Flashing is the process of writing a firmware image (and the root file-system) to the memory of an Android device

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Question about nandroid backus

I am using twrp 3.0.2 for backup and restore on my galaxy s4 i9506 and i dont understand some things. I wanted to be able to switch between 5.0.1 and 4.3 by having backups of both versions. So i ...
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Unable to Install TWRP / Cyanogenmod on Moto G 2013

I have a Moto G 2013 (XT1033). The device does not boot successfully - only shows the logo and then just shows a blank screen. So I tried to install Cyanogenmod hoping it might work out. I have ...
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Can't boot after replacing system.img [closed]

I am working on a custom android device using the i.MX53 board from NXP (formerly Freescale). I have the OS source code, various intermediate files, and the final resulting files once produced by ...
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Nexus 5 unable to reflash

I have a nexus 5 which has ubuntu touch on it. The OS is broken and won't boot. I am trying to flash CyanogenMod to it, i've hooked it up to my ubuntu server, and am following this: ...
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CWM recovery Nandroid Backup

Is there any way to create a Nandroid backup inside CWM recovery, by using the /cache/recovery/extendedcommand file? (This file supports all the commands a normal updater-script file supports inside ...
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Completely disable Nexus 5 Power Button and Remap to Volume Button

I have a 1.5 year old Nexus 5 and its power button is somehow broken from the inside. The thing goes in a reboot loop whenever I either try to turn the phone on or put it on charging. Upon giving it a ...
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Can't find working ROM for desire 626g+? [duplicate]

I bricked my phone like 6 months ago because i accepted a vendor update on it while it was rooted. Since then its been dead. I scoured the internet for ROMs for my phone but found nothing. Found just ...
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Android Nexus 5 “Reboot&Wipe loop with hang” — Can't flash system

My Nexus 5 recently "soft-bricked" itself on an update, and I can't seem to get traditional methods via adb/fastboot (windows pc) to work. My phone is unlocked, and I have the necessary files in the ...
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Error 1012 when flashing ROM on Prestigio PMT3677_Wi using PhoenixCard

After rooting my device Prestigio Multipad PMT3677_Wi with the hope of freeing some bloatware and improving it a bit in space and performance, I came across new problems like degraded performance and ...
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Odin projects and versions

Trying to flash my old Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570. For this purpose I need to use some kind of software - Odin. I found several versions of odin project. Which one is real one and where is the ...
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cyanogenmod 13 encryption on Nexus 4

I do update my cyanogenmod every 2 day or less depending on update released at cyanogenmod.org, but since I encrypted my phone it does not update itself like earlier, but i can do it with "adb ...
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Odin not detects COM port

Trying to download custom ROM to my Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570. Unfortunately Odin not detects phone com port. Phone is in Downloading mode and connected via USB. How to solve this problem?
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ROM update for Samsung S5570 MINI

Trying to understand how to update my Samsung S5570 MINI with new firmware. In xda-developers forum I found following information Stages: Go to recovery - ok, OFF+ POWER+ENTER wipe ...
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How to remove TWRP from Galaxy S4 and boot back into Android system?

So I rooted my phone, then flashed it, and booted into twrp custom recovery menu. When I reboot my system it takes me back to the custom recovery menu everytime. It keeps saying Kernel is not ...
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Custom ROM installation without PC

I have downloaded many ROMs for my Android device (Micromax A120) but can't flash them. Can someone tell me how to flash those ROMs without any PC.
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Can I extract the Stock HTC firmware (Sense) from an M8 and flash it in another rooted M8?

I rooted my friend's HTC M8 upon his request and also put TWRP in it. He tried many ROMs, including AOSP, but couldn't live with the bugs. So, he asked me to revert his phone back to stock with Sense ...
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How to repair android system settings

My friend gave me his Huawei G730-u10 to fix because the phone keeps launching apps automatically at random on startup. Today I figure out some how He deleted some system application which affected ...
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.zip folder not showing up on TWRP

I have a boot animation .zip file under \system\media on my phone, but the media folder isn't showing up under system when in TWRP. Why can't I see the .zip file in TWRP when it's visible in Root ...
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(Why) is it required to flash in order to install Google Play on CyanogenMod?

