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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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 ...
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How to install a ROM with CWM when /data (and /sdcard) are encrypted and I can't reformat them?

I used to run CyanogenMod 9.1 with device encryption on my Galaxy S3, and decided today that I wanted to try a CM 10 nightly. A problem with device encryption that I didn't know about before is that ...
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Loding file on recovery mod

I really need to know how to load .zip files on the recovery TWRP. Because I did a system wipe without previously do a flash of the new ROM. There's a way to put the ROM on the phone even without any ...
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Tecno F6 gets stuck at android is upgrading

I have a Tecno F6. Just recently, I tried to upgrade the Android OS. It started showing me a message "Android is upgrading" but gets stuck at "Optimizing app 1 of 1". My phone isn't rooted so I can't ...
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How to Flash Android 5.1 in Moto E XT1022

I've update my Motorola Moto E with Android 5.0.2 in Soak Test. Here's my S/W version. . Somehow I was unable to got Android 5.1 update. thus I've decided to install it manually. I've found Moto E 5.1 ...
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What is actually happening when you hard brick a phone?

I've never hard bricked a phone. I've never seen one either. But hard bricking is everyone's worst nightmare. I wan't to know what exactly happens when you hard brick your phone. What happens that ...
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What's the difference between flashing Gapps on system partition vs installing from play store?

So I'm finally diving into the custom ROM world after experiencing some issues on CM12.1 on my OnePlus One. I have a question though that googling couldn't answer. If I flash only the essential Google ...
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Does “fastboot flash recovery <recovery-file.img>” command work with any android device? [duplicate]

The command is used to flash a recovery. Do you have to use odin like tools to flash it or you can just use adb? Thank you
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Can you flash any android device with “fastbood flash” command (of the adb)?

If an android device is rooted, and you have an image for it. Can you flash it with the "fastboot flash" command of the adb? If not, why? If yes, then what are all the "odin" tools for? Thank you.
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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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updater-script for flashing raw partition image

I created the image with the following commands dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1 of=/mnt/sdcard/modem.img dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5 of=/mnt/sdcard/aboot.img Now I want to create a flashable zip to flash ...
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does flashing a kernel ever wipe anything on the phone? + Doing it without CWM?

does flashing a kernel ever wipe anything on the phone? and is it ever dependent on android version? e.g. 4.22 or 4.3 I have CWM and i've seen the option to install from zip within CWM recovery. ...
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Motorola Defy+: Black Screen and no BootLoader. How to discover what firmware version my device supports?

I did a terrible mistake. After some tentatives of installing cyanogen, I replaced the kernel with wrong version. I have a Motorola Defy+ (MB526) and I'm trying to use RSD Lite to reflash the ...
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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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bricked micromax canvas 2.2

I have problem boot my phone micromax a114 canvas 2.2 it only show start logo and nothing else. but I can boot it to recovery mod(not any cwm recovery but factory installed recovery) device name is ...
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How to flash device with ADB key already accepted

I have a few Nexus devices I flash to different versions frequently for development purposes. It would be nice if the ADB key and so forth was pre-accepted after flashing. An idea I had to do this ...
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About samsung n7000

I am having samsung gt n7000 which I bought from Oman I don't know the exact rom version. And I wanted to ask that is it possible to flash indian version of rom on my samsung gt N7000? any help ...
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Can I flash Nexus 7 with Odin?

Current status Device issue I have a Asus Nexus 7, I can't flash anything with fastbootbecause all flash procedures I have read need to unlock (using fastboot oem unlock) or mount /cache partition ...
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Galaxy s2 4.4 totaly stock rom?

I am looking for 4.4.x rom for my galaxy s2. I have installed beanstalk 4.4.2 rom, but what I don't like about it is that it is very "custom". I am looking for rom, similar to super nexus - absolutely ...
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ROM flashing using Odin on Galaxy S4 interrupted. Odin is still running. Is there anything I can do?

I was re-flashing the firmware on a Samsung Galaxy S4 using Odin, and the USB cable was bumped, which made the update fail. I reconnected and attempted to flash again by clicking the Start button. It ...
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Should I re-lock bootloader after flashing developer preview on nexus 5?

I have flashed the Android M developer preview 3 on my Nexus 5 phone, for which I was required to unlock the bootloader. Now that the flashing has completed successfully, should I re-lock my ...
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Is there a “clean” Android I can reinstall on my Galaxy S4? [closed]

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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ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10 Digitizer replacement: Is any firmware change required?

So I've got a MeMO Pad Smart 10 (model: me301t) with a broken touch glass, so I'd like to buy myself a new digitizer, and replace it myself. Only online shop that I've found that has these and can ...
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CyanogenMod on an unsupported device

I'm using a Karbonn A52+ running Mediatek processor & Android 4.2.2. My device is rooted, but unfortunately no custom recovery (CWM/TWRP) is supported for my device. Neither is there any ...
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Vodaphone 875 Uninstall SuperSu

I own a Vodaphone 875 model phone, which I rooted previously using Cydia Impactor. Installed SuperSU, everything was fine and dandy, and when I needed to transfer it to another person who wasn't ...
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“Signature Verification Failed” when flashing stock ROM

When booting into recovery mode and installing a ROM zip from my SDcard, it first says I need to mount my /sdcard (when it is mounted), and then it says "signature verification failed", despite my ...
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Gionee E3 No command Error on booting

my Gionee e3 shows no command on booting .... I gave it to repair after which it happened ... he did something with charging socket and worked with IC for socket problems .... What should I do now ... ...
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How to downgrade from higher android versions to lower?

