Questions specific to stock ROMs (i.e. the "official" ones from manufacturers/providers of the device).

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Revert to normal recovery mode from CWM recovery mode

I am using Micromax Canvas 2.2. I wanted to install a custom ROM on it, so I backed up the the original ROM (normally, without using CWM recovery). After that, I installed CWM recovery mode on it. ...
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Custom ROm for my device [duplicate]

I have a MTK based china phoneNoirA700 and so far I haven't been able to find any roms for it??? If some one could help me with it. Second , can any one tell me about the stock rom on this device, Is ...
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How do I clear clipboard contents on Samsung Galaxy Tab S?

I use a Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet running the official non-rooted ROM based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Sometimes i copy-paste sensitive data (like passwords etc) that i would prefer to disappear from ...
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Modifying Samsung ROM and flashing it on a device

I downloaded a Samsung firmware for my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (SM-T230) device and would like to remove certain applications and files from the firmware and then load it into the mobile device using ...
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android 4.2.2 bluetooth NOT pairing problem (galaxy s4 i9505)

i have an Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE (i9505) with stock rom + root (4.2.2 ME2 build). i have issues from time to time with Bluetooth pairing. It stopped working a few months ago, then started working ...
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Rom to Root UK based Galaxy s3 i9300 in India

I am a beginner and currently based in India. I got a UK based Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 as a gift and I tried to root it. The root was partially successful but now I'm unable to send/receive text ...
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Samsung Galaxy S I900 Bootloop in Recovery after flashing custom ROM

My friend gave me his old rooted Galaxy S running android 4.0.x (or 4.1.x probably) asking me to restore its official ROM on it. Context Downloaded and installed Odin Downloaded Galaxy S stock ...
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A stock rom for Samsung Captivate? [duplicate]

I need to flash a stock ROM to my Samsung Captivate i897 as a part of unbricking process, but I can't find one. Odin one click roms don't work for me as Odin one click doesn't see my phone (regular ...
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A way to remove all data from smartphone including ROM and do fresh install [duplicate]

I tried to find a way to to remove all data from my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S3) including ROM and user data. I found out that I could use "factory reset" option but it seems not not really to do ...
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Write Error during flashing stock ROM through SP Flash Tool

I am trying to install the stock ROM of my xolo a500s ips by using the Smart Phone Flash Tool. i downloaded the stock ROM of my device from this link ...
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Modifying a Stock ROM

I'm an Android newbie who has a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7" Wifi (SM-T210) and would like to retrieve its stock ROM, modify certain files and add some applications to the system partition, and then flash ...
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How can I tell if I have a stock recovery?

I need to get rid of the yellow triangle in download mode on a Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.3), for this I tried to use Triangle Away. It failed to reset the counter. The app mentions that on some ...
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how can i choose the right sbf for stock recovery to avoid signature verification error? (milestone 2)

The whole story (probably can be skipped) : I have a Motorola Milestone 2 that got a severe case of "ghost touch" after spending some time in a really tight jeans pocket. So it entered 20 wrong ...
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Where can I get the stock untouched ROM for HTC Desire C? [duplicate]

I just checked XDA Developers, and I can't find the stock ROM for HTC Desire C. Is it actually discontinued, and is my desire outdated?
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Reinstall OS on Karbonn A1+

I have Karbonn A1+, android system of my phone totally hanged. i want format my phone and reinstall operating system. please suggest me method. (Android Operating System : Android 2.3 Gingerbread)
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How to restore stock firmware on HTC One mini

I've bought HTC One mini as my first smartphone and I would like to know: how do I revert to a version of Android that my phone came with? Will I always have this possibility by default, or should I ...
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PIT file for Samsung Galaxy GT-S5280

PIT file for Samsung Galaxy GT-S5280 I'm in trouble. I lost my Partition Information Table (PIT) on my gt-s5280. I need to repair it, but I have no idea where to find the correct PIT file to ...
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How can I use Samsung Apps in CyanogenMod 11?

