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Create my own boot.img for rooting?

Among the files needed to root an Android device (such as superuser.apk and su), an unsecured boot image is also required (boot.img) to allow for the installation of the superuser and su. I ...
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Root Cruz T508 problem

I was able to root the older Cruz T408 by following the steps here Today I have a Cruz T508 tablet that just came out. I am Rooting the device with the GingerBreak v1.2 and it says Rooting... ...
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What are the consequences of installing CWM?

I installed CWM sometime back and switched back to a stock ROM. When I installed CWM I lost my userdata, by which I mean the phone started as it would for the first time after opening the box. I used ...
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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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How to root a Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance/S II Lite?

What are the steps to root this phone? As I understand, Samsung has been using an internal counter that will void your guarantee if you install a custom kernel, I'd like to avoid that.
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Rooting HTC Gratia

I've been trying to root my HTC Gratia for weeks, with no success. I found no specific tutorial, so I used those for HTC Aria, which should be basically the same phone. Can anyone give me specific ...
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Play store not registering my phone after root

I rooted my phone and after that for the 1st time, as i was just checking out stuff, google play recognized my device and registered it. Later i did a factory reset and now for some reason it is not ...
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Root Phone Without Unlocking Lockscreen

Is it possible to root a phone without knowing a the phone's pattern/pin/password? This question isn't because I need to root a phone without a pattern/pin/password but because I was curious and ...
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What should I do in this rooting process?

I am trying to root my Micromax A52 Aisha by following the rooting process given in this procedure which specifies that I have to use the SP Flash Tool to root my device. My question is: what images ...
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What is rooting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what does “to root a phone” mean? Is rooting just copying su onto the phone? Does it try to get the root user's password?
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How to get root back after OTA update

When I updated to Android 4.1.2 on my Galaxy Nexus, I lost root. Everything is still there, but the permissions on system/bin/su no longer include the setuid bit, which prevents su from working. I ...
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How long does it normally take to root an HTC Desire phone using unrevoked?

I'm trying to root my HTC Desire with unrevoked and it's been showing the "Pushing Recovery... (4317184 bytes)" message for more than 20 minutes now. Is it normal?
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How does one root a Vodafone HTC One XL?

We're attempting to root a new HTC One XL. The bootloader has been unlocked via HTCdev.com but none of the online methods of acquiring root access have worked. Relevant phone information: ...
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Does build number matter when rooting phone?

I want to root a Galaxy Ace S5830, Android 2.3.6 Build Number GINGERBREAD.DXKT5. I've seen some tutorials that says specific build numbers while some says nothing specific. Does build number matter ...
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How to root the new version of the ONE X

How Can i Root my HTC ONE X with android version 4.0.4, HTC sense version 4.0, Software number 2.20.502.7 ATT US edition
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How to root Casio Commando phone

I have the latest version of the Casio Commando. I can't seem to get it to be rooted. It is running the latest update and so its at Android 2.3. Anyone know if it is possible, I remember reading ...
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Is there a way to determine whether a source for rooting instructions is reliable?

I'm considering rooting an ATT S3, and came across this guide: The guide links to some file that is supposed to contain both a file to be copied into the phone and the tools for flashing the CWM. ...
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Allowing my rooted Sanyo Zio to work with my Vista 64 computer

I recently got my Sanyo Zio phone and I would like to upload my android programs that i coded earlier onto it. I installed the driver that I found on the website and then plugged in my phone and when ...
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How to get root access on Android 2.2 with HTC Magic?

I'm using an HTC Magic and upgraded the OS to 2.2. Build number of the phone is FRF91. How can I get root access to the phone?
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Is it possible to root the Samsung Galaxy Fit?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit. I am not able to find any guide on the web regarding how to root it. Is there some method suitable for beginners?
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How do I root my HTC Hero?

I'm tired of waiting for my Android 2.1 update to arrive, so I've decided to root my HTC Hero. Any direction as to how I should do this? Note: I actually have a T-Mobile branded version, so I do ...
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How do you root the Samsung Galaxy Player?

How can I root my Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0?
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Rooting my device, i can root it from the ROM?

i have a Samsung S5660 that i have upgraded to Android 2.3.7 but none of the previous hack or utilities seems to work with this version of Gingerbread. I need it to be upgraded and rooted, i was ...
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No root permission after installation of ClockworkModRecovery kernel

My smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy Ace 5380 running Android 2.3.6 and I want to flush it with the CyanogenMod 7.2 I'm performing the steps from this guide: ...
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Is there a way to log into and root my device without using ADB?

With the Android SDK it is possible to run the "adb shell" command to shell into an Android device plugged in via USB. I would like to know: Is there another way to log into an Android device and ...
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How can I root my Nexus One? [duplicate]

I want to give root permission to my Android Nexus One phone. I tried several links to give root access, but could not find any single working solution. Most links suggest to download a copy of a ...
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How can I root my Motorola Fire XT316?

