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Softbricked phone

Alright, so I used this tutorial and after step 3 no my phone only boots up and says "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again" So I tried installing ...
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Can a looped Android be rooted?

I deleted a system file from my Android (com.android.providers.settings.apk) and now my Android is in a loop. It is a KitKat tablet and I am able to use adb sideload. Is there a way to root the tablet ...
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rooting xolo q1010i [duplicate]

I have xolo q 1010i android version 4.4.2 and kernel version 3.4.67. I want to just root the phone without flashing any other rom. The two answers given earlier do not solve the problem because: 1) I ...
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Choosing good ROM for my phone [on hold]

I am normal android user, and I am thinking to install new ROM in my Motorola Moto G (1st gen). I seen xda forum but there are tones of ROMs available. I am confused about selecting ROM. Which ROM is ...
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How to flash Stock Recovery without PC

So I'm trying to get back to stock recovery. Currently I don't have a PC. Few days ago when I tried flashing the recovery.tar file via Odin it failed. Anyone knows how can I get back to stock ...
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my MIcro Max A120 KitKat 4.4.2 only show android logo with loading sign and blinking

I root my mocromax a120 KitKat 4.4.2 by king root. It was root successfully without any error. After sometime I do hard reset.(I made a mistake) Then restart automatically but it shows only android ...
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Rooted phone, deleted Google apps, what upgrade options do I have?

Just wanted to know what options I have for updating/upgrading my Android OS, now that I have rooted it and deleted all the Google apps from the device? It's about time it had an upgrade, but now ...
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Remount /system rw

i'm new here, so i apologize in advance if this is a n00bish question: how could one remount /system (or any partition, for that matter) in rw and allow suid on a booted system via ADB wifi? here's ...
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Rooting lemon aspire a1

How to root lemon aspire a1? I don't found any tutorials in web? Can any one help. Suggest some tutorials or post it here.
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Where can I get Google Apps (gapps) for Xperia Mini STi15 (“smultron”)?

I am want gapps for cyanogenmod9 goo.im is no longer accessible and everyone seem to still share the same link. Please share the updated link to me. Just so you know when I say not "accessible" what ...
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How do i root my HTC One S (no computer access)

Hello I have a question I hope you have a answer to. I have a HTC One S and I would love to root it although I have no computer access. Is there any way I can root my device?
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Unable to install Custom Recovery

I am unable to install custom recovery on my phone. I am following these instructions : http://www.informationlord.com/root-micromax-canvas-a1/. Every time I try to do it i get the following error: ...
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re-install google play in ASUS ZENFONE 5 (ROOTED)

First: My ASUS ZENFONE5 is rooted. And i have uninstalled the APP and unfortunately deleted from recycle bin also. Now I want to reinstall the APP. Please help me. regards!!!
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root ubislate 7CI with android 4.1.1

I have one table UBISLATE 7CI (DATAWIND IC: 12016A-7CI) and I need a step by step method or program to root the device. I was trying with some suggestion but I can't find a right method. Anybody know ...
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How to root YU Yureka?

How to root Micromax Yu yureka running CM12? I tried the solution given at forums.yuplaygod.com but I am asking question here for two reasons. The procedure there does not work some times, as it ...
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Directly storing apps in SD Card

So I bought an 'Swees' Android phone recently, with ~150mb Internal storage + 4gb External SD Card. I downloaded Android SDK manager on my mac, installed necessary packages and ran the 'adb' file in ...
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Is there a way to root kindle fire Hdx running its latest software?

My younger brother wants to install twrp so he can quickly backup his device without using adb. But all techniques I have tried failed. Can someone help me please.
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How to root a Nexus 10 without wipe?

I would like to root my Nexus 10 without wiping its data so I can later install Ubuntu Touch on it. How should I do this?
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Set Russian language on Alcatel Pop S7 (Android 4.1.2)

I am not able to configure the device to Russian language, although assumed that all Android supports it. Question: What are the chances to enable Russian UI after I root the device? Worth trying or ...
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One M8 Root failed. SuperSU says, “No binaries found.”

I attempted to root my HTC One M8 using this guide: http://blog.laptopmag.com/root-htc-one-m8 and everything seemed to be going smoothly until the end. When I open SuperSU though, I get a message, ...
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Sony Xperia C3 Dual D2502 root

my name is Raiyan and I'm from Bangladesh ... I use Sony Xperia C3 Dual D2502 ... I've installed Android Lollipop 5.0.2 ... and now I can't root it! would you please help me to root the device ...
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How can i install Android L forcefully? [duplicate]

My device is Arya A1+. Phone Specification This is running on 4.4.2. But i want to install 5.0. I heard about Rooting but don't know what it is.Is it possible to use 5.0 on lower version device, If ...
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Can KingRoot Brick my Nexus 9 and HTC One [duplicate]

Hello Android Enthusiasts, I was wondering if KingRoot can potentially brick my HTC One and Nexus 9. I have not rooted either yet for my warranty is still active. If either is bricked, is there a way ...
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Can I root my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V running lollipop?

I'm running lollipop on my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V Verizon model. I can't find a way to root. Anyone have any ideas? Also, I'm running a mac so any instructions there would be great. Thanks! Also, Im ...
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How to have Android use one ext3fs partition instead of going rogue with virtual partitions for apps on the external sd card?

