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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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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 ...
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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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What's the problem with my battery?

Well some people here have came across this question I posted few days ago. I want to inform them that I had to reflash my phone (and I'll edit the details there as recommended by @Izzy) Device: ...
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flashing my a3900 lenovo mobile

please house help me I can't flash my lenovo a3900 phone because it can't connect to my Laptop using the usb cable and it keeps hanging and showing "no command" MY usb cable works perfectly.
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Possibility of flashing a new ROM to a stolen Nexus

Last weekend a Parisian pickpocket stole my Nexus 5X. Not rooted Locked bootloader (not modified in any way) Fully encrypted (and backed up) Locked (fingerprint/pattern) Updated to Oreo and current ...
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Cannot flash Android IoT image for Pico Pro Maker Kit

I got a Pico Pro Maker kit and use a Windows 10 PC. I followed the flashing instructions here. Device Manager detects the kit this way: The device is in fastboot mode, but when I execute the flash-...
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SP flash tool not starting

I'm trying to flash my Micromax Canvas A1 (AQ4501). I'm following this guide. As per the instruction, when I click on download I should connect my phone. Now, my device gets detected by Windows (see ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...