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for questions on the bootloader, which is kind of "BIOS mode" on Android devices

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How to delete Update.APP file from p8 lite

There is low disk space on my mobile and I want to delete this Update.APP file as you can se this file is taking 2.55 GB!!. I tried to delete it but it shows error "Error while deleting the file "...
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BOOTLOADER - USB Device Not Recognized

I am currently using a ROOTED "Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite" tablet and am having issues entering the bootloader. When powered on and connected to a PC, the device is seen in adb using the command adb ...
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Tablet listed under adb devices, but not under lsusb while in recovery

I am working with a Gemini devices GEM1000 tablet, I have performed all the steps to get adb working, and the device shows up under 'adb devices' so I go to the bootloader with 'adb reboot bootloader' ...
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Flashed wrong recovery on a QTAB with no bootloader or fastboot. What can I do?

Hey guys I was just tinkering, and it was stupid of me not to take a backup of any kind. Anyway, QTAB doesn't have a bootloader or fastboot menu. When I try adb reboot bootloader or fastboot, it goes ...
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Error “FAILED (data transfer failure (Value too large for defined data type))” While Flashing Nexus 4

I have a Nexus 4 that was soft bricked during an OTA update. I have tried to flash several factory images to it and every time it gave me the error "FAILED (data transfer failure (Value too large for ...
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Android TV stuck at boot animation after using `reboot bootloader` in terminal emulator

I used reboot bootloader in terminal emulator of my android TV. Since then it's stuck at boot animation. I tried connecting it to my laptop using USB type A male to male cable and USB type A to C as ...
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How to unlock bootloader on samsung devices?

Before you try to install any custom ROM on your device, you need to unlock the phone’s bootloader, which is a code executed before any OS (operating system) launch. The notion of a bootloader is ...
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how to succesfully boot into bootloader/fastboot mode on alcatel 5049z smartphone

I am having issues( i am a "novice" when it comes to unlocking a30 android bootloader with a PC...) with booting into bootloader/fastboot mode on my stock rom--android 7--Alcatel a30(non rooted 5049z?)...
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Can't Factory Reset HTC Desire C

I tried unlocking the bootloader (which I apparently succeeded at.) I then tried rooting it, which I failed at. I just want to reset the phone back to factory settings but when I try to do a factory ...
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How to run adb and fastboot commands from Termux?

Is it possible to run adb and fastboot commands using Termux terminal emulator? I am wanting to run commands from one Huawei T3 7 to another using USB/OTG cable. Need to unlock bootloader but have no ...
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Can't access Recovery Menu Milestone a853

I'm trying to flash a Cyanogenmod 7.1.5 on my Motorola Milstone A853. I can access the Bootloader (version 90.74) and started RSDLite 5.7 and used a base sbf file, which flashes normally. When I ...
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best opensource Android for Huawei MediaPad M5 [duplicate]

I have a Haewei Mediapad M5 tablet (model BAH2-W19). Android 8.0.0 with a logitech bluetooth keyboard I am a 60 years old Linux guru (using Linux since 1993, Unix since 1987, coding Bismon, with a ...
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HP Slate 21 Won't Boot and Recovery Doesn't Work

My stock HP Slate no longer boots. It stops at the HP logo / Powered by Android splash screen. I've tried all of the solutions typically available to this device like resetting with the power turned ...
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ADB can discover devices but not fastboot

I've searched on the web about this problem and it's usually solved by installing the appropriate drivers. Problem is I'm on a Mac. When I plug in my device, it can be discovered when I run adb ...
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Is Multi-Boot Possible in Android?

