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Lightwight ROM for Galaxy Y [on hold]

Do anyone know a custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Y which is very minimalistic? Totally ugly-themed UI is okay. Something like ICEWM for Galaxy Y?
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0?

I have been trying to root my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (SM-T217S; Firmware version T217SVPUBNH4). Since the September update I can't re-root my tablet, I have tried apps like Vroot(app), towelroot, ...
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How do I root my Azpen A727 tablet?

How do I root my Azpen A727 tablet?
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How to root ZTE Zinger (Z667T) running Android 4.4.2?

I've tried looking around, but I can't figure out how to root my ZTE Zinger (Z667T) running Android 4.4.2.
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How to root the SM-G900F Android 5.0 without tripping KNOX?

I know the Galaxy S5 can be rooted without tripping knox on Android 4.4. but that "bug" has been fixed by Samsung, and the developer of TowelRoot won't fix it because he works by Google now. So ...
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How to get rid of Emotion UI which is drastically slowing down my Huawei Y330-U11?

I have Huawei Y330-U11 which performs sluggishly due to Emotion UI installed by Huawei (I concluded it to be the reason because other phones having similar specifications but native Android UI works ...
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What are the current rooting options for Galaxy S6?

I've sort of been following the development scene for the A6, enough to know that there are multiple rooting options, each with their own pros and cons. What are the current ways people are rooting ...
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Would rooting Nvidia Shield Tablet following this guide brick my device?

I recently received an Nvidia Shield Tablet. I bought a 32GB SD card and would like to use it to install apps (or at least some of the data) to take the weight off my internal memory. However the ...
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I have Android Lolipop source. How to prevent anyone from rooting? [closed]

I have Android Lolipop source code.. I want anyone from rooting.. Any help ??
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rooting my Videocon A55qHD

How can I root my Videocon A55qHD? I mean the steps to be taken, and if required to install some app, and if required from where to be installed.
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rolling back nvidia shield tablet os to kitkat 4.4 android from lillopop [closed]

When I roll back nvidia shield tablet OS to KitKat, from lollipop, will it be rooted also? Or is rooting a separate thing?
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Odin3 fails to root Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 SM-P900

Recently i has bought Samsung Galaxy Note Pro SM-P900 tabled with Android 4.4.2 on board. Tablet shows build number as KOTH49.P900XXUANI1, and i could'not root it with Odin3 i've found in Internet ...
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Issues rooting a Samsung Galaxy Tab S

I'm having issues rooting my Tab S. I'm trying to follow this guide. I've installed adb, and have verified that with adb devices. The issue is that I am unable to do adb root -- it returns the ...
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Root checkers tells me my phone is rooted but most root required apps warns me that the system denied to root. Why? Anyone, please explain it to me

Before my phone was said to be rooted by root checkers, I tried many rooting apps, both Android and PC based. The first significant change which happened occurred when I first installed and used the ...
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Upon restarting, my apps disappear.

I have a rooted phone and to save space I linked (using link2sd) most of my apps to the external SD card. Since then, on restarting, my apps vanish, and like weeks later, they reappear (without data). ...
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Samsung tablet bricked. GT-Pp5210 was in odin mode now will not turn on.

My grand kids put my tablet into Odin down load mode. No it will not turn on. I try to push both buttons and nothing. I charged it it think in that that I cant tell what it is doing. No response on ...
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How to delete SU binaries without root?

My Android device used to be properly rooted, I had root access to things, but the root manager (old version of vRoot, no computer) was a virus. So, I deleted the root program and I was gonna root ...
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How can I ever root my Samsung Galaxy V, SM-G313HZ, Android version 4.4.2? Please help

I've tried everything on the internet to root my phone and followed the exact procedures – but when I try to install CWM or .tar files through Odin mode, I seem to always lose my recovery mode: ...
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creating mount point in root mode

When trying to expand tablet memory (from 500 Mb to 1G) I made a mistake when I was applying Gparted. I reset my device to the fabrication settings and now I can't mount sd card (no the real sd card), ...
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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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Why I should I care about “knox” warranty can I still root my S5?

I have been using my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone for over a year as the manufacturer intends, NOT rooted. Its a great phone IMO because it has capable enough hardware, but not being root on my phone that ...
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Most recent root and flash rom for Verizon Note 3

I know this is a super specific question, but I am trying to root and then flash cyanogenmod onto my Verizon Note 3. It seems like security features change constantly for Samsung phones and I have not ...
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Installing File Explorer on Droid 2

I have a Droid 2 (very old, model from 4-5 yrs ago). My phone is stuck on airplane mode and I am unable to turn airplane mode off. I found a way to fix it that looks very promising. ...
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ADB authorization prompt missing in Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)

I just bought a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) and I'm trying to root it. I'm following this link for instructions, but I got stuck at the "Rooting with exploit" step as I can't authorize the ...
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Making an applications stay on the phone “permanently”

I would like to be able to make an Android application remain on the phone even after a factory reset and/or a system upgrade. Some people suggested that the way to accomplish this is to root the ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 I9507V running Android 5.0.1?

