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Root a Samsung Galaxy 4 Tab 7"

I am trying to root a Samsung Galaxy 4 tab 7" (SM-T230NU) I see various sites explaining how to do this, but can't get anything to work. Apparently I need Odin 3.09, but I am unable to download it. ...
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Android rescue menu broken - can't select reset option - fake menu - fake iphone 5

I've got a fake iphone 5s lenovo s18 cai. The thing is that I've removed an apk called theme manager and now after the intro video boot I just can see a black screen. But if I touch the screen seems ...
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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 an Android device that's NOT a phone [on hold]

I'm looking at an inexpensive HDTV tuner/DVR on Amazon - MediaSonic Homeworx HW180STB. I'm guessing that it's ARM/Android-based but I'm not sure. I'm going to buy one and open it up to see what's ...
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Rooting HUAWEI Ascend y330

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.
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Rooted phone having problems with switching on

I recently rooted my samsung galaxy s5, i did something wrong on one of custom roms, I thought I was installing the new system or something, it got me into the boot system. I choose apply (something) ...
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How to root my Philips 3900

I have this tablet with android 4.1.1 Already tried with UnloockRoot PRO but didnt work. Does anybody have an idea how to root it? The tablet comes with many pre-installed software that I want to ...
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Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 root knox?

I see directions for carrier based versions of the galaxy tablet, but none seem to mention the particular one that I have(a wifi only sm-t230nu). they also mention Knox, but I cannot tell if it is ...
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How to flash Mts Blaze 5?

I would like to flash my Android Phone because it appears to be corrupted; whenever I switch on my phone it gets stuck on the MTS logo (splash) screen. I have recently downloaded a 'flash tool,' but ...
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Error after hard reset: “Control GI Camera has stopped”

I recently did a factory reset on my Kyocera Hydro Edge (Boost Mobile) C5215 (rooted using Framaroot 1.9.3). Upon rebooting, I got the following error message: "Unfortunately, Control GI Camera has ...
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Asus memopad7 170C, unlocking bootloader fails

I'm trying too root my Asus memo pad 7 (170C), I've tried EVERY method, using KingoRoot, SuperOneClick, Frameroot, motochopper. None of them worked. So I decided to do the rooting stuff myself, first ...
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How to re-flash stock android OS if I accidentally format the entire storage system using TWRP wipe

I am using the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 inch , SM-T705 model running on 4.4.2 kitkat stock android. I was trying to flash a new rom and I went and did a wipe on everything using TWRP custom recovery. ...
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LG F60 rooting/changing install location doesn't work

So recently I bought an LG F60 it's all cool and stuff but when it comes to storage I have like < 500mb . I tried kingo root, it doesn't detect my phone at all. I tried adb shell pm ...
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How to root my Chinese tablet

I need a help to find root for my chinese tablet i don't know his type and i am afraid to lose it after I delete one app from it the tablet not working right all the apps not working and the download ...
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Rooting Vodafone Smart 4 turbo (Cortex A53)

Using several different rooting software, may it be one click apps, or quite complicated flashing tools, it is usually quite easy to root an android device. However, I am quite unsure what occurs ...
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Unrooting moto g 2nd gen, need original firmware [duplicate]

Similar to this post: Cannot update to Lollipop on rooted Moto G 2nd Gen I rooted my moto g device a few weeks ago as i needed to access the hosts file for dev purposes. The result was, a rooted ...
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Flashing same rom over the already installed one?

I have a Note 3 (N9005) with 3.co.uk ROM Kitkat-updated automatically by note 3. it has the following software spec: PDA/ AP (firmware build version) :N9005XXUGNH1 MODEM/CP(baseband or modem version) ...
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bluetooth earpiece question

when I use my bluetooth earpiece I push the button I hear a faint beep telling me that i am connected. Can this be changed so that I can use a word like hello etc. my device moto G andriod 4.4.4
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Trying to root using a Mac. Galaxy Note II SCH-I605.

Right now I'm trying to use ghettoroot tool to gain root access to my phone. I'm really not sure if this will work from Mac... and I'm not sure what to do after I've gained root access. I have no ...
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I forgot the lock screen PIN on my Moto G second gen XT-1068

I forgot the PIN number of the lock screen. I'm unable to do anything to get into my device as both data connection and Wi-Fi are off and USB debugging is disabled. Is there any way to enable them? ...
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Looking for a rom or OS to run on a Prestigio 3670B [duplicate]

I have a prestigio PMP3670B tablet and have already rooted it. From this point I am struggling to find an OS or ROM for it. Currently it is on 4.2.2 jellybean but it is ridiculously slow. If anyone ...
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Rebooting when Rooting

My Acer Iconia B1-710 kept rebooting whenever I rooted my device and it is still unrooted. Is there a problem in its specifications? I used Kingroot to root my device and I checked the SuperSU ...
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Platform-tools not showing in Mac OSX

I've downloaded the ADK, and am running the SDK Manager. I've downloaded all of the packages, including Android SDK Platform tools (v 21.1.2). However, I don't have a folder called "platform-tools" ...
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Rooting Motorola Android Razr M 4.4.2 [duplicate]

Can I truly root this phone? Trying w/out any success. Downloaded Ifone to recover lost texts and e mails. System said had to root phone and suggested program which I used. (Moblego?). Program did ...
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How to root andriod device automatically [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is possible to root my andriod device automatically. For example if there is an app, skript or mechanism that do the rooting for me. I would just need to start the app, ...
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Rooting Moto G. Stuck on <waitng for device>. What to do?

