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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some questions about flashing and flashtool before i start

I just received my new chinabrand mtk based phone (ULEFONE Be Touch 2) and want to flash it from linux. So I would like a few questions answered on for hand. Please answer these point by point. I ...
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Galaxy s2 4.4 totaly stock rom?

I am looking for 4.4.x rom for my galaxy s2. I have installed beanstalk 4.4.2 rom, but what I don't like about it is that it is very "custom". I am looking for rom, similar to super nexus - absolutely ...
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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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Huawei Y210d Firmware Flashing Failed

I have an Huawei Ascend y210d on which I installed CWM recovery. After that I installed a custom ROM, but now I want to flash its official firmware. But its official firmware is not installing. It ...
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How to Recover the IMEI Number of my Karbonn A51+?

I have flashed the stock ROM on my phone to upgrade. From that onwards my phone's IMEI is Unknown. I have tried in many ways like Engineering Mode, Apks and also this but still it is unknown. So ...
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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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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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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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Required files not present in firmware zip meant to flash Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

I was having some trouble with my new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth was not working. It didn't even let me scan networks, so I thought it was a software problem. I downloaded (many ...
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SIM Card not detected after failed recovery flash

I recently tried to install CWM on my rooted archos 40 titanium. Unlocking the bootloader using fastboot oem unlock doesn't work, I only got ellipses for a while. So I installed Mobiluncle tools and ...
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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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Unbrick SpreadTrum based Android phone (Micromax Bolt A27)

I have a low end device i.e Micromax a27(SpreadTrum SC6820) which I m trying to restore after I had rooted it and tried to free up some space by removing the apps which broke the phone's OS. ...
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Should I re-lock bootloader after flashing developer preview on nexus 5?

I have flashed the Android M developer preview 3 on my Nexus 5 phone, for which I was required to unlock the bootloader. Now that the flashing has completed successfully, should I re-lock my ...
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Is there a “clean” Android I can reinstall on my Galaxy S4? [on hold]

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 to: flash basic android device from ubuntu platform

i basically allready asked this question on ask ubuntu but that i was adviced to ask it here... so here it comes. how to flash a basic android device (ulefone be touch 2) with a factory supplied ROM ...
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ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10 Digitizer replacement: Is any firmware change required?

So I've got a MeMO Pad Smart 10 (model: me301t) with a broken touch glass, so I'd like to buy myself a new digitizer, and replace it myself. Only online shop that I've found that has these and can ...
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Bootloop following contact with water? Or recent update?

Here is my story : end of last wwek, my phone fall in a small amount of water (1cm) on the top (jack side). I wiped it very fast and use it for the next 30 min, everything is good. and then i let it 2 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Extract & repack system.img for Nexus 5 lolipop

I'm following this link to extract; make some changes & then repack system.img which is present in nexus 5 image. (Version Tag android-5.1.1_r9) The guide works for 4.1.1, but not for 5.1.1_r9. ...
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CyanogenMod on an unsupported device

I'm using a Karbonn A52+ running Mediatek processor & Android 4.2.2. My device is rooted, but unfortunately no custom recovery (CWM/TWRP) is supported for my device. Neither is there any ...
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Have had to reflash CM 11 on my Nook HD+ several times

So I have Cyanogenmod 11 on my Nook HD+ and after just a month or so it starts performing awfully! To the point I can't use it and have to reflash CM 11. I've had to do it several times in the last 5 ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 wont boot after rooting

I try to Root my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with KingoRoot using pc. after that it restarted, but now it won't boot. when i try the button combination, home+power+vol, tab goes into downloading, odin, mode. ...
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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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Vodaphone 875 Uninstall SuperSu

I own a Vodaphone 875 model phone, which I rooted previously using Cydia Impactor. Installed SuperSU, everything was fine and dandy, and when I needed to transfer it to another person who wasn't ...
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“Signature Verification Failed” when flashing stock ROM

When booting into recovery mode and installing a ROM zip from my SDcard, it first says I need to mount my /sdcard (when it is mounted), and then it says "signature verification failed", despite my ...
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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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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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How do I fully back up an Xperia Z2 phone?

I'm thinking about moving onto a custom ROM, but I don't want to permanently lose any DRM keys. How do I go about fully backing up the contents of the phone before mucking around with it?
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7" mikona mhtmid-b718dc8-b tablet

my 5 year old had one for xmas and 3 days after starting to use it cut out and started to give messages such as unfortunatly launcher has stopped + unfortunatly system ui has stopped. he somehow ...
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Gionee E3 No command Error on booting

my Gionee e3 shows no command on booting .... I gave it to repair after which it happened ... he did something with charging socket and worked with IC for socket problems .... What should I do now ... ...
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How to downgrade from higher android versions to lower?

Mostly, android devices get updates through OTA to higher versions. I have upgraded to Kitkat version. I have downloaded complete installation version rom of Jelly bean. But, I cannot install ...
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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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Rooting LG e400f

I'm trying to root my Lg optimus e400f With GingerBreak, So far I haven't heard of any successes is it possible ? any help will be appreciated thank you
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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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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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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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Error: Writing 'partition' Failed (remote failure), on Motorola Razr HD xt925 during ROM flashing from fastboot

A couple of days ago, I got an error on my phone (Motorola Razr HD xt925) saying that it cannot load the home screen. So, I restarted it in order to resolve the issue. However, it didn't reboot and ...
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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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How to flash recovery

I'm very noob, but I am currently using a LG l15g sunrise and am rooted. I need some advice on where to go now. Everyone says to install a recovery, but I haven’t really been able to figure out ...
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How to receive OTA updates after reflashing back from a ROM

I flashed Cyanogen MOD to my Moto G2, but then decided to go back to Stock ROM (5.0.2). The "System updates" wont give me the 5.1.1 update, what do I do? (don't want custom ROM)
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How can I use a Chinese Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9008S in Iran?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9008S in China. I can not install Google Play Services and there are only Chinese and Korean languages built in. I did not know Samsung manufacture mobiles ...
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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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Omega ROM 4.4 bootloader/modem problems

Hi I was wondering if anyone else has had problems with this ROM update http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2253528 I have followed the steps to flash the boot loader (completed ...
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Would flashing stock rom on an LG Gpad 7.0 using Odin remove android device manager control from it?

I'm trying to figure out a way to completely wipe everything on this Gpad which is locked by Android device manager, and load brand new os on it making it no different than any other brand new tablet ...
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HTC ONE X Custom ROM Issue

I tried to install a custom ROM on my htc one X without making any backup. My new custom ROM did not installed correctly. It is just showing X type logo of custom ROM after htc splash screen. I can go ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III i9300 Boot Loop, No Recovery, after Cyanogenmod Installer

Some threads with similar issues are already around, but I didn't find one with the same problem as me. What I was doing when the issue happened: I was trying to install cyanogenmod from the ...
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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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Is there a ODIN or heimdall varient on Xperia?

This one is what it says on the tin is there a form of ODIN and similar clients that have the capability to flash Stock and Custom ROMS to a Not boot loader unlocked device. I prefer if its built in ...