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How to re lock bootloader on samsung galaxy s5?

I have Unlocked Rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 recently it has been giving me a lot of issues and I want to send it to Samsung for repair meant. I understand that once you root your device you loose the ...
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Need help unlocking my bootloader on HTC Desire 310

EDIT: It has failed with a too many links error This christmas I was treated to a HTC Desire 310 and I am trying to root it which I understand needs the bootloader unlocked. That is where my issue ...
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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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Nexus 7 Error: Failed to mount /cache

I had a problem with my Nexus 7 (2013, 2nd gen) tablet. I restarted my tablet and when it was rebooting again, it showed "Google" logo and then stood there. I wait it (around 20 minutes) but it did ...
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Android Bootloop No recovery mode - only viberation

Phone: Huawei honor 3c I downloaded Emotion UI 3.0 for "probably" the wrong set form here offical site.But it was installed properly. Then there was an update of same emotion UI, which on ...
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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 unroot and lock bootloader in HTC desire 820?

I have unlocked the bootloader with windroid, then I flashed TWRP recovery, then I flashed supersu zip file through TWRP to root my phone. Now I want to Unroot and relock the bootloader, but when I ...
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Asus memopad7 170C, unlocking bootloader fails

I'm trying too root my Asus memo pad 7 (170C), I've tried EVERY method, using KingoRoot, SuperOneClick, Frameroot, motochopper. None of them worked. So I decided to do the rooting stuff myself, first ...
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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 upgrade HBOOT from 0.80.0007 to 1.01.0001

I own an HTC Wildfire with HBOOT version 0.80.0007 and S-On. How do I upgrade to HBOOT 1.01.0001? Can anyone give me a nudge in the right direction? I've been racking my brains for the last few days, ...
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Can't access Recovery Menu Milestone a853

I'm trying to flash a Cyanogenmod 7.1.5 on my Motorola Milstone A853. I can access the Bootloader (version 90.74) and started RSDLite 5.7 and used a base sbf file, which flashes normally. When I ...
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Install android on non-booting XT1033 (Moto G 1st gen) - USB debugging not enabled

I have a Moto G (XT1033) running Android 5.0.2 that went out of charge one day. It then decided to boot into a black screen - i.e. I can see the Motorola splash screen (animation) but all I get after ...
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What does it mean to “brick” your phone?

I'm considering unlocking the bootloader on my Verizon Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535). However, a guide I was reading made this statement: Once you have unlocked your phone’s bootloader using this app, you ...
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Can't Factory Reset HTC Desire C

I tried unlocking the bootloader (which I apparently succeeded at.) I then tried rooting it, which I failed at. I just want to reset the phone back to factory settings but when I try to do a factory ...
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Moto G XT1039: Random reboots to bootloader with “failed to initialize partition table” message

I have a Moto G 4g (peregrine XT1039), which in every one or two days reboots to bootloader with "Fastboot reason: failed to initialize partition table", see Image(1). In Image(2), you can also see ...
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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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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 remove pattern lock from Huawei G525 without using OS?

After two many pattern attempts on Huawei G525-U00, there is a sign in Google account request to unlock the phone. I've tried all of my Google accounts, and it seems none of my accounts are ...
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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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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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Is there anyway to backup current ROM without unlocking bootloader/ installing clockworkmod recovery?

I'm trying to use ROM Manager app to backup the current ROM of my Xperia Z but it seems that cannot be done without unlocking the bootloader/ installing ClockWorkMod Recovery. Is there any ...
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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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fastboot oem unlock: hangs with `…'

First of all, I am a newbie to Android. I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 to run all the commads. I am trying to unlock the bootloader of my Lenovo A536 (stock Android 4.4.2 aka KitKat). Here is what I ...
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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 to check if your bootloader is unlocked

I'm about to flash a custom recovery, but I'm not sure if my bootloader is unlocked or not (phone is rooted, but I did it a while ago, so I can't remember the process I went with), and I don't want to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 is not detected by fastboot under Ubuntu 14.04

When I connect my device in Download mode to my laptop, it is not detected by neither adb nor fastboot commands: fastboot devices and sudo fastboot devices returns nothing when device is connected ...
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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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Nexus 7 2013 Bricked. Won't boot, won't flash stock image, won't unlock bootloader

So I have the following problem: I have a Nexus 7 2013 locked and un-rooted. After turn it off the boot won't go after the Google logo. I tried pretty much every solution founded online: wipe cache ...
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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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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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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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Unlocking the Nexus 9 bootloader

I'm trying to flash the Android M Developer Preview onto my Nexus 9 (volantis) following the steps from Google. However, when executing the unlock command, I get an error that permission is denied: ...
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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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Debugging bootloop: Get an information log without ADB? Can an emulator help? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Android boot-up messages for debugging? Related to this post I created: Does the Android emulator generate some sort of log file I can access if it crashes? I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vodafone Smart Tab 3G 7" not booting

I have a Vodafone Smart Tab 3G seven inch. This device was switched of & when I wanted to use it then it just displayed at bottom screen Powered by Android. And then black screen. Vodacom can't ...
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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 ...