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

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What happens if i flash a custom ROM on locked bootloader?

i want to know if i can flash a custom ROM without unlocking the bootloader if this impossible then what happens to the phone if i do that? Thanks.
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What does the ContextProvider app in Samsung phones do ? Can it be greenified without any undesired problems?

The question says everything. I want to know the function of ContextProvider and can it be greenified or not without any problems , since Google search does not give a satisfactory explanation. I am ...
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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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Enabling Mass Storage instead of MTP/PTP

Is there any way to enable the old Mass Storage Mode in Android 4.4.2? Right now I can only see MTP or PTP modes, but not the Mass Storage mode that was used to be around in old versions(2.3, I ...
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What do the terms root, bootloader unlock, custom recovery and ROM installation mean? [duplicate]

I'm trying to root my Galaxy Note 4 and I see the above terms being used everywhere. What do each of them mean? I have a vague idea about each of them, but I'm still confused about some of them. A ...
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Is there a way to go back to the official Android ROM on a moto g 2013?

I am using paranoid android and no updates are coming out for it. So, I was wondering if I could go back to the official ROM somehow. Motorola doesnt offer the option of downloading it. Is there a ...
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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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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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Cubot X9 does not turn on after update, also not recognised by computer (unknown device in Device Manager)

I have Cubot X9, ordered from China. after the update it gave me an error. The phone restarts, but I cannot enter recovery mode. I tried to flash new ROM, but it gave an error. Now nothing works, and ...
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SOLVED - Invalid IMEI - lenovo a7000

So, I recently bricked my A7000. Found a rom somewhere online and flashed it with SPTools. Now it boots fine but I get the "INVALID IMEI" error. I rooted it gain, got into engineer mode with MTK ...
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What is the difference between Samsung 4 files(Repairing firmware) and Single firmware file for flashing?

I was flashing a Samsung device with a single file (tar.md5 format) and i saw some people are working with 4 files(Repairing firmware) to fixing the most and actually, Any problems with those 4 files ...
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No cell service in Moto E after restoring Stock ROM backup from CWM.

My Moto E wouldn't boot for some reason, so I rooted it and installed: CWM, installed a stock ROM for my specific device model, backed it up and then installed CM12. Too buggy so I went back to ...
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If I install a ROM that doesn't exactly match my phone, will it work at all?

As you know, manufacturers of popular mobile phones often times will release a modified " clone " version of their mainstream models. Often these clone models will be re-released models that are ...
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Can I flash another phone's ROM or Kernel on my phone? [duplicate]

Can i flash another phone's kernel or ROM on my phone and what would happen is i did so?
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How can I read a mobile's ROM version?

I have a Samsung A3. it's rom version is A300FUXXU1BOJ5_A300FU_BOG1BOJ1_A300FU_XXU1BOJ4. Is there any way to decode this name and to know what does it exactly mean ? PS: I know that A300FU is the the ...
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Can I install a ROM made for a different 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 ROM made for a different ...
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Sony Tablet S unlock [closed]

How do I unlock the bootloader of a Sony Tablet S? I want to load another ROM. I have already rooted my phone. Found one or two utilities which claim to unlock, but nothing worked. I have also ...
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install cwm recovery in a softbrick android phone

My Android device is not booting up and is stuck on the manufacturer's logo. The phone was rooted with Kingo-Root and Clockwork Recovery Mod wasn't installed. Now I want to unbrick my phone with ...
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Volume buttons not working in fastboot mode (LG Leon H320)

I'm trying to unlock the bootloader on my LG Leon (running on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop). I've followed SO many online tutorials, and most come down to one and the same problem: First I create a backup ...
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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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Old android phone - new Android version? [duplicate]

My mommy owned an adroid HTC phone in 2010 and no longer uses it. I decided to get myself with familiar with android and use it - for web browser, clash of clans, etc. I found one problem: ITS ...
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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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Cannot Get This Disk Image To Mount!

I am trying to download the firmware for the RikoMagic MK802 IV, which can be found here. After it finishes downloading, I want to open it up and begin modifying it a bit for fun, but nothing I do ...
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Replacing “odexed” .apk with “deodexed” .apk (in a rom) [closed]

I have an official ROM for the device I will buy. (I don't have it yet) And for some reason I have to customize the ROM before I buy it. The (customization is to edit some system .apk's) I unpacked ...
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install Rom for phone seem device but different model number

Q: can i install rom made for the phone and install it in seem phone but there is little different of model number . Example: i want to install any a rom for note 5 (SM-N920C) on my note 5 ...
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Installing incompatible ROMS

I was wondering if you are able to install ROMS, for example, the Ubuntu Touch OS for the GS2 i9100 onto the GS2 SPH-D710. Will it brick my phone?
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How to deodex galaxy s5 lollipop

First, I pull app fodder, priv-app folder and framework folder from system folder in my phone using adb command: adb pull /system/app app/ adb pull /system/priv-app/ priv-app/ adb pull ...
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What do these terms stand for on my HTC RUU

I've been tinkering around lately with my HTC desire 510 and I feel like if someone doesn't shed a bit of light on this for me I'll be going around in circles. I'm looking at stock ROM's for my HTC. ...
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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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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?
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How do i reinstall the android OS?

