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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 ...
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Android stuck in recovery mode. (NEED TO KEEP FILES)

Can anyone help me with what was explained in this post? How to backup data on a non-booting, unrooted phone? It sounds like it will work but I have no clue even after hours of research what to do. I ...
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Resizing /System Partition on Galaxy S2

I am trying to resize my /system partition on my Galaxy S2 and as soon as I partition /system using various sizes I lose all of the mobile data connectivity & IEMI number is invalid (missing) ...
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How to root Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900V running 5.0 Lollipop [duplicate]

I have recently bought an supposed N9005 Galaxy Note 3 on ebay, it turning out to be SM-N900V. So, now I'm stuck with super locked down phone. I have tried many methods(towel root, king root, one ...
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How to prevent app install in android [duplicate]

I want to prevent other person install app in to the phone before install any app must ask for pin code something like that.
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Rooting A Moto G2

I am thinking about rooting my Moto G2 and wondering what side effects can I expect? Especially: Is it possible for rooting to make my device run slower? What are the pros/cons of rooting via an app ...
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Enable usb debugging form PC [duplicate]

I'm trying to root my phone and control it via my computer. The issue is the LCD and touch screen are broken. Any suggestions, it doesn't even have to include enabling USB Debugging. As long as I can ...
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How can I root my Moto G2?

I want to root my Moto G2 (running Marshmallow). I've never tried this before, so please tell me exactly step by step.
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Upgrading A Verizon Galaxy Note 2 to Marshmallow [duplicate]

I'd like to upgrade my old Verizon branded Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (SCH-I605) running 4.4.2 to Android Marshmallow to get the latest updates (specifically the security updates for StageFright), but thus ...
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Rooting Huawei ascend G6-10 devices problem

I tried to root my Huawei H6 with "RootGenius_en_2.2.6.exe" in windows machine because of storage problems. But this operation interrupted in 75% and This error appeared: Your phone is so solid to ...
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How does cf-autoroot works on Samsung devices?

I'm exploring CF-Autoroot Odin package for Samsung device. It contains two files: cache.img and recovery.img. cache.img contains the following files: cfar-cleanup.sh — script that removes root-...
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Make android phone as USB Webcam

I have an Android tablet based on Android Lollipop (5.1.1) and I want to use this device as a webcam via USB. I know some apps could work (e.g. DroidCam or WO WebCam) but they require extra clients ...
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Rooting Sony M4: fastboot flash recovery fails

I used flashtools to unlock my bootloader and all seemed to go well. However when I try and do fastboot flash recovery recovery.img (from the dir that contains "recovery.img" on my laptop) I get ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy XCover 3

how to root Samsung Galaxy XCover 3? I tried one-click-root-apps as KingoRoot and OneClickRoot but it does not work for me. I have Android 5.1.1 installed and I can connect to phone from Windows 7 ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+?

I've Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928i). I need to utilize Tor properly. I need root access. I do not have access to any sort of other computer. How can I root this device without a PC?
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Phone not booting after rooting attempt

I tried to root my phone Samsung Galaxy J1 (SM-J100H) with Odin3 software following some steps, but after that now it's not working, I turned on the phone and it vibrates one time and I see only the ...
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Can someone help me finish rooting LG Leon/Risio 5.1.1

I have H343 LG Risio/Leon that I was manually rooting with PC but I get stuck in CMD at UNLK : after typing code:Push_file.exe\.\COM3 busybox tmp/busybox and hitting enter. At which point I get this ...
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How do i root Android x86_64?

I installed android x86_64 and now I want to root it but all the root scripts are for 32-bit versions of Android. I am using console os lollipop that is not rooted. What are my options? Thanks
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Old android phone - new Android version? [duplicate]

My mommy owned an adroid HTC phone in 2010 and no longer uses it. I decided to get myself with familiar with android and use it - for web browser, clash of clans, etc. I found one problem: ITS ...
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Odin fails when trying to apply firmware

I'm trying to apply the correct firmware for my region UK and carrier which is EE but i can't seem to do this since it keeps failing on me when i start the process. This is the output from the logs. &...
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Disabling Samsung Applications without root permissions?

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy Note II (GT-N7105) which is not rooted and is running 4.4.2 Kitkat, while it still works pretty fast, sometimes if just freezes with all the processes. I have though ...
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Nexus 5x ota with rooting

the question is pretty much in the title. I have followed the rooting method described here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-5x/general/guides-how-to-guides-beginners-t3206930 and from then, I ...
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How to Root a Droid RAZR HD running Android 4.4.2?

I'm trying to root my Motorola Droid RAZR HD running Android 4.4.2, and I can't find any working instructions anywhere for how to root it. I've looked over the XDA Developer forums, but many results ...
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Determine if device is (already) rooted? [duplicate]

I have looked on the tagwiki http://android.stackexchange.com/tags/rooting/info and while I could find many ways for "how to root" my question is rather. How do I tell if I succeed? My confusion is ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S3 [duplicate]

Is there any particular danger (apart from bricking) that may stop you from rooting Samsung Galaxy S3? Anybody has a good tutorial? And if something goes wrong what to do?
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Can't install TWRP on Note 4

I'm trying to install TWRP ("openrecovery-twrp-2.8.1.1-trltetmo.img.tar") on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F with Android 5.1.1 . I tried to do it with Odin versions v3.09 and v3.10.7 using different ...
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Can't restore stock rom, and no ROOT access in Cyanogenmod 10 with the GT-S5830

So, I got this phone to update Android with Cyanogenmod. And I flashed this (CM 10.1) version of Cyanogenmod with 4.2.2. The problem I ran into is that this version takes a lot of space on the small ...
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Fastboot is not providing a token when trying to unlock HTC One M9

I am trying to unlock my HTC One M9 following the instructions on the HTCdev website. When I get to the part where you're supposed to obtain the identifier token, it doesn't give me any errors, but it ...
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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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All Purpose Root Equipment [duplicate]

So I bought a Samsung s5 on a Groupon deal a while back, and my Girlfriend owns a Bush Tablet. We are looking to get them rooted. The problem is, my phone originates from somewhere in Eastern Europe, ...