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 do I install a custom ROM on a Prestigio PMT3677

I want to install a custom ROM like Cyanogenmod or similar on my 7" Prestigio tablet. There doesn't seem to be any content on the net to explain what ROMS are compatible with this specific model and ...
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Samsung Galaxy Pop got stuck while updating to Jelly Bean

My Samsung Galaxy Pop (GT-S5570) got stuck while updating to Jelly Bean with Cyanogenmod 10.1. It sticks at the Samsung logo at the start. What can I do to get it working again?
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Error Sideloading Android L

I am trying to update my Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi to Android 5.0 with adb sideload. I get this error: Finding update package... Opening update package... Verifying update package... E:footer is wrong ...
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Emulating a factory reset [duplicate]

I would like to prevent a user from factory resetting their Android phone. How can i do this? Or better still, I would like the factory reset to not do a factory reset, but instead, just re-run the ...
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Wi-Fi cannot turn on! Accidentally deleted /etc/wifi folder

i was trying to enable ad hoc network connection on android and overwriting below folders /etc/wifi /etc/dhcpcd and now my wifi could not turn on. The phone is ADINNO R8, a custom build phone.I ...
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What's the difference between a factory image and a ROM?

Why are ROMs flashable through recovery while factory images require fastboot?
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Flashing .tar factory image with CWM

In the hopes of getting Android 5.0 onto my Nexus 10, I visited Google's factory image download page for the latest image. I noticed however that the file I downloaded was a tar and not a zip. Will ...
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LG d500 F6 Cannot reflash stock ROM and restore backup

I have an LG D500 Optimus F6 that was sold to me new by T-Mobile. I rooted it successfully with KingoRoot. I created a custom recovery with the recovery.apk file on my external SD card. I rebooted and ...
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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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Trying to flash CWM but fastboot hangs at “writing 'recovery'…”

I'm trying to flash my Coolpad 8865u (Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo). I unlocked fastboot and fastboot oem device-info confirms this. However when I try to flash CWM the prompt on my shell hangs at "writing ...
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Device detected as “mint”

I'm using a xperia sp ( huashan ) device. Recently I read some tutorials and wanted to flash CM 11 M10 into the device. I rooted the device, then backed up the bootloader. Then unlocked it and ...
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How to recover data from a formatted device [rooted, flashed]

I've accidentally formatted my phone, via. fastboot oem unlock. I've already tried Wondershare, EaseUSMobile Saver. Actually, I need my photos which has been shot by camera. Till now I'm only able ...
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bootloops / random restarts on Note 2 LTE, worse with SIM inserted? analyze kernel log “last_kmsg”?

when I started using my Note 2 LTE with an LTE sim card (tested LTE long ago without problems), running CM11 nightly from approx. 1 month ago, it started to reboot randomly. But it also happened with ...
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How do I know if Odin is hang/error/stuck?

I am planning to install stock ROM on my Note 3 but, Last time I did it was longer time than Tab2.7 and my GYoung.. So I plugged the USB out and boom! Kies Error... Just tell what is the sign of Odin ...
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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 get stock Android for Gooophone i6?

I bought a knock-off/replica iPhone 6, Goophone i6. It's the original Goophone i6 and it's running on Android 4.2 with an ugly iOS 7 skin over it. Specs: i6 Quad Core MTK6582 1.4GHz ...
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gapps install on CM11 failed- or did it?

Verizon Droid Razr Maxx cm-11-20141112-SNAPSHOT-M12-spyder.zip gapps-kk-20140606-signed.zip I got this error when I flashed the gapps zip: Updating partition details... E:Unable to mount '/osh' ...
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OTA Update on a rooted Nexus5 with Custom Recovery and Kernel

A few months back, I rooted my Nexus 5 using Towelroot, installed TWRP and ElementX Kernel. Now as the Android Lollipop update is around the corner, I don't think I'll be able to install OTA update ...
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Getting confused by rooting and enabling wifi tethering

I'm trying to activate wifi tethering on my (verizon) Samsung Galaxy S4 mini through rooting. I'm getting a bit confused by the myriad ways to do this that I'm reading about on the web. Could ...
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My Phone Not Starting

I was installing a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy GT-S5360. The installation aborted abruptly and I lost all data from my phone. Now my phone won't start and is stuck at the Samsung Galaxy Y ...
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Sony Xperia E1 D2005 Custom Recovery&CustomROM Flashing?

I want to flash a custom ROM and install custom recovery; but when I enter ROMmanager (my device is rooted) and try to install CRW or TWRP it says "custom recovery does not support D2005 (sony xperia ...
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Barebones list for ParanoidAndroid (stock apps that can be removed safely)

Which apps are safe to uninstall in ParanoidAndroid? Do we have a barebones list like what CM has? Can someone share a similar list/link.
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Installing flash images on an unrecommended device [duplicate]

I want to install the Nexus Hammerhead flash image on my Samsung Galaxy S Duos. Is this possible and if so is it safe?
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Nexus 7 2013 crashes when in boot loader. How do I flash a new image to it?

