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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Flashing CM 10.2 to 11 TWRP flash not working

Background Today and yesterday I tried to upgrade my HTC One X+ from CM 10.2 to CM 11. I knew from before that if I use the build-in updater (Settings-->About phone-->CyanogenMod updates), it ...
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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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Cannot flash phone to install TWRP (One plus One)

I have a one plus one phone and I am looking to install TWRP on it as its built in OS crashed. I have run fastboot oem unlock the result is ... OKAY command to unlock the phone but ...
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Problems with “gapps” stoped, factory reset doesn't work

Huawei Ascend G300 - Android 4.0.3: The phone has a problem with the "gapps" says the applications all the time that the Google play, Whatsapp, twitter, facebook stops working stop. try to make a ...
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Root “Nexus 5” Android 4.4 kitkat to install custom rom? [duplicate]

What is the best guide to root the "Nexus 5" 4.4 Kitkat version? There seem to be so many guides and I'm not sure which one is the easiest and quickest to follow. Also when rooted, where can I get ...
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Nexus 5 Project Abacus - Flash with another ROM?

I purchased a Nexus 5 phone on eBay and it seems to be a "Project Abacus" phone. This phone is used to monitor user data to improve future versions of android. But thing is, it won't update to ...
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CM12 Nexus 4 (Mako) GAPPS failing to flash, error: Status 7

I'm using a rooted, unlocked Nexus 4 with TWRP. I succesfully flashed CM12 but whenever I try to flash GAPPS it fails with error code: Status 7. Which GAPPS.zip should I be using for a Lollipop Nexus ...
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Install Google Play Store on ROM without Google apps

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy S3 and flashed SlimKat's 4.4 ROM and it has no Google Play. When I downloaded GAPPS, it says "Cannot open file" when attempting to open. How can I install the gapps.zip?
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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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Is there a way to revert an android version update without flashing a ROM?

I'm not very familiar with the Android system, but I recently updated my phone from 5.0.1 to 5.1. Unfortunately, one of the games I play doesn't support 5.1 yet, so I would like to revert to 5.0.1. ...
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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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i9300 bootloop and cannot install GApps?

I was trying to install Resurrection Remix ROM on my GT i9300 but I am stuck in a boot loop. What have I done to my phone so far? Rooted my phone using CF-AutoRoot Installed CWM Did a ...
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Flash motoboot.IMG without computer

I need to upgrade my bootloader for lollipop, problem is my laptop is being repaired at the moment... Is there any way I can flash motoboot.img without a computer? I have root, Philz advanced ...
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need help with Samsung Galaxy S5 sm-g900d

I have a chinese galaxy S5 , and I live in Algeria, so I cant use 3G or google services so what can I do? is there a Custom ROM ,or an international firmware that I can install? PS: I only managed ...
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Flashing ROMs means Installing zipped apps?

My sister and I have Galaxy S4 and a Galaxy S3. Along the time of usage we have only downloaded common apps like social apps and games. We've never downloaded any system-related apps such as those ...
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Odin does not Detect “Samsung Galaxy Note 3”

I'm trying to upgrade the firmware from 4.3 to 4.4.2 or even 5.0. But; Odin does not detect it ! Is there a way for fix it?
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Nexus 5 upgraded to 5.1 and mobile data wont work anymore

My Nexus 5 upgraded from Android 4.4.2 to 5.1 now it won't connect to mobile data. How can I get it to connect?
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Lost access to Settings and recovery after flashing custom ROM

i lost access and i need to restore factory to possibly return to clear the issue I recently moved a rooted system on both Beanstalk custom and SlimSaber (both KitKat 4.4.2) to Omni ROM 4.4.3, but ...
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Entering CWM Recovery Mode or Charging Resets My Phone. What should I do?

I have a Micromax Canvas 2.2 A114. I recently flashed a custom ROM and it was working pretty well. Recently, I tried to install Xposed Framework, my phone was stuck in bootloop after the reboot ...
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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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When downloading a Rom on NOTE 4 questions

Now I unlocked my phone from T-mobile switched carriers to AT&T, my question is when downloading a rom do I download of N910T still or something different? In my phone setting it reads N910T... ...
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Flashing factory image - all data still present

I've just flashed my Nexus5 with Android 5.1 factory image using this how to: http://www.droid-life.com/2013/11/05/how-to-flash-nexus-5-factory-images/ I've made a complete backup off all my data ...
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Install Samsung Galaxy S5 system on Star Note 3 (Samsung device clone)

I had bought a Japanese phone that seems to be rooted, but the Android version of the root is very buggy. So, I wanted to change it to the system of the Galaxy S5. I was wondering was it possible? I ...
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Need information about preloader.bin

I am using Micromax Canvas 2 Colours A120 with 8Gb ROM (MT 6582) I read on the Internet that while flashing a ROM using SP Flash Tools I should always uncheck preloader.bin otherwise the phone may ...
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fastboot system image failed (command write error( unknow))

I updates my nexus 7 2012 from KitKat to Lollipop with WugFresh Nexus Root Toolkit.I found that some my apps doesn't work any more, so I try to go back to KitKat and then, Nexus 7 stuck to the google ...
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Does installation of CustomRom chage the partition

I have some basic question abt customROM 1.When you install customROM, does it change/recreate the partitions in previous ROM stockROM/Custom) or it just installs the ROM in the existing ...
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Xperia Z2 Won't install rom's

This is my first time posting here, but I've used this a fair amount on previous phones to get root and rom's on. I recently bought an Xperia Z2 online. I've spent the last few days trying to install ...
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How to manually flash your android device?

