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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Is there a “clean” Android I can reinstall on my Galaxy S4?

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 and the OS that came with it has many problems IMO. It feels equivalent to the bloated Windows install that would come on my Dell PCs in the 90's, so I'd like to ...
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How can I resize the system partition in NAND using PhoenixSuit / Livesuit?

I'm using a Android 4.2.2 ROM (sun7i_android_sugar-cubieboard2-8192cu.img) for Cubieboard. I need more room in system partition for install more goodies! After flashing, the partition table is like ...
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How can I create a flashable rom from a configured tablet?

We have a fully configured android tablet. I need to create many more just like it. What is the easiest way to do this? Ideally I would create a rom which I could just flash in one step. Is this ...
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How to install/flash a ICS stock rom of any device into a different android ICS phone?

is it possible to flash a stock rom of a certain device into any android device? Like for example if I have a Samsung ICS phone. Is it possible to install the default rom of samsung to a different ICS ...
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How Much Time Should The Downloading Screen Take?

I was trying to install a custom ROM when I ran into CWM boot loop. I searched for a solution until I got one by entering the download mode and flashing a new firmware, but now I got my phone showing ...
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Stuck in Boot Loop

I have an Android Jelly Bean, DOPO m7088, and its stuck in a boot loop. I did the hard resetting, wipe my data and everything and its still stuck. I've been searching the internet for weeks and ...
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I don't have a working ROM on my Sprint HTC One. I made an error when flashing; I'm on hboot 1.55 and Android v4.3, S-On

I've been struggling with this for over a day now. I unlocked and rooted my phone just fine (HTC One on Sprint, 4.3) - but when I flashed a ROM, I flashed Maximus HD, which was apparently an ...
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Prerequisites for flashing custom ROM (i9100)

It's been a while that I've done it but I do remember that it is important to check the kernel that is on the phone before attempting anything. There's certain ones that pose a risk. Could you help me ...
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What is involved in installing Android onto a device?

I just picked up a Viewsonic G-Tablet. It's got killer hardware specs and is running Android 2.2 but it's barely usable because of this terrible TapUI that's crippling the device. I have been ...
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how does an android rom decide the amount of phone memory?

I used to mod symbian roms, and would like to know if it is possible in android to allocate extra internal storage memory, by removing unneeded apps, as packed by OEMs. [NOOB ALERT] if I manage to ...
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Can't Restore Backup using ClockworkMod Recovery

I wonder can anyone help. I done a backup using Clorkwork Mod before I flashed a new ROM onto my phone. Now when i am trying to restore the backup onto the phone using CWM it completes the task but ...
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Is it possible to return back to jelly bean OS after upgraded to cyanogenmod?

I am using samsung galaxy Star Pro 7260 (rooted). I would like to install cyanogenmod on my phone. But, I want to know is it possible to return back to jelly bean OS after upgraded to cyanogenmod ? If ...
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Why do people recommend rooting a device before flashing a custom ROM?

If rooting isn't required to flash a new ROM (unlocking your bootloader is), why do many people recommend rooting your device before flashing it?
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Restore HTC One X to original ROM

My HTC One X came with ICS pre-installed, but then I upgraded it to Android 4.2.2 using CyanogenMod. Now I want to reset my phone to its original ROM, but couldn't find a way to do it. Someone ...
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Steps Necessary To Update A Custom Rom To Its latest Version?

Many a time when I watch Youtube videos regarding people rooting and flashing Custom Roms on their Android Smartphones, they show you how to carry out the procedure both in their respective videos and ...
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Will flashing a custom fix lag on my Android?

I have a 1 GB RAM tablet running a pretty much vanilla Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and it's been running very slow. Apps startup time have been slow, noticeable lag exists while scrolling between the ...
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How do I install a self compiled android image onto an SD card, and run Android from said sd card? [closed]

I have compiled a generic version of Android KitKat from source, and run it in the Android SDK emulator. I now want to take that version of Android I created, which sits in my ...
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How can I copy a CyanogenMod zip to a tablet in recovery mode?

I have installed ClockworkMod recovery on my tablet so whenever I boot that is what loads. However, it seems that the CyanogenMod zip is not on the tablet, so is there a way to copy it over to the ...
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Restoring LG Optimus 2X P990 back to stock LG software

I have flashed a lot of custom ROMs onto my phone, like CM7, kangs and such of CM9 before it's released, MIUI, and so on. I didn't want to wait till the third quarter of 2012 before I got some IC on ...
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HTC Desire X stuck on Bootloader

I have an Htc Desire X which i got from a friend of mine which was rooted,i wanted everything to be factory new and installed a ROM which i thought was a stock ROM and to complete the process i did a ...
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How do I flash a Samsung device using the distribution on samsung-updates.com?

I'm hoping to flash the stock rom back onto my device so I can update the PRL. I downloaded the file on samsung-updates.com. The file that I download was found "Firmware archive" for Sprint's SPH-L720 ...
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IS it OK to flash stock ROM from other country?

Is it OK if I flash my phone with a stock ROM from another country? Wouldn't it have a negative effect?
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What is the relation between ROM Manager, ClockworkMod and Nandroid? Which one(s) do I need?

So I understand the first thing I need to do with my phone, after rooting, is to back everything up. But I was confused about 3 of the apparently popular tools used for this. For example, is Nandroid ...
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What's the relationship between a custom recovery and rooting?

So I want to make sure I understand everything. If I want a Recovery, I need to root my phone. I have an LG G2. Clockwork is a recovery; If I download ClockworkMod recovery and use Flashify without ...
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Certain graphical elements have blurry edges?

