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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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Moto G Falcon read onlypartitions

My Moto G Falcon (XT1033) just rebooted 2 days ago and I got stuck at the installed custom ROM boot animation. And I can't flash any custom ROM nor the Stock ROM via mfastboot. everything is freezed. ...
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PIT file and real partition size

I'm looking for a method how to calculate partition size like USERDATA using only PIT file dumped form Heimdall. I'm trying to create empty USERDATA image and flash using Heimdall, but to do this I ...
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phone stuck in recovery and blank screen

so i have a condor plume L1 the the default rom was full of bloatware every 30 sec i get an add so i used adb to install twrp and wanted to install a custom rom but i had a problem with /data couldnt ...
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Not able to tick items in SP Flash Tool after selecting scatter .txt file.How to check Boxes?

I download SP Flash Tool And recovery file zip,extracted recovery zip which contain three files: 1)scatter .txt file 2)recovery image file 3)recovery read me file After that i opened tool.exe and ...
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What is “flash” partition?

I were going to flash recovery, but this happened: $ fastboot flash flash twrp-3.2.3-x_blu_spark_v8.83_treble-op5_op5t.img Sending 'flash' (28672 KB) OKAY [ 0.675s] Writing 'flash' OKAY [ 0.013s] ...
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Rooting Huawei P8 Lite with 6.0

I'm trying to root my Huawei P8 Lite with Magisk, flashing the .zip on TWRP. But when I flash it, TWRP gives a lot of errors like failed to mount /data. Internal storage is show as 0mb too, so I don't ...
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Rooted Moto Z2 Play seemingly bricked after accidental OTA update. Any chance to save it?

I have had my Z2 Play for half a year, and soon after I got it I unlocked the bootloader with Motorola's official method, installed TWRP, rooted it with Magisk and installed Xposed Framework. I was ...
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What is the meaning of “a5ultexx” in terms of phone models?

I have an sm-a500fu 2015 and I've been tinkering with it for the last few months, custom recovery and root. I've found a ROM port for it which I want to install and the latest version is for the ROM ...
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dload:update partition MBR failed Huawei Honor 3C

I have Huawei Honor 3C H30-U10, It was running fine but some days back when I plugged in charger it restarted and hung up on welcome screen*(no animated logo)*. Seems like I need to install Stock Rom ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 restarting continuously

My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been continuously restarting during or at times right after the welcome screen. I have tried the following steps to sort out this issue: Downloaded Samsung USB driver and ...
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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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Samsung T700 (klimtwifi) WiFi Trouble With ac Routers (RR 5.6.9 MM)

Samsung T700 (klimtwifi) WiFi Trouble With ac Routers (RR 5.6.9 MM) I have a problem with my tablet's wifi and my new router. For some reason RR 6.0.1, ResurrectionRemix-M-v5.6.9-20160602-...
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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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Flashing update.zip signed with OEM keys return “failed to verify whole-file signature”

I have an update.zip which include an APK in the system/priv-app/ folder, a boot and shutdown animations and an SSH server among other things. I have the private and public keys of the OEM who sold me ...
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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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Caterpillar S50 ROM [duplicate]

I tried to update my CAT S50 from Android KitKat 4.4.2 to Lollipop (5.1). Unfortunately, I may have deleted some important software, as the config sys is no longer working, and some other features. ...
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Lineage OS 14.1 for YU5510A

How do I install Lineage OS 14.1 to my YU Yureka plus (YU5510A) which is operating in stock Android KitKat 4.4.4 (I do not have any custom recoveries installed)?
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How to update Lenovo Zuk Z1 with ZUI to Lineage OS

I am trying to flash a custom rom, from a built in ZUI version 1.0.095 to Lineage OS 15.1. I have already downloaded the rom and have tried installing TWRP recovery via TWRP Manager (rooted zuk z1 ...
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flashing a rom on a different samsung note model

i have recently bought a Samsung note 4 sm-g910H (at least that what it says in the settings) but upon opening it up i noticed that the USB module had sm-n910F typed on its ribbon connector ,and ...
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What ROM for Moto E4 XT1768, or what should I do?

I'm not a particularly technical Android user and I'm in a little over my head. I have a Moto E4 XT1768. Some months ago I was VPN shopping, mostly for desktop, and I found one I really liked ...
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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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Custom Flashing to Nexus 7 - product info

I am trying to flash the latest 6.0.1 build onto my Nexus 7 tab. I picked MOB30X build from here naveen@gandalf:~$ fastboot devices 015d2a4ffd181016 fastboot But, when I do naveen@gandalf:~$ ...
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Problems installing Lineage OS 14.1 on Lenovo P2 (black screen/blue LED)

I have a Lenovo P2 (42a) with Android 6, which I tried switching to Lineage 14.1, as my carrier hasn't provided any security/OS updates since 2016. I have previously done this with my old Motorola ...
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Rooting - Moto G XT1064 Potentially Fully Bricked

Long story short, I tried to get my phone running LineageOS back to it's stock firmware and made a few errors along the way. I no longer have TWRP or any other recovery, and I can't boot the phone up, ...
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How to reinstall stock firmware on Galaxy S4 SCH-I545

I rooted my phone to get rid of bloatware and free up internal storage. It worked but then I uninstalled the root app and my phone was having issues. I did a factory restore and now when moving ...
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Is my Android device booting into a “stealth” partition?

