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Rooting Docomo S3 (SC-O6D)

I can't seem to find a way to root my android device. I have tried every rooting method that I can find on the Internet for the SC-O6D, everyone of them after flashing are supposed to reboot the phone ...
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Where can I find the “hack4legend” or “Legend Downgrading Tools”?

In my quest to Root my HTC Legend, I have run into many problems. Now I am stuck with the fact the I seem to have to downgrade my phone to a previous version of android before I can root it. I have ...
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Installing Play Store for SM-N9006

I have a chinese Note 3. It doesn't have play store which defeats everything that made samsung dominate the smartphone space. I can't download GMail; I am stuck with a browser that uses baidu for ...
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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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Sony Xperia Z1 won't start up again!

As you may know, you have to backup the TA-partition before you put a custom ROM on the Sony Xperia Z1. I've backupped the partition with this .bat file: ...
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Can I copy/paste cyanogen files to another SD card, plug it into a rooted tablet, and expect it to work?

Long story short: I've got 10 Nook Colors, each of which has previously been rooted, but of which 6 of the 10 SD cards have gone missing (don't ask me how). I've also got 3 non-rooted nook colors ...
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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* ...
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Rooting HP Slate 21 all in one with built in Android Jelly bean 4.2.2

Any ideas on how to root a HP Slate 21 all in one with Android Jelly bean 4.2.2? I am going crazy trying to find a solution for this.
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How to root LG Optimus L7 II - P713

I've just bought an LG Optimus L7 II - P713 in Vietnam. It runs Android 4.1.2 and now I would like to root it. I just searched Google but still didn't find out how to root it. Can I root this phone? ...
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Install Android-x86 in Virtualbox VM, then root it

Problem I want to install Android in a VM to restore a backup using Titanium Backup. For this to work I need Android to be rooted. What I tried I've tried to install Android-X86 4.3 in a Virtualbox ...
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How do I root my Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)

Guess I might as well grab this one since it doesn't exist. I listed my specific carrier's model in the question because that's important, however the CW post for rooting states there should only be ...
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When rooting a device are there any downsides?

I have heard benefits of rooting a device and gaining new capabilities and more control of the phone and access to more applications that only run once rooted. Are there any downsides to rooting? If ...
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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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Questions about rooting a tablet device for making kiosks

My company's looking at the option of using Android tablet for making kiosks. The thing is, the majority of the native settings must be blocked from the user, and very limited apps and utility will be ...
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Does CyanogenMod Installer create a recovery image?

I'm looking at installing CyanogenMod onto my Galaxy S3 (i9300) and the CyanogenMod Installer looks to be the easiest way to do this. However I would like to get an image of my phone before I attempt ...
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Root Nexus 7 with 4.2.2

I'm trying to root a Nexus 7 with Android 4.2.2 (1st generation). I am following instructions here: ...
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How to root my Omnirom using Multirom?

I have Omnirom installed on my Nexus 4 inside Multirom. How should I root my Omnirom then? Problem is that the OS on which Multirom was setup always gets stuck in a bootloop for a reason not known to ...
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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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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 install Play Store on my HCL Me tablet? [duplicate]

I have an HCL ME Connect 2.0 tablet. It has 1Mobile Market pre-installed. I want to install the Google's original Play Store for multiple reasons, like the application Google Keep doesn't work because ...
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How to root the Motorola Droid Razr?

How do I root my Motorola Droid Razr?
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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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Bootloader unlocked [duplicate]

Rooted samsung galaxy s4 using odin& CF Auto root. Then flashed CWM using rom manager. Now I can go to CWM recovery mode (using power+volume up+ home) . I can get NAndroid backup. Does this mean ...
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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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get contactlist of my samsung galaxy via adb pull-command

Is there a way to get the contact-list of my samsung galaxy s3 via adb-command? I tried with the following but got a "permission-denied" error in windows-cmd. failed to copy ...
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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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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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SIM lock question

I intend to buy a new sim-unlocked at&t LG G2. So I want to know is there a possibility that an update will ever relock it again? Am I free to root it and install custom roms without relock ...
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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 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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Samsung Galaxy S3 installed Omega Rom, not detecting the sim

