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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Problem to Flash Chinesse Tablet MT6580

I have problems flashing the firmware of a tablet with Mt6580, I am using SP flash tools and Betools, the problem is that the flashing runs normally and ends without problems, but the tablet does not ...
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How do I have a Mediatek USB driver for Linux to flash a smart phone?

I am a Linux beginner, I just wanted to know how I properly download and use a "Mediatek USB driver". I am using a Linux Mint MATE, and I cannot turn on the USB debugging of that phone ...
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DivestOS Mobile recovery image gives error on Heimdall

my model is Samsung Note 3 SM-N9005 (https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/hlte/), the first time I used Heimdall I could succesfully flash the recovery image from https://divestos.org/pages/devices (...
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Rooting Xperia Ray (ST18i) with 4.1.B.0587 build

I've been trying to root my xperia ray device by following the instruction given in this post. It doesn't seem to work properly for me. Whenever I try to flash with 4.1.A.0.562 kernel it says that my ...
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How to disable dm-verity on `Treble` , `system-as-root` device?

Background: Please check following links How to disable dm-verity on Android with “user” build type ROM? Stuck in boot-loop when unpack and pack system.img? Update: So, I am trying to disable dm-...
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Tried flashing Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G but now it doesn't start

I attempted to flash my Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G device with the intention of rooting it. Following instructions from a random individual on YouTube, I used Magisk to install a boot.img file using platform ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab E - "An error has occurred while updating the device software."

When I try to boot my Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6, it comes up with this error: "An error has occurred while updating the device software. Use the Emergency Recovery function in the SmartSwitch PC ...
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Unable to remove malware, even after factory reset and system flash. Sony Xperia 1 IV, XQ-CT72

I had a rooted phone, in which I misclicked an apk and installed it. Almost immediately I uninstalled it and disabled the network (I also had afwall and netguard enabled). However it was too late. I ...
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How to fix Huawei P30 "Getting Package info Failed Error"?

I am trying to fix my Huawei P30 (Android 10) which gets stuck in recovery mode. I tried to fix it by using eRecovery but I get the error "Get Package info failed". Around the internet, I ...
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Is it possible to take an Android firmware snapshot?

I am currently working for a company that operates screens in some kind of 'kiosk mode' to provide information in malls etc. The devices are basically big monitors connected to a development board (as ...
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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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Do I need a 'vbmeta' partition 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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Installing android firmware from default recovery mode via sd card

I have an extra phone i.e samsung sgh i997 at home. A while back i installed clockwork recovery and installed cynogenmod rom on it. Then somehow out of stupidity or accident it went back into the ...
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Moto M: Phone in "Red State". Does not boot. Cannot enter fastboot or recovery

I tried to install a custom ROM on my Moto M, and failed in the attempt. I uploaded TWRP, and misguidedly executed adb flashing lock afterwards. Now my phone says: https://i.stack.imgur.com/TrOyP.jpg ...
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How do I create a modded firmware for Samsung Galaxy A54?

I'm dealing with a very lengthy and drawn-out FRP bypass. This Samsung Galaxy A54 (A546V), which is on Android 13, refuses to let me bypass it, and I literally have done everything except for modding ...
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Unable to reach to OS and TWRP after changing data type in TWRP on Asus smartphone

I have an Asus smartphone. When I type flash all aftk to start the flashing process, it shows a black screen on my smartphone, on which a small message on the top-left corner is written to press the ...
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fastboot flashing error: "Partition should be flashed in fastbootd"

I am new to Android development and trying to flash a custom ROM to my Pixel 3a. It was built through the Android Open Source Project. But I am facing the following error. user@user-Predator-PH315-52:~...
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Write to device failed (no link / unknown error / too many links)

I am trying to flash TWRP to my ZTE Axon 7, but until now I just keep getting errors every time I try to flash something. D:\ZTE Axon 7>fastboot devices a773911d fastboot D:\ZTE Axon 7>...
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Samsung S4 Mini (GT-I9195) TWRP recovery fails

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9195) and successfully installed CyanogenMod 13 with the CM 13 Recovery on it. Now I am stuck with the installation of GApps by means of TWRP. I have tried to ...
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"Unable to find partition size for path '/emmc'" when trying to install anything through TWRP on Levono TB2-X30L

I have Lenovo TAB 2 A10-30 (TB2-X30L). While trying to install custom ROM or almost anything through TWRP, it shows: E:Mount: Unable to find partition size for path '/emmc' E:Unmount: Unable to find ...
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custom roms - format data before or after flash?

Reading the XDA forums I've noticed some posts around custom ROM flashing instruct users to perform data format in a recovery (such as TWRP) at different times. My question is - should data format be ...
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How to fix null imei and mac address?

I was messing around with the devinfo partition of my pixel 6 pro,but I made a backup before. As a result it was stuck in a bootloop, so I restored devinfo's backup using fastboot, all good so far, ...
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Phone is bootlooping as I accidentally erased recovery.img

I'm using Realme C11 (2020) edition since it was released. I exchanged the stock rom with Pixel Experience. When doing that, I used TWRP to flash the PE. But as PE was officially not available for my ...
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Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device?

There are several reasons to be looking for a ROM: Upgrading or downgrading your stock ROM Looking for firmware from a different region/language Flashing a custom ROM for different features, removing ...
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How to fix bootloop after flashing GSIs with no recovery mode and fastboot available

I need help guys. I am new to flashing and usage of ADB and fastboot. I have a Tecno pouvoir 3 plus and i decided to flash a GSI because the phone comes with android 9 and the manufacturers didn't ...
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Deleted complete OS from my Lenovo tablet

I was trying to root my Lenovo tablet x505x using Magisk patch image file method.And then I accidentally deleted my TWRP backup and now my Lenovo tab has no recovery or OS. I downloaded the firmware ...
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What all methods can be used for detecting malware on lower partitions where antiviruses cannot reach?

