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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Do I still need to install GAPPS if I want to use the new Cyanogenmod Android 5.0 rom?

I was just about to flash the latest the build for Cyanogenmod, but then I remembered from past phones where I flashed new ROMs, that I needed to install the latest Google Apps file. However, when I ...
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Samsung Galaxy SIII: SkipSoft Toolkit: rooting: unable to boot Custom Recovery after flashing

My device is an unrooted Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-I9300 (Jelly Bean 4.3.0). I am trying to root my device using Unified_Android_Toolkit_v1.3.3.exe AKA SkipSoft Toolkit and their web page lists my ...
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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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Flashing Cyanogenmod hltevzw to Note 3

I'm a bit confused with Cyanogenmod's announcement stating that they are breaking up the Note 3 builds into their own version. Source Is the hltevzw a build specifically for the Note 3 or all Verizon ...
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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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Stock i9505 ROM on SGH-i337 [duplicate]

Is it possible to install an International i9505 stock ROM (4.4.2) on SGH-i337 (4.2.2) set? Regards, Shahzad
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Samsung Galaxy Pop got stuck while updating to Jelly Bean

My Samsung Galaxy Pop (GT-S5570) got stuck while updating to Jelly Bean with Cyanogenmod 10.1. It sticks at the Samsung logo at the start. What can I do to get it working again?
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i am not able to identify my Android Phone

i am not able to identify my Android Phone...Nowhere on internet i found such manufacturer,model,or brand. Details as in About Phone : Model P6B, Manufacturer MT6598, Brand CSZ, Android 4.3,Internal ...
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my phone is mt6598 but no wcdma option is not enabled

my phone is mt6598 but no wcdma option is not enabled. For phone info: Manufacturer-MT6598, Brand-CSZ- Model-P6B, Prcessor ARM-7, But showing Android version 4.3 icecreamsandwich..... If it is ...
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Error Sideloading Android L

I am trying to update my Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi to Android 5.0 with adb sideload. I get this error: Finding update package... Opening update package... Verifying update package... E:footer is wrong ...
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Xperia Tipo vibrates but does not starts

I was trying custom ROM in my rooted xperia Tipo, but after finishing flash phone asked to reboot, i tried to reboot it now it just vibrates but does not start. Xperia Flash Tool is also not ...
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Emulating a factory reset [duplicate]

I would like to prevent a user from factory resetting their Android phone. How can i do this? Or better still, I would like the factory reset to not do a factory reset, but instead, just re-run the ...
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Wi-Fi cannot turn on! Accidentally deleted /etc/wifi folder

i was trying to enable ad hoc network connection on android and overwriting below folders /etc/wifi /etc/dhcpcd and now my wifi could not turn on. The phone is ADINNO R8, a custom build phone.I ...
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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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No OS installed on Huawei Ascend y300

I rooted and unlocked the bootloader on my Huawei ascend y300. It came with and was using Android 4.1.1 until I had to restore. I got rid of the OS, and now it doesn't boot. I have TWRP installed ...
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Flashing .tar factory image with CWM

In the hopes of getting Android 5.0 onto my Nexus 10, I visited Google's factory image download page for the latest image. I noticed however that the file I downloaded was a tar and not a zip. Will ...
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LG d500 F6 Cannot reflash stock ROM and restore backup

I have an LG D500 Optimus F6 that was sold to me new by T-Mobile. I rooted it successfully with KingoRoot. I created a custom recovery with the recovery.apk file on my external SD card. I rebooted and ...
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Huawey Ascend y330 rooting+flashing

I have Huawei Ascend y330 with Android 4.2.2 onboard and i was wondering what is the best approach to root my device and what is the best way to flash custom rom to it with higher Android version (4.4 ...
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Obtaining boot.img for unrooted device?

I have a Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo / Coolpad 8865U. I cannot find other means of rooting it and tbh I don't trust most oneclickroot.apks. I am trying to root it manually but I cannot find a way to obtain ...
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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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Trying to flash CWM but fastboot hangs at “writing 'recovery'…”

I'm trying to flash my Coolpad 8865u (Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo). I unlocked fastboot and fastboot oem device-info confirms this. However when I try to flash CWM the prompt on my shell hangs at "writing ...
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Device boot loop in sony logo and no flashmode access

I've got a xperia sp, unlocked bootloader device. I've installed CWM recovery. Recently I tried to install CM 11 and I changed the update binary file since I couldn't flash the rom due to set_metadata ...
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Device detected as “mint”

I'm using a xperia sp ( huashan ) device. Recently I read some tutorials and wanted to flash CM 11 M10 into the device. I rooted the device, then backed up the bootloader. Then unlocked it and ...
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How to recover data from a formatted device [rooted, flashed]

I've accidentally formatted my phone, via. fastboot oem unlock. I've already tried Wondershare, EaseUSMobile Saver. Actually, I need my photos which has been shot by camera. Till now I'm only able ...
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bootloops / random restarts on Note 2 LTE, worse with SIM inserted? analyze kernel log “last_kmsg”?

when I started using my Note 2 LTE with an LTE sim card (tested LTE long ago without problems), running CM11 nightly from approx. 1 month ago, it started to reboot randomly. But it also happened with ...
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No cell phone network after STOCK ROM install (SAMSUNG GALAXY S DUOS GT-S7562)

I rooted my phone,deleted some apps but then got stuck with Samsung logo that would not disappear after 1 hour. Decided to install stock ROM to get rid of the issue but now I'm unable to get any cell ...
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How do I know if Odin is hang/error/stuck?

