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Rooting Xperia Play 2.3.4 without unlocking bootloader

After reading many forums, just came across this site. I may sound outdated, but I want to root my Xperia play. After reading many forums. I am confused. I have an unlocked Xperia Play 2.3.4 build 4....
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How to use AT commands in Android by 'root' the phone

We have various Android devices from Spike, Samsung, Micromax, etc. How can we issue AT commands from Android to the modem? We searched in Google Play but did not find any app related to this. This ...
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how to root Galaxy SL GT i9003 for DDLF2

I am running official Samsung ROM build version 2.6.3 DDLF2. I wish to root it for reverse tethering and few other utilities. Need a trusted link for rooting tutorial or a rooting package for the same....
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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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Move app to SD card

I'm 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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SELinux and chroot system call

TL; DR: This is a question about the final step, in a portable, developer-oriented rooting process, that works across all Android machines. It is not based on any exploit - it is something that we are ...
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Backup/Restore Android [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I perform a full pre-rooting backup of an Android phone? I am considering rooting my Motorola Droid, and I am wondering if it is possible to revert back to the exact ...
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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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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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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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Can I get root access on my Nexus 4 without installing custom bootloader, recovery or ROM?

I own a Nexus 4 device and I want to just get root access on my phone so that I can install applications such as AdBlock etc. I was able to find tutorials online guiding how to root the Nexus phone. ...
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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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How to root the SM-G900F Android 5.0 without tripping KNOX?

I know the Galaxy S5 can be rooted without tripping knox on Android 4.4. but that "bug" has been fixed by Samsung, and the developer of TowelRoot won't fix it because he works by Google now. So ...
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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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How Can I Root my Sony Ericsson Xperia Tipo Dual?

How can I root my Sony Ericsson Xperia Tipo Dual?
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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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What are the advantages of enabling or disabling Samsung KNOX

I've rooted my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo Android device by following this XDA Developers link. I would like to know what Samsung KNOX is, and what the advantages of enabling it / disabling it are (as ...
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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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Difference between installing SuperSU using Play Store versus a custom recovery that installs it from a file?

I see that some rooting guides say that rooting involves: Download a SuperSU as a zip file that would be accessible to the phone (e.g. the sdcard). Unlock the phone's bootloader. Booting into a "...
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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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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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How to root a Xperia SP (C530x)?

Simply, how to root a Sony Xperia SP 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 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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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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help on rooting Note 3

I'm trying to find a way to root my phone so I can delete these factory installed apps, make my phone faster etc. Can someone tell step by step on how to achieve this? Do I need to download ...
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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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How do I root a Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 with a I337UCUAMF3 baseband. How do I either root it and unlock the bootloader or install a mod? Alternately, can I change it back to a previous baseband and unlock ...
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How to root ZTE Zinger (Z667T) running Android 4.4.2?

I've tried looking around, but I can't figure out how to root my ZTE Zinger (Z667T) running Android 4.4.2.
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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 to root HP Pro Slate 12 tablet?

Is there any working rooting method for HP Pro Slate 12 tablet (Android 5.1.1)? I tried Kingo Root (both Windows and Android versions), Kingroot, Ding Dong root and none of them worked. update 31-10-...
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How do I root my HTC Hero?

I'm tired of waiting for my Android 2.1 update to arrive, so I've decided to root my HTC Hero. Any direction as to how I should do this? Note: I actually have a T-Mobile branded version, so I do ...
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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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Rooting the Karbonn smart tab 7

First of all, I understand that similar questions have been asked trillions of times before. But, as I've come to learn, not this specific one. So, here I go... I recently bought a Karbonn smart tab ...
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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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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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How can I root my 4.4.2 razr maxx hd verizon

I've tried everthing that I can think of to try and root my razr droid maxx hd verizon phone. Towel root, sunshine, and can't even remember all of the othes to try a root it. Nothing works ! It's ...
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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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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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How to Backup and Restore Android OS without Rooting [duplicate]

I want to find a way to restore my phone in case the process of rooting my phone or dual booting a custom rom breaks it. However, most of the ones I've looked at require the phone to be rooted before ...
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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 1....
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How to root Lenovo a660

I've tried rooting my phone by using SuperOneClick and RootWithRestore. And did not have much success either. So my question is how to do this? (I checked that in /system/bin that I do not have the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...