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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TWRP: Could not mount /data (even after format data / change file system)

I'm trying to root a Vernee M5. I installed TWRP - which worked - and tried to use it to install Magisk - which didn't work (my guess is because of encryption?). Now the phone always boots into ...
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Please help with Stock/Custom Rom for Bluboo s8a

I was trying to root bluboo s8a with TWRP following this tutorial When I reached step 2 of installing the ROM with sp flash tools, the ROM installed up to the end but the phone stopped powering (doesn'...
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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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MIUI rom fails to install on HTC Desire

This is my first post, so apologies if I don't make things as clear as they should be. I'm trying to flash MIUI_0.8.1-2.9.7zip on HTC Desire. I'm doing this through goomanager. I wiped data, cache ...
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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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moto xt1920-15 repeatedly goes to “To start android, Enter Pin”

No matter what I try it always returns to the same screen "To Start Android Enter Code/Pin?" Fastboot will not detect device and all correct drivers are in place but when ...
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how to extend support for EXT4 file system for microSD cards in stock or non lineage / CyanogenMod ROMS

As I am aware after Android 4.4 or some sort your storage card is no longer eXposed directly and needs to be carefully interfaced through specific Mount points that need to be aware through vold ...
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Extract Android Image from Samsung Galaxy S4 device

I'm quite happy flashing stock versions of Samsung Android to my Samsung Galaxy S4. What I'd like to do is install some apps on my phone and then extract the phone into an image that I can flash back ...
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Is Multi-Boot Possible in Android?

Can you replace the bootloader of Android to create a UEFI-like environment where you can Multi-boot into another Operating System? I've seen several off-brand phones do this but I'm unsure how they ...
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LG G4 can't fastboot/reboot bootloader

Ola! I'm playing with a LG G4-H815. When using adb reboot bootloader, the phone just boot on normal mode. When doing the Volume Up + Power button thing, I manage to land on Download Mode but nothing ...
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OnePlus 5 Soft Brick

I have a OnePlus 5 and it won't boot. The phone is stuck on black screen and blue led (can't boot) since 20 days and I tried everything I saw on the web to make it boot again. I tried : to flash ...
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Why does flashing my Tab3, 7.0, 8GB, WiFi (sm-t210) fail with Odin?

I tried several versions of Odin and also several ROM's, yet successfully flashing still seem to fail. <OSM> Enter CS for MD5.. <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable.. <OSM> ...
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Extract full system image from a Samsung Galaxy S5 with no screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone with a broken screen. I'm trying to get a full system image that I can then flash into a brand new Samsung Galaxy S5. I know that it is possible to clone one phone's ...
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Samsung note 8 n5110, adb sideload <filename>

I have a soft-or-hard bricked Samsung Note 8, n5110 and now would like to rebuild it to a somewhat workable state. The device has a flaky power-charging system and may not be worth repairing. I use ...
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How to make `adb reboot` work like `/system/bin/reboot`?

I have a problem with my device. When I do adb reboot then it stuck on boot in a loop. But, when I do adb shell and then reboot, it works fine. I searched over the internet and understand that both ...
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Flashing Nexus 5 factory image fails on writing userdata

Recently, I purchased a used Nexus 5. I would like perform a full reset, so I’m trying to flash the factory image using Google’s official instructions. However, I keep getting the message FAILED (...
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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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How to “fastboot flashing unlock” when device has no volume rocker?

I have a android tablet that has no volume buttons, but has an unlocked OEM bootloader. I'm trying to flash a new rom, and after I run fastboot flashing unlock I am presented with a prompt that asks ...
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Can't boot into recovery or downloading mode on galaxy player. Is it hardbricked?

I have a galaxy player 5.0 -old build and everything, but I like to experiment with it- and i wiped cache and did a factory reset and tried to reboot, and for some reason wouldn't want to boot up. So ...
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How long should the “Downloading” screen take?

was trying to install a custom ROM, but got stuck into CWM boot loop. learned that this could be solved by entering the download mode and flashing a new firmware, but my phone has been showing the "...
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LG G3 Restart and Shut down automatically

I have LG G3 (D855) and running stock firmware, Someday back my phone start showing invalid sim then i tried same sim with different phone and its working. Now i know there is some fault in phone, i ...
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Bricked Honor 9 - No Os, No recovery

I messed up with everything. The only thing that works it's fastboot, I can still flash .img but when I reboot it get stucked on bootloader and can't enter neither recovery or system(Just erecovery ...
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SP Flash Tool does not recognize the firmware scatter file

I have a neffos X1 Lite and it seems that it boots only in the twrp recovery console. Anyway I am trying to restore my official recovery console (i have no backup) using the official firmware http://...
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Unable to flash stock ROM of Moto X dev edition

I have a Motorola X 2013 Dev edition unlocked (XT1053) that I'm trying to flash the stock firmware onto after using Cyanogenmod12. However, the process is failing. Following Motorola's instructions... ...
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Repairing system partition of Yuphoria

My Yuphoria is currently hardbricked and whenever I try to flash its factory image, it gives up during the flashing of the system image, saying remote: flash write failure. The reason seems to be ...
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Stuck in boot-loop when unpack and pack `system.img`?

