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.
Step 4. Make sure you hit “Allow” when Superuser request window pops up when opening the Flashify app.
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.).
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.
Step 7. Choose one of your file explorer apps. If you don’t see any, try downloading ES File Explorer app from Play Store.
Step 8. Browse your storage and choose the IMG file you want to flash.
Step 9. Choose “Yup”. That’s it!
After installing the modded version of TWRP I wanted to install, my TWRP recovery has updated wonderfully as shown below.
I think there may be many instances where this app may be very useful but certainly in this case, it saved me few minutes of connecting my phone to my computer, running fastboot, and installing this custom modded version of TWRP I wanted.
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