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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Blank screen after logo

I was trying to install a custom ROM in a THL T11 from needrom.com. I managed to get into the recovery mode and wipe cache. However, I got somehow into the «ADB» menu and couldn't get out. I pulled ...
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Recover from incompatible kernel

I have an old Evo 4g lte that I play with (it's not my primary device) and I got my self into a tough spot. I am currently S-on, and used flashkernelgui to change to the haunted kernel. I tried ...
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CM12 Nexus 4 (Mako) GAPPS failing to flash, error: Status 7

I'm using a rooted, unlocked Nexus 4 with TWRP. I succesfully flashed CM12 but whenever I try to flash GAPPS it fails with error code: Status 7. Which GAPPS.zip should I be using for a Lollipop Nexus ...
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Will this flashing method work

http://androidromupdate.com/2014/03/16/install-i337ucufnb1-stock-4-4-2-kitkat-firmware-att-galaxy-s4-i337/ I want to flash stock firmware onto my galaxy s4 sgh-i337 from att on stock kit kat. Will ...
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Samsung GT-9305 : ROOTING & Problems with camera “Unknown Error by ErrorCallBack”

I have a Samsung S3 4G (GT-i9305), running on Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P.I9305XXUFNL1), Kernel Version (3.0.31-3447006 (I9305XXUFNL1)), which have a problem with the usb connector (i'm able to charge but ...
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Install Google Play Store on ROM without Google apps

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy S3 and flashed SlimKat's 4.4 ROM and it has no Google Play. When I downloaded GAPPS, it says "Cannot open file" when attempting to open. How can I install the gapps.zip?
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Is there a “clean” Android I can reinstall on my Galaxy S4?

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 and the OS that came with it has many problems IMO. It feels equivalent to the bloated Windows install that would come on my Dell PCs in the 90's, so I'd like to ...
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“Signature Verification Failed” when flashing stock ROM

When booting into recovery mode and installing a ROM zip from my SDcard, it first says I need to mount my /sdcard (when it is mounted), and then it says "signature verification failed", despite my ...
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updater-script for flashing raw partition image

I created the image with the following commands dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1 of=/mnt/sdcard/modem.img dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5 of=/mnt/sdcard/aboot.img Now I want to create a flashable zip to flash ...
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Error in installing lollipop 5.0.2 on Samsung s2 (19105p) pluse

Im trying to install lollipop on my Samsung s2 pluse (19105p). But at installing time got a error in " E:failed to verify whole-file signatures "
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android with ubfis bricked

can i ask for a help? is there anything i can do to bring back into life my hard bricked samsung s4? i thought it was real but lately i find out it was a china device, mtk6572 galaxy S4 with ubfis, i ...
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Using Odin to flash a custom rom

Nearly bricked my Samsung Epic Touch 4G. Managed to boot into Odin Mode with a USB jig. I'm back where I started now and need to re-evaluate what to do next. The phone is rooted, won't see the SD ...
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Nexus 4 boot loop issue and device ADB not found when phone is on animation screen

Yesterday I saw in my nexus 4 all applications were getting crashed, so I tried to restart my phone. When I turned it back on, it got stuck in the boot animation. I cancelled the boot, and tried to ...
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How to flash a custom recovery with heimdall (without touching the main system)?

The first recommended step in the installation of CyanogenMod on Samsung Galaxy S is flashing a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or the one from Replicant with a command like: heimdall flash ...
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Nexus 5 upgraded to 5.1 and mobile data wont work anymore

My Nexus 5 upgraded from Android 4.4.2 to 5.1 now it won't connect to mobile data. How can I get it to connect?
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Is there a way to revert an android version update without flashing a ROM?

