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How can I root my Verizon HTC Incredible 2?

I am technically inclined, I work as a IT technician and study computer science and engineering. Does anyone have a guide or guides, or can help me root my HTC Incredible 2?
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Installing GalnetMIUI Rom on HTC Desire

I Have an HTC DESIRE which I upgraded to Gingerbread recently. My friend told me about Galnet MIUI for Desire, and now I want to root my device. Is this possible? These are my phone's specs: HTC ...
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How to root my HTC Thunderbolt?

How can I root my HTC Thunderbolt?
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What is the actual risk of bricking when rooting for new ROM [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any risks to rooting a device? I've been planning to root my HTC One S for a while now, because the HTC software is so unstable. Sometimes it crashes every day ...
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HTC Sensation fastboot unknown device

i want to apologize because i think you get this question a lot, but i experience problems trying to root my HTC Sensation. I turned USB Debugging ON, checked that Fast boot is turned ON in Settings ...
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adb doesn't detect my Defy (Motorola MB525) after I call adb kill-server (rageagainstthecage exploit). Any ideas?

I'm trying cyanogen's mod approach to root my Defy. I can do adb shell, it works as intended. But after I run adb kill-server and try an adb shell I get error: device not found It seems my phone ...
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Phone is rooted but has no SU application and can't access SU command on adb shell?

All this time, I thought that once I've rooted my phone, it means that I will also have SU access to it. This is true for the first device I rooted. When I rooted it, a SuperUser application appeared ...
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How to install ClockworkMOD Recovery on Sony Xperia Neo V (MT11a)?

I have rooted my MT11a with UnlockRoot v2.4.2 and the "superuser" app has appeared. The tutorial said my phone should be requesting to upgrade 4.0.2.A.0.42 to another number ending in .62, but the ...
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How can I root my Samsung Galaxy S3? Should I defer the system update?

I pre-ordered a Verizon SGS3, and it shipped to me before it was even available in stores. Since then I have not updated any programs that were Verizon-related. If at some point I want to root my ...
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Rooting Stock Firmware - GSII with NFC

I have a Galaxy S2 with NFC (GT-I9100P) and I wish to have root access to properly administrate my phone. I've been looking at various forum posts on different sites and I've just been getting more ...
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Recovery Mode Fails on Samsung Galaxy i7500L

I'm trying these steps to root my Samsung Galaxy i7500L. When I get to step 9, recovery mode, I just see a yellow exclaimation-mark icon over a phone icon. I can reset my phone to OEM settings, but I ...
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Stuck mid-way through Root process (Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-1535)

Root Instructions I've been following the root instructions above. I'm at this step: Using your custom recovery flash the download you chose above from Step 1 (#3) However, I had forgotten to move ...
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How can I root my galaxy S3 i9300 on android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean? [duplicate]

I want to update my S3 the latest jelly bean. Please provide me an easy-to-follow step by step tutorial on rooting my S3 i9300.
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Rooting/unlocking Android Nexus One with broken power button using Linux terminal tools

I am attempting to get Cyanogenmod onto my Nexus One, but am running into far more problems than expected. The information on rooting Android devices seems heavily fragmented across the web and the ...
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ADB status offline when trying to root Kindle Fire

I'm trying to root Kindle Fire but it always show "ADB status: Offline" when I start "run.bat". Could you help me out of this problem? :( I tried to plug, unplug, connect, disconnect the Kindle many ...
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Rooting failed htc one x : adb server is out of date

Tried to root my mobile HTC One X AT&T Build number 1.73.502.1 710RD ATT US edition referring the following link. Root HTC One X Restarted twice but the phone was not rooted. adb server is ...
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Does flashing a custom ROM require root access?

It was recently brought to my attention that it does not. Can someone confirm this and explain what the determining characteristics are that dictate whether or not root its required to flash a custom ...
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How Can I Root my Sony Ericsson Xperia Tipo Dual?

How can I root my Sony Ericsson Xperia Tipo Dual?
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How can I root my HTC Incredible S?

I have an HTC Incredible S and want to install Ice Cream Sandwich, which I don't think is officially available right now. How can I root it?
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Rooting a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

I have a Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8013EAYXAR). I have tried literally everything, and I am at a loss. I have tried SuperOneClick which didn't even come CLOSE to working. I tried using Odin which seemed ...
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How to root my android phone? [duplicate]

How can I root my android phone ... Please provide answer in easy steps ... I am using ... Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III Android OS v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) If anyone know then share
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Is there currently an easy way to root Sony Xperia S with stock ICS 4.0.4 ROM?

I'm looking for an easy way, which doesn't need Unlocking bootloader or flashing Roms, just like root solution for SE 2011 devices (one click). It's because I currently use my Xperia S for development ...
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False “Internal memory space is low” on tPAD - need a root access

A friend of mine has a chinese Teclast tPAD with Android 2.3.1. After some time of usage we start to get system notification "Internal memory space is low". Yet there are tons of free space in all ...
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Rooting android,did it really ruin application?

After rooting my android tab 4.1,I noticed that my internal storage was corrupted. All my apps dissapear.and when I try to install it ,it said that I have insufficient storage.How come this happen ...
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Rooting of Samsung Galaxy S2 didnt work - LPB kernel

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S2, purchased in Singapore. The OS is Android 4.0.3. I wanted to root it, and followed the method specified in this xdadevelopers post. My kernel is *LPB* (I dont ...
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Creating Backup before rooting [duplicate]

I am planning to root my android ICS phone. How can I create a backup of android OS before rooting it? Will creating a backup brick my phone?
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Is it possible to completely brick your Android phone by using a Custom ROM?

