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

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How fast can CPU governors change their frequency?

All CPU governors descriptions that I could find use subjective words such as slow and fast to explain how the frequency changes over certain conditions. What are the typical values here, are we ...
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Can I recover my Lenovo A936

have been trying tto get some help with a problem I am experiencing with a recently purchased Lenovo A936, (Golden Warrior). I hope this is the right place to post. I bought this smart phone from ...
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After Custom Rom My Device Become Very Slow

I am using QMobile Noir A8 (it's a Pakistani Android device) with custom ROM. I am having a problem with the custom ROM. My device becomes very slow when I connect to the internet. All apps (Facebook, ...
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Can i install android wear on any smartwatch?

I just got this smartwatch that is a copy of samsung wear and my question is if i can just format it and install normal android wear. problem is i dont have any documentation on it and i can barely ...
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how to fall back to old binary after deleting required system app and causing no boot?

I am using Micromax Canvas Turbo A-250 I was having some malware issues ,which every second downloaded some random application and launched it automatically. I rooted my phone using King Root , then ...
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Where the original stock Rom is usually stored?

Please, help me with the following questions: Q1). Where is the original stock Rom of the Android device is usually stored? Q2). Is it possible to delete the original stock Rom completely from the ...
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Flashing ROM to Samsung Galaxy SII

I'm trying to flash ROM to my Samsung Galaxy SII GT-I9100 (AT&T). During the process I corrupted firmware so I can only 'start' the device either in download or recovery mode. Because of this I ...
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Increasing Partition Size using gparted on Android Tablet

I have a Projector Tablet running android 4.2 on an Actions gs702a (Full AOSP on Leopard SoC). The partitions for system, data and cache made by the manufacturer are too small for my needs (and I've ...
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A rather complex wifi issue (android tablet)

Straight to the point. My wifi has not been working properly since after a few days after upgrading its firmware and android version. Issue description The issue is rather inconsistent. Wifi will ...
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install cwm recovery in a softbrick android phone

My Android device is not booting up and is stuck on the manufacturer's logo. The phone was rooted with Kingo-Root and Clockwork Recovery Mod wasn't installed. Now I want to unbrick my phone with ...
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How to modify internal partitions on Samsung Galaxy S2

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100): CWM-based Recovery v6.0.5.0 Rooted Cyanogenmod 12 with Android 4.4.4 The phone runs actually pretty good with this ROM, the only problem that I'm having is a ...
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Why can't my custom ROM access the internet through TOR?

I did this. Or at least I thought i did. I used a Nexus 7 2012, and a laptop running TAILS. Everything worked fine until I booted my table with its finished custom ROM and tried to access the internet....
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Deleted my only Launcher and APK - Black Screen. Please help!

I have a Lenovo A806. The device was rooted and I downloaded a root uninstaller from the PlayStore to uninstall some apps that I couldn't otherwise. In the process, among other apps, I deleted the ...
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no sim card detected after installing new ROM in my galaxy s4 GT-I9500

i have installed new rom 4.4.2 kitkat on my GT-I9500. before this i was using 5.0.1 lollipop Rom on ma phone but it crashes too much thats why i switch to kitkat 4.4.2 which is a previous version of ...
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Loding file on recovery mod

I really need to know how to load .zip files on the recovery TWRP. Because I did a system wipe without previously do a flash of the new ROM. There's a way to put the ROM on the phone even without any ...
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hTC One M7 Stock ROM Installation

My hTC One M7 phone is S-OFF, has the latest firmware 7.19.401.2, and has nicely installed "ViperOne+9.0.0-fix", the Recovery is TWRP 2.8.6.0. Everything works very well, except that the proximity ...
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App Won't Load After Link /data/app to 2nd SD-Card Partition

Lenovo S920 Android 4.2.1 Basically, I want to link my /data/app to /system/sd/app (2nd SD Card partition). I have mount my 2nd partition on boot to /system/sd/app correctly. Here what I got when ...
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Is there any Google AOSP rom available for Meizu m1 note? [duplicate]

Is there any Google AOSP rom/vanilla rom available for Meizu m1 note ? http://www.gsmarena.com/meizu_m1_note-review-1232.php
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bricked micromax canvas 2.2

I have problem boot my phone micromax a114 canvas 2.2 it only show start logo and nothing else. but I can boot it to recovery mod(not any cwm recovery but factory installed recovery) device name is ...
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Install motog stock framework

I installed cynogen mod 12 to my motoG, now I want to install stock rom, I got it from XDA, But how can I install? can anyone please give me steps to install it?
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Is Android designed to not rely on com.android.systemui if I disable it?

I have found that my tablets seem to work just as well with com.android.systemui disabled (if you disregard the fact that navigation bar and recents panel etc disappears) which is acceptable to me. ...
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Kiosk, Rom + Launcher, need a little guidance

I am currently developing a software for use in the Home health industry, which handles Verifying an aid is actually administering care (EVV). This works with GPS and the read of a fixed NFC chip. i ...
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Adaptation of ROMS for other devices [duplicate]

Could I install certain custom ROMS for other devices e.g. Samsung tab 3 Stock on Samsung Galaxy tab 2? If so, how, and what should I do?
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What is an android ROM?

I know this question is answered all over the web however I don't understand why its called a custom ROM. Isn't the android OS partition stored in read/write memory? but just classed as read only ...
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SD and Internal Memory issue

Phone is HTC One S (S4), rooted and S-off. While trying to install custom ROM I corrupted the partitions in memory. I re-partitioned it using CWM recovery. Afterwards, I installed MaximusHD. Now I ...
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Install non-specific ROM on Acer Liquid Z520?

