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

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Is it always possible to recover from a failed installation of a ROM?

in the past I changed the ROM from my phone and the installation was correct. Now I'm currently working in a custom ROM, where I'm doing some alterations on Android Source code. So, my question is: if ...
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Extract working Baseband/RIL (Radio Interface Layer) from stock ROM to use with a custom ROM?

I have an LG P970 Optimus Black. I was aiming to get a more recent version of Android. Originally had Froyo V10B stock ROM on it which could call and text. Flashed SlimBean 4.2.2 onto it, but the ...
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Modify a stock Android application? [on hold]

Can you import applications into Android Studio from Google's Android source code repository? https://android.googlesource.com/ I used Git to download the Deskclock source code... ...
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Rom porting Q in mtk

I've found a device similar to my configuration but it has 2 GB ram whereas I have 1 GB.... But everything else is same to same..... and one of my friend has got the same issue, but for GPU. His ...
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i want to install kitkat or ICS on micromax A26 [duplicate]

How do i install Kitkat or ICS version on my micromax. there is no official release from micromax i tried using cyanogenexus from youtube it throws an error of status 0 installation aborted. someone ...
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Complete signal lost

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S53660 to its stock ROM but I lost signal completely. I have tried to manually search for networks but it won't show any. My phone was unlocked because I am from ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 keeps getting Status 7 when installing CyanogenMod

I'm trying to install CyanogenMod rom on my Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100. I have root (checked with root basic app). Successfully installed SuperSU Pro. Downloaded the third+fourth Cyanogenmon from ...
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Which filesystems get overwritten when applying a ROM?

I'd like to better understand the process of writing a ROM (a zip package) to my Android phone. Checking with adb shell, the following filesystems are mounted on my phone: rootfs / rootfs ...
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Power button replacement (Remap) [duplicate]

Somehow I broked up my Samsung GT I9000 Power button (So I can't power it on) I powered it on using PC ADB command and I remapped the Home to be a power button (long pressing Home shows me Power ...
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Is there a dedicated Nand-Flash for the base-band chip? [closed]

As we know, the internal nand flash have many partitions, such as for bootloader, boot, system, data, recovery, cache, misc, but there is no partition for radio. However, one can upgrade the ...
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Need help with choosing the Rom for ZebPad 7t100

Without my knowledge my father bought a ZebPad 7t100 which is a Chinese sorta tablet imported re-branded and sold in India. The tablet one day stopped from booting and the repair man put some generic ...
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Need Help for Chinese Android Smart TV Box - Baidu 3S

I have bought a Android smart TV box in china, And all menus are in chinese , i cant use it as i do not know chinese, Can any one assist me to get this thing work in english, Device Specs : Product ...
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LG L9 P769 screen inverted PLEASE HELP

I used fastboot and then installed a stock ROM (D20H) on a LG L9 P769 , but when the phone installed the ROM and rebooted EVERYTHING was mirrored on the screen from right to left. Is this a kernel ...
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Phone will no longer connect via USB after bad ROM

I have a phone that was flashed with a bad ROM. It no longer has a system, so actually getting into the phone is a no-go. It can, however, boot into recovery and download mode. I planned on flashing ...
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Can't find Android 4.4.4 ROM for ZTE Score [duplicate]

I am trying to upgrade my ZTE Score (Gingerbread 2.3.4) to Android 4.4-4.4.4 with a custom ROM. I can't find a place to download a custom 4.4 ROM. Where can I find a ROM for my ZTE Score?
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Xperia Go: Boot into Recovery Mode [duplicate]

First time messing with Android OS/ROM I have a Sony Xperia Go (ST27i with Android 4.1.2) I aiming to deploy the latest kitkat ROM for this phone ...
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What ROM could be used on an HTC Desire bravo with non-functioning physical buttons

I have a HTC Desire (bravo). Currently I use it with the old Oxygene ROM. Basically It's fine, but the physical buttons (menu, back, home) are very hard to press. Sometimes it takes more than 5 hard ...
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Where is the update file on an HTC EVO 4g LTE?

I have a rom on my phone that freaks out every time I want to update my phone. Ive been getting the notices to update for almost a year or so now, and I'm at my wits end. What can I do? Where is ...
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Is it okay to delete CWM backups after copying them to my pc?

Recently, I installed CWM (Rom Manager) and a custom recovery in my Xperia SP. Then I went to Rom Manager and pressed 'Backup Current ROM' which took me to a screen that backed up everything. Then I ...
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Can I install a Micromax Canvas Juice ROM on a Micromax Bolt?

actually I want to install a Samsung galaxy s5 ROM on my micromax bolt a068 but I was not able to find such ROM for my device on the internet but now I found a s5 ROM for micromax canvas juice ant ...
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What ROM will turn my Verizon HTC One M8 into the same thing as the unlocked dev version?

