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

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Should Dalvik Cache be wiped in the case of switching Lollipop ROMs

I know what dalvik and ART is. But my question is, when switching custom ROMs (All anything above 5.0), is it necessary to wipe the dalvik cache? Wiping the Cache is necessary but wiping dalvik ...
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Fix BLU Studio 5 C HD Soft Brick

Alright so here's my problem. I've had this phone for a little while, only a few months. Rooted, installed Device Control + Xposed, tweaked Sysctl some, and made a few build.prop tweaks. Yesterday, I ...
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TWRP ignore Getprop

I have an obscure Moto X varient, so when flashing ROMs in TWRP I have to manually edit every one to remove the getprop line from the updater script. Is there some way I can change the built in name ...
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Change OS to Android on HTC HD7 (Windows Phone) [duplicate]

I have a problem with my HTC HD7, a Windows Phone and I want to change it to Android. I search in Google and read many article about changing Windows Phone to Android in XDA and many related site to ...
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Find correct stock Android ROM

I just bought a second hand Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and I believe it's rooted. I'd like to revert back to the stock ROM, and found guides (for example rooted my phone but want to go back to stock rom) ...
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Return my S4 Mini 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to stock firmware

I want to return my S4 mini 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to stock firmware, but can't find the specific ROM for baseband version I919XXUAMDE/ build numbber JDQ39.I9190XXUAMDE. You could help me a lot if you told ...
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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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I used AutoRec on my LG Gpad 7.0 LTE and it wiped my hard drive

When I used this recovery tool on my android tablet, it instantly shut off and whenever I connect it to a pc, it shows up as a removable hard drive and there is only 2 remaining folders titled Images ...
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How do i detect my android phone on my PC? While installing custom rom i think i deleted some key file and not the phone is not getting detected

While installing custom rom i think i deleted some key file so now my PC is not able to detect my android phone, nor I have any saved roms on the phone to recover. I do not have SD card slot but have ...
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Check to see if I can receive OTA updates

I have recently purchased a oneplus one and have installed a few different custom ROMs. I have now reverted to what is supposedly the stock ROM but would like to check to see if I will be able to ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 wont boot after rooting

I try to Root my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with KingoRoot using pc. after that it restarted, but now it won't boot. when i try the button combination, home+power+vol, tab goes into downloading, odin, mode. ...
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Boot Animation Stock Samsung ROM

How can I set a custom boot animation on a Samsung stock ROM? For example the galaxy young(s5360).
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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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Trying to root using a Mac. Galaxy Note II SCH-I605.

Right now I'm trying to use ghettoroot tool to gain root access to my phone. I'm really not sure if this will work from Mac... and I'm not sure what to do after I've gained root access. I have no ...
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Is android kernel same for all devices [closed]

I m newbie to building roms. I have Hiawei G630 device with 4.3 kernel. My question is would it work if I use Samsung or other Huawei kernel. Sorry form my bad english
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how to make complete os backup to create update.zip? [duplicate]

how exactly can i create a update.zip file from an android device that runs on android kitkat? i tried to backup using titanium backup but it needs root access. is there any way to backup the ...
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ROM on android phones isn't really “read only”… right?

I see the word ROM and internal memory used interchangeably in the context of Android phones. The OS seems to be stored in the internal memory itself, which is also used for installing applications. ...
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Advice a good ROM for N7100 [duplicate]

Since death of OmniROM for N7100 (maintainer left the project, the new one is making unofficial build of 5) I'm looking fo a good alive 4.4.4 (I use Xposed, it is not available for 5) ROM for my ...
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rooted gionee elife e7 rom help

I have a rooted gionee elite e7.. I want to remove amigo and put some other rom. Pls help . Is there Any other awesome stuff I can do with it. I have uninstall ed almost all pre installed apps. There ...
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Modify boot.img of Moto G 2014 ROM

Starting from the Titan Prime ROM I would like to make some modifications to the boot.img. But if I try to unpack and repack the boot.img the phone jumps immediately into the bootloader after the ...
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Install newest ROM on Huawei Ascend G700

I want to install a new, clean OS on my Android phone. My phone is a Huawei Ascend G700, the specs are here -> Offical Huawei specs Where can I find the ROM for this phone? The only ROM's I see are ...
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my Xperia l not starting

I tried to install a custom rom on my Xperia L,but it aborted. Now my handset isn't booting up, when powered on it just shows SONY logo. What should I do now ?
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Does replacing a damaged SIM slot changes the IMEI as well?

I damaged my 3G (WCDMA) SIM slot which I need to get replaced/reparied. I'm curious whether the replacement will also change the IMEI no or the slot? i.e. is IMEI info linkedup with the SIM SLot ...
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7" mikona mhtmid-b718dc8-b tablet

my 5 year old had one for xmas and 3 days after starting to use it cut out and started to give messages such as unfortunatly launcher has stopped + unfortunatly system ui has stopped. he somehow ...
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How can I install Android 4.1 on Android 4.4.4 on my phone?

