Questions tagged [custom-roms]

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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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Not able to tick items in SP Flash Tool after selecting scatter .txt file.How to check Boxes?

I download SP Flash Tool And recovery file zip,extracted recovery zip which contain three files: 1)scatter .txt file 2)recovery image file 3)recovery read me file After that i opened tool.exe and ...
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Identifying the existence of hwcomposer of Project Butter in Jelly Bean

I've heard that some 3rd party ROMs for some devices, such as the Galaxy S3, are based on Jelly Beans. But when asked why it's not as smooth as what the makers of Jelly Bean claim they would say it's ...
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Install FM Radio Module on Xperia E Dual flashed with Custom ROM

Can anyone please help me with the procedure to install FM Radio in my rooted Xperia E Dual flashed with Nexboost ROM?
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App Won't Load After Link /data/app to 2nd SD-Card Partition

Lenovo S920 Android 4.2.1 Basically, I want to link my /data/app to /system/sd/app (2nd SD Card partition). I have mount my 2nd partition on boot to /system/sd/app correctly. Here what I got when ...
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LineageOS: Phone and Contacs crash

I've switched from Cyanogenmod to LineageOS using the experimental build and then flashing a nightly build afterwards. This worked great except for the fact that the phone and contacts app kept on ...
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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 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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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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Can I install custom ROM on Android mobile having low internal memory?

I want to install the latest custom ROM like Lollipop but my mobile has low internal memory, about 150MB. Will that be a problem during the installation of the new custom ROM? I have already rooted my ...
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Why newer android versions drain the battery faster?

I've got an Android phone whose stock Android version is 2.1. I've tried several times to install some custom ROMs (mostly Cyanogenmod based) with Android 2.2 and 2.3. The full charged battery lasts: ...
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Is it possible to install a custom Android ROM if the bootloader is locked?

Suppose the bootloader of an Android device is locked. Is there any way to install a custom ROM without unlocking the bootloader? If yes, then how?
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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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Changing custom ROM to another one or to stock rom

Can jump from any custom rim to any other by just having twrp recovery installed ? Or do I need to first come back to stock ROM and again install another custom ROM ?
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Sony Xperia Z1 won't start up again!

As you may know, you have to backup the TA-partition before you put a custom ROM on the Sony Xperia Z1. I've backupped the partition with this .bat file: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread....
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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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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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Is it possible to use same modem firmware on different phones?

Can I flash a modem file of a phone to another model? If we can't flash the modem file can you tell me what hardware or software the modem file depend so that it is different for different phone? ...
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Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G T679

I have wiped the OS off of my Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G T679. Now all I get is the flash screen. How can I install a new OS at this point?
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Substratum themes not applying (6P, DU12.1)

as pretty much stated above, I have the problem of Substratum themes not applying on my Nexus6P using DirtyUnicorns 12.1 (latest version). I can choose an installed theme in substratum, choose all ...
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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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Root Access After Custom ROM Flash

I have flashed Custom ROM on my S3 Neo using CWM recovery. Now after flashing the rom,I want to get the root access,so I tapped on the build number several times and activated the developer options,...
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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 ROM could be used on an HTC Desire bravo with non-functioning physical buttons

I have a HTC Desire (bravo). Currently I use it with the old Oxygene ROM. Basically It's fine, but the physical buttons (menu, back, home) are very hard to press. Sometimes it takes more than 5 hard ...
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How to flash a kernel image without building Android from source

I got the following msm kernel branch for my Nexus 7(flo) msm/remotes/origin/android-msm-flo-3.4-jb-mr2 added some files and then built an image(zImage). I then downloaded a factory image of ...
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Reinstall OS android on chinese phone Gusun JY809?

I bought a Chinese phone, the Gusun JY809. I am satisfied with the phone itself but it still logs into chinese web apps and stores. Unfortunately, I am in the Czech Republic. I have tried to install ...
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Error installing CyanogenMod: Unsupported bootloader

I am trying to install CyanogenMod 12 on my Moto G 4G XT1040 Peregrine by following this guide from the Cyanogen Wiki. I have: Unlocked my bootloader Installed a custom compatible recovery (TWRP v2....
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Cannot install any APK file due to “Out of Space” misleading error (plenty of space)

I know there are tons of questions about this, but I have tried many possible solutions to no avail. I believe the "Out of space" error is misleading... I have a problem: I cannot install any .apk ...
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How to create a recovery partition?

I have a Sony Xperia SP with 'Bootloader unlock allowed: No'. I want to flash a custom ROM to the device but there seems to be no recovery partition on it, so I cannot install TWRP or use fastboot. ...
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How to enter recovery mode in BlueStacks?

I have downloaded and installed BlueStacks rooted version with ClockworkMod Recovery installed through Rom Manager. Now I want to install a custom ROM, and I need to enter the recovery mode. How to ...
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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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Flashing LG G4 H815(International Version) rom onto LG G4 H812 (Bell Canada) hardware

I am going on a long trip to the UK and Middle East, and want to take my LG G4 with me and use foreign service providers. I am planning on flashing the H815T (Similar to H815 International Version but ...
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What is the latest ROM that works for Droid 2 Global? [closed]

Cyanogen 7.2 bricks my phone. I have to install a system image with RSD Lite to unbrick it. http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_droid2we
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How to swap UI of a custom rom with other rom?

I have a custom rom which has Xperia like UI. It's very fast uses very less Ram. The other rom has Kitkat/Jellybean like UI but it has low performance as compared to Xperia UI like rom. I was ...
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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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How to install cwm recovery in non-supported device karbonn titanium s5 plus

I have Karbonn Titanium s5 plus.I want to install cwm recovery but my phone model is not supported.how to install cwm recovery in it??? Also, can I install it without using pc?anybody can give link of ...
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How to remove soft navigation keys in Xperia without affecting Dialer's call button?

I am using Micromax A310 running a custom rom (Sony Xperia). Whenever I try to remove the soft navigation keys by editing build.prop, the soft nav keys are removed successfully, but my dialler's call ...
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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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Wifi not working on Samsung S3 (WifiStateMachine( 2240): Failed to load driver)

as I am really desperate now about the wlan problem on my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 I am now going to post a question in the hope that someone might help me fix it. Problem description: I cannot ...
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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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Enabling soft-keys navigation bar with custom ROM on Xolo A500S

I have Xolo A500S. I want to have navigation bars (soft-keys), but it does not work manually or by any app. Here is the build.prop. # begin build properties # autogenerated by buildinfo.sh ro.build....
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How do I install a custom ROM on sony experia ray ST18i?

I unlocked the bootloader and rooted the device already like this: How to unlock and root a Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i with 4.1.B.1.13 But How can I install a custom Rom now on the device? I ...
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Mobile data on but not working (Resurrection Remix)

I am using the official Resurrection Remix 5.8.0 on my unlocked Moto X Play. I am experiencing an issue with mobile data; every so often the data won't connect when I enable it. The icon in the quick ...
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Possibility of Hard brick with unlocking boot-loader and installing Custom ROM

My android device CPU is MT6592 (8xARM Cortex –A7@1664 MHz) with instruction set 32-bit ARMv7. Board and product is ht1_107a_iball_mjk. Apart from this, Codename is REL, Internal Memory is 16GB and ...
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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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Are ROMs with deodexed programs faster or slower than odexed?

I am a bit confused by the effect of deodexing (or even by terminology). Based on answers to "What is the difference between odexed and deodexed roms?": A "deodexed" ROM is one where the .odex ...
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If I encrypt my phone will I still be able to load custom ROMs?

Are there any issues with enabling full encryption and loading custom ROMs or will it be seamless?
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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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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 ...