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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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re-install google play in ASUS ZENFONE 5 (ROOTED)

First: My ASUS ZENFONE5 is rooted. And i have uninstalled the APP and unfortunately deleted from recycle bin also. Now I want to reinstall the APP. Please help me. regards!!!
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How do I root a Zte Origin from Solavei?

I got a Zte Origin (solavei service) from vx4gwireless There's a customer in their affiliate program and she's added all these apps and needs to root her phone (and I need to as well). I do not see a ...
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Directly storing apps in SD Card

So I bought an 'Swees' Android phone recently, with ~150mb Internal storage + 4gb External SD Card. I downloaded Android SDK manager on my mac, installed necessary packages and ran the 'adb' file in ...
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Move app to SD card

I'm currently confused on what mods to be used now. My unit by the way is Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300-International (rooted with Omega ROM 42.3 and Kernel SiyahKernel v1.9.1). The reason why I rooted my ...
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How to root Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro with linux computer

I have found a lot instructions, but most (or all) of them use a Windows GUI application to root the device. The Linux scripts, that I found did not work. My telephone: Model: Xperia Mini Pro ...
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Is there a way to root kindle fire Hdx running its latest software?

My younger brother wants to install twrp so he can quickly backup his device without using adb. But all techniques I have tried failed. Can someone help me please.
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How to root a Nexus 10 without wipe?

I would like to root my Nexus 10 without wiping its data so I can later install Ubuntu Touch on it. How should I do this?
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How to root my LG Escape?

I haven't been able to find any information on how to do this. The only thing I found was this, which seems a little shady and isn't even for the Escape, it's just a generic tool. I've also seen this ...
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Set Russian language on Alcatel Pop S7 (Android 4.1.2)

I am not able to configure the device to Russian language, although assumed that all Android supports it. Question: What are the chances to enable Russian UI after I root the device? Worth trying or ...
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One M8 Root failed. SuperSU says, “No binaries found.”

I attempted to root my HTC One M8 using this guide: http://blog.laptopmag.com/root-htc-one-m8 and everything seemed to be going smoothly until the end. When I open SuperSU though, I get a message, ...
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Can KingRoot Brick my Nexus 9 and HTC One [duplicate]

Hello Android Enthusiasts, I was wondering if KingRoot can potentially brick my HTC One and Nexus 9. I have not rooted either yet for my warranty is still active. If either is bricked, is there a way ...
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Can I root my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V running lollipop?

I'm running lollipop on my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V Verizon model. I can't find a way to root. Anyone have any ideas? Also, I'm running a mac so any instructions there would be great. Thanks! Also, Im ...
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How to have Android use one ext3fs partition instead of going rogue with virtual partitions for apps on the external sd card?

As this answer pointed out, moving apps to your external sd card decreases your overall system performance due to the tens or hundreds of partitions created for those apps. Now I wonder, is there any ...
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Google Settings “Unfortunately, Google Play services has stopped.” on Chinese Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Recently I got an Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from China. Sadly it doesn't have any Google services, even Google Play store on it. I tried almost every tutorial I can find, but it still doesn't work ...
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How to root Micromax Canvas HD A116 device running Android 4.2.1?

I have never rooted a phone before & did some primary search on xda forums for Micromax Canvas HD A116. I found a link to root the phone but the steps listed on it are a little incomprehensible ...
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Kindle Fire Not Recognized when plugged into PC

I have just got a Kindle Fire and I want to root it and Install Android Market on it. I am having a problem that is ticking me off big time. I plug my Kindle Fire to my computer (Windows 7 ...
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Problems with “gapps” stoped, factory reset doesn't work

Huawei Ascend G300 - Android 4.0.3: The phone has a problem with the "gapps" says the applications all the time that the Google play, Whatsapp, twitter, facebook stops working stop. try to make a ...
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Need to reinstall Android on phone

I've already tried doing a factory reset, it didn't solve problem. I had some issues with my phone, Blu Life Pure, and tried doing a factory reset last night. It wiped everything and restored apps to ...
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Virgin Mobile HTC desire 510 root?

Has anyone found a solid way to root the VM HTC desire 510? I have search long and hard but haven't found anything substantial. I know the 510 is rootable, and I have found a few tutorials, but they ...
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How do I unlock the bootloader on my Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro?

I own a "Sony Ericcson Xperia Mini Pro" (model number SK17i) running Android 2.3.3 (Kernel 2.6.32.8-perf, build number 4.0.A.2.335). It's branded by Orange Austria. I'm looking for a way to root it, ...
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Remove Super SU and also increase internal storage in my Sony Xperia C

I'm having a major problem with Supersu. In order to remove it, I did a hard reset on my Sony Xperia C. But it still doesn't remove. Whenever I open it, it shows Supersu binary needs to be ...
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How do I root Motorola Moto G (XT1045, Cricket)?

My phone is great. I love my phone and my carrier. I recently switched from AT&T because my rates were too high. So I got this model, go home, check for root... no known methods are available. ...
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How to root my Oppo N1 (with Custom Recovery)?

I just bought a Oppo N1, so how to root it? ColorOS V1.0.0 CyanogenMod CM10.2
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Rooting problem Samsung Galaxy Core

I am using Samsung Galaxy Core GT I8262, I had a problem rooting my device. I rooted my android device before but now there is a problem when rooting my device with kingo android root and with any ...
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how to root “ HTC Sensation Z710e”

I'm using a HTC Sensation Z710e and I've been trying to root it without a computer several times but I can't get it to work. I have used many types of application like, kingroot but, it doesnt work. ...
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(SP Flash Tool) Recovery.img file too large and causes region overlap message. Safe to Proceed?

