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Android tablet stuck on screen

I am trying to get back to menu screen of my tablet , T909/s but it stuck on just one screen when i start it , I dont know what happened with it but it just stuck on one screen which i uploaded below ...
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How to manually flash your android device?

Want to update my android version myself. The phone manufacturer isn't providing any updates. Is there a way to update from Jellybean to kitkat manually? I'm using Micromax A76 Canvas Fun. Currently ...
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Error in installing lollipop 5.0.2 on Samsung s2 (19105p) pluse

Im trying to install lollipop on my Samsung s2 pluse (19105p). But at installing time got a error in " E:failed to verify whole-file signatures "
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What functionality will I lose by installing CM on my Xperia Z3?

I am considering to replace the stock rom of my Xperia Z3 with Cyanogenmod. What are the functions that will no longer be accessible / installable after doing this switch? For example I heard that ...
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How can I root my Motorola Fire XT316?

I'm new Android user and want to root my Motorola XT316 with Android 2.3.4. I found this guide but is based on Windows XP, and I use Linux (Fedora 16). Is there another method?
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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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No OK button in recovery mode on MyPhone Agua Rio Fun

I bought a new smartphone, MyPhone Agua Rio Fun (a local brand in Philippines). It's actually a pretty good phone in my book, but the storage in this thing is terrible! I found a way to solve it, but ...
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Rooting HUAWEI Ascend y330 [on hold]

I tried to root my HUAWEI Ascend y330 through many applications but it did not rooted so help me good root application
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Asus memopad7 170C, unlocking bootloader fails

I'm trying too root my Asus memo pad 7 (170C), I've tried EVERY method, using KingoRoot, SuperOneClick, Frameroot, motochopper. None of them worked. So I decided to do the rooting stuff myself, first ...
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Problem rooting Xperia E Dual

I am following the below post to root my Xperia E Dual. How To Root Xperia E! Latest Update! (Locked Bootloader)*LINKS UPDATED* NOOB GUIDE! In step 4 to install Framaroot APK we need to ...
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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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Root Access to Galaxy S5 (4.4.4)

I would just like to navigate the filesystem to see what is in /data/data of the Galaxy S5 that I own. As non-root it appears empty. Is there a problem with readonly access at least?
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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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Locked on stock recovery software?

Even after flashing clockworkmod, when I go into the recovery menu after booting, it just gives me the stock recovery system. Help? I've also tried with twrp, no luck.
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Recovery Mode: Backup options not showing

I want to put a custom ROM on my LG G2. I have successfully applied root permissions using IORoot v25. However I am unable to create a backup of the stock ROM. I have tried several ways using the ...
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How would I root my HTC without computer

I want to root my HTC but I'm not sure how I would do this and I have no computer access........ Please help. Tori
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Rooted phone having problems with switching on

I recently rooted my samsung galaxy s5, i did something wrong on one of custom roms, I thought I was installing the new system or something, it got me into the boot system. I choose apply (something) ...
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How to root my Philips 3900

I have this tablet with android 4.1.1 Already tried with UnloockRoot PRO but didnt work. Does anybody have an idea how to root it? The tablet comes with many pre-installed software that I want to ...
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How to root my Chinese tablet

I need a help to find root for my chinese tablet i don't know his type and i am afraid to lose it after I delete one app from it the tablet not working right all the apps not working and the download ...
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How can I root my 4.4.2 razr maxx hd verizon

I've tried everthing that I can think of to try and root my razr droid maxx hd verizon phone. Towel root, sunshine, and can't even remember all of the othes to try a root it. Nothing works ! It's ...
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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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Huawei Ascend Y210d Firmware Damaged While Rooting

I am having a Huawei Ascend Y210D, which got damaged when I updated the firmware. But updating is not possible, so for that I have rooted my phone with kingo root and downloaded an root explorer. ...
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Root GT-I9305 running Android 4.4.4 Build Version KTU84P.I9305XXUFNI3

I want to root Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE GT-I9305 running Android 4.4.4 Build Version KTU84P.I9305XXUFNI3.Can you 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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Moto g 2nd gen, lollipop bootloader unlock issue

I have just bought Moto G 2nd generation smart phone with 16 gb internal memory. To root device, I tried to unlock bootloader. But it didn't go smooth. When I hit command fastboot oem unlock ...
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Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 root knox?

I see directions for carrier based versions of the galaxy tablet, but none seem to mention the particular one that I have(a wifi only sm-t230nu). they also mention Knox, but I cannot tell if it is ...
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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. ...
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how do you properly root galaxy s3 i9300 on mac?

