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boot animation loop on nexus 4

I realise this is a common problem and have read many solutions, but many seem to not work in my case. I got into this situation after flashing cwm (in order to later root the device). I can get into ...
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I've lost SuperSu

I have a rooted nexus-5 but the only problem is I don't have the SuperSu application on my device. I have tried to re-flash the zip but that doesn't do anything. Its in my application list in the ...
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Wh don't I get Unlock BOOTLOADER window while rooting my HTC One v

I have been trying to root my HTC One V. I did the following: fastboot oem get_identifier_token Copied the identifier token, and pasted it on My Device Identifier Token on HTCDev.com. I downloaded ...
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Rooting Nexus 7 - SuperSU Binary Update Installation Failed

Can someone please help me find the correct SU binary for this device? I am trying to install the SU binary for SuperSU, and I get an installation failed every time. I have been looking for ...
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How to root a S4 google play edition on mac?

I have been cracking my head open trying to find a good guide to root my Google Play Edition Samsung. I have sought out YouTube videos that utilize motochopper and terminal and while I manage to get ...
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Unlocked bootloader but cant root. (Mac)

A few months ago I rooted my android phone which went all fine. I then accidently uninstalled my operating system. Finally I managed to flash omniROM on my device which was as good as it got for me. ...
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How can I update my rooted Moto G to 4.4.2

Every time I try the OTA download it gives me an error while installing, which I presume is because I've rooted the phone. It's a European model if it matters.
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Why does rooting the LG Optimus 2X device fail due to connection unstability?

I have an LG Optimus 2X running Android 2.3. I am trying to root the device but I'm unable to do so because the phone restarts every time during the rooting process. After failure it shows that: ...
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How to root a Xperia SP (C530x)?

Simply, how to root a Sony Xperia SP device?
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Rooting android via virtual windows 8 on ubuntu 12.04

I want to root my sony xperia p android 4.1.2. I'm using ubuntu 12.04LTS and it seems uncomfortable to root my xperia via ubuntu. So i've installed windows 8 (32 bit) on virtual box. Is it will be ...
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IMEI null and Service mode blank

I just got a Samsung Galaxy Active SGH-I537. Trying to unlock it, I messed up the IMEI and am now getting the IMEI Null error message. I cannot get to the Service Mode, because it is blank. Is there a ...
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How to get full root on a Samsung S-3

I have a Samsung S-3 which was updated OTA to Android 4.3. Trying to get root, I downloaded saferoot (source) from xda. The exploit works, the process gets root permissions (remounting partitions, ...
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Can one “saferoot” 4.4.2?

I know that a Samsung 4.3 can be rooted using a method called saferoot. What it does is find a security hole in the OS and performs a "privilege escalation" on the process. The advantage of this is ...
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Rooting and run adbd service automatically

I try to use create root package that run adbd service automatically,so: I download root package for gti9300 from autoroot.chainfire.eu I extract package multiple times to get recovery.img and ...
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Rooting Samsung Note N7000 Android 4.1.2 ( SHV-E160L)

I like to root Samsung N7000 Note running on Android 4.1.2. The ROM is a Korean version SHV-E160L ). This ROM seems to be very unique and has a few unwanted features. Is there any safe rooting ...
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Rooting Asus memo pad HD 7

Can any one show me a tutorial that how can I root my Asus memo pad hd7 ? Thanks in advance !
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Can I safely use root for I9500, if I have a GT-I9506?

Can I safely use root for I9500, if I have a I9506? Or will it cause any problems? If not, what root can I use? I can't seem to find the I9506 anywhere on the internet. Is it a new edition or is it ...
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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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Micromax A26 USB Debugging mode Not working

I am having a Micromax A26. I have enabled the debugging mode of my phone and when trying to root it doesn't show up. One of my friends is a android developer he tried to use my phone for development ...
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Sony Xperia Tablet Z Root Stuck at 'waiting for device'

I am trying to root my Sony Xperia Tablet Z with this guide,http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2333566 however, when I hit enter it just says 'waiting for device' and doesn't change. I ...
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How to recover data from LGE Nexus 4 running on Android Version 4.4.2?

I am using LGE Nexus 4 which is running on Android Version 4.4.2. Somehow accidently i do a factory reset on my phone and in return i lost all my emails, messages, pictures i.e, almost everything. Now ...
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On device root for Pantech Crossover P8000

I want to be able to root my device, so I tried Gingerbreak. No success. Because my phone is, um, older, I want to root it to bring it a little more to life. Any ideas?
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How to check if a phone can be rooted? Can the Fujitsu Arrows 201F be rooted?

