Rooting is the process of gaining 'root' access on your device. Before asking how to root your device, please read the full tag wiki, as it contains helpful information which might already answer your questions.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
2answers
108 views

How to root Android Jelly Bean from terminal inside Android

I have installed the Android Terminal Emulator inside Android Jelly Bean (4.2.2). The device being used is http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/mini-pcs/rk3188-android-mini-pc. This device has problems ...
-1
votes
1answer
157 views

i have tried to rot my samsung galaxy s duos 2(gt-s7582) but it hasn't worked

I have tried to root my device with odin 3.3 and everything went well. The software showed the result 'pass', but there is no su application. I have also installed ConnectBot and tried the command su ...
0
votes
0answers
155 views

How can I root my Sony Xperia u?

I have used several one-click methods but none of them worked for me. Can anyone tell me the correct process? Android version: 2.3.7 model number: st25i build number: 6.0.B.3.184
-2
votes
1answer
127 views

Authenication fail during root on AT&T Galaxy AT&T SGH-I337 using Odin in 4.3

My mp3 player was socks when played music file and hang device.so I have try to root my Galaxy S4 AT&T SGH-I337 using Odin, but failed. I am getting these <ID:0/003> Added!! <OSM> ...
0
votes
2answers
232 views

Rooting A Motorola Droid Razr M Phone on Verizon Network

I have a Droid Razr M, running on the verizon network. I would like to root this phone so I can use some of the more advanced features of Tasker; however, I am very fearful of "bricking" my phone. I ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How to root Moto X with stock 4.4 kitkat without unlocking bootloader?

I have tried RockMyMoto, PwnMyMoto and SlapMyMoto. All have failed. I am also unable to downgrade from 4.4 kitkat (which the phone came with) to 4.2.2 in order to root. The downgrade fails due to ...
0
votes
1answer
163 views

Programmatically, how does “rooting” a device enable access? [duplicate]

From a layman point of view, one would say, "Oh, I'm unrooted so I am blocked and access is not allowed." I want the programmatic point of view; telling me how an unrooted device doesn't have access ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

How can I keep an old device up-to-date? [duplicate]

I've got an old HTC Wildfire S from 2012 and it stopped updating a year ago at least. It's now currently stucked on 2.3.5 (probably because HTC decided it that way). When I look for updates, it tells ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Loss of internal memory after rooting HCL ME V1

I have HCL ME V1 tablet with android 4.0(Icecream Sandwich) OS. It has 4GB of internal SD memory and 1GB DDR3 RAM. When I connect the device to the PC in storage mode, it shows the 4GB SD memory; ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

How do I root a Samsung Galaxy Star Duos S5282?

How do I root my Samsung Galaxy Star Duos S5282? How do I put it in recovery mode?
0
votes
1answer
183 views

Rooting using kingo root (flashing a custom recovery) for att galaxy s4 on KitKat

Has anyone tried rooting an att (SGH-i337) galaxy s4 with kingo root. Kingo root has to flash a custom recovery it says and it can brick my phone. Has anyone tried and been successful flashing custom ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

OTG cable shaport [duplicate]

Is it possible to usage OTG cable in Samsung galaxy ace 3 ? I cant usage pen-derive in my Samsung galaxy ace 3 , I want to usage pen-derive in my phone, If any one can give my answer I will be ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

HTC One - keeps shutting down when rooting

Im rooting my phone (HTC One Alps) via Kingo Android Root. When i connect my phone to the computer and start rooting then phone shutdown itself. Is there any partition or disk problem?
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Root android lg ms690 version 2.2.1 [duplicate]

Does anyone know how I can root my lg ms690. It is android version 2.2.1. Build # FRG83. Kernel version 2.6.32.9. SW version MS690ZV4. HW version 1.1. PRL verdion 3042. ERI version 1003. I have tried ...
0
votes
0answers
229 views

All I have is Chinese-Languaged-Factory-Mode

I rooted my phone and accidentally deleted some system apps. Somehow i copied ALL the system apps(which i backed up previously) to SYS APPS folder(now there will b 2 copies of each sys app). System ...
1
vote
0answers
84 views

