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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Galaxy Ace turn on problem after flashing custom ROM

I rooted my phone and tried to use a custom ROM, but I forgot to back up all the data etc using clockwork recovery. Then I reset everything, instalLed the custom ROM -- and now it won't turn on. It ...
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Flash stock ROM on Amlogic Android Smart TV Box

I have a Amlogic S805 Quad Core TV Box - which went "south" on me during a ROM update. I tried to reset it, but then noticed the reset button had come away from the internals. I managed to get it to ...
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My Phone Not Starting

I was installing a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy GT-S5360. The installation aborted abruptly and I lost all data from my phone. Now my phone won't start and is stuck at the Samsung Galaxy Y ...
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What folder does cyanogenmod store its updates?

I reverted to an older version of Cyanongenmod today. Now my phone reboots continuously. I want to try flashing on of the images that cyanogenmod downloaded in the past. What folder are they stored ...
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If I install a ROM that doesn't exactly match my phone, will it work at all?

As you know, manufacturers of popular mobile phones often times will release a modified " clone " version of their mainstream models. Often these clone models will be re-released models that are ...
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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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How to manually update note 4 At&t N910A to lollipop outside US?

I have a Samsung note 4 N910 (N910AUCU1BNK3) of at&t carrier and i am using it outside of US with my country carrier and its everything OK so far. The only problem i have is that i am stacked on ...
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Updating HTC Sensation to Ice Cream Sandwich is stuck in a boot loop

I'm trying to update my unbranded HTC Sensation to an Ice Cream Sandwich stock ROM (from here). I've followed the various instructions where I install the ROM, then flash the phone with the HTC ...
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Any working version of Android on Dell D610

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask but, I have Dell D610 laptop. Its been upgraded to 1 GB of DDR2 ram instead of its normal 512 MB, same Pentium M CPU. I'm currently running ...
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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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flashing boot.img separately vs flashable single zip for custom rom?

I have seen different methods to flash custom ROMs? 1) For my phone where I recently installed a custom ROM, first I flashed a custom recovery TWRP using fastboot flash recovery recovery.img. In the ...
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Can I replace boot.img with my_boot.img in cm-7.2.0-passion.zip and flash my HTC nexus one?

I am new to android custom rom's and flashing.I am trying to flash my htc nexus one with a custom rom. I downloaded a kernel version 2.6.35 and android version 2.3 and I compiled the source code and ...
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TWRP- Can't read SD Card

My attempts to flash a new ROM to my HTC One S haven't really worked out, since TWRP keep giving the warning: 'E: Unable to mount '/sdcard' I have mounted the internal SD card several times over ...
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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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How to get stock Android for Gooophone i6?

I bought a knock-off/replica iPhone 6, Goophone i6. It's the original Goophone i6 and it's running on Android 4.2 with an ugly iOS 7 skin over it. Specs: i6 Quad Core MTK6582 1.4GHz ...
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Flashed a new firmware, now wifi won't turn on

last night I installed SlimKat on my rooted S3 (SGH-I747M, Canada Bell) and I had no network connection, so I donwloaded the Samsung original firmware from SamMobile.com. I flashed it on and ...
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HTC ONE X Custom ROM Issue

I tried to install a custom ROM on my htc one X without making any backup. My new custom ROM did not installed correctly. It is just showing X type logo of custom ROM after htc splash screen. I can go ...
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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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Checksum error after crash install Android

I wanted to upgrade my Android phone (Acer Liquid Ferrari) from 2.2 to 2.3 but it crashed => I can't turn on my phone, When I do a clean boot (power + vol up + vol down) there are no problem but my ...
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Stock recovery can flash root packages and custom recovery ZIPs but not custom ROMs

This question might seem to be a duplicate of this question but it is different. But I'd like to have a brief explanation on why we need a custom recovery to flash a ROM. My main points of confusion ...
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How to recover data from a formatted device [rooted, flashed]

I've accidentally formatted my phone, via. fastboot oem unlock. I've already tried Wondershare, EaseUSMobile Saver. Actually, I need my photos which has been shot by camera. Till now I'm only able ...
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Safely test rom build

I'm attempting to get into Android Rom development and as such I've compiled CM13 from source for my device (which is not yet fully supported, I've tweaked it so that it ought to work). However, due ...
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How can I use a Chinese Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9008S in Iran?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9008S in China. I can not install Google Play Services and there are only Chinese and Korean languages built in. I did not know Samsung manufacture mobiles ...
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Nexus 5 not switching on after update to 6.0.1

I was upgrading Nexus 5 to 6.0.1 on the air. It failed and the device is not booting. I tried resetting using adb but unfortunately the usb debugging was not turned on in the device. Any ideas would ...
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When trying to go to phone's recovery I get this

I have a MT6582 device (Samsung clone) and when I try to flash a recovery I get this screen: The phone is rooted and I use "Flashify" app to flash a recovery. When I click "Reboot now" it reboots ...
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Unable to turn on device - see whit pixeled screen

I tried to flashify my ZTE z5 with a not suitable recovery for this phone (TWRP 2.8.6) and now I am unable to turn it on. I can only see a white pixeled screen and not able to get into recovery mode ...
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Error installing CyanogenMod: Unsupported bootloader

I am trying to install CyanogenMod 12 on my Moto G 4G XT1040 Peregrine by following this guide from the Cyanogen Wiki. I have: Unlocked my bootloader Installed a custom compatible recovery (TWRP ...
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Installing custom ROMs: since most Android systems don't have a ROM, isn't this a misnomer?

