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Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000M keeps rebooting

Here's my problem: I have a Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000M that keeps rebooting after trying to install a custom recovery so that I can root it. What I did I followed the steps (1 to 11), of Installing ...
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How to root my LGP500 - I have already tried

I have been at my wits end trying to root my LG P500 v20d with Gingerbread 2.3.3 I have tried Z4root, Gingerbreak they just keep churning away and dont root. I have tried Super1click which says ...
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How to root ATT gs4(SGH-I337) in 4.4.2

I want to root my s4 and I was waiting for kingoroot to develop a root method for 4.4.2 but I was wondering whether there are other one click root methods out there that are low - risk of bricking. If ...
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How do I root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 without loading a custom ROM?

I am changing the question because my original question is a duplicate of "Does rooting require a custom ROM? ". The answer is apparently "Yes, in fact you need root to load a Custom ROM" So then ...
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Rooting a new Kindle Fire HD (July 13)

When I follow links about rooting the Kindle Fire HD, I have the impression its not possible with the latest versions? I have one bough just now, July 2013. Can I do it? (The main issue is Google ...
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T-mobile myTouchQ Version 2.3.6. Can I root this phone?

I have a T-Mobile myTouchQ. im wondering if that phone can be rooted? If so how do I root it please? version 2.3.6
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Rooting a Nexus7 (2012) without installing a custom ROM

I have a Nexus7 Tablet (2012) with Android 4.4.2. I'd like to root it, so that I can use some Apps, that need superuser rights. I just found tutorial that explain how to root this device using a ...
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Is It Safe To Root A Samsung Galaxy S5 (or other applicable Android devices) using Geohot's Towel Root Method?

A little while ago Geohot released a very simple way to root a Samsung Galaxy S5 (which can be applied to other Android devices as well). Is it safe or too good to be true ?
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Will Rooting through Kingo Brick the device?

If you have Knox installed in your Samsung device and you try to root the device using Kingo root app will it brick your device ?
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How can I root a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (4.4 Kitkat) using Mac OS X (10.9 Mavericks)?

I've looked around for instructions on rooting a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, but I've only found instructions for Windows computers. It seems that the Samsung ODIN ROM flashing tool is only available for ...
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Is there any application that roots all android devices??

i have a requirement that needs a device to be rooted , but i have 4-5 different branded devices and i would definitely want them to be rooted by the same application for simplicity purpose.Please ...
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Moto X rooting - ROM doesn't boot, but have Safestrap

I'm in a curious position. I don't have a working ROM on my Moto X, but I can boot into Safestrap, and from there fastboot. If I could get a ROM onto the device I could flash it with Safestrap, but I ...
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root-android.org - A scam? [closed]

I would just like to know whether the website root-android.org and its product is a big scam when it comes to rooting Android devices. If it is, then I advice other would-be rooters to stay away from ...
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Is it possible to install applications on the SD card in KitKat 4.4? [duplicate]

The new KitKat version of android has imposed certain restrictions for applications to use external storage. I have a Moto E and the user available internal storage is just 2GB. As expected I'm ...
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Rooting a Samsung Galaxy S1

Once my HTC EVO 4G LTE was stolen, I had to switch back to my old Samsung Galaxy S. The phone still works fairly well for a fossil, but it's full of unremovable bloatware and Sprint crapplications. I ...
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Stable custom ROM for LG L3 E400 [duplicate]

Which is the stable custom ROM for LG L3 E400 ? Rooted my mob and looking for a stable ROM to flash.Cynogenmod is not stable for this model.
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Rooting note 3 - fastboot not unlocking or detecting

I have been reading so much trying to find the answer to this problem, but I can't find any. I am not quite sure what to do at this point. I am running XUbuntu and I am trying to to root my SM-9005 ...
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Huawei Ascend P1 U9200: rooting

I own a Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone (U9200, unlocked, international version, still original Android 4.0.3 factory build B003). During about a year that I have the phone, it started being much slower ...
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Changing Your MAC Address/Without Root Privileges

I want to change the mac address of my phone without making any android rooting.
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Root Samsung Epic Galaxy 4G (SPH-D700) on FC09 Gingerbread?

I have been searching for a while and am trying to figure out if I can root the SPH-D700 on the FC09 update. I just cant find any information regarding that. Id like to Root the phone, either if I ...
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Does an android phone unroot itself on factory reset? [duplicate]

If you root your android device, and then factory restore it... does it remain rooted?
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Sony Walkman NWZ-Z1060

I rooted my Walkman nwz-z1060 with vroot, but after updating my Sony firmware to build number 2.03.0014 I lost root and now it seems to be unrootable. No access to recovery or fastboot mode, anyone ...
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Problem with notification bar in rooted droid

I just now rooted my Galaxy Pocket S-5300. Now when I rebooted,my notification bar is vanished! I could not Find it anywhere. Besides when I try to open "About Phone" In settings it force closes. ...
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Disabling Verizon Galaxy S4 from sending usage data back to Verizon

Its come to my understanding that Verizon gets information about how you use your phone reported back to it. Information such as "Amount of data used for Facebook, Snapchat, Netflix" etc. I know ...
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SuperOneClick freezes when I try to root my Sony Xperia Tipo Dual

