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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Install Stock Rom on dead screen phone

I am using Iball Andi 4.5 K6 (Android 4.4). Well my phone doesn't have OTG support but has root access. While deleting some bloatware apps I deleted some apps which has made the screen disabled(touch ...
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Bricked my Infocus m320u

I am stuck with a logo and my phone doesn't boot. I can get its recovery mode but I couldn't find the suitable file for my phone to flash. Fastboot mode doesn't work.now how can I get fixed my mobile
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Bricked Note GT-8013, unable to boot from TWRP recovery (flashes logo for 1-2 secs), nor on normal mode, installed TWRP via both IMG and TAR

I'm running a Samsung Note GT-N8013. One day, my tablet fails to boot, saying that encryption had been unsuccessful; according to this answer, /data has failed to format. I can't reset the device, ...
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Huawei G8 (GX8) big problem (strange)

first of all sorry for my English. I'm from Bulgaria and second this is my first time ever to do this so please excuse me if i'm doing something wrong. I have a Huawei G8 (Rio L01). I tried to ...
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Cannot flash factory images to Google Pixel 2 XL

Device: Google Pixel 2 XL (taimen) Carrier: Unlocked (purchased from the Play store) Image: image-taimen-opm1.171019.011.zip Ultimately, I'm trying to root the phone by flashing a batched boot.img ...
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Stuck in boot loop after doing a factory reset, uploading custom firmware (via Odin), rebooting and doing another factory reset

I have the same issue as descibed here. I got the firmware file from here. My phone isn't recognized by my computer when I connect it to USB ports that other devices work with while connected to the ...
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Flashing BLU Life One X2 Mini wiht Stock ROM

I am experimenting with custom ROMs on my BLU Life One X2 Mini and had done the following: Unlock bootloader Root device Install TWRP Create a NANDroid backup And was in the process of wiping the ...
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Does all root directory in android os exist in flashing firmware

At the root directory of android os there is some folder such as /acct /root /sys /dev , ... that are not available in firmware structure. by using fastboot to flash firmware There is some mount point ...
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How to know what triggered an apk installation

I have been trying to solve a malware problem for the past couple days in a certain chinese phone (Android system version=6.0), the problem I am facing is that a malware keeps being reinstalled even ...
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How do I root the Samsung Galaxy On7 G600FY (o7lte)

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy On7 G600FY (o7lte) and I'm trying to root it. When I try to root it using cf-autoauto-root, I get a Unsupport dev_type message on the device screen. What I've done ...
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Boot animation upside down after new ROM

I have a Wileyfox Spark, for lovers of it, you surely know it comes with CyanogenMod13 OS as it's stock. But you know very well how one might want a more decent Nougat or Oreo based CM14 or CM15 or ...
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How do i flash my android device ROM to uninstall King root 4.8.0?

My android device is a Huawei Ascend G7-L01 I downloaded King root 4.8.0 like one year ago,when i was fed up of it,it tried to uninstall it,didn't work claiming that it is a system app,then i did a ...
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S-On, No OS, UNLOCKED, No TWRP and want to install custom OS on HTC One M8

I have a HTC One M9 and would like to install the cRDroid ROM. When going into the bootloader I see: Software status: Modified UNLOCKED S-ON (Now the options) REBOOT REBOOT TO BOOTLOADER BOOT TO ...
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android TV box give error during flashing

I'm trying to flash android 7.1 TV box t6 s905x using USB_burning_Tool_v2.0.6.2 and while I'm trying to do flashing I'm getting following error. [16:19:56 234][HUB1-3][Err]--[0x00000fff]Get key ...
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How can I check if a lost Android phone has been flashed

My wife lost her OnePlus 3T and after 4 days it's returned by a passerby who found it. Not to sound paranoid, but is it possible the phone was flashed with custom ROM but retains all the data? Can ...
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Why would my /system partition be reset after being resized?

Background: Device: Yu Yureka | CM 12.1(5.1) https://www.gsmarena.com/yu_yureka-6987.php Its been a while since Cyanogen died and I was looking forward to migrate to a newer ROM. Turns out, ...
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Installing new firmware: PDA,CSC

I bricked my phone, and wanted to reinstall the firmware, but I'm not sure if it is enough that the build number matches or do the PDA and CSC numbers also have to much at all costs? I'm asking this ...
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HTC Desire 616 hard-bricked (dead) after format all + download in sp falsh tool

Recently I have used SP flash tool for flash htc desire 616. I flashed successfully. But I am unable to start the OS. So once again i done "format all+download". But now my phone completely dead. ...
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What's the problem with my battery?

Well some people here have came across this question I posted few days ago. I want to inform them that I had to reflash my phone (and I'll edit the details there as recommended by @Izzy) Device: ...
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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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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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flashing my a3900 lenovo mobile

please house help me I can't flash my lenovo a3900 phone because it can't connect to my Laptop using the usb cable and it keeps hanging and showing "no command" MY usb cable works perfectly.
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Encryption Unsuccessful error

I have an Amazon Kindle Fire 2nd Generation (Tate). A few years ago I installed the Pacman KitKat Rom. Recently I tried installing a few new roms. However I didn't like any of them because they don't ...
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Possibility of flashing a new ROM to a stolen Nexus

Last weekend a Parisian pickpocket stole my Nexus 5X. Not rooted Locked bootloader (not modified in any way) Fully encrypted (and backed up) Locked (fingerprint/pattern) Updated to Oreo and current ...
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Cannot flash Android IoT image for Pico Pro Maker Kit

I got a Pico Pro Maker kit and use a Windows 10 PC. I followed the flashing instructions here. Device Manager detects the kit this way: The device is in fastboot mode, but when I execute the flash-...
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how to completely factory reset my phone without messing it up?

