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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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 ...
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Will installing 3G ROM on 4G device (Samsung Galaxy S3) brick phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 I9305 LTE. Samsung is taking too long to release updates. So. I would like to know if putting a 3G ROM on a 4G device will either brick or make my phone unusable. Has ...
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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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updater-script for flashing raw partition image

I created the image with the following commands dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1 of=/mnt/sdcard/modem.img dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5 of=/mnt/sdcard/aboot.img Now I want to create a flashable zip to flash ...
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What's the relationship between a custom recovery and rooting?

So I want to make sure I understand everything. If I want a Recovery, I need to root my phone. I have an LG G2. Clockwork is a recovery; If I download ClockworkMod recovery and use Flashify without ...
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Reinstall Android OS on my HTC Butterfly

I accidentally wiped all the data in the internal storage of my HTC Butterfly. Due to this incident, my smartphone is unable to connect with PC. The ROM cannot be copied into phones's internal ...
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Can't Restore Backup using ClockworkMod Recovery

I wonder can anyone help. I done a backup using Clorkwork Mod before I flashed a new ROM onto my phone. Now when i am trying to restore the backup onto the phone using CWM it completes the task but ...
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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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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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Can we install Android 4.4 factory image on Samsung Galaxy Core?

Google has released Android 4.4 factory image for Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 today. The steps to install Android 4.4 factory image in nexus 4 is Download the factory image corresponding to your device's ...
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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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Revert to official Android from Cyanogenmod [duplicate]

I have installed CyanogenMod 10.1.x on my Note 2, but I find it very unstable and it often goes on a reboot loop. I use ClockworkMod recovery. I would rather work with a stock android at this point. ...
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Do you need root to flash a custom recovery?

Does flashing a custom recovery requires rooting the device, or just unlocking the boot-loader is enough? On my Nexus 7, I was able to flash custom recovery (CWM) without rooting. Is the same ...
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Reinstall OS android on chinese phone Gusun JY809?

I bought a Chinese phone, the Gusun JY809. I am satisfied with the phone itself but it still logs into chinese web apps and stores. Unfortunately, I am in the Czech Republic. I have tried to install ...
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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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Unknown IMEI & Baseband on Galaxy S GT i9003 - How to Recover

One day, my i9003 froze up, and I tried to reboot it, but it was not possible. I ended up removing the battery and trying to factory restore it in Recovery Mode, but when I reboot it, I got stuck on a ...
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How to reset settings on Lava E-Tab Z7C

I rooted my Lava E-Tab Connect Z7C a few weeks ago. Then I tried some commands in a terminal emulator and ran some scripts in smanager to install a custom recovery. But it didn't work. Instead, ...
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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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Galaxy S3 won't boot, gets stuck at the “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT” screen

I seem to have the same problem as many other Galaxy users with the Boot Loop. I cannot access my phone: I am not able to load the Stock ROM or factory reset it, nor erase any data. It is stuck at ...
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I don't have a working ROM on my Sprint HTC One. I made an error when flashing; I'm on hboot 1.55 and Android v4.3, S-On

I've been struggling with this for over a day now. I unlocked and rooted my phone just fine (HTC One on Sprint, 4.3) - but when I flashed a ROM, I flashed Maximus HD, which was apparently an ...
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Is it possible to upgrade an Orange Cool Tablet? (Android 2.3 Cortex A8) [duplicate]

Someone gave to me an Orange Cool Android 2.3 Tablet (it's a Brazilian brand, Model tb7800), complaining about slowness and hang ups. I did some research with the aim of flashing a better ROM, ...
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Is it possible to kill your phone sofwarematicly? [duplicate]

I asked a question yesterday about my Sony Xperia Z1. It look likes it is completely empty and I don't have the ability to flash anything on it. But my question is: Can you break your motherboard by ...
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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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Using Universal Flasher Tool zip with internal storage

Using TheROMFumbler I have created a flashable zip that will modify my statusbar icons. The flashable zip is created by TheROMFumbler using the Universal Flasher Tool V4 by JRSoft and Intronauta. I'm ...
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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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How to flash a RUU on a rooted HTC One X (Evita) using TWRP [duplicate]

Is it possible to flash a ruu on a rooted HTC One X (Evita). Actually, I have a AT&T HTC One X (evita) and I want to flash with an international rom of HTC One XL. It will be good if any one know ...
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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 ...