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

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Cant install custom rom on Vodafone Smart 3

After i root my phone i installed ROM Toolbox Pro and start playing with it. After changed boot animation logo, phone crashed and now when try to start up is stuck on boot animation and won't go ...
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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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Is there a “clean” Android I can reinstall on my Galaxy S4? [on hold]

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 and the OS that came with it has many problems IMO. It feels equivalent to the bloated Windows install that would come on my Dell PCs in the 90's, so I'd like to ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 wont boot after rooting

I try to Root my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with KingoRoot using pc. after that it restarted, but now it won't boot. when i try the button combination, home+power+vol, tab goes into downloading, odin, mode. ...
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Is Android designed to not rely on com.android.systemui if I disable it?

I have found that my tablets seem to work just as well with com.android.systemui disabled (if you disregard the fact that navigation bar and recents panel etc disappears) which is acceptable to me. ...
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Kiosk, Rom + Launcher, need a little guidance

I am currently developing a software for use in the Home health industry, which handles Verifying an aid is actually administering care (EVV). This works with GPS and the read of a fixed NFC chip. i ...
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7" mikona mhtmid-b718dc8-b tablet

my 5 year old had one for xmas and 3 days after starting to use it cut out and started to give messages such as unfortunatly launcher has stopped + unfortunatly system ui has stopped. he somehow ...
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Rooting LG e400f

I'm trying to root my Lg optimus e400f With GingerBreak, So far I haven't heard of any successes is it possible ? any help will be appreciated thank you
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Adaptation of ROMS for other devices [duplicate]

Could I install certain custom ROMS for other devices e.g. Samsung tab 3 Stock on Samsung Galaxy tab 2? If so, how, and what should I do?
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What is an android ROM?

I know this question is answered all over the web however I don't understand why its called a custom ROM. Isn't the android OS partition stored in read/write memory? but just classed as read only ...
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SD and Internal Memory issue

Phone is HTC One S (S4), rooted and S-off. While trying to install custom ROM I corrupted the partitions in memory. I re-partitioned it using CWM recovery. Afterwards, I installed MaximusHD. Now I ...
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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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ADB sideload and fastboot uses. What's the difference?

1) If i want to flash a stock rom what should I use adb sideload or fastboot. I have seen on youtube people using both of these. Are both of these similar or different. Sorry if this sounds stupid but ...
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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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How can custom ROM makers make the latest Android ROMs?

This is about ROMs (stock/custom) in general. How is it possible that custom ROM developers can make the newest ROMs while Manufacturers can't? Meanwhile, the latter are the only ones with knowledge ...
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Install non-specific ROM on Acer Liquid Z520?

Is it possible to install a non-specific ROM (may it be Cyanogen, Paranoid Android, or Slimdroid etc etc), since none has a specific version for my model? What would be the additional steps and risks? ...
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Downgrading Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Downgrade Confusion

My Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 is currently running Android version 4.3.0. I wanted to downgrade it back to 4.1.2 and got confused with which values to look for when selecting a rom. I know that my ...
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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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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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How can I remove a MultiRom ROM?

I have a secondary ROM I'd like to remove, but trying to remove it using the TWRP Multirom menu or the Multirom app in the primary ROM fails (shows failure and force quits respectively). Is there any ...
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Tapping on screen is flipped horizontally bug? Just installed Xtrestolite on S6 Edge,

Just installed Xtrestolite on S6 Edge, wondering why when I tap left, the android clicks to the right of the screen, and vice versa ever since I first booted up the device. Please help, everything ...
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How to manually upgrade rooted Lenovo Vibe X2 to Lollipop?

I have Lenovo Vibe X2-CU edition that was come rooted and has Android 4.4.2, how I can manually upgrade the device to latest official ROM and where I can get this ROM ? I am new to this process so ...
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Both Sims are not detected after update Lenovo A390 with the latest ROW firmware

I have format my Lenovo A390 and update to latest ROW firmware version A390_ROW_S316_130730. Everything work fine but sim cards not detected. At down of the lock screen shows Invalid IMEI. In the ...
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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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Is there any way to disable or remove the [ T ] Tesco navigation button on a Hudl?

Some years ago we bought a Tesco Hudl (the first one, not a Hudl 2). It features a small Tesco button on the navigation bar. Its presence on the bar is not an issue but there is a problem where the ...
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Flash a rom onto a @tab 7 which keep restarting

Apologies if this is a duplicate or in the wrong place I've tried a few methods already with no success. I have an @Tab 7 tablet which loads up to the android homepage but then restarts after a few ...
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How to return to stock rom on huawei y300 [duplicate]

lately i've decided to unlock bootloader and try some custom rom on huawei y300, and I have tried a lot of roms but none of them was fully functional, on some rom messenger haven't work, some drained ...
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Where I can find factory home screen layout file?

