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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Can I upgrade my Vivo Y51L from Android Lollipop to Android Marshmallow?

I'm developing an app and want to test it on Android Marshmallow. I am using a Vivo Y51L running Android Lollipop and I want to update my firmware instead of buying a new device. Is it possible and ...
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Install official Europe ICS ROM on Optimus 2x outside Europe

Now that ICS is available to users in Europe for LG Optimus 2x (p990): I have a p990 but it was purchased in India. Can I download the ROM for Europe and flash the same on my phone? Will it work? ...
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Flashing English ROM on Korean Samsung Galaxy S3

I got my Samsung Galaxy S3 (SHW-M440S) but it was bought from South Korea. At first, it was all Korean. But after some time (or some tweaks), I managed to set it to English. (No, I am not a Korean). ...
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Nexus 5 upgraded to 5.1 and mobile data wont work anymore

My Nexus 5 upgraded from Android 4.4.2 to 5.1 now it won't connect to mobile data. How can I get it to connect?
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Repartition internal storage with 0mb (tablet has 8 gigs!)

How do i repartition the storage so i get my tablet back. I accidentally formatted it and twrp corrupted the memory! it now says I have 0mb avaliable! help!
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I haven't found any rom for my device in internet , how to port one? [on hold]

My tab name is kente k10 . It is android 4.2.2 .I want to updrage it to 5.1 , So i am looking for a rom . I searched but haven't found any rom for it . How can i get a custom rom for it?? How to ...
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Stuck at Logo, Download Mode doesn't appear, Vol buttons don't work in Recovery mode

I currently own a Samsung Galaxy 3 gt i9305 which was network locked by EE. To make it work on GiffGaff I wanted to unlock it. Current Android version - v4.4.4 (rooted) I found out that Service mode ...
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Gapps has stopped. How to fix?

Good Morning. Yesterday I was excited to flash CyanogenMod 12.1 in my other Android device. The process was the same and I did everything correctly. Unfortunately, after flashing Google Apps, the ...
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My T-Mobile LG Optimus F3 P659 is bricked after attempting to flash

I was trying to flash a new ROM on my LG Optimus F3 P659 and it restarted like it should and displayed: Fastboot mode started udc_start() It shouldn't do this because it means my phone is bricked. ...
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What's the difference between flashing Gapps on system partition vs installing from play store?

So I'm finally diving into the custom ROM world after experiencing some issues on CM12.1 on my OnePlus One. I have a question though that googling couldn't answer. If I flash only the essential Google ...
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Get logs before logcat has started in a bootloop

I am flashing a modified version of aosp and the device boot loops. The problem is that "logcat" on the phone never runs, meaning that the problem has occurred earlier. So, is there a way that I can ...
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Flashing Custom Recovery (TWRP): Are there risks involved beside the usual?

I am looking to flash twrp on my device. Are there any risks involved in it, beside the bricking,etc. I understand that the bootloader will be unlocked, but is this any risk of something such as a ...
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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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Boot loop after flashing Android 6.0 Marshmallow on my Nexus 5

I had Android Lollipop installed on my Nexus 5 (Was Rooted, had TWRP and MultiROM installed) and wanted to simply start fresh with new clean install of Marshmallow. So I followed the instructions (...
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Phone setup--Google sign in error | pop-up loop

I recently upgraded to Marshmallow on my LETV-x500/Letv-1s (base on cyanogenmod). Then I flashed GApps 6.0 Micro. But then after my phone rebooted and I had those "Unfortunately, Setup Wizard has ...
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How to manually flash your android device?

Want to update my android version myself. The phone manufacturer isn't providing any updates. Is there a way to update from Jellybean to kitkat manually? I'm using Micromax A76 Canvas Fun. Currently ...
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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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Mi4i full partition corrupted. Unable to restore EFS partition

I have a Mi4i which was rooted and Cyanogen was installed. Suddenly after reboot, the phone stopped booting into the Cyanogen OS. I tried to flash the Cyanogen again but it did not boot. I flashed ...
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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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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 Mike$...
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Error when flashing recovery to Moto G4 Plus Xt1640 - Image not signed or corrupt

I recently bought a new android phone (Moto g4 plus). Coming from the iPhone, I was eager to root it and take advantage of all the features. The problem is that whenever I try to flash a recovery ...
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installing stock android marshmallow on blu r1 hd

I bought a blu r1 hd and am absolutely loving the phone but i do have one problem. the amazon tweaked android 6.0 is not my favorite. is there a way that i could flash a stock android rom onto the ...
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Android N Flashing, (FAILED: Remote Size Too Big) How to increase partition size?

