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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Moto E (1st Gen) Bootloader Unlocking

There was some problem with my 1-yr-old Moto E 1st gen. It got dead and after some time the dead android guy appears with some red-blue thing on its chest. It appears for half a second. I pressed ...
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What considerations govern working with the /firmware partition?

In some recovery options (such as ClockworkMod recovery's advanced options on some devices), there is a Format /firmware option. I have searched for descriptions of this partition, but have found ...
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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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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 ...
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how to get details from a particular Samsung firmware

I need to extract some information from a given Samsung S7 Galaxy firmware such as build number, if it is 64-bit or not, baseband full version of the ROM. I am using Ubuntu with heimdall. Is there ...
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Root Issue : Rebooted when app is running

I am new to this. I have flashed twrp.img in my phone. Then using twrp recovery , I have installed SuperSU.zip file. I installed root checker and it shows "device has root permissions". But the ...
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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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Droid turbo radio off when no signal happen, then can't turn radio back on

I just bought Droid Turbo (XT1225) from ebay, everything works fine except the radio, when the phone receive no signal for example in a lift, radio will turn off by itself and can't turn back on. The ...
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Unable to load stock firmware (US Cellular)

My phone has gone into emergency recover and I've tried to recover it by flashing it with both "Odin" and the samsung "SimpleUpgradeTool" but it has failed everytime I've tried it. I have the SCH-530 ...
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Restoring Samsung GT-P1000 to original firmware

I spent the past several hours reading and reading. I tried to upgrade this Tablet to Jellybean, now the Tablet only reaches the Samsung glowing screen. I tried several fixes to no avail, my first ...
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“install zip from sd card” missing on Samsung Ace

When I go into the recovery mode I am missing the option "install zip from sd card". I have installed the Android 2.3.6 DDKQ8 Fimware (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L_w-MNxAzE). How can I get this ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I cancel a Huawei system update?

This morning I turned I my Huawei Mediapad M8 and it tried to do a system update, although I don't remember seeing a notice about one. However it fails with the error "The update package does not ...
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How to detect which driver is used for touch device?

I've connected an IR touch frame to my android device and it works great, however the touch input is rotated by 90 degrees. I would like to find out which driver is used by the touch device, but I ...
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Downgrade Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H to Kitkat

I upgraded my SM-G530H to 5.0.2 via the phone Software Updater a long time ago. Now I want to downgrade it and flash the stock 4.4.4 ROM via Odin but it fails with this log <ID:0/010> Added!! &...
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Unable to flash firmware

I tried to flash Samsung Galaxy note 2 Gt-N7100 firmware N7100XXUFNL1_N7100ODDFNI1_N7100DDUFND1_HOME.tar.md 5 using odin version 1.85 ,3.07 , 3.09 , 3.12 .3 but i am getting Fail as odin status i ...
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How to get a clean device tree to build the drivers of the msm8939/snapdragon 615

I come to you with many interrogations about qualcomm msm8939 SoC. I bought the Archos 50 diamond last year and have since been waiting for archos to make their move regarding android software ...
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Odin fails when trying to apply firmware

I'm trying to apply the correct firmware for my region UK and carrier which is EE but i can't seem to do this since it keeps failing on me when i start the process. This is the output from the logs. &...
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Difference between flashable firmware files of 2 same model phone with different internal SD size?

I have a Gionee m2 8gb which is in a bootloop, so I downloaded flashable firmware files for it, but mistakenly I downloaded gionee m2 4gb flashable firmware files. Is it possible to use this files for ...
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How to Plug and Play a USB Barcode-Printer in android devices

We are trying to print Barcode using USB Barcode Printer from an android device. The available printer model is GODEX EZ520, we used printer-share app from Playstore and it detected the printer-...
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Which CP & CSC code choose to install stock rom Galaxy S3 i9300

I am installing stock rom because of get warranty back (now i am running Archidroid). I don't know which firmware I should choose. My actual region code is XEF (stock recovery is saying that it's XEF....
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Impossibly difficult to track down original rom I8262BUUBAMG1

I have had no luck in trying to find a site that hosts the ROM for my galaxy core. Is there someplace that I am missing? I8262BUUBAMG1 I love the modded rom that Omkar$ mas made but the latest ...
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How can I apply and use Vodafone Australia firmware/USIM on my Samsung Galaxy SIII SHV-210S?

