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Questions tagged [custom-roms]

Use this tag when your issue is specific to custom ROMs -- but first make sure that there's no more specific tag, as e.g. for 'cyanogenmod' or 'darky-rom'. See the full tag wiki for more details.

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Changing ROM in Dell Venue 7 Wifi

I have a Dell Venue 7 (only Wifi) which is a piece of crap - too many bugs and Dell has stopped supporting it. Is there a way to put Cyanogen or anything else on it?
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Restoring apps from TWRP

I have a backup of my previous MIUI ROM(using TWRP), and presently, I am on custom ROM called cyonogenmod. Now, I need to restore my previous user apps(apps that are installed from Play Store) and ...
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Galaxy S6 Edge unresponsive Download Mode Screen

Worth noting my home button doesn't work (although the fingerprint scanner does). I'm able to access the 'Warning: A custom os can cause critical problems..' screen by holding down my power button and ...
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Can I skip CynanogenMod updates

When I install the nightly updates for CyanogenMod, do I need to install every single update or just the last one?
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What is the lightest custom Android ROM (Android 4.0 or higher)? [closed]

I need a minimalistic custom Android ROM which has a lot of RAM free for use because the app that I need to use needs a lot of RAM. I want to only use my phone for one thing and only have one ...
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If I buy an Android phone today and want security updates for as long as possible, how should I choose a phone? I'm willing to use custom ROMs.​

Background Quite a few software developers offer special "long-term support" (LTS) or "extended-support release" (ESR) editions of their products. You install the product once and get security ...
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Too much draining of battery at night

I have Samsung Galaxy core gti8262 rooted. And smoothly running on custom rom. I am having the battery issue in night my phones battery drains suddenly from 80% to 40-35%.I don't know why is this ...
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custom rom with only selected apps and no play store

I'd like to restrict my mobile usage to a few apps only (basically phone, contacts, camera, google photo, whatsapp) and disallow installation of new apps and especially remove all browsers from the ...
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Full dump of Android to use to flash another deivce?

I'm looking to dump the full rom (system, boot, bootloader) of a device. But I don't want to dump it in parts, I want the whole thing in one image. Is this possible? I have full root on the device. ...
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How do I get OTA from I got last update np. Had no idea my s5active even had custom rom yesterday update failed “kernel” in red locked me out.

Ok so I got a cool salesman who initially said my phone was bricked & tried 2 sell me a new phone. I explained I'm as broke as possible & was really upset about my phone not working!! Also I ...
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When i flash a new custom rom, does it get rid of other things that i've flashed before?

I have a rooted Moto G 2014 and im thinking of flashing a new custom rom on it. It is currently running PacMan Rom and i have Xposed and Google Apps(gapps) flashed right now. I know that flashing a ...
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Would google apps for a lower android version work for the higher one?

I'm trying to install a custom Rom of android version 6.x. But I installed the google apps for version 5.x. Would they work fine if I install them together?
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There is a way to remove everything but one app from android?

I have an spare phone that I want to use with the music app 'Caustic 3'. My plan is to use this phone just to it. There is a way to remove everything and install just this program, like an ROM? Just ...
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SELinux restricting my system app even while it was signed with the same key as the previously shipped one!

Well, I have something weird going on. I was thinking fiddling around with Dotcase.apk from CyanogenMod 13, so I was able to rebuild the apk. I even made sure to sign it with the Platform Android test ...
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Lenovo A916 Power Manager App Fails

I can't turn on emergency mode in Lenovo Power Manager app, it seams broken with my system. Emergency Mode is like classic phone mode, only calls, SMS, contacts and clock are enabled. It saves ...
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Custom Marshmallow ROM - encryption fails without error

I have a Galaxy S6 G920F phone. I've replaced the stock firmware with a custom ROM - XtreStoLite. Attempts to encrypt the phone using Android's built-in FDE fail with symptoms similar to the ones ...
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Gapp on Cyanogen 13 not working

