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Questions tagged [rom]

Questions concerning the firmware image (i.e. a system image) for an Android device. See full tag wiki for details.

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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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Could someone have installed a ROM virus on my Xperia XA?

I posted this question over at XDA forum but I hope someone here may be able to help. I recently went on vacation and left my Xperia XA F3111 at home. Someone had access to it for over 2 weeks and ...
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Rom with Camera2 API for Samsung Galaxy J500FN? [closed]

I have a Samsung Galaxy J500FN with Android 6.0.1 but apparently it doesn't come with the Capera2 API. I installed TWRP bootloader and rooted it I tried activating the API editing the build.prop and ...
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dmesg unable to enumerate usb device on google nexus 7 2013 wifi version

I installed android file transfer and flashed the ROM of Google Nexus 2013 WIFI tablet by executing the flash-all script command on my macbook pro macOS Mojave. This tablet has issue with usb ...
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Bootloader/BIOS, flashing ROM and correlated risks. Why Android devices are more brickable than PCs?

I have a solid experience of installing different OS (Linux, Windows,...) on PC. I would like to try just for fun to install Linux on a unbranded Android low cost tablet acquired in 2015. I spent some ...
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Are lower-end phones just as moddable as flagships? [closed]

After a long time in the waiting, I finally have an excuse to upgrade from an iPhone (5s) to an Android. As a tech enthusiast and general superuser, the freedom to do what I want as far as ...
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Need to flash Galaxy Tab PRO 10.1 to recover data

Hope you can help with this issue: Samsung Galaxy Tab PRO 10.1 SM-T520 Kitkat 4.4.2 This is my wifes tablet and it recently stopped booting at the second Samsung logo. This is the one that happens ...
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Can't reinstall nothing to /system

I tried to update my Xiaomi Mi A2 to Android Pie since yesterday the Beta was Released. At first, I tried to install the official provided one, but after facing some errors, I installed the Treble ...
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Can a tracking software be flashed to the ROM?

Assuming to have a rooted phone (and not caring of loosing warranty), what could be flashed to an Android device ROM? I see tracking apps on Android being not so useful since they won't work when: ...
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My android isn't recognizing the password to “use the encrypted device memory.”

I've been through a number of steps attempting to save my device data. I previously asked this question. Is it possible to save an encrypted data partition so that I can decrypt it later? I couldn't ...
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Is there a ROM of Android 8 or higher for the ASUS_X00ID Asus 4 Max?

Does anyone know if there is a ROM of Android 8 or higher for the cellphone Asus 4 Max? If it does not exist, will be an official update for this model of cellphone?
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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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Is there any limitation on the number of times I install a custom-ROM to my android device?

How many times can I install a custom ROM to my android device? Can I do this an infinite number of times? The word ROM (Read-Only-Memory) makes me think that there must be some limitation to the ...
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DD fails beyond 2GB seek

When I try to use dd to flash images I see some issues when the seek value exceeds 2GB.(i.e. bs * seek >= 2GB). dd bs=512 count=8 if=sample.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0 seek=4194304 dd: /dev/block/...
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How to run a stock Android phone ROM in virtual machine?

I know that not all features will work properly, and I know there exists Android-x86, but is it somehow possible to run stock Android ROMs such as the Galaxy S5 firmware on a virtual machine? Galaxy ...
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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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Cannot register on network even after flashing successfully later

I am dealing with very serious problem with my phone. I was trying to flash stock ROM using fastboot. It failed, and start showing no sim card, empty IMEI, and no wifi either. I am finally able to fix ...
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Zenfone 4 - A400CG - Hard Brick

I tried to upgrade Zenfone 4 T00I-D A400CG device from WW 6.2.2 to CHT 7.3.4 Bootloader didn't recognized zip file and sideload didn't work. This bricked device: fastboot flash boot boot.img ...
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Dumping a ROM image completely

As you know when we compile SDK or download a stock ROM, it contains some partitions(system,recovery,boot,...). We can unpack this image to partitions with some tools. (or with a simple C code) But ...
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Wifi won't turn on after flashing stock rom?

I installed an Custom ROM Lineage OS 14.1. After that I had flashed stock ROM on Samsung Galaxy A3(SM-A300H) using FlashFire. After that I did a factory reset and after booting up I tried to turn on ...
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How to mount userdata_b in stot_a in A/B partition device?

I have a Tissot (mi a1) with TWRP dual booted by separating vendor_a, vendor_b, userdata_a, userdata_b. It is dual booted by cosmicdan's twrp with Resurrection remix ( slot_a) official and Dotos ...
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Is system apps and pre-installed apps two different concepts?

I recently started learning android ROMs. I have heard system apps with some special (not root) permissions. Is there a difference between system apps and pre-installed app when we build a ROM? I ...
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Should Factory Reset return the phone to the original version Android installed on it? [duplicate]

I tried factory resetting a Samsung Galaxy S6. To my surprise, it left Android 7.0 on it, and didn't reset it to Android 5, which is what was originally installed from the factory. Is this normal? ...
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Long wait after flashing

I have a stock image for my tablet, and I am using DragonFace to edit it and PhoenixSuite to flash it. The stock image flashes fine, and after the flash it immediately reboots (I don't have to do ...
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Erasing boot failed,device may be locked

I am flashing fastboot ROM in my mi A1 using mi flash tools but at the time of flashing it is showing the error:erasing boot failed device may be locked and I am not able to flash the ROM.Why is this ...
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Where can I download Galaxy Note 5 newest official rom?

