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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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Backup recovery with dd on SM-G800F

How can I backup my Recovery image with the dd command? I have the PIT file, where recovery is listed as: --- Entry #12 --- Binary Type: 0 (AP) Device Type: 2 (MMC) Identifier: 10 Attributes: 5 ...
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Why will a video game from the google play store be asking me for root/super users permissions?

So I don't know if this is a question for here or security.stackexchange.com but the thing is I installed a game that ask me for root access to my system it seems suspicious and strange why will a ...
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Huawei Y550 UNROOT

My huawei Y550 was rooted by a friend but now he's not able to unroot the device is there any way that i can unroot the device. He used kingoroot.
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Wondering if i can debloat some google apps from unrooted lg phone for my father?

My father being older does not want to modify his phone, however he has a LG L70 and no sd card, and doesn't use some unnecessary Google apps, such as play, books, and whatever else. My question is ...
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SU binary installed, it runs from ADB, but SuperSU wont accept it

I installed SuperSU on my dev phone (ro.debugable=1). I have the proper su binary (PIE OK) installed in BOTH /system/xbin and /system/bin. The SuperSU APK is installed in /system/priv-app. The APK is ...
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Set different volumes for different alarms

Is there any way to set a different volume for every alarm? Samsung has had such a feature for ages, but is it possible to do something similar on a stock rom? Third party apps don't seem to be able ...
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SuperUser Installation -> PIE executables only

I have a phone in development mode (not just the tap 5 times thing, I have the ro.debuggable=1 etc.), and I need to install a SuperUser. I have Android 5.1 (Stagefright update). I have access to ...
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IMEI Invalid - Lenovo S860, rooted android 4.4.2, nothing works

I saw and tried more than 10 ways to repair the IMEI, including rooting the phone, connection to PC, mobile terminal emulator, but nothing works. The phone is 2GB RAM Lenovo S860. It has 2 sim card ...
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Unknown App get installed Automatically

I have Android Kitkat 4.2.2 tablet. When I rooted it and used it for about 4-5 months I got no problem, one day automatically one app named "engrils" and such named 2-3 apps got installed as "system ...
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Things I can do as a root user to make my android faster [on hold]

The title says it all. What can i do to make my android faster and lag free. Note : Other than overclocking.
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Using 'su' in a shell script

I have root installed on Lollipop 5.0 and I'm trying to root explorer to make a shell script that: backs up a file called c_1 deletes all files beginning with c_ renames a file called data to ...
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Which devices can run xmod coc?

I have zenfone 2. The guy that root my phone told me that I cannot run xmod coc there because zenfone 2 uses intell. How do we know which devices xmod support? Note: I tried and it didn't work. I ...
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How to resolve boot loop problem on android PumpKinx 10.1" tablet

I've android PumpKinx 10.1 tablet with 5.1 Lollipop android os. I did take backup of its stock recovery image. Since there is no custom recovery image for this device I tried to flash it with twrp ...
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Grant Root access to an android emulator

So I know there are quite a few question like this around but none of them really seem to work for me. I am writing a program that automatically updates and installs itself, however to install the ...
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How to fix a ruined recovery mode of an Android device?

It seems like I ruined the recovery mode of my Android tablet. It's a HP Pro Slate 12 tablet with Android 5.1.1 on it. It's rooted. I wanted to install CWM Recovery to backup everything, but my device ...
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SuperSU app gives “No SU binary installed” error

I have a (partially) rooted Samsung Note 2. I can't access the SuperSU app. Whenever I try to open it, I get the error No Su binary installed and it doesn't install it. I used Root Checker App too and ...
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MTK6582 i108 root assistance

I am a PC tech. Only just now learning android as I need a larger device to use as adaptive phone because I both tremble and am slowly going blind. I have tried every Root solution I can find to ...
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su command not working, eventhough I am rooted

My problem is that my rooted android phone with Terminal Emulator app doesn't seem to be executing the 'su' command correctly. I am trying to execute this command, after having executed the 'su' ...
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Block/disable recent apps button on rooted Android 5.1

I need to disable the recent apps (overview) button on a rooted phone with Android 5.1 (API 22). The phone is with soft buttons. I already went over several posts with no good solution, but it all ...
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Apps crash when tryin to go online, /data/data/hotplug/cmd is missing

All of the sudden, some of my apps (not all of them) have started crashing and crashing the entire OS when trying to go online. The logcat shows: E (675) could not open '/data/data/hotplug/cmd' file ...
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Make android phone as driver-free USB Webcam

I have a video call device which only works with driver-free usb webcams attached. Since I dont have a USB webcam at hand, so I wonder if I can make Android phone (rooted) emulated as a driver-free ...
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Is there a lock screen app for rooted Android phone? See details

It will have 2 pass codes.1st will unlock phone.And if I enter 2nd, phone should restart. 2nd will be for emergency situations like when I am chatting in class, and a professor asks to show what I was ...
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Get around an app that won't work on rooted device

My bank's app has stopped working after an update. Trying to open the app gets the error "The device is rooted. For security reasons the application cannot be run from a rooted device". Then the app ...
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Getting root with stock recovery

