Questions tagged [custom-roms]

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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 can I see unexpected shutdowns / restarts?

Xiaomi Note 9s w/ custom Pixel rom. There appears to be a bug in my phone that randomly restarts it when receiving a text, and upon reboot it disables alarms until I log in again. I thought that I may ...
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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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How do I let an app think that it is installed on the original OS?

I want to use an app (ASN mobiel betalen), but it doesn't let me because it thinks that my phone is rooted. I'm using a Xiaomi Mi 10 lite 5G with a custom rom (crDroid, android 11). It probably knows ...
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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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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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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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