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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How can i access a bricked android tablet system folder from pc?

I have a chinese allwinner a13 tablet. The firmware it had was really slow and couldn't 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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Stuck in installing rom for tablet not 10.1 N8000

i have rooted and i tried to install a rom from cyanogenmod website in this link https://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=n8000 now the tab is stuck in cyanogenmod loading image i tried to get in the ...
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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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Disable booting into Safe Mode on damaged S3

I have a rooted i9300 (Samsung S3) that is damaged, and only boots into safe mode. You can read about some people with the same problem HERE and HERE. Took the device to Samsung Tech Center, they ...
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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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Does installing a stock rom will remove my phones IMEI number?

I rooted my Micromax a102 to remove a ghost push like virus . along with that I accidently deleted some important apps and then unrooted my phone . after that I can't install any app and many problems ...
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Samsung galaxy star pro GT-S7262 malfunctioning

I wanted to install a custom ROM on my samsung galaxy star pro GT-S7262 .Firstly I rooted my in order to acquire some extra capabilities. Then I restored it three times. After the third time when I ...
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Can't connect One Plus 2 to mac after flashing OxygenOS 3.0.2

After flashing the new oxygenOS 3.0.2 my phone doesn't connect. In AFT it show's that there is no device connected.. I tried using fastboot mode, phone don't connect. I've tried sideload the rom with ...
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What is meant by “RAW” firmware?

I want to use Asus Flashtool to restore stock firmware to my phone. The download page says I will need "RAW" firmware. What exactly is that? I have already downloaded the correct firmware file from ...
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Flashing rom of Xolo q2000 in Intex aqua i5(mine)

both these phones have Mt6589 and kernel versions are as follows:- Aqua I5- 3.4.5(200) Colo q2000- 3.4.5(eng.fussen."some numbers") is it possible to flash xolo q2000's ROM in my intex aqua i5.
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How to resolve this kind of bootloop?

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (GT-P3100). I decided to use Slimkat custom rom in June 2015. Everything was working nicely. Until one day. My tab suddenly rebooted. I thought, I just accidentally ...
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“com.android.phone has stopped” after dirty flashing CM13

After dirty flashing my OnePlus One (bacon) from CM12.1 to CM13, I am constantly getting force close dialogs popup Unfortunately the process com.android.phone has stopped Logcat is filled with ...
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Completely disable Nexus 5 Power Button and Remap to Volume Button

I have a 1.5 year old Nexus 5 and its power button is somehow broken from the inside. The thing goes in a reboot loop whenever I either try to turn the phone on or put it on charging. Upon giving it a ...
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Must I install Google Apps again after installing a new ROM?

When I install a new ROM (cm-10.1-20130213-NIGHTLY-mako.zip) using ROM Manager, I have the option of adding another ZIP during the same reboot -- this is probably meant for the Google Apps (gapps-jb-...
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Sony Emma FlashTool saying Unable to connect to the network and exits suddenly while I have network

When I'm running sony flash tool (Emma) it shows me following error and suddenly exits: Unable to connect to the network, please check your network connection. But I have a connected internet ...
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Shell script to reboot into recovery and install zip

Okay, without getting too deep into details, I'm looking to automate the installation of a flashable zip (must be flashed from recovery). For now, I can use the command "reboot recovery" in a shell ...
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MTK 6572 (Doogee DG300) no GPS at all

After the first time I flashed my phone I could never make GPS work again, and the GPS signal was already weak before flashing. Now I've flashed it again and when testing with GPS TEST app, it said ...
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Landi/Lakala APOS A8 POS Terminal and CYANOGENMOD [duplicate]

Good day! Recently I have bought mentioned device from China to develop my own project on it and use it as Android device with built-in thermal printer. Of course the stock ROM that was coming with ...
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Flashed my Android and now I can't display arabic, Hebrew

I followed this tuto to flash a zip to my phone (S3 mini - Android 4.4.4 ) using flashfire to show the new emojis. All seems to work well though I noticed Arabic and many other languages are not ...
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Is it possible to implement Android N (Preview Version) on new Lenovo Moto G4 Plus?

Is anyone tried to experiment to install Android N update in Moto G4 Plus ? or if it does installed successfully, then please guide us towards the procedures for that.
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Regarding Flashing Error on Spice Xlife 405

I have encountered an error while flashing Spice Xlife 405 mobile by using Windows 7. The error I got this after the format task is done i.e., after PDL Flash 2in otherwords PDL Flash 2 is completed ...
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My Acer Z160 has a weird problem with flashing and reset

my friend's phone had an error on his phone(Acer z160 not rooted), all the applications crash at start-up. It came to my mind that I had to do a factory reset via stock recovery. After the reset, I ...
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Phone does not bootup after flashing

I have a Samsung s3 neo (GT19300I) device and I flashed a rom(downloaded from the link for the indian version here) to it. After flashing, Oding gave the PASS result, but my device did not bootup. I ...
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Why does my Android device slow down after successive ROM updates without wiping?

