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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Can I recover my Lenovo A936

have been trying tto get some help with a problem I am experiencing with a recently purchased Lenovo A936, (Golden Warrior). I hope this is the right place to post. I bought this smart phone from ...
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Is it possible to clone a Phone then flash image on other phones?

Background I deal with a lot of Galaxy S5s and spend a considerable amount of time duplicating the settings and installing the same applications on each. Because of the repetitive nature, I'm sure ...
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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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Lenovo Update failed. Stuck in recovery

Today my Lenovo A6000plus said there is an update to download, and I clicked it. It was a 9MB download. Download went fine, and to update it restarted to recovery. I think there is some error in the ...
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Are flash counters a part of Android?

I have heard that many Samsung devices have a flash counter so that the company can know if the device had been rooted, even if the device was unrooted later. Are such flash counters or any similar ...
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Moto G2: How to recover lost internal memory files in Android 5.0? [duplicate]

Lost all internal memory files when connected to windows 7 PC After plugged into the system and opened internal memory, automatically files are missing. Tried all recovery files including Recuva, but ...
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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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Feasibility of flashing a ROM (meant for original device) on a re-branded device

I have a re-branded smartphone with Android 5.0. The thing is I want to install a custom ROM to remove all the bloatware and get more control. But, as it is re-branded and not that popular there are ...
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Installing custom ROM with twrp | error executing updater binary in zip

I have a rooted HTC One X with stock Ice Cream Sandwich (4.2.2) and I want to install crDroid ROM. I've tried to install multiple times, I've wiped Dalvik-system-data-cache, and every time I get error ...
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Flash a smartphone with vanilla Android ROM

Is it possible to flash a smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy SIII or an LG Optimus 4X with a vanilla Android ROM like the one that has been flashed on Galaxy Nexus or Motorola phones (I think)? I am ...
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Are the custom ROMs different for different phones?

Are custom ROMs different for different make of handsets? Or is there only one CyanogenMod for, say, Android 2.2? Can someone please elaborate why a 'ROM' is called as such? I mean has it any ...
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What can happen when you flash a bootlocked device?

This will probably not be done in practice, but I like hypotheticals. I believe that when you flash a custom recovery on a bootlocked device the stock recovery will just be flashed back on reboot. ...
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What is the meaning of “flashing a custom ROM”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.? What is a custom ROM, and what does "flashing a custom ROM" mean?
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Flashing ROM to Samsung Galaxy SII

I'm trying to flash ROM to my Samsung Galaxy SII GT-I9100 (AT&T). During the process I corrupted firmware so I can only 'start' the device either in download or recovery mode. Because of this I ...
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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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Rooting & Flashing Huawei Ascend Y330

I have Huawei Ascend Y330 with Android 4.2.2. I was wondering what is the best approach to root my device and what is the best way to flash custom ROM with higher Android version (4.4 or even 5.0 if ...
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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 ...
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WiFi problem after root

So I have Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, and I used the CF-Auto root kernel to root. And I used odin 3.10 to root. When I wanted to flash the recovery I used Odin 3.0 so I selected twrp on the PDA tap when ...
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How do I turn on flashmode in Sony Ericsson Ray?

How do I turn on flashmode in sony xperia ray? I am doing what is said in forum the flash tool says I am in Fastboot mode not in flash mode.
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Have had to reflash CM 11 on my Nook HD+ several times

So I have Cyanogenmod 11 on my Nook HD+ and after just a month or so it starts performing awfully! To the point I can't use it and have to reflash CM 11. I've had to do it several times in the last 5 ...
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How To backup custom ROM before flashing the another ROM [on hold]

The header says it all. I've installed CM12.1 mod. I want to flash other ROMs now, but losing all my settings and data is not an option. I checked up on the net, but the tutorials are all about ...
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Device crashed on replacing boot animation, won't start up anymore

I have a Vodafone Smart 3. After I rooted it, I decided to change boot animation logo. During this process it crashed. And now it won't startup. When I press the power button it display's stock boot ...
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How to properly downgrade a phone that shipped with a newer version of Android?

I recently purchased two Samsung G5 phones from Amazon with the intent of ROM development on a downgraded version (the phone shipped with 5.0). I took one of the phones and successfully downgraded the ...
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Restoring a dd image of mmcblok0 onto Nexus 4?

