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Would updating my rooted Sony Xperia Z brick it?

I updated my phone, rooted it and then realized the current version isn't the latest, so I would like to update it. Is there any chance my Xperia Z would brick? Or do I have to unroot it first?
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Can't exit recovery mode after intalling HD revolution 71.1

I started with a HTC ONE m7 with HD Revolution 12 and Android 4.2.2. Downloaded and installed Android_Revolution_HD-One_71.1.zip. Install seems to go fine. After installation it asks me to fix ...
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Stuck at samsung screen…

I got a problem with my Samsung galaxy TAB 3. So the problem is the next: its always show this ONLY: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 i can only get into the downloading ...
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Possibly a trojan named “SuperUser [UID]”?

SuperUser is prompting for access for something named "SuperUser [UID]" Why would the app SuperUser prompt for access for itself? Could it be a trojan with almost the same name as SuperUser?
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Camera not Working

Since a couple of days, my brand new Sony Xperia M2 (less than a week old) now has the error message '"unfortunatly, camera has stopped' every time i try to use the camera. I've googled, and even ...
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Disable booting into Safe Mode on damaged S3

I have a rooted i9300 (Samsung S3) that is damaged, and only boots into safe mode. You can read about some people with the same problem HERE and HERE. Took the device to Samsung Tech Center, they ...
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i cant root s4 gt-i9515

I have S4 I9515, I don't find any root for my phone. I even tried to root my phone with root S4 I9505 but when I try to give super user access to my "root checker application" it give me "this device ...
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Monitor outgong web requests as they’re happening [duplicate]

I want to see a list of all outgoing HTTP requests from my rooted Android phone. I think it should be possible to monitor HTTPS hostnames as well for local clients using Server Name Indication (SNI). ...
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Data on root mode [on hold]

Does any one how to turn on data and gps on android mobile using root terminal or a automated programme? I am tring to build a security programme that can locate the device even if the current uses ...
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Why can't I install safestrap on galaxy s4 nc1

I am on a galaxy s4 on KitKat and I am rooted with towelroot. When I tried to install safe strap I downloaded 3.7.2 but when I hit install it says it is installing but once its done it says that the ...
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Will Factory Reset remove root? [duplicate]

I got my Samsung Galaxy Y rooted a month ago. Will a Factory Reset harm the phone? Will it still have root?
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How to root my LGP500 - I have already tried

I have been at my wits end trying to root my LG P500 v20d with Gingerbread 2.3.3 I have tried Z4root, Gingerbreak they just keep churning away and dont root. I have tried Super1click which says ...
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Nexus 5 Update: Will I Lose Root?

I'm currently rooted but didn't do anything to my Nexus 5. It's just rooted but it's on its stock ROM. My question is, on the next Android update, will I lose root? Will the update just erase root ...
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Can't boot tablet or access recovery mode and can't confirmination

my problem is that i want to upgrade my Acer Iconia a510 to CM11. My old System was CM10. To update to CM11 i had to update my CWM to 6.0.4.9. I want do this with flashfy. I locate the update file on ...
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Is this command safe to run from / as root

find . * -depth -print0 | xargs -0 rmdir It finds and removes all empty folders (including hidden ones) recursively. I only tired it on my home folder and a pendrive in Linux PC and it worked but I ...
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I rooted my phone. None of my apps can access the Internet

I know there were similar threads, but non of them fit my situation. I have had Samsung Galaxy S3 for 2 weeks. After I rooted my phone using Kingo Android Root none of my apps could connect to the ...
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problem with root s4 gt-i9515

I have S4 I9515. Can I use a ROM or root S4 I9505 to my phone or not? I don't find any root for my phone. I even tried to root my phone with root S4 I9505 but when I try to give super user access to ...
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adb deamon run as root - help

I wanted to get adb daemon executed as root. So I followed following steps. adb shell su (now with root) I mount rootfs / in read write mode. I notice default.prop file and open it using vi. Value of ...
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Can I update my [rooted] phone using downloaded OTA zip file? how?

My phone (HTC One M7) is rooted, so I can't update it simply by accepting update option in the settings menu. I downloaded a zip file from a forum for an OTA available for my phone. Now how can I ...
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Prioritise Cell Tower Selection

This question is similar to another one asked here. But I would like to be more specific and add to it to find out if someone can suggest a solution. I live in a area which is within the range of ...
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How to gain access to Android GUI having only remote root access to console?

I have remote root SSH access to my Android device, i.e. can upload and start programs there. How to get GUI access, i.e. view the screen and press buttons there remotely. For X11, x11vnc can be ...
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Does Android's implementation of SELinux's M.A.C. inhibit apps with root privileges from accessing other app's data?

Starting with Android 4.4 SELinux's MAC is enforced. Does this mean that if an app somehow can get installed and exploit the kernel to get root privileges, that MAC will still prevent that app with ...
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Give fake permission details to apps on Xperia X10i

Because of the recent update to Google play stores permissions, I wish that as apps can access very personal information, I want to deny permissions to the apps, but as I have heard that this might ...
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Permissions and owners of /system/etc/hosts

Can somebody please tell me what permissions, owner & group I should give to /system/etc/hosts file? My current script is: #!/system/bin/sh ln -s /system/etc /etc touch /etc/hosts chmod 644 ...
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How to root my android device without losing data? [duplicate]

I want to root my android device but i have so much if personal data stored in it and also doesn't have a micro sd card slot. So what i was wondering that is there any way to root my device without ...
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Make the notification drawer animation faster

I'm running a SlimKat ROM on Sony Xperia Z Ultra. For me the open animation of the notification drawer is too slow. Is there any way to make it faster or disable at all?
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Make more internal storage available

I'm running a SlimKat ROM on Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Officially the device has 16GB storage installed, but only 11.79GB are available to the user. I know that all the rest is reserved for the OS needs. ...
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How can I make an Android device go from off to on at a chosen point?

