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Is there a way to root kindle fire Hdx running its latest software?

My younger brother wants to install twrp so he can quickly backup his device without using adb. But all techniques I have tried failed. Can someone help me please.
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How to root a Nexus 10 without wipe?

I would like to root my Nexus 10 without wiping its data so I can later install Ubuntu Touch on it. How should I do this?
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Set Russian language on Alcatel Pop S7 (Android 4.1.2)

I am not able to configure the device to Russian language, although assumed that all Android supports it. Question: What are the chances to enable Russian UI after I root the device? Worth trying or ...
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One M8 Root failed. SuperSU says, “No binaries found.”

I attempted to root my HTC One M8 using this guide: http://blog.laptopmag.com/root-htc-one-m8 and everything seemed to be going smoothly until the end. When I open SuperSU though, I get a message, ...
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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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Can KingRoot Brick my Nexus 9 and HTC One [duplicate]

Hello Android Enthusiasts, I was wondering if KingRoot can potentially brick my HTC One and Nexus 9. I have not rooted either yet for my warranty is still active. If either is bricked, is there a way ...
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Can I root my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V running lollipop?

I'm running lollipop on my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V Verizon model. I can't find a way to root. Anyone have any ideas? Also, I'm running a mac so any instructions there would be great. Thanks! Also, Im ...
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How to have Android use one ext3fs partition instead of going rogue with virtual partitions for apps on the external sd card?

As this answer pointed out, moving apps to your external sd card decreases your overall system performance due to the tens or hundreds of partitions created for those apps. Now I wonder, is there any ...
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Google Settings “Unfortunately, Google Play services has stopped.” on Chinese Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Recently I got an Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from China. Sadly it doesn't have any Google services, even Google Play store on it. I tried almost every tutorial I can find, but it still doesn't work ...
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The easiest way to root a Moto G (XT1032) Android v. 5.0.2

I have just rooted a samsung Lite 3 tablet...and it was simple. Really simple. Used Odin to install CWM, then installed a superuser app from a zip file. Really straightforward. So I decided to look ...
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Need to reinstall Android on phone

I've already tried doing a factory reset, it didn't solve problem. I had some issues with my phone, Blu Life Pure, and tried doing a factory reset last night. It wiped everything and restored apps to ...
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Problems with “gapps” stoped, factory reset doesn't work

Huawei Ascend G300 - Android 4.0.3: The phone has a problem with the "gapps" says the applications all the time that the Google play, Whatsapp, twitter, facebook stops working stop. try to make a ...
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Is Rooting possible for Xperia t3?

Please help me in rooting my phone xperia t3. The ram is very less and there are so many unwanted apps. How to remove them?
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How to root Oneplus One?

I want to root my shiny OnePlus One device aka flagship killer. There is no dearth of guides available on Internet and accessible easily via Google, but I'm not sure which one to follow as I don't ...
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How to root “Infocus M2” (smartphone on sale at snapdeal from March 2015 in India) so that pre-installed apps can be removed?

Infocus M2 is on sale at snapdealdotcom. Its specifications are as below: 4.2-inch (1280 × 768 pixels) 355PPI LTPS display Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor ...
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How do I root Motorola Moto G (XT1045, Cricket)?

My phone is great. I love my phone and my carrier. I recently switched from AT&T because my rates were too high. So I got this model, go home, check for root... no known methods are available. ...
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How to root my Oppo N1 (with Custom Recovery)?

I just bought a Oppo N1, so how to root it? ColorOS V1.0.0 CyanogenMod CM10.2
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how to root “ HTC Sensation Z710e”

I'm using a HTC Sensation Z710e and I've been trying to root it without a computer several times but I can't get it to work. I have used many types of application like, kingroot but, it doesnt work. ...
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Remove Super SU and also increase internal storage in my Sony Xperia C

I'm having a major problem with Supersu. In order to remove it, I did a hard reset on my Sony Xperia C. But it still doesn't remove. Whenever I open it, it shows Supersu binary needs to be ...
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Get into fastboot mode without root or hardware buttons

I own a relatively unknown Chinaphone, the CUBOT GT72+ (MTK6572 SoC) - on which I was attempting to gain root access. No known exploit-based root methods exist for this device (which runs on Android ...
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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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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 micromax A116(canvas hd)

Is there any way available to root this phone, stuck with this problem for so long.
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Root “Nexus 5” Android 4.4 kitkat to install custom rom? [duplicate]

What is the best guide to root the "Nexus 5" 4.4 Kitkat version? There seem to be so many guides and I'm not sure which one is the easiest and quickest to follow. Also when rooted, where can I get ...
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Issues with cyanogenmod 11 on galaxy y

I tried to root my Galaxy Y. I installed cyanogenmod 11 on it. But the version of cyanogenmod I got had many bugs. Even the phone call is not working. How could I fix this situation. Please help
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How can I root my android without PC?