Over last 1.5 years, I've been using a Samsung Galaxy S2 on Australia's Vodafone network. I got a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SHV-210S - South Korea SKTelecom version) and want to format it with Vodafone ...
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What to do if Galaxy S2 firmware upgrade failed and the phone is not working at all?

I was upgrading my Galaxy S2 from Gingerbread 2.2.3 to Jelly Bean 4.1.2. In the middle of the process the USB cable just got disconnected and I only see a picture of mobile connected to a PC and a ...
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Current firmware version is not supported to update via kies

I've got Samsung captivate glide. It comes with at&t only so I've got unlocked version. Its base firmware version is 2.3.5 Ginger Bread. Official update of ICS 4.0.4 is out by at&t and Samsung....
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Samsung Galaxy Fit firmware update fails

I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit, model GT-S5670B. When i connect the phone to the pc, Samsung Kies (version 2.5.3.13043_14) identifies that there is a firmware update available. I agree to do the ...
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Can I flash my carrier-locked phone to a firmware for a different region and/or carrier?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9050) which is locked to the EE network in the United Kingdom. Its firmware PDA ends with "MDD" and the carrier code is "EVR". There is a newer firmware available for ...
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Can I install “HTC Wildfire” or “Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini” firmware on “Samsung Galaxy Pocket”?

Can I install "HTC Wildfire" or "Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini" firmware on "Samsung Galaxy Pocket"? Hello, I want to installdifferent manufacturer's firmware on my Samsung Galaxy Pocket. Samsung ...
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How to pack a firmware update image

I've downloaded a several firmware versions to install on android tv stick to take it out of its boot loop. I need to firmware packed as an update.img file and all the firmwares I've downloaded are ...
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Nexus One stuck in a reboot loop after a failed system update

I think that the device may have lost power during a system update and it now won't boot. It sticks in a reboot loop. Can I re-flash it easily? I suspect the firmware is broken.
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Samsung galaxy s2 upgrade problem

I want to upgrade my Android version 2.3 to the newest firmware version. I am using Odin v3.04 but when I put file into the PDA section and turned the phone into download mode and started the upgrade ...
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How can I enter download mode on LG Doubleplay?

How can I enter download mode on LG Doubleplay (C729)? None of the regular key combinations seem to work, not even 'adb reboot download' - it just reboots the phone. I know that this is quite ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3110 - Chinese want Western

Just picked up my Tab. Made sure the salesman turned language to English. But coming home I discover it's very "Chinese" anyway; Chinese apps, can't access Play Store, no Gmail, etc. Can I re-flash ...
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How can I reset my SGH-999?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-999) and am trying to do a hard reset. Somewhere along the line, things got a bit messed up. It keeps telling me I have a firmware update, and when I click start to ...
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Unable to upgrade firmware from Samsung GT-I9000

When I try to upgrade the firmware of a Samsung Galaxy S using Samsung Kies, it tells me "initialization not supported". Therefore I'm stuck with the original firmware. Here's the details: phone: ...
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Zenfone 2 stuck on USB logo

I tried to flash Zenfone 2 but instead of writing droidboot.img I sent an .exe file. And now when I try to get into droidboot (Volume + Power button) the device gets stuck at USB logo. Whatsoever I ...
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Is it possible to modify the firmware used when the device is turned off?

On (at least) some Samsung devices there is some piece of software that runs when the device is turned off. It is the one that displays the battery state when charging, along with the red/green ...
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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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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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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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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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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?