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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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Can't flash stock ROM - cache - partition table issue

So I tried to flash LineageOS on a Redmi 8, and while doing this I had an issue. It fails to mount cache (Skipping mounting /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/cache) then a few other errors related to ...
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Bootloop after lpunpack super image and repack with lpmake

I have a Poco X6 Pro phone, I wanted to edit the device partitions to remove some bloatware apk. I backed up the super.img partition with dd in termux. If I flash the super.img with fastboot flash ...
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Is it possible to install Android on a Motorola ROKR E6?

I have a Motorola ROKR E6, which is currently running MontaVista Linux, and I was thinking of installing Android on it to make it usable again (and also to clear a lock code previously set on it that ...
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Data Acquisition/Live Boot/Flashing What Can I Run using USB on a Boot Looping Android Device?

I am wondering if there might be a way for me to get some to "live boot" my bootlooping Samsung Galaxy S7 G930A (AT&T model, qualcomm snapdragon with locked bootloader) for data recovery ...
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Is it possible to flash custom kernel from older Android version?

I've recently rooted my POCO F1 and installed a custom ROM on it. I've tried to find a custom kernel for POCO F1 that is specifically for Android 14 and can't seem to find it. Is it possible for me to ...
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Image Files are larger than System Partitions when Flashing [remote: size too large] - PixelExperience 13 on Redmi Note 10 (Mojito)

I'm trying to install PE on my Redmi Note 10 and am having trouble with fastboot flashing. I´ve already unlocked bootloader and USB Debugging is enabled. The problem appears when trying to flash '...
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Problem to Flash Chinesse Tablet MT6580

I have problems flashing the firmware of a tablet with Mt6580, I am using SP flash tools and Betools. The problem is that the flashing runs normally and ends without problems, but the tablet does not ...
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DivestOS Mobile recovery image gives error on Heimdall

my model is Samsung Note 3 SM-N9005 (https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/hlte/), the first time I used Heimdall I could succesfully flash the recovery image from https://divestos.org/pages/devices (...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab E - "An error has occurred while updating the device software."

When I try to boot my Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6, it comes up with this error: "An error has occurred while updating the device software. Use the Emergency Recovery function in the SmartSwitch PC ...
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Tried flashing Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G but now it doesn't start

I attempted to flash my Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G device with the intention of rooting it. Following instructions from a random individual on YouTube, I used Magisk to install a boot.img file using platform ...
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Unable to remove malware, even after factory reset and system flash. Sony Xperia 1 IV, XQ-CT72

I had a rooted phone, in which I misclicked an apk and installed it. Almost immediately I uninstalled it and disabled the network (I also had afwall and netguard enabled). However it was too late. I ...
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Is it possible to take an Android firmware snapshot?

I am currently working for a company that operates screens in some kind of 'kiosk mode' to provide information in malls etc. The devices are basically big monitors connected to a development board (as ...
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How do I create a modded firmware for Samsung Galaxy A54?

I'm dealing with a very lengthy and drawn-out FRP bypass. This Samsung Galaxy A54 (A546V), which is on Android 13, refuses to let me bypass it, and I literally have done everything except for modding ...
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Unable to reach to OS and TWRP after changing data type in TWRP on Asus smartphone

I have an Asus smartphone. When I type flash all aftk to start the flashing process, it shows a black screen on my smartphone, on which a small message on the top-left corner is written to press the ...
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"Unable to find partition size for path '/emmc'" when trying to install anything through TWRP on Levono TB2-X30L

I have Lenovo TAB 2 A10-30 (TB2-X30L). While trying to install custom ROM or almost anything through TWRP, it shows: E:Mount: Unable to find partition size for path '/emmc' E:Unmount: Unable to find ...
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custom roms - format data before or after flash?

