Questions concerning the firmware image (i.e. a system image) for an Android device. See full tag wiki for details.

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How to deodex galaxy s5 lollipop

First, I pull app fodder, priv-app folder and framework folder from system folder in my phone using adb command: adb pull /system/app app/ adb pull /system/priv-app/ priv-app/ adb pull ...
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What do these terms stand for on my HTC RUU

I've been tinkering around lately with my HTC desire 510 and I feel like if someone doesn't shed a bit of light on this for me I'll be going around in circles. I'm looking at stock ROM's for my HTC. ...
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How do i reinstall the android OS?

I accidentally wiped my tablets systems firmware in recovery mode which deleted Android it self. But what do I do now? more info Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Android version: KitKat 4.4.2 TWRP ...
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how do i Reinstall stack Rom of lenovo ideatab s600h

My Tablet was reset ed by a friend i don't know how, but now it wont show the navigation keys and/or notification panels. I ran a factory reset it is stuck on the "Now install package"screen. when i ...
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I cant find a supported custom rom? [closed]

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 (sm-t230) with TWRP installed (fully functional) but I cant find a custom Rom that supports my model... Please leave some suggestions. I'm hoping for either a ...
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Unpack and Pack the Ramdisk.img

I want to make some change to the ramdisk.img file and use that to bring up the emulator. I unpacked the ramdisk.img with the following command: gunzip -c ../ramdisk.img | cpio -i Before making any ...
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Extract boot.img from Emulator

I want to extract the boot.img from the android emulator. But I am not able to find it. I took the adb shell and read the proc/mtd file. This is content of the proc/mtd file. root@generic:/ # cat ...
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Cubot X9 does not turn on after update, also not recognised by computer (unknown device in Device Manager)

I have Cubot X9, ordered from China. after the update it gave me an error. The phone restarts, but I cannot enter recovery mode. I tried to flash new ROM, but it gave an error. Now nothing works, and ...
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Switch from CyanogenOS to CyanogenMod without losing data

Is it possible to switch from (rooted) CyanogenOS to CyanogenMod without losing any data? Device is WileyFox Swift
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I need to access the internal sotorage

I was changing the ROM on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900P) when I deleted the OS. Now I know I can flash a new one by adding a zip file to the SD card or Internal storage. The problem is that I ...
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Hide no sim icon close to battery

I have a Nexus 5 running Android 6 (xTraFactory rom, rooted phone). I would like to remove the No Sim icon close to battery. I tried before (using abd root): setprop persist.radio.noril 1 and ...
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How to reinstall rom of unsupported Philips tablet? [duplicate]

I have a tablet Philips pi3100z2/58, and I can't find a stock rom for it anywhere. There is not even a PC Software on their official website. How do I reinstall the tablet? I need a clean stock rom ...
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Volume buttons not working in fastboot mode (LG Leon H320)

I'm trying to unlock the bootloader on my LG Leon (running on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop). I've followed SO many online tutorials, and most come down to one and the same problem: First I create a backup ...
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Given an Android phone, how can I find out what custom and stock ROMs are compatible? [duplicate]

I've recently started trying to dabble in custom ROMs, or even just trying to boost an old phone with a newer version of Android, but there doesn't seem to be a conclusive place online to find out ...
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How are internal components of Android tested before releasing?

How are the internal components of Android such as Zygote and Binder tested before being released? I tried looking around for answers to this but most resources (blog posts and research papers) I ...
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How to re-install Android OS on Phone [closed]

I got some virus in the phone very hard to remove them even on factory reset they can't be removed from the system. In the process of disabling the virus (known as Monkey Test Virus you can search on ...
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Downgrade Galaxy Ace to stock rom without Odin

I' install the CM7.2 on it using the CWM v5.0.2.6 Well now I'd like to retun to stock rom I found that I cannot connect my phone to the computer(I have a damaged micro usb on the phone) to use Odin ...
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How to tell if phone's ROM is original or tampered?

I have bought a new phone which seems to be used. The manufacturer checked my IMEI and confirmed that the phone has been purchased/activated before. The body looks new so I don't mind keeping it but ...
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Safely test rom build

I'm attempting to get into Android Rom development and as such I've compiled CM13 from source for my device (which is not yet fully supported, I've tweaked it so that it ought to work). However, due ...
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SOLVED - Invalid IMEI - lenovo a7000

So, I recently bricked my A7000. Found a rom somewhere online and flashed it with SPTools. Now it boots fine but I get the "INVALID IMEI" error. I rooted it gain, got into engineer mode with MTK ...
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Samsung Galaxy A5 (A500FU) - Installing Custom ROMs impossible

I took the CyanogenMod for my device (Galaxy A5 aka A500FU) from this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/samsung-a-series/development/dev-help-to-create-cm12-rom-galaxy-a5-t3153129I took the zip ...
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Phone stuck at boot logo, cannot wipe data/factory reset

I will explain what happened: I opened up terminal emulator then typed cd /system/xbinls fsc* then /dev/block/vold/179:17 then mount then my tab got stuck and then it switched off automatically. ...
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bad calls on custom rom on I9500

For quite some time of trying out various roms on my I9500, I've found out that on all of them I had a call issue, where the other person kept hearing himself twice (echo). I've tried today to flash a ...
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How fast can CPU governors change their frequency?