I'm not very familiar with the Android system, but I recently updated my phone from 5.0.1 to 5.1. Unfortunately, one of the games I play doesn't support 5.1 yet, so I would like to revert to 5.0.1. ...
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Samsung Fascinate - Custom recovery without USB

I have a Samsung Fascinate that has a faulty USB connection. No computer / cable connection will recognize that there is a USB connection, including Windows, Mac, Linux, and using ADB and "lsusb". ...
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Are flash counters a part of Android?

I have heard that many Samsung devices have a flash counter so that the company can know if the device had been rooted, even if the device was unrooted later. Are such flash counters or any similar ...
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Reinstall OS android on chinese phone Gusun JY809?

I bought a Chinese phone, the Gusun JY809. I am satisfied with the phone itself but it still logs into chinese web apps and stores. Unfortunately, I am in the Czech Republic. I have tried to install ...
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i9300 bootloop and cannot install GApps?

I was trying to install Resurrection Remix ROM on my GT i9300 but I am stuck in a boot loop. What have I done to my phone so far? Rooted my phone using CF-AutoRoot Installed CWM Did a ...
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need help with Samsung Galaxy S5 sm-g900d

I have a chinese galaxy S5 , and I live in Algeria, so I cant use 3G or google services so what can I do? is there a Custom ROM ,or an international firmware that I can install? PS: I only managed ...
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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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Nandroid backup failed exitcode[127]

I need to create a customized flashable ROM, by customized i mean i will add some apps into it and redistribute this new ROM. Now, first of all I've read that I could create a flashable ROM through ...
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Odin does not Detect “Samsung Galaxy Note 3”

I'm trying to upgrade the firmware from 4.3 to 4.4.2 or even 5.0. But; Odin does not detect it ! Is there a way for fix it?
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Lost access to Settings and recovery after flashing custom ROM

i lost access and i need to restore factory to possibly return to clear the issue I recently moved a rooted system on both Beanstalk custom and SlimSaber (both KitKat 4.4.2) to Omni ROM 4.4.3, but ...
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Can I use Sony xperia Z3 D6603 or Z2 ROM into my Xperia Z C6603 model?

Can i install Sony Xperia Z3_D6603 23.1.A.0.690_R&C ROM/Firmware into my Xperia Z C6603 to get lolipop features by using flashtool software? Is it safe as my Xperia z phone is in under warranty ...
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Entering CWM Recovery Mode or Charging Resets My Phone. What should I do?

I have a Micromax Canvas 2.2 A114. I recently flashed a custom ROM and it was working pretty well. Recently, I tried to install Xposed Framework, my phone was stuck in bootloop after the reboot ...
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How Much Time Should The Downloading Screen Take?

I was trying to install a custom ROM when I ran into CWM boot loop. I searched for a solution until I got one by entering the download mode and flashing a new firmware, but now I got my phone showing ...
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Rooted Galaxy Nexus GSM silently fails to reflash/erase - Unable to wipe and its rebooting continiously

I have been struggling for a week. Searching all though the internet. My Galaxy Nexus has suddenly stopped working. It is continuously rebooting. Its rooted but has stock rom 4.3. My problem is, I ...
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When downloading a Rom on NOTE 4 questions

Now I unlocked my phone from T-mobile switched carriers to AT&T, my question is when downloading a rom do I download of N910T still or something different? In my phone setting it reads N910T... ...
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Check to see if I can receive OTA updates

I have recently purchased a oneplus one and have installed a few different custom ROMs. I have now reverted to what is supposedly the stock ROM but would like to check to see if I will be able to ...
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Flashing same rom over the already installed one?

