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I have a somewhat stupid question...

In a couple of ROMīs I have downloaded, both AOSP and modded Stock(not flashed yet), I see that thereīs a "boot.img" included... kernel, right? I have read in several threads how to flash a new ROM and that I have to use Flashtool to first flash the boot.img (extracted from the zip). So far so good. But then in some threads I read that as long as I have a unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery I can just flash the full *.zip and dont have to bother with Flashtool... Is this really true?

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I have a somewhat stupid question...

In a couple of ROMīs I have downloaded, both AOSP and modded Stock(not flashed yet) I see that thereīs a "boot.img" included... kernel, right? I have read in several threads how to flash a new ROM and that I have to use Flashtool to first flash the boot.img (extracted from the zip). So far so good. But then in some threads I read that as long as I have a unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery I can just flash the full *.zip and dont have to bother with Flashtool... Is this really true?

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Usually it should work with your custom recovery. Sometimes it fails though, then you need to flash the boot.img
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Usually it should work with your custom recovery. Sometimes it fails though, then you need to flash the boot.img
So how do I know? Bootloop?

I have another thread with a question... can I restore a full NAND recovery after trying a AOSP and I want to go back to my old backup?
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So how do I know? Bootloop?

I have another thread with a question... can I restore a full NAND recovery after trying a AOSP and I want to go back to my old backup?
There will be a message that flashing to zip failed.
if you backup your current system with a recovery you can restore your backup. (Though this will only work if you try to restore it with the same recovery. You cant restore a CWM made backup with TWRP for example)
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There will be a message that flashing to zip failed.
if you backup your current system with a recovery you can restore your backup. (Though this will only work if you try to restore it with the same recovery. You cant restore a CWM made backup with TWRP for example)
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Got it! Thanx!
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