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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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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Flashing ROMs: Am I “Doing it Wrong?”

I'm a software developer and systems administrator, so my technological knowledge is moderately high. I'll just leave that here as a preface. I've ran custom Android mods since my very first Android ...
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Problems with installing stock ROM for Nexus S

I'm trying to install a stock Nexus S ROM from Google's site, but I keep getting the error E:signature verification failed Any ideas how I can fix this?
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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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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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Put vanilla android on Samsung s5

Is it currently possible to put the default android on a Samsung S5 (Similar to the Google Play Edition of the S4)?
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Safe download URL for odin3?

There are so many odin3 download websites I am not sure what is a trusted url to download an odin tool suitable for flashing my International Note3 SMN9005. Can someone provide a link and maybe some ...
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Build android from source. Battery power incorrect

I added a kernel module to the msm flo kernel. I built android JB from source for my Nexus 7(flo). I flashed the device with the built OS. My battery power seems to be stuck at 100% remaining. I ...
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No WiFi after flashing

A bit of history: I got this Samsung Galaxy S III from T-Mobile SGH-T999 Decided to to play with Cyanogenmod. Rooted my S3 - success Installed Cyanogenmod following instructions - success Got ...
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Can I flash another modem firmware from a CWM recovery (and not touch the main installed OS otherwise)?

On a Samsung Galaxy S, I followed the complete instructions for installing CyanogenMod 10, and now I have CM10 as the main system, and a ClockWorkMod-based recovery system (from Replicant), which is ...
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After update; Can't install rom

I have a Galaxy SIII ATT USA. I rooted and flashed CM10 serveral months ago. It has been great. Then I got an update message, so I let it. This apparently took me to jelly bean 4.2.2(? it had the ...
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I can flash Cyanogenmod though my bootloader is locked

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and CWM as recovery. Even though I locked my bootloader after installing the recovery, I can flash Cyanogenmod 10 using CWM without any errors. Now I am wondering why ...
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Installing Android using only fastboot on HTC Vision

I lost my system somehow. My phone turned off and reboots during starting up. I'm only able to go to hboot (fastboot/recovery etc.) on my phone, and I'm unable to run Android system. I have tried ...
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Installing custom ROM on HTC phones over Fastboot or ADB

I am trying to build CyanogenMod for Sensation. After building I have update.zip, which I can install over CWM recovery manually. But how do I install the ROM over Fastboot or ADB in order to automate ...
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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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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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How to flash Android onto an empty Samsung GT-P3100 (OMAP4430)

I'm about to purchase a replacement motherboard for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3100) as the original one has developed a hardware fault. Unfortunately the sellers (eBay) won't say if Android (or ...
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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 ...
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android is upgrading, starting apps boot loop

I have a allview urban tab 7 tablet and it's stuck at this "android is upgrading, starting apps" boot loop. I haven't done anything to it like rooting or installing untrusted 3rd party apps other than ...
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galaxy tab update

hello Is it possible to send video to show the problem that I am encountering?
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How to check for updates of sideloaded apps

And if possible also check if there is a beta/orevennewer version of the app. I often flash new rom or restore and I have to use a backup application to restore apps and other things(The best I know ...
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If I upgrade from Android 2.x to Android 4.x should I re-partition to make use of MTP?

Original article: Please explain the android partition structure to me? This partitioning scheme as become somewhat less common since Android migrated to Media Transfer Protocol for providing ...
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Custom ROM targeted for children

Is there a custom ROM that is targeted at child users? I would be interested in features such as: custom screens per child restricted app usage (installing, removing, screen/usage time, blocking in ...
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What exactly happen when flashing new rom?

I searched for a while without any satisfactory answer. What exactly happen when you flash a new rom on an Android device? What the new rom contains of the Android architecture here: A rom (es: ...
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How do I fix my NATPC M010SE (Allwinner A13) touchscreen/WiFi/camera?

My tablet wasn't booting at all but my dad managed to install this firmware update, now the touchscreen doesn't work, or the WiFi, or the (front) camera. Any help? I've tried installing some TS ...
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how can i connect my samsung galaxy y s5360 via usb to pc by odin mode?

My Samsung galaxy y5360 operating system was gone.now i want to install Samsung by default software 2.3.6 Gingerbrade by Odin v1.85..but can't detect usb in my pc but also good in USB ...
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How can I flash CyanogenMod, or another mod, on an AT&T locked Note 2?

My Note II has a lot of useless AT&T apps, and I would also like some features that require root and are available on CyanogenMod. Is there an easy way to flash CyanogenMod on a locked Note 2? I ...
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Cant flash any new firmware - Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet with CWM

I have problem with my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet. One day it just stopped working and get stuck on Lenovo logo on start. I tried to use recovery mod (pushing VOL UP several times during start), it says ...
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Unbrick HTC Desire

This is my output of fastboot getvar all (bootloader) version: 0.5 (bootloader) version-bootloader: 6.93.1002 (bootloader) version-baseband: 5.17.05.23 (bootloader) version-cpld: None (bootloader) ...
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Why do people recommend to flash a ROM or an Odin component (PDA, Phone, CSC) at least two times?

