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 it into any other SM-T210 device. Is this possible? How can I do it?

Thanks for the help.

  • The second half is not the big deal. The first half is. To retrieve it, you'd need a custom recovery. So after that, it's most likely not stock anymore...
    – Izzy
    Jul 21 '14 at 16:12
  • @Izzy No, he can retrieve it using ADB. Like adb pull /system for the ROM. Custom recoveries take a backup of everything, including data, which I think is not what @Storo wants to get flashed as well.
    – dantis
    Jul 22 '14 at 10:55
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    Apart from the fact that adb pull wouldn't have access to everything without root: how to get that back to the "other device" then? Don't try adb push, won't work without root ("read-only file system"). Storo explicitely wrote flash it into any other SM-T210 device, which means he needs an image, if I'm not getting things wrong here. // However, that's a pretty grey area for this site, very close to "building a custom ROM" (one of our closure-reasons).
    – Izzy
    Jul 22 '14 at 13:19
  • Hmm, you're right. It's possible to get a firmware image from SamMobile and extract it using some ext4 imaging tool. Also, flashing on "any other X device" may either refer to using recovery (which is more likely) or using firmware flash tools, like Odin.
    – dantis
    Jul 24 '14 at 22:18

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