If you’re going to hard reset your phone and cannot access the recovery menu. But most of the problems and benefits that cause flashing stock ROM are below.
- When the flashing process is done and if everything goes well, you should see a big green box saying “RESET” or “PASSED” (depends on the version of Odin is used).
- In nowadays, the firmware is not stored in real ROM, it’s stored in the internal flash memory of the phone, which is not Read Only, so you can flash another firmware.
- Sadly, this isn’t stable and sometimes some photos are lost.
- One of the primary additional feature of an Android device is its ability to allow it’s users to flash new custom ROMs.
- GCAM ported application for Android devices that aren’t Pixels comes into the picture here.
Any new features, fixes, and improvements to the operating system come to stock ROM. Motorola One Vision also runs a stock version of Android and offers classic design, great cameras, and solid performance. It has a 6.3-inch LCD display, fingerprint scanner, and 48MP of rear and 25MP of front credit camera. Other specification includes 4GB of RAM, 3500mAh battery, and Exynos 9606 Octa-core chipset. Moto G9 (review) is another affordable stock Android phone from 2021 that’s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 paired with 4GB RAM and up to 64GB storage. This one has a 48MP primary rear camera, a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution, and a 5000mAh battery with 20W fast charging. The latest Pixel series is excellent for those looking for a great camera system and a clean software experience.
However, developers generally insist on a ‘clean’ wipe, in order to successfully remove any portion of the older firmware which might conflict with the new ROM and cause errors. Every Android phone is different, because hardware manufacturers customize stock Android to their liking. This is why Samsung’s phones look vastly different from LG’s devices, even though they both run Android. Flashing a ROM means installing the system image into the device’s internal flash memory.
If you want to know the changes between each GCam update, sites like XDA Developers, 9to5Google, etc, often release articles about changes and new features. Keep in mind that they might not work on non-Google phones. Check this page where I talk about a setting and some 3rd party apps that will allow you to save pictures taken with GCam’s Portrait Mode in the main /DCIM/Camera folder.