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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Will flashing a custom fix lag on my Android?

I have a 1 GB RAM tablet running a pretty much vanilla Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and it's been running very slow. Apps startup time have been slow, noticeable lag exists while scrolling between the ...
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How do I install a self compiled android image onto an SD card, and run Android from said sd card? [closed]

I have compiled a generic version of Android KitKat from source, and run it in the Android SDK emulator. I now want to take that version of Android I created, which sits in my ...
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How can I copy a CyanogenMod zip to a tablet in recovery mode?

I have installed ClockworkMod recovery on my tablet so whenever I boot that is what loads. However, it seems that the CyanogenMod zip is not on the tablet, so is there a way to copy it over to the ...
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Restoring LG Optimus 2X P990 back to stock LG software

I have flashed a lot of custom ROMs onto my phone, like CM7, kangs and such of CM9 before it's released, MIUI, and so on. I didn't want to wait till the third quarter of 2012 before I got some IC on ...
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How do I flash a Samsung device using the distribution on samsung-updates.com?

I'm hoping to flash the stock rom back onto my device so I can update the PRL. I downloaded the file on samsung-updates.com. The file that I download was found "Firmware archive" for Sprint's SPH-L720 ...
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IS it OK to flash stock ROM from other country?

Is it OK if I flash my phone with a stock ROM from another country? Wouldn't it have a negative effect?
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What's the relationship between a custom recovery and rooting?

So I want to make sure I understand everything. If I want a Recovery, I need to root my phone. I have an LG G2. Clockwork is a recovery; If I download ClockworkMod recovery and use Flashify without ...
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How to “flash” a single updated file with CWM Recovery?

I have modified certain .so library and want to safely flash it over existing firmware. I see that incremental updates are possible (thinking of GravityMod2 3.0 to 3.1 to 3.2 update route); unpacking ...
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Flashing Stock ROM for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9505) Android: CyanogenMod 10 I am having problems trying to flash stock ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9505). I have tried a couple of the stock ROMs from sammobile, but ...
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Android phone will only boot into recovery and boot loader

My HTC one will only boot into the recovery or the bootloader. I am trying to flash a stock ROM to my phone from the terminal on my mac, but I am getting this error: Mikes-MacBook-Air:HTCOneRoot ...
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Flash Custom Rom on china tablet

I have a chinese tablet with the allwinner a13 chip, that I want to flash a custom rom to. Rom Manager doesn't recognize the device, so I can't install clockworkmod recovery... So how can I go about ...
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system.img file is missing after building Android source [closed]

I am attempting to flash a modified Android build to my Nexus 7 tablet. I am following this tutorial from Google, and using the specific build commands found here for my device, ...
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Will installing 3G ROM on 4G device (Samsung Galaxy S3) brick phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 I9305 LTE. Samsung is taking too long to release updates. So. I would like to know if putting a 3G ROM on a 4G device will either brick or make my phone unusable. Has ...
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Reinstall Android OS on my HTC Butterfly

I accidentally wiped all the data in the internal storage of my HTC Butterfly. Due to this incident, my smartphone is unable to connect with PC. The ROM cannot be copied into phones's internal ...
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Error reflashing Nexus S to stock Jelly Bean

I've got a Nexus S (D720) running CM 10.1.3, and I'd like to flash it back over to Google's latest factory image (sojus-jro03r). When I try updating, I get the following: sending 'bootloader' (1536 ...
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Possible to flash factory ROMs on an encrypted phone using fastboot?

I have the storage on my Nexus 4 encrypted using Android's built-in encryption feature. I'd like to update to 4.4 using one of the factory images provided by Google. If I follow the standard script ...
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Can we install Android 4.4 factory image on Samsung Galaxy Core?

Google has released Android 4.4 factory image for Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 today. The steps to install Android 4.4 factory image in nexus 4 is Download the factory image corresponding to your device's ...
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Revert to official Android from Cyanogenmod [duplicate]

I have installed CyanogenMod 10.1.x on my Note 2, but I find it very unstable and it often goes on a reboot loop. I use ClockworkMod recovery. I would rather work with a stock android at this point. ...
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How to access phone internal storage during flashing?

