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 can I go back after flashing an unsuccessful file with no backups in HTC EVO 3D GSM?

I have accidentally flashed a file (http://www.box.com/s/k8ch8jjne6y2aa5g4lg9) that allows full arabic in HTC EVO 3D CDMA. When I reboot, the phone stops on the HTC white screen. The problem is that ...
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What does “fastboot oem lock” do?

I've had my phone for months, loading with several firmware, ROMs and OTAs, without ever running this command. What does it do? What I know is that "fastboot oem unlock" displays the confirmation ...
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nanddump vs fastboot

I have two identical phones. On one of them I've managed to corrupt the system partition and it won't boot. I have fastboot, root (on the one that boots), but I don't have ClockworkMod --- my phone ...
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Is there any software to do Wiping for Android Phone? [closed]

Wiping is not the same as Deleting or Formatting. Some software that I have searched online that can do data wiping are ProtectStar iShredder but it is for iOS (iTunes) Blancco for Android, iOS, ...
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store data partition of an Android device for later flashing

Does anybody know of a procedure where you can essentially take the /data partition off of a device and flash it to another one? (IE, to generate a userdata.img file from a device.)
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Cyanogenmod 7.2 Install Method

I have a quick question about installing the new Cyanogenmod rom. Would installing it over the current 7.1 rom without wiping data and cache work? Or would I have to do it every time I install a new ...
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Are there any risks to flashing a ROM?

Are there any risks to manually flashing a stock or custom ROM? Does it have the potential to brick the device? Will it void my warranty? Will I stop getting updates? Anything else I should be aware ...
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Custom ROM on Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro (MK16i) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I do really hate the system that Sony Ericsson has placed on the top of Android and I would like to have ICS ...
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How do I get a ROM onto my ICS (Android 4.0) tablet?

I have a Galaxy Tablet 10.1. I decided to root it, that went fine. Then I decided to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. That also went fine. It was only after upgrading that I discovered the camera does ...
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Why is it that Android still can't be installed as regular OS? [duplicate]

Are there any technical or others reasons why Android is still a firmware and not an OS which can be just installed without a lot of hassle? Why there is no universal image which could detect ...
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Do I have to do anything different when flashing a ROM with Odin if I'm coming from CM7?

When I first flashed CM7 on my SGS, I had an issue with my sim card and had to revert to stock. However, Odin got stuck and I my phone refused to go into download mode (see my comment in this ...
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No access to Android Market after loading Ice Cream Sandwich

I followed the instructions on the source.android.com website to download, build, and install Android OS v4.0.3 on a Nexus S. Everything seemed fine, I could take pictures, access WiFi to surf the ...
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Can I restore my HTC Hero to its stock ROM?

I have a rooted HTC Hero with the latest Cyanogen mod installed on it. I'd like to get it back to its stock status, restoring the original, official ROM and unrooting it. Is this possible? I have ...
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how to flash Kindle Fire with custom boot.img

I tried flashing my Kindle Fire with a custom boot.img using this command: $ fastboot -b 0x80000000 -i 0x1949 flash boot boot.img && fastboot reboot sending 'boot' (3536 KB)... OKAY [ 0.889s] ...
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Where does Google Music store the “offline tracks”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does Google Music store offline songs? I have about 8 gigs of music stored within Google Music, and I recently got sick of streaming (and risking data charges), so ...
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If I install a leaked ROM on my device will I be able to receive OTA updates?

Specifically, I'm interested in flashing a leaked build of Ice Cream Sandwich on my Nexus S 4G. I'd like to get in on the action early, but this is something I'd like to know.
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Extracting the radio firmware image from an Android phone

How do you pull radio images off an Android device? Is there any way to do this?
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Why isn't Clockworkmod Recovery “Sticking”?

I've tried multiple times to flash ClockworkMod recovery onto my unlocked Galaxy Nexus (LTE\CDMA variant "toro" build) device. Each time I can boot into recovery and ClockworkMod displays. However, if ...
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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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MildWild rom stuck?

I've just installed the new MildWild (oxygen) rom http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1353861, to replace my very old LeeDroid rom. It's seemed to have installed fine, but when the phone ...
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How can I flash my Galaxy 5 (GT-I5500) via Linux?

I like to know if there's a way to flash my Galaxy 5 (I5500) via Linux. I found Heimdall, but it only works with Samsung's Galaxy S.
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How can I update ROM of a generic Samsung Android device? [closed]

I have a set-top box which has a Google vendor ID 18D1:0005. I have installed it's driver with Zadig and now there is an Android device under "libusb (WinUSB) devices under Computer Management -> ...
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My Epic Touch 4G can only boot into Odin mode

Installed ClockworkMod via ROM Manager, selected reboot into recovery via manager and the phone only boots into "Android System Recovery" now. OK button doesn't work to select "reboot now", though ...
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How to install Cyanogenmod on Huawei IDEOS U8150?

I am installing a custom rom for the very first time and I simply don't want to brick my phone (Huawei U8150). I downloaded and installed Rom Manager I downloaded Cyanogen 7 ...
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Install custom ROM from Linux on a LG GT540

I'd like to install a custom ROM on my LG GT540. It looks like that in order to enable fastboot and make the whole process a lot easier, a custom ROM must be installed the first time with a program ...
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ClockworkMod getting stuck when trying to Flash

I'm trying to use the ClockworkMod recovery image and ROM Manager to flash a custom ROM on my HTC Wildfire. I downloaded CyanogenMod 7.1, put it on the sdcard and followed the instructions. I ...
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How to install custom stable ICS rom on galaxy S2 (rar file)?