Reading the XDA forums I've noticed some posts around custom ROM flashing instruct users to perform data format in a recovery (such as TWRP) at different times. My question is - should data format be ...
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Phone is bootlooping as I accidentally erased recovery.img

I'm using Realme C11 (2020) edition since it was released. I exchanged the stock rom with Pixel Experience. When doing that, I used TWRP to flash the PE. But as PE was officially not available for my ...
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How to fix bootloop after flashing GSIs with no recovery mode and fastboot available

I need help guys. I am new to flashing and usage of ADB and fastboot. I have a Tecno pouvoir 3 plus and i decided to flash a GSI because the phone comes with android 9 and the manufacturers didn't ...
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Deleted complete OS from my Lenovo tablet

I was trying to root my Lenovo tablet x505x using Magisk patch image file method.And then I accidentally deleted my TWRP backup and now my Lenovo tab has no recovery or OS. I downloaded the firmware ...
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What all methods can be used for detecting malware on lower partitions where antiviruses cannot reach?

I had bought a used phone from a friend and was facing issues like password changes and media leakage as shown by my other friends so I scanned using antiviruses like Malwarebytes,Kaspersky,lookout, ...
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Android stalkerware abilities

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 4 (4X). I just unlocked the bootloader and cleaned all flashed my phone because the stalkerware my friend installed wasn't going away by a factory reset. After some days from ...
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I can't start my Moto G60 anymore after locking the bootloader

I recently downgraded my Android on Moto G60 (I downloaded ROM from some websites) because my phone screen was sometimes not working which upon locking and unlocking the phone made the screen work ...
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Flash avb_custom_key using EDL

As documented here, many bootloaders will allow flashing a custom verity key to the avb_custom_key partition using fastboot. This then allows a custom chain of trust so the device will boot a custom ...
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Flash a JP Sony Xperia 5 II (A00SO) to a global Vodafone LC Net Locked (XQ-AS52) firmware

Can I flash a JP Sony Xperia 5 II (A00SO) to a global Vodafone LC Not Net Locked (XQ-AS52) firmware? And what is different between Vodafone LC Net Locked and Not Locked?
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 bootloop after trying to flash TWRP, boot partition is damaged, unable to boot into recovery or fastboot

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB RAM). I have unlocked my bootloader. Then I tried to install TWRP. I got into the fastboot mode, then executed: fastboot devices fastboot flash recovery [file]....
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Is it possible to install an app through normal Samsung recovery?

I was trying to install an app through recovery by flashing apk in flashable zip but it is not working. It is showing an error. What should I do?
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Touch Doesn't Work When I Unlock the Screen

In the process of installing a new ROM on my Moto E5 Plus (not after it has been installed, even before, on the main TWRP screen for example) and after the new ROM has already been installed, the ...
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No Operacional System Android is Installed

I was trying to install the ROM system-squeak-arm64-ab-gogapps from the project treble_experimentations and I reported some of this in this question, however, It may not be so now. In short, in my ...
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I Can't List Zipped Images in TWRP

I'm new to the Android world when it comes to these matters, so I ask for your patience if I say something wrong. I have a Motorola Moto E5 Plus cell phone and I used my Linux Ubuntu to help with the ...
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flash a firmware of HTC device with different main version? FIX HTC corrupt - relocked - s-on

I have an HTC U11 Life, bricked, CID 332, Telcel operator, main version 2.16.600.1, and S-On. Unfortunately, there is no firmware with this build. I found firmware for this phone, but the only problem ...
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Does Heimdall verify compatibility?

I want to flash TWRP to my Samsung Android device. I do not know if there is a compatible version of TWRP (device model not listed). Does Heimdall verify compatibility before flashing with sudo ...
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Is backed up system with TWRP safe for reflashing?

Suppose I have a device that has TWRP installed, and a complete backup performed to internal storage via TWRP. Is it always safe to flash a custom ROM (for example, LineageOS) given the above ...
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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2-830L & 830LC & 830F > Firmwares

I have a Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2-830L and I installed a firmware from 830LC on that device. It is working with no problem. The difference between these two firmware types is : The 'L' models don't ...
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Installing a custom ROM on an Android device with broken screen

I have Samsung Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920C), but the screen is deadly broken and I need to update ROM enabled user debugging mode root device and move some apps to internal storage (like GPS JoyStick/ GPS ...
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How to boot an android TV box from a usb drive containing armbian image

So I have adb access to my android TV box, the device is rooted. I want to install armbian onto emmc. Both official and community tutorial tells me to flash the armbian img onto a usb drive and boot ...
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How to disable avb on devices that use EROFS on super? [duplicate]

I understand and can patch avb on devices that don't use EROFS filesystem as we normally just edit /etc/fstab which is normally in boot.img or boot.bin or in boot_a.bin with devices that A/B or plain ...
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Why should I update the bootloader when flashing custom ROM?

