Questions tagged [device-firmware]

For questions concerning the device firmware (as opposed to e.g. the 'radio-firmware'). See the full tag wiki for details, explanations, and hints.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
0 answers
16 views

Verizon Software Keeps Re-Installing itself

i have a Pixel 4XL, baseband version g8150-00123-220402-B-8399852 i think its American , but i have installed the Australian Firmware on the device , after a Factory Reset , and installation of ...
0 votes
0 answers
27 views

How to create rooted-rom?

I have downloaded stock-firmware for my Android-TV-Box. I took a while but I managed to unpack the firmware, add some apks to /system/app and repack it again. It worked but I was a bit confused with ...
  • 101
0 votes
0 answers
30 views

Can I flash a different stock firmware's build number

Can I flash a boot.img file same model but different build number? My device: Infinix Smart 5 X657C
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
20 views

If an android device's bootloader has been unlocked before and the bootloader tampered with, can you use adb to check if it was unlocked?

If an android device's bootloader has been unlocked before and the bootloader has been modified, does using adb in a Linux terminal show you that the bootloader was unlocked before by giving the ...
2 votes
1 answer
102 views

Can a hacker unlock the bootloader of an android device remotely?

Is it true that you can not unlock the bootloader of an android device remotely and the only way you can infect the firmware or bootloader is to have physical access to the device. What about rooting? ...
0 votes
0 answers
20 views

Does updating binary blobs require re-compilation of android?

This is a high level question about binary blobs. Inside of my ROM is a file called proprietary-files.txt. This seems to track all of the blobs they imported from the upstream ROM to make LineageOS ...
  • 3,823
0 votes
0 answers
50 views

Will flashing the stock firmware using HOME_CSC instead of CSC restore all app settings?

Will flashing the stock firmware using HOME_CSC instead of CSC restore all app settings, specifically the encrypted configuration file /data/system/packages.xml? Motivation: If an unrooted Android ...
2 votes
1 answer
104 views

How to verify Samsung/Android firmware files - has Samsung published MD5/SHA256 hashes?

I've soft-bricked my Samsung Galaxy A40FN running Android 9.0 Pie while attempting to disable bloatware via ADB and I'm currently searching for a solution to recover my data and get the system back ...
1 vote
0 answers
88 views

How to know which device tree my phone uses?

The boot.img contains lots of device tree files. 15 for my Poco M3. They are all variations of the same name but with some different properties. Anyways, how do I know which one of them my phone picks?...
  • 61
0 votes
0 answers
24 views

Lock down settings on personal andoid device

I'm trying to lock down settings on my personal Android phone, to prevent myself from spending excessive amounts of time browsing the web and so on. Currently I'm using the app AppBlock and a ...
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
20 views

Trusted Grub build that I can't find for Android x86

I have this on my system, yet I can't seem to find this build anywhere - can anyone help me out here TRUSTED GRUB now booting "Android x86 2018-04-06"
1 vote
0 answers
24 views

Switch firmware to enable U.S. cellular phone towers on LG V50 ThinQ?

I had bought an LG V50 ThinQ a few months back to exchange with my old phone. However, lately, people have been calling me and it goes straight to voicemail from time to time. It turns out that I have ...
  • 11
1 vote
0 answers
19 views

Samsung A51 accidently flashed the wrong firmware, now doesnt even boot into dowload

I was trying to flash the official firmware again on my a51 but i accidently put the a20e on it, i was distracted, i have almost 30gb of different firmware downloaded and i chose the wrong one by ...
0 votes
0 answers
50 views

Cannot bypass the initial configuration process of Samsung Galaxy A51 that is asking for the previous account

I replaced the screen of the Samsung Galaxy A51 that was black and I made a hard factory reset. I need to enable this for me but it looks that the firmware is taking me to the Spectrum network to ...
0 votes
0 answers
36 views

how to convert Samsung sm-g531f firmware file to bootable image?

Recently I got deleted my OS in my SM-G531F. I found the rooted firmware online and I am trying to make a bootable image using the downloaded firmware. In my phone the the volume up key is not working,...
1 vote
0 answers
95 views

Completely restoring all partitions on my phone to factory after flashing custom ROMs?

I own a xiaomi phone for 2 years on which i flashed several roms and vendors via twrp. When i lately wanted to go back to stock (more accurate the stock rom the phone was released with, miui 10 pie) i ...
0 votes
0 answers
26 views

Downgrading Android 9 to Android 8 on Ulefone 3w

Here is what I intend to do; Flash from the firmware Ulefone Armor 3 to the Ulefone Armor 3w One is Mediatek 6765 and the other is 6770 The reason I want to do that is because I want to get back ...
  • 1
1 vote
0 answers
18 views

Installed base system size on Galaxy S10+ smartphone

I recently had a brief chance to look at a Samsung Galaxy S10+ smartphone with 512GB of internal storage and 8GB RAM. After the base setup, there was already about 70GB of used memory on the device, ...
  • 171
1 vote
0 answers
75 views

Soft bricked my Samsung Galaxy j2 Prime. I need help!

