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Can I root my Nexus 5 without a custom image?

Is it possible ? So far I've found 2 images that would allow me to get root, either cloudfire or team win recovery project (twrp). I'm a little uneasy loading an unknown bootloader to my device. Or ...
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Access the real /sdcard

I flash my HTC One with a custom rom, then I access my sd card in my computer all of the files are gone. But when go to clockworkmod recovery and select install zip on /sdcard I can see all my files ...
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Prs t2 not recognized in pc

I tried to root my Sony PRS-T2 using this guide (which is in Spanish). I tried installing rupor-enable-asec, and the command prompt said it was successful. I restarted as I was asked to do – but then ...
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How to recover “data/data” folder from HTC Desire before rooting

I've got an old HTC Desire with a bitcoin stuck on it. Trying to access "/data/data/de.schildbach.wallet/files" through ADB shell predictably gives me permission denied. I tried using unrevoked but ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 with build XXUBMH1?

The latest build for Samsung Galaxy S4 in South Africa is XXUBMH1. I followed this guide to rooting S4s but it doesn't work on this build. How can I root this phone, preferably without having to ...
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Recommended resource for rooting not available. Where to download the rooting application from SAFELY?

The answer for this question recommends that I download SuperOneClick from shortfuse.org. However, shortfuse.org is down - the link is dead. I found SuperOneClick at a Cnet download page. However, my ...
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Nexus 7 doesn't show up in My Computer when connected as a Media Device

I recently rooted my nexus 7 (Jelly Bean 4.3) by following guidelines described in this article. http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobile-phones/how-to-root-your-google-nexus-7-50008972/ Everything went ...
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Connect to Ad-hoc - Android 4.1.2(Jelly Bean)

I have been trying to connect to an Ad-hoc network with my Samsung Galaxy S2 running Android 4.1.2(Jelly Bean). I have tried a few things but every time i ended up with my wifi not working. I rooted ...
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Rooting not working on Galaxy note 3

I tried to root my device, following these instructions, http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-root-galaxy-note-3-on-android-4.3-tutorial/ Unfortunately I got an error message. How can I restart my ...
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Can i root without computer on bootloader-unlocked Nexus 7

I want to root my bootloader-unlocked Nexus 7 (Grouper) on Android 4.3 without using a computer or install twrp, so it can root it for me. Is that somehow possible – and if so, how?
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Must the Nexus 4 be rooted in order to install custom ROMs?

Do I need to root my nexus 4 in order to install custom roms such as cyanogenmod etc or just unlocking bootloader is enough as i have flashed my nexus with ubuntu 13.10 by just unlocking bootloader?
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Rooting HP Slate 21 all in one with built in Android Jelly bean 4.2.2

Any ideas on how to root a HP Slate 21 all in one with Android Jelly bean 4.2.2? I am going crazy trying to find a solution for this.
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How to root without a computer

I have a Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G and I was wondering about rooting my phone without using a computer. I just want to use my phone to root it. And z4root doesn't work.
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How do I root a Samsung Galaxy Star Duos S5282?

How do I root my Samsung Galaxy Star Duos S5282? How do I put it in recovery mode?
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Can't root Galaxy 5830i

A year ago I bought a Galaxy ACE GT-5830i which came with Gingerbread 2.3.6, recently I wanted to root it, I tried following the instructions in Root,Unroot,CWM,and how to Flash Galaxy Ace S5830i, ...
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What is the FastBoot? and what is the difference to obtain the root on Nexus devices?

I have some doubts about fastboot and some other stuff. I am an owner of an old HTC Desire on which, a long time ago, I installed Cyanogen Mod Android distribution. Although I installed the Cyanogen ...
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What's the best way to switch from Stock Android OS to Cyanogenmod on Galaxy S3?

I would like to switch my Stock Android OS to Cyanogenmod with the least trouble possible on my Samsung Galaxy S3. So basically I would like to keep: My data (files