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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Android (Galaxy Tab 6) Will not reboot to bootloader

Im hoping someone can point me in the right direction. So I am in the process of attempting to unlock the bootloader on my Galaxy Tab 6. However, the device will not boot to the bootloader. I can use ...
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How safe is it to build and flash LineageOS myself?

I was planning to flash LineageOS on my Asus Zenfone 2 Laser, but I recently found out it is no longer supported on my phone. However, this guide explains how to build then flash the ROM on my device (...
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fastboot doesn´t see device but device manager & windows does

I am trying to unlock the bootloader of my Umidigi F1. ADB works, recognizes my phone but once I get into fastboot mode, fastboot devices does not display and devices. I did install all the drivers ...
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How to install a 64bit gsi

I know, to some people, this question may seem illogical, but I have tried every possible solution available. I want to flash a 64 bit AOSP phusson's GSI in my Redmi S2, which has stock 32 bit OS, ...
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Htc one A9 firmware flashing problem

Htc one a9 (model: 2PQ9100) see the error below i'm facing please help me i am very upset C:\adb>fastboot oem rebootRUU ... OKAY [ 0.047s] finished. total time: 0.048s C:\adb>fastboot flash zip ...
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Flashing TWRP to MTK device with SP Flash tool not working

I need to root a custom MTK Android device. This device does not have volume keys at all so unlocking bootloader is impossible.(If anyone knows differently please educate me) What I did previously ...
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How can I install ROM on SD-card?

I'm searching the Internet and xda-developers, but they all have tutorials to flash ROM on the device itself; I'm afraid that would brick my device, especially that it would destroy the original ROM. ...
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How root huawei y7 trt lx1/ switch slot?

I am trying to root my phone, I unlocked bootloader I have uploaded Magisk-v16.6 to internal storage I flashed by many twrp versions (fastboot flash recovery TWRP_3.2.3_TRT-LX1_by_kiruha_21.img/ ...
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Phone does not detect SIM after a few minutes

I have a Moto G (Falcon). I have flashed some custom ROMs on it over the past few years, but there is one problem which always persists. When I restart the phone or turn off the airplane mode, the ...
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What's the correct stock ROM for my unlocked Moto E5 Play?

So I was working on backing up my phone after installing TWRP so that I could restore it if it had an issue, but it had an issue. It thinks its decrypted and I can't get it to boot, wiping does ...
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Where does Havoc Os store update files?

I am relatively new in HavocOS. I am seeing an update has arrived in my OS, it is downloaded already. But I can't find the files downloaded in the mobile. I want to manually update with TWRP ...
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Redmi Note 7 factory reset via PC

I was just trying to flash Lineage OS on my new Redmi Note 7, since MIUI kinda sucks, and it didn't really seem to work. So after a few tries and restarts, my phone started requesting the password for ...
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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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Signed binaries

Does flashing not erase signed binaries? Someone said the sp flash tool is a binary editor. Is there something behind that, that prevents the new binaries from working if they are not signed? For a ...
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Unable to flash LineageOS or TWRP on OnePlus 5T

I'm trying to flash LineageOS on a new OnePlus 5T. I have unlocked the bootloader from fastboot, but nothing else is working. I booted into the stock OnePlus recovery mode and tried to flash ...
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How to flash a custom rom solely with a PC

So long story short, I have a old Samsung S Duos. It fall from some height. Its screen is broken. After giving up on it and almost a year after that, I decided to charge it and unlike last (year) time,...
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Vendor does not match the system, eventually fails

Can someone explain why this happens? I eventually shutdown the device which is why is fails, but it takes forever and never finishes. Pixel 2, oem unlocked, Sixrom v2.0. usr@ubuntuhost:~$ ...
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How to fix bricked Samsung Galaxy S4 GT i9505

My journey started when i decided to start playing around with things that i don't have experience with. I tried to enable usb debugging by flashing some file with Odin that was supposed to enable it ...
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I wiped my whole phone

So, how to begin ? I have a rooted Honor 8 (FRD-L09). I installed the new Magisk. I have been prompted to reboot. So, I rebooted, and my phone asked me my password for decrypting the OS. I never ...
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Is it possible to install a custom android rom on phones locked to a google account?

I have a few old nexus 5x and 6p phones. The owners have since left the company and no one knows the password for them so I factory reset them but now they are asking for the account details for the ...
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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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can't access recovery mode after flashing clockworkmod

I flashed clockworkmod through adb and fastboot but after fastboot reboot my phone goes into boot stuck in the logo. after that I turned it off and go to bootloader recovery mode but after selecting ...
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Odin user friendly alternative?

We just had a massive problem in our company that all android tablets that are with our clients stopped working, we don't have time to recall them but we find out that changing to a newer firmware ...
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Samsung S7 Exynos (G930F) apps crashing and phone rebooting randomly

My phone started acting up, with apps crashing and and the phone doing reboots and soft reboots. I have tried clean flashing different ROMs, but the phone keeps freezing up rebooting, and apps ...
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Can user data be recovered after formatting and flashing stock ROM?