I have a android jelly bean phone and I want to root it, but I do not have any PC. so how can I root it easily without PC?
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rooting android phone file change

does rooting the phone change file permissions on sms or chats database, is there anything being deleted from the phone? or the root just changes attributes to folders that have no permission without ...
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Restoring personal data after bootloader unlock [duplicate]

I plan to unlock the bootloader on my OnePlus One device but from what I've seen in forums, personal data (media, app data etc) are lost in essentially what is a factory reset of sorts. Is there any ...
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Xperia Z3 Rooting

Two days ago I upgraded my Xperia Z3 to Lollipop. Needless to say I'm not impressed (mainly due to no longer having great battery life), and plan on going back to 4.4 soon. For some time I've been ...
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“This app won't run without Google Play Services which are missing from your phone” on Samsung Galaxy S2

I recently rooted my Galaxy S2 GT I9100 phone. I search some of the video on YouTube about how to upgrade OS from Jelly Bean 4.1 to Lollipop 5.02. I did the same and succeed in it. The problem I'm ...
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Samsung GT-9305 : ROOTING & Problems with camera “Unknown Error by ErrorCallBack”

I have a Samsung S3 4G (GT-i9305), running on Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P.I9305XXUFNL1), Kernel Version (3.0.31-3447006 (I9305XXUFNL1)), which have a problem with the usb connector (i'm able to charge but ...
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If your phone is rooted, can it still do normal factory reset?

Like you wouldn't notice if it's rooted or not?
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How to know if your phone has been rooted? [duplicate]

Rooting is like jailbraking for iPhones, right... Does factory-resetting let the user know if it was/is ever rooted by someone?
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How to fix failed CM install on Moto G?

I have tried to root my Moto G, which had the bootloader unlocked, and was on 5.1 GPE to install CM 11. I have had a lot of issues... First I successfully installed the CWM recovery, when I went ...
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Virgin Mobile HTC desire 510 root?

Has anyone found a solid way to root the VM HTC desire 510? I have search long and hard but haven't found anything substantial. I know the 510 is rootable, and I have found a few tutorials, but they ...
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Rooting with Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 [duplicate]

Please Help Me.I really don't know how to root this device. I have tried difrrent apps to root, but it seem not to be working...
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Why doesnt my google accounts sync to google play?

Recently my google play has stopped working and when I go to my google accounts it says sync error for google play music and tv ( i only use google play) how can i fix this... By the way I have rooted ...
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HTC One M7-rooting problem

I have been rooting HTC M7 as with provided info on this forum, and have stuck in the step not entering recovery mode. Did unlocked the phone, downloaded CWM latest version via ADB & fastboot. ...
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Rooting problem Samsung Galaxy Core

I am using Samsung Galaxy Core GT I8262, I had a problem rooting my device. I rooted my android device before but now there is a problem when rooting my device with kingo android root and with any ...
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How can I root my LG Volt?

Is there a way to root the LG Volt? Are there any step-by-step instructions available?
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if I know nothing about Android, is it crazy to have a rooted phone? [closed]

I bought my first Android phone off ebay, a Samsung Galaxy S4 after always using Windows phones. It was supposed to be unlocked and a "store demo", but when I started playing with it, I was getting ...
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Motochopper root failure message

I want to use Motochopper to root my Samsung Galaxy Fame, but I found this failure message at the end. Does anyone know how to fix this? [*] [*] Motochopper: Android root exploit (Linux/OS X version) ...
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How to root Micromax Canvas HD A116 device running Android 4.2.1?

I have never rooted a phone before & did some primary search on xda forums for Micromax Canvas HD A116. I found a link to root the phone but the steps listed on it are a little incomprehensible ...
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How to install OxygenOS on OnePlus One phone?

I have OnePlus One (not rooted) and I'm interested in trying OxygenOS. I tried to follow the instructions in OnePlus forum, but since I didn't have "fastboot and ADB" (& I didn't know what it is), ...
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Are flash counters a part of Android?

I have heard that many Samsung devices have a flash counter so that the company can know if the device had been rooted, even if the device was unrooted later. Are such flash counters or any similar ...
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Moto G does not turn on after updating to KitKat 4.4.4

I have rooted and unlocked the bootloader on my Moto G. After that, I updated it to KitKat 4.4.4, but it does not power on. Fast boot mode cannot turn on too, I haven't tried anything yet. How to fix ...
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When exactly does the Android ID change?

Depending on the source, I read difference answers to this question so it would be good to know all options. As far as I know: By a tool when the device is rooted Factory reset Other situations? ...
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Best custom rom for i9100? [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my s2 to lollipop but before that I want to backup my stock rom so that if in future I can reinstall it. Even tell me about best method of rooting I9100 and from where I can download ...
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Remove SU after unroot

I lost root access after an update (I'm totally android illiterate). I tried to re-root but Stump Root thinks that I'm already rooted because "/system/xbin/su" exists. How can I remove ...
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Please any ideas for installing settings.apk to system without root on 4.4.3?

I will answer any questions you have for me....but I am just in need of an answer to the question as posted I cannot access the settings on my device, as the settings app is not showing on the ...