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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Can you install vanilla Android on any phone? [duplicate]

I have an Samsung Galaxy S3. TouchWiz is great, but I want to use the vanilla Android OS you see on the Nexus 4. Is this possible?
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Stock JB ROMs for Chinese-made devices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I'm looking for a good source for MT, RK and Allwinner-based phones and tablets, but I couldn't find any. ...
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Get root or re-install the OS without a USB cable?

Usually, the guides for getting root or re-installing the OS on an Android device (I have a Samsung Galaxy S, which I'm mostly inetersted about) tell to flash the device from another computer through ...
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Unable to locate play store after flashing my android phone to CM7

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy I5510 with CM7. Everything was fine until I found that the Play Store was missing in the app drawer. I am unable to find it anywhere on the device. I even tried ...
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continuous booting of PIPO M2

What do I do? My PIPO M2 has been booting continuously for 3 days. I have tried to switch on and off overtime but still not coming up. Please help me out, I feel like throwing the pad away. Kindly ...
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How can I enter download mode on LG Doubleplay?

How can I enter download mode on LG Doubleplay (C729)? None of the regular key combinations seem to work, not even 'adb reboot download' - it just reboots the phone. I know that this is quite ...
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Problem after flashing Sony Xperia Mini

This is related to How to root the Xperia Mini ST15i. I followed the instructions from the answer, but I'm stuck. Now open the flashtool again and flash the stock kernel of ST15i and now enjoy ...
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Will flashing ROMs multiple times degrade the performance of phone?

Will flashing ROMs multiple times degrade the performance of phone? If yes, is it possible to retain the performance? If no, then is there any procedure or sequence to flash a ROM on a Samsung Galaxy ...
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Problems with installing stock ROM for Nexus S

I'm trying to install a stock Nexus S ROM from Google's site, but I keep getting the error E:signature verification failed Any ideas how I can fix this?
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When Flashing a ROM should I back up Google Apps?

My ROM distributor (Unofficial CM10) provides GAPPS as a separate flashable zip file. Will my titanium back'd up Google apps interfere/replace with the GAPPS provided after I restore my backup ?
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Prevent unauthorized image flashing

I wonder whether there is a way to prevent someone to use fastboot to flash an Android device. Indeed, while one must be able to turn on USB debug in order to run adb, the bootloader does not offer ...
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Flash update.img using flash_image

I want to flash a new ROM using the shell. (Need this later to do per app so there is no other way than shell). Here is what I tried connected to 192.168.1.9:5555 Pauls-MacBook-Pro:~$ adb shell ...
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How to upgrade Android 2 to 3 or 4 on GT-I9000?

All is in the title. I have got a GT-I9000 (samsung galaxy S) and I do not understand why I cannot upgrade the android version ? Why an android version is linked to a specific phone ?
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Boot loop after ROM write in recovery

I have an HTC Sensation with ICS Android on it. How can I revert back to Gingerbread? I have root and s-off. I tried to flash my Gingerbread ROM (??) in the recovery but am now stuck in a boot loop.
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Prevent reboot after fastboot -w image.zip?

Is it possible to prevent the automatic reboot that follows fastboot -w image.zip ? This would be quite useful for batch files. Thanks for any hint :-)
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Retaining applications and settings when flashing custom ROMs

The one thing that's been keeping me from flashing a custom Jelly Bean ROM on my Verizon Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535) is the fact that, unlike OTA updates, when I update my phone with a custom ROM, I'll lose ...
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How do I manually update my Nexus S to Jelly Bean?

I bought a used Nexus S that is on version 2.3.6. It does not seem to be reading any SIM cards and the baseband version is listed as unknown. I think it may be on a custom ROM because of this. I want ...
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Flash a smartphone with vanilla Android ROM

Is it possible to flash a smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy SIII or an LG Optimus 4X with a vanilla Android ROM like the one that has been flashed on Galaxy Nexus or Motorola phones (I think)? I am ...
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Is there any software to do Wiping for Android Phone? [closed]

Wiping is not the same as Deleting or Formatting. Some software that I have searched online that can do data wiping are ProtectStar iShredder but it is for iOS (iTunes) Blancco for Android, iOS, ...
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Motorola Defy recovery and reboot problems

I was going to update my phone. After I downloaded cyanogen I obviously had to reboot or something... Anyway: at first I got an android with a triangle and an exclamation mark, so I tried booting it ...
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Why can't I have flash_image working?

I've rooted my device (Omega T107) and i cannot install any recovery (tried cyanogenmod adn amon_ra) When I use flash_image as root it never ends Screen link:
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Which directories can I remove in internal SD in Galaxy SII w/ Cyanogenmod?

I used ClockworkMod to wipe my Samsung Galaxy SII and install Cyanogenmod 9.1 on it. However, when I mounted my phone on my computer, I see that lots of folders were left on its internal SD by apps ...
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LG Optimus 2X ICS Rom

I came across a rom that i would like to try out on my LG Optimus 2X P990, but the xda page i found isn't for that phone. Any ideas on where i can download it? the rom is called: [Rom] FB Jellybean ...
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Thanatos 2X Download problem [closed]

I have a problem, i am looking for a rom that i want to try out, it's called Thanatos. I have the LG Optimus 2X P990. I have searched alot for it, but i cant download it. I tried downloading it from ...
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When installing a custom ROM, why reboot before installing other modifications?

