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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What does “NOS-production: no” mean?

I recently bought a refurbished unlocked Pixel 3 XL to replace my aging, cracked, broken one of the same model. It came with the bootloader unlocked so I decided to lock it because I didn't like the ...
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ROM and Lock SIM [closed]

Do any of you know the parameters to modify in an Android open device ROM to Simlocke on an MCC or an MCC + MNC? Thanks for your Anwers
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How can I clean flash Moto C Plus (xt1723) rom? [closed]

Where can I find a legit Moto C Plus xt1723 (EU) rom and how can I make sure it's good? Is there a way to clean flash without removing TWRP? What's the simplest way to do it? How can I then root it?...
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What is my overseas Hardware and how to Flash it?

My phone was bought online and it came from overseas. Various benchmarks have determined that my phone's Android system and hardware does not match the description given on the site or the About Phone ...
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Nexus 5 not appearing in fastboot devices menu

I'm attempting to flash Android 4.4.4 KitKat onto my old Nexus 5, but when I run the fastboot devices command, it does not show my device's serial number. When I try doing the ADB sideload command ...
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Stuck on Mi Flash for an hour now

Hi, I'm stuck on the following line in Miflash for over an hour now: [20:58:19 3825d80]:MiFlash 2018.5.28.0 [20:58:19 3825d80]:Thread id:12 Thread name:3825d80 [20:58:19 3825d80]:image path:D:\...
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Doogee N20pro TEE/Google key not write

I have been trying to flash GSI (Havoc) rom to my Doogee N20 pro. Unfortunately something went wrong and i found myslelf in boot loop without any possibility to enter any mode with any key combination....
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How to make sparse image file from original firmware?

I accidently erased /system partition and now have my Gionee S10C phone bricked. I downloaded original firmware, but I can see series of system image files.(This firmware is to be used by Qualcomm ...
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does flashing phone are harmful

.I am facing display burn in problem in my device (realme 6).I have a warranty. so I go to realme service centre to solve this problem. they want to flashing my phone and input new software(official ...
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Adb sideload flashing file type recovery or fastboot

I want to flash rom through Adb sideload I am confused with zip.file used in sideload. is it recovery file or fastboot file? I am downloaded both from https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/miui/lavender/...
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How to fix completely non-functioning Gionee S10C Android phone?

My phone is Gionee S10C and I have Android 7.1.1 installed on it. I was going to upgrade the Android version to 10, but Gionee no longer provides OS updates(Not sure whether the company even exists ...
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Cant adopt sd card to internal on Huawei Y6 2018

Hi i have a huawei Y6 2018 and i cant adopt my sd card into internal. My phone is rooted and i used the app Root Essentials. It asked me to flash a Plugin (ASPlugin). I Tried to do that but i got the ...
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Flashing Asus Zenfone via Sideload

I have an Asus ZenFone V V520KL that I want to flash. This model is Verizon exclusive and the bootloader cannot be unlocked through adb/fastboot, making the process a pain in the neck. Searching in ...
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my device got a ROM flash by the seller prior to my purchase?

I bought a Galaxy Tab S6 a few days ago and I am going to verify if it is really brand-new. Some facts: The production date of this device is in July 2020 and my purchase date is in February 2021. ...
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is RPMB Fuse Set a factory state?

I bought a Galaxy Tab S6 and I'm going to verify if it is really brand-new. I personally haven't alter the device and the above picture is from this device's Download mode screen immediately after my ...
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KnoxGuard Status is PRENORMAL ; What are the causes?

What could be the possible causes of KG (KnoxGuard) being Prenormal? We know that flashing unofficial binaries can do that. It is factory state due to probable Samsung policy change June 2020. https:...
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How we can know from Download Mode screen if device (Galaxy Tab S6) is factory-new?

[] download screen for my Tab S61 Picture above is from my Tab S6's download screen. Do you see any clue showing that this device is not brand-new? For example anything that should be locked but not ...
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How can I relock my Xiaomi bootloader without bricking the phone?

I unlocked the bootloader on my Xiaomi Mi A1, and it boots fine. However, after I relocked it (using the top answer here) and rebooted, the phone flashed the white Android loading screen then went ...
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How to know if mediatek vcom drivers is installed on my pc

I've just installed mediatek vcom driver on my pc, to use it in flashing mediatek based firmwares. But is there any way I can know if it truly installed on my pc without plugging a mediatek phone for ...
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I cant find firmware for RCA Tab voyager android go edition

In my tab's recent update it does run to problem the first thing I got was the tab never opens to the main screen(ui) it just stacked to manufacture logo page then after a week instead of stacking it ...
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Is it possible to get vendor-specific files (e.g. drivers) from a phone and use them in combination with AOSP?

I was wondering whether it's possible to get these files, because to use AOSP on a device, you need these even just to boot. They aren't publicly available from some vendors (IIRC Google provides them?...
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How to emulate any android version in linux?

i was trying to emulate Android 5.0 (LRX21T) in linux, i downloaded the rom but i didn't find any good emulator, there is anyone that supports any version of android ? is that possible ?
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Samsung Galaxy M11 and Samsung Galaxy M01s not able to install 64bit apps from google play store even while having 64bit chipsets

Samsung Galaxy M11 has a Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 chipset while the Samsung Galaxy M01s has a Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 chipset. Going to their websites, on Qualcomm and Mediatek respectively, ...
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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 with 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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