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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Rooting Xperia Ray (ST18i) with 4.1.B.0587 build

I've been trying to root my xperia ray device by following the instruction given in this post. It doesn't seem to work properly for me. Whenever I try to flash with 4.1.A.0.562 kernel it says that my ...
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Is there a ODIN or heimdall varient on Xperia?

This one is what it says on the tin is there a form of ODIN and similar clients that have the capability to flash Stock and Custom ROMS to a Not boot loader unlocked device. I prefer if its built in ...
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Safe download URL for odin3?

There are so many odin3 download websites I am not sure what is a trusted url to download an odin tool suitable for flashing my International Note3 SMN9005. Can someone provide a link and maybe some ...
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How can i access bricked android tablet system folder from pc?

I have a chinese allwinner a13 tablet. The firmware it had was really slow and couldnt use Google Apps so i decided to install a custom rom for it. I tried several roms, but only some were close to ...
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Unable to flash official Indian JellyBean ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note GTN7000 SHV-E160l

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note GTN7000. When connected it to Kies it shows as galaxy note SHV-E160l. I tried to flash Indian Samsung official JellyBean 4.1.2 update to it via ODIN. I have ...
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No SIM Card detected, Emergency Call Only After Flashing Custom ROM AND Stock ROM [Sony Xperia AcroS]

Yesterday i've decided to check some of the custom ROMs for my Sony Xperia Acro S. With locked bootloader i installed a CWM Recovery and flashed a ROM. The ROM Worked and the signal worked and i've ...
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Flash Galaxy S3 with Broken Screen and Debug Mode Not On

I have a completely broken screen/lcd/digitizer on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Debug mode was not on. The phone works as it will still vibrate when turned on and the LED / Menu / Back buttons light up ...
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What is the version-main meaning?

While in fastboot I can obtain the version-main variable by fastboot getvar version-main command. Sample input and output below: fastboot getvar version-main version-main: 4.21.69.4 What ...
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How do I install android back on my tablet?

My tablet is a samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) and in recovery, choosing the power off option says there is No OS installed! Are you sure you want to power off? - TWRP custom recovery. So how can ...
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Proper nandroid version for HTC One X

My phone's "numbers" are: cid: ORANGB10 version-main: 4.21.69.4 HDBOOT: 1.73.0000 radio: 5.1204.163R2.31 the phone is unlocked Which Nandroid I could use in the case (to return to the stock rom, ...
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Screen goes black after showing Samsung logo in Samsung Galaxy S3

I flashed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S3. I did this process through a program called Odin. Once I reached PASS! on the Odin screen, I disconnected my cell phone from my laptop as directed. I ...
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Best way to update to latest versions of custom ROMs?

What is the easiest and most time effective way to update to different builds of a custom ROM ? Say for example, having an Infuse, I follow the builds of Cyanaogenmod 10 and they release updates ...
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How to flash stock ROM over ADB sideload

After successfully rooting my phone, I mistakenly soft-bricked my phone by modifying the build.prop file. Some research tells me that the only way to repair it was to flash the stock ROM. I have ...
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LG G2 hard brick

I tried to flash the last days a new rom to my LG G2 D802 model. It failed unfortunately, I wiped everything again and the I gave it the reboot intop recovery command but it didn't turn on. I can only ...
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Creating and flashing image to Android device

I have created an image of my Android device (Lenovo A6000) using the command adb shell -c su 'dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p23 > data.img' Now I would like to flash this image to the same device, ...
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How to manually upgrade rooted Lenovo Vibe X2 to Lollipop?

I have Lenovo Vibe X2-CU edition that was come rooted and has Android 4.4.2, how I can manually upgrade the device to latest official ROM and where I can get this ROM ? I am new to this process so ...
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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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Flash a rom onto a @tab 7 which keep restarting

Apologies if this is a duplicate or in the wrong place I've tried a few methods already with no success. I have an @Tab 7 tablet which loads up to the android homepage but then restarts after a few ...
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Android M Preview 2: “Error: Cannot Load System.img”

I am trying to update my Nexus 9 to the M developer preview 2, and when I try to run the command fastboot flash system system.img, I get the error error: cannot load 'system.img' I've tried ...
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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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Most recent root and flash rom for Verizon Note 3

I know this is a super specific question, but I am trying to root and then flash cyanogenmod onto my Verizon Note 3. It seems like security features change constantly for Samsung phones and I have not ...
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Do I need to root my phone before installing CM on my S3

Previously I've needed to root my phone before flashing any ROMs on it. Now I have a new s3 and I'd like to install CM on it. However, this installation guide does not mention the need to root the ...
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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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WiFi doesn't connects after soft reboot

I'm using Resurrection remix rom on my Htc One X (which uses lollipop version: 5.02) but when I use soft-reboot and try to connect with WiFi it says it is connecting but it doesn't connect and I ...
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How to fix hanging Samsung Galaxy S II phone (GT-I9100)? Also flash and root it?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II model smartphone. GT-I9100 is the exact model number 1, mentioning it since I saw here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S_II that there are variants with ...
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Samsung note 8 n5110, adb sideload <filename>

I have a soft-or-hard bricked Samsung Note 8, n5110 and now would like to rebuild it to a somewhat workable state. The device has a flaky power-charging system and may not be worth repairing. I use ...
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What does “Archive does not contain 'android-something.txt'” mean?

