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Why compiled zImage has different type of stock zImage

After i compiled my kernel, I extracted Image.gz and ran binwalk on this file, and got this output: DECIMAL HEXADECIMAL DESCRIPTION -----------------------------------------------------------...
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Bootloop due to permission denied error with custom product EROFS partition

I am trying to build a custom product partition from the stock ROM of my device and have gotten it to boot the kernel with the correct mkfs.erofs and lpmake settings, as below: mkfs.erofs product.img -...
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Can anyone help me install a Custom OS on my old cell phone?

I have an old cell phone called LG Sunset™ LTE (L33L) that I want to completely degoogle. It is an old phone that I bought in 2013(?) that I want to install a Custom OS on. I know GrapheneOS will not ...
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Accidentally formatted system partition, only able to access bootloader

I'm using Redmi Note 9S with the official LineageOS custom rom and recovery. A few hours ago, I shut down my phone as to silence it before an exam. After that I could no longer boot up my phone. Every ...
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Bootloop after lpunpack super image and repack with lpmake

I have a Poco X6 Pro phone, I wanted to edit the device partitions to remove some bloatware apk. I backed up the super.img partition with dd in termux. If I flash the super.img with fastboot flash ...
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Samsung Galaxy Young GT-S5360 has Android 7 but Api 10 using custom rom

I have installed android 7 successfully using a custom rom and wanted to install some apps but noticed that most apps needed an api higher than 10. The weird thing is that android 7 normally has api ...
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Whether data recovery after flashing custom ROMs needs a copy of eMMC as a whole

The common guide for Android data backup and recovery is to make a copy of userdata, while I noticed that after flashing CM ROM all my devices (Oppo Find 7 MSM and Meizu Meilan2 MTK) contents of /dev/...
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KernelSU module for /product partition

I own a Pixel 8 Pro which runs EvolutionX ROM; I also rooted it with KernelSU. Now I would make a module that replaces some UI sounds. I noticed that these sounds are placed in /product/media/audio/ui ...
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App doesn't start with root. Can't find cause

I am running a rooted Galaxy S20 with BeyondROM 6.3 and Magisk 27.0. My banking app is working fine after I enabled hiding the Magisk app and adding my banking app to the deny list. Now the problem is ...
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Difference between GSI ROMs

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 (SM-T330NU) supported by Project Treble. It says the GSI is system-arm32-binder64-ab-vndklite.img.xz, but what I find here on GitHub is system-squeak-arm32-binder64-...
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How to unlock bootloader of my vivo v20 pro or how to root it

how to unlock bootloader on my vivo v20 so that i can compile and install a new rom. Cause I find no websites to download custom rom for vivo devices device --- VIVO V20 PRO Running OS --- Funtouch OS ...
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In fastboot mode my phone appear locked

My phone is Huawei mate 8 when i try to install a twrp is appear locked in fastboot mode & i cant unlock oem. I cant acces to my data. Any one have an idea about recovery data from fastboot mode. ...
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Adding prebuilt APK to Android system.img (stock firmware from manufacturer)

Can someone help add a prebuilt APK to an Android system.img for me? I’ve obtained boot.img, system.img, etc. (the full firmware) from the manufacturer of the device. I’ve been trying for hours to add ...
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Oppo Find X6 Pro is detected as OPPO Reno 10 Pro 5G, how to reset the firmware?

I have just bought a second-hand Oppo Find X6 Pro and it has a global ROM on it. I don't know how they did it because there's no global version of the phone, but I think they might have tweaked the ...
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Getting /sbin/sh: parted: not found error

So I am trying to resize my system partition on my Huawei P10 because the ROM I want to use is bigger than the current partition. I pushed gdisk and parted with ADB, but for some reason I can't run it ...
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Flash avb_custom_key using EDL

As documented here, many bootloaders will allow flashing a custom verity key to the avb_custom_key partition using fastboot. This then allows a custom chain of trust so the device will boot a custom ...
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Hardbirck phone showing as unknow device instead MediaTek device

My phone (Redmi 9A) is in a hard brick state after an unsuccessful attempt to flash a custom ROM. Unfortunately, when I connect it to my computer (running Windows 11), it appears as an "unknown ...
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Android rk322x_box TV box on Andorid 6 tries to occasionally update and fails

I have an Android TV Box (MXQ-4K) Android/rk322x_box/. This device is on Android 6 and I bought it online; it came pre-rooted. It worked fine and then I stopped using it. Now after few years, I have ...
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Can't share from any apps, no links or files (action.CHOOSER ActivityNotFoundException)

On Android 14 GrapheneOS, I am unable to share images or links in multiple applications (such as Mull, Aves Gallery, YouTube, NewPipe, Twitter, and many others). Some apps crash, others do nothing ...
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Why did my Pixel 4a 5G on CalyxOS stop tracking mobile data usage?

I am using CalyxOS on a Pixel 4a 5G. My phone did not track mobile data usage during the last three weeks. In the screenshot below, we can see that it counted 8 MB. But I used my entire monthly ...
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How to unhide Phone and Messaging apps

I have an embedded device running Android and using SIM card for data connectivity. For whatever reason, the Phone and Messaging apps are hidden. I can see them in the System Apps list and Messaging ...
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Unbricking Vivo Y97 after flashing wrong recovery.img

It all started when I flashed the wrong recovery.img on my device. I have two Vivo Y97s with the exact model, version, and specs. I didn't realize that I need to port TWRP first on my recovery.img ...
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I Can't Boot to Device anymore after flashing wrong boot.img

Device Info : Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) - SM-J710FN INS I'm Not Able to Boot into System Anymore after flashing boot.img from Odin and cannot boot back to system anymore. is there any way to boot into ...
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Android image unpack

How to extract files from vendor_a.img partition inside super.img ? Super.img file is sparse image and I use simg2img to convert it into raw image, then extract all partition inside. After checked ...
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Why should I update the bootloader when flashing custom ROM?

