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Help me identify, root, and install custom recovery my tablet

My friend gave a tablet. I want to root and tweak it so I can use it but after 6 hours of searching I gave up. How do I root this and find out what device this is? After hours of surfing I ended up ...
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How to root a Yxtel G928?

I've tried to find information on rooting a Yxtel G928 (specs listed here, running Android 4.1, GSM and not locked to any network) but I can't find anything reputable, just a few isolated forum posts ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T with Lollipop

I have Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T with Android 5.0 Lollipop upgraded. Is there any way to root this phone? PS. How do I root my Android device? This question is different. I heard that rooting ...
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Installing SuperSU — I found a binary problem

Hi I am following Android Central's guide to root my HTC One Mini. I got to this part: After installing the Custom Recovery, Your phone is now ready to get root access! Step 1: Connect your ...
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One click (or easy) way to Root Motorola Droid X with Morotola update 4.5.621

I read that the new DROID X build 4.5.621 prevents the most common Rooting methods. There is a more complicated method but I'm hoping there is a one-click method (less chance of me screwing up and ...
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How can I root my Prestigio MultiPad (PMP3670B)?

I want to install ArchiLinux on my multipad. I have tried to root my Prestigio MultiPad (model: PMP3670B) using some rooting apps I had found on the Internet, but all of them have requested an adb ...
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how do you properly root galaxy s3 i9300 on mac?

I am trying to root my Galaxy S3 i9300 on a Apple Mac. I followed the instructions here But instead of my phone starting up ClockWorkMod recovery, my phone keeps booting up on android recovery. Any ...
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Install custom rom without cwm or twrp in rooted xolo q1000

I have rooted xolo q1000 device. I want to install custom rom without using cwm. Actually the problem is , when i was installing stock rom by using S P Flashtool it messed all thing.Due to above ...
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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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How can I root my HTC Legend without erasing my data?

I want to root my HTC Legend but I don't want to lose my data on it. I have seen the unrevoked method for rooting HTC devices but it does not have a version specifically for HTC Legend. Would the HTC ...
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Rooting already unlock phone without losing data, possible?

As far as I have understood it's the unlocking part that requires wiping, and the rooting part doesn't. So, if I am already unlocked, can I root without losing my data? I've got a (red) Nexus 5 16GB ...
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Why I should I care about “knox” warranty can I still root my S5?

I have been using my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone for over a year as the manufacturer intends, NOT rooted. Its a great phone IMO because it has capable enough hardware, but not being root on my phone that ...
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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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Permission denied on /system/xbin/su when trying to unroot Sony Xperia L

I'm trying to root my Sony XPeria L reading this tutorial The firmaware is 15.0.А.2.17, model C2105, and my Android version est 4.1.2 Everything was good until step 9, where I get the following error ...
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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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What are some apps for rooted phone? [duplicate]

I have rooted my sony xperia Z a few days ago.But I want to use some rooted app for my phone that makes my phone more interesting? Can anyone help me?
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850A?

Seems I have searched vastly across the internet to no avail. So far, I've tried using a CF-auto-root file with Odin 3, and vroot, neither of which worked. The only helpful thread I've found was an ...
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What is the difference between generic and branded flashtoolfirmwarefiles (.ftf)?

I want to root my phone a Sony Xperia Z1 C6903 and followed this guide to downgrade it to Android 4.4.4 KitKat 14.4.A.0.108 Firmware first. Because the link to the provided firmware is dead I ...
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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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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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Force debug in safe mode via USB?

I did something so stupid I'm almost kind of proud of it. I rooted my LG Optimus T (Froyo) using Gingerbreak, cleaned out a bunch of stuff, and accidentally deleted the home screen launcher. No big, I'...
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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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What does rooting, bootloader, twrp and recovery mean? [closed]

I have just bought an android phone and I want to get the latest OS. However, I must root and unlock bootloader and recovery. I understand that to root something you gain administrative privileges. ...
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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 do I root my Android device?

This is a common question by those who have want to root their phones. How exactly do I root my Android device?
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How to root the Samsung Galaxy 5

Anyone tried to root their Samsung Galaxy 5 (five) device? If so, what is the procedure?
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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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Is there a root for Galaxy s7 edge Verizon?

I recently acquired my Galaxy S7 edge from Verizon and I have yet to find a way to root it? Flashfire? Safestrap? Verizon kinda sucks with this stuff. I previously had my Galaxy S4 unlocked with the ...
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How to upgrade to 4.4 from 4.3 (Samsung Galaxy S4, already rooted)

So for a while I've been getting the update message, and not bothered and now it's getting annoying. It is rooted to 4.3 currently, but when I click install it just takes me to TWRP (I think that's ...
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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 unroot Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG

I have Asus FonePad 7 Me175CG running Android 5.0. I'm unable to root it. I've tried many apps from store and also tried to unlock oem using fastboot oem unlock command etcetera. I've not much ...
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fastboot doesn't see device

I've read a lot of articles about this problem but I can't resolve it. I decided to install my developer application on phone using wifi. To do this I need to do some things with my phone. The first ...
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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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Root Samsung Galaxy Core i8262 manually

I tried almost every readymade app like Framaroot, Root Genius, etc. to root my Samsung Galaxy Core i8262 , but I didn't succeed. I want to root it manually but did not have Linux laptop. I have a ...
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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 exactly does “rooting” mean (for a new device that has no ready-made tools yet)?

Disclaimer: The question is not meant like these: How do I root my device? – Take tool X/Y/Z! Where do I find tool X/Y/Z for rooting? – Link, Link, Link! What is "root"? – Full ...
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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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google play service not supporting mu datawind tab

I have google play service externally installed (not company installed) but while sign in google. It says device does not support google play service please help me.
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How to root Teac Tc-7120

I want to root my new Teac TC-7120 device, but couldn't find any rooting guide targeting it. What should I do? I used the following Guide: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/root-android-phone-...
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Completely disable Nexus 5 Power Button and Remap to Volume Button

I have a 1.5 year old Nexus 5 and its power button is somehow broken from the inside. The thing goes in a reboot loop whenever I either try to turn the phone on or put it on charging. Upon giving it a ...
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Need help unlocking my bootloader on HTC Desire 310

EDIT: It has failed with a too many links error This christmas I was treated to a HTC Desire 310 and I am trying to root it which I understand needs the bootloader unlocked. That is where my issue ...
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After Rooting my phone, I get a black screen, followed by “[app] has stopped working” for every application, any idea what could be going on?

I just rooted my Samsung Galaxy G4 I9500 today. It was working fine, I even restarted it a few times just to test everything was going nice and dandy. I also installed two apps to see if SuperUser was ...
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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 ...
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How root Meizu Pro 5?

I just bought a meizu pro 5 and I would like to know how can I root it ? I have the os Flyme 5.6.6.7 beta. Thanks in advance for every answer.
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How to Root Samsung galaxy S4 SGH I337 - JDQ39.I337UCUAMF3

Can I flash a custom rom on this device? This device has an MF3 bootloader version of at&at. Searching on the web seems to be resulted in the information that is this device can be rooted but no ...
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Unable to root S7180 MTK6577 Phone

I purchased a Note 2 clone from dhgate which is running on Android JB 4.1.1. I tried to root it with the binary method and it failed. Please find the messages below. ...