixing file permissions, possible?

I soft bricked my colorfly g808 by following this guide (Japanese) http://bl.oov.ch/2012/12/android-421-mvno-sim.html I didnt do it using adb shell but using a terminal emulator in the phone itself, ...
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Why has my Android firmware upgrade been stuck at 0% for an hour? (Samsung Galaxy Ace)

I'm using Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. More than an hour ago, Samsung-Kies prompted me to install a firmware update. It downloaded the required files and then proceeded to the actual upgrade. Now, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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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What happens when I wipe the internal storage of a device using TWRP?

When I wipe the internal storage using TWRP recovery, does this fully wipe the contents of the phone's hard disk, leaving a blank, unformatted space? After doing this, will I be able to restore the ...
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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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Huawei Y210d Firmware Flashing Failed

I have an Huawei Ascend y210d on which I installed CWM recovery. After that I installed a custom ROM, but now I want to flash its official firmware. But its official firmware is not installing. It ...
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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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If I install a ROM that doesn't exactly match my phone, will it work at all?

As you know, manufacturers of popular mobile phones often times will release a modified " clone " version of their mainstream models. Often these clone models will be re-released models that are ...
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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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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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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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Restoring Samsung GT-P1000 to original firmware

I spent the past several hours reading and reading. I tried to upgrade this Tablet to Jellybean, now the Tablet only reaches the Samsung glowing screen. I tried several fixes to no avail, my first ...
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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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Is a phone's ROM and Firmware the same thing?

I have heard of Custom ROMs and Custom Firmware, are they the same thing? If not, whats the difference?
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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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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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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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Why are there different versions of each firmware for different country?

For example why is there different version of the same fimware but for different countries? e.g. version 2.1 for Canada, version 2.1 for US, version 2.1 for international/generic. What does ...
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What is the baseband and do i need to update mine?

I have a Samsung galaxy note which I've rooted and installed Cyanogenmod. I've always been using Cyanogenmod and always used the inbuilt updater. My radio has been giving me trouble. For example 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 ...