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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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Flashed ROM and changed the Firmware of Samsung Galaxy J600FN but still requires owner's google account

I Flashed ROM and changed the Firmware of Samsung Galaxy J600FN using Odin3 v3.13 with firmware and rom files I downloaded from SamMobile. The old firmware is J600FNXXU6BSK2 same with the new ones I ...
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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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Samsung A30 firmware flashing via Odin..Odin stuck on Product.img.lz4

Samsung A305f Samsung A30 firmware flashing via ODIN. Odin stuck on Product.img.lz4 Anyone please help to solve this problem
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Unable to upgrade Samsung Tablet 4 firmware to CM13.0 or Lineage 14.0

I have a Galaxy tablet 4, SM-T533, running stock firmware 5.1.1. I want to upgrade to Android 6 (CM13?) or Android 7 (Lineage 14?) since the hardware is in good condition. I need at least Android 6 to ...
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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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Can you modify the configuration of RAM in your Android Device?

On our desktops via BIOS we can modify the configuration of RAM (changing the frequency and other memory timing parameters XMP's). Is there any way we can do the same for the RAM in Android devices?
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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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Can I flash SM-G550T with SM-G550T1 , SM-G550T2 Or SM-G550fy firmwares?

I have galaxy on5 sm-g550t at&t model and I want to flash it with stock firmware but the only ones I find are for SM-G550T1 , SM-G550T2 and SM-G550fy model, could I damage my phone by this or is ...
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Oppo Reno 5g, body print PCH1919 and seen as Find X PAFM00

I would like to kindly ask you all for your help regarding a strange issue with an Oppo smartphone. 1 week ago i bought for my son (11YO) a used Oppo Reno 5G smartphone from an online market place ...
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Need some clarification on baseband firmware

[Not a native english speaker, sorry for possible language oddities] My searches on the web didn't provide suitable answers to these questions: 1) Where is the baseband firmware stored? My ...
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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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Lg lmx220p tribute empire

What's the easiest way to extract boot.img from lg?
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How to select appropriate firmware for Samsung Xcover 4?

I want to use these instructions to root Samsung Xcover 4 that I'm planning to buy. Below instructions there is warning:Warning: The above tutorial only works for Android 7.0 with the built id NRD90M....
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Samsung Note 4 + Bootloop + Odin + HOME_CSC_ Questions

(TL;DR, skip directly to 4. Questions) I have a problem which I though would require a qualified input. I will try to explain briefly: what the current situation is, what the desired situation is, ...
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How can I avoid the firmware update every time when I plug my phone into my laptop?

So, for some days now, whenever I plug my phone (LG Q6) into my laptop to get music or photos exchanged between the two, it restarts and tells me that it wants to update the firmware, which it then ...
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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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How do i install firmware or recovery menu when android smartphone reboots every 5 seconds?

I tried to install TWRP to TP-LINK Neffos C5A and phone started to reload every 5 seconds. Now i just want it to work. So, i tried to enter some menu (Volume UP + Power, Volume DOWN + Power, Volume ...
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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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Phone stuck on firmware update

How do I get my adroid phone model #LM-X220PM unlocked when it is stuck on firmware update: Do not unplug the usb connection until the process is complete
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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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Strange process on my Samsung J5 phone

After the last common reboot of my Samsung Galaxy J5 I get (and still see now) very strange screen. I have absolutely no idea - what this is? I did not even think about any software or firmware update....
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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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Odin user friendly alternative?

We just had a massive problem in our company that all android tablets that are with our clients stopped working, we don't have time to recall them but we find out that changing to a newer firmware ...
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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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What do you do?

