Questions tagged [custom-roms]

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How to tell if phone's ROM is original or tampered?

I have bought a new phone which seems to be used. The manufacturer checked my IMEI and confirmed that the phone has been purchased/activated before. The body looks new so I don't mind keeping it but ...
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Retaining applications and settings when flashing custom ROMs

The one thing that's been keeping me from flashing a custom Jelly Bean ROM on my Verizon Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535) is the fact that, unlike OTA updates, when I update my phone with a custom ROM, I'll lose ...
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Anyone know of a custom GPS ROM for Samsung Galaxy 5? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy 5 (model number GT-I5500) and I'm new to the android world. I'm not satisfied ...
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How To Install Custom ROM In LG GT540?

I rooted my LG GT540 now I want to install custom rom but don't know how to do, so I am looking for some easy steps to do this and also share which custom will be best for this device?
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Does CyanogenMod 7.2 kernel support swap memory?

My current kernel (whatever is built into stock Froyo 2.2 ROM for Verizon Motorola Droid X) does NOT support swap memory. Does CyanogenMod 7.2 kernel support swap memory? Does that depend on device-...
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How to mod android rom so none can ever install an app in it?

I already know how to modify an android ROM by modifying files, remove and add it into ROM. But I don't have knowledge to building/compiling a ROM. I want to lock the OS so none can ever install new ...
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Rooting HTC Evo on Froyo 2.2 and installing a custom rom

I just received the latest update from HTC. They have installed more bloatware on my phone and I've finally had enough. I want to root. I found this rom and this guide on how to root. But the root ...
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How do I enter Recovery mode without keyboard or Home button?

The phone is Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100) with SlimROM installed recently. I was using Paranoid Android, and today I flashed SlimROM 4.4.4 and a gapps package. The latter one occured to be wrong for ...
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Add system apps in a custom rom

I'm trying to change a few some system apps in an already working custom rom (Lewa Os - CM7 derived) and my device is an Acer Liquid Metal) Lewa Os is a chinese rom that I've translated thanks to the ...
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How to root the HTC One S (VilleC2)

I finally managed to unlock the bootloader of my HTC One S. Now I want to root it to install CyanogenMod but I can only find guides for the normal HTC One S. However, it is a One S VilleC2. As far as ...
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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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Can you install a generic ROM on any device? [duplicate]

I am relatively new to rooting and stuff. I have just rooted my android tablet. It's a Chinese tablet, not much about it is available on the internet. Can I install ROM for another device on my ...
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How to switch sd cards when using a data2whatever (d2w) custom ROM?

I'm currently running MIUI XJ (Gingerbread 2.3.5) with d2w on my HTC Desire with the 4GB sd card it was shipped with, but as I found the joy of the occasional ROM-switch, I found myself running out of ...
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Are the custom ROMs different for different phones?

Are custom ROMs different for different make of handsets? Or is there only one CyanogenMod for, say, Android 2.2? Can someone please elaborate why a 'ROM' is called as such? I mean has it any ...
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Where to get old LineageOS ROMs?

I have a few old devices which I want to put on LineageOS. This time it's about a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini (GT-I9195, serranoltexx). But the official LineageOS website shows them as not supported ...
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Do I have to install a custom ROM if I root? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does rooting require a custom ROM? I have an HTC Desire S with the stock ROM. Can I root the phone but keep my stock ROM, that is the one provided by HTC ? Or do I HAVE to ...
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Problem with updating CyanogenMod - Phone will no finish booting up

TL;DR Updated CyanogenMOD with ROM Manager and when it rebooted it is stuck on this screen: I have an EVO with cyanogen 7. The ROM Manager app notified me of of an update. I clicked through ...
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How to change the boot logo, Not the bootanimation 4.2.2

Im trying to find out if I can change the boot logo, the one that shows up right before the bootanimation. Currently it show's me a linux logo. I am looking to either completely remove it or change ...
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Definitive Guide to Customs Roms? [closed]

For those people who are interested in flashing custom roms after rooting their android device: Does a website exist that provides a definitive, quick & up to date guide to the numerous and ...
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What do “NAND”, “ROM” and “to flash” mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.? I'd like to know the meaning of the following terms: What does NAND mean? What is a ROM? Is it a custom ...
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How to fix emmc memory showing 0mb?

