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What is the Despair kernal for Nexus 5 and 6?

I'm rooting my nexus 5 with android m and it asks me to install Despair Kernel. I can't find any info on what does the despair kernel actually do. Is it safe? What improvements does it have vs stock ...
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What is happening exactly after executing ADB REMOUNT

I have a rooted device, with a production release, so the su binary exist. i modified "default.prop" in boot.img before upgrading the firmware to: ro.secure=0 ro.allow.mock.location=0 ro.debuggable=1 ...
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internal storage problem with android 4.4.2

I have a karbon s1 plus smartphone in my phone I can't access my internal storage .... When I open the gallery when external SD is not available it shows image and video available in u disk mode In ...
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Rooting the Micromax Canvas Spark

How can I root a Micromax Canvas Spark? I have found many procedures on the Internet, but I am not sure whether they will work or not.
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How can I update su binary on Motorola MotoE without a PC?

I am trying to root phone went through all the steps when I got to connectbot this is when I was prompted to enter su binary there was a site I used called omestoproot. its an app how can I root ...
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Can I still use HTC Sync (OSX) software if I root my One S?

I have run out of app space so am thinking of rooting my phone (HTC One S) to be able get rid of the many unremovable preinstalled apps that I never use. I was wondering if the HTC Sync software on ...
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I want a custom/upgrade rom for my china mobile Icubex-interpark i 900 [duplicate]

I recently bought a china mobile phone icube interpark i900 . I has 2 gb ram 1ghz quad core processor . android 4.2.2 . Mali 400 gpu . spreadtrum-sc8825 . I want a custom or uprade rom for this. the ...
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Android root HTC ONE M7 infinite boot

I have HTC ONE M7 and I tried to root it . I did everything but it seems I did something wrong. It stuck at the recovery thing when I reboot it again and again it opens the recovery page. what should ...
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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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Space Issue on data directory Android using Galaxy Note

I am using Galaxy Note 1 and have 2GB of data directory in which i install and use thirdparty apps. But the data directory was almost always full, so I rooted my device to find out what was taking the ...
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How to root Moto E

I have a Moto E and I want to root it so I can have more access. I can't link my SD card to my apps or connect SD or hotspot because it says I don't have root permission.
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Finding correct su binaries for Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670

I recently updated my Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 from Android Froyo 2.2.3 to Gingerbread 2.3.6 (DXKT7 Build). Now, I am trying to root my device again but I cannot find the correct su binaries. I tried ...
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If a device is already running cyanogenmod os, is rooting still required?

The phone Micromax Yu Yuphoria already comes with Cyanogen Mod OS v12. Does this mean I can uninstall unwanted pre-installed apps or do I have to root the device?
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Nexus 9 stuck in endless reboot loop after trying to root it

I have tried to root my Nexus 9 using this guide: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-root-google-nexus-9-unlock-bootloader-1473817, but now I'm stuck in an endless reboot loop. I got to the very end, ...
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How do i root my samsung galaxy s duos GT-S7562?

Can anyone help me on this? I want to use ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) application to expand my RAM by using SD Card in my samsung galaxy s duos GT-S7562. Before using this application i need to be ...
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How to break Android OS security and root a phone, manually?

Not only that one click applications don't work on my phone, I want to DIY root my phone. Upon googling for quite some time, I couldn't find any updated guide. I am willing to write one myself, but ...
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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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No “flash zip from SD card” option on ClockworkMod Recovery

I am trying to follow the steps outlined in the following article in order to root my Nexus 4 running Android 5.1: ...
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Rooting samsung galaxy s duos3

How to root a Samsung Galaxy S Duos3 SM-G313HU. I have tried more features but failed. Please give me completely step by step guide. Thanks in advance.
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Softbricked phone

Alright, so I used this tutorial and after step 3 no my phone only boots up and says "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again" So I tried installing ...
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Can a looped Android be rooted?

I deleted a system file from my Android (com.android.providers.settings.apk) and now my Android is in a loop. It is a KitKat tablet and I am able to use adb sideload. Is there a way to root the tablet ...
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rooting xolo q1010i [duplicate]

I have xolo q 1010i android version 4.4.2 and kernel version 3.4.67. I want to just root the phone without flashing any other rom. The two answers given earlier do not solve the problem because: 1) I ...
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How to flash Stock Recovery without PC

So I'm trying to get back to stock recovery. Currently I don't have a PC. Few days ago when I tried flashing the recovery.tar file via Odin it failed. Anyone knows how can I get back to stock ...
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my MIcro Max A120 KitKat 4.4.2 only show android logo with loading sign and blinking

I root my mocromax a120 KitKat 4.4.2 by king root. It was root successfully without any error. After sometime I do hard reset.(I made a mistake) Then restart automatically but it shows only android ...
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Rooted phone, deleted Google apps, what upgrade options do I have?

Just wanted to know what options I have for updating/upgrading my Android OS, now that I have rooted it and deleted all the Google apps from the device? It's about time it had an upgrade, but now ...
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Rooting lemon aspire a1

How to root lemon aspire a1? I don't found any tutorials in web? Can any one help. Suggest some tutorials or post it here.
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Where can I get Google Apps (gapps) for Xperia Mini STi15 (“smultron”)?

I am want gapps for cyanogenmod9 goo.im is no longer accessible and everyone seem to still share the same link. Please share the updated link to me. Just so you know when I say not "accessible" what ...
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How do i root my HTC One S (no computer access)

Hello I have a question I hope you have a answer to. I have a HTC One S and I would love to root it although I have no computer access. Is there any way I can root my device?
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Unable to install Custom Recovery

I am unable to install custom recovery on my phone. I am following these instructions : http://www.informationlord.com/root-micromax-canvas-a1/. Every time I try to do it i get the following error: ...
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re-install google play in ASUS ZENFONE 5 (ROOTED)

First: My ASUS ZENFONE5 is rooted. And i have uninstalled the APP and unfortunately deleted from recycle bin also. Now I want to reinstall the APP. Please help me. regards!!!
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root ubislate 7CI with android 4.1.1

I have one table UBISLATE 7CI (DATAWIND IC: 12016A-7CI) and I need a step by step method or program to root the device. I was trying with some suggestion but I can't find a right method. Anybody know ...
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How to root YU Yureka?

How to root Micromax Yu yureka running CM12? I tried the solution given at forums.yuplaygod.com but I am asking question here for two reasons. The procedure there does not work some times, as it ...
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Directly storing apps in SD Card

So I bought an 'Swees' Android phone recently, with ~150mb Internal storage + 4gb External SD Card. I downloaded Android SDK manager on my mac, installed necessary packages and ran the 'adb' file in ...
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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