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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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?
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Flashing LG G4 H815(International Version) rom onto LG G4 H812 (Bell Canada) hardware

I am going on a long trip to the UK and Middle East, and want to take my LG G4 with me and use foreign service providers. I am planning on flashing the H815T (Similar to H815 International Version but ...
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Accessing data after flashing new ROM?

My S6 Edge was stolen so this question is intended to answer some of my fears. Phone was PIN locked. Can data from internal storage (like photos) be accessed if a new ROM is flashed and lock is ...
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Accidentally set radio to USA band

Accidentally set radio to USA band I was playing around with ##4636## and accidentally set the radio band to USA Band. Now there's no way of changing it back so now I can't even connect to a network, ...
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Repairing system partition of Yuphoria

My Yuphoria is currently hardbricked and whenever I try to flash its factory image, it gives up during the flashing of the system image, saying remote: flash write failure. The reason seems to be ...
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Turn off aeroplane mode to make a call on Moto g2

I have installed Marshmallow on my Moto G2 using adb. It was a successful installation and everything was working good. Then I realized that none of my SIM was working.My SIM card shows operator name ...
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Flashing stock ROM for Redmi Note 3

I have a Redmi Note 3 that I got from a kickstarter pre-flashed with Silk, which is great and all but I would like to use this as a phone for a bit. This ROM doesn't have any UI, it's meant for ...
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Is USB debugging needed when flashing stuff?

I mostly worked on Samsung phones, but I also had a shot on some cheap MTK phones. Over the course of rooting/flashing roms/flashing kernels I built myself/using Odin (Samsung)/etc. on a lot of ...
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Galaxy S2 - Can't get rid of Cyanogen Recovery

So here's the deal. I'm running CM 12.1 on my phone. I really need/want to flash TWRP, but every single time I do it (via Heimdall), no matter what I do, I always get Cyanogen Recovery, which is ...
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Possibly bricked moto g4 plus XT1644

I was trying to flash the official OTA for Android Nougat in XT1644 since the OTA hadn't get. After reading, found this tutorial, and now my Moto G doesn't start properly, it says something like "...
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is it possible to flash a rom that isnt really made for your specific model? [duplicate]

I am interested in knowing whether installing a custom ROM that is made for the same tablet but the wifi variant, is possible to flash it on the LTE variant. Namely, I have a samsung SMT525 and if ...
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Flashtool gives DOWNLOAD OK but the tablet is not booting anyway

I flashed the firmware with SP FLASH TOOL and it gived me DOWNLOAD OK, but I cannot boot the tablet anyway Mediatek: MT8163 Android: 6.0
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Unbrick a non responsive micromax aq4501

So here's the situation. I had a micromax aq4501 which constantly gave me errors like apps have stopped working. So I tried to factory reset it. As soon as it rebooted into recovery mode a screen ...
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How can I flash gapps onto an unbranded, custom storage disk?

I want to flash the gapps package onto a custom storage disk. It is unbranded. It has Android 5.1 arm but no google apps (no google play, google play services, etc). I don't wish to root my phone. I ...
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What will happen if I flash a custom rom for GT-I9082 on a GT-I9060c/m/i?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus/DUOS (GT-I9060C) and I would like to know what will happen if I FLASH A Custom Rom for the Galaxy Grand Neo DUOS (GT-I9082) Onto my phone (GT-I9060C) Will it be ...
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Is it possible to re-install Android OS When the OS is practically useless [duplicate]

As the title suggests I'am trying to re-install Andriod but their are several criteria that are preventing me 1. the Android operating system boots but upon passing the lock screen, all core ...
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Unlocking oem Elephone p9000

I'm trying to flash TWRP on my elephone P9000, but when I use SP flash tools it doesn't download anything to my device, so I decided to try adb. To get access to write a new recovery, I need to ...
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How to get out of boot loop on Mi 4i?

I got stuck in a boot loop. Can access Mi Recovery. Can't access fastboot for more than 10 seconds. I had accidentally wiped everything from my phone, without any backup. Also, I had USB Debugging off ...
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How to use SP Flash Tool to install a new Recovery?

My friend has a Chinese phone. I want to install a new Recovery, and I have Lineage OS on my computer, SP Flash Tool, and a recovery image. How do I use SP Flash Tool? What files do I have to put on ...
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Unable to sideload a file to One Plus One. What are my alternatives?

I have a oneplus one which had CM 13 installed on it. The recovery is TWRP. Last day I tried to install Kali Nethunter ROM on the same from recovery. However things got messy and the phone didn't boot....
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(SOLVED - partial) Flashing Source Built ROM Fails in TWRP, Invalid File Format

I am new to the development community and have started to learn about building Android from source. I've successfully built AOSP from source for my Nexus 6P (aosp_angler-userdebug, android-7.1.1_r14)....
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Kali Nethunter Terminal Keep Crashing

Device : OnePlus 2 OS : OOS 3.5.6 on android 6.0.1 I tried to install nethunter many times, unlocked phone, rooted and install modified super su for oneplus 2, flashed overlay-rom nethunter, ...
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Recovery Mode on tablet with no volume buttons?

I have a Yarvik TAB10-201. The default launcher is corrupted. I can get the tablet onto the recovery screen (Dead Android with red exclamation mark). I can't bring up the options menu without volume ...
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How do i flash a stock ROM for Lenovo A600?

