Questions tagged [device-firmware]

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Updated Samsung galaxy A5 to Marshmallow but look and feel remains that of Lollipop

I have a Samsung galaxy A5 (SM-A500H) I didn't get a notification for an update from settings so I grabbed android 6.0.1 from Sammobile, I downloaded the South African version since there's no version ...
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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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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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Is wiping the data partition totally unnecessary after this adb fail and stock restore?

I uninstalled this version of Xposed, because I wanted to try this one. Note: Thanks to this comment I was actually able to flash the latter too, but it gave me a bootloop. So I would caution others ...
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How to restore the stock firmware to the Asus Zenfone 2?

Asus Zenfone 2 (Z00AD, ZE551ML) I have downloaded the stock firmware from here. But how to flash it? This guide tells me to put it on an external SD card and boot into "update mode" by pressing Power ...
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What is meant by “RAW” firmware?

I want to use Asus Flashtool to restore stock firmware to my phone. The download page says I will need "RAW" firmware. What exactly is that? I have already downloaded the correct firmware file from ...
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LG phone seemingly stuck on “Firmware Update”

This may or may not be off-topic; feel free to point me to a better place to ask this. My father brought home a cell phone he found in the woods, and I thought I'd charge it and turn it on to see if ...
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What is the difference between generic and branded flashtoolfirmwarefiles (.ftf)?

I want to root my phone a Sony Xperia Z1 C6903 and followed this guide to downgrade it to Android 4.4.4 KitKat 14.4.A.0.108 Firmware first. Because the link to the provided firmware is dead I ...
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Device is not finding a new software update [duplicate]

I want to update my galaxy tab 4 to Marshmallow or at least Android 5.0.0. I currently have android 4.4, but when I use Kies3, or from the device, it cannot detect that version. Help? Edit: This is ...
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My device is encrypted. Does flashing a new software ruin it? Can I get the decryption key of my device?

I have Lollipop 5.11 (Note 4), and I have the device encrypted. Will flashing CWM or TWRP or a new software (like Marshmallow) ruin my phone? I would like to add the device is still not rooted. ...
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Is it possible to rebuild a Huawei (or other) phones firmware from a existing installation?

I wondered, if you can install a firmware to a Huawei phone from a update.app file, could it be possible to reverse it and build the update.app back? I mean it like create a update.app from the ...
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How to flash factory firmware on Motorola Moto G 2015 XT1550

I am currently using Motorola Moto G 2015, that is Moto G third generation smart phone. (XT1550) I updated android 6.0 . But it's not that much of great. So I tried to flash factory firmware which is ...
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Android 6.0 — Bluetooth broken causes audio to not work correctly after connecting to car. How to rollback to previous firmware or fix BT glitches

EDIT: It looks like Android 6.0 is extremely glitchy. This old problem also came back Very low to no volume after upgrade to 6.0 marshmellow Is there a way to rollback to a previous version of ...
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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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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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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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Is 4.1 the best for this 4? yr old device?

In my pile of devices I have what looks like a "Galaxy Tab 2 10.1". I believe it is 4?? years old. It has 4.1.2. When I try to update, it looks like I cannot update any further. 1) Is there a way ...
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Can I use Samsung Core Prime's (SM 360H) lolipop update of Philippines region on Bangladesh region? [duplicate]

I am using Samsung Core Prime for a while. But It hadn't launched lolipop firmware for till now for Bangladesh region. But a lolipoo update is avaiable for Philippines region. http://forum.youmobile....
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Which Stock Firmware for Galaxy S3

I'm in a situation where the Galaxy S3 I have is not connecting to Wifi (bug from Android 4.1). I would like to flash a new firmware. I am just confused on which one to use. Can I use any stock ...
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Flashed a new firmware, now wifi won't turn on

last night I installed SlimKat on my rooted S3 (SGH-I747M, Canada Bell) and I had no network connection, so I donwloaded the Samsung original firmware from SamMobile.com. I flashed it on and ...
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Android 5.0 “updating contact list” error

After updating my android 5.0 (lollipop) phone (Samsung Note 3 N9005) my contact list couldn't open. When I want to open my contacts there was always a process like "updating contact list" and I ...
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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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Smart Phone Flash Tool Remain 0 percent

I have a Lenovo A3000 tablet and I want to flash it (Reinstalling firmware?). So I download my tablet driver and MT65XX Preloader drivers for Windows. After installing all of them, when I click on ...
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What do the different device/code names mean?

