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Do we have to pay to install custom rom?

So I want to root my Android and I was wondering: Do we have to pay for installing a custom rom or is it free?
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Are there any Android devices that cannot be rooted?

I bought a new Galaxy Mega and it seems nobody has figured out a root method for it yet. Are there devices that have been on the market for more than a few months that are not rootable?
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S4 in safe mode, Odin on restart

Last night my phone was running slow so I restarted it, when it went to turn back on however it came to a screen with a warning about loading a custom OS and I had the option to either continue by ...
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How unbrick bricked device

So I want to root my android xperia sp c502 I was wondering what if I bricked my device is there way to unbrick it can it be repair. Is rooting worth it risk or I should forget the idia.
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Xperia sp c502 rooting

I want to root my Xperia SP C502. Can anyone tell me how I can root it? I know there is chance that rooting can completely destroy my mobile. In that case: is their any solution to repair, and is ...
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BRAVIA Engine 2 after rooting

I have a Sony Xperia SP running jelly bean 4.1. I wish to root my device using the Doomlord exploit and run kitkat 4.4. But will that affect the working of the Bravia Engine 2 in my device in any way? ...
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I've lost SuperSu

I have a rooted nexus-5 but the only problem is I don't have the SuperSu application on my device. I have tried to re-flash the zip but that doesn't do anything. Its in my application list in the ...
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boot animation loop on nexus 4

I realise this is a common problem and have read many solutions, but many seem to not work in my case. I got into this situation after flashing cwm (in order to later root the device). I can get into ...
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Wh don't I get Unlock BOOTLOADER window while rooting my HTC One v

I have been trying to root my HTC One V. I did the following: fastboot oem get_identifier_token Copied the identifier token, and pasted it on My Device Identifier Token on HTCDev.com. I downloaded ...
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How to root a S4 google play edition on mac?

I have been cracking my head open trying to find a good guide to root my Google Play Edition Samsung. I have sought out YouTube videos that utilize motochopper and terminal and while I manage to get ...
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Rooting and run adbd service automatically

I try to use create root package that run adbd service automatically,so: I download root package for gti9300 from autoroot.chainfire.eu I extract package multiple times to get recovery.img and ...
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Unlocked bootloader but cant root. (Mac)

A few months ago I rooted my android phone which went all fine. I then accidently uninstalled my operating system. Finally I managed to flash omniROM on my device which was as good as it got for me. ...
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Why does rooting the LG Optimus 2X device fail due to connection unstability?

I have an LG Optimus 2X running Android 2.3. I am trying to root the device but I'm unable to do so because the phone restarts every time during the rooting process. After failure it shows that: ...
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Rooting android via virtual windows 8 on ubuntu 12.04

I want to root my sony xperia p android 4.1.2. I'm using ubuntu 12.04LTS and it seems uncomfortable to root my xperia via ubuntu. So i've installed windows 8 (32 bit) on virtual box. Is it will be ...
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IMEI null and Service mode blank

I just got a Samsung Galaxy Active SGH-I537. Trying to unlock it, I messed up the IMEI and am now getting the IMEI Null error message. I cannot get to the Service Mode, because it is blank. Is there a ...
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How to get full root on a Samsung S-3

I have a Samsung S-3 which was updated OTA to Android 4.3. Trying to get root, I downloaded saferoot (source) from xda. The exploit works, the process gets root permissions (remounting partitions, ...
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Can one “saferoot” 4.4.2?

I know that a Samsung 4.3 can be rooted using a method called saferoot. What it does is find a security hole in the OS and performs a "privilege escalation" on the process. The advantage of this is ...
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Rooting Asus memo pad HD 7

Can any one show me a tutorial that how can I root my Asus memo pad hd7 ? Thanks in advance !
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How to root the LG Optimus 2 AS680?

I have an LG Optimus 2 AS680. It is running the gingerbread 2.3.4 system. I have yet to find a program or any reliable method to root the phone. I am looking to increase my internal memory to about 1 ...
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Can I safely use root for I9500, if I have a GT-I9506?

Can I safely use root for I9500, if I have a I9506? Or will it cause any problems? If not, what root can I use? I can't seem to find the I9506 anywhere on the internet. Is it a new edition or is it ...
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How to root my ASUS Eee Pad Transformer?

I need to root my Eee Pad Transformer. But how?
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has anyone rooted micromax a65 bolt?

i have micromax a65 android version 2.3.5 baseband version DM_BASE_12A_W12.43|sc6820_modem| kernel version 2.6.35.7 i tried rooting with z4root but it didn't work.
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Move BusyBox from xbin to bin

Device: Q88B-5S tablet How can I move the BusyBox from xbin to bin? I used Root Explorer and Terminal, but it didn't work. My tablet is going nuts. (factory reset, 0bytes) My tablet is rooted using ...
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How can I root my Prestigio MultiPad (PMP3670B)?

I want to install ArchiLinux on my multipad. I have tried to root my Prestigio MultiPad (model: PMP3670B) using some rooting apps I had found on the Internet, but all of them have requested an adb ...
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How can I root my General Mobile e-Tab 7b tablet?

