Questions tagged [custom-roms]

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Install Android 4.1 on unknown custom Chinese tablet with X210 processor

I want to install Android 4.1 on a custom tablet running custom hardware and a custom Android 4.0.4 because I need TLS 1.2 to work on it. I understand there is quite a big chance of bricking the ...
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How To Remove Stock AOSP apps [closed]

I'm running Android 10 on a DART-MX8M board and I would like to remove stock apps such as Calendar, Contacts, Email, WebView, etc from my custom ROM. I've tried following old guides that suggest ...
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Formatted bootloader by mistake and phone won't turn on (device: MT6570)

I have a Techno Spark 3 with a MT6570 chip and i used the SP Flash Tool to flash the ROM but i kept getting the error STATUS_PARTITION_NOT_FOUND, so i thought that if i format the bootloader it would ...
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Kinzie - Modify custom rom to enable VOLTE support

I'm a newbie to Android and Custom ROM in general. I was able to flash a workable custom rom (Android 7.0) on my Moto X Force by following steps from xda-developer. So basically the device Moto X ...
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Stuck in system boot loop after TWRP installation

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 and tried installing the custom ROM LineageOS because what could go wrong? Anyways I followed this guide which makes you install TWRP 3.4.0-0 under the Installing a custom ...
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Is it possible to have a custom ROM with a locked bootloader?

I just mention in-advance to please correct me if I'm mistaken on anything, I've a limited tech proficiency. I've a Samsung S9 (Android 10) and I wish to install an AOSP ROM (also on Android 10), but ...
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Samsung Galaxy A20, tried root. No OS installed. Sideload doesn't work

I was attempting to root and flash Havoc OS on my phone. I am in TWRP and I don't have the havoc OS image on my device's storage. All of my device has been wiped and there is no OS there anymore (...
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No OS installed message for specific ROMs

I'm having troubles with installing ROMs. I've been using a custom ROM (crdroid) on my Redmi 5 plus device for quite some time. I have recently decided to give another custom ROMs a try and downloaded ...
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Internal Storage Not showing in andriod

I have oneplus one and I use it for experimental purposes. Yesterday I flashed Lineage OS 17 (andriod 10). It was working fine as I was trying to get Sony Music and Dolby App. After learning my issue ...
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Is it a viable option to modify ROM image directly instead of compiling?

I have an archive of my stock ROM with partition images inside and I have combined sparsechunks into a single images (this specific because it seems that there are various formats with ambiguous ...
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how to to restore apps without reinstalling them after ROM change

I installed a custom rom on my Android phone which is havoc GSI 3.1 I am not happy with certain features that don't work and I would like to go back to the original ROM what is preventing me from ...
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Banking apps not working after flashing OxygenOS

Today I clean flashed OxygenOS OB16 Crocus V2 (Android 10) using OrangeFox Recovery in my Redmi Note 5 pro (whyred). And before this, i was using Pixel Experience Plus (Android 10) and before that ...
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Is the root file different if a custom rom is installed? [closed]

Do I need a different root file if I have installed a custom rom on Android? Who creates root files for devices?
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Galaxy Note 4 “boot loop”?

I'm guessing it's called boot loop from research over the past few hours. I switch it on, it loads the logo and phone introduction screen, the screen goes dark, it resets and then repeats. Charges ...
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How to recover data when everything is locked (FRP, OEM)

Working on recovering data from phones newer than Android 8.1. The situation is this: Customer forgot the lock (pattern/pin/...) Because lock screen can't be opened, OEM is locked. Can't install ...
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How to disable reverse portrait rotation?

I have a rooted Xiaomi redmi note 7 with the latest stable Xiaomi.eu ROM (Android 10) I want to have back the standard Portrait and Landscape Rotation and remove the reversed portrait rotation from my ...
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fastboot stuck on 'booting…'

I am trying to flash my device(Redmi S2/Y2). I unlocked the bootloader and I tried flashing Orange Fox recovery from fastboot. C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot flash ...
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Xiaomi Poco F1 (with Pixel Experience) potentially bricked, this is all it can see. Any help?