Where I can find factory home screen layout file? I would like modify default layout which will persist after I will make a hard reset. Best Edit device: Lenovo A6000, kitkat 4.4.4 rom: orignal ...
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Digital Stream DWA1015D ROM [duplicate]

Does anyone know where I can find the ROM for a Digital Stream DWA1015D tablet or custom ROM for it?
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Android continues rebooting and 'optimizing'

My S5 was running Fusion ROM 5.0. I downloaded 5.1 and installed using ROM manager. After the installation, Android continues rebooting and saying "Optimizing app 1 of 8. Facebook...", then ...
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Backup moto G firmware without root

I installed Cynogemmod on my moto G, but it was android 4.4, and there is no android 5.0 stable version available for cynogen. so I decided to install motog stock framework, I searched on google, but ...
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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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Wipe tablet and install new ROM

I have the Galaxy S Wifi 5 Player, I have a rooted ROM I installed more than a year ago. I completely forgot the process of ROM installation and I hope someone can sum up a checklist so I don't find ...
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Flash a different region ROM

I have a Moto X 1st gen. The model is XT1060 (60 means Verizon US version). I want to flash the XT1053 version of the phone (the US Retail version without bloatware) on it with RSD Lite. Basically, ...
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Can I install the Android M Developer Preview on HTC One?

So I just wanted to try out the new Android M developer preview on my HTC One M8, but the only build available is for Nexus devices... If I flashed it on my HTC with MultiRom, and it bricked, could I ...
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need help asap storage and file transfer problem - nexus 5

hey i have a nexus 5 and a mac book pro, the nexus 5 is running android L - build number LPV79 and my mac book pro is running the most up to date software, I've installed a really bad rom on my phone ...
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I installed bad android ROM now phone is screwed over :( any help?

Some time ago now I installed an unstable android ROM which I thought was a stock ROM (but it wasn't) so now that I have this crappy ROM on my phone, my camera doesn't work, I can't access all my ...
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I want a custom/upgrade rom for my china mobile Icubex-interpark i 900 [duplicate]

I recently bought a china mobile phone icube interpark i900 . I has 2 gb ram 1ghz quad core processor . android 4.2.2 . Mali 400 gpu . spreadtrum-sc8825 . I want a custom or uprade rom for this. the ...
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Leanest android mod? [closed]

What is leanest android mod out there? I do not particularly like new Android or Cyanogenmod 12. Too much flashy animations and too much bloatware with tasks running in background. Or if not specific ...
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If ROM and firmware and OS are the same thing, can one be upgraded without the other?

These terms still confuse me: operating system (Android), firmware and ROM. From CyanogenMod's website: Whether you call CyanogenMod a "ROM" or a "firmware" or an "operating system" or a ...
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How to install ROM or Firmware on LG F160L Korean mobile [soft briked]

I have LG F160L Korean mobile it was working fine but 5 days ago some app was updated from google play store automatically then suddenly com.google.android.gsf app starting crashed. Not remember gsf ...
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Should Dalvik Cache be wiped in the case of switching Lollipop ROMs [duplicate]

I know what dalvik and ART is. But my question is, when switching custom ROMs (All anything above 5.0), is it necessary to wipe the dalvik cache? Wiping the Cache is necessary but wiping dalvik ...
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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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Is it possible to change navigation buttons after a Cyanogenmod theme has been applied?

I'm currently using a Cyanogenmod theme (Lumin). I only checked the "Style" option in the Cyanogenmod theme selector. I really like how the status bar/ drop down menu looks and other elements. ...
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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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samsung galaxy core max flash ROM [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy Core Max (sm-g5108) bought in China. Almost all apps are in Chinese and there's no Google Play Store. Can you tell me how to choose a ROM (it runs Kitkat 4.4.4) that is ...
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ROMs that can be installed in Safestrap slot-2 or stock (Motorola Razr Maxx)

I have rooted my razr maxx and successfully installed CM12 in slot-1. It works, but is painfully slow. Then I accidentally installed CM10.3 in the stock ROM slot, thus the stock ROM is now gone. ...
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phone is bricked

Phone: redmi 1s Rom version: miui 5.5.1 so now i downloaded the miui6 version then just as stated in http://en.miui.com/thread-11242-1-1.html selected the file it went on till 98% but then sumthing in ...
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Question about ROM's for my Specific Device [duplicate]

I recently got my first Android Device, it's from a company called Verykool, it's a Spark II. And along with the phone, came apps I don't want, and bloatware. However, I did manage to gain root ...