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Help a beginner who is about to install cyanogenmod 13 on a samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition

I have a Samsung Galaxy note 10.1 2014 edition that is my love. It is my daily driver too. I recently upgraded to lollipop, but faced issues with graphics quality being dropped due to some memory ...
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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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How do I root my LG G4 Beat phone?

I am fine with staying with the current Android OS but I just want root in order to be able to change the default installation location, etc. I also want to know how I will be able to unroot it. I ...
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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 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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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 recover bloatware

I root my panasonic eluga A and delete some bloatware now my google map has stopped navigating my location. My google map search location and everything is working but gps not working. Please help me ...
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Samsung working extremely slow

I unrooted my tab then did a factory reset, I then rooted my tab with Kingo Root, after rooting was successful my tab's performance became very slow. So I decided to boot into recovery mode then wipe ...
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Fastboot oem get_identifier_token - FAILED (remote: unknown command)

Hello Everyone! I am trying yo unlock the bootloader with no success. Basically, the following command Code: Fastboot oem get_identifier_token is hitting the error of: FAILED (remote: unknown ...
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How to install Xposed on S6

I rooted my EE Samsung S6 (SM-G920F) (UK) (Marshmallow 6.0.1) yesterday evening using Odin (I followed the tutorial on Tom's Guide). I seemed to root fine. There was no bricking, boot looping or any ...
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How to root LAVA Iris Atom2 which runs Android 5.1

Can anyone help me to root my Lava Iris atom2 which runs android 5.1 OS, I had tried almost available softwares like kingoroot , iroot , masterroot, towelroot. But Nothing works.
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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 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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Unable to root Galaxy S5 and firmware problem encountred

I was trying to root my Galaxy S5(SM-G900H) by using the tutorial given on http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2696537 but the process did not go as planned as keep struck on ...
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Mount root filesystem as R/W

I use NOTE4 N910C with Android 6.0.1 PDA N910CXXU2DPE6, CSC N910COXA2DPE1 + TWRP + root, dated Wed, 11 May 2016. All works perfectly but in this version of firmware, root filesystem is mounted as read-...
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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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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 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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Unlocking phone: Fastboot command

I am trying to unlock the bootloader of my phone (Archos 50b Oxygen) using Ubuntu 14.04. But nothing happend when i launch the unlocking command. Here a few commands and their results: adb devices ...
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Booting into twrp unsuccessful

Followed the steps mentioned in http://www.droidape.com/install-twrp-and-root-moto-g-2014-2nd-generation/ installed twrp successfully. But as I try to get into the recovery the screen shows the ...
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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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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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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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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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S6 EDGE G925a AT&T 6.0.1… can it be rooted?

I have looked the web over for any method that will allow me to root this phone. Why is it so difficult. I can't find anything that will work... Looked at "One Click Root", "Pingpong root" and have ...
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Easier to root, Samsung or HTC?

I have had an HTC One M7 for a while, and I have wanted to root it but am afraid to brick it (I'm on Verizon). So I bought a Samsung galaxy s3. I would like to know which one is easier to root. I plan ...
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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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How can I root my Sony Xperia u?

I have used several one-click methods but none of them worked for me. Can anyone tell me the correct process? Android version: 2.3.7 model number: st25i build number: 6.0.B.3.184
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How to root a Yxtel G928? (Spreadtrum SC6820 chipset)

I've tried to find information on rooting a Yxtel G928. Specs listed here: Spreadtrum SC6820 chipset; that site says it runs Android 2.3.6 but my phone says it's running Android 4.1. It's GSM and not ...
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How to root LG K7 (MS330)?

I have a cleaning program on my phone and one of the program functions is to optimize CPU.When I try this, it says I do not have root privileges. How can I get root privileges on my android LG MS330 ?...
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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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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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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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Root Samsung Epic Galaxy 4G (SPH-D700) on FC09 Gingerbread?

I have been searching for a while and am trying to figure out if I can root the SPH-D700 on the FC09 update. I just cant find any information regarding that. Id like to Root the phone, either if I ...
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How to root Sony Xperia C3 Dual D2502 running Android 5.0.2?

I use Sony Xperia C3 Dual D2502. I've installed Android 5.0.2 and now I can't root it. I can't root it using Sony Flashtool method. Model Number: D2502 Kernel Version: 3.4.0+ Build Number: 19.3....
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Regarding root of my device samsung galaxy star pro gt S7262

i cant root my device after using odin drivers too my problem is in recovery mode it is not showing the option install from zip it is showing only 4 options they are 1 .reboot device 2. install ...
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Unbrick Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360V

I need to know how to un-softbrick the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. I don't know how it got bricked, I was just asked to fix it. It looks like a bootloop issue. The Product name is SM-G360V. I have ...
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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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Root checkers tells me my phone is rooted but most root required apps warns me that the system denied to root. Why? Anyone, please explain it to me

Before my phone was said to be rooted by root checkers, I tried many rooting apps, both Android and PC based. The first significant change which happened occurred when I first installed and used the ...
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can't get root or twrp on LG G4 H811-20i

I can send adb/fastboot from Terminal (OSX) but no matter what I try, twrp won't install and I can't get root.
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How can I root my Alcatel pixi 3?

I tried using KingRoot v4.8.5, but it doesn't work for me. I may have used the wrong version or wrong application . Model Number : 5017X Android version : 5.1 Can anyone tell me the correct way to ...
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Root Galaxy Star Pro

Is there any tutorial for rooting Galaxy Star Pro (S7260). With rooting package ? I bought this phone recently and I could't find a tutorial for rooting this phone by googleing.
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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 can I root my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S?

I tried using Flash Software, but it doesn't work for me. I may have used the wrong version or my process is wrong. Can anyone tell me the correct process? Android Version : 2.3.4 Model Number : ...
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Is my LG G3 in a software bootloop?

Last week I have rooted my LG G3 so I can install Cyanogenmod 13 on it, bcs after some time I felt my phone got slow and the battery life was not that great. I installed it and it got really better. I ...
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How to securely root g2 phone (AT&T LGE LG-D800)?

I've been looking to root my phone, only all methods require installing binaries from little-known (by me) sites with no Web of Trust rating. I feel hesitant to do that. Here are some rooting links ...
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If a device is already running cyanogenmod os, is rooting still required?

The phone Micromax Yu Yuphoria already comes with Cyanogen Mod OS v12. Does this mean I can uninstall unwanted pre-installed apps or do I have to root the device?
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Is it possible to flash IMEI number of Nexus 5X without knowing its password

Phone was stolen from me and the next thing I did is to block the use of the phone in every possible way. I would like to know that is it possible to flash IMEI number of Nexus 5X without knowing its ...
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How do I root the Android emulator?

How do I root the Android emulator? I need root to install an .apk file on the emulator.
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Installing SuperSU — I found a binary problem

Hi I am following Android Central's guide to root my HTC One Mini. I got to this part: After installing the Custom Recovery, Your phone is now ready to get root access! Step 1: Connect your ...