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move app to sd card

Im currently confused on what mods to be used now. My unit by the way is Samsung galaxy s3 I9300-International(rooted with Omega rom 42.3 and Kernel SiyahKernel v1.9.1). The reason why I rooted 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 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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Why can't the su binary simply be copied (techical response please)

I have rooted several Samsung devices and the underlying "goal" so to speak seems to be to get the su binary in /system/xbinand install Superuser.apk. My question is why does one have to jump through ...
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Do you have to root an Android device to install Ubuntu?

Just as the title says. In order to install another ARM based Operating System or to dual boot your phone, do you have to have root access? I'm currently using a Motorola Atrix, not sure if that ...
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How to root Innos A35

I bought a dual sim phone from a local carrier which has been branded in their own name. After searching I found that it is the innos A35 phone. It has dual sim support and sim1 has been locked to the ...
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Rooting an unbranded tablet

I bought one of these simple cheap Chinese no-name tablets: HDMI, Bluetooth, HD display, dual-core CPU. Unfortunately, it came without official Google apps such as Market and Gmail. I tried different ...
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How can I root my ZTE Score?

I'm new to Android, but I just heard about rooting; and I'm already interested. Anyway, I've been looking around, but I can't find a way to root my ZTE Score. :-( So my question is simple: Does ...
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Is it possible to root my phone without installing a custom ROM?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Stellar on Verizon. Whenever I hear anything about rooting a phone, people always say that you have to install a custom ROM. How do I just use my current stock ROM and root my ...
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Is there currently an easy way to root Sony Xperia S with stock ICS 4.0.4 ROM?

I'm looking for an easy way, which doesn't need Unlocking bootloader or flashing Roms, just like root solution for SE 2011 devices (one click). It's because I currently use my Xperia S for development ...
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Rooting the Galaxy S3 Without a Computer

Is it possible to root the Galaxy S3 without a computer? If so, what would the process be? My Galaxy S3 is with Verizon and is currently running Android 4.3.
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How do I root the Dell Streak 5?

I have a Dell Mini 5 (the original Streak). As in the title, how can I root this device?
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What do “root,” “flash,” and “ROM” mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the meaning of “flashing a custom ROM”? I have been looking for some good explanations of some words that have been frequently used the android ...
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How to recover data from LGE Nexus 4 running on Android Version 4.4.2?

I am using LGE Nexus 4 which is running on Android Version 4.4.2. Somehow accidently i do a factory reset on my phone and in return i lost all my emails, messages, pictures i.e, almost everything. Now ...
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How do I root Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro (MK16a/i)?

I am kind of new to Android and smartphones. Phone: Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Model number: MK16a Android version: 2.3.4 So far, I have been able to find the following sources: I first saw this ...
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Acer Iconia Tab A500 - Rooting & Honeycomb 3.2

I just bought a brand new Iconia Tab A500. I just unboxed it and it shall be charging for the next 14 hours :) While I wait for first booting it, I have a question on rooting with 3.2. The tablet ...
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Rooting a new Kindle Fire HD (July 13)

When I follow links about rooting the Kindle Fire HD, I have the impression its not possible with the latest versions? I have one bough just now, July 2013. Can I do it? (The main issue is Google ...
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How can I root my Nexus S?

I recently unlocked the bootloader on my Nexus S, and I am looking at ways to finish rooting it. Every reference I find seems to be written assuming non-Google hardware, but the Nexus S is supposed ...
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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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How to root the LG Optimus 4X (LG-P880)?

I just got a brand new LG Optimus 4X. Feeling naked without the privacy protection offered by apps like LBE Privacy Guard, and missing good backup solutions like Titanium Backup (and no, Carbon Backup ...
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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?
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Can I root locked Droid 3 and flash Cyanogen

Before I purchase a Droid 3 from hong kong , I would like to know if I can apply the recently discovered root exploit on a locked phone that i can purchase there. Pardon my ignorance in this locked ...
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How to root a Xperia SP (C530x)?

Simply, how to root a Sony Xperia SP device?
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Can I root my Nexus 5 without a custom image?

