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

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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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I want to install xperia rom in micromax a116 [on hold]

can I install xperia rom in micromad a116 after upgrading it into lollipop
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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Unable to factory reset gt-s5830i

I'm in a big trouble let me explain. I have a GT-s5830i where I installed MIUI, I have also CWM Recovery 5.0.2.8. Now for many reasons I would like to factory reset my device to it's original ROM, ...
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Flashing up from 5.0 to 5.1 with CM12 nightlies?

I have LG G3 VS985 which runs the nightly CM12 5.0 ROM. I want to upgrade from 5.0 to 5.1, but last time I tried just flashing the new zip certain apps I had on the phone were not compatible, such as ...
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Problems with “gapps” stoped, factory reset doesn't work

Huawei Ascend G300 - Android 4.0.3: The phone has a problem with the "gapps" says the applications all the time that the Google play, Whatsapp, twitter, facebook stops working stop. try to make a ...
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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 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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Lenovo TAB A8 from China

I bought 2 Lenovo TAB A8 in China but find the Android operating system 4.4.2 has CN on the end and is blocking anything even remotely Google. Can I replace with another version of Android 4.4.2 and ...
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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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Prestigio PAP 7500 rooting

recently I bought Prestigio 7500 for testing reasons and what is stopping me from doing it is that I can't root it (I want to install custom rom such as CM or Ubuntu touch). I was searching CWM ...
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Should Dalvik Cache be wiped in the case of switching Lollipop ROMs

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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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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Fix BLU Studio 5 C HD Soft Brick

Alright so here's my problem. I've had this phone for a little while, only a few months. Rooted, installed Device Control + Xposed, tweaked Sysctl some, and made a few build.prop tweaks. Yesterday, I ...
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TWRP ignore Getprop

I have an obscure Moto X varient, so when flashing ROMs in TWRP I have to manually edit every one to remove the getprop line from the updater script. Is there some way I can change the built in name ...
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Is there a “clean” Android I can reinstall on my Galaxy S4?

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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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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Find correct stock Android ROM [duplicate]

I just bought a second hand Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and I believe it's rooted. I'd like to revert back to the stock ROM, and found guides (for example rooted my phone but want to go back to stock rom) ...
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Return my S4 Mini 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to stock firmware

I want to return my S4 mini 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to stock firmware, but can't find the specific ROM for baseband version I919XXUAMDE/ build numbber JDQ39.I9190XXUAMDE. You could help me a lot if you told ...
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I used AutoRec on my LG Gpad 7.0 LTE and it wiped my hard drive

When I used this recovery tool on my android tablet, it instantly shut off and whenever I connect it to a pc, it shows up as a removable hard drive and there is only 2 remaining folders titled Images ...
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How to add or\and edit translation files for an android system Rom?

I am in Israel, using the Hebrew language, and I purchase phones from the USA. Recently Samsung decided not to show all language, but just the region important ones, in order to block imports from ...
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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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How do i detect my android phone on my PC? While installing custom rom i think i deleted some key file and not the phone is not getting detected

While installing custom rom i think i deleted some key file so now my PC is not able to detect my android phone, nor I have any saved roms on the phone to recover. I do not have SD card slot but have ...
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How do I get my GPS working in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?

Recently I've been having all sorts of troubles with audio and GPS and the compass... I tried different ROMs, different kernels, different patches. The short story is that after a long time spent ...
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Check to see if I can receive OTA updates

I have recently purchased a oneplus one and have installed a few different custom ROMs. I have now reverted to what is supposedly the stock ROM but would like to check to see if I will be able 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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Need help with choosing the Rom for ZebPad 7t100

Without my knowledge my father bought a ZebPad 7t100 which is a Chinese sorta tablet imported re-branded and sold in India. The tablet one day stopped from booting and the repair man put some generic ...
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How much usable storage space does the 16Gb Nexus 9 have?

How much usable storage space is available on a 16Gb Nexus 9 once the space occupied by the OS, preinstalled software, etc. is subtracted? Please do not answer with speculation; I am interested in ...
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Boot Animation Stock Samsung ROM

How can I set a custom boot animation on a Samsung stock ROM? For example the galaxy young(s5360).
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Trying to root using a Mac. Galaxy Note II SCH-I605.

Right now I'm trying to use ghettoroot tool to gain root access to my phone. I'm really not sure if this will work from Mac... and I'm not sure what to do after I've gained root access. I have no ...
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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 android kernel same for all devices [closed]

I m newbie to building roms. I have Hiawei G630 device with 4.3 kernel. My question is would it work if I use Samsung or other Huawei kernel. Sorry form my bad english
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how to make complete os backup to create update.zip? [duplicate]

how exactly can i create a update.zip file from an android device that runs on android kitkat? i tried to backup using titanium backup but it needs root access. is there any way to backup the ...
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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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ROM on android phones isn't really “read only”… right?

I see the word ROM and internal memory used interchangeably in the context of Android phones. The OS seems to be stored in the internal memory itself, which is also used for installing applications. ...
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Advice a good ROM for N7100 [duplicate]

Since death of OmniROM for N7100 (maintainer left the project, the new one is making unofficial build of 5) I'm looking fo a good alive 4.4.4 (I use Xposed, it is not available for 5) ROM for my ...
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How to get my original ROM working again?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L and I a few days ago downloaded and installed a custom ROM 4.2.2 the name of the file is (cm-10.1-20130503-NIGHTLY-cooper), It worked good at first, but then the ...
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rooted gionee elife e7 rom help

I have a rooted gionee elite e7.. I want to remove amigo and put some other rom. Pls help . Is there Any other awesome stuff I can do with it. I have uninstall ed almost all pre installed apps. There ...
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Modify boot.img of Moto G 2014 ROM

Starting from the Titan Prime ROM I would like to make some modifications to the boot.img. But if I try to unpack and repack the boot.img the phone jumps immediately into the bootloader after the ...
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my Xperia l not starting

I tried to install a custom rom on my Xperia L,but it aborted. Now my handset isn't booting up, when powered on it just shows SONY logo. What should I do now ?
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Does replacing a damaged SIM slot changes the IMEI as well?

I damaged my 3G (WCDMA) SIM slot which I need to get replaced/reparied. I'm curious whether the replacement will also change the IMEI no or the slot? i.e. is IMEI info linkedup with the SIM SLot ...