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 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 ...
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Can I install CyanogenMod in Samsung Galaxy I5510?

Hello I have a Galaxy I5510 and I''ve reading about ROMS. I'd like to try CyanogenMod but my phone isn't in the list of supported phones, is there anything I can do? If not (which I assume) which ROM ...
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extract files HTC rom

I have installed cyanogenmod in my htc wildfire recently. I made a nand backup of the previous ROM and I need some stuff that I didnt back up. Is there any way to extract files from the ROM without ...
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Are there any known rom(s) with full device encryption incorporated? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? Are there any recommendable known rom(s) with full device/disk encryption incorporated? Device specs: ...
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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc ROM change

I am interested in buying the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc in a couple o f days, but I have a few questions. I have heard that it runs Android 2.3, but with a Sony Ericsson shield around it. I was ...
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Can't do wireless tethering. HTC Hero with 2.2 ROM

Recently a friend of mine showed be his Desire HD, and it has an option on the Wireless settings section, which is something like "USB and Portable Tethering". So when it's activated, it creates a ...
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How do I load android 2.3.4 onto my dev phone?

So, I have an original Droid (rooted), that is also my working cell phone. Can I load 2.3.4 onto it to develop accessory apps? If so how do I load the new OS?
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Where do i get an HTC-Hero ROM [duplicate]

I have an HTC Hero Android Version:2.3.3, i want to figure out if i can downgraded it to a previous version that the Hero can actually handle. I don't know if my android is rooted, and not sure ...
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Flash Rom and Recover Later

I Want to put Android 2.3 on My Phone, its an ZTE Racer with Android 2.1 and the Manufacturer hasnt released the new version i have found a Rom, But im afraid to do it and lose my phone, can anybody ...
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Do I have ROM in my phone?

How can I find how much ROM I have? This is my phone, Samsung Galaxy S LCD I9003. Samsung Galaxy S I9000 has a ROM of 2 GB. What are the uses of ROM? I heard it is used to flash custom kernels. Cant I ...
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Upgrading LG P500 (Optimus/Maximo One) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? How to backup an Android device? How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? I've thinking about rooting my ...
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Install default Android 2.2 / 2.3 on Optimus One

I have this LG Optimus One P500h and I was thinking about formatting and installing the default/original Android 2.2 (2.3 would be great) since LG modified the homescreen, keyboard and other stuffs. ...
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Formatting internal storage harmfull?

I have been messing around with my Archos 7 Home Tablet V1, and have currently installed this ROM. Now when I go to Settings -> SD card & device storage, Total space under SD card is ...
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Why is the HTC Legend Froyo ROM labelled as being for Vodafone?

I am currently using Optus and would like to upgrade to this ROM, but it is labelled as being a Vodafone ROM. Is this important? Is the ROM locked to the network or are there other issues it may cause ...
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Samsung I5503 Arabic Froyo

Is there any Arabic Froyo rom for I5503 (Galaxy 5)?
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Finding the appropriate ROM - translating ROM names to something legible

The Shipped ROMs site has a bunch of ROMs listed, but I can never make out which one is the one I am looking for. Using the baseband version is straightforward, but even then there are often a couple ...
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Resetting Android Phone from CyanogenMod to Original

When I bought my (pre-owned) Nexus One, it came with CyanogenMod. I would like to change it back to Google's official 2.2 (or 2.3) Android. What does this entail and how do I go about doing this in ...
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What is the meaning of “flashing a custom ROM”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.? What is a custom ROM, and what does "flashing a custom ROM" mean?
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How to flash a ROM to the Android emulator

Any idea about flash a ROM to the Android emulator? I found this post: ...
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Rooting HTC Hero GSM 2.1-update-1 (3.41.61.31)

So I've been trying to root my HTC (Hero GSM 2.1-update-1 (3.41.61.31), originally Orange Spain, but unlocked by code) for few hours now, haven't managed yet. All the articles I've found about rooting ...
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How can I get the official froyo ROM for SGS to use with heimdall? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I want to upgrade my SGS to froyo, but have given up on Kies which seems to be the most unreliable piece of ...
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Restore a ROM Back-up

I am going to try out CyanogenMod tonight on my phone. Before I do that, however, I am curious about one thing. I performed a NANDROID backup, per instructions that I received on this site (thank you ...
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ROM Manager - What Is It's Purpose?

I just finished rooting my phone (Moto Droid) for the first time using the z4root application. It worked great (one-click, no computer involved). However, before I start messing with my phone, I ...
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Installing ROM from Fastboot — Can someone help?

I have a new HTC MyTouch (32A) that I tried to install a new ROM on using ROM Manager. I have done this many times (maybe 100 times), once in a while it goes wrong. Now, with this one, it can't get ...
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Is there a direct repo for various Android Build Numbers' update.zip

I am looking to wipe my phone. I have a motorola droid currently running one of the first Nexus One 2.2 builds (no mod) that could be rooted to the droid. I tried downloading a version of Froyo and ...
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What functions are in the ROM of an Android phone?

I would like to get a clear picture of what is in the ROM vs. what is in the OS. This will help me understand what those custom ROMs are all about.
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Is a phone's ROM and Firmware the same thing?

I have heard of Custom ROMs and Custom Firmware, are they the same thing? If not, whats the difference?