Mount Script cannot be created in Bolt A58

I have a bolt a58. I want increase internal memory by parttion. I followed exactly the same steps what you've in the turorial "How To Increase Internal Memory on any Micromax". After selecting ...
0
votes
1answer
651 views

Where to put supersu zip file while rooting HTC One M8

I'm following the instructions at http://htc-one.wonderhowto.com/how-to/unlock-bootloader-root-your-htc-one-m8-0154444/ and have found a stage where I don't have enough information, which is at Step 9 ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Compuer shows no sign of tablet connection (SGH-T779 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for T-Mobile)

How can I get my computer to recognize I have attached my tablet? I have tried every trick online with no luck. Couple notes: No indication at all from computer that a tablet is plugged in (No ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How to recover data from LGE Nexus 4 running on Android Version 4.4.2?

I am using LGE Nexus 4 which is running on Android Version 4.4.2. Somehow accidently i do a factory reset on my phone and in return i lost all my emails, messages, pictures i.e, almost everything. Now ...
-1
votes
1answer
58 views

razr_blade_linux.zip md5sum

I was trying to root my device but unfortunately http://cmw.cmfs.me/razrblade is down. I've found what seems to be a copy online but I'd like to make sure it is the same before I trust it to modify ...
0
votes
0answers
585 views

downgrade HBOOT to 1.01.0001 for Wildfire

I need to root my Wildfire 2.2 phone, but firstly need to downgrade HBOOT from 1.01.0002 to HBOOT to 1.01.0001, I follow this link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1145035 but the ...
2
votes
0answers
178 views

Rooting EPad MX1014

I have a E-Pad MX1014 (chinese tabcrap) and I am trying to access the system apps so I can uninstall Angry Birds off it. The Angry Birds it runs is an extremely old version and for some reason it ...
0
votes
0answers
107 views

Is It Possible To Change the Read-Only File System In Android With Out Root?

I have a ZTE Savvy, and if you didn't know by now its the most impossible phone to root, I tried all type of programs,then stumbled on a program called cydia's Impactor. Everything was going fine and ...
4
votes
2answers
416 views

Google Now says it's not available in my country

On my Xiaomi M2A, Google Now complains that it's not available in my country. I know for a fact that Google Now is available in the Netherlands, because it works fine on my Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. ...
0
votes
0answers
302 views

Rooted HTC One M8 tries to install OTA even though the OTA is already on the system

I have a Sprint HTC One M8 Harman Kardon edition. I recently rooted it and installed TWRP as the recovery. Next day, Sprint rolls out an OTA that helps some of the dropped call issues I've been ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000M keeps rebooting

Here's my problem: I have a Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000M that keeps rebooting after trying to install a custom recovery so that I can root it. What I did I followed the steps (1 to 11), of Installing ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

How to root my LGP500 - I have already tried

I have been at my wits end trying to root my LG P500 v20d with Gingerbread 2.3.3 I have tried Z4root, Gingerbreak they just keep churning away and dont root. I have tried Super1click which says ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

I have broken screen. Can I root my phone only with downloading mode and recovering mode?

I want to recover my data from my Samsung S Duos. I have broken screen, so I can't do anything, even unlock (because I have a password to enter the phone). I tried to install CWM and connect with ADB, ...
1
vote
2answers
12k views

How to root ATT gs4(SGH-I337) in 4.4.2

I want to root my s4 and I was waiting for kingoroot to develop a root method for 4.4.2 but I was wondering whether there are other one click root methods out there that are low - risk of bricking. If ...
-1
votes
1answer
945 views

How do I root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 without loading a custom ROM?

I am changing the question because my original question is a duplicate of "Does rooting require a custom ROM? ". The answer is apparently "Yes, in fact you need root to load a Custom ROM" So then ...
2
votes
1answer
155 views

How to add secondary patition on sd card to internal memory?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 which I have rooted. I have partitioned my 8GB class 10 SD card to have two partitions on it using AParted: A 2GB FAT32 secondary partition. The rest of the SD ...
0
votes
2answers
503 views

HTC software update causes phone to reboot in the TWRP recovery mode and does not update. How to fix it?

