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 flash a custom ROM (say Lineage OS) with adb/fastboot? [duplicate]

i have TWRP recovery installed, but i am looking for a way to flash the zip (after extracting) directly from fastboot. Is it possible?
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How to recover glitching Galaxy S9?

The bad Last week I totaled a galaxy S9's screen which I owned for over two years. I liked the phone so I headed up on Facebook market to look for another one. I discovered a phone that I liked and ...
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Flash system.img file without fastboot over USB

I want to flash a different version of a system.img and normally this would be done with fastboot via USB but the device I am trying to do this to I cant use adb/fastboot over USB and I have to use ...
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What does it mean if Data partition wiped out? [duplicate]

What if during flashing mark Data partition to be wiped out. Will it destroy all photos, media etc with no possibility to recover?
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Error While Flashing The Minix Neo X8-H Plus

I have tried everything I can think of, know about / usually would do in a situation like this. I have watched multiple tutorials, guides and more. I went to the official website itself multiple times ...
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Can we use Odin/Heimdall to emulate a fake flash (without real hardware connection)?

As my title suggests.. is there a method to flash a (samsung) firmware on a formatted sd card (fat32 I guess? And 16gb too?) instead of an actual phone (flash emulation) using pit file in heimdall/...
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How to flash unrooted Android phone without loss of data

My phone is Vivo Y66L, Android version 6.0.1, Processor 1.4GHz Snapdragon MSM8937, Vivo ROM Funtouch OS_3.0, never succeeded in rooting it. I can only access Storage\emulated\0, when I connect my ...
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Phone keeps rebooting on Volume Up + Power (trying to install ROM) [duplicate]

I tried to install Android's ROM and got ERROR 7, then I wiped out cache, data, internal storage, where was twrp.apk installed. After that I cant get into boot menu (with Install, Wipe... buttons). ...
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Phone keeps rebooting on Volume Up + Power (trying to install ROM)

I tried to install Android's ROM and got ERROR 7, then I wiped out cache, data, internal storage, where was twrp.apk installed. After that I cant get into boot menu (with Install, Wipe... buttons). ...
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How to increase the size of the system partition?

I have an old Google pixel 1 and I was trying to install a GSI but I get this a message on TWRP saying Size of image is larger than target device, so I went to wipe > advanced wipe > selected ...
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Locking bootloader after vendor build change

So, I have a Mi 10 Lite with the MIUI 12 EEA, and it's not the stock ROM but the Vodafone build (QJIEUVF). As there's the new Android 11 update coming, I'd like to have that and not wait for Vodafone ...
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MT8163 MediaTek chip with SPFT gives this error no matter what I try - BROM ERROR: S_DL_GET_DRAM_SETTING_FAIL

I have a non-brand tablet built with locked bootloader, and I'm trying to flash it with spflashtool. Since it is a proprietary tablet built to be secure, there is no firmware available publicly. I'm ...
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Recover OPPO A9 2020 (Android 10) from forgotten PIN(6 digits => 1000000 probability)

I have tried more tools to recover oppo A9 2020 (Model CPH1937; patch: oct,2020; Android Version: Android 10; ColorOs Version: 7) from the forgotten PIN. I'm using Snapdragon 665 device. Since I ...
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“Failed to load kernel” after flashing LineageOS 17.1 on Moto G6

I purchased a new Motorola Moto G6 with the intention to try out using LineageOS instead of the stock rom. Here's everything that used to appear in the About section of the Settings. Keep in mind I ...
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Cloning Android Phone

Is there a way to image an android phone and flash that image onto another Android phone WITHOUT rooting the device? I don't want to just backup the data onto a new phone. I want to completely clone ...
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How to flash ftf without volume down button?

