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What is a “PIT file”?

Both Heimdall and Odin have options for a PIT file. From Heimdall's option you can find, Action: print-pit Arguments: [--file <filename>] [--verbose] [--no-reboot] [--stdout-errors] [--usb-...
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What does Odin's T-Flash option do?

When I go to flash with Odin, I see an option for "T Flash". What does it do? Other options include, Auto Reboot Re-Partition F. Reset Time Device Info Nand Erase All Flash Lock T Flash (this option)...
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What is the difference between the official and unofficial version of a ROM?

The title pretty much says it all. What is the difference between the official and unofficial version of a ROM? From what I've seen, unofficial comes before official, for ROMs like cyanogenmod.
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What is Android InCallUI?

What is Android InCallUI? I keep seeing it under apps I've used. I googled it and I keep seeing it related to this xPrivacy Pro software. I have an Android ZTE Z812 phone and am wondering how I find ...
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What do the different device/code names mean?

Most devices seem to have multiple "names" depending on the context, e.g. marketing, updates or rooting. For example: Huawei P8 lite (actually, not specific enough since there are at least two ...
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What is JTAG in regards to Android?

I see the term JTAG used for reviving dead Android devices that otherwise don't respond to anything and aren't seen when USB connected. It seems that it's something done from the physical hardware ...