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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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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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Unable to load stock firmware (US Cellular)

My phone has gone into emergency recover and I've tried to recover it by flashing it with both "Odin" and the samsung "SimpleUpgradeTool" but it has failed everytime I've tried it. I have the SCH-530 ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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Which CP & CSC code choose to install stock rom Galaxy S3 i9300

I am installing stock rom because of get warranty back (now i am running Archidroid). I don't know which firmware I should choose. My actual region code is XEF (stock recovery is saying that it's XEF....
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Impossibly difficult to track down original rom I8262BUUBAMG1

I have had no luck in trying to find a site that hosts the ROM for my galaxy core. Is there someplace that I am missing? I8262BUUBAMG1 I love the modded rom that Omkar$ mas made but the latest ...
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How can I apply and use Vodafone Australia firmware/USIM on my Samsung Galaxy SIII SHV-210S?

Over last 1.5 years, I've been using a Samsung Galaxy S2 on Australia's Vodafone network. I got a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SHV-210S - South Korea SKTelecom version) and want to format it with Vodafone ...
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What to do if Galaxy S2 firmware upgrade failed and the phone is not working at all?

I was upgrading my Galaxy S2 from Gingerbread 2.2.3 to Jelly Bean 4.1.2. In the middle of the process the USB cable just got disconnected and I only see a picture of mobile connected to a PC and a ...
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Current firmware version is not supported to update via kies

I've got Samsung captivate glide. It comes with at&t only so I've got unlocked version. Its base firmware version is 2.3.5 Ginger Bread. Official update of ICS 4.0.4 is out by at&t and Samsung....
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Samsung Galaxy Fit firmware update fails

I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit, model GT-S5670B. When i connect the phone to the pc, Samsung Kies (version 2.5.3.13043_14) identifies that there is a firmware update available. I agree to do the ...
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Can I flash my carrier-locked phone to a firmware for a different region and/or carrier?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9050) which is locked to the EE network in the United Kingdom. Its firmware PDA ends with "MDD" and the carrier code is "EVR". There is a newer firmware available for ...
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Can I install “HTC Wildfire” or “Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini” firmware on “Samsung Galaxy Pocket”?

Can I install "HTC Wildfire" or "Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini" firmware on "Samsung Galaxy Pocket"? Hello, I want to installdifferent manufacturer's firmware on my Samsung Galaxy Pocket. Samsung ...
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How to pack a firmware update image

I've downloaded a several firmware versions to install on android tv stick to take it out of its boot loop. I need to firmware packed as an update.img file and all the firmwares I've downloaded are ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 fs_patch/system/app....
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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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Recover bricked android device

I have an android device (YotaPhone 2 actually) that is in continuously rebooting state with android logo showing on main screen. When phone wasn't bricked then was possible to boot into official ...
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How to add or\and edit translation files for an android system Rom?

I am in Israel, using the Hebrew language, and I purchase phones from the USA. Recently Samsung decided not to show all language, but just the region important ones, in order to block imports from ...
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need help with Samsung Galaxy S5 sm-g900d

I have a chinese galaxy S5 , and I live in Algeria, so I cant use 3G or google services so what can I do? is there a Custom ROM ,or an international firmware that I can install? PS: I only managed ...
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How to install ROM or Firmware on LG F160L Korean mobile [soft briked]

I have LG F160L Korean mobile it was working fine but 5 days ago some app was updated from google play store automatically then suddenly com.google.android.gsf app starting crashed. Not remember gsf ...
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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 ...
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HTC Rhyme - official update

My HTC Rhyme is now on Android 2.3.5 with HTC Sense 3.5. So, last year I've rooted a phone probably via clockworkmod and after that I've back to the unrooted. Now, I have unrooted device but it will ...