Questions tagged [custom-roms]

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Install/replace default android audio decoder - Play Hi-res audio

I want to be able to playback hi-res audio files on my device without being tied to a specific application. According to this spec page on GSMArena the device should be able to play 32-bit audio files....
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How to PreRunning preloading pretesting custom/stock ROM in android virtual machine on mobile device

Question How to PreRunning preloading pretesting custom/stock ROM in android virtual machine on mobile device I Have many custom android custom rom (android 6,7,8,9,10,11) availabale for my device ...
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Building Pixel 4a kernel [closed]

I'm trying to build my custom sunfish kernel on pixel 4a, note that the system is unlocked and rooted via "Magisk", After building success (for test I didn't change anything on kernel source)...
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How which custom android OS stock rom version (7-12) virtually pre load/check/test have adoptable storage format sd card as internal storage option

question which custom android OS stock rom version (6,7.1,8.1,9.1.10,11,12.1) and how to virtually (VM) pre load pre check test have adoptable storage format sd card as internal storage option the ...
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How to build ROM | Error while building rom [closed]

sorry if you cant understand what is saying. my English is bad i don't have any idea about rom building i found a build guide at Pixel Experience wiki and Pixel Plus UI i wanted to build Pixel Plus UI ...
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Cannot connect to 2G/3G networks using Android 11-based custom ROMs

I've tried Android 11-based ROMs, such as BlissROM, HavocOS, and crDroid, on Redmi 4X (santoni), but none of them could connect my phone to 2G (GSM) or 3G (WCDMA) networks. I've confirmed that the ...
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How to execute Android verified boot during first boot after updating OS in Android

I need to execute AVB (Android verified boot) during first boot after updating Android OS. BOARD_AVB_ENABLE = true is already present in the mk file device/hikey/common/BoardConfigCommon.mk in the ...
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How do I upgrade my Alcatel Idol 4s (6070O) from Android 6.0.1 to a newer firmware? [duplicate]

I have an old Alcatel Idol 4s laying around which is on Android 6.0.1 and I was wondering if there's any way to upgrade it to Android 7 or 8? I tried every single method I could find but no luck. ...
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Checking if my second hand Android phone is safe: am I right?

First of all, I know that this question has been asked before, but I'd like to hear if the way I'm checking my "new" phone is safe. I know I'm probably overthinking things, but I just would ...
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Device Unable to Boot, Error - mdtp image is corrupted

I am trying to install a custom on my Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite (first timer). However, I am facing a difficulty as my phone is showing me the error "Device Unable to Boot, Error - mdtp image is ...
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In an attempt to install custom rom on my lenovo k6 note ,i have baked up using entire phone using adb backup , how can i restore my phone

in an attempt to install custom rom i wiped my OS on my lenovo k6 note now its not starting but it is going into twrp recovery mode. is there any way to flash stock rom or any other OS i have tried ...
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TWRP crashes on Redmi Note 8 Pro after custom rom

I tried to root my phone and succeeded without any errors, then I wanted to try installing a Custom ROM(lineageOS), I did it via TWRP(I forgot to reinstall TWRP before rebooting) then I tried to boot ...
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Change Chinese Gionee S10B to Global version

I think my Gionee S10B was made for Chinese consumers. It has lots of functions for Chinese customers in Chinese writing, but I am not Chinese and it is not really cool seeing lots of Chinese on my ...
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Can I flash a custom fastboot mode image on a Samsung device to boot custom devices without tripping Knox

I'm a noob and don't even know if these are seperate images, but I do know that Samsung has no fastboot mode as it is stuck entering it and instead has a download mode. The question is, can I still ...
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Android SM-A01F5 Stuck on boot loader

after attempting to flash the device using Odin3 I've got an issue. got a Samsung SM-A01F5 Device which has the following issues: Can't enter Download Mode Can't use FastBoot to flash the device ...
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Will the fastboot boot ramdisk command boot a coreboot ramdisk to boot from usb/ sd card without mods?

