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Fire OS 4 Sangria — Installing non - kindle/android programs

I am considering a purchase of Amazon's Fire HD 7 mainly because it is not such a burden on my tight budget these days. Its primary purpose will be to replace carrying around my textbooks and laptop ...
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LG G2 How to get out of ADB window

I am stuck in a difficult situation. While trying to root G2 (D802) I used Ioroot. It says to enter into adb sideload whicj I does. But after it nothing happens. Please help me. How can I restart G2. ...
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help I need to root my android due to “no memory space” but dont want to loose anything

I want to root my andriod as it keeps saying my memory is low it wont let me download anything even tho there is memory there ?? Will rooting delete pictures apps music or contacts ?? If so is there a ...
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Samsung Galaxy star Pro

Am not able to root my phone. Anyone please suggest me as, I have already goggled it and also searched a lot but I don't get it. I have installed Odin and recovery but I Odin is not able to detect my ...
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Does rooting erase anything?

If I root my android phone (just so I can get access to Wifi Tethering, etc.) will that erase anything on the phone (apps, data, etc.)? Will it change anything other than the ability to run app(s) as ...
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App that survives a factory reset

My problem is theoretical at this moment. I am investigating if it is possible or not, before spending hours on it. I have a rooted phone. I want to add an entry to the IPTABLES on startup. If the ...
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Rooting and uprading Galaxy SL GT-I9003 to ICS or Jelly Bean

There are lots of howtos online but most of them are old with rotten links (to the downloads). In addition to how to root and upgrade and where to download the files, I'd like to know the following: ...
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Installing Play Store on Chinese Samsung Note 3

I have a Chinese Note 3 running Android 4.3. It doesn't have the Play Store which defeats everything that made Samsung dominate the smartphone space. I can't download GMail; I am stuck with a browser ...
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Rooting Nexus 7 - SuperSU Binary Update Installation Failed

Can someone please help me find the correct SU binary for this device? I am trying to install the SU binary for SuperSU, and I get an installation failed every time. I have been looking for ...
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How to convert my lenovo s939 android version using zip file [duplicate]

I want to convert my android 4.2.2 to android 5.0, but it's difficult.... I need help...
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How To Root a Switel Rock S4500D

I just got an Android phone, but the brand is not one of the famous or worldwide sold brands, it's a Switel Rock S4500D, and I want to root it. Can anyone help me how to do it? As far as I googled, ...
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Nexus 5: Safe to update to Lollipop if on rooted + TWRP Android 4.4.4?

I have a Nexus 5. It has TWRP as the custom recovery and on official Android 4.4.4 KTU84P build. I just received a notification that I'm able to update to Android 5.0 now via OTA. I'm aware that I'll ...
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Silently root an android kitkat phone [closed]

As a student researcher, I would like to know if there is an in app code to root an android kitkat device without the user knowing it(discreetly). If there is any open source app code to root a phone, ...
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What do “root,” “flash,” and “ROM” mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the meaning of “flashing a custom ROM”? I have been looking for some good explanations of some words that have been frequently used the android ...
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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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xolo q1011 can't root

I have a xolo q1011. I tried to root but none of the methods vroot,towelroot,pieroot,sideload,cwm worked. Is there any other way to root my phone so that I can install cm ROMs. Its in version 4.4.2 ...
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Is it possible to root an Huawei m865c without a computer?

I've tried using adb on the computer to push pneuter to the data folder in my root, but it keeps on saying that my m865c isn't loaded or something. I would give more specifics, however, I'm not in ...
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What changes does rooting make on the system? [duplicate]

I wanted to know what changes implies in the system when you root an android device. I want to know how to have android rooted on my beaglebone black from source.
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Lolipop root problem?

So I just updated my Nexus 7(2012) to Lollipop and so far it seems alright I just can't root it as of right now. Im using WugFresh Root Kit. It's not auto detecting my device, so I select it's a Nexus ...
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How do I know which root method was used to root a phone?

Let's say you got a rooted Android phone but you want to find out how it was rooted. Is there a way to know which method was used to root it?
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How do I root Android Lollipop?

How can I best root the new Android Lollipop developer preview? Chainfire's original SuperSU binaries don't seem to work: There is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it. This is a ...
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Trouble rooting my Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2(gt-s7582)

I have tried to root my device with odin 3.3 and everything went well. The software showed the result 'pass', but there is no su application. I have also installed ConnectBot and tried the command su ...
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Upgrading Samsung GT S 5302 problem

While updating samsung galaxy gt s 5302 to jellydroid unfortunately i deleted OS zip using pc. Now pressing Volume up+ home+lock button i cant find any os related zip file please help me to recover my ...
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unlock bootloader Micromax A310

I am trying to unlock bootloader in my Micromax A310. It has MT6592 processor. Whenever I start the mobile in fasboot tmode it got stuck and only shows => FASTBOOT mode ... => FASTBOOT mode ... in ...
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tmobile Galaxy S4 call logs blank after CF auto root

I did the CF auto root tutorial to flash my tmobile S4 to 4.4.4. Everything was fine except the call logs tab from "phone" does not log ANYTHING. This is really a headache for me. I am still not 100% ...
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Where is the battery animation called when charger connected to phone (OFF)?

