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Implications of an unlocked bootloader

I've been using android for about 5+ years now. Each of my phones usually rooted and rolling a custom Rom. But in the last one year or so, Especially the way in which android N is headed, it feels as ...
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Couldn't acquire root after running superboot

I've already done all steps for getting root at my MotoG (2nd generation) but still can't acquire the privilege. Unlocked bootloader: Started developer mode + USB debug Ran fastboot oem unlock ...
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Android revolution HD boots to bootloader

I just installed Android Revolution HD rom on my HTC One M9, everything went fine but it won't boot, every time I boot the phone it opens the bootloader screen. I installed the rom using TWRP
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How to install recovery after rooting Xperia M (stock ROM 4.3) to install custom ROM?

I have a rooted Xperia M Dual (C2004) with stock ROM 15.5.A.1.5 (4.3 Jelly Bean). Bootloader unlocking is allowed and I also have the unlock code already. Since Sony decided to stop giving updates I ...
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Can I replace my device's bootloader to grub?

Basically the title contains everything. I have an old smartphone lying around and I would like to change its bootloader. How can I know in which partition does it lie? How can I compile grub on my ...
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LG Optimus G VDF KitKat unbreakable ROM

guys. I'm still facing the problem that I've stumbled upon a while ago. I updated my Optimus G with OTA from vanilla JB to vanilla KK (E97520b-VDF-XX). Since then (I suppose) phone became ...
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Android bootloader not loading

I want to unlock the oem to test other android versions but when I try to reboot the device in bootloader it shutdown the device and the bootloader doesn't load.I tryed to reboot whit adb and manual(...
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dual booting Android-x86 and Ubuntu

I'm considering installing Android-x86 on an older laptop. I'm not sure that I would want to install Ubuntu, but, should I want to dual-boot, does Android-x86 play nicely with GRUB and Ubuntu?
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What is the Difference in SBOOT, ABOOT, and BOOT on a Samsung Device

So I am trying to remove FRP on a phone, and I need to flash SBOOT in Odin. However, I can't get the SBOOT file to remove FRP. So what is the difference and how can I get the SBOOT file, because it is ...
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OPO stuck in “Erasing…” while unlocking bootloader

I've been following this guide about rooting my OnePlus One. All seemed fine - adb was good, fastboot as well - and I reached point 6.1. Typed in fastboot oem unlock and got this output: ... OKAY [ ...
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Nexus 9, no recovery, no USB debugging, OEM locked in Settings

I've got a pretty complex problem. At the moment: Nexus 9 WiFi Tablet, USB Debugging not enabled Normal Startup: Android laying on the floor Startup with Power+Volume Down: Fastboot Bootloader ...
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Fastboot “waiting for device”

I have an galaxy s4 i33 that I need to have upgraded for work (or buy a new phone.) On both windows and Linux I can type "adb reboot bootloader" to open the bootloader. However, in windows: -Odin ...
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HTC DESIRE 310 - unlock bootloader problem can't fastboot oem get_identifier_token

The devices is connect on screen my HTC Desire 310 I have: On computer in cmd fastboot can see device but fastboot oem get_identifier_token not work : and nothing more What is wrong? Please ...
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Android x86 Marshmallow not booting on Virtualbox and VMware Workstation

I've downloaded the latest Android x86 (android-x86-6.0_20160129.iso) from here and tried to install it to the HDD on a VM in VMware Workstation and in Virtualbox. The installation seems to proceed ...
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Debugging aboot with KGDB (serial)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Qualcomm. Rooted and unlocked. Is it possible to debug aboot (android bootloader) with KGDB (kernel debugger through serial connection)? More specifically finding an address ...
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SDHC memory card only readable while booting my phone

I have a 32GB SDHC memory card. It cannot be mounted normally, it says Blank SD card , SD card is blank or has unsupported file system. I have tried chkdsk on it with windows 10 which results in "RAW ...
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Cant relock bootloader

