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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Zip files not visible in CWM mode, but visible in ROM Manager in Galaxy S3

I copied Super Nexus ROM on my Galaxy S3 i9300 (international version), and flashed the ROM (previously on stock), and it is working fine. Later, I copied JellyBam ROM, Remix ROM, etc, but I cannot ...
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Flashing Galaxy Nexus with radio band

I'm trying the steps in this question to flash a factory image on my Galaxy nexus. Once I install Android SDK for Windows, I then: Open the SDK Android manager .exe Install SDK platform-tools since ...
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Can I change the handset software operator?

I have an HTC One X on the Orange network here in the UK. I sent my phone off for repair due to a bad screen. When it has come back 3 weeks later it seems to have been reloaded with T-Mobile software!...
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continuous booting of PIPO M2

What do I do? My PIPO M2 has been booting continuously for 3 days. I have tried to switch on and off overtime but still not coming up. Please help me out, I feel like throwing the pad away. Kindly ...
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How can I enter download mode on LG Doubleplay?

How can I enter download mode on LG Doubleplay (C729)? None of the regular key combinations seem to work, not even 'adb reboot download' - it just reboots the phone. I know that this is quite ...
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Custom Rom installation for defy

I have been trying to customize my current ROM in my Defy which runs 2.2 froyo currently as stock. I'm confused which how I can customize my ROM, such that my stock ROM is backed up and if I don't ...
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Flash update.img using flash_image

I want to flash a new ROM using the shell. (Need this later to do per app so there is no other way than shell). Here is what I tried connected to 192.168.1.9:5555 Pauls-MacBook-Pro:~$ adb shell root@...
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How do I manually update my Nexus S to Jelly Bean?

I bought a used Nexus S that is on version 2.3.6. It does not seem to be reading any SIM cards and the baseband version is listed as unknown. I think it may be on a custom ROM because of this. I want ...
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Motorola Defy recovery and reboot problems

I was going to update my phone. After I downloaded cyanogen I obviously had to reboot or something... Anyway: at first I got an android with a triangle and an exclamation mark, so I tried booting it ...
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When installing a custom ROM, why reboot before installing other modifications?

Most ROM install instructions look like... Boot into recovery Wipe Data Flash ROM Reboot Boot into recovery Flash any Mods Reboot Done Mods are modifications to the ROM code. For example, ...
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Do I need root to flash a ROM onto a Samsung device?

Just for my curiosity, do I need to have root on a Samsung device to flash a ROM onto it with Odin/Heimdall? My device is already rooted (by means of an exploit), but if this is true, one could root ...
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Can't access Recovery Menu Milestone a853

I'm trying to flash a Cyanogenmod 7.1.5 on my Motorola Milstone A853. I can access the Bootloader (version 90.74) and started RSDLite 5.7 and used a base sbf file, which flashes normally. When I ...
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Dell Streak 7 stuck on 2.2.2 (“read only” bug?)

I ordered two DS7s. One came with 3.x and one came with 2.2.2 and is pretty adamant about there not being an update available. So I decided to do it myself. I've got Clockwork Mod Recovery 3.0.2.0 (...
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NVError 0x120002 when flashing system.img to Lenova IdeaPad K1

So I was trying to root the Lenova Ideapad K1 tablet using this guide and it seems I've messed up. I can only boot into APX mode now. Is there a way for me to restore this? CMD prompt output below: ...
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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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Anything else works besides safestrap to install ROMs on n900a (at&t) Note 3?

Question is pretty self explanatory. Is there any other method available to bypass bootloader and install ROMs like other models? Is at&t bootloader still under lock and key?
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Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

I'm continuing my quest on turning an Android device into a WiFi sniffer (see Nexus 7: Can I set its WiFi to monitor/promiscous mode? If so, how? ) I found an unused Galaxy Tab 3 (model SM-T210R) so I'...
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Unable to flash official Indian JellyBean ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note GTN7000 SHV-E160l

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note GTN7000. When connected it to Kies it shows as galaxy note SHV-E160l. I tried to flash Indian Samsung official JellyBean 4.1.2 update to it via ODIN. I have ...
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Bricked (Hard?) Android I5510 recovery

I was attempting to install ClockworkMod and CynogenMod10 for my phone using odin. I followed the steps listed here http://nguyenkieuhung1984.blogspot.in/2012/02/odin-how-to-upgrade-samsung-galaxy-...
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Samsung update step by step

My phone samsung s7 edge (g935f) is running on android 6.0. And the latest update from samsung is 8.0. Can i flash directly 8.0 (Skip 7.0) or first I have to flash 7.0 then 8.0. I am confused that it ...
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Failed to flash Android 10 GSI on Xiaomi Mi 9

I followed this codelab and this documentation on how to flash GSI, but now the phone is stuck in fastboot. I have tried to use TWRP, but it's the same result. And I also tried to follow this document ...
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Encryption failed after turning my android phone on

when i turn on my phone it shows "Encryption failed" and "Unable to start up your device. the encryption process was interrupted. you need to reset your device to factory default setting. this will ...
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Android (Galaxy Tab 6) Will not reboot to bootloader

Im hoping someone can point me in the right direction. So I am in the process of attempting to unlock the bootloader on my Galaxy Tab 6. However, the device will not boot to the bootloader. I can use ...
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Htc one A9 firmware flashing problem

Htc one a9 (model: 2PQ9100) see the error below i'm facing please help me i am very upset C:\adb>fastboot oem rebootRUU ... OKAY [ 0.047s] finished. total time: 0.048s C:\adb>fastboot flash zip ...
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How can I install ROM on SD-card?

