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How to root samsung galaxy s5 SM-900H

After long wait, i got my samsung s5 updated to version 6.0.1. Now I am almost sure that no further updates will be available for my model. So now its time to root. What is the easiest method to ...
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How to reset an Android device with pattern lock

My android phone pattern was wrongly entered and I dried doing a hard reset thus; I turn off the phone and removed the battery, I waited for about a minute and inserted the battery. I pressed hold the ...
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OnePlus One Stuck at [1+] Powered By android screen

I followed this guide to root my OnePlus One. Now, whenever it starts, it gets stuck on the [1+] Powered By android screen. I can get into both fastboot and TWRP but starting normally it freezes on ...
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Rooted my LG G Flex 2, but no root, and no supersu?

So today i decided to root my Lg G Flex 2 which runs on 5.1.1. Using the pc method everything went fine with no errors, but when phone booted up i have no superuser, and root checker basic said no ...
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Lenovo Vibe P1m Phone bugged to the core. Need to install OS manually. How to do it?

There are lots of viruses and unknown windows opening in phone. Even after hard reset, these softwares still dont seem to go away. They turn on data and wifi automatically and start their notorious ...
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ADB device unauthorized, cant get RSA Fingerprint

So I was messing around with my Dell Venue 10 5050, trying to root it. I booted to the bootloader and tried to unlock it. I formatted the system,recovery, and data partitions, which deleted Android OS....
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Cannot remount /system partition even when rooted (Sony xperia M2)

I have a Sony xperia M2 D2303 with kitkat 4.4.4 and compilation number 18.3.1.C.1.17. I have rooted using KingRoot v4.9.5. I have checked that system is rooted using tools such as root checker. Now, I ...
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Flashing Custom Recovery (TWRP): Are there risks involved beside the usual?

I am looking to flash twrp on my device. Are there any risks involved in it, beside the bricking,etc. I understand that the bootloader will be unlocked, but is this any risk of something such as a ...
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Is it possible to root Samsung Xcover3(sm-g388F) 5.1.1

Is it possible to root Samsung Xcover3 sm-g388F on Android 5.1.1? Read in a lot of forums that it is not possible, but also read in numerous Times that it is possible. Can you Clarion this to me? ...
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IMEI says my Galaxy Note 4 is actually Galaxy S5

Was checking out services to unlock my SIM card slot, due to post-rooting was told by network provider to *#*#4636#*#* my phone, which re-provisioned it back to Sprint. But I dropped their service ...
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How does the rooting apps (like kingroot) roots the android phones

I rooted my android kit-kat with kingroot. This process took almost 2-3 minutes and it successfully rooted. But what is the process involved in rooting an android phone? I want a very clear ...
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How to downgrade, root, and install CM 12.1 on 5th gen Kindle Fire

I just got an Amazon Kindle Fire 5th generation 7 inch tablet. I want to install CyanogenMod but during setup the tablet updated to 5.1.4 and root methods and therefore flash methods are not working.
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Unable to unlock boot-loader and root Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4501

I have Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4501 which comes under Android One. It’s upgraded to Android 6.0.1. I tried to unlock its boot-loader but it’s not successful. I did • adb reboot bootloader • adb ...
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Issues in Rooted Android Device (iBall BraceX1)

My android tablet is iBall Brace-X1 which is with Android 4.4.2, Kernal 3.4.67 and MT6592. Its RAM is 2GB with 16GB of internal storage. It rooted it successfully. I checked with multiple Root ...
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Issues related to start-up apps, background apps and apps permissions

My android tablet is iBall Brace-X1 which is with Android 4.4.2, Kernal 3.4.67 and MT6592. Its RAM is 2GB with 16GB of internal storage. I rooted it successfully with Kingo Root but unable unlock ...
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Tablet stuck in “Recoery is not SEAndroid enforcing” and cannot turn off

Just bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab A6 tablet T-580. When I buy an Android device I do two things, immediately: 1) get latest OTA update without fully setting the device up (e.g. only Wifi, no Google ...
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Help a beginner who is about to install cyanogenmod 13 on a samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition

I have a Samsung Galaxy note 10.1 2014 edition that is my love. It is my daily driver too. I recently upgraded to lollipop, but faced issues with graphics quality being dropped due to some memory ...
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How do I root my LG G4 Beat phone?

