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 seems not possible

I own an Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 wifi (picassowifi). I flashed the recovery with TWRP and installed CyanogenMod 10 on it. After a couple of months I tried installing a nightly update for ...
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Cubot X9 does not turn on after update, also not recognised by computer (unknown device in Device Manager)

I have Cubot X9, ordered from China. after the update it gave me an error. The phone restarts, but I cannot enter recovery mode. I tried to flash new ROM, but it gave an error. Now nothing works, and ...
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Extract boot.img issues

I have been having a lot of trouble trying to extract a boot.img. Its one of Samsung's with the funky headers so none of the scripts work. I tried HEX editing it so it is a gzip (1f 8b 08) and ...
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Can I flash CyanogenMod without unlocking bootloader?

With a locked bootloader on an SE ST17i running the rooted Stock Xperia Gingerbread 2.3.4, can I flash the CyanogenMod 9 onto it? Or do I really need my bootloader unlocked? I also have ClockWorkMod ...
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Huawei Y210d Firmware Flashing Failed

I have an Huawei Ascend y210d on which I installed CWM recovery. After that I installed a custom ROM, but now I want to flash its official firmware. But its official firmware is not installing. It ...
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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. ...
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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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Android stuck in recovery mode. (NEED TO KEEP FILES)

Can anyone help me with what was explained in this post? How to backup data on a non-booting, unrooted phone? It sounds like it will work but I have no clue even after hours of research what to do. I ...
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Root Lenovo vibe p1ma40 with Lollipop 5.1

I'm trying to root Lenovo vibe p1ma40 with Lollipop 5.1 this particular device since last couple of day, without any success. So I need your help to do this, or not this particular device but it would ...
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How do I know if Odin is hang/error/stuck?

I am planning to install stock ROM on my Note 3 but, Last time I did it was longer time than Tab2.7 and my GYoung.. So I plugged the USB out and boom! Kies Error... Just tell what is the sign of Odin ...
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Internal total space less than available space

The internal total space reads 8gb while the available space reads 9.83gb. Total phone storage too reads 8gb but available reads 2.21gb and when I connect it to the computer it says I have 18mb as ...
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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 I flash another phone's ROM or Kernel on my phone? [duplicate]

Can i flash another phone's kernel or ROM on my phone and what would happen is i did so?
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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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Flash boot.img without using fastboot USB

So I've recently rooted my phone and tried a ROM or two. I find it really handy that you can use TWRP recovery to install another ROM from the SD card, you don't need to have it connected to a PC. ...
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Odin BcmCP.img fail when trying to flash gt-s5830i (galaxy ace)

So I have a bricked gt-s5830i (galaxy ace) and when I try to flash it using odin I get this error: <ID:0/003> Added!! <OSM> Enter CS for MD5.. <OSM> Binary Check MD5.. Do not unplug ...
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Can I install a ROM made for a different device?

I own a MicroMax A100. I want to install the latest version of a different ROM (Samsung or Nexus). Is it possible? If so, can you tell me how? If not, can I install a ROM made for a different device,...
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CWM Recovery can't see external SD card, need to install a rom from ext SD

Phone is a SGH-I747M. Was rooted. Tried to put a custom rom on it. Something happened. Now it loads to CWM-Recovery v5.5.0.4. I can't view the files on the SD Card. I have tried mounting the card from ...
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Samsung S4 Mini (GT-I9195) TWRP recovery fails

I have a Samsung S4 Mini (GT-I9195) and successfully installed cm13 with the cm 13 recovery on it. Now I am stuck with the installation of GAPPS by means of TWRP. I have tried to follow this tutorial ...
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Flashing Zenfone 6 (A6001g): stuck at E: unknown volume “/spare”

I need help with my zenfone 6 (a6001g). Issue Origin: I was trying to flash my zf6 (trying to downgrade from to ww-2.22.44 so I could upgrade to 3.23 (lollipop). I used Asus Flash tool latest version ...
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Can i use the download mode in lg g3 without turning on usb debugging

I recently bricked my lg g3 d855 european. But still i can get it into download mode. When i connect it to a pc, it does not get recognized. I tried the kdz method to unbrick it but it gets stuck at ...
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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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cannot install twrp on android nexus 6p

so i want to root my phone by first installing a custom recovery (twrp) following instructions here.. but as soon as i run this command fastboot flash recovery twrp.img i get this: target ...
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SIM unlocking on downloaded ROM

Hello android community. This title may seem very usual, like there are endless posts online to find the solution to this. However, in this situation, it is not as easy as it seems. (look at the ...
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Is there anyway to backup current ROM without unlocking bootloader/ installing clockworkmod recovery?

