Can I use android sdk to flash a system image to a device? If yes, how to do?

Device: Samsung galaxy note3


Can I install an Android generic system image?.


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The Android SDK contains fastboot for flashing images. But Samsung devices are usually not flashable via fastboot.

Instead you need a software named Odin or for Linux an "Odin clone" named Heimdall exists that can AFAIR also flash firmware images on Samsung devices.

For flashing an "Android generic system image" the current firmware of a device has to be compliant to Googles "Project Treble". There are apps in the Google Play Store that claim to be able to check if a device is "Project Treble" compatible. But I don't have any experience how accurate those apps are.

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