The text on screen is: "Þöŵéŕ öƒƒ one two Ŕéšţåŕţ one two Ļöçķðöŵñ one two"
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TWRP failed to install ZIP for Lineage 16 Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 (t03g)

I tried to flash the ROM for Lineage 16 to my Samsung Note 2 N7100 (t03g) with TWRP custom bootloader, but there was an error which was: Installing zip file '/sdcard/lineage-16-20200104-UNOFFICIAL-...
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Can I install replicant on a Galaxy A10e without bricking it?

I'm trying to UnGoogle my phone for privacy/security reasons, and from one source I heard that if you want to use a smartphone, you're better off getting a Pinephone running GrapheneOS / LineageOS. ...
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Can I copy a partition image, modify and then restore it back to android phone?

I've begun to get my dirty hands into custom android ROM. I have a rooted android device without specific TWRP Recovery. I have a question that it is possible to copy a partition image from a android ...
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Can I have multiple accounts in my tablet without the other (idle) account have apps running in the background and consuming memory and power?

I want it to act like how Windows manages accounts; I log in off one account(aka Profile) then it becomes completely shut, and then I log in another.. Not Google's retarded way.. Im down to install ...
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Where can I find the bootanimation.zip in the Evolution X Custom ROM?

So, I wanted to replace the stock boot animation that comes with Evolution X since it is kind of boring, but the problem was that I couldn't find the /system/media/ directory in any root browser or ...
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I can't find the /system/media/ folder in any root browser or TWRP File Manager

I was recently thinking about getting a custom boot animation for my phone, so I installed a root browser and looked for /system/media/ but it wasn't there! I also tried the file manager built into ...
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My phone got bricked by encryption - any ideas how to fix it?

So I wanted to root my Redmi Note 5 pro and install a custom ROM but sadly I bricked it in the process. It started when TWRP (3.3.1-0-whyred) told me to enter a password that didn't exist. Googled it, ...
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Deducing problems using device logs

kinda new to debugging here. I'm running a custom rom on my device and I've started to get random reboots. I wanted to look at logs and find out. But I don't really know what to look for in these logs....
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Custom ROMs: custom vendor vs GSI/DSSI

My device is a Xiaomi Mi 9T and the custom ROMs available for it are either ones using the prebuilt Xiaomi vendor (GSIs/DSSIs) or ones that use a custom one built from source code. What are the ...
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Moto X4 - Stuck on black screen

I was flashing Pixel Experience ROM with TWRP (fastboot boot recovery.img) recovery. The OS did not install on the device: Installing zip file '/external_sd/PixelExperience_payton-10.0-20200130-0358-...
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Gmail app high storage usage

I have installed custom rom on my android device 10 days ago. The rom was official pixel experience from xda for moto x4(payton). Today, I have noticed that Gmail android app have used about 1.2gb as ...
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Bootloop Issue and how to fix them

I'm not good at english, but i'll trying So, my problem is my phone with MT6737M chipset with 3.18.35 kernel version always bootloop when i run any task on TWRP (like installing zip or even backup) ...
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Removing the Chinese text “未写入google key和tee key” watermark on the screen

After flashing a custom ROM, there is a watermark in the top-right of the screen saying 未写入google key和tee key I've googled it and have tried several of the solutions suggested, but none have worked. ...
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Help in Reverting Nokia X RM-980 to STOCK ROM

I have a NOKIA X RM-980 mobile phone and I desired to install a custom ROM on it. I had choose Lovi OS 2.0 Update 1 (Unofficial-LoviOS-2.0pa.zip) + (TWRP-3.0.0-0-normandy-X.img) . After that I ...
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Redmi Note 3 (SD 650)- Boot loop and “could not find 'meta-inf/com/google/android/update-binary' in the zip file” error when flashing custom rom

Flashed TWRP after unlocking bootloader in Redmi Note 3 (SD 650) via fastboot, it's stuck in bootloop. When I try to install Bliss Rom, it shows "could not find 'meta-inf/com/google/android/update-...
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Redmi 5 custom rom major issue

This is my first question in Stack exchange. Please ignore grammatical mistakes. I had MIUI 9.3 installed along with Magisk v.17 in my Redmi 5 and was working fine. I thought of trying Lineage OS 17,...
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Is it possible to access another partition from recovery partition using command line?

