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Are there any risks to rooting a device?

I see lots of tutorials telling me how to root my phone (Motorola Droid), but none of them mention any potential "side effects." Aside from a few relatively minor issues that seem to require rooting ...
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Is there a way to find the minimum DPI my Android phone support?

I have a Xperia SP device. I have rooted it and changed DPI value from 340 to 320. Its looking good now. But can anyone tell me how can I find out what is the minimum DPI my device support?
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Can I root a proprietary Lenovo Talbet of Vodafone? [closed]

I dont remember the series but I want to root a tablet at work. I think its the A 5000 or H 5000 something like that but i cant seem to be able to find a rooting method and also if something cant be ...
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How do I root a Zte Director..can't seem to find much info on how?

I have found numerous posts on other Zte phones, but only a few (dead ends) on the Zte Director(n850l). From my research, it seems to be (somewhat) comparable to the Fury, but again, I'm not sure... I ...
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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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Create my own boot.img for rooting?

Among the files needed to root an Android device (such as superuser.apk and su), an unsecured boot image is also required (boot.img) to allow for the installation of the superuser and su. I ...
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How can I root my Toshiba AT300?

I'm trying to get root access on a toshiba AT300 android tablet. I found this post from google where this guy has tried to get root access. ...
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Kingo root doesnt recognize my phone when its plugged in

I'm trying to root my s4 with kingo but it doesn't recognize my phone. Why? Also sometimes it says it can't connect to the server. Finally does anyone know if kingo root triggers Knox?
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How do I root a Samsung Galaxy Star Duos S5282?

How do I root my Samsung Galaxy Star Duos S5282? How do I put it in recovery mode?
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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 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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Installing ROM over another custom ROM

Am using Samsung Galaxy Y model phone. I rooted my mobile and installed Jelly Blast v3 ROM in my phone. Now how to install a different custom ROM over this ? or if i install a new ROM in my mobile ...
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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 S4

I'm trying to root my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 and I'm wondering that is there any way to root it without using PC and without losing any of my data. Currently I am running on Android 4.4.2 and have ...
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Help towelroot Motorola razr HD (xt925)

everyone I have Droid Razr HD, but not verizon - xt925 - kitKat was pushed only a couple of weeks ago. Now I have system: 181.46.3.XT925.RCI.en.CA Android: 4.4.2 Build: KDA20.117-3 as of Oct 15 2014 ...
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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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How to root the HTC Desire 300 (also known as Zara Mini)

Okay please forgive me if this has already been answered, I've read a few questions on here but I still don't understand. Firstly, I'm not a "techie" or anything like that, so some of the really ...
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Root my phone(the propere way)

I forgot my password (Yeah, I know, stupid) but it happened. So, I tried everything! But this damn phone doesn't respond to anything I do. Thy say "Press the power, volume, home key at the same time ...
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Xperia Tipo vibrates but does not starts

I was trying custom ROM in my rooted xperia Tipo, but after finishing flash phone asked to reboot, i tried to reboot it now it just vibrates but does not start. Xperia Flash Tool is also not ...
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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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Root Galaxy S3 SGH-i747M (Andr. 4.4.2) without copmuter?

I've tried several different methods to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-i747M) that I got in Canada from Fido about a year and a half ago, and I've had no success whatsoever. I'm on Android 4.4.2, ...
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Root or flash Galaxy S 2 with Odin 3.07

I need to completely erase my current Android OS from my Galaxy S2 and install a fresh version from scratch. I have Odin 3.07, the ".tar.md5" file and the Samsung drivers. I already did some ...
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One click (or easy) way to Root Motorola Droid X with Morotola update 4.5.621

I read that the new DROID X build 4.5.621 prevents the most common Rooting methods. There is a more complicated method but I'm hoping there is a one-click method (less chance of me screwing up and ...
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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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root help for mp707 cant find my model listed anywhere

i have an mp707 mpie does anybody know how to root this phone as my internal memory running short and cant move any more apps to sd card looked everywhere online cant find anything thanks.Graham
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Need Root For Asus Zenfone 5(T00J) 8 GB(Kitkat ROM)

