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

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My T-Mobile LG Optimus F3 P659 is bricked after attempting to flash

I was trying to flash a new ROM on my LG Optimus F3 P659 and it restarted like it should and displayed: Fastboot mode started udc_start() It shouldn't do this because it means my phone is bricked. ...
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How can I install Google Play on Copperhead ROM?

According to the Copperhead blog, it is possible to install Google Play to the Copperhead ROM. Unfortunately, this post is not relevant any more, since the current Android version is 6 and the ...
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Help, I rooted my lg volt 2 and I factory reset it. I need help getting it back to working

Okay, so I am new to this whole thing. My lg volt 2 will boot up and I can go past the accessibility section to the "set internet connection" part, after I set internet connection the phone is stuck ...
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su available but not busybox and Superuser.apk

I have tried searching various methods to either root or delete this su (it is a kinguser su) but in vain. I found a very useful site http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2684210 but did ...
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Where get AOKP the manufacturer code?

I know that AOKP based on ASOP from the official distribution, but where did AOKP get the hardware specific Code (Galaxy S6, HTC 10, LG G4) to compile the ROM?
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Copperhead OS / general ROM questions

I'm thinking of switching from CyanogenMod to Copperhead OS. Before I do that, I'd like to clarify some things. I'm using TWRP as recovery. If I just create a standard backup of my current ...
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Backup Kernel Modules/Drivers From an Installation of Android

How can I create a backup of all the driver modules (especially those that are not part of the original kernel) from an installation of Android? Note: No, this's not an XY Problem. There's ...
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Is there any custom ROM for the Acer Iconia B1-710 Tablet? [duplicate]

I have an Acer Iconia B1-710 Tablet (codename B1-710) with Android v4.1.2 and the following: Kernel: 3.4.0 Image: Acer_AV051_B1-710_RV04RC01_WW_GEN1 Cores: 2 CPU: MTK 8317T, 1.2 GHz RAM: 1 GB ROM: ...
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Why can't fastboot see my device?

I have a 5" android tablet running on an Allwinner A33 chip referred to in device info as "astar_evb-eng". I am running Windows 8 (not 8.1) and have installed and tried every version of the ADB and ...
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I need to change the lockscreen to fit our user list

So, I have an Samsung SM-T113NU, and we currently need the device to have more than 8 users. I have successfully rooted the device, and changed our max users ammount to 100. No problem on that. But ...
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Android Tablet Won't Stay Off

I have a Cube U30GT Mini tablet with Android 4.1.1, kernel 3.0.8, Rockchip rk3066. This tablet won't stay off unless the battery is dead. Doing a normal "Power Off" just reboots the tablet. If the ...
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can I safely flash ls675zv4 recovery on the ls675zv5?

So end goal is to carrier unlock a phone that can't be carrier unlocked by stripping it down to nothing, rewrite my partition tables, and flash some non"boost" Sprint software. I've double checked the ...
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Stuck in installing rom for tablet not 10.1 N8000

i have rooted and i tried to install a rom from cyanogenmod website in this link https://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=n8000 now the tab is stuck in cyanogenmod loading image i tried to get in the ...
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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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Does installing a stock rom will remove my phones IMEI number?

I rooted my Micromax a102 to remove a ghost push like virus . along with that I accidently deleted some important apps and then unrooted my phone . after that I can't install any app and many problems ...
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OTA update multiple times

I am using Xiaomi mobile which is unrooted. In that I have installed developer ROM. The manufacturer releases weekly updates, which is twice in week. My question is that, Will it creates any ...
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Flashing rom of Xolo q2000 in Intex aqua i5(mine)

both these phones have Mt6589 and kernel versions are as follows:- Aqua I5- 3.4.5(200) Colo q2000- 3.4.5(eng.fussen."some numbers") is it possible to flash xolo q2000's ROM in my intex aqua i5.
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How to access system folder on a dead MTK phone

I have a chinese android phone Wiio wi3. It is a MTK6582 android mobile. This phone is hardly bricked and there is no rom available for this phone because it is a chinese set. Is there any way to get ...
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Trouble with Tablet Samsung GT-P1000N, display dont works after firmware update

I've tried to do a update the firmware and after this the device don't work what i did wrong. Steps: I copied the ROM "Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean [CyanogenMod 10] [Nightly] [02-11-2012]" to external ...
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Is this Official ROM of gt-i9506?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 gt-i9506. The size of some (linked removed because faulty) Samsung ROMs is 1.3 GB while CyanogenMod corresponding ROM's size size 0.3 GB here. I cannot understand so big ...
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MOBII 5045 rom needed sideload

My Android started in a bootloop, continuesly bootloader on and of. i had the phone rebooted to factorysettings so wiped data factory settings, now stucked in bootloop. i tred the adb commands but ...
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What happens if i flash a custom ROM on locked bootloader?

i want to know if i can flash a custom ROM without unlocking the bootloader if this impossible then what happens to the phone if i do that? Thanks.
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Enabling Mass Storage instead of MTP/PTP

Is there any way to enable the old Mass Storage Mode in Android 4.4.2? Right now I can only see MTP or PTP modes, but not the Mass Storage mode that was used to be around in old versions(2.3, I guess)....
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What do the terms root, bootloader unlock, custom recovery and ROM installation mean? [duplicate]

I'm trying to root my Galaxy Note 4 and I see the above terms being used everywhere. What do each of them mean? I have a vague idea about each of them, but I'm still confused about some of them. A ...
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What is the difference between Samsung 4 files(Repairing firmware) and Single firmware file for flashing?

I was flashing a Samsung device with a single file (tar.md5 format) and i saw some people are working with 4 files(Repairing firmware) to fixing the most and actually, Any problems with those 4 files ...
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Can I flash another phone's ROM or Kernel on my phone? [duplicate]

Can i flash another phone's kernel or ROM on my phone and what would happen is i did so?
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How can I read a mobile's ROM version?

I have a Samsung A3. it's rom version is A300FUXXU1BOJ5_A300FU_BOG1BOJ1_A300FU_XXU1BOJ4. Is there any way to decode this name and to know what does it exactly mean ? PS: I know that A300FU is the the ...
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Sony Tablet S unlock [closed]

How do I unlock the bootloader of a Sony Tablet S? I want to load another ROM. I have already rooted my phone. Found one or two utilities which claim to unlock, but nothing worked. I have also ...
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Old android phone - new Android version? [duplicate]

My mommy owned an adroid HTC phone in 2010 and no longer uses it. I decided to get myself with familiar with android and use it - for web browser, clash of clans, etc. I found one problem: ITS ...
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Cannot Get This Disk Image To Mount!

I am trying to download the firmware for the RikoMagic MK802 IV, which can be found here. After it finishes downloading, I want to open it up and begin modifying it a bit for fun, but nothing I do ...
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install Rom for phone seem device but different model number

Q: can i install rom made for the phone and install it in seem phone but there is little different of model number . Example: i want to install any a rom for note 5 (SM-N920C) on my note 5 (SM-N920T),...
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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 /system/...
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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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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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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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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 ...