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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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How can I install NikGApps on a fully unlocked Android 12 system without being refused by signature verification?

I have an Android 12 installation loaded onto an ARM SoC "super" SBC (Firefly ITX-3588J) and want to try and get Google Play working on it, as the stock A12 image does not come with it. ...
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Can I flash a different stock firmware's build number

Can I flash a boot.img file same model but different build number? My device: Infinix Smart 5 X657C
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Bootloader Is Unlocked But Yet Recovery Is Not Flashing (Fastboot Failed error)

I Unlocked My Bootloader And It Is Showing Me In Red Color (Bootloader:Unlocked) But When I Tried To Flash Recovery It Failed. recovery is device specific so no problem in recovery.
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How do I extract the boot image from my ROM on my phone to modify with magisk?

I am trying to root my phone and I need to extract the boot img from the ROM on my phone preferably using the phone itself. Then I will modify the boot img with magisk. How can I extract the boot ...
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where is the binary for fastboot mode located and How can I get a copy of it?

Edit Thanks to everyone in the commen section, lk.img seems to be what I was looking for and it is indeed right, because it has strings for varies commands like oem p2u oem reboot-recovery oem off-...
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Can Android Device be flashed without using Host PC? Can we flash full SW image using sdcard/external USB storage

For all Android Products there are 2 ways to flash the SW image: EDL Mode(Emergency Download Mode) - Normally used when bootloader can't be booted up or for first flash fastboot mode Both of above ...
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ROM build/port Android tv box sound kernels location

Where are the sound kernels that controls hdmi,spidf, PCM etc folder located? Trying to port an old ROM box (Ugoos AM6 +) to a new device (MINIX U22 XJ-Max). So far everything works except sound ...
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ALLDOCUBE kPad Magisk

Before you ask, I cannot use TWRP or any custom recovery since I couldn't find any for my device. I have spend over a day trying to flash Magisk on my kPad I got for Prime Day. Every single time, it's ...
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What will happen if I tried to boot into twrp recovery without flashing it (not made for my device)

As their is no twrp recovery for my device (vivo 1802 mtk device) I was thinking of booting into twrp recovery not made for my device specifically Without flashing it. To get the job done maybe some ...
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Android stuck in Boot animation after flashing GSI

I flashed Pixel Expirience GSI with TWRP by pushing it to the storage and flashing it as system img(with TWRP). The problem, it’s now stuck in a Google animation which came after the Sony logo. I ...
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How can I rebuild /data/system/packages.xml?

Today, I tried to manually modify the /data/system/packages.xml file to completely uninstall an app, but I accidentally deleted the whole file, and now the phone won't boot up. I tried to re-flash the ...
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Will flashing the stock firmware using HOME_CSC instead of CSC restore all app settings?

Will flashing the stock firmware using HOME_CSC instead of CSC restore all app settings, specifically the encrypted configuration file /data/system/packages.xml? Motivation: If an unrooted Android ...
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How to run a system generated Android AOSP 12L system.img file on any Android emulator?

I am trying to run an Android AOSP 12L system.img file ―that was built for arm64― on an Android emulator. I had downloaded the Android source code for the Sony Xperia 10 III device from the Sony ...
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How to decrypt and mount Android devices?

In Linux, you can read data a device encrypted e.g. with LUKS by doing cryptsetup luksOpen and mounting the volume. What is the equivalent for this in Android, i.e. what specification for encryption ...
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How to verify Samsung/Android firmware files - has Samsung published MD5/SHA256 hashes?

I've soft-bricked my Samsung Galaxy A40FN running Android 9.0 Pie while attempting to disable bloatware via ADB and I'm currently searching for a solution to recover my data and get the system back ...
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I have an old android tablet, how do I update it? [duplicate]

Ice cream OS on an Irulu x10 tablet, is there anyway to update to a new version of OS without cracking open the tablet to look at the CPU/board model numbers for an updated firmware flash?
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How to generate the key to unlock bootloader to unlock OEM

I want to install Lineageos on my Nokia 6.1 Plus. Info But I understood Nokia is not supporting officially I cant see OEM unlocking: Allow the bootloader to be unlocked is DISABLED in developer's ...
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E3004: This package is for device: gprimeltexx,fortunafz,grandprimelte,grandprimeltexx; this device is

I am trying to flash LineageOS 18.1 GO custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. The model is gprimeltexx, and TWRP works. When I try to flash the ROM, it gives me this error: E3004: This package ...
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How to Create a Virtual Machine on Android that Acts Identical to a New Phone?