I rooted Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i installing ZIP-update through stock 3e recovery. Why we can't get root in the same way on new devices? We just have too write script that copies Superuser.apk and ...
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Su command executing login script

I rooted my Xperia M (C1905) device about two months ago. In it days I inserted these codes to a startup script: mount -o rw,remount / rm -rf /data mount /sdcard /data I want to use my sdcard as ...
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XMOD on genymotion [on hold]

If anyone knows how to use xmod with genymotion or any other emulators please help. you may also give instructions on how to root latest bluestacks software
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Power button broken and can't switch on phone

I have HTC One mini. Power button is broken and can not turn it on. Phone is not rooted and unfortunately usb debugging is not turned on. Any ideas what to do? Or at least how to enable usb debugging? ...
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Remove /system/xbin/su from unrooted phone

I have rooted my samsung s4 mini 4.2.2 Jelly Bean temporarily with towelroot. It worked. After the reboot i had no root access. So it worked well. But however there is a file (/system/xbin/su) left ...
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Unbrick Samsung Galaxy core prime stuck in Odin mode

I rooted my prime with kingroot went great.installed twrp using flashify then it rebootec and goes now only to Samsung core prime logo with Odin mode in upper left corner I do not have a pc is there ...
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How to uninstall kingroot

I recently rooted my Sony Xpera Z Ultra (Android Version 5.0.1)using kingroot but when i restarted my phone it got unrooted again, now the only app that has root access is kingroot itself (it has a ...
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Real root can not change any thing on /system original files!

On my rooted device running Android 4.2.2, I have following tools installed: Terminal Emulator BusyBox Free On Terminal Emulator, su command successfully changes user to a real root: ...
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Is it possible to have a root-running app on no-root android?

I have an app which needs su privileges, But my device should not be working on rooted. I want to know if there is any way to take the access to just one app. For instance root the device, set the ...
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Why don't Android phones come rooted from stock? [duplicate]

I have begun doing Android development a few months ago and it still blows my mind why an end-user that buys an Android machine cannot is is not allowed to have full access to it (aka root acccess), ...
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Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 reflash?

I have a Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 I'm trying to get working. When you power it on, it stays on the lenovo bootup logo. I'm on a Mac, and I need to know how to reflash (or reinstall, or whatever the term ...
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how to use supersu in cm12.1

Cyanogenmod has a built-in root access control in developer options. But I can't use supersu instead of it. If i install supersu and update the su binary. Then after reboot phone becomes unstable ...
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chown and chmod are not working on /usr/bin/sudo even when I run them as root on a GNURoot

I was installing and tuning GNURoot with WheezyX on Android 4.1.2 so that I did not had to root my tablet to be able to run linux on it. I created a user called user belonging to a newly created ...
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Extract data from nandroid backup

As I am not using an official version of cyanogenmod, I cannot restore my Data partition, that I was forced to wipe. I did the backup with TWRP thus, it is in the nandroid form. However, when I try to ...
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Helium - Installing backup manually

When I try restoring from a helium backup, it says restoring forever and does not complete, therefore I want to restore the backup manually by moving apk to their folders. The zip however only ...
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Duplicate copies of items

My girlfriend was having storage issues on her phone so I decided to see what was going on. She had just reset her phone, so it only had a few (maybe four or five) apps that she had downloaded. I made ...
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Editing root files

Every time I edit a file in /, /sbin, or /system/bin it overwrites on restart (device is rooted and in r/w mode). I assume this is because Android mounts a temporary root? Or maybe it's just a problem ...
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Does unrooting leaves any marks or clues?

Does unrooting leaves any marks or clues about the fact that your phone has been previously rooted? To narrow down the scope of the question, the rooting utility used was KingoRoot and unrooting was ...
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What exactly is the procedure while granting root access on a device?

I have read a lots of articles regarding root. But I haven't found any specific information on what's the proccess and the steps that are required to grand root access on a device. For example. If I ...
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Hiding my process

If I have root access, or I am a super user, and my app is inside the device ROM (in agreement with the device manufacturer) - can I hide my process for other apps? TIA Shimon
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What results in blank net.hostname property on Android device using ADB?

Referring to http://superuser.com/questions/408539/how-to-set-friendly-network-name-of-android-computer/1022739#1022739 You can check the device's hostname with net.hostname property (no root needed ...
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how to re-enable Media Device (MTP) for USB PC Connection Samsung Galaxy s2

I cant connect my phone the normal way it used to be on PCs where i used SU command on ADB shell to access system files of my phone. I'm just guessing that the phone is storing the identity of the PC ...
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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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Rooted Android device and more regular updates?

My current Android phone Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9506, Android 5.0) has much outdated software and OS. I would like to get much faster update cycle. The current Android and Samsung support cannot ...
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Cannot write to /storage/emulated/0 after nandroid restore (even as root)

On my rooted Motorola Moto G 2014 LTE I can no longer access the directories under /storage/emulated/0/, such as Download, Documents, Ringtones. Using a file explorer, without root access, I just ...
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Stuck on “verification fail” while Rooting Moto G 3rd gen

I am trying to root my moto g 3rd gen. I am following this guide: http://theunlockr.com/2015/09/09/how-to-root-the-motorola-moto-g-3rd-gen/ I am completely stuck on Step 7: installing SuperSu on the ...