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

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No SIM card detected after installing new ROM

I probably did some mistake which I don't know how to solve. After I installed a new ROM I get message: Slot 1: No SIM card detected Slot 2: No SIM card detected „SIM management“ is ...
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Reinstall Root & Rom for samsung galaxy grand 2 [on hold]

Could someone guide me to a good rom for Samsung galaxy grand 2. at present using some Gennxt which is not so good. most apps are not working on the same. also if someone could tell as to how I may ...
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Can I install a Micromax Canvas Juice ROM on a Micromax Bolt?

actually I want to install a Samsung galaxy s5 ROM on my micromax bolt a068 but I was not able to find such ROM for my device on the internet but now I found a s5 ROM for micromax canvas juice ant ...
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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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Can I remove the swap file

I have android jelly bean on ky Samsung galaxy core. I tried to make a swap file but it said that I need a custom ram to do so. Later I notice that there was a swap file which was taking 700 mbs. I ...
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What ROM will turn my Verizon HTC One M8 into the same thing as the unlocked dev version?

I have an HTC One (M8) from Verizon, but I don't live in the US. I'd like to find a ROM that will make my phone have the same settings as the unlocked Dev Version that you can buy directly from HTC. ...
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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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Custom rom and custom recovery needed [duplicate]

Hello I have hummingbird developement board with allwinner a20 cpu and model wing-k70. I need recovery and custom rom for this can any one help please?
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Acquire OOB data from android device

My android device is not a mtd (Memory Technology Device)device it uses mmc. I have already rooted the device. I want to acquire not only the user data but full image including OOB data. I came to ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S5 ROM for Micromax Bolt A068 [duplicate]

Where can I find a Samsung Galaxy S5 ROM for Micromax Bolt A068? If an S5 ROM is not available, then please provide a download link for S4 or Note 3 for my device.
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Cant open tar.md5 files to view the .img files

Im trying to open my stock rom file that i downloaded from sam firmware and when I try open it with winrar it says: The archive is either in unknown format or damaged. so i tried taking the .md5 ...
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How to install a ROM in a MTK phone via FLASHTOOL

I have already tried to install a ROM in a chinese phone with the MTK 6582 processor (1,3 GHz). And I have tried with others processors like MTK 6589. When I connect the phone at the PC, FLASHTOOL ...
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Restoring backup from CWM recovery

I made a backup of my stock ROM before flashing a Custom ROM. I used CWM recovery. But that backup wasn't fully made due to memory constraints. But still it created files worth 1.01 GB in the backup ...
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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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Removing touchwiz and flashing stock android rom in my device, is it possible? [duplicate]

I have a samsung android phone which has android 4.04 ics with touchwiz on top of it. I want to know if it is possible to flash the stock android rom to my device. Here what i mean is I donot want to ...
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Bricked phone due to cut-pasting of apk files

I accidentally cut all the .apk and .odex files from /system/apps/ and pasted onto the SD card instead of copying and pasting them. My phone is totally bricked. Stuck in a boot-loop and factory reset ...
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CyanogenMod for my Blu Vivo 4.8

I just bought the Blu Vivo 4.8 HD smartphone, and I want to know if there is any way to flash CyanogenMod on my device?
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Is it possible to install CyanogenMod for “Samsung GS4” on a “Samsung GS4 Active” device?

As I was desperately waiting for the 4.4 update on my Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, I read that Cyanogenmod was available for the Samsung Galaxy S4. My problem is: Is it possible to install the ...
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MI2S won't boot but recovery

My brand new Xiaomi Mi2S automatically boots in recovery mode after I tried to install a custom Kitkat Miui ROM and for some reasons the installation was aborted. I don't know what to do. Is there a ...
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Root or upgrade to 4.4.2 first?

I've just received a new Android phone (an LG G2 D802 32GB). I haven't put my sim card in, or signed into Google yet. I know there is an OTA to upgrade it from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2. Should I root the phone ...
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Differance in installing a rom from a different country

What are the differences in ROMs that are from different countries? Like for the S4 GT-i9500 4.3, There are some many country versions. Is it just localization differences? or something at system ...
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Always get android updates instantly

A Nexus 5, for example, receives the latest android updates instantly. Is it possible to get this pure version of android on any custom android phone (like Galaxy S3)? Do note I DO NOT mean: ...
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How to unpack and edit boot.img for rom porting

I recently downloaded a rom (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2480246) for my Allview P5 (Allview P5 is the equivalent of Gionee GN700W/FLY IQ441/QMobile Noir A8) . It`s called ...
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Galaxy s GT-I9000 Network Not Registered in GSM or Auto Mode BUT Getting Registered on WDCMA Mode (After upgrade to Gingerbird 2.3.6)

I am experiencing a quite strange problem with my samsung galaxy S GT-I9000, (Current Firmware Gingerbread 2.3.6 JVU) Some months back, I got my Samsung S GT-I9000 (Original android Eclair 2.1) ...
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Why is an android ROM device specific? [duplicate]

Why does an android ROM designed for one android device doesn't work in another android device.Which part of the ROM is responsible for this and what would happen if I install it this way?
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Samsung Galaxy S2 can't write any files to SD nor delete existing folders, why?

