Questions tagged [rom-flashing]

Flashing is the process of writing a firmware image (and the root file-system) to the memory of an Android device

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Is it Possible to Create an Operating System for Android Devices?

Is it possible to run an operating system other than Android on Android devices? I know that the bootloader is hard-coded into the firmware and even if you tried you can't change what it does but what ...
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My phone got bricked by encryption - any ideas how to fix it?

So I wanted to root my Redmi Note 5 pro and install a custom ROM but sadly I bricked it in the process. It started when TWRP (3.3.1-0-whyred) told me to enter a password that didn't exist. Googled it, ...
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Flashing galaxy s5 issues

I am having issues flashing my Samsung Galaxy S5 with a new firmware. Whenever I use odin to flash the new firmware it would say Failed (size) This lead me to issues with the PIT file, alas flashing ...
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Hard bricked phone unlock help [closed]

Hii guys i hard brickked my mobile .Now it wont even show any sign even when charger is connected. I tried sp flash tool but not working Pls help me
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Is TWRP OS-version specific?

I have a Vsmart Joy 1 phone, running VOS/Android 8.1.0 I found a port of TWRP recovery for Vsmart Joy 1s here (translation), but it says "Android 9.0 VOS..." Does this mean that I should/have to ...
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Moto X4 - Stuck on black screen

I was flashing Pixel Experience ROM with TWRP (fastboot boot recovery.img) recovery. The OS did not install on the device: Installing zip file '/external_sd/PixelExperience_payton-10.0-20200130-0358-...
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How to enable USB debugging on a wiped device?

Device name : MI A1 USB debugging is not enabled and wiped the Dalvik/Cache, Data etc. Now the phone just bootloops to MI loading screen. Please suggest a work around. So basically there is no OS. ...
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Can't boot into recovery or fastboot and not going to EDL completely (Redmi Note 4)

Please read the full text and help me if anything can solve my problem. Also I can't go to Mi help center due to this lockdown, so can you suggest ways the help center person would do to fix this ...
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What's the purpose of A and B partition slots if both are flashed?

I recently play with LineageOS flashing (or actually adb-sideloading) tutorials, but I guess my question is more generic. In my device there are A and B partitions for everything except the userdata ...
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cant flash Lenovo Tab M10 TB-X605L LTE with Android 8

I have a Lenovo Tab M10 TB-X605L LTE that I would like to give to my grandfather with Teamviewer Host installed to accept incoming calls because he is unable to do so. We want to give him the ...
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Error trying to copy gz userdata file to partition in adb shell

Dealing with limited space I split my userdata image file with this command: dd if=/dev/block/mtd/by-name/userdata | gzip -c | split -b 250m - /mnt/sdcard/userdata.gz. That works fine, but when I ...
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After flashing custom firmware for my tablet, the display problem occur

I have flashed my android with a custom firmware of same series. After flash complete the display is horrible as half of the screen is black and resolution seem smaller. but the firmware runs other ...
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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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Samsung S7 speaker phone not working (at all)

My Samsung s7 (SM-G930F) works for making calls on 'normal' (non speaker phone) mode in all apps. but whenever i switch to speaker phone (regardless of the app i am using) the other side (the person I'...
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Formatted whole Flash

i perfomed a format whole flash on my leagoo kiicaa android device using SP flashtool, after that i flashed the firmware file on it and it was successful. but the phone would not power on or show any ...
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Flashing CM13 on Galaxy Tab GT-P3100

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, GT-P3100. It has quite an outdated firmware and is bulky with loads of unnecessary apps. I wish to flash it with CM13. Now firstly my device isn't rooted. Secondly I ...
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Is it possible to access another partition from recovery partition using command line?

Here's a situation: I've got Meizu 5 pro flashed with Flyme 6 which I flashed using TWRP recovery. I made few tweaks of the partitions (deleting and recreating and renaming) and then I wiped data. ...
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How to disable zip verification flag in stock recovery.img?

In stock recovery there is an option to install zip from the sdcard but it doesn't allow installing zips with unknown signature. Twrp can install any zip without concerning about the the zip signature....
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Galaxy Note3 is not recognized by Odin (“SeAndroid not enforcing: set Kernel”)

My Galaxy Note3 is not recognized by Odin because its stuck in recovery with SeAndroid not enforcing: set Kernel. When I reboot into TWRP recovery, it's recognized by the computer but still fails to ...
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Sahara fails when flashing CN ROM

Validating Application Configuration Load APP Configuration COM:4 PBLDOWNLOADPROTOCOL:0 PROGRAMMER:True PROGRAMMER:C:\cn rom\prog_firehose_ddr.elf RESETSAHARASTATEMACHINE:False SAHARAREADSERIALNO:...
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gapps are missing after flashing stock rom using qfil

I hope somebody can help me. I am having issues with my Huawei y6 SCC-U21 android phone. Mainly, the wifi no longer works and both sim cards inserted were not detected. The phone is all stock no ...
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My Redmi 7A bootloop in every GSI rom

I proceed all the step in this https://forum.xda-developers.com/redmi-7a/how-to/custom-gsi-firmware-t3965820 but I end up in bootloop It keep booting into recovery or stuck at Redmi logo
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Tv Box flashing - USB transfer error

I try to flash my Mi Box S with new rom using usb burning tool v2.1.7 but every time I get this error “USB Transfer Error”. I have connected my usb cable to different ports but still nothing. Same ...
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Xtouch s40 stock rom download

I have an Xtreme s40 running on android 9. I flashed the recovery with a custom twrp image and it is stuck in a boot loop, and displays "Verification failed. Install a proper signed boot image or ...
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Android box - soft bricked, but can boot Linux

Introduction First of all I have quite old android box - Ferguson 3 TV. It's hardware based on platform very similar to MXQ/HD18Q with s805 processor. Stock rom based on Android 4.4 (not Android-TV). ...
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plz help me Hardbrick meizu m5 note

The device keep connecting and disconnecting every 3 seconds when connecting to PC using USB cable. this happen when i flash meizu m5 note with sp flash tools plz help me
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Unlocked boot loader ADB issue

So I’m trying to downgrade my nexus 6P from Oreo 8.1 to 7.xx. I’ve unlocked the boot loader and can communicate with the device through Google’s adb fast boot command line which works fine (up to a ...
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I installed some other phones flash file into my phone and my phone is not booting neither detected by pc, help me

Just for experiment I installed some other phones flash file into my phone using sp flash tool, flashing that file succeeded, SP flash tool successfully flashed that file into my device... But when I ...
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Does flashing the stock ROM repartition the device internal memory?

