Questions tagged [custom-roms]

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In Galaxy S7, cannot disable Samsung Reactivation Lock

Summary I'm trying to install a custom build of LineageOS following the instructions here. I was attempting to load a recovery image using heimdall when I'm told 'Recovery Check failed'. It turns out ...
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No IMEI after stock recovery

I have a moto e2 xt1521 handset and I tried to update my OS. In the process I wrongly typed flashboot flash boot recovery.img instead of flashboot flash recovery recovery.img and I was stuck in a ...
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Flashing custom recovery using DD with locked bootloader?

So, I understand that you can flash a custom recovery using DD. I have done this on my Nexus 6p, with an unlocked bootloader. My carrier is Verizon, which loves to lock down bootloaders. I have ...
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Phone died after installing ROM

I wanted to install Global Developer ROM for my Redmi 3s Prime which I downloaded from their website. So I started with installing TWRP custom recovery and completed successfully. After this I ...
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What makes flashing ROMs risky?

I would like to play with developing Android ROMs for learning purposes and for maybe I can fork my current ROM and change interesting stuff in it. I would rather be not happy at all with a bricked ...
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How to reinstall android on my HTC

I have encrypted my HTC One M7 and then entered a wrong password until destruction of data. How can I recover my HTC. In other words, how do I reinstall Android 6.0 on it? I tried "power button + ...
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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....
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Front camera doesn't work with LineageOS

I installed LineageOS on my HTC ONE M8 and now the front camera doesn't work. When I open it the app crashes (but the main camera works good). So, I come back to use Htc sense, and the front camera is ...
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I accidentally boot looped my Lenovo A2010-a

I recently flashing ResurructionRemix 7.1.1 unofficially ported for Lenovo A2010 and after successfully flashing and booting into the ROM I noticied that the touch screen is not working properly (...
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Is it possible to implement seamless update in a ROM for nexus 5?

Android Nougat’s “Seamless Updates”, Explained Seamless update feeature that was implementated in Android Nougat needs proper hardware config to work, which is nothing but another partition created ...
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Wifi not working after rooting

I have the Samsung galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F) and recently upgraded it with the russian nougat firmware (i'm from Europe). Everything worked (even the wifi and mobile data). Later I rooted my phone and ...
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Stuck with stock rom

I have a galaxy s5 g900f and here is my problem i can't flash any custom rom i tried twrp cwm philz edition and the problem is the same i get stuck at* patching system image unconditionally at the ...
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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 all these partitions are for?

On my Lenovo K3 Note, apart from Boot (16MB), System (2169MB), Data (5584MB) and Cache (0MB); I can see many more partitions (in TWRP) like: Logo (8MB) Nvram (5MB) Recovery (16MB) Uboot (0MB) Proinfo ...
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Where I can find files with language on android custom rom

I have custom rom MIUI 4.7.23 default language is Chinese. I can't set to other language because I am on first setup. I don't know Chinese and can't skip this welcome screen. I want to change or add ...
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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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How to go back to MIUI from Cyanogen mod?

I recently installed Cyanogen mod 14.1(7.1.1) on Mi5(gemini) and now I want to go back to MIUI (preferably MIUI global developer rom) and lock the bootloader. I have to tried to flash using the ...
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Can we change SD card after installing a custom rom?

i have Samsung gt-19082 i recently rooted my phone and added cosmic cm 11, but i have a smaller SD card ? i want to know is it safe to change the SD card ? (as during installation we add all the ROM , ...
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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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Can't boot Android 6.0.1 Dirty Unicorn Custom ROM

Trying for hours to install the new Dirty Unicorns Custom Rom with Android 6. Used to have the Lollipop version for more than a year and loved it. However, I get into a bootloop and don't know what ...
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How to improve app loading speed in custom ROM?

I have installed Official Cyanogenmod 14.1 ROM on my Redmi 1s. I have installed only 20 user apps(out of 20,6 are google apps).I am facing app loading delay for some apps like dialer, settings, camera ...
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Does Resurrection Remix exist for Asus_Z00E_2?

It is not on their website, but I can't believe they have skipped making a ROM for this device. It looks like none of the official releases support this device. I really don't know why though.
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Why can't I root my Zenfone 2 android device?

