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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Motorola Defy+: Black Screen and no BootLoader. How to discover what firmware version my device supports?

I did a terrible mistake. After some tentatives of installing cyanogen, I replaced the kernel with wrong version. I have a Motorola Defy+ (MB526) and I'm trying to use RSD Lite to reflash the ...
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CyanogenMod HTC One X+ can't boot

What I did so far Today I'm trying to get CyanogenMod on my HTC One X+, however I'm stuck now. I successfully unlocked my phone and the phone rebooted and everything was fine so far. Now I wanted to ...
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Necessary to manually update gapps? [duplicate]

I have CM11 installed on my device and I was wondering if the gapps package ever needs to be updated manually, or if they automatically update somehow.
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Cyanogenmod for Galaxy Y [duplicate]

I have a Samsung galaxy Y device. It's running Gingerbread stock rom, and I want to upgrade this to Jellybean. Is there any custom rom for Galaxy Y?
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Samsung Galaxy S III i9300 Boot Loop, No Recovery, after Cyanogenmod Installer

Some threads with similar issues are already around, but I didn't find one with the same problem as me. What I was doing when the issue happened: I was trying to install cyanogenmod from the ...
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How come I get “This is a 'espresso10wifi'” when I try to flash recovery?

I'm trying to adb-sideload a new recovery (Philz Touch Recovery n5110) I get, This package is for a 'konowifi.5110.GT-N5110.konawifixx' devices: this is a 'espresso10wifi'. E: Error in ...
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Want to install kitkat 4.4 on Samsung Star Pro (S7262)

I want to install Kitkat 4.4 on my Samsung Star Pro S7262 (rooted). I could't find a solution by googling. If it is not possible or not available for my phone right now, please suggest me any other ...
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Coverting ROM for MTK 6575

My phone was already a dead unit but can still be detected by SPFT (Smart Phone Flash Tool). What I have is a Stock Flashable Rom which is in zip file. Is there a way to convert this into .md5 or ...
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Anything else works besides safestrap to install ROMs on n900a (at&t) Note 3?

Question is pretty self explanatory. Is there any other method available to bypass bootloader and install ROMs like other models? Is at&t bootloader still under lock and key?
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Put vanilla android on Samsung s5

Is it currently possible to put the default android on a Samsung S5 (Similar to the Google Play Edition of the S4)?
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Get CM safely on incompatible phone

My phone isnt compatible with Cyanogen mod how can i safely install CM? Xperia P 4.1.2 rooted.
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CWM: Almost any rom I try to install returns “(Status 0)” [HTC One GSM]

CWM version: 6.0.4.3 touch I tried to update my CM 10.2 to 11, but I always run into this error when installing a zip from SD card: E:Error in /data/media/0/[filename].zip (Status 0) Installation ...
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How to flash Android onto an empty Samsung GT-P3100 (OMAP4430)

I'm about to purchase a replacement motherboard for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3100) as the original one has developed a hardware fault. Unfortunately the sellers (eBay) won't say if Android (or ...
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compatible rom for zte v7275 [duplicate]

I bought a zte v7275 tablet Device information model number - ZTE V7275 android version - 4.0.4 kernel version- 3.0.21-perf-gc8726c4f cannot find any roms for this tablet on any website.... does ...
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Samsung Galaxy S stuck at bootloop

I've bricked my old Galaxy S (GT-I9000) into a bootloop. Trying to fix that, I've uploaded Semaphore's ClockworkMod Recovery to my device successfully via Linux. However, when I press ...
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Write Error during flashing stock ROM through SP Flash Tool

I am trying to install the stock ROM of my xolo a500s ips by using the Smart Phone Flash Tool. i downloaded the stock ROM of my device from this link ...
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Is there any way to open recovery mode with only hard keys? [closed]

i had flashed a custom rom on my device. But unfortunately it does not boot properly. And suddenly i have noticed that my volume keys are not working. And i had'nt debug mode opened. so now what can i ...
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Installing CyanogenMod using SD card on Samsung GT-P3100 via stock Android System Recovery

I have a Samsung Galaxy 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) which has developed a fault on the motherboard whereby it switches off every time I plug in the USB cable (either as a data connection or to charge). To ...
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When flashing a custom ROM, why do I get an error on getprop(“ro.product.device”)?

Whenever I try to flash a ROM on my ASUS Transformer Prime (tf201), I get the following error: assert failed: getprop("ro.product.device") == "tf201" || getprop("ro.build.product") == "tf201" I've ...
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Modifying a Stock ROM

I'm an Android newbie who has a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7" Wifi (SM-T210) and would like to retrieve its stock ROM, modify certain files and add some applications to the system partition, and then flash ...
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Uprading my flash rom and still stacked on detecting the COM port

Ok, it took me 2hours to search for a solution, however it is still not solved. Here's my Smart Phone Specs: Name: Goophone i5c (iPhone 5c clone) Processor: MTK6572 Battery: Unremovable I ...
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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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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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Installing Custom Rom on a S3 with Damaged Volume Down

Is it safe to install a custom ROM on a S3 with a non-functional volume down key? What should I circumvent or be ware of during the install? p.s: the key cannot be repaired.
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Odin doesn't recognize Galaxy S3

While I was trying to flash my phone to newer version of custom mod, I bricked my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3 for Verizon, SCH-I535). To debrick the phone, I've followed below precedure: Confirm USB ...
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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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softbricked sgh-i337 at&t with 4.4.2 ota update

I have a sgh-i337 at&t usa GPe recently updated OTA, I tried to format my rom so I could patch my kernel and threw everything at it but the kitchen sink to clear the memory but could not get it ...
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How can I flash a stock ROM to my HONMI H2?

