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Root Nexus One without wiping?

I have a Nexus One running Gingerbread (2.3.6), completely stock and unrooted. I would like to root my phone, and try installing ROMs like Cyanogen. However, as far as I know, the official way to do ...
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Will Asurion charge me for my replacement phone if I've rooted it

I have an android phone with Sprint which I dropped and cracked the screen. I have insurance, and they've already sent me a new phone. However, my old phone is rooted and has CyanogenMod on it. Will ...
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How do I root Xperia ZQ_6025?

How do I root this phone and any risk of losing Ltd for my region?
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Nexus 5 rooting

Please explain how to root nexus 5. What precautions to take. I have never tried it before. Also suggest me what type of back up should I use before rooting.
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Root for HTC desire U dual sim not found

I bought a new HTC Desire U dual SIM phone but did not find even a single rooting method. How do I root this phone?
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How to root samsung Galaxy Note 2014 edition?

I searched the forum but there was no entry for my specific device. I have an unlocked Galaxy note 10.1, 2014 LTE edition which I'd like to root. Motivations include ability to install a Linux ...
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How to execute a file via adb command line?

I am trying to root my Motorola Xoom. Root checker pro currently tells me that "Executing this file can grant root access!" So I want to try that. the file is located in system/bin and is called su. ...
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S4 in safe mode, Odin on restart

Last night my phone was running slow so I restarted it, when it went to turn back on however it came to a screen with a warning about loading a custom OS and I had the option to either continue by ...
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How unbrick bricked device

So I want to root my android xperia sp c502 I was wondering what if I bricked my device is there way to unbrick it can it be repair. Is rooting worth it risk or I should forget the idia.
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Xperia sp c502 rooting

I want to root my Xperia SP C502. Can anyone tell me how I can root it? I know there is chance that rooting can completely destroy my mobile. In that case: is their any solution to repair, and is ...
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BRAVIA Engine 2 after rooting

I have a Sony Xperia SP running jelly bean 4.1. I wish to root my device using the Doomlord exploit and run kitkat 4.4. But will that affect the working of the Bravia Engine 2 in my device in any way? ...
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boot animation loop on nexus 4

I realise this is a common problem and have read many solutions, but many seem to not work in my case. I got into this situation after flashing cwm (in order to later root the device). I can get into ...
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Rooting and run adbd service automatically

I try to use create root package that run adbd service automatically,so: I download root package for gti9300 from autoroot.chainfire.eu I extract package multiple times to get recovery.img and ...
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Unlocked bootloader but cant root. (Mac)

A few months ago I rooted my android phone which went all fine. I then accidently uninstalled my operating system. Finally I managed to flash omniROM on my device which was as good as it got for me. ...
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Rooting android via virtual windows 8 on ubuntu 12.04

I want to root my sony xperia p android 4.1.2. I'm using ubuntu 12.04LTS and it seems uncomfortable to root my xperia via ubuntu. So i've installed windows 8 (32 bit) on virtual box. Is it will be ...
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How to get full root on a Samsung S-3

I have a Samsung S-3 which was updated OTA to Android 4.3. Trying to get root, I downloaded saferoot (source) from xda. The exploit works, the process gets root permissions (remounting partitions, ...
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Can one “saferoot” 4.4.2?

I know that a Samsung 4.3 can be rooted using a method called saferoot. What it does is find a security hole in the OS and performs a "privilege escalation" on the process. The advantage of this is ...
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Rooting Asus memo pad HD 7

Can any one show me a tutorial that how can I root my Asus memo pad hd7 ? Thanks in advance !
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How to root the LG Optimus 2 AS680?

I have an LG Optimus 2 AS680. It is running the gingerbread 2.3.4 system. I have yet to find a program or any reliable method to root the phone. I am looking to increase my internal memory to about 1 ...
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Can I safely use root for I9500, if I have a GT-I9506?

Can I safely use root for I9500, if I have a I9506? Or will it cause any problems? If not, what root can I use? I can't seem to find the I9506 anywhere on the internet. Is it a new edition or is it ...
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has anyone rooted micromax a65 bolt?

i have micromax a65 android version 2.3.5 baseband version DM_BASE_12A_W12.43|sc6820_modem| kernel version 2.6.35.7 i tried rooting with z4root but it didn't work.
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Move BusyBox from xbin to bin

Device: Q88B-5S tablet How can I move the BusyBox from xbin to bin? I used Root Explorer and Terminal, but it didn't work. My tablet is going nuts. (factory reset, 0bytes) My tablet is rooted using ...
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How can I root my Prestigio MultiPad (PMP3670B)?

I want to install ArchiLinux on my multipad. I have tried to root my Prestigio MultiPad (model: PMP3670B) using some rooting apps I had found on the Internet, but all of them have requested an adb ...
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How can I root my General Mobile e-Tab 7b tablet?

How can I root the General Mobile e-Tab 7b tablet? It's currently running Android 4.1.1, kernel version 3.0.8.
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Root Galaxy Star Pro

Is there any tutorial for rooting Galaxy Star Pro (S7260). With rooting package ? I bought this phone recently and I could't find a tutorial for rooting this phone by googleing.
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Root Android Tablet without USB Cable

I have a tablet and its USB port is not working, I think it is broken or there is some hardware problem. I can not plug USB cable in it. Now my problem is, I want to root my tablet can I do that ...
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Rooting Exagerate XZPAD700

I've just bought a device commercially known as "Zelig Pad", which reports to be "XZPAD700" in settings screen. The device looks made by Hamlet but distributed with Exagerate brand. It carries ...
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Obtaining some 4.0 functions on a 2.3 phone through rooting?