Here's a situation: I've got Meizu 5 pro flashed with Flyme 6 which I flashed using TWRP recovery. I made few tweaks of the partitions (deleting and recreating and renaming) and then I wiped data. ...
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How to remove intrusive text from apeearing always on top of the screen on Android?

The message which is shown on the display always, no matter what I do is the following: Dear user, the SIM card you inserted is not compatible, please insert the correct SIM card ! The problem is ...
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samsung j3 pro plus j3119s root function

I have a j3 pro plus Chinese version. And it is like a few years old now, i want it to have a new life other than collecting dust in the drawer. so i want to install custom roms on it, but the ...
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How to install ROM and Gapps through Adb & Fastboot without TWRP support?

I have a Motorola One Macro, I leave the firmaware for you to see what it is, https://mirrors.lolinet.com/firmware/moto/lima/official/ I want to install a ROM according to this site: https://www....
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Upgraded to Android 10 - can't change MAC address

Today I upgraded to Android 10, more precisely to unofficial build of Lineage OS. My phone is Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (whyred). I am used to changing my MAC address, because our school tracks network ...
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I installed some other phones flash file into my phone and my phone is not booting neither detected by pc, help me

Just for experiment I installed some other phones flash file into my phone using sp flash tool, flashing that file succeeded, SP flash tool successfully flashed that file into my device... But when I ...
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fastboot oem off-mode-charge 0 Ressetting back to “1”

Using "Gzosp-rolex-riva-8.1.0.Stable.1.0-UNOFFICIAL-20180622-1133" on "Redmi 4A" Upon Using fastboot oem off-mode-charge 0 its working for ONE TIME only, Once the phone powered on, its getting back ...
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Unable to flash custom ROM using TWRP, successfully installing AOSP extended, rebooting the device. Upon reboot it boots to TWRP instead of ROM

Successfully installed the AOSP Extended image for 'nicklaus'. Whenever I reboot my device to boot my device, instead of booting to the custom ROM my device automatically boot itself into TWRP ...
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If I buy a used and infected android phone, will flashing a new custom recovery and custom ROM make it safe to use?

If I buy a used and infected phone with a expensive spyware on it that the antivirus does not detect or is unable to remove than will flashing a new custom recovery and custom ROM make it safe to use? ...
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System partition locked to read only in Android 10

Help, I don't know what I did but after installing a custom ROM, I noticed that my system partition cannot be mounted as read/write. I tried "mount -o rw,remount /system" command on a terminal ...
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How to recover from recovery boot loop in Galaxy A20?

Everything was fine on my rooted device with magisk, until I flashed a custom recovery (TWRP) on RECOVERY partition. That didn't work, resulting in a message "recovery error validating footer vbmeta" ...
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How to delete some files on unbootable phone with low memory?

I had been ignoring low memory on my android phone (Nexus 6P running copperhead OS) for some time. OS suddenly crashed out of no where and started booting up infinitely. After forcing it to restart ...
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How to reduce internal storage abnormal size on ALE-L21

I have a custom ROM and TWRP and I rooted phone but the OS was installed recently and even without custom ROM , I can clearly see that my internal storage value is huge abnormally because In titanium ...
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/data/system/packages.xml does not update after install/uninstall of apps. Is that expected?

I am using a android board with a custom ROM based on Android 4.4.2. I was trying to override a /system/priv-app/ app by installing an updated version in normal partition. While testing I realised ...
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Android Verified Boot and generation of vbmeta image

I'm in the process of unofficial device bringup, and I'm stuck unable to progress due to Android Verified Boot. As per specification Android Verified Boot can be disabled with the --disable-verity and ...
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[Sony Xperia XZ1]Remapping camera button

Hello {darkness my old friend} I have a Sony Xperia XZ1(G8341) with AOSP GSI What I would kindly like to ask how to map the "dead" camera button to any function Currently the button doesn't work at ...

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