I'm searching the Internet and xda-developers, but they all have tutorials to flash ROM on the device itself; I'm afraid that would brick my device, especially that it would destroy the original ROM. ...
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What's the correct stock ROM for my unlocked Moto E5 Play?

So I was working on backing up my phone after installing TWRP so that I could restore it if it had an issue, but it had an issue. It thinks its decrypted and I can't get it to boot, wiping does ...
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Redmi Note 7 factory reset via PC

I was just trying to flash Lineage OS on my new Redmi Note 7, since MIUI kinda sucks, and it didn't really seem to work. So after a few tries and restarts, my phone started requesting the password for ...
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Signed binaries

Does flashing not erase signed binaries? Someone said the sp flash tool is a binary editor. Is there something behind that, that prevents the new binaries from working if they are not signed? For a ...
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Unable to flash LineageOS or TWRP on OnePlus 5T

I'm trying to flash LineageOS on a new OnePlus 5T. I have unlocked the bootloader from fastboot, but nothing else is working. I booted into the stock OnePlus recovery mode and tried to flash ...
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How to flash a custom rom solely with a PC

So long story short, I have a old Samsung S Duos. It fall from some height. Its screen is broken. After giving up on it and almost a year after that, I decided to charge it and unlike last (year) time,...
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Vendor does not match the system, eventually fails

Can someone explain why this happens? I eventually shutdown the device which is why is fails, but it takes forever and never finishes. Pixel 2, oem unlocked, Sixrom v2.0. usr@ubuntuhost:~$ ...
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How to fix bricked Samsung Galaxy S4 GT i9505

My journey started when i decided to start playing around with things that i don't have experience with. I tried to enable usb debugging by flashing some file with Odin that was supposed to enable it ...
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I wiped my whole phone

So, how to begin ? I have a rooted Honor 8 (FRD-L09). I installed the new Magisk. I have been prompted to reboot. So, I rebooted, and my phone asked me my password for decrypting the OS. I never ...
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Is it possible to install a custom android rom on phones locked to a google account?

I have a few old nexus 5x and 6p phones. The owners have since left the company and no one knows the password for them so I factory reset them but now they are asking for the account details for the ...
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can't access recovery mode after flashing clockworkmod

I flashed clockworkmod through adb and fastboot but after fastboot reboot my phone goes into boot stuck in the logo. after that I turned it off and go to bootloader recovery mode but after selecting ...
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Odin user friendly alternative?

We just had a massive problem in our company that all android tablets that are with our clients stopped working, we don't have time to recall them but we find out that changing to a newer firmware ...
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Samsung S7 Exynos (G930F) apps crashing and phone rebooting randomly

My phone started acting up, with apps crashing and and the phone doing reboots and soft reboots. I have tried clean flashing different ROMs, but the phone keeps freezing up rebooting, and apps ...
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Issue trying to flash lineage OS on Samsung s6 through heimdall on terminal - mac

Trying to flash lineage OS to my Samsung galaxy s6 but for some reason the Mac cannot detect my device.. The only way I can cannot it to transfer data files through USB is by enabling USB debugging in ...
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Bringing back a Moto E4 XT1768 from the dead

I have a Motorola Moto E4 XT1768. Last year I rooted it and installed TWRP. I haven't been able to install OTA updates since. More recently I replaced the screen with a 3rd party replacement. It ...
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is eMMC dead?Cant fix encryprion unsuccessful

After seeing encryption unsuccessful error I tried to wipe, format but nothing changed.Then tried to flash firmware with sp flash tool.First error was "to format code are is forbidden in this phone"....
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Boot loop after flashing recovery roms to motorola g4

I recently tried to upgrade a Motorola G4 from android 6 to android 8 and that failed (going into a bootloop) so after it failed I tried flashing the recovery rom images (got the roms of the motorola ...
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Odin error:NAND Write start!! (Help)

Can't complete the Stock ROM flash on my galaxy A520f. The following error is shown inside the Odin message box: NAND Write start!!
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Can I update my Redmi 5 beta to Stable manually?

Can I update my Redmi 5 beta to Stable manually by going to About phone > system update > choose update packages. N select the stable zip file n flash. Can I do that ?
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How do l solve issues on “download boot loader 0%” on splash tool

Please how do l solve this issue of “download boot loader 0%” I bought a umidigi phone, model a3, an android phone of version 8.1. The phone got bricked, after an upgrade done via OTA. I tried to ...
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Odexed stock apks not running on de-odexed rom

Flashed a deodexed rom (StaticROM by RainbowLaw, version 3.2) to my old Galaxy Pocket Plus, wonderful ROM - smooth and fast, but when I flashed back some of the old stock apps (using a zip i created) ...
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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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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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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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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 ...