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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Feasibility of flashing a ROM (meant for original device) on a re-branded device

I have a re-branded smartphone with Android 5.0. The thing is I want to install a custom ROM to remove all the bloatware and get more control. But, as it is re-branded and not that popular there are ...
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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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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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Installing custom ROM with twrp | error executing updater binary in zip

I have a rooted HTC One X with stock Ice Cream Sandwich (4.2.2) and I want to install crDroid ROM. I've tried to install multiple times, I've wiped Dalvik-system-data-cache, and every time I get error ...
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How do I tell which Nexus 5X 6P stock firmware variant to download?

I need to restore my factory image, but there seems to be many version of the images: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images?hl=en This is for the Nexus 5x and 6p. How do I know which ...
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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 can happen when you flash a bootlocked device?

This will probably not be done in practice, but I like hypotheticals. I believe that when you flash a custom recovery on a bootlocked device the stock recovery will just be flashed back on reboot. ...
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Flashing ROM to Samsung Galaxy SII

I'm trying to flash ROM to my Samsung Galaxy SII GT-I9100 (AT&T). During the process I corrupted firmware so I can only 'start' the device either in download or recovery mode. Because of this I ...
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Does Odin wipe system image when flashing a new Rom?

I wanted to know when flashing a new ROM by using Odin does it wipe and clean the contents of the partitions(system, boot, ..) and then add the new content or just use some kind of replace over files? ...
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WiFi problem after root

So I have Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, and I used the CF-Auto root kernel to root. And I used odin 3.10 to root. When I wanted to flash the recovery I used Odin 3.0 so I selected twrp on the PDA tap when ...
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How To backup custom ROM before flashing the another ROM [on hold]

The header says it all. I've installed CM12.1 mod. I want to flash other ROMs now, but losing all my settings and data is not an option. I checked up on the net, but the tutorials are all about ...
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Device crashed on replacing boot animation, won't start up anymore

I have a Vodafone Smart 3. After I rooted it, I decided to change boot animation logo. During this process it crashed. And now it won't startup. When I press the power button it display's stock boot ...
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How to properly downgrade a phone that shipped with a newer version of Android?

I recently purchased two Samsung G5 phones from Amazon with the intent of ROM development on a downgraded version (the phone shipped with 5.0). I took one of the phones and successfully downgraded the ...
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Restoring a dd image of mmcblok0 onto Nexus 4?

I have a Nexus 4 phone, from which we took a full image using the following command: adb shell su -c "dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0" > full_phone_backup.image I've been playing around with different ...
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Fastboot erase system not working

My device: Karbonn A52+ Android 4.2.2 Mediatek MT6572 CPU Root Access: Yes Bootloader: Unlocked I'm trying to flash the official system.img of my device's stock ROM which I have with me, over ...
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Installating Resurrection Remix on HTC One X

I have a HTC One X (International model) and have been trying to install Resurrection Remix as a way to get a more modern Android version. I've unlocked the bootloader and installed ClockworkMod ...
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Why does Android not include an Add Hardware Wizard? [closed]

If I want to install Windows on, say, a bare-metal Thinkpad X1 Carbon with no OS, then I can buy Windows and install it. Windows includes numerous drivers. If there are any necessary drivers missing, ...
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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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Device reboots into recovery after flashing CyanogenMod

I'm retrying to install CyanogenMod in my cellphone after some time. I did the following: I used the sideload method. Everything worked fine and I did precisely what is written in there. The ...
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Unable to mount and failed to install custom ROM in Droid XT912

I have a Droid Razr XT912 which was bricked but now recovered after some effort followed from XDA. Now I'm trying to install a new custom ROM to my device with Safestrap, but it's giving me a message ...
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Boot loop after flashing android 6.0 marshmallow on nexus 5 follow up

this question follows up on this one (but there are many other posts about this topic on the web.. see this reddit post and this xda developers post. I just want to approach this problem in a more ...
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Boot loop after flashing Android 6.0 Marshmallow on my Nexus 5

I had Android Lollipop installed on my Nexus 5 (Was Rooted, had TWRP and MultiROM installed) and wanted to simply start fresh with new clean install of Marshmallow. So I followed the instructions ...
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Custom ROM in /storage/emulated/0/

I have ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini and Rayglobe TWRP/CWM based recovery, and custom rom - newest MIUI. Stock rome use /storage/sdcard0/ what have 8GB, when i flash MIUI it creates /storage/emulated/0/ and have ...
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Applications lost permissions after flashing Marshmallow

I upgraded my Nexus 5 from Android 6 preview 3 to the 6.0 final version by manualy flashing image files from google factory image. All my applications lost permissions and crashing. I am unable to ...
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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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How to flash scatter-based stock ROM through custom recovery

I'm using a Karbonn A52+ (Mediatek 6572) running on Android 4.2.2 (stock ROM) with root access, unlocked bootloader and Clockwork Mod Custom Recovery installed. I have a 4.4 Kitkat stock ROM for my ...
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Custom ROM Install Problem

I have a Moto E-Condor and want to Install a custom ROM. Rooted phone (Used twrp recovery) and tried Cyanogenmod 12.1 and GApps. But the boot got stuck in the boot animation phase. I thought it must ...
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Custom ROM for Xolo Q2100 [duplicate]

I've rooted my phone but I'm unable to find a custom ROM to install on it. CyanogenMod does not list my phone in its supported devices. Googling gives no help.
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How to Reflash stock rom?