I have an Xperia ion and need to flash a ftf but I can't enter flashmode because my volume down button is not working, I can enter fastboot normally. Can I flash the ftf trought fastboot (maybe ...
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J106F stock on boot

i have a samsung device (j106f) it has got bootlooped and also my home button is not working (broken) how can I get to bootloader to flash a new rom ?
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Do I need a 'vbmeta' parititon to install GSI

Following the official GSI installation instructions from google, they say to run fastboot --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img. When I run that, I get the following message: Rewriting ...
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Flashing stockrom on a “Lenovo Tab4 8 Plus” in EDL Mode

I have tried to install TWRP and LineageOS on my "lenovo Tab4 8 Plus" and it didn't go well. Now I have a broken device... no function, only connected with PC and its a Qualcomm Device in a ...
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How to flash firmware from XperiFirm? Can Newflasher save user data?

My phone is stuck in a bootloop and I would like to try to fix it by flashing stock firmware. I used XperiFirm to download firmware. But then in Flashtool it won't load. I tried going to tools -> ...
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unable to flash rom in edl mode using linux qdl or even qfil or miflash. what could be the error?

i have a redmi note 3 snapdragon variant. i was using it casually and i pulled its back cover and wassss in deep thoughts when i accidentaly or stupidly removed the battery flap when phone was on. i ...
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Flashing Nexus 7 factory image fails on writing userdata

So I've been attempting to factory restore my good ol' Nexus 7 (2013) LTE (deb) all day, and I can't get past this one error that has me stuck. I'm using the stock image from Google, and where I'm ...
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Risk of Custom Rom OnePlus 7 Pro

I am having trouble finding any information on this. I have a OnePlus 7 Pro that I need to run MSM on to remove the Sprint carrier so that I can use it on Verizon. However, this MSM tool and the ops ...
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Help with Nexus 6P bootloop: Couldn't parse partition size '0x' when trying to flash new image

I need help with my Nexus 6P. Because of a bootloop, I was trying to flash a new boot image. I went to the Google download page for factory images and tried using the "flash-all.bat" file. I ...
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Pixel 3: Cannot Flash Factory Image - Only Fastboot and Recovery Available - Unlocked Bootloader - Cannot Authorize USB Debugging

Pixel 3: Cannot Flash Factory Image - Only Fastboot and Recovery Available - Unlocked Bootloader - Cannot Authorize USB Debugging Can someone please direct me to the appropriate resources to resolve ...
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My Firmware do not have emmc, raw program and patch file

I own a heavily Bricked Nokia X Rm-980. Currently, I am trying to bring it back to life. It is detected as Qualcomm HS_USB QDLoader 9008 (Com3). After spending some time online, i got a possible ...
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Do I need to root my Pixel 3 phone in order to install GrapheneOS?

I am interested in stalling GrapheneOS custom ROM on a Pixel 3 phone. Does this require that I root the phone?
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ZTE Axon 7 twrp flash failed? (Brick?)

I wanted to install a custom ROM, resurrection remix. I gathered a whole bunch of information on this and decided first I needed to unlock the boot loader, maybe get fast-boot to work? (which is ...
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Soft Bricked Nexus 6P

Back in 2015, I rooted my HTC One M7. It was an adventure; I messed up along the way, soft-bricking my phone. Eventually, though, I managed to get it working again. That was five years ago. So, I ...
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Used dd to write userdata.img into phone, now asking me for password

I used dd from twrp terminal to write to userdata on my phone using dd if=userdata.img of=/dev/block/platform/mtk-msdc.0/by-name/userdata when I did reboot, it asks for my password. I tried all the ...
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Formatted bootloader by mistake and phone won't turn on (device: MT6570)

I have a Techno Spark 3 with a MT6570 chip and i used the SP Flash Tool to flash the ROM but i kept getting the error STATUS_PARTITION_NOT_FOUND, so i thought that if i format the bootloader it would ...
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How to flash /system using twrp when system.img is 1.7GB and internal storage has 1.5GB max limit

I happen to have an old phone laying around with messed up system partition(a couple of files accidentally deleted). This phone has an internal storage of max 1.5 GB(total 4gb, after setting ...
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Kinzie - Modify custom rom to enable VOLTE support

I'm a newbie to Android and Custom ROM in general. I was able to flash a workable custom rom (Android 7.0) on my Moto X Force by following steps from xda-developer. So basically the device Moto X ...
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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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Is it possible to have a custom ROM with a locked bootloader?