I have a Nexus 7 2013 which I'm trying to flash the Android Lollipop preview image to. It's currently running the last Android L preview image. Whenever I boot the device to the bootloader screen ...
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How to Flash Stock ROM without ODIN

I tried to install a Custom ROM through ClockWork Mode Recovery on my Galaxy Core GT-I8262, but the installation failed and i am now stuck in a recovery bootloop. I tried flashing another Custom ROM, ...
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ROM flashing using Odin on Galaxy S4 interrupted. Odin is still running. Is there anything I can do?

I was re-flashing the firmware on a Samsung Galaxy S4 using Odin, and the USB cable was bumped, which made the update fail. I reconnected and attempted to flash again by clicking the Start button. It ...
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I can't boot my nexus 4 after trying to install custom rom, please help

I am pretty new to all this stuff and i tried to install android L alpha preview on my nexus 4. I rooted my phone and downloaded the .zip file and then followed the instructions on the internet site. ...
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Can't install clockworkmod on Samsung Galaxy S3 mini I8200

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 mini I8200 which I rooted few days ago but I now want to install clockworkmod recovery. It says that clockworkmod recovery is not available for I8200. Does anyone know how to ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 Is Hard Bricked

SPH-L710 Virgin Mobile Flashed from MOAR to Stock SGS3 ROM I flashed a ROM and I wanted to get back into recovery mode to flash a zip file using ROM TOOL BOX and when I did that it never turned on ...
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Can I flash a custom boot.img to Nexus 5 when “Secure Boot” is enabled?

I have compiled the Android Linux kernel for Nexus 5 with some modifications. My phone is LG Nexus 5, whose bootloader has been unlocked, but the "Secure Boot" is still enabled. As I understand, ...
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What folder does cyanogenmod store its updates?

I reverted to an older version of Cyanongenmod today. Now my phone reboots continuously. I want to try flashing on of the images that cyanogenmod downloaded in the past. What folder are they stored ...
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CWM recovery can't find the kernel image

I wanted to root and upgrade my Galaxy i9003 to Jelly Bean. I followed this guide and flashed CWM on the phone. But then the phone doesn't boot in normal mode and Samsumg logo keeps flashing forever. ...
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Rom to Root UK based Galaxy s3 i9300 in India

I am a beginner and currently based in India. I got a UK based Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 as a gift and I tried to root it. The root was partially successful but now I'm unable to send/receive text ...
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How to update cyanogenmod custom rom

If i install a cyanogenmod custom rom with all the risky complicated procedure on bootloader and next upadte of cyanogenmod comes out with android l so should i have to again go though bootloader and ...
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How can i access a bricked android tablet system folder from pc?

I have a chinese allwinner a13 tablet. The firmware it had was really slow and couldn't use Google Apps so I decided to install a custom rom for it. I tried several roms, but only some were close to ...
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Trying to replace a modem but encountering errors

I've been having connectivity problems on my i9505 LTE on every ROM I've tried since August. Searching around reveals that the outdated modem is the source of the troubles, and that by using the ...
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Need help with choosing the Rom for ZebPad 7t100

Without my knowledge my father bought a ZebPad 7t100 which is a Chinese sorta tablet imported re-branded and sold in India. The tablet one day stopped from booting and the repair man put some generic ...
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Can I install software update after flashing custom ROM?

I have a MOTOX XT1052 and have flashed a custom ROM. I got a Sytem Update and downloded it. To install, its going to TWRP interface and I am not able to install the update. So, I have rebooted the ...
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Battery Percentage is not working after flashing Xperia E Dual with Nexboost ROM

I have flashed my Xperia E Dual with Nexboost ROM. After flashing my mobile below functionalities (a far I have identified till now) are not working: Battery Percentage Status Bar (Always showing ...
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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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How can I fix a bootloop on my Nexus 5 running Cyanogenmod 11?

I've been running the Cyanogenmod nightlies on my device. If I remember correctly, I was running the nightly from 2014-09-07 (7th of September). Yesterday I flashed the M10 release without totally ...
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How do I repair my Motorola Defy rebooting instantly after start-up?

I installed a few different operating systems (“ROMs”) on my Motorola Defy and I decided to (temporarily) go back to the original one, also known as “stock”, by using an SBF file. But now, whenever I ...
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Is flashing a ROM made for a very similar model to mine possible?

Is it possible that flashing a custom ROM made for another android model could work for me? I'm just wondering this because I have one of those rare models that only a few providers sold, but is very ...
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Can you install a generic ROM on any device? [duplicate]

I am relatively new to rooting and stuff. I have just rooted my android tablet. It's a Chinese tablet, not much about it is available on the internet. Can I install ROM for another device on my ...
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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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Extract Android Image from Samsung Galaxy S4 device

I'm quite happy flashing stock versions of Samsung Android to my Samsung Galaxy S4. What I'd like to do is install some apps on my phone and then extract the phone into an image that I can flash back ...
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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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Cyanogenmod for Galaxy Y [duplicate]

I have a Samsung galaxy Y device. It's running Gingerbread stock rom, and I want to upgrade this to Jellybean. Is there any custom rom for Galaxy Y?