I have Moto E (Rooted) which turn on when connected with USB via Laptop but not when connected to Wall charger instead it shows Battery animation. I got to know that battery animation is at ...
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Rooting A Nexus 5 and Concerns Regarding Over The Air Updates?

I am planning on buying a Nexus 5 for Christmas, to which I intend to Root it, so that I can use Rooted Apps eg Titanium Backup which would otherwise be unavailable to me. If I root the device, but ...
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Rooting Idea ZTE blade

I am unable to figure out how to root a ZTE blade in a safe way so that I can unroot when ever needed... I mean that I want to understand what a software does, to root a device. Please suggest a ...
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Root Xperia Arc S [duplicate]

Root to phone is harmful or not? I've XperiaArcS & some files of it I want to transfer in Sdcard but it require RootHelp. So please give me advice what should I do?
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Does rooting phone affect online banking security? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of rooting my android phone (HTC Desire 300) and was wondering if doing so would affect the internet security with stuff like online banking. Is it still secure to do my banking on a ...
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Is it possible to call AT-commands in android? [duplicate]

I am newbie in android, I have a very simple question for android experts:- " Is it possible to call GSM AT-Commands in android just like we use in microcontroller programming through USART".
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Rooting issues Fire 7 HD (screenshots)

Description Using various methods, I've come to some terminal points in my android rooting process and thought up a number of questions as a result. I've used two PC's to attempt this, both PC's ...
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How to recover data from LGE Nexus 4 running on Android Version 4.4.2?

I am using LGE Nexus 4 which is running on Android Version 4.4.2. Somehow accidently i do a factory reset on my phone and in return i lost all my emails, messages, pictures i.e, almost everything. Now ...
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How to fix a black screen (bricked) after rooting an encrypted device

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) Per work policy to add an exchange account I had to encrypt my phone. After doing so, I needed to root it to create a swap partition as it was constantly running ...
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How much control can I have over my device while not voiding the warranty?

I'm a developer and a Linux user, so naturally, I want to install a Bash prompt on my device. There are several Bash "apps" available in the Google Play store (haven't tested any of them, just ...
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How to root the LG Optimus 4X (LG-P880)?

I just got a brand new LG Optimus 4X. Feeling naked without the privacy protection offered by apps like LBE Privacy Guard, and missing good backup solutions like Titanium Backup (and no, Carbon Backup ...
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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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Can't get tethering to work on my verizon SSG S4 mini

I've scanned a lot of posts and tried many things but can't get tethering to work on my Verizon phone with jellybean 4.2.2. Here is my latest attempt. I rooted phone with saferoot. didn't touch the ...
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Root moto g with single click in pc

Is there any way to root my motorola moto g in single click (like super one click) or any user interface softwares..?
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Can I root a phone thats already rooted?

I bought a chinese phone thats seems to be be already rooted. How can I be sure? When I download apps that require root they don't work. Can I change privledges on an already rooted phone? Or can I ...
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Does Factory Reset reset Xposed Modifications, especially on Note 3 SM-N900 Exynos?

or I need other steps to RESTORE Xposed and everything back to like I first receive it without the need to Flash with Odin. Because I either hard or softbricked my device using it! I am scared of it ...
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Wifi won't turn on after rooting, still won't turn on after factory reset

After rooting my phone the wifi wouldn't turn on. I decided that I would just reflash the stock os to remove the root. Wifi still wouldn't turn on. Then I decided to do a factory reset. It still won't ...
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LG optimus 4x HD root

I tried to root my phone, but got only to the step 10, because my phone is too damn slow! I can't do anything with my phone, all I'm able to do is restart it over and over again, I can't even go to ...
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Can I root a Superpad Flytouch 8?

I purchased a Superpad Flytouch 8 recently and now it hangs on the Android start-up page. I cannot access the menus for factory reset so I guess I need to get my head around "rooting". The PC repair ...
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How can I root my Yarvik Tab411?

How can I root my tablet, the yarvik tab411? I tried to find information on the internet, but had no success. The tab runs Android 4.1.11 2.3.3. 1 according to the link, this device currently ships ...
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What should I do if my (Exynos SM-N900)Note 3 has bootloop?

I have experienced bootloop, it only shows SamSung Logo... And if I download ROM from SAMobile, how do I know if that Rom is not corrupted. Also, how do I know if Odin is stuck/hang or not? Because I ...
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How to root Huawei Y210?

It runs Android 2.3.6 and has the 2.3.38.6-perf kernel version. I've already tried using SuperOneClick but it doesn't work. :( I'm rather contented with it ( oh wait, it has this puny internal ...
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How to root a S4 google play edition on mac?

I have been cracking my head open trying to find a good guide to root my Google Play Edition Samsung. I have sought out YouTube videos that utilize motochopper and terminal and while I manage to get ...
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How to root Moto G 1st Gen on Republic Wireless

I would like to find out how to root moto g on republic wireless. I looked everywhere and no one explains or describes how to do it. I am wondering if there is any way to root it.