I accidentally wiped my tablets systems firmware in recovery mode which deleted Android it self. But what do I do now? more info Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Android version: KitKat 4.4.2 TWRP ...
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Samsung Galaxy A5 (A500FU) - Installing Custom ROMs impossible

I took the CyanogenMod for my device (Galaxy A5 aka A500FU) from this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/samsung-a-series/development/dev-help-to-create-cm12-rom-galaxy-a5-t3153129I took the zip ...
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Unpack and Pack the Ramdisk.img

I want to make some change to the ramdisk.img file and use that to bring up the emulator. I unpacked the ramdisk.img with the following command: gunzip -c ../ramdisk.img | cpio -i Before making any ...
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Extract boot.img from Emulator

I want to extract the boot.img from the android emulator. But I am not able to find it. I took the adb shell and read the proc/mtd file. This is content of the proc/mtd file. root@generic:/ # cat ...
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Is internal storage formatting harmful?

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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I need to access the internal sotorage

I was changing the ROM on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900P) when I deleted the OS. Now I know I can flash a new one by adding a zip file to the SD card or Internal storage. The problem is that I ...
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Hide no sim icon close to battery

I have a Nexus 5 running Android 6 (xTraFactory rom, rooted phone). I would like to remove the No Sim icon close to battery. I tried before (using abd root): setprop persist.radio.noril 1 and ...
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Given an Android phone, how can I find out what custom and stock ROMs are compatible? [duplicate]

I've recently started trying to dabble in custom ROMs, or even just trying to boost an old phone with a newer version of Android, but there doesn't seem to be a conclusive place online to find out ...
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How are internal components of Android tested before releasing?

How are the internal components of Android such as Zygote and Binder tested before being released? I tried looking around for answers to this but most resources (blog posts and research papers) I ...
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How to re-install Android OS on Phone [closed]

I got some virus in the phone very hard to remove them even on factory reset they can't be removed from the system. In the process of disabling the virus (known as Monkey Test Virus you can search on ...
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Downgrade Galaxy Ace to stock rom without Odin

I' install the CM7.2 on it using the CWM v5.0.2.6 Well now I'd like to retun to stock rom I found that I cannot connect my phone to the computer(I have a damaged micro usb on the phone) to use Odin ...
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Can I find out when a rom or recovery was installed?

I have purchased a totally new phone (G2) and when I got it, it was already with a custom ROM with SU and a clockwork recovery. I have a receipt from the purchase with date and time. I need to be able ...
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How to tell if phone's ROM is original or tampered?

I have bought a new phone which seems to be used. The manufacturer checked my IMEI and confirmed that the phone has been purchased/activated before. The body looks new so I don't mind keeping it but ...
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How to get stock Android for Gooophone i6?

I bought a knock-off/replica iPhone 6, Goophone i6. It's the original Goophone i6 and it's running on Android 4.2 with an ugly iOS 7 skin over it. Specs: i6 Quad Core MTK6582 1.4GHz ...
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A rather complex wifi issue (android tablet)

Straight to the point. My wifi has not been working properly since after a few days after upgrading its firmware and android version. Issue description The issue is rather inconsistent. Wifi will ...
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Install newest ROM on Huawei Ascend G700

I want to install a new, clean OS on my Android phone. My phone is a Huawei Ascend G700, the specs are here -> Offical Huawei specs Where can I find the ROM for this phone? The only ROM's I see are ...
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Safely test rom build

I'm attempting to get into Android Rom development and as such I've compiled CM13 from source for my device (which is not yet fully supported, I've tweaked it so that it ought to work). However, due ...
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Installing custom ROMs: since most Android systems don't have a ROM, isn't this a misnomer?

My Samsung Galaxy SIII seems to have an internal SD card as internal memory, and no ROM (Read-Only Memory). As far as I know, ROM refers to a type of memory which can be only modified by attaching a ...
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Where the original stock Rom is usually stored?

Please, help me with the following questions: Q1). Where is the original stock Rom of the Android device is usually stored? Q2). Is it possible to delete the original stock Rom completely from the ...
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hTC One M7 Stock ROM Installation

My hTC One M7 phone is S-OFF, has the latest firmware 7.19.401.2, and has nicely installed "ViperOne+9.0.0-fix", the Recovery is TWRP 2.8.6.0. Everything works very well, except that the proximity ...