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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 ...
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Can a screen-locked Android phone be rooted?

By locked I mean a phone that has been locked with a standard PIN code, password or pattern. I'm not meaning to break into somebody's phone, merely wondering to what extent applying any of the ...
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I want to root my phone [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me what is the easiest way to root my phone. I have a Samsung galaxy note 2. And what does it mean to flash a new Rom?
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rooting android 4.4 on nexus 7 2012

I have just updated my rooted nexus 7 2012 running android 4.3 to android 4.4. How do I root the new version? Thanks in advance.
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Can I root my Nexus 5 without a custom image?

Is it possible ? So far I've found 2 images that would allow me to get root, either cloudfire or team win recovery project (twrp). I'm a little uneasy loading an unknown bootloader to my device. Or ...
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Access the real /sdcard

I flash my HTC One with a custom rom, then I access my sd card in my computer all of the files are gone. But when go to clockworkmod recovery and select install zip on /sdcard I can see all my files ...
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How do I root my Nook HD?

I checked The Master List of Rooting Techniques, and found nothing. This XDA thread looked promising.
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rooting Samsung Galaxy Note 2

How to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2? I have no experience with rooting. Model number is GT-N7100. Android-version 4.1.1.
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I cant find my kernel number anywhere

First off I'm not very experienced with phones, but while trying to root my phone I need the kernel number. I've looked where the instructions told me to look, in my about phone section. Under the ...
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I saw the 'z4root' application on the Droid market just now. Is it safe to use on my Samsung Galaxy S?

Anybody used the Z4ROOT program to root/unroot his device ? Can I use it on my Samsung Galaxy S phone ? Is it a real root / unroot process ? I am a developer myself and know how much damage you can ...
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Recommended resource for rooting not available. Where to download the rooting application from SAFELY?

The answer for this question recommends that I download SuperOneClick from shortfuse.org. However, shortfuse.org is down - the link is dead. I found SuperOneClick at a Cnet download page. However, my ...
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Rooting the Karbonn smart tab 7

First of all, I understand that similar questions have been asked trillions of times before. But, as I've come to learn, not this specific one. So, here I go... I recently bought a Karbonn smart tab ...
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Connect to Ad-hoc - Android 4.1.2(Jelly Bean)

I have been trying to connect to an Ad-hoc network with my Samsung Galaxy S2 running Android 4.1.2(Jelly Bean). I have tried a few things but every time i ended up with my wifi not working. I rooted ...
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What's the best way to switch from Stock Android OS to Cyanogenmod on Galaxy S3?

I would like to switch my Stock Android OS to Cyanogenmod with the least trouble possible on my Samsung Galaxy S3. So basically I would like to keep: My data (files, contacts, sms) My apps My apps ...
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Must the Nexus 4 be rooted in order to install custom ROMs?

Do I need to root my nexus 4 in order to install custom roms such as cyanogenmod etc or just unlocking bootloader is enough as i have flashed my nexus with ubuntu 13.10 by just unlocking bootloader?
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How to root without a computer

I have a Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G and I was wondering about rooting my phone without using a computer. I just want to use my phone to root it. And z4root doesn't work.
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How to unlock and root a Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i with 4.1.B.1.13

I searched it a while and found some articles regarding rooting the Xperia Ray but I couldn't understand them easily. So I want help from you geeks who can give me the lighted way with simple steps to ...
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What is the FastBoot? and what is the difference to obtain the root on Nexus devices?

I have some doubts about fastboot and some other stuff. I am an owner of an old HTC Desire on which, a long time ago, I installed Cyanogen Mod Android distribution. Although I installed the Cyanogen ...
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Rooting the HTC Desire Z

Just received one of these (SIM Free, UK Version, Android 2.3 with Sense UI). Can anybody point me towards the simplest and most easiest way to root this handset?
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Is it possible to kill your phone sofwarematicly? [duplicate]

I asked a question yesterday about my Sony Xperia Z1. It look likes it is completely empty and I don't have the ability to flash anything on it. But my question is: Can you break your motherboard by ...
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How do I root a Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 with a I337UCUAMF3 baseband. How do I either root it and unlock the bootloader or install a mod? Alternately, can I change it back to a previous baseband and unlock ...
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Setting appropriate permissions on SU binary

I recently found a way to maintain root access on my android device using a dropbear SSH server that I modified to run at boot as root using init.d, a lil scripting magic & some config scripts I ...
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How do you root safely?

I am thinking of rooting my android. In general, it seems that one downloads the "unlocked" firmware from a website (not the manufacturer's) and then runs it on the phone. How do I know if that ...
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My GS4 won't boot to CWM?

So, I've tried flashing CMW a few times with different files, etc. ODIN says that the flashing was a success, and according to ROM Manager, it's installed. However, when I hold volume up and power and ...
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Why can I not access the cyanogenmod zip on my sd card?

