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

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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?
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Unoffical roms 4.0 or 4.1 for Galaxy Note? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I've been over to XDA forums and am overwhelmed by the amount of information available. I am interested in ...
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Gingerbread,HoneyComb,ICS ROM for Galaxy S [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I have recently purchased a galaxy S with Froyo to do some tests on my App. I would like to upgrade to use ...
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What are the technical differences between bootloader, recovery, kernel and ROM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.? I'd love a reference (or an explanation if anyone has the time) on what characterizes these different ...
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Is it possible to use my SD card as ROM and my internal ROM as an additional RAM?

I've read somewhere that I can do some certain things to partition my SD Card specially to allot some part or all of it to trick the phone into thinking it's the "internal" ROM. For the life of me, I ...
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Known issues when installing official google ICS on Galaxy s2

I know Google issued out an official ICS rom for the Nexus S devices and I'm wandering if the same rom (or any other Google official variant) will properly work on my Galaxy S2 or will there be any ...
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Can someone recommend a ROM and kernel for the Galaxy S2 that works fully? [closed]

I have installed a kernel and ROM onto my Samsung Galaxy S2. However, it's been giving me a lot of problems. First the Compass didn't work, then when the compass was fixed by installing a patch the ...
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Samsung SII rom update

I'm a big fan for RR (Resurrection Remix rom) and I'm following it's news and updates since V.1.8.1 But there is something I don't like with rom updating in general, each time updating the rom I need ...
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Why is CyanogenMod zip not being found when I try to install it?

In order to help fix my problems with USB connectivity, it was suggested to me that I upgrade my kernel and ROM. I upgraded the kernel fine, it seems, but for some reason upgrading the ROM, which is ...
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How do you load a local ROM with beebdroid?

I downloaded beebdroid, the bbc micro emulator and its working great but i cant figure out how to load a rom other than the ones it lists as being online.
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Relationship between a recovery and a ROM

As far as I understand: Recoveries (e.g. ClockworkMod) can be used, among other things, to install new versions of the Android OS, like custom ROMs (e.g. CyanogenMod) by updating the ROM section which ...
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Is there an app like ROM-control for non-AOKP roms?

I found ROM-control very useful in ICS. But it can only work on AOKP roms. So is there an app can do the same job on ROMs other than AOKP?
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Samsung Galaxy S2 bricked?

I own a galaxy sII. 3 weeks back, I downloaded and flashed the MIUI ICS rom on my phone. A week later I tried to update the ROM through ROM Manager. Everything went fine except when after flashing the ...
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Android 4.0 ICS in Samsung galaxy R [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I want to install Android 4.0 in samsung galaxy R. However i have installed ClockWork in my phone by ...
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Cyanogenmod 7.2 Install Method

I have a quick question about installing the new Cyanogenmod rom. Would installing it over the current 7.1 rom without wiping data and cache work? Or would I have to do it every time I install a new ...
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Will changing the HBOOT affect my ROM?

Device: HTC Desire (Bravo) ROM: Aurora 4.1 - http://android.elrincondelmovil.com/roms-desire-90/rom-aurora-v4-1-sense-3-0-android-2-3-5-oct22-1639/?langid=1 HBOOT: Stock (Revolutionary) Radio: ...
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How do I get a ROM onto my ICS (Android 4.0) tablet?

I have a Galaxy Tablet 10.1. I decided to root it, that went fine. Then I decided to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. That also went fine. It was only after upgrading that I discovered the camera does ...