I have a rooted Pantech Element and I want to make it turn on when it is charging (or at some other predetermined event, possibly). I have seen advice that says to edit a file called 'playlpm', but ...
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PIT files and unbricking

I know what PIT is But i don't know how to use it for restore phone from bricking I know odin is used for unbricking HOW TO DO THAT?
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Use phone as USB Bluetooth adapter

I know this question has been asked before, but I've never found a definitive answer. I have a Bluetooth keyboard that I would like to use with my computer. My PC is fairly old, which means it doesn't ...
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XT1034 Custom Recovery

I recently rooted my Moto G and would like to install a custom recovery so I can make Nandroid backups of my device. I apologize for being a noob. Since I am already rooted, I would like to install ...
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Default permissions for new files and default umask

I mounted a NFS share on my rooted Android device using busybox mount. I can read and create files, but when I create a file in any app, the file's permissions are set to 0600 (because the umask ...
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How to set getExternalStorageState()

I have rooted a B&N Nook Glowlight running Android 2.1. The device does not come with an SD card, so I symlinked to another directory from /sdcard/. Now I need to set the ...
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When rooting android device, what is changed in device?

Not a Duplicate Claim If you are tempted to flag this as a duplicate of questions like "How to root my android phone?" or "What can I do with a rooted android device?", then please take the time to ...
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Why do I sometimes get requests for root access from unusual applications?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running a rooted stock firmware, Occasionally I get a popup from my superuser application saying that an application that I did not specifically install or launch has ...
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ADB device list empty, needed to edit build.prop

adb devices in the command shell gives me an empty list. I know this question is usually solved by: adb kill-server, adb start-server. However it still doesn't work. I had it working before because I ...
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Root Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 4.4.2 without tripping Knox

I have been searching and searching for a way to root my Verizon Samsung galaxy note 3 with 4.4.2 on it and with out tripping kknox, and am very unlucky. I have heard of Root_de_LA_Vega and it ...
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what does SERIAL and proc permissions stand for?

Often in my rooted android device, since I have installed xprivacy manager, applications ask me for serial perm in category identification (hardware) (that very often, translation may be approximate), ...
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Does factory resetting a rooted phone unroot it? [duplicate]

Does factory resetting a rooted phone unroot it? Does it vary by ROM - I'm on CyanogenMod 11 M7 Nexus 4, will it?
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Cannot connect Xperia Ray to MacBook anymore after root

I recently rooted my Xperia Ray (Android version 4.0.4). However, when trying to access my Micro SD card while connecting the USB cable to my MacBook, my phone doesn't show up as a device anymore. I ...
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shark (sniffer) cannot find shell commands

when I am trying to run shark it say: tmp-mksh: <stdin>[1]: tr: not found tmp-mksh: <stdin>[1]: cut: not found tmp-mksh: <stdin>[1]: killall: not found tmp-mksh: <stdin>[1]: ...
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How do I root my galaxy s3 running Android 4.3 with Verizon? [duplicate]

How do I root my galaxy S3 running Android 4.3 with Verizon using a computer? Since the KitKat 4.4 update for Verizon has not been released yet I am wanting to install a custom mod. And if at all ...
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Installing a custom mod on a Galaxy S3 [duplicate]

For you to install a custom mod or custom anything on your phone, do you have to have root access, or is there a possible way to install custom mods by getting around not having root access?
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How to make rooted android phone faster and avoid battery drain

I have rooted by Samsung S dous s7562 (645 RAM single core 1ghz processor)phone using Kingo Android root desktop App. I decided to root my phone as it was very slow . I have already done the ...
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Flashing stock rom through cwm

Can I flash a stock rom through cwm? I have a rooted Galaxy Mega, with cwm installed and want to upgrade to the new kit kat samsung firmware. Thanks.
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Root or upgrade to 4.4.2 first?

I've just received a new Android phone (an LG G2 D802 32GB). I haven't put my sim card in, or signed into Google yet. I know there is an OTA to upgrade it from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2. Should I root the phone ...
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Rooted Nexus 7 v2: Using Tor and Adblock Plus

I'm having success using both Tor and Adblock Plus, although independently. I'm trying to figure out how to get both to work on the device at the same time. When successfully using Tor, I get ads ...
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Problem with notification bar in rooted droid

I just now rooted my Galaxy Pocket S-5300. Now when I rebooted,my notification bar is vanished! I could not Find it anywhere. Besides when I try to open "About Phone" In settings it force closes. ...
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Android phone does not charge with powerbank

Does anybody know how to fix this; I have a powerbank, it has 2 USB outputs, one is 1 A and the other is 2.1 A. The problem is, when I turn it on, it charges the phone for about 10 seconds, and then ...
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Regaining root access after 4.4.3 update

I had rooted my device and hidden the SuperSU app using an app called Apphider which requires root access to function. I applied the Android 4.4.3 OTA update successfully. Now I cannot unhide SuperSU ...