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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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, ...
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Flash Galay S 3 Mini on Linux

I tried to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini (GT-I8190) to pull the boot.img to flash a custom kernel. However rooting doesn't seem to be that easy for the Galaxy S3 mini. I was recommended to flash a ...
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Install Lineage OS on Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5, heimdall problems

I'm trying to install Lineage OS onto my Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5, following the instructions on https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/jfltexx/install I've successfully installed Lineage to an S4 before,...
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Android device load process (preparing flashing)

Standard Android OS load process looks like (from docs): BootROM (starts with 'on' button) Bootloader Kernel init/mounting Zygote+Dalvik VM System services But I have a difficulties ...
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Are lower-end phones just as moddable as flagships? [closed]

After a long time in the waiting, I finally have an excuse to upgrade from an iPhone (5s) to an Android. As a tech enthusiast and general superuser, the freedom to do what I want as far as ...
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Do I have to reboot between flashing ROM, root and Xposed?

I am going to flash a custom ROM, systemless root (Magisk) and Xposed Framwork through TWRP. Can I flash them all sequentially without rebooting, or do I have to reboot the phone between each ...
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How the device (that is off) decide how to publish itself for USB: “MediaTek PreLoader USB VCOM port” or “MediaTek USB Port” device?

How the mobile phone (that is off) informs the Windows PC (with installed drivers "MediaTek PreLoader USB VCOM port" and "MediaTek USB Port") how to identify itself: as device - "MediaTek PreLoader ...
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Flashed BTU from sammobile but is still EVR

I'm trying to flash BTU stock firmware from sammobile for my s9 g960f. I got the firmware from here https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/galaxy-s9/SM-G960F/BTU/ date: 14/11/18 pda: G960FXXS2BRJ6. I ...
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How to fix “Preflash validation failed” when flashing stock image from Fastboot? [duplicate]

I recently soft bricked my Motorola G5s plus (sanders), and tried reinstalling the OS from here, but I failed with errors including Permission denied (while wiping partitions), preflash validation ...
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Can not re-sign Android system app without app crashing (using LineageOS)

I have re-signed all system apps of LineageOS with my own key and have replaced them all before the first boot. LineageOS boots normally but then all re-signed system apps crash with an error like: ...
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Alcatel One Touch pop C3: How to install TWRP?

The problem I'm having is mainly because all the websites that I've searched are next to impossible to follow. Either links are dead, or something horribly went wrong while translating, so I'm asking ...
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Can't reinstall nothing to /system

I tried to update my Xiaomi Mi A2 to Android Pie since yesterday the Beta was Released. At first, I tried to install the official provided one, but after facing some errors, I installed the Treble ...
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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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LG V30 - Flash ROM using download mode?

My V30 is soft-bricked because of power-loss during a system update. Verizon would charge me a deductible for fixing it under warranty. I can: - Access recovery - Access factory reset mode - Access ...
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Multiple problems with HTC M8S after rom upgrade

I have an old HTC M8S I'm trying to give a new lease on life by getting off the stock ROM. It's an EE (read Orange UK) branded phone. romver: 1.11.61.2 CID: ORANG001 ModelID: 0PKV10000 Project: ...
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What custom ROMs can I install on my Exanos S7 Edge to keep the camera quality? [closed]

Because the security updates will probably end soon, I am looking for a Custom Rom to install onto my S7 Edge. I am looking for a way to preserve the stock camera quality. Is there a way to do that, ...
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signing custom OTA update .zip file

We have a kiosk application that needs to be able to periodically do OTA updates using our self-made OTA update .zip files. Our custom OTA update .zip file have the following files: /data/misc/adb/ ...
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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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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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How can I reboot into recovery from fastboot?