I'm trying to create a vm/second OS on my phone because I need to install a program that can only be installed when booting up a phone after a factory reset. However, all of the vms I've tried open ...
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Failing to flash custom (Magisk-patched) boot.img to Samsung S20 FE (4G) with Heimdall

I am attempting to flash a Magisk-patched boot.img from Linux onto my unlocked SM-G780G. I have so far tried doing that using fastboot flash ... to which the device responded that it doesn't know the ...
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When I try to flash TWRP and Lineageos it get's stuck on "waiting for devices" despite being recognized when I type "adb devices" [duplicate]

I have a Samsung s10e and currently my bootloader is unlocked and usb debugging is enabled. My phone was factory reset but I set it up again. My device is recognized when i type in adb devices but not ...
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Phone is not working and in fastboot device is showing as "???????????? fastboot"

I have a realme 2 pro and I wanted to revert it back to stock rom. I had orangefox recovery installed at the time. I tried flashing an ozip file for the device and just call it my stupidity but I the ...
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Do I need both Xiaomi's official unlock app and vbmeta.img for installing an AOSP GSI?

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 phone, and I am planning to install an AOSP GSI from treble_experimentations. The documentation for this device in treble_experimentations states that these are the steps ...
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What is the difference between flashing a rom on iOS and flashing one on Android?

I know that we rarely ask for this but I'm trying to flash an iOS version to my iPhone and one on my Android as well. There are more than one reasons for doing this but I need to know if flashing one ...
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Unlock bootloader or flash TWRP with EDL on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (kenzo)

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (kenzo) phone with a locked bootloader. Earlier, I unlocked this, but I do this with an easy switcher tumbler "OEM-unlock", so I flashed TWRP, custom ROMs, ...
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POCO X3 flash fail

TL;DR - Tried to flash TWRP and ended up with TWRP where my OS should be. Have both Mi and TWRP recoveries on device now. Using a POCO X3(not the pro) and I wanted to install TWRP on it. I found an ...
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How to update Android version of old phone

I have an old tablet(Lenovo Phab 2) with Android 6. I need to upgrade the Android version to 7 or heigher to run some special app for my business. I checked TWRP and Lineage OS. There were some ...
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Pixel 4XL detected in fastbootd but Pixel 6 not detected - fastboot detects Pixel 6 and adb worked w/ Pixel 6 BEFORE flashing attempt

How can I get my Pixel 6 to be recognized in fastbootd??? My Pixel 4XL is detected in fastbootd. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I've tried multiple USB cables including USB to USB-c and USB-c to USB-c. I'...
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How to install custom ROM on Android after increasing system partition?

I wanted to install a GSI image on Redmi Go, but the GSI image size was 2 GB and the system partition on the device is 1.3 GB, so I followed this guide to increase the system partition. I increased ...
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Where are the official Xiaomi drivers for ADB/USB? (trying to unlock bootloader of Poco M3)

I tried everything from every tutorial about how to unlock my Xiaomi Poco M3 bootloader. I enabled OEM unlock, etc, rebooted into fastboot mode, but then the phone is not recognized in the batch ...
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Completely restoring all partitions on my phone to factory after flashing custom ROMs?

I own a xiaomi phone for 2 years on which i flashed several roms and vendors via twrp. When i lately wanted to go back to stock (more accurate the stock rom the phone was released with, miui 10 pie) i ...
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How do I find the right software to upgrade ROM and flash for a Samsung J7 Sky Pro

I need the software to upgrade my ROM and flash for a Samsung J7 Sky Pro. I don't really know what ROM is good and not too much. I flashed the phone once with Superuser, but it says that I didn't get ...
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S21 Ultra - Please help me understand preloadinstaller.txt

Just looking for some help understanding what this log is and what's going on? It's one of many that appeared in a log folder on my S21 Ultra recently and I see that there are mentions of ...
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how to get specific android OS for testing

I have a problem that only happens on Android 8. I tried the emulators and was not able to recreate the problem. I need to find a way to get a test device with android 8 on it. I tried Amazon a few ...
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If I want to switch my stock ROM with a custom ROM, what partitions will be rewritten?