Is it possible to install a non-specific ROM (may it be Cyanogen, Paranoid Android, or Slimdroid etc etc), since none has a specific version for my model? What would be the additional steps and risks?
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Downgrading Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Downgrade Confusion

My Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 is currently running Android version 4.3.0. I wanted to downgrade it back to 4.1.2 and got confused with which values to look for when selecting a rom. I know that my ...
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Tapping on screen is flipped horizontally bug? Just installed Xtrestolite on S6 Edge,

Just installed Xtrestolite on S6 Edge, wondering why when I tap left, the android clicks to the right of the screen, and vice versa ever since I first booted up the device. Please help, everything ...
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How to manually upgrade rooted Lenovo Vibe X2 to Lollipop?

I have Lenovo Vibe X2-CU edition that was come rooted and has Android 4.4.2, how I can manually upgrade the device to latest official ROM and where I can get this ROM ? I am new to this process so ...
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Flash a rom onto a @tab 7 which keep restarting

Apologies if this is a duplicate or in the wrong place I've tried a few methods already with no success. I have an @Tab 7 tablet which loads up to the android homepage but then restarts after a few ...
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Is there any way to disable or remove the [ T ] Tesco navigation button on a Hudl?

Some years ago we bought a Tesco Hudl (the first one, not a Hudl 2). It features a small Tesco button on the navigation bar. Its presence on the bar is not an issue but there is a problem where the ...
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Where I can find factory home screen layout file?

Where I can find factory home screen layout file? I would like modify default layout which will persist after I will make a hard reset. Best Edit device: Lenovo A6000, kitkat 4.4.4 rom: orignal ...
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Android continues rebooting and 'optimizing'

My S5 was running Fusion ROM 5.0. I downloaded 5.1 and installed using ROM manager. After the installation, Android continues rebooting and saying "Optimizing app 1 of 8. Facebook...", then ...
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ADB sideload and fastboot uses. What's the difference?

1) If i want to flash a stock rom what should I use adb sideload or fastboot. I have seen on youtube people using both of these. Are both of these similar or different. Sorry if this sounds stupid but ...
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Backup moto G firmware without root

I installed Cynogemmod on my moto G, but it was android 4.4, and there is no android 5.0 stable version available for cynogen. so I decided to install motog stock framework, I searched on google, but ...
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Flash a different region ROM

I have a Moto X 1st gen. The model is XT1060 (60 means Verizon US version). I want to flash the XT1053 version of the phone (the US Retail version without bloatware) on it with RSD Lite. Basically, ...
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Can I install the Android M Developer Preview on HTC One?

So I just wanted to try out the new Android M developer preview on my HTC One M8, but the only build available is for Nexus devices. If I flashed it on my HTC with MultiRom, and it bricked, could I ...
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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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I installed bad android ROM now phone is screwed over :( any help?

Some time ago now I installed an unstable android ROM which I thought was a stock ROM (but it wasn't) so now that I have this crappy ROM on my phone, my camera doesn't work, I can't access all my ...
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Leanest android mod? [closed]

What is leanest android mod out there? I do not particularly like new Android or Cyanogenmod 12. Too much flashy animations and too much bloatware with tasks running in background. Or if not specific ...
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If ROM and firmware and OS are the same thing, can one be upgraded without the other?

These terms still confuse me: operating system (Android), firmware and ROM. From CyanogenMod's website: Whether you call CyanogenMod a "ROM" or a "firmware" or an "operating system" or a "...
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How can I remove a MultiRom ROM?

I have a secondary ROM I'd like to remove, but trying to remove it using the TWRP Multirom menu or the Multirom app in the primary ROM fails (shows failure and force quits respectively). Is there any ...
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Is it possible to change navigation buttons after a Cyanogenmod theme has been applied?

I'm currently using a Cyanogenmod theme (Lumin). I only checked the "Style" option in the Cyanogenmod theme selector. I really like how the status bar/ drop down menu looks and other elements. However,...
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No cell service in Moto E after restoring Stock ROM backup from CWM.

My Moto E wouldn't boot for some reason, so I rooted it and installed: CWM, installed a stock ROM for my specific device model, backed it up and then installed CM12. Too buggy so I went back to ...
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phone is bricked

Phone: redmi 1s Rom version: miui 5.5.1 so now i downloaded the miui6 version then just as stated in http://en.miui.com/thread-11242-1-1.html selected the file it went on till 98% but then sumthing in ...
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Flashing up from 5.0 to 5.1 with CM12 nightlies?

I have LG G3 VS985 which runs the nightly CM12 5.0 ROM. I want to upgrade from 5.0 to 5.1, but last time I tried just flashing the new zip certain apps I had on the phone were not compatible, such as ...
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Problems with “gapps” stoped, factory reset doesn't work

Huawei Ascend G300 - Android 4.0.3: The phone has a problem with the "gapps" says the applications all the time that the Google play, Whatsapp, twitter, facebook stops working stop. try to make a ...
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Should Dalvik Cache be wiped in the case of switching Lollipop ROMs [duplicate]

I know what dalvik and ART is. But my question is, when switching custom ROMs (All anything above 5.0), is it necessary to wipe the dalvik cache? Wiping the Cache is necessary but wiping dalvik (...
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TWRP ignore Getprop

I have an obscure Moto X varient, so when flashing ROMs in TWRP I have to manually edit every one to remove the getprop line from the updater script. Is there some way I can change the built in name ...
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Return my S4 Mini 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to stock firmware

I want to return my S4 mini 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to stock firmware, but can't find the specific ROM for baseband version I919XXUAMDE/ build numbber JDQ39.I9190XXUAMDE. You could help me a lot if you told ...