I am flashing CM10 to my HTC One X. I downloaded all necessary files and unlocked my boot loader. I followed all steps on how to install this ROM, but I did one stupid thing. I forgot to copy the ...
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Must the Nexus 4 be rooted in order to install custom ROMs?

Do I need to root my nexus 4 in order to install custom roms such as cyanogenmod etc or just unlocking bootloader is enough as i have flashed my nexus with ubuntu 13.10 by just unlocking bootloader?
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How to root and flash a android Galaxy Ace s5830t?

i am trying to root my device which has android 2.3 in it. The reason is something has gone wrong and wifi and bluethooth are not functioning. every time i try connect, it says error and ...
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Unfortunately, System UI has stopped

I have PAC-ROM Paranoid-Android (downloaded and flashed from here), and suddenly, after changing some settings (unfortunately I can't reproduce an annoying message started popping up every 2 seconds, ...
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Is it possible to kill your phone sofwarematicly? [duplicate]

I asked a question yesterday about my Sony Xperia Z1. It look likes it is completely empty and I don't have the ability to flash anything on it. But my question is: Can you break your motherboard by ...
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How to fix my droid phone that is just blank

I have the Samsung droid Charge (SCH-I510) and I tried to load bootloader to it and now the screen is just black.when I insert usb to it,the buttons at the bottom light up but the screen is just ...
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How to flash a RUU on a rooted HTC One X (Evita) using TWRP [duplicate]

Is it possible to flash a ruu on a rooted HTC One X (Evita). Actually, I have a AT&T HTC One X (evita) and I want to flash with an international rom of HTC One XL. It will be good if any one know ...
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Is there anyway to backup current ROM without unlocking bootloader/ installing clockworkmod recovery?

I'm trying to use ROM Manager app to backup the current ROM of my Xperia Z but it seems that cannot be done without unlocking the bootloader/ installing ClockWorkMod Recovery. Is there any ...
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What is system partition? How its size is fixed? Can it be resized?

I have rooted LG P500 (Optimus One) running stock 2.3.3. I recently updated to unofficial CM10 (Android 4.1) and observed few serious issues. I observed that Google's My Location service was not ...
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Kies - Reflashing Samsung Galaxy Y

My problem is that I messed up some binaries in the ROM on my Samsung Galaxy Y (GT-S5360L). Specifically, most of the binaries in /system/bin are gone, thanks to Busybox Installer. This means I can ...
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how can i connect my samsung galaxy y s5360 via usb to pc by odin mode?

My Samsung galaxy y5360 operating system was gone.now i want to install Samsung by default software 2.3.6 Gingerbrade by Odin v1.85..but can't detect usb in my pc but also good in USB ...
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Flash_image clockworkmod recovery for Samsung Fascinate

I have a Samsung Fascinate for a while that I've wanted to flash a new rom to, but the USB port simply will not work on any PC. I've tried it on 6 different PC's with a mixture of XP / 7 along with ...
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Clockwork: error: cannot load 'recovery-clockwork': No error

I am trying to flash a recovery-image file into my Nexus 7 but the flashing fails know that I am working on windows and my image file is located in the same folder as adb and fastboot files are ...
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I can not reboot my Glaxy s 9000

I was running CynogenMod 10 successfully on my Galaxy S 9000 till I got an update message which I unfortunately applied. It seems it could not get access to my apps installed to sdcard. Unfortunately, ...
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How to flash Samsung devices from a GNU/Linux host running on ARM architecture?

To flash a Samsung Galaxy S (where do not have root access in the currently running OS, and with a stock recovery) with a new firmware (OS), I need to connect it with a USB cable to another computer ...
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Is there any difference between Samsung Galaxy S 3 GT-I9300 and I9300?

I've been looking into flashing a custom ROM on my Galaxy S 3, and most of custom ROM are only supported by the I9300 model of the Galaxy S 3. When I went into my phone's settings, it said GT-I9300, ...
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After installing CM 10.2 nightly, my Galaxy S4 only shows the Samsung logo and turns off right after. How can I fix this?

