Questions tagged [device-firmware]

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Is it possible to take an Android firmware snapshot?

I am currently working for a company that operates screens in some kind of 'kiosk mode' to provide information in malls etc. The devices are basically big monitors connected to a development board (as ...
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0-byte partition and storage being inaccessible on a Mediatek device

I have an Infinix Note 10 Pro. I would like to know if there is any way to fix the 0-byte partitions issue and storage being inaccessible. I saw this when I was trying to copy out the vbmeta and boot....
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How do I create a modded firmware for Samsung Galaxy A54?

I'm dealing with a very lengthy and drawn-out FRP bypass. This Samsung Galaxy A54 (A546V), which is on Android 13, refuses to let me bypass it, and I literally have done everything except for modding ...
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Adding prebuilt APK to Android system.img (stock firmware from manufacturer)

Can someone help add a prebuilt APK to an Android system.img for me? I’ve obtained boot.img, system.img, etc. (the full firmware) from the manufacturer of the device. I’ve been trying for hours to add ...
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Oppo Find X6 Pro is detected as OPPO Reno 10 Pro 5G, how to reset the firmware?

I have just bought a second-hand Oppo Find X6 Pro and it has a global ROM on it. I don't know how they did it because there's no global version of the phone, but I think they might have tweaked the ...
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Flash a JP Sony Xperia 5 II (A00SO) to a global Vodafone LC Net Locked (XQ-AS52) firmware

Can I flash a JP Sony Xperia 5 II (A00SO) to a global Vodafone LC Not Net Locked (XQ-AS52) firmware? And what is different between Vodafone LC Net Locked and Not Locked?
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flash a firmware of HTC device with different main version? FIX HTC corrupt - relocked - s-on

I have an HTC U11 Life, bricked, CID 332, Telcel operator, main version 2.16.600.1, and S-On. Unfortunately, there is no firmware with this build. I found firmware for this phone, but the only problem ...
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Can I copy the stock firmware from my Oppo A31 (CPH2015) from the phone to a laptop? [duplicate]

I am trying to root an Oppo A31 (CPH2015) but I require the stock firmware of the phone to be available on a laptop such that I can extract from it the boot.img file and then flash it with Magisk. I ...
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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2-830L & 830LC & 830F > Firmwares

I have a Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2-830L and I installed a firmware from 830LC on that device. It is working with no problem. The difference between these two firmware types is : The 'L' models don't ...
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[Stock-ROM][ROOT] Sense TW102 Android 11 Firmware [duplicate]

I have a Sense TW102 and I'm trying to root my device with hours of research and trial and error trying to find a way to find stock firmware to trying to pull it off my device with no avail. Any leads ...
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How do ROM makers get the newer proprietary blobs?

I would like to have a more up-to-date Android on my ancient device, that currently runs 4.1 (Qualcomm MSM8960). Have already applied all the patches to refresh the kernel with the features needed for ...
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Can't flash Samsung Tab A6 2016 (SM-T585)

My Samsung Tab A6 2016 (SM-T585) doesn't boot when I press the power button and volume down. I did nothing, I was using it last night like every day, but today that happened. It says An error has ...
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Transform stock tablet firmware to Android TV

Is there any public guide for the subj? I have arm SOC Rockchip and the Android 11 firmware from the manufacturer (downloadable from their's GIT). I am able to unpack it through all stages: single ...
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Can I downgrade Galaxy A10s from stock Recovery?

I have Samsung Galaxy A10s (SM-A107F). In the summer I updated to Android 11 (current firmware is A107FXXS8CVK1, SEK region). Now I want to roll back to Android 10, but I don’t have a computer, root ...
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How to import module files in to a program?

Supossing i have a folder update from a update_full.zip that contains: OTA_update.tag PTABLE.APP ptable.img sec_xloader_header SOFTWARE_VER.mbn SOFTWARE_VER_LIST.mbn UPDATE.APP UPT_VER.tag VERSION.mbn ...
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What's the difference between preloader_raw.img, preloader_ufs.img and preloader_emmc.img?

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 9 phone, and in case of this device I use a custom ROM - crDroid. From time to time, I update the phone's firmware by downloading a corresponding firmware package from ...
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Download official Samsung phone firmware

Does Samsung provides official firmware (old phones included)? I have found only user manuals on the web page. I'm looking for equivalent of Google's https://developers.google.com/android/images which ...
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Reboot Loop after logging from the block screen, Redmi Note 11

I have a problem but since I'm not an expert I need your help. I don't know if this is the right place but I'll try to reach for help anyway. It's been 3 days since this smartphone (not mine) started ...
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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 ...
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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
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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,...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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`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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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/...
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How to disable kiosk mode or install new firmware on Android tablet running MLS/MAIC?

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 ...
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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 ...
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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'...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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--...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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