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Most recent root and flash rom for Verizon Note 3

I know this is a super specific question, but I am trying to root and then flash cyanogenmod onto my Verizon Note 3. It seems like security features change constantly for Samsung phones and I have not ...
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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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Installing File Explorer on Droid 2

I have a Droid 2 (very old, model from 4-5 yrs ago). My phone is stuck on airplane mode and I am unable to turn airplane mode off. I found a way to fix it that looks very promising. ...
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Making an applications stay on the phone “permanently”

I would like to be able to make an Android application remain on the phone even after a factory reset and/or a system upgrade. Some people suggested that the way to accomplish this is to root the ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 I9507V running Android 5.0.1?

I have tried every program for rooting but they failed to root the device. My device is running Android version 5.0.1. I am trying to root because I have heard that if I root my device I can install ...
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How to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

How can I root the Samsung Galaxy S4? Phone model: GT-I9505
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How to root Asus Fonepad 8 tablet?

I want to root my tablet Asus Fonepad 8. How do I do it? I tried iroot, kingoroot, root my device, and etc, but to no avail?
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After rooting- apps on SD card seemingly non-existant

I have rooted my phone 2 days ago using iRoot (well, actually, a couple of rooting softwares that failed on me before using iRoot). To be safe, I removed my sim card AND sd card before performing the ...
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How to fix hanging Samsung Galaxy S II phone (GT-I9100)? Also flash and root it?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II model smartphone. GT-I9100 is the exact model number 1, mentioning it since I saw here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S_II that there are variants with ...
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need help Nexus 9 stuck in endless reboot loop

need help here. I to tried rooting my Nexus 9 and have ended up getting it into an endless loop of it trying to optimize apps. I did see Firelord's post to do this... Using Firelords' and Jan's ...
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Bricked phone during root process

So I was in the process of rooting my phone and when it was rebooting the pc lost connection on the USB (had a faulty driver). The phone is now completely bricked, no recovery mode, no download mode ...
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How can I temporarily unroot my S6 on OS 5.0.2?

I downloaded a Play store app that has no audio and after research found out it's because it discovered my phone is rooted. I use Ping Pong to root which comes with SuperSU. I have read the other ...
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Rooting already unlock phone without losing data, possible?

As far as I have understood it's the unlocking part that requires wiping, and the rooting part doesn't. So, if I am already unlocked, can I root without losing my data? I've got a (red) Nexus 5 16GB ...
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How to root Pipo M6 Pro tablet

Please help. I have a Pipo M6 Pro which I'd like to root. Since I am new in this kind of thing, I would appreciate your help.
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Rooted Galaxy S6 Edge, can I update?

I just rooted my Galaxy S6 Edge using the PingPong root I believe it is called. Just to make sure, it is the root where you take the APK and put it on your phone and click one button and it roots it. ...
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Best setup for clean and private phone?

Just bought a refurbished, unlocked AT&T Samsung Galaxy S Alpha. I'd like to remove the AT&T apps (and also some others) and be able to block apps from reading my private info. I know I can do ...
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How do I root Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro (MK16a/i)?

I am kind of new to Android and smartphones. Phone: Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Model number: MK16a Android version: 2.3.4 So far, I have been able to find the following sources: I first saw this ...
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can user aps on xiomi note 4g ( miui 6 quard core, single sim version) write on external sd card without rooting?

I am thinking to buy this phone? Can I download large files say 2.5gb via uc browser directly on external sd card. without rooting? Does it support moving apps to sd card in miui 6 without rooting ? ...
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What does it mean if I can't find a kernel date?

I want to root my ZTE Grand X Max and it asks if the kernel date is before or after a specific date but when I go and look is has no date by the kernel version (3.4.0). What does that mean? Or do I ...
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Rooting or Flashing first?

I bought a Lenovo A806 Smartphone (apparently also known as Golden Warrior) from Hong Kong. Despite being bought from the Chinese market it has Google Play Store installed but it also has Mobomarket ...
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Camera not able to connect

I rooted my Micromax canvas HD phone and flashed a ROM. After which if I click on the camera app it says that it cannot connect to camera. This is only for back camera, the front camera works fine. ...
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Flashing huawei firmware

I flashed huawei ascend g6-u10 from KitKat b330 to jb b146. This build has some problem like it didn't activate custom version. I decided to go back to original build 135. But during install it will ...
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How does IMEI Survives Data Reset [closed]

NVRAM Remains in data partition. Then why IMEI is not lost after data reset?
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How to root the Teclast X70 3G Android 4.4.4?

