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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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What is the difference between generic and branded flashtoolfirmwarefiles (.ftf)?

I want to root my phone a Sony Xperia Z1 C6903 and followed this guide to downgrade it to Android 4.4.4 KitKat 14.4.A.0.108 Firmware first. Because the link to the provided firmware is dead I ...
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Is there a root for Galaxy S7 / S7 edge US Carriers?

I recently acquired my Galaxy S7 edge from Verizon and I have yet to find a way to root it? Flashfire? Safestrap? Verizon kinda sucks with this stuff. I previously had my Galaxy S4 unlocked with the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to root Samsung Xcover 3 with 5.1.1 ROM? [duplicate]

I need to root my Xcover3 working with the new 5.1.1 AAndroid ROM. It seems that, for the moment, there is no existing method to root it. Do somebody can help me please?
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My Oneplus one (64 gb) CM 13.0 android 6.0.1, is stuck on the Cyanogen mod screen and is not booting.

I was tinkering with my Oneplus one, I unlocked the bootloader, installed the twrp recovery and then I copied the SuperSU v1.89 in android-sdk-windows > platform tools folder.(that's the method I ...
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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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Is rooting the Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V impossible?

I've been trying to root my Verizon S5 (SM G900V) for a while now, but to no avail. It has Android 5.0 lollipop on it right now. I was able to easily root my S4, but nothing seems to work for the S5. ...
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Steps to update rooted Galaxy S6

I have a rooted Galaxy S6 on 5.1.1, the first and only version I rooted my device on. I want to update to Marshmallow and still have a rooted phone. What are the steps I need to do to make this happen?...
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Rooting an ASUS K012

I have an ASUS tablet filled with bloatware which I would like to remove very much. I've read about having to root the device, which I am willing, since I think I left some corrupted files when I was ...
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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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Nextbook NXA8QC116B rooting possible?

I have a Nextbook NXA8QC116B, and was wondering if anyone has rooted one of these with kingroot or a similar software? I'm new to this and need some(or alot)of guidance. Thanks in advance!
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Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) unknown baseband

Background Story : The S5 belongs to my friend. One day, he was no longer able to make or receive calls and he came to me for help. As you can see above, the baseband version of the phone is "...
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HTC One M8 rebooting

Recently I rooted my HTC One M8 (the process went well, no issues found) but now the phone randomly reboots. Things I've thought about would be the applications I've installed, but I'm not too sure. ...
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PurpleDrake crashing at step 3

I'm trying to root my LG V410 using PurpleDrake, but it keeps crashing at the third step. I thought that it might be the Verify Apps setting that was causing the crash, but that turned out not to be ...
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What do the terms root, bootloader unlock, custom recovery and ROM installation mean? [duplicate]

I'm trying to root my Galaxy Note 4 and I see the above terms being used everywhere. What do each of them mean? I have a vague idea about each of them, but I'm still confused about some of them. A ...
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Please help, soft bricked my [US] [Sprint] Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920P

After around 5-6 hours this morning/afternoon, I've officially given up on fixing this on my own, and I've all but accepted my device to be an expensive paperweight. I decided to make one last ...
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2013 nexus 7 usb help

My Nexus 7 all of a sudden stopped sending data through usb OTG and i tried to erase cache through TRWP but ended up deleting the OS. Now I am stuck with a device with no OS. I cannot mount the USB ...
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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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S6 edge not updating to marshmallow?

I rooted my phone ages ago but then unrooted it and installed stock firmware. My mum has the same phone as me and she got the marshmallow update around 2 weeks ago. I still haven't received any ...
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my device shows briefly under adb devices then disappears

I got a (rooted) nexus 5 (with twrp custom recovery), and I develop on it using android studio 2.0. Recently when I type in adb devices, it shows my device for a couple of seconds then it vanishes! ie ...
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.zip folder not showing up on TWRP

I have a boot animation .zip file under \system\media on my phone, but the media folder isn't showing up under system when in TWRP. Why can't I see the .zip file in TWRP when it's visible in Root ...
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Samsung NOTE4 N910C and stock 6.0.1 Android

Does anybody know, how can I root the newest 6.0.1 ver of stock firmware on Samsung N910C (Exynos proc). I can not find the way, but it was possible in ver 5.1.1. Ver 6.0.1 for N910C is available on ...
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Can't install apps!! OUT OF SPACE error!! HTC DESIRE 626

I'm using HTC Desire 626. I have more than 2 GB space left on Phone Storage. But I can't install any more apps or games. It's saying that my phone is out of space. I've tried cleaning up all kind ...
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Are there any Google devices that support capabilities in their default kernel?

If I systemless root (no modification done to /system partition) a nexus device, would I be able to able to set capabilites on executables without changing the original kernel binary ? I often want ...
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Can't reroot my K3 Note

I installed a rooted Android 6 ROM on my Lenovo K3 Note. Then I unrooted the phone. Now I want to reroot it, however it doesn't work. I have tried flashing all sorts of version of SuperSU in TWRP and ...
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Ad blocking without rooting, OR low-risk rooting

I have previously nervously rooted phones I've owned (Samsung S2, S3) as I wanted to be able to use AdAway ad-blocker, effective not just in browsers (e.g. AdBlocker) but also in other apps. I say ...
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Nexus 5 stuck at Google screen after failed(?) rooting

Our How to root Nexus 5 question has no answer, so I followed the most OK-looking Nexus 5 rooting tutorial on the rest of the web, all went well until the step that says: After booting into ...
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What does exactly “Re-root System (SuperSU)” do to your phone in Philz Touch Recovery?

I tried to manually root my phone via pushing a proper su binary to /system/bin and /system/xbin. I was able to push them via adb in recovery, which is a root one (idk why). Once inside my phone, I ...
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How can I un-brick my OnePlus One?

While installing a custom ROM on my OnePlus One, I accidentally wiped the INTERNAL STORAGE of my phone, thus wiping the zip files of the ROM and Gapps. So I'm stuck with only the recovery, but no OS. ...
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1.5 GB in space used for system without installing any apps after using super su-me

Hello everyone I used to have kingroot installed on my device and for some reason I thought it will be better to have super su so I downloaded super su-me and as promised it did remove king root and ...
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Enabling root access for an app (TeamViewer) on Android Marshmallow 6[Moto G]

I am attempting to use Teamviewer(control my Android phone from a Windows PC) Using the host Teamviewer App I can currently see the screen but not control it, some of the reviews say it requires root ...
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I broke my mobile, help me

I rooted my android KitKat recently and most of bloatware permanently. Today my phone was causing some problems. It showed Service exchange error, play store won't open, accounts won't sync, since i ...
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Rooting or downgrading ? which is first?

I just bought a Samsung A3 SM-A300FU (The 2015 version) running on Android 5.0.2 To be able to run SnoopSnitch, I'm supposed to Downgrade to Android 4.4.4 Root the phone. My question is : Which I'...
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Rooting my phone

I have a HTC one e8 dual SIM,nearly 2 year old.as the warranty is finished and the phone has became old I wanted to root my device(in real I want to get marshmallow rom for my device,it is available ...
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Install all of google servies alcatel one touch fierce xl

I rooted my phone but after a while I realized google play store wasnt there. So I deleted the root app and did a factory reset but it didnt come back. So then I tried getting apks but when ever I ...
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How to root cyanogen OS? (On Wileyfox swift)

I would like to know how to root Cyanogen OS on WileyFox Swift
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HTC Desire 500 - how to root

I am completely new to this. But I need to root my HTC Desire 500 to get rid of some virus that my phone caught unfortunately. I have been googling etc. but I am not sure whether the information and ...