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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Installing Custom Rom on a S3 with Damaged Volume Down

Is it safe to install a custom ROM on a S3 with a non-functional volume down key? What should I circumvent or be ware of during the install? p.s: the key cannot be repaired.
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Odin doesn't recognize Galaxy S3

While I was trying to flash my phone to newer version of custom mod, I bricked my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3 for Verizon, SCH-I535). To debrick the phone, I've followed below precedure: Confirm USB ...
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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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softbricked sgh-i337 at&t with 4.4.2 ota update

I have a sgh-i337 at&t usa GPe recently updated OTA, I tried to format my rom so I could patch my kernel and threw everything at it but the kitchen sink to clear the memory but could not get it ...
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How can I flash a stock ROM to my HONMI H2?

I have purchased from China a mobile name HONMI H2. it was fine but, most of the applications were in Chinese. I was in ROOT and deleted few files with Chinese language. After rebooting only HONMI ...
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Blank screen after logo

I was trying to install a custom ROM in a THL T11 from needrom.com. I managed to get into the recovery mode and wipe cache. However, I got somehow into the «ADB» menu and couldn't get out. I pulled ...
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Unable to flash custom rom Paranoid Android to GalaxyS3

My device is rooted with a root for the galaxyS3 running Jellybean 4.3 I tried putting the Paranoid Android ROM onto there by following the instructions given which were Root device Enable USB ...
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Galaxy S3 running jellybean 4.3 - Custom Rom Concern

I have a galaxy s3 running jellybean 4.3 as mentioned above. Following recent news there will NOT be a further update to the KitKat 4.4 version My plan is to root and flash with a custom ROM, ...
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Device got bricked while installing JELLYBEAN

I was trying to update my ICS4.0.4 to Jellybean and clear cache partition and also Dalvik cache and unfortunately my tablet got restart and now it is hard bricked just show vendor logo and boot ...
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adb and fastboot drivers for Xperia ARC S

I am trying to flash boot.img via Flashtool 0.9.16.1 but when i connect my xperia arc S in "Fastboot" mode then i get error message like "Device drivers are not installed, you can find it in drivers ...
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Android L Preview upgrade

I was about to flash the phome with the command prompt, but an error came up saying that the device was locked. Does this mean is has to be rooted? If I root it and upgrade it will it be unrooted ...
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Do I need to root ( unlock boot loader) to flash Factory image for Nexus 5

Do I need to unlock boot loader to flash official factory image of Android L Preview ? And will it void warranty? Is it rooting the phone ? I have never rooted phone before and I don't wish to do so. ...
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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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Flashed ROM with the wrong OS (Formatted my Galaxy ACE with Galaxy GIO ROM)

I accidentally installed Android Gingerbread (2.3)'s (Galaxy GIO) Android OS on my G-S5830 (Galaxy ACE) phone and the screen is not showing properly. The phone starts and I can hear it starting up ...
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Status 7 error on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (p3113)

Everytime I tried to update my PAC or any other ROM with my device support and 4.4.3 it gives my a Status 7 error. I think it could be the firmware but I cannot connect to kies, I tried almost ...
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Why must my device be compatible with a certain ROM before I flash it to my device?

This it the explanation telling me not to install a custom ROM without checking the device's compatibility. "Now, be careful as each custom ROM comes with a version that is suitable only with one ...
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Removing touchwiz and flashing stock android rom in my device, is it possible? [duplicate]

I have a samsung android phone which has android 4.04 ics with touchwiz on top of it. I want to know if it is possible to flash the stock android rom to my device. Here what i mean is I donot want to ...
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Flashing and PRL Jumping my ZTE Imperial

So, the ZTE Imperial, nice phone, nice hardware. One annoying issue, I cannot seem to find a solid method of Flashing an Apollo ROM into my current US Cell stock 4.1 android. While there is a bit of ...
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HTC One X hangs at bootscreen, repair centre writes it off

..so am I screwed or what? I was running the ViperX ROM on my One X, based on 4.2.2, and a couple of days ago I started getting FCs on HTC BlinkFeed, even though I wasn't using it. I rebooted into ...
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Flashing stock rom through cwm

Can I flash a stock rom through cwm? I have a rooted Galaxy Mega, with cwm installed and want to upgrade to the new kit kat samsung firmware. Thanks.
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Safe download URL for odin3?

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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Is it effectively possible to get rid of the yellow triangle in download mode on an S3 with 4.3?

I am trying to get rid of the yellow triangle visible just prior to download mode (Volume-Down + Home + Power). There is no shortage of tutorials about how do this, but after having tried all the ...
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Replacing the system partition without touching the kernel?

So I have an android phone that I'd like to put a clean rom onto, but it looks like there aren't any good kernels ported to it yet. I've done some reading into the android architecture, and come to ...
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how to change boot logo without using fastboot

I know how to change the boot logo(logo.bin) from fastboot, but the problem is how can I change the boot logo without using fastboot. I can't go to fastboot mode because I think my device(ME-702) ...
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Always get android updates instantly

A Nexus 5, for example, receives the latest android updates instantly. Is it possible to get this pure version of android on any custom android phone (like Galaxy S3)? Do note I DO NOT mean: ...
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Do you need root to flash a custom recovery?