Of course it has to be signed and not exceed a size-limit, but I think that custom roms or os's should come to a bigger audience without the limiting security and guarantee risks, disabling the ...
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Why does GrapheneOS use signify instead of PGP to sign their releases (GPG, cryptographic signatures)?

Why is it that the GrapheneOS (Android ROM) project crypographically signs their releases with signify instead of PGP? The install documentation for GrapheneOS instructs the user to install the ...
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Generic approach to get Ethernet working on android

Is there a generalised approach to getting Ethernet cable networking to work on (preferably) recent Android versions with minimum fiddling? I've looked at other similar questions but they focus on pre-...
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Why is it possible to re-lock the bootloader after installing a custom ROM (on some devices)?

As I understand it, if an Android device’s bootloader is locked (fastboot oem lock), it should check the installed system on boot to verify that it’s signed with some (the manufacturer’s?) signing ...
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Replicant in QEMU virtual machine

I need an Android virtual machine to run an app I don't want to install in my device. I managed to install Android-x86 in QEMU, but I'd like to use Replicant instead. So, the question is: is it ...
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strange Bluetooth behaviour across different Android devices

one Sony bluetooth headset ( and that's not the only one there are some other branded ones as well with the same behaviour ) will perfectly connect to a mobile phone ( AT &T ) with both profiles (...
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Mobile data enabled but not network access

Until recently I was using ViperOS on my Redmi 4a. I couldn't send or receive MMS, but mobile data worked fine. Then I changed the operator (French operator Prixtel with Orange), and mobile data didn'...
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Salvage Android Phone as Linux-Server (radio/wifi hardware broken)

My device has hardware problems with radio/wifi. Hence it's not possible to use sim-card or wifi. That also makes it restart frequently. Now it's useless as a phone. So I am trying to turn it in a ...
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Is it possible to install Android Gingerbread on a Galaxy Nexus?

I have an old Samsung Galaxy Nexus from years ago and I was wondering whether it's possible to flash an older Android version like Gingerbread on it using a custom ROM. Since it was originally ...
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Problem with ported ROM and bluetooth keyboard

I've successfully ported a Marshmallow rom to an old tablet that was running Kitkat. Almost everything works ok, but I can't pair a bluetooth keyboard I need to use. The tablet can pair with other ...
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Redmi 4X (santoni): Abruptly shuts down just before booting into OS

Here's a TL;DR - I can't boot into my OS,phone shuts down after being in boot screen for some time but I can boot into fastboot and recovery. I flashed another custom ROM after formatting my device ...
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Resize /system partition on Galaxy note 3 SM-N9005

I am trying to resize the partition /system using the parted and gdisk commands. But none of these commands succeed in changing mmcblk0 partitions after execution. The things I do are as follows: ...
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If both Android and Chrome OS are based on Linux, why is it not possible to install Chrome OS on an Android device? [duplicate]

I've been searching online for a way to install Chrome OS on an Android tablet and every single answer I've come across so far is "No". Why is it not a possibility? Both operating systems ...
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Is it possible to corrupt the bootloader from within the System / ROM?

I had a previously working Pixel 3XL, running Dirty Unicorns (flashed in December). I hadn't touched the bootloader / fastboot since then, but just a couple of days ago, I rebooted the phone and it ...
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Upgrade Android on a really old tablet (SM-T210)

I've recently been given a free tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (SM-T210) and I want to experiment with custom ROMs and related stuff on it. Since there is no official support for it and it still ...
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MTP unlocked by default - How to lock it?