I tried to relock bootloader in Xperia Z2 with flashtool, but it didn't work. With fastboot it stuck for long time: Screenshot (click to enlarge) Am I doing anything wrong? How should I proceed?
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What happens if i flash a custom ROM on locked bootloader?

i want to know if i can flash a custom ROM without unlocking the bootloader if this impossible then what happens to the phone if i do that? Thanks.
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ADB app uninstall from bootloader

I have a Galaxy Core Duos that I was playing with. It is stock rom, unrooted. However, I installed one app which is crashing the phone after startup. So I cannot use the phone anymore and I need to ...
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LG Stuck on Download Mode

I have LG Optimus L70, and the it is soft bricked, because sometimes it magically works and boots to system (with system UI not working properly). The phone now is stuck at download mode i suppose (...
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Odin3 Bootloader button is greyed out

I'm trying to install the custom Rapture ROM to improve performance on my aging Note 4. I've rooted it and now in following the instructions I see I need to update my FW which involves loading ...
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Difference between bootloader and Download mode in Samsung Galaxy tablets

I'm working on Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets, specifically with Tab 3 (SM-T210) and Tab 4 (SM-T230), and being learning a bit about the boot and recovery images and the bootloader. I have not being able ...
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How to root Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900V running 5.0 Lollipop [duplicate]

I have recently bought an supposed N9005 Galaxy Note 3 on ebay, it turning out to be SM-N900V. So, now I'm stuck with super locked down phone. I have tried many methods(towel root, king root, one ...
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How to boot into bootloader?

I have enabled USB debugging as well as OEM unlocking developer option in my Infinix x510 which is running Android 5.1.1. I found that to reboot into fastboot mode, I have to turn off the phone, then ...
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Methods of checking bootloader status

Just curious if there's any methods to check bootloader state besides using fastboot. I ask because on my device, even after unlocking successfully, the bootloader still shows that its locked when ...
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Installing bootloader on completely wiped phone

My phone had an issue where it wouldn't leave the boot screen, so I reinstalled the bootloader and it didn't do anything. Then I formated the ENTIRE phone, including the repair menu, and now I have no ...
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How can I find out if the Bootloader is locked or not? [duplicate]

Is there a direct way to find out if the bootloader on a new unrooted device is currently locked or not? I would like to do this without the risk of clearing or bricking the device. I am looking for ...
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Nexus 5 softbricked bootloader not working

I tried installing Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 5 ( not the 5x). It failed (hangs in the splash screen.) I then tried to wipe it with Ubuntu's own recovery. The phone went bang. It boots to the Ubuntu ...
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Xperia Z1 camera problem

I need someone who knows about flashing, bootloader unlocking and related topics for this problem: My Xperia Z1 doesn't take photos when the app tries to focus. With no focus enabled it goes ...
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Error unlocking HTC 626s bootloader?

I have a HTC Desire 626s purchased from virgin mobile and I wish to unlock my bootloader and root the device. So I have been following the HTCDev bootloader unlocking instructions. But whenever I ...
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Fastboot is not providing a token when trying to unlock HTC One M9

I am trying to unlock my HTC One M9 following the instructions on the HTCdev website. When I get to the part where you're supposed to obtain the identifier token, it doesn't give me any errors, but it ...
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Fastboot doesn't see nexus 6p

Currently trying to unlock my bootloader, but cannot get my nexus 6p to determine that it's connected to my PC. I can use adb commands while it's on, but booting it into fastboot mode with the adb ...
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How to enable Android Marshmallow multiwindow without unlocking or ROOT

I upgraded my Nexus 9 to Android 6 and I want to enable the multitasking feature. But it requires unlocking the bootloader. I have the latest updates installed and I am using stock ROM. Enabling ...
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Boot Nexus 7 2013 from network via PXE/iSCSI or NFS