I got my Galaxy S4 today (i337M), it's wayyy better than my old SII hehe. I immediately removed the stock Bell firmware and put the latest snapshot available from CyanogenMod. I'm wondering if it's ...
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Looking for a multilanguage stock rom Jelly Bean 4.2.2 for a Hike X1 828 device [duplicate]

I'm looking for a multilanguage stock rom of Jelly Bean 4.2.2 for a chinese device which brand and model is "Hike X1 828". I found this rom in www.needrom.com but it takes only Chinese and English ...
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LiveSuit (or other similar tools) for Linux or BSD

I need to Flash a new ROM on to a Allwinner A13 tablet. But I have no access to a windows Box. Is there any tools like LiveSuit for Linux or BSD. Also if/how to install tablet device driver.
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Are custom ROMs really required? [duplicate]

Are there any specific advantages of using custom ROMs? I am using a stock ROM and removed all the bloatware. I tried few tweaks in build.prop and init.d and use greenify for better RAM and battery ...
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Find out which firmware to use to revert to stock ROM

I bought the SG3 (GT-I9300) 6 months ago from Amazon Germany. I have Cyanogenmod 10 installed but wanted to revert it because I'm selling the phone. I want to use this guide to revert it, but I'm not ...
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Some magic to remount /system

First of all: Phone's model is Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini / 6012X Chipset model is MT6572 The short version: The device is in boot loop and to resolve this I must rename a file. The problem is that ...
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How do I flash a Samsung device using the distribution on samsung-updates.com?

I'm hoping to flash the stock rom back onto my device so I can update the PRL. I downloaded the file on samsung-updates.com. The file that I download was found "Firmware archive" for Sprint's SPH-L720 ...
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What is the default Kernel Governor in Stock Samsung Galaxy Mega Android ROM?

I have rooted my phone recently and just installed ROM Toolbox which has several Governors available. It is using OnDemand by default, but I switched to Interactive. I just need to be as close to ...
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Restoring stock Rom to HTC desire S

OK, I know there's stuff out there on this - but tbh I can't understand it. I have a UK HTC Desire S on T-mobile. I used the official HTC download to upgrade to ICS last year (it was not OTA but on ...
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Is it possible to root my phone without installing a custom ROM?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Stellar on Verizon. Whenever I hear anything about rooting a phone, people always say that you have to install a custom ROM. How do I just use my current stock ROM and root my ...
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Cant restore stock rom in galaxy y and format failure

I installed Hyperion custom ROM. Before installing it I made a complete backup. Then now I thought to switch back to my original OS − but it is saying some error like format failure, cant unmount ...
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Is there anyway to backup current ROM without unlocking bootloader/ installing clockworkmod recovery?

I'm trying to use ROM Manager app to backup the current ROM of my Xperia Z but it seems that cannot be done without unlocking the bootloader/ installing ClockWorkMod Recovery. Is there any ...
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**FAILED (remote: 12 signature verify fail)** HTC One M7

C:\xxx>fastboot flash recovery c:\recovery.img sending 'recovery' (10336 KB)... OKAY [ 1.988s] writing 'recovery'... (bootloader) signature checking... **FAILED (remote: 12 signature verify ...
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Is there a way to verify stock ROMs?

When we download a .FTF or ROM file as a stock ROM, is there a way to verify that it is really the stock ROM and is not modified by someone?
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Restore HTC One X to original ROM

My HTC One X came with ICS pre-installed, but then I upgraded it to Android 4.2.2 using CyanogenMod. Now I want to reset my phone to its original ROM, but couldn't find a way to do it. Someone ...
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Extracting firmware from a device for reflashing?

OK, so I have a Ubislate 7C+ tablet, and it's screwed up and the Wi-fi is unusable. See Tablet won't connect to any WiFi network anymore, always shows "saved" for details on the problem. ...
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Unrooting and flashing HTC One V to stock ROM

I've rooted and flashed my HTC One V to Paranoid Android, but I think it's developing a hardware problem (dead pixels on the screen and unmanageable lag). I want to take it back to the store to get ...
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How to flash stock ROM .DZ file on a semi-bricked LG Android phone?

Is it possible to flash a .DZ stock ROM on a LG Android phone (Doubleplay / C729 / Flip II) that doesn't fully load (T-Mobile logo repeats itself)? If yes, how exactly? Details: Recovery mode has ...
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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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Custom Kernels on Stock ROMs?

The General Question: Is it possible to install custom kernels on a Rooted Stock ROM? The Example: I have a Nexus 7 which I have rooted running 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean JRO03D) would it be possible to just ...
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Updating HTC Sensation to Ice Cream Sandwich is stuck in a boot loop

I'm trying to update my unbranded HTC Sensation to an Ice Cream Sandwich stock ROM (from here). I've followed the various instructions where I install the ROM, then flash the phone with the HTC ...