I have an HTC One (M8) from Verizon, but I don't live in the US. I'd like to find a ROM that will make my phone have the same settings as the unlocked Dev Version that you can buy directly from HTC. ...
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Custom rom and custom recovery needed [duplicate]

Hello I have hummingbird developement board with allwinner a20 cpu and model wing-k70. I need recovery and custom rom for this can any one help please?
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Acquire OOB data from android device

My android device is not a mtd (Memory Technology Device)device it uses mmc. I have already rooted the device. I want to acquire not only the user data but full image including OOB data. I came to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 ROM for Micromax Bolt A068 [duplicate]

Where can I find a Samsung Galaxy S5 ROM for Micromax Bolt A068? If an S5 ROM is not available, then please provide a download link for S4 or Note 3 for my device.
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Cant open tar.md5 files to view the .img files

Im trying to open my stock rom file that i downloaded from sam firmware and when I try open it with winrar it says: The archive is either in unknown format or damaged. so i tried taking the .md5 ...
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Restoring backup from CWM recovery

I made a backup of my stock ROM before flashing a Custom ROM. I used CWM recovery. But that backup wasn't fully made due to memory constraints. But still it created files worth 1.01 GB in the backup ...
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Removing touchwiz and flashing stock android rom in my device, is it possible? [duplicate]

I have a samsung android phone which has android 4.04 ics with touchwiz on top of it. I want to know if it is possible to flash the stock android rom to my device. Here what i mean is I donot want to ...
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CyanogenMod for my Blu Vivo 4.8

I just bought the Blu Vivo 4.8 HD smartphone, and I want to know if there is any way to flash CyanogenMod on my device?
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Is it possible to install CyanogenMod for “Samsung GS4” on a “Samsung GS4 Active” device?

As I was desperately waiting for the 4.4 update on my Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, I read that Cyanogenmod was available for the Samsung Galaxy S4. My problem is: Is it possible to install the ...
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MI2S won't boot but recovery

My brand new Xiaomi Mi2S automatically boots in recovery mode after I tried to install a custom Kitkat Miui ROM and for some reasons the installation was aborted. I don't know what to do. Is there a ...
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Root or upgrade to 4.4.2 first?

I've just received a new Android phone (an LG G2 D802 32GB). I haven't put my sim card in, or signed into Google yet. I know there is an OTA to upgrade it from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2. Should I root the phone ...
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Bricked phone due to cut-pasting of apk files

I accidentally cut all the .apk and .odex files from /system/apps/ and pasted onto the SD card instead of copying and pasting them. My phone is totally bricked. Stuck in a boot-loop and factory reset ...
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How to install a ROM in a MTK phone via FLASHTOOL

I have already tried to install a ROM in a chinese phone with the MTK 6582 processor (1,3 GHz). And I have tried with others processors like MTK 6589. When I connect the phone at the PC, FLASHTOOL ...
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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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How to unpack and edit boot.img for rom porting

I recently downloaded a rom (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2480246) for my Allview P5 (Allview P5 is the equivalent of Gionee GN700W/FLY IQ441/QMobile Noir A8) . It`s called ...
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Galaxy s GT-I9000 Network Not Registered in GSM or Auto Mode BUT Getting Registered on WDCMA Mode (After upgrade to Gingerbird 2.3.6)

I am experiencing a quite strange problem with my samsung galaxy S GT-I9000, (Current Firmware Gingerbread 2.3.6 JVU) Some months back, I got my Samsung S GT-I9000 (Original android Eclair 2.1) ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 can't write any files to SD nor delete existing folders, why?

I go to recovery mode, format everything that's possible, even running some full wipe script, then install fresh ROM, boot into it and see all old folder on internal SD card from old apps, also I ...
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Keep Samsung apps/“features” after rooting?

I know that if I root my samsung phone, I will lose a lot of Samsung features (like fingerprint scanner probably, and apps like S Note etc). And I understand that its the base that a rom is created on ...
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Cannot find HTC One in ADB, SD card not mounted, incorrect kernel for installed ROM, no backup

Pretty much what the title says. I have messed up big time. Because I am switching carriers, I have to switch back to the stock ROM. It is stuck at the loading screen, most likely because of a kernel ...
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images not displayed in gallery

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy phone long back and i installed Jelly Blast in my phone. Instead of samsung's actual gallery app i have Gallery ICS in my mobile. Recently i have this issue that some of the ...
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Where can I get the Original ROM for Q-Mobile A8 [duplicate]

I am looking for the Original ROM of Q-Mobile A8. Can anyone please share a link with me? I have been looking every where and unable to find one!
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Why newer android versions drain the battery faster?

I've got an Android phone whose stock Android version is 2.1. I've tried several times to install some custom ROMs (mostly Cyanogenmod based) with Android 2.2 and 2.3. The full charged battery lasts: ...
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Romdump via Ubuntu

So I'm teaching myself linux and android deving, far away still but slowly but surely getting there. Anyway, I'm trying to push the romdump to my device via Ubuntu 13.10 via this code adb push ...
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Installing ROM over another custom ROM

Am using Samsung Galaxy Y model phone. I rooted my mobile and installed Jelly Blast v3 ROM in my phone. Now how to install a different custom ROM over this ? or if i install a new ROM in my mobile ...
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What does the command `adb sideload FILE` do?

I am reading a tutorial on the sideload command at link. It contains the steps of rebooting into recovery mode and using adb sideload [file].zip. My question is that what does sideload actually do ...
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What is the purpose of a ramdisk in Android?

I am reading a link that explains what partitions exist in Android. Can someone tell what is the purpose of ramdisk in Android ? The link says ramdisk is present (along with the kernel) in /boot ...
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Want to upgrade: Have Android: v4.0.4 with Build: Omega v13.1 [duplicate]

It's been I think almost 2 years since I've done this. So it's probably all changed and I'm worried I'll mess something up. I currently have Android v4.0.4 with Build: Omega v13.1 (very old I know) ...
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Galaxy s2 4.4 totaly stock rom?

I am looking for 4.4.x rom for my galaxy s2. I have installed beanstalk 4.4.2 rom, but what I don't like about it is that it is very "custom". I am looking for rom, similar to super nexus - absolutely ...
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No SIM card detected after installing new ROM

I probably did some mistake which I don't know how to solve. After I installed a new ROM I get message: Slot 1: No SIM card detected Slot 2: No SIM card detected „SIM management“ is ...