How to flash .IMG and .ZIP files Without recovery


One should often, boot into custom recovery (normally TWRP) to flash a file or should use a custom PC tools or ADB commands in case, your device does not have a custom recovery. If you’re not an android junkie all this process seems a bit clumsy, isn’t it? Then, we have a solution for this. Here we are providing the Apps that lets you flash your files directly, without booting into recovery.

CAUTION: BE careful while performing the actions in these apps. These all apps require Root Access. IF you didn’t ever about that, make some deep research about android and proceed.Data loss, soft-bricks, and even hard-bricks are possible if used incorrectly. To be safe, backup everything either to local storage or cloud storage with automatic syncing!

Flashify (for root users):

As we mentioned it lets you to Flash your boot.img, recovery.img and zip files right away using the app.If you don’t know where to get your recovery files, just download directly from this app!


– Download and flash CWM, Philz, TWRP, Gapps, Franco Kernel, Stock Nexus Kernel (premium), and Stock Nexus Recovery (premium).
– Automatic Loki Patch when needed.
– Full nandroid backups/restores when using TWRP or Philz recovery.
– Backup/Restore kernel and recovery using Sdcard or cloud (Dropbox, Box (premium) or Google Drive (premium)).
– Automatic cloud synchronizes your backups between devices and desktops.
– Keep track of recently flashed items.
– Flash multiple files and build your flash queue.
– Flash from anywhere! Do you want to flash from your favorite File Explorer or Email app? No biggie, that also works together with Flashify.

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This app is free but has a limit of 3 flashes per day. You can unlock the limit with pro version.

[root] FlashFire:

FlashFire is the most advanced on-device firmware flasher available for rooted Android devices. It can flash full firmware packages from various manufacturers, as well as apply over-the-air (OTA) and ZIP updates – all while maintaining root, and without using a custom recovery. It also offers full device backup and restores functionalities in several formats. Relevant files can be stored on internal storage, SD cards, USB connected storage, or can even be streamed directly to and from your computer using USB or Wi-Fi.


FlashFire is the spiritual successor to the Mobile ODIN app, which was a similar solution (using completely different methods under the hood) exclusively for Samsung devices on older Android versions.

Note that, currently all functionality of this app is unlocked without purchasing Pro. This may change in the future! So rush…

Rashr-Flash tool:

This app flashes and backups your device recovery and kernel without rebooting it very fast and easy without a PC or any outside influence.This app has over 3500 built-in recovery collection of images (ClockworkMod/TWRP/PhilZ) also you are able to flash unlisted images from external or internal storage.

Rashr is able to flash over 90% of all Android devices!

-Open Recovery Script manager to flash ZIPs
-Flash Kernel and Recoveries without PC
-Flash already downloaded IMGs from internal and external storage
-Backup Kernel and Recovery IMGs without PC
-Needs Root
-Full command logging for more control what this App is doing.

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What’s more?…This project is fully open-source. So there will be the hassle of ads and purchases unless to u want to donate


Official TWRP App( currently support’s only .img flashing):

Official app developed by Team Win for TWRP. Use the app to alert you when new TWRP versions are released for your device. When a new version is available, download it using the app and install it (root users only) without rebooting to recovery.The Official TWRP App does not require root to perform version checking, however, additional features are available such as image flashing if you grant root permissions.

Currently, the app is only able to flash images from internal storage. Hope they will add the ability to use additional storage locations very soon!

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