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How do I root my Huawei S7-961wd aka PLDT Telpad QS?

I couldn't find any one-click (no PC needed) rooting solution for my PLDT Telpad QS.
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MAC OSX Heimdall Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!

I am getting the error: Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!” when using Heimdall on Mac OSx. The error in terminal: Kathryns-MacBook-Pro:~ david$ sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY ...
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Can anyone please help me root my9 zte quartz?

I cannot find a clockwork mod recovery for zte quartz model z797c would love to root can anyone help?
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root zte Quartz z797c help? [duplicate]

I have looked everywhere and I cannot find out how to root my phone or the clockwork mod recovery for zte quartz model z797c I have rooted other phones before with no problems but I need help with ...
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How do I root my Vodafone Smart 4 Power?

I want to install some software like Cheat Engine on my Vodafone 985N (specifications are here) and they require rooting my phone.I heard that is very dangerous and I can brick my phone if I make a ...
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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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SuperSU Errors when rooting Galaxy S3

I recently managed to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 by following this previous answer. However when running the SuperSU app that was automatically loaded after rooting, I get the message: The su ...
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Root HTC one V on Mac OS X

I'd like to root my HTC One V. Currently running Mac OS X 10.7.5. Are there any tools specifically for this?
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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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How to root my Nokia XL (updated version)?

An error message is appearing when I'm trying to root my phone by the app frameroot . I was suggested to use Gandhalf but as my XL is already updated I'm receiving an error message . What do I do ? I ...
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How can I change the app for managing root access from SuperSU to Superuser?

I used a rooting package on my Galaxy S4 which installed SuperSU. Howvever, I preferred to use SuperUser, so I removed SuperSU and installed SuperUser. Now the apps that normally request root do not ...
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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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Can i upgrade my firmware with another phone model's official rom (using odin)?

Is it possible to upgrade my phone's firmware using another phone model's official rom using odin ?
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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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How to root a Samsung Note 3 Neo bought in China?

I bought a brand new Samsung Note 3 Neo here in China, just to find out that all the major google apps are obviously not working. Could have thought of it before! I found some comments in this forum ...
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Transform Amazon Fire TV into Nintendo Gaming Console

I'm wondering if I could install N64 and Gamecube Emulators on an Amazon Fire TV. Will I have to root the device? Is it possible without? Will PS3 Controllers work wireless and is there something I ...
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Recovery Menu on Fake Note3 China version

My colleague owns Faked Galaxy Note 3 from China with all the gifts - bloatware from Chinese market etc. There is no root on the phone (I tried to check it with supersu/rom manager/uninstall) and the ...
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Rooting trouble - Using Odin3 but unable to flash device

Rooting Method: mrRobinson Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII Model number: SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 Android version: 4.1.1 Carrier: ATT Downloaded: Odin307 and root66_ATT_I747UCDLK3.tar.md5 Sumsung Driver: ...
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Prestigio Multipad 8.0 HD Tablet Stuck On Installing Update

I have been attempting to fix this tablet for like 3 hours. I have managed to get into recovery after 1 hour. The volume buttons were messed up. Now I am flashing the official firmware from the SD ...
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Does rooting a phone expose the phone to security risks? [duplicate]

I have a very simple question. If I root my phone, will it be easier for malware to run on my device and cause more damage (due to the nature of the extended set of operations that applications with ...
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Previously Rooted Nexus 5 is not recognized via USB after stock 5.0 OTA update

I have a previously rooted Nexus 5 on 4.4 and updated it recently with the Lollipop OTA. I am trying to re-root it again but it is not recognized using my Windows 7, Windows 8 or Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Flashing Cyanogenmod hltevzw to Note 3

I'm a bit confused with Cyanogenmod's announcement stating that they are breaking up the Note 3 builds into their own version. Source Is the hltevzw a build specifically for the Note 3 or all Verizon ...
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How to root droid running 4.4.4 KitKat

I have a Motorola XT1080 (also known as droid maxx) from verizon, and it is running android version 4.4.4. Is it possible to root this device, and if so, how do I do this?
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How to format TEAC TC-7120 Tablet

I have - TEAC TC-7120 tablet and I want to entirely format it using just with the "volume +/-" and "power" on buttons . I haven't any approach to its OS since it locked and I don't have any idea ...
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help on rooting Note 3

I'm trying to find a way to root my phone so I can delete these factory installed apps, make my phone faster etc. Can someone tell step by step on how to achieve this? Do I need to download ...
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How to do a fresh install of Android : Nexus 5

I installed Cynogenmod 11 on my Nexus 5 through their Mac OS X app. Judging by the information that provided me, I would say it went fine. However, while my phone did the first boot, it got stuck in a ...
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Unable to Download Kindle Books/Dropbox files

I have a Samsung Note II running Android 4.4.2. I recently rooted it, and after rooting I am unable to download content for certain apps, for example Kindle books or dropbox files. Some other apps ...
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How do I root a Zte Origin from Solavei?

