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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Flashing same rom over the already installed one?

I have a Note 3 (N9005) with 3.co.uk ROM Kitkat-updated automatically by note 3. it has the following software spec: PDA/ AP (firmware build version) :N9005XXUGNH1 MODEM/CP(baseband or modem version) ...
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Android boot architecture compared to desktop boot process

After reading this answer and pointing article: Can somebody explain the boot process of an Android device? My Samsung S3 have CyanogenMod installed. There is probability while installing custom ...
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Looking for a rom or OS to run on a Prestigio 3670B [duplicate]

I have a prestigio PMP3670B tablet and have already rooted it. From this point I am struggling to find an OS or ROM for it. Currently it is on 4.2.2 jellybean but it is ridiculously slow. If anyone ...
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Can anyone recover my data after flashing my android samsung galaxy s2 phone?

I sold my phone to a person who performed a flash on my phone. He says that all the data gets deleted after the flash but I wanted to ask people in this forum as I dont want anyone to recover my data. ...
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Alcatel One Touch pop c3 - Android options?

I recently got an Alcatel One Touch pop c3, it came with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The phone is OK, but I don't get any updates beyond Jelly Bean, which is a little frustrating to me. I'd like to ...
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How to reinstall Playstore?

Do you have any Idea to reinstall Playstore? Do I need to Flash it? Do I need to reset factory? Do I need to download apk? Can you help me? Please? Device:Cloudfone 700d tv I don't know how to ...
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What is Flash?It can help me? [duplicate]

What is flash how does it works what is the result after flashing a phone it can revert all for ex:Deleted google play please explain what is the best app to flash my phone?
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chown system:system * at /

Accidentally executed this command in / in recovery. In X-Plore most of subfolders of / disappeared. Tried to fix using fix permissions. Haven't helped.Then tried to fix using chown root:root and ...
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Flashing N9005 (N9005XXUBMI5)

Firstly the reason why I've opened this thread is because previously over a year ago I wrongly flashed a s2 and I became a little scared of flashing phones. I got a samsung note 3 whose current os is ...
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No clockwork mod phone brick

I installed app called nobloat and must have deleted something I wasn't supposed to because now my phone won't boot up past the 4g logo...The phone does go into download mode as well as system ...
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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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What is bootloader?

So I have Samsung Galaxy SII Plus(Gt-I9105P) It has Stock android 4.1.2.(rooted). I wanted to flash Cynogen Mode 11 M12 To do that, they say that i need to flash boot loader 4.2.2. link What is it? I ...
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mt6572 stock rom compatibility

I have a hisense u939 running stock rom 4.2.2.Will any rom for mt6572 be compatible for my phone.I softbrick my fone and have no cwm or twrp or usb debugging.Seems my only option is sp flashing tool
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samsung note 2 Camera flash light flicker & on even note 2 is switched off

I noted some problem with my Samsung note-2. Camera light always flicker (some time dim , some time bright & some time no light ) even my note-2 is switched off. I tried to solve this problem by ...
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rooted gionee elife e7 rom help

I have a rooted gionee elite e7.. I want to remove amigo and put some other rom. Pls help . Is there Any other awesome stuff I can do with it. I have uninstall ed almost all pre installed apps. There ...
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Tab 2 7" how to flash custom rom?

I have my tablet rooted using Odin. Cwm (Clockwork mod recovery) installs but won't lanuch. It's says it's not compatible with my android version. Twrp installs and runs but I need help understanding ...
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phone on bootloop with a problem in the cache

My phone somehow got stuck in a boot loop and I can't fix it. I don't know what to do. I cant get pass the start up animation no matter what I do. I've tried the fast boot commands to flash and keep ...
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Unable to install Cyanogenmod in GT I9000

I have done something very wrong with my GT I9000 devices. i rooted and install cyanogenmod and it works for 2 months, but after that it went into boot loop and while troubleshooting i make the device ...
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Nexus 4 boot loop issue and device ADB not found when phone is on animation screen

Yesterday I saw in my nexus 4 all applications were getting crashed, so I tried to restart my phone. When I turned it back on, it got stuck in the boot animation. I cancelled the boot, and tried to ...
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Rooting , CWM and Custom Roms Query [duplicate]

I m totally novice to the androind community so most of my questions might feel funny. Please be nice . Few basic queries..not device specific 1.Why different devices have different CWM requirement ...
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What happens if I flash an Android 4.4.4 system.img?

I recently wanted to update my Nexus 4 to Android 5.0 but I wasn't able to because I have apparently changed something in my build.prop file, so OTA updating doesn't work. If I flash a clean Android ...
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fastboot flash = FAILED (remote: invalid bootloader image)

After breaking CyanogenMod on my Nexus 5 I want to flash it with a factory image but all I get is: fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-flounder-3.43.0.0114.img sending 'bootloader' (2970 KB)... OKAY ...
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Is My I337 bricked

dI tried updating my att s4 and got stucked now i went into recovery mode and wiped cache and all user data tried everything and now its only booting into download mode tried flashing all stock rom ...
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Flash galaxy s3 neo+ bought in china with another country's firmware

I bought a galaxy s3 neo + (model GT I9300I) in China, which came with a chinese version of android without any of the google services (as google is censored over there). I'm now living in the UK and ...
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Unable to install CyanogenMod on Galaxy S2 i777

I'm trying to use ROM Manager to install the cm-10.1.3 ROM on my phone, but I'm getting the following error (from recovery.log): -- Installing: /sdcard/bluetooth/cm-10.1.3-i777.zip Finding update ...
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(SP Flash Tool) Recovery.img file too large and causes region overlap message. Safe to Proceed?

