Questions tagged [custom-roms]

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Having a whitelist of install-able apps on a custom Android ROM [closed]

I would like to create a custom Android ROM that has very specific settings. I want to give this custom ROM a list of apps, and the only apps that can be installed on that Android devices should be ...
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How do I install custom rom for my device [closed]

I have mobiistar c1 shine with android 8.1 version , I had rooted my device but I can't find any twrp or custom rom's for my device what can I do now to install custom rom's for my device
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Fastboot devices not showing any device

I have ubuntu installed. I installed adb and fastboot using following commands sudo apt-get install adb fastboot when I run adb devices I can see my device attached and I can fire all adb commands ...
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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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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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Any way to remove Chinese text “google key tee key” water mark?

After flashing a custom ROM, I now have a watermark in the top right of my screen (Screenshot attached). 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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SGH-i257: Custom ROM [duplicate]

As this is my first posting, I hope I'm doing it correctly: I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (AT&T) SGH-i257. The unit is both unlocked (open lock symbol appears on the screen at each start-up) ...
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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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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 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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/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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it has been 15 minutes and my devices is stuck at boot logo after flashing GSI. My device is a J6 plus (J6-10F)

I used phh gsi android 10 and other gsi but it was stuck at the boot logo for fifteen minutes and I tried to clear dalvik and cache but it still does not boot up
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Please help with Stock/Custom Rom for Bluboo s8a

I was trying to root bluboo s8a with TWRP following this tutorial When I reached step 2 of installing the ROM with sp flash tools, the ROM installed up to the end but the phone stopped powering (doesn'...
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Does a live OS or a software like deep freeze exist for android?

Is there any custom live OS that is read only and everytime you restart your phone, every change gets deleted? Or a software like deep freeze for windows? If any such solutions exists than can their ...
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How to make `adb reboot` work like `/system/bin/reboot`?

I have a problem with my device. When I do adb reboot then it stuck on boot in a loop. But, when I do adb shell and then reboot, it works fine. I searched over the internet and understand that both ...
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How can I find out which devices allow installations of up to date custom ROMs easily?

When I purchase an Android phone, I prefer to install a custom ROM on it, instead of using the manufacturer's version of Android. Is there a way for me to quickly figure out if a given phone supports ...
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Trebuchet 10 keeps stopping

So hi. Recently installed the Lineage 17 on my Mi 9T Pro (Raphael). Today my launcher started going crazy and ultimately keeps stopping. Device is rooted. Tried to use Pixel Launcher but it stops ...
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Can't boot into TWRP recovery after flashing custom ROM?

I flashed the latest pixel experience Android Q build for Redmi note 7 pro using the TWRP recovery after unlocking the bootloader. The ROM seems to be working fine and the phone boots into it without ...
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Cannot edit mixer_paths_tasha.xml on android 10

I wanted to edit mixer_paths_tasha.xml to change RX0 value from 84 to 95. I am currently using havoc 3.0 on oneplus 3. Havoc os has low call volume bug which can be rectified by above changes. But ...
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TWRP ask for password - cant mount data partition

I want to install an open ROM like AospExtended on a new Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with stock MUI. To avoid issues with Xiaomi's anti rollback mechanism, I'd like to boot TWRP then copy its image and ...
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What are the pros and cons of running LineageOS? [closed]

Specifically, do Google apps (Maps, Play store) and third-party apps (Skype, Viber, etc.) work as reliably with it as they would with, say, Android One? Or is it more of a hit-and-miss situation?
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Methods to modify Ambient Display

I am trying to modify Ambient Display as the one in my ROM is missing on some features, such as Pick up and Hand Wave gestures. I have researched a bit and found that Ambient display feature(s) ...
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Installing custom ROM on LG G3 D855 stuck on Firmware Update

I tried to install a custom ROM on it but in the end the LG Flash Tool 2014 could not connect to the phone. Currently the phone is stuck on the Firmware Update screen: I tried using LG Flash Tool ...
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Enable and disable system overlays with shell command

I'm trying to create an automatic Dark Mode using Tasker, which would work disabling overlays (to get a default light theme) and enabling others (to get a dark mode). For the light theme I run cmd ...
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How to check if custom ROM supports encryption?

First solution which is coming to my mind is install custom ROM and encrypt /data partition. But it always take time. I'm wondering if there's quicker method like download custom ROM, extract system ...
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High battery drain on Nexus 6P with Pixel Experience

I have a nexus 6P with a fairly new battery (some months). It worked quite well, until I decided to flash Pixel Experience because it is the only ROM I found which supports the 6P with Android P. ...
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How to build LineageOS for a device without official support? [closed]

I have a Mi 8 Lite (platina), for which there is no official LineageOS support. But LineageOS custom ROM for the device is available on XDA. On further research, I can see that vendor files, device ...
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Issue with the installation of a new version of Custom ROM

I try to reinstall a Custom Rom on my phone Infinix Smart 2 X5515 I extrat from to zip file: X5515-H398DEG-GO-180903V166.zip boot.img, recovery.img and system.img and I put these file to the folder of ...
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Accidentally rebooted OnePlus 6 with no OS installed, how to get back to TWRP?

In the process of installing LineageOS on my OnePlus 6 A6003, I accidentally pressed "reboot to system" when there was no OS installed. How can I get back to TWRP? I've tried holding Power+Vol Down ...
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TWRP Updated version for SM-G530T1?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530T1) and I would like to install a version of LineageOS onto it. This is the first time I have ever attempted something like this. I did manage to install ...
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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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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 ...

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