I have a Realme GT Neo2. The developer behind the custom ROMs says it's required to flash some firmware Firmware_EU_F.04_RM-Warning.zip. Inside the archive, there's an abl.img file which I believe is ...
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How do ROM makers get the newer proprietary blobs?

I would like to have a more up-to-date Android on my ancient device, that currently runs 4.1 (Qualcomm MSM8960). Have already applied all the patches to refresh the kernel with the features needed for ...
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Cannot encrypt Realme 7 Pro running Android 13 (Project Elixir ROM)

I have Realme 7 Pro device with an unlocked bootloader and installed custom ROM: Project Elixir 3.8 Android 13 Kernel 4.14.212 Selinux Status "Enforcing" Custom Recovery "OrangeFox R11....
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where to find and download stock android firmware for flashing and rooting phones? [duplicate]

i am new to this and am trying to learn about rooting and flashing customs roms. i am using a dell latitude E5450 runnig windows 11 pro insider preview. with 16gb ram i have multiple old phones ...
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My phone stuck on OS boot animation but I can use adb to connect to it, how to fix it without losing data?

I have a Samsung s10e g9700 flashed with Corvus OS gsi (seems based on phh's gsi), which worked basically fine for almost a month. But when I flashed a modified system.img based on Corvus OS gsi, the ...
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How to secure an unlocked Bootloader after installing custom ROM?

To install a custom ROM, we obviously need an unlocked bootloader. But after installing a custom ROM, is there any way to password protect or secure the bootloader so that if the phone gets stolen or ...
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Disable Encryption without wiping data in Custom Rom

Does it possible to disable encryption in Android10+ without wiping data partition to access personal data? (unlocked bootloader) In other words, Can I trust custom roms to protect my data?
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How to set the date format to ISO 8601 or RFC 3339 in GrapheneOS?

How can I set the date format to ISO 8601 (e.g. 2023-04-29) or RFC 3339 in GrapheneOS?
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Which Android version will be preffered for my device?

I am trying to build a custom rom for my device(Lyf flame 7s 2016). But its hard to choose from which android version should I use? as default it came packed with bloated android 5.1 rom. Most of my ...
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Prevent Bypassing Android Verified Boot in custom ROM

Installing custom rom needs unlocked bootloader. so I unlocked bootloader. I built a custom android 12 rom with AVB enabled for system and boot partitions and flashed it. if I Installing apk through ...
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Are Huawei nova Y90 ROMs for model CTR-LX2 interchangeable with CTR-LX1?

I have a Huawei nova Y90 (CTR-LX2). I've been wanting to flash it with either a custom or stock ROM for experimental purposes, but I can't find a ROM file/firmware for the model CTR-LX2 specifically. ...
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Pixel 4 OEM unlock impossible?

My new Pixel 4 just arrived, and I want to install LineageOS on it. Problem is, the OEM Unlock toggle is disabled (greyed out). It's not a carrier-locked device or anything like that (purchased from a ...
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SuperNote A5X - Cannot download

I've got a SuperNote A5X and I've installed some extra apps to make my experience better. I'd like to be able to download files (such as via a browser or cloud-storage app). None of these work on it. ...
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How to flash custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy A22 4G?

I have the Samsung Galaxy A22 4G (SM-a225m) and want to custom ROM it, but how? I am hating One UI and really want to change to a custom ROM. I know how to install custom recoveries like TWRP, but I ...
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Possible way to flash a rom to an android device that don't connect to usb-otg or pc?

Phone Mi 10T, has crashed during a custom ROM flashing. The problem is it can no longer connect to PC via ADB or MTP, and also can't read any type of USB via OTG and can't also boot to System; can ...
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How do I flash a custom kernel on Pixel 7

I built a custom kernel for my Pixel 7, to include the NFS kernel module. I'm struggling to flash this to my phone and get it loading. After I flash this to my phone, the Google text appears, but not ...
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What's the difference between preloader_raw.img, preloader_ufs.img and preloader_emmc.img?

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 9 phone, and in case of this device I use a custom ROM - crDroid. From time to time, I update the phone's firmware by downloading a corresponding firmware package from ...
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Digital Wellbeing doesn't have timer options: detects mine device as fully-managed

I am using Nusantara ROM (Android 12) and my device is RMX2193. The device isn't managed by an enterprise so I can't understand this Digital Wellbeing shows App timers aren't available for work apps ...
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Bluetooth speaker failed back to phone speaker when there's a power status change on a GSI ROM

Current Behavior: When my Bluetooth earphone reports a power change to the phone, the Bluetooth disconnects and falls back to the phone speaker. The problem The Bluetooth speaker falls back to the ...
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Mobile network does not work after flashing a custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy J7

I've flashed Lineage OS 18.1, 17.1, and Havoc OS to Samsung Galaxy J7, but it seems that every custom ROM I flash on my mobile changes my IMEI to 350000000000006, thus my mobile network doesn't work. ...
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Making kernel to allow 2processes to access camera at sametime

Like split cam or obs in windows, Can i add virtual camera driver or moduel in kernel so that 2 processes in android can use camera at sametime? (One is default and the other is getting video frame)
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Is it possible to give a system app full read and write access to the main external storage in Android 11?

We're building our own ROM from AOSP, and the ROM will have a third-party app installed to /system/priv-app but we need to give that app read and write access to the main external storage without any ...
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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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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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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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