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TCL Idol X (s950) stuck in bootloop, after flashing new firmware

I have flashed new firmware on my phone TCL Idol X (s950) and now the phone won't boot anymore :( It starts but then it ends up with the bootlogo. I can access it with adb shell but it is read only ...
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How to recover stock firmware on the Galaxy Note 3

How do I restore stock firmware. I have firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies and try again. I am using KIES 3 because I have a Samsung Note 3 N900A and it ...
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Does the IR Blaster on an Android phone receive as well as send?

Is the IR Blaster communication two-way or only one-way? I have seen many remote control apps for my Android phone but none that learn from an existing remote.
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What Are The Differences Between Samsung Firmware Version For Countries In The Same Region?

Sorry for the dumb question - I really am a noob at this. I have just bought a brand new SIM-free Galaxy S4 Mini LTE GT-i9195. I am in the UK, but the phone has French CSC installed (code XEF). From ...
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Rooting issues Fire 7 HD (screenshots)

Description Using various methods, I've come to some terminal points in my android rooting process and thought up a number of questions as a result. I've used two PC's to attempt this, both PC's ...
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How do I send my own IR signal the with IR blaster?

How do I send my own IR signal with the IR blaster? I have a projector that came with an IR remote that doesn't have an app already. I want to program my galaxyS4 to control it. I have IR receivers ...
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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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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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display problem after reset in s duos

When I had reset my s duos , Then after turning on it asked me to connect wifi,after I skipped it ..it asked for time,language.and then asked to start .when I clicked on start ,then a black screen ...
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Samsung GT-I5510 custom recovery [duplicate]

I was looking around for installing a custom recovery and then a custom firmware on my old phone, but I couldn't any links that were still available and not adware ridden, can anyone give me some ...
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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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Modifying Samsung ROM and flashing it on a device

I downloaded a Samsung firmware for my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (SM-T230) device and would like to remove certain applications and files from the firmware and then load it into the mobile device using ...
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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 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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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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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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Validate a OTA.zip

Can i validate a ota.zip for my phone? I want to check, if a downloaded OTA from somewhere origins to the manufacurer. I thought about signatures.
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Firmware upgrade gone wrong

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (SPH-D710) and was trying to do a firmware upgrade through Kies and the upgrade encountered an error (I think the usb cable came loose and lost connection). After that, when ...
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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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Unpack initramfs.cpio.gz (boot.img) from MTK6589 phone?

I can't find a proper tool to unpack boot.img from GravityMod2. both unmkbootimg and split_bootimg.pl are able to extract same fileset (kernel, 4280320 bytes and ramdisk, 633284 bytes). I think the ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 update installs strange applications

today i updated software to latest, it took around 148 mb to update and when finished, i started getting 4 new apps apps are as below, mytaxi app kaufDA app pizza.de app Bild app wondering why ...
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How to factory reset android (4.1) tablet without boot menu?

My 8-year old son have a Denver TAC-76001, he loves testing settings etc. After setting a pin-code password he cannot recall the code. Since we cannot start the tablet I have tried make a factory ...
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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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Is it possible to modify the firmware used when the device is turned off?

On (at least) some Samsung devices there is some piece of software that runs when the device is turned off. It is the one that displays the battery state when charging, along with the red/green ...
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How to perform update on S6102B, since updating from settings or from Kies software is bugged?

Last month I was noticed that a firmware update is available for my GT-S6102B, a mobile phone named Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, but: When I try to update from settings (settings > about > update > update ...
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looking for a kernel hack

I have am Samsung g4 with borked code and for forensics and repair reasons, I need to extract/pull a copy of the running kernel from the /boot sector which is only accessible via Odin. I have the ...
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Firmware upgrade encountered error when going into Recovery Mode

My Galaxy GT-N8000 is showing this message Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies and try again. I cannot enter into recovery mode. It keeps showing the same ...
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S4 NFC tag connection lost problem after firmware update

I wrote an app to read some RFID-Cards an everything works fine. In last few month samsung/mobile carrier updated the firmware on S4 devices. The consequence is that on some phones the app still works ...
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Extract data from encrypted Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android device

I have the US Samsung Galaxy Note 8 GT-N5110 and last night I downloaded and installed the latest kitkat firmware. After I unlock the phone (I have full encryption on), it just goes to a black screen. ...
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Will updating to Android 4.4.3 cause my phone to lose all its application data ? If so, how can I prevent this?

