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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 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 file. ...
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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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Rooting My at&t phone (HTC) [closed]

If i were to root my Htc one mini would that mean i would no longer be able to upgrade my phone in the future to a Galaxy s5?
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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 ...
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Samsung GT-9305 : ROOTING & Problems with camera “Unknown Error by ErrorCallBack”

I have a Samsung S3 4G (GT-i9305), running on Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P.I9305XXUFNL1), Kernel Version (3.0.31-3447006 (I9305XXUFNL1)), which have a problem with the usb connector (i'm able to charge but ...
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If your phone is rooted, can it still do normal factory reset?

Like you wouldn't notice if it's rooted or not?
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How to know if your phone has been rooted? [duplicate]

Rooting is like jailbraking for iPhones, right... Does factory-resetting let the user know if it was/is ever rooted by someone?
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How to fix failed CM install on Moto G?

I have tried to root my Moto G, which had the bootloader unlocked, and was on 5.1 GPE to install CM 11. I have had a lot of issues... First I successfully installed the CWM recovery, when I went ...
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Virgin Mobile HTC desire 510 root?

Has anyone found a solid way to root the VM HTC desire 510? I have search long and hard but haven't found anything substantial. I know the 510 is rootable, and I have found a few tutorials, but they ...
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Rooting with Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 [duplicate]

Please Help Me.I really don't know how to root this device. I have tried difrrent apps to root, but it seem not to be working...
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Why doesnt my google accounts sync to google play?

Recently my google play has stopped working and when I go to my google accounts it says sync error for google play music and tv ( i only use google play) how can i fix this... By the way I have rooted ...
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HTC One M7-rooting problem

I have been rooting HTC M7 as with provided info on this forum, and have stuck in the step not entering recovery mode. Did unlocked the phone, downloaded CWM latest version via ADB & fastboot. ...
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Rooting problem Samsung Galaxy Core

I am using Samsung Galaxy Core GT I8262, I had a problem rooting my device. I rooted my android device before but now there is a problem when rooting my device with kingo android root and with any ...
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How can I root my LG Volt?

Is there a way to root the LG Volt? Are there any step-by-step instructions available?
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if I know nothing about Android, is it crazy to have a rooted phone? [closed]

I bought my first Android phone off ebay, a Samsung Galaxy S4 after always using Windows phones. It was supposed to be unlocked and a "store demo", but when I started playing with it, I was getting ...
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Motochopper root failure message

I want to use Motochopper to root my Samsung Galaxy Fame, but I found this failure message at the end. Does anyone know how to fix this? [*] [*] Motochopper: Android root exploit (Linux/OS X version) ...
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How to root Micromax Canvas HD A116 device running Android 4.2.1?

I have never rooted a phone before & did some primary search on xda forums for Micromax Canvas HD A116. I found a link to root the phone but the steps listed on it are a little incomprehensible ...
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How to install OxygenOS on OnePlus One phone?

I have OnePlus One (not rooted) and I'm interested in trying OxygenOS. I tried to follow the instructions in OnePlus forum, but since I didn't have "fastboot and ADB" (& I didn't know what it is), ...
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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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how to root my HTC one m(8)

i have an htc one m(8), i want to root my phone with no pc and free and easy. any suggestions? i haven't tried anything yet. also ithas no current service provider and no SIM card. I just use it on ...
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Moto G does not turn on after updating to KitKat 4.4.4

I have rooted and unlocked the bootloader on my Moto G. After that, I updated it to KitKat 4.4.4, but it does not power on. Fast boot mode cannot turn on too, I haven't tried anything yet. How to fix ...
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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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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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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 ...