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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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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Support Help! Warning!! A custom OS can cause critical problems

MY phone (Samsung S3) just went off today and started flashing the Samsung logo. I have taken out the battery multiple times and tried to restart the phone. Only once did it restart but then after ten ...
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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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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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Device detected as “mint”

I'm using a xperia sp ( huashan ) device. Recently I read some tutorials and wanted to flash CM 11 M10 into the device. I rooted the device, then backed up the bootloader. Then unlocked it and ...
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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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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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bootloops / random restarts on Note 2 LTE, worse with SIM inserted? analyze kernel log “last_kmsg”?

when I started using my Note 2 LTE with an LTE sim card (tested LTE long ago without problems), running CM11 nightly from approx. 1 month ago, it started to reboot randomly. But it also happened with ...
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Sony Xperia E1 D2005 Custom Recovery&CustomROM Flashing?

I want to flash a custom ROM and install custom recovery; but when I enter ROMmanager (my device is rooted) and try to install CRW or TWRP it says "custom recovery does not support D2005 (sony xperia ...
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How to convert my lenovo s939 android version using zip file [duplicate]

I want to convert my android 4.2.2 to android 5.0, but it's difficult.... I need help...
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Device boot loop in sony logo and no flashmode access

I've got a xperia sp, unlocked bootloader device. I've installed CWM recovery. Recently I tried to install CM 11 and I changed the update binary file since I couldn't flash the rom due to set_metadata ...
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gapps install on CM11 failed- or did it?

Verizon Droid Razr Maxx cm-11-20141112-SNAPSHOT-M12-spyder.zip gapps-kk-20140606-signed.zip I got this error when I flashed the gapps zip: Updating partition details... E:Unable to mount '/osh' ...
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Can I install an MTK6577 ROM on a Star W007 6575 MTK?

I have a Star W007 single core MTK 6575. I downloaded a A8809 Jellybean for a MTK6577 dual core. Can you install this dual core rom on a single core. Most MTK stuff is interchangeable or are the ...
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Are there any risks to flashing a ROM?

Are there any risks to manually flashing a stock or custom ROM? Does it have the potential to brick the device? Will it void my warranty? Will I stop getting updates? Anything else I should be aware ...
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How to recover data from a formatted device [rooted, flashed]

I've accidentally formatted my phone, via. fastboot oem unlock. I've already tried Wondershare, EaseUSMobile Saver. Actually, I need my photos which has been shot by camera. Till now I'm only able ...
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Why does my Android device slow down after successive ROM updates without wiping?

I have a 32 GB Verizon Galaxy Nexus (toro). I am running Cyanogenmod 10.1 ROM nightlies and I use CyanDelta Updater to stay up to date. For a period of about 3 weeks, I updated to the latest nightly ...
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TCL Idol X (s950) stuck in bootloop, after flashing new firmware

I have flashed new firmware on my phone TCL Idol X (s950) and now the phone won't boot anymore :( It starts but then it ends up with the bootlogo. I can access it with adb shell but it is read only ...
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No cell phone network after STOCK ROM install (SAMSUNG GALAXY S DUOS GT-S7562)

I rooted my phone,deleted some apps but then got stuck with Samsung logo that would not disappear after 1 hour. Decided to install stock ROM to get rid of the issue but now I'm unable to get any cell ...
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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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Radio error when flashing new ROM (Samsung SGH-T989)

Here's the log. Installing '/sdcard/cm-11-20140923-Sultan-hercules.zip'... Checking for MD5 file... Skipping MD5 check: no MD5 file found assert failed: run_program("/tmp/test_radio_version.sh", ...
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“can't open /tmp/sideload/package.zip”

A friend of mine has a Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5839i and since she was having troble with her internal storage, I rooted her phone and installed Link2sd so that she could move and delete APPs at her ...
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Upgrade from Lollipop Dev Preview to Official L

I've a Nexus 5 with the latest developer preview. Do I have any options if I don't want to flash the official Lollipop Google system images and lose my data? E.g. can I dirty flash them to keep my ...
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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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How to install System updates in HTC ONE SU

My handset HTC One Su (t528w) showing notification of system update to 4.1.1 from present 4.0.4 . When ever I click on install updates. it reeboted and log into bootloader menu . How can I install the ...
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Getting confused by rooting and enabling wifi tethering

I'm trying to activate wifi tethering on my (verizon) Samsung Galaxy S4 mini through rooting. I'm getting a bit confused by the myriad ways to do this that I'm reading about on the web. Could ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 Is Hard Bricked

SPH-L710 Virgin Mobile Flashed from MOAR to Stock SGS3 ROM I flashed a ROM and I wanted to get back into recovery mode to flash a zip file using ROM TOOL BOX and when I did that it never turned on ...
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How to flash a ZIP file with Odin?

