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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How to recover data from a formatted device [rooted, flashed]

I've accidentally formatted my phone, via. fastboot oem unlock. I've already tried Wondershare, EaseUSMobile Saver. Actually, I need my photos which has been shot by camera. Till now I'm only able ...
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Bootloop, can't go to recovery, oem not unlocked

I'll try to be straightforward. A couple of days back, I was using my phone and it got stuck, so I removed the battery as usual, and restarted it. It got restarted at that time, I plugged it in for ...
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Nexus 6P stuck on bootloop after rooting

So today I bought a used Nexus 6P for the purpose of installing Kali Nethunter on it, and then after some searching I found out that I should root the device first, so I did following this guide using ...
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Disable booting into Safe Mode on damaged S3

I have a rooted i9300 (Samsung S3) that is damaged, and only boots into safe mode. You can read about some people with the same problem HERE and HERE. Took the device to Samsung Tech Center, they ...
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When installing new ROM through fastboot, which .img files must be flashed, with what arguments, and in what order?

I own a Oneplus 7T, which runs Android 10 and therefore has no working TWRP to flash ROMs with. It's bootloader is unlocked and is rooted. When installing a new ROM, whether it is a custom ROM or an ...
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How do I solve these problems when flashing Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J510FN)?

The Iusse Well, this is normally a simple task but I have a lot of problems. I hope you can help me. To begin, let's explain the situation: I have an SM-J510FN device with firmware from Spain to ...
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SW REV CHECK FAIL : Fused 1 > Binary 0

My mobile was stucked while updating android 7.0 . tried ODIN still it was stucked in bootloop. so i decided to downgrade it into 6.0 but in ODIN i am getting this error... how do i fix this? I am ...
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SP Flash Tool Windows 10

I am unable to run the flash tool. Says the following dll files are missing although they are shown in the unzipped file. Flashtoollib.dll FlashtoolllibEx.dll QtWebKit4.dll SLA_Challenge.dll I am ...
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Galaxy S5 SM-G900F programmed as SM-9006V

I have a Samsung S5. On the box, on the sticker inside the unit, checking the IMEI and using CPU-z they all said the unit is an SM-G900F and is using the Snapdragon core. My biggest problem with it ...
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Meaning of Options in FastBoot Flash Menu

I've just bought my first Android device, a Motorola Moto G. Following the official guide on Motorola website, I learnt about FastBoot Flash Menu. Here there are several options. I'd like to know what ...
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Is it Possible to Create an Operating System for Android Devices?

Is it possible to run an operating system other than Android on Android devices? I know that the bootloader is hard-coded into the firmware and even if you tried you can't change what it does but what ...
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Not able to tick items in SP Flash Tool after selecting scatter .txt file.How to check Boxes?

I download SP Flash Tool And recovery file zip,extracted recovery zip which contain three files: 1)scatter .txt file 2)recovery image file 3)recovery read me file After that i opened tool.exe and ...
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Custom Flashing to Nexus 7 - product info

I am trying to flash the latest 6.0.1 build onto my Nexus 7 tab. I picked MOB30X build from here naveen@gandalf:~$ fastboot devices 015d2a4ffd181016 fastboot But, when I do naveen@gandalf:~$ ...
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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, ...
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What is the meaning of “a5ultexx” in terms of phone models?

I have an sm-a500fu 2015 and I've been tinkering with it for the last few months, custom recovery and root. I've found a ROM port for it which I want to install and the latest version is for the ROM ...
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Trying to flash CWM but fastboot hangs at “writing 'recovery'…”

I'm trying to flash my Coolpad 8865u (Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo). I unlocked fastboot and fastboot oem device-info confirms this. However when I try to flash CWM the prompt on my shell hangs at "writing '...
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unable to mount /data, /system and /cache on Android phone (Asus Zenfone 5 (501cg , t00f)

I have Asus Zenfone 5 (t00F) model. It was working fine and suddenly it's UI has stop working. I tried restart couple of times but didn't work for me. I do already have the root and TWRP (2.8.7) ...
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Completely disable Nexus 5 Power Button and Remap to Volume Button

I have a 1.5 year old Nexus 5 and its power button is somehow broken from the inside. The thing goes in a reboot loop whenever I either try to turn the phone on or put it on charging. Upon giving it a ...
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My phone got bricked by encryption - any ideas how to fix it?

So I wanted to root my Redmi Note 5 pro and install a custom ROM but sadly I bricked it in the process. It started when TWRP (3.3.1-0-whyred) told me to enter a password that didn't exist. Googled it, ...
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Accidentally set radio to USA band

Accidentally set radio to USA band I was playing around with ##4636## and accidentally set the radio band to USA Band. Now there's no way of changing it back so now I can't even connect to a network, ...
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Flashing galaxy s5 issues

I am having issues flashing my Samsung Galaxy S5 with a new firmware. Whenever I use odin to flash the new firmware it would say Failed (size) This lead me to issues with the PIT file, alas flashing ...
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Nexus 5 upgraded to 5.1 and mobile data wont work anymore

My Nexus 5 upgraded from Android 4.4.2 to 5.1 now it won't connect to mobile data. How can I get it to connect?
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How to fix my droid phone that is just blank

I have the Samsung droid Charge (SCH-I510) and I tried to load bootloader to it and now the screen is just black.when I insert usb to it,the buttons at the bottom light up but the screen is just blank....
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How to fix: only official released binaries are allowed to be flashed(recovery) on device / FAIL! (Auth) on Odin3 v3.13?