I am trying to root my Micromax Canvas Colors 2 A120 running KitKat 4.4.2 using the SP Flash Tools. During the flashing of a recovery after selecting the Scatter File for my device (I created the ...
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Does Nexus factory Images work on all android devices other than Nexus devices

Hi I would like to know if the factory images for the Nexus found on this link Nexus images can also be flashed onto other devices other than the nexus devices only maybe other LG phones or SAMSUNG ...
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7" mikona mhtmid-b718dc8-b tablet

my 5 year old had one for xmas and 3 days after starting to use it cut out and started to give messages such as unfortunatly launcher has stopped + unfortunatly system ui has stopped. he somehow ...
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How to restore wrong SDBoot version flashing with Rockchip SD Firmware Tool?

I've used Rockchip SD Firmware Tool v1.43 with SDBoot v2.16 .bin with the use to create update.img to flash with microSD-card, this caused a bricked android device on the BlackArrow Prospero X1. ...
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Is there any custom Rom for Intex Aqua curve? [duplicate]

Is there any ROM that I can flash on ma intex aqua curve.. It has jelly bean 4.2.2 but would love to upgrade it.. Is there any ROM that I can flash?? And if there is no ROM, am I stack with this ...
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How to upgrade Intex aqua curve to android 5.0 [duplicate]

I have rooted my aqua curve using iroot.apk and it now has root access.. But I tried using ROM manager to flash the ROM and all I get is that there is cwm version for ma device.... Help me out I want ...
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Nexus 5 stuck on boot loop after restarting while upgrading the OS

Last week, I received an update on my Nexus 5 for Lollipop 5.0.1. Version 5.0 was working fine, so I decided to just update. However, a few hours after updating, my phone started to lag and freeze, so ...
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can I flash stock sony z2 ROM on my Xolo play 1100 directly [duplicate]

I want to replace my full phone interface with Sony z2 I have both the phones right now. So I was thinking to make a full cwm recovery of my z2 and flash it my xolo. I know might be it won't work ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy SIII: SkipSoft Toolkit: rooting: unable to boot Custom Recovery after flashing

My device is an unrooted Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-I9300 (Jelly Bean 4.3.0). I am trying to root my device using Unified_Android_Toolkit_v1.3.3.exe AKA SkipSoft Toolkit and their web page lists my ...
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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). AFAIK ROM refers to a type of memory which can be only modified by attaching cable attached ...
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Flashing Cyanogenmod hltevzw to Note 3

I'm a bit confused with Cyanogenmod's announcement stating that they are breaking up the Note 3 builds into their own version. Source Is the hltevzw a build specifically for the Note 3 or all Verizon ...
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How do I install a custom ROM on a Prestigio PMT3677

I want to install a custom ROM like Cyanogenmod or similar on my 7" Prestigio tablet. There doesn't seem to be any content on the net to explain what ROMS are compatible with this specific model and ...
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Stock i9505 ROM on SGH-i337 [duplicate]

Is it possible to install an International i9505 stock ROM (4.4.2) on SGH-i337 (4.2.2) set? Regards, Shahzad
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Samsung Galaxy Pop got stuck while updating to Jelly Bean

My Samsung Galaxy Pop (GT-S5570) got stuck while updating to Jelly Bean with Cyanogenmod 10.1. It sticks at the Samsung logo at the start. What can I do to get it working again?
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i am not able to identify my Android Phone [duplicate]

i am not able to identify my Android Phone...Nowhere on internet i found such manufacturer,model,or brand. Details as in About Phone : Model P6B, Manufacturer MT6598, Brand CSZ, Android 4.3,Internal ...
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my phone is mt6598 but no wcdma option is not enabled

my phone is mt6598 but no wcdma option is not enabled. For phone info: Manufacturer-MT6598, Brand-CSZ- Model-P6B, Prcessor ARM-7, But showing Android version 4.3 icecreamsandwich..... If it is ...
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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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Xperia Tipo vibrates but does not starts

I was trying custom ROM in my rooted xperia Tipo, but after finishing flash phone asked to reboot, i tried to reboot it now it just vibrates but does not start. Xperia Flash Tool is also not ...
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Emulating a factory reset [duplicate]

I would like to prevent a user from factory resetting their Android phone. How can i do this? Or better still, I would like the factory reset to not do a factory reset, but instead, just re-run the ...
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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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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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No OS installed on Huawei Ascend y300

I rooted and unlocked the bootloader on my Huawei ascend y300. It came with and was using Android 4.1.1 until I had to restore. I got rid of the OS, and now it doesn't boot. I have TWRP installed ...
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Flashing .tar factory image with CWM

In the hopes of getting Android 5.0 onto my Nexus 10, I visited Google's factory image download page for the latest image. I noticed however that the file I downloaded was a tar and not a zip. Will ...
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LG d500 F6 Cannot reflash stock ROM and restore backup

I have an LG D500 Optimus F6 that was sold to me new by T-Mobile. I rooted it successfully with KingoRoot. I created a custom recovery with the recovery.apk file on my external SD card. I rebooted and ...