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How to fix the recovery mode error?

I am trying to root my Samsung Galaxy Ch@t GT-B5330 (4.1.2) following this guide. I have reached the point when I am intended to use the recovery mode menu (that is reached by holding volume-up when ...
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How do I root my 4G LG Motion?

How do I root my 4G LG Motion? I have an app that needs root access, but I don't know how to root my phone. Also, I REALLY want this app so.... If you know please help.
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Rooting nexus 4 failed

I was trying to root my nexus 4 by the following steps: Download and copy the file UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.43.zip to /sdcard/ Download the file CWM 6.0.3.5 Got into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode on Nexus 4 ...
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Issues after rooting Micromax Unite 2, custom ROM stuck on black screen during boot

I have successfully rooted my Micromax Unite 2 via Kingroot software, and then installed the CWM recovery. I also unzipped the custom ROM. Now when I try to clear Dalvik cache, a message shows can't ...
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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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What does it mean if I can't find a kernel date?

I want to root my ZTE Grand X Max and it asks if the kernel date is before or after a specific date but when I go and look is has no date by the kernel version (3.4.0). What does that mean? Or do I ...
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How to restore cherry mobile quartz messing up the build prop

I just bought my Cherry Mobile Quartz last week, and it is rooted. I edited the build prop name and changed it to Cherry Mobile Flare. After that, I rebooted my phone, and now it's stuck on the ...
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HTC ONE M7 Un-root

Please I want to Un-root my HTC One m7 J__15 . what should I do ? I can not find the stock img or that thing ?
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Rooting or Flashing first?

I bought a Lenovo A806 Smartphone (apparently also known as Golden Warrior) from Hong Kong. Despite being bought from the Chinese market it has Google Play Store installed but it also has Mobomarket ...
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Camera not able to connect

I rooted my Micromax canvas HD phone and flashed a ROM. After which if I click on the camera app it says that it cannot connect to camera. This is only for back camera, the front camera works fine. ...
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LG P500 Rooting Isuue

I got a LG p500 Android device and i want to root it. the device is on stock ROM android 2.3.3 V20e. should I use SuperOneClick? and if so, how can I reboot my phone after the SuperOneClick Procedure ...
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Flashing huawei firmware

I flashed huawei ascend g6-u10 from KitKat b330 to jb b146. This build has some problem like it didn't activate custom version. I decided to go back to original build 135. But during install it will ...
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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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Sony Xperia C3 Dual D2502 root

my name is Raiyan and I'm from Bangladesh ... I use Sony Xperia C3 Dual D2502 ... I've installed Android Lollipop 5.0.2 ... and now I can't root it! would you please help me to root the device ...
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How to root the Teclast X70 3G Android 4.4.4?

My device is Teclast X70 3G. Are there any root method known for Android 4.4.4? I did not find anything available after 4.4.2. Any links would be appreciated.
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My phone stuck after formating in Recovery mode

I was trying to install a custom rom in my Walton Primo X2 ( rebranded version of Gionee E6 ). I tried the below steps and my phone got stuck like shown in the image. Please help me to recover this. ...
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I've rooted my phone. Now what? What do I gain from rooting?

This is a common question by those who have just rooted their phones. What apps, ROMs, benefits, etc. do I get from rooting? What should I be doing now?
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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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How to root Oneplus One?

I want to root my shiny OnePlus One device aka flagship killer. There is no dearth of guides available on Internet and accessible easily via Google, but I'm not sure which one to follow as I don't ...
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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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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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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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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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Can't Factory Reset HTC Desire C

I tried unlocking the bootloader (which I apparently succeeded at.) I then tried rooting it, which I failed at. I just want to reset the phone back to factory settings but when I try to do a factory ...
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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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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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How to install OxygenOS on OnePlus One phone?

I have OnePlus One (not rooted) and I'm interested in trying OxygenOS. I tried to follow the instructions in OnePlus forum, but since I didn't have "fastboot and ADB" (& I didn't know what it is), ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Android won't boot after unsuccesful wipe operation

I rooted my Asus Transformer Prime and tried to install a custom ROM but I managed to fail. I selected the option to wipe data from the table in the bootloader menu (accessed it via holding power ...
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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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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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Rooting the Karbonn smart tab 7

First of all, I understand that similar questions have been asked trillions of times before. But, as I've come to learn, not this specific one. So, here I go... I recently bought a Karbonn smart tab ...
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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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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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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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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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fastboot doesn't see device

I've read a lot of articles about this problem but I can't resolve it. I decided to install my developer application on phone using wifi. To do this I need to do some things with my phone. The first ...
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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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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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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 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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What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.?

What is the difference between: Unlocking the bootloader (prerequisite for doing many, though not all, other things below) Rooting Jailbreaking ROM NAND and Nandroid Operating System Mod (e.g. ...