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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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 > ...
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Why flashing a ROM causes the IMEI to go 'generic' -sometimes (even if it's a stock ROM)?

the story I'll tell you will help you with the answer. One year ago, my dad's phone (Galaxy Note 3) had many issues (because the phone was rooted and something messed up the system files). I've tried ...
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Phone won't boot/start after successful flashing through QFIL

My phone was bricked, so I decided to flash my phone LYF f1s with the stock ROM through QFIL, but after after successful flashing it won't start !! Nothing happens, no matter which combination of ...
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How to flash stock ROM on numerous android devices?

My company imports phones from many different countries but they need to be flashed with the region specific ROM in order for them to be used here. As we import by the thousands, we are looking for ...
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What will happen if I flash the Pixel Android P Device image on my Nexus 6P? [duplicate]

I just finished watching the Google I/O 2018 keynote and boy did it get me hyped up about Android P! For the last half hour or so I've been scouring the internet looking for some way to flash the ...
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Xiaomi Mi A1 - Touch screen, capacitive buttons, fingerprint scanner dead

A week ago all the input sensors (touch screen, capacitive buttons, fingerprint scanner) on my Xiaomi Mi A1 died, completely out of the blue. The device had never been rooted, and was running the ...
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Can we install Oppo's ColorOS 5.0 software on Oppo A37F phone which has ColorOS 3.2 ?

https://www.oppo.com/in/coloros/ I am using a older version. So, just like how we flash rom can we flash Oppo's latest ColorOS rom on old Oppo phones? Please mention the steps if we can. Thanks in ...
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TWRP app bricked my Huawei Y3 II phone and it refuses to be flashed again

I have flashed my phone recovery mode official TWRP app with restarted the bootloader with ROM Toolbox Lite app, and then my phone didn't power up again and refused every single try to flash it with ...
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Device destroyed by BeTools flashing tool

To start from the beginning: I have an old device with Android 5.1 that I rooted, and attempted to install a new font, called Lovecraftimus. I added a entry to the fonts.xml file that directed font ...
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What is a “Download Agent” and what is it for?

I've seen this phrase referenced in the context of MediaTek devices. I don't know what it is. It's been brought up in conversations about flashing the preloader when the preloader is wiped or corrupt, ...
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Problem in flashing custom roms for LAVA-IRIS-ALFA-L [duplicate]

Sir, i want to flash custom rom on my android device Lava Iris Alfa L (lollipop android version) so as to get oreo Android version or Nougat android version, but on internet i can't find any custom ...
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Note 4 SM-N910F Flashing Problems

N910F model which is proving extremely difficult to flash. I firstly flashed the latest Marshmallow UK BTU firmware on it which resulted in a boot loop. I cleared cache partition and wiped data/...
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Installing custom ROM in Android studio AVD

Is there any way for installing a custom ROM in Android studio Android emulator? I have Resurrection Remix Naught 7.1 ROM downloaded on my computer. In Android studio, I didn't found any option for ...
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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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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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Does flashing with stock rom conflict with country specific GSM regulation?

I bought my phone from a telephony provider in my country... After rooting the phone, I noticed some folder or drivers were having the name of my country's telephony regulation council... Since I ...
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mac address collision

The setting: I have two identical phones: Samsung Galaxy S5 neo (SM-G903F). Due to various reasons (in one I tried Lineage OS, the other I had to reinstall) and crashed backups made by TWRP I ended ...
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Where does the term flashing come from?

The term flashing in Android communities seems to be interchangeable with "Install" Because Google's apps are not open source, custom ROMs can't bundle Google's apps -- like Gmail, Hangouts, or the ...
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I bought a Phone of Ebay,But now i want to reinstall Android but not sure which one to use?

How do I know what is the correct ROM to install on this phone I want it to go back to stock version which ROM can I use here is an image : [
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Cheating KNOX by cracking stock ROM certificate

I had some thoughts about KNOX and the fact that flashing stock ROM doesn't trip my KNOX flag. I did some research about the topic and I learned that KNOX checks ROM file's certificate or something ...
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Unable to enter download mode on Lg D290n

I have LG L Fino (D290N) and I am not able to start andorid os at all. I have tried to enter recovery mode, but unfortunately I am getting error. Also, I've tried to enter download mode but the same ...
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Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 stuck in Start Up Failed

After using the Official TWRP app to flash TWRP recovery to my Samsung Galaxy S4, I am stuck on a screen that says "Start-Up Failed" and "Secure Fail: Kernel." I think it is because I flashed it to ...
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It's ENTIRELY possible to upgrade or downgrade Android directly from that mobile device with no computer needed? [closed]

I'm wondering if it is at all possible to downgrade my current version of Android on my smartphone from marshmallow to lollipop without the use of a regular computer. Is it able to be downloaded and ...
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LG V10 Mysterious Shutdown Loop

My phone is stuck in the strangest bootloop I've ever encountered. Last night my phone dropped to 0% battery, so I charged it on up and restarted it. I didn't look at it for a while but when I did it ...
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How to reset the touch screen properties, as seen by Android?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which was started to be buggy and I decided to install a new ROM (Lineage 14.1). I first checked the version of TWRP and saw that there was a new version (I had 3.0, 3.2 ...
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How to flash a factory image onto a Nexus 5x with locked bootloader?

This happened today: I was using my Nexus 5X when it suddenly started rebooting. It got stuck in a bootloop. It would never boot past the Google logo and I couldn't turn it off. I was able to enter ...
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[Swipe Elite Note]Camera Unable to Focus

I have flashed a custom ROM recently on my device.Everything is working nicely except the camera.The camera used to work perfectly before flashing the ROM.Now,the camera is unable to focus. I think ...
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Is it possible to install a ROM on /recovery instead of /system?

I am not going to do it, but I just wonder whether it is possible to install a ROM to /recovery and TWRP to /system, so one would normally boot into TWRP and only boot into Android when one performs ...
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Can you flash directly from another Android (no PC, no SD)?

I have an old Android TV box (the ZaapTV 509N) that is useless. It was advertised as a $300 subscription-free streaming service for Arabic channels from overseas, but every 3 years they would force a $...
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Flashing a firmware for SC-02H model on SM-G3950 model of Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge

Problem: I have a phone I bought from HK and using in Japan. It has been working perfectly fine for 2 years until recently when I changed the service provider. Unfortunately, the service provider has ...
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How can I update the Android of my Tablet? (TITAN Android 4.0.3) It is root

I need help to install another ROM... The tablet says the model is 720F, but in the back cover it says PC7010ME (?) I'm confused... It doesn't have Home button. It has ESC; On/Off; M (Menu) key. ...