Is it possible ? So far I've found 2 images that would allow me to get root, either cloudfire or team win recovery project (twrp). I'm a little uneasy loading an unknown bootloader to my device. Or ...
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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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How do you root the Samsung Galaxy Player?

How can I root my Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0?
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How to install ClockworkMOD Recovery on Sony Xperia Neo V (MT11a)?

I have rooted my MT11a with UnlockRoot v2.4.2 and the "superuser" app has appeared. The tutorial said my phone should be requesting to upgrade 4.0.2.A.0.42 to another number ending in .62, but the ...
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Gaining root acces/installing custom rom on G1 with build number CRC1

Could you please share your knowledge about how to flash the latest update of stock Android OS on G1 (aka HTC Dream). I would like to try out some custom roms but most information I was able to find ...
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Will rooting my Samsung Galaxy S before I activate it cause any problems?

I have a samsung Galaxy S (Fascinate) that I haven't decided if I want to keep, so I haven't activated it on my Verizon account. I'd like to root it and flash a new ROM (possibly a separate Kernel) ...
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Is there any way to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1?

Is there any way to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1? I found some instructions on rooting the 7 inch version but I'm not sure if that matters. Also the instructions include flashing UK firmware. ...
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Rooting Micromax A87 to make it faster

What is the best way to root my Micromax A87? My phone RAM shows only 160MB, but I only access about 120MB. I want my phone to run faster. Or is there any common method for rooting my phone. ...
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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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Root EVO 4G stock ROM?

I've got a Sprint HTC EVO 4G Wimax. I want to get rid of the Sprint Apps to free up some space on the internal storage, but otherwise leave the phone stock for now. I followed the instructions at ...
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Working root method for myTouch 4G Slide?

Is there a working root for the myTouch 4G Slide? I have Android 2.3.4. I tried Revolutionary as advised by rootzwiki, which failed with the following message. Your device: doubleshot, with HBOOT ...
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Parsing problem

I have been trying to root my Le Pan II android tablet with Kingo root app, and when I try to install I keep get error parsing problem. What would be the easiest way to root my tablet?
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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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Rooting Samsung Grand Duos without Windows

I need to root my Samsung GT-I9082 (also known as Grand Duos) with Android 4.2.2 but I have no Windows computer (I have a Linux one). Which are the preferred methods? It seems z4root does nothing ...
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Rooting A Motorola Droid Razr M Phone on Verizon Network

I have a Droid Razr M, running on the verizon network. I would like to root this phone so I can use some of the more advanced features of Tasker; however, I am very fearful of "bricking" my phone. I ...
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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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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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adb can find device but fastboot cannot

Context I can run adb commands on my Nexus 4 and they work fine but when my device is in the bootloader and I try to list the device with, fastboot devices my device is not listed. I was having ...
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How to gain S-OFF on HTC Salsa

I want to root my HTC Salsa phone. According to this link I need to gain S-OFF on my Mobile. There is nice article to gain S-OFF. But my Question: Is there an alternative way, without using 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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Mobile network not displayed after I rooted my samsung galaxy 10.1 tablet

I have a Samsung galaxy 10.1 tablet (GT-P7500) with android version 3.1. I upgraded the android to 4.0.4 (the latest one available). It was rooted but I guess I've modified something since it ...
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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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What are the steps for rooting an Android device, in general?

I'm aware that for different devices the particular procedures are different, but I guess there are principal similarities in the procedure. So what are the basic steps to root your phone? What ...
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How can I root LG G3

What do I have to do to root my LG G3? There are multiple variants of this device: D855 : International Version D850 : AT&T D851 : T-Mobile VS985 : Verizon LS990 : Sprint / US Cellular To add ...
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How to root my ASUS Eee Pad Transformer?

I need to root my Eee Pad Transformer. But how?
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How do I root a Huawei X3?

I have a Huawei X3 (U8510) which I've purchased for testing Android applications I'm developing. I'd like to root this, but as I've not had any experience with rooting Android handsets, its something ...
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Rooting/unlocking Android Nexus One with broken power button using Linux terminal tools

I am attempting to get Cyanogenmod onto my Nexus One, but am running into far more problems than expected. The information on rooting Android devices seems heavily fragmented across the web and the ...