Mostly, android devices get updates through OTA to higher versions. I have upgraded to Kitkat version. I have downloaded complete installation version rom of Jelly bean. But, I cannot install ...
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Rooting LG e400f

I'm trying to root my Lg optimus e400f With GingerBreak, So far I haven't heard of any successes is it possible ? any help will be appreciated thank you
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OTA Update on a rooted Nexus5 with Custom Recovery and Kernel

A few months back, I rooted my Nexus 5 using Towelroot, installed TWRP and ElementX Kernel. Now as the Android Lollipop update is around the corner, I don't think I'll be able to install OTA update ...
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How to flash recovery

I'm very noob, but I am currently using a LG l15g sunrise and am rooted. I need some advice on where to go now. Everyone says to install a recovery, but I haven’t really been able to figure out ...
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How to receive OTA updates after reflashing back from a ROM

I flashed Cyanogen MOD to my Moto G2, but then decided to go back to Stock ROM (5.0.2). The "System updates" wont give me the 5.1.1 update, what do I do? (don't want custom ROM)
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Would flashing stock rom on an LG Gpad 7.0 using Odin remove android device manager control from it?

I'm trying to figure out a way to completely wipe everything on this Gpad which is locked by Android device manager, and load brand new os on it making it no different than any other brand new tablet ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III i9300 Boot Loop, No Recovery, after Cyanogenmod Installer

Some threads with similar issues are already around, but I didn't find one with the same problem as me. What I was doing when the issue happened: I was trying to install cyanogenmod from the ...
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Is there a ODIN or heimdall varient on Xperia?

This one is what it says on the tin is there a form of ODIN and similar clients that have the capability to flash Stock and Custom ROMS to a Not boot loader unlocked device. I prefer if its built in ...
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Unable to flash official Indian JellyBean ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note GTN7000 SHV-E160l

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note GTN7000. When connected it to Kies it shows as galaxy note SHV-E160l. I tried to flash Indian Samsung official JellyBean 4.1.2 update to it via ODIN. I have ...
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What is the version-main meaning?

While in fastboot I can obtain the version-main variable by fastboot getvar version-main command. Sample input and output below: fastboot getvar version-main version-main: 4.21.69.4 What ...
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How do I install android back on my tablet?

My tablet is a samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) and in recovery, choosing the power off option says there is No OS installed! Are you sure you want to power off? - TWRP custom recovery. So how can ...
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Proper nandroid version for HTC One X

My phone's "numbers" are: cid: ORANGB10 version-main: 4.21.69.4 HDBOOT: 1.73.0000 radio: 5.1204.163R2.31 the phone is unlocked Which Nandroid I could use in the case (to return to the stock rom, ...
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Best way to update to latest versions of custom ROMs?

What is the easiest and most time effective way to update to different builds of a custom ROM ? Say for example, having an Infuse, I follow the builds of Cyanaogenmod 10 and they release updates ...
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How to flash stock ROM over ADB sideload

After successfully rooting my phone, I mistakenly soft-bricked my phone by modifying the build.prop file. Some research tells me that the only way to repair it was to flash the stock ROM. I have ...
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LG G2 hard brick

I tried to flash the last days a new rom to my LG G2 D802 model. It failed unfortunately, I wiped everything again and the I gave it the reboot intop recovery command but it didn't turn on. I can only ...
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Creating and flashing image to Android device

I have created an image of my Android device (Lenovo A6000) using the command adb shell -c su 'dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p23 > data.img' Now I would like to flash this image to the same device, ...
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How to manually upgrade rooted Lenovo Vibe X2 to Lollipop?

I have Lenovo Vibe X2-CU edition that was come rooted and has Android 4.4.2, how I can manually upgrade the device to latest official ROM and where I can get this ROM ? I am new to this process so ...
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Flash a rom onto a @tab 7 which keep restarting

Apologies if this is a duplicate or in the wrong place I've tried a few methods already with no success. I have an @Tab 7 tablet which loads up to the android homepage but then restarts after a few ...
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Most recent root and flash rom for Verizon Note 3

I know this is a super specific question, but I am trying to root and then flash cyanogenmod onto my Verizon Note 3. It seems like security features change constantly for Samsung phones and I have not ...
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Do I need to root my phone before installing CM on my S3

Previously I've needed to root my phone before flashing any ROMs on it. Now I have a new s3 and I'd like to install CM on it. However, this installation guide does not mention the need to root the ...
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How can I enter download mode on LG Doubleplay?

How can I enter download mode on LG Doubleplay (C729)? None of the regular key combinations seem to work, not even 'adb reboot download' - it just reboots the phone. I know that this is quite ...
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WiFi doesn't connects after soft reboot

I'm using Resurrection remix rom on my Htc One X (which uses lollipop version: 5.02) but when I use soft-reboot and try to connect with WiFi it says it is connecting but it doesn't connect and I ...