How can I root the General Mobile e-Tab 7b tablet? It's currently running Android 4.1.1, kernel version 3.0.8.
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Sony Xperia Tablet Z Root Stuck at 'waiting for device'

I am trying to root my Sony Xperia Tablet Z with this guide,http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2333566 however, when I hit enter it just says 'waiting for device' and doesn't change. I ...
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Root Galaxy Star Pro

Is there any tutorial for rooting Galaxy Star Pro (S7260). With rooting package ? I bought this phone recently and I could't find a tutorial for rooting this phone by googleing.
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Root Android Tablet without USB Cable

I have a tablet and its USB port is not working, I think it is broken or there is some hardware problem. I can not plug USB cable in it. Now my problem is, I want to root my tablet can I do that ...
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Rooting Exagerate XZPAD700

I've just bought a device commercially known as "Zelig Pad", which reports to be "XZPAD700" in settings screen. The device looks made by Hamlet but distributed with Exagerate brand. It carries ...
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Obtaining some 4.0 functions on a 2.3 phone through rooting?

I'm thinking of maybe rooting my phone, for various reasons. But one of the main ones is that I find the current version of Calendar, amongst others, that I have, very lacking. And I'm almost sure the ...
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What kind of upgrade procedure can I expect after rooting my tablet?

I am considering rooting my Galaxy Tab 10.1, mainly to get rid of some obnoxious bloatware that really annoys me. I've read this post, and this one, and found these instructions which are nice and ...
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On device root for Pantech Crossover P8000

I want to be able to root my device, so I tried Gingerbreak. No success. Because my phone is, um, older, I want to root it to bring it a little more to life. Any ideas?
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Hacking HoneyTab

I found this strange "anonymous" device: HoneyTab. Never wishing to discuss whether it's worth to buy or not (it would be totally OT), my questions are simple and straight: does somebody know if this ...
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Rooting Xperia tipo

I've unlocked my bootloader. After all the set-up, I tried to root my Tipo using Bin4ry Root's package. It didn't work; it gave me an error like permission denied (are you root?). Later, it said ...
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How to check if a phone can be rooted? Can the Fujitsu Arrows 201F be rooted?

I want to have a phone that I can root. Today, I'm trying to purchase one. I want to know if my phone can be rooted in advance. The selections of phones from my provider, Softbank, is limited and ...
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Custom Kernels on Stock ROMs?

The General Question: Is it possible to install custom kernels on a Rooted Stock ROM? The Example: I have a Nexus 7 which I have rooted running 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean JRO03D) would it be possible to just ...
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rooting device stops usb-host-mode working

After I rooted a Nexus 10, the USB Host mode is no longer available. I have checked the original unrooted device with Chainfire's 'USB Host Diagnostics' tool and it recognises a plugged in Arduino ...
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Superuser does not show prompt

Firstly I need to say that I know this topic has been discussed many times but none of answers helped and I think this question is somewhat different than the others. I have tried to root my Android ...
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What does “to root a phone” mean?

I heard this phrase or the variants (rooted phone, rooting, etc.) in android forums but I don't know what it means. Can you explain it in simple terms?
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Is it possible to return back to jelly bean OS after upgraded to cyanogenmod?

I am using samsung galaxy Star Pro 7260 (rooted). I would like to install cyanogenmod on my phone. But, I want to know is it possible to return back to jelly bean OS after upgraded to cyanogenmod ? If ...
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SuperSU rooting issues

I just rooted my phone and after rooting there was a ap called superSU that came with the root, and I guessed this app allowed me to give other apps the root access, but everytime I try to open the ap ...
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I tried every method and failed to root my Asus MeMo Pad Me172v. Anyone know some other methods?

I have already tried SuperOneClick and Bin4ry tools to root my Asus MeMo Pad Me172v having 4.1.1 stock version, but failed to successfully root my device. When I run SuperOneClick, it successfully ...
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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 do I root my Nexus 7?

I am wanting to gain root privileges on my Google Nexus 7 tablet, running Android 4.1-4.2.1. How can I do this?
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Trying to root Galaxy SIII Mini (Canadian) SM-G730W8 for additional language support

I bought an S3 Mini in Canada, but have noticed that I do not have a language option for Portuguese. I have done some research, and found that it is likely that the Portuguese language is included on ...
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Can't root Galaxy 5830i

A year ago I bought a Galaxy ACE GT-5830i which came with Gingerbread 2.3.6, recently I wanted to root it, I tried following the instructions in Root,Unroot,CWM,and how to Flash Galaxy Ace S5830i, ...
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How can I root my HTC One for T-Mobile using ADB?

I want to use ADB. FastBoot isn't working on my OS X machine. ./fastboot devices lists nothing. ./adb devices shows my device I downloaded SuperSu from the Google Play store but it says it I ...
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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 Arc S?

I tried using Flash Software, but it doesn't work for me. I may have used the wrong version or my process is wrong. Can anyone tell me the correct process? Android Version : 2.3.4 Model Number : ...
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How to recover “data/data” folder from HTC Desire before rooting

I've got an old HTC Desire with a bitcoin stuck on it. Trying to access "/data/data/de.schildbach.wallet/files" through ADB shell predictably gives me permission denied. I tried using unrevoked but ...