I recently flashed a new rom on my SGS2 i9100. Revolt 4.4 based on AOKP/AOSP Android 4.2.2. Everything was working fine for a day. I then installed nova launcher and then this blurryness/artifacting ...
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How to “flash” a single updated file with CWM Recovery?

I have modified certain .so library and want to safely flash it over existing firmware. I see that incremental updates are possible (thinking of GravityMod2 3.0 to 3.1 to 3.2 update route); unpacking ...
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Odin - flash only /system partition

Tablet Samsung Galaxy Note, already rooted with CF_Auto_root using Odin. I'm trying to make a custom /system partition. Only preinstall 2 apps and one native binary. Can I do that using odin? I ...
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Got a big problem (no flashing possable)

I got a big problem. I wanted to install ubuntu touch on my galaxy nexus and haven't been able to connect my phone to ubuntu. I wanted to reset all my settings etc. to have a clean android. ...
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Flashing Stock ROM for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9505) Android: CyanogenMod 10 I am having problems trying to flash stock ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9505). I have tried a couple of the stock ROMs from sammobile, but ...
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Android phone will only boot into recovery and boot loader

My HTC one will only boot into the recovery or the bootloader. I am trying to flash a stock ROM to my phone from the terminal on my mac, but I am getting this error: Mikes-MacBook-Air:HTCOneRoot ...
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Flash Custom Rom on china tablet

I have a chinese tablet with the allwinner a13 chip, that I want to flash a custom rom to. Rom Manager doesn't recognize the device, so I can't install clockworkmod recovery... So how can I go about ...
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system.img file is missing after building Android source [closed]

I am attempting to flash a modified Android build to my Nexus 7 tablet. I am following this tutorial from Google, and using the specific build commands found here for my device, ...
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Will installing 3G ROM on 4G device (Samsung Galaxy S3) brick phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 I9305 LTE. Samsung is taking too long to release updates. So. I would like to know if putting a 3G ROM on a 4G device will either brick or make my phone unusable. Has ...
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Is doing a clean-flash the same as doing a factory reset?

My device running CM 10.2 has been giving me a lot of trouble especially with freezing randomly. I thought I'd do a clean flash using CWM Recovery but I was wondering if its the same thing as simply ...
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Where can i find a custom rom for my I.onik Tablet? [duplicate]

I own an I.onik tablet please help me find a custom rom for it here is the link for the specs of the tab http://www.i-onik.de/en/tp7-dualcore
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Stuck on downloading boot.img when trying to flash

With the Acer Smart Display DA220HQL, I found a few threads mentioning that it can (and has been successfully) rooted. For example: ...
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Reinstall Android OS on my HTC Butterfly

I accidentally wiped all the data in the internal storage of my HTC Butterfly. Due to this incident, my smartphone is unable to connect with PC. The ROM cannot be copied into phones's internal ...
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Problems flashing roms

I am having problems flashing paranoid android (this one here) on my nexus 7 (grouper). After I ran fastboot update pa.zip it gave me: archive does not contain 'android-info.txt' archive does not ...
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Error reflashing Nexus S to stock Jelly Bean

I've got a Nexus S (D720) running CM 10.1.3, and I'd like to flash it back over to Google's latest factory image (sojus-jro03r). When I try updating, I get the following: sending 'bootloader' (1536 ...
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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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Possible to flash factory ROMs on an encrypted phone using fastboot?

I have the storage on my Nexus 4 encrypted using Android's built-in encryption feature. I'd like to update to 4.4 using one of the factory images provided by Google. If I follow the standard script ...
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Can we install Android 4.4 factory image on Samsung Galaxy Core?

Google has released Android 4.4 factory image for Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 today. The steps to install Android 4.4 factory image in nexus 4 is Download the factory image corresponding to your device's ...
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Is there a way to get detailed information on why an OTA update fails?

I'm trying to figure out why my OTA update is failing. I have unrooted my Droid Bionic, and did a factory reset. It starts to update, then reaches about a quarter of the way and stops. It just ...
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Revert to official Android from Cyanogenmod [duplicate]

I have installed CyanogenMod 10.1.x on my Note 2, but I find it very unstable and it often goes on a reboot loop. I use ClockworkMod recovery. I would rather work with a stock android at this point. ...
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How to access phone internal storage during flashing?

I am flashing CM10 to my HTC One X. I downloaded all necessary files and unlocked my boot loader. I followed all steps on how to install this ROM, but I did one stupid thing. I forgot to copy the ...
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Must the Nexus 4 be rooted in order to install custom ROMs?

Do I need to root my nexus 4 in order to install custom roms such as cyanogenmod etc or just unlocking bootloader is enough as i have flashed my nexus with ubuntu 13.10 by just unlocking bootloader?
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How to root and flash a android Galaxy Ace s5830t?

i am trying to root my device which has android 2.3 in it. The reason is something has gone wrong and wifi and bluethooth are not functioning. every time i try connect, it says error and ...
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Stuck on boot after flashing a custom ROM

I read some info about rooting and installing custom ROMs on my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. I followed the tutorials and got stuck half way - now I believe I did something wrong. The phone is now ...
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Will there be a way to get an Android 4.4 ROM onto the Galaxy S3? [duplicate]

I have a galaxy S3 and I was wondering if it would be possible in the near future to get android 4.4 on it.
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“Can't open /cache/recovery/log” when I try to flash a custom ROM

I'm running a custom rom (Alliance ROM) on my Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. Android Version : 4.0.4 Baseband Version : I9100XXLQ6 The problem is, when I try flashing my device with a new ROM via ...