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Root “Nexus 5” Android 4.4 kitkat to install custom rom?

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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How to root RAZR M xt907

My build number is : KDA20.62-15.1 system is :183.46.15.XT907.verizon.en.US I'm unable to root with towel (v1,v2,v3) , says phone is not supported yet
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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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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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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

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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Rooting Unknown Device

Actually i want to root not-branded tablet. That table is running Android Jelly bean 4.2.2, Kernel 3.0.8+. Current my status: From the start i have root access in adb shell I managed update su ...
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How can I root my Samsung Galaxy S3? Should I defer the system update?

I pre-ordered a Verizon SGS3, and it shipped to me before it was even available in stores. Since then I have not updated any programs that were Verizon-related. If at some point I want to root my ...
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SuperSU Errors when rooting Galaxy S3

I recently managed to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 by following this previous answer. However when running the SuperSU app that was automatically loaded after rooting, I get the message: The su ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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Rooting My at&t phone (HTC) [on hold]

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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Root a Samsung Galaxy 4 tab 7", Kies isn't working

I am trying to root a Samsung Galaxy 4 tab 7". The box says SM-T230NU with a label "Model: SM-T230NYKMXAR". I got drivers from here: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SM-T230NYKUXAR ...
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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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Bricked android karbon message ENTRY QPST DOWNLOAD

My rooted karbon s5 android phone is showing "RESET FOR ENTRY QPST DOWNLOAD" message on startup, I am unable to execute this solution (quoted below) because I dont have the Karbon S5 rom, also there ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Ace II X

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace II X smartphone, and for various reasons, would like to root it. It is running android version 4.0.4. How exactly do I root it? Should I download the necessary files, or ...
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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. ...
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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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Rooting HP Slate 21 all in one with built in Android Jelly bean 4.2.2

Any ideas on how to root a HP Slate 21 all in one with Android Jelly bean 4.2.2? I am going crazy trying to find a solution for this.
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apps and google play cannot connect to the internet after rooting

My phone is a samsung s duos gt s7562. I rooted my phone recently. But Iam having some problems after that. My apps, except for opera mini and instagram, cannot connect to data services. I tried ...
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How can I root my Sony Xperia u?

I have used several one-click methods but none of them worked for me. Can anyone tell me the correct process? Android version: 2.3.7 model number: st25i build number: 6.0.B.3.184
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Phone is rooted but has no SU application and can't access SU command on adb shell?

All this time, I thought that once I've rooted my phone, it means that I will also have SU access to it. This is true for the first device I rooted. When I rooted it, a SuperUser application appeared ...
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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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I've lost SuperSu

I have a rooted nexus-5 but the only problem is I don't have the SuperSu application on my device. I have tried to re-flash the zip but that doesn't do anything. Its in my application list in the ...
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Rooting Xperia Ray (ST18i) with 4.1.B.0587 build

I've been trying to root my xperia ray device by following the instruction given in this post. It doesn't seem to work properly for me. Whenever I try to flash with 4.1.A.0.562 kernel it says that my ...
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How can I root my Toshiba AT300?

I'm trying to get root access on a toshiba AT300 android tablet. I found this post from google where this guy has tried to get root access. ...
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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: ...
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How to flash root.zip in fastboot

I need to flash the root zip I downloaded from Chainfire without having to install recovery like Clockworkmod. I have fastboot and adb and that's what I used to flash 4.4.4. This is for my Nexus 7 ...
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I rooted my phone. Now apps cannot connect to the internet but browsers work fine

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and rooted it a few days ago. After that I set up a few apps and granted them access to root permissions (via the Superuser app). I allowed root to all apps that requested ...
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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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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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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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My Phone Is Sony Xperia T2 Ultra dual plus I want Root Access

I'm using Xperia T2 Ultra Dual, running on Android 4.4.3 (at 4.4.2, I had root but for updating I manually un-rooted). After updating there's no working method of rooting for my device. Can you ...
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Rooting the Galaxy S3 Without a Computer

Is it possible to root the Galaxy S3 without a computer? If so, what would the process be? My Galaxy S3 is with Verizon and is currently running Android 4.3.
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Root GT-I9305 running Android 4.4.4 Build Version KTU84P.I9305XXUFNI3

I want to root Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE GT-I9305 running Android 4.4.4 Build Version KTU84P.I9305XXUFNI3.Can you please help
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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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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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installng superSU i found a binary problem

Hi i am following "android central" to root my htc one mini. i got here: "After installing the Custom Recovery, Your phone is now ready to get root access! Step 1: Connect your Phone to PC and Copy ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S4

I'm trying to root my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 and I'm wondering that is there any way to root it without using PC and without losing any of my data. Currently I am running on Android 4.4.2 and have ...
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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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Problem rooting Xperia E Dual

I am following the below post to root my Xperia E Dual. How To Root Xperia E! Latest Update! (Locked Bootloader)*LINKS UPDATED* NOOB GUIDE! In step 4 to install Framaroot APK we need to ...
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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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How to add secondary patition on sd card to internal memory?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 which I have rooted. I have partitioned my 8GB class 10 SD card to have two partitions on it using AParted: A 2GB FAT32 secondary partition. The rest of the SD ...
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How to root my Nokia XL (updated version)?

An error message is appearing when I'm trying to root my phone by the app frameroot . I was suggested to use Gandhalf but as my XL is already updated I'm receiving an error message . What do I do ? I ...