All right, I have fouled up my Galaxy S while trying to install Cyanogenmod after rooting with Odin. I now have the clockworkMod Recovery 2.5.1.0 and I am trying to select the cyanogen Update .zip ...
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adb can find device but fastboot cannot

Context I can run adb commands on my Nexus 4 and they work fine but when my device is in the bootloader and I try to list the device with, fastboot devices my device is not listed. I was having ...
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Rooting Android Galaxy S2 - Connection Error

I am trying to root my Galaxy S2. So I followed instructions online, I booted in debug mode, connected the USB cable then pressed the up powerbutton to start the mode, I then opened up Odin v3 3.04 ...
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How to root HTC Amaze?

I want to root my HTC Amaze. Is there a good tutorial or step by step way to do it? I have followed the following and the similar but it is not working. ...
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How can I know if the rooting files have malware?

I'm learning about how cellphone rooting works. Every procedure I've seen this far asks you to install a series of files that you download from random websites. Is it possible to know for sure that ...
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Phone restarting over and over after rooting Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i from the link given below- http://theunlockr.com/2012/11/22/how-to-root-the-samsung-galaxy-ace-s5830/ However after rooting it, it is restarting again and again. ...
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SuperSU vs Root

I have seen two methods, which claim that they root an Android device, that I don't know the difference of. Method 1 is as easy as installing the SuperSU from Google Play. Method 2 is going ...
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Can the Galaxy S2 be rooted without increasing the custom flash counter using adb?

Normally, rooting guides for the S2 involve flashing a kernel to the device to install busybox and su. This xda post suggests a method for doing so via adb (found approximately in the middle of the ...
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Upgrade and Rooting Motorola Xoom Paths

I have a UK Motorola Xoom, Wifi only version. It's currently running 3.0.1 and is rooted. I'd really like to upgrade to 3.2 and stay rooted. What's the best path to take with this? I can't download ...
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Can I safely downgrade an encrypted Asus Transformer TF101 from 8.6.5.21 to 8.6.5.19?

I want to root my encrypted Asus Transformer TF101 (Firmware 8.6.5.21; Serial B80...) and install a custom ROM. I read that the only way to do this is by downgrading to stock 8.6.5.19 and then using ...
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Is it possible to root a Kindle Fire running software version 10.2.6?

Is it possible to root a Kindle Fire running software version 10.2.6? If so how, and if not will it ever be? I can't stand this keyboard! I'd root just for Swype!
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Root and/or flash ROM on Haier Haipad 8.0 (PAD821)

I'm trying to root my haipad but none of the methods I found over the internet works. Here the PAD821 features: Basic parameters Time to market: February 2013 Product positioning: Entertainment ...
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How to root my huawei mediapad s7-301u

I need to root my huawei mediapad s7-301u android tablet. Currently it is running android 4.0.3. My development PC is on 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I tried so many sites about rooting this tablet but ...
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Root Galaxy S2 with Android 2.3.XX? [duplicate]

I need to Root Samsung Galaxy S 2, GT-I9100, with XXKI4 I need to Root it with Room Android 2.3.5 or any version within 2.3.X while searching I just found Android versions above this version all with ...
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Rooting - how to, and what are the consequences\risks [duplicate]

I am kinda new to android, although I have my phone since 4 months ago, I never really considered rooting my phone. can you tell me what can go wrong, why should I and why shouldn't I, how-to, ETC? ...
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How to use AT commands in Android by 'root' the phone

We have various Android devices from Spike, Samsung, Micromax, etc. How can we issue AT commands from Android to the modem? We searched in Google Play but did not find any app related to this. This ...
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Pulling boot.img [duplicate]

I want to pull boot.img from my phone for rooting. I am using Ubuntu 13.04 PC with android SDK and adb drivers installed. I tried to root my phone in many ways. But there are not much tools available ...
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Working root method for myTouch 4G Slide?

Is there a working root for the myTouch 4G Slide? I have Android 2.3.4. I tried Revolutionary as advised by rootzwiki, which failed with the following message. Your device: doubleshot, with HBOOT ...
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SuperOneClick freezes at “Running psneuter” while rooting. What can I do?

I tried to root my new Samsung Galaxy S II today using the instructions in the CF-Root thread and in the videos provided by this guy on YouTube. I was nearly across the finish line, but when I click ...
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How to Root LG Optimus Slider VM701?

I tried Gingerbreak.apk also connecting via usb to my laptop, downloaded LG drivers, then LG Esteem Root file, but upon running the excute/Run file it says "Press Enter to begin Root"; then it says ...
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adb.exe android gives me error with su

i rooted my device (lenovo 2107a) and then i update new custom firmware with bellow instructions: download new firmware into sdcard/clockworkmod boot to CWM select "backup and restore" -> "advanced ...
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Lost root on LG AS855 due to OEM update

I lost root privileges on my LG AS855 when I updated it. I used SuperOneClick to root it. Now, it just hangs on step 7. This is not a very popular phone and information on rooting it is extremely ...
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How to root but not root Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0

Recently my family signed up for an offer from Google called Screenwise Select. As a part of the deal we got a smartphone used to connect to our TV and monitor TV shows that we watch. The phone is a ...
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Nexus 4 rooting troubles

Installed superSu via Clockword Mod from here. /system/xbin/su exists SuperSu Error / Output of Root Checker: Screenshots (click images for larger variants) What next steps would you guys ...