So I am trying to flash my OnePlus One with CM12s through fastboot on command prompt, but whenever I type fastboot update romname.zip I am presented with: archive does not contain 'android-info.txt' ...
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Samsung s3 i9300 does not boot anymore

I went through a lot of questions posted here but I could not figure out what to do. My samsung s3 keeps not booting and stucking at the samsung logo screen. It happens after a flashing of a rom by ...
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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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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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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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Can I install software update after flashing custom ROM?

I have a MOTOX XT1052 and have flashed a custom ROM. I got a Sytem Update and downloded it. To install, its going to TWRP interface and I am not able to install the update. So, I have rebooted the ...
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Flash CM on encrypted phone running stock Android

My Nexus 4 is currently running an encrypted Android 5.1. Now I want to flash CM12. Can CM access my Data after flashing or do I need to remove the encryption before flashing?
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Heimdall error libusb error: -12

I have installed the C++ redistributables, but everytime I try flashing ClockworkMod Recovery, it fails with an libusb error: -12 C:\Users\new1\Desktop>heimdall detect Device detected ...
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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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Camera not able to connect

I rooted my Micromax canvas HD phone and flashed a ROM. After which if I click on the camera app it says that it cannot connect to camera. This is only for back camera, the front camera works fine. ...
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Flashing huawei firmware

I flashed huawei ascend g6-u10 from KitKat b330 to jb b146. This build has some problem like it didn't activate custom version. I decided to go back to original build 135. But during install it will ...
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How does IMEI Survives Data Reset

NVRAM Remains in data partition. Then why IMEI is not lost after data reset?
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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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Install Samsung Galaxy S5 system on Star Note 3 (Samsung device clone)

I had bought a Japanese phone that seems to be rooted, but the Android version of the root is very buggy. So, I wanted to change it to the system of the Galaxy S5. I was wondering was it possible? I ...
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When should I use/not use '-w' for fastboot flashing?

When should I use/not use '-w' for fastboot flashing? Say I were to be manually flashing each img in the zip of a factory image. Why one way or another? Do certain .img's need to be erased first? I ...
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How can I completely remove all files from the device

I recently installed a custom rom over my Android after flashing, removing all user data and wiping dalvik cahe etc. But after installing it I ind out that the old files are still there such whatsapp ...
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Wipe tablet and install new ROM

I have the Galaxy S Wifi 5 Player, I have a rooted ROM I installed more than a year ago. I completely forgot the process of ROM installation and I hope someone can sum up a checklist so I don't find ...
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how to install ota update manually rooted HTC ONE MAX

Currently running mod kitkat,ried twrp recovery to flash official rom but no success. How to flash from pc or which way is better ? not sure about Desktop Flasher.
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Install Vanilla Android Lollipop on Insignia Flex 8" NS-14T002

I have an Insignia Flex 8" NS-14T002 tablet which I have successfully rooted using KingoRoot. The device is currently running Android 4.4.2 KitKat stock ROM provided by the manufacturer. I wish to ...
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Upgrading Sony Xperia E to Android 4.3

I have the Sony Xperia E and want to use a Bluetooth Smart/Bluetooth Low Energy Heart Rate Monitor with it. Unfortunately this requires Android 4.3 and Sony stopped upgrading it at Android 4.1.1 Is ...
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Flash a different region ROM

I have a Moto X 1st gen. The model is XT1060 (60 means Verizon US version). I want to flash the XT1053 version of the phone (the US Retail version without bloatware) on it with RSD Lite. Basically, ...
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How to a flash the rom.zip file to my Android phone?

I extracted the rom.zip from the HTC RUU installation and I want to flash it to my phone. In case it matters, it is an HTC Desire HD, rooted with Cyanomod and ClockMod Recovery on it. All I want is ...
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need help asap storage and file transfer problem - nexus 5

hey i have a nexus 5 and a mac book pro, the nexus 5 is running android L - build number LPV79 and my mac book pro is running the most up to date software, I've installed a really bad rom on my phone ...
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I installed bad android ROM now phone is screwed over :( any help?

Some time ago now I installed an unstable android ROM which I thought was a stock ROM (but it wasn't) so now that I have this crappy ROM on my phone, my camera doesn't work, I can't access all my ...