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Are flash counters a part of Android?

I have heard that many Samsung devices have a flash counter so that the company can know if the device had been rooted, even if the device was unrooted later. Are such flash counters or any similar ...
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my moto g is not turn on after updating to 4.4.4

I was root and unlocking boot loader in my phone g after that i update it to 4.4.4 now it is not going to power on. fast boot mode not turn on too I do not tried anything
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Resetting build.prop edited in Canvas Nitro

I am using Canvas Nitro A311. Today I edited the build.prop file. There I changed the line ro.product.model=Canvas Nitro A311 to ro.product.model=GT-I9505. Now, after reboot the device says "LAUNCHER ...
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When exactly does the Android ID change?

Depending on the source, I read difference answers to this question so it would be good to know all options. As far as I know: By a tool when the device is rooted Factory reset Other situations? ...
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Best custom rom for i9100? [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my s2 to lollipop but before that I want to backup my stock rom so that if in future I can reinstall it. Even tell me about best method of rooting I9100 and from where I can download ...
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Remove SU after unroot

I lost root access after an update (I'm totally android illiterate). I tried to re-root but Stump Root thinks that I'm already rooted because "/system/xbin/su" exists. How can I remove ...
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How to re-root Samsung Galaxy S 4G (SGH-T959) on KK 4.4.3 without USB?

I need to re-root device without USB, and I am unable to install (most, not all) third party app. Recent upgrade of ROM to 4.4.3 left me without my TWRP recovery at boot accessible and my root gone. ...
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Set_perm: “/tmp/backuptool.sh” not a valid uid [on hold]

I have an error when flashing a ROM to my Galaxy Tab 2 7.0(GT-3P110). Please help me fix this error? Thanks in advance.
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Please any ideas for installing settings.apk to system without root on 4.4.3?

I will answer any questions you have for me....but I am just in need of an answer to the question as posted I cannot access the settings on my device, as the settings app is not showing on the ...
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Root Archos 101 xs running Android 4.1.1

I just got an Archos 101 xs Tablet from a friend of mine who has asked me to root it. I'ev had it a whole week and can't figure out a proper way to do so. I have tried searching for one-click tools ...
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How can I stop my Samsung Galaxy S4 restarting on it's own?

My Galaxy S4 is rooted and it keeps restarting on its own after using an application and sometimes when someone calls me it restarts. it is custom and the system is 4.4.2 kitkat What can I do to fix ...
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Lost access to Settings and recovery after flashing custom ROM

i lost access and i need to restore factory to possibly return to clear the issue I recently moved a rooted system on both Beanstalk custom and SlimSaber (both KitKat 4.4.2) to Omni ROM 4.4.3, but ...
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Unsure if 'adb push' has completed correctly in recovery mode

I did everything that the CyanogenMod wiki told me to, and I think I might be done, and I got this alert on my computer. But I'm not getting any alerts on ClockWorkMod.... I'm using the ...
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Philz touch 6 stuck in recovery mode

I recently installed philz touch 6 recovery on my galaxy tab 3 lite, with the main purpose of rooting. When I downloaded it over ODIN it was fine, and booted into recovery. Now, when I try to boot ...
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Consuming lot of data by android os [duplicate]

My device is Micromax a110q. I rooted it and changed my rom to sony pure xperia z2. After changing my rom the data is much more consuming by android os. So help me how to reduce data..
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Is there any manual or info on rooting unkown/chinese/cheap Android devices?

I have a cheap tablet running android 4.2.2. There is no device specific docs on rooting it or any hacking information. Between all the device specific rooting guides, it is hard to find any general ...
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Okay to install CWM Recovery on Galaxy Nexus 3 GT-i9250M?

This article is very explicit that installing CWM recovery is only for the GT-i9250 and that the: process here is not for other variants of Samsung Galaxy Nexus, like: GT-i515, GT-i516, GT-L700, ...
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Fastboot devices returns nothing

I have Asus Fonepad 7 dual sim (Build ver. 5.5.1). I want to root my device. adb devices recognizes my device properly. Debugging mode is on. Even device enters in fastboot mode by ...
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After rooting KitKat 4.4.2 Samsung Galaxy S5 (EU version), is it possible to upgrade to Lollipop & still retain the root?

I know root is just having admin privileges, but i was wondering will there be any interference with KNOX when upgrading to Lollipop? Thank you advance, JT.
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samsung galaxy note n8000 10.1 stucked on bot loop

i tried alot of firmwares from another countries and heimdall and more than 10000000 recoverys files its complete the software and success and still at the same problem and i see the file you sent ...
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alcatel onetouch pop c3 initial setup screen

My pop c3 stucked at the screen that says "alcatel onetouch good move". I left it like that for one day, and it just stayed there. Last thing I did: I rooted my phone using framaroot. Then I renamed ...
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Block mobile internet access except portable hotspot without rooting my phone

I've seen many articles and tried many applications like 'mobiwol' 'droidwall' 'avast antivirus' 'foxfi'. What my problem is that I've a very limited mobile data and I want to use it with my laptop ...
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Rooting failed, superSU remains

I tried to root my Galaxy Core 2 Duos using Kingo root, which installed SuperSU. Unfortunately rooting failed all of a sudden, but still SuperSU remains. How can I remove SuperSU from my device?
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How can I go about rooting my HTC One M8 (Verizon)?

