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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, ...
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What can be accessed if phone is lost?

If a phone has not had its bootloader unlocked, has not been rooted, has a finger print lock as well as a pin lock if the fingerprint lock doesn't work. How much can a thief access on the phone? Will ...
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SuperSu update binary error

I have a lg optimus g pro f240 running on android os version 4.4.2. I recently rooted the phone using the software in This thread I have installed SuperSu though each time I try and open it, it tells ...
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How to enable USB debugging on a soft-bricked Huawei phone?

Yesterday, i rooted my phone with KingRoot and downloaded a SoftKey Enabler because i wanted to play Uplink on my Huawei Y560 (a.k.a. Y5). The SoftKey Enabler edited the build.prop file. It restarted ...
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How to ZTE Zinger Z667T?

I have a ZTE Zinger (Z667T) T-Mobil variant phone. I've tried several apps and rooting exploits but I haven't been able to successfully root my phone. I would like to know if there is a way I can ...
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How to root HTC Desire 816 running Android 5.0.2

I have a htc 816 desire running android 5.0.2 and i have tried many a times to root my device but it always fails. I've unlocked the bootloader and tried kingoroot and towelroot all modes i.e., zip, ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850A?

Seems I have searched vastly across the internet to no avail. So far, I've tried using a CF-auto-root file with Odin 3, and vroot, neither of which worked. The only helpful thread I've found was an ...
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Recover Photos from user partition - unrooted HTC M8 MM 6

All photos have been deleted from my Wife's un-rooted HTC M8 running MM. How can I recover the photos? Ok some background: HTC One M8 running Marshmallow stock received via OTA update Photos deleted ...
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If you root your phone should you do OTA update?

I am rooting my xiaomi phone. I am using instruction here http://en.miui.com/thread-190889-1-1.html The truth is I actually prefer to wait till I have an update. Device enscryption for xiaomi ...
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HTC Desire 310 boot loop after root

I just rooted my htc desire 310, out of curiousity. Then I rebooted, and found the phone stuck in a boot loop. I followed this guide. How to recover ?
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SM-G530H logs into recovery mode after I restart it and when I connect charger to it when it is off

I have Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H version 4.4.4. I flashed it with a russian ROM version 5.0.2... Everything is ok until now. After that I installed TWERP Revovery then I rooted it. ...
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SU binary installed, it runs from ADB, but SuperSU wont accept it

I installed SuperSU on my dev phone (ro.debugable=1). I have the proper su binary (PIE OK) installed in BOTH /system/xbin and /system/bin. The SuperSU APK is installed in /system/priv-app. The APK is ...
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How to recover the files in KNOX mode after I have rooted the device ?

Samung S4, Android 4.4.4 I rooted my device, and now can't access the files in KNOX mode. Should i unroot it or what ?
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SuperUser Installation -> PIE executables only

I have a phone in development mode (not just the tap 5 times thing, I have the ro.debuggable=1 etc.), and I need to install a SuperUser. I have Android 5.1 (Stagefright update). I have access to ...
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Rooting catch 22

I have a Nexus 5 phone purchased from Google, running Marshmallow (MMB29S). Recently it started misbehaving. When I try to open the "Data Usage" settings, they hang. So I asked on some forums and ...
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Unable to flash TWRP on a LG G4 (LG H815)

I own an international LG G4 LG H815 and running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. For the whole day I am unable to flash TWRP on the phone. First I unlocked the bootloader with succes. Now I am trying to flash TWRP ...
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How to resolve boot loop problem on android PumpKinx 10.1" tablet

I've android PumpKinx 10.1 tablet with 5.1 Lollipop android os. I did take backup of its stock recovery image. Since there is no custom recovery image for this device I tried to flash it with twrp ...
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How to root Bluetimes 3584F Android TV box?

I need to move the apps to SD card because the internal memory is almost full, but I can do that only if it is rooted. So, I need to root my Android TV Box, Bluetimes 3584F. This is the firmware link ...
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Easiest way to switch to a userdebug build on Nexus 6P?

I just got an Nexus 6P, and unlike with my previous phone, I would prefer to keep the firmware as stock as possible this time while still enabling debugging/root access. (for app development) On my ...
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SuperSU app gives “No SU binary installed” error

I have a (partially) rooted Samsung Note 2. I can't access the SuperSU app. Whenever I try to open it, I get the error No Su binary installed and it doesn't install it. I used Root Checker App too and ...
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Windows claims that my device has malfunctioned?

The issue (summarized) My phone will not be recognized by ANY computer, regardless of OS, with or without drivers. Kies is not installed, nor Android Transfer (in the case of my iMac), and I am at my ...
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Access media files on NTFS formatted USB OTG drive (preferably without rooting)

I have a physically small but digitally large (128GB) USB key on my keychain. Unfortunately since I intend to use it for Easy2Boot and to support large video files, it must not be FAT32. I know that ...
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sony z3 root problem

I'm trying to root my Sony Z3. I have the file both zipped and unzipped on my phone. I tried to go into > "install from device/memory sd card" but everything there is grayed out and I'm not able to ...
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How to Root Sprint Galaxy S6 5.1.1

How to Root Sprint Galaxy S6 5.1.1 with build G920PVPU3BOL1?
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Root without usb?

I searched for something similar to this question already but I'm wondering if it's possible to root an android device without the usb connection. The port itself is damaged so I must use Bluetooth or ...
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Connect usb cable and waiting for device problem in bootloader

I wanted to unlock the bootloader for my motorola moto g 3rd gen. I get to the step where I put my phone into fastboot mode. On the bottom of my screen in fastboot mode, it says 'connect usb data ...
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How to safely root Samsung Galaxy Core Prime?

In a nut shell I would like to safely root my Samsung Galaxy Core Prime or install another capable custom OS, because I really am unimpressed to the point I may return to T-mobile for the $30 LG Leon. ...
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Gain (remote) control of Samsung Galaxy S3 with broken display

I have physically broken my SGS3's (i9300) display, and thought the phone was now just trash. But as I came home with it in my pocket, to my surprise, it connected to my Wifi, synced my files with my ...
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How can I connect to ADB on my Galaxy S3 without connecting with USB at all? [duplicate]

So my Galaxy S3's microUSB port is broken and it won't connect to PC. It doesn't have root. I tried rooting it but none of the methods shown on the internet gave me results (I installed the newest ...
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My user data wipes after every boot!

i rooted my tablet but when i reboot my tablet all my user data deleted automatically.this happens after every boot.Can any one help me?
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How to root Lenovo A1000 Smartphone?

I tried Kingo Root and Root Genius and some other software but finally failed to root this phone. My phone is Lenovo A1000.
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How to root the Droid Maxx with 4.4.4 KitKat

Is there a way to root the Motorola Droid Maxx (Android 4.4.4 KitKat)? It doesn't even support the ESPN app as-is.
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I have a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 which I want to root?

If I root my phone will I have any carrier problems? Towelroot seems to be the right program, but is towelroot.com safe? Virustotal said Dr. Web doesn't trust it. Is towelroot the right way to do it ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge running Android 5.1.1

Is there a way to root this device? Its model name is SM-G925F. PingPong Root works only with Android 5.0.2.