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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“com.android.phone has stopped” after dirty flashing CM13 [duplicate]

Hello I tried to do a flash from cm 13 to cm 12. Now whenever my phone boots it gives me this message and when I press ok it just restarts my phone. I saw some other posts about this problem, ...
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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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Can't connect One Plus 2 to mac after flashing OxygenOS 3.0.2

After flashing the new oxygenOS 3.0.2 my phone doesn't connect. In AFT it show's that there is no device connected.. I tried using fastboot mode, phone don't connect. I've tried sideload the rom with ...
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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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What is meant by “RAW” firmware?

I want to use Asus Flashtool to restore stock firmware to my phone. The download page says I will need "RAW" firmware. What exactly is that? I have already downloaded the correct firmware file from ...
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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 resolve this kind of bootloop?

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (GT-P3100). I decided to use Slimkat custom rom in June 2015. Everything was working nicely. Until one day. My tab suddenly rebooted. I thought, I just accidentally ...
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Samsung galaxy star pro GT-S7262 malfunctioning

I wanted to install a custom ROM on my samsung galaxy star pro GT-S7262 .Firstly I rooted my in order to acquire some extra capabilities. Then I restored it three times. After the third time when I ...
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Sony Emma FlashTool saying Unable to connect to the network and exits suddenly while I have network

When I'm running sony flash tool (Emma) it shows me following error and suddenly exits: Unable to connect to the network, please check your network connection. But I have a connected internet ...
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MTK 6572 (Doogee DG300) no GPS at all

After the first time I flashed my phone I could never make GPS work again, and the GPS signal was already weak before flashing. Now I've flashed it again and when testing with GPS TEST app, it said ...
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Landi/Lakala APOS A8 POS Terminal and CYANOGENMOD [duplicate]

Good day! Recently I have bought mentioned device from China to develop my own project on it and use it as Android device with built-in thermal printer. Of course the stock ROM that was coming with ...
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Mi4i full partition corrupted. Unable to restore EFS partition

I have a Mi4i which was rooted and Cyanogen was installed. Suddenly after reboot, the phone stopped booting into the Cyanogen OS. I tried to flash the Cyanogen again but it did not boot. I flashed ...
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Flashed my Android and now I can't display arabic, Hebrew

I followed this tuto to flash a zip to my phone (S3 mini - Android 4.4.4 ) using flashfire to show the new emojis. All seems to work well though I noticed Arabic and many other languages are not ...
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Is it possible to implement Android N (Preview Version) on new Lenovo Moto G4 Plus?

Is anyone tried to experiment to install Android N update in Moto G4 Plus ? or if it does installed successfully, then please guide us towards the procedures for that.
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Stuck on bootup screen from TWRP

I am following this guide to root my Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360T1(MetroPCS) using TWRP. What did I wrong: I went into TWRP recovery I pressed on "Reboot" I pressed on "Power Off" A pop up ...
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My Acer Z160 has a weird problem with flashing and reset

my friend's phone had an error on his phone(Acer z160 not rooted), all the applications crash at start-up. It came to my mind that I had to do a factory reset via stock recovery. After the reset, I ...
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Regarding Flashing Error on Spice Xlife 405

I have encountered an error while flashing Spice Xlife 405 mobile by using Windows 7. The error I got this after the format task is done i.e., after PDL Flash 2in otherwords PDL Flash 2 is completed ...
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Phone does not bootup after flashing

I have a Samsung s3 neo (GT19300I) device and I flashed a rom(downloaded from the link for the indian version here) to it. After flashing, Oding gave the PASS result, but my device did not bootup. I ...
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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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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: https://wiki....
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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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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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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 6....