I'm new Android user and want to root my Motorola XT316 with Android 2.3.4. I found this guide but is based on Windows XP, and I use Linux (Fedora 16). Is there another method?
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What are the security disadvantages of rooting an Android phone?

I know there was a discussion previously BUT they didn't talk about security. E.g.: if I root my phone will all my apps run with root permission? Related: Are there any risks to rooting a device?
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Root EVO 4G stock ROM?

I've got a Sprint HTC EVO 4G Wimax. I want to get rid of the Sprint Apps to free up some space on the internal storage, but otherwise leave the phone stock for now. I followed the instructions at ...
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How do I root the Dell Streak 5?

I have a Dell Mini 5 (the original Streak). As in the title, how can I root this device?
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Does rooting a device and installing a custom ROM SIM unlock it as well?

I'm a bit confused about this topic. I have a T-Mobile myTouch 3G which I've recently replaced with a Nexus One so it's kind of standing there. I was contemplating rooting the myTouch and installing ...
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How is it that Rooting is always possible?

Having spent some time researching what actually goes behind rooting an Android phone, the main reason that leads to the ability root is an inherent vulnerability on the Linux kernel that leads to the ...
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Preventing mobile data use for select apps on non-rooted phone?

I have a number of apps that are fairly chatty on the network, and with a limited data connection I would like these apps to not use the 3G connection (WiFi is fine). I know that rooting the phone ...
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Object reference not set to an instance of an object. SuperOneClick

Im trying to root my Motorola Defy (not plus) and when going to root it with SuperOneClick (1.9.5) I get Object reference not set to an instance of an object. What can I do?
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How do I root a Huawei X3?

I have a Huawei X3 (U8510) which I've purchased for testing Android applications I'm developing. I'd like to root this, but as I've not had any experience with rooting Android handsets, its something ...
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How do I root Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V?

I just got for myself this new phone with so many useless bloatware. I just want to root this phone and freeze or uninstall them as they are slowing my device down (even without opening any app, all I ...
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Why CWM gets wiped after reboot on Samsung Galaxy Note?

I recently acquired a GT-N7000 handset and tried to root it using this method. I successfully flashed CWM and then rooted the device. It was all good until I went back into Recovery and found out that ...
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Galaxy Nexus Official 4.0.4 update and root

Since the official 4.0.4 that be downloaded from Google's servers seems to be an update (39mb) can I update my rooted Galaxy Nexus wuthout losing root?
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Sony Ericson Xperia 10 Mini - rooting Android 2.1 [closed]

I need to root my phone in order to tether it to an iPad. I have tried everything i found, but no success: - Exploid - SuperOneClick - z4modd (z4root) - Universal Androot well, i'm a newbie when it ...
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Root Android then Restore Factory Defaults

If one roots an Android device (smartphone), what happens when Factory data reset is performed after that? Will the device remain rooted?
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How to root my Epic 4G on mac?

Hello i am trying to root my samsung epic 4g (galaxy s) with my macbook air. I was going to use superoneclick but i cant find a version for mac, does anybody know how i can easily root my phone using ...
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Why does rooting the Android voids it's warranty? [closed]

Why does rooting the Android voids it's warranty? Why is it so bad, I guess that rooting would be like opening my program folder and editing some files, is this wrong?
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How do I root my device with Mac OS X?

Similar to How do I root my device?, except using Mac OS X. Everywhere I try to find the answer to leads me to Windows applications. Are there any guides or tools for OS X?
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Do I need root to use NewzDroid?

I would like to use NewzDroid for usenet, but I'm not sure if I need root for it to work.
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Difference between ways of rooting device [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't the su binary simply be copied (techical response please) What is the difference between flashing device with root ROM and simple pushing su utility to ...
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How do I root my Kyocera Echo?

I've seen instructions for many other devices, but nothing for the Kyocera Echo. How do I root my Kyocera Echo without completely screwing up my phone? I've tried the Z4root to no avail. What are my ...
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If I root my Asus Transformer, will I still get and install the manufacture updates?

I have an Asus Eee Pad Transformer which I recently upgraded to 4.1 Jelly Bean from the manufacture. If I were to root my device, will I still be able to get updates from the manufacture? Its great ...
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Latest Cyanogenmod doesn't want to be rooted?

I just saw that if I need to install the latest Cyanogenmod on my tab (Galaxy Tab 2 7 (GT-P3113)) I don't need to root it. Is this true? Any one have more information on this? So will it be easy to ...
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Can a Factory Reset fix Malware Problem?

This recent story appeared on Slashdot regarding various malware apps that had invaded the Android Market. Google quickly removed them (and I was not infected - I don't typically download apps), but I ...
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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. ...