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How to fix the recovery mode error?

I am trying to root my Samsung Galaxy Ch@t GT-B5330 (4.1.2) following this guide. I have reached the point when I am intended to use the recovery mode menu (that is reached by holding volume-up when ...
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Rooting & Flashing Huawei Ascend Y330

I have Huawei Ascend Y330 with Android 4.2.2. I was wondering what is the best approach to root my device and what is the best way to flash custom ROM with higher Android version (4.4 or even 5.0 if ...
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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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Is there an old-school (CWM style) UI library available? [on hold]

I would like to be able to write basic apps that have an "old school" user interface, like the one used by the CWM (Clockwork Mod) recovery, which presents the user with a list of options, and the ...
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How do I root my 4G LG Motion?

How do I root my 4G LG Motion? I have an app that needs root access, but I don't know how to root my phone. Also, I REALLY want this app so.... If you know please help.
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Rooting nexus 4 failed

I was trying to root my nexus 4 by the following steps: Download and copy the file UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.43.zip to /sdcard/ Download the file CWM 6.0.3.5 Got into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode on Nexus 4 ...
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How to root a Huawei G330D (U8825D) phone?

The Huawei U8825D is on Android 4.0.4, and my computer is on Mac OS X 10.6.8.
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I rooted my samsung galxy tab 3 now it won't work help please

I rooted my tab 3 via laptop using kingo root app after root and i did everything correct my tablet won't turn on completely it is stuck on the logo screen it won't load pass the logo screen i took ...
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Issues after rooting Micromax Unite 2, custom ROM stuck on black screen during boot

I have successfully rooted my Micromax Unite 2 via Kingroot software, and then installed the CWM recovery. I also unzipped the custom ROM. Now when I try to clear Dalvik cache, a message shows can't ...
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Rooting Motorola Moto G2 (XT1068) Lollipop 5.0.2 and installing CyanogenMod 12

I want to root a Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen (XT1068) with Lollipop 5.0.2 so that I can install CyanogenMod 12. Please help me on the procedure. I've tried apps like towelroot, Kingo, etc but they don't ...
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What does it mean if I can't find a kernel date?

I want to root my ZTE Grand X Max and it asks if the kernel date is before or after a specific date but when I go and look is has no date by the kernel version (3.4.0). What does that mean? Or do I ...
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How to restore cherry mobile quartz messing up the build prop

I just bought my Cherry Mobile Quartz last week, and it is rooted. I edited the build prop name and changed it to Cherry Mobile Flare. After that, I rebooted my phone, and now it's stuck on the ...
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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, ...
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HTC ONE M7 Un-root

Please I want to Un-root my HTC One m7 J__15 . what should I do ? I can not find the stock img or that thing ?
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After rooting- apps on SD card seemingly non-existant

I have rooted my phone 2 days ago using iRoot (well, actually, a couple of rooting softwares that failed on me before using iRoot). To be safe, I removed my sim card AND sd card before performing 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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Rooting or Flashing first?

I bought a Lenovo A806 Smartphone (apparently also known as Golden Warrior) from Hong Kong. Despite being bought from the Chinese market it has Google Play Store installed but it also has Mobomarket ...
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Camera not able to connect

I rooted my Micromax canvas HD phone and flashed a ROM. After which if I click on the camera app it says that it cannot connect to camera. This is only for back camera, the front camera works fine. ...
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LG P500 Rooting Isuue

I got a LG p500 Android device and i want to root it. the device is on stock ROM android 2.3.3 V20e. should I use SuperOneClick? and if so, how can I reboot my phone after the SuperOneClick Procedure ...
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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 root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini?

Does anybody know how to root the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini? Model Number : GT-I8190 Android Version : 4.1.2
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Flashing huawei firmware

I flashed huawei ascend g6-u10 from KitKat b330 to jb b146. This build has some problem like it didn't activate custom version. I decided to go back to original build 135. But during install it will ...
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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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How does IMEI Survives Data Reset

NVRAM Remains in data partition. Then why IMEI is not lost after data reset?
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Sony Xperia C3 Dual D2502 root

my name is Raiyan and I'm from Bangladesh ... I use Sony Xperia C3 Dual D2502 ... I've installed Android Lollipop 5.0.2 ... and now I can't root it! would you please help me to root the device ...
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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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How to root Samsung galaxy chat B5330?

The title says it all. I have read this rooting tag info throughly and did all that was necessary to ensure this question is not duplicate. There are some guides on the web, but they only make me go ...
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How to root the Teclast X70 3G Android 4.4.4?

My device is Teclast X70 3G. Are there any root method known for Android 4.4.4? I did not find anything available after 4.4.2. Any links would be appreciated.
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My phone stuck after formating in Recovery mode

I was trying to install a custom rom in my Walton Primo X2 ( rebranded version of Gionee E6 ). I tried the below steps and my phone got stuck like shown in the image. Please help me to recover this. ...
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I've rooted my phone. Now what? What do I gain from rooting?

This is a common question by those who have just rooted their phones. What apps, ROMs, benefits, etc. do I get from rooting? What should I be doing now?
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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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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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Permission denied remounting /system

I am in the process of rooting my Samsung Galaxy S4. I am trying to add the su and busybox to /system/bin, but it won't let me because it is a read-only filesystem. I tried to remount it by doing adb ...
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How to root Oneplus One?

I want to root my shiny OnePlus One device aka flagship killer. There is no dearth of guides available on Internet and accessible easily via Google, but I'm not sure which one to follow as I don't ...
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Begin learning to root/reflash Android devices from Linux

I want to take an (older) Android device and replace the Android system. I understand that I will need to a) get root access to it, and b) install a new system image (ROM&kernel). I also suspect ...
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Do I need to flash a rooted kernel to root, or is it enough to flash a custom recovery?

I want to root my Nexus 6 which is on Android M, would it be enough to flash TWRP and then SuperSU, or would I have to flash a specific kernel to root it? Also is TWRP 2.8.6.0 compatible with Android ...
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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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What is the best way to root a 2012 Nexus 7 running 5.1.1 Lollipop? [duplicate]

I have had my N7 for about 5 or 6 months now, and I am considering rooting it. I would like to know the best one click rooting methods to use. I've heard of kingoroot, but I don't know if it roots ...
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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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Galaxy S3 Stuck on download screeen

Today i've tried to root my phone so I ended up with my phone being stuck in this screen : I tried to remove the battery and pressed the button down, home and power at the same time but nothing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Error while flashing CM 11 ROM on HTC One M7

I am trying to flash my HTC One M7. I bought this device from T-Mobile. I am using ClockworkMod Recovery v6.0.4.8 (recovery-clockwork-6.0.4.8-m7.img). However, whenever I try to flash anything, it ...
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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. ...