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Rooting and updating to Official Updates

I have a S2. I want to root my phone to use the amazing apps out there Not to install custom roms. Can i still get access to the official updates from Samsung ?
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HTC Desire: why not to root and install Froyo (no-porting)?

I've bought an HTC Desire a quite ago and, since now, works fine for me (except for this). Now I'm waiting for Android 2.3, or 3.0, or whatever, and I'm thinking: is it possible to install the ...
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How to root Samsung galaxy chat B5330?

The title says it all. I have read this rooting tag info throughly and did all that was necessary to ensure this question is not duplicate. There are some guides on the web, but they only make me go ...
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Root Nook Color without removing Nook OS

I have a Nook Color 1.3.0 and a Mac OS X computer. I have a microSD card with ClockworkMod and such for installing the Android OS, but I would like a solution that would allow me to root so that I ...
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How to root Huawei Y210?

It runs Android 2.3.6 and has the 2.3.38.6-perf kernel version. I've already tried using SuperOneClick but it doesn't work. :( I'm rather contented with it ( oh wait, it has this puny internal ...
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Open source / trusted rooting app for Android / Motorola Defy?

I found a lot of compiled rooting exploits for Android, but not a lot of source code. So, how can I trust an exploit able to take SU rights on my mobile device? How can I be sure there is no ...
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Will rooting my phone improve its battery life?

I've had an HTC Desire HD with HTC Sense for about a year and I'm quite happy, except for the battery life. After upgrading to the latest version, it lasts about 24 hours with moderate/low usage. I ...
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How to root my HTC Thunderbolt?

How can I root my HTC Thunderbolt?
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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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Root the Samsung Infuse (i997)

Does anyone know how to root the Samsung Infuse (i997)? I have tried two methods already: Visionary Samsung One Click Root Visionary simply doesn't work, while the Samsung One Click Root manages ...
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Rooting HTC Evo on Froyo 2.2 and installing a custom rom

I just received the latest update from HTC. They have installed more bloatware on my phone and I've finally had enough. I want to root. I found this rom and this guide on how to root. But the root ...
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Rooting Xperia tipo

I've unlocked my bootloader. After all the set-up, I tried to root my Tipo using Bin4ry Root's package. It didn't work; it gave me an error like permission denied (are you root?). Later, it said ...
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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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How can I root my Nexus One? [duplicate]

I want to give root permission to my Android Nexus One phone. I tried several links to give root access, but could not find any single working solution. Most links suggest to download a copy of a ...
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How can I root my Pandigital Novel 7" Tablet?

I have a Pandigital 7" that is updated as far as the firmware updates go. However, I do not have access the Android Market and I do not have root access. I am trying to install a SQL reader that I ...
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How do I root Cruz Tablet?

I am relatively new to the Android scene, and have recently bought my first official android-powered device. The cruz tablet was just $199 at Best Buy so I figured I culd give it a try. Unfortunately, ...
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How do I root my Chinavasion TechPad 7" Tablet android tablet?

I have a TechPad 7" Tablet from Chinavasion, S3C6410 Android 1.6; None of the generic rooting methods work. Any ideas?
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How to root lenovo A7000?

I have tried to root lenovo a7000 a with kingo root application with no success. My computer will be infected due to this method as the download page for apk file forces me to download malicious ...
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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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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 do I root a Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 with a I337UCUAMF3 baseband. How do I either root it and unlock the bootloader or install a mod? Alternately, can I change it back to a previous baseband and unlock ...
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How can I root my General Mobile e-Tab 7b tablet?

How can I root the General Mobile e-Tab 7b tablet? It's currently running Android 4.1.1, kernel version 3.0.8.
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini?

Does anybody know how to root the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini? Model Number : GT-I8190 Android Version : 4.1.2
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Rooting the HTC Desire Z

Just received one of these (SIM Free, UK Version, Android 2.3 with Sense UI). Can anybody point me towards the simplest and most easiest way to root this handset?
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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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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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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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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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How do I root a ZTE Fury?

I've tried many methods (ZergRush, I get [-] Hellions with BLUE flames!). SuperOneClick uses ZergRush which doesn't work. I'm running Android 2.3.6. Baseband Version is: N850B01 (first update after ...
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Is it possible to completely brick your Android phone by using a Custom ROM?

I understand that you can completely "brick" (render unusuable) your iPhone by attempting to Jailbreak incorrectly. Whether or not this is actually the case, is it possible to do the same with your ...
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Samsung Galaxy S in boot loop after following cyanogen mod's full update guide

I have been following this guide to root my Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. I've followed it to the letter, but after I load the new kernel to the phone, the phone gets stuck in a boot loop. The phone ...
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Why does rooting the Android voids it's warranty? [closed]

Why does rooting the Android voids it's warranty? Why is it so bad, I guess that rooting would be like opening my program folder and editing some files, is this wrong?
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Are there any known ways to root the new HTC Wildfire revisions?

After using CyanogenMod on my HTC Desire for some time, i wanted to root and convert the HTC Wildfire i bought for my wife early this year. Turns out that unrevoked is currently unable to root this ...
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How to root Teac Tc-7120

I want to root my new Teac TC-7120 device, but couldn't find any rooting guide targeting it. What should I do? I used the following Guide: ...
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How do I root my Nook HD?

I checked The Master List of Rooting Techniques, and found nothing. This XDA thread looked promising.
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Kindle Fire HD 7" runs very slowly after rooting

I recently rooted my Kindle Fire HD and it now runs very slowly. It was mentioned in the rooting instructions I was following that this would happen during the rooting process. I am wondering if this ...
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Beginner's questions on tweaking non-branded Android phone (rooting, update recovery, update rom) [closed]

I have some beginner's questions for clarifying some concepts in Android phone. I am using a non-branded phone (ASK SP404) running Android 4.0.3. The Android OS in the phone comes from the ...
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Do I have to install a custom ROM if I root? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does rooting require a custom ROM? I have an HTC Desire S with the stock ROM. Can I root the phone but keep my stock ROM, that is the one provided by HTC ? Or do I ...
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Is it possible to root the Samsung Galaxy Fit?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit. I am not able to find any guide on the web regarding how to root it. Is there some method suitable for beginners?
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Technical questions about the Nook Color rooting process

I've been considering getting a Nook Color with the intention of rooting it for use as an inexpensive general purpose Android tablet. Before I decide either way or dive into one I went and read a ...
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How to root a Samsung Spica

How do I go about rooting my Samsung Spica?
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non-wipe non-unlock root for Android 2.3.3

I have a Nexus S running Android 2.3.3. IIRC on old android version such as this there were non-wipe non-unlock methods to obtain root anyway, however I wasn't able to find them right now. Can this ...
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What's next if Super One Click fails? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I root my Kindle Fire? I want root, but not enough to reflash or do anything that has a significant chance of harming the phone. In the past I've always used ...
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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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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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Rooting my Galaxy s4

I just can't. I just switched from an iPhone to a galaxy s4 and i don't even know whwhere to start. It's version 4.4.4 model sgh m919 and it's so complicated I dont even know where to begin.
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Difference between su vs root SSH login for mounting?

I have a bash script luks that I use in Android for mounting/umounting encrypted devices, that can be called in a terminal emulator with su -c "luks ..." The script works ok for the first part, ...
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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 ...
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How can I root my Verizon HTC Incredible 2?

I am technically inclined, I work as a IT technician and study computer science and engineering. Does anyone have a guide or guides, or can help me root my HTC Incredible 2?
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How do I root my Samsung Galaxy Ace?

I want to root my Galaxy Ace but don't want to install Custom ROM or CWM! Just only root so that, I can run some apps which requires root.