I'm trying to use ROM Manager app to backup the current ROM of my Xperia Z but it seems that cannot be done without unlocking the bootloader/ installing ClockWorkMod Recovery. Is there any ...
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Installing Android on Nokia N96 need help [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? I am using Nokia N96 mobile phone with S60 OS. Is it possible to load Android OS in my phone. From where can I download ...
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Android for Nokia Nokia 5230 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? Is it possible to Port Android to Nokia 5230? I would love to run Android OS on my Nokia.
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Can we uninstall Symbian and install Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? I have an Nokia 5233 mobile which has Symbian OS installed. I was wondering whether its possible to remove that Symbian OS ...
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Is it possible to get Android on a Nokia e65? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? Does anybody know if it is possible to get android on a nokia e65? Thanks for your time
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Why is it that Android still can't be installed as regular OS?

Are there any technical or others reasons why Android is still a firmware and not an OS which can be just installed without a lot of hassle? Why there is no universal image which could detect ...
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Stuck on detecting COM port when trying to upgrade Android using Smart Phone Flash Tool

I have Goophone i5c (iPhone 5C clone, MTK6572 chipset, non-removable battery), and I'm trying to upgrade my Android. I have installed: Smart Phone Flash Tool adb-setup.exe MT65xx USB VCOM drivers ...
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Fix error executing updater binary in zip open_gapps-x86-6.0

I am getting an error while flashing gapps to my OnePlus One running CM 13. My seLinux is set to permissive and my recovery is TWRP 3.0.0.
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Nexus 5, Marshmallow, and TWRP recovery - Unstable, inaccesible recovery

I've got a problem when trying to set up my (two) nexus'es 5. (issue reproducible on both my phones, which kinda excludes hardware issues) 1: I download factory images from google's page (tried all 6....
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Xperia Ray ST18i - CWM - install zip from sdcard, error message: This package is for “ST18i,…” devices; this is a “”.?

I am working on an Xperia Ray ST18i otherwise known as urushi, unlocked, rooted, last running stock 4.0.4. I was unable to install CWM with ROM manager app, which said it was incompatible with ST18i. ...
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My GT-I9192 device keeps rebooting to “GALAXY” logo, even when trying to go into Recovery Mode

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini that turns on just to the "Samsung GALAXY S4 mini GT-I9192" logo and keeps rebooting to it.. even when I try to go into recovery mode it just reboots to this logo and ...
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Wiped data, cache and everything on Sony Xperia Neo V MT11i, now it's stuck at Sony Logo!

I'm new to the enter flashing and rooting business. So I would like to get some assistance from you guys regarding this issue of mine... here's what I did: Installed CWM via APK on my Xperia Neo V ...
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Android : How to load a custom ROM without SD-card

I have an Asus TF-201(rooted), on which I would like to install Android. I have downloaded the Cyanogenmod ROM/OS, which is in a ZIP file(200Mb), contains files like boot.blob, system.new.dat(405.9mb),...
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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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Difference between flashable firmware files of 2 same model phone with different internal SD size?

I have a Gionee m2 8gb which is in a bootloop, so I downloaded flashable firmware files for it, but mistakenly I downloaded gionee m2 4gb flashable firmware files. Is it possible to use this files for ...
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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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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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Error unlocking HTC 626s bootloader?

I have a HTC Desire 626s purchased from virgin mobile and I wish to unlock my bootloader and root the device. So I have been following the HTCDev bootloader unlocking instructions. But whenever I ...
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I have SM-G900H which cyanogenmod build-type should I be installing?

Which cyanogenmod build type should I install? I saw that xda forums said that SM-G900H is not klte so i'm not sure which build type should I be installing of cyanogenmod? as cyanogenmod divides them ...
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Is it possible to install pure Android on any Android phone? [duplicate]

As the title says, is it possible? What is AOSP (Android Open Source Project)? I want to install a pure Android operating system, nothing else. Full control (root access), no bloatware and all. Is ...
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Can you flash a SM-G900P ROM on a SM-G860P?

I am an owner of a Galaxy S5 Sport (SM-G860P) and there's very limited support for ROMs out there. I have heard a couple of people saying you can flash a Sprint Galaxy S5 (SM-G900P) ROM on there as ...
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Lost access to Settings and recovery after flashing custom ROM

i lost access and i need to restore factory to possibly return to clear the issue I recently moved a rooted system on both Beanstalk custom and SlimSaber (both KitKat 4.4.2) to Omni ROM 4.4.3, but ...
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Need information about preloader.bin

I am using Micromax Canvas 2 Colours A120 with 8Gb ROM (MT 6582) I read on the Internet that while flashing a ROM using SP Flash Tools I should always uncheck preloader.bin otherwise the phone may ...
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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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Does HTC boot image contain CID information?

My phone has an unlocked bootloader and root access. It runs cynanogenMod but I want to get it back to stock Android ROM. I've got the stock Android ROM ready but can't install it becuase I'm ...
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errer downgrading from cm 12 to stock rom from sd card

I recently flashed my samsung Galaxy s3 to cm 12. But, now I need to flash back stock ROM again. My phone's charging port is broken, so I have to use SD card to flash. For that, I have downloaded the ...