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Do devices with a fingerprint scanner prevent access to the bootloader/recovery

Pretty simple question but as I have never owned a device with a fingerprint scanner... basically I was wondering: If you secure your device with your fingerprint - is it possible to access the ...
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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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What is the minimum number of modifications in order to install a custom ROM?

I am planning to upgrade my wife's Galaxy Ace II from 4.1.2 (the latest official firmware offered by Samsung, installed via Kies) to 4.4.4, which is available via http://novafusion.pl/downloads/ as ...
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How can I unlock the bootloader for my Moto G [Verizon Pre-Paid]

I've had this phone for 2 years, the moto g 1st gen with verizon prepaid. ive looked everywhere. theres no way to unlock the bootloader, atleast not that I've found. I've searched everywhere on the ...
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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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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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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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How do I check if the bootloader is unlocked on the LG Volt 2?

I rooted using kingroot and kingroot is my superuser app. I want to install clockworkmod to install xposed but I don't know if my bootloader is unlocked.
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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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LG Optimus 4X HD - unlock bootloader?

I have just rooted the LG Optimus 4X HD using instructions I found at How to root the LG Optimus 4X (LG-P880)? I now need to unlock the bootloader, but for some reason the command adb reboot oem-...
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Android Lolipop broke my enyrpted nexus 7 (2012)

I just received the update and now my device does not boot any more. I comes to the point where I have to enter my encryption password. The first time it did this it said: “Unfortunately your ...
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GT-I9001 (galaxy S plus) not recognized in Windows 8.1

I installed the ClockworkMod Recovery v6.0.1.4 and tried to install a cyanogen mod on my Galaxy S plus (GT-I9001), but now my phone is stuck in a reboot-loop where the OS doesn't start and I just come ...
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HTC rhyme shows LOCKED when I turn it on

When I turn my HTC Rhyme phone, it just shows A page that's written ***LOCKED*** at the top and has three android icons at the bottom and have some menu items as below: Bootloader Reboot ...
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Can't get in recovery or normal boot HTC One M7

Please help me. I've done something really stupid. I flashed from ClockWorkMod to Android Revolution HD on my HTC One m7. I've got ClockWorkMod Recovery installed and when flashing was done i got ...
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Internal SD-card hardware erros. Is there a way to move partitions to external sdcard?

I have a device with hardware errors in the internal sd card and want to move /data entirely to the external sd card. I was thinking that it should be possible to create a partition in external sd-...
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where does default setting for Command Line Switches is set in kernel source code in android

My android device is quad-core . But during booting only 2 cores are up . CPU_HOTPLUG is enabled . In dumpstate i found : maxcpus=2 in command Line options. I wanted to make this maxcpus=4 . I have ...
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How to install ROM when bootloader is not unlocked?

Accidentally, on stock recovery, I selected wipe data/factory reset which could have uninstalled the ROM on it. So, now my mobile is showing company logo only. My mobile HTC Inspire A9192's ...
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How to put a ROM on read-only /sdcard, while adb shell not working (HTC One X)

I've been searching my _ off for two days now to find a solution for my problem, but I can't find one working for me. What I do have right now: NO working ROM (I believe because of a failed atempt ...
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Atrix 4G update via OTA with unlocked bootloader?

I am running 4.5.91 currently on a rooted and unlocked Atrix. Will I brick my phone by updating to 4.5.141 from OTA source? Can I re-lock the boot-loader if that is the issue?
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Unlocked bootloader, encryption

galaxy nexus unlocked bootloader no adb enabled rooted device encryption on with 10+ characters (Cryptfs Password - Google play) PIN screen lock with 6 characters Am I safe if someone wants to ...
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HTC ONE X: Rooting and boot loader [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to root the new version of the ONE X How to root HTC ONE X from AT&T? What exactly does rooting a phone mean? What is the boot loader? Is installing boot loader ...
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How to get setting information before booting Android devices like in BIOS?

Is there any method by which we could get the system information before booting android OS. Like wise in PC/laptop, we can get into BIOS setting before booting and get the system information. Do ...
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ADB device unauthorized, cant get RSA Fingerprint

So I was messing around with my Dell Venue 10 5050, trying to root it. I booted to the bootloader and tried to unlock it. I formatted the system,recovery, and data partitions, which deleted Android OS....
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What does bootloader board_version variable mean?

I was following a procedure a friend gave me, which involved using Mi Flash tool to flash Xiaomi Mi4 WCMDA (cancro) with some Chinese ROM. A friend bought exact same product from the same vendor and ...
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Unable to unlock boot-loader and root Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4501

I have Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4501 which comes under Android One. It’s upgraded to Android 6.0.1. I tried to unlock its boot-loader but it’s not successful. I did • adb reboot bootloader • adb ...
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Issue related to Custom Recovery and Boot-loader (iBall Brace-X1 )

My android tablet is iBall Brace-X1 which is with Android 4.4.2, Kernal 3.4.67 and MT6592. Its RAM is 2GB with 16GB of internal storage. I did root it successfully but not able to install any custom ...
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Error “FAILED (data transfer failure (Value too large for defined data type))” While Flashing Nexus 4

I have a Nexus 4 that was soft bricked during an OTA update. I have tried to flash several factory images to it and every time it gave me the error "FAILED (data transfer failure (Value too large for ...
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Unlocking phone: Fastboot command

I am trying to unlock the bootloader of my phone (Archos 50b Oxygen) using Ubuntu 14.04. But nothing happend when i launch the unlocking command. Here a few commands and their results: adb devices ...
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Recover user data from Nexus 5

My Nexus 5 shut itself off today and can't be booted anymore. I can occasionally get into fastboot, but if I try to launch recovery or boot normally, the phone shuts off or restarts before the Android ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...