I'm thinking of maybe rooting my phone, for various reasons. But one of the main ones is that I find the current version of Calendar, amongst others, that I have, very lacking. And I'm almost sure the ...
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What kind of upgrade procedure can I expect after rooting my tablet?

I am considering rooting my Galaxy Tab 10.1, mainly to get rid of some obnoxious bloatware that really annoys me. I've read this post, and this one, and found these instructions which are nice and ...
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Hacking HoneyTab

I found this strange "anonymous" device: HoneyTab. Never wishing to discuss whether it's worth to buy or not (it would be totally OT), my questions are simple and straight: does somebody know if this ...
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Rooting Xperia tipo

I've unlocked my bootloader. After all the set-up, I tried to root my Tipo using Bin4ry Root's package. It didn't work; it gave me an error like permission denied (are you root?). Later, it said ...
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Custom Kernels on Stock ROMs?

The General Question: Is it possible to install custom kernels on a Rooted Stock ROM? The Example: I have a Nexus 7 which I have rooted running 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean JRO03D) would it be possible to just ...
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rooting device stops usb-host-mode working

After I rooted a Nexus 10, the USB Host mode is no longer available. I have checked the original unrooted device with Chainfire's 'USB Host Diagnostics' tool and it recognises a plugged in Arduino ...
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What does “to root a phone” mean?

I heard this phrase or the variants (rooted phone, rooting, etc.) in android forums but I don't know what it means. Can you explain it in simple terms?
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Is it possible to return back to jelly bean OS after upgraded to cyanogenmod?

I am using samsung galaxy Star Pro 7260 (rooted). I would like to install cyanogenmod on my phone. But, I want to know is it possible to return back to jelly bean OS after upgraded to cyanogenmod ? If ...
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I tried every method and failed to root my Asus MeMo Pad Me172v. Anyone know some other methods?

I have already tried SuperOneClick and Bin4ry tools to root my Asus MeMo Pad Me172v having 4.1.1 stock version, but failed to successfully root my device. When I run SuperOneClick, it successfully ...
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How do I root my Nexus 7?

I am wanting to gain root privileges on my Google Nexus 7 tablet, running Android 4.1-4.2.1. How can I do this?
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How can I root my HTC One for T-Mobile using ADB?

I want to use ADB. FastBoot isn't working on my OS X machine. ./fastboot devices lists nothing. ./adb devices shows my device I downloaded SuperSu from the Google Play store but it says it I ...
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How to recover “data/data” folder from HTC Desire before rooting

I've got an old HTC Desire with a bitcoin stuck on it. Trying to access "/data/data/de.schildbach.wallet/files" through ADB shell predictably gives me permission denied. I tried using unrevoked but ...
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Stuck rooting HTC device

I am trying to root my HTC One S following the instructions on HTCDev I generated an Unlock_code and everything works well until Step 13. In Step 12, I typed fastboot flash unlocktoken ...
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Can I 'trick' my device into thinking it's unrooted?

I rooted my Nexus 4 in order to install a custom ROM, which I'm quite happy with. However, there are a couple of apps that I want to use but refuse to work because the device is rooted. Is there a ...
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Rooting a Wynncom G1 Android Phone [ Spreadtrum SP8810 ]

I have a new Indian Android variant i.e Wynncom g1 [ spreadtrum sp8810 ] I have gotten ADB to work with PDANet application and got USB drivers and adb to work. I tried many ways like adb root and all, ...
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how to root Galaxy SL GT i9003 for DDLF2

I am running official Samsung ROM build version 2.6.3 DDLF2. I wish to root it for reverse tethering and few other utilities. Need a trusted link for rooting tutorial or a rooting package for the ...
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Running a program as root on Android

I have followed the guide at XDA Developers for a Samsung Galaxy Note II, and used "option 2" and flashed the firmware using heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img --CACHE cache.img in Linux. This ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545

I would like to root my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545. It is currently running Android 4.2.2 and has Build number ending in VRUAME7. How do I root my Galaxy S4?
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How can I root unknown device

I have a Turkish device named General Mobile e-Tab 7 B and I want to root it , How can I do that ? I tried SuperOneClickRoot and it didn't work for me
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Why can't the su binary simply be copied (techical response please)

I have rooted several Samsung devices and the underlying "goal" so to speak seems to be to get the su binary in /system/xbinand install Superuser.apk. My question is why does one have to jump through ...
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I've rooted my Galaxy Nexus phone, but “/data/data” is empty

As a follow up question, I rooted my Galaxy Nexus phone using Kingo, but when I tried to explore my phone using an application like ASTRO, I found out that the /data/data directory is empty. Why is it ...
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How can I root my Nexus S?

I recently unlocked the bootloader on my Nexus S, and I am looking at ways to finish rooting it. Every reference I find seems to be written assuming non-Google hardware, but the Nexus S is supposed ...