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Will the rooting method I previously used with my Nvidia Shield Tablet work with the new update?

I'll soon be getting a replacement for my Shield Tablet due to the recall. I used a rooting method that used ADB and Fastboot to unlock the bootloader, flash CWM, then flash SuperSU and root. It ...
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Rooting the Galaxy S3 Without a Computer

Is it possible to root the Galaxy S3 without a computer? If so, what would the process be? My Galaxy S3 is with Verizon and is currently running Android 4.3.
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Where to put supersu zip file while rooting HTC One M8

I'm following the instructions at http://htc-one.wonderhowto.com/how-to/unlock-bootloader-root-your-htc-one-m8-0154444/ and have found a stage where I don't have enough information, which is at Step 9 ...
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How SElinux protects android from rooting

I know when rooting we execute a script and we use a thing that is already root and tell it to execute if it executes the script as root and then roots the phone so how does SElinux helps to protect ...
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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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Rooting trouble - Using Odin3 but unable to flash device

Rooting Method: mrRobinson Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII Model number: SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 Android version: 4.1.1 Carrier: ATT Downloaded: Odin307 and root66_ATT_I747UCDLK3.tar.md5 Sumsung Driver: ...
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How to root my Motorola Flipside?

I am a relatively new Android user, but I have a bit of experience with Linux. My new Motorola Flipside MB508 has quite a few unwanted preinstalled applications on it, which I would like to remove. ...
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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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How to get rid of Emotion UI which is drastically slowing down my Huawei Y330-U11?

I have Huawei Y330-U11 which performs sluggishly due to Emotion UI installed by Huawei (I concluded it to be the reason because other phones having similar specifications but native Android UI works ...
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Vodaphone 875 Uninstall SuperSu

I own a Vodaphone 875 model phone, which I rooted previously using Cydia Impactor. Installed SuperSU, everything was fine and dandy, and when I needed to transfer it to another person who wasn't ...
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How to enable USB debugging if phone is not even starting?

I have Micromax A114 Canvas 2.2 Android phone. Unfortunately it's not starting when switched off (sic :( ) it. Then after searching on net I tried to Factory reset using Volume +/- and Power button ...
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Device won't connect via USB

I have a HTC G2 running Android 2.3.4 that I've recently tried to root using the guide at the XDA developer's site. After step 3.3, the USB connection stopped working. More precisely, when I plug ...
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Wifi not working on Samsung S3 (WifiStateMachine( 2240): Failed to load driver)

as I am really desperate now about the wlan problem on my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 I am now going to post a question in the hope that someone might help me fix it. Problem description: I cannot ...
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How to root HTC DESIRE HD

This time I choose to root my HTC phone,but I tried many method,but all did'nt work.I have computer and USB cable,can u tell me what software best for rooting my phone?
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Move data of some Apps to SD card

I have Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (4.4.4 and rooted) ... I have some dictionaries Apps... I installed the main App.. when we want to use.. we should download dictionaries package for each language we ...
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How to delete SU binaries without root?

My Android device used to be properly rooted, I had root access to things, but the root manager (old version of vRoot, no computer) was a virus. So, I deleted the root program and I was gonna root ...
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Upgrading galaxy s2 GT-I9100T 4.0.3 to 4.4

I'm pretty desperate trying for a day now rescuing my phone. I am new in this whole updating android firmware stuff and I did the following: root my phone, enabled USB debugging downloaden ODIN, ...
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How to flash recovery

I'm very noob, but I am currently using a LG l15g sunrise and am rooted. I need some advice on where to go now. Everyone says to install a recovery, but I haven’t really been able to figure out ...
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Need help,to change/root/OS in Prestigio PMP5101C Tablet

Good morning. I got this Tablet from my company but it has allready pre-installed some OS that doesnt let it work as a normal tablet,but a company software,so i want to clean it up,and install a ...
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Nexus 9 stuck in endless reboot loop after trying to root it

I have tried to root my Nexus 9 using this guide: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-root-google-nexus-9-unlock-bootloader-1473817, but now I'm stuck in an endless reboot loop. I got to the very end, step-...
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Advanced root problems

I am having problems rooting my device after a friend unrooted it. Now, if this was a pure simple case, it'd already be solved, but: I can only used soft-roots, like Kingo root. My "friend" decided ...
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I have rooted my Moto E but did not flash any custom rom. What is the procedure to update it to android 5.1?

I tried to directly install the android 5.1 lollipop ota update once, but it showed some error and then it restarted. What should I do? Do I need to flash stock ROM again and then update 5.1 ota? or ...
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How can I root a Lenovo S660?

I want to root Lenovo S660 and I came to know that Framaroot will help me in doing that; however, it doesn't work. On this site it says that after installing framaroot click Boromir and it will pop ...
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How can I root my Samsung Dart (SGH-T499)?

I've seen several sites using SuperOneClick, but can't seem to find a legitimate download link to it. (The original site, shortfuse.org was down). I then saw TowelRoot, but it tripped Norton, saying ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0?

