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Trying to root Galaxy SIII Mini (Canadian) SM-G730W8 for additional language support

I bought an S3 Mini in Canada, but have noticed that I do not have a language option for Portuguese. I have done some research, and found that it is likely that the Portuguese language is included on ...
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How to upgrade or remove and install a new Android OS in Ubislate 7C+ Tablet [duplicate]

I want to install a new Android version in my Ubislate 7C+ EDGE Tablet. It has wi-fi, 3G Network support, 10 point touch screen, inbuilt SIM card slot, 4Gb internal memory and 512Mb of RAM, and a 7in ...
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Unlock bootloader for Lenovo A1000-T

How did you go into fastboot mode? I am not able to figure out. adb reboot bootloader adb reboot-bootloader adb reboot fastboot None of them worked, However adb reboot recovery opens it in ...
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CWM recovery can't find the kernel image

I wanted to root and upgrade my Galaxy i9003 to Jelly Bean. I followed this guide and flashed CWM on the phone. But then the phone doesn't boot in normal mode and Samsumg logo keeps flashing forever. ...
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Pre-rooted custom rom for unlocked xperia neo v mt15i [duplicate]

I have unlocked bootloader xperia neo v mt15i, version 4.0.4, build 4.1.B.0.587. I would like to flash pre-rooted custom ROM. Need custom rom link and step-by-step guide.
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question about the Samsung galaxy 5

I was wondering if this model is able to be rooted? If so would this enable me to retrieve deleted text messages from up to 3 months ago, and lastly if this can't be done does anybody know of any ...
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Rom to Root UK based Galaxy s3 i9300 in India

I am a beginner and currently based in India. I got a UK based Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 as a gift and I tried to root it. The root was partially successful but now I'm unable to send/receive text ...
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Rooting and Installing Android OS on BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.1.0.1917 [duplicate]

How do I root and install Android apps on a Blackberry Playbook OS 2.1.0.1917?
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Odin mode continually flashes when reset

I tried to root my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and it said it passed in Odin, but when I went to start it it got stuck on the Samsung logo. I turned it off but now I'm getting the Odin screen flashing on ...
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Possible to root Archos 79 Platinum

I want to root this device: Archos 79 Platinum Is it possible, and can someone link me to a guide please? (I couldn't find a clear cut answer whether it is rootable or not)
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Loss of internal memory after rooting HCL ME V1

I have HCL ME V1 tablet with android 4.0(Icecream Sandwich) OS. It has 4GB of internal SD memory and 1GB DDR3 RAM. When I connect the device to the PC in storage mode, it shows the 4GB SD memory; ...
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How to root emulator [duplicate]

I want to root an emulator so that I can have proper way to implement it on the real device. Is there any way to root emulator?
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TWRP Stuck on Boot Screen Nexus 7

I have installed TWRP onto my Nexus 7 (2012) and have gone into Recovery Mode. This has led me to be stuck on the Google Boot Screen. What do I do to fix this? I have been using this guide: ...
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Permission denied on /system/xbin/su when trying to unroot Sony Xperia L

I'm trying to root my Sony XPeria L reading this tutorial The firmaware is 15.0.А.2.17, model C2105, and my Android version est 4.1.2 Everything was good until step 9, where I get the following error ...
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Trying to root and update Android on Lenovo S720

Just got as a present a Lenovo S720 and I am trying to root it. I want to update the android to a new version to be able to use it... does some one know how to do that ?
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Nexus 10 won't boot after attempted unlock/root

I have a brand new Nexus 10 which is supposed to be a present for my partner for tomorrow. I wanted to have it rooted and set up for her before I gave it to her, so I installed WugFresh NRT on my ...
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Samsung Mega 6.3 i9205 problem*does not have proper root*

After I root my phone, I downloaded Super SU from here and after I press in Super SU, it ask me to update my su binary but after a long time it got stuck on (installing please wait...) then I tried to ...
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How can I root my MyAudio Tablet Series9 908DDC using Ubuntu?

My wife has a MyAudio Tablet Series9 908DDC, and unfortunately the system path is very small. I would like to root it, but I have not found any solution for this. Any idea? Thx!
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Changing the network mode on Huawei Y300

If I root my phone will I be able to access network files to change the network mode on Huawei Y300? I want to select network mode GSM/WCDMA.
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how to solve Network not found problem in Samsung Galaxy s2?

I have UK based Samsung Galaxy s2 gt-i9100 and i was using since last 2 years without any problem in india but suddenly i found it says network problem so how to solve this ? model number - Gt-I9100 ...
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Change pre-installed Skype.apk with a newer on on a Rooted device

Manipulation made with Device : Rooted and Remounted the system. Removed old Skype version 4.0.xxxx (it is obsolete and can't connect even with internet connection). Deleted old APK and put another ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy Pocket

i have an android Device (Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300) which i want to root, because i have used Ubuntu on my PC and Notebook for five or six years and i am familiar with doing different maintainace ...
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Root Android x86 VirtualBox

I have installed Android-x86, version 4.3 Jellybean iso image into virtual box, and want to run some applications that require root privileges. Is there any way to root it?
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Galaxy Note 2 safe procedures for unlocking and installing custom firmwares [duplicate]