I am fine with staying with the current Android OS but I just want root in order to be able to change the default installation location, etc. I also want to know how I will be able to unroot it. I ...
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Samsung working extremely slow

I unrooted my tab then did a factory reset, I then rooted my tab with Kingo Root, after rooting was successful my tab's performance became very slow. So I decided to boot into recovery mode then wipe ...
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Unable to root Galaxy S5 and firmware problem encountred

I was trying to root my Galaxy S5(SM-G900H) by using the tutorial given on http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2696537 but the process did not go as planned as keep struck on ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S6 is bricked

I recently bricked my Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-S906l while trying to flash TWRP recovery. Apparently, it was an unsupported recovery and I need to reflash the original recover with Odin, but it says it ...
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How to recover bloatware

I root my panasonic eluga A and delete some bloatware now my google map has stopped navigating my location. My google map search location and everything is working but gps not working. Please help me ...
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Error when flashing recovery to Moto G4 Plus Xt1640 - Image not signed or corrupt

I recently bought a new android phone (Moto g4 plus). Coming from the iPhone, I was eager to root it and take advantage of all the features. The problem is that whenever I try to flash a recovery ...
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Unlocking phone: Fastboot command

I am trying to unlock the bootloader of my phone (Archos 50b Oxygen) using Ubuntu 14.04. But nothing happend when i launch the unlocking command. Here a few commands and their results: adb devices ...
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Booting into twrp unsuccessful

Followed the steps mentioned in http://www.droidape.com/install-twrp-and-root-moto-g-2014-2nd-generation/ installed twrp successfully. But as I try to get into the recovery the screen shows the ...
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Easier to root, Samsung or HTC?

I have had an HTC One M7 for a while, and I have wanted to root it but am afraid to brick it (I'm on Verizon). So I bought a Samsung galaxy s3. I would like to know which one is easier to root. I plan ...
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S6 EDGE G925a AT&T 6.0.1… can it be rooted?

I have looked the web over for any method that will allow me to root this phone. Why is it so difficult. I can't find anything that will work... Looked at "One Click Root", "Pingpong root" and have ...
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How dangerous the fact that selinux is permissive? what should I be wary of?

I have installed a certain ROM which comes with selinux on "permissive". This is the only (good) ROM that properly fits for my device and there is no way to change the state of SELINUX. Now I'm not ...
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How to root LG K7 (MS330)?

I have a cleaning program on my phone and one of the program functions is to optimize CPU.When I try this, it says I do not have root privileges. How can I get root privileges on my android LG MS330 ?...
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How to install Xposed on S6

I rooted my EE Samsung S6 (SM-G920F) (UK) (Marshmallow 6.0.1) yesterday evening using Odin (I followed the tutorial on Tom's Guide). I seemed to root fine. There was no bricking, boot looping or any ...
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can't get root or twrp on LG G4 H811-20i

I can send adb/fastboot from Terminal (OSX) but no matter what I try, twrp won't install and I can't get root.
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Regarding root of my device samsung galaxy star pro gt S7262

i cant root my device after using odin drivers too my problem is in recovery mode it is not showing the option install from zip it is showing only 4 options they are 1 .reboot device 2. install ...
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How can I root my Alcatel pixi 3?

I tried using KingRoot v4.8.5, but it doesn't work for me. I may have used the wrong version or wrong application . Model Number : 5017X Android version : 5.1 Can anyone tell me the correct way to ...
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Is my LG G3 in a software bootloop?