I can't boot my Galaxy Tab 8.9 / P7300 anymore, but Odin still detects a USB connection. So I'm trying to flash a new ROM onto it using Odin. However all I can find on the web are ZIP archives ...
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Barebones list for ParanoidAndroid (stock apps that can be removed safely)

Which apps are safe to uninstall in ParanoidAndroid? Do we have a barebones list like what CM has? Can someone share a similar list/link.
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Installing flash images on an unrecommended device [duplicate]

I want to install the Nexus Hammerhead flash image on my Samsung Galaxy S Duos. Is this possible and if so is it safe?
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Samsung Galaxy i8262 stuck on boot screen after flashing

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy i8262 ROM with odin and accidentally I selected a ROM file from phone not from PDA, so when it finished and I restarted my phone and it stays on Samsung Logo Can one ...
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Can't install clockworkmod on Samsung Galaxy S3 mini I8200

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 mini I8200 which I rooted few days ago but I now want to install clockworkmod recovery. It says that clockworkmod recovery is not available for I8200. Does anyone know how to ...
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Extract working Baseband/RIL (Radio Interface Layer) from stock ROM to use with a custom ROM?

I have an LG P970 Optimus Black. I was aiming to get a more recent version of Android. Originally had Froyo V10B stock ROM on it which could call and text. Flashed SlimBean 4.2.2 onto it, but the ...
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Nexus 7 2013 crashes when in boot loader. How do I flash a new image to it?

I have a Nexus 7 2013 which I'm trying to flash the Android Lollipop preview image to. It's currently running the last Android L preview image. Whenever I boot the device to the bootloader screen ...
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How to Flash Stock ROM without ODIN

I tried to install a Custom ROM through ClockWork Mode Recovery on my Galaxy Core GT-I8262, but the installation failed and i am now stuck in a recovery bootloop. I tried flashing another Custom ROM, ...
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How to reset settings on Lava E-Tab Z7C

I rooted my Lava E-Tab Connect Z7C a few weeks ago. Then I tried some commands in a terminal emulator and ran some scripts in smanager to install a custom recovery. But it didn't work. Instead, ...
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I can't boot my nexus 4 after trying to install custom rom, please help

I am pretty new to all this stuff and i tried to install android L alpha preview on my nexus 4. I rooted my phone and downloaded the .zip file and then followed the instructions on the internet site. ...
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Custom Rom installation for defy

I have been trying to customize my current ROM in my Defy which runs 2.2 froyo currently as stock. I'm confused which how I can customize my ROM, such that my stock ROM is backed up and if I don't ...
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i want to install kitkat or ICS on micromax A26 [duplicate]

How do i install Kitkat or ICS version on my micromax. there is no official release from micromax i tried using cyanogenexus from youtube it throws an error of status 0 installation aborted. someone ...
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Can i flash indian rom in korean galaxy note?

I got the Samsung Galaxy Note shv-e160l (Korean version) as a gift, running the stock ICS 4.0. I want to flash official indian JB ROM (of the GT-N7000) on it. Is it possible if I root my device?
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Can I flash a custom boot.img to Nexus 5 when “Secure Boot” is enabled?

I have compiled the Android Linux kernel for Nexus 5 with some modifications. My phone is LG Nexus 5, whose bootloader has been unlocked, but the "Secure Boot" is still enabled. As I understand, ...
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CWM recovery can't find the kernel image

I wanted to root and upgrade my Galaxy i9003 to Jelly Bean. I followed this guide and flashed CWM on the phone. But then the phone doesn't boot in normal mode and Samsumg logo keeps flashing forever. ...
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Rom to Root UK based Galaxy s3 i9300 in India

I am a beginner and currently based in India. I got a UK based Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 as a gift and I tried to root it. The root was partially successful but now I'm unable to send/receive text ...
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How to update cyanogenmod custom rom

If i install a cyanogenmod custom rom with all the risky complicated procedure on bootloader and next upadte of cyanogenmod comes out with android l so should i have to again go though bootloader and ...
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Is there a dedicated Nand-Flash for the base-band chip? [closed]

As we know, the internal nand flash have many partitions, such as for bootloader, boot, system, data, recovery, cache, misc, but there is no partition for radio. However, one can upgrade the ...
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Trying to replace a modem but encountering errors

I've been having connectivity problems on my i9505 LTE on every ROM I've tried since August. Searching around reveals that the outdated modem is the source of the troubles, and that by using the ...
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what is a bootloader unlocked phone?

What is a bootloader unlocked phone? How we can make use of it while creating or flashing ROMs? What are advantages of unlocked bootloaders over locked bootloaders? Why does not any OEM generally ...
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LG G2 No Screen Need Access To Files [duplicate]

So my Sprint LG G2 (LS980) literally has no screen but I would like to be able to access it from my Windows pc. I don't think I had USB debugging enabled and without a screen I can't really do much. ...