I am exchanging my old Android L phone for a new one. I have formatted the whole phone including bootloader and flashed its stock ROM using SP Flash Tool twice. I hope my data has been overwritten. ...
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Issue trying to flash lineage OS on Samsung s6 through heimdall on terminal - mac

Trying to flash lineage OS to my Samsung galaxy s6 but for some reason the Mac cannot detect my device.. The only way I can cannot it to transfer data files through USB is by enabling USB debugging in ...
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Bringing back a Moto E4 XT1768 from the dead

I have a Motorola Moto E4 XT1768. Last year I rooted it and installed TWRP. I haven't been able to install OTA updates since. More recently I replaced the screen with a 3rd party replacement. It ...
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is eMMC dead?Cant fix encryprion unsuccessful

After seeing encryption unsuccessful error I tried to wipe, format but nothing changed.Then tried to flash firmware with sp flash tool.First error was "to format code are is forbidden in this phone"....
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Nexus 10 boots into fastboot, but not into anything else

I am stuck with what seams like a dead Nexus 10 or a stupid issue. If the device is powered off -- And I hit vol+ vol- and pwr -- It boots into fastboot. After that, no joy. I get black screen if I ...
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Boot loop after flashing recovery roms to motorola g4

I recently tried to upgrade a Motorola G4 from android 6 to android 8 and that failed (going into a bootloop) so after it failed I tried flashing the recovery rom images (got the roms of the motorola ...
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Odin error:NAND Write start!! (Help)

Can't complete the Stock ROM flash on my galaxy A520f. The following error is shown inside the Odin message box: NAND Write start!!
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Can I update my Redmi 5 beta to Stable manually?

Can I update my Redmi 5 beta to Stable manually by going to About phone > system update > choose update packages. N select the stable zip file n flash. Can I do that ?
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How do l solve issues on “download boot loader 0%” on splash tool

Please how do l solve this issue of “download boot loader 0%” I bought a umidigi phone, model a3, an android phone of version 8.1. The phone got bricked, after an upgrade done via OTA. I tried to ...
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Stuck at boot animation logo after flashing GSI image system

I know it seems be a repeated question but i have tried every possible solution i found, i have xiaomi redmi s2 with unlocked bootloader and custom treble TWRP recovery and i have a generic system ...
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OEM Unlocking Greyed out after Android 8.1 Update. (Lenovo Tab4 10)

I purchased a Lenovo Tab 4 10, I enabled OEM Unlocking, Unlocked the Bootloader to root my tablet, and when I booted back into the Android OS it had an update, so I updated it, rebooted, re-enabled ...
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Odexed stock apks not running on de-odexed rom

Flashed a deodexed rom (StaticROM by RainbowLaw, version 3.2) to my old Galaxy Pocket Plus, wonderful ROM - smooth and fast, but when I flashed back some of the old stock apps (using a zip i created) ...
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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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Remove all Google-related software from Android? [duplicate]

If I were to buy an Android phone and unlock the bootloader and install my own ROM, to what extent could I produce a ROM that removes all access to Google servers and functionality? For instance I ...
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Encryption Unsuccessful even after system backup restore

The steps I performed: Flashed TWRP with Odin Made backup Flashed LineageOS 14.1 with TWRP Flashed SuperSU with TWRP Flashed Open GApps with TWRP There was a problem, Google Play Services kept ...
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Cannot reach fastboot from Recovery Mode

Beforehand: Sorry for asking. I was sure this wasn't duplicate. I have made myself a soft brick. The story: used kingoroot or something similar, then was too much in a rush hitting the "yes, please, ...
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Can I Download (Dump) kernel image (and full ROM) on Intel device?

I need to download the ROM from an Intel device, and I can't unlock the bootloader. I know that there are tools to do so on Meditek devices, that let you access the device before it boots to the ...
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unable to flash stock rom in swipe elite plus

I'm trying to flash MIUI 8 on my Swipe Elite Plus. It fails and the is device not booting; it's stuck into the Videocon boot logo. After that I successfully flashed the Swipe Elite Plus stock ROM, in ...
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Stuck on Boot up Pocophone F1

I started by wanting to get a custom ROM on my Pocophone F1 Global. I watched a video and managed to get that done. I was able to use it and everything, then I realised that I wanted to go back to ...
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can i flash flashmode in android from flashtool?

that is a lot of flash hehehehe I can't enter download mode(flashmode) from holding the usual keys anymore since I wiped the system from TWRP :D. Now I wonder if spflashtool can help me with this ...
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What is the difference between Factory Images and Full OTA Images on the Android download site?

On the Android Developer site you can download Factory Images or Full OTA Images. What are the exact differences between them?
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How to fix Xperia Z3 Dual flashtool driver too old error?

I'm trying to install .575 firmware on my Xperia Z3 dual D6633 device with flashtool but as i connected to the pc (with vol down pressed) flashtool says ERROR - Device connected in flash mode but ...
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Huawei Phone Ram replacement, flash rom?

My friend's phone died with no signs of life, the repairs shop diagnosed it to have it's ram chip failed and they say that all the data will be lost after repair. Does it need to have its ROM ...
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Unable to wipe cache and install ROMs on Samsung SM-A720F (A7 2017)

I got a notification for a newer version of Android available for my mobile. So I just downloaded and installed it. Everything was fine until I saw my screen was freezing. Home and back buttons worked ...
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Could someone have installed a ROM virus on my Xperia XA?

I posted this question over at XDA forum but I hope someone here may be able to help. I recently went on vacation and left my Xperia XA F3111 at home. Someone had access to it for over 2 weeks and ...
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Why does Android OS need custom ROMs for OS upgrades?

I have a discontinued LG L5 E455 Android phone that came with Android 4.1.2 OS. I am forced to upgrade the OS because most of the apps I need to install are not compatible with this version of OS, ...