I had to wipe out the data on my phone (Lenovo A600) and wipe the cache partition as my phone gets to the black screen whenever I use any application. I got this error after rooting my phone. Now, ...
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Cannot flash Moto G3 2015 due to “Preflash validation failed” error?

I have a Moto G3 XT1550 phone. I had to reset the phone as its UI was restarting on its own after 1-2 minutes of usage. After the phone booted, it asked me to enter the GMail and password the phone ...
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Device administrator can not be deactivated

I installed a security app on my Samsung phone and it blocks the device from going to Odin mode (bootloader) so I can not update the software. I can not remove this app because it is a device ...
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Flashing Nougat failed (partition table error), fast bootloop

I tried flashing my Acer Iconia tablet with Android Nougat (NMF26U), following the Google directions, but it failed during executing flash-all.bat. What can or should I do to try and restore my ...
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How to go back to MIUI from Cyanogen mod?

I recently installed Cyanogen mod 14.1(7.1.1) on Mi5(gemini) and now I want to go back to MIUI (preferably MIUI global developer rom) and lock the bootloader. I have to tried to flash using the ...
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Dangers of modifying a manufacturer firmware

I have a device that uses UBIFS instead of YAFFS, and the system partition is truly read-only. As a result, I can only modify the system partition by completely reflashing it. My device is also not ...
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Changing custom ROM to another one or to stock rom

Can jump from any custom rim to any other by just having twrp recovery installed ? Or do I need to first come back to stock ROM and again install another custom ROM ?
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Xoom - images for recovery

When fixing or recovering Xoom as described in How to Restore and Relock a Motorola Xoom Tablet to Stock using fastboot one needs to do following: fastboot erase boot fastboot erase system fastboot ...
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Phone won't reflash or won't let me install a rom (Galaxy S5)

I forgot the password to my phone, and I didn't have anyway to restore it, so I tried to do a factory wipe, but it made my phone stuck in a bootloop (with the samsung logo), and the thing is - I tried ...
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C7 SM-C7000 pit file analysis

I got a C7 SM-C7000 from China. Now I'm trying to install a Hong Kong firmware on it and of course got the partition size error in Odin. I searched around and found one pit file for my model Hong Kong....
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Stock ROM won't flash

Question HOW DO I FLASH THE STOCK ROM ON HOMTOM HT7 WHEN SP FLASH TOOL SAYS BROM ERROR : S_FT_ENABLE_DRAM_FAIL (0xFC0) Info OK I ultra hard bricked my Doogee HOMTOM HT7 (base model) 5.1 lollipop ...
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how to flash ROM in xolo opus3 with sd card?

My android phone has been affected by malware.From the suggestions of my last question I'm trying to flash ROM to my phone by following this link. In recovery mode the options I get are reboot apply ...
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Can't unlock bootloader for Lenovo a1000

I have Lenovo a1000 which I need to flash.BIOS isn't opening such that I could try wipe and reset,not even factory reset in settings is working....so I was left with none other option than flashing......
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Risk of Installing a Custom ROM, with no more future updates [duplicate]

What is the risk of installing a custom ROM whose build has been terminated by the developer(which may be a stable). I think no more future build updates will be available. I know there will be having ...
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Is Cerberus capable of surviving phone flashing?

If I install Cerberus on a rooted phone, will it survive flashing the phone?!!
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I have a phone that is completely locked and usb debugging is off. How can i make the phone usable again? [duplicate]

this phone is a lg stlyo 2 model : LGL82VL The phone was pattern locked, and a gmail was set up. The phone was factory data reset. yet its asking for the gmail and password to finish the process. I ...
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Unsupported SD format renders my micro SD card useless. Is there a way to fix it?

I have just flashed a new ROM and the microSD card is gone. It appears in the notifications as "unsupported SD card". Is there a way to fix it?
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How do I know which one is a stable version of Cyanogenmode on this list?'

I am trying to install a new ROM on my phone, but I have no clue which one is the stable release: Is it the latest release? What's the difference between the release and release recovery? Cheers
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ROM Upgrade From M to N with Internal Storage & Apps Migration Incl. Safe Backup with Internal Storage

Am running Resurrection ROM (M) on one Plus 3 (this phone has only internal storage). Now How to upgrade ROM to Nuagot and still have all apps intact with its data on internal storage safely (*...
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How to flash and root OnePlus 3T on Linux?

I Recently bought a OnePlus 3T and want to flash and root it. Most resource focus on OnePlus3 and on Windows. How do I do that on Linux?
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I wiped everything on my phone with TWRP. What should I do?

I wiped everything on my HTC 10 device using TWRP (I checked everything). My device was rooted. Now how can I get the device working properly again? I think that I don't have anything on the device (...
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Nexus 5x stuck in download mode after flashing

I flashed my nexus 5x following the instructions from the official android website https://developers.google.com/android/images . I installed fastboot on my Ubuntu 16.04 and started flashing. After ...
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Andriod 4.4.2 “optimizing app x of 50 android” after flash Gapps

I've flashed Gapps for kitkat in my andriod 4.4.2, and now when I turn on the phone, The problem is that always said "optimizing app x of 50 android", the which take much time. (I also happened to ...
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Can I install a ROM made for a different device? Samsung Beta [duplicate]

I have samsung galaxy s6. Can I İnstall the beta version of nougat made for galaxy s7 to s6
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Can I recover my phone after system wiping in TWRP?

Sorry for my English it is not so good. I've done something stupid. I've wiped my system in TWRP mode. So I've tried to reboot but it stucks on boot screen. I think that my whole operating ...