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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 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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Set Russian language on Alcatel Pop S7 (Android 4.1.2)

I am not able to configure the device to Russian language, although assumed that all Android supports it. Question: What are the chances to enable Russian UI after I root the device? Worth trying or ...
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One M8 Root failed. SuperSU says, “No binaries found.”

I attempted to root my HTC One M8 using this guide: http://blog.laptopmag.com/root-htc-one-m8 and everything seemed to be going smoothly until the end. When I open SuperSU though, I get a message, ...
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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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Sony Xperia C3 Dual D2502 root

my name is Raiyan and I'm from Bangladesh ... I use Sony Xperia C3 Dual D2502 ... I've installed Android Lollipop 5.0.2 ... and now I can't root it! would you please help me to root the device ...
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How to root my Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) (kernel version: July 22, 2014)?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A). I am aware of towelroot, however it only works for "phones < jun 3 2014" for and my kernel version is dated July 22, 2014: How to root it, if possible ...
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Can KingRoot Brick my Nexus 9 and HTC One [duplicate]

Hello Android Enthusiasts, I was wondering if KingRoot can potentially brick my HTC One and Nexus 9. I have not rooted either yet for my warranty is still active. If either is bricked, is there a way ...
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How can i install Android L forcefully? [duplicate]

My device is Arya A1+. Phone Specification This is running on 4.4.2. But i want to install 5.0. I heard about Rooting but don't know what it is.Is it possible to use 5.0 on lower version device, If ...
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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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Can I root my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V running lollipop?

I'm running lollipop on my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V Verizon model. I can't find a way to root. Anyone have any ideas? Also, I'm running a mac so any instructions there would be great. Thanks! Also, Im ...
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How to have Android use one ext3fs partition instead of going rogue with virtual partitions for apps on the external sd card?

As this answer pointed out, moving apps to your external sd card decreases your overall system performance due to the tens or hundreds of partitions created for those apps. Now I wonder, is there any ...
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Google Settings “Unfortunately, Google Play services has stopped.” on Chinese Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Recently I got an Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from China. Sadly it doesn't have any Google services, even Google Play store on it. I tried almost every tutorial I can find, but it still doesn't work ...
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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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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 to root Micromax Canvas HD A116 device running Android 4.2.1?

I have never rooted a phone before & did some primary search on xda forums for Micromax Canvas HD A116. I found a link to root the phone but the steps listed on it are a little incomprehensible ...
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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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whenever I connect my usb to my laptop. I no longer appear the “mtp” or “ftp” icon

Ever since I get my motherboard replaced. I can't transfer any files from phone to computer. It does not show up the "ftp" or "mtp" icon.... how do I troubleshoot this? I have lots of thing to ...
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Can a Factory Reset fix Malware Problem?

This recent story appeared on Slashdot regarding various malware apps that had invaded the Android Market. Google quickly removed them (and I was not infected - I don't typically download apps), but I ...
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Is there a way to do a shell root (or temporary root) on a locked Droid Maxx 4.4.4?

I am trying to obtain as much data as possible from a Motorola (Verizon) Droid Maxx (with Android 4.4.4 KitKat). To clarify, I need the current data off the phone, so any options that result in ...
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The easiest way to root a Moto G (XT1032) Android v. 5.0.2

I have just rooted a samsung Lite 3 tablet...and it was simple. Really simple. Used Odin to install CWM, then installed a superuser app from a zip file. Really straightforward. So I decided to look ...
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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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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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Kindle Fire Not Recognized when plugged into PC

I have just got a Kindle Fire and I want to root it and Install Android Market on it. I am having a problem that is ticking me off big time. I plug my Kindle Fire to my computer (Windows 7 ...
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Problems with “gapps” stoped, factory reset doesn't work

Huawei Ascend G300 - Android 4.0.3: The phone has a problem with the "gapps" says the applications all the time that the Google play, Whatsapp, twitter, facebook stops working stop. try to make a ...
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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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Need to reinstall Android on phone

I've already tried doing a factory reset, it didn't solve problem. I had some issues with my phone, Blu Life Pure, and tried doing a factory reset last night. It wiped everything and restored apps to ...
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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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Is Rooting possible for Xperia t3?

Please help me in rooting my phone xperia t3. The ram is very less and there are so many unwanted apps. How to remove them?
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Virgin Mobile HTC desire 510 root?

Has anyone found a solid way to root the VM HTC desire 510? I have search long and hard but haven't found anything substantial. I know the 510 is rootable, and I have found a few tutorials, but they ...
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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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How to root Oneplus One device?

I want to root my shiny OnePlus One device aka flagship killer. There is no dearth of guides available on Internet and accessible easily via Google, but I'm not sure which one to follow as I don't ...
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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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How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini?

Does anybody know how to root the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini? Model Number : GT-I8190 Android Version : 4.1.2
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How do I unlock the bootloader on my Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro?

I own a "Sony Ericcson Xperia Mini Pro" (model number SK17i) running Android 2.3.3 (Kernel 2.6.32.8-perf, build number 4.0.A.2.335). It's branded by Orange Austria. I'm looking for a way to root it, ...
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Remove Super SU and also increase internal storage in my Sony Xperia C

I'm having a major problem with Supersu. In order to remove it, I did a hard reset on my Sony Xperia C. But it still doesn't remove. Whenever I open it, it shows Supersu binary needs to be ...
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How do I root Motorola Moto G (XT1045, Cricket)?

My phone is great. I love my phone and my carrier. I recently switched from AT&T because my rates were too high. So I got this model, go home, check for root... no known methods are available. ...
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How to root my Oppo N1 (with Custom Recovery)?

I just bought a Oppo N1, so how to root it? ColorOS V1.0.0 CyanogenMod CM10.2
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Rooting problem Samsung Galaxy Core

I am using Samsung Galaxy Core GT I8262, I had a problem rooting my device. I rooted my android device before but now there is a problem when rooting my device with kingo android root and with any ...
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how to root “ HTC Sensation Z710e”

I'm using a HTC Sensation Z710e and I've been trying to root it without a computer several times but I can't get it to work. I have used many types of application like, kingroot but, it doesnt work. ...
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Get into fastboot mode without root or hardware buttons

I own a relatively unknown Chinaphone, the CUBOT GT72+ (MTK6572 SoC) - on which I was attempting to gain root access. No known exploit-based root methods exist for this device (which runs on Android ...
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(SP Flash Tool) Recovery.img file too large and causes region overlap message. Safe to Proceed?

I am trying to root my Micromax Canvas Colors 2 A120 running KitKat 4.4.2 using the SP Flash Tools. During the flashing of a recovery after selecting the Scatter File for my device (I created the ...
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Micromax A25 How To Root

I've tried several ways to root my Micromax A25. In every case, SP Tool displayed "Partition Size Change" error. Did anyone yet root successfully? PS: My A25 firmware version A25_0201_V0409
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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 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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Prestigio PAP 7500 rooting

recently I bought Prestigio 7500 for testing reasons and what is stopping me from doing it is that I can't root it (I want to install custom rom such as CM or Ubuntu touch). I was searching CWM ...
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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 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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Kingroot not working

My tablet is turned on but the screen stays black.. It happened when i try to root my tablet using kingroot and after a few minutes it reboots but still not rooted. I tried it again but after a few ...