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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 ...
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Is it normal that most or all rooting apps get so many virus warnings?

For example, here are some results from VirusTotal: TowelRoot The variants of Framaroot (1, 2, 3) Why is that? Can anyone point to a clean rooting app?
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Install application in sd card by default using Linux

I've seen plenty of tutorials related to installing applications directly to the sd card instead of using internal memory but none relate to using linux as a method to tweak the system and I'm not ...
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ROOTING THE ANDROID DEVICE [duplicate]

Hope y'all doing fine, My question may be so lame sorry but wanted to know the answer.. how to root a android device I have mobile of Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini (ST15i) I bought that before 3 years, ...
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Was it my rooting that caused my Android to malfunction? Or what was it really?

I finally rooted my phone around a week ago, amidst all those battling feelings, and I used it for around 4 days. While the phone was charging through the USB port of my computer, I remember like ...
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moto g cyanogenmod 11 android 4.4.4 [duplicate]

Are there any links for cyanogenmod 11 for moto g android 4.4.4? If there are then please suggest me the one which is stable,equipped with the theme engine and is under 100mb.
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Root Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 4.4.2 without tripping Knox

I have been searching and searching for a way to root my Verizon Samsung galaxy note 3 with 4.4.2 on it and with out tripping kknox, and am very unlucky. I have heard of Root_de_LA_Vega and it ...
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What if I accidentally checked CDMA/LTE instead of GSM/HPA+ in the Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit?

I tried to use WugFresh's Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit to root my device, but I accidentally selected CDMLA/LTE while I have a GSM model. I tried flashing CWM recovery afterwards, but it didn't work. ...
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How can I get JOdin3 to root my i897?

I am running the downloaded version of JOdin3 on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. I tried running it in my browser, but it would not detect my device, nor would it do so in the new window. I downloaded it, ...
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How can I root my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet?

Lenovo doesn't provide updates for the Thinkpad Tablet any more. I'd like to install a custom ROM and therefore need root. How can I root my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet?
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How to root Android Jelly Bean from terminal inside Android

I have installed the Android Terminal Emulator inside Android Jelly Bean (4.2.2). The device being used is http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/mini-pcs/rk3188-android-mini-pc. This device has problems ...
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Authenication fail during root on AT&T Galaxy AT&T SGH-I337 using Odin in 4.3

My mp3 player was socks when played music file and hang device.so I have try to root my Galaxy S4 AT&T SGH-I337 using Odin, but failed. I am getting these <ID:0/003> Added!! <OSM> ...
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How to root Moto X with stock 4.4 kitkat without unlocking bootloader?

I have tried RockMyMoto, PwnMyMoto and SlapMyMoto. All have failed. I am also unable to downgrade from 4.4 kitkat (which the phone came with) to 4.2.2 in order to root. The downgrade fails due to ...
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Programmatically, how does “rooting” a device enable access? [duplicate]

From a layman point of view, one would say, "Oh, I'm unrooted so I am blocked and access is not allowed." I want the programmatic point of view; telling me how an unrooted device doesn't have access ...
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How can I keep an old device up-to-date? [duplicate]

I've got an old HTC Wildfire S from 2012 and it stopped updating a year ago at least. It's now currently stucked on 2.3.5 (probably because HTC decided it that way). When I look for updates, it tells ...
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OTG cable shaport [duplicate]

Is it possible to usage OTG cable in Samsung galaxy ace 3 ? I cant usage pen-derive in my Samsung galaxy ace 3 , I want to usage pen-derive in my phone, If any one can give my answer I will be ...
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HTC One - keeps shutting down when rooting

Im rooting my phone (HTC One Alps) via Kingo Android Root. When i connect my phone to the computer and start rooting then phone shutdown itself. Is there any partition or disk problem?
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Root android lg ms690 version 2.2.1 [duplicate]

Does anyone know how I can root my lg ms690. It is android version 2.2.1. Build # FRG83. Kernel version 2.6.32.9. SW version MS690ZV4. HW version 1.1. PRL verdion 3042. ERI version 1003. I have tried ...
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All I have is Chinese-Languaged-Factory-Mode

I rooted my phone and accidentally deleted some system apps. Somehow i copied ALL the system apps(which i backed up previously) to SYS APPS folder(now there will b 2 copies of each sys app). System ...
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Mount Script cannot be created in Bolt A58

I have a bolt a58. I want increase internal memory by parttion. I followed exactly the same steps what you've in the turorial "How To Increase Internal Memory on any Micromax". After selecting ...
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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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Compuer shows no sign of tablet connection (SGH-T779 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for T-Mobile)

How can I get my computer to recognize I have attached my tablet? I have tried every trick online with no luck. Couple notes: No indication at all from computer that a tablet is plugged in (No ...
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downgrade HBOOT to 1.01.0001 for Wildfire