Is it required to flash in order to install Google Play on CyanogenMod? If so, why? Or is there a method to install Google Play on CyanogenMod without flashing? In comparison, other app stores such ...
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Moto e internal sd card 0mb

The device is booting into bootloader properly n also in recovery mode, But whenever i flash a new rom it says no memory available (internal). Even in the recovery mode in the upper section it shows ...
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What does the ROM files (FACTORYFS, HIDDEN, CACHE, PARAM, etc.) mean?

Flashing my Galaxy S 2 i9100 (after breaking with CyanogenMod update CM-13.x) I used the following command: sudo heimdall flash \ --FACTORYFS factoryfs.img \ --CACHE cache.img \ --HIDDEN ...
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Flashing seems not possible

I own an Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 wifi (picassowifi). I flashed the recovery with TWRP and installed CyanogenMod 10 on it. After a couple of months I tried installing a nightly update for ...
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Android stuck in recovery mode. (NEED TO KEEP FILES)

Can anyone help me with what was explained in this post? How to backup data on a non-booting, unrooted phone? It sounds like it will work but I have no clue even after hours of research what to do. I ...
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Internal total space less than available space

The internal total space reads 8gb while the available space reads 9.83gb. Total phone storage too reads 8gb but available reads 2.21gb and when I connect it to the computer it says I have 18mb as ...
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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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CWM Recovery can't see external SD card, need to install a rom from ext SD

Phone is a SGH-I747M. Was rooted. Tried to put a custom rom on it. Something happened. Now it loads to CWM-Recovery v5.5.0.4. I can't view the files on the SD Card. I have tried mounting the card from ...
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Odin BcmCP.img fail when trying to flash gt-s5830i (galaxy ace)

So I have a bricked gt-s5830i (galaxy ace) and when I try to flash it using odin I get this error: <ID:0/003> Added!! <OSM> Enter CS for MD5.. <OSM> Binary Check MD5.. Do not unplug ...
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Flashing Zenfone 6 (A6001g): stuck at E: unknown volume “/spare”

I need help with my zenfone 6 (a6001g). Issue Origin: I was trying to flash my zf6 (trying to downgrade from to ww-2.22.44 so I could upgrade to 3.23 (lollipop). I used Asus Flash tool latest version ...
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Samsung S4 Mini (GT-I9195) TWRP recovery fails

I have a Samsung S4 Mini (GT-I9195) and successfully installed cm13 with the cm 13 recovery on it. Now I am stuck with the installation of GAPPS by means of TWRP. I have tried to follow this tutorial ...
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Can i use the download mode in lg g3 without turning on usb debugging

I recently bricked my lg g3 d855 european. But still i can get it into download mode. When i connect it to a pc, it does not get recognized. I tried the kdz method to unbrick it but it gets stuck at ...
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cannot install twrp on android nexus 6p

so i want to root my phone by first installing a custom recovery (twrp) following instructions here.. but as soon as i run this command fastboot flash recovery twrp.img i get this: target ...
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SIM unlocking on downloaded ROM

Hello android community. This title may seem very usual, like there are endless posts online to find the solution to this. However, in this situation, it is not as easy as it seems. (look at the ...
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Fix error executing updater binary in zip open_gapps-x86-6.0

I am getting an error while flashing gapps to my OnePlus One running CM 13. My seLinux is set to permissive and my recovery is TWRP 3.0.0.
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TWRP Recovery installation not working

I am following these instructions to root my Galaxy Light - http://rootmygalaxy.net/root-galaxy-light-sgh-t399-install-twrp-recovery/. Part 1 seemed to work fine, but I am not able to boot into TWRP ...
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Nexus 5, Marshmallow, and TWRP recovery - Unstable, inaccesible recovery

I've got a problem when trying to set up my (two) nexus'es 5. (issue reproducible on both my phones, which kinda excludes hardware issues) 1: I download factory images from google's page (tried all ...
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Xperia Ray ST18i - CWM - install zip from sdcard, error message: This package is for “ST18i,…” devices; this is a “”.?