I have Samsung S10 5G(Qualcomm) device. This device has unlocked bootloader but it is not rooted yet. I am trying to learn Unpack-Modify-Pack the ROM images. Currently, I have VZW stock ROM ...
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Kali Nethunter Terminal Keep Crashing

Device : OnePlus 2 OS : OOS 3.5.6 on android 6.0.1 I tried to install nethunter many times, unlocked phone, rooted and install modified super su for oneplus 2, flashed overlay-rom nethunter, ...
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Do GApps 4.4.4 work on Cyanogenmod 11 with 4.4.2?

Okay, this is the first time I've been through stuff like rooting, installing another recovery tool, new system, flashing etc. I've installed Cyanogenmod 11 which has Android 4.4.2 and I've also ...
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SP flash tool not starting

I'm trying to flash my Micromax Canvas A1 (AQ4501). I'm following this guide. As per the instruction, when I click on download I should connect my phone. Now, my device gets detected by Windows (see ...
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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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Is TWRP OS-version specific?

I have a Vsmart Joy 1 phone, running VOS/Android 8.1.0 I found a port of TWRP recovery for Vsmart Joy 1s here (translation), but it says "Android 9.0 VOS..." Does this mean that I should/have to ...
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How can i access a bricked android tablet system folder from pc?

I have a chinese allwinner a13 tablet. The firmware it had was really slow and couldn't use Google Apps so I decided to install a custom rom for it. I tried several roms, but only some were close to ...
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Recovery Mode on tablet with no volume buttons?

I have a Yarvik TAB10-201. The default launcher is corrupted. I can get the tablet onto the recovery screen (Dead Android with red exclamation mark). I can't bring up the options menu without volume ...
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Moto X4 - Stuck on black screen

I was flashing Pixel Experience ROM with TWRP (fastboot boot recovery.img) recovery. The OS did not install on the device: Installing zip file '/external_sd/PixelExperience_payton-10.0-20200130-0358-...
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Can't boot into recovery or fastboot and not going to EDL completely (Redmi Note 4)

Please read the full text and help me if anything can solve my problem. Also I can't go to Mi help center due to this lockdown, so can you suggest ways the help center person would do to fix this ...
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Flashing CM13 on Galaxy Tab GT-P3100

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, GT-P3100. It has quite an outdated firmware and is bulky with loads of unnecessary apps. I wish to flash it with CM13. Now firstly my device isn't rooted. Secondly I ...
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E:failed to verify whole-file signature

I have the original Samsung firmware on my Galaxy Mega 5.8 It doesn't have any of the Google Apps on it, so I decided to flash the G-apps. I got into recovery mode, and selected the appropriate G-...
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Odin BcmCP.img fail when trying to flash gt-s5830i (galaxy ace)

So I have a bricked gt-s5830i (galaxy ace) and when I try to flash it using odin I get this error: <ID:0/003> Added!! <OSM> Enter CS for MD5.. <OSM> Binary Check MD5.. Do not unplug ...
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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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How to enable USB debugging on a wiped device?

Device name : MI A1 USB debugging is not enabled and wiped the Dalvik/Cache, Data etc. Now the phone just bootloops to MI loading screen. Please suggest a work around. So basically there is no OS. ...
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Default Launcher Crashing at Reboot, Access only to Status Bar and Settings

I have a Celkon A95 (It’s a lesser known Indian company; specs : http://www.gsmarena.com/celkon_a95-4822.php) and I’m in some serious problem here. The phone is safely rooted and runs Gingerbread 2.3....
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My Redmi 7A bootloop in every GSI rom

I proceed all the step in this https://forum.xda-developers.com/redmi-7a/how-to/custom-gsi-firmware-t3965820 but I end up in bootloop It keep booting into recovery or stuck at Redmi logo
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I can't turn on the phone or enter recovery mode (bootloop)

My Model: Alcaltel OneTouch Pop c7 My Problem: I can't seem to start the phone it is just showing the pop c7 logo and restarting itself I can't open recovery or my turn off button + volume up, or ...
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What's the purpose of A and B partition slots if both are flashed?

I recently play with LineageOS flashing (or actually adb-sideloading) tutorials, but I guess my question is more generic. In my device there are A and B partitions for everything except the userdata ...
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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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Trouble installing custom rom on Samsung GT-P3110

Every time I try to install any custom ROM on my device I get the following error among others. E:Error in /sdcard/aokp_p3110_kitkat_unofficial_2013-12-24.zip (Status 7) Installation aborted. result ...
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cant flash Lenovo Tab M10 TB-X605L LTE with Android 8

I have a Lenovo Tab M10 TB-X605L LTE that I would like to give to my grandfather with Teamviewer Host installed to accept incoming calls because he is unable to do so. We want to give him the ...
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Error trying to copy gz userdata file to partition in adb shell

Dealing with limited space I split my userdata image file with this command: dd if=/dev/block/mtd/by-name/userdata | gzip -c | split -b 250m - /mnt/sdcard/userdata.gz. That works fine, but when I ...
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After flashing custom firmware for my tablet, the display problem occur

I have flashed my android with a custom firmware of same series. After flash complete the display is horrible as half of the screen is black and resolution seem smaller. but the firmware runs other ...
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My Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 is not starting

I was installing a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy GT-S5360. The installation aborted abruptly and I lost all data from my phone. Now my phone won't start and is stuck at the Samsung Galaxy Y GT-...
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When should I use/not use '-w' for fastboot flashing?

When should I use/not use '-w' for fastboot flashing? Say I were to be manually flashing each img in the zip of a factory image. Why one way or another? Do certain .img's need to be erased first? I ...
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Flash rom in a bricked phone

I tried opening TWRP recovery but the phone turned off and then a splash screen appears and then turns off again (repeat). adb and fastboot are not recognising my device. But when i connect it to PC ...

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