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Rooting Xperia tipo

I've unlocked my bootloader. After all the set-up, I tried to root my Tipo using Bin4ry Root's package. It didn't work; it gave me an error like permission denied (are you root?). Later, it said ...
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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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Rooting Micromax A87 to make it faster

What is the best way to root my Micromax A87? My phone RAM shows only 160MB, but I only access about 120MB. I want my phone to run faster. Or is there any common method for rooting my phone. ...
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Unrevoked: Is my firmware too new?

I'm trying to root my phone with Unrevoked recovery reflash tool and it all goes well - it installed the needed service and the root tool - up until it's supposed to actually do the root process. It ...
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How can I root my HTC Legend without erasing my data?

I want to root my HTC Legend but I don't want to lose my data on it. I have seen the unrevoked method for rooting HTC devices but it does not have a version specifically for HTC Legend. Would the HTC ...
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Lost root on LG AS855 due to OEM update

I lost root privileges on my LG AS855 when I updated it. I used SuperOneClick to root it. Now, it just hangs on step 7. This is not a very popular phone and information on rooting it is extremely ...
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Is it possible to root a Kindle Fire running software version 10.2.6?

Is it possible to root a Kindle Fire running software version 10.2.6? If so how, and if not will it ever be? I can't stand this keyboard! I'd root just for Swype!
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What's the best method for rooting HTC Desire? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to root a HTC Desire running official Android 2.3? What's the best method for rooting HTC Desire? Do I need both S-OFF and root? How are these two things related? ...
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How to Root SpreadTrum SC6830 Kernel 2.6.35.7

Model - Callbar A1 Android - 2.3.5 Kernel Version – 2.6.35.7 Software version – 2.3.001.P1.12065 Hardware version – P1 CPU – SC6820 (1 GHz.) Screen – 3.5” HVGA I tried several methods such as Doom ...
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How do I root my Nexus 7?

I am wanting to gain root privileges on my Google Nexus 7 tablet, running Android 4.1-4.2.1. How can I do this?
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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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LG P500 Rooting Isuue

I got a LG p500 Android device and i want to root it. the device is on stock ROM android 2.3.3 V20e. should I use SuperOneClick? and if so, how can I reboot my phone after the SuperOneClick Procedure ...
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How do I root a Zte Origin from Solavei?

I got a Zte Origin (solavei service) from vx4gwireless There's a customer in their affiliate program and she's added all these apps and needs to root her phone (and I need to as well). I do not see a ...
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Obtaining some 4.0 functions on a 2.3 phone through rooting?

I'm thinking of maybe rooting my phone, for various reasons. But one of the main ones is that I find the current version of Calendar, amongst others, that I have, very lacking. And I'm almost sure the ...
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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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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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How do I root my Nook HD?

I checked The Master List of Rooting Techniques, and found nothing. This XDA thread looked promising.
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Can rooting be the cause of battery drainage?

Its been three weeks I have rooted my phone. I have installed a lot of apps using link2sd on external sd card. I have noticed that since the rooting, the battery goes down very fast. 80% of charge ...
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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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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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How to root Samsung Galaxy Discover?

I just bought a Galaxy Discover. I can't figure out how to root it. All I could find was this xda-developers link; but, I get an error running mount, so the root doesn't complete successfully. How ...
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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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Kindle Fire HD 7" runs very slowly after rooting

I recently rooted my Kindle Fire HD and it now runs very slowly. It was mentioned in the rooting instructions I was following that this would happen during the rooting process. I am wondering if this ...
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How to root my LG Escape?

I haven't been able to find any information on how to do this. The only thing I found was this, which seems a little shady and isn't even for the Escape, it's just a generic tool. I've also seen this ...
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Phone restarting over and over after rooting Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i from the link given below- http://theunlockr.com/2012/11/22/how-to-root-the-samsung-galaxy-ace-s5830/ However after rooting it, it is restarting again and again. ...
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How to root my Motorola Flipside?

I am a relatively new Android user, but I have a bit of experience with Linux. My new Motorola Flipside MB508 has quite a few unwanted preinstalled applications on it, which I would like to remove. ...
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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 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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Rooting a Wynncom G1 Android Phone [ Spreadtrum SP8810 ]

I have a new Indian Android variant i.e Wynncom g1 [ spreadtrum sp8810 ] I have gotten ADB to work with PDANet application and got USB drivers and adb to work. I tried many ways like adb root and all, ...
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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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How Can I Root my Sony Ericsson Xperia Tipo Dual?

How can I root my Sony Ericsson Xperia Tipo Dual?
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Rooting Exagerate XZPAD700

I've just bought a device commercially known as "Zelig Pad", which reports to be "XZPAD700" in settings screen. The device looks made by Hamlet but distributed with Exagerate brand. It carries ...
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Used code bought on internet to unlock Galaxy S3 from 3 UK to O2-UK. Will rooting the device harm it?

My Galaxy S3 was locked to 3-UK when I got it. So I used a code I bought on the internet to unlock it. When buying the code the form asked which network I wanted to unlock the handset for. I said ...
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Unable to flash CWM recovery to GS3 over stock 4.1 with Heimdall

I want to root and upgrade to 4.1 a just-unboxed Samsung Galaxy S3. After running the official OTA update with stock Samsung ROM, I tried to follow the tutorial here with openSUSE. I installed ...
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Unable to update Galaxy S3 Android after flashing CWM

I just unboxed a Samsung Galaxy S3 and immediately, before first boot, rooted it installing CWM Recovery and SuperSU. I found it to be not the best idea, becuase I forgot to launch the Samsung update ...
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Root Android Tablet without USB Cable

I have a tablet and its USB port is not working, I think it is broken or there is some hardware problem. I can not plug USB cable in it. Now my problem is, I want to root my tablet can I do that ...
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I rooted my phone. Now apps cannot connect to the internet but browsers work fine

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and rooted it a few days ago. After that I set up a few apps and granted them access to root permissions (via the Superuser app). I allowed root to all apps that requested ...
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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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Is it Essential to Root a Nexus Device in order to Customize or Personalise it to your liking?

My understanding is that rooting an android smartphone or tablet allows you to add functionality and to flash custom ROMS (amongst other things) like MIUI or CyanogenMOD. A Nexus device offers the ...
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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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After “legitimately” rooting an HTC phone, how do I get SuperUser to work?

I went through HTC's official rooting steps which I've discovered is unusual because it means I didn't instantly start with a special rom that has SuperUser installed by default. I installed ...
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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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Does Rooting Exploit a Security Weakness?

According to the Wikipedia page for Andorid rooting, The process of rooting varies widely by device, but usually includes exploiting a security weakness in the firmware of the device [emphasis ...
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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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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 ...