I am working on an Xperia Ray ST18i otherwise known as urushi, unlocked, rooted, last running stock 4.0.4. I was unable to install CWM with ROM manager app, which said it was incompatible with ST18i. ...
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My GT-I9192 device keeps rebooting to “GALAXY” logo, even when trying to go into Recovery Mode

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini that turns on just to the "Samsung GALAXY S4 mini GT-I9192" logo and keeps rebooting to it.. even when I try to go into recovery mode it just reboots to this logo and ...
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Wiped data, cache and everything on Sony Xperia Neo V MT11i, now it's stuck at Sony Logo!

I'm new to the enter flashing and rooting business. So I would like to get some assistance from you guys regarding this issue of mine... here's what I did: Installed CWM via APK on my Xperia Neo V ...
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Android : How to load a custom ROM without SD-card

I have an Asus TF-201(rooted), on which I would like to install Android. I have downloaded the Cyanogenmod ROM/OS, which is in a ZIP file(200Mb), contains files like boot.blob, ...
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Getting Android 4.x on the HTC Holiday (with complications)

Device: AT&T HTC Holiday w/ Android 2.3 & no service Goal: To get Android 4.x (any derivative) working on said device. Problem: When I tried to install the PACMAN ROM (by loosely following ...
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Difference between flashable firmware files of 2 same model phone with different internal SD size?

I have a Gionee m2 8gb which is in a bootloop, so I downloaded flashable firmware files for it, but mistakenly I downloaded gionee m2 4gb flashable firmware files. Is it possible to use this files for ...
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Error unlocking HTC 626s bootloader?

I have a HTC Desire 626s purchased from virgin mobile and I wish to unlock my bootloader and root the device. So I have been following the HTCDev bootloader unlocking instructions. But whenever I ...
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I have SM-G900H which cyanogenmod build-type should I be installing?

Which cyanogenmod build type should I install? I saw that xda forums said that SM-G900H is not klte so i'm not sure which build type should I be installing of cyanogenmod? as cyanogenmod divides them ...
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Is it possible to install pure Android on any Android phone? [duplicate]

As the title says, is it possible? What is AOSP (Android Open Source Project)? I want to install a pure Android operating system, nothing else. Full control (root access), no bloatware and all. Is ...
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Can you flash a SM-G900P ROM on a SM-G860P?

I am an owner of a Galaxy S5 Sport (SM-G860P) and there's very limited support for ROMs out there. I have heard a couple of people saying you can flash a Sprint Galaxy S5 (SM-G900P) ROM on there as ...
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errer downgrading from cm 12 to stock rom from sd card

I recently flashed my samsung Galaxy s3 to cm 12. But, now I need to flash back stock ROM again. My phone's charging port is broken, so I have to use SD card to flash. For that, I have downloaded the ...
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How to boot Android into Custom Recovery Mode?

I am trying to boot Android into a custom recovery(TWRP). I rebooted the Android device holding the Volume Down + Power keys but it doesn't work and shows a weird screen with yellow colour palette on ...
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Does HTC boot image contain CID information?

My phone has an unlocked bootloader and root access. It runs cynanogenMod but I want to get it back to stock Android ROM. I've got the stock Android ROM ready but can't install it becuase I'm ...
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My zenfone 5 is not starting

My zenfone 5 (Lollipop) is not starting at all after unrooting that. I have tried factory reset, cleaning cache many times and restart that many times but its stuck on ASUS loading screen like a ...
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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 ...