I have tried every program for rooting but they failed to root the device. My device is running Android version 5.0.1. I am trying to root because I have heard that if I root my device I can install ...
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How to root Asus Fonepad 8 tablet?

I want to root my tablet Asus Fonepad 8. How do I do it? I tried iroot, kingoroot, root my device, and etc, but to no avail?
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Games to SD Card Moto G 2014 (or any other android phone)

I don't think this specific question has been answered before but anyway here goes. I have a Moto G 2014 with 8 GB storage which is way not enough for my needs. For example I do not have enough space ...
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How to fix hanging Samsung Galaxy S II phone (GT-I9100)? Also flash and root it?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II model smartphone. GT-I9100 is the exact model number 1, mentioning it since I saw here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S_II that there are variants with ...
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need help Nexus 9 stuck in endless reboot loop

need help here. I to tried rooting my Nexus 9 and have ended up getting it into an endless loop of it trying to optimize apps. I did see Firelord's post to do this... Using Firelords' and Jan's ...
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Can anybody help me root my lg-ms690 2.2.2

I need help rooting my lg ms690 2.2.2. I have tried to get the root kit for my phone but all the links seem to be not valid anymore.
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Advanced root problems

I am having problems rooting my device after a friend unrooted it. Now, if this was a pure simple case, it'd already be solved, but: I can only used soft-roots, like Kingo root. My "friend" decided ...
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How can I temporarily unroot my S6 on OS 5.0.2?

I downloaded a Play store app that has no audio and after research found out it's because it discovered my phone is rooted. I use Ping Pong to root which comes with SuperSU. I have read the other ...
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Rooting already unlock phone without losing data, possible?

As far as I have understood it's the unlocking part that requires wiping, and the rooting part doesn't. So, if I am already unlocked, can I root without losing my data? I've got a (red) Nexus 5 16GB ...
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How to root Pipo M6 Pro tablet

Please help. I have a Pipo M6 Pro which I'd like to root. Since I am new in this kind of thing, I would appreciate your help.
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Recovering deleted call logs in Android 5.1.1 - to root or not to root?

I accidentally deleted my call logs/histories and badly need them now. I would like to recover the call logs and tried few softwares. Most of them were not successful in recovering the deleted call ...
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Rooted Galaxy S6 Edge, can I update?

I just rooted my Galaxy S6 Edge using the PingPong root I believe it is called. Just to make sure, it is the root where you take the APK and put it on your phone and click one button and it roots it. ...
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Bricked phone during root process

So I was in the process of rooting my phone and when it was rebooting the pc lost connection on the USB (had a faulty driver). The phone is now completely bricked, no recovery mode, no download mode ...
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Best setup for clean and private phone?

Just bought a refurbished, unlocked AT&T Samsung Galaxy S Alpha. I'd like to remove the AT&T apps (and also some others) and be able to block apps from reading my private info. I know I can do ...
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can user aps on xiomi note 4g ( miui 6 quard core, single sim version) write on external sd card without rooting?

I am thinking to buy this phone? Can I download large files say 2.5gb via uc browser directly on external sd card. without rooting? Does it support moving apps to sd card in miui 6 without rooting ? ...
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Issues after rooting Micromax Unite 2, custom ROM stuck on black screen during boot

I have successfully rooted my Micromax Unite 2 via Kingroot software, and then installed the CWM recovery. I also unzipped the custom ROM. Now when I try to clear Dalvik cache, a message shows can't ...
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After rooting- apps on SD card seemingly non-existant

I have rooted my phone 2 days ago using iRoot (well, actually, a couple of rooting softwares that failed on me before using iRoot). To be safe, I removed my sim card AND sd card before performing the ...
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What does it mean if I can't find a kernel date?

I want to root my ZTE Grand X Max and it asks if the kernel date is before or after a specific date but when I go and look is has no date by the kernel version (3.4.0). What does that mean? Or do I ...
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Camera not able to connect

I rooted my Micromax canvas HD phone and flashed a ROM. After which if I click on the camera app it says that it cannot connect to camera. This is only for back camera, the front camera works fine. ...
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Flashing huawei firmware

I flashed huawei ascend g6-u10 from KitKat b330 to jb b146. This build has some problem like it didn't activate custom version. I decided to go back to original build 135. But during install it will ...
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Rooting or Flashing first?

I bought a Lenovo A806 Smartphone (apparently also known as Golden Warrior) from Hong Kong. Despite being bought from the Chinese market it has Google Play Store installed but it also has Mobomarket ...
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HTC ONE M7 Un-root

Please I want to Un-root my HTC One m7 J__15 . what should I do ? I can not find the stock img or that thing ?
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How to root the Teclast X70 3G Android 4.4.4?

My device is Teclast X70 3G. Are there any root method known for Android 4.4.4? I did not find anything available after 4.4.2. Any links would be appreciated.
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How does IMEI Survives Data Reset

NVRAM Remains in data partition. Then why IMEI is not lost after data reset?
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Permission denied remounting /system

I am in the process of rooting my Samsung Galaxy S4. I am trying to add the su and busybox to /system/bin, but it won't let me because it is a read-only filesystem. I tried to remount it by doing adb ...