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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Could someone have installed a ROM virus on my Xperia XA?

I posted this question over at XDA forum but I hope someone here may be able to help. I recently went on vacation and left my Xperia XA F3111 at home. Someone had access to it for over 2 weeks and ...
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Why does Android OS need custom ROMs for OS upgrades?

I have a discontinued LG L5 E455 Android phone that came with Android 4.1.2 OS. I am forced to upgrade the OS because most of the apps I need to install are not compatible with this version of OS, ...
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Unroot Galaxy Note 5 SM-N902i (XSA Australia) with Heimdall - “System UI has stopped”

I am running a linux machine and trying to unroot my Galaxy Note 5. I've downloaded the lastest firmware from sammobile: N920IDVU4CRG1_N920IXSA4CRG1_XSA.zip which extracts to: boot.img cache.img cm....
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phone stuck in recovery and blank screen

so i have a condor plume L1 the the default rom was full of bloatware every 30 sec i get an add so i used adb to install twrp and wanted to install a custom rom but i had a problem with /data couldnt ...
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Not able to tick items in SP Flash Tool after selecting scatter .txt file.How to check Boxes?

I download SP Flash Tool And recovery file zip,extracted recovery zip which contain three files: 1)scatter .txt file 2)recovery image file 3)recovery read me file After that i opened tool.exe and ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 restarting continuously

My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been continuously restarting during or at times right after the welcome screen. I have tried the following steps to sort out this issue: Downloaded Samsung USB driver and ...
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Flashing update.zip signed with OEM keys return “failed to verify whole-file signature”

I have an update.zip which include an APK in the system/priv-app/ folder, a boot and shutdown animations and an SSH server among other things. I have the private and public keys of the OEM who sold me ...
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Dumping a ROM image completely

As you know when we compile SDK or download a stock ROM, it contains some partitions(system,recovery,boot,...). We can unpack this image to partitions with some tools. (or with a simple C code) But ...
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flashing a rom on a different samsung note model

i have recently bought a Samsung note 4 sm-g910H (at least that what it says in the settings) but upon opening it up i noticed that the USB module had sm-n910F typed on its ribbon connector ,and ...
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Long wait after flashing

I have a stock image for my tablet, and I am using DragonFace to edit it and PhoenixSuite to flash it. The stock image flashes fine, and after the flash it immediately reboots (I don't have to do ...
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Custom Flashing to Nexus 7 - product info

I am trying to flash the latest 6.0.1 build onto my Nexus 7 tab. I picked MOB30X build from here naveen@gandalf:~$ fastboot devices 015d2a4ffd181016 fastboot But, when I do naveen@gandalf:~$ ...
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How to reinstall stock firmware on Galaxy S4 SCH-I545

I rooted my phone to get rid of bloatware and free up internal storage. It worked but then I uninstalled the root app and my phone was having issues. I did a factory restore and now when moving ...
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Carbon ROM update fails: Failed to setup flash. Clean /cache and retry

I try to update to the latest Carbon ROM. The check is successful, but the flash fails with "Failed to setup flash. Clean /cache and retry." I already went to Settings > System > System Updates > ...
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Why flashing a ROM causes the IMEI to go 'generic' -sometimes (even if it's a stock ROM)?

the story I'll tell you will help you with the answer. One year ago, my dad's phone (Galaxy Note 3) had many issues (because the phone was rooted and something messed up the system files). I've tried ...
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How to flash stock ROM on numerous android devices?

My company imports phones from many different countries but they need to be flashed with the region specific ROM in order for them to be used here. As we import by the thousands, we are looking for ...
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Can we install Oppo's ColorOS 5.0 software on Oppo A37F phone which has ColorOS 3.2 ?

https://www.oppo.com/in/coloros/ I am using a older version. So, just like how we flash rom can we flash Oppo's latest ColorOS rom on old Oppo phones? Please mention the steps if we can. Thanks in ...
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Device destroyed by BeTools flashing tool

To start from the beginning: I have an old device with Android 5.1 that I rooted, and attempted to install a new font, called Lovecraftimus. I added a entry to the fonts.xml file that directed font ...
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What is a “Download Agent” and what is it for?

I've seen this phrase referenced in the context of MediaTek devices. I don't know what it is. It's been brought up in conversations about flashing the preloader when the preloader is wiped or corrupt, ...
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Note 4 SM-N910F Flashing Problems

N910F model which is proving extremely difficult to flash. I firstly flashed the latest Marshmallow UK BTU firmware on it which resulted in a boot loop. I cleared cache partition and wiped data/...
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LG G3 Restart and Shut down automatically

I have LG G3 (D855) and running stock firmware, Someday back my phone start showing invalid sim then i tried same sim with different phone and its working. Now i know there is some fault in phone, i ...
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Flashing a firmware for SC-02H model on SM-G3950 model of Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge

Problem: I have a phone I bought from HK and using in Japan. It has been working perfectly fine for 2 years until recently when I changed the service provider. Unfortunately, the service provider has ...
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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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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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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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