All CPU governors descriptions that I could find use subjective words such as slow and fast to explain how the frequency changes over certain conditions. What are the typical values here, are we ...
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Can I recover my Lenovo A936

have been trying tto get some help with a problem I am experiencing with a recently purchased Lenovo A936, (Golden Warrior). I hope this is the right place to post. I bought this smart phone from ...
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After Custom Rom My Device Become Very Slow

I am using QMobile Noir A8 (it's a Pakistani Android device) with custom ROM. I am having a problem with the custom ROM. My device becomes very slow when I connect to the internet. All apps (Facebook, ...
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Can i install android wear on any smartwatch?

I just got this smartwatch that is a copy of samsung wear and my question is if i can just format it and install normal android wear. problem is i dont have any documentation on it and i can barely ...
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how to fall back to old binary after deleting required system app and causing no boot?

I am using Micromax Canvas Turbo A-250 I was having some malware issues ,which every second downloaded some random application and launched it automatically. I rooted my phone using King Root , then ...
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Where the original stock Rom is usually stored?

Please, help me with the following questions: Q1). Where is the original stock Rom of the Android device is usually stored? Q2). Is it possible to delete the original stock Rom completely from the ...
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Flashing ROM to Samsung Galaxy SII

I'm trying to flash ROM to my Samsung Galaxy SII GT-I9100 (AT&T). During the process I corrupted firmware so I can only 'start' the device either in download or recovery mode. Because of this I ...
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Increasing Partition Size using gparted on Android Tablet

I have a Projector Tablet running android 4.2 on an Actions gs702a (Full AOSP on Leopard SoC). The partitions for system, data and cache made by the manufacturer are too small for my needs (and I've ...
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A rather complex wifi issue (android tablet)

Straight to the point. My wifi has not been working properly since after a few days after upgrading its firmware and android version. Issue description The issue is rather inconsistent. Wifi will ...
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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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How to modify internal partitions on Samsung Galaxy S2

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100): CWM-based Recovery v6.0.5.0 Rooted Cyanogenmod 12 with Android 4.4.4 The phone runs actually pretty good with this ROM, the only problem that I'm having is a ...
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Why can't my custom ROM access the internet through TOR?

I did this. Or at least I thought i did. I used a Nexus 7 2012, and a laptop running TAILS. Everything worked fine until I booted my table with its finished custom ROM and tried to access the ...
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Deleted my only Launcher and APK - Black Screen. Please help!

I have a Lenovo A806. The device was rooted and I downloaded a root uninstaller from the PlayStore to uninstall some apps that I couldn't otherwise. In the process, among other apps, I deleted the ...
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no sim card detected after installing new ROM in my galaxy s4 GT-I9500

i have installed new rom 4.4.2 kitkat on my GT-I9500. before this i was using 5.0.1 lollipop Rom on ma phone but it crashes too much thats why i switch to kitkat 4.4.2 which is a previous version of ...
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Loding file on recovery mod

I really need to know how to load .zip files on the recovery TWRP. Because I did a system wipe without previously do a flash of the new ROM. There's a way to put the ROM on the phone even without any ...
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hTC One M7 Stock ROM Installation

My hTC One M7 phone is S-OFF, has the latest firmware 7.19.401.2, and has nicely installed "ViperOne+9.0.0-fix", the Recovery is TWRP 2.8.6.0. Everything works very well, except that the proximity ...
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App Won't Load After Link /data/app to 2nd SD-Card Partition

Lenovo S920 Android 4.2.1 Basically, I want to link my /data/app to /system/sd/app (2nd SD Card partition). I have mount my 2nd partition on boot to /system/sd/app correctly. Here what I got when ...
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Is there any Google AOSP rom available for Meizu m1 note? [duplicate]

Is there any Google AOSP rom/vanilla rom available for Meizu m1 note ? http://www.gsmarena.com/meizu_m1_note-review-1232.php
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bricked micromax canvas 2.2

I have problem boot my phone micromax a114 canvas 2.2 it only show start logo and nothing else. but I can boot it to recovery mod(not any cwm recovery but factory installed recovery) device name is ...
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Install motog stock framework

I installed cynogen mod 12 to my motoG, now I want to install stock rom, I got it from XDA, But how can I install? can anyone please give me steps to install it?
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Is Android designed to not rely on com.android.systemui if I disable it?

I have found that my tablets seem to work just as well with com.android.systemui disabled (if you disregard the fact that navigation bar and recents panel etc disappears) which is acceptable to me. ...
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Kiosk, Rom + Launcher, need a little guidance

I am currently developing a software for use in the Home health industry, which handles Verifying an aid is actually administering care (EVV). This works with GPS and the read of a fixed NFC chip. i ...
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Adaptation of ROMS for other devices [duplicate]

Could I install certain custom ROMS for other devices e.g. Samsung tab 3 Stock on Samsung Galaxy tab 2? If so, how, and what should I do?
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What is an android ROM?

I know this question is answered all over the web however I don't understand why its called a custom ROM. Isn't the android OS partition stored in read/write memory? but just classed as read only ...
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SD and Internal Memory issue

Phone is HTC One S (S4), rooted and S-off. While trying to install custom ROM I corrupted the partitions in memory. I re-partitioned it using CWM recovery. Afterwards, I installed MaximusHD. Now I ...
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Install non-specific ROM on Acer Liquid Z520?

Is it possible to install a non-specific ROM (may it be Cyanogen, Paranoid Android, or Slimdroid etc etc), since none has a specific version for my model? What would be the additional steps and risks? ...
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Downgrading Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Downgrade Confusion

My Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 is currently running Android version 4.3.0. I wanted to downgrade it back to 4.1.2 and got confused with which values to look for when selecting a rom. I know that my ...