If you happen to have a rooted phone I would think if device is equipped The obvious choice to store recoveries and zip files so that they are readily available would be Sd card... So I was in a bit ...
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Identiying the firmware of an Android device

I have Samsung Galaxy J1 with such specification, and I want to flash it to factory setting. MODEL : SM-J100H/DS FCC ID : A3LSMJ100H Looking on Updato.com, I found so many firmware with the same ...
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Android Aristo 2 stuck

My Android Ariso 2 was powered off plugged in Wall charging and screen popped up reading Firmware update now waiting for any connection
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lg v20 firmware update -now looking for any connection

I powered off my V20 and 3 hours later went to turn it on and it says, "firmware update, now looking for any connection" It appears stuck on this screen. I can't do anything. Any suggestions
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Lenovo A3300-HV 4.4.2 Firmware Bulgaria

I can hard reset on Lenovo A3300-HV , version 4.4.2, baseband v34 2014/08/15, build number A3300HV_A442_01_25_150620_ROW Hardware version: A3300HV_MB_V6.0 Before hard reset the tablet had a ...
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Manually create A/B partitions

I have an Xiaomi Mi 6X which is the Chinese version of A2. There is a way to convert it into A2, but OTA updates won't work because 6X has only A partition. I'm not sure, but I've read, it is possible ...
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Modem,Radio,Baseband. Carrier tuned? Firmware - Samsung

I live in Australia and I know there's carrier firmware for Samsung phones Optus, Telstra, Vodaphone, and just XSA for Australia I would like to know if Optus, Telstra, Vodaphone specifically tune ...
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What firmware/model must a Samsung be to have Greek language?

What firmware/ model or an evidence that is easy to check,must a Samsung phone have, before open the box , in order to have Greek Language on it (for interface)? I want to buy a Samsung phone online ...
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Is there a way to pull stock rom from android using adb and a non-rooted android device?

I know that in a lot of cases adb can be powerful, but adb requires root access under certain circumstances, so my question is, if i wanted to pull my stock rom or firmware from my device, can i do it ...
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Installing TWRP on locked Sony Z3 Compact D5803

I was googling that for ages and couldn't find any decent solution. I have locked Sony Z3 Compact [D5803] and I need to install TWRP and backup the current OS. I CAN use flashtool to install custom ...
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Flashed BTU from sammobile but is still EVR

I'm trying to flash BTU stock firmware from sammobile for my s9 g960f. I got the firmware from here https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/galaxy-s9/SM-G960F/BTU/ date: 14/11/18 pda: G960FXXS2BRJ6. I ...
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How to fix LG Tribute stuck at 0% on “Firmware Update”?

My parents bought me an LG Tribute from the store. Suddenly, it is stuck on a screen saying "Firmware update", and is stuck at 0%. I have seen people saying to remove the battery, but if I do that, ...
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Flash OS firmware on an OS corrupted device via TWRP

I have a big issue: I got 2 units of the Android TV device called "Stream+" sold by Channel Master, manifactured by Technicolor (https://www.channelmaster.com/Stream_OTA_DVR_p/cm-7600.htm) One is ...
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What do the numbers and letters in the Samsung Firmware mean?

There are three sets of numbers and letters in the Samsung firmware zip names I'm seeing, G930FXXU2EREM_G930FOJV2ERE8_TUR.zip What do the different sets mean, G930FXXU2EREM G930FOJV2ERE8 TUR
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Touchwiz and Samsung Cameras and photo quality

This post by cgirerd, on XDA says, All the custom ROMs out there that are not Touchwiz-based don't use the stock camera (and the stock camera can't be installed on them). So, by using ROMs such as ...
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How to revert Galaxy S8+ to stock firmware?

Is it possible to revert Samsung Galaxy S8+ to stock firmware? The phone was interrupted while upgrading the software and is now bricked. The model is SM-G955P
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When Flashing Firmware, Do you need correct PDA, Etc

Please Help, I had a FPR lock and I removed it with a custom rom, I was following a tutorial and I needed a stock rom firmware for my model. I was reading something about you can get any Firmware but ...
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Insert ROM in PDA file

I have a problem. I am new in the domain of android customization and that is why I am testing. I have a PDA file for my old GT-S6102 Galaxy Y, which contains the following files: boot.img param.lfs ...