An unmodified version of the Android OS that is as close as possible to the open source AOSP Android version. A vanilla version of Android will use the original Android UI and won't have any modified apps.

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Put vanilla android on Samsung s5

Is it currently possible to put the default android on a Samsung S5 (Similar to the Google Play Edition of the S4)?
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Will updating to Android 4.4.3 cause my phone to lose all its application data ? If so, how can I prevent this?

I own a Nexus 5, and I wish to update the device firmware from Android 4.4.2 to Android 4.4.3. When I do this, will it wipe all my phone data (i.e. essentially perform a factory reset) ? I know that ...
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Developing applications under Cyanogenmod? How compatible to vanila Android? (Nexus devices)

If I am to develop (and test) my application under Cyanongenmod (base install, without any additional changes), how confident can I be that I would see similar performance of my application on the ...
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Difference between android running on nexus device and non nexus device (HTC ONE, SONY Z1)

I apologize if it is wrong place to ask this question but I believe stackexchange is the best place to discuss. I am new in android world. What is the difference between the android 4.4.2 running on ...
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Unlocked bootloader but cant root. (Mac)

A few months ago I rooted my android phone which went all fine. I then accidently uninstalled my operating system. Finally I managed to flash omniROM on my device which was as good as it got for me. ...
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How can I get a numpad (numeric keys arranged phone style) on the AOSP 4.3 keyboard?

How can I activate a phone-style numeric keypad on Android? I know the keypad layout exists because some apps change the keyboard into this layout on numeric fields (eg, zip codes). Other keyboards ...
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Partition problem in AOSP build

I am compiling the AOSP rom for Nexus 7 flo. After the build is completed, I always end up at this screen "type password to decrypt storage". The factory images work correctly, and the device works. ...
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Vanilla Android for Epic 4g Touch [duplicate]

Where can I find a Vanilla ROM for my Samsung Epic 4g Touch/Galaxy S II (SPH-D710)?
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Is is safe to remove the stock email and calendar app on Cyanogenmod or AOSP?

Is it safe for me to remove the stock email and calendar applications on from Cyanogenmod ROM? I'm using Gmail and Google Calendar so I don't have need for the stock ones. I could simply disable them ...
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Error reflashing Nexus S to stock Jelly Bean

I've got a Nexus S (D720) running CM 10.1.3, and I'd like to flash it back over to Google's latest factory image (sojus-jro03r). When I try updating, I get the following: sending 'bootloader' (1536 ...
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What exactly is in AOSP?

With recent news about Google shifting more and more of the Android experience out of core Android and into Google Play Services, I got curious. If I were to download Android's source code from the ...
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What is the difference between AOSP and AOKP?

What is the difference between AOSP and AOKP? Are they related to Stock ROM?
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Can I install Google Edition Android on an HTC One X+?

Recently, the HTC One Google Edition has been released which has Google Android 4.2.2. I'm currently using an HTC One X+ and I want to install Google's Android on my mobile. I've found some links on ...
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How to install Samsung (or other manufacturers) apps on Vanilla ROMs on Galaxy S3

I've tried installing CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy S3 device. I was amazed by its smoothness and speed, but I've missed some of the apps of the official Samsung ROM, such as the camera, the ...
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Wipe before upgrading from stock nexus to CM?

Since CM is based on stock Android (AOSP), and the Nexus 7 is a stock device, can I just flash the CM zip without first doing a wipe/factory reset? I just wonder if it's possible to avoid the hassle ...
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Nexus 7 with AOSP, what is missing from stock?

I would like to install AOSP version of Android OS on the Nexus 7. However, I am wondering what would I miss by doing so. I know that by compiling the AOSP android-4.2.2_r1, I should get Android ...
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Phone connected to wireless but does not respond to pings

I have here two phones that both exhibit the same symptoms. One is a samsung GT-S5570 running the stock ROM, the other is a Galaxy S2 running an AOSP-based custom ROM. The problem I have is that ...
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Installing Nexus Images on other devices

I am absolutely noob in Android hacking, though I am quite good in doing techie stuff. Now I have got my first mobile Karbonn A5+. It has 1GHz processor and 431 MB ROM+RAM. It runs Gingerbread. As ...
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Is it possible to install unmodified, unadulterated and pure Android on a Sony Xperia S? [duplicate]

I'm willing to buy a Sony Xperia S, but in my opinion, the modifications Sony made to Android is just horrible. So, is it possible to install the last version of Android unmodified? And, if so, how ...
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Can you install vanilla Android on any phone? [duplicate]

I have an Samsung Galaxy S3. TouchWiz is great, but I want to use the vanilla Android OS you see on the Nexus 4. Is this possible?
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Is it possible to reinstall stock Android on the Nexus 7

I'm new to rooting my phone, but I was thinking of trying out the KDE tablet interface on my Nexus 7. I'm probably not going to keep using this, since I like the huge app ecosystem on Android, so is ...
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Vanilla Android on Nook Touch

I have a Nook Touch and I've followed some rooting instructions and have installed apps from Android Market, but some things about it are still Nook-ish, such as the screensaver. How can I "wipe" my ...
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Flash a smartphone with vanilla Android ROM

Is it possible to flash a smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy SIII or an LG Optimus 4X with a vanilla Android ROM like the one that has been flashed on Galaxy Nexus or Motorola phones (I think)? I am ...
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Reasons for MMS to fail while sending?

