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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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I need a 64bit twrp image for olivelite (Redmi 8a 2gb) [closed]

I am having problem flashing custom roms because of Updator process ended error:255 its because i only have acess to 32 bit recovery not 64 since i cant find it. just send me the link thanks
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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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How to install GSI on Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3

I am trying to flash an Android 12 GSI onto my Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3. Goal is to install the GSI without root / voiding the warranty. My company produces an app which is primarily used on Android ...
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I connected my phone with usb debugging to an infected computer

I have a computer that used to have malware. During the time it had malware, I connected my phone to it with usb debugging (was unaware of the malware). I have no signs of malware but I'm still ...
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Is it possible flash recovery partition through init.rc script on boot

a year ago a I had installed a custom recovery on my Lenovo S5000-F and it caused a bootloop and I lost the recovery, fastboot is working fine but it only allow me flash boot, system, userdata and ...
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Extracting ROM from android phone, how does flashing work?

For a project, I need to get the ROM of a specific android device. I cannot find it online(obscure manufacturer, makes mostly PDA's), so I have to extract it myself. I've seen ways of doing this using ...
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Failed to mount '/preload' (Invalid argument)

GOOD DAY!! I am having problem help me. Whenever I flash ROM using twrp it says Failed to mount '/preload' (Invalid argument). and when i tried flashing custom rom using odin, after flashing during ...
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I can enter recovery but not sideload, and fastboot does not recognize the device

I have a shieldtablet which was working fine, until I decided to encrypt the drive. The process completed, the device rebooted, and it's stuck in a reboot loop. Neither Linux/Windows recognize it when ...
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Rebuilt super partition won't boot

I'm trying to customize an Android 11 super partition, removing certain apps. I used https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/guide-ota-tools-lpunpack.4041843/ to unpack the super partition, mounted them as ...
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rom on Xperia E4g instead of E1

Im trying to install lineage os in Xperia E4g E2003 but I can't find It. I want to flash and E1 rom but im not sure if It Is going to work.
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How to PreRunning preloading pretesting custom/stock ROM in android virtual machine on mobile device

Question How to PreRunning preloading pretesting custom/stock ROM in android virtual machine on mobile device I Have many custom android custom rom (android 6,7,8,9,10,11) availabale for my device ...
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Flash ROM of Samsung Tab A6 (SM-T585)

I have Samsung Tab A6 (SM-T585) running Android 8.0 Oreo. It has a Knox application which limits a lot of features on my device. I need to get rid of it, flash a new ROM, and get everything back to ...
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How to install TWRP on to Huawei P9 Eva-l09

Hi does anyone have experience installing TWRP on a Huawei P9 Eva-l09, ive FRP locked my phone on factory reset and don't know the old account, i've unlocked the bootloader but when I run the command ...
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/system/etc/ld.config.version_identifier.txt not found and how to check for VNDK compliancy

I need to flash using a Generic System Image (GSI) but when I'm checking if my device is Vendor Native Development Kit (VNDK) complaint as per the documentation here https://developer.android.com/...
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Installing Android 7.0 on Nexus 7 2013. Is it SAFE?

Too many of my apps are no longer functional on Android 6. Is it safe to install the unofficial version 7 ROM? I don't want to risk bricking my tablet. Thanks for advice.
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`UPDATE.APP` file in Huawei firmwares

I found an UPDATE.APP file inside of TRT-LX2 firmware ZIP (ROM), but I want to know what does the file do? What does it contain?
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Error with `adb sideload`when trying to install Android 12 in recovery mode

According to Google's "Get Android 12" guide, The easiest way to get Android 12 Beta on a Google Pixel device is to enroll your device in the Android Beta for Pixel program. but also ...
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Does the bootloader reset after removing the battery?

After successfully flashing a modern custom ROM on my old phone, I tried doing the same with my girlfriend's old Lenovo Vibe P1m. However, after mistakenly pulling out the USB cable at the worst time ...
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How do I upgrade my Alcatel Idol 4s (6070O) from Android 6.0.1 to a newer firmware? [duplicate]

I have an old Alcatel Idol 4s laying around which is on Android 6.0.1 and I was wondering if there's any way to upgrade it to Android 7 or 8? I tried every single method I could find but no luck. ...
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Gapps stuck at "Mounting partitions" while installing via TWRP

I'm trying to install LineageOS on my Moto E4. I've been able to successfully sideload the custom ROM and boot into Lineage, but I can't install Gapps. Specifically, after sideloading LOS, I sideload ...
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Checking if my second hand Android phone is safe: am I right?

First of all, I know that this question has been asked before, but I'd like to hear if the way I'm checking my "new" phone is safe. I know I'm probably overthinking things, but I just would ...
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