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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Stuck in Boot Loop

I have an Android Jelly Bean, DOPO m7088, and its stuck in a boot loop. I did the hard resetting, wipe my data and everything and its still stuck. I've been searching the internet for weeks and ...
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How do I make sure that a custom ROM will fit my HTC Desire?

After rooting your phone and setting S-OFF you will probably want to flash a custom ROM. One thing to consider when flashing a new ROM is the size of the partitions. This is especially important for ...
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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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How to access phone internal storage during flashing?

I am flashing CM10 to my HTC One X. I downloaded all necessary files and unlocked my boot loader. I followed all steps on how to install this ROM, but I did one stupid thing. I forgot to copy the ...
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Unable to locate play store after flashing my android phone to CM7

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy I5510 with CM7. Everything was fine until I found that the Play Store was missing in the app drawer. I am unable to find it anywhere on the device. I even tried ...
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Trying to install a stock rom on a samsung captivate

I recently basically bricked my phone by trying to mount the data part of the recovery file created by Nandroid (of the stock os) while CyanogenMod 10 was installed. The installation worked perfectly ...
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Removing files from & repackaging CyanogenMod ROM zip files

The current CM10 + GApps experience on Motorola Xoom is plagued by the size of the CM10 ROM -- there isn't enough space left after flashing the CM10 zip to fully flash the GApps zip. This results in ...
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Want to root Using windows which is on VirtualBox.How do i make it recognise the fone when phone is off?

I want to root my phone (Micromax A52) and i got the procedure. But I use Ubuntu for everyday use and now for rooting i need Windows. I installed it in virtualbox. Now in vbox,the usb device is ...
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Prevent reboot after fastboot -w image.zip?

Is it possible to prevent the automatic reboot that follows fastboot -w image.zip ? This would be quite useful for batch files. Thanks for any hint :-)
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Boot loop after ROM write in recovery

I have an HTC Sensation with ICS Android on it. How can I revert back to Gingerbread? I have root and s-off. I tried to flash my Gingerbread ROM (??) in the recovery but am now stuck in a boot loop.
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Thanatos 2X Download problem [closed]

I have a problem, i am looking for a rom that i want to try out, it's called Thanatos. I have the LG Optimus 2X P990. I have searched alot for it, but i cant download it. I tried downloading it from ...
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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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What does “Archive does not contain 'android-something.txt'” mean?

So I am trying to flash my OnePlus One with CM12s through fastboot on command prompt, but whenever I type fastboot update romname.zip I am presented with: archive does not contain 'android-info.txt' ...
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How to flash TAB 900 Android Tablet

I have Sunstech TAB 900 tablet, and it ships with Android 4.0. I want to install Android Lollipop on it. I have tried to use "apply update from external storage", but it gives me "E: Short write of ...
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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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Flash vanilla (AOSP) Android ROM on Xiaomi Redmi

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Is it possible to flash a vanilla (AOSP) Android ROM? This MIUI is annoying me. I have a few bugs which come from MIUI and I want to flash a vanilla ROM but always when I ...
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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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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 ...