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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How To Install Froyo on HTC Bravo

I have an HTC Bravo. Some time ago I installed Gingerbread on it and started to have trouble. If I connect to the Internet or do some memory intensive work it resets itself. Now I want to install ...
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Updating HTC Sensation to Ice Cream Sandwich is stuck in a boot loop

I'm trying to update my unbranded HTC Sensation to an Ice Cream Sandwich stock ROM (from here). I've followed the various instructions where I install the ROM, then flash the phone with the HTC ...
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Flashing Android Source - Droid X

(I previously asked this on StackOverflow and was directed here.) I'm hoping for some clarification on the requirements and/or process of flashing a custom build of Android to a device. I've built a ...
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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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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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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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Nexus 5 stuck on boot loop after restarting while upgrading the OS

Last week, I received an update on my Nexus 5 for Lollipop 5.0.1. Version 5.0 was working fine, so I decided to just update. However, a few hours after updating, my phone started to lag and freeze, so ...
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Rooting & Flashing Huawei Ascend Y330

I have Huawei Ascend Y330 with Android 4.2.2. I was wondering what is the best approach to root my device and what is the best way to flash custom ROM with higher Android version (4.4 or even 5.0 if ...
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Obtaining boot.img for unrooted device?

I have a Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo / Coolpad 8865U. I cannot find other means of rooting it and to be honest I don't trust most oneclickroot.apks. I am trying to root it manually but I cannot find a way ...
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Radio error when flashing new ROM (Samsung SGH-T989)

Here's the log. Installing '/sdcard/cm-11-20140923-Sultan-hercules.zip'... Checking for MD5 file... Skipping MD5 check: no MD5 file found assert failed: run_program("/tmp/test_radio_version.sh", ...
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How to find custom ROMs for rare android devices? [duplicate]

I've recently bought a Tesla H7 tablet. Since it's a 'local' brand, I don't expect to see any updates, and I was wandering how could I find some other (cyanogen, or other) ROMs to update the software ...
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Is Recovery Mode necessary to flash to newer Android version manually?

My phone (Sony Xperia Go) seems to be not able to boot into Recovery Mode Is there some alternative way or tool to use for flashing ROM? (to latest kitkat mod). To avoid recovery mode I have ...
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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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How to flash Android onto an empty Samsung GT-P3100 (OMAP4430)

I'm about to purchase a replacement motherboard for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3100) as the original one has developed a hardware fault. Unfortunately the sellers (eBay) won't say if Android (or ...
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Disable booting into Safe Mode on damaged S3

I have a rooted i9300 (Samsung S3) that is damaged, and only boots into safe mode. You can read about some people with the same problem HERE and HERE. Took the device to Samsung Tech Center, they ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Possible to flash factory ROMs on an encrypted phone using fastboot?

I have the storage on my Nexus 4 encrypted using Android's built-in encryption feature. I'd like to update to 4.4 using one of the factory images provided by Google. If I follow the standard script ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 won't start up again!

As you may know, you have to backup the TA-partition before you put a custom ROM on the Sony Xperia Z1. I've backupped the partition with this .bat file: ...
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How to fix my droid phone that is just blank

I have the Samsung droid Charge (SCH-I510) and I tried to load bootloader to it and now the screen is just black.when I insert usb to it,the buttons at the bottom light up but the screen is just ...
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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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Error reflashing Nexus S to stock Jelly Bean

I've got a Nexus S (D720) running CM 10.1.3, and I'd like to flash it back over to Google's latest factory image (sojus-jro03r). When I try updating, I get the following: sending 'bootloader' (1536 ...
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how can i connect my samsung galaxy y s5360 via usb to pc by odin mode?

My Samsung galaxy y5360 operating system was gone.now i want to install Samsung by default software 2.3.6 Gingerbrade by Odin v1.85..but can't detect usb in my pc but also good in USB ...
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Clockwork: error: cannot load 'recovery-clockwork': No error

I am trying to flash a recovery-image file into my Nexus 7 but the flashing fails know that I am working on windows and my image file is located in the same folder as adb and fastboot files are ...
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How can I flash CyanogenMod, or another mod, on an AT&T locked Note 2?

My Note II has a lot of useless AT&T apps, and I would also like some features that require root and are available on CyanogenMod. Is there an easy way to flash CyanogenMod on a locked Note 2? I ...
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Cant flash any new firmware - Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet with CWM

I have problem with my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet. One day it just stopped working and get stuck on Lenovo logo on start. I tried to use recovery mod (pushing VOL UP several times during start), it says ...
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Unbrick HTC Desire

This is my output of fastboot getvar all (bootloader) version: 0.5 (bootloader) version-bootloader: 6.93.1002 (bootloader) version-baseband: 5.17.05.23 (bootloader) version-cpld: None (bootloader) ...
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Galaxy Note 2 custom roms - Google Apps crashing

I wanted to move from the default 4.2.1 kernel on my Galaxy Note 2 to customized ROMs, primarily to fix some issues with Bluetooth. I first tried CyanogenMod 10.2 (Android 4.3) with ...
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Why do people recommend to flash a ROM or an Odin component (PDA, Phone, CSC) at least two times?

In XDA, I often see people complain that they flashed something, and it doesn't work. Then, somebody tells them to try flashing it again, and it works! What's the reason behind this? I imagine this ...
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recovery mode works but cant select option galaxy i9000

I am trying to update my rom and install carbon-rom. i have put the zip on the sdcard rebooted into recovery mode by pressing vol up +home +power. I can enter recovery mode. when i do i see for ...
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Samsung Galaxy S stuck at bootloop

I've bricked my old Galaxy S (GT-I9000) into a bootloop. Trying to fix that, I've uploaded Semaphore's ClockworkMod Recovery to my device successfully via Linux. However, when I press ...
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Samsung Galaxy SGH-i897 with SlimBean won't connect to AT&T

Samsung Captivate AT&T Network Slim Bean 4.2.2 I was having issues with my phone and decided to try a ROM and give the phone a new life. I chose the SlimBean Android 4.2.2 ROM and all went ...
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Can I flash my carrier-locked phone to a firmware for a different region and/or carrier?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9050) which is locked to the EE network in the United Kingdom. Its firmware PDA ends with "MDD" and the carrier code is "EVR". There is a newer firmware available for ...
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Getting an error message COMPLETE NAND_WRITE_FAIL while trying to flash galaxy R via Odin I9000

I tried to flash the samsung galaxy R device but build transfer was successful but at the end i got the above message. Also, unlike normal odin, it has flash lock option. I think Nand_write_fail was ...
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How to pack a firmware update image

I've downloaded a several firmware versions to install on android tv stick to take it out of its boot loop. I need to firmware packed as an update.img file and all the firmwares I've downloaded are ...
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Re Install android OS in Mobile Phone

I am using LG optimus E 400. Recently, I have rooted my Android phone. After rooting, it's not booting up now; just displaying white screen. I have tried go to the boot loader by pressing (Hold ...
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How to re flash android 2.3?

I have a Galaxy POP running android 2.3 Ginger Bread. Recently the display of my phone got messed up. The lower part of the screen just turns white with a some black dots on it. The touch on that part ...
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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 ...