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I have to root obi sf1. No rooting method worked

I bought Obi Worlds Phone's SF1 Found Here. Runs On MSM8939 Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and Lollipop out of the box. Tried all ways listed on xda-developers or anywhere else. But couldn't ...
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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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How to recover the files in KNOX mode after I have rooted the device ?

Samung S4, Android 4.4.4 I rooted my device, and now can't access the files in KNOX mode. Should i unroot it or what ?
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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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Rooting catch 22

I have a Nexus 5 phone purchased from Google, running Marshmallow (MMB29S). Recently it started misbehaving. When I try to open the "Data Usage" settings, they hang. So I asked on some forums and ...
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Can you have someone fix/assist with android problems via remote assistance?

I have too many problems to mention including the truth about what my phone model/details 'really' are. I've got a few programmes downloaded on my laptop due to the many issues I have with my android ...
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Root Android Marshmallow with Terminal Emulator

While researching how to root a Nexus 6 running Android Marshmallow, I came across a method of rooting, posted in 2011, that involves the use of a Terminal Emulator (here's the link). I tried doing ...
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Unable to flash TWRP on a LG G4 (LG H815)

I own an international LG G4 LG H815 and running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. For the whole day I am unable to flash TWRP on the phone. First I unlocked the bootloader with succes. Now I am trying to flash TWRP ...
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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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How to root Bluetimes 3584F Android TV box?

I need to move the apps to SD card because the internal memory is almost full, but I can do that only if it is rooted. So, I need to root my Android TV Box, Bluetimes 3584F. This is the firmware link ...
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Easiest way to switch to a userdebug build on Nexus 6P?

I just got an Nexus 6P, and unlike with my previous phone, I would prefer to keep the firmware as stock as possible this time while still enabling debugging/root access. (for app development) On my ...
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Can't access external storage on pc

I have recently rooted my Micromax Canvas 2.2. Earlier when I used to connect my phone to laptop via usb cable, there used to be an option whether I want to access mass storage or charge device only. ...
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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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how do i Reinstall stack Rom of lenovo ideatab s600h

My Tablet was reset ed by a friend i don't know how, but now it wont show the navigation keys and/or notification panels. I ran a factory reset it is stuck on the "Now install package"screen. when i ...
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how to root unlocked at&t samsung galaxy note 4

Just wondering if any has found a way to root this phone!! (unlocked at&t samsung galaxy note 4..) Also was wondering when the marshmallow update will be released.. I am getting pretty impatient
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Windows claims that my device has malfunctioned?

The issue (summarized) My phone will not be recognized by ANY computer, regardless of OS, with or without drivers. Kies is not installed, nor Android Transfer (in the case of my iMac), and I am at my ...
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Why do my apps crash and temporarily blackout?

I have a Kyocera Hydro Life (rooted) and it's been randomly crashing apps or causes them to blackout temporarily before going back to normal. Does anyone know what could be causing it? Btw, it did ...
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How do I upgrade Alcatel firmware

How can I upgrade my Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ to a 5.X firmware version? Is there a way without rooting? If I do root it, is there a chance I'll lose functionality on my phone? I'm in Canada and ...
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Access media files on NTFS formatted USB OTG drive (preferably without rooting)

I have a physically small but digitally large (128GB) USB key on my keychain. Unfortunately since I intend to use it for Easy2Boot and to support large video files, it must not be FAT32. I know that ...
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How to change languages through space bar

I can not change language from space bar when I select many languages in galaxy 3 mini I8200 kindly guide . Thanks
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sony z3 root problem

I'm trying to root my Sony Z3. I have the file both zipped and unzipped on my phone. I tried to go into > "install from device/memory sd card" but everything there is grayed out and I'm not able to ...
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How to Root Sprint Galaxy S6 5.1.1

How to Root Sprint Galaxy S6 5.1.1 with build G920PVPU3BOL1?
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Root without usb?

I searched for something similar to this question already but I'm wondering if it's possible to root an android device without the usb connection. The port itself is damaged so I must use Bluetooth or ...
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Android rooting: step clarifications

i'm trying to follow this tutorial: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-5x/general/guides-how-to-guides-beginners-t3206930 What does the step "Download the SuperSU for systemless root method ...
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Connect usb cable and waiting for device problem in bootloader

I wanted to unlock the bootloader for my motorola moto g 3rd gen. I get to the step where I put my phone into fastboot mode. On the bottom of my screen in fastboot mode, it says 'connect usb data ...
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How to safely root Samsung Galaxy Core Prime?