I own a Nexus 5, and I wish to update the device firmware from Android 4.4.2 to Android 4.4.3. When I do this, will it wipe all my phone data (i.e. essentially perform a factory reset) ? I know that ...
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How to unpack boot.img so that I can edit it?

I have extracted boot.img from android box firmware. I want to edit boot.img, I used android Kitchen start.bat command and followed the instructions. After executing the command, it gives error Please ...
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Has my android tablet died?

For the Past two weeks my Chinese android tablet had been causing a lot of problems. The apps kept crashing and device had to be restarted over and over again. So I did a factory reset, and it worked ...
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Any New (not low end) phones using Froyo (or Froyo-style software system)?

Considering the bugs I've heard about the newer Androids (battery life, GPS and distance etc), and the fact that Froyo/gingerbread have better menu systems (larger, with text, not a toolbar), as well ...
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Always get android updates instantly

A Nexus 5, for example, receives the latest android updates instantly. Is it possible to get this pure version of android on any custom android phone (like Galaxy S3)? Do note I DO NOT mean: ...
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Problems Connecting Asus Transformer TF101 to Mac OS X 10.92

Please bear with me if this is an insipid question, but I am not able to connect my Asus tablet to my Mac. It has been recommended that I go and download the USB drivers for the tablet here. Seemed ...
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Heimdall Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!

I have problem flashing my galaxy core SYSTEM with Heimdall using system.img.ext4 ~/Desktop/lll$ sudo heimdall flash --SYSTEM system.img.ext4 Heimdall v1.4.0 Copyright (c) 2010-2013, ...
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Why is an android ROM device specific? [duplicate]

Why does an android ROM designed for one android device doesn't work in another android device.Which part of the ROM is responsible for this and what would happen if I install it this way?
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Remove KNOX from a pre-installed Samsung Galaxy Note II

How should one remove KNOX from a pre-installed Samsung Galaxy Note II or similar? As I understand it, Samsung's official instructions for removing KNOX do not even remove the KNOX installer, but ...
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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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Is there an ROM that has CyanogenMod's device support but is built entirely stock?

Is there an Android ROM that is built entirely stock? AOSP (IIRC) has hardware support for Nexus devices checked into the tree, but that brings us to a grand total of about 9 devices. CyanogenMod has ...
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Trouble understanding this Cyanogenmod PSA

I've been using Cyanogenmod for over a year now, with my own modifications to the dalvik VM. I have teamwin recovery installed on my Samsung Galaxy S3, which I use to install new builds of ...
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Android default firmware system settings change

Where can I change default android system settings in firmware. And this settings will be set when image is loaded on tablet. Settings like wifi, bluetooth, screen locking, keyboard language, remove ...
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In Android CyanogenMod, what are these (bcmdhd_sta.bin_b#) files for?

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Device with CyanogenMod version:10-20121110-NIGHTLY-i9300. In the path /system/etc/wifi I found the following files: bcmhdh_sta.bin_b0, bcmhdh_sta.bin_b1, bcmhdh_sta.bin_b2 ...
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Difference between PDA MI3 and NB1

I have this message in my keis, telling me to upgrade which says current firmware : PDA:MI3/Phone MI4/CSC MI3 latest firmware : PDA NB1 /Phone NB1 / CSC :NB1 I am totally new to andriod apps or ...
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Kobo Glo Running Android

I recently bought a Kobo Glo, and while carelessly googling around, stumbled into this: http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/04/kobo-glo-android-hack/ 1) Has any of the fellow SE-Android-lings attempted ...
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Is there a way to migrate Samsung Galaxy S3 Motion Gestures in other smartphones?

Is it possible to port the motion gestures of sgs3 in a custom firmware and use it in another branded phones?
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Odin Flash to stock, but which one?

I own o galaxy s4 lte gt-i9505 and want to revert to my phones stock ics firmware, as the kitkat upgrade has produced all sorts of errors. The problem is I dont know what version of the firmware to ...
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A13 Allwinner Camera and Gravity Sensor

I have an A13 Allwinner tablet. Its own ROM was laggy. I found a similar ROM from another tablet comapny and flash it with. It was fine and everything worked perfectly. Now there is a newer version ...
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Firmware Upgrade

I tried using Kies to update my Firmware. I right clicked it & ran kies to update the firmware. After running for a minute i get a po stating Error Code=5ErrorMessage=The operation completed ...