Most ROM install instructions look like... Boot into recovery Wipe Data Flash ROM Reboot Boot into recovery Flash any Mods Reboot Done Mods are modifications to the ROM code. For example, ...
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what does “flash recovery” mean?

In the instructions for ClockworkMod Recovery for Galaxy S i9000, there is: Step 2. Flash Recovery. I don't understand what this means. Which recovery to flash? How to do this? (With a USB ...
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How can a flash A10 based tablets on OSX?

I need to flash roms on the road with my mac, is there an alternative to loading up a VM and using livesuit?
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How to restore the official firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note?

I have a question for you guys. When I bought my Samsung Galaxy Note, it came with custom firmware with lots of bugs. It's being over 3 months I bought this phone and it freezes a lot. My question is, ...
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If I install a leaked ROM on my device will I be able to receive OTA updates?

Specifically, I'm interested in flashing a leaked build of Ice Cream Sandwich on my Nexus S 4G. I'd like to get in on the action early, but this is something I'd like to know.
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Do I need root to flash a ROM onto a Samsung device?

Just for my curiosity, do I need to have root on a Samsung device to flash a ROM onto it with Odin/Heimdall? My device is already rooted (by means of an exploit), but if this is true, one could root ...
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Searching for factory image of NTT DOCOMO GALAXY Nexus?

i am in search of factory image for my new NTT DOCOMO GALAXY Nexus from japan ... i have checked on https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images but could not found for Android 4.0.4 (IMM76K) ...
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Will flashing a custom ROM on my Galaxy Nexus device wipe my data?

I'm wondering if I flash a custom ROM onto my Samsung Galaxy Nexus device, will it erase all my data (musics, pictures, etc.) due to its memory singularity?
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Why is CyanogenMod zip not being found when I try to install it?

In order to help fix my problems with USB connectivity, it was suggested to me that I upgrade my kernel and ROM. I upgraded the kernel fine, it seems, but for some reason upgrading the ROM, which is ...
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Does rom manager need S-off

I'm wanting to try the CyanogenMod9 Alpha builds for the T-mobile myTouch 4G Slide [MT4GS/Doubleshot] and all the instructions say I need S-off. The problem is that I have HBOOT 1.55 so software ...
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Is the kernel flashed automatically from CWM?

By this, I mean, while flashing a firmware (update.zip) from ClockworkMod recovery, is boot.img also flashed or do I need to use fastboot separately?
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How to recover from a bad flash?

I've killed my phone. I tried to install CyanogenMod following a tutorial, but now my phone won't start. How can I recover it? Is there a tool can I can use to reflash it?
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How to flash a ROM to the Android emulator

Any idea about flash a ROM to the Android emulator? I found this post: ...
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Dell Streak 7 stuck on 2.2.2 (“read only” bug?)

I ordered two DS7s. One came with 3.x and one came with 2.2.2 and is pretty adamant about there not being an update available. So I decided to do it myself. I've got Clockwork Mod Recovery 3.0.2.0 ...
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How do I turn on flashmode in Sony Ericsson Ray?

How do I turn on flashmode in sony xperia ray? I am doing what is said in forum the flash tool says I am in Fastboot mode not in flash mode.
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cat /proc/mtd No such file or directory

I am trying to follow these directions and I get stopped on the first step: # cat /proc/mtd /proc/mtd: No such file or directory Help?
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Has anyone flashed an Android build (i.e. a Crespo build) onto a Nexus S phone manually before? How does one do this?

I need to find a way to manually add in the system.img file of the Crespo build for Android onto a Nexus S phone. Has anyone flashed a Crespo build image (I think it boils down to a system.img file) ...
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Does the bootloader need to be unlocked to flash my phone

I am not able to relate between bootloader unlocking and flashing. From what I understand, when I flash my phone with a custom ROM, it writes to the /boot partition and hence the bootloader has to be ...
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NVError 0x120002 when flashing system.img to Lenova IdeaPad K1

So I was trying to root the Lenova Ideapad K1 tablet using this guide and it seems I've messed up. I can only boot into APX mode now. Is there a way for me to restore this? CMD prompt output below: ...
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How To Install Froyo on HTC Bravo

I have an HTC Bravo. Some time ago I installed Gingerbread on it and started to have trouble. If I connect to the Internet or do some memory intensive work it resets itself. Now I want to install ...
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How can I flash my Galaxy 5 (GT-I5500) via Linux?

I like to know if there's a way to flash my Galaxy 5 (I5500) via Linux. I found Heimdall, but it only works with Samsung's Galaxy S.
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Having difficulty downgrading my Nexus S 4g

My Sprint Nexus S 4g is running CyanogenMod 9 (ICS 4.0.4). I want to use stock 2.3.6 which I got from https://sites.google.com/site/baroqueworksdevandroid/offcail-binary. In recovery mode I get this ...
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How to install fastboot drivers?

I have a cheap clone android (benss b3) that I managed to connect to win 7 by editing the .inf file in usb drivers. Now I want to load different ROMs via fastboot. However, when I boot to fastboot ...
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Install Android OS To Other Mobile Phones is Possible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? I want to install android os to other mobile phones like nokia and other non branded china mobiles....! if it is ...
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Relationship between a recovery and a ROM

As far as I understand: Recoveries (e.g. ClockworkMod) can be used, among other things, to install new versions of the Android OS, like custom ROMs (e.g. CyanogenMod) by updating the ROM section which ...
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Android 4.0 ICS in Samsung galaxy R [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I want to install Android 4.0 in samsung galaxy R. However i have installed ClockWork in my phone by ...