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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Flash `system.img` using `package_extract_file` function of `updater-script`?

I am newbie to adb sideload feature as I don't know much about updater script. I just researched today and thought of flashing system.img file on my Samsung device using update zip. I am not even sure ...
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Can't flash custom TWRP recovery image on Motorola Moto G7 Power phone

I've got a brand new Motorola Moto G7 Power running Android 9. I also have Ubuntu 19.04 running on my desktop. I want to root the phone. I've managed to unlock the bootloader using Motorola's ...
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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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Why must my device be compatible with a certain ROM before I flash it to my device?

This it the explanation telling me not to install a custom ROM without checking the device's compatibility. "Now, be careful as each custom ROM comes with a version that is suitable only with one ...
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Is it possible to fix hard bricked device?

I'm working in electronic repair store as technician and I started 4-5 years ago but something really bothers me . Why we can't fix hard bricked devices ? Like device's hardware completely fine . Is ...
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Gapps has stopped. How to fix?

Good Morning. Yesterday I was excited to flash CyanogenMod 12.1 in my other Android device. The process was the same and I did everything correctly. Unfortunately, after flashing Google Apps, the ...
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Is ROM of both P60 & P70 variant of Realme 3 same?

Realme 3 (a device by oppo) is available in the market in two variants - with Mediatek P60 and Mediatek P70 chipsets.Global variant comes with P60 and Indian variant comes with P70 Model no of P60 is ...
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Problem after flashing Sony Xperia Mini

This is related to How to root the Xperia Mini ST15i. I followed the instructions from the answer, but I'm stuck. Now open the flashtool again and flash the stock kernel of ST15i and now enjoy ...
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Samsung Fascinate - Custom recovery without USB

I have a Samsung Fascinate that has a faulty USB connection. No computer / cable connection will recognize that there is a USB connection, including Windows, Mac, Linux, and using ADB and "lsusb". ...
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Screen goes black after showing Samsung logo in Samsung Galaxy S3

I flashed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S3. I did this process through a program called Odin. Once I reached PASS! on the Odin screen, I disconnected my cell phone from my laptop as directed. I ...
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Zenfone 5 a501cg soft bricked - can't mount /system /cache

I have a zenfone 5 which used to run on custom rom so i decided to revert it back to stock rom but when i wiped system cache and dalvik, it didn't go well and now i cannot start phone unless going ...
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Flashing Lenovo Vibe K5 to Stock ROM

Lenovo Vibe K5 is up and running in CM 13. But, I need to flash stock ROM on it. Now, I have tried to flash with TWRP, but that didn't worked for stock firmwares. I have seen multiple tutorials, in ...
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How do I install custom ROM on HUAWEI Honor 4A?

I have a Chinese HUAWEI Honor 4A and want to install a different OS without the bloatware and restrictions that come with it (eg no play store). Any recommendations on which path to choose? I just ...
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Can't access Recovery Menu Milestone a853

I'm trying to flash a Cyanogenmod 7.1.5 on my Motorola Milstone A853. I can access the Bootloader (version 90.74) and started RSDLite 5.7 and used a base sbf file, which flashes normally. When I ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 Is Hard Bricked

SPH-L710 Virgin Mobile Flashed from MOAR to Stock SGS3 ROM I flashed a ROM and I wanted to get back into recovery mode to flash a zip file using ROM TOOL BOX and when I did that it never turned on ...
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Installating Resurrection Remix on HTC One X

I have a HTC One X (International model) and have been trying to install Resurrection Remix as a way to get a more modern Android version. I've unlocked the bootloader and installed ClockworkMod ...
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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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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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Extracting the radio firmware image from an Android phone

How do you pull radio images off an Android device? Is there any way to do this?
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Can't unlock bootloader for Lenovo a1000

I have Lenovo a1000 which I need to flash.BIOS isn't opening such that I could try wipe and reset,not even factory reset in settings is working....so I was left with none other option than flashing......
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How to copy internal storage files from a soft bricked phone(LYF wind) to PC?

I have LYF LS 5018, version 5.1.1 and every time my phone would crash, the wallpaper would set to the default wallpaper that came with the phone. So, I renamed my favorite wallpaper as ...
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How to flash a new ROM to a bricked phone without losing data?

I have LYF LS-5018 and somehow I bricked my phone(rooted) by messing up with files in root directories. The recovery mode is working and I'm planning to apply update from SD card. Currently I have ...
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Trying to replace a modem but encountering errors

I've been having connectivity problems on my i9505 LTE on every ROM I've tried since August. Searching around reveals that the outdated modem is the source of the troubles, and that by using the ...
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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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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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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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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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C7 SM-C7000 pit file analysis

I got a C7 SM-C7000 from China. Now I'm trying to install a Hong Kong firmware on it and of course got the partition size error in Odin. I searched around and found one pit file for my model Hong Kong....
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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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What to do if I suspect my device is compromised?

I recently bought a Pixel 2 XL "open box" off eBay. The device appears slightly used, and a couple of days after registering with my Google account, I received security notifications of attempted ...
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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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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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Can I run Android from an SD Card? The eMMC in my phone is dead

I have a Mediatek based phone, Alcatel 4030x, and it is slowly dying. The System partition is now mounted as read-only, then apps start crashing after a minute or two. I've tried SP Flash tool, ...
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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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TWRP: Failed to mount '/data'

When I try to install a ROM with TWRP, I get Could not mount /data and unable to find crypto footer. Failed to mount '/data' (Invalid argument) Unable to recreate /data/media folder. Updating ...
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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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Factory reset Cynogenmod 10 OS in LG P-500 makes applications crash

Previously my friend installed cyanogenmod 10 OS in my LG P-500 phone. It was working so superb. I had to do factory reset to the phone for deleting some files, after which I am unable to open any of ...
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Nexus 5, Marshmallow, and TWRP recovery - Unstable, inaccesible recovery

I've got a problem when trying to set up my (two) nexus'es 5. (issue reproducible on both my phones, which kinda excludes hardware issues) 1: I download factory images from google's page (tried all 6....
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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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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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Samsung update step by step

My phone samsung s7 edge (g935f) is running on android 6.0. And the latest update from samsung is 8.0. Can i flash directly 8.0 (Skip 7.0) or first I have to flash 7.0 then 8.0. I am confused that it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Failed to flash Android 10 GSI on Xiaomi Mi 9

I followed this codelab and this documentation on how to flash GSI, but now the phone is stuck in fastboot. I have tried to use TWRP, but it's the same result. And I also tried to follow this document ...
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Encryption failed after turning my android phone on

when i turn on my phone it shows "Encryption failed" and "Unable to start up your device. the encryption process was interrupted. you need to reset your device to factory default setting. this will ...