So im trying to flash my phone to Android N. Im going to be manually flashing each img file, however when I use the fastboot flash bootloader (location).img. It gives me this error: target reported ...
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Old ROM apps exists even on clean flash of other ROM

I'm using YU YUphoria (YU5010) device comes preloaded with CM 12. I flashed RR ROM and it was working fine. A few days later flashed XOSP ROM. All flashing was clean flash. Then flashed back ...
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SIM card not detected after flashing custom ROM

I have a Samsung galaxy note II GT-N7105 eich i recently rooted, and flashed a custom ROM. After i rebooted it, my SIM card would not appear and my phone showed "No service". I tried installing ...
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Stuck on bootup screen from TWRP

I am following this guide to root my Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360T1(MetroPCS) using TWRP. What did I wrong: I went into TWRP recovery I pressed on "Reboot" I pressed on "Power Off" A pop up ...
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E:failed to verify whole-file signature

I have the original Samsung firmware on my Galaxy Mega 5.8 It doesn't have any of the Google Apps on it, so I decided to flash the G-apps. I got into recovery mode, and selected the appropriate G-...
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Root or flash Galaxy S 2 with Odin 3.07

I need to completely erase my current Android OS from my Galaxy S2 and install a fresh version from scratch. I have Odin 3.07, the ".tar.md5" file and the Samsung drivers. I already did some "...
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Dead spots on touchscreen: Could it be related to software corruption?

I have a Sony Xperia P running stock Android 4.1.2. A few days ago, my phone started misbehaving and I found some dead spots on its touchscreen. I can't click on some of the areas. Could it be a ...
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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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Problems after restoring nandroid backup

On my Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F, Android 4.4.2) I made a nandroid backup of "everything" (boot, cache, recovery, system, etc.) about six weeks ago (using PhilzTouch recovery). Yesterday I tried to restore ...
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Does ROM Manager need S-OFF?

I want to try the CyanogenMod9 Alpha builds for the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide [MT4GS/Doubleshot] and all the instructions say I need S-OFF. The problem is that I have HBOOT 1.55 so software solutions ...
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Basic question about flashing nandroid backups

I want to know that when we flash specific partition images (say system.img, data.img, cache.img, etc.), then how does the software know where exactly to put those partition bytes? For example, if I ...
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Can't access Recovery Menu Milestone a853

I'm trying to flash a Cyanogenmod 7.1.5 on my Motorola Milstone A853. I can access the Bootloader (version 90.74) and started RSDLite 5.7 and used a base sbf file, which flashes normally. When I ...
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phone won't boot and won't enter recovery, even after reflashing TWRP

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 2 phone on which I installed Cyanogenmod. So, after upgrading manually, the phone won't boot anymore (neither into recovery nor into the system). Only fastboot works. (Probably ...
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fastboot does not discover my device

I want to connect my device (Omega T107) in fastboot mode. I reboot in bootloader mode (adb reboot bootloader) Screen is black(0 light comming out of it) computer can discover it and driver installs ...
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fastboot responds, except that it won't flash my recovery image

I have installed Cyanogenmod (v13) on a Xiaomi Redmi 2 phone. So, it all worked, but then I tried a manual update. I booted into recovery (TWRP), and flashed the new cyanogenmod ZIP file; then flashed ...
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I need Lenovo a5500 nvram

Last week I flashed my a5500-hv lenovo tablet using so flash tool and suddenly It gave me NVRAM error my simcard doesn't work and my WiFi Mac address change every time I reboot my tablet. *#06# shows ...
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Can I run Android from an SD Card? The eMMC in my phone is dead

I have a Mediatek based phone, Alcatel 4030x, and it is slowly dying. The System partition is now mounted as read-only, then apps start crashing after a minute or two. I've tried SP Flash tool, ...
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Custom ROM Install Problem

I have a Moto E-Condor and want to Install a custom ROM. Rooted phone (Used twrp recovery) and tried Cyanogenmod 12.1 and GApps. But the boot got stuck in the boot animation phase. I thought it must ...
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How to find my recovery version

I am using CyanogenMod with CM-Recovery. my phone is encrypted. So I update my ROM using sideload. But I want which version of recovery I am using.
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can I safely flash ls675zv4 recovery on the ls675zv5?

So end goal is to carrier unlock a phone that can't be carrier unlocked by stripping it down to nothing, rewrite my partition tables, and flash some non"boost" Sprint software. I've double checked the ...
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Flash a ROM without using recovery mode

I have an LG Prada 3.0 p940, running Android 2.3.7. I have a problem accessing recovery mode. Is it possible to flash CyanogenMod ROM on stock ROM through PC without installing custom recovery? Does ...
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Tablet showing 0 internal storage even after flashed.

My Envizen V917G just shut down one day and restarted with the factory reset. I have since flashed it with the software from their website (several times, it fails to format the cache in the automatic ...
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Default Launcher Crashing at Reboot, Access only to Status Bar and Settings

I have a Celkon A95 (It’s a lesser known Indian company; specs : http://www.gsmarena.com/celkon_a95-4822.php) and I’m in some serious problem here. The phone is safely rooted and runs Gingerbread 2.3....
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Do GApps 4.4.4 work on Cyanogenmod 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 Cyanogenmod 11 which has Android 4.4.2 and I've also ...
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Omega ROM 4.4 bootloader/modem problems

Hi I was wondering if anyone else has had problems with this ROM update OMEGA ROM for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 I have followed the steps to flash the boot loader (completed successfully). Flashed the ...
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Problem after flashing Sony Xperia Mini

This is related to How to root the Xperia Mini ST15i. I followed the instructions from the answer, but I'm stuck. Now open the flashtool again and flash the stock kernel of ST15i and now enjoy ...
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“com.android.phone has stopped” after dirty flashing CM13 [duplicate]

Hello I tried to do a flash from cm 13 to cm 12. Now whenever my phone boots it gives me this message and when I press ok it just restarts my phone. I saw some other posts about this problem, ...
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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 ...