First of all, I must clarify I'm not tech savy, I have some really basic knowledge but it's the same as nothing. I will do however try to follow up. The problem: I followed this guide on how to ...
1 vote
0 answers
279 views

Boost sound volume on my MXQ Android box where Audio Boost apps don't work

This is MXQ Pro 4k box on Amlogic S905 chip. It is embarrassingly quiet when playing through the AV jack with some good active speakers attached. My Ubuntu laptop is able to play loud on those ...
  • 11
1 vote
0 answers
123 views

How to fix samsung galaxy note 9 stuck on set warranty bit recovery screen

Please i need help, i tried to flash a firmware update to my note 9 using odin but it failed. Then the phone showed a blue screen asing to use smart switch. but i went and downloaded another firmware ...
1 vote
0 answers
70 views

Inspecting firmware integrity on Android

How do I inspect the integrity of the firmware on my Android device? For instance, if a Remote Access Trojan is present, what steps should I take to detect and remove them?
2 votes
1 answer
74 views

`UPDATE.APP` file in Huawei firmwares

I found an UPDATE.APP file inside of TRT-LX2 firmware ZIP (ROM), but I want to know what does the file do? What does it contain?
  • 155
1 vote
0 answers
191 views

How can I Flash my Bricked Huawei P40Lite with stock firmware

My Huawei P40 Lite "accidentally" switched off while updating in recovery mode and is now stuck on the boot logo and turns off. I tried the eRecovery mode to download the stock firmware but ...
1 vote
0 answers
34 views

Flashing without a firmware

I received a second handed tablet recently, but it came with a custom formware that had some problems. I proceeded to remove it and flashed the stock one but came across two problems. If I try with ...
1 vote
0 answers
79 views

Emdoor EM TS809 Dead Boot - KCOLO point wanted to revive

Flashing with a bad firmware to this tablet became completely unresponsive and does not switch on. M/B marks report that is created from Emdoor and its model is EM TS809. https://www.globalsources.com/...
  • 133
1 vote
1 answer
248 views

Android tablet, how to disable kiosk mode or install new firmware

I am new to the android programming world. I own an iQR70 device from MLS that is using -if I read well- the kiosk mode for its own application called MAIC (something like Amazon's Alexa a virtual ...
  • 133
1 vote
0 answers
117 views

How to know if mediatek vcom drivers is installed on my pc

I've just installed mediatek vcom driver on my pc, to use it in flashing mediatek based firmwares. But is there any way I can know if it truly installed on my pc without plugging a mediatek phone for ...
1 vote
0 answers
52 views

Files corrupted when moved from internal memory

I've been using an LG Q60 since May. Occasionally spot a few pics and videos that won't play. Assume corrupted. Updated it to Android 10 last week and since then I can't transfer files from the phone'...
2 votes
0 answers
56 views

Can you help me recover my accidentally deleted videos?

I have a Nokia 2.2 smartphone runnig Android 10 ( a hateful piece of software from my opinion). From 16 GB of storage only 2 are available for the user and it's shrinking even more with every new ...
3 votes
2 answers
111 views

How to recover glitching Galaxy S9?

The bad Last week I totaled a Galaxy S9's screen which I owned for over two years. I liked the phone so I headed up on Facebook market to look for another one. I discovered a phone that I liked and ...
  • 129
1 vote
0 answers
522 views

MT8163 MediaTek chip with SPFT gives this error no matter what I try - BROM ERROR: S_DL_GET_DRAM_SETTING_FAIL

I have a non-brand tablet built with locked bootloader, and I'm trying to flash it with spflashtool. Since it is a proprietary tablet built to be secure, there is no firmware available publicly. I'm ...
1 vote
0 answers
161 views

How to update Android on Samsung Tab 8.9 - GT-P7300

I have a tablet Samsung Tab 8.9 Model number: GT-P7300 It has Android 3.2 and it should be upgradable to Android 4.0.4 I downloaded a big zip file named "XSG-P7300JPLP7-20121217--www.SamSony.net--...
  • 165
1 vote
2 answers
255 views

Is Android's system recovery a firmware thing or Android thing? Can factory reset be prevented?

