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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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Which files do I need to flash with fastboot to get a stock device state

I have downloaded the stock rom for my Mediatek(mt6580) device. Extracting the files leads me with a couple of *.img files and sp flashtool. I am currently on a Linux distro and have adb and fastboot ...
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Do “unlocked” phones come pre-unlocked or just the ability to be unlocked?

When you buy an unlocked (carrier-free) device, do the phones usually come unlocked already, or just with the ability to be unlocked easily? e.g. would the fastboot unlocked status be locked when it ...
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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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How can I install a supersu root zip on a system.img to create a pre-rooted system?

I'm looking to create a pre-rooted system.img for a specific device. running Marshmellow (6.0) on ARM. I have a SuperSU zip for marshmellow and the compiled system.img for my device. OK. I know you ...
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Pixel 3 stuck in Fastboot mode with “no valid slot to boot” when trying to install factory image

I was trying to install the factory software image from https://developers.google.com/android/images#blueline on my Pixel 3. I downloaded the image as well as the platform-tools with adb and fastboot. ...
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How root huawei y7 trt lx1/ switch slot?

I am trying to root my phone, I unlocked bootloader I have uploaded Magisk-v16.6 to internal storage I flashed by many twrp versions (fastboot flash recovery TWRP_3.2.3_TRT-LX1_by_kiruha_21.img/ ...
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Can't Flash Google Factory Image - No Boot Partition

I seem to have bricked my phone but thankfully the bootloader is unlocked so I'm sure there is a way to fix it. I am having a hell of a time though, I think I need to re-create the boot partition ...
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Flashing Nexus 5 factory image fails on writing userdata

Recently, I purchased a used Nexus 5. I would like perform a full reset, so I’m trying to flash the factory image using Google’s official instructions. However, I keep getting the message FAILED (...
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Where to get stock samsung galaxy images? [duplicate]

in particular I am looking at Samsung Galaxy S3 factory image. Samsung download site was useless.
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Cannot flash factory images to Google Pixel 2 XL

Device: Google Pixel 2 XL (taimen) Carrier: Unlocked (purchased from the Play store) Image: image-taimen-opm1.171019.011.zip Ultimately, I'm trying to root the phone by flashing a batched boot.img ...
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Image Android Phone, then run on Windows

Is there any way to take an image of an android device, then run that image on an Android emulator (e.g. BlueStacks) in Windows? I'd like to do this as a way to help investigate an issue with some ...
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what image does fastboot -w flashall flashes?

Take Google Pixel as example. I managed to do a full APSO+kernel build and the resulting binaries is located at out/target/product/marlin as the following: boot.img ramdisk.img <-- I believe this ...
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How to extract a system image made with FlashTools?

I have a system image made with FlashTools. The image and tool are available here Since I have a Mac I can't run FlashTools, also what I need to extract is just an apk that I accidentally deleted ...
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Will Installing A Google factory Image Give Me The Ability To Receive OTAs Again

If I restore my Nexus 5x using a Google official factory image, will I receive OTA updates if I don't root afterwards? Sorry for the previously confusing question.
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Android boot/radio/vendor images: What needs to be matching?

Today i got a replacement phone for my nexus 5x and i wanted to use a TWRP (disk image) backup from the old one. It's running now after quite a bit of experimenting to find matching images, including ...
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Possible to install unbranded android on HTC ONE?

I am so sick of stone old android version HTC installed on my smartphone. While the phone is still super after several years HTC do update the Software anymore. So I d like to remove the branded ...
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Unable to flash factory ROM on Pixel

I'm trying to restore the factory ROM on my Pixel. I've downloaded and unpacked a factory image for my phone, and when I run sudo ./flash-all.sh I get FAILED (remote: partition [bootb] doesn't exist). ...
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Can't Restore Samsung Galaxy S3 To Factory Firmware

I installed CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH i747), and now I need to re-install factory firmware to network unlock my phone. Heimdall seems to be able to successfully image the firmware ...
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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10" (YT3-X50) factory image, OTA update or backup needed

I was playing around with some modifications to my rooted Yoga Tab 3, and I messed up - the tablet wouldn't boot anymore, even after a factory reset. I could still boot into recovery, so I was not too ...
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How long does it usually take to erase cache?

While in bootloader, I connected a USB cacble and ran this command to erase cache: #> fastboot flash cache cache.img target reported max download size of 1073741824 bytes erasing 'cache'... ...
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Sideload Factory OS via ADB

I have a nexus 6 which failed when updating to 6.0.1. I can no longer boot into the Operating System as the /system partition is corrupt. I ran a factory reset - but this didn't fix the problem ...
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What does the ROM files (FACTORYFS, HIDDEN, CACHE, PARAM, etc.) mean?

Flashing my Galaxy S 2 i9100 (after breaking with CyanogenMod update CM-13.x) I used the following command: sudo heimdall flash \ --FACTORYFS factoryfs.img \ --CACHE cache.img \ --HIDDEN ...
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Which factory image to download?

I have a Nexus 5 (LG-D821) 32 GB and am currently on build LMY47D, I want to upgrade to latest version of Android 6 ATM the latest version is 6.0.1 but there are like 4 builds for this version. Which ...
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What is the difference between the two Marshmallow factory images for Nexus 5 (MRA58K and MRA58N)?

On the official site from Google that contains factory images of Android Marshmallow, there are two options for the Nexus 5. One is MRA58K and the other MRA58N. What is the difference between these ...
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How do I tell which Nexus 5X 6P stock firmware variant to download?

I need to restore my factory image, but there seems to be many version of the images: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images?hl=en This is for the Nexus 5x and 6p. How do I know which ...
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Adding Stock image as secondary rom in multirom?

I have a nexus 5, and root. I also use multirom application. I want to create a secondary rom from stock. However I cannot flash factory images hence need to make flashable zip out of it. How do I do ...
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Unable to flash latest factory images to a refurb Nexus 5

I purchased a Nexus 5 from Taobao for a bargain price of around $177. I assume it's some kind of refurb. I've tried flashing with the latest Android 5 Developer Preview as well as the latest stable ...
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When should I use/not use '-w' for fastboot flashing?

When should I use/not use '-w' for fastboot flashing? Say I were to be manually flashing each img in the zip of a factory image. Why one way or another? Do certain .img's need to be erased first? I ...
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Where can I find a factory image for the Moto X 2nd Gen 2014? [duplicate]

I went to Motorola's site and requested one, but since it's Sunday, I don't think I will receive the file until tomorrow. You would think that someone would host the image file somewhere just in ...
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How do I get the standard default.prop file back on the root file system?

At the root file system on my Android phone, there's a file called default.prop. Right now that's a non-standard file because of CF Auto Root, but I want that file to be the stock version (1). ...
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Flashing factory image - all data still present

I've just flashed my Nexus5 with Android 5.1 factory image using this how to: http://www.droid-life.com/2013/11/05/how-to-flash-nexus-5-factory-images/ I've made a complete backup off all my data ...
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Can I fastboot flash a factory image without flashing the recovery?

Factory Images Using Nexus 9 as an example, the flash-all.bat contains: fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-flounder-3.43.0.0114.img fastboot reboot-bootloader ping -n 5 127.0.0.1 >nul fastboot -...