My device is Teclast X70 3G. Are there any root method known for Android 4.4.4? I did not find anything available after 4.4.2. Any links would be appreciated.
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Permission denied remounting /system

I am in the process of rooting my Samsung Galaxy S4. I am trying to add the su and busybox to /system/bin, but it won't let me because it is a read-only filesystem. I tried to remount it by doing adb ...
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Begin learning to root/reflash Android devices from Linux

I want to take an (older) Android device and replace the Android system. I understand that I will need to a) get root access to it, and b) install a new system image (ROM&kernel). I also suspect ...
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What is the best way to root a 2012 Nexus 7 running 5.1.1 Lollipop? [duplicate]

I have had my N7 for about 5 or 6 months now, and I am considering rooting it. I would like to know the best one click rooting methods to use. I've heard of kingoroot, but I don't know if it roots ...
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Galaxy S3 Stuck on download screeen

Today i've tried to root my phone so I ended up with my phone being stuck in this screen : I tried to remove the battery and pressed the button down, home and power at the same time but nothing ...
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I've lost SuperSu

I have a rooted nexus-5 but the only problem is I don't have the SuperSu application on my device. I have tried to re-flash the zip but that doesn't do anything. Its in my application list in the ...
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Error while flashing CM 11 ROM on HTC One M7

I am trying to flash my HTC One M7. I bought this device from T-Mobile. I am using ClockworkMod Recovery v6.0.4.8 (recovery-clockwork-6.0.4.8-m7.img). However, whenever I try to flash anything, it ...
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How to install OxygenOS on OnePlus One phone?

I have OnePlus One (not rooted) and I'm interested in trying OxygenOS. I tried to follow the instructions in OnePlus forum, but since I didn't have "fastboot and ADB" (& I didn't know what it is), ...
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How can I root the Prestigio Multipad PMT3277_3G?

I've tried kingo, motochopper, and Framaroot on my PMT3277_3G, but they just don't support my device. I've installed the Android device driver. How can I root this device?
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If Android is Linux based and open source, why are updates and upgrades so difficult and restrictive? [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu on my laptop and desktop. Regardless of the make and model of my computers, I can download Ubuntu from their website and install it with easy instructions designed for laymen to follow. ...
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AT&T Galaxy S5 Lollipop Root

I'm rather new to Android. I've had an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) running 5.0 Lollipop for a while and some aspects of Lollipop and TouchWiz have been getting on my nerves. From what I ...
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memory card is not show in recovery mode

can you please suggest me. memory card is not showing in recovery mode how to solve this problem because i want to install android lollipop in my Samsung ace duos 6802.
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Installed CWM on note 2, but the phone is not rooted

I've used Heimdall 1.4.0 on my mac to install CWM 6.0.4.3 (file name: recovery-clockwork-6.0.4.3-n7100) on my Samsung Note 2 GT-N7100 with android 4.3, the installation went smooth with no issues. I ...
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Problem trying to root Moto G LTE x1040 'E: failed to copy su binary to /system/bin (…) is read only'

I've been trying all I can too root my phone but I have problems when installing the SU to the /system/bin (or xbin, don't really remember). I used TWR in recovery mode to install the 'superuser' ...
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I want a custom/upgrade rom for my china mobile Icubex-interpark i 900 [duplicate]

I recently bought a china mobile phone icube interpark i900 . I has 2 gb ram 1ghz quad core processor . android 4.2.2 . Mali 400 gpu . spreadtrum-sc8825 . I want a custom or uprade rom for this. the ...
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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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What is the Despair kernal for Nexus 5 and 6?

I'm rooting my nexus 5 with android m and it asks me to install Despair Kernel. I can't find any info on what does the despair kernel actually do. Is it safe? What improvements does it have vs stock ...
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What is happening exactly after executing ADB REMOUNT

I have a rooted device, with a production release, so the su binary exist. i modified "default.prop" in boot.img before upgrading the firmware to: ro.secure=0 ro.allow.mock.location=0 ro.debuggable=1 ...
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Rooting the Micromax Canvas Spark

How can I root a Micromax Canvas Spark? I have found many procedures on the Internet, but I am not sure whether they will work or not.
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How can I update su binary on Motorola MotoE without a PC?

I am trying to root phone went through all the steps when I got to connectbot this is when I was prompted to enter su binary there was a site I used called omestoproot. its an app how can I root ...
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Can I still use HTC Sync (OSX) software if I root my One S?

I have run out of app space so am thinking of rooting my phone (HTC One S) to be able get rid of the many unremovable preinstalled apps that I never use. I was wondering if the HTC Sync software on ...
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Space Issue on data directory Android using Galaxy Note

I am using Galaxy Note 1 and have 2GB of data directory in which i install and use thirdparty apps. But the data directory was almost always full, so I rooted my device to find out what was taking the ...
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Android root HTC ONE M7 infinite boot

I have HTC ONE M7 and I tried to root it . I did everything but it seems I did something wrong. It stuck at the recovery thing when I reboot it again and again it opens the recovery page. what should ...
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How to root Moto E

I have a Moto E and I want to root it so I can have more access. I can't link my SD card to my apps or connect SD or hotspot because it says I don't have root permission.
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Get into fastboot mode without root or hardware buttons

I own a relatively unknown Chinaphone, the CUBOT GT72+ (MTK6572 SoC) - on which I was attempting to gain root access. No known exploit-based root methods exist for this device (which runs on Android ...
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Finding correct su binaries for Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670

I recently updated my Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 from Android Froyo 2.2.3 to Gingerbread 2.3.6 (DXKT7 Build). Now, I am trying to root my device again but I cannot find the correct su binaries. I tried ...
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If a device is already running cyanogenmod os, is rooting still required?

The phone Micromax Yu Yuphoria already comes with Cyanogen Mod OS v12. Does this mean I can uninstall unwanted pre-installed apps or do I have to root the device?