Most devices seem to have multiple "names" depending on the context, e.g. marketing, updates or rooting. For example: Huawei P8 lite (actually, not specific enough since there are at least two ...
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Flashing a Firmware

I was thinking for flashing a firmware through Odin. I downloaded the firmware off sammobile but when I started extracting the file winrar said it was corrupted but it finished extracting anyways. So ...
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Is my .img file corrupted?

I downloaded the firmware (.img) of my Android device (Boyue T62D) just to have a backup of it. I'm in the Indian countryside with an extremely limited internet connection, so this is a huge file for ...
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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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How to properly downgrade a phone that shipped with a newer version of Android?

I recently purchased two Samsung G5 phones from Amazon with the intent of ROM development on a downgraded version (the phone shipped with 5.0). I took one of the phones and successfully downgraded the ...
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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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install cwm recovery in a softbrick android phone

My Android device is not booting up and is stuck on the manufacturer's logo. The phone was rooted with Kingo-Root and Clockwork Recovery Mod wasn't installed. Now I want to unbrick my phone with ...
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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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Making a custom upgrade ROM

Is it possible to make a custom ROM to upgrade the current version of android that is installed on your phone? For example, making a 5.1 ROM to put on an pretty much unsupported phone that only has 4....
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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 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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Get image of android OS without rooting the device

As part of my academic project, I want to get the image of a whole Android OS of a non-rooted device in order to do forensics activity. Can I do this using SCSI commands as SCSI directly communicates ...
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Lollipop Firmware for Galaxy Core Prime SM G360H

Alright, so... I know there is no Lollipop Update (either OTA or Manual Firmware download) for the Galaxy Core Prime SM G360H yet. But my question is: Can I use the SM G360F's 5.0.2 Firmware on the SM ...
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Error: Secure Check Fail : aboot, when trying to update firmware on Samsung Galaxy Core Prime using Odin

The things I did to update firmware from Android 4.4.4 to 5.0.2: Installed latest Samsung usb drivers for mobiles Installed latest Samsung kies and through that I installed device drivers. ...
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How to upgrade Samsung galaxy A5 to lollipop without using Kies?

I'm on Manjaro Linux can't use Kies, I tried it in virtualbox, didn't work as expected. I live in Lebanon, so no A&T version or anything like that, I need standard firmware. I have galaxy A5, ...
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How to change my phone's firmware nationality?

For some unknown reason the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9195) I bought in Switzerland is actually a Polish version, i.e. that's the default locale which I cannot uninstall and that's why only today I ...
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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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Exit from firmware download mode

Can I get out from firmware download mode without downloading new one? I see horrible message: Downloading... Do not turn off target!!! What will happens if I power off my Samsung S4?
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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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What happens when I wipe the internal storage of a device using TWRP?

When I wipe the internal storage using TWRP recovery, does this fully wipe the contents of the phone's hard disk, leaving a blank, unformatted space? After doing this, will I be able to restore the ...
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Backup moto G firmware without root

I installed Cynogemmod on my moto G, but it was android 4.4, and there is no android 5.0 stable version available for cynogen. so I decided to install motog stock framework, I searched on google, but ...
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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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Recover bricked android device

I have an android device (YotaPhone 2 actually) that is in continuously rebooting state with android logo showing on main screen. When phone wasn't bricked then was possible to boot into official ...
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Help with phone upgrade [duplicate]

Hi my question is how to upgrade to jelly bean? I have a Samsung Galaxy 2. I am use to Jelly bean that what my tablet is,so I am 1st time user of this phone I purchased. I was trying in google store ...
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Samsung Kies version for both old and new android versions?

A friend gave me his older Samsung tablet to upgrade since it kept failing with the OTA update, so like indicated I will try KIES first for updating the device. However I also have 3 newer android (...
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“Signature Verification Failed” when flashing stock ROM

When booting into recovery mode and installing a ROM zip from my SDcard, it first says I need to mount my /sdcard (when it is mounted), and then it says "signature verification failed", despite my ...
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Odin does not Detect “Samsung Galaxy Note 3”

I'm trying to upgrade the firmware from 4.3 to 4.4.2 or even 5.0. But; Odin does not detect it ! Is there a way for fix it?