I have a Galaxy Note 2 phone (Verizon 506 model, Android 4.1.2 JellyBean, rooted, TWRP, and VRAMJB build) and I want to minimize 'bricking-risk' installing a custom ROM (eg 4.4.2). Are there ...
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Rooting a Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 for Sprint [duplicate]

I am trying to retrieve deleted text messages from a Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 Sprint phone using a program called Coolmuster Android SMS+Contacts Recovery. And I think I need to root my phone because the ...
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Install FM Radio Module on Xperia E Dual flashed with Custom ROM

Can anyone please help me with the procedure to install FM Radio in my rooted Xperia E Dual flashed with Nexboost ROM?
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Battery Percentage is not working after flashing Xperia E Dual with Nexboost ROM

I have flashed my Xperia E Dual with Nexboost ROM. After flashing my mobile below functionalities (a far I have identified till now) are not working: Battery Percentage Status Bar (Always showing ...
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Is any of the Android rooting software open source?

As an example, the post here for rooting the LG G3: http://www.reddit.com/r/LGG3/comments/2cdz0y/guide_rooting_roming_xposed/ Gives links to posts elsewhere for downloading APKs which do something ...
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how to root your Android or at least understand how it works

I do not know exactly how rooting works or if it can even by done on my Android (Samsung GT-N8013) device. No rootkit appears to exist yet for Android 4.1.2, so I am left with figuring out how to ...
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My phone is 'samsumg s2 plus' i wana root my phone

Am using samsumg s2 plus. I wanna root my phone. Suggests me best way. Already tryed the www.unlockroot.com website. But I failed. Help me ..
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Difference between su vs root SSH login for mounting?

I have a bash script luks that I use in Android for mounting/umounting encrypted devices, that can be called in a terminal emulator with su -c "luks ..." The script works ok for the first part, ...
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Moving applications to SD card

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT8010-Wifi) model and I would like to move some of my apps to the external SD card and change the default installation location to be the external SD card from now ...
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Accessing temp files created by an application

I have an application that I know writes temp files to the data/data/app-package directory. Using a file browsing app or windows explorer it seems these directories are sufficiently protected. Is ...
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How to re install rom on blank htc desire?

I have installed rom in the memory card of my htc desire bt unfortunately i have lost my memory card. Now my ph is not working; everytime it just shows "HTC" and then restart. Can anyone please ...
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My phone is rooted. How can I chage the current super user to other super user?

Am using samsumg s2 plus. Allready my phone is rooted. I wana chage my current super user to another one. How can I ?
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Rooting Docomo S3 (SC-O6D)

I can't seem to find a way to root my android device. I have tried every rooting method that I can find on the Internet for the SC-O6D, everyone of them after flashing are supposed to reboot the phone ...
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Can I copy/paste cyanogen files to another SD card, plug it into a rooted tablet, and expect it to work?

Long story short: I've got 10 Nook Colors, each of which has previously been rooted, but of which 6 of the 10 SD cards have gone missing (don't ask me how). I've also got 3 non-rooted nook colors ...
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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* ...
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How do I root my Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)

Guess I might as well grab this one since it doesn't exist. I listed my specific carrier's model in the question because that's important, however the CW post for rooting states there should only be ...
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When rooting a device are there any downsides?

I have heard benefits of rooting a device and gaining new capabilities and more control of the phone and access to more applications that only run once rooted. Are there any downsides to rooting? If ...
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Does CyanogenMod Installer create a recovery image?

I'm looking at installing CyanogenMod onto my Galaxy S3 (i9300) and the CyanogenMod Installer looks to be the easiest way to do this. However I would like to get an image of my phone before I attempt ...
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Root Nexus 7 with 4.2.2

I'm trying to root a Nexus 7 with Android 4.2.2 (1st generation). I am following instructions here: ...
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How to root my Omnirom using Multirom?

I have Omnirom installed on my Nexus 4 inside Multirom. How should I root my Omnirom then? Problem is that the OS on which Multirom was setup always gets stuck in a bootloop for a reason not known to ...
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How do I install Play Store on my HCL Me tablet? [duplicate]

I have an HCL ME Connect 2.0 tablet. It has 1Mobile Market pre-installed. I want to install the Google's original Play Store for multiple reasons, like the application Google Keep doesn't work because ...
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Bootloader unlocked [duplicate]

Rooted samsung galaxy s4 using odin& CF Auto root. Then flashed CWM using rom manager. Now I can go to CWM recovery mode (using power+volume up+ home) . I can get NAndroid backup. Does this mean ...
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get contactlist of my samsung galaxy via adb pull-command

Is there a way to get the contact-list of my samsung galaxy s3 via adb-command? I tried with the following but got a "permission-denied" error in windows-cmd. failed to copy ...
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SIM lock question

I intend to buy a new sim-unlocked at&t LG G2. So I want to know is there a possibility that an update will ever relock it again? Am I free to root it and install custom roms without relock ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 installed Omega Rom, not detecting the sim

I installed this Omega Rom after downloading from omegadroid.co/download-center/ for my S3 I9300, omega version is v58 - XXUGNB6 now everything is working fine except the calling feature, phone is ...
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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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Can I root my stock-Gingerbread Captivate without flashing a new kernel?

I updated my AT&T Captivate to the stock Gingerbread a few weeks ago, and I've had nothing but problems since -- hangs, lockups, and that constant TetheringManager crash. I'm about to do a ...