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How to reset android super user pin

I have an android that i need to use for some apps which require superuser access, but i forgot the pin. Is there any way to do it without reinstalling the system, which i did actually. Thanks.
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How to unroot Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG

I have Asus FonePad 7 Me175CG running Android 5.0. I'm unable to root it. I've tried many apps from store and also tried to unlock oem using fastboot oem unlock command etcetera. I've not much ...
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fastboot doesn't see device

I've read a lot of articles about this problem but I can't resolve it. I decided to install my developer application on phone using wifi. To do this I need to do some things with my phone. The first ...
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my phone is not booting or cant access to recoverymode

I tried to root myGT- i8262 with many apps but it didnt worked and i tried using Odin,after i added TWRP it showed pass in odin window and when my phone was booting it showed a yellow triangle with an ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy Core i8262 manually

I tried almost every readymade app like Framaroot, Root Genius, etc. to root my Samsung Galaxy Core i8262 , but I didn't succeed. I want to root it manually but did not have Linux laptop. I have a ...
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fastboot flash boot boot.img : hab check on boot

I unpacked and repacked boot.img and tried 'fastboot boot new_boot.img' . The device came up properly. I thought everything was okay and decided to install the image. When I did 'fastboot flash boot ...
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What exactly does “rooting” mean (for a new device that has no ready-made tools yet)?

Disclaimer: The question is not meant like these: How do I root my device? – Take tool X/Y/Z! Where do I find tool X/Y/Z for rooting? – Link, Link, Link! What is "root"? – Full ...
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What Does “[UID]” appended to a root request mean?

I recently got a root request that came up as "Greenify [UID]". This looked suspicious to me as I usually get greenify requests as just "Greenify". I have tried to contact the developer of Greenify ...
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google play service not supporting mu datawind tab

I have google play service externally installed (not company installed) but while sign in google. It says device does not support google play service please help me.
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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: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/root-android-phone-...
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Completely disable Nexus 5 Power Button and Remap to Volume Button

I have a 1.5 year old Nexus 5 and its power button is somehow broken from the inside. The thing goes in a reboot loop whenever I either try to turn the phone on or put it on charging. Upon giving it a ...
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Need help unlocking my bootloader on HTC Desire 310

EDIT: It has failed with a too many links error This christmas I was treated to a HTC Desire 310 and I am trying to root it which I understand needs the bootloader unlocked. That is where my issue ...
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After Rooting my phone, I get a black screen, followed by “[app] has stopped working” for every application, any idea what could be going on?

I just rooted my Samsung Galaxy G4 I9500 today. It was working fine, I even restarted it a few times just to test everything was going nice and dandy. I also installed two apps to see if SuperUser was ...
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How can I root Remix OS running in Virtual Box?

I have Remix OS beta running in Virtual Box. I've made a virtual drive which I've formatted as ext4 and installed Remix OS on. How can I get root access?
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LG Optimus G VDF KitKat unbreakable ROM

guys. I'm still facing the problem that I've stumbled upon a while ago. I updated my Optimus G with OTA from vanilla JB to vanilla KK (E97520b-VDF-XX). Since then (I suppose) phone became ...
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How root Meizu Pro 5?

I just bought a meizu pro 5 and I would like to know how can I root it ? I have the os Flyme 5.6.6.7 beta. Thanks in advance for every answer.
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How to Root Samsung galaxy S4 SGH I337 - JDQ39.I337UCUAMF3

Can I flash a custom rom on this device? This device has an MF3 bootloader version of at&at. Searching on the web seems to be resulted in the information that is this device can be rooted but no ...
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Unable to root S7180 MTK6577 Phone

I purchased a Note 2 clone from dhgate which is running on Android JB 4.1.1. I tried to root it with the binary method and it failed. Please find the messages below. ...
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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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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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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 ZTE prestige

I've looked at XDA and couldn't find anything and nobody will answer my question there. Please let me know if it is possible and if it is, how to do it? Methods I already tried: Framaroot Kingoroot ...
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Cricket LG G Stylo

Is there any other method than KingRoot available for the LG G Stylo - Cricket phone? I have used KingRoot on my device and I noticed that Kingroot requires to be installed for the phone to stay ...
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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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How to root Lenovo A1000 Smartphone?

