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[GUIDE] How to flash roms/kernels

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17th April 2014, 12:12 PM   |  #1  
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How to flash CLEAN flash roms - This is how I flash roms(even updates of the same rom) and the method i recommend to users. It is better to take 10 mins to set your phone again rahter than wasting more time to fix issues that could have been avoided by a clean flash.

NOTE- This is a MUST when changing roms.

1. Backup EFS
2. Make a nandroid backup in recovery
3. Wipe data/factory reset
4. Wipe system
5. Wipe cache
6. Wipe dalvik
7. Flash ROM
8. Flash gapps(if flashing an AOSP ROM)
9. Flash kernel(optional)
10. Reboot
11. Wait 10 mins, then do another reboot
12. Enjoy



How to DIRTY flash roms - This method is used by users when flashing a update of the same rom.

NOTE- Some users follow this and some just flash the rom without wiping anything.

Note- If you flash rom that has aroma installer you will need to edit the updater script to make sure the aroma doesn't wipe system before flashing rom.


1. Backup EFS
2. Make a nandroid backup in recovery
3. Wipe cache
4. Wipe dalvik
5. Flash ROM
6. Flash gapps(if flashing an AOSP ROM)
7. Flash kernel(optional)
8. Reboot
9. Wait 10 mins, then do another reboot
10. Enjoy


How to SUPER CLEAN flash roms - This is the method that I recommend to your that have weird issues, even after clean flashing.

NOTE - If you dont know how to Odin the stock FW(firmware), read this guide.

NOTE - Make a backup of your internal sdcard and save rom/gapps/kernel/etc on external sdcard.

1. Backup EFS
2. Make a nandroid backup in recovery
3. Odin the stock FW(firmware) for your device, the phone will boot into the OS
4. Boot into download mode and flash a custom recovery, I recommend TWRP
5. Wipe internal storage
6. Wipe data/factory reset
7. Wipe system
8. Wipe cache
9. Wipe dalvik
10. Flash ROM
11. Flash gapps(if flashing an AOSP ROM)
12. Flash kernel(optional)
13. Reboot
14. Wait 10 mins, then do another reboot
15. Enjoy


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How to flash flash kernels - Many users say to wipe cache/dalvik but it's useless as neither if their partitions are affected when flashing a kernel.

1. Boot into recovery
2. Flash kernel


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Finally, the easiest and most important thread Imo.
Keep up the good work mate.

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Originally Posted by fahadali2315

Finally, the easiest and most important thread Imo.
Keep up the good work mate.

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Thanks for your support bruv.

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This is a long typo on note 3.
Can't imagine, with 289dpi some more

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This is a long typo on note 3.
Can't imagine, with 289dpi some more

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Haha actually I typed most of this on PC but emailed it to myself as I was leaving but wanted to edit it some stuff...So the end product was posted by cell.

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