I want to have a phone that I can root. Today, I'm trying to purchase one. I want to know if my phone can be rooted in advance. The selections of phones from my provider, Softbank, is limited and ...
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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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rooting device stops usb-host-mode working

After I rooted a Nexus 10, the USB Host mode is no longer available. I have checked the original unrooted device with Chainfire's 'USB Host Diagnostics' tool and it recognises a plugged in Arduino ...
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SuperSU rooting issues

I just rooted my phone and after rooting there was a ap called superSU that came with the root, and I guessed this app allowed me to give other apps the root access, but everytime I try to open the ap ...
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Rooting Xperia Ray (ST18i) with 4.1.B.0587 build

I've been trying to root my xperia ray device by following the instruction given in this post. It doesn't seem to work properly for me. Whenever I try to flash with 4.1.A.0.562 kernel it says that my ...
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Installing Play Store for SM-N9006

I have a chinese Note 3. It doesn't have play store which defeats everything that made samsung dominate the smartphone space. I can't download GMail; I am stuck with a browser that uses baidu for ...
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Trying to root Galaxy SIII Mini (Canadian) SM-G730W8 for additional language support

I bought an S3 Mini in Canada, but have noticed that I do not have a language option for Portuguese. I have done some research, and found that it is likely that the Portuguese language is included on ...
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How can I root my HTC One for T-Mobile using ADB?

I want to use ADB. FastBoot isn't working on my OS X machine. ./fastboot devices lists nothing. ./adb devices shows my device I downloaded SuperSu from the Google Play store but it says it I ...
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How to root my next book premium 8 tablet

How do I root my nextbook premium 8 tablet
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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 Xperia Tipo Dual without a PC?

I need to root my Xperia Tipo Dual, but I can't connect the phone to a PC, Is it possible to get root without connecting it to a computer?
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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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Is it possible to return back to jelly bean OS after upgraded to cyanogenmod?

I am using samsung galaxy Star Pro 7260 (rooted). I would like to install cyanogenmod on my phone. But, I want to know is it possible to return back to jelly bean OS after upgraded to cyanogenmod ? If ...
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Comprehensive list of Android apps that detect and don't work with rooted phones

I've been trying to determine if there is a comprehensive list of Android apps that have root detection built in and do not run if root is detected. Examples would be Good for Enterprise, Fox Digital ...
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Can I 'trick' my device into thinking it's unrooted?

I rooted my Nexus 4 in order to install a custom ROM, which I'm quite happy with. However, there are a couple of apps that I want to use but refuse to work because the device is rooted. Is there a ...
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nexus s in bootloader mode does not appear in lsusb

I have a Nexus S, and I'm trying to root it. The bootloader is already unlocked. (I got it from a friend, he unlocked it so I don't know any details on how that was done.) When I start it and plug it ...
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Xperia sola rooting help

Can I root my Xperia Sola (MT27i) on Android 4.04 without flashing it's stock rom? If yes: how to do that? My bootloader is unlocked. How to do CWM recovery: must it be done after or before rooting?
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Root Galaxy Star Pro

Is there any tutorial for rooting Galaxy Star Pro (S7260). With rooting package ? I bought this phone recently and I could't find a tutorial for rooting this phone by googleing.
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Running a program as root on Android

I have followed the guide at XDA Developers for a Samsung Galaxy Note II, and used "option 2" and flashed the firmware using heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img --CACHE cache.img in Linux. This ...
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How to root LG Optimus P500

I have no experience and I would like to root my LG Optimus One (P500). I have checked some guides online but got more confused. Is there an easy way to do it? I want to install Cyanogenmod.
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Rooting A Nexus 5 and Concerns Regarding Over The Air Updates?

I am planning on buying a Nexus 5 for Christmas, to which I intend to Root it, so that I can use Rooted Apps eg Titanium Backup which would otherwise be unavailable to me. If I root the device, but ...
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How to gain Root access on Sony Xperia Ray? [duplicate]

I recently rooted my phone. It did not give any root access. So i used root checker to check the root status. It said "your device is not properly rooted" what does this mean?. I am using xperia ...
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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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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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Stuck on downloading boot.img when trying to flash

With the Acer Smart Display DA220HQL, I found a few threads mentioning that it can (and has been successfully) rooted. For example: ...
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Does the phone have to be rooted to develop mobile apps? [closed]

Hi I am going through a phase of recovering data. I want to know if it's a must to root the phone if one wants to develop mobile apps using the the phone? I read that rooted phones are prone to ...
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Tethering with locked boot loader

A recent OTA update to KitKat removed the ability to tether my phone. I feel very frustrated by this bait and switch since I bought the phone for its ability to tether. The workaround is apparently to ...
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Can a screen-locked Android phone be rooted?

By locked I mean a phone that has been locked with a standard PIN code, password or pattern. I'm not meaning to break into somebody's phone, merely wondering to what extent applying any of the ...