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

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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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Using a 4G phone on Page Plus with custom ROM

I've seen 4G phones, such as the Razr MAXX being sold on ebay and supposedly working with page plus. Does anybody know how this works? Because Page Plus requires the phone to be Verizon 3G phone only ...
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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 ...
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Stock JB ROMs for Chinese-made devices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I'm looking for a good source for MT, RK and Allwinner-based phones and tablets, but I couldn't find any. ...
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Can I install any ROM for my Android device?

I own a MICROMAX A100. I want to install the latest version of a different ROM (Samsung or Nexus). Is it possible? If so, can you tell me how? If not, can I install a different ROM of the same ...
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Can we install the stock ROM for P3110 on P3113? (7 inch Galaxy Tab 2)

The P3113 model of the Galaxy Tab 2 hasn't yet received the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update. Is it possible to install the stock ROM for the P3110 ROM (take from sammobile) on the P3113 device?
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How to upgrade Android 2 to 3 or 4 on GT-I9000?

All is in the title. I have got a GT-I9000 (samsung galaxy S) and I do not understand why I cannot upgrade the android version ? Why an android version is linked to a specific phone ?
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Removing files from & repackaging CyanogenMod ROM zip files

The current CM10 + GApps experience on Motorola Xoom is plagued by the size of the CM10 ROM -- there isn't enough space left after flashing the CM10 zip to fully flash the GApps zip. This results in ...
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Android ROM, RAM, Internal storage, External storage and Battery utilization [closed]

I would like to know how the Android OS manages memory for Applications. When are the various memory hardware components like ROM, RAM, Internal storage and External storage used during an ...
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How do I get my GPS working in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?

Recently I've been having all sorts of troubles with audio and GPS and the compass... I tried different ROMs, different kernels, different patches. The short story is that after a long time spent ...
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How to flash a ZIP file with Odin?

I can't boot my Galaxy Tab 8.9 / P7300 anymore, but Odin still detects a USB connection. So I'm trying to flash a new ROM onto it using Odin. However all I can find on the web are ZIP archives ...
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How to install stock app on custom rom?

I flashed a custom rom but I didn't like it's default Contacts app (I prefer the stock app). How can I install the stock Contacts app in a custom rom? BTW the ROM I have is CM7-APOCALYPSE-FINAL
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After flashing ROM in Odin, reboot with animation, message pop ups - processes stop

I flash NEW ROM and after reboot, the samsung animation came up. But there as it load there are messages saying the process stop, I press Ok and next message is another process stop - such as ...
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Best way to update to latest versions of custom ROMs?

What is the easiest and most time effective way to update to different builds of a custom ROM ? Say for example, having an Infuse, I follow the builds of Cyanaogenmod 10 and they release updates ...
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Allowing my rooted Sanyo Zio to work with my Vista 64 computer

I recently got my Sanyo Zio phone and I would like to upload my android programs that i coded earlier onto it. I installed the driver that I found on the website and then plugged in my phone and when ...
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Original ROM for Samsung Galaxy S i9000

I've put a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy S I9000 and now I want to go back to my original ROM. I was wondering if there was a way to get the original ROM, that came with my device, from an official ...
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Update Android on non famous manufacture Android Phone [duplicate]

I have a QMobile A100 with Android 2.2.1 (which is very old). I want to upgrade it to the new version (2.3 Gingerbread). In Settings > About phone it shows that there are no updates to the ...
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Thanatos 2X Download problem [closed]

I have a problem, i am looking for a rom that i want to try out, it's called Thanatos. I have the LG Optimus 2X P990. I have searched alot for it, but i cant download it. I tried downloading it from ...
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Custom Kernels on Stock ROMs?

The General Question: Is it possible to install custom kernels on a Rooted Stock ROM? The Example: I have a Nexus 7 which I have rooted running 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean JRO03D) would it be possible to just ...
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Bring HTC Wildfire back to the original rom

I am an HTC Wildfire user. I have successfully installed CyanogenMod 7.2 on my device, but after over a year of use I want to bring it back to the original HTC rom, if possibile. In order to do that I ...
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Why are there so many different Android kernels (technical answer please)

Isn't Android a common kernel that is used across all devices? For example CentOS will install on Dell, HP, and a variety of other hardware. Sure there are different modules but it's still CentOS ...
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Calendar app gone after flashing

I have installed an ICS leak from my carrier (rom created by Motorola signed by my carrier but not released) and the calendar app has gone, I reinstalled the ROM from 2 different download sites and ...
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Create customized zip including system.img, boot.img etc for Android customized ROM

I downloaded AOSP source code and built it as instructed in its official site. Now I have 4 img files as system, boot, recovery, userdata. I want to create a zip file which should include these files ...
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What is the difference between nordic, global, etc. firmware versions?

Here I see various versions of the official 4.1.B firmware for the Xperia Neo V. What are the differences between nordic, central europe, etc. versions?