I tried Kingo Root and Root Genius and some other software but finally failed to root this phone. My phone is Lenovo A1000.
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gt-p5113 wont load recovery

my tablet is not loading cyanogenmod nor cwm, my ubuntu doesn't even recognize my tablet through lsusb. The tablet used to run cyanogenmod lollipop.
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Root Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA)

How can I root ZenPad Z580CA - 8'' IPS - 64 GB - Wifi? Are there any ROMs available for it?
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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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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. http://www.thriveforums.org/forum/toshiba-thrive-...
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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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Problem rooting Xperia E Dual

I am following the below post to root my Xperia E Dual. How To Root Xperia E! Latest Update! (Locked Bootloader)*LINKS UPDATED* NOOB GUIDE! In step 4 to install Framaroot APK we need to ...
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Samsung galaxy A8 (SM-A800I) root failed what to do

I bought brand new galaxy A8 phone previous month I tried to root using ODIN and SpaceX boot file. unfortunately my device get bricked. Eventually I recovered my phone using samsung kies. Whenever I ...
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How to root Alcatel OT-997D?

I currently have an Alcatel OT-997D which has the MTK6577 chipset and runs ICS 4.04. I've looked mostly through threads at xda-devs and I've tried various root methods including: "root many android" - ...
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Android “/system/bin/toolbox” is renamed

Android "/system/bin/toolbox" is renamed to toolbox.bak. Root access lost, su not working. How can i fix this?
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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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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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How to root Acer Liquid Zest (Marshmallow)?

Please help me for those who are truly great in rooting devices. My Android version for my Acer Liquid Zest is Marshmallow (v6.0) .
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Rooting Android Ugoos-UT3-Plus

I need to root Ugoos-UT3-Plus Box. Android version - 5.1.1 Kernel version - 3.10 I have tried KingoRoot, but without success. Could you recommend an APK or another method which will work with my ...
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Device shows up as ????? in ADB [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu on my computer and I plugged in my tablet to flash TWRP to it. I enter adb devices and here is the output: juniorRubyist@juniorRubyist-iMac:~$ adb devices List of devices attached ...
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Stuck on bootup screen from TWRP

I am following this guide to root my Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360T1(MetroPCS) using TWRP. What did I wrong: I went into TWRP recovery I pressed on "Reboot" I pressed on "Power Off" A pop up ...
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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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Cannot root Mototola Moto 3G with Android 6.0.1

I am trying to root my Android device (the one in title) without success and I would really need it because of work reasons (in order to access app Caravel data and recover them in case the app does ...
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Where to place temp files? (with file permissions)

I'm currently developing a Rooting method for my device. I want it to be possibly executed right from a Terminal emulator, as the default shell user (not root), so that it doesn't require a PC. The ...
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how do I root my ZTE DL 800?

I have a DL800 phone and I want to root it but I have no idea how to. Can someone provide Intel on how to root a phone, specifically a DL800?
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Root HTC desire 625

My HTC desire 625 seems to be unrootable. I have tried multiple one click roots with no luck. Any suggestions? Or maybe a guide on how to do it manually?
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How to root Kindle Fire HD 8.9"

I have purchased a Kindle Fire HD 2. Generation (2012) and wanted to root it. I followed the instructions from Rooting a new Kindle Fire HD and and other instructions found via google. When I run the ...
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What are the security disadvantages of rooting an Android phone?

I know there was a discussion previously BUT they didn't talk about security. E.g.: if I root my phone will all my apps run with root permission? Related: Are there any risks to rooting a device?
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Is it possible to root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V) on Android 5.0 Lollipop?

I had root on 4.2 previously, but the update lost it, and with it my ability to use Sixaxis, AdFree, some features of NFC Tools and Tasker and Xposed modules. I have searched, but it does not appear ...
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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 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 ...