I have been trying to root my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (SM-T217S; Firmware version T217SVPUBNH4). Since the September update I can't re-root my tablet, I have tried apps like Vroot(app), towelroot, ...
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ADB status offline when trying to root Kindle Fire

I'm trying to root Kindle Fire but it always show "ADB status: Offline" when I start "run.bat". Could you help me out of this problem? :( I tried to plug, unplug, connect, disconnect the Kindle many ...
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What can I do with an Nexus One with a broken LCD?

I've managed to acquire a Google Nexus One, that had an unfortunate encounter with a car door. The screen still accepts touch input, but the LCD itself is broken - no display at all. What is ...
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How to root my Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) (kernel version: July 22, 2014)?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A). I am aware of towelroot, however it only works for "phones < jun 3 2014" for and my kernel version is dated July 22, 2014: How to root it, if possible ...
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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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Would rooting Nvidia Shield Tablet following this guide brick my device?

I recently received an Nvidia Shield Tablet. I bought a 32GB SD card and would like to use it to install apps (or at least some of the data) to take the weight off my internal memory. However the ...
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rooting my Videocon A55qHD

How can I root my Videocon A55qHD? I mean the steps to be taken, and if required to install some app, and if required from where to be installed.
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Odin3 fails to root Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 SM-P900

Recently i has bought Samsung Galaxy Note Pro SM-P900 tabled with Android 4.4.2 on board. Tablet shows build number as KOTH49.P900XXUANI1, and i could'not root it with Odin3 i've found in Internet (...
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Upon restarting, my apps disappear.

I have a rooted phone and to save space I linked (using link2sd) most of my apps to the external SD card. Since then, on restarting, my apps vanish, and like weeks later, they reappear (without data).
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How does CF-Autoroot work?

What's the theory behind how CF-autoroot is able to root android devices? I'm wondering on what techniques it used to run su? Does it use a custom/patched Linux kernel? Or it is based on local root ...
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Samsung tablet bricked. GT-Pp5210 was in odin mode now will not turn on.

My grand kids put my tablet into Odin down load mode. No it will not turn on. I try to push both buttons and nothing. I charged it it think in that that I cant tell what it is doing. No response on ...
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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* /storage/...
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Root GT-I9305 running Android 4.4.4 Build Version KTU84P.I9305XXUFNI3

I want to root Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE GT-I9305 running Android 4.4.4 Build Version KTU84P.I9305XXUFNI3.Can you please help
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creating mount point in root mode

When trying to expand tablet memory (from 500 Mb to 1G) I made a mistake when I was applying Gparted. I reset my device to the fabrication settings and now I can't mount sd card (no the real sd card), ...
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How to make root Motorola XT1080 Root and unRoot [duplicate]

I got Motorola XT1080 also called droid razr maxx, I want to root my device, there is 4.4.4 version installed, I tried famaroot, motoroot Verizon, and other third party software’s those are use usb ...
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How does encrypting a bootloader prevent it from being unlocked

As I'm waiting patiently (sigh) for the at&t note 4 root, I have been trying to understand the process of rooting. This website does a good job of describing what a locked/unlocked bootloader is, ...
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Most recent root and flash rom for Verizon Note 3

I know this is a super specific question, but I am trying to root and then flash cyanogenmod onto my Verizon Note 3. It seems like security features change constantly for Samsung phones and I have not ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) “no network” issue

I bought my phone from a friend and I am the second user. It was rooted and was in modified status (when I checked About->device->status) but working fine and had zero issues. So yesterday I wanted to ...
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Installing File Explorer on Droid 2

I have a Droid 2 (very old, model from 4-5 yrs ago). My phone is stuck on airplane mode and I am unable to turn airplane mode off. I found a way to fix it that looks very promising. http://...
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Making an applications stay on the phone “permanently”

I would like to be able to make an Android application remain on the phone even after a factory reset and/or a system upgrade. Some people suggested that the way to accomplish this is to root the ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 I9507V running Android 5.0.1?

I have tried every program for rooting but they failed to root the device. My device is running Android version 5.0.1. I am trying to root because I have heard that if I root my device I can install ...
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How to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

How can I root the Samsung Galaxy S4? Phone model: GT-I9505
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How to root Asus Fonepad 8 tablet?

I want to root my tablet Asus Fonepad 8. How do I do it? I tried iroot, kingoroot, root my device, and etc, but to no avail?
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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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How to fix hanging Samsung Galaxy S II phone (GT-I9100)? Also flash and root it?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II model smartphone. GT-I9100 is the exact model number 1, mentioning it since I saw here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S_II that there are variants with ...
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need help Nexus 9 stuck in endless reboot loop

need help here. I to tried rooting my Nexus 9 and have ended up getting it into an endless loop of it trying to optimize apps. I did see Firelord's post to do this... Using Firelords' and Jan's ...