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What does rooting, bootloader, twrp and recovery mean? [closed]

I have just bought an android phone and I want to get the latest OS. However, I must root and unlock bootloader and recovery. I understand that to root something you gain administrative privileges. ...
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Does unlocking the bootloader erases all the OEM's special features

In sony phone's unlocking the boot-loader will erase the DRM keys which contains audio features and image processing,Does this apply to companies like Samsung,htc,sony, Motorola and Asus also? i mean ...
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How does encrypting a bootloader prevent it from being unlocked

As I'm waiting patiently (sigh) for the at&t note 4 root, I have been trying to understand the process of rooting. This website does a good job of describing what a locked/unlocked bootloader is, ...
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How about if you have an LG e440 which is rooted and its unable to to power on?

I was changing the systems fonts when it went off before I finished changing them so that they could function and know when you power on it only shows you LG. I need to get those files back but I have ...
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How to set up BIOS-like password on Android device? [duplicate]

Setting a screen lock password or SIM pin or both is fine for securing some aspects of your mobile device. But what if, as a nasty joke, someone manages to grab a hold of your device and hits the ...
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Moto G 2014 XT1068 is bricked. Keeps looping and won't boot. What to do?

Ok so here's a couple things about my phone: Its bootloader is unlocked, it is rooted, and it has a custom recovery (TWRP). The problem is, my phone got stuck in the "WARNING, BOOTLOADER IS UNLOCKED" ...
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Can I change the bootloader image on my unlocked moto g in an easy way for another custom image?

I have unlocked the bootloader of my moto G 2013 mobile and now I get the warning message and I'd like to change it for a simple highresolution image of my choice. Is there a really simple way to do ...
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Galaxy Note 2 is not recognized by PC

I flashed the official KitKat ROM from Samsung onto my rooted Galaxy Note 2 (GTN-7100) via Odin. It turns out that Odin performed a bootloader upgrade to FND3. Since then, no matter what Android ...
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BOOTLOADER - USB Device Not Recognized

I am currently using a ROOTED "Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite" tablet and am having issues entering the bootloader. When powered on and connected to a PC, the device is seen in adb using the command adb ...
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Unlock bootloader - HTC Droid DNA

I am trying to unlock the bootloader on my HTC Droid DNA. When I enter: fastboot oem unlock into terminal, I get the following result: ... (bootloader) [ERR] Command error !!! OKAY [ 0.001s] I ...
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White screen while charging when phone is off

I'm using my phone (Lenovo A660) since more than two years. Usually, I do not boot the phone to often (approximately once a month). However, I recently realized when I turned of the phone, that the ...
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Unlock Bootloader

Has anyone as of yet figured out how to unlock the bootloader on A Cricket Kyocera Hydro C5171? I really would love to know how if it's been done yet. Thank you.
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How to enable bootloader logs

I am working on a OEM project in Android. I want to take bootloader logs immediately after rebooting my device. How to take bootloader logs?
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Settings crashes with “Unfortunately, settings has stopped” each time I try to select system update

Settings crashes on my samsung s4 sprint SPH L720 each time I tried selecting the system update. I really need to fix this problem ASAP. I tried factory reset for uncountable times but no result, I ...
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Black screen after htc splash screen

My Htc Desire 620 get's on black screen after flash recovery with 'WinDroid Universal Android Toolkit v2.4.exe'. I can get into the bootloader. This is unlocked. fastboot getvar all ...
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How can I unlock bootloader of LG Vortex (VS660)

I'm trying to flash CyanogenMod to an old LG Vortex. I believe the first step is to unlock the bootloader. (I have successfully done this to a Nexus 7). I have adb and fastboot installed on LM17. Most ...
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Tablet listed under adb devices, but not under lsusb while in recovery

I am working with a Gemini devices GEM1000 tablet, I have performed all the steps to get adb working, and the device shows up under 'adb devices' so I go to the bootloader with 'adb reboot bootloader' ...
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How to unlock Sony Xperia Z1C bootloader?

Is there any way in which i could unlock it if it isnt officially supported? I've managed to get the XZdualrecovery working...
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How to know whether my Xperia Ray's bootloader is locked or unlocked one

Title says all, but again a bit background I would like to know whether the bootloader on my xperia ray is locked or unlocked one. I bought it from ebay & with seller warranty (or you can say no ...
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Is it possible to compleately and utterly brick a phone with no chance of repair?

As i have recently gotten into some research about android kernel development and would like to fiddle around my phone and of course i have seen all the warnings about "bricking your device" but it ...
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Unlock Bootloader MTK65xx

Does anybody know how to unlock the bootloader in MTK phones? Thanks in advance! ;)
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Strange chinese menu on Lenovo IdeaTab S6000

Context I just Skyped with my mother (far away) because her Android tablet (Lenovo IdeaTab S6000, running on Android 4.2) showed a strange menu with Chinese characters, almost like a bootloader. My ...
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Does 'fastboot oem unlock' still work?

Does this command still work? fastboot oem unlock I ask this question because I am obviously trying to unlock my phone's bootloader and can't seem to auto-tab the option or see an entry for ...
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Is there any way to put a password to avoid someone from hard resetting my phone?

I have a Moto G, and I am very careful in protecting my data. I currently use CM Security App from the Google Play Store and it's very helpful in taking a photo to a person who tried unlocking my ...
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Nexus S Change Bootloader. Is it OpenSource?

