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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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ADB authorization prompt missing in Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)

I just bought a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) and I'm trying to root it. I'm following this link for instructions, but I got stuck at the "Rooting with exploit" step as I can't authorize the ...
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how do you properly root galaxy s3 i9300 on mac?

I am trying to root my Galaxy S3 i9300 on a Apple Mac. I followed the instructions here But instead of my phone starting up ClockWorkMod recovery, my phone keeps booting up on android recovery. Any ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy sDuos s7562

I followed the steps mentioned in the link below: http://www.androidrootguide.com/2014/01/root-samsung-galaxy-s-duos-s7562.html#comment-45216 I got an error on step 13, where we need to install ...
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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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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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Recovering deleted call logs in Android 5.1.1 - to root or not to root?

I accidentally deleted my call logs/histories and badly need them now. I would like to recover the call logs and tried few softwares. Most of them were not successful in recovering the deleted call ...
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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 Xolo One

Hardware : MT6582 Model : XOLO One Build number : XOLO_One_S006_14012015 Build date UTC : 20150115-031031 Android version : 5.0 Baseband version: ...
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Asus memopad7 170C, unlocking bootloader fails

I'm trying too root my Asus memo pad 7 (170C), I've tried EVERY method, using KingoRoot, SuperOneClick, Frameroot, motochopper. None of them worked. So I decided to do the rooting stuff myself, first ...
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How can I root the Huawei Ascend Y530 U051?

Which Root Tool Do I Need for my Huawei Ascend Y530 U051? I have tried kingoroot, one-click, towelroot, z4root, universal-root and none of them work. I'm on Android 4.3 and I'm desperate to root it. ...
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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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Can anybody help me root my lg-ms690 2.2.2

I need help rooting my lg ms690 2.2.2. I have tried to get the root kit for my phone but all the links seem to be not valid anymore.
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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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Huawei bought in China, can't access Google Play (g510 t8951)

I bought this huawei cellphone in China and I can't access the google store. I can access some apps through Baidu Store but then some doesn't work because I don't have Google Play Service. I've tried ...
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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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Advanced root problems

I am having problems rooting my device after a friend unrooted it. Now, if this was a pure simple case, it'd already be solved, but: I can only used soft-roots, like Kingo root. My "friend" decided ...
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Games to SD Card Moto G 2014 (or any other android phone)

I don't think this specific question has been answered before but anyway here goes. I have a Moto G 2014 with 8 GB storage which is way not enough for my needs. For example I do not have enough space ...
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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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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100

How does one root a Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100 (with its original Android 2.3 Gingerbread), preferably under Linux Mint? This questions pertains specifically the GT-i9100 version (not GT-i9100G nor ...
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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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Can't root Galaxy 5830i

A year ago I bought a Galaxy ACE GT-5830i which came with Gingerbread 2.3.6, recently I wanted to root it, I tried following the instructions in Root,Unroot,CWM,and how to Flash Galaxy Ace S5830i, ...
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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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Is rooting possible regardless of phone model?

I recently bought a Posh Mobile Orion Pro (x500A running 4.4.2) as a new phone. It has good bones and I've been looking for methods of rooting to remove bloatware and to optimize some of the ...
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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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Root HTC one V on Mac OS X

I'd like to root my HTC One V. Currently running Mac OS X 10.7.5. Are there any tools specifically for this?
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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 can I root my root LG Optimus 2X running stock ICS?

I upgraded my LG O2X to stock ICS. How can I root the device? Superoneclick is not working for the same.
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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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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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How to fix the recovery mode error?

I am trying to root my Samsung Galaxy Ch@t GT-B5330 (4.1.2) following this guide. I have reached the point when I am intended to use the recovery mode menu (that is reached by holding volume-up when ...
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Rooting & Flashing Huawei Ascend Y330

I have Huawei Ascend Y330 with Android 4.2.2. I was wondering what is the best approach to root my device and what is the best way to flash custom ROM with higher Android version (4.4 or even 5.0 if ...
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How to root Teac Tc-7120

I want to root my new Teac TC-7120 device, but couldn't find any rooting guide targeting it. What should I do? I used the following Guide: ...
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How do I root my 4G LG Motion?

How do I root my 4G LG Motion? I have an app that needs root access, but I don't know how to root my phone. Also, I REALLY want this app so.... If you know please help.
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Rooting nexus 4 failed

I was trying to root my nexus 4 by the following steps: Download and copy the file UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.43.zip to /sdcard/ Download the file CWM 6.0.3.5 Got into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode on Nexus 4 ...
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How to root a Huawei G330D (U8825D) phone?

The Huawei U8825D is on Android 4.0.4, and my computer is on Mac OS X 10.6.8.
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I rooted my samsung galxy tab 3 now it won't work help please

I rooted my tab 3 via laptop using kingo root app after root and i did everything correct my tablet won't turn on completely it is stuck on the logo screen it won't load pass the logo screen i took ...
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Issues after rooting Micromax Unite 2, custom ROM stuck on black screen during boot

I have successfully rooted my Micromax Unite 2 via Kingroot software, and then installed the CWM recovery. I also unzipped the custom ROM. Now when I try to clear Dalvik cache, a message shows can't ...
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Rooting Motorola Moto G2 (XT1068) Lollipop 5.0.2 and installing CyanogenMod 12

I want to root a Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen (XT1068) with Lollipop 5.0.2 so that I can install CyanogenMod 12. Please help me on the procedure. I've tried apps like towelroot, Kingo, etc but they don't ...
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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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How to restore cherry mobile quartz messing up the build prop

I just bought my Cherry Mobile Quartz last week, and it is rooted. I edited the build prop name and changed it to Cherry Mobile Flare. After that, I rebooted my phone, and now it's stuck on the ...
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Force debug in safe mode via USB?

I did something so stupid I'm almost kind of proud of it. I rooted my LG Optimus T (Froyo) using Gingerbreak, cleaned out a bunch of stuff, and accidentally deleted the home screen launcher. No big, ...
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HTC ONE M7 Un-root

Please I want to Un-root my HTC One m7 J__15 . what should I do ? I can not find the stock img or that thing ?
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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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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 ...