I understand that you can completely "brick" (render unusuable) your iPhone by attempting to Jailbreak incorrectly. Whether or not this is actually the case, is it possible to do the same with your ...
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Rooted, then flashed, now not able to root again /system is always read-only

I rooted my Android ICS with some script. It was rooted then I installed and removed some system application. Then I formatted the device and re-installed the ICS. Now when I try to root it again it ...
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How to root Lenovo a660

I've tried rooting my phone by using SuperOneClick and RootWithRestore. And did not have much success either. So my question is how to do this? (I checked that in /system/bin that I do not have the ...
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Installing “xyz firmware” vs Rooting on “xyz firmware”.

What's the difference between rooting on a particular firmware and installing a particular firmware? Does that mean to root on "xyz" you must have installed "xyz" on your device?
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Get root or re-install the OS without a USB cable?

Usually, the guides for getting root or re-installing the OS on an Android device (I have a Samsung Galaxy S, which I'm mostly inetersted about) tell to flash the device from another computer through ...
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Officially rooted HTC, denies su permission in Android Emulator app

officially rooted from htcdev.com, I followed the instructions step by step and had the screen confirmation that my phone (HTC Sensation XL) is rooted. Now when trying to gain super user access ...
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Problems rooting Samsung Galaxy S: SuperOneClick stops responding at step 7

I am having an awful time trying to update my new Galaxy S to ICS. I found a well rated ROM .zip on code.google.com but first I need to root the phone so I can unlock the bootloader. I have been ...
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Trying to root Motorola Xoom. Stuck rebooting

I am rooting my Motorola Xoom wifi tablet following these instructions: http://www.droid-life.com/2011/02/25/how-to-root-the-motorola-xoom/ I unlocked the bootloader fine. And I got to this point: ...
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Why the battery need to be loaded before to root?

I read in some tutoriel that for the root to be working, battery needed to be loaded around 70 at at least. Why is it so? Does it endanger the phone, or it just prevent the root to be working for ...
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security implications of unlocking, rooting, cutom recovery, etc [closed]

Just curious. There are lots of posts on the web that talk about the fact that unlocking your bootloader wipes apps and data - presumably to prevent unauthorized access to that info. But in order to ...
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Does rooting your phone always involve installing/using tools?

I want to know if tools are the only mean to root an android phone ? can it be done using only a root terminal ? edit: by tools i mean apps to install like ...
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Samsung Galaxy S in boot loop after following cyanogen mod's full update guide

I have been following this guide to root my Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. I've followed it to the letter, but after I load the new kernel to the phone, the phone gets stuck in a boot loop. The phone ...
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Consequences of rooting HTC One X?

All I want to be able to do on my device is to be able to use Titanium Backup. I don't want to install custom roms, I want to keep everything as-is but be able to run apps that need root like the ...
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HTC ONE X: Rooting and boot loader [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to root the new version of the ONE X How to root HTC ONE X from AT&T? What exactly does rooting a phone mean? What is the boot loader? Is installing boot ...
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Mobile network not displayed after I rooted my samsung galaxy 10.1 tablet

I have a Samsung galaxy 10.1 tablet (GT-P7500) with android version 3.1. I upgraded the android to 4.0.4 (the latest one available). It was rooted but I guess I've modified something since it ...
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GT-P1000 pc and phone icon

I was trying to root my old Galaxy Tab 7 (GT-P1000) device when it got frozen at the setup connection. I noticed then that it was a Gingerbread file -- so I killed Odin. Now I'm getting phone and ...
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Problem rooting kindle with 6.3.1

I'm rooting a kindle fire for a friend, I installed the driver through the SDK manager and ran KFU, but now that KFU has rebooted the kindle, it is stuck at the bootscreen. Any help?
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Root and then unroot afterwards?

On my device, I have a bunch of stock applications. Some of them I don't need. Some of them are outdated. Here's what I want to do: Root my device. Uninstall all my unnecessary apps (no changing of ...
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How can I root my ZTE Score?

I'm new to Android, but I just heard about rooting; and I'm already interested. Anyway, I've been looking around, but I can't find a way to root my ZTE Score. :-( So my question is simple: Does ...
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How can I root my Samsung Infuse 4G (AT&T)?

I have been looking everywhere online, but I cannot find anything helpful in rooting my Samsung Infuse 4G. I have even tried (once) with SuperOneClick, but it never worked. Didn't affect my phone, but ...
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How do I root my Chinavasion TechPad 7" Tablet android tablet?

I have a TechPad 7" Tablet from Chinavasion, S3C6410 Android 1.6; None of the generic rooting methods work. Any ideas?
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How do I root Samsung Galaxy Tab? (Verizon)

I need to install an app which requires root on my Samsung Galaxy tab(Verison). How can this be done?
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Root the Samsung Infuse (i997)

Does anyone know how to root the Samsung Infuse (i997)? I have tried two methods already: Visionary Samsung One Click Root Visionary simply doesn't work, while the Samsung One Click Root manages ...
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How can I root my device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I root my device? What is involved in rooting an Android phone? I am thinking of rooting my Motorola Droid.