After I have repartitioned my tablet I wonder what would happen if I flashed the stock ROM again.
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W/ziparchive Zip: unable to allocate X bites at offset 0 : No space left on device while flashing factory image on angler (Nexus 6P)

I was trying to do flash factory image on angler on my Nexus 6P. There is some No space left on device error: ./flash-all.sh # added set -x to script + fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-angler-...
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Unable to flash custom ROM using TWRP, successfully installing AOSP extended, rebooting the device. Upon reboot it boots to TWRP instead of ROM

Successfully installed the AOSP Extended image for 'nicklaus'. Whenever I reboot my device to boot my device, instead of booting to the custom ROM my device automatically boot itself into TWRP ...
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How to flash custom or stock ROM with Odin mode working? (from a bad flashed Galaxy A20, see image)

The current state of the device is shown bellow. I prefer using heimdall to flash each partition directly from command line if possible. Unless it is mandatory to put all images inside a tar and flash ...
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How to create filesystem in TWRP? Getting error: “Unable to format to remove encryption”

The screen appears after booting into TWRP and trying to format memory: I was trying to flash a custom ROM using TWRP recovery but it's showing Unable to mount storage & Failed to mount '/data' (...
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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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How to reset MTK engineering mode to the default settings?

2020.1.11 Renewal Maybe the field of MTK engineering mode is the most mysterious field of the smartphone. It’s like a top-secret. No matter the questions post on anywhere, no one can answer it. Below ...
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TWRP: No OS flashed after flashing LOS 16.0 on Samsung S5

I want to install LOS 16.0 on my Samsung S5 SM-G901F. According to the LOS installation wiki, I did from an ArchLinux OS: installation of TWRP 3.2.3-0 with heimdall wipe -> format data wipe -> ...
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How to create without sparse flashable.img through adb shell?

Created an image of /system/ by the command dd bs=4k conv=sync,noerror if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p21 of=/sdcard/system.img it created a 2.2 GB file when i flashed it by command fastboot -S 500M ...
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SP_Flash_Tool version for MT6589 device

I am trying to flash an ASUS me173x tablet (chipset mediatek MT6589) by using SP_Flash_Tool on linux, but I am facing a problem with the flash tool itself: when I use the 5.1916 version it tells me to ...
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How to flash stock ROM using TWRP on Tecno Spark K7, leaving TWRP intact

What are the right steps of flashing stock ROM using TWRP (Tecno Spark K7, Android 7.0 Nougat, TWRP v3.0.2), and still have TWRP Recovery on the phone, after the process. I already have the phone ...
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Sahara fail while trying to flash a rom into my phone

I tried to flash a custom rom into my phone but it was an unsuccessful try and I decided to update the TWRP recovery in order to increase my chances to flash a rom. But istead of updating TWRP I ...
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Phone stuck on bootloop after twrp flash by fastboot

I own a symphony v32 phone (5 1.1 lollipop) with mt6580 chipset. The other day, I downloaded an unofficial version of twrp recovery from https://unofficialtwrp.com/twrp-3-2-3-mt6580/ I did exactly ...
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LineageOS / bardockpro / recent LineageOS installation package do not work

I have been happily using and occasionally upgrading a bardockpro device for many months. However, in summer 2019 the device stopped booting into upgrades that were released after July. The most ...
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Please help with Stock/Custom Rom for Bluboo s8a

I was trying to root bluboo s8a with TWRP following this tutorial When I reached step 2 of installing the ROM with sp flash tools, the ROM installed up to the end but the phone stopped powering (doesn'...
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moto xt1920-15 repeatedly goes to “To start android, Enter Pin”

No matter what I try it always returns to the same screen "To Start Android Enter Code/Pin?" Fastboot will not detect device and all correct drivers are in place but when ...
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TWRP: Could not mount /data (even after format data / change file system)

I'm trying to root a Vernee M5. I installed TWRP - which worked - and tried to use it to install Magisk - which didn't work (my guess is because of encryption?). Now the phone always boots into ...
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how to extend support for EXT4 file system for microSD cards in stock or non lineage / CyanogenMod ROMS

As I am aware after Android 4.4 or some sort your storage card is no longer eXposed directly and needs to be carefully interfaced through specific Mount points that need to be aware through vold ...
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How to make `adb reboot` work like `/system/bin/reboot`?

I have a problem with my device. When I do adb reboot then it stuck on boot in a loop. But, when I do adb shell and then reboot, it works fine. I searched over the internet and understand that both ...
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LG G4 can't fastboot/reboot bootloader

Ola! I'm playing with a LG G4-H815. When using adb reboot bootloader, the phone just boot on normal mode. When doing the Volume Up + Power button thing, I manage to land on Download Mode but nothing ...
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Bricked Honor 9 - No Os, No recovery

I messed up with everything. The only thing that works it's fastboot, I can still flash .img but when I reboot it get stucked on bootloader and can't enter neither recovery or system(Just erecovery ...

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