My Nexus 7 SSD is basically dead thank to poor hardware design of the first batch (http://www.geek.com/android/the-nexus-7-lag-dilemma-and-why-theres-no-real-fix-1560784/) and I was wondering if I ...
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Can't recover Nexus 5 from bootloop

Hey I am trying to get my Nexus 5 working again. I really need someone to help me troubleshoot this. One day I noticed my phone was off after about half an hour from being fully charged. It wouldn't ...
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Cannot unlock bootloader of my OnePlus 2 with oem unlock

I want to flash my OnePlus 2, as it's stuck on the boot logo. For this, I first need to unlock the bootloader, but I can't: the adb command tells me I have to check "oem unlock" in the phone settings. ...
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How can I install a custom ROM on my Xperia S without unlocking the bootloader?

I have an old Xperia S and have rooted the device following the instructions here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2417672 From my research, people are saying that I don't need to ...
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Protection from flashing ROM

Hi so i was trying to theft protection my android phone. I unlock screen lock code, Cerberus with root privileges and also I'm about to encrypt my phone(not that it helps much to recover your phone ...
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HTC One mini HTCdev Unlock Bootloader won't unlock in the last step

After not using my HTC One mini for quite a while, I now want to use it again. However when I turn it on, it shows a locked bootloader. So I singed up on HTCdev to unlock it and went through every ...
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Connect usb cable and waiting for device problem in bootloader

I wanted to unlock the bootloader for my motorola moto g 3rd gen. I get to the step where I put my phone into fastboot mode. On the bottom of my screen in fastboot mode, it says 'connect usb data ...
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I flashed recoveries with Odin, why doesn't my phone boot bow?

Samsung S3 Android phone, not rooted, stock firmware. In chronological order: I turned on USB debugging, although could not use fastboot. I used Odin to flash multiple recoveries, but I don't think I ...
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How to Check if a Bootloader Allows SD Card Booting?

Would like to make bootable mSD cards for my Android devices. How do I Check if Android Bootloader Allows SD Card Booting?
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Android sticks gets stuck at boot screen, then gets fixed overnight automagically. Why?

I have a chinese google stick - mk808b plus http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_124593.html System: Android 4.4 GPU: Mali-450 CPU: Amlogic M805 It works okish, plays the movies, reboot fine, power ...
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Unpacking repacking boot.img creates unusable boot.img

I have tried to create a custom boot.img using Android Kitchen, Cofface's unpack/repack kernal tool, and abimE, but each time I repack I get a boot.img that is less an half the original size and get ...
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Nexus 5 (kitkat) does not boot into Bootloader mode - also cannot factory reset from ADM

I have an old Nexus 5 which I'm trying to use again because I dropped my current phone. This Nexus 5 was on 5.0 (the one with the swirling circles right?) and it boots up but I can't get into it. I ...
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How to enable adb in bootloader mode?

Is it possible to enable adb in bootloader mode? I've already managed to enable it at boot following this, but couldn't figure out yet how to enable it in bootloader mode (if it is even possible?). ...
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Volume buttons not working in fastboot mode (LG Leon H320)

I'm trying to unlock the bootloader on my LG Leon (running on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop). I've followed SO many online tutorials, and most come down to one and the same problem: First I create a backup ...
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Device boots normally, but cannot enter recovery or fastboot

I have secondhand Vodafone Smart Tab 4G. It seems to me that previous owner messed something up. The device boots normally but I cannot enter either bootloader, fastboot, or recovery. I have tried HW ...
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How to change the boot logo, Not the bootanimation 4.2.2

Im trying to find out if I can change the boot logo, the one that shows up right before the bootanimation. Currently it show's me a linux logo. I am looking to either completely remove it or change ...
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Bricked Nexus 7, USB Not being recognised at all

My Nexus 7 all of a sudden stopped sending data through usb OTG and i tried to erase cache through TRWP but ended up deleting the OS. Now I am stuck with a device with no OS. I cannot mount the USB ...