I want to flash my phone and reinstall the newest Note5 firmware, but I can not find it on Samsung's official site!
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What exactly is a Combination File?

Maybe it's just the weird name, but some things remain unclear. I read this XDA post, which was helpful. They linked to a techeligible link which has a download for the file. However, still not clear ...
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How to flash stock ROM on numerous android devices?

My company imports phones from many different countries but they need to be flashed with the region specific ROM in order for them to be used here. As we import by the thousands, we are looking for ...
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My Custom Rom Keeps Failing On my LG G2

Ive been Trying to install lineage OS on my LG G2 but everytime I flash it With G apps it shows the lg logo for two seconds then black screen Im able to recover with a backup I made but no idea how ...
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Can we install Oppo's ColorOS 5.0 software on Oppo A37F phone which has ColorOS 3.2 ?

https://www.oppo.com/in/coloros/ I am using a older version. So, just like how we flash rom can we flash Oppo's latest ColorOS rom on old Oppo phones? Please mention the steps if we can. Thanks in ...
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my micromax a35 bricked when installing custom rom

i asked a question how to install custom rom on my micromax a35 i followed the steps .i reboot into recovery by an app .wipe cache,data,dalvik cache,battery,states and install the zip but my recovery ...
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Change ROM Samsumg S7 Edge

I have a Samsung s7 Edge cell phone, I bought it in the US with the Verizon company, I returned to Mexico and I am working with the Telcel company, the model is GS G935V, my question is: I Can install ...
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how to install custom rom on mmx bolt a35

I want install the dream xperia a35 custom on my mmx a35. I downloaded the base rom and main rom but how to install them in cwm recovery how to install the base rom and then main rom if base rom can ...
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is it possible to upgrade acer iconia B1-710 [duplicate]

Is it possible to upgrade android version on Acer Iconia B1-710. currently on 4.1
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ROM changed after updating Andriod 7.1.1 in Samsung On5 pro

My galaxy On5 pro started to lag very badly so after giving service center they installed 7.1.1 but when I came home the ROM was showing 4GB So I did factory reset it started showing 16GB in laptop ...
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HTC one M8 won't flash RUU or unlock Bootloader

I hope u r havin a good day -I just found out that model on the back of the phone is 0P6B100 while it's 0P6B700 in getvar, I found that out after trying all the x.xx.651.x RUUs flashed down below cuz ...
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Cheating KNOX by cracking stock ROM certificate

I had some thoughts about KNOX and the fact that flashing stock ROM doesn't trip my KNOX flag. I did some research about the topic and I learned that KNOX checks ROM file's certificate or something ...
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How to get a rid from “Warning: Camera failed” error?

I have a Samsung Galaxy J7. It's camera was destroyed by an accident. So everytime I open camera, snapchat etc apps it shows "Warning: Camera failed". For a reason I need my phone to take at least a ...
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Almost every game crashed on Lineage OS

I've one big problem on my phone. Almost every game crashes on start without any reason. Currently I have only one game which works - Farming simulator 18. Even my game exported from Unity3D isn't ...
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[Swipe Elite Note]Camera Unable to Focus

I have flashed a custom ROM recently on my device.Everything is working nicely except the camera.The camera used to work perfectly before flashing the ROM.Now,the camera is unable to focus. I think ...
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Is it possible to install a ROM on /recovery instead of /system?

I am not going to do it, but I just wonder whether it is possible to install a ROM to /recovery and TWRP to /system, so one would normally boot into TWRP and only boot into Android when one performs ...
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System app reverts to original version after device reboot

I have created a custom System.img for my device, I need to put an APK as a system app, and I have places the app within /System/priv-app, app works flawlessly, I can download and install app updates ...
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how to check if my OS is not modified (is original)

lets say, someone gave me an android phone ( with custom rom, lets say CM or etx). i did hard reset to erase alll data and usr apps. but i am interested, how to know if that custom rom is not modified ...
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Canot enter TWRP recovery because of “fastboot erase userdata”

I want to flash a new ROM for my Android phone. I clean data by fastboot erase userdata but after that, I can not enter TWRP recovery because can not mount /data I tried fastboot format userdata ...
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ClockworkMod: Installed the ROM zip, and I'm not able to exit the Recovery Mode

I am trying to install a ROM by using ClockworkMod v5.8.3.4. I downloaded the zip file of the ROM, as well as the gapps associated to it, and I pushed the both files to the Android device by using '...
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Why is not every Android Modification Open Source?

Ok, this might sound a bit weird, but I am really wondering why not every manufacturer like Samsung or Oneplus has to make it ROM public under the GPL license? At least the kernel would have to be ...
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How can I check if a lost Android phone has been flashed

My wife lost her OnePlus 3T and after 4 days it's returned by a passerby who found it. Not to sound paranoid, but is it possible the phone was flashed with custom ROM but retains all the data? Can ...
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I have an generic Chinese android tablet how can i install a custom rom on it?

My generic Chinese tablet has android 5.1 pre installed on it. Here is a link to the ebay page on where I bought it. How can i install android 6.0 onto it?
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How would I go about fixing SIM card not registering after flashing a custom ROM made for a clone of my device

So, I have a BLU Life One X, which is a clone of the Micromax Canvas 5 and a few others. I've installed a ROM made for the Canvas 5, after making a bunch of mistakes, including wiping my entire ...
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ALCATEL ONETOUCH PIXI3 (10) FULL SYSTEM(CONFIG) BACKUP NO ROOT (for deployment)

My company wants to roll out 100 tablets. So far I have tried everything I could found from adb back-ups to even root solutions. I also have tried this https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/...