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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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I wiped my whole phone

So, how to begin ? I have a rooted Honor 8 (FRD-L09). I installed the new Magisk. I have been prompted to reboot. So, I rebooted, and my phone asked me my password for decrypting the OS. I never ...
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Is it possible to install a custom android rom on phones locked to a google account?

I have a few old nexus 5x and 6p phones. The owners have since left the company and no one knows the password for them so I factory reset them but now they are asking for the account details for the ...
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Can't flash custom TWRP recovery image on Motorola Moto G7 Power phone

I've got a brand new Motorola Moto G7 Power running Android 9. I also have Ubuntu 19.04 running on my desktop. I want to root the phone. I've managed to unlock the bootloader using Motorola's ...
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can't access recovery mode after flashing clockworkmod

I flashed clockworkmod through adb and fastboot but after fastboot reboot my phone goes into boot stuck in the logo. after that I turned it off and go to bootloader recovery mode but after selecting ...
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Can i flash Super SU from my SD Card?

I want root my redmi 5 device. Can i copy my super su zip file to my SD Card and and flash from SD card with TWRP ? Because I don't want to wipe my internal storage
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Odin user friendly alternative?

We just had a massive problem in our company that all android tablets that are with our clients stopped working, we don't have time to recall them but we find out that changing to a newer firmware ...
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Samsung S7 Exynos (G930F) apps crashing and phone rebooting randomly

My phone started acting up, with apps crashing and and the phone doing reboots and soft reboots. I have tried clean flashing different ROMs, but the phone keeps freezing up rebooting, and apps ...
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Can user data be recovered after formatting and flashing stock ROM?

I am exchanging my old Android L phone for a new one. I have formatted the whole phone including bootloader and flashed its stock ROM using SP Flash Tool twice. I hope my data has been overwritten. ...
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Issue trying to flash lineage OS on Samsung s6 through heimdall on terminal - mac

Trying to flash lineage OS to my Samsung galaxy s6 but for some reason the Mac cannot detect my device.. The only way I can cannot it to transfer data files through USB is by enabling USB debugging in ...
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Bringing back a Moto E4 XT1768 from the dead

I have a Motorola Moto E4 XT1768. Last year I rooted it and installed TWRP. I haven't been able to install OTA updates since. More recently I replaced the screen with a 3rd party replacement. It ...
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is eMMC dead?Cant fix encryprion unsuccessful

After seeing encryption unsuccessful error I tried to wipe, format but nothing changed.Then tried to flash firmware with sp flash tool.First error was "to format code are is forbidden in this phone"....
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Nexus 10 boots into fastboot, but not into anything else

I am stuck with what seams like a dead Nexus 10 or a stupid issue. If the device is powered off -- And I hit vol+ vol- and pwr -- It boots into fastboot. After that, no joy. I get black screen if I ...
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Boot loop after flashing recovery roms to motorola g4

I recently tried to upgrade a Motorola G4 from android 6 to android 8 and that failed (going into a bootloop) so after it failed I tried flashing the recovery rom images (got the roms of the motorola ...
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Odin error:NAND Write start!! (Help)

Can't complete the Stock ROM flash on my galaxy A520f. The following error is shown inside the Odin message box: NAND Write start!!
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Can I update my Redmi 5 beta to Stable manually?

Can I update my Redmi 5 beta to Stable manually by going to About phone > system update > choose update packages. N select the stable zip file n flash. Can I do that ?
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How do l solve issues on “download boot loader 0%” on splash tool

Please how do l solve this issue of “download boot loader 0%” I bought a umidigi phone, model a3, an android phone of version 8.1. The phone got bricked, after an upgrade done via OTA. I tried to ...
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Stuck at boot animation logo after flashing GSI image system

I know it seems be a repeated question but i have tried every possible solution i found, i have xiaomi redmi s2 with unlocked bootloader and custom treble TWRP recovery and i have a generic system ...
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OEM Unlocking Greyed out after Android 8.1 Update. (Lenovo Tab4 10)

I purchased a Lenovo Tab 4 10, I enabled OEM Unlocking, Unlocked the Bootloader to root my tablet, and when I booted back into the Android OS it had an update, so I updated it, rebooted, re-enabled ...
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Odexed stock apks not running on de-odexed rom

Flashed a deodexed rom (StaticROM by RainbowLaw, version 3.2) to my old Galaxy Pocket Plus, wonderful ROM - smooth and fast, but when I flashed back some of the old stock apps (using a zip i created) ...
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Why does flashing my Tab3, 7.0, 8GB, WiFi (sm-t210) fail with Odin?

I tried several versions of Odin and also several ROM's, yet successfully flashing still seem to fail. <OSM> Enter CS for MD5.. <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable.. <OSM> ...
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Remove all Google-related software from Android? [duplicate]

If I were to buy an Android phone and unlock the bootloader and install my own ROM, to what extent could I produce a ROM that removes all access to Google servers and functionality? For instance I ...
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Encryption Unsuccessful even after system backup restore

The steps I performed: Flashed TWRP with Odin Made backup Flashed LineageOS 14.1 with TWRP Flashed SuperSU with TWRP Flashed Open GApps with TWRP There was a problem, Google Play Services kept ...
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Cannot reach fastboot from Recovery Mode

Beforehand: Sorry for asking. I was sure this wasn't duplicate. I have made myself a soft brick. The story: used kingoroot or something similar, then was too much in a rush hitting the "yes, please, ...
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Can I Download (Dump) kernel image (and full ROM) on Intel device?