My Samsung Galaxy SIII seems to have an internal SD card as internal memory, and no ROM (Read-Only Memory). As far as I know, ROM refers to a type of memory which can be only modified by attaching a ...
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Where the original stock Rom is usually stored?

Please, help me with the following questions: Q1). Where is the original stock Rom of the Android device is usually stored? Q2). Is it possible to delete the original stock Rom completely from the ...
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Soft-bricked Galaxy Note Pro SM-P900 stuck on system.img in Odin

Soft-bricked Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 WiFi SM-P900, I can boot into download mode but on system boot it keeps asking for Kies. No ROM is installed right now. I just can't install it. Here's the ...
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Help Installing a custom ROM

Hi I need some help with this,I want to install a custom rom to my Samsung galaxy s4 mini (I9190), I already know what rom is, and how that works, but I don't know how to install it on any device, I ...
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TWRP boot loop in Samsung Galaxy S3 mini (i8190L)

Issue TWRP start and still looping. After tried to encrypt my device (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini - i8190L) from Settings menu in Cyanogenmod rom. It started to encrypt but in some point it stop and said ...
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Smart Phone Flash Tool Remain 0 percent

I have a Lenovo A3000 tablet and I want to flash it (Reinstalling firmware?). So I download my tablet driver and MT65XX Preloader drivers for Windows. After installing all of them, when I click on ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) stuck at Google's logo after downgrade to factory image 4.3 (JSS15Q)

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) shipped with Lollipop 5.1. I downloaded the 4.3 factory image from https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images and flashed it on the device. But after reboot, it just ...
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Huawei P8 Lite - Bootloop after Rooting, Attempting to flash ROM

I got a new Huawei P8 Lite and unlocked the bootloader and rooted it. After that I updated the EMUI/System and rebooted it. Since I rooted it, it apparently doesn't like the update and is now in a ...
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Accessing my phone whose screen died

My Samsung's screen (Samsung S-III mini) seems to be dead (it suffered mechanical damage at the top, mostly the right corner). I can't really tell if the phone boots completely normally or not, tho ...
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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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Unbrick SpreadTrum based Android phone (Micromax Bolt A27)

I have a low end device i.e Micromax a27(SpreadTrum SC6820) which I m trying to restore after I had rooted it and tried to free up some space by removing the apps which broke the phone's OS. ...
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Nexus 7 stuck on google's logo after flashed the building of AOSP

This is my first time to flash the AOSP build on the device. I just followed Google's instructions to download and build the Android source code. Since I have a Nexus 7 (2013), so I chose the target ...
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Nexus 7 2013 wi-fi stuck at google logo after rooting

I downloaded AOSP (5.1.1, API level 22), made changes in the init.rc, and added the su binary / SuperUser packages to the build. I also added proprietary binaries relevant to nexus-7 flo (for Android ...
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some questions about flashing and flashtool before i start

I just received my new chinabrand mtk based phone (ULEFONE Be Touch 2) and want to flash it from linux. So I would like a few questions answered on for hand. Please answer these point by point. I ...
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Installing ROM from Fastboot — Can someone help?

I have a new HTC MyTouch (32A) that I tried to install a new ROM on using ROM Manager. I have done this many times (maybe 100 times), once in a while it goes wrong. Now, with this one, it can't get ...
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how to fix permissions on soft bricked phone

I accidentally used root explorer to remove execute permissions from the system folder of my chinese phone (x Tigi A7) android 4.4.4, my phone is stuck in a boot loop, it powers on directly to the ...
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Can I flash a custom boot.img to Nexus 5 when “Secure Boot” is enabled?

I have compiled the Android Linux kernel for Nexus 5 with some modifications. My phone is LG Nexus 5, whose bootloader has been unlocked, but the "Secure Boot" is still enabled. As I understand, ...
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Create burnable image of Android?

I'm using a tool to flash an Android device with a .img file. The tool is called USB Flash Burner. What this tool does is you boot the Android device up while pressing a paperclip in the reset ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100) stuck @boot & unable to flash

Nearly three years ago my Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100) system completely broke (after about 1 or 1.5 years of what I would call normal Samsung usage :D - a lot of errors and problems, but usually ...
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Can I recover my Lenovo A936

have been trying tto get some help with a problem I am experiencing with a recently purchased Lenovo A936, (Golden Warrior). I hope this is the right place to post. I bought this smart phone from ...
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Is it possible to clone a Phone then flash image on other phones?

Background I deal with a lot of Galaxy S5s and spend a considerable amount of time duplicating the settings and installing the same applications on each. Because of the repetitive nature, I'm sure ...
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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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Lenovo Update failed. Stuck in recovery

Today my Lenovo A6000plus said there is an update to download, and I clicked it. It was a 9MB download. Download went fine, and to update it restarted to recovery. I think there is some error in the ...