Questions concerning the firmware image (i.e. a system image) for an Android device. See full tag wiki for details.

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Will flashing a custom fix lag on my Android?

I have a 1 GB RAM tablet running a pretty much vanilla Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and it's been running very slow. Apps startup time have been slow, noticeable lag exists while scrolling between the ...
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How do I manually ClockworkMod Recovery on Samsung s7562

I have Samsung Galaxy D Duos s7562 and I've tried Power + Volume down + home, but that loads the standard Android System Recovery <3e>, which won't install unsigned zip files. I can load the ...
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What Android parts do these terms describe?

Android users frequently use a lot of words with unclear meanings. In particular, they use these words a lot: Framework / framework-res.apk: What purpose does this structure serve? Flashing: What ...
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IS it OK to flash stock ROM from other country?

Is it OK if I flash my phone with a stock ROM from another country? Wouldn't it have a negative effect?
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Omni ROM for Android safe for production? [closed]

Relatively new to the whole world of custom ROMs on Android devices. I've successfully rooted my Nexus5 since I am developing custom software that must integrate with bluetooth. I've read a bit about ...
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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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Will installing 3G ROM on 4G device (Samsung Galaxy S3) brick phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 I9305 LTE. Samsung is taking too long to release updates. So. I would like to know if putting a 3G ROM on a 4G device will either brick or make my phone unusable. Has ...
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Meaning of version code name on Google Android ROMs?

While watching this, I wanted to find out the meaning of version code names like KRT16M? Is there any documentation for decoding what it means, or is it just a random hash code?
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Transfer files from recovery on a Nexus 10

My Nexus 10 won't boot, so I need to copy a ROM from my computer to the device. Since it won't boot, I need to copy it via recovery. I can flash recoveries as needed and install software on my ...
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How do I uninstall MultiROM?

I have a rooted Nexus 4 with stock Android on it. I decided to try out the MultiROM app on the play store. I am now trying to uninstall it, however the MultiROM app does two things: It installs a ...
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Revert to official Android from Cyanogenmod [duplicate]

I have installed CyanogenMod 10.1.x on my Note 2, but I find it very unstable and it often goes on a reboot loop. I use ClockworkMod recovery. I would rather work with a stock android at this point. ...
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how to know is a rom compatible with my android phone? [duplicate]

I have bought an android phone and it is a local company which made it so it is not known outside my country however I want to change the ROM of my phone so i can't decide whether the ROM is ...
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How to upgrade Avatar ROM's old kernel?

I've got an S3 LTE version (GT I9305), with CyanogenMod (Avatar) installed. I've tried nightlies too, however, I'm still running Linux 3.0 (shown in about in settings). And I've seen CM screenshots ...
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Recovering from lengthy rom upgrade on HTC Desire S

I started installing Android 4.0.4 on HTC Desire S from the official website. It had an executable that I just launched and clicked through to start installation. It should have taken about ten ...
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run custom ROM files on Emulator

I want to run ROM files of different phone models on Android emulator in my Windows PC. Do you know how can i do so? I know how to run standard android emulators for INTEL and ARM however i want to ...
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JellyBlast ROM on Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360L

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360L, and I wanted to install a new ROM, JellyBlast. The only problem is the download link is broken. I searched all over google for the download, but all the links are ...
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HTC One recommended Cyanogenmod ROM?

I have HTC One (model PN07100 - 801n) which I've unlocked and rooted. However I'm having an issue with booting Cyanogenmod, and the boot screen seems to loop endlessly. At my last attempt I left for ...
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Is there any difference between Samsung Galaxy S 3 GT-I9300 and I9300?

I've been looking into flashing a custom ROM on my Galaxy S 3, and most of custom ROM are only supported by the I9300 model of the Galaxy S 3. When I went into my phone's settings, it said GT-I9300, ...
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Boot loop with no recovery mode and no charging

I tried flashing the stock ROM onto a Samsung Galaxy S2 using Odin, and it said that it passed, but it still refuses to start up. Since then, the battery has died, and it won't charge. Plugging it in ...
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Paranoid Android for Samsung Galaxy S2 plus [duplicate]

I want to flash my Samsung Galaxy S2 plus with a Paranoid Android custom rom (here is their downloads site), but I didn't manage to find one (the ones I found were all for the original s2), e.g. here. ...
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Back-up original rom and root dilemna

I'd like to back up the current (original) ROM of my phone before rooting so that in case I need to send it to repair, I'll flash it back. The problem is: most back-up methods e.g. Titanium, ...
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How to get my original ROM working again?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L and I a few days ago downloaded and installed a custom ROM 4.2.2 the name of the file is (cm-10.1-20130503-NIGHTLY-cooper), It worked good at first, but then the ...
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What is the difference between AOSP and AOKP?

What is the difference between AOSP and AOKP? Are they related to Stock ROM?
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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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How do I install the custom ROM with boot.img inside?

I have found a custom ROM in Chinese forums for mY HTC ONE SU (t528w) model. The ROM is zipped and the folders look like below image I have no idea to install this ROM. Could anybody please guide ...
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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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How do I clone a tablet as an img to flash an identical (but non working) tablet?