Loved my Nexus S but it's now been decommissioned and replaced. I've got a job for it to do, but to use it I think I would have to make a minor change to the Bootloader. Basically I want the Nexus S ...
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Bootloader frozen on Nexus 10

My Nexus 10s bootloader is stuck, it keeps saying "Downloading... Do not turn off target!!" and fastboot commands have no affect on it. I also can't use the volume rocker to boot into recovery or ...
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Access Bootloader on VSD241

I'm trying to access the Bootloader on a Viewsonic VSD241, but the menu that comes up tells me to hit the "volume up" button to select Bootloader from the menu. There are no hard volume control ...
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How do I unlock the bootloader on my Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro?

I own a "Sony Ericcson Xperia Mini Pro" (model number SK17i) running Android 2.3.3 (Kernel 2.6.32.8-perf, build number 4.0.A.2.335). It's branded by Orange Austria. I'm looking for a way to root it, ...
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Device freezes after trying to reboot with bootloader

I have been trying to unlock my bootloader as per the instructions found here. I already have installed the drivers from Google USB driver folder that comes in Android SDK "extras" folder. However, ...
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Restoring personal data after bootloader unlock [duplicate]

I plan to unlock the bootloader on my OnePlus One device but from what I've seen in forums, personal data (media, app data etc) are lost in essentially what is a factory reset of sorts. Is there any ...
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Flash motoboot.IMG without computer

I need to upgrade my bootloader for lollipop, problem is my laptop is being repaired at the moment... Is there any way I can flash motoboot.img without a computer? I have root, Philz advanced ...
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Blank screen after logo

I was trying to install a custom ROM in a THL T11 from needrom.com. I managed to get into the recovery mode and wipe cache. However, I got somehow into the «ADB» menu and couldn't get out. I pulled ...
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Why does unlocking the bootloader wipe phone?

I understand that unlocking the bootloader will wipe my Android phone, but have been looking around for why. Seems to be by design, but what is the reasoning for that design? Is it some security ...
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Auto boot when charger connected (for HTC Magic)

I want to let Android OS to boot automatically when the charger connected (for HTC Magic) without pressing power button I found this guide: Complete boot when charging If your phone only gets one ...
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Can I flash an unlocked G900T bootloader on a G900A?

I have a G900A and a G900T (short story: couldn't live any longer with the locked bootloader on G900A so I bought a G900T to use on AT&T). It's possible to flash a custom recovery/ROM onto the ...
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Is it possible to unlock the bootloader without root access?

Is it possible to unlock the bootloader without root access? If so, is there another way to unlock the bootloader without using the command... fastboot oem unlock Now, for the background stuff ...
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Enable framebuffer console in Android kernel source

Is it possible to somehow enable the framebuffer console in android kernel sources from samsung, to see kernel messages instead of just the bootlogo?
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“Locking” a Samsung Bootloader

In order to prevent cold-boot attacks against an encrypted Android filesystem, it has been recommended to keep your bootloader locked at all times with the original factory recovery installed. The ...
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Rooted Nexus 5 lollipop GOOGLE start screen won' turn on

since I rooted my nexus I and couldn't make screenshots anymore. So I decided to go and check if I could fix it in Recovery mode. I couldn't find anything about it so i wanted to turn it back on. it ...
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adb does not reboot my Samsung Galaxy SIII I9300 to bootloader (download) mode!

My device is Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 and I did a complete factory reset. Device is NOT rooted yet. It works properly. I can do all of following with my device: Power off using device keys. Start ...
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device not loading into bootloader

I am trying to boot my rooted android device into bootloader to unlock it. I have tried following commands but none is working. adb reboot-bootloader adb reboot bootloader Even when trying to ...
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Obtaining boot.img for unrooted device?

I have a Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo / Coolpad 8865U. I cannot find other means of rooting it and to be honest I don't trust most oneclickroot.apks. I am trying to root it manually but I cannot find a way ...
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problems unlocking bootloader of xperia z3

i'm trying to unlock bootloader of my xperia z3 but i'm encountering problems. I followed the instructions on sony's site and i got to the point where i have to connect the phone in fastboot mode to ...
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phone on bootloop with a problem in the cache

My phone somehow got stuck in a boot loop and I can't fix it. I don't know what to do. I cant get pass the start up animation no matter what I do. I've tried the fast boot commands to flash and keep ...
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fastboot flash = FAILED (remote: invalid bootloader image)

After breaking CyanogenMod on my Nexus 5 I want to flash it with a factory image but all I get is: fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-flounder-3.43.0.0114.img sending 'bootloader' (2970 KB)... OKAY ...
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What exactly are DRM keys?

I was thinking of unlocking my ST17i's bootloader but I saw on the Sony Mobile website that unlocking the bootloader will result to the deletion of DRM keys from my phone. What exactly are they? And ...
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Fastboot: Lock state - Locked on nexus 7

I am having trouble unlocking the bootloader on my Nexus 7. When I boot into fastboot I see the message LOCK STATE - LOCKED. I want to unlock the bootloader so I can re-install the stock operating ...
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Nexus 5 stuck on “flying color dots lollipop” screen after Hard Factory Reset

I just did a wipe data/factory reset on my Nexus 5. I followed this YouTube tutorial. I'm stuck on the boot screen, which was my problem in the first place, and it's been on the boot screen for 25 ...
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boot process recovery or rom

When I power my device (htc one m8) on and press the volume down key I get into recovery. Now which part of the booting process checks if this key is pressed and uses the correct partiton (boot or ...
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All partitions wiped, USB Debugging was not enabled, ADB and fastboot can not see Nexus 5

I got my shiny new Nexus 5 a couple of weeks ago and decided i wanted to root. I rooted using fastboot on my Ubuntu box. I then installed MultiRom and from there I installed Ubuntu touch. ...