I Need to root my Zenfone 5 (Asus T00J) - 8 GB Kitkat ROM, But I can't find any solution over Internet. Please help me to get the root for Asus Zenfone 5. Also need The CWM. Thank you....
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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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Fire OS 4 Sangria — Installing non - kindle/android programs

I am considering a purchase of Amazon's Fire HD 7 mainly because it is not such a burden on my tight budget these days. Its primary purpose will be to replace carrying around my textbooks and laptop ...
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apps and google play cannot connect to the internet after rooting

My phone is a samsung s duos gt s7562. I rooted my phone recently. But Iam having some problems after that. My apps, except for opera mini and instagram, cannot connect to data services. I tried ...
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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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LG G2 How to get out of ADB window

I am stuck in a difficult situation. While trying to root G2 (D802) I used Ioroot. It says to enter into adb sideload whicj I does. But after it nothing happens. Please help me. How can I restart G2. ...
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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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Is deleting framaroot app will compromise or delete as well the root permission in my android device?

I'm using security as my antivirus, and whenever it updates, ot always scan framaroot app as a virus/riskware. Can I just delete framaroot app in my device and won't compromise my root?
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How CF-Autoroot works?

How CF-autoroot Theoretically is able to root android devices ? I'm wondering on what technics it use to run su ? Do it use a custom/patched Linux kernel ? or it is based on local root exploit ? I ...
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How to upgrade to 4.4 from 4.3 (Samsung Galaxy S4, already rooted)

So for a while I've been getting the update message, and not bothered and now it's getting annoying. It is rooted to 4.3 currently, but when I click install it just takes me to TWRP (I think that's ...
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help I need to root my android due to “no memory space” but dont want to loose anything

I want to root my andriod as it keeps saying my memory is low it wont let me download anything even tho there is memory there ?? Will rooting delete pictures apps music or contacts ?? If so is there a ...
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Samsung Galaxy star Pro

Am not able to root my phone. Anyone please suggest me as, I have already goggled it and also searched a lot but I don't get it. I have installed Odin and recovery but I Odin is not able to detect my ...
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Does rooting erase anything?

If I root my android phone (just so I can get access to Wifi Tethering, etc.) will that erase anything on the phone (apps, data, etc.)? Will it change anything other than the ability to run app(s) as ...
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Can't Factory Reset HTC Desire C

I tried unlocking the bootloader (which I apparently succeeded at.) I then tried rooting it, which I failed at. I just want to reset the phone back to factory settings but when I try to do a factory ...
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App that survives a factory reset

My problem is theoretical at this moment. I am investigating if it is possible or not, before spending hours on it. I have a rooted phone. I want to add an entry to the IPTABLES on startup. If the ...
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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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Huawey Ascend y330 rooting+flashing

I have Huawei Ascend y330 with Android 4.2.2 onboard and i was wondering what is the best approach to root my device and what is the best way to flash custom rom to it with higher Android version (4.4 ...
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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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Rooting and uprading Galaxy SL GT-I9003 to ICS or Jelly Bean

There are lots of howtos online but most of them are old with rotten links (to the downloads). In addition to how to root and upgrade and where to download the files, I'd like to know the following: ...
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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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GT-I9000 keeps rebooting after a rooting attempt

My phone (Samsung GT-I9000 android , version 2.3.6, kernel JVI) after doing the *2767#3855 factory format method couldn't detect my SIM card, I tried many times, with other SIM card of this operator ...
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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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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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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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Obtaining boot.img for unrooted device?

I have a Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo / Coolpad 8865U. I cannot find other means of rooting it and tbh I don't trust most oneclickroot.apks. I am trying to root it manually but I cannot find a way to obtain ...