SuperOneClick freezes when I try to root my Sony Xperia Tipo Dual. I did unlock the bootloader.
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Issues after rooting my Galaxy S2 by running fk23, the Jellybean ROM

Recently rooted to fk23 and have the following problems: Having problems with lock screen. Will not let me modify/change anything. Time is displayed in military or 24 hrs format. Unchecked ...
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Fastboot command returns a list of question marks

I am trying to root an Acer Iconia Tab A200 tablet using a script. I have adb working and fastboot works too, however, command fastboot devices returns a list of question marks. Eg: ???????????? ...
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How to Root Xperia Sola (MT27i) Android version 2.3.7 [duplicate]

I have to recover a deleted audio file from my phone memory. But a lot of recovery software need the ROOT access. I don't have any knowledge about Android rooting, developing etc. But I want to unlock ...
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Unable to flash CWM recovery to GS3 over stock 4.1 with Heimdall

I want to root and upgrade to 4.1 a just-unboxed Samsung Galaxy S3. After running the official OTA update with stock Samsung ROM, I tried to follow the tutorial here with openSUSE. I installed ...
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How can I update my rooted Moto G to 4.4.2

Every time I try the OTA download it gives me an error while installing, which I presume is because I've rooted the phone. It's a European model if it matters.
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Samsung S3 Clone “Not registered on network” error

I have a clone S3 which our local Samsung outlet gave to developers in my group. Wireless and all other functions seem to work but when I put in a sim card it does not register and gives the error ...
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Phone restarts when I reboot into Recovery

I have an android phone, Qmobile A500. Which last night I tried to Root, I tried out a new software instead of Bin4ry to root my phone. MtkDroidTools was used by me. Which in turn shell rooted my cell ...
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how to root karbonn titanium s5 [closed]

I had once rooted my phone, and used SuperSU as root app. I had also given root permissions to Chainfire 3d. But then my phone gone stuck in boot screen. I worriedly opened the battery then, and when ...
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temporary root for HTC Desire HD

I would have a temporary (permanent not required) root to install few apps which need root in my HTC desire HD with Android 2.3.5. I have no idea status of S-OFF , I suppose is enabled. Is there any ...
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Half Rooted phone problem

I'm using Chinese brand called SYMPHONY W68 which runs Android Jellybean 4.2.2. I've rooted it & used Titanium Backup successfully. But when I did system restore, after that it seems to be half ...
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How can I use su again after OTA-upgrading my rooted phone?

I had previously rooted my droid when it was running 2.2 froyo. Using the OTA upgrade, i got a gingerbread (2.3.4) for my phone. As obvious, the root privileges were gone..but the superuser app and ...
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How to root Innos A35

I bought a dual sim phone from a local carrier which has been branded in their own name. After searching I found that it is the innos A35 phone. It has dual sim support and sim1 has been locked to the ...
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Huawei Ascend y210 failed to mount SD card

I rooted my Huawei ascend y210 single SIM. After a while the phone failed to mount my SD card. All my applications are on my external SD card which includes Titanium Backup and YouTube. I only ...
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Rooting Galaxy S3: Entry in device manager not found when entering download mode

I am trying to follow this guide on rooting the Galaxy S3 (Referred to by this A.SE question). I'm getting stuck at step 5. I have now repeatedly used Kies 3 to reinstall the device driver: Tools ...
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Update Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 from 4.1.1 to Latest (Rooted)

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 running a rooted version of firmware version 4.1.1. I would like to update my firmware to the latest version, while maintaining my root privileges. How can I do ...
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What is the difference between rooting and unlocking the Boot Loader in reference to Android? [duplicate]

I have heard these two terms the most, whenever people talk about Android OS. One of them is Rooting or root access, and the other one is unlocking the Boot Loader. Are these two terms exactly the ...
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Can I flash system.img.ext4 without unlocking bootloader or void KNOX warranty?

I understand that: The secure boot process checks signature of bootloaders, kernel and rootfs, but not /system partition. The Samsung KNOX e-fuse is set to 1 when any signature is bad. Tools such as ...
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How can I root my Sony Xperia Tipo Dual without a PC?

I need to root my Xperia Tipo Dual, but I can't connect the phone to a PC, Is it possible to get root without connecting it to a computer?
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If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?

Looking at the responses to this question, it seems that a mobile service provider can't automatically detect whether or not a phone user is tethering their phone or not. Though they can infer it by ...
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Rooting Micromax A87 to make it faster

What is the best way to root my Micromax A87? My phone RAM shows only 160MB, but I only access about 120MB. I want my phone to run faster. Or is there any common method for rooting my phone. ...
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Comprehensive list of Android apps that detect and don't work with rooted phones

I've been trying to determine if there is a comprehensive list of Android apps that have root detection built in and do not run if root is detected. Examples would be Good for Enterprise, Fox Digital ...
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rooting galaxy s4 GT-I9505 with android 4.4.2 kitkat

I tried to root phone according to instruction. And it was ok. It seemed that my phone successfully rooted. But when I run root checker it showed that I don't have root access.