Last week I have rooted my LG G3 so I can install Cyanogenmod 13 on it, bcs after some time I felt my phone got slow and the battery life was not that great. I installed it and it got really better. I ...
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Is it possible to flash IMEI number of Nexus 5X without knowing its password

Phone was stolen from me and the next thing I did is to block the use of the phone in every possible way. I would like to know that is it possible to flash IMEI number of Nexus 5X without knowing its ...
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How to root a Yxtel G928? (Spreadtrum SC6820 chipset)

I've tried to find information on rooting a Yxtel G928. Specs listed here: Spreadtrum SC6820 chipset; that site says it runs Android 2.3.6 but my phone says it's running Android 4.1. It's GSM and not ...
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Implications of an unlocked bootloader

I've been using android for about 5+ years now. Each of my phones usually rooted and rolling a custom Rom. But in the last one year or so, Especially the way in which android N is headed, it feels as ...
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Mount root filesystem as R/W

I use NOTE4 N910C with Android 6.0.1 PDA N910CXXU2DPE6, CSC N910COXA2DPE1 + TWRP + root, dated Wed, 11 May 2016. All works perfectly but in this version of firmware, root filesystem is mounted as read-...
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Ways to retain nonexistent WhatsApp number

All this while, I've been using WhatsApp with an old cellphone number which is now defunct. I now plan to switch over to a new phone. This means that I'll need to freshly install WhatsApp, but the ...
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Couldn't acquire root after running superboot

I've already done all steps for getting root at my MotoG (2nd generation) but still can't acquire the privilege. Unlocked bootloader: Started developer mode + USB debug Ran fastboot oem unlock ...
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Micro SD unusable after I rooted my LG G3(D855-marshmallow)

I used my LG G3 with a SD for 2 years without problems. Since I rooted my device it tells me the SD is damaged and when I try to format it nothing changes. when i connect the SD in my computer it ...
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ADB ls doesn't sort by name

Why ls in adb shell doesn't sort by name? Here is what I am getting in adb shell: AccuWeather apkfiles.com.apk.tar Amazon Shopping apkfiles.com.apk.tar GO Weather EX V5 apkfiles.com.apk.tar ...
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How to Root Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) running Lollipop 5.1.1?

Background: I currently am in the process of trying to root an Android smartphone with the following device info: Device Model: Samsung-SAMSUNG-SM-G900A Android Version: 5.1.1 Build Number: ...
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How to reset android super user pin

I have an android that i need to use for some apps which require superuser access, but i forgot the pin. Is there any way to do it without reinstalling the system, which i did actually. Thanks.
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How to install recovery after rooting Xperia M (stock ROM 4.3) to install custom ROM?

I have a rooted Xperia M Dual (C2004) with stock ROM 15.5.A.1.5 (4.3 Jelly Bean). Bootloader unlocking is allowed and I also have the unlock code already. Since Sony decided to stop giving updates I ...
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my phone is not booting or cant access to recoverymode

I tried to root myGT- i8262 with many apps but it didnt worked and i tried using Odin,after i added TWRP it showed pass in odin window and when my phone was booting it showed a yellow triangle with an ...
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fastboot flash boot boot.img : hab check on boot

I unpacked and repacked boot.img and tried 'fastboot boot new_boot.img' . The device came up properly. I thought everything was okay and decided to install the image. When I did 'fastboot flash boot ...
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What Does “[UID]” appended to a root request mean?

I recently got a root request that came up as "Greenify [UID]". This looked suspicious to me as I usually get greenify requests as just "Greenify". I have tried to contact the developer of Greenify ...
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How can I root Remix OS running in Virtual Box?

I have Remix OS beta running in Virtual Box. I've made a virtual drive which I've formatted as ext4 and installed Remix OS on. How can I get root access?
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LG Optimus G VDF KitKat unbreakable ROM

guys. I'm still facing the problem that I've stumbled upon a while ago. I updated my Optimus G with OTA from vanilla JB to vanilla KK (E97520b-VDF-XX). Since then (I suppose) phone became ...