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

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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?