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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Extract boot.img issues

I have been having a lot of trouble trying to extract a boot.img. Its one of Samsung's with the funky headers so none of the scripts work. I tried HEX editing it so it is a gzip (1f 8b 08) and ...
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Flash Nexus 7 without USB Debugging

My Nexus 7 32gb WiFi, running stock 4.2.1, is stuck on the Nexus 'X' symbol loading screen after boot. It stays there until the battery goes flat. The issue is that I have not enabled developer or ...
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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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I installed some other phones flash file into my phone and my phone is not booting neither detected by pc, help me

Just for experiment I installed some other phones flash file into my phone using sp flash tool, flashing that file succeeded, SP flash tool successfully flashed that file into my device... But when I ...
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W/ziparchive Zip: unable to allocate X bites at offset 0 : No space left on device while flashing factory image on angler (Nexus 6P)

I was trying to do flash factory image on angler on my Nexus 6P. There is some No space left on device error: ./flash-all.sh # added set -x to script + fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-angler-...
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Unable to flash custom ROM using TWRP, successfully installing AOSP extended, rebooting the device. Upon reboot it boots to TWRP instead of ROM

Successfully installed the AOSP Extended image for 'nicklaus'. Whenever I reboot my device to boot my device, instead of booting to the custom ROM my device automatically boot itself into TWRP ...
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Flashed ROM and changed the Firmware of Samsung Galaxy J600FN but still requires owner's google account

I Flashed ROM and changed the Firmware of Samsung Galaxy J600FN using Odin3 v3.13 with firmware and rom files I downloaded from SamMobile. The old firmware is J600FNXXU6BSK2 same with the new ones I ...
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What are the causes of an android phone bricking?

I will try to change a firmware of SAMSUNG Galaxy J600FN with a current firmware of J600FNXXU6BSK2 with a new firmware J600GDXU3ARH5. I am changing the firmware to bypass the FRP because methods like ...
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How to reset MTK engineering mode to the default settings?

2020.1.11 Renewal Maybe the field of MTK engineering mode is the most mysterious field of the smartphone. It’s like a top-secret. No matter the questions post on anywhere, no one can answer it. Below ...
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How to create without sparse flashable.img through adb shell?

Created an image of /system/ by the command dd bs=4k conv=sync,noerror if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p21 of=/sdcard/system.img it created a 2.2 GB file when i flashed it by command fastboot -S 500M ...
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SP_Flash_Tool version for MT6589 device

I am trying to flash an ASUS me173x tablet (chipset mediatek MT6589) by using SP_Flash_Tool on linux, but I am facing a problem with the flash tool itself: when I use the 5.1916 version it tells me to ...
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Sahara fail while trying to flash a rom into my phone

I tried to flash a custom rom into my phone but it was an unsuccessful try and I decided to update the TWRP recovery in order to increase my chances to flash a rom. But istead of updating TWRP I ...
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Phone stuck on bootloop after twrp flash by fastboot

I own a symphony v32 phone (5 1.1 lollipop) with mt6580 chipset. The other day, I downloaded an unofficial version of twrp recovery from https://unofficialtwrp.com/twrp-3-2-3-mt6580/ I did exactly ...
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LineageOS / bardockpro / recent LineageOS installation package do not work

I have been happily using and occasionally upgrading a bardockpro device for many months. However, in summer 2019 the device stopped booting into upgrades that were released after July. The most ...
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moto xt1920-15 repeatedly goes to “To start android, Enter Pin”

No matter what I try it always returns to the same screen "To Start Android Enter Code/Pin?" Fastboot will not detect device and all correct drivers are in place but when ...
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LG G4 can't fastboot/reboot bootloader

Ola! I'm playing with a LG G4-H815. When using adb reboot bootloader, the phone just boot on normal mode. When doing the Volume Up + Power button thing, I manage to land on Download Mode but nothing ...
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Fastboot stuck on sending system

I feel my old mobile with android 2 or 3 got bricked as it get stuck on boot logo each time but I can easily got into fastboot mode but in fastboot mode I can complete following commands like: ...
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Stuck in boot-loop when unpack and pack `system.img`?

Background: I have a treble and system-as-root but it is not an A/B Samsung device. I am trying to modify the system.img. Before that, I have rooted it with the steps given here. After following these ...
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How to patch `system.img` using MagiskManager patch feature to root the device?

I have a treble and system-as-root but it is not an A/B device. I have rooted it with the help of the MagiskManager patch feature. My understanding is: MagiskManager has modified the following three ...
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system.new.dat vs system.img

Trying to find help in restoring my OnePlus One to factory state, I found quite a number of websites that have step-by-step instructions. I'm trying to use fastboot to flash this. Because that ...
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How do I find the CSC code of a device in a bootloop?

I have a bootlooped SM-N910C device (Samsung Note4). I need to know the CSC code so that I download the firmware that will not erase my personal data. How do I find the CSC code in this scenario?
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Is ROM of both P60 & P70 variant of Realme 3 same?

Realme 3 (a device by oppo) is available in the market in two variants - with Mediatek P60 and Mediatek P70 chipsets.Global variant comes with P60 and Indian variant comes with P70 Model no of P60 is ...
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Zenfone 5 a501cg soft bricked - can't mount /system /cache

I have a zenfone 5 which used to run on custom rom so i decided to revert it back to stock rom but when i wiped system cache and dalvik, it didn't go well and now i cannot start phone unless going ...
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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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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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