I am trying to root my Micromax Canvas Colors 2 A120 running KitKat 4.4.2 using the SP Flash Tools. During the flashing of a recovery after selecting the Scatter File for my device (I created the ...
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Micromax A25 How To Root

I've tried several ways to root my Micromax A25. In every case, SP Tool displayed "Partition Size Change" error. Did anyone yet root successfully? PS: My A25 firmware version A25_0201_V0409
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How to Root SpreadTrum SC6830 Kernel 2.6.35.7

Model - Callbar A1 Android - 2.3.5 Kernel Version – 2.6.35.7 Software version – 2.3.001.P1.12065 Hardware version – P1 CPU – SC6820 (1 GHz.) Screen – 3.5” HVGA I tried several methods such as Doom ...
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Prestigio PAP 7500 rooting

recently I bought Prestigio 7500 for testing reasons and what is stopping me from doing it is that I can't root it (I want to install custom rom such as CM or Ubuntu touch). I was searching CWM ...
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Can I play high end games on my rooted low end phone

I own a spice phone which have low internal memory and ram but it is rooted. My question is that is it possible to play high end games like GTA vice city or nfs on that phone. I had Googled about it ...
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Installing ROM over another custom ROM

Am using Samsung Galaxy Y model phone. I rooted my mobile and installed Jelly Blast v3 ROM in my phone. Now how to install a different custom ROM over this ? or if i install a new ROM in my mobile ...
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How to root micromax A116(canvas hd)

Is there any way available to root this phone, stuck with this problem for so long.
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Issues with cyanogenmod 11 on galaxy y

I tried to root my Galaxy Y. I installed cyanogenmod 11 on it. But the version of cyanogenmod I got had many bugs. Even the phone call is not working. How could I fix this situation. Please help
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rooting android phone file change

does rooting the phone change file permissions on sms or chats database, is there anything being deleted from the phone? or the root just changes attributes to folders that have no permission without ...
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Restoring personal data after bootloader unlock [duplicate]

I plan to unlock the bootloader on my OnePlus One device but from what I've seen in forums, personal data (media, app data etc) are lost in essentially what is a factory reset of sorts. Is there any ...
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Rooting Unknown Device

Actually i want to root not-branded tablet. That table is running Android Jelly bean 4.2.2, Kernel 3.0.8+. Current my status: From the start i have root access in adb shell I managed update su ...
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How can I root my Samsung Galaxy S3? Should I defer the system update?

I pre-ordered a Verizon SGS3, and it shipped to me before it was even available in stores. Since then I have not updated any programs that were Verizon-related. If at some point I want to root my ...
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Xperia Z3 Rooting

Two days ago I upgraded my Xperia Z3 to Lollipop. Needless to say I'm not impressed (mainly due to no longer having great battery life), and plan on going back to 4.4 soon. For some time I've been ...
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Moto G does not turn on after updating to KitKat 4.4.4

I have rooted and unlocked the bootloader on my Moto G. After that, I updated it to KitKat 4.4.4, but it does not power on. Fast boot mode cannot turn on too, I haven't tried anything yet. How to fix ...
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apps and google play cannot connect to the internet after rooting

My phone is a samsung s duos gt s7562. I rooted my phone recently. But Iam having some problems after that. My apps, except for opera mini and instagram, cannot connect to data services. I tried ...
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I rooted my phone. Now apps cannot connect to the internet but browsers work fine

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and rooted it a few days ago. After that I set up a few apps and granted them access to root permissions (via the Superuser app). I allowed root to all apps that requested ...
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Samsung GT-9305 : ROOTING & Problems with camera “Unknown Error by ErrorCallBack”

I have a Samsung S3 4G (GT-i9305), running on Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P.I9305XXUFNL1), Kernel Version (3.0.31-3447006 (I9305XXUFNL1)), which have a problem with the usb connector (i'm able to charge but ...
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How to know if your phone has been rooted? [duplicate]

Rooting is like jailbraking for iPhones, right... Does factory-resetting let the user know if it was/is ever rooted by someone?
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Rooting with Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 [duplicate]

Please Help Me.I really don't know how to root this device. I have tried difrrent apps to root, but it seem not to be working...
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Why doesnt my google accounts sync to google play?

Recently my google play has stopped working and when I go to my google accounts it says sync error for google play music and tv ( i only use google play) how can i fix this... By the way I have rooted ...
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HTC One M7-rooting problem

I have been rooting HTC M7 as with provided info on this forum, and have stuck in the step not entering recovery mode. Did unlocked the phone, downloaded CWM latest version via ADB & fastboot. ...
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How can I root my LG Volt?

Is there a way to root the LG Volt? Are there any step-by-step instructions available?
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Error in installing lollipop 5.0.2 on Samsung s2 (19105p) pluse

Im trying to install lollipop on my Samsung s2 pluse (19105p). But at installing time got a error in " E:failed to verify whole-file signatures "
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if I know nothing about Android, is it crazy to have a rooted phone? [closed]

I bought my first Android phone off ebay, a Samsung Galaxy S4 after always using Windows phones. It was supposed to be unlocked and a "store demo", but when I started playing with it, I was getting ...