I had bought a used phone from a friend and was facing issues like password changes and media leakage as shown by my other friends so I scanned using antiviruses like Malwarebytes,Kaspersky,lookout, ...
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Android stalkerware abilities

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 4 (4X). I just unlocked the bootloader and cleaned all flashed my phone because the stalkerware my friend installed wasn't going away by a factory reset. After some days from ...
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I can't start my Moto G60 anymore after locking the bootloader

I recently downgraded my Android on Moto G60 (I downloaded ROM from some websites) because my phone screen was sometimes not working which upon locking and unlocking the phone made the screen work ...
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I got some files to flash Samsung stock ROM, how to use them with Odin?

My original problem is at https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/214200/. You can simply ignore my original problem since it's kinda not related to this question. Just share some backgrounds. ...
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Is USB debugging needed when flashing stuff?

I mostly worked on Samsung phones, but I also had a shot on some cheap MTK phones. Over the course of rooting/flashing roms/flashing kernels I built myself/using Odin (Samsung)/etc. on a lot of ...
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Flash avb_custom_key using EDL

As documented here, many bootloaders will allow flashing a custom verity key to the avb_custom_key partition using fastboot. This then allows a custom chain of trust so the device will boot a custom ...
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Flash a JP Sony Xperia 5 II (A00SO) to a global Vodafone LC Net Locked (XQ-AS52) firmware

Can I flash a JP Sony Xperia 5 II (A00SO) to a global Vodafone LC Not Net Locked (XQ-AS52) firmware? And what is different between Vodafone LC Net Locked and Not Locked?
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Can I flash Nexus 7 with Odin?

Current status Device issue I have a Asus Nexus 7, I can't flash anything with fastbootbecause all flash procedures I have read need to unlock (using fastboot oem unlock) or mount /cache partition ...
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(Not Solved Again) How to root Gabb Wireless Z2?

(UPDATE: The accepted answer has since been patched. 12-16-2021) I have a Gabb Wireless which is an Android that is programmed to be "dumb". By "dumb", I mean it only has core apps ...
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flash a firmware of HTC device with different main version? FIX HTC corrupt - relocked - s-on

I have an HTC U11 Life, bricked, CID 332, Telcel operator, main version 2.16.600.1, and S-On. Unfortunately, there is no firmware with this build. I found firmware for this phone, but the only problem ...
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 bootloop after trying to flash TWRP, boot partition is damaged, unable to boot into recovery or fastboot

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB RAM). I have unlocked my bootloader. Then I tried to install TWRP. I got into the fastboot mode, then executed: fastboot devices fastboot flash recovery [file]....
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I Can't List Zipped Images in TWRP

I'm new to the Android world when it comes to these matters, so I ask for your patience if I say something wrong. I have a Motorola Moto E5 Plus cell phone and I used my Linux Ubuntu to help with the ...
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Is it possible to install an app through normal Samsung recovery?

I was trying to install an app through recovery by flashing apk in flashable zip but it is not working. It is showing an error. What should I do?
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Touch Doesn't Work When I Unlock the Screen

In the process of installing a new ROM on my Moto E5 Plus (not after it has been installed, even before, on the main TWRP screen for example) and after the new ROM has already been installed, the ...
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No Operacional System Android is Installed

I was trying to install the ROM system-squeak-arm64-ab-gogapps from the project treble_experimentations and I reported some of this in this question, however, It may not be so now. In short, in my ...
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Does Heimdall verify compatibility?

I want to flash TWRP to my Samsung Android device. I do not know if there is a compatible version of TWRP (device model not listed). Does Heimdall verify compatibility before flashing with sudo ...
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Is backed up system with TWRP safe for reflashing?

Suppose I have a device that has TWRP installed, and a complete backup performed to internal storage via TWRP. Is it always safe to flash a custom ROM (for example, LineageOS) given the above ...
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How to boot an android TV box from a usb drive containing armbian image

So I have adb access to my android TV box, the device is rooted. I want to install armbian onto emmc. Both official and community tutorial tells me to flash the armbian img onto a usb drive and boot ...
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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2-830L & 830LC & 830F > Firmwares

I have a Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2-830L and I installed a firmware from 830LC on that device. It is working with no problem. The difference between these two firmware types is : The 'L' models don't ...
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Creating and flashing image to Android device

I have created an image of my Android device (Lenovo A6000) using the command adb shell -c su 'dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p23 > data.img' Now I would like to flash this image to the same device, and ...
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Installing a custom ROM on an Android device with broken screen

I have Samsung Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920C), but the screen is deadly broken and I need to update ROM enabled user debugging mode root device and move some apps to internal storage (like GPS JoyStick/ GPS ...
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How to install TWRP or any custom recovery for a device that's not listed?

My phone is Tecno Camon 15 Pro, and I cannot find any custom recovery for my device. (e.g. TWRP, OrangeFox, Pitch Black, or others). How do I install a custom recovery on this or any such device for ...
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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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How do l solve issues on "Download Boot Loader 0%" on SP Flash Tool?

I bought a UMIDIGI A3 running Android 8.1. The phone got bricked after an upgrade was done via OTA. I tried to restore the phone through the use of the SP Flash Tool. My problem is each time the ...

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