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Rooting, bricking, and unbricking

I want to root my Xperia SP C502. I was wondering what if I bricked my device? Is there way to unbrick it? Can it be repaired? Is rooting worth its risk or I should forget the idea?
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Xperia sp c502 rooting

I want to root my Xperia SP C502. Can anyone tell me how I can root it? I know there is chance that rooting can completely destroy my mobile. In that case: is their any solution to repair, and is ...
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S4 in safe mode, Odin on restart

Last night my phone was running slow so I restarted it, when it went to turn back on however it came to a screen with a warning about loading a custom OS and I had the option to either continue by ...
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BRAVIA Engine 2 after rooting

I have a Sony Xperia SP running jelly bean 4.1. I wish to root my device using the Doomlord exploit and run kitkat 4.4. But will that affect the working of the Bravia Engine 2 in my device in any way?
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boot animation loop on nexus 4

I realise this is a common problem and have read many solutions, but many seem to not work in my case. I got into this situation after flashing cwm (in order to later root the device). I can get into ...
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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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Rooting Nexus 7 - SuperSU Binary Update Installation Failed

Can someone please help me find the correct SU binary for this device? I am trying to install the SU binary for SuperSU, and I get an installation failed every time. I have been looking for ...
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How to root a S4 google play edition on mac?

I have been cracking my head open trying to find a good guide to root my Google Play Edition Samsung. I have sought out YouTube videos that utilize motochopper and terminal and while I manage to get ...
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Unlocked bootloader but cant root. (Mac)

A few months ago I rooted my android phone which went all fine. I then accidently uninstalled my operating system. Finally I managed to flash omniROM on my device which was as good as it got for me. ...
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How can I update my rooted Moto G to 4.4.2

Every time I try the OTA download it gives me an error while installing, which I presume is because I've rooted the phone. It's a European model if it matters.
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How to root a Xperia SP (C530x)?

Simply, how to root a Sony Xperia SP device?
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Rooting android via virtual windows 8 on ubuntu 12.04

I want to root my sony xperia p android 4.1.2. I'm using ubuntu 12.04LTS and it seems uncomfortable to root my xperia via ubuntu. So i've installed windows 8 (32 bit) on virtual box. Is it will be ...
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How to get full root on a Samsung S-3

I have a Samsung S-3 which was updated OTA to Android 4.3. Trying to get root, I downloaded saferoot (source) from xda. The exploit works, the process gets root permissions (remounting partitions, ...
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Can one “saferoot” 4.4.2?

I know that a Samsung 4.3 can be rooted using a method called saferoot. What it does is find a security hole in the OS and performs a "privilege escalation" on the process. The advantage of this is ...
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Rooting and run adbd service automatically

I try to use create root package that run adbd service automatically,so: I download root package for gti9300 from autoroot.chainfire.eu I extract package multiple times to get recovery.img and cache....
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Rooting Samsung Note N7000 Android 4.1.2 ( SHV-E160L)

I like to root Samsung N7000 Note running on Android 4.1.2. The ROM is a Korean version SHV-E160L ). This ROM seems to be very unique and has a few unwanted features. Is there any safe rooting ...
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Rooting Asus memo pad HD 7

Can any one show me a tutorial that how can I root my Asus memo pad hd7 ? Thanks in advance !
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Can I safely use root for I9500, if I have a GT-I9506?

Can I safely use root for I9500, if I have a I9506? Or will it cause any problems? If not, what root can I use? I can't seem to find the I9506 anywhere on the internet. Is it a new edition or is it ...
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How to root Samsung galaxy chat B5330?

The title says it all. I have read this rooting tag info throughly and did all that was necessary to ensure this question is not duplicate. There are some guides on the web, but they only make me go ...
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Micromax A26 USB Debugging mode Not working

I am having a Micromax A26. I have enabled the debugging mode of my phone and when trying to root it doesn't show up. One of my friends is a android developer he tried to use my phone for development ...
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How to recover data from LGE Nexus 4 running on Android Version 4.4.2?

I am using LGE Nexus 4 which is running on Android Version 4.4.2. Somehow accidently i do a factory reset on my phone and in return i lost all my emails, messages, pictures i.e, almost everything. Now ...
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How to check if a phone can be rooted? Can the Fujitsu Arrows 201F be rooted?

I want to have a phone that I can root. Today, I'm trying to purchase one. I want to know if my phone can be rooted in advance. The selections of phones from my provider, Softbank, is limited and ...
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Superuser does not show prompt

Firstly I need to say that I know this topic has been discussed many times but none of answers helped and I think this question is somewhat different than the others. I have tried to root my Android ...
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rooting device stops usb-host-mode working

After I rooted a Nexus 10, the USB Host mode is no longer available. I have checked the original unrooted device with Chainfire's 'USB Host Diagnostics' tool and it recognises a plugged in Arduino ...
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Rooting Xperia Ray (ST18i) with 4.1.B.0587 build

I've been trying to root my xperia ray device by following the instruction given in this post. It doesn't seem to work properly for me. Whenever I try to flash with 4.1.A.0.562 kernel it says that my ...
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Installing Play Store on Chinese Samsung Note 3

I have a Chinese Note 3 running Android 4.3. It doesn't have the Play Store which defeats everything that made Samsung dominate the smartphone space. I can't download GMail; I am stuck with a browser ...
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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 can I root my HTC One for T-Mobile using ADB?

