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.

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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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LineageOS 18 on old Google Nexus 7 2013 WiFi FHD (flo / flox): sensors not working

I've recently installed the latest LineageOS 18 on my old Google Nexus 7 FHD (flo) from 2013. I had to repartition it while installing a new OS, as per the instructions. It seems it all went fine, ...
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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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galaxy a80 touch not responding firmware problem

I have been facing a problem on my Samsung galaxy a80, during which the screen stops responding temporarily while playing pubg mobile ,I've searched online and what I found that a temporary solution ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I extract/pull firmware image from Xiaomi Qin 1s+?

I want to extract/pull firmware image from Xiaomi Qin 1s+. I searched for all kinds of information on the net and did not find anything that is clear. How to extract it?
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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-...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Update firmware

I have a Samsung Note 9 SM-N960F / DS which I bought in Germany! The first time, the phone was used in an Southeast Europe (SEE) country, so it has an SEE firmware. Service provider shows: SEE/SEE, ...
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Looking for help choosing the correct stock recovery.img file for my phone

I have a Moto G5 XT1676 with Android 7.0 stock firmware. I rooted the phone with Magisk and installed TWRP but I never backed up my recovery.img partition. Now I want to flash a stock recovery ...
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wiped android OS accedentely in twrp in sm-j700h/ds

I was trying to do a factory reset from the twrp recovery, but wiped system partition mistakely.. my device has no system now. i can only access the twrp recovery and download mode. However, i tried ...
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How to install a firmware without losing your data and restore the previous one in case it goes wrong?

I have a OnePlus 5T and I can't install OTA updates anymore because my firmware is too old. In addition to that I don't have a full backup of my device because I'm using encryption and TWRP doesn't ...
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Where is the baseband firmware stored and how does Android interact with it?

My searches on the web didn't provide suitable answers to these questions: 1) Where is the baseband firmware stored? My understanding is that this particular firmware is a RTOS built for the ...
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How can I check that my Samsung phone is original and hasn't been modified?

How can I check that the mobile device that I am using has not been altered after leaving the factory? By this I mean no changes whatsoever have been made to the device. Whether it's the whole OS (...
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Are Android updates signed with Google's private key or other signing techniques?

I noticed that Android pops automatically for new updates and patches. Are these updates signed so that the device knows it's from the official publisher and not from some server spoofer?
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Get software information

My samsung j7 prime phone has received an update from July 2019. I would like to know the previous firmware version (February era) to install that previous version, or if there is any way to return to ...
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What is the name of android's equilivent to UEFI?

Sorry if this is a dumb question. I'm having the hardest time finding the name of android's analogue of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. Maybe they are specific to each manufacturer? I am ...
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After flashing from SP Flash tool, phone won't boot up

Device: Huawei Honor Hol-U19 It was bootloop so I tried flashing the firmware sing SP Flash tool. But now, the phone won't even start/boot to it's logo. I can't feel any vibration afte pressing the ...
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Combatible firmware for old S7

I got an old s7. Looking through the settings it says: Model Number: SM-G930FD Build Number MMB29K.G930FXXU1BPIF Baseband Verion:G930FXXU1DQE8 I am trying to find a compatible firmware to manually ...
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SP Flash Tool does not recognize the firmware scatter file

I have a neffos X1 Lite and it seems that it boots only in the twrp recovery console. Anyway I am trying to restore my official recovery console (i have no backup) using the official firmware http://...
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how to use downloaded firmware from firmware Finder

I have jsnL21 C432 4/64 version I upgraded my phone by 3 button method from 8.2 to 9.0.1.158. Using Firmware Finder, I found a newer version of my firmware in 9.0.1.162 which has a lot of improvement ...
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Carrier apps still appear after stock android installation

So I have been trying to install stock android on my phone, but not having the desired result. Before I try on my current phone (Galaxy S9), I've been practicing on an old S6 edge. The phone was ...
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Odin Flash error: SW REV CHECK FAIL : [lk]Fused 2 > Binary 1

I've been trying to flash stock ROM on my Samsung J7 Max. Briefly, these are the steps I followed : Enable Developer Options Disable OEM lock Reboot phone and open into Download Mode (Power+Home+Down)...
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Is it possible to install regular, non go version of android firmware on a device running android go?

are there any alternative, 'non go' android firmwares for my Samsung J4 core phone available? The Samsung J4 core comes with Android Go.
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Does manual firmware update needs boot loader unlocked?

I tried manually update my phones firmware but I didn't get any notification after I put zip file to root directory of internal storage. So does it need boot loader unlocked?

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