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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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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 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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Ad blocking without rooting, OR low-risk rooting

I have previously nervously rooted phones I've owned (Samsung S2, S3) as I wanted to be able to use AdAway ad-blocker, effective not just in browsers (e.g. AdBlocker) but also in other apps. I say ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy XCover 3

how to root Samsung Galaxy XCover 3? I tried one-click-root-apps as KingoRoot and OneClickRoot but it does not work for me. I have Android 5.1.1 installed and I can connect to phone from Windows 7 ...
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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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Root Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus running Android 4.4.4 without losing data

I want to know how to root my Android (Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus, 4.4.4) without touching a single one of my files.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does rooting a SONY Xperia Z2 remove SONY specific features?

Dear Android Enthusiasts, I'd like to root my new SONY Xperia Z2, but feeling a bit unsure about that I may loose SONY specific features. I'm new to Android (switched from iOS) and don't know how ...
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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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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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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 can I ever root my Samsung Galaxy V, SM-G313HZ, Android version 4.4.2? Please help

I've tried everything on the internet to root my phone and followed the exact procedures – but when I try to install CWM or .tar files through Odin mode, I seem to always lose my recovery mode: ...
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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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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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Huawei bought in China, can't access Google Play (g510 t8951)

I bought this huawei cellphone in China and I can't access the google store. I can access some apps through Baidu Store but then some doesn't work because I don't have Google Play Service. I've tried ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0?

I have been trying to root my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (SM-T217S; Firmware version T217SVPUBNH4). Since the September update I can't re-root my tablet, I have tried apps like Vroot(app), towelroot, ...
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What are the steps for rooting an Android device, in general?

I'm aware that for different devices the particular procedures are different, but I guess there are principal similarities in the procedure. So what are the basic steps to root your phone? What ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a root for Galaxy S7 / S7 edge US Carriers?

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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Stuck on bootup screen from TWRP

I am following this guide to root my Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360T1(MetroPCS) using TWRP. What did I wrong: I went into TWRP recovery I pressed on "Reboot" I pressed on "Power Off" A pop up ...
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GT-P1000 pc and phone icon

I was trying to root my old Galaxy Tab 7 (GT-P1000) device when it got frozen at the setup connection. I noticed then that it was a Gingerbread file -- so I killed Odin. Now I'm getting phone and ...
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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 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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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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Root or flash Galaxy S 2 with Odin 3.07

I need to completely erase my current Android OS from my Galaxy S2 and install a fresh version from scratch. I have Odin 3.07, the ".tar.md5" file and the Samsung drivers. I already did some "...
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How to root Kindle Fire HD 8.9"

I have purchased a Kindle Fire HD 2. Generation (2012) and wanted to root it. I followed the instructions from Rooting a new Kindle Fire HD and and other instructions found via google. When I run the ...
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Can't Factory Reset HTC Desire C

I tried unlocking the bootloader (which I apparently succeeded at.) I then tried rooting it, which I failed at. I just want to reset the phone back to factory settings but when I try to do a factory ...
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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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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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Fastboot oem get_identifier_token - FAILED (remote: unknown command)

Hello Everyone! I am trying yo unlock the bootloader with no success. Basically, the following command Code: Fastboot oem get_identifier_token is hitting the error of: FAILED (remote: unknown ...