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

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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 ...
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I'm trying to put a ROM onto my SD card in my phone through USB storage? [closed]

But i cant find the folder for my SD card anywhere, does anyone know where i need to put the ROM?
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Alarm which could Ring even when Device is Off

Android smartphones are smarter than traditional mobile phones in all aspects, but I am unable to find this smartness in one aspect: In those classic mobile phones, there was an option to ring the ...
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List of ROMs for HTC Flyer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I've just received an HTC Flyer which I intend on rooting and putting a custom ROM on. Normally I would ...
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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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How to install vanilla Android OS on Kindle Fire? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install vanilla Android on the Kindle Fire? I have a Kindle Fire device and I want to install the vanilla Android OS on it. Please help me how to flush out ...
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Are there any custom ROM's for the Pantech Crossover? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I can't find any ROM's that support the Pantech Crossover, since it's not a very popular phone. Are there ...
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What are the differences between a system app and user app?

As I've played around with different ROMs and used Titanium Backup, I see that apps are categorized into system and user apps. Several ROM developers state that Titanium Backup should only be used ...
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ROM/MOD for pure Android experience [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I'm looking for a Mod or Rom for a HTC Desire S and a Motorola Xoom which provides the cleanest Android ...
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How to install custom stable ICS rom on galaxy S2 (rar file)?

So if you follow this link then apparently this is an unofficial stable release of ICS for the galaxy S2. Also it's been tested by the members of XDA and they also say it's legit. So if I want to ...
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Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device?

There are several reasons to be looking for a ROM: Upgrading or downgrading your stock ROM Looking for firmware from a different region/language Flashing a custom ROM for different features, ...
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How to root my new Galaxy SII

I just bought my Galaxy SII. Can anyone here tell me how to root my phone with Lite'Ning? Baseband:I9100GDZKH5 Kernel: 2.6.35.7 root@DELL81 #2 Build: GINGERBREAD.JPKH8
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Alternative way of setting the debug mode

I'm having a problem with my android phone: whichever phone application (contacts, settings, messaging...) I try to run, I get the dialog "The process stopped unexpectedly" and I have to force it to ...
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Is there an official Android “Google” ROM?

So I have an old unlocked phone and I'd like to load up my own OS. I've seen some mods out there. CyanogenMod seems to be the most popular. However, I was curious if I could just install a pure ...
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How to recover a broken userdata.img?

My userdata.img probably became partially corrupt because I created it with cat while the phone was running, instead of in recovery mode :-(. Due to this, when I flash it, the phone doesn't boot and ...
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Samsung Galaxy SII: OTA ROM Manager update to CyanogenMod: Verification Failed

Howdi, Basically as question says; Download and Install Cyanogenmod 7.1.0 from ROMManager App, reboot into system recovery, and lo and behold E:failed to verify whole-file signature E:signature ...
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I it necessary to SIM unlock my Samsung Galaxy S2 to use a custom ROM?

I want to upgrade my Galaxy S II to Android 2.3.5, and my provider only has 2.3.3. So I have to use a ROM from samfirmware.com. Do I have to SIM unlock my phone before installing one of these ROMs? Do ...
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MIUI ROM English Version for Samsung Galaxy S

MIUI ROM is available in Chinese for Samsung Galaxy S. (There is an english site as well, but it doesn't list Galaxy S) After the install, according to the docs, I get this on the screen: Will I ...