In XDA, I often see people complain that they flashed something, and it doesn't work. Then, somebody tells them to try flashing it again, and it works! What's the reason behind this? I imagine this ...
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recovery mode works but cant select option galaxy i9000

I am trying to update my rom and install carbon-rom. i have put the zip on the sdcard rebooted into recovery mode by pressing vol up +home +power. I can enter recovery mode. when i do i see for ...
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Samsung Galaxy SGH-i897 with SlimBean won't connect to AT&T

Samsung Captivate AT&T Network Slim Bean 4.2.2 I was having issues with my phone and decided to try a ROM and give the phone a new life. I chose the SlimBean Android 4.2.2 ROM and all went ...
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Can I flash my carrier-locked phone to a firmware for a different region and/or carrier?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9050) which is locked to the EE network in the United Kingdom. Its firmware PDA ends with "MDD" and the carrier code is "EVR". There is a newer firmware available for ...
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Getting an error message COMPLETE NAND_WRITE_FAIL while trying to flash galaxy R via Odin I9000

I tried to flash the samsung galaxy R device but build transfer was successful but at the end i got the above message. Also, unlike normal odin, it has flash lock option. I think Nand_write_fail was ...
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How to pack a firmware update image

I've downloaded a several firmware versions to install on android tv stick to take it out of its boot loop. I need to firmware packed as an update.img file and all the firmwares I've downloaded are ...
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How to re flash android 2.3?

I have a Galaxy POP running android 2.3 Ginger Bread. Recently the display of my phone got messed up. The lower part of the screen just turns white with a some black dots on it. The touch on that part ...
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Flash Nexus 7 without USB Debugging

My Nexus 7 32gb WiFi, running stock 4.2.1, is stuck on the Nexus 'X' symbol loading screen after boot. It stays there until the battery goes flat. The issue is that I have not enabled developer or ...
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continuous booting of PIPO M2

What do I do? My PIPO M2 has been booting continuously for 3 days. I have tried to switch on and off overtime but still not coming up. Please help me out, I feel like throwing the pad away. Kindly ...
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How can I enter download mode on LG Doubleplay?

How can I enter download mode on LG Doubleplay (C729)? None of the regular key combinations seem to work, not even 'adb reboot download' - it just reboots the phone. I know that this is quite ...
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Flash update.img using flash_image

I want to flash a new ROM using the shell. (Need this later to do per app so there is no other way than shell). Here is what I tried connected to 192.168.1.9:5555 Pauls-MacBook-Pro:~$ adb shell ...
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Install Cyanogenmod 7.2 on Nexus One using ClockworkMod Recovery - “remote: signature verify fail”

Steps I've done: Downloaded & copied CM7.2 to my SD card (from here) Installed the Android SDK Downloaded & copied the ClockworkMod Recovery to the platform-tools directory in the SDK folder ...
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How do I manually update my Nexus S to Jelly Bean?

I bought a used Nexus S that is on version 2.3.6. It does not seem to be reading any SIM cards and the baseband version is listed as unknown. I think it may be on a custom ROM because of this. I want ...
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Motorola Defy recovery and reboot problems

I was going to update my phone. After I downloaded cyanogen I obviously had to reboot or something... Anyway: at first I got an android with a triangle and an exclamation mark, so I tried booting it ...
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When installing a custom ROM, why reboot before installing other modifications?

Most ROM install instructions look like... Boot into recovery Wipe Data Flash ROM Reboot Boot into recovery Flash any Mods Reboot Done Mods are modifications to the ROM code. For example, ...
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Do I need root to flash a ROM onto a Samsung device?

Just for my curiosity, do I need to have root on a Samsung device to flash a ROM onto it with Odin/Heimdall? My device is already rooted (by means of an exploit), but if this is true, one could root ...
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Dell Streak 7 stuck on 2.2.2 (“read only” bug?)

I ordered two DS7s. One came with 3.x and one came with 2.2.2 and is pretty adamant about there not being an update available. So I decided to do it myself. I've got Clockwork Mod Recovery 3.0.2.0 ...
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NVError 0x120002 when flashing system.img to Lenova IdeaPad K1

So I was trying to root the Lenova Ideapad K1 tablet using this guide and it seems I've messed up. I can only boot into APX mode now. Is there a way for me to restore this? CMD prompt output below: ...
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Flash_image clockworkmod recovery for Samsung Fascinate

I have a Samsung Fascinate for a while that I've wanted to flash a new rom to, but the USB port simply will not work on any PC. I've tried it on 6 different PC's with a mixture of XP / 7 along with ...
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How to install fastboot drivers?

I have a cheap clone android (benss b3) that I managed to connect to win 7 by editing the .inf file in usb drivers. Now I want to load different ROMs via fastboot. However, when I boot to fastboot ...
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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 tbh I don't trust most oneclickroot.apks. I am trying to root it manually but I cannot find a way to obtain ...