I have a Samsung j730f and currently I am using a custom ROM and if I plug my phone into a computer (even with the screen locked), I can access to my data. Please help me: how can I lock the MTP?
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My galaxy M10s stuck on download mode showing 'error verifying vbmata image'. Samsung galaxy M107f

I had rooted my galaxy m10s with eftsu to fix Imei NG status. then I wiped EFS but no longer started, just stack on samsung logo even if i wipe data. then I locked bootloader in download mode. and now ...
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Samsung bootloader unlock but failed to flash custom rom

I go to Settings > About Phone > Software Information then tap the Build number 7 times to enable Developer Options. Then I connected my device to the internet and go to Settings > Developer ...
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secure custom ROM for galaxy A50

I have a mallware infection on my A50 and I was going to flash a stock ROM back on it. On the other hand, there might be other options that give more functionality or security. Perhaps even a custom ...
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Can't format SD card as internal storage

Today I installed my first custom ROM (Lineage OS 17.1, official page) on my old Motorola phone (Moto G3 Turbo edition, XT1516). Everything great until I wanted to format my SD card as internal ...
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Can Easter Egg prove phone has Stock Android 10 ROM?

I purchased a brand new LG-K51. I previously had a cyber stalker who had control of every device I owned for over 2 years. (I didnt realize my laptop was affected & continued to plug every new ...
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Infinix Hot 8 bricked. No OS, No recovery

I think i bricked my phone, my phones model number is "Infinix Hot 8 X650C". I've no OS installed, No Recovery Mode Installed. Also fastboot and adb can't recognise my device on PC. What to ...
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Needing help to find a Custom ROM [closed]

I've had my "Moto G8 Power Lite" for a few months, and I am craving to customise. But I cant find any custom ROMs, even after hours of searching. I found this - Where can I find stock or ...
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AOSP x86 adb secure

I'm trying to build a custom ROM with secure access via adb. My goal is to secure the android image so that it can only be accessed with a certain adb RSA key pair. When I build AOSP with 'user' ...
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Is it possible to get vendor-specific files (e.g. drivers) from a phone and use them in combination with AOSP?

I was wondering whether it's possible to get these files, because to use AOSP on a device, you need these even just to boot. They aren't publicly available from some vendors (IIRC Google provides them?...
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Should I choose a custom ROM with or without GApps?

This may be considered an extension of a question I recently posted. Does an appstore like F-Droid offer the same variety as the Google Play Store? What if I need a Google app(like the appstore,maps,...
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Updater process ended with ERROR: 1 [TWRP]

I was using Pixel experience 10.0 on Redmi 5A (Riva) and I decided to clean install Pixel experience 11.0 today. But I'm getting the following error on TWRP. Installing zip file '/sdcard/Pixel ...
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What is the screen customization alternative for LineageOS?

If you ever used Resurrection Remix ROM you see in the Settings app there's a Customization part where you can make some tweaks like add some buttons on navbar or maybe add a extra home/return button ...
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Android one install

After wondering for a lot of years I recently got a fair idea on what is the difference between stock android, android one and many other custom rom. Now I want to play around with it and was thinking ...
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How to enable treble support in old devices?

Today, I am back to challenge you all. As you would have guessed from the question title, this post is to know about enabling treble support on old phones. Of course, there are a lot of guides on the ...
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HELP getting preinstalled apps running, or get apps working in System/app

I'm trying to get preinstalled apps to work, ideally in their own preinstall folder, but also trying to install as a system app, adding to system/app the app installs after flashing & opens the ...
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Verifying a (custom) ROM signature

Android ROMs and also Android custom ROMs are typically cryptographically signed. Most users will only recognize this if they try to install a ROM and the signature verification on-device fails. For ...
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Custom rom can I trust? Can I install pure android instead?

I have a "galaxy tab E" device, it is old in years, but it is quite new because I don't use it very often. The problem is, it has android 4.4.4. I notice it has a custom rom to install ...
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How to emulate any android version in linux?

i was trying to emulate Android 5.0 (LRX21T) in linux, i downloaded the rom but i didn't find any good emulator, there is anyone that supports any version of android ? is that possible ?
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How to increase the size of the system partition?

I have an old Google pixel 1 and I was trying to install a GSI but I get this a message on TWRP saying Size of image is larger than target device, so I went to wipe > advanced wipe > selected ...

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