So if you follow this link then apparently this is an unofficial stable release of ICS for the galaxy S2. Also it's been tested by the members of XDA and they also say it's legit. So if I want to ...
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Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device?

There are several reasons to be looking for a ROM: Upgrading or downgrading your stock ROM Looking for firmware from a different region/language Flashing a custom ROM for different features, ...
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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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Using Odin to flash a custom rom

Nearly bricked my Samsung Epic Touch 4G. Managed to boot into Odin Mode with a USB jig. I'm back where I started now and need to re-evaluate what to do next. The phone is rooted, won't see the SD ...
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What's the process for installing a new ROM after I've just completed one?

I have a HTC Incredible running 2.2, successfully used the unrevoked method and rooted it, used Titanium Backup to back up all apps and system data, and ROM manager to install and run CM7. ok, that's ...
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Are the custom ROM different for different phones?

Pretty much the title says what I want to ask!! Are custom ROM different for different make of handsets? or is there only one cyanogenmod for say Android 2.2? Some can please elaborate why a ROM is ...
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Can I use ODIN to just back up my phone's data?

The goal here is to be able to quickly get all my settings and apps back when moving from ROM to ROM, but do so without overwriting the kernel, themes, etc., in the new ROM. I know I can use Titanium ...
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Trouble installing Cyanogen on Galaxy S II using recovery console method

After replacing my ailing Nexus One with with a SGS2 yesterday (an ordeal in and of itself, but neither here nor there), I decided to replace the stock ROM including TouchWiz with something a little ...
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Samsung Galaxy SII: OTA ROM Manager update to CyanogenMod: Verification Failed

Howdi, Basically as question says; Download and Install Cyanogenmod 7.1.0 from ROMManager App, reboot into system recovery, and lo and behold E:failed to verify whole-file signature E:signature ...
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How to a flash the rom.zip file to my Android phone?

I extracted the rom.zip from the HTC RUU installation and I want to flash it to my phone. In case it matters, it is an HTC Desire HD, rooted with Cyanomod and ClockMod Recovery on it. All I want is ...
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How to flash Darky's ROM from Cyanogenmod 7?

I want to give Darky's ROM a try on my Samsung Galaxy S; I'm currently running CM7 RC1. How would I go about doing this? Can I flash using recovery, or do I need odin? Do I need to revert to stock ...
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What to do before root and flash my phone?

Right now I have in my phone the stock rom and I haven't rooted it. I want to root it and change the rom. What should I do first, root or flash the rom? I don't want to lose all the configuration, ...
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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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How To Install Custom ROM In LG GT540?

I rooted my LG GT540 now I want to install custom rom but don't know how to do, so I am looking for some easy steps to do this and also share which custom will be best for this device?
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Nexus S rooting warranty

I know that the Nexus S has an unlockable bootloader and that flashing a custom ROM to it is officially supported, easy and pretty much fail-safe. However, what's the warranty like? Does it get voided ...
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Do a total wipe of my device

I have flashed my ROM several times with different ROMS, and sometimes back to stock. I flashed roms, modems, kernels etc. But the flashing never seems to totally format the device, because the ...
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How can I keep settings after flashing a ROM?

I am considering flashing my SGS to a custom ROM. I do not, however, relish the prospect of re-configuring everything. Most apps on my phone and most definitions should have no dependencies on the ...
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What are some of the effects of flashing my HTC Desire with cyanogenmod?

Recently rooted my HTC Desire (GSM) and considering flashing it with cyanogenmod. However I have a few quick questions related to flashing with cyanogenmod (or any ROM in general I suppose). Firstly, ...
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Flash Rom and Recover Later

I Want to put Android 2.3 on My Phone, its an ZTE Racer with Android 2.1 and the Manufacturer hasnt released the new version i have found a Rom, But im afraid to do it and lose my phone, can anybody ...
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What is the relation between ROM Manager, ClockworkMod and Nandroid? Which one(s) do I need?

So I understand the first thing I need to do with my phone, after rooting, is to back everything up. But I was confused about 3 of the apparently popular tools used for this. For example, is Nandroid ...
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Should the phone be fully charged before flashing a rom?

In posts like this, and from other sources, I have heard that the handset should be fully charged before flashing or installing a customer ROM. I assume this is because the calibration for the ...
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Do I need to revert to stock firmware and/or wipe data before installing a custom ROM?

Several sites I've visited mention that I need to revert to the stock firmware and possibly wipe my phone data before installing a custom ROM. Is this recommended or completely necessary? I have a ...
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Install default Android 2.2 / 2.3 on Optimus One

I have this LG Optimus One P500h and I was thinking about formatting and installing the default/original Android 2.2 (2.3 would be great) since LG modified the homescreen, keyboard and other stuffs. ...
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Stock Android on Nexus S - “invalid magic code”

I have a Nexus S (2.3.3, GRI54/I9023, bootloader unlocked, clockworkmod recovery installed, rooted) and I'm trying to flash it with a stock system.img that I built myself (no modifications - yet). To ...