Questions tagged [device-firmware]

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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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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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Why did a sceen showing firmware update show on my screen?

How can I stop firmware update?
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What is the difference between computer and mobile OS [duplicate]

In case of computer operating systems, there is only one OS is needed for installing on any device. But If we consider any mobile OS, the same OS compatible with one device is not compatible for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Android phone don’t boot to logo and even recovery, after flashing firmware through twrp

Please help me my moto g2 2014 xt1079. I installed lineage 14.1 using twrp but sim was not working so i flashed a cm14.1 firmware in twrp after that i clicked reboot but phone goes off and didn’t ...
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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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Removing Firmware from a tablet

I purchased a NeuTab Tablet with an AllWinner Quad core cpu. It appears to be rooted already but there doesn't seem to be a away to upgrade to a newer version of Android or at first glance to even ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alarm which could Ring even when Device is Off

Android smartphones are smarter than traditional mobile phones in all aspects, but I am unable to find this smartness in one aspect: In those classic mobile phones, there was an option to ring the ...
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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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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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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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My LG G5 battery is stuck inside the device and I have a frozen 'Firmware Update' screen. Please help

My LG G5 phone is stuck on a screen saying 'Firmware Update'. It has been at 0 percent for hours now and there is a code that says 633A B50. I would have tried to remove the battery, but the bottom ...
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How to tell if idc file was used?

I have an IR touch frame device which I have to configure using the idc file, however I am not sure if it is used at all. I have changed the device type to pointer which should show a cursor on the ...
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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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Galaxy S9 SM-G960U1 haven't got Android 10 Update Yet?

Stack Community So my inquiry today, is that i realised samsung has just roll out the Android 10 Update for S9 devices, on Feb 2 but my phone is not getting updated yet via OTA, like always I had no ...
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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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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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If I buy an Android phone today and want security updates for as long as possible, how should I choose a phone? I'm willing to use custom ROMs.​

Background Quite a few software developers offer special "long-term support" (LTS) or "extended-support release" (ESR) editions of their products. You install the product once and get security ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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