I have two identical Noname Chinese A10 based tablets. One works, one doesn't boot and I can't find suitable firmware to flash the non-working one - I've tried several. I'd like to clone the working ...
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How can I put my gt-s5660 functionaly again?

I have my galaxy gio rooted with superuser (it was vodafone), and I downloaded the px-cwm-v2.zip, and used rom manager app with no changes from me. Now my phone gets stuck in Galaxy Gio Model ...
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Installing incompatible ROMS

I was wondering if you are able to install ROMS, for example, the Ubuntu Touch OS for the GS2 i9100 onto the GS2 SPH-D710. Will it brick my phone?
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Rooting and flashing the DX2

I have a DX2 I recently rooted (2.3.5) with some self root package. However, I didn't realize virtually all of the CM roms require 2.3.4. So now I need to SBF back to 2.3.4, re-root and flash. I'd ...
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How to install Android to any phone very first time?

I know this sounds weird one. But I have a Motorola Photon 4g which has got corrupted or some unstable ROM. I am facing 15-20 blackouts and restarts. This led to think like that. I want to know the ...
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Flash Samsung Rugby Smart AT&T to factory conditions after installing cyanogenmod

I have tried installing Cyanogenmod 10 on my Samsung Rugby Smart AT&T, but now I want to revert back to my old factory ROM. But how?
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How to install Samsung (or other manufacturers) apps on Vanilla ROMs on Galaxy S3

I've tried installing CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy S3 device. I was amazed by its smoothness and speed, but I've missed some of the apps of the official Samsung ROM, such as the camera, the ...
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Will this android rom work for hd7?

Will this hd2 rom work on the hd7 since they have almost the same hardware? http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1930240
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I Need help unrooting my device

Device: HTC Inspire 4g. My Device was having some hardware issues, so i complained to AT&T and offered to send me a new device. I have to now return my old device but it is ROOTED. I do not ...
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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 do i use a lockscreen from another rom

I want to use only the lock screen from another rom for the same phone. I own Micromax A52. And I am using Xzoom v3 as my rom with Dark Angel theme.(to be precise if anyone knows and if it matters ...
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Remove Rom Manager from boot

Rom Manager is a little goofy on my phone. Each reboot I get the device builder (LG) and then before android loads I get a white box with an arrow coming out of it pointing to the little android ...
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Re Install android OS in Mobile Phone

I am using LG optimus E 400. Recently, I have rooted my Android phone. After rooting, it's not booting up now; just displaying white screen. I have tried go to the boot loader by pressing (Hold ...
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Install different rom on Chinese made android phone [duplicate]

Recently I bought a Chinese made android phone. Specifications of the phone is given here. The phone has mediatek mtk6577 processor. I been thinking to install different ROM in my device. But, I can ...
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How to install a ROM with CWM when /data (and /sdcard) are encrypted and I can't reformat them?

I used to run CyanogenMod 9.1 with device encryption on my Galaxy S3, and decided today that I wanted to try a CM 10 nightly. A problem with device encryption that I didn't know about before is that ...
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Once you have Ubuntu installed on a Nexus 7, how do you get back to stock Android?

I currently have a Nexus 7 with the default "out-of-the-box" Android Stock OS (as of this post JB 4.2.2). From what I've read online, Ubuntu has made a mobile version of their OS. Usually, they ...
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Google Android for Galaxy Note II?

Hey guys is it possible to get the stock android OS like on the Google Nexus and install it on the Galaxy Note II? I'm just tired of the bloatware and I also prefer the OS on my friends Galaxy Nexus ...
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Reinstall OS on Nexus 7

I had unlocked my Nexus 7 and everything was great for months. I came home from work and it was stuck in a boot loop. I somehow managed to delete the OS while trying to fix it. I have access to the ...
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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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Zip files not visible in CWM mode, but visible in ROM Manager in Galaxy S3

I copied Super Nexus ROM on my Galaxy S3 i9300 (international version), and flashed the ROM (previously on stock), and it is working fine. Later, I copied JellyBam ROM, Remix ROM, etc, but I cannot ...
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Unrooting and flashing HTC One V to stock ROM

I've rooted and flashed my HTC One V to Paranoid Android, but I think it's developing a hardware problem (dead pixels on the screen and unmanageable lag). I want to take it back to the store to get ...
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Can I change the handset software operator?

I have an HTC One X on the Orange network here in the UK. I sent my phone off for repair due to a bad screen. When it has come back 3 weeks later it seems to have been reloaded with T-Mobile ...
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Why is root access required for a custom ROM?

I'd like to be clear, and as my question indicates, I'm very ignorant of mobile devices in general so my apologies if this is common knowledge. Say I want to install a custom ROM onto a device, then ...
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Looking for stable ROM for Samsung SGH-T759 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? Does a stable Android ROM, Ice Cream Sandwich or newer, exist for the Samsung SGH-T759? SGH-T759 is the ...