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Please don't do it, unless you were born with the golden spoon in your mouth. Ok on serious note, flashing different device's ROM to another device, will NOT work. It will brick your device. Once I flashed GT-S5570i ROM on GT-5570, My phone was dead, I thought a small "i" wont matter..But it did. Look Here.


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Even if some apks would eventually work; device drivers, kernel, HAL would be for different peripherals. So, it would be useless and unsuccessful.


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Another option, without wiping any data, is to when an OTA update is available, get the direct link and download the zip file to your PC, download the latest image version of your custom recovery (eg TWRP) and the latest SuperSU zip to your PC connect your device to your PC and reboot into bootloader mode then dirty flash the stock boot, recovery & ...


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To cut a long story short, GAPPS basically provides you with the sync between your device and google services, which otherwise wont be readily available on custom rom running devices.


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You don't need to install Gapps to use Cyanogenmod, you can install it and use it without them. If your real question is "do I need to install Gapps if I want to comfortable install all my favorite apps from the playstore?" then the answer is probably yes.


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Old things tend to stick around. In everyday things (toasters, microwaves etc) there is some kind of software to control the device. That software is installed by the manufacturer and is usually hard to change, in practice read-only. While you can flash the system partition on android, with some electronic devices you needed to and still need to plug in some ...


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Is the hltevzw a build specifically for the Note 3 or all Verizon phones? I just want to be sure before flashing the wrong rom. It's for the Verizon Note 3 only.


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i did the same thing, only i was switching roms from experion to cm 11 and the gapps wouldnt install so i softbricked my f6, follow this link:http://androidcreations.weebly.com/unbrick-unroot-factory-restore-ms500.html and this one for the rom:http://androidcreations.weebly.com/xperion-rom-f6-ms500.html it is a rom based off the metro pcs platform but it ...


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Custom roms must be ported separately for all device models. Installing a wrong ROM on a device even marginally different from the one it's intended for has the potential to brick the device permanently. If you cannot find a ROM made specifically for your device model, you are out of luck.


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It might be a power button issue. when you take the battery out, and put it back in does the phone automatically turn on by itself? or do you have to press the power button to do that? You should turn it back on with the power button, if it turns back on automatically then it means your power button has gotten stuck. What I did was hold it and kept pressing ...


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I would go to the forum section of your device with whatever site you use and find the links for Odin and Samsung's official Kit Kat release for your device and flash that using Odin. Then you will be stock once again then accept the update and all should be fine.


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Is there an upgrade waiting to be installed even? I have 2 ideas: A: Use bluetooth tethering to your phone to get network access B: You could install some basic commandline tools (eg. ssh server / socat / brctl / etc) from http://dan.drown.org/android/ and try to get a working connection via Android-Debug-Bridge's integrated portforwarding feature (maybe ...


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Since you have a .tgz file, I would assume you downloaded the factory image for your device. You cannot use adb sideload with those archives. They are not packaged for that. You note in your comment: The instructions also said to do it as a .zip ...and the instructions are correct. If you find that your environment is deviating from the stated ...


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CyanogenMod - Xperia SP maintainer here. If you are sure about having a Xperia SP then you can safely remove that assert check in the install script of the zip :) you should have the right prop id so you can continue on with normal releases. i've never seen this issue before.


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Try harder to find firmware images for your phone. A factory reset might not work, as it only wipes data and cache partition. The etc folder is in /system/etc, /etc usually just is a link to /system/etc. Therefore you would need an image of the system partiton. Well, if you can't find such firmware, it might not be a device thats common used, and therefore - ...


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Attempt to do a Factory Reset through Settings. I deleted a system file once and it ended up fixing it although my new experience with Android says it might not work. I couldn't find anything online relating to your phone besides reviews, tests, and things along those lines. You are sort of in a pickle here. I'll try to search more for ya.


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The factory image is just the ROM that's on the phone when it leaves the factory. It sounds like you might be thinking about different kinds of ROMs. When you download a stock ROM from the phone's manufacturer (or elsewhere), it usually includes the image for the system partition and one for the stock recovery. In contrast, when you download a custom ROM, ...


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This article made me understand the difference http://www.howtogeek.com/193055/what-is-a-custom-recovery-on-android-and-why-would-i-want-one/ They are the same concept except that that custom recovery allows certain things like introducing custom ROM. Flashboot is the built-in recovery environment of Android which is limited and definitely does not allow ...


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Factory images are not supposed to be flashed in recovery. Instead, you should follow the instructions on the page you linked to. Open the tar file, it's probably just a compressed file, just like a zip. But first, let me point you to some "Custom ROMs" that ARE flashable in recovery: Stock Rastakat Cyanogenmod 12 (unofficial) However, those may all ...


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I have a Y330 myself. I haven't found a custom ROM also. It seems no one is making a custom ROM for it. My advice is to leave it alone since I also haven't been able to find the stock ROM which you can revert to if things go wrong. However if you're really good you can attempt porting your desired Android version.



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