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My Phone Is Sony Xperia T2 Ultra dual plus I want Root Access

I'm using Xperia T2 Ultra Dual, running on Android 4.4.3 (at 4.4.2, I had root but for updating I manually un-rooted). After updating there's no working method of rooting for my device. Can you ...
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Would rooting Nvidia Shield Tablet following this guide brick my device?

I recently received an Nvidia Shield Tablet. I bought a 32GB SD card and would like to use it to install apps (or at least some of the data) to take the weight off my internal memory. However the ...
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rooting my Videocon A55qHD

How can I root my Videocon A55qHD? I mean the steps to be taken, and if required to install some app, and if required from where to be installed.
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How to flash root.zip in fastboot

I need to flash the root zip I downloaded from Chainfire without having to install recovery like Clockworkmod. I have fastboot and adb and that's what I used to flash 4.4.4. This is for my Nexus 7 ...
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Odin3 fails to root Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 SM-P900

Recently i has bought Samsung Galaxy Note Pro SM-P900 tabled with Android 4.4.2 on board. Tablet shows build number as KOTH49.P900XXUANI1, and i could'not root it with Odin3 i've found in Internet ...
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Upon restarting, my apps disappear.

I have a rooted phone and to save space I linked (using link2sd) most of my apps to the external SD card. Since then, on restarting, my apps vanish, and like weeks later, they reappear (without data). ...
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How does CF-Autoroot work?

What's the theory behind how CF-autoroot is able to root android devices? I'm wondering on what techniques it used to run su? Does it use a custom/patched Linux kernel? Or it is based on local root ...
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Samsung tablet bricked. GT-Pp5210 was in odin mode now will not turn on.

My grand kids put my tablet into Odin down load mode. No it will not turn on. I try to push both buttons and nothing. I charged it it think in that that I cant tell what it is doing. No response on ...
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Permission denied when trying to mount USB storage

I'm trying to mount USB storage using the "Terminal Emulator" app with the following commands: mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/block/sd* /storage/usb1 or su mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/block/sd* ...
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How can I ever root my Samsung Galaxy V, SM-G313HZ, Android version 4.4.2? Please help

I've tried everything on the internet to root my phone and followed the exact procedures – but when I try to install CWM or .tar files through Odin mode, I seem to always lose my recovery mode: ...
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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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creating mount point in root mode

When trying to expand tablet memory (from 500 Mb to 1G) I made a mistake when I was applying Gparted. I reset my device to the fabrication settings and now I can't mount sd card (no the real sd card), ...
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Why I should I care about “knox” warranty can I still root my S5?

I have been using my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone for over a year as the manufacturer intends, NOT rooted. Its a great phone IMO because it has capable enough hardware, but not being root on my phone that ...
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How to make root Motorola XT1080 Root and unRoot [duplicate]

I got Motorola XT1080 also called droid razr maxx, I want to root my device, there is 4.4.4 version installed, I tried famaroot, motoroot Verizon, and other third party software’s those are use usb ...
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How does encrypting a bootloader prevent it from being unlocked

As I'm waiting patiently (sigh) for the at&t note 4 root, I have been trying to understand the process of rooting. This website does a good job of describing what a locked/unlocked bootloader is, ...
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Most recent root and flash rom for Verizon Note 3

I know this is a super specific question, but I am trying to root and then flash cyanogenmod onto my Verizon Note 3. It seems like security features change constantly for Samsung phones and I have not ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) “no network” issue

I bought my phone from a friend and I am the second user. It was rooted and was in modified status (when I checked About->device->status) but working fine and had zero issues. So yesterday I wanted to ...
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Installing File Explorer on Droid 2

I have a Droid 2 (very old, model from 4-5 yrs ago). My phone is stuck on airplane mode and I am unable to turn airplane mode off. I found a way to fix it that looks very promising. ...
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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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Rooting Samsung Galaxy sDuos s7562

I followed the steps mentioned in the link below: http://www.androidrootguide.com/2014/01/root-samsung-galaxy-s-duos-s7562.html#comment-45216 I got an error on step 13, where we need to install ...
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I've rooted my Galaxy Nexus phone, but “/data/data” is empty

As a follow up question, I rooted my Galaxy Nexus phone using Kingo, but when I tried to explore my phone using an application like ASTRO, I found out that the /data/data directory is empty. Why is it ...
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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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Making an applications stay on the phone “permanently”

I would like to be able to make an Android application remain on the phone even after a factory reset and/or a system upgrade. Some people suggested that the way to accomplish this is to root the ...
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How can I root the Huawei Ascend Y530 U051?