I'm researching on how to protect my phone from being able to be reseted by thieves. Doing some research online I figured out that the main method of putting a stolen phone to work again is to do a ...
  • 141
1 vote
0 answers
87 views

SAMSUNG A11 hang on logo after flash

Hy to every one. after flashing Samsung A11 SM-A115F with Android Q10 ,Samsung Device struck at logo. i have try to flash different firmware first download file from Easy Firmware and after that try ...
1 vote
1 answer
924 views

Help with flashing stock ROM on Nokia 3.1 (Mediatek MT6750)

I got my Nokia 3.1 in a bit of a weird situation trying to flash the stock ROM. I feel like it's a lost cause, but since I can still boot in recovery mode, there may still be a solution, I will ...
  • 11
1 vote
0 answers
41 views

What are the chances of a malware being persistent if I dd to write system.img and userdata.img from twrp

If I had a malware on my phone, say malware like xhelper, or strandhogg or something even critical than that, what are the chances of it being persistent even after using dd to write the system.img ...
0 votes
0 answers
248 views

Formatted bootloader by mistake and phone won't turn on (device: MT6570)

I have a Techno Spark 3 with a MT6570 chip and i used the SP Flash Tool to flash the ROM but i kept getting the error STATUS_PARTITION_NOT_FOUND, so i thought that if i format the bootloader it would ...
  • 1
1 vote
0 answers
195 views

Stuck On firmware update after two days!

I got locked out of an account and I need my phone to verify myself. It was dead so I plugged it in. I tuned it in at about 7% and it said firmware update... this used to happen with my old phone and ...
  • 11
1 vote
1 answer
2k views

How can I re-flash stock firmware for my Nokia 6.1?

I've developed an issue since the last Android 10 OS update where the phone doesn't charge unless it's in 'USB Controlled by device' mode, which it usually fails to switch to. I'd like to try flashing ...
0 votes
0 answers
37 views

How to get checksum for the running firmware? [duplicate]

I have seen other questions and answers that say given a new phone shipped from a retailer, it is only possible to verify the integrity of the firmware by comparing checksums. However, I'm not sure ...
  • 153
1 vote
0 answers
1k views

Help, I Accidentally Corrupted my MediaTek Preloader

Please help me, I have an Ulefone Note 7P and I wanted to upgrade my firmware, so I downloaded the latest of this ROM and I got the SP Flash Tool and followed the guide on that forum. So after loading ...
1 vote
0 answers
174 views

Cant flash my firmware on my huawei p8 lite ( Model Num: ALE-UL00___Build num: ALE-UL00C00B230) Also cant find firmware avalable anywhere?

I have been at this for almost 2 days straight now, Here is the scenario: I bought a phone off of E-bay, but it has a wierd firmware on it which didnt allow me to connect to wifi, but instead had a ...
  • 11
1 vote
1 answer
55 views

What bootloader/recovery firmware can it be?

I have a Wiko Jerry phone, after some bootloader install has already happened on it. Volume down + poweron gives this: It looks like some test firmware, but it has no name/version info. What is ...
  • 864
0 votes
0 answers
48 views

What is an alternate method to flash stock firmware for S9+ G965F?

My S9+ went into bootloop, I loaded up twrp through odin and flashed no-verity-opt-encrypt-samsung-1.0.zip The problem is when phone turns off, it goes back into bootloop. I tried flashing stock ...
1 vote
0 answers
417 views

Reduce Display Size / Increase Bezel

I've had my Note9 for a year and even though I thought I would love it, am now being driven mad by the display/writing surface wrapping around the edge of the phone. There must be a way to increase ...
1 vote
0 answers
53 views

Flashed stock firmware galaxy S7; speaker phone stopped working (please help)

My speakerphone isn't working correctly.. Whenever I switch to speaker phone in a call /video call the other person cannot hear me. The other person can hear me only when I am calling via either ...
0 votes
1 answer
528 views

Install custom system, on unlocked bootloader

I have buy a china device. and i will install custom ROM / system Name of Phone: MYCELL i11 pro ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/i11Pro-6-1-8GB-128GB-Smartphone-Android-9-1-Dual-SIM-Mobile-Cell-Phone-...
  • 11
1 vote
2 answers
9k views

Android Update Results in "Hash of data does not match digest in descriptor" error

My Samsung Galaxy A70 prompted for a software update this morning. I dutifully complied and left it to get on with it. Upon return, I was presented with the following error: partition tz ...
0 votes
1 answer
123 views

What are the causes of an android phone bricking?

I will try to change a firmware of SAMSUNG Galaxy J600FN with a current firmware of J600FNXXU6BSK2 with a new firmware J600GDXU3ARH5. I am changing the firmware to bypass the FRP because methods like ...
  • 101

1
2 3 4 5 6