Questions tagged [custom-roms]

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Galaxy S10e stuck on boot screen - cannot get into download mode or recovery

I have Galaxy S10e (beyond0lte), which had crDroid 11 installed. I flashed the latest stock firmware, then TWRP 3.7.0.0 patched with Magisk 25.0 using Odin and was able to get into TWRP. In TWRP I ...
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Is it possible to build custom rom without using android source? [duplicate]

I want to apply on samsung galaxy mobiles. Is it possible to build custom ROM or kernel without android source? I mean not using android source in some parts.(not entire) If i could, would it work on ...
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How to flash something if the data partition is encrypted?

Problem The data on my phone is encrypted and I do not know how to flash something without decrypting it by using Disable Force Encryption. When the data partition is decrypted I can just copy a file ...
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Is there a clever way to know when my phone was rooted?

Also whether my ROM is stock ROM and never been modified or artificially installed stock ROM I googled a lot but no one know how to know it.
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Differences between rooting and custom rom

Both have permission to change data, system partition. Are they same? I mean which one can modify more area? Or both can change just same area ?? No more no less? What about custom kernel?
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Can virus (spy) apps install custom firmware (custom ROM) in a rooted Android phone?

I heard spy apps can root Android phones. If the phone is rooted and spy apps are installed, can spy apps install a custom ROM in that Android phone?
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Opening iptables for initial Android setup blocks connectivity

I installed an AOSP Android 12 based ROM with root. I set up a simple custom stateful iptables firewall to block all connectivity except for a browser. I connect to WiFi and there is no internet. This ...
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how to make Samsung j3 with 8G rom usable

I have a Samsung j3 phone with 8g internal rom, 16g sd card and Android 5.1. It is in excellent condition. Recently "storage is running out" errors started appearing, and even services ...
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How to install an custom ROM for android car head unit?

I'm trying to install a custom rom on my Lenovo D1 head unit but since it doesn't have physical buttons i'm struggling to get my device in to recovery mode. The reason I'm trying this is my device is ...
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Charging problem in lineageOS 17.1 galaxy J7 elte

I have installed lineageOS 17.1 on galaxy J7 elte. Charging speed is very low. First time I plugged the charger, in 87% charging stoped and second time in 80%. It was showing charging symbol in the ...
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Would I break anything by installing another build of the same custom OS, but with a different signature, using a custom recovery tool?

I am about to get a device for which, so far, only an unofficial LineageOS build exists. A merge request to officially support this device is underway, but as always with LineageOS, no ETA. A bunch of ...
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How do hackers change (mask) IMEI numbers?

Recently, I saw a "Google Pixel 3XL" with a seller, and he claimed that its IMEI number had been changed. When I asked, how did he know that? He said this is because of the "Magisk"...
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Install new Android OS? [duplicate]

I bought a new Chinese phone which they said I could use with T-Mobile. The IMEI was not acceptable by T-Mobile. It is supposed to be Android 12, but when I try to download (WiFi) some apps from ...
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Locating the initramfs partition on Android 4.4

I would like to modify the init.*.rc files on an Android 4.4 TV box (rooted). I saw many tutorials saying that i should dump the boot partition, unpack+edit file+repack and reflash it back. I looked ...
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How to Create a Virtual Machine on Android that Acts Identical to a New Phone?

I'm trying to create a vm/second OS on my phone because I need to install a program that can only be installed when booting up a phone after a factory reset. However, all of the vms I've tried open ...
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Flash custom ROM via EDL

I trying to find any way to flash custom ROM or some images on locked bootloader via EDL (device is Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro, kenzo). I downloaded stock developer fastboot-EDL ROM and modified recovery....
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64 bit ROM on arm-v7

I'm not finding a stable Lineage armeabi-v7 ROM for my Moto G6. All I found was a 64 bit Lineage ROM meant for another codename (my phone's codename is "Ali". The 64 bits phone seems to be &...
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How can I get root or TWRP without being able to enter any recovery?

I have a phone running Android Marshmallow (6) and apps constantly crash. Most apps I would like to use do not support Android 6. I would like to update to a custom ROM or a newer version. adb and ...
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Error while unlocking bootloader | FAILED (remote: 'Unlock failed - Err:0xffffffff')

I was trying to unlock the bootloader of an old Redmi Note 4x, Downloaded fastboot and adb. I first enabled developer option and turned on USB debugging. I tried finding OEM unlock option which was ...
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Aurora Store - App search turns up empty

This happens in my Calyx OS. When I search for example Google Authenticator app in the aurora store it does not show up at all. I've tried the following: Messing with the filters, thought they were ...
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Run custom ROM on emulator/VM

Before I want to begin, I know this question has been asked, but I only found old answers or not really what I was looking for. So, I want to build a custom ROM, and I'm sort of a beginner and I'm ...
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How to repack a system.new.dat.br with open source command line tools?

We can decompress a system.new.dat.br and then convert to an img, like this: brotli --decompress system.new.dat.br -o unpacked_system.new.dat sdat2img.py system.transfer.list unpacked_system.new.dat ...
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Could anyone identify this crDroid ROM?

Found some third-party crDROID 7.11 build that works flawlessly on my phone, g530FZ. However, I couldn't find it listed on any credible sources (such as XDA). Anyone else used this rom or saw any ...
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How to update Android version of old phone

I have an old tablet(Lenovo Phab 2) with Android 6. I need to upgrade the Android version to 7 or heigher to run some special app for my business. I checked TWRP and Lineage OS. There were some ...
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How to install custom ROM on Android after increasing system partition?