Which Root Tool Do I Need for my Huawei Ascend Y530 U051? I have tried kingoroot, one-click, towelroot, z4root, universal-root and none of them work. I'm on Android 4.3 and I'm desperate to root it. ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 I9507V running Android 5.0.1?

I have tried every program for rooting but they failed to root the device. My device is running Android version 5.0.1. I am trying to root because I have heard that if I root my device I can install ...
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Can anybody help me root my lg-ms690 2.2.2

I need help rooting my lg ms690 2.2.2. I have tried to get the root kit for my phone but all the links seem to be not valid anymore.
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How to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

How can I root the Samsung Galaxy S4? Phone model: GT-I9505
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How to root Asus Fonepad 8 tablet?

I want to root my tablet Asus Fonepad 8. How do I do it? I tried iroot, kingoroot, root my device, and etc, but to no avail?
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After rooting- apps on SD card seemingly non-existant

I have rooted my phone 2 days ago using iRoot (well, actually, a couple of rooting softwares that failed on me before using iRoot). To be safe, I removed my sim card AND sd card before performing the ...
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How to fix hanging Samsung Galaxy S II phone (GT-I9100)? Also flash and root it?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II model smartphone. GT-I9100 is the exact model number 1, mentioning it since I saw here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S_II that there are variants with ...
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need help Nexus 9 stuck in endless reboot loop

need help here. I to tried rooting my Nexus 9 and have ended up getting it into an endless loop of it trying to optimize apps. I did see Firelord's post to do this... Using Firelords' and Jan's ...
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Bricked phone during root process

So I was in the process of rooting my phone and when it was rebooting the pc lost connection on the USB (had a faulty driver). The phone is now completely bricked, no recovery mode, no download mode ...
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How can I temporarily unroot my S6 on OS 5.0.2?

I downloaded a Play store app that has no audio and after research found out it's because it discovered my phone is rooted. I use Ping Pong to root which comes with SuperSU. I have read the other ...
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Is rooting possible regardless of phone model?

I recently bought a Posh Mobile Orion Pro (x500A running 4.4.2) as a new phone. It has good bones and I've been looking for methods of rooting to remove bloatware and to optimize some of the ...
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Rooting already unlock phone without losing data, possible?

As far as I have understood it's the unlocking part that requires wiping, and the rooting part doesn't. So, if I am already unlocked, can I root without losing my data? I've got a (red) Nexus 5 16GB ...
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How to root Pipo M6 Pro tablet

Please help. I have a Pipo M6 Pro which I'd like to root. Since I am new in this kind of thing, I would appreciate your help.
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Rooted Galaxy S6 Edge, can I update?

I just rooted my Galaxy S6 Edge using the PingPong root I believe it is called. Just to make sure, it is the root where you take the APK and put it on your phone and click one button and it roots it. ...
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Best setup for clean and private phone?

Just bought a refurbished, unlocked AT&T Samsung Galaxy S Alpha. I'd like to remove the AT&T apps (and also some others) and be able to block apps from reading my private info. I know I can do ...
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How do I root Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro (MK16a/i)?

I am kind of new to Android and smartphones. Phone: Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Model number: MK16a Android version: 2.3.4 So far, I have been able to find the following sources: I first saw this ...
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can user aps on xiomi note 4g ( miui 6 quard core, single sim version) write on external sd card without rooting?

I am thinking to buy this phone? Can I download large files say 2.5gb via uc browser directly on external sd card. without rooting? Does it support moving apps to sd card in miui 6 without rooting ? ...
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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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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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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. ...