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Trying to root Motorola Xoom. Stuck rebooting

I am rooting my Motorola Xoom wifi tablet following these instructions: http://www.droid-life.com/2011/02/25/how-to-root-the-motorola-xoom/ I unlocked the bootloader fine. And I got to this point: ...
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Why the battery need to be loaded before to root?

I read in some tutoriel that for the root to be working, battery needed to be loaded around 70 at at least. Why is it so? Does it endanger the phone, or it just prevent the root to be working for ...
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security implications of unlocking, rooting, cutom recovery, etc [closed]

Just curious. There are lots of posts on the web that talk about the fact that unlocking your bootloader wipes apps and data - presumably to prevent unauthorized access to that info. But in order to ...
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Does rooting your phone always involve installing/using tools?

I want to know if tools are the only mean to root an android phone ? can it be done using only a root terminal ? edit: by tools i mean apps to install like ...
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Samsung Galaxy S in boot loop after following cyanogen mod's full update guide

I have been following this guide to root my Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. I've followed it to the letter, but after I load the new kernel to the phone, the phone gets stuck in a boot loop. The phone ...
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Consequences of rooting HTC One X?

All I want to be able to do on my device is to be able to use Titanium Backup. I don't want to install custom roms, I want to keep everything as-is but be able to run apps that need root like the ...
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HTC ONE X: Rooting and boot loader [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to root the new version of the ONE X How to root HTC ONE X from AT&T? What exactly does rooting a phone mean? What is the boot loader? Is installing boot ...
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Mobile network not displayed after I rooted my samsung galaxy 10.1 tablet

I have a Samsung galaxy 10.1 tablet (GT-P7500) with android version 3.1. I upgraded the android to 4.0.4 (the latest one available). It was rooted but I guess I've modified something since it ...
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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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Problem rooting kindle with 6.3.1

I'm rooting a kindle fire for a friend, I installed the driver through the SDK manager and ran KFU, but now that KFU has rebooted the kindle, it is stuck at the bootscreen. Any help?
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Root and then unroot afterwards?

On my device, I have a bunch of stock applications. Some of them I don't need. Some of them are outdated. Here's what I want to do: Root my device. Uninstall all my unnecessary apps (no changing of ...
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How can I root my ZTE Score?

I'm new to Android, but I just heard about rooting; and I'm already interested. Anyway, I've been looking around, but I can't find a way to root my ZTE Score. :-( So my question is simple: Does ...
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How can I root my Samsung Infuse 4G (AT&T)?

I have been looking everywhere online, but I cannot find anything helpful in rooting my Samsung Infuse 4G. I have even tried (once) with SuperOneClick, but it never worked. Didn't affect my phone, but ...
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How do I root my Chinavasion TechPad 7" Tablet android tablet?

I have a TechPad 7" Tablet from Chinavasion, S3C6410 Android 1.6; None of the generic rooting methods work. Any ideas?
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How do I root Samsung Galaxy Tab? (Verizon)

I need to install an app which requires root on my Samsung Galaxy tab(Verison). How can this be done?
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Root the Samsung Infuse (i997)

Does anyone know how to root the Samsung Infuse (i997)? I have tried two methods already: Visionary Samsung One Click Root Visionary simply doesn't work, while the Samsung One Click Root manages ...
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How can I root my device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I root my device? What is involved in rooting an Android phone? I am thinking of rooting my Motorola Droid.
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How do I root Cruz Tablet?

I am relatively new to the Android scene, and have recently bought my first official android-powered device. The cruz tablet was just $199 at Best Buy so I figured I culd give it a try. Unfortunately, ...
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How to 'root' (or gain root access to) a Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 with Android 2.1-update1?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 with Android 2.1-update1 and I need a quick easy way to get root access so I can boot it through a custom ROM me and a friend have been working on (the custom ROM is ...
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Used code bought on internet to unlock Galaxy S3 from 3 UK to O2-UK. Will rooting the device harm it?

My Galaxy S3 was locked to 3-UK when I got it. So I used a code I bought on the internet to unlock it. When buying the code the form asked which network I wanted to unlock the handset for. I said ...
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Rooting an unbranded tablet

I bought one of these simple cheap Chinese no-name tablets: HDMI, Bluetooth, HD display, dual-core CPU. Unfortunately, it came without official Google apps such as Market and Gmail. I tried different ...
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Is it Essential to Root a Nexus Device in order to Customize or Personalise it to your liking?

My understanding is that rooting an android smartphone or tablet allows you to add functionality and to flash custom ROMS (amongst other things) like MIUI or CyanogenMOD. A Nexus device offers the ...
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Create my own boot.img for rooting?

Among the files needed to root an Android device (such as superuser.apk and su), an unsecured boot image is also required (boot.img) to allow for the installation of the superuser and su. I ...
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Root Cruz T508 problem

I was able to root the older Cruz T408 by following the steps here Today I have a Cruz T508 tablet that just came out. I am Rooting the device with the GingerBreak v1.2 and it says Rooting... ...
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What are the consequences of installing CWM?