I go to recovery mode, format everything that's possible, even running some full wipe script, then install fresh ROM, boot into it and see all old folder on internal SD card from old apps, also I ...
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Keep Samsung apps/“features” after rooting?

I know that if I root my samsung phone, I will lose a lot of Samsung features (like fingerprint scanner probably, and apps like S Note etc). And I understand that its the base that a rom is created on ...
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Cannot find HTC One in ADB, SD card not mounted, incorrect kernel for installed ROM, no backup

Pretty much what the title says. I have messed up big time. Because I am switching carriers, I have to switch back to the stock ROM. It is stuck at the loading screen, most likely because of a kernel ...
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images not displayed in gallery

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy phone long back and i installed Jelly Blast in my phone. Instead of samsung's actual gallery app i have Gallery ICS in my mobile. Recently i have this issue that some of the ...
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Where can I get the Original ROM for Q-Mobile A8 [duplicate]

I am looking for the Original ROM of Q-Mobile A8. Can anyone please share a link with me? I have been looking every where and unable to find one!
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Why newer android versions drain the battery faster?

I've got an Android phone whose stock Android version is 2.1. I've tried several times to install some custom ROMs (mostly Cyanogenmod based) with Android 2.2 and 2.3. The full charged battery lasts: ...
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Romdump via Ubuntu

So I'm teaching myself linux and android deving, far away still but slowly but surely getting there. Anyway, I'm trying to push the romdump to my device via Ubuntu 13.10 via this code adb push ...
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Installing ROM over another custom ROM

Am using Samsung Galaxy Y model phone. I rooted my mobile and installed Jelly Blast v3 ROM in my phone. Now how to install a different custom ROM over this ? or if i install a new ROM in my mobile ...
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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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What does the command `adb sideload FILE` do?

I am reading a tutorial on the sideload command at link. It contains the steps of rebooting into recovery mode and using adb sideload [file].zip. My question is that what does sideload actually do ...
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What is the purpose of a ramdisk in Android?

I am reading a link that explains what partitions exist in Android. Can someone tell what is the purpose of ramdisk in Android ? The link says ramdisk is present (along with the kernel) in /boot ...
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Meaning of version code name on Google Android ROMs?

While watching this, I wanted to find out the meaning of version code names like KRT16M? Is there any documentation for decoding what it means, or is it just a random hash code?
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Want to upgrade: Have Android: v4.0.4 with Build: Omega v13.1 [duplicate]

It's been I think almost 2 years since I've done this. So it's probably all changed and I'm worried I'll mess something up. I currently have Android v4.0.4 with Build: Omega v13.1 (very old I know) ...
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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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Galaxy s2 4.4 totaly stock rom?

I am looking for 4.4.x rom for my galaxy s2. I have installed beanstalk 4.4.2 rom, but what I don't like about it is that it is very "custom". I am looking for rom, similar to super nexus - absolutely ...
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Cyanogenmod 10 on Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562

Can I flash CM on my Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562? I would like to know if it's possible! Thanks
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A13 Allwinner Camera and Gravity Sensor

I have an A13 Allwinner tablet. Its own ROM was laggy. I found a similar ROM from another tablet comapny and flash it with. It was fine and everything worked perfectly. Now there is a newer version ...
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What Android parts do these terms describe?

Android users frequently use a lot of words with unclear meanings. In particular, they use these words a lot: Framework / framework-res.apk: What purpose does this structure serve? Flashing: What ...
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Custom ROM for RK292X?

I'm very newbie. I have a tablet AOC Breeze MW0712, when I try upgrade the firmware in the official page I see that the chip is RK292X. This rom can be installed in a chip RK292X ? The steps are ...
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Why are there not generic phone OS installers?

I am used to install and remove various operating systems in my PCs, even having several at a time. Usually, to install a new OS means: Burn the ISO to a CD/DVD/USB. Insert it. Boot. (Maybe you ...
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Can I adjust the output volume anymore in Liquidsmooth ROM?

I have all the volume levels at full but still the speaker volume is less than it was before I installed the ROM.
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MIUI v5 rom for xperia p (android 4.1.2)

I wanna install MIUI (v5) rom on my xperia p. I googled a lot and visited the miui website to find the adjustable rom for my xperia. But there was no tested version for xperia p. Can anybody give me ...
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Factory reset every after reboot/shutdown A13

My (A13) SoftwinerEvb 4.0x factory resets after every reboot. I have currently flashed a custom rom FaaaastJB 4.2.2, no TS modules yet. I cant install a TS module (needs rebooting) because it resets ...
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Transfer files from recovery on a Nexus 10

My Nexus 10 won't boot, so I need to copy a ROM from my computer to the device. Since it won't boot, I need to copy it via recovery. I can flash recoveries as needed and install software on my ...