I have a 32 GB Verizon Galaxy Nexus (toro). I am running Cyanogenmod 10.1 ROM nightlies and I use CyanDelta Updater to stay up to date. For a period of about 3 weeks, I updated to the latest nightly ...
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Question about nandroid backus

I am using twrp 3.0.2 for backup and restore on my galaxy s4 i9506 and i dont understand some things. I wanted to be able to switch between 5.0.1 and 4.3 by having backups of both versions. So i ...
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CWM recovery Nandroid Backup

Is there any way to create a Nandroid backup inside CWM recovery, by using the /cache/recovery/extendedcommand file? (This file supports all the commands a normal updater-script file supports inside ...
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What's the difference between a factory image and a ROM?

Why are ROMs flashable through recovery while factory images require fastboot?
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How long should the “Downloading” screen take?

was trying to install a custom ROM, but got stuck into CWM boot loop. learned that this could be solved by entering the download mode and flashing a new firmware, but my phone has been showing the "...
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Unable to Install TWRP / Cyanogenmod on Moto G 2013

I have a Moto G 2013 (XT1033). The device does not boot successfully - only shows the logo and then just shows a blank screen. So I tried to install Cyanogenmod hoping it might work out. I have ...
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Can't exit recovery mode after intalling HD revolution 71.1

I started with a HTC ONE m7 with HD Revolution 12 and Android 4.2.2. Downloaded and installed Android_Revolution_HD-One_71.1.zip. Install seems to go fine. After installation it asks me to fix ...
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Nexus 5 unable to reflash

I have a nexus 5 which has ubuntu touch on it. The OS is broken and won't boot. I am trying to flash CyanogenMod to it, i've hooked it up to my ubuntu server, and am following this: https://wiki....
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Custom ROM installation without PC

I have downloaded many ROMs for my Android device (Micromax A120) but can't flash them. Can someone tell me how to flash those ROMs without any PC.
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TWRP Recovery installation not working

I am following these instructions to root my Galaxy Light - http://rootmygalaxy.net/root-galaxy-light-sgh-t399-install-twrp-recovery/. Part 1 seemed to work fine, but I am not able to boot into TWRP ...
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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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Moto e internal sd card 0mb

The device is booting into bootloader properly n also in recovery mode, But whenever i flash a new rom it says no memory available (internal). Even in the recovery mode in the upper section it shows ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 Is Hard Bricked

SPH-L710 Virgin Mobile Flashed from MOAR to Stock SGS3 ROM I flashed a ROM and I wanted to get back into recovery mode to flash a zip file using ROM TOOL BOX and when I did that it never turned on ...
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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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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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Android Nexus 5 “Reboot&Wipe loop with hang” — Can't flash system

My Nexus 5 recently "soft-bricked" itself on an update, and I can't seem to get traditional methods via adb/fastboot (windows pc) to work. My phone is unlocked, and I have the necessary files in the ...
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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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Error 1012 when flashing ROM on Prestigio PMT3677_Wi using PhoenixCard

After rooting my device Prestigio Multipad PMT3677_Wi with the hope of freeing some bloatware and improving it a bit in space and performance, I came across new problems like degraded performance and ...
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Can I extract the Stock HTC firmware (Sense) from an M8 and flash it in another rooted M8?

I rooted my friend's HTC M8 upon his request and also put TWRP in it. He tried many ROMs, including AOSP, but couldn't live with the bugs. So, he asked me to revert his phone back to stock with Sense ...
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Odin projects and versions

Trying to flash my old Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570. For this purpose I need to use some kind of software - Odin. I found several versions of odin project. Which one is real one and where is the ...
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cyanogenmod 13 encryption on Nexus 4

I do update my cyanogenmod every 2 day or less depending on update released at cyanogenmod.org, but since I encrypted my phone it does not update itself like earlier, but i can do it with "adb ...
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Odin not detects COM port

Trying to download custom ROM to my Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570. Unfortunately Odin not detects phone com port. Phone is in Downloading mode and connected via USB. How to solve this problem?
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ROM update for Samsung S5570 MINI

Trying to understand how to update my Samsung S5570 MINI with new firmware. In xda-developers forum I found following information Stages: Go to recovery - ok, OFF+ POWER+ENTER wipe ...
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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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Flash Stock ROM (Mediatek) over Fastboot

I want to flash a stock ROM for my device with MTK6572 CPU which is meant to be flashed through SP Flash tool (scatter-based ROM) but I want to flash it through Fastboot. So can I do it by flashing ...
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How to repair android system settings

My friend gave me his Huawei G730-u10 to fix because the phone keeps launching apps automatically at random on startup. Today I figure out some how He deleted some system application which affected ...
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(Why) is it required to flash in order to install Google Play on CyanogenMod?

Is it required to flash in order to install Google Play on CyanogenMod? If so, why? Or is there a method to install Google Play on CyanogenMod without flashing? In comparison, other app stores such ...