Does flashing a custom recovery requires rooting the device, or just unlocking the boot-loader is enough? On my Nexus 7, I was able to flash custom recovery (CWM) without rooting. Is the same ...
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Unknown IMEI & Baseband on Galaxy S GT i9003 - How to Recover

One day, my i9003 froze up, and I tried to reboot it, but it was not possible. I ended up removing the battery and trying to factory restore it in Recovery Mode, but when I reboot it, I got stuck on a ...
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can I use SP_Flash_Tool on Alcatel V860

is it possible to flash Vodafone Smart 2 with SP_Flash_Tool? and if not is there any other tool that will allow me to? since I can't use Recovery Mode nor Download(fastboot) Mode I accidentally ...
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How to flash a kernel image without building Android from source

I got the following msm kernel branch for my Nexus 7(flo) msm/remotes/origin/android-msm-flo-3.4-jb-mr2 added some files and then built an image(zImage). I then downloaded a factory image of ...
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Build android from source. Battery power incorrect

I added a kernel module to the msm flo kernel. I built android JB from source for my Nexus 7(flo). I flashed the device with the built OS. My battery power seems to be stuck at 100% remaining. I ...
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Can I Flash Nexus Factory Image to any Tablet?

There are several different versions of Android ROMs on the Internet. I found that no one is better than Nexus Android which is from Google. There is a webpage on Google hosting every version of ...
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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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Remove KNOX from a pre-installed Samsung Galaxy Note II

How should one remove KNOX from a pre-installed Samsung Galaxy Note II or similar? As I understand it, Samsung's official instructions for removing KNOX do not even remove the KNOX installer, but ...
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Rooted Galaxy Nexus GSM silently fails to reflash/erase - Unable to wipe and its rebooting continiously

I have been struggling for a week. Searching all though the internet. My Galaxy Nexus has suddenly stopped working. It is continuously rebooting. Its rooted but has stock rom 4.3. My problem is, I ...
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How to unbrick/reflash Prestigio MultiPhone PAP 4040 duo

I have formatted my Prestigio MultiPhone PAP 4040 duo with SP Flash tool. Now, it is bricked. How can I reflash it? I have ClockWorkMod Recovery and backup, but I get an error brrom da_3004.
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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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Trouble installing custom rom on Samsung GT-P3110

Every time I try to install any custom ROM on my device I get the following error among others. E:Error in /sdcard/aokp_p3110_kitkat_unofficial_2013-12-24.zip (Status 7) Installation aborted. result ...
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Can I flash system.img.ext4 without unlocking bootloader or void KNOX warranty?

I understand that: The secure boot process checks signature of bootloaders, kernel and rootfs, but not /system partition. The Samsung KNOX e-fuse is set to 1 when any signature is bad. Tools such as ...
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Where can I get the Original ROM for Q-Mobile A8 [duplicate]

I am looking for the Original ROM of Q-Mobile A8. Can anyone please share a link with me? I have been looking every where and unable to find one!
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How do I fix my NATPC M010SE (Allwinner A13) touchscreen/WiFi/camera?

My tablet wasn't booting at all but my dad managed to install this firmware update, now the touchscreen doesn't work, or the WiFi, or the (front) camera. Any help? I've tried installing some TS ...
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android is upgrading, starting apps boot loop

I have a allview urban tab 7 tablet and it's stuck at this "android is upgrading, starting apps" boot loop. I haven't done anything to it like rooting or installing untrusted 3rd party apps other than ...
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Bricked (Hard?) Android I5510 recovery

I was attempting to install ClockworkMod and CynogenMod10 for my phone using odin. I followed the steps listed here ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

I'm continuing my quest on turning an Android device into a WiFi sniffer (see Nexus 7: Can I set its WiFi to monitor/promiscous mode? If so, how? ) I found an unused Galaxy Tab 3 (model SM-T210R) so ...
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How to install Cynogenmod on a Galaxy S w/ Android 2.1

I got a Galaxy S today. It shows a "Firmware version 2.1-update1", which I suppose is Android 2.1.1. I want to install an up-to-date Android version on it, so I thought I'd turn to Cyanogenmod. I have ...
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Why isn't Clockworkmod Recovery “Sticking”?

I've tried multiple times to flash ClockworkMod recovery onto my unlocked Galaxy Nexus (LTE\CDMA variant "toro" build) device. Each time I can boot into recovery and ClockworkMod displays. However, if ...
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galaxy tab update

hello Is it possible to send video to show the problem that I am encountering?
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Meaning of Options in FastBoot Flash Menu

I've just bought my first Android device, a Motorola Moto G. Following the official guide on Motorola website, I learnt about FastBoot Flash Menu. Here there are several options. I'd like to know what ...
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Semi-dead Tablet - Is this a touch screen trouble or just a software glich?

My tablet is HKC P077A with 8GB ROM, 512 RAM and a 7'' Touch screen (Android 4.0.3). I am having 2 problems When I switch on the tab, first "HKC" logo comes to screen and then disappears to show ...
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How to flash a custom recovery with heimdall (without touching the main system)?

The first recommended step in the installation of CyanogenMod on Samsung Galaxy S is flashing a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or the one from Replicant with a command like: heimdall flash ...
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Removing files from & repackaging CyanogenMod ROM zip files

The current CM10 + GApps experience on Motorola Xoom is plagued by the size of the CM10 ROM -- there isn't enough space left after flashing the CM10 zip to fully flash the GApps zip. This results in ...