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How does IMEI Survives Data Reset

NVRAM Remains in data partition. Then why IMEI is not lost after data reset?
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Permission denied remounting /system

I am in the process of rooting my Samsung Galaxy S4. I am trying to add the su and busybox to /system/bin, but it won't let me because it is a read-only filesystem. I tried to remount it by doing adb ...
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Begin learning to root/reflash Android devices from Linux

I want to take an (older) Android device and replace the Android system. I understand that I will need to a) get root access to it, and b) install a new system image (ROM&kernel). I also suspect ...
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How to make root Motorola XT1080 Root and unRoot [duplicate]

I got Motorola XT1080 also called droid razr maxx, I want to root my device, there is 4.4.4 version installed, I tried famaroot, motoroot Verizon, and other third party software’s those are use usb ...
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Do I need to flash a rooted kernel to root, or is it enough to flash a custom recovery?

I want to root my Nexus 6 which is on Android M, would it be enough to flash TWRP and then SuperSU, or would I have to flash a specific kernel to root it? Also is TWRP 2.8.6.0 compatible with Android ...
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Galaxy S3 Stuck on download screeen

Today i've tried to root my phone so I ended up with my phone being stuck in this screen : I tried to remove the battery and pressed the button down, home and power at the same time but nothing ...
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How can I root the Prestigio Multipad PMT3277_3G?

I've tried kingo, motochopper, and Framaroot on my PMT3277_3G, but they just don't support my device. I've installed the Android device driver. How can I root this device?
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If Android is Linux based and open source, why are updates and upgrades so difficult and restrictive? [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu on my laptop and desktop. Regardless of the make and model of my computers, I can download Ubuntu from their website and install it with easy instructions designed for laymen to follow. ...
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Error while flashing CM 11 ROM on HTC One M7

I am trying to flash my HTC One M7. I bought this device from T-Mobile. I am using ClockworkMod Recovery v6.0.4.8 (recovery-clockwork-6.0.4.8-m7.img). However, whenever I try to flash anything, it ...
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What is shutdown monitor on my lg3

My wife has an lg3. When I search our history on google search it say stuff like com.lge.shutdownmonitor what is she doing and what does this mean.
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Is rooting possible regardless of phone model?

I recently bought a Posh Mobile Orion Pro (x500A running 4.4.2) as a new phone. It has good bones and I've been looking for methods of rooting to remove bloatware and to optimize some of the ...
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AT&T Galaxy S5 Lollipop Root

I'm rather new to Android. I've had an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) running 5.0 Lollipop for a while and some aspects of Lollipop and TouchWiz have been getting on my nerves. From what I ...
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What is the best way to root a 2012 Nexus 7 running 5.1.1 Lollipop? [duplicate]

I have had my N7 for about 5 or 6 months now, and I am considering rooting it. I would like to know the best one click rooting methods to use. I've heard of kingoroot, but I don't know if it roots ...
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memory card is not show in recovery mode

can you please suggest me. memory card is not showing in recovery mode how to solve this problem because i want to install android lollipop in my Samsung ace duos 6802.
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Installed CWM on note 2, but the phone is not rooted

I've used Heimdall 1.4.0 on my mac to install CWM 6.0.4.3 (file name: recovery-clockwork-6.0.4.3-n7100) on my Samsung Note 2 GT-N7100 with android 4.3, the installation went smooth with no issues. I ...
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Problem trying to root Moto G LTE x1040 'E: failed to copy su binary to /system/bin (…) is read only'

I've been trying all I can too root my phone but I have problems when installing the SU to the /system/bin (or xbin, don't really remember). I used TWR in recovery mode to install the 'superuser' ...
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How to root a Huawei GL07S phone?

The STREAM X GL07S is a mobile phone manufactured by Huawei. It is similar (but different) to the Huawei Ascend P2. QUESTION: How to root the Huawei STREAM X GL07S?
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What is the Despair kernal for Nexus 5 and 6?

I'm rooting my nexus 5 with android m and it asks me to install Despair Kernel. I can't find any info on what does the despair kernel actually do. Is it safe? What improvements does it have vs stock ...
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What is happening exactly after executing ADB REMOUNT

I have a rooted device, with a production release, so the su binary exist. i modified "default.prop" in boot.img before upgrading the firmware to: ro.secure=0 ro.allow.mock.location=0 ro.debuggable=1 ...
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internal storage problem with android 4.4.2

I have a karbon s1 plus smartphone in my phone I can't access my internal storage .... When I open the gallery when external SD is not available it shows image and video available in u disk mode In ...
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Rooting the Micromax Canvas Spark

How can I root a Micromax Canvas Spark? I have found many procedures on the Internet, but I am not sure whether they will work or not.
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How can I update su binary on Motorola MotoE without a PC?

I am trying to root phone went through all the steps when I got to connectbot this is when I was prompted to enter su binary there was a site I used called omestoproot. its an app how can I root ...
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Can I still use HTC Sync (OSX) software if I root my One S?

