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Ways to retain nonexistent WhatsApp number

All this while, I've been using WhatsApp with an old cellphone number which is now defunct. I now plan to switch over to a new phone. This means that I'll need to freshly install WhatsApp, but the ...
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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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Couldn't acquire root after running superboot

I've already done all steps for getting root at my MotoG (2nd generation) but still can't acquire the privilege. Unlocked bootloader: Started developer mode + USB debug Ran fastboot oem unlock ...
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Micro SD unusable after I rooted my LG G3(D855-marshmallow)

I used my LG G3 with a SD for 2 years without problems. Since I rooted my device it tells me the SD is damaged and when I try to format it nothing changes. when i connect the SD in my computer it ...
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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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What does rooting, bootloader, twrp and recovery mean? [closed]

I have just bought an android phone and I want to get the latest OS. However, I must root and unlock bootloader and recovery. I understand that to root something you gain administrative privileges. ...
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ADB ls doesn't sort by name

Why ls in adb shell doesn't sort by name? Here is what I am getting in adb shell: AccuWeather apkfiles.com.apk.tar Amazon Shopping apkfiles.com.apk.tar GO Weather EX V5 apkfiles.com.apk.tar ...
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How to install recovery after rooting Xperia M (stock ROM 4.3) to install custom ROM?

I have a rooted Xperia M Dual (C2004) with stock ROM 15.5.A.1.5 (4.3 Jelly Bean). Bootloader unlocking is allowed and I also have the unlock code already. Since Sony decided to stop giving updates I ...
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How to reset android super user pin

I have an android that i need to use for some apps which require superuser access, but i forgot the pin. Is there any way to do it without reinstalling the system, which i did actually. Thanks.
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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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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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my phone is not booting or cant access to recoverymode

I tried to root myGT- i8262 with many apps but it didnt worked and i tried using Odin,after i added TWRP it showed pass in odin window and when my phone was booting it showed a yellow triangle with an ...
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fastboot flash boot boot.img : hab check on boot

I unpacked and repacked boot.img and tried 'fastboot boot new_boot.img' . The device came up properly. I thought everything was okay and decided to install the image. When I did 'fastboot flash boot ...
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What exactly does “rooting” mean (for a new device that has no ready-made tools yet)?

Disclaimer: The question is not meant like these: How do I root my device? – Take tool X/Y/Z! Where do I find tool X/Y/Z for rooting? – Link, Link, Link! What is "root"? – Full ...
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What Does “[UID]” appended to a root request mean?

I recently got a root request that came up as "Greenify [UID]". This looked suspicious to me as I usually get greenify requests as just "Greenify". I have tried to contact the developer of Greenify ...
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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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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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After Rooting my phone, I get a black screen, followed by “[app] has stopped working” for every application, any idea what could be going on?

I just rooted my Samsung Galaxy G4 I9500 today. It was working fine, I even restarted it a few times just to test everything was going nice and dandy. I also installed two apps to see if SuperUser was ...
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How can I root Remix OS running in Virtual Box?

I have Remix OS beta running in Virtual Box. I've made a virtual drive which I've formatted as ext4 and installed Remix OS on. How can I get root access?
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LG Optimus G VDF KitKat unbreakable ROM

guys. I'm still facing the problem that I've stumbled upon a while ago. I updated my Optimus G with OTA from vanilla JB to vanilla KK (E97520b-VDF-XX). Since then (I suppose) phone became ...
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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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How to Root Samsung galaxy S4 SGH I337 - JDQ39.I337UCUAMF3

Can I flash a custom rom on this device? This device has an MF3 bootloader version of at&at. Searching on the web seems to be resulted in the information that is this device can be rooted but no ...
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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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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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Root Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA)

How can I root ZenPad Z580CA - 8'' IPS - 64 GB - Wifi? Are there any ROMs available for it?
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Installing Play Store on Chinese Samsung Note 3

I have a Chinese Note 3 running Android 4.3. It doesn't have the Play Store which defeats everything that made Samsung dominate the smartphone space. I can't download GMail; I am stuck with a browser ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What are the security disadvantages of rooting an Android phone?

I know there was a discussion previously BUT they didn't talk about security. E.g.: if I root my phone will all my apps run with root permission? Related: Are there any risks to rooting a device?
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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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Need Root For Asus Zenfone 5(T00J) 8 GB(Kitkat ROM)

I Need to root my Zenfone 5 (Asus T00J) - 8 GB Kitkat ROM, But I can't find any solution over Internet. Please help me to get the root for Asus Zenfone 5. Also need The CWM. Thank you....
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Root Samsung Galaxy S Duos

I have Samsung Galaxy S Duos (GT-S7562) because I want to use ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) application to expand my RAM by using SD Card. Before using this application, I need to be sure if my device ...
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CyanogenMod vs rooting Cyanogen OS

Background: I want a rooted Android phone, but I have never dabbled with rooting etc before. I own a YU Yuphoria device (which comes with Cyanogen OS). It seems to me there are two ways to get root ...
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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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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 MTK based mobile devices using a Linux PC?

It is easy to root an MTK device in MS Windows using powerful tool like SP Flash Tools, or a one-click root solution. Can it be done (especially with that flash tool) using a Linux machine? I've ...
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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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Recovering deleted call logs in Android 5.1.1 - to root or not to root?

I accidentally deleted my call logs/histories and badly need them now. I would like to recover the call logs and tried few softwares. Most of them were not successful in recovering the deleted call ...
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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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Does rooting erase anything?

If I root my android phone (just so I can get access to Wifi Tethering, etc.) will that erase anything on the phone (apps, data, etc.)? Will it change anything other than the ability to run app(s) as ...
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ADB authorization prompt missing in Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)

I just bought a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) and I'm trying to root it. I'm following this link for instructions, but I got stuck at the "Rooting with exploit" step as I can't authorize the ...
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What are the advantages of enabling or disabling Samsung KNOX

I've rooted my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo Android device by following this XDA Developers link. I would like to know what Samsung KNOX is, and what the advantages of enabling it / disabling it are (as ...
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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. ...