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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Google Play does not recognise updated firmware

I have updated the firmware on my Samsung GT-s5570 to Android 2.3.4. Google Play does not recognise that I have upgraded and will not install apps that are for 2.3 or higher. Still thinks phone is on ...
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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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“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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Upgrading chinese tablet from ICS to Jelly bean

I recently bought a Chinese tablet. It is cheap. The name of the tablet is Soulycin S8 Elite Edition. I want to upgrade it from ICS to jelly bean. Please help me.
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Why is there no bass in the audio with the iBolt dock and my Samsung Galaxy S4?

I'm using my Samsung Galaxy S4 with the iBolt car dock. It comes with a USB cable that splits into USB (for charging) and a 3.5mm jack (for audio). When I use this setup in my car, the audio has no ...
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I cant enter in s/w mode

I'm bricked my phone (optimus black) and only show "security error" with logo, not allow me enter in s/w mode for unbrick
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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: ...
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Can I restore my CM10.1 phone to factory ROM without using USB?

I have a Galaxy S2 i9100g with CM10.1 release. Everything is peachy except that the USB port seems to be going -- most of the time I can't charge or connect to a PC. I'd like to send it in for ...
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Sound on Power-On

I want a sound to be played when the user presses the power button, Since I am customizing Android for Visually Challenged people this feature might let them know if the tablet has actually powered on ...
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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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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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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 ...