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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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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Flash Nexus 7 without USB Debugging

My Nexus 7 32gb WiFi, running stock 4.2.1, is stuck on the Nexus 'X' symbol loading screen after boot. It stays there until the battery goes flat. The issue is that I have not enabled developer or ...
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Zip files not visible in CWM mode, but visible in ROM Manager in Galaxy S3

I copied Super Nexus ROM on my Galaxy S3 i9300 (international version), and flashed the ROM (previously on stock), and it is working fine. Later, I copied JellyBam ROM, Remix ROM, etc, but I cannot ...
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Stock JB ROMs for Chinese-made devices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I'm looking for a good source for MT, RK and Allwinner-based phones and tablets, but I couldn't find any. ...
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continuous booting of PIPO M2

What do I do? My PIPO M2 has been booting continuously for 3 days. I have tried to switch on and off overtime but still not coming up. Please help me out, I feel like throwing the pad away. Kindly ...
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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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Custom Rom installation for defy

I have been trying to customize my current ROM in my Defy which runs 2.2 froyo currently as stock. I'm confused which how I can customize my ROM, such that my stock ROM is backed up and if I don't ...
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Flash update.img using flash_image

I want to flash a new ROM using the shell. (Need this later to do per app so there is no other way than shell). Here is what I tried connected to 192.168.1.9:5555 Pauls-MacBook-Pro:~$ adb shell ...
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How to flash a ZIP file with Odin?

I can't boot my Galaxy Tab 8.9 / P7300 anymore, but Odin still detects a USB connection. So I'm trying to flash a new ROM onto it using Odin. However all I can find on the web are ZIP archives ...
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Install Cyanogenmod 7.2 on Nexus One using ClockworkMod Recovery - “remote: signature verify fail”

Steps I've done: Downloaded & copied CM7.2 to my SD card (from here) Installed the Android SDK Downloaded & copied the ClockworkMod Recovery to the platform-tools directory in the SDK folder ...
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How do I manually update my Nexus S to Jelly Bean?

I bought a used Nexus S that is on version 2.3.6. It does not seem to be reading any SIM cards and the baseband version is listed as unknown. I think it may be on a custom ROM because of this. I want ...
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fastboot does not discover my device

I want to connect my device (Omega T107) in fastboot mode. I reboot in bootloader mode (adb reboot bootloader) Screen is black(0 light comming out of it) computer can discover it and driver installs ...
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Bring HTC Wildfire back to the original rom

I am an HTC Wildfire user. I have successfully installed CyanogenMod 7.2 on my device, but after over a year of use I want to bring it back to the original HTC rom, if possibile. In order to do that I ...
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Motorola Defy recovery and reboot problems

I was going to update my phone. After I downloaded cyanogen I obviously had to reboot or something... Anyway: at first I got an android with a triangle and an exclamation mark, so I tried booting it ...
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When installing a custom ROM, why reboot before installing other modifications?

Most ROM install instructions look like... Boot into recovery Wipe Data Flash ROM Reboot Boot into recovery Flash any Mods Reboot Done Mods are modifications to the ROM code. For example, ...
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Do I need root to flash a ROM onto a Samsung device?

Just for my curiosity, do I need to have root on a Samsung device to flash a ROM onto it with Odin/Heimdall? My device is already rooted (by means of an exploit), but if this is true, one could root ...
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Can't access Recovery Menu Milestone a853

I'm trying to flash a Cyanogenmod 7.1.5 on my Motorola Milstone A853. I can access the Bootloader (version 90.74) and started RSDLite 5.7 and used a base sbf file, which flashes normally. When I ...
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Dell Streak 7 stuck on 2.2.2 (“read only” bug?)