Yesterday actually I messed my Xolo Q700. Actually I wanted to install a custom ROM "experia final" on it. But I didn't installed any custom recovery previously. So I installed TWRP recovery using ...
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Does data reset wipe batterystatus.bin?

Does data reset delete batterystats.bin? Location of batterystats.bin file is /data/system/batterystats.bin. Note: NVRAM also remains in data partition but data reset does not wipe IMEI. Can I ...
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How can I diagnose this problem: Can't flash ROM to my Samsung Fascinate

When I boot into recovery all the text moves so fast I can't read what's happening, then it just boots normally without the new ROM. Is there any log I can review to find out what is happening? Here'...
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How do I install the custom ROM with boot.img inside?

I have found a custom ROM in Chinese forums for mY HTC ONE SU (t528w) model. The ROM is zipped and the folders look like below image I have no idea to install this ROM. Could anybody please guide me ...
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Unpack initramfs.cpio.gz (boot.img) from MTK6589 phone?

I can't find a proper tool to unpack boot.img from GravityMod2. both unmkbootimg and split_bootimg.pl are able to extract same fileset (kernel, 4280320 bytes and ramdisk, 633284 bytes). I think the ...
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Can I install Google Edition Android on an HTC One X+?

Recently, the HTC One Google Edition has been released which has Google Android 4.2.2. I'm currently using an HTC One X+ and I want to install Google's Android on my mobile. I've found some links on ...
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Rooting & Flashing Huawei Ascend Y330

I have Huawei Ascend Y330 with Android 4.2.2. I was wondering what is the best approach to root my device and what is the best way to flash custom ROM with higher Android version (4.4 or even 5.0 if ...
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Corrupt ROM file at CyanogenMod server

I am trying to install CyanogenMod in my N7000 issue is the file I am downloading cm-10.1.3-n7000.zip from here seems to be corrupted as when I try to install it from sdcard through install zip from ...
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Is the Voodoo lagfix compatible with Darky's ROM?

My SGS has awful lag, and I'm considering my steps. The first step I want to do is install Voodoo, because I'm under the impression that it's relatively easy and will not require my to reinstall ...
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What differences are there for an “international version” phone? (Galaxy 4s)

I want to buy a Galaxy S4 without a new contract, and I noticed that the "international version" is slightly cheaper. Are there any cons to owning the international version in the US? For software/...
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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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How to AutoRotate in LineageOS With ADB?

I am using LOS 14.1 unofficial (by dl12345 user from XDA) in my N910C. AutoRotate doesn't work and i found a solution which is working partly. What does mean partly? I added these to my build.prob ...
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Can I prevent Google from collecting data by using a custom ROM?

Choosing a smartphone based on the operating system on a smartphone comes down to two options: Android or iPhone. Both collect personal data, track activities and track location. But with Android ...
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How I can downgrade from U3 to U1 “oreo to nougat”

I want to downgrade my phone from Oreo to Nougat My phone is Samsung J730F. But the problem is that Samsung locked the boot-louder. Can I go back by flashing the phone combination ROM then flash my ...
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Is flashing a ROM made for a very similar model to mine possible?

Is it possible that flashing a custom ROM made for another android model could work for me? I'm just wondering this because I have one of those rare models that only a few providers sold, but is very ...
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Cannot find apps on SDcard after flashing Custom ROM

I just took the plunge and flashed my HTC Incredible 2 with stock ICS 4.0.4 to Psycho's CM 9.1. I am happy so far but I don't know how to retrieve the apps I have saved on my SD card. Prior to ...
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Encryption Unsuccessful error

I have an Amazon Kindle Fire 2nd Generation (Tate). A few years ago I installed the Pacman KitKat Rom. Recently I tried installing a few new roms. However I didn't like any of them because they don't ...
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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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How to root / update the fake Lenovo P780W

I tried searching for a guide to root the 'lenovo' P780 w model - but this model doesn't seem to appear in the various lists of devices which can be rooted (such as Kingo Ready2Root or the list in ...
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How to create a flashable ZIP from FlashTools backup?

I have this backup that I presume was created using FlashTools from a stock MINT 140. How can I create a flashable ZIP from that backup, that I can later flash to the device with $ adb sideload rom....