I want to use ADB. FastBoot isn't working on my OS X machine. ./fastboot devices lists nothing. ./adb devices shows my device I downloaded SuperSu from the Google Play store but it says it I ...
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How to root my next book premium 8 tablet

How do I root my nextbook premium 8 tablet
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How can I change the app for managing root access from SuperSU to Superuser?

I used a rooting package on my Galaxy S4 which installed SuperSU. Howvever, I preferred to use SuperUser, so I removed SuperSU and installed SuperUser. Now the apps that normally request root do not ...
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How can I root my Sony Xperia Tipo Dual without a PC?

I need to root my Xperia Tipo Dual, but I can't connect the phone to a PC, Is it possible to get root without connecting it to a computer?
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Is it possible to return back to jelly bean OS after upgraded to cyanogenmod?

I am using samsung galaxy Star Pro 7260 (rooted). I would like to install cyanogenmod on my phone. But, I want to know is it possible to return back to jelly bean OS after upgraded to cyanogenmod ? If ...
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Comprehensive list of Android apps that detect and don't work with rooted phones

I've been trying to determine if there is a comprehensive list of Android apps that have root detection built in and do not run if root is detected. Examples would be Good for Enterprise, Fox Digital ...
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Can I 'trick' my device into thinking it's unrooted?

I rooted my Nexus 4 in order to install a custom ROM, which I'm quite happy with. However, there are a couple of apps that I want to use but refuse to work because the device is rooted. Is there a ...
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Root Galaxy Star Pro

Is there any tutorial for rooting Galaxy Star Pro (S7260). With rooting package ? I bought this phone recently and I could't find a tutorial for rooting this phone by googleing.
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Running a program as root on Android

I have followed the guide at XDA Developers for a Samsung Galaxy Note II, and used "option 2" and flashed the firmware using heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img --CACHE cache.img in Linux. This ...
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Rooting A Nexus 5 and Concerns Regarding Over The Air Updates?

I am planning on buying a Nexus 5 for Christmas, to which I intend to Root it, so that I can use Rooted Apps eg Titanium Backup which would otherwise be unavailable to me. If I root the device, but ...
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I've rooted my Galaxy Nexus phone, but “/data/data” is empty

As a follow up question, I rooted my Galaxy Nexus phone using Kingo, but when I tried to explore my phone using an application like ASTRO, I found out that the /data/data directory is empty. Why is it ...
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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* /storage/...
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Tethering with locked boot loader

A recent OTA update to KitKat removed the ability to tether my phone. I feel very frustrated by this bait and switch since I bought the phone for its ability to tether. The workaround is apparently to ...
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Can a screen-locked Android phone be rooted?

By locked I mean a phone that has been locked with a standard PIN code, password or pattern. I'm not meaning to break into somebody's phone, merely wondering to what extent applying any of the ...
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I want to root my phone [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me what is the easiest way to root my phone. I have a Samsung galaxy note 2. And what does it mean to flash a new Rom?
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has anyone rooted micromax a65 bolt?

i have micromax a65 android version 2.3.5 baseband version DM_BASE_12A_W12.43|sc6820_modem| kernel version 2.6.35.7 i tried rooting with z4root but it didn't work.
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rooting android 4.4 on nexus 7 2012

I have just updated my rooted nexus 7 2012 running android 4.3 to android 4.4. How do I root the new version? Thanks in advance.
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Bricked android karbon message ENTRY QPST DOWNLOAD

My rooted karbon s5 android phone is showing "RESET FOR ENTRY QPST DOWNLOAD" message on startup, I am unable to execute this solution (quoted below) because I dont have the Karbon S5 rom, also there ...
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Can I root my Nexus 5 without a custom image?

Is it possible ? So far I've found 2 images that would allow me to get root, either cloudfire or team win recovery project (twrp). I'm a little uneasy loading an unknown bootloader to my device. Or ...
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Access the real /sdcard

I flash my HTC One with a custom rom, then I access my sd card in my computer all of the files are gone. But when go to clockworkmod recovery and select install zip on /sdcard I can see all my files ...
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How to recover “data/data” folder from HTC Desire before rooting

I've got an old HTC Desire with a bitcoin stuck on it. Trying to access "/data/data/de.schildbach.wallet/files" through ADB shell predictably gives me permission denied. I tried using unrevoked but ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 with build XXUBMH1?

The latest build for Samsung Galaxy S4 in South Africa is XXUBMH1. I followed this guide to rooting S4s but it doesn't work on this build. How can I root this phone, preferably without having to ...
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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. ...