As this answer pointed out, moving apps to your external sd card decreases your overall system performance due to the tens or hundreds of partitions created for those apps. Now I wonder, is there any ...
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Google Settings “Unfortunately, Google Play services has stopped.” on Chinese Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Recently I got an Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from China. Sadly it doesn't have any Google services, even Google Play store on it. I tried almost every tutorial I can find, but it still doesn't work ...
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whenever I connect my usb to my laptop. I no longer appear the “mtp” or “ftp” icon

Ever since I get my motherboard replaced. I can't transfer any files from phone to computer. It does not show up the "ftp" or "mtp" icon.... how do I troubleshoot this? I have lots of thing to ...
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Is there a way to do a shell root (or temporary root) on a locked Droid Maxx 4.4.4?

I am trying to obtain as much data as possible from a Motorola (Verizon) Droid Maxx (with Android 4.4.4 KitKat). To clarify, I need the current data off the phone, so any options that result in ...
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The easiest way to root a Moto G (XT1032) Android v. 5.0.2

I have just rooted a samsung Lite 3 tablet...and it was simple. Really simple. Used Odin to install CWM, then installed a superuser app from a zip file. Really straightforward. So I decided to look ...
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Need to reinstall Android on phone

I've already tried doing a factory reset, it didn't solve problem. I had some issues with my phone, Blu Life Pure, and tried doing a factory reset last night. It wiped everything and restored apps to ...
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Problems with “gapps” stoped, factory reset doesn't work

Huawei Ascend G300 - Android 4.0.3: The phone has a problem with the "gapps" says the applications all the time that the Google play, Whatsapp, twitter, facebook stops working stop. try to make a ...
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Is Rooting possible for Xperia t3?

Please help me in rooting my phone xperia t3. The ram is very less and there are so many unwanted apps. How to remove them?
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How to root Oneplus One device?

I want to root my shiny OnePlus One device aka flagship killer. There is no dearth of guides available on Internet and accessible easily via Google, but I'm not sure which one to follow as I don't ...
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How to root “Infocus M2” (smartphone on sale at snapdeal from March 2015 in India) so that pre-installed apps can be removed?

Infocus M2 is on sale at snapdealdotcom. Its specifications are as below: 4.2-inch (1280 × 768 pixels) 355PPI LTPS display Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor ...
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How do I root Motorola Moto G (XT1045, Cricket)?

My phone is great. I love my phone and my carrier. I recently switched from AT&T because my rates were too high. So I got this model, go home, check for root... no known methods are available. ...
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How to root my Oppo N1 (with Custom Recovery)?

I just bought a Oppo N1, so how to root it? ColorOS V1.0.0 CyanogenMod CM10.2
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how to root “ HTC Sensation Z710e”

I'm using a HTC Sensation Z710e and I've been trying to root it without a computer several times but I can't get it to work. I have used many types of application like, kingroot but, it doesnt work. ...
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Remove Super SU and also increase internal storage in my Sony Xperia C

I'm having a major problem with Supersu. In order to remove it, I did a hard reset on my Sony Xperia C. But it still doesn't remove. Whenever I open it, it shows Supersu binary needs to be ...
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Get into fastboot mode without root or hardware buttons

I own a relatively unknown Chinaphone, the CUBOT GT72+ (MTK6572 SoC) - on which I was attempting to gain root access. No known exploit-based root methods exist for this device (which runs on Android ...
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How to root lenovo A7000?

I have tried to root lenovo a7000 a with kingo root application with no success. My computer will be infected due to this method as the download page for apk file forces me to download malicious ...
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Kingroot not working

My tablet is turned on but the screen stays black.. It happened when i try to root my tablet using kingroot and after a few minutes it reboots but still not rooted. I tried it again but after a few ...
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How can I root the Huawei Ascend Y530 U051?

Which Root Tool Do I Need for my Huawei Ascend Y530 U051? I have tried kingoroot, one-click, towelroot, z4root, universal-root and none of them work. I'm on Android 4.3 and I'm desperate to root it. ...
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How to root micromax A116(canvas hd)

Is there any way available to root this phone, stuck with this problem for so long.
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Root “Nexus 5” Android 4.4 kitkat to install custom rom? [duplicate]

What is the best guide to root the "Nexus 5" 4.4 Kitkat version? There seem to be so many guides and I'm not sure which one is the easiest and quickest to follow. Also when rooted, where can I get ...
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Issues with cyanogenmod 11 on galaxy y

I tried to root my Galaxy Y. I installed cyanogenmod 11 on it. But the version of cyanogenmod I got had many bugs. Even the phone call is not working. How could I fix this situation. Please help
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How can I root my android without PC?

I have a android jelly bean phone and I want to root it, but I do not have any PC. so how can I root it easily without PC?
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rooting android phone file change

does rooting the phone change file permissions on sms or chats database, is there anything being deleted from the phone? or the root just changes attributes to folders that have no permission without ...
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Restoring personal data after bootloader unlock [duplicate]

I plan to unlock the bootloader on my OnePlus One device but from what I've seen in forums, personal data (media, app data etc) are lost in essentially what is a factory reset of sorts. Is there any ...
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Xperia Z3 Rooting

Two days ago I upgraded my Xperia Z3 to Lollipop. Needless to say I'm not impressed (mainly due to no longer having great battery life), and plan on going back to 4.4 soon. For some time I've been ...
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“This app won't run without Google Play Services which are missing from your phone” on Samsung Galaxy S2

I recently rooted my Galaxy S2 GT I9100 phone. I search some of the video on YouTube about how to upgrade OS from Jelly Bean 4.1 to Lollipop 5.02. I did the same and succeed in it. The problem I'm ...