Want to update my android version myself. The phone manufacturer isn't providing any updates. Is there a way to update from Jellybean to kitkat manually? I'm using Micromax A76 Canvas Fun. Currently ...
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Error in installing lollipop 5.0.2 on Samsung s2 (19105p) pluse

Im trying to install lollipop on my Samsung s2 pluse (19105p). But at installing time got a error in " E:failed to verify whole-file signatures "
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Can't flash OTA file using TeamWin Recovery on HTC One

I have HTC One, with custom recovery, bootloader unlocked, and rooted. I got the OTA by from Settings - Software Update. After downloading, I wanted to flash the ZIP file in Recovery mode. But when I ...
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How to flash Mts Blaze 5?

I would like to flash my Android Phone because it appears to be corrupted; whenever I switch on my phone it gets stuck on the MTS logo (splash) screen. I have recently downloaded a 'flash tool,' but ...
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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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Control phone with broken screen and no root/adb

I have an old Nexus 4 with a broken screen which seems to be fine otherwise. I would like to use it for something else which doesn't require a screen. But unfortunately it seems like it is stock ...
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Flashing same rom over the already installed one?

I have a Note 3 (N9005) with 3.co.uk ROM Kitkat-updated automatically by note 3. it has the following software spec: PDA/ AP (firmware build version) :N9005XXUGNH1 MODEM/CP(baseband or modem version) ...
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Android boot architecture compared to desktop boot process

After reading this answer and pointing article: Can somebody explain the boot process of an Android device? My Samsung S3 have CyanogenMod installed. There is probability while installing custom ...
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Can anyone recover my data after flashing my android samsung galaxy s2 phone?

I sold my phone to a person who performed a flash on my phone. He says that all the data gets deleted after the flash but I wanted to ask people in this forum as I dont want anyone to recover my data.
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Alcatel One Touch pop c3 - Android options?

I recently got an Alcatel One Touch pop c3, it came with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The phone is OK, but I don't get any updates beyond Jelly Bean, which is a little frustrating to me. I'd like to ...
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How to reinstall Playstore?

Do you have any Idea to reinstall Playstore? Do I need to Flash it? Do I need to reset factory? Do I need to download apk? Can you help me? Please? Device:Cloudfone 700d tv I don't know how to ...
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Flashing N9005 (N9005XXUBMI5)

Firstly the reason why I've opened this thread is because previously over a year ago I wrongly flashed a s2 and I became a little scared of flashing phones. I got a samsung note 3 whose current os is ...
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No clockwork mod phone brick

I installed app called nobloat and must have deleted something I wasn't supposed to because now my phone won't boot up past the 4g logo...The phone does go into download mode as well as system ...
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Heimdall error libusb error: -12

I have installed the C++ redistributables, but everytime I try flashing ClockworkMod Recovery, it fails with an libusb error: -12 C:\Users\new1\Desktop>heimdall detect Device detected C:\Users\...
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What is bootloader?

So I have Samsung Galaxy SII Plus(Gt-I9105P) It has Stock android 4.1.2.(rooted). I wanted to flash Cynogen Mode 11 M12 To do that, they say that i need to flash boot loader 4.2.2. link What is it? I ...
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mt6572 stock rom compatibility

I have a hisense u939 running stock rom 4.2.2.Will any rom for mt6572 be compatible for my phone.I softbrick my fone and have no cwm or twrp or usb debugging.Seems my only option is sp flashing tool
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rooted gionee elife e7 rom help

I have a rooted gionee elite e7.. I want to remove amigo and put some other rom. Pls help . Is there Any other awesome stuff I can do with it. I have uninstall ed almost all pre installed apps. There ...
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phone on bootloop with a problem in the cache

My phone somehow got stuck in a boot loop and I can't fix it. I don't know what to do. I cant get pass the start up animation no matter what I do. I've tried the fast boot commands to flash and keep ...
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Unable to install Cyanogenmod in GT I9000

I have done something very wrong with my GT I9000 devices. i rooted and install cyanogenmod and it works for 2 months, but after that it went into boot loop and while troubleshooting i make the device ...
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Nexus 4 boot loop issue and device ADB not found when phone is on animation screen

Yesterday I saw in my nexus 4 all applications were getting crashed, so I tried to restart my phone. When I turned it back on, it got stuck in the boot animation. I cancelled the boot, and tried to ...
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What happens if I flash an Android 4.4.4 system.img?

I recently wanted to update my Nexus 4 to Android 5.0 but I wasn't able to because I have apparently changed something in my build.prop file, so OTA updating doesn't work. If I flash a clean Android 4....
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fastboot flash = FAILED (remote: invalid bootloader image)

After breaking CyanogenMod on my Nexus 5 I want to flash it with a factory image but all I get is: fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-flounder-3.43.0.0114.img sending 'bootloader' (2970 KB)... OKAY ...
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Unable to install CyanogenMod on Galaxy S2 i777

I'm trying to use ROM Manager to install the cm-10.1.3 ROM on my phone, but I'm getting the following error (from recovery.log): -- Installing: /sdcard/bluetooth/cm-10.1.3-i777.zip Finding update ...