I got a Zte Origin (solavei service) from vx4gwireless There's a customer in their affiliate program and she's added all these apps and needs to root her phone (and I need to as well). I do not see a ...
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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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How to root LAVA IRIS 504q?

I am having iris 504q model.My current android version is 4.2.2,but i am unable to update it any further,can any one guide me,how to root lava iris 504 q?
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How to install plain android on Redmi 1s

I liked the plain android experience using a Nexus 5. Is it possible to port my Redmi miui os to the google version of android?
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my Sony Xperia J dosn't boot after root

I root my Sony Xperia J (android version: 4.1.2 - build number : 11.2.A.0.33) with Kingo , It was successfully , after that I installed some application like freedome, tasker,..and suddenly my ...
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Disable automatic connection to weblogin networks

As far as I know, Android never had the option to disable automatic connection to specific Wifi networks, and always, stupidly, makes Wifi higher priority than 3G. Yet this kind of feature is crucial ...
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Play store not registering my phone after root

I rooted my phone and after that for the 1st time, as i was just checking out stuff, google play recognized my device and registered it. Later i did a factory reset and now for some reason it is not ...
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How to root VSGK845 Prizma phone?

I have an Android phone. It is bought in Israel and it's model is VSGK845 Prizma. It's running on KitKat 4.4.2. How do I root it?
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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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Are there any risks to rooting a device?

I see lots of tutorials telling me how to root my phone (Motorola Droid), but none of them mention any potential "side effects." Aside from a few relatively minor issues that seem to require rooting ...
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Is there a way to find the minimum DPI my Android phone support?

I have a Xperia SP device. I have rooted it and changed DPI value from 340 to 320. Its looking good now. But can anyone tell me how can I find out what is the minimum DPI my device support?
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Can I root a proprietary Lenovo Talbet of Vodafone? [closed]

I dont remember the series but I want to root a tablet at work. I think its the A 5000 or H 5000 something like that but i cant seem to be able to find a rooting method and also if something cant be ...
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Create my own boot.img for rooting?

Among the files needed to root an Android device (such as superuser.apk and su), an unsecured boot image is also required (boot.img) to allow for the installation of the superuser and su. I ...
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Kingo root doesnt recognize my phone when its plugged in

I'm trying to root my s4 with kingo but it doesn't recognize my phone. Why? Also sometimes it says it can't connect to the server. Finally does anyone know if kingo root triggers Knox?
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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?
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Help towelroot Motorola razr HD (xt925)

everyone I have Droid Razr HD, but not verizon - xt925 - kitKat was pushed only a couple of weeks ago. Now I have system: 181.46.3.XT925.RCI.en.CA Android: 4.4.2 Build: KDA20.117-3 as of Oct 15 2014 ...
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How to root the HTC Desire 300 (also known as Zara Mini)

Okay please forgive me if this has already been answered, I've read a few questions on here but I still don't understand. Firstly, I'm not a "techie" or anything like that, so some of the really ...
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Root my phone(the propere way)

I forgot my password (Yeah, I know, stupid) but it happened. So, I tried everything! But this damn phone doesn't respond to anything I do. Thy say "Press the power, volume, home key at the same time ...
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Xperia Tipo vibrates but does not starts

I was trying custom ROM in my rooted xperia Tipo, but after finishing flash phone asked to reboot, i tried to reboot it now it just vibrates but does not start. Xperia Flash Tool is also not ...
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Root Galaxy S3 SGH-i747M (Andr. 4.4.2) without copmuter?

I've tried several different methods to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-i747M) that I got in Canada from Fido about a year and a half ago, and I've had no success whatsoever. I'm on Android 4.4.2, ...
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Fire OS 4 Sangria — Installing non - kindle/android programs

I am considering a purchase of Amazon's Fire HD 7 mainly because it is not such a burden on my tight budget these days. Its primary purpose will be to replace carrying around my textbooks and laptop ...
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apps and google play cannot connect to the internet after rooting

My phone is a samsung s duos gt s7562. I rooted my phone recently. But Iam having some problems after that. My apps, except for opera mini and instagram, cannot connect to data services. I tried ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100

How does one root a Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100 (with its original Android 2.3 Gingerbread), preferably under Linux Mint? This questions pertains specifically the GT-i9100 version (not GT-i9100G nor ...