Can you replace the bootloader of Android to create a UEFI-like environment where you can Multi-boot into another Operating System? I've seen several off-brand phones do this but I'm unsure how they ...
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Does Android Have a BIOS? [duplicate]

I'm unsure about this one but this is another one of the burning questions I have on the top of my head. Does Android have a BIOS? If not, how does it boot up? What is the software that actually boots ...
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Can't boot into custom recovery on Cyanogenmod 12.1

After installing Cyanogenmod 12.1 on my LG G2 (d800) I'm unable to boot into custom recovery. If I use Cyanogen to boot into recovery, my phone just turns off and I can't turn it on for several ...
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How can I update the fastboot driver for my Sony Xperia device

I Need to unlock the bootloader of my Sony xperia m2 dual. It's currently in stock. As soon as I connected my device in fastboot mode by pressing volume up button and connecting the USB cable my ...
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Canot enter TWRP recovery because of “fastboot erase userdata”

I want to flash a new ROM for my Android phone. I clean data by fastboot erase userdata but after that, I can not enter TWRP recovery because can not mount /data I tried fastboot format userdata ...
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Unlocking bootloader and rooting lg phoenix 4

I recently purchased an lg phoenix 4 (I'm-x210apm) it is 8.1.0 oreo ive been trying to unlock the bootloader but cant seem to do it. Ive tried just about every method ive found on the internet but ...
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Orange state: can't boot into fastboot after bootloader unlock (REALME 1)

Can anyone help me with this? I unlocked my bootloader successfully. But after that, when I am trying to get into fastboot mode, I am not able to do so. Whenever I run adb reboot fastboot, phone ...
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Format Preloader and reflash (mtk6582) Sp flashtools

The problem is that spflash tools says: "PTM changed for the ROM: It must be downloaded." The solutions are, download the preloader.bin (not work for me), and format all + download.... but I want ...
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How to re lock bootloader on samsung galaxy s5?

I have Unlocked Rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 recently it has been giving me a lot of issues and I want to send it to Samsung for repair meant. I understand that once you root your device you loose the ...
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How to boot into a android device with usb stick with android on it [duplicate]

I am going to make use of Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and will develop custom android. But I want to test it on my tablet too. The problem is I don't know how to do it. Is there any BIOS like ...
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How to disable bad RAM addresses and fix bad storage blocks?

The symptoms which device presents are: Restarts randomly with a previous freeze of a few of seconds (this is becouse of /proc/sys/kernel/panic is set to 5). Sometimes with a blue filled screen. Even ...
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What is the name of android's equilivent to UEFI?

Sorry if this is a dumb question. I'm having the hardest time finding the name of android's analogue of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. Maybe they are specific to each manufacturer? I am ...
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How do i install firmware or recovery menu when android smartphone reboots every 5 seconds? [duplicate]

I tried to install TWRP to TP-LINK Neffos C5A and phone started to reload every 5 seconds. Now i just want it to work. So, i tried to enter some menu (Volume UP + Power, Volume DOWN + Power, Volume ...
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How to install android on a blank phone? [duplicate]

Say I have a phone that I have wiped completely (all storage on the device has no data on it). Is there any way to install android on a phone without using a bootloader? like can I take an android ISO ...
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Android Bootloop No recovery mode - only viberation

Phone: Huawei honor 3c I downloaded Emotion UI 3.0 for "probably" the wrong set form here offical site.But it was installed properly. Then there was an update of same emotion UI, which on ...
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Need help unlocking my bootloader on HTC Desire 310

EDIT: It has failed with a too many links error This christmas I was treated to a HTC Desire 310 and I am trying to root it which I understand needs the bootloader unlocked. That is where my issue ...
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Install android on non-booting XT1033 (Moto G 1st gen) - USB debugging not enabled

I have a Moto G (XT1033) running Android 5.0.2 that went out of charge one day. It then decided to boot into a black screen - i.e. I can see the Motorola splash screen (animation) but all I get after ...
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How to upgrade HBOOT from 0.80.0007 to 1.01.0001

I own an HTC Wildfire with HBOOT version 0.80.0007 and S-On. How do I upgrade to HBOOT 1.01.0001? Can anyone give me a nudge in the right direction? I've been racking my brains for the last few days, ...
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Android x86 won't boot with GRUB 2 - stuck at Detecting Android x86

I recently installed Android x86, using ~~99 GB free space on an old drive, partitioning it into /dev/sdb3. After reinstalling grub (accidentally selected "yes install grub" in the installation menu),...
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How to Check if a Bootloader Allows SD Card Booting?

