How to Flash IMG Files on Rooted Android with Flashify App! [Root Apps]

For rooted Android smartphones and tablets, sometimes you may need to flash IMG files (files ending in .img).  Whether you are flashing recovery image such as CWM or TWRP recovery or flashing boot image, it’s always a complicated task involving fastboot command with a computer OR terminal emulator with dd commands.

Now, there’s an easier way to flash img files on any rooted Android device using an app called Flashify.  I ran into this problem while trying to flash a modded version of TWRP on my HTC One.  I wanted to find an easier way for users to install IMG files instead of using fastboot.  Also, there are many times when GooManager app doesn’t work and fails to install TWRP recovery.

For those frustrating situations, Flashify app makes flashing image files simple.

Step 1. First, make sure you have a rooted smartphone or tablet device.

Step 2. Next, download the image file you want to install.  In this example, I have downloaded a TWRP IMG file to my phone.

Step 3. Install and run the Flashify app.

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Step 4. Make sure you hit “Allow” when Superuser request window pops up when opening the Flashify app.

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Step 5.  Choose “Recovery image” for recovery images like CWM or TWRP.  (You could even flash stock recovery images and unroot btw.)

There’s other options like “Boot image” if you want to flash boot image (this could work well on older phones like HTC One X with S-On, where you are forced to use fastboot to install boot image.  Just flash boot image before installing ROM.).

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Step 6. Next, choose the file you want to install by choosing “Choose a file”.

If you are installing standard CWM, TWRP, or Philz, it can even download the image file for you.

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  • I cannot get flashify to upgrade CWM v6.0.4.8 Recovery for HTC One X M7.

    When installing i am asked to reboot into recovery and i still see ClockworkMod Recovery version is 5.8.4.0

    Interestingly my ROM manager says i have the latest v6.0.4.8

    Any ideas

    • JPL

      Hey there I have the same problem. What was yout solution???????

    • Bruce

      Same problem here – CWM says still on 5.8.4.0 after using Flashify to update to 6.0.4.8 on One X EndeavorU

      • Bruce

        In the end I just went back to using fastboot, which worked fine as always. Flashify seems like a waste of time for this purpose anyway.

  • zahid hasan

    Thank you very much. 🙂

  • chandarasith

    hi bro..i can`t get unlock or root Galaxy note2 verizon…how can you root and unlock it?

  • charles

    Do we have to choose a certain image or could we just choose the recovery mode? As kn image 4 shows choosing own image can i just click the twrp image?

  • Arjun Palia

    Thank You….You’re a life saver:)

  • saquib

    it says recovery partition not found

  • richard

    do i need to unlock my bootloader first? am using htc one xL with s-off

  • Luis A Ramos Jr

    I was able to flash my cwm recovery on my TMobile Samsung S3 smartphone with this app and thanks for the article

  • Browning96

    What is this whole operation for? Please explain

  • Juan

    Muchas gracias me funciono !!

  • Harish raj

    I ve had a problem with this app. I ve flashed twrp 2.8.0.2 img to upgrade the twrp it show entering recovery but it will not entering pls help me
    Thank you in advance

  • Anoop C.H.

    Thank you so much for sharing this great app and your step by step tutorial. It works without any ‘issues’ 🙂 just updated my TWRP from “twrp 2.8.1.0” to the latest “twrp 2.8.6.0”

  • Nasher

    Works great my bootloader was locked on note 3 with no command warning, but i used the flashify app and the yup option its works on the cwm or the twrp or philz, i have a note 3 9005 international version, Excellent help, but its hard to understand the instructions

  • doug teichroeb

    why does the previous page state “If you have a rooted Note 3, you can easily install CWM or TWRP using Flashify app.”? how is that possible if 9005-cwm-recovery 6.0.4..4.1.tar, is a .tar file?? Flashify will only install .img files? I can only install CWM to my Note 3 via ODIN…..

    • Paul

      unzip the .tar file for the image file. copy that image file to your phone. worked 1st time for me

  • Paul

    Thank you so much. Worked first time after several failed attempts using Odin.
    I owe you a pint sir!

  • Sam Smaug

    Will this work for mtk devices?

  • Dariusz Klepacz

    Can we install img files such as laf.img and ect?

  • Itellyouwhat

    does anyone know where they backed up files are stored?

  • King Kong

    Flashing TWRP on my Galaxy Note 4 resulted in severe touch screen offset. The touch is off by an inch to the left. Using the pen is still working however. Any ideas on how to solve it? I unrooted the phone and flashed stock recovery and rom but the offset is still there. Help please.

  • Zak

    Okay, so i tried this on my Galaxy s6 sm-920p and now I cannot get into recovery mode at all, any suggestions?

  • Luke Rosolen

    Any one tryed to flash a stock recovery. Img n how did it go

  • Max Alia

    hey i followed your steps for root process it worked great, then i went installed flashify and selected flash chose twrp instead of chose file and chose a s6 edge usa latest version twrp now im stuck on the boot screen and it wont go past it.

    • Danny Labandter

      Hi Max,
      I have the same problem , were you able to get yours resolved and if so what was the solution?

      Thanks

  • Danny Labandter

    Hi,
    I used flashify and now my phone boots with a red typing that says “Recovery Is Not Seandroid Enforcing”

    Please how does one resolve this…my phone is now broke 🙁

    Thanks

    • Eric Calvi

      have the same exact problem. Did you ever find a way to fix it?

  • Steve QCumber

    Worked perfect 1st try…thanks. G920i & 5.1.1