I just rooted my HTC One (M7) according to LINK. It is s-on, and TWRP (teamwin) recovery is flashed.Rooting is successful and everything seems fine. Except: When I go in the "setting, about, update ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Rooting a new Kindle Fire HD (July 13)

When I follow links about rooting the Kindle Fire HD, I have the impression its not possible with the latest versions? I have one bough just now, July 2013. Can I do it? (The main issue is Google ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

T-mobile myTouchQ Version 2.3.6. Can I root this phone?

I have a T-Mobile myTouchQ. im wondering if that phone can be rooted? If so how do I root it please? version 2.3.6
0
votes
2answers
58 views

Rooting a Nexus7 (2012) without installing a custom ROM

I have a Nexus7 Tablet (2012) with Android 4.4.2. I'd like to root it, so that I can use some Apps, that need superuser rights. I just found tutorial that explain how to root this device using a ...
0
votes
1answer
106 views

Is It Safe To Root A Samsung Galaxy S5 (or other applicable Android devices) using Geohot's Towel Root Method?

A little while ago Geohot released a very simple way to root a Samsung Galaxy S5 (which can be applied to other Android devices as well). Is it safe or too good to be true ?
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to root my android device without losing data? [duplicate]

I want to root my android device but i have so much if personal data stored in it and also doesn't have a micro sd card slot. So what i was wondering that is there any way to root my device without ...
0
votes
0answers
168 views

Rooting Samsung Galaxy S4

I'm trying to root my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 and I'm wondering that is there any way to root it without using PC and without losing any of my data. Currently I am running on Android 4.4.2 and have ...
0
votes
1answer
160 views
0
votes
1answer
85 views

Will Rooting through Kingo Brick the device?

If you have Knox installed in your Samsung device and you try to root the device using Kingo root app will it brick your device ?
0
votes
0answers
108 views

How can I root a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (4.4 Kitkat) using Mac OS X (10.9 Mavericks)?

I've looked around for instructions on rooting a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, but I've only found instructions for Windows computers. It seems that the Samsung ODIN ROM flashing tool is only available for ...
-1
votes
1answer
120 views

Is there any application that roots all android devices??

i have a requirement that needs a device to be rooted , but i have 4-5 different branded devices and i would definitely want them to be rooted by the same application for simplicity purpose.Please ...
0
votes
1answer
170 views

Moto X rooting - ROM doesn't boot, but have Safestrap

I'm in a curious position. I don't have a working ROM on my Moto X, but I can boot into Safestrap, and from there fastboot. If I could get a ROM onto the device I could flash it with Safestrap, but I ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

root-android.org - A scam? [closed]

I would just like to know whether the website root-android.org and its product is a big scam when it comes to rooting Android devices. If it is, then I advice other would-be rooters to stay away from ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Is it possible to install applications on the SD card in KitKat 4.4? [duplicate]

The new KitKat version of android has imposed certain restrictions for applications to use external storage. I have a Moto E and the user available internal storage is just 2GB. As expected I'm ...
-1
votes
1answer
40 views

Rooting a Samsung Galaxy S1

Once my HTC EVO 4G LTE was stolen, I had to switch back to my old Samsung Galaxy S. The phone still works fairly well for a fossil, but it's full of unremovable bloatware and Sprint crapplications. I ...
2
votes
2answers
977 views

Rooting the Galaxy S3 Without a Computer

Is it possible to root the Galaxy S3 without a computer? If so, what would the process be? My Galaxy S3 is with Verizon and is currently running Android 4.3.
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Stable custom ROM for LG L3 E400 [duplicate]

Which is the stable custom ROM for LG L3 E400 ? Rooted my mob and looking for a stable ROM to flash.Cynogenmod is not stable for this model.
1
vote
0answers
278 views

Rooting note 3 - fastboot not unlocking or detecting

I have been reading so much trying to find the answer to this problem, but I can't find any. I am not quite sure what to do at this point. I am running XUbuntu and I am trying to to root my SM-9005 ...
0
votes
0answers
495 views

Huawei Ascend P1 U9200: rooting

I own a Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone (U9200, unlocked, international version, still original Android 4.0.3 factory build B003). During about a year that I have the phone, it started being much slower ...