I have a phone that is bootlooping after a power failure + battery depletion during system encryption. How it got bricked isn't important here, the trouble is that I can't get into the recovery mode. ...
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Unroot Galaxy Note 5 SM-N902i (XSA Australia) with Heimdall - “System UI has stopped”

I am running a linux machine and trying to unroot my Galaxy Note 5. I've downloaded the lastest firmware from sammobile: N920IDVU4CRG1_N920IXSA4CRG1_XSA.zip which extracts to: boot.img cache.img cm....
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DD fails beyond 2GB seek

When I try to use dd to flash images I see some issues when the seek value exceeds 2GB.(i.e. bs * seek >= 2GB). dd bs=512 count=8 if=sample.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0 seek=4194304 dd: /dev/block/...
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Android 9 on Huawei Mate 9

Can i flash Android 9 builded from source to Huawe Mate 9? Will it work? After build there are these .img files: cache.img system.img userdata.img vbmeta.img vendor-qemu.img ramdisk.img system-qemu....
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Micromax-P701 bricked, MT6735

Micromax-P701-MT6735, Deleted All Partiton, also bricked recovery and fastboot, All MTK Drivers are installed but its continues connecting and disconnecting(the device manager is flashing but not ...
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phone stuck in recovery and blank screen

so i have a condor plume L1 the the default rom was full of bloatware every 30 sec i get an add so i used adb to install twrp and wanted to install a custom rom but i had a problem with /data couldnt ...
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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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What is “flash” partition?

I were going to flash recovery, but this happened: $ fastboot flash flash twrp-3.2.3-x_blu_spark_v8.83_treble-op5_op5t.img Sending 'flash' (28672 KB) OKAY [ 0.675s] Writing 'flash' OKAY [ 0.013s] ...
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Rooted Moto Z2 Play seemingly bricked after accidental OTA update. Any chance to save it?

I have had my Z2 Play for half a year, and soon after I got it I unlocked the bootloader with Motorola's official method, installed TWRP, rooted it with Magisk and installed Xposed Framework. I was ...
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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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dload:update partition MBR failed Huawei Honor 3C

I have Huawei Honor 3C H30-U10, It was running fine but some days back when I plugged in charger it restarted and hung up on welcome screen*(no animated logo)*. Seems like I need to install Stock Rom ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 restarting continuously

My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been continuously restarting during or at times right after the welcome screen. I have tried the following steps to sort out this issue: Downloaded Samsung USB driver and ...
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Flashing update.zip signed with OEM keys return “failed to verify whole-file signature”

I have an update.zip which include an APK in the system/priv-app/ folder, a boot and shutdown animations and an SSH server among other things. I have the private and public keys of the OEM who sold me ...
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Dumping a ROM image completely

As you know when we compile SDK or download a stock ROM, it contains some partitions(system,recovery,boot,...). We can unpack this image to partitions with some tools. (or with a simple C code) But ...
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flashing a rom on a different samsung note model

i have recently bought a Samsung note 4 sm-g910H (at least that what it says in the settings) but upon opening it up i noticed that the USB module had sm-n910F typed on its ribbon connector ,and ...
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Long wait after flashing

I have a stock image for my tablet, and I am using DragonFace to edit it and PhoenixSuite to flash it. The stock image flashes fine, and after the flash it immediately reboots (I don't have to do ...
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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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Problems installing Lineage OS 14.1 on Lenovo P2 (black screen/blue LED)

I have a Lenovo P2 (42a) with Android 6, which I tried switching to Lineage 14.1, as my carrier hasn't provided any security/OS updates since 2016. I have previously done this with my old Motorola ...
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How to reinstall stock firmware on Galaxy S4 SCH-I545

I rooted my phone to get rid of bloatware and free up internal storage. It worked but then I uninstalled the root app and my phone was having issues. I did a factory restore and now when moving ...
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Is my Android device booting into a “stealth” partition?

OK, this is a weird problem I’m encountering with an Android system I’ve been using without problems for several years now… and I’m practically out of ideas on how to potentially fix it. Let’s start ...
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Carbon ROM update fails: Failed to setup flash. Clean /cache and retry

I try to update to the latest Carbon ROM. The check is successful, but the flash fails with "Failed to setup flash. Clean /cache and retry." I already went to Settings > System > System Updates > ...