Never rooted a phone before, just want to make sure I do it correctly and don't brick the phone. I am not looking for anything too fancy in terms of custom roms or bootloaders; I just want root access ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 wont boot after rooting

I try to Root my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with KingoRoot using pc. after that it restarted, but now it won't boot. when i try the button combination, home+power+vol, tab goes into downloading, odin, mode. ...
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How to root Android Device installed in Oracle VirtualBox on Windows

I have Android Device installed in Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 7. I need to pair two devices without user confirmation. It's Android 4.3. I want to connect two devices with Bluetooth and for that ...
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How do I get the standard default.prop file back on the root file system?

At the root file system on my Android phone, there's a file called default.prop. Right now that's a non-standard file because of CF Auto Root, but I want that file to be the stock version (1). ...
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What are the advantages of enabling or disabling Samsung KNOX

I've rooted my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo Android device by following this XDA Developers link. I would like to know what Samsung KNOX is, and what the advantages of enabling it / disabling it are (as ...
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E:signature verification failed on LG G2 using iroot

I have stock LG G2 D800. Tried to root it using this link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=48709232&postcount=869 I get E:signature verification failed Installation aborted ...
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zenfone 5 1.98 ww is buggy, downgrade or upgrade?

History of me being stupid: bought the phone a few days ago, and this message started popping up all the time about the browser, and then whatsapp "...tries to read contacts". I read somewhere that ...
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How to root Kindle Fire HD 8.9"

I have purchased a Kindle Fire HD 2. Generation (2012) and wanted to root it. I followed the instructions from Rooting a new Kindle Fire HD and and other instructions found via google. When I run the ...
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Root a Samsung Galaxy 4 tab 7", Kies isn't working

I am trying to root a Samsung Galaxy 4 tab 7". The box says SM-T230NU with a label "Model: SM-T230NYKMXAR". I got drivers from here: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SM-T230NYKUXAR ...
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How to Root Xolo One

Hardware : MT6582 Model : XOLO One Build number : XOLO_One_S006_14012015 Build date UTC : 20150115-031031 Android version : 5.0 Baseband version: ...
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Nexus S won't turn on HELP!

i got issues with my Samsung Galaxy Nexus S i9023. It's new mobile. After 2 months i was msg's with my friends,then my phone just restart and its was fine for 1 min. then it turn off. And when i try ...
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can you change the system to a phone thats already been rooted

I had bought a Japanese phone that seems to be rooted but the android version of the root is very buggy so I wanted to change it to the system of the s5 I was wondering was it possible also I believe ...
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how to hard reset?

I tried rooting my samsung SM-G313HZ and somehow screwed up. I did like a dozen times of Odin firmware downloads into the phone as it kept having problem. Now, i still cannot get into Recovery Mode. I ...
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my LGLS660 android will NOT recognize my sd card as separate from internal storage

Phone says i dont need to move apps becuz the internal-external storage r one in thesame. There's almost no storage formsame. There's almost no storage fore to even update an already installed app.I ...
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How to securely root g2 phone (AT&T LGE LG-D800)?

I've been looking to root my phone, only all methods require installing binaries from little-known (by me) sites with no Web of Trust rating. I feel hesitant to do that. Here are some rooting links ...
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How to root samsung galaxy note2 n7100? [duplicate]

I want to root my samsung galaxy note2 n7100. I saw lots of tutorials on internet. But no tutorial give me a 100% guarantee. :( can anyone help me to root my mobile?
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Xperia Z2 Won't install rom's

This is my first time posting here, but I've used this a fair amount on previous phones to get root and rom's on. I recently bought an Xperia Z2 online. I've spent the last few days trying to install ...
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My Rooted Note 4 needs a new carrier

I have a galaxy note 4 from T-Mobile the phone is rooted. Now I need to switch carriers to At&t. I have the code to unlock the phone but I need to know (if I put the new at&t Sim-card in my ...
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Trying to root and install Xposed on Nexus 5 with Lollipop

I'm trying to install Xposed on my Nexus 5 running 5.0.1. I used Wug's rootkit on Windows to root my device, but first of all it seems that I cannot root. I have gone through the whole process listed ...
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Navigating rescue menu on Lenovo Caiphone S18

I've got a Lenovo Caiphone S18 (or "fake iPhone 5S"). The thing is that I've removed an APK called "Theme Manager", and now after the intro video boot I only can see a black screen. But if I touch the ...
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Android tablet stuck on screen

I am trying to get back to menu screen of my tablet , T909/s but it stuck on just one screen when i start it , I dont know what happened with it but it just stuck on one screen which i uploaded below ...
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How to manually flash your android device?

Want to update my android version myself. The phone manufacturer isn't providing any updates. Is there a way to update from Jellybean to kitkat manually? I'm using Micromax A76 Canvas Fun. Currently ...
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Error in installing lollipop 5.0.2 on Samsung s2 (19105p) pluse

Im trying to install lollipop on my Samsung s2 pluse (19105p). But at installing time got a error in " E:failed to verify whole-file signatures "
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What functionality will I lose by installing CM on my Xperia Z3?

I am considering to replace the stock rom of my Xperia Z3 with Cyanogenmod. What are the functions that will no longer be accessible / installable after doing this switch? For example I heard that ...
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Rooting HUAWEI Ascend y330 [closed]

I tried to root my HUAWEI Ascend y330 through many applications but it did not rooted so help me good root application
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Root Access to Galaxy S5 (4.4.4)

I would just like to navigate the filesystem to see what is in /data/data of the Galaxy S5 that I own. As non-root it appears empty. Is there a problem with readonly access at least?
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Locked on stock recovery software?

Even after flashing clockworkmod, when I go into the recovery menu after booting, it just gives me the stock recovery system. Help? I've also tried with twrp, no luck.