I need to download the ROM from an Intel device, and I can't unlock the bootloader. I know that there are tools to do so on Meditek devices, that let you access the device before it boots to the ...
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unable to flash stock rom in swipe elite plus

I'm trying to flash MIUI 8 on my Swipe Elite Plus. It fails and the is device not booting; it's stuck into the Videocon boot logo. After that I successfully flashed the Swipe Elite Plus stock ROM, in ...
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Stuck on Boot up Pocophone F1

I started by wanting to get a custom ROM on my Pocophone F1 Global. I watched a video and managed to get that done. I was able to use it and everything, then I realised that I wanted to go back to ...
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can i flash flashmode in android from flashtool?

that is a lot of flash hehehehe I can't enter download mode(flashmode) from holding the usual keys anymore since I wiped the system from TWRP :D. Now I wonder if spflashtool can help me with this ...
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What is the difference between Factory Images and Full OTA Images on the Android download site?

On the Android Developer site you can download Factory Images or Full OTA Images. What are the exact differences between them?
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How to fix Xperia Z3 Dual flashtool driver too old error?

I'm trying to install .575 firmware on my Xperia Z3 dual D6633 device with flashtool but as i connected to the pc (with vol down pressed) flashtool says ERROR - Device connected in flash mode but ...
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Huawei Phone Ram replacement, flash rom?

My friend's phone died with no signs of life, the repairs shop diagnosed it to have it's ram chip failed and they say that all the data will be lost after repair. Does it need to have its ROM ...
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Unable to wipe cache and install ROMs on Samsung SM-A720F (A7 2017)

I got a notification for a newer version of Android available for my mobile. So I just downloaded and installed it. Everything was fine until I saw my screen was freezing. Home and back buttons worked ...
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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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Why does Android OS need custom ROMs for OS upgrades?

I have a discontinued LG L5 E455 Android phone that came with Android 4.1.2 OS. I am forced to upgrade the OS because most of the apps I need to install are not compatible with this version of OS, ...
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Flash Galay S 3 Mini on Linux

I tried to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini (GT-I8190) to pull the boot.img to flash a custom kernel. However rooting doesn't seem to be that easy for the Galaxy S3 mini. I was recommended to flash a ...
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Install Lineage OS on Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5, heimdall problems

I'm trying to install Lineage OS onto my Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5, following the instructions on https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/jfltexx/install I've successfully installed Lineage to an S4 before,...
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Android device load process (preparing flashing)

Standard Android OS load process looks like (from docs): BootROM (starts with 'on' button) Bootloader Kernel init/mounting Zygote+Dalvik VM System services But I have a difficulties ...
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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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Do I have to reboot between flashing ROM, root and Xposed?

I am going to flash a custom ROM, systemless root (Magisk) and Xposed Framwork through TWRP. Can I flash them all sequentially without rebooting, or do I have to reboot the phone between each ...
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How the device (that is off) decide how to publish itself for USB: “MediaTek PreLoader USB VCOM port” or “MediaTek USB Port” device?

How the mobile phone (that is off) informs the Windows PC (with installed drivers "MediaTek PreLoader USB VCOM port" and "MediaTek USB Port") how to identify itself: as device - "MediaTek PreLoader ...
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Flashed BTU from sammobile but is still EVR

I'm trying to flash BTU stock firmware from sammobile for my s9 g960f. I got the firmware from here https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/galaxy-s9/SM-G960F/BTU/ date: 14/11/18 pda: G960FXXS2BRJ6. I ...
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How to fix “Preflash validation failed” when flashing stock image from Fastboot? [duplicate]

I recently soft bricked my Motorola G5s plus (sanders), and tried reinstalling the OS from here, but I failed with errors including Permission denied (while wiping partitions), preflash validation ...
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Can not re-sign Android system app without app crashing (using LineageOS)

I have re-signed all system apps of LineageOS with my own key and have replaced them all before the first boot. LineageOS boots normally but then all re-signed system apps crash with an error like: ...
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Alcatel One Touch pop C3: How to install TWRP?

The problem I'm having is mainly because all the websites that I've searched are next to impossible to follow. Either links are dead, or something horribly went wrong while translating, so I'm asking ...
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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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Flashing Nexus 5 factory image fails on writing userdata

Recently, I purchased a used Nexus 5. I would like perform a full reset, so I’m trying to flash the factory image using Google’s official instructions. However, I keep getting the message FAILED (...
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LG V30 - Flash ROM using download mode?

My V30 is soft-bricked because of power-loss during a system update. Verizon would charge me a deductible for fixing it under warranty. I can: - Access recovery - Access factory reset mode - Access ...
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Multiple problems with HTC M8S after rom upgrade

I have an old HTC M8S I'm trying to give a new lease on life by getting off the stock ROM. It's an EE (read Orange UK) branded phone. romver: 1.11.61.2 CID: ORANG001 ModelID: 0PKV10000 Project: ...
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What custom ROMs can I install on my Exanos S7 Edge to keep the camera quality? [closed]

Because the security updates will probably end soon, I am looking for a Custom Rom to install onto my S7 Edge. I am looking for a way to preserve the stock camera quality. Is there a way to do that, ...
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signing custom OTA update .zip file

We have a kiosk application that needs to be able to periodically do OTA updates using our self-made OTA update .zip files. Our custom OTA update .zip file have the following files: /data/misc/adb/ ...
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TWRP: Failed to mount '/data'

When I try to install a ROM with TWRP, I get Could not mount /data and unable to find crypto footer. Failed to mount '/data' (Invalid argument) Unable to recreate /data/media folder. Updating ...