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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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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Installing Custom Rom on a S3 with Damaged Volume Down

Is it safe to install a custom ROM on a S3 with a non-functional volume down key? What should I circumvent or be ware of during the install? p.s: the key cannot be repaired.
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Support Help! Warning!! A custom OS can cause critical problems

MY phone (Samsung S3) just went off today and started flashing the Samsung logo. I have taken out the battery multiple times and tried to restart the phone. Only once did it restart but then after ten ...
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CWM: Almost any rom I try to install returns “(Status 0)” [HTC One GSM]

CWM version: 6.0.4.3 touch I tried to update my CM 10.2 to 11, but I always run into this error when installing a zip from SD card: E:Error in /data/media/0/[filename].zip (Status 0) Installation ...
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Android L Preview upgrade

I was about to flash the phome with the command prompt, but an error came up saying that the device was locked. Does this mean is has to be rooted? If I root it and upgrade it will it be unrooted ...
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Flashing Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Android on Linux

Is there a way to flash my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with stock rom(Android KitKat 4.4.2) in Linux(any distribution)? EDIT: I can't figure out how to flash this firmware with Heimdall. All I can find is ...
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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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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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TCL Idol X (s950) stuck in bootloop, after flashing new firmware [SOLVED]

I have flashed new firmware on my phone TCL Idol X (s950) and now the phone won't boot anymore :( It starts but then it ends up with the bootlogo. I can access it with adb shell but it is read only ...
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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 ...
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Wipe tablet and install new ROM

I have the Galaxy S Wifi 5 Player, I have a rooted ROM I installed more than a year ago. I completely forgot the process of ROM installation and I hope someone can sum up a checklist so I don't find ...
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Can i flash indian rom in korean galaxy note?

I got the Samsung Galaxy Note shv-e160l (Korean version) as a gift, running the stock ICS 4.0. I want to flash official indian JB ROM (of the GT-N7000) on it. Is it possible if I root my device?
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Factory reset Cynogenmod 10 OS in LG P-500 makes applications crash

Previously my friend installed cyanogenmod 10 OS in my LG P-500 phone. It was working so superb. I had to do factory reset to the phone for deleting some files, after which I am unable to open any of ...
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Error occured while flashing Galaxy Y with JELLYBLAST V3.0.2

While installing ROM on my galaxy Y as per mentioned on [ CUSTOM ROM - KERNEL] JELLYBLAST V3.0.2 for Galaxy Y GT-S5360 ROM installation aborted with error: Finding update package... Opening update ...
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I can not reboot my Glaxy s 9000

I was running CynogenMod 10 successfully on my Galaxy S 9000 till I got an update message which I unfortunately applied. It seems it could not get access to my apps installed to sdcard. Unfortunately, ...
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Flashing Cyanogenmod9 - Kernel via Odin

EDIT: I think the question is more confusing than helpful. I leave it up simply because something else has been closed as a duplicate to this. My problem was finally solved by flashing a completely ...
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Install Android OS To Other Mobile Phones is Possible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? I want to install android os to other mobile phones like nokia and other non branded china mobiles....! if it is ...
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Flashed ICS i9020T image onto AT&T I9020XXKI1 baseband phone now intermittent WiFi

I flashed a Nexus S i9020T Android 4.0.3 package image onto my AT&T Nexus S. The flash was a success, but the wi-fi is intermittent. It will come on for a bit, but then lose connectivity. In ...
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What ROM (and how) to use on aging Galaxy S2 9100G

What would you recommend to flash to a Samsung Galaxy S2 9100G (basically not the real S2, but a variant)? I've tried Cyanogenmod 10 in the past but it failed after the boot(repeatedly). Maybe the ...
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Write Error during flashing stock ROM through SP Flash Tool

I am trying to install the stock ROM of my xolo a500s ips by using the Smart Phone Flash Tool. i downloaded the stock ROM of my device from this link ...
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Installing CyanogenMod using SD card on Samsung GT-P3100 via stock Android System Recovery

I have a Samsung Galaxy 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) which has developed a fault on the motherboard whereby it switches off every time I plug in the USB cable (either as a data connection or to charge). To ...
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Modifying a Stock ROM

I'm an Android newbie who has a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7" Wifi (SM-T210) and would like to retrieve its stock ROM, modify certain files and add some applications to the system partition, and then flash ...
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Uprading my flash rom and still stacked on detecting the COM port