I am planning to install stock ROM on my Note 3 but, Last time I did it was longer time than Tab2.7 and my GYoung.. So I plugged the USB out and boom! Kies Error... Just tell what is the sign of Odin ...
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Radio error when flashing new ROM (Samsung SGH-T989)

Here's the log. Installing '/sdcard/cm-11-20140923-Sultan-hercules.zip'... Checking for MD5 file... Skipping MD5 check: no MD5 file found assert failed: run_program("/tmp/test_radio_version.sh", ...
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“can't open /tmp/sideload/package.zip”

A friend of mine has a Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5839i and since she was having troble with her internal storage, I rooted her phone and installed Link2sd so that she could move and delete APPs at her ...
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Upgrade from Lollipop Dev Preview to Official L

I've a Nexus 5 with the latest developer preview. Do I have any options if I don't want to flash the official Lollipop Google system images and lose my data? E.g. can I dirty flash them to keep my ...
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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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gapps install on CM11 failed- or did it?

Verizon Droid Razr Maxx cm-11-20141112-SNAPSHOT-M12-spyder.zip gapps-kk-20140606-signed.zip I got this error when I flashed the gapps zip: Updating partition details... E:Unable to mount '/osh' ...
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OTA Update on a rooted Nexus5 with Custom Recovery and Kernel

A few months back, I rooted my Nexus 5 using Towelroot, installed TWRP and ElementX Kernel. Now as the Android Lollipop update is around the corner, I don't think I'll be able to install OTA update ...
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Getting confused by rooting and enabling wifi tethering

I'm trying to activate wifi tethering on my (verizon) Samsung Galaxy S4 mini through rooting. I'm getting a bit confused by the myriad ways to do this that I'm reading about on the web. Could ...
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My Phone Not Starting

I was installing a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy GT-S5360. The installation aborted abruptly and I lost all data from my phone. Now my phone won't start and is stuck at the Samsung Galaxy Y ...
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Sony Xperia E1 D2005 Custom Recovery&CustomROM Flashing?

I want to flash a custom ROM and install custom recovery; but when I enter ROMmanager (my device is rooted) and try to install CRW or TWRP it says "custom recovery does not support D2005 (sony xperia ...
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Barebones list for ParanoidAndroid (stock apps that can be removed safely)

Which apps are safe to uninstall in ParanoidAndroid? Do we have a barebones list like what CM has? Can someone share a similar list/link.
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Installing flash images on an unrecommended device [duplicate]

I want to install the Nexus Hammerhead flash image on my Samsung Galaxy S Duos. Is this possible and if so is it safe?
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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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Nexus 7 2013 crashes when in boot loader. How do I flash a new image to it?

I have a Nexus 7 2013 which I'm trying to flash the Android Lollipop preview image to. It's currently running the last Android L preview image. Whenever I boot the device to the bootloader screen ...
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How to Flash Stock ROM without ODIN

I tried to install a Custom ROM through ClockWork Mode Recovery on my Galaxy Core GT-I8262, but the installation failed and i am now stuck in a recovery bootloop. I tried flashing another Custom ROM, ...
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ROM flashing using Odin on Galaxy S4 interrupted. Odin is still running. Is there anything I can do?

I was re-flashing the firmware on a Samsung Galaxy S4 using Odin, and the USB cable was bumped, which made the update fail. I reconnected and attempted to flash again by clicking the Start button. It ...
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I can't boot my nexus 4 after trying to install custom rom, please help

I am pretty new to all this stuff and i tried to install android L alpha preview on my nexus 4. I rooted my phone and downloaded the .zip file and then followed the instructions on the internet site. ...
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Can't install clockworkmod on Samsung Galaxy S3 mini I8200

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 mini I8200 which I rooted few days ago but I now want to install clockworkmod recovery. It says that clockworkmod recovery is not available for I8200. Does anyone know how to ...
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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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My Samsung Galaxy S3 Is Hard Bricked

SPH-L710 Virgin Mobile Flashed from MOAR to Stock SGS3 ROM I flashed a ROM and I wanted to get back into recovery mode to flash a zip file using ROM TOOL BOX and when I did that it never turned on ...
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Can I flash a custom boot.img to Nexus 5 when “Secure Boot” is enabled?

I have compiled the Android Linux kernel for Nexus 5 with some modifications. My phone is LG Nexus 5, whose bootloader has been unlocked, but the "Secure Boot" is still enabled. As I understand, ...
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What folder does cyanogenmod store its updates?

I reverted to an older version of Cyanongenmod today. Now my phone reboots continuously. I want to try flashing on of the images that cyanogenmod downloaded in the past. What folder are they stored ...
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CWM recovery can't find the kernel image

I wanted to root and upgrade my Galaxy i9003 to Jelly Bean. I followed this guide and flashed CWM on the phone. But then the phone doesn't boot in normal mode and Samsumg logo keeps flashing forever. ...
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Rom to Root UK based Galaxy s3 i9300 in India

I am a beginner and currently based in India. I got a UK based Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 as a gift and I tried to root it. The root was partially successful but now I'm unable to send/receive text ...