I have a Note 3 (N9005) with 3.co.uk ROM Kitkat-updated automatically by note 3. it has the following software spec: PDA/ AP (firmware build version) :N9005XXUGNH1 MODEM/CP(baseband or modem version) ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 wont boot after rooting

I try to Root my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with KingoRoot using pc. after that it restarted, but now it won't boot. when i try the button combination, home+power+vol, tab goes into downloading, odin, mode. ...
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Flashing factory image - all data still present

I've just flashed my Nexus5 with Android 5.1 factory image using this how to: http://www.droid-life.com/2013/11/05/how-to-flash-nexus-5-factory-images/ I've made a complete backup off all my data ...
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Need information about preloader.bin

I am using Micromax Canvas 2 Colours A120 with 8Gb ROM (MT 6582) I read on the Internet that while flashing a ROM using SP Flash Tools I should always uncheck preloader.bin otherwise the phone may ...
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fastboot system image failed (command write error( unknow))

I updates my nexus 7 2012 from KitKat to Lollipop with WugFresh Nexus Root Toolkit.I found that some my apps doesn't work any more, so I try to go back to KitKat and then, Nexus 7 stuck to the google ...
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backup and flashing ROM when android locked in boot screen

My android device locked in boot screen and not starting. I'm trying use uniflash and other software to backup its ROM then Flash it, but all of this software not recognized any connected device to ...
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Is it possible to unlock the bootloader without root access?

Is it possible to unlock the bootloader without root access? If so, is there another way to unlock the bootloader without using the command... fastboot oem unlock Now, for the background stuff ...
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Flashing vanilla system image to device

I've been working on AOSP for a while now and i arrived to the stage i want to flash my system image to a device. In my case - Galaxy tab 3.10.1 I understand from articles that i read that flashing ...
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Is there a way to get detailed information on why an OTA update fails?

I'm trying to figure out why my OTA update is failing. I have unrooted my Droid Bionic, and did a factory reset. It starts to update, then reaches about a quarter of the way and stops. It just ...
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Does installation of CustomRom chage the partition

I have some basic question abt customROM 1.When you install customROM, does it change/recreate the partitions in previous ROM stockROM/Custom) or it just installs the ROM in the existing ...
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Xperia Z2 Won't install rom's

This is my first time posting here, but I've used this a fair amount on previous phones to get root and rom's on. I recently bought an Xperia Z2 online. I've spent the last few days trying to install ...
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TCL Idol X (s950) stuck in bootloop, after flashing new firmware

I have flashed new firmware on my phone TCL Idol X (s950) and now the phone won't boot anymore :( It starts but then it ends up with the bootlogo. I can access it with adb shell but it is read only ...
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Can I flash CyanogenMod without unlocking bootloader?

With a locked bootloader on an SE ST17i running the rooted Stock Xperia Gingerbread 2.3.4, can I flash the CyanogenMod 9 onto it? Or do I really need my bootloader unlocked? I also have ClockWorkMod ...
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How to manually flash your android device?

Want to update my android version myself. The phone manufacturer isn't providing any updates. Is there a way to update from Jellybean to kitkat manually? I'm using Micromax A76 Canvas Fun. Currently ...
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Need help with choosing the Rom for ZebPad 7t100

Without my knowledge my father bought a ZebPad 7t100 which is a Chinese sorta tablet imported re-branded and sold in India. The tablet one day stopped from booting and the repair man put some generic ...
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Cant turn on my ace GT-S5830i

I flashed a custom ROM and now I can't turn it on. It happened after I flashed kernel CM7 cooperve. I tried to wipe dalvik cache and wipe user data and wipe everything but it still doewsnt turn on it ...
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Can't flash OTA file using TeamWin Recovery on HTC One

I have HTC One, with custom recovery, bootloader unlocked, and rooted. I got the OTA by from Settings - Software Update. After downloading, I wanted to flash the ZIP file in Recovery mode. But when I ...
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How to flash Mts Blaze 5?

I would like to flash my Android Phone because it appears to be corrupted; whenever I switch on my phone it gets stuck on the MTS logo (splash) screen. I have recently downloaded a 'flash tool,' but ...
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Can anyone recover my data after flashing my android samsung galaxy s2 phone?

I sold my phone to a person who performed a flash on my phone. He says that all the data gets deleted after the flash but I wanted to ask people in this forum as I dont want anyone to recover my data. ...