I have a Realme GT Neo2. The developer behind the custom ROMs says it's required to flash some firmware Firmware_EU_F.04_RM-Warning.zip. Inside the archive, there's an abl.img file which I believe is ...
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How to solve error in SP Flash Tool?

My operating system: Artix Linux My image fastboot: XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 9 (MERLIN) MIUI V13.0.2.0 ANDROID 12.0 (merlin_global_images_V13.0.2.0.SJOMIXM_20221013.0000.00_12.0_global) Phone: Xiaomi Redmi ...
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Can I connect to Wifi after flashing GSI

My old phone is running Android 10. I wanted to install Android 14 beta on it. Bootloader is locked. From what I know, unlocking bootloader would reset the device. Therefore Wifi passwords are gone. ...
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Can't flash Samsung Tab A6 2016 (SM-T585)

My Samsung Tab A6 2016 (SM-T585) doesn't boot when I press the power button and volume down. I did nothing, I was using it last night like every day, but today that happened. It says An error has ...
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Nokia T20 WiFi (TA-1392) EDL mode activation?

I have discovered that my Nokia T20 WiFi tablet (TA-1392), was hard-bricked after clean-erasing it while trying to install an Android 13 GSI. Later research pointed me to my tablet’s EDL (Emergency ...
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Motorola Droid Bionic Custom ROM

How can I install a custom ROM on my Motorola Droid Bionic without the help of a computer? Should it be done by pressing the volume and power buttons to get to recovery the normal way, or should I ...
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"FAILED (remote: 'size too large')" when flashing recovery image of Pixel Experience (Android 13) on Redmi 10

I'm trying to flash Pixel Experience (Android 13) on Redmi 10. PS F:\android\Redmi 10\codice per il recupero del telefono\platform-tools> fastboot flash -S 4056M boot PixelExperience\recovery.img ...
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Cannot update MIUI on Redmi S2, "current version is illegal"

I recently bought a second-hand Redmi S2 phone. It was all I got. But the MIUI version was 9.5.1.0, which was very old. That's why I decided to upgrade my MIUI version. When I tried to update with ...
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Secure phone against a custom firmware being flashed remotely

My phone restarted extra long for no reason and now the firmware is different. It shows up as generic android device not moto g pure. Can I encrypt the hardware to prevent this in the future?
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Are Huawei nova Y90 ROMs for model CTR-LX2 interchangeable with CTR-LX1?

I have a Huawei nova Y90 (CTR-LX2). I've been wanting to flash it with either a custom or stock ROM for experimental purposes, but I can't find a ROM file/firmware for the model CTR-LX2 specifically. ...
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Where to flash oxygen 12 image files over fastboot?

I managed to brick my phone (OnePlus Nord CE 5G) to the point where I can only get into fastboot and fastbootd. I was using oxygen 12 previously so I believe flashing 11 is not possible. I was able to ...
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How do I flash a custom recovery/ROM to my Galaxy Core Prime (SM-G360V)?

I've been trying to flash a custom recovery and ROM to an old Galaxy Core Prime. Based on advice I received on Reddit, I decided to try using Heimdall. I put the phone into Odin Mode and connected it ...
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Install recovery ramdisk vs flash current TWRP: the difference?

I want to know the proper way of installing TWRP because recently I spent quite a lot of time bricking/unbricking my phones after flashing the ROMs, so I don't want spend it again. While learning the ...
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How to flash custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy A22 4G?

I have the Samsung Galaxy A22 4G (SM-a225m) and want to custom ROM it, but how? I am hating One UI and really want to change to a custom ROM. I know how to install custom recoveries like TWRP, but I ...
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