I ordered two DS7s. One came with 3.x and one came with 2.2.2 and is pretty adamant about there not being an update available. So I decided to do it myself. I've got Clockwork Mod Recovery 3.0.2.0 ...
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NVError 0x120002 when flashing system.img to Lenova IdeaPad K1

So I was trying to root the Lenova Ideapad K1 tablet using this guide and it seems I've messed up. I can only boot into APX mode now. Is there a way for me to restore this? CMD prompt output below: ...
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Flash_image clockworkmod recovery for Samsung Fascinate

I have a Samsung Fascinate for a while that I've wanted to flash a new rom to, but the USB port simply will not work on any PC. I've tried it on 6 different PC's with a mixture of XP / 7 along with ...
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Why is CyanogenMod zip not being found when I try to install it?

In order to help fix my problems with USB connectivity, it was suggested to me that I upgrade my kernel and ROM. I upgraded the kernel fine, it seems, but for some reason upgrading the ROM, which is ...
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How to install fastboot drivers?

I have a cheap clone android (benss b3) that I managed to connect to win 7 by editing the .inf file in usb drivers. Now I want to load different ROMs via fastboot. However, when I boot to fastboot ...
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Is there any software to do Wiping for Android Phone? [closed]

Wiping is not the same as Deleting or Formatting. Some software that I have searched online that can do data wiping are ProtectStar iShredder but it is for iOS (iTunes) Blancco for Android, iOS, ...
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Custom ROM on Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro (MK16i) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I do really hate the system that Sony Ericsson has placed on the top of Android and I would like to have ICS ...
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Will flashing re-lock my unlocked phone [duplicate]

I bought an unlocked android phone at Amazon and it works perfectly. This phone in particular doesn't have any OS updates I could do (Motorola Defy), so basically I am stock with Froyo unless I flash ...
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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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Can I install any ROM for my Android device?

I own a MICROMAX A100. I want to install the latest version of a different ROM (Samsung or Nexus). Is it possible? If so, can you tell me how? If not, can I install a different ROM of the same ...
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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 to install Android to any phone very first time?

I know this sounds weird one. But I have a Motorola Photon 4g which has got corrupted or some unstable ROM. I am facing 15-20 blackouts and restarts. This led to think like that. I want to know the ...
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How to a flash the rom.zip file to my Android phone?

I extracted the rom.zip from the HTC RUU installation and I want to flash it to my phone. In case it matters, it is an HTC Desire HD, rooted with Cyanomod and ClockMod Recovery on it. All I want is ...
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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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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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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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How do I install the custom ROM with boot.img inside?

I have found a custom ROM in Chinese forums for mY HTC ONE SU (t528w) model. The ROM is zipped and the folders look like below image I have no idea to install this ROM. Could anybody please guide ...
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Is it possible to flash htc desire on linux (drivers concern)?

I'd like to flash 'HTC desire' and found this: http://www.jphellemons.nl/post/Cyanogenmod-on-my-HTC-Desire-the-easy-way.aspx I started to wonder if I'm able to do the flash.. because i use Debian ...
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Can you install vanilla Android on any phone? [duplicate]

I have an Samsung Galaxy S3. TouchWiz is great, but I want to use the vanilla Android OS you see on the Nexus 4. Is this possible?
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Prevent unauthorized image flashing

I wonder whether there is a way to prevent someone to use fastboot to flash an Android device. Indeed, while one must be able to turn on USB debug in order to run adb, the bootloader does not offer ...
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How to install ROMs without ClockWorkMod in Huawei U8800

I have official Huawei ROM installed on my U8800 (Android 2.3.5) and I want to try some custom ROMs like MIUI. So I researched and find out that I need to replace default recovery.img file in ...
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Flashing 2.3.3 'Leaky' onto a Samsung Epic 4G

What can go wrong when flashing an unstable Android OS onto a phone? Is there an easy way to reset the phone if something goes wrong? Has anyone out there had experience flashing Android OS? Why ...
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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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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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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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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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Transfer files from recovery on a Nexus 10

My Nexus 10 won't boot, so I need to copy a ROM from my computer to the device. Since it won't boot, I need to copy it via recovery. I can flash recoveries as needed and install software on my ...
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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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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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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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Flashing new rom, are old files deleted or hidden?

I'm not sure whether I'm doing something wrong or it's something normal. I had CM9 on my Galaxy s3 and decided to try another rom (Paranoid). I didn't like the new one I installed and downloaded ...