OK, this is a weird problem I’m encountering with an Android system I’ve been using without problems for several years now… and I’m practically out of ideas on how to potentially fix it. Let’s start ...
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Carbon ROM update fails: Failed to setup flash. Clean /cache and retry

I try to update to the latest Carbon ROM. The check is successful, but the flash fails with "Failed to setup flash. Clean /cache and retry." I already went to Settings > System > System Updates > ...
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Why flashing a ROM causes the IMEI to go 'generic' -sometimes (even if it's a stock ROM)?

the story I'll tell you will help you with the answer. One year ago, my dad's phone (Galaxy Note 3) had many issues (because the phone was rooted and something messed up the system files). I've tried ...
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Phone won't boot/start after successful flashing through QFIL

My phone was bricked, so I decided to flash my phone LYF f1s with the stock ROM through QFIL, but after after successful flashing it won't start !! Nothing happens, no matter which combination of ...
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Phone is either bricked or stuck in bootloop, can't access recovery mode

I was flashing a custom Rom onto my phone LYF F1s, that's when it automatically switched off !! It doesn't start anymore. Pressing power button plus volume down only brings up the boot logo screen. I ...
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Lenovo IdeaTabA2109 booting

I just received a Lenovo Ideatab A2109 from a co-worker, the tablet will not boot into the recovery screen, and it when you power it on it stays on the "Lenovo" screen. I found out that he tried ...
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Bricked Vivo Y55L doesn't connect to QFIL

My Vivo Y55L was stuck in a boot loop and did not go ahead of the Vivo screen. I tried flashing the stock ROM through QFIL, but it gave me a EDL Firehouse error and the flash was unsuccessful. I ...
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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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How to restore userdata image?

To save image to PC I used adb pull /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/userdata userdata How to restore that image? "fastboot flash userdata userdata" doesn't help.
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What will happen if I flash the Pixel Android P Device image on my Nexus 6P? [duplicate]

I just finished watching the Google I/O 2018 keynote and boy did it get me hyped up about Android P! For the last half hour or so I've been scouring the internet looking for some way to flash the ...
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Xiaomi Mi A1 - Touch screen, capacitive buttons, fingerprint scanner dead

A week ago all the input sensors (touch screen, capacitive buttons, fingerprint scanner) on my Xiaomi Mi A1 died, completely out of the blue. The device had never been rooted, and was running the ...
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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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Can a ROM designed for a chipset used on a phone? [duplicate]

I downloaded an Unofficial Lineage OS ROM for MT6735 chipset: https://hero-droid.blogspot.in/2017/09/mt6735-80-lineage-os-15-oreo-rom-for.html?m=1 (I think it is device unspecific) Since this ROM is ...
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Dealing with buggy Firefox os

I am trying to flash my ZTE ufire with Firefox os. The moment I try to enable debugging from the settings it gets off automatically, so adb cannot read it. Further whenever I try to get in recovery ...
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stock android Flashing infinix S2PRO X522-H539C-N-170816V186

Now, so i'm trying to install stock android. i did my research and found that my build number is X522-H539C-N-170816V186. but finding the boot file for the build is impossible. all links download ...
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TWRP app bricked my Huawei Y3 II phone and it refuses to be flashed again

I have flashed my phone recovery mode official TWRP app with restarted the bootloader with ROM Toolbox Lite app, and then my phone didn't power up again and refused every single try to flash it with ...
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Device destroyed by BeTools flashing tool

To start from the beginning: I have an old device with Android 5.1 that I rooted, and attempted to install a new font, called Lovecraftimus. I added a entry to the fonts.xml file that directed font ...
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What is a “Download Agent” and what is it for?

I've seen this phrase referenced in the context of MediaTek devices. I don't know what it is. It's been brought up in conversations about flashing the preloader when the preloader is wiped or corrupt, ...
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How do I root a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, SM-N910V?

I have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4, SM-N910V. It is unlocked. According to root checker app and SuperSU app, my phone is NOT rooted. But, I can get to the boot loader and it has where I can ...
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Problem in flashing custom roms for LAVA-IRIS-ALFA-L [duplicate]

Sir, i want to flash custom rom on my android device Lava Iris Alfa L (lollipop android version) so as to get oreo Android version or Nougat android version, but on internet i can't find any custom ...
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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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Note 4 SM-N910F Flashing Problems

N910F model which is proving extremely difficult to flash. I firstly flashed the latest Marshmallow UK BTU firmware on it which resulted in a boot loop. I cleared cache partition and wiped data/...
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Installing custom ROM in Android studio AVD

Is there any way for installing a custom ROM in Android studio Android emulator? I have Resurrection Remix Naught 7.1 ROM downloaded on my computer. In Android studio, I didn't found any option for ...
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How do I solve these problems when flashing Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J510FN)?

The Iusse Well, this is normally a simple task but I have a lot of problems. I hope you can help me. To begin, let's explain the situation: I have an SM-J510FN device with firmware from Spain to ...