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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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Rooting a Galaxy 3S SPH-L710 for Sprint

I am trying to retrieve deleted text messages from a Galaxy 3S SPH-L710 Sprint phone using a program called Coolmuster Android SMS+Contacts Recovery. And I think I need to root my phone because the ...
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My phone is 'samsumg s2 plus' i wana root my phone

Am using samsumg s2 plus. I wanna root my phone. Suggests me best way. Already tryed the www.unlockroot.com website. But I failed. Help me ..
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Difference between su vs root SSH login for mounting?

I have a bash script luks that I use in Android for mounting/umounting encrypted devices, that can be called in a terminal emulator with su -c "luks ..." The script works ok for the first part, ...
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Moving applications to SD card

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT8010-Wifi) model and I would like to move some of my apps to the external SD card and change the default installation location to be the external SD card from now ...
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Accessing temp files created by an application

I have an application that I know writes temp files to the data/data/app-package directory. Using a file browsing app or windows explorer it seems these directories are sufficiently protected. Is ...
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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 re install rom on blank htc desire?

I have installed rom in the memory card of my htc desire bt unfortunately i have lost my memory card. Now my ph is not working; everytime it just shows "HTC" and then restart. Can anyone please ...
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My phone is rooted. How can I chage the current super user to other super user?

Am using samsumg s2 plus. Allready my phone is rooted. I wana chage my current super user to another one. How can I ?
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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 do a fresh install of Android : Nexus 5

I installed Cynogenmod 11 on my Nexus 5 through their Mac OS X app. Judging by the information that provided me, I would say it went fine. However, while my phone did the first boot, it got stuck in a ...
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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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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 S4 GT-I9500 with build XXUBMH1?

The latest build for Samsung Galaxy S4 in South Africa is XXUBMH1. I followed this guide to rooting S4s but it doesn't work on this build. How can I root this phone, preferably without having to ...
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Huawei Ascend Y210d Firmware Damaged While Rooting

I am having a Huawei Ascend Y210D, which got damaged when I updated the firmware. But updating is not possible, so for that I have rooted my phone with kingo root and downloaded an root explorer. ...
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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 HTC one V on Mac OS X

I'd like to root my HTC One V. Currently running Mac OS X 10.7.5. Are there any tools specifically for this?
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How to gain S-OFF on HTC Salsa

I want to root my HTC Salsa phone. According to this link I need to gain S-OFF on my Mobile. There is nice article to gain S-OFF. But my Question: Is there an alternative way, without using any ...
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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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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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Rooting Docomo S3 (SC-O6D)

I can't seem to find a way to root my android device. I have tried every rooting method that I can find on the Internet for the SC-O6D, everyone of them after flashing are supposed to reboot the phone ...
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Where can I find the “hack4legend” or “Legend Downgrading Tools”?

In my quest to Root my HTC Legend, I have run into many problems. Now I am stuck with the fact the I seem to have to downgrade my phone to a previous version of android before I can root it. I have ...
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Installing Play Store for SM-N9006

I have a chinese Note 3. It doesn't have play store which defeats everything that made samsung dominate the smartphone space. I can't download GMail; I am stuck with a browser that uses baidu for ...
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Can't root Galaxy 5830i

A year ago I bought a Galaxy ACE GT-5830i which came with Gingerbread 2.3.6, recently I wanted to root it, I tried following the instructions in Root,Unroot,CWM,and how to Flash Galaxy Ace S5830i, ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 won't start up again!

As you may know, you have to backup the TA-partition before you put a custom ROM on the Sony Xperia Z1. I've backupped the partition with this .bat file: ...
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Can I copy/paste cyanogen files to another SD card, plug it into a rooted tablet, and expect it to work?

Long story short: I've got 10 Nook Colors, each of which has previously been rooted, but of which 6 of the 10 SD cards have gone missing (don't ask me how). I've also got 3 non-rooted nook colors ...
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Permission denied when trying to mount USB storage

I'm trying to mount USB storage using the "Terminal Emulator" app with the following commands: mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/block/sd* /storage/usb1 or su mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/block/sd* ...
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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 LG Optimus L7 II - P713

I've just bought an LG Optimus L7 II - P713 in Vietnam. It runs Android 4.1.2 and now I would like to root it. I just searched Google but still didn't find out how to root it. Can I root this phone? ...
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Install Android-x86 in Virtualbox VM, then root it

Problem I want to install Android in a VM to restore a backup using Titanium Backup. For this to work I need Android to be rooted. What I tried I've tried to install Android-X86 4.3 in a Virtualbox ...
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How do I root my Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)

Guess I might as well grab this one since it doesn't exist. I listed my specific carrier's model in the question because that's important, however the CW post for rooting states there should only be ...
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When rooting a device are there any downsides?

I have heard benefits of rooting a device and gaining new capabilities and more control of the phone and access to more applications that only run once rooted. Are there any downsides to rooting? If ...
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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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Questions about rooting a tablet device for making kiosks

My company's looking at the option of using Android tablet for making kiosks. The thing is, the majority of the native settings must be blocked from the user, and very limited apps and utility will be ...
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SuperSU binaries won't install to my HTC One M8

I am following this guide to root my HTC One M8. I just need root, I don't need a custom ROM. I have gotten to step 7 (weaksauce). I can install weaksauce fine and it roots my device (at least, it ...
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Does CyanogenMod Installer create a recovery image?

I'm looking at installing CyanogenMod onto my Galaxy S3 (i9300) and the CyanogenMod Installer looks to be the easiest way to do this. However I would like to get an image of my phone before I attempt ...
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Root Nexus 7 with 4.2.2

I'm trying to root a Nexus 7 with Android 4.2.2 (1st generation). I am following instructions here: ...
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How to root my Omnirom using Multirom?

I have Omnirom installed on my Nexus 4 inside Multirom. How should I root my Omnirom then? Problem is that the OS on which Multirom was setup always gets stuck in a bootloop for a reason not known to ...
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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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How to Root SpreadTrum SC6830 Kernel 2.6.35.7

Model - Callbar A1 Android - 2.3.5 Kernel Version – 2.6.35.7 Software version – 2.3.001.P1.12065 Hardware version – P1 CPU – SC6820 (1 GHz.) Screen – 3.5” HVGA I tried several methods such as Doom ...
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How do I install Play Store on my HCL Me tablet? [duplicate]

I have an HCL ME Connect 2.0 tablet. It has 1Mobile Market pre-installed. I want to install the Google's original Play Store for multiple reasons, like the application Google Keep doesn't work because ...
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How to root the Motorola Droid Razr?

How do I root my Motorola Droid Razr?
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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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Bootloader unlocked [duplicate]

Rooted samsung galaxy s4 using odin& CF Auto root. Then flashed CWM using rom manager. Now I can go to CWM recovery mode (using power+volume up+ home) . I can get NAndroid backup. Does this mean ...
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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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get contactlist of my samsung galaxy via adb pull-command

Is there a way to get the contact-list of my samsung galaxy s3 via adb-command? I tried with the following but got a "permission-denied" error in windows-cmd. failed to copy ...
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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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How to root my LG Escape?

I haven't been able to find any information on how to do this. The only thing I found was this, which seems a little shady and isn't even for the Escape, it's just a generic tool. I've also seen this ...
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SIM lock question

I intend to buy a new sim-unlocked at&t LG G2. So I want to know is there a possibility that an update will ever relock it again? Am I free to root it and install custom roms without relock ...
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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 ...