I have a Nexus 4 phone, from which we took a full image using the following command: adb shell su -c "dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0" > full_phone_backup.image I've been playing around with different ...
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Required files not present in firmware zip meant to flash Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

I was having some trouble with my new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth was not working. It didn't even let me scan networks, so I thought it was a software problem. I downloaded (many ...
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Fastboot erase system not working

My device: Karbonn A52+ Android 4.2.2 Mediatek MT6572 CPU Root Access: Yes Bootloader: Unlocked I'm trying to flash the official system.img of my device's stock ROM which I have with me, over ...
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Installating Resurrection Remix on HTC One X

I have a HTC One X (International model) and have been trying to install Resurrection Remix as a way to get a more modern Android version. I've unlocked the bootloader and installed ClockworkMod ...
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Boot loop after flashing android 6.0 marshmallow on nexus 5 follow up

this question follows up on this one (but there are many other posts about this topic on the web.. see this reddit post and this xda developers post. I just want to approach this problem in a more ...
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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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Why does Android not include an Add Hardware Wizard? [closed]

If I want to install Windows on, say, a bare-metal Thinkpad X1 Carbon with no OS, then I can buy Windows and install it. Windows includes numerous drivers. If there are any necessary drivers missing, ...
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Deleted my only Launcher and APK - Black Screen. Please help!

I have a Lenovo A806. The device was rooted and I downloaded a root uninstaller from the PlayStore to uninstall some apps that I couldn't otherwise. In the process, among other apps, I deleted the ...
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Safe download URL for odin3? [closed]

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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Flash Stock ROM (Mediatek) over Fastboot

I want to flash a stock ROM for my device with MTK6572 CPU which is meant to be flashed through SP Flash tool (scatter-based ROM) but I want to flash it through Fastboot. So can I do it by flashing ...
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Device reboots into recovery after flashing CyanogenMod

I'm retrying to install CyanogenMod in my cellphone after some time. I did the following: I used the sideload method. Everything worked fine and I did precisely what is written in there. The ...
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Unable to mount and failed to install custom ROM in Droid XT912

I have a Droid Razr XT912 which was bricked but now recovered after some effort followed from XDA. Now I'm trying to install a new custom ROM to my device with Safestrap, but it's giving me a message ...
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Why is custom recovery a prerequisite for flashing a custom ROM?

I have read in many guides that before flashing, we need to have a custom recovery like CWM installed. I am not able to understand why is this a prerequisite for flashing a custom ROM. Can I flash a ...
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How do I fully back up an Xperia Z2 phone?

I'm thinking about moving onto a custom ROM, but I don't want to permanently lose any DRM keys. How do I go about fully backing up the contents of the phone before mucking around with it?
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Custom ROM in /storage/emulated/0/

I have ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini and Rayglobe TWRP/CWM based recovery, and custom rom - newest MIUI. Stock rome use /storage/sdcard0/ what have 8GB, when i flash MIUI it creates /storage/emulated/0/ and have ...
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How to flash scatter-based stock ROM through custom recovery

I'm using a Karbonn A52+ (Mediatek 6572) running on Android 4.2.2 (stock ROM) with root access, unlocked bootloader and Clockwork Mod Custom Recovery installed. I have a 4.4 Kitkat stock ROM for my ...
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Custom ROM Install Problem

I have a Moto E-Condor and want to Install a custom ROM. Rooted phone (Used twrp recovery) and tried Cyanogenmod 12.1 and GApps. But the boot got stuck in the boot animation phase. I thought it must ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 wont boot after rooting

I try to Root my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with KingoRoot using pc. after that it restarted, but now it won't boot. when i try the button combination, home+power+vol, tab goes into downloading, odin, mode. ...
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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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Upgrading Sony Xperia E to Android 4.3

I have the Sony Xperia E and want to use a Bluetooth Smart/Bluetooth Low Energy Heart Rate Monitor with it. Unfortunately this requires Android 4.3 and Sony stopped upgrading it at Android 4.1.1 Is ...
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Custom ROM for Xolo Q2100 [duplicate]

I've rooted my phone but I'm unable to find a custom ROM to install on it. CyanogenMod does not list my phone in its supported devices. Googling gives no help.
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How to Reflash stock rom?

How to reflash stock rom on Micromax canvas juice 2? Will reflashing also cure from bootloop or is there any easy altwrnative aolution to recover from bootloop?
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no sim card detected after installing new ROM in my galaxy s4 GT-I9500

i have installed new rom 4.4.2 kitkat on my GT-I9500. before this i was using 5.0.1 lollipop Rom on ma phone but it crashes too much thats why i switch to kitkat 4.4.2 which is a previous version of ...
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How to re-flash stock android OS if I accidentally format the entire storage system using TWRP wipe

I am using the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 inch , SM-T705 model running on 4.4.2 kitkat stock android. I was trying to flash a new rom and I went and did a wipe on everything using TWRP custom recovery. ...
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Clean flash without SDCard

So, I want to flash a new rom with gapps. I've done this before, but I always did a factory reset and flashed the new rom which was in the downloads folder in my phone. I was wondering, if I wipe my ...
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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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Screen goes black after showing Samsung logo in Samsung Galaxy S3

I flashed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S3. I did this process through a program called Odin. Once I reached PASS! on the Odin screen, I disconnected my cell phone from my laptop as directed. I ...