So basically me, the stupid idiot, rooted my phone using Kingroot. Bad choice. Now I want to completely factory reset my phone. My friend suggested flashing it twice and then resetting it. How do I do ...
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Can one flash an app via custom recovery? and if yes will it become system app?

i was wondering if we could flash/install an app through custom recovery like we do with gapps and other stuff. The thing is that I wanted to have an app as system app without rooting it. So I came ...
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Stock rom installation using twrp?

I have a rooted Huawei G Play Mini. Boot loader is unlocked. Also, I have custom recovery (TWRP) installed. And, I need to upgrade my phone from lollipop to marshmallow. But, I do not have stock ...
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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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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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What do all these letters/numbers in ROM file name mean?

The first 5 letters/numbers for the model of the device, but what after that? is there any guide to understand what exactly they mean by these letters? And why sometimes they repeat the model of the ...
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Reinstall original OS without rooting (Oneplus One, CM11S)

I've a Oneplus One running the original OS that came with it (CM11S). Accidentally replied 'Yes' to a google security prompt which identified the Settings app as harmful, and it was deleted. As far ...
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Installing Lineage OS 13 on Mi Pad

I am planning to install Lineage OS 13 on my MiPad (1st gen) running MIUI7. I was told that the first thing i need to do for this is install a custom recovery like TWRP & resize the partition as ...
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what image does fastboot -w flashall flashes?

Take Google Pixel as example. I managed to do a full APSO+kernel build and the resulting binaries is located at out/target/product/marlin as the following: boot.img ramdisk.img <-- I believe this ...
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How to brick android

I'm currently trying to hard-brick my phone. Yes, you read right. The reason doesn't really matter. I tried flashing wrong recovery/ROM but no success. I could easily recover the smartphone afterwards ...
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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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Flash zips in download mode

I have an old Galaxy Ace II with no installed ROM and stock recovery, and I am trying to put a custom recovery/ROM on it but all I can find is flashable zips intended for flashing in recovery. I ...
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Nexus 7 (2012) Omni 6.0.1 Install failure

I was trying to follow the instructions at http://www.teamandroid.com/2016/01/20/install-android-601-omnirom-nexus-7-2012-marshmallow-custom-rom/2/, which walk through downloading omni-6.0.1-20160115-...
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Reviving a bricked MediaPad M2 10.0

I own a Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 (M2-01AL). It was rooted since long. I wanted to try to install Magisk, so I did it from Magisk Manager. I don't exactly remember what I exactly did, but eventually I ...
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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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Do I loss Apps and Data

I have installed Lineage OS 14.1 on my Redmi 1S, and installed GApps(Aroma) from opengapps.org. I have increased /system partition size to install GApps package. New nightly with some fixes are ...
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What makes flashing ROMs risky?

I would like to play with developing Android ROMs for learning purposes and for maybe I can fork my current ROM and change interesting stuff in it. I would rather be not happy at all with a bricked ...
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How do vendors flash ROM in Android phones during manufacture?

When Android phones are manufactured, during their factory state they are just an electronic hardware with no piece of software in them. How does a vendor install its stock ROM if those new phones ...
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Error 7 when attempting to flash ROM

I'm trying to replace the stock ROM on my OnePlus 3 in an attempt to find out if another ROM has fixed a set of really annoying bugs present in stock. My phone is running the latest OTA from OnePlus (...
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Sony Z5 Compact Nougat accidentally wipe data and unable to mount

My phone is Sony Z5 Compact Nougat. What I had done is as below: Unlock Bootloader Use the following command to flash twrp recovery fastboot boot recovery.img fastboot flash recovery recovery.img ...
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How to prevent 'process stopped with signal 11' in TWRP?

I am trying to root my Cubot Rainbow (Android 7.0) following this tutorial. Everything works fine, I am able to flash partitions with the SP Flash Tool and the recovery is working properly. The ...
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How to boot into emergency mode in LG ( L3 E400)

How can I enter into emergency mode, using adb or command or any application, without pressing down volume button. Because, my device's volume down button is broken.
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Upgrade a partially Downgraded Moto G4 Plus (XT1644) with unlocked bootloader to Nougat

tl;dr: had a problem rooting on Android N, flashed stock M image. Now running unrooted M, but attempts to OTA upgrade to N fail. I'm unable to relock bootloader by reflashing stock. I think this is ...
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is it required to do unlocking of bootloader before installing and upgraded rom for sm-g550t galaxy on5 and then reroot

i want to know,in order to upgrade from my rooted Samsung ON 5 SM G550T, to Nougate 7.00, will i have to re-root the phone process again. Currently my phone is rooted but i think my boot loader is ...
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ACME Android ROM Flash Fails to bootloop NEED HELP!

I was trying to install a Custom ROM on an ACME Tablet TB714 and it kind of went wrong. The tablet is set on a boot-loop which occurs on the manufacturer logo. The tablet has no volume buttons or ...