I've been trying to send an MMS on a rooted ST17i with the MiniCMSandwich Lite rom but for some reason, I can't send any MMS (no matter how big). It will just say "SENDING" on the messaging app but ...
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What is the difference between AOSP/vanilla and stock? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between an AOSP ROM and a stock ROM? When referring to Android ROMs or kernels (etc.), what is the difference between: AOSP ("vanilla") Stock ...
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Restoring Nexus S to factory everything

I'm running a Nexus S i9020A on CM9 ICS 4.0.3, with a Matrix 1.46. I've found this website which seems to contain a fastboot image. I was wondering if I use the fast boot image on my Nexus S. Would ...
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What is Plain Vanilla Android?

I have an HTC Desire (which I enjoy a lot). However, HTC hasnt updated the device to ICS (they say they will update this year, no specific date). Can I get a plain android version from Google and ...
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In ICS, what differs between use on a phone, and use on a tablet?

Being that ICS is the merging of the phone and tablet versions of Android, what is different in ICS when it is used on a phone from when it is used on a tablet? ** Clarification:** This is referring ...
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How can I send a file wirelessly without bluetooth or a Wi-Fi network in ICS?

I know that one of the new features is WiFi-direct for ICS (noted at the very bottom of the page in the link). Is there a way to leverage this new feature to transmit files from one ICS device to ...
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How to install vanilla Android OS on Kindle Fire? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install vanilla Android on the Kindle Fire? I have a Kindle Fire device and I want to install the vanilla Android OS on it. Please help me how to flush out ...
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How can I install vanilla Android on the Kindle Fire?

I just received my Amazon Kindle Fire and since I am not located within the USA I can't use most of services provided Amazon. So I think the best thing for me would be to install a vanilla (custom) ...
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Getting the features of HTC Sense in vanilla Android?

I've had an HTC Desire for a year or so and am due an upgrade. I'm weighing my options and I'm fairly sure I'm going to go with the Galaxy Nexus. Thing is I've gotten used to HTC Sense and all the ...
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What's the difference between an AOSP ROM and a stock ROM?

I'd like to know what's the difference between these two. What are the Advantages or Disadvantages of using a AOSP ROM vs a Stock ROM? Is it just the Theme/Skin/UI and Bloatware that's different or ...
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What are the features that TouchWiz has that vanilla Android does not have?

What are the features that TouchWiz has that vanilla Android does not have? This question is similar to What are the features that HTC Sense has that stock Android does not have? but for Samsung ...
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What are the features that HTC Sense has that vanilla Android does not have?

What are the features that HTC Sense has that vanilla Android does not have? This question is similar to What are the features that Motoblur has that stock Android does not have? but for HTC Sense.
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What are the features that Motoblur has that vanilla Android does not have?

What are the features that Motoblur has that vanilla Android does not have?
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Buy Android phone, install Android from source, have Nexus S -like experience?

I'm new to Android. I understand that although the Nexus S is built by Samsung that it has a stock standard Android image (whatever that means) and so it considered a "pure" Google phone. If I were to ...
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How do I unlock an Optimus T? Is there a “vanilla” firmware I can use?

I'm an experienced iOS developer, and I just bought my first Android phone, used, on eBay. The phone is carrier locked and I'm looking to swap in my iPhone SIM card. (I have an adapter.) The phone is ...
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Samsung S Galaxy II (i9100): possible with stock Google Android OS?

I'm in the market for a new Smartphone. Except for iPhone's, I'm new in the field and probably have some misconceptions. My first choice was the Google Nexus S, but I was offered a great deal on the ...
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What can I expect from the “Pure Google” Nexus S 4G?

Sprint recently announced that they are going to sell the Nexus S, and that it will be "Pure Google", implying that there will not be any additional carrier fluff on the device. I am considering ...
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How can I get a vanilla Android device?

OK I'm about to buy an Android phone for development, but I will try to keep this question from becoming a shopping recommendation. I want to have vanilla Android on my phone (i.e. not Sense or ...
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How to flash Nexus S (currently on custom AOSP build) with stock Gingerbread by Google (Android 2.3.3)

I have a Nexus S which I have flashed with a custom Android build. Now I need access to the Android Market and some other Google services and therefore I need the stock Android from Google. How can ...
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Rooting & AOSP Android - Howto

I'm about to buy a new Android phone, and I'm looking at the LG Optimus One P500. IMHO it's a little better than comparable models from other brands (eg. Samsung Galaxy Fit), but there's only one ...
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Does it make any sense to use a firmware with HTC Sense or is better to go for plain 2.3 firmware?

I do have HTC Desire HD and I rooted it but I'm not sure how valuable is the HTC Sense package and if it makes "sense" (funny) to use a 2.2 firmware with HTC Sense or just to go for the plain Android ...
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How can I de-brand my phone? (install vanilla Android?)

I bought a cheap handset (XTE San Francisco, 2.1) from the Orange provider. I'm not a regular Orange customer so I had it unlocked so I could use my existing SIM. Orange seem to pre-load their ...
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Benefits of skins as opposed to vanilla Android

Has anyone seen any benefits to using skins such as MotoBlur and HTC Sense as opposed to "vanilla" Android like on the Nexus One? I'm considering getting the Nexus S and this is part of my ...