I'm trying to root my phone using this guide: http://www.modaco.com/topic/366771-root-your-moto-g-option-1-superboot/, however when I launch the .sh file it's stuck on < waiting for device >. USB ...
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Is it possible to temporary root my device without uploading any file neither installing any APK?

There are exploits like the called towelroot that may be used to temporary root an Android device. For example, in order to use towelroot I have to upload an APK and install it in the device but ...
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Kernel question

My boyfriend was really curious about my cell phone kernel. He looked through my cell phone to find it. I don't know why and what could he possibly do. Does anyone know? I have my GPS turned off and ...
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Moto g 2nd gen, lollipop bootloader unlock issue

I have just bought Moto G 2nd generation smart phone with 16 gb internal memory. To root device, I tried to unlock bootloader. But it didn't go smooth. When I hit command fastboot oem unlock ...
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How to root Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro with linux computer

I have found a lot instructions, but most (or all) of them use a Windows GUI application to root the device. The Linux scripts, that I found did not work. My telephone: Model: Xperia Mini Pro ...
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HTC One M7 - Unauthorized in adb

After 10 hours spent, it seems that I need to remove /data/misc/adb/adb_key file and restart the phone. But how can I do it if phone is not rooted and adb has no access? It's a not rooted HTC One M7 ...
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Explanation of Rooting Steps

I successfully rooted my Azpen A727 tablet from a Linux PC using the steps at this link. I don't like to blindly execute procedures so I've been studying the steps. I think I understand them all, ...
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Root galaxy note without extern devices, software or internet

Hi I wondering if I can root my phone (Jelly bean 4.1.2) without computer or else. I want to root it man manually by myself, in other words without any apps or something. Also, if is possible to root ...
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samsung galaxy core-i8262 /system/xbin/su path

I have samsung gt-i8262 phone. scenario: i want to drop superSU binary for gaining root access. I tried framaroot but was not successful. now I am using cydia impactor to execute script as ...
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How to root and unlock bootloader

how do how do I root and unlock the bootloader for my Samsung Galaxy 3 S model number SCH-s968c which is the Verizon version for straight talk
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how to root my lava iris fule 50

How to root my lava iris fule 50 android 4.4.2 mobile ??? please help me out with screen shoots on how and figure out the exact screen shots on upgrade it to 5.0
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two type internal storage

I hv a Spice Mi-535 phone. Its storage is 16 GB out of which 12 GB (Total storage) is user available but it can't be used for apps installation. In settings>phone storage, it shows another Total ...
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APP - Root/unroot any device from the app, no PC required [duplicate]

I am a newbie with Android programming, quite franckly, I dont even know half the basics, but so far I have create an app and is in the making, it can either apply a temporary root or a permanent root ...
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Rooting Android

I have problem with rooting Android, I tried various methods (including Kingo, EasyRootTool, and etc.) and none pf them worked. My device is Sony Z C6602 Android 4.4.4 Build Number ...
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Is there any program to root my device without connecting it to PC?

I am looking for an APK software which could be installed on my Android device (Samsung S3 I9300) that root my device without needing to connect the device to PC during root process. Or any other way ...
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Rooting Android Samsung G7102 grand 2 duos

I want to recover lost pics from my phone samsung g7102 grand 2 duos and the recovery software requires that the phone be rooted. I tried: 1. Using towelroot, didn't work. Device not supported. 2. ...
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Rooting android using kingo root

So I was trying to root my samsung android 4.4.2 using the software kingo root. I first connected it to my pc and then began the rooting process. After it began, the pc app of kingo root was blank ...
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Rooting the Micromax Canvas A1 Android One Phone (Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4501)

Can anyone share experiences rooting the Android One device Micromax Canvas A1 (Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4501)? [It runs Android I am looking for a trustworthy way, as far as possible. (Please don't say ...
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How would I root my HTC without computer

I want to root my HTC but I'm not sure how I would do this and I have no computer access........ Please help. Tori
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Where to do I find my saved book files on my root device?

I have a book app that downloads book files from the Internet. It stops working and the developer wants me to root my phone and find those downloaded files for him so that he can debug. I've rooted ...