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How to install firmware on "Android" via computer?


Often, many users of mobile devices are faced with situations in which it seems that there is no other way out than to throw the device out the window. Despite this, users are trying to find a way to solve the problem on the Internet. Here they can stumble upon one very interesting tip – to reflash the device.

But how can you install the firmware on the Android operating system if you have never performed this operation before? It is for such users that we have developed the following instructions.



Before you decide to reinstall the operating system of your mobile device, you should carefully consider all the ways to solve this problem. There are a few not very pleasant moments that must be considered before installing the firmware for your Android device. With a full software update of your gadget, all information stored in the internal memory of the device will be lost. If in the process of flashing the gadget something goes wrong, instead of a good mobile device, you risk getting a "brick".


After self-reinstallation of the operating system on a mobile device, no service center will take up its repair under warranty. The problem isn't always with the firmware. There is a possibility that your actions will not bring the desired result. Based on this information, we can conclude that installing the new firmware on an Android device is not so effective in fact. However, if you are determined to perform an experiment with your mobile device, then read the information below.

Preparatory phase

Before installing the firmware on Android, you need to follow a few simple steps that will secure the update process. All information from the internal memory of the device must be transferred to the memory card. So you will not lose the necessary data during the reinstallation. You also need to fully charge the battery of the device. If the update process is suddenly interrupted due to the fact that the battery is discharged, the consequences can be quite sad. Also, check your device in advance for viruses. It is unlikely to be good if some pest leaks into a new system. Before performing the procedure, decide how exactly you want to reflash the device. This article will offer three methods of installing firmware on a smartphone running on Android.

Auto Update

Before you set out to install firmware for Android, try the following: Connect the gadget to the Internet and wait a while. Your device will have to automatically list the programs that need updating. Now check it out. It is possible that in this list you will find a system update. Click on it and wait for the device to update itself.

Official method

The second way to install firmware for Android requires the use of a personal computer. To perform this action, you will need to know the exact version of the operating system you are using on your tablet or phone. To do this, you need to go to the phone settings and select the "Details" option. Then you will need to go to the manufacturer's website and download a special program to control the gadget. Install it on your personal computer and connect your phone to it using a USB wire.

After that, you will quickly configure and install the drivers to support your gadget model. The next step, when the computer recognizes the devices, is to automatically check for all updates. The system itself will offer to install them. You need to agree with the proposed action and in no case interrupt the installation process.

But this recommendation applies only to official firmware. There are many versions of firmware created by simple craftsmen. Next, we will look at how you can install the firmware on Android using Recovery.


Before you can flash the device yourself, you need to get full administrator rights, which are also called root rights. It is worth noting that the following technique is not universal when it comes to the programs used. However, the described method will allow you to better understand what exactly needs to be done. To obtain root rights, the user must use a special program Towelroot. It is quite easy to use, but it is not suitable for all phone models. You need to install this application on your smartphone and run it. Next, click on the Make It Rain button, and then reboot the device.

You can use the SuperSU application. You can find it in the Play Market. Run this application in three dialog boxes and click "Continue" - "Normal" - "OK". Then restart your device again. At this point, the procedure for obtaining root rights can be considered completed.


Some modern gadgets do not have a built-in Recovery menu. On other devices, this menu is present, but it is completely inconvenient to manage. You can try to install this utility on your phone yourself. For LG Optimus phones, freeGee Free ***ROOT Required** is available. This program can be downloaded on Google Play, and then installed on your smartphone. After that, you need to start it and click Back UP EFS. Select CWM – and agree to all terms and conditions. After that, you only need to click on the Unlock button. For reliability, you can restart the device.


So it's the turn of the direct installation of the firmware. First, download the desired firmware. Make sure it fits the smartphone model you're using. This information can be found in the description. With the help of a personal computer, throw the firmware on the gadget. Now reboot your device and hold down the power button and volume+ at the same time during the installation. If desired, you can select the "backup" item.

In this case, you will save the current version of the OS and, if necessary, you can roll back to it. Now you can reset the device to factory settings. To do this, select the Wipe Data item. Now you need to click Install ZIP from sdcard and select the desired firmware file. When the flashing process is complete, select the reboot system now option. That's it! Now you can enjoy working with the updated gadget.