I have managed to install TWRP, unblocked the bootloader, but I simply can't root my device. I have tried this: http://www.asus-zenfone.com/2016/05/how-to-root-asus-zenfone-2-laser-ze50kl-marshmallow....
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How do I flash and prepare an ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser for custom ROM installation?

I am tired of the original ROM on my phone and I'll install the resurrection ROM. I have the zip, but if I am not wrong I need to first do 3 things: -get root access -install TWRP -and adb Am I ...
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How do I know which one is a stable version of Cyanogenmode on this list?'

I am trying to install a new ROM on my phone, but I have no clue which one is the stable release: Is it the latest release? What's the difference between the release and release recovery? Cheers
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How to fix can't install app error 505 on a rooted device?

I am on dirty unicorns 10.6 marshmallow rom. First I installed Gboard - Google keyboard app as system app through Lucky Patcher app. After restarting device I tried to open it through Lucky Patcher ...
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Program the official rom of samsung phone

Is there a way to program the official rom of a samsung phone? for example to add a feature on the rom that doesn't exist or just the only way is to create your own custom rom? My phone is Samsung ...
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onda v989 allwiner a83t octa core 32gb bootloop beacause i installed chainfire 3d :( i cant fix it, please help

i have onda v989 allwiner a83t octa core 32gb bootloop beacause i installed chainfire 3d :( i cant fix it, please help please, i need it so much. my FBgmail: huynam371@gmail.com . plese help me!!!! ...
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Can I install Cynogen OS on my Yu Yuphoria 5010A?

Basically I have multi touch issue on YU yuphoria,I recently googled and found that custom ROM can remove this problem,cyanogen in my case but all the tutorial were for 5010.So I need to know whether ...
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Restore IMEI on Android One through Macbook

I recently flashed my Android One device & installed a custom ROM on it. I've lost my IMEI number during the process. How can I restore it permanently so that the IMEIs don't get erased on next ...
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Screen after Bootanimation

What is the name of screen that shows after bootanimation ,splash screen ? Android is upgrading box. How do i change logo like custom roms (ex; tesla rom) where do i find them ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Xperia L C2105: Wifi not turning on after installing Android 5.1.1

I have installed latest Android 5.1.1 from the website https://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=taoshan. I have done this with the help of the following steps. Unlocked the phone and root it with the ...
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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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Using ROMs made for a specific device

I have a moto x 2013 Dev edition and got the unfortunate news yesterday that Motorola will not be updating my device to marshmallow, which I understand as an older device, but the specs of this phone ...
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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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Phone not booting after flashing Hyperion 9

I followed the steps on this link to install Hyperion 9 on my old Samsung Galaxy Y. After completing the installation and rebooting, the phone is stuck at the Samsung logo start screen. I have tried ...
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Is SlimROMS one thing or many?

I was looking at some threads to download a custom firmware when I noticed one thing as a thanking gesture, developers or maintainers were thanking SlimROMS team. I went to SlimROMS website and its ...
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WiFi doesn't connects after soft reboot

I'm using Resurrection remix rom on my Htc One X (which uses lollipop version: 5.02) but when I use soft-reboot and try to connect with WiFi it says it is connecting but it doesn't connect and I ...
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Flash a different region ROM

I have a Moto X 1st gen. The model is XT1060 (60 means Verizon US version). I want to flash the XT1053 version of the phone (the US Retail version without bloatware) on it with RSD Lite. Basically, ...
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USB debugging enabled on phone, but can't debug apps

I am using a custom ROM on my device (MIUI), and I have enabled USB debugging in Settings, but still, when I connect my phone to my laptop and try to debug apps, it is not showing my device. This is ...
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Nexus 5 in Recovery mode not detected in ADB but another Nexus 5 gets detected

I think I soft bricked my Nexus 5. I was planning on wiping all data from Nexus 5 and installing Cyanogenmod 12.1 following the normal procedure in the Recovery Mode but the wiping got stuck at ...
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No cell service in Moto E after restoring Stock ROM backup from CWM.

My Moto E wouldn't boot for some reason, so I rooted it and installed: CWM, installed a stock ROM for my specific device model, backed it up and then installed CM12. Too buggy so I went back to ...
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How to unbrick Sony Xperia C2305?

Today I was installing custom ROM on my xperia C. After installation completes, I reboot the phone. Now, it is not starting. I tried pressing keys(power, vol up, vol down) with different different ...