I wanted to install a GSI image on Redmi Go, but the GSI image size was 2 GB and the system partition on the device is 1.3 GB, so I followed this guide to increase the system partition. I increased ...
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crDroid strange Always On Display behaviour?

I'm using crDroid 7.12 based on A11 on my Poco M2 Pro (codename miatoll). Everything works as it should, except for Always On Display. AOD does its job fine for the first few minutes, and then the ...
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MI Redmi 2 stuck on Black Screen and not booting into Fastboot or recovery mode

sometime ago I installed Linage OS 17.1 on my MI Redmi 2 (1GB) and also resized my system partition to 2.00GB and after some time I faced some auto-restarting problems then I decided to install the ...
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If I want to switch my stock ROM with a custom ROM, what partitions will be rewritten?

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4x (mido) with the stock ROM installed – never flashed another ROM. I have bootloader unlocked, TWRP (3.6.0.9-0), and root access with Magisk. I have also made a NANDroid ...
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Can't flash TWRP image on Moto E5+

I try to install a custom ROM on my Motorola Moto E5+. To do that, I'm following this tutorial (and check what is said online on the tools used): https://www.getdroidtips.com/lineage-os-17-motorola-...
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Fastboot recognizes device but unable to flash (stuck with no output)

I'm trying to flash a custom ROM on my Android smartphone using fastboot. When trying to flash the recovery, the command does not output anything and is stuck. ./fastboot flash recovery recovery.img ...
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I'm unable to repack system.img after extraction

I extracted system.img of my rom using MTK extractor and edited a app then tried to repack but it failed. MTK extractor says system_unpack/file_contexts:No such directory found. Can anyone please tell ...
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Why don't new android versions work out-of-the box on non-Google phones? [duplicate]

You can install desktop OS's on basically any device... Why don't new android versions work unless customizations are made for the specific device model?
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Bootloop and inaccessible recovery mode. Fastboot stops when connected to PC

I have ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2. I installed Pixel Experience and recently tried to update it, but it stuck in a boot loop. My bootloader is unlocked and the device is not rooted. Also, the Recovery ...
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Can anyone help me install a Custom OS on this old tablet?

I have an LG G Pad™ 7.0 LTE that I got as a gift and I want to install a Custom Rom such as LineageOS on it. The only problem is that I do not know how to do this on a somewhat old tablet such as ...
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upgrade ROM for my asus zenpad 3s tablet [duplicate]

I have this old tablet asus zenpad 3s Z500M running Android 7. I use it for reading and browsing or watching small clips however it become very slow and I am worried that it stopped receiving any ...
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Redmi 9 Prime hard bricked

I will explain every step I took till this point to maybe help explain the situation I ran into multiple problems from today's evening The first was the drivers i guess, I tried to unlock the phone (...
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Do anybody know how to install twrp in Infinix Smart 2 X5515F

I've been trying to install custom ROM on my device.So first I went to install TWRP. My device is Infinix Smart 2 X5515F. I followed the steps from this website. I'vd downloaded the TWRP file for my ...
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FORTIFY: pthread_mutex_destroy called on a destroyed mutex

I own the LG G4 (Snapdragon 808 based device). All files reference in my post are shared here. I'm trying to get the camera working in Q, however, I get major issues with the camera daemon crashing. ...
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Converting images to ext4 format and back creates bad flash file

I am trying to create a Rockchip custom ROM by getting an existing custom ROM, unpackaging it, making small modifications, then packaging it back up again. There is a problem with me converting the ...
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How to update pocof1 mobile running on pixel experience android 10 to latest version?

Currently, my mobile pocof1 is running on pixel experience ROM Android version 10 but I was unable to update to the latest version as I didn’t get any OTA updates, but on the pixel experience website ...
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Extracting the a system app from stock OTA, then installing it on a custom ROM

I'm using a OnePlus 9 Pro running crDroid v7. The OnePlus 9 Pro is made in conjunction with Hasselblad, they provide a better camera and accompanying app that utilizes the camera to it's full ...
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Extracting ROM from android phone, how does flashing work?

For a project, I need to get the ROM of a specific android device. I cannot find it online(obscure manufacturer, makes mostly PDA's), so I have to extract it myself. I've seen ways of doing this using ...
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installing a language rom file for the same phone but a different build number

so i just want to install another language rom for my phone since it doesn't originally have it now i found several files for my phone but the one that is available for my phone with my build number ...
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Why does my phone not find appex when I flash gsi?

Every Time I flash a gsi be it a only or A/B gsi. it doesn't boot. Twrp recovery reports that Evey time I flash a gsi system my device doesn't have have Apex in system_root/Apex when I flash the stock ...
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rom on Xperia E4g instead of E1

Im trying to install lineage os in Xperia E4g E2003 but I can't find It. I want to flash and E1 rom but im not sure if It Is going to work.
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I need help unlocking my bootloader on my galaxy note 9 sm-n960u using kali linux 2021.4

I need help unlocking my bootloader on my galaxy note 9 sm-n960u using kali linux 2021.4 iv'e tried window and android to unlock bootloader so that's why i am asking with help doing it with linux it ...
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how to install OTA updates on TWRP rooted stock image

I have a stock ROM Android 10 on which I installed TWRP recovery and magisk root now my stock ROM after quite some time offered an OTA update , and it will not install ,obviously ,via TWRP. my ...
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How to unlock view get app info "Move app to SD card" option locked missing in android 5.1.1

Question :-How to unlock view get app info "Move app to SD card" option locked missing in android 5.1.1? I have two mobiles of same company with different model both having same os android 5....
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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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