Background: I have a treble and system-as-root but it is not an A/B Samsung device. I am trying to modify the system.img. Before that, I have rooted it with the steps given here. After following these ...
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Changing custom ROM to another one or to stock rom

Can jump from any custom rim to any other by just having twrp recovery installed ? Or do I need to first come back to stock ROM and again install another custom ROM ?
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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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Sony Xperia Z1 won't start up again!

As you may know, you have to backup the TA-partition before you put a custom ROM on the Sony Xperia Z1. I've backupped the partition with this .bat file: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread....
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How to capture kernel panic logs when ROM failed to flash?

Background: Stuck in boot-loop when unpack and pack system.img? Short Description: I am trying to modify the system partition of my Samsung S10 5G system-as-root treble device. I have successfully ...
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Fastboot stuck on sending system

I feel my old mobile with android 2 or 3 got bricked as it get stuck on boot logo each time but I can easily got into fastboot mode but in fastboot mode I can complete following commands like: ...
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Using a keyboard to send Volume Up signal to confirm flash on device without volume rocker?

Background I have a tablet that I am trying to fastboot flash a custom ROM on. The problem is this tablet has no volume rocker. In order to flash, fastboot requires you to press volume on the device ...
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can't flash or enter recovery mode

hi i got a xiaomi redmi note 3 pro and i wanted to flash the latest version of miui, so my previous build that i got was a rooted phone with twrp and i wanted to flash with otg. i did the common ...
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Can I install an MTK6577 ROM on a Star W007 6575 MTK?

I have a Star W007 single core MTK 6575. I downloaded a A8809 Jellybean for a MTK6577 dual core. Can you install this dual core rom on a single core. Most MTK stuff is interchangeable or are the ...
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How to find my recovery version

I am using CyanogenMod with CM-Recovery. my phone is encrypted. So I update my ROM using sideload. But I want which version of recovery I am using.
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Flashing same rom over the already installed one?

I have a Note 3 (N9005) with 3.co.uk ROM Kitkat-updated automatically by note 3. it has the following software spec: PDA/ AP (firmware build version) :N9005XXUGNH1 MODEM/CP(baseband or modem version) ...
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Fastboot erase system not working

My device: Karbonn A52+ Android 4.2.2 Mediatek MT6572 CPU Root Access: Yes Bootloader: Unlocked I'm trying to flash the official system.img of my device's stock ROM which I have with me, over ...
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How can I completely remove all files from the device

I recently installed a custom rom over my Android after flashing, removing all user data and wiping dalvik cahe etc. But after installing it I ind out that the old files are still there such whatsapp ...
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Tablet showing 0 internal storage even after flashed

My Envizen V917G just shut down one day and restarted with the factory reset. I have since flashed it with the software from their website (several times, it fails to format the cache in the ...
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My Phone 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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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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ROM flashing using Odin on Galaxy S4 interrupted. Odin is still running. Is there anything I can do?

I was re-flashing the firmware on a Samsung Galaxy S4 using Odin, and the USB cable was bumped, which made the update fail. I reconnected and attempted to flash again by clicking the Start button. It ...
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Can't exit recovery mode after intalling HD revolution 71.1

I started with a HTC ONE m7 with HD Revolution 12 and Android 4.2.2. Downloaded and installed Android_Revolution_HD-One_71.1.zip. Install seems to go fine. After installation it asks me to fix ...
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TWRP ask for password - cant mount data partition

I want to install an open ROM like AospExtended on a new Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with stock MUI. To avoid issues with Xiaomi's anti rollback mechanism, I'd like to boot TWRP then copy its image and ...
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Can I flash Android on device with overwritten mmcblk0?

Can Android device with fully overwritten /dev/mmcblk0 (without /dev/mmcblk0p* partitions) be still flashed using fastboot? Is it true that overwriting /dev/mmcblk0 does not remove /dev/mmcblk0boot* ...
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How to flash a kernel image without building Android from source

I got the following msm kernel branch for my Nexus 7(flo) msm/remotes/origin/android-msm-flo-3.4-jb-mr2 added some files and then built an image(zImage). I then downloaded a factory image of ...
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How to restore my phone, after replacing my systemui with a modded one?

I recently saw a thread about a modded systemui on XDA here and downloaded it. I replaced my present systemui with this one and rebooted my phone. I think that at first the replaced systemui didn't ...
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How to patch `system.img` using MagiskManager patch feature to root the device?

I have a treble and system-as-root but it is not an A/B device. I have rooted it with the help of the MagiskManager patch feature. My understanding is: MagiskManager has modified the following three ...
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Why is there no option to choose size in TWRP's resize partition feature?

I'm trying to reflash an old Galaxy Note N5100 but I realized that the system partition is too big (~1.5GB). The current ROM uses only about 40% of the partition so I want to shrink it to make space ...
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Reinstall OS android on chinese phone Gusun JY809?

I bought a Chinese phone, the Gusun JY809. I am satisfied with the phone itself but it still logs into chinese web apps and stores. Unfortunately, I am in the Czech Republic. I have tried to install ...