I had installed CWM recovery on my huawei y300 (rooted) to install this file "http://getcm.dazzozo.com/?device=u8833" to update my phone to android 4.4.4. This update have a few problems and I prefer ...
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Build CyanogenMod ROM for Sony Xperia M or any other android phone [closed]

I am following the steps given on the following cynogenmod official page. Step as given here. And i am stuck on the get prebuilts apps as there is no such a script as get-prebuilts in the ...
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Stuck at android recovery mode

I mount r/w on Root Explorer and I forgot to mount it back to r/o then I accidentally reboot my phone now it is stuck in android recovery mode. What am I supposed to do?
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Samsung Roms Freeze while AOSP Roms does not

I have a Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Tablet and I have been flashing a custom ron for my tablet. I wanted to go back to stock but it freezes on the setting up screen (the one where you make your ...
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How to root Asus Zenfone 5(100CG) Kitkat

Please help me in rooting Asus Zenfone5(100CG) kitkat. I am trying to get the information and files,but no success. Please suggest me ,where to download the required files to change to custom ROM on ...
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Installing custom ROMs: since most Android systems don't have a ROM, isn't this a misnomer?

My Samsung Galaxy SIII seems to have an internal SD card as internal memory, and no ROM (Read-Only Memory). AFAIK ROM refers to a type of memory which can be only modified by attaching cable attached ...
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Bluetooth A2DP Headset with simultaneous Wired Headphones - ROM modification

What is involved in getting a Bluetooth A2DP headset to play the same audio stream as the wired headset? Where is the stream switching currently handled in the ROM, and is this something modifiable ...
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How do I install a custom ROM on a Prestigio PMT3677

I want to install a custom ROM like Cyanogenmod or similar on my 7" Prestigio tablet. There doesn't seem to be any content on the net to explain what ROMS are compatible with this specific model and ...
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Both Sims are not detected after update Lenovo A390 with the latest ROW firmware

I have format my Lenovo A390 and update to latest ROW firmware version A390_ROW_S316_130730. Everything work fine but sim cards not detected. At down of the lock screen shows Invalid IMEI. In the ...
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My mt6598 does not provide any option to enable 3g network

Nowhere i found wcdma/3g/ or any other option. I know that all mt6598 device support 3g. Details as in About Phone in droid tools : Model P6B, Manufacturer MT6598, Brand CSZ, Android 4.3,Internal ...
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What's the difference between a factory image and a ROM?

Why are ROMs flashable through recovery while factory images require fastboot?
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How to convert my lenovo s939 android version using zip file [duplicate]

I want to convert my android 4.2.2 to android 5.0, but it's difficult.... I need help...
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Unable to factory reset gt-s5830i

I'm in a big trouble let me explain. I have a GT-s5830i where I installed MIUI, I have also CWM Recovery 5.0.2.8. Now for many reasons I would like to factory reset my device to it's original ROM, ...
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Understanding Android terminologies [duplicate]

I am a Android greenhorn, and seems like there are a lot of jargon that float around. Example: Android OS Android Kernel Rooting Recovery Partition ROM Boot locked BIOS SIM Locked stock android ...
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Samsung Galaxy SCH-I545 won't update?

Here is the full story: I bought my galaxy around 2 months ago (September 2014), and i rooted it using towelroot Then what i did was i tried getting clockwork mod, so i can use the cyanogen rom... ...
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How to tie an app to the ROM.

I REALLY like the Google Japanese input. I would love to use is as my SOLE keyboard. To that end I rooted the phone and got rid of Touchpal, and Swype. That leaves me with The Android Keyboard and The ...
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How to get stock Android for Gooophone i6?

I bought a knock-off/replica iPhone 6, Goophone i6. It's the original Goophone i6 and it's running on Android 4.2 with an ugly iOS 7 skin over it. Specs: i6 Quad Core MTK6582 1.4GHz ...
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Why does Android require porting to each device, unlike Windows? [duplicate]

Why does Android require porting to each device, unlike Windows? Or rather, why isn't there a way to simply download a setup program for pure AOSP and install it in any device? I already read this ...
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HTC Evo touch screen and keyboard malfunctioning. Where can I find an RUU file, or how else can I restore to factory settings or fix these problems?

I bought a an HTC EVO Shift 4G phone on eBay, but parts of the screen don't respond to touch. Different parts of the screen don't respond at different times. Also, sometimes when you type on the ...
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Limit on Android version on an Android device [duplicate]

I'm trying to make changes to the Android framework as a part of a project. As ambitious as it sounds, I want to flash a Nexus S with an Android 5 image. Can this be done, or is there a limit to the ...
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How much usable storage space does the 16Gb Nexus 9 have?

How much usable storage space is available on a 16Gb Nexus 9 once the space occupied by the OS, preinstalled software, etc. is subtracted? Please do not answer with speculation; I am interested in ...
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Prestigio PAP 7500 rooting

recently I bought Prestigio 7500 for testing reasons and what is stopping me from doing it is that I can't root it (I want to install custom rom such as CM or Ubuntu touch). I was searching CWM ...
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My Nexus 7 isn't being detected by Windows. No OS on Nexus 7

I wiped my OS from my Nexus earlier as I had a ROM that I wanted to flash. When I proceeded to try and flash the ROM to my Nexus 7 using flash-all.bat (I installed ADB and Fastboot and Drivers using ...
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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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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 ...