Would like to make bootable mSD cards for my Android devices. How do I Check if Android Bootloader Allows SD Card Booting?
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Moto G stuck on the screen “Warning bootloader unlocked”

I'm trying to solve a problem that is affecting a Moto G 2014 XT1069 device. What happened is that the device did shutdown, then when trying to power it up again, it stayed stuck on the Motorola logo ...
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I can't unlock bootloader on fly fron linux

My OS is majaro linux. My phone is fly nimbus 8. I tried to unlock bootloader on it. I followed the instruction. First I go to the Dev mod then enable OEM unlock and USB debugging. Second I typed: ...
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unable to go into fastboot on LG phone

I have been told that LG phones are painful to get into fastboot but i didn't realize it was impossible. I have the LG K8 2017 (LG-M200n) and I have tried all: #adb devices shows the device is listed, ...
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How to unroot and lock bootloader in HTC desire 820?

I have unlocked the bootloader with windroid, then I flashed TWRP recovery, then I flashed supersu zip file through TWRP to root my phone. Now I want to Unroot and relock the bootloader, but when I ...
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Unlocking Bootloader to wipe internal storage

I know that unlocking bootloader does wipe the /data partition. However, can it also wipe the /storage partition and others, too?
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How do I unfreeze my LG L15G sunrise?

I keep trying to turn it on and at first it just got stuck in a boot loop, so i factory data reset it and after the reset when it boots itself up it freezes on the LG powered by android screen. I have ...
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Is there anything like live CD for android phones?

We can go into recovery mode in android phones, which is usually home+volume up+power for samsung phones This answer says that the recovery mode is like a simple OS that the device boots into. This ...
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How to install a 64bit gsi

I know, to some people, this question may seem illogical, but I have tried every possible solution available. I want to flash a 64 bit AOSP phusson's GSI in my Redmi S2, which has stock 32 bit OS, ...
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Unlocking Bootloader Moto G Unable to bootup

I have been trying to unlock the bootloader on my Moto G 3rd Gen, so I can install TWRP Custom recovery and flash a new system image, as my phone will not boot up at all (including recovery mode). I ...
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My Moto X Play(lux XT1563) won't boot to system

Every time I try booting into the recovery, the screen goes black and then goes back to the bootloader. This is what happens step by step: To check if it's connected fastboot devices Goes to twrp, ...
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How do I change the bootloader splash screen for LG Stylo 2 MS550?

OK, I have an LG Stylo 2 MS550 originally flashed for the Metro PCS carrier with a stock Android 7 ROM. I've re-flashed the phone with a lineage custom OS ROM to Android 7.1.2. I've also flashed ...
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How to completly disable “unfortunately, (Example App) has stopped working” Permanently

Hey Guys, How's it Going? So I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337, ATT locked, which means I cannot unlock the bootloader. I have gained root access and am trying to permanently delete every Samsung ...
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How to unlock bootloader on nexus from bootloader/PC command line

I have a nexus 5X phone, which needs a factory reset to fix it's infinite boot loop. The problem is that the bootloader says DEVICE STATE - locked. Is it possible to fix this?
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Is it possible to install a custom Android ROM if the bootloader is locked?

Suppose the bootloader of an Android device is locked. Is there any way to install a custom ROM without unlocking the bootloader? If yes, then how?
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Will flashing a custom ROM brick my Huawei while the bootloader is locked?

I have a huawei device(Huawei G Play mini). Since huawei stopped providing BL unlock codes, i never got to unlocking it. I flashed TWRP through flashify and it worked fine with a locked BL and later ...