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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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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Shell script to reboot into recovery and install zip

Okay, without getting too deep into details, I'm looking to automate the installation of a flashable zip (must be flashed from recovery). For now, I can use the command "reboot recovery" in a shell ...
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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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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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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 Custom install a Custom ROM?

The Custom ROM has several apps and features that I will remove and settings that I will set (just like any other ROM) This wouldn't be a big issue if I wouldn't flash a rom every few hours So how to ...
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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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Is it possible to copy Android OS from my friend's device and install it on my tablet?

After encountering a serious problem in my Android tablet, I need to reinstall my android. There is no OS available for my tablet on the the internet. My friend has the same Android tablet. So I was ...
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PIT file for Samsung Galaxy GT-S5280

PIT file for Samsung Galaxy GT-S5280 I'm in trouble. I lost my Partition Information Table (PIT) on my gt-s5280. I need to repair it, but I have no idea where to find the correct PIT file to ...
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How to check for updates of sideloaded apps

And if possible also check if there is a beta/orevennewer version of the app. I often flash new rom or restore and I have to use a backup application to restore apps and other things(The best I know ...
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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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No SIM card detected after installing new ROM

I probably did some mistake which I don't know how to solve. After I installed a new ROM I get message: Slot 1: No SIM card detected Slot 2: No SIM card detected „SIM management“ is ...
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A13 Allwinner Camera and Gravity Sensor

I have an A13 Allwinner tablet. Its own ROM was laggy. I found a similar ROM from another tablet comapny and flash it with. It was fine and everything worked perfectly. Now there is a newer version ...
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LiveSuit (or other similar tools) for Linux or BSD

I need to Flash a new ROM on to a Allwinner A13 tablet. But I have no access to a windows Box. Is there any tools like LiveSuit for Linux or BSD. Also if/how to install tablet device driver.
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No WiFi after flashing

A bit of history: I got this Samsung Galaxy S III from T-Mobile SGH-T999 Decided to to play with Cyanogenmod. Rooted my S3 - success Installed Cyanogenmod following instructions - success Got ...
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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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If I upgrade from Android 2.x to Android 4.x should I re-partition to make use of MTP?

Original article: Please explain the android partition structure to me? This partitioning scheme as become somewhat less common since Android migrated to Media Transfer Protocol for providing ...
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Is it possible to unlock the bootloader without root access?

Is it possible to unlock the bootloader without root access? If so, is there another way to unlock the bootloader without using the command... fastboot oem unlock Now, for the background stuff ...
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Custom ROM targeted for children

Is there a custom ROM that is targeted at child users? I would be interested in features such as: custom screens per child restricted app usage (installing, removing, screen/usage time, blocking in ...
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Omega ROM 4.4 bootloader/modem problems

Hi I was wondering if anyone else has had problems with this ROM update http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2253528 I have followed the steps to flash the boot loader (completed ...
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Android keeps rebooting

I have a ZTE v9. I flashed it with CynogenMod7 from here. I have installed ClockworkMod recovery 4.0.0.2. Then I rebooted phone from recovery. Now, the phone keeps restarting. I can't get into ...
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Custom ROM for RK292X?

I'm very newbie. I have a tablet AOC Breeze MW0712, when I try upgrade the firmware in the official page I see that the chip is RK292X. This rom can be installed in a chip RK292X ? The steps are ...
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Why are there not generic phone OS installers?

I am used to install and remove various operating systems in my PCs, even having several at a time. Usually, to install a new OS means: Burn the ISO to a CD/DVD/USB. Insert it. Boot. (Maybe you ...
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When flashing a custom ROM, why do I get an error on getprop(“ro.product.device”)?

Whenever I try to flash a ROM on my ASUS Transformer Prime (tf201), I get the following error: assert failed: getprop("ro.product.device") == "tf201" || getprop("ro.build.product") == "tf201" I've ...
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How to make a recovery persist through ROM installations?

It is very common for the recovery to be installed as part of the ROM installation, but is it possible to prevent the recovery from being changed during such a process? If yes, are there any ...
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Checksum error after crash install Android

I wanted to upgrade my Android phone (Acer Liquid Ferrari) from 2.2 to 2.3 but it crashed => I can't turn on my phone, When I do a clean boot (power + vol up + vol down) there are no problem but my ...
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Flash Galaxy S3 with Broken Screen and Debug Mode Not On

I have a completely broken screen/lcd/digitizer on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Debug mode was not on. The phone works as it will still vibrate when turned on and the LED / Menu / Back buttons light up ...
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How can I fix this Heimdall Control transfer failed (result -9) for flashing a recovery?

I am getting a "WARNING: Control transfer #1 failed. Result: -9" problem that looks like it might be causing a failure for heimdall to flash a recovery to my Samsung Galaxy S Duos GT-S7562 phone. I ...
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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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What exactly happen when flashing new rom?

I searched for a while without any satisfactory answer. What exactly happen when you flash a new rom on an Android device? What the new rom contains of the Android architecture here: A rom (es: ...
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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 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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Nexus 7: Assert failed: device == grouper when trying to install some roms

So I have Nexus 7 (not the 2013 one), Wi-Fi version, with TWRP recovery, version 2.6.3.1 installed. When trying to install some roms, for example, SmoothRom, or PAC, installation fails with following ...
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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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Rooting Xperia Ray (ST18i) with 4.1.B.0587 build

I've been trying to root my xperia ray device by following the instruction given in this post. It doesn't seem to work properly for me. Whenever I try to flash with 4.1.A.0.562 kernel it says that my ...
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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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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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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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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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Want to install kitkat 4.4 on Samsung Star Pro (S7262) [duplicate]

I want to install Kitkat 4.4 on my Samsung Star Pro S7262 (rooted). I could't find a solution by googling. If it is not possible or not available for my phone right now, please suggest me any other ...
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What Android parts do these terms describe?

Android users frequently use a lot of words with unclear meanings. In particular, they use these words a lot: Framework / framework-res.apk: What purpose does this structure serve? Flashing: What ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...