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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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 ...
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How to boot Android into Custom Recovery Mode?

I am trying to boot Android into a custom recovery(TWRP). I rebooted the Android device holding the Volume Down + Power keys but it doesn't work and shows a weird screen with yellow colour palette on ...
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Issue with flashing gapps in CM13 for OnePlusOne (bacon)

I am having issues with flashing gapps using cyanogenmod recovery. I installed cyanogenmod nightly (with recovery) from http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=bacon dated 14/12/2015. It installed ...
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Cannot flash phone to install TWRP (One plus One)

I have a one plus one phone and I am looking to install TWRP on it as its built in OS crashed. I have run fastboot oem unlock the result is ... OKAY command to unlock the phone but ...
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My zenfone 5 is not starting

My zenfone 5 (Lollipop) is not starting at all after unrooting that. I have tried factory reset, cleaning cache many times and restart that many times but its stuck on ASUS loading screen like a loop....
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How to deodex galaxy s5 lollipop

First, I pull app fodder, priv-app folder and framework folder from system folder in my phone using adb command: adb pull /system/app app/ adb pull /system/priv-app/ priv-app/ adb pull /system/...
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Flashed Wrong Preloader On Wiko Rainbow

Hi all so last week I accidentally flashed an MT6575 Preloader to my Wiko Rainbow which runs on MT6582, the phone went completely dead but it is recognized by my pc as MTK USB Port Com42 On Flashtool ...
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Do a total wipe of my device

I have flashed my ROM several times with different ROMS, and sometimes back to stock. I flashed roms, modems, kernels etc. But the flashing never seems to totally format the device, because the ...
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Cyanogen's new c-apps dialer not working [duplicate]

I recently installed a CyanogenMod bases rom called AICP one my phone and everything was working fine. Then a couple months later I found CyanogenMod's new c-apps. I decided to flash that. Now ...
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Protection from flashing ROM

Hi so i was trying to theft protection my android phone. I unlock screen lock code, Cerberus with root privileges and also I'm about to encrypt my phone(not that it helps much to recover your phone ...
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Format android to join internal memory partitions?

I have searched around the net but not really finding exact problems nor solution related to mine. I have a tablet which should have 8gb of internal memory but the problem is that it have divided ...
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Problems with drivers for Nexus 10 when building Android 4.3 from source

I followed the steps in the Android Source web page to download android-4.3_r1 and build it for Nexus 10. What is the problem? When I download and install the drivers for Nexus 10 for Android 4.3 (...
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Xperia SP boot loop into flash mode

I have an Xperia SP, and it's stuck in a boot loop after some faulty manipulation. I only see Sony's logo, and plugging the phone to my laptop sets it to flash mode automatically for around 20 seconds,...
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“Signature verification failed” when trying to install non-official Cyanogenmod 10 ROM for Sanei N10 Android tablet

Let's see if anybody can help me, because I'm pretty stuck with this. I've tried to install the following ROM from xda-developers in a Sanei N10: Unofficial CyanogenMod 10 for many AllWinner A10 ...
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Galaxy S5 SM-G900F programmed as SM-9006V

I have a Samsung S5. On the box, on the sticker inside the unit, checking the IMEI and using CPU-z they all said the unit is an SM-G900F and is using the Snapdragon core. My biggest problem with it ...
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no system partition - lost adb connection while updating

I was updating my Nexus 10 tablet - had gotten to the system partition - when I lost the ADB connection. I've since learned that's a problem with newer Macs (I was connected to Windows through ...
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Samsung Galaxy FRP lock is on and Phone is stuck on logo screen

I have Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB T-Mobile. Somehow I locked my phone with FRP lock and then tried installing the new firmware, so that didn't go well and now phone is stuck on Samsung Logo screen. I ...
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ADB command to wipe data the phone?

I have 200 Russian Phones to flash with UK Firmware. Now when i flash the UK firmware through Odin, it works fine but Russian firmware is still on it, however it does become UK if i factory reset the ...
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Flash a ROM without using recovery mode

I have LG Prada 3.0 p940 running android 2.3.7. I have problem accessing recovery mode. Is it possible to flash CyanogenMod ROM on stock ROM through PC without getting into trouble with installing ...
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How to restore android phone system folders

I have deleted my rooted android phones system folders from pc and when I turned off phone, than turned on it doesn't turning on. how can I install new ROM when it is turned of. it is only showing ...
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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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Installing CM13 Nightly as MultiRom in TWRP fails

I've downloaded cm-13.0-2015-1209-NIGHLY-flo.zip and tried to install it as MultiROM in TWRP 2015-06-30 (v2.8.7.0) on my Nexus 7 (2013 wifi): Advanced → MultiROM → Add ROM → Zip File. ...
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SIM Card not detected after failed recovery flash

I recently tried to install CWM on my rooted archos 40 titanium. Unlocking the bootloader using fastboot oem unlock doesn't work, I only got ellipses for a while. So I installed Mobiluncle tools and ...
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Can i upgrade my firmware with another phone model's official rom (using odin)?

Is it possible to upgrade my phone's firmware using another phone model's official rom using odin ?
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What to do before root and flash my phone?

Right now I have in my phone the stock rom and I haven't rooted it. I want to root it and change the rom. What should I do first, root or flash the rom? I don't want to lose all the configuration, ...
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nanddump vs fastboot

I have two identical phones. On one of them I've managed to corrupt the system partition and it won't boot. I have fastboot, root (on the one that boots), but I don't have ClockworkMod --- my phone ...
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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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Flash stock ROM on Amlogic Android Smart TV Box

I have a Amlogic S805 Quad Core TV Box - which went "south" on me during a ROM update. I tried to reset it, but then noticed the reset button had come away from the internals. I managed to get it to ...
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My Phone Not Starting

I was installing a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy GT-S5360. The installation aborted abruptly and I lost all data from my phone. Now my phone won't start and is stuck at the Samsung Galaxy Y GT-...
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What folder does cyanogenmod store its updates?

I reverted to an older version of Cyanongenmod today. Now my phone reboots continuously. I want to try flashing on of the images that cyanogenmod downloaded in the past. What folder are they stored in?...
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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 ...