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 I install a ROM made for a different device?

I own a MicroMax A100. I want to install the latest version of a different ROM (Samsung or Nexus). Is it possible? If so, can you tell me how? If not, can I install a ROM made for a different ...
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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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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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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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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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Flashing Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Android on Linux

Is there a way to flash my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with stock rom(Android KitKat 4.4.2) in Linux(any distribution)? EDIT: I can't figure out how to flash this firmware with Heimdall. All I can find is ...
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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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fastboot flash works but does nothing (moto g)

My moto g get stucked on a blank screen after the motorola logo animation. I tried going into the recovery and wiping data and cache. Nothing happened. I tried unlocking the bootloader --> No ...
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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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Installing Android on Nokia N96 need help [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? I am using Nokia N96 mobile phone with S60 OS. Is it possible to load Android OS in my phone. From where can I download ...
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Android for Nokia Nokia 5230 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? Is it possible to Port Android to Nokia 5230? I would love to run Android OS on my Nokia.
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Can we uninstall Symbian and install Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? I have an Nokia 5233 mobile which has Symbian OS installed. I was wondering whether its possible to remove that Symbian ...
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Is it possible to get Android on a Nokia e65? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? Does anybody know if it is possible to get android on a nokia e65? Thanks for your time
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Why is it that Android still can't be installed as regular OS?

Are there any technical or others reasons why Android is still a firmware and not an OS which can be just installed without a lot of hassle? Why there is no universal image which could detect ...
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Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device?

There are several reasons to be looking for a ROM: Upgrading or downgrading your stock ROM Looking for firmware from a different region/language Flashing a custom ROM for different features, ...
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Stuck on detecting COM port when trying to upgrade Android using Smart Phone Flash Tool

I have Goophone i5c (iPhone 5C clone, MTK6572 chipset, non-removable battery), and I'm trying to upgrade my Android. I have installed: Smart Phone Flash Tool adb-setup.exe MT65xx USB VCOM drivers ...
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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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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 ...
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Xperia Ray ST18i - CWM - install zip from sdcard, error message: This package is for “ST18i,…” devices; this is a “”.?

I am working on an Xperia Ray ST18i otherwise known as urushi, unlocked, rooted, last running stock 4.0.4. I was unable to install CWM with ROM manager app, which said it was incompatible with ST18i. ...
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My GT-I9192 device keeps rebooting to “GALAXY” logo, even when trying to go into Recovery Mode

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini that turns on just to the "Samsung GALAXY S4 mini GT-I9192" logo and keeps rebooting to it.. even when I try to go into recovery mode it just reboots to this logo and ...
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Wiped data, cache and everything on Sony Xperia Neo V MT11i, now it's stuck at Sony Logo!

I'm new to the enter flashing and rooting business. So I would like to get some assistance from you guys regarding this issue of mine... here's what I did: Installed CWM via APK on my Xperia Neo V ...
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Android : How to load a custom ROM without SD-card

I have an Asus TF-201(rooted), on which I would like to install Android. I have downloaded the Cyanogenmod ROM/OS, which is in a ZIP file(200Mb), contains files like boot.blob, ...
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Getting Android 4.x on the HTC Holiday (with complications)

Device: AT&T HTC Holiday w/ Android 2.3 & no service Goal: To get Android 4.x (any derivative) working on said device. Problem: When I tried to install the PACMAN rom (by loosely following ...
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Samsung Galaxt Tab 8.9 (Wi-Fi) stuck in charging screen, doesn't turn on at all

Recently, I have decided to install a custom ROM on Galaxy Tab 8.9 (Wi-Fi) and messed up everything. I downloaded some "ICS 4.0.3 or something" .zip file to my root folder. Stupidly didn't install ...
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Difference between flashable firmware files of 2 same model phone with different internal SD size?

I have a Gionee m2 8gb which is in a bootloop, so I downloaded flashable firmware files for it, but mistakenly I downloaded gionee m2 4gb flashable firmware files. Is it possible to use this files for ...
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When flashing a custom ROM, why do I get an error on getprop(“ro.product.device”)?

Whenever I try to flash a ROM on my ASUS Transformer Prime (tf201), I get the following error: assert failed: getprop("ro.product.device") == "tf201" || getprop("ro.build.product") == "tf201" I've ...
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What does “fastboot oem lock” do?

I've had my phone for months, loading with several firmware, ROMs and OTAs, without ever running this command. What does it do? What I know is that "fastboot oem unlock" displays the confirmation ...
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Error unlocking HTC 626s bootloader?