I have the Samsung Galaxy S4 Rogers Canadian version that came with TouchWiz out of the box. When I heard that 4.3 Jellybean was out, I immediately tried looking for a guide to flash my S4. In the ...
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Galaxy Note 2 custom roms - Google Apps crashing

I wanted to move from the default 4.2.1 kernel on my Galaxy Note 2 to customized ROMs, primarily to fix some issues with Bluetooth. I first tried CyanogenMod 10.2 (Android 4.3) with ...
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Will JTAG wipe internal memory on Galaxy sII?

I have hard bricked my phone by flashing wrong bootloader. My phone wont show any signs of life but warming of the back side. I have some private photos, messages, etc that i don't want the repair ...
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Cant restore stock rom in galaxy y and format failure

I installed Hyperion custom ROM. Before installing it I made a complete backup. Then now I thought to switch back to my original OS − but it is saying some error like format failure, cant unmount ...
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Re Install android OS in Mobile Phone

I am using LG optimus E 400. Recently, I have rooted my Android phone. After rooting, it's not booting up now; just displaying white screen. I have tried go to the boot loader by pressing (Hold ...
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Is is possible to install a new CM version and a custom kernel in one go?

Currently my workflow to update to a new CM nightly and reinstall my custom kernel is this: Install the CM update using the CM updater Boot into recovery manually and install the zip file containing ...
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How can I flash CyanogenMod, or another mod, on an AT&T locked Note 2?

My Note II has a lot of useless AT&T apps, and I would also like some features that require root and are available on CyanogenMod. Is there an easy way to flash CyanogenMod on a locked Note 2? I ...
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**FAILED (remote: 12 signature verify fail)** HTC One M7

C:\xxx>fastboot flash recovery c:\recovery.img sending 'recovery' (10336 KB)... OKAY [ 1.988s] writing 'recovery'... (bootloader) signature checking... **FAILED (remote: 12 signature verify ...
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Cant flash any new firmware - Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet with CWM

I have problem with my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet. One day it just stopped working and get stuck on Lenovo logo on start. I tried to use recovery mod (pushing VOL UP several times during start), it says ...
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Cyanogenmod 10.1 becomes unstable with usage?

Does CM 10.1 become more and more unstable with usage? I have a Galaxy Mini S5570 running CM 10.1. After flashing the ROM my phone works fine for one or two weeks. But soon my phone starts crashing ...
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Can I restore my CM10.1 phone to factory ROM without using USB?

I have a Galaxy S2 i9100g with CM10.1 release. Everything is peachy except that the USB port seems to be going -- most of the time I can't charge or connect to a PC. I'd like to send it in for ...
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Unbrick HTC Desire

This is my output of fastboot getvar all (bootloader) version: 0.5 (bootloader) version-bootloader: 6.93.1002 (bootloader) version-baseband: 5.17.05.23 (bootloader) version-cpld: None (bootloader) ...
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Will I get OTA updates from Vodaphone Australia by flashing stock I9300XXEMC2 ROM on Samsung Galaxy S3?

I have an Australian Samsung Galaxy S3 from Vodafone (GT-i9300T). I want to flash a non-branded ROM to it using Odin. I found a ROM on samfirmware.com called I9300XXEMC2. Will I be able to get OTA ...
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Why do people recommend to flash a ROM or an Odin component (PDA, Phone, CSC) at least two times?

In XDA, I often see people complain that they flashed something, and it doesn't work. Then, somebody tells them to try flashing it again, and it works! What's the reason behind this? I imagine this ...
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How do I install a custom ROM?

I have a sprint s3 and I just rooted my phone and it was done correct. my question is do I need to download the roms to my computer first then copy to my phone.I have been trying from my phone. it ...
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recovery mode works but cant select option galaxy i9000

I am trying to update my rom and install carbon-rom. i have put the zip on the sdcard rebooted into recovery mode by pressing vol up +home +power. I can enter recovery mode. when i do i see for ...