I have run out of app space so am thinking of rooting my phone (HTC One S) to be able get rid of the many unremovable preinstalled apps that I never use. I was wondering if the HTC Sync software on ...
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I want a custom/upgrade rom for my china mobile Icubex-interpark i 900 [duplicate]

I recently bought a china mobile phone icube interpark i900 . I has 2 gb ram 1ghz quad core processor . android 4.2.2 . Mali 400 gpu . spreadtrum-sc8825 . I want a custom or uprade rom for this. the ...
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Android root HTC ONE M7 infinite boot

I have HTC ONE M7 and I tried to root it . I did everything but it seems I did something wrong. It stuck at the recovery thing when I reboot it again and again it opens the recovery page. what should ...
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How to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

How can I root the Samsung Galaxy S4? Phone model: GT-I9505
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Space Issue on data directory Android using Galaxy Note

I am using Galaxy Note 1 and have 2GB of data directory in which i install and use thirdparty apps. But the data directory was almost always full, so I rooted my device to find out what was taking the ...
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How to root Moto E

I have a Moto E and I want to root it so I can have more access. I can't link my SD card to my apps or connect SD or hotspot because it says I don't have root permission.
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Finding correct su binaries for Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670

I recently updated my Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 from Android Froyo 2.2.3 to Gingerbread 2.3.6 (DXKT7 Build). Now, I am trying to root my device again but I cannot find the correct su binaries. I tried ...
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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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Nexus 9 stuck in endless reboot loop after trying to root it

I have tried to root my Nexus 9 using this guide: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-root-google-nexus-9-unlock-bootloader-1473817, but now I'm stuck in an endless reboot loop. I got to the very end, ...
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How do i root my samsung galaxy s duos GT-S7562?

Can anyone help me on this? I want to use ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) application to expand my RAM by using SD Card in my samsung galaxy s duos GT-S7562. Before using this application i need to be ...
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How to break Android OS security and root a phone, manually?

Not only that one click applications don't work on my phone, I want to DIY root my phone. Upon googling for quite some time, I couldn't find any updated guide. I am willing to write one myself, but ...
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Rooting Motorola Moto G2 (XT1068) Lollipop 5.0.2 and installing CyanogenMod 12

I want to root a Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen (XT1068) with Lollipop 5.0.2 so that I can install CyanogenMod 12. Please help me on the procedure. I've tried apps like towelroot, Kingo, etc but they don't ...
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No “flash zip from SD card” option on ClockworkMod Recovery

I am trying to follow the steps outlined in the following article in order to root my Nexus 4 running Android 5.1: ...
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Rooting samsung galaxy s duos3

How to root a Samsung Galaxy S Duos3 SM-G313HU. I have tried more features but failed. Please give me completely step by step guide. Thanks in advance.
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Softbricked phone

Alright, so I used this tutorial and after step 3 no my phone only boots up and says "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again" So I tried installing ...
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Can a looped Android be rooted?

I deleted a system file from my Android (com.android.providers.settings.apk) and now my Android is in a loop. It is a KitKat tablet and I am able to use adb sideload. Is there a way to root the tablet ...
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rooting xolo q1010i [duplicate]

I have xolo q 1010i android version 4.4.2 and kernel version 3.4.67. I want to just root the phone without flashing any other rom. The two answers given earlier do not solve the problem because: 1) I ...
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How to flash Stock Recovery without PC

So I'm trying to get back to stock recovery. Currently I don't have a PC. Few days ago when I tried flashing the recovery.tar file via Odin it failed. Anyone knows how can I get back to stock ...
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my MIcro Max A120 KitKat 4.4.2 only show android logo with loading sign and blinking

I root my mocromax a120 KitKat 4.4.2 by king root. It was root successfully without any error. After sometime I do hard reset.(I made a mistake) Then restart automatically but it shows only android ...
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Rooted phone, deleted Google apps, what upgrade options do I have?

Just wanted to know what options I have for updating/upgrading my Android OS, now that I have rooted it and deleted all the Google apps from the device? It's about time it had an upgrade, but now ...
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Rooting lemon aspire a1

How to root lemon aspire a1? I don't found any tutorials in web? Can any one help. Suggest some tutorials or post it here.
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Where can I get Google Apps (gapps) for Xperia Mini STi15 (“smultron”)?

I am want gapps for cyanogenmod9 goo.im is no longer accessible and everyone seem to still share the same link. Please share the updated link to me. Just so you know when I say not "accessible" what ...
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How do i root my HTC One S (no computer access)

Hello I have a question I hope you have a answer to. I have a HTC One S and I would love to root it although I have no computer access. Is there any way I can root my device?
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Unable to install Custom Recovery

I am unable to install custom recovery on my phone. I am following these instructions : http://www.informationlord.com/root-micromax-canvas-a1/. Every time I try to do it i get the following error: ...
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re-install google play in ASUS ZENFONE 5 (ROOTED)

First: My ASUS ZENFONE5 is rooted. And i have uninstalled the APP and unfortunately deleted from recycle bin also. Now I want to reinstall the APP. Please help me. regards!!!
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root ubislate 7CI with android 4.1.1

I have one table UBISLATE 7CI (DATAWIND IC: 12016A-7CI) and I need a step by step method or program to root the device. I was trying with some suggestion but I can't find a right method. Anybody know ...
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How to root YU Yureka?

How to root Micromax Yu yureka running CM12? I tried the solution given at forums.yuplaygod.com but I am asking question here for two reasons. The procedure there does not work some times, as it ...
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Directly storing apps in SD Card

So I bought an 'Swees' Android phone recently, with ~150mb Internal storage + 4gb External SD Card. I downloaded Android SDK manager on my mac, installed necessary packages and ran the 'adb' file in ...