How to reflash stock rom on Micromax canvas juice 2? Will reflashing also cure from bootloop or is there any easy altwrnative aolution to recover from bootloop?
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Deleted my only Launcher and APK - Black Screen. Please help!

I have a Lenovo A806. The device was rooted and I downloaded a root uninstaller from the PlayStore to uninstall some apps that I couldn't otherwise. In the process, among other apps, I deleted the ...
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no sim card detected after installing new ROM in my galaxy s4 GT-I9500

i have installed new rom 4.4.2 kitkat on my GT-I9500. before this i was using 5.0.1 lollipop Rom on ma phone but it crashes too much thats why i switch to kitkat 4.4.2 which is a previous version of ...
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Gapps has stopped. How to fix?

Good Morning. Yesterday I was excited to flash CyanogenMod 12.1 in my other Android device. The process was the same and I did everything correctly. Unfortunately, after flashing Google Apps, the ...
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Clean flash without SDCard

So, I want to flash a new rom with gapps. I've done this before, but I always did a factory reset and flashed the new rom which was in the downloads folder in my phone. I was wondering, if I wipe my ...
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Loding file on recovery mod

I really need to know how to load .zip files on the recovery TWRP. Because I did a system wipe without previously do a flash of the new ROM. There's a way to put the ROM on the phone even without any ...
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How to Flash Android 5.1 in Moto E XT1022

I've update my Motorola Moto E with Android 5.0.2 in Soak Test. Here's my S/W version. . Somehow I was unable to got Android 5.1 update. thus I've decided to install it manually. I've found Moto E 5.1 ...
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Tecno F6 gets stuck at android is upgrading

I have a Tecno F6. Just recently, I tried to upgrade the Android OS. It started showing me a message "Android is upgrading" but gets stuck at "Optimizing app 1 of 1". My phone isn't rooted so I can't ...
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What's the difference between flashing Gapps on system partition vs installing from play store?

So I'm finally diving into the custom ROM world after experiencing some issues on CM12.1 on my OnePlus One. I have a question though that googling couldn't answer. If I flash only the essential Google ...
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Does “fastboot flash recovery <recovery-file.img>” command work with any android device? [duplicate]

The command is used to flash a recovery. Do you have to use odin like tools to flash it or you can just use adb? Thank you
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Can you flash any android device with “fastbood flash” command (of the adb)?

If an android device is rooted, and you have an image for it. Can you flash it with the "fastboot flash" command of the adb? If not, why? If yes, then what are all the "odin" tools for? Thank you.
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What is actually happening when you hard brick a phone?

I've never hard bricked a phone. I've never seen one either. But hard bricking is everyone's worst nightmare. I wan't to know what exactly happens when you hard brick your phone. What happens that ...
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bricked micromax canvas 2.2

I have problem boot my phone micromax a114 canvas 2.2 it only show start logo and nothing else. but I can boot it to recovery mod(not any cwm recovery but factory installed recovery) device name is ...
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How to flash device with ADB key already accepted

I have a few Nexus devices I flash to different versions frequently for development purposes. It would be nice if the ADB key and so forth was pre-accepted after flashing. An idea I had to do this ...
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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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About samsung n7000

I am having samsung gt n7000 which I bought from Oman I don't know the exact rom version. And I wanted to ask that is it possible to flash indian version of rom on my samsung gt N7000? any help ...
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Can I flash Nexus 7 with Odin?

Current status Device issue I have a Asus Nexus 7, I can't flash anything with fastbootbecause all flash procedures I have read need to unlock (using fastboot oem unlock) or mount /cache partition ...
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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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How to Recover the IMEI Number of my Karbonn A51+?

I have flashed the stock ROM on my phone to upgrade. From that onwards my phone's IMEI is Unknown. I have tried in many ways like Engineering Mode, Apks and also this but still it is unknown. So ...
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Should I re-lock bootloader after flashing developer preview on nexus 5?

I have flashed the Android M developer preview 3 on my Nexus 5 phone, for which I was required to unlock the bootloader. Now that the flashing has completed successfully, should I re-lock my ...
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ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10 Digitizer replacement: Is any firmware change required?

So I've got a MeMO Pad Smart 10 (model: me301t) with a broken touch glass, so I'd like to buy myself a new digitizer, and replace it myself. Only online shop that I've found that has these and can ...
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Extract & repack system.img for Nexus 5 lolipop

I'm following this link to extract; make some changes & then repack system.img which is present in nexus 5 image. (Version Tag android-5.1.1_r9) The guide works for 4.1.1, but not for 5.1.1_r9. ...