I have a HTC Desire 626s purchased from virgin mobile and I wish to unlock my bootloader and root the device. So I have been following the HTCDev bootloader unlocking instructions. But whenever I ...
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I have SM-G900H which cyanogenmod build-type should I be installing?

Which cyanogenmod build type should I install? I saw that xda forums said that SM-G900H is not klte so i'm not sure which build type should I be installing of cyanogenmod? as cyanogenmod divides them ...
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Is it possible to install pure Android on any Android phone? [duplicate]

As the title says, is it possible? What is AOSP (Android Open Source Project)? I want to install a pure Android operating system, nothing else. Full control (root access), no bloatware and all. Is ...
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Can you flash a SM-G900P ROM on a SM-G860P?

I am an owner of a Galaxy S5 Sport (SM-G860P) and there's very limited support for ROMs out there. I have heard a couple of people saying you can flash a Sprint Galaxy S5 (SM-G900P) ROM on there as ...
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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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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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Boot between different ROMs - OnePlus 2

I have an OnePlus Two and I'm currently running stock OxygenOS. I would like to try a beta CM12.1 build without having to delete my data and to be able to boot between the two until the CM build would ...
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Does HTC boot image contain CID information?

My phone has an unlocked bootloader and root access. It runs cynanogenMod but I want to get it back to stock Android ROM. I've got the stock Android ROM ready but can't install it becuase I'm ...
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errer downgrading from cm 12 to stock rom from sd card

I recently flashed my samsung Galaxy s3 to cm 12. But, now I need to flash back stock ROM again. My phone's charging port is broken, so I have to use SD card to flash. For that, I have downloaded the ...
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How to boot Android into Custom Recovery Mode?

I am trying to boot Android into a custom recovery(TWRP). I rebooted the Android device holding the Volume Down + Power keys but it doesn't work and shows a weird screen with yellow colour palette on ...
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Issue with flashing gapps in CM13 for OnePlusOne (bacon)

I am having issues with flashing gapps using cyanogenmod recovery. I installed cyanogenmod nightly (with recovery) from http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=bacon dated 14/12/2015. It installed ...
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Cannot flash phone to install TWRP (One plus One)

I have a one plus one phone and I am looking to install TWRP on it as its built in OS crashed. I have run fastboot oem unlock the result is ... OKAY command to unlock the phone but ...
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My zenfone 5 is not starting

My zenfone 5 (Lollipop) is not starting at all after unrooting that. I have tried factory reset, cleaning cache many times and restart that many times but its stuck on ASUS loading screen like a ...
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How to deodex galaxy s5 lollipop

First, I pull app fodder, priv-app folder and framework folder from system folder in my phone using adb command: adb pull /system/app app/ adb pull /system/priv-app/ priv-app/ adb pull ...
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Flashed Wrong Preloader On Wiko Rainbow

Hi all so last week I accidentally flashed an MT6575 Preloader to my Wiko Rainbow which runs on MT6582, the phone went completely dead but it is recognized by my pc as MTK USB Port Com42 On Flashtool ...
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Do a total wipe of my device

I have flashed my ROM several times with different ROMS, and sometimes back to stock. I flashed roms, modems, kernels etc. But the flashing never seems to totally format the device, because the ...
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Cyanogen's new c-apps dialer not working [duplicate]

I recently installed a CyanogenMod bases rom called AICP one my phone and everything was working fine. Then a couple months later I found CyanogenMod's new c-apps. I decided to flash that. Now ...
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Protection from flashing ROM

Hi so i was trying to theft protection my android phone. I unlock screen lock code, Cerberus with root privileges and also I'm about to encrypt my phone(not that it helps much to recover your phone ...
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Format android to join internal memory partitions?

I have searched around the net but not really finding exact problems nor solution related to mine. I have a tablet which should have 8gb of internal memory but the problem is that it have divided ...
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Problems with drivers for Nexus 10 when building Android 4.3 from source

I followed the steps in the Android Source web page to download android-4.3_r1 and build it for Nexus 10. What is the problem? When I download and install the drivers for Nexus 10 for Android 4.3 ...
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Xperia SP boot loop into flash mode

I have an Xperia SP, and it's stuck in a boot loop after some faulty manipulation. I only see Sony's logo, and plugging the phone to my laptop sets it to flash mode automatically for around 20 ...
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“Signature verification failed” when trying to install non-official Cyanogenmod 10 ROM for Sanei N10 Android tablet

Let's see if anybody can help me, because I'm pretty stuck with this. I've tried to install the following ROM from xda-developers in a Sanei N10: Unofficial CyanogenMod 10 for many AllWinner A10 ...