I installed CWM sometime back and switched back to a stock ROM. When I installed CWM I lost my userdata, by which I mean the phone started as it would for the first time after opening the box. I used ...
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How do I root Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro (MK16a/i)?

I am kind of new to Android and smartphones. Phone: Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Model number: MK16a Android version: 2.3.4 So far, I have been able to find the following sources: I first saw this ...
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How to root a Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance/S II Lite?

What are the steps to root this phone? As I understand, Samsung has been using an internal counter that will void your guarantee if you install a custom kernel, I'd like to avoid that.
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Rooting HTC Gratia

I've been trying to root my HTC Gratia for weeks, with no success. I found no specific tutorial, so I used those for HTC Aria, which should be basically the same phone. Can anyone give me specific ...
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Play store not registering my phone after root

I rooted my phone and after that for the 1st time, as i was just checking out stuff, google play recognized my device and registered it. Later i did a factory reset and now for some reason it is not ...
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Root Phone Without Unlocking Lockscreen

Is it possible to root a phone without knowing a the phone's pattern/pin/password? This question isn't because I need to root a phone without a pattern/pin/password but because I was curious and ...
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What should I do in this rooting process?

I am trying to root my Micromax A52 Aisha by following the rooting process given in this procedure which specifies that I have to use the SP Flash Tool to root my device. My question is: what images ...
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What is rooting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what does “to root a phone” mean? Is rooting just copying su onto the phone? Does it try to get the root user's password?
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How to get root back after OTA update

When I updated to Android 4.1.2 on my Galaxy Nexus, I lost root. Everything is still there, but the permissions on system/bin/su no longer include the setuid bit, which prevents su from working. I ...
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How long does it normally take to root an HTC Desire phone using unrevoked?

I'm trying to root my HTC Desire with unrevoked and it's been showing the "Pushing Recovery... (4317184 bytes)" message for more than 20 minutes now. Is it normal?
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How does one root a Vodafone HTC One XL?

We're attempting to root a new HTC One XL. The bootloader has been unlocked via HTCdev.com but none of the online methods of acquiring root access have worked. Relevant phone information: ...
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Does build number matter when rooting phone?

I want to root a Galaxy Ace S5830, Android 2.3.6 Build Number GINGERBREAD.DXKT5. I've seen some tutorials that says specific build numbers while some says nothing specific. Does build number matter ...
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How to root the new version of the ONE X

How Can i Root my HTC ONE X with android version 4.0.4, HTC sense version 4.0, Software number 2.20.502.7 ATT US edition
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How to root Casio Commando phone

I have the latest version of the Casio Commando. I can't seem to get it to be rooted. It is running the latest update and so its at Android 2.3. Anyone know if it is possible, I remember reading ...
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Is there a way to determine whether a source for rooting instructions is reliable?

I'm considering rooting an ATT S3, and came across this guide: The guide links to some file that is supposed to contain both a file to be copied into the phone and the tools for flashing the CWM. ...
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Allowing my rooted Sanyo Zio to work with my Vista 64 computer

I recently got my Sanyo Zio phone and I would like to upload my android programs that i coded earlier onto it. I installed the driver that I found on the website and then plugged in my phone and when ...
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How to get root access on Android 2.2 with HTC Magic?

I'm using an HTC Magic and upgraded the OS to 2.2. Build number of the phone is FRF91. How can I get root access to the phone?
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Is it possible to root the Samsung Galaxy Fit?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit. I am not able to find any guide on the web regarding how to root it. Is there some method suitable for beginners?
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How do I root my HTC Hero?

I'm tired of waiting for my Android 2.1 update to arrive, so I've decided to root my HTC Hero. Any direction as to how I should do this? Note: I actually have a T-Mobile branded version, so I do ...
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How do you root the Samsung Galaxy Player?

How can I root my Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0?
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Rooting my device, i can root it from the ROM?

i have a Samsung S5660 that i have upgraded to Android 2.3.7 but none of the previous hack or utilities seems to work with this version of Gingerbread. I need it to be upgraded and rooted, i was ...
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No root permission after installation of ClockworkModRecovery kernel

My smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy Ace 5380 running Android 2.3.6 and I want to flush it with the CyanogenMod 7.2 I'm performing the steps from this guide: ...
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Is there a way to log into and root my device without using ADB?

With the Android SDK it is possible to run the "adb shell" command to shell into an Android device plugged in via USB. I would like to know: Is there another way to log into an Android device and ...
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How can I root my Nexus One? [duplicate]

I want to give root permission to my Android Nexus One phone. I tried several links to give root access, but could not find any single working solution. Most links suggest to download a copy of a ...
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How can I root my Motorola Fire XT316?

I'm new Android user and want to root my Motorola XT316 with Android 2.3.4. I found this guide but is based on Windows XP, and I use Linux (Fedora 16). Is there another method?
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What are the security disadvantages of rooting an Android phone?

I know there was a discussion previously BUT they didn't talk about security. E.g.: if I root my phone will all my apps run with root permission? Related: Are there any risks to rooting a device?