I just mention in-advance to please correct me if I'm mistaken on anything, I've a limited tech proficiency. I've a Samsung S9 (Android 10) and I wish to install an AOSP ROM (also on Android 10), but ...
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LG G2 D806 with Lineage OS?

In the Lineage OS download web page there's OS up to D805 but not for D806. Does this mean that is not supported? Because I can't see differences in the hardware specs except for the Canada version ...
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No OS installed message for specific ROMs

I'm having troubles with installing ROMs. I've been using a custom ROM (crdroid) on my Redmi 5 plus device for quite some time. I have recently decided to give another custom ROMs a try and downloaded ...
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How can I re-flash stock firmware for my Nokia 6.1?

I've developed an issue since the last Android 10 OS update where the phone doesn't charge unless it's in 'USB Controlled by device' mode, which it usually fails to switch to. I'd like to try flashing ...
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how to to restore apps without reinstalling them after ROM change

I installed a custom rom on my Android phone which is havoc GSI 3.1 I am not happy with certain features that don't work and I would like to go back to the original ROM what is preventing me from ...
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I keep getting redirected to TWRP after trying to boot to my newly installed LineageOS-16

I've been trying to install LineageOS 17.1 on my Xiaomi redmi note 8 for almost a month now, and there is always one obstacle or another. First problem is that while the tutorial websites clearly ...
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How to use ODIN with more than a dozen of mbn, bin, img, ext4 files?

I'd like to flash my SM-T813 because it's in a boot loop. I downloaded supposedly the latest firmware. I think it was a tar.md5 file, I peek into this tar file and it's a whole bunch of files: ODIN ...
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Is there a safe way to install Ubuntu on my Android phone? [duplicate]

I have a Xiaomi Pocophone F1 with decent specs: Snapdragon 845, 6 GB RAM, and enough storage. I was wondering if there is a tried-and-tested way to install some Linux Distro on it (preferably Ubuntu) ...
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Flashing stock Android 10 ROM in Samsung Galaxy M21

I want to flash a stock Android 10 ROM to my Samsung Galaxy M21 smartphone. I have some questions regarding the flashing process which I would like to know the answer to before I proceed: Will the ...
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IMEI has become 0 - how to fix?

I was using stock Android Pie with build ALI_PPSS29.55-24-2 on my Moto G6 (ALI, XT1925-13). It was also rooted using Magisk. After more than an year the performance degradation happened and I thought ...
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ASUS ROG II - Android Update

So, unfortunately I brought a Tencent Branded ASUS ROG II phone and paid a hefty amount for something ASUS calls unofficial Consequences: No Android Security Update No Software Update since August ...
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How to root a HTC U12 Life without source code?

I have HTC U12 life. The problem is that, I want to root it, but I just cannot find its source code anywhere: no stock rom and no source kernel. Nothing. Neither on official resources nor on regular ...
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Merging Backup files into one single img file

After making a backup the folder contains multiple files like: backup.img boot.img kernel.img recovery.img system.img Is there any way to combine or merge those files into one single .img file?. To ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Stuck in Reboot Loop

I have an old Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 I dug up from many years ago. When I tried to turn it on after charging it fully, it was stuck in a reboot loop. I already tried factory resetting it and clearing ...
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How to use Android sdk to flash android system images

Can I use android sdk to flash a system image to a device? If yes, how to do? Device: Samsung galaxy note3 Model:SM-N9000 Can I install an Android generic system image?.
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fastboot flashing error: “Partition should be flashed in fastbootd”

I am new to android development and I am trying to flash a custom rom to my Pixel 3a. It was built through the android source project. But I am facing below error. If anyone has faced such an error, ...

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