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 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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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 ...
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How to debug bootloop? [closed]

I built custom Cyanogenmod 13.0 for Galaxy S5 Exynos (G900H), however after I flash my ROM, the phone is stuck on bootloop with the Samsung logo turning off and on in a loop. since CM and LineageOS ...
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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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Yu Yureka Black is always booting into TWRP (Fastboot Not Working, No OS)

I tried installing the Yureka Black's Nougat build on my stock yu. I referred to the following article. It worked the 1st time then I installed twrp to flash gapps. But the flashing would suddenly ...
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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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Moto M: Phone in “Red State”. Does not boot. Cannot enter fastboot or recovery

I tried to install a custom ROM on my Moto M, and failed in the attempt. I uploaded TWRP, and misguidedly executed adb flashing lock afterwards. Now my phone says: https://imgur.com/a/r2VA0 Red State....
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How to create a flashable ZIP from FlashTools backup?

I have this backup that I presume was created using FlashTools from a stock MINT 140. How can I create a flashable ZIP from that backup, that I can later flash to the device with $ adb sideload rom....
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Recover incoming SMS

Accidentaly few weeks ago I make my phone bootloop. So to fix this I reinstall the ROM image (including recovery image and fastboot image). I realize that there are some of my important SMS haven't ...
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How to flash custom ROM together with modem and bootloader without odin or heimdal?

I want to flash the "newest" SimplRom (v5F) on a Galaxy Note 4 and the instructions say I need to also flash the modem and bootloader firmware at the same time. Now I have three files: ...
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Blackview BV6000 rooting problem / spyware removal / SP Flash Tool freeze

This is my first time here, so please be patient ;) Recently I bought two smartphones, Blackview BV6000 for me and my lady. As I did some research I noticed that some Chinese brands have pre-...
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why does SuperSu need to be updated with every new OS version?

I recently try to update my OnePlus 3T and had some trouble (boot loop and freeze) as I was using SuperSU 2.79 to root it. Everything was fix when I used 2.82 to root. I realize now that I met this ...
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Installing android firmware from default recovery mode via sd card

I have an extra phone i.e samsung sgh i997 at home. A while back i installed clockwork recovery and installed cynogenmod rom on it. Then somehow out of stupidity or accident it went back into the ...
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PLEASE HELP Moto G4 fastboot broken

I wanted to fresh wipe my phone with a stock ROM, and well I really messed up. My bootloader was unlocked, and like the stupid me I am, I believe I accidentally locked it again. Now, when trying to ...
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How to flash Android O image in Moto G4 Plus

I have Moto G4 Plus device which has Android 7.0 - I want to flash Android O system image in Moto G4 Plus. I see https://developer.android.com/preview/download.html where system images are for Nexus, ...
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What do the terms “BL”, “AP”, “CP”, and “CSC” mean in Odin?

I'm trying to Use Odin to download a OS to my phone (Trying to put Raspbian. Raspbian runs on the raspberry pi which has an ARM processor my android phone also has one so hopefully it'l work.) (does ...
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can't flash or enter recovery mode

hi i got a xiaomi redmi note 3 pro and i wanted to flash the latest version of miui, so my previous build that i got was a rooted phone with twrp and i wanted to flash with otg. i did the common ...
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Is it safe to use OTA update while rooted with TWRP

I have a Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 F, in which I have installed TWRP and rooted with SuperSu. Recently it notified me of an OTA update: T2_A7_10F_S000057_160701_ROW But I am not sure if I should install ...
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Unable to flash stock ROM of Moto X dev edition

I have a Motorola X 2013 Dev edition unlocked (XT1053) that I'm trying to flash the stock firmware onto after using Cyanogenmod12. However, the process is failing. Following Motorola's instructions... ...
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GT-i9195I not recognized by USB

I was not able to boot into system and thought it was a good idea to format the sdcard and flash a new firmaware. Unfortunately I can't find a working rom. So I decided to Flash stock rom or update ...
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Can I flash a rom, that is not exactly made for my phone, but has the some socket (MT6753)? [duplicate]

My phone is an Elephone P6000 Pro with Android 5.1 and I want to flash the Vernee Thor's 7.1 rom. Both of the phone has MT6753. Is it possible?
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I accidentally boot looped my Lenovo A2010-a

I recently flashing ResurructionRemix 7.1.1 unofficially ported for Lenovo A2010 and after successfully flashing and booting into the ROM I noticied that the touch screen is not working properly (...
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How to reflash Alcatel 5054N Android ROM without android OS on the phone

Hello Android Enthusiest forum members, I have a big problem with a recent ebay purchase of an Alcatel 5054N smartphone that recently became unbootable ; previously I had installed a recovery app by ...
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Can I flash my phone with another region firmware?

I want to root my huawei phone but i've only found firmwares from another countries, would I have any problem if I flash my phone with any of these firmwares
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Copying and remotely deploying a build across multiple devices

If I do a factory reset and then setup a given android phone in a particular way (removing apps, adding apps, syncing to certain bluetooth devices, turning on/off various system notification settings, ...
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Upgrade to Lineage Os 14

I have a Samsung GT9500 (Intl) which has CM 12. I see that L14.1 is available for my device. Is it possible to simply just upgrade to L14 without bricking my phone. I don't care about losing my data. ...
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What are the components of the flash image?

As a followup to the answer to blu: cannot get into recovery mode from boot-loop: What are the components of flashing? Why did I have to uncomment PRELOADER?
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Change the actual kernel on my phone

After reading the "benefits" that I could have after changing the kernel of my phone I would change the actual one that my phone has. I've already flashed custom roms in the past and my question is if ...
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How to get Lenovo Stock Rom

I had asked this question... My Previous Question Good News is that somehow I am able to put my tab in recovery mode. I wanted to install the stock lollipop version of Android in it and after doing ...
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When Flashing New ROM onto Device, Can the Original Still Be Used?

I've recently rooted my phone and I was thinking about adding a custom recovery and ROM. However, my original OS still must be accessed. Is this possible?
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Flashing Lineage OS 14.1 Nexus 5 hammerhead

I am flashing my Lineage OS 14.1 on my Nexus 5 (hammerhead). It went without error, and I am now booting. However, the curved line with a circle cycling from right to left has been looping for >10 ...
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Can I flash same model but different operator firmware

If I flash Telus SM-G920W8 firmware on my Bell SM-G920W8 device would there be any incompatibility issues?