I am trying to root my Galaxy S3 i9300 on a Apple Mac. I followed the instructions here But instead of my phone starting up ClockWorkMod recovery, my phone keeps booting up on android recovery. Any ...
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How to flash Mts Blaze 5?

I would like to flash my Android Phone because it appears to be corrupted; whenever I switch on my phone it gets stuck on the MTS logo (splash) screen. I have recently downloaded a 'flash tool,' but ...
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Error after hard reset: “Control GI Camera has stopped”

I recently did a factory reset on my Kyocera Hydro Edge (Boost Mobile) C5215 (rooted using Framaroot 1.9.3). Upon rebooting, I got the following error message: "Unfortunately, Control GI Camera has ...
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Help me identify, root, and install custom recovery my tablet

My friend gave a tablet. I want to root and tweak it so I can use it but after 6 hours of searching I gave up. How do I root this and find out what device this is? After hours of surfing I ended up ...
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How can I root my Celkon a95 pro?

When I am using SuperSU, it shows there is no su binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it: My phone specifications are mentioned here (and at GSMArena).
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How to re-flash stock android OS if I accidentally format the entire storage system using TWRP wipe

I am using the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 inch , SM-T705 model running on 4.4.2 kitkat stock android. I was trying to flash a new rom and I went and did a wipe on everything using TWRP custom recovery. ...
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Rooting Vodafone Smart 4 turbo (Cortex A53)

Using several different rooting software, may it be one click apps, or quite complicated flashing tools, it is usually quite easy to root an android device. However, I am quite unsure what occurs ...
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Unrooting moto g 2nd gen, need original firmware [duplicate]

Similar to this post: Cannot update to Lollipop on rooted Moto G 2nd Gen I rooted my moto g device a few weeks ago as i needed to access the hosts file for dev purposes. The result was, a rooted ...
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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? [closed]

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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Trying to root using a Mac. Galaxy Note II SCH-I605.

Right now I'm trying to use ghettoroot tool to gain root access to my phone. I'm really not sure if this will work from Mac... and I'm not sure what to do after I've gained root access. I have no ...
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I forgot the lock screen PIN on my Moto G second gen XT-1068

I forgot the PIN number of the lock screen. I'm unable to do anything to get into my device as both data connection and Wi-Fi are off and USB debugging is disabled. Is there any way to enable them? ...
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What can I do with an Nexus One with a broken LCD?

I've managed to acquire a Google Nexus One, that had an unfortunate encounter with a car door. The screen still accepts touch input, but the LCD itself is broken - no display at all. What is ...
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How can I control my Azpen Android Tablet with a broken screen without root or usb debugging?

I've had this Azpen A700 tablet for a while, but at some point it got the touchscreen broken. I can still see an image but the touchscreen is completely unresponsive. I'd like to still get some use ...
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Looking for a rom or OS to run on a Prestigio 3670B [duplicate]

I have a prestigio PMP3670B tablet and have already rooted it. From this point I am struggling to find an OS or ROM for it. Currently it is on 4.2.2 jellybean but it is ridiculously slow. If anyone ...
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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, ...
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Rebooting when Rooting

My Acer Iconia B1-710 kept rebooting whenever I rooted my device and it is still unrooted. Is there a problem in its specifications? I used Kingroot to root my device and I checked the SuperSU ...
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How can I root the Amazon FireTV?

I would like to root my Amazon FireTV so I can sideload applications on it. Like XBMC (Kodi), Google Play, Google Play Movies. My FireTV OS version is 51.1.1.0_user_511070220. Can I root it? What are ...
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Platform-tools not showing in Mac OSX

I've downloaded the ADK, and am running the SDK Manager. I've downloaded all of the packages, including Android SDK Platform tools (v 21.1.2). However, I don't have a folder called "platform-tools" ...
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Obtaining root by modifying default.prop(ro.secure)?

To get a privileged shell you need to modify the following lines to the given values in the default.prop file ro.secure=0 ro.debuggable=1 persist.service.adb.enable=1 I have the extracted the ...
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How do I root Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V?

I just got for myself this new phone with so many useless bloatware. I just want to root this phone and freeze or uninstall them as they are slowing my device down (even without opening any app, all I ...
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Rooting Motorola Android Razr M 4.4.2 [duplicate]

Can I truly root this phone? Trying w/out any success. Downloaded Ifone to recover lost texts and e mails. System said had to root phone and suggested program which I used. (Moblego?). Program did ...
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Rooting Moto G. Stuck on <waitng for device>. What to do?

I'm trying to root my phone using this guide: http://www.modaco.com/topic/366771-root-your-moto-g-option-1-superboot/, however when I launch the .sh file it's stuck on < waiting for device >. USB ...