Ok, it took me 2hours to search for a solution, however it is still not solved. Here's my Smart Phone Specs: Name: Goophone i5c (iPhone 5c clone) Processor: MTK6572 Battery: Unremovable I ...
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Can't exit recovery mode after intalling HD revolution 71.1

I started with a HTC ONE m7 with HD Revolution 12 and Android 4.2.2. Downloaded and installed Android_Revolution_HD-One_71.1.zip. Install seems to go fine. After installation it asks me to fix ...
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softbricked sgh-i337 at&t with 4.4.2 ota update

I have a sgh-i337 at&t usa GPe recently updated OTA, I tried to format my rom so I could patch my kernel and threw everything at it but the kitchen sink to clear the memory but could not get it ...
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How can I flash a stock ROM to my HONMI H2?

I have purchased from China a mobile name HONMI H2. it was fine but, most of the applications were in Chinese. I was in ROOT and deleted few files with Chinese language. After rebooting only HONMI ...
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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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Unable to flash custom rom Paranoid Android to GalaxyS3

My device is rooted with a root for the galaxyS3 running Jellybean 4.3 I tried putting the Paranoid Android ROM onto there by following the instructions given which were Root device Enable USB ...
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Device got bricked while installing JELLYBEAN

I was trying to update my ICS4.0.4 to Jellybean and clear cache partition and also Dalvik cache and unfortunately my tablet got restart and now it is hard bricked just show vendor logo and boot ...
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Do GApps 4.4.4 work on Cyangenmod 11 with 4.4.2?

Okay, this is the first time I've been through stuff like rooting, installing another recovery tool, new system, flashing etc. I've installed Cyangenmod 11 which has Android 4.4.2 and I've also ...
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adb and fastboot drivers for Xperia ARC S

I am trying to flash boot.img via Flashtool 0.9.16.1 but when i connect my xperia arc S in "Fastboot" mode then i get error message like "Device drivers are not installed, you can find it in drivers ...
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Flashed ROM with the wrong OS (Formatted my Galaxy ACE with Galaxy GIO ROM)

I accidentally installed Android Gingerbread (2.3)'s (Galaxy GIO) Android OS on my G-S5830 (Galaxy ACE) phone and the screen is not showing properly. The phone starts and I can hear it starting up ...
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Blank screen after logo

I was trying to install a custom ROM in a THL T11 from needrom.com. I managed to get into the recovery mode and wipe cache. However, I got somehow into the «ADB» menu and couldn't get out. I pulled ...
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Status 7 error on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (p3113)

Everytime I tried to update my PAC or any other ROM with my device support and 4.4.3 it gives my a Status 7 error. I think it could be the firmware but I cannot connect to kies, I tried almost ...
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Removing touchwiz and flashing stock android rom in my device, is it possible? [duplicate]

I have a samsung android phone which has android 4.04 ics with touchwiz on top of it. I want to know if it is possible to flash the stock android rom to my device. Here what i mean is I donot want to ...
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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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Flashing and PRL Jumping my ZTE Imperial

So, the ZTE Imperial, nice phone, nice hardware. One annoying issue, I cannot seem to find a solid method of Flashing an Apollo ROM into my current US Cell stock 4.1 android. While there is a bit of ...
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Replacing the system partition without touching the kernel?

So I have an android phone that I'd like to put a clean rom onto, but it looks like there aren't any good kernels ported to it yet. I've done some reading into the android architecture, and come to ...
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How to flash a kernel image without building Android from source

I got the following msm kernel branch for my Nexus 7(flo) msm/remotes/origin/android-msm-flo-3.4-jb-mr2 added some files and then built an image(zImage). I then downloaded a factory image of ...
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Anything else works besides safestrap to install ROMs on n900a (at&t) Note 3?

Question is pretty self explanatory. Is there any other method available to bypass bootloader and install ROMs like other models? Is at&t bootloader still under lock and key?
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Rooted Galaxy Nexus GSM silently fails to reflash/erase - Unable to wipe and its rebooting continiously

I have been struggling for a week. Searching all though the internet. My Galaxy Nexus has suddenly stopped working. It is continuously rebooting. Its rooted but has stock rom 4.3. My problem is, I ...