First of all, sorry about this question, there are loads already out there, but unfortunately none have fixed my issue, or at least I haven't been able to fix it. So I have a Oppo find 7, I followed ...
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Backup Kernel Modules/Drivers From an Installation of Android

How can I create a backup of all the driver modules (especially those that are not part of the original kernel) from an installation of Android? Note: No, this's not an XY Problem. There's ...
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Is there any Custom ROM for the Acer Iconia B1-710 Tablet? [duplicate]

I have an Acer Iconia B1-710 Tablet (codename B1-710) with Android v4.1.2 and the following: Kernel: 3.4.0 Image: Acer_AV051_B1-710_RV04RC01_WW_GEN1 Cores: 2 CPU: MTK 8317T, 1.2 GHz RAM: 1 GB ROM: 8 ...
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How to lock down WhatsApp permissions?

A number of friends are using WhatsApp for communication. So I'm thinking about installing it. However when I read the question about its permissions I'm asking myself if there is a possibility to ...
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How dangerous is the fact that SELinux is in “Permissive” mode? What should I be wary of?

I have installed a certain ROM which comes with SELinux in "Permissive" mode. This is the only (good) ROM that properly fits my device and there is no way to change the state of SELinux. Now I'm not ...
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Note 4, cannot turn on wifi

It started when I factory reset with twrp and flashed a new ROM. I tried different ROMs and stock when I noticed that I couldn't turn wifi. I ran ifconfig with the terminal emulator app and found out ...
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I can't install a custom recovery

I'm trying to install a custom recovery on my phone. My phone model name is LYF LS 5014(LYF Wind 4). But I can't find the model name of my phone in any website to download the custom recovery. What ...
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How to access bluestacks recovery mode?

I have downloaded and installed bluestacks rooted version with Clockworkmod installed through Rom Manager, now I want to install custom rom, how can I access the recovery mode ?
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Stuck in bootloop after flashing ROM

I was flashing a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy Star Pro and now it is stuck in boot loop. I don't have a backup of my previous ROM. I can not boot into recovery as one of the volume buttons is ...
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My Android Phone Can't On, Charger Logo Bootloop When Charging

I need help with my android phone, this was happened after I install Custom Rom. The Custom Rom is not really for my device, my device info is found Here. Actually, the rom is for Mediatek MT6572 but ...
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Android revolution HD boots to bootloader

I just installed Android Revolution HD rom on my HTC One M9, everything went fine but it won't boot, every time I boot the phone it opens the bootloader screen. I installed the rom using TWRP
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How to install recovery after rooting Xperia M (stock ROM 4.3) to install custom ROM?

I have a rooted Xperia M Dual (C2004) with stock ROM 15.5.A.1.5 (4.3 Jelly Bean). Bootloader unlocking is allowed and I also have the unlock code already. Since Sony decided to stop giving updates I ...
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Custom ROM on a stock S5 with custom kernel?

A couple months back, I have installed a custom kernel on my Samsung S5 with stock Touchwiz. Now I want to flash a custom ROM on this phone and was wondering if I can do it while my kernel is not the ...
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Cyanogenmod 13: freezes and restarts in Asus Zenfone 5

I have installed Cyanogenmode 13 in my Asus zenfone 5, it works perfectly for few days then started giving the following issue: It freezes and reboot I have noticed it happened randomly, sometimes ...
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I installed a nightly or unstable build of a custom ROM and now my phone doesn't work

I installed a nightly build, but now some important features of my phone don't work: it boot-loops, or can't make calls, or can't use mobile data, or something like that. What can I do about it? N....
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Stuck on bootup screen from TWRP

I am following this guide to root my Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360T1(MetroPCS) using TWRP. What did I wrong: I went into TWRP recovery I pressed on "Reboot" I pressed on "Power Off" A pop up ...
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Can I flash a custom ROM and a separate custom kernel after?

