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 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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Where to download official Wiko Jerry official firmware for flashing? - Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange [closed]

I work in a mobile device firm. thats why i need the official Wiko Jerry firmware. but i don't find the official firmware website. I have been searching for a while and have not found any official ...
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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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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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Manually Updating Galaxy S3 Firmware

I own a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535), Stock ROM, rooted, running android 4.4.2 For a while now, since updating to 4.4.2 through OTA, I have had horrible battery life. Android System constantly uses ...
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Flashing Lenovo Vibe K5 to Stock ROM

Lenovo Vibe K5 is up and running in CM 13. But, I need to flash stock ROM on it. Now, I have tried to flash with TWRP, but that didn't worked for stock firmwares. I have seen multiple tutorials, in ...
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update.zip just for fixing file permissions, possible?

I soft bricked my colorfly g808 by following this guide (Japanese) http://bl.oov.ch/2012/12/android-421-mvno-sim.html I didnt do it using adb shell but using a terminal emulator in the phone itself, ...
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Does the IR Blaster on an Android phone receive as well as send?

Is the IR Blaster communication two-way or only one-way? I have seen many remote control apps for my Android phone but none that learn from an existing remote.
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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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Odin error : NAND Write Start!! FAIL! (Auth) can't flash stock rom SM-G530H

Can't complete the Stock ROM flash on my galaxy grand prime SM-G530H. The following error is shown inside the Odin message box. <ID:0/010> Added!! <ID:0/010> Odin v.3 engine (ID:10).. &...
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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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Where to find downloaded firmware update package?

I have been using rooted Lenovo K3 Note k50a40 ( Android version 5.0 firmware S117 ROM) , system shows a notification for a firmware update I have downloaded it but I am unable to locate the package ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 bootloop even after flashing rom

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note GT N7000 India. It rebooted automatically the day before yesterday and then it got stuck at the Logo screen. I have downloaded and flashed it with ...
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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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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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How to find out firmware

How does one determine what firmware they are using? I've looked in settings -> about phone and can't find it. I know I'm using Android 5.1.1 and have CM.
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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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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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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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How to restore the IMEI number on the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505? (IMEI=Unknown, Baseband=Unknown, Sim Card Not Detected)

Information: Hello, I lost my IMEI number on my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 today and I would like to restore my original IMEI back to my phone. I still have my original IMEI of my phone written down. ...
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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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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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If I install a ROM that doesn't exactly match my phone, will it work at all?

As you know, manufacturers of popular mobile phones often times will release a modified " clone " version of their mainstream models. Often these clone models will be re-released models that are ...
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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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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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Nokia 3 device not starting just boot sounds in a loop?

After flashing nokia 3 firmware my nokia 3 device battery started to drain and when it gets lowered to 10% the phones dead and only boot sounds and vibrates. The device is constantly boot vibrates ...
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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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Recovering samsung G5 after firmware flash?

So, I purchased two Samsung Galaxy S5 phones from Amazon a while back. I have been playing around with the first after reflashing to a different firmware version - no issues arose. However, when I ...
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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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How can I update Huawei Honor 4C

I need Android 6.0 Marshmallow Firmware B067 Huawei Honor 4C (CHM-U01) For this device: Huawei HONOR 4C, Model number: CHM-U01, Build number: CHM-U01 V100R001C185B067, CPU: Octa-core 1.2GHz, RAM: 2....
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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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Ascend P7 Stopped booting after use of DualBootPatcher

I have a Huawei Ascend P7-L10 that was running EMUI on android Lollipop (5.1.1). It was working great and ran very well. I installed DualBootPatcher to use MIUI as well and flashed the zip file. I ...
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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 ...