I need to root my Wildfire 2.2 phone, but firstly need to downgrade HBOOT from 1.01.0002 to HBOOT to 1.01.0001, I follow this link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1145035 but the ...
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Rooting EPad MX1014

I have a E-Pad MX1014 (chinese tabcrap) and I am trying to access the system apps so I can uninstall Angry Birds off it. The Angry Birds it runs is an extremely old version and for some reason it ...
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Google Now says it's not available in my country

On my Xiaomi M2A, Google Now complains that it's not available in my country. I know for a fact that Google Now is available in the Netherlands, because it works fine on my Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. ...
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Rooted HTC One M8 tries to install OTA even though the OTA is already on the system

I have a Sprint HTC One M8 Harman Kardon edition. I recently rooted it and installed TWRP as the recovery. Next day, Sprint rolls out an OTA that helps some of the dropped call issues I've been ...
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Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000M keeps rebooting

Here's my problem: I have a Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000M that keeps rebooting after trying to install a custom recovery so that I can root it. What I did I followed the steps (1 to 11), of Installing ...
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How to root my LGP500 - I have already tried

I have been at my wits end trying to root my LG P500 v20d with Gingerbread 2.3.3 I have tried Z4root, Gingerbreak they just keep churning away and dont root. I have tried Super1click which says ...
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How to root ATT gs4(SGH-I337) in 4.4.2

I want to root my s4 and I was waiting for kingoroot to develop a root method for 4.4.2 but I was wondering whether there are other one click root methods out there that are low - risk of bricking. If ...
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How do I root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 without loading a custom ROM?

I am changing the question because my original question is a duplicate of "Does rooting require a custom ROM? ". The answer is apparently "Yes, in fact you need root to load a Custom ROM" So then ...
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Rooting a new Kindle Fire HD (July 13)

When I follow links about rooting the Kindle Fire HD, I have the impression its not possible with the latest versions? I have one bough just now, July 2013. Can I do it? (The main issue is Google ...
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T-mobile myTouchQ Version 2.3.6. Can I root this phone?

I have a T-Mobile myTouchQ. im wondering if that phone can be rooted? If so how do I root it please? version 2.3.6
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Rooting a Nexus7 (2012) without installing a custom ROM

I have a Nexus7 Tablet (2012) with Android 4.4.2. I'd like to root it, so that I can use some Apps, that need superuser rights. I just found tutorial that explain how to root this device using a ...
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Is It Safe To Root A Samsung Galaxy S5 (or other applicable Android devices) using Geohot's Towel Root Method?

A little while ago Geohot released a very simple way to root a Samsung Galaxy S5 (which can be applied to other Android devices as well). Is it safe or too good to be true ?
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Will Rooting through Kingo Brick the device?

If you have Knox installed in your Samsung device and you try to root the device using Kingo root app will it brick your device ?
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How can I root a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (4.4 Kitkat) using Mac OS X (10.9 Mavericks)?

I've looked around for instructions on rooting a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, but I've only found instructions for Windows computers. It seems that the Samsung ODIN ROM flashing tool is only available for ...
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Is there any application that roots all android devices??

i have a requirement that needs a device to be rooted , but i have 4-5 different branded devices and i would definitely want them to be rooted by the same application for simplicity purpose.Please ...
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Moto X rooting - ROM doesn't boot, but have Safestrap

I'm in a curious position. I don't have a working ROM on my Moto X, but I can boot into Safestrap, and from there fastboot. If I could get a ROM onto the device I could flash it with Safestrap, but I ...
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root-android.org - A scam? [closed]

I would just like to know whether the website root-android.org and its product is a big scam when it comes to rooting Android devices. If it is, then I advice other would-be rooters to stay away from ...
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Is it possible to install applications on the SD card in KitKat 4.4? [duplicate]

The new KitKat version of android has imposed certain restrictions for applications to use external storage. I have a Moto E and the user available internal storage is just 2GB. As expected I'm ...
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Rooting a Samsung Galaxy S1

Once my HTC EVO 4G LTE was stolen, I had to switch back to my old Samsung Galaxy S. The phone still works fairly well for a fossil, but it's full of unremovable bloatware and Sprint crapplications. I ...
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Stable custom ROM for LG L3 E400 [duplicate]

Which is the stable custom ROM for LG L3 E400 ? Rooted my mob and looking for a stable ROM to flash.Cynogenmod is not stable for this model.
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Rooting note 3 - fastboot not unlocking or detecting

I have been reading so much trying to find the answer to this problem, but I can't find any. I am not quite sure what to do at this point. I am running XUbuntu and I am trying to to root my SM-9005 ...
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Huawei Ascend P1 U9200: rooting

I own a Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone (U9200, unlocked, international version, still original Android 4.0.3 factory build B003). During about a year that I have the phone, it started being much slower ...