I currently use a Galaxy S3 Neo and have recently flashed the latest Resurrection Remix ROM (android 5.1.1 based on cm 12.1). After doing this, I have experienced multiple random reboots which I found ...
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Can't install TWRP LG Optimus G

This thread of mine is partly copied from XDA. I can't get through following issues. Phone's firmware is full vanilla since the very beginning - only updated from Jelly Bean/ICS to 4.4.2 with OTA. I ...
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How can I know if newly released phone will be developer friendly?

What are the facts to look for if someone want to buy a developer friendly phone (other than nexus phones) which means this phone is gonna have a lot of custom roms, mods and can stay up to date with ...
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Firewall software not working as expected on Samsung Galaxy S5 [G900H]

I bought a Samsung Galaxy S5 [G900H] and I installed custom rom from here to get rid of most unwanted applications and having a pure and de-bloated android on my smartphone. After installing this rom ...
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Ways to check if your phone has been compromised?

With more and more people using custom ROMs and APKs from unknown sources (some with root access) it's inevitable that Android phones are getting compromised. What are some methods that can be used ...
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Won't placing a cuostm ROM file before factory reset remove it from the phone?

I have run CM12.1, OxygenOS, and now Exodus for a while now on my OnePlus One - but for the life of me I cannot remember where you have to place your new ROMs zip file. When flashing a new ROM you ...
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ADB-client stops working when root is turned on

Very strange - I've Cyanogenmod rooted device and cannot use the adb-client from computer when rooting is turned on. In other words i have to go to developer settings, turn off rooting - then I can ...
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No SIM detected after installing CM13 nightly on Galaxy S III (AT&T) SGH-i747

After CM13 was installed on my Samsung Galaxy S III, I faced unstable camera and browser and whenever I attempted to turn the cellular network on, I received the following error: Unfortunately, the ...
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How can I un-brick my OnePlus One?

While installing a custom ROM on my OnePlus One, I accidentally wiped the INTERNAL STORAGE of my phone, thus wiping the zip files of the ROM and Gapps. So I'm stuck with only the recovery, but no OS. ...
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How to pull boot.img and recovery.img from Sony Xperia E4 Dual?

I have just started taking interest in porting custom rom on an android device and it requires me to have a backup/dump of boot.img and recovery.img of my device. I have Sony Xperia E4 Dual (E2115). ...
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Google Play not responding after CM13 install

Today I installed Cyanogenmod CM13 and Gapps on my Asus Zenfone 2. The install went fine, but when I booted my phone, I selected the language, then when it went to look for updates, a system message ...
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Cannot Get This Disk Image To Mount!

I am trying to download the firmware for the RikoMagic MK802 IV, which can be found here. After it finishes downloading, I want to open it up and begin modifying it a bit for fun, but nothing I do ...
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S5 cm12.1 won't allow to transfer files to pc

This is very peculiar I have similar problems in the past but all were easy fixes. My s5 will charge when plugged into the computer but there is no other indication that the device is plugged. I've ...
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How to create complete image backup(Nandroid) of rooted phone if no cwm or twrp available for my phone

I have a rooted phone and i need to do some change to buid.prop. And if i got my phone bricked i need to recover it back. The thing is There's no CWM or TWRP roms available to my tablet(ZTE E7P(3G) ...
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How to Backup and Restore Android OS without Rooting [duplicate]

I want to find a way to restore my phone in case the process of rooting my phone or dual booting a custom rom breaks it. However, most of the ones I've looked at require the phone to be rooted before ...
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Deleting system apps on a rooted phone

I have a rooted phone that I only want to use as a phone. In other words, I do not want my children to have access to any other apps. I can use an app blocker, but this phone only has a small ...
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How to deodex galaxy s5 lollipop

First, I pull app fodder, priv-app folder and framework folder from system folder in my phone using adb command: adb pull /system/app app/ adb pull /system/priv-app/ priv-app/ adb pull /system/...
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How can I install a custom ROM on my Xperia S without unlocking the bootloader?

I have an old Xperia S and have rooted the device following the instructions here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2417672 From my research, people are saying that I don't need to ...