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4x (mido) with the stock ROM installed – never flashed another ROM. I have bootloader unlocked, TWRP (3.6.0.9-0), and root access with Magisk. I have also made a NANDroid ...
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How to extract boot.img from two ".bin" files (TF Flash Image)

I have got a TF Card flash image for my Hisense A6 (HLTE700T) and is trying to extract boot.img from it. However, instead of payload.bin, two bin files are present in the zip file: HLTE700T_TF (folder)...
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Samsung A71 Boot Loop / Flash Question

I have an A71 thats about a year and a half old. Last week it entered into a boot loop that I can't get it out of. The only thing I can do that halts the loop is putting it into download mode. So I ...
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SPFlashTool ERROR : STATUS_BROM_CMD_STARTCMD_FAIL, device bricked

I was stuck in a bootloop after flashing AOSP rom. So I decided to power off and use SPFlashTool to flash the stock rom. But both SP and Techno flash tools give the following error:  ERROR : ...
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Can't flash TWRP image on Moto E5+

I try to install a custom ROM on my Motorola Moto E5+. To do that, I'm following this tutorial (and check what is said online on the tools used): https://www.getdroidtips.com/lineage-os-17-motorola-...
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How to fix Samsung A8+ (SM-A730F)

Hi, I'm trying to fix my Samsung A8+ (SM-A730F) and have no luck with it so far. My phone suddenly freeze for almost 1 hour, then reset automatically and enter download mode and stuck in there until ...
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I'm unable to repack system.img after extraction

I extracted system.img of my rom using MTK extractor and edited a app then tried to repack but it failed. MTK extractor says system_unpack/file_contexts:No such directory found. Can anyone please tell ...
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Cannot boot into recovery after changing file system of internal storage

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 (GT-930F) and have been using it with an unofficial build of Lineage OS (which can be found here) for quite some time now. But when I wanted to make a clean update to the ...
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upgrade ROM for my asus zenpad 3s tablet [duplicate]

I have this old tablet asus zenpad 3s Z500M running Android 7. I use it for reading and browsing or watching small clips however it become very slow and I am worried that it stopped receiving any ...
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Why is my phone missing "product" partition contained in lineageos distribution?

I have a OnePlus 7T, and am trying to install lineageos on it. The adb sideload method failed, and a forum comment led me to look into doing a manual installation using fastboot as described in https:/...
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Why do I get the error "Preflash Validation Failed" when trying to install a ROM on my Moto G8 Power?

I was trying to install an Android 12 GSI with Fastboot, but whenever I try to install the system.img, it always fails with the error: (bootloader) Preflash validation failed FAILED (remote failure) ...
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Converting images to ext4 format and back creates bad flash file

I am trying to create a Rockchip custom ROM by getting an existing custom ROM, unpackaging it, making small modifications, then packaging it back up again. There is a problem with me converting the ...
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GSI-GMS image bootloop, non-GMS works fine

Flashing the ARM64 version (Android 11 or 12) from here works fine on my Blackview BL6000 Pro. However, flashing any ARM64+GMS only boots into the bootloader (not fastbootd). In general, how would one ...
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Can I safely use RealMe phone after rooting and reflashing it?

My concern is with buying Chinese made smartphones because I've red articles that say spyware has been found preinstalled on some Chinese made devices. Do you think that rooting and flashing those ...
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Having trouble flashing an Asus Zenfone 5 Lite (ZC600KL, X017DA)

When turning on Asus Zenfone 5 Lite, it was stuck on the Asus Logo and would not go any further. I have tried the normal attempts to get it working again by hardware keys into recovery/factory reset, ...
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I'm looking for the scatter file for MT6771v/c [closed]

I'm looking to flash a stock ROM onto my phone but the SP Flash tool says it's invalid. My phone's chip is MT6771V/C. My phone is currently on Android 10. The internet (this link, for example) has ...
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