In a nut shell I would like to safely root my Samsung Galaxy Core Prime or install another capable custom OS, because I really am unimpressed to the point I may return to T-mobile for the $30 LG Leon. ...
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Gain (remote) control of Samsung Galaxy S3 with broken display

I have physically broken my SGS3's (i9300) display, and thought the phone was now just trash. But as I came home with it in my pocket, to my surprise, it connected to my Wifi, synced my files with my ...
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How can I connect to ADB on my Galaxy S3 without connecting with USB at all? [duplicate]

So my Galaxy S3's microUSB port is broken and it won't connect to PC. It doesn't have root. I tried rooting it but none of the methods shown on the internet gave me results (I installed the newest ...
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My user data wipes after every boot!

i rooted my tablet but when i reboot my tablet all my user data deleted automatically.this happens after every boot.Can any one help me?
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How to root Lenovo A1000 Smartphone?

I tried Kingo Root and Root Genius and some other software but finally failed to root this phone. My phone is Lenovo A1000.
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How to root the Droid Maxx with 4.4.4 KitKat

Is there a way to root the Motorola Droid Maxx (Android 4.4.4 KitKat)? It doesn't even support the ESPN app as-is.
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Where is the root drive of an android is located

I want to know that where is the root drive or folder is located in an android. Please tell me for installing the app
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How can I easily root and unroot my nexus 6 for software testing without losing data from a stock backup and have any signs it was rooted?

I am a software tester who has been using the stock, unrooted Nexus 6 for for projects because that is required for most of my testing projects. I recently got offered a project that requires me to ...
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I have a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 which I want to root?

If I root my phone will I have any carrier problems? Towelroot seems to be the right program, but is towelroot.com safe? Virustotal said Dr. Web doesn't trust it. Is towelroot the right way to do it ...
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How to root ZTE Z667T?

How do I root ZTE Z667T smartphone without computer? I tried one-click root but it doesn't give me the option as described.
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Root Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge running Android 5.1.1

Is there a way to root this device? Its model name is SM-G925F. PingPong Root works only with Android 5.0.2.
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Android rooting security considerations

I know this question has been asked many times, but I didn't see a clear answer to it from security experts, or it is from several years ago and things might have changed. My question is double: ...
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How to root Huawei mate 8

I just bought a Huawei Mate 8 two weeks ago and now I need to root it – as some of apps require root access or I can't use the app. I have tried towelroot and iroot, both didn't work. please help.
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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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How to root Blu Studio Selfie?

I have tried all possible ways of rooting my Blu Studio Selfie S070Q but none of them seem to work. Everything has failed. I am in need of help. Can anyone out there help me?
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Galaxy S2 stuck at boot. Please help

Yesterday I flashed CM 12.1 on my Galaxy S2 gt-i9100. I rooted the device by flashing Siyah kernel via Odin. Then using cwm based siyah recovery I did the factory reset and wipe cache & dalvik and ...
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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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Hide no sim icon close to battery

I have a Nexus 5 running Android 6 (xTraFactory rom, rooted phone). I would like to remove the No Sim icon close to battery. I tried before (using abd root): setprop persist.radio.noril 1 and ...
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Heimdall/JOdin: “We could not obtain the PIT file. We tried, but it didn't work.”

I'm trying to root my Samsung S6, but I don't have a Windows computer. Luckily, JOdin works on Linux too and it connects to my phone, so I am now much closer to my goal. But now I am facing a new ...
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How to root Samsung S6 using Linux?

All the guides that I can find online refer to the Windows-only "Odin" software. I also found an open-source alternative "Heimdall" but the Samsung S6 is not supported (and apparently it's not ...
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How to install cynogenmod on Moto E?

I have Moto E with android 5.1. I like install cynogenmod. What are the steps I need to follow?
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Why is it acceptable to supply devices without root capabilities? [closed]

It seems bizarre to me that Android devices that you have bought and paid for are not capable of providing a built in root session, so you can gain full control over your own device! Why is this ...
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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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Internal Storage damaged and now Factory Reset is unavailable

I have a Huawei Ascend Y530-U051. I had internal storage damage after I rooted my Huawei Ascend Y530 with Towelroot and unrooted again. I was unable to root the device again and tried to use Kingroot. ...
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Can a hacker simply copy shared prefs from one device to another to hijack a user session/state?

I'm an Android apps developer. I'm trying to address a security concern in one of my apps. I need to test a scenario in which someone will try to copy the shared prefs file (or files) from one ...