I installed this Omega Rom after downloading from omegadroid.co/download-center/ for my S3 I9300, omega version is v58 - XXUGNB6 now everything is working fine except the calling feature, phone is ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) “no network” issue

I bought my phone from a friend and I am the second user. It was rooted and was in modified status (when I checked About->device->status) but working fine and had zero issues. So yesterday I wanted to ...
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How to reset settings on Lava E-Tab Z7C

I rooted my Lava E-Tab Connect Z7C a few weeks ago. Then I tried some commands in a terminal emulator and ran some scripts in smanager to install a custom recovery. But it didn't work. Instead, ...
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Can I root my stock-Gingerbread Captivate without flashing a new kernel?

I updated my AT&T Captivate to the stock Gingerbread a few weeks ago, and I've had nothing but problems since -- hangs, lockups, and that constant TetheringManager crash. I'm about to do a ...
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Is it normal that most or all rooting apps get so many virus warnings?

For example, here are some results from VirusTotal: TowelRoot The variants of Framaroot (1, 2, 3) Why is that? Can anyone point to a clean rooting app?
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how to solve Network not found problem in Samsung Galaxy s2?

I have UK based Samsung Galaxy s2 gt-i9100 and i was using since last 2 years without any problem in india but suddenly i found it says network problem so how to solve this ? model number - Gt-I9100 ...
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CyanogenMod HTC One X+ can't boot

What I did so far Today I'm trying to get CyanogenMod on my HTC One X+, however I'm stuck now. I successfully unlocked my phone and the phone rebooted and everything was fine so far. Now I wanted to ...
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Install application in sd card by default using Linux

I've seen plenty of tutorials related to installing applications directly to the sd card instead of using internal memory but none relate to using linux as a method to tweak the system and I'm not ...
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ROOTING THE ANDROID DEVICE [duplicate]

Hope y'all doing fine, My question may be so lame sorry but wanted to know the answer.. how to root a android device I have mobile of Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini (ST15i) I bought that before 3 years, ...
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Was it my rooting that caused my Android to malfunction? Or what was it really?

I finally rooted my phone around a week ago, amidst all those battling feelings, and I used it for around 4 days. While the phone was charging through the USB port of my computer, I remember like ...
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LG G2 ROOTING - battery drain and high data consumption

I am new to rooting. And before rooting I searched almost all the websites for pros and cons of rooting. I recently rooted my LG G2 for connecting PS3 controller via sixaxis. But i noticed that the ...
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moto g cyanogenmod 11 android 4.4.4 [duplicate]

Are there any links for cyanogenmod 11 for moto g android 4.4.4? If there are then please suggest me the one which is stable,equipped with the theme engine and is under 100mb.
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Root Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 4.4.2 without tripping Knox

I have been searching and searching for a way to root my Verizon Samsung galaxy note 3 with 4.4.2 on it and with out tripping kknox, and am very unlucky. I have heard of Root_de_LA_Vega and it ...
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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. ...
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Can i upgrade my firmware with another phone model's official rom (using odin)?

Is it possible to upgrade my phone's firmware using another phone model's official rom using odin ?
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How can I get JOdin3 to root my i897?

I am running the downloaded version of JOdin3 on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. I tried running it in my browser, but it would not detect my device, nor would it do so in the new window. I downloaded it, ...
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How to upgrade or remove and install a new Android OS in Ubislate 7C+ Tablet

I want to install a new Android version in my Ubislate 7C+ EDGE Tablet. It has wi-fi, 3G Network support, 10 point touch screen, inbuilt SIM card slot, 4Gb internal memory and 512Mb of RAM, and a 7in ...
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Help me identify, root, and install custom recovery my tablet

My friend gave a tablet. I want to root and tweak it so I can use it but after 6 hours of searching I gave up. How do I root this and find out what device this is? After hours of surfing I ended up ...
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Android won't boot after unsuccesful wipe operation

I rooted my Asus Transformer Prime and tried to install a custom ROM but I managed to fail. I selected the option to wipe data from the table in the bootloader menu (accessed it via holding power ...
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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?