I have purchased from China a mobile name HONMI H2. it was fine but, most of the applications were in Chinese. I was in ROOT and deleted few files with Chinese language. After rebooting only HONMI ...
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Blank screen after logo

I was trying to install a custom ROM in a THL T11 from needrom.com. I managed to get into the recovery mode and wipe cache. However, I got somehow into the «ADB» menu and couldn't get out. I pulled ...
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Unable to flash custom rom Paranoid Android to GalaxyS3

My device is rooted with a root for the galaxyS3 running Jellybean 4.3 I tried putting the Paranoid Android ROM onto there by following the instructions given which were Root device Enable USB ...
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Galaxy S3 running jellybean 4.3 - Custom Rom Concern

I have a galaxy s3 running jellybean 4.3 as mentioned above. Following recent news there will NOT be a further update to the KitKat 4.4 version My plan is to root and flash with a custom ROM, ...
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Device got bricked while installing JELLYBEAN

I was trying to update my ICS4.0.4 to Jellybean and clear cache partition and also Dalvik cache and unfortunately my tablet got restart and now it is hard bricked just show vendor logo and boot ...
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adb and fastboot drivers for Xperia ARC S

I am trying to flash boot.img via Flashtool 0.9.16.1 but when i connect my xperia arc S in "Fastboot" mode then i get error message like "Device drivers are not installed, you can find it in drivers ...
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Android L Preview upgrade

I was about to flash the phome with the command prompt, but an error came up saying that the device was locked. Does this mean is has to be rooted? If I root it and upgrade it will it be unrooted ...
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Do I need to root ( unlock boot loader) to flash Factory image for Nexus 5

Do I need to unlock boot loader to flash official factory image of Android L Preview ? And will it void warranty? Is it rooting the phone ? I have never rooted phone before and I don't wish to do so. ...
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Flashing Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Android on Linux

Is there a way to flash my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with stock rom(Android KitKat 4.4.2) in Linux(any distribution)? EDIT: I can't figure out how to flash this firmware with Heimdall. All I can find is ...
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Flashed ROM with the wrong OS (Formatted my Galaxy ACE with Galaxy GIO ROM)

I accidentally installed Android Gingerbread (2.3)'s (Galaxy GIO) Android OS on my G-S5830 (Galaxy ACE) phone and the screen is not showing properly. The phone starts and I can hear it starting up ...
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Status 7 error on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (p3113)

Everytime I tried to update my PAC or any other ROM with my device support and 4.4.3 it gives my a Status 7 error. I think it could be the firmware but I cannot connect to kies, I tried almost ...
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Why must my device be compatible with a certain ROM before I flash it to my device?

This it the explanation telling me not to install a custom ROM without checking the device's compatibility. "Now, be careful as each custom ROM comes with a version that is suitable only with one ...
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Removing touchwiz and flashing stock android rom in my device, is it possible? [duplicate]

I have a samsung android phone which has android 4.04 ics with touchwiz on top of it. I want to know if it is possible to flash the stock android rom to my device. Here what i mean is I donot want to ...
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Flashing and PRL Jumping my ZTE Imperial

So, the ZTE Imperial, nice phone, nice hardware. One annoying issue, I cannot seem to find a solid method of Flashing an Apollo ROM into my current US Cell stock 4.1 android. While there is a bit of ...
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HTC One X hangs at bootscreen, repair centre writes it off

..so am I screwed or what? I was running the ViperX ROM on my One X, based on 4.2.2, and a couple of days ago I started getting FCs on HTC BlinkFeed, even though I wasn't using it. I rebooted into ...
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Flashing stock rom through cwm

Can I flash a stock rom through cwm? I have a rooted Galaxy Mega, with cwm installed and want to upgrade to the new kit kat samsung firmware. Thanks.
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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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Is it effectively possible to get rid of the yellow triangle in download mode on an S3 with 4.3?

I am trying to get rid of the yellow triangle visible just prior to download mode (Volume-Down + Home + Power). There is no shortage of tutorials about how do this, but after having tried all the ...
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Replacing the system partition without touching the kernel?

So I have an android phone that I'd like to put a clean rom onto, but it looks like there aren't any good kernels ported to it yet. I've done some reading into the android architecture, and come to ...
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how to change boot logo without using fastboot

I know how to change the boot logo(logo.bin) from fastboot, but the problem is how can I change the boot logo without using fastboot. I can't go to fastboot mode because I think my device(ME-702) ...
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Always get android updates instantly

A Nexus 5, for example, receives the latest android updates instantly. Is it possible to get this pure version of android on any custom android phone (like Galaxy S3)? Do note I DO NOT mean: ...
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Do you need root to flash a custom recovery?

Does flashing a custom recovery requires rooting the device, or just unlocking the boot-loader is enough? On my Nexus 7, I was able to flash custom recovery (CWM) without rooting. Is the same ...
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Unknown IMEI & Baseband on Galaxy S GT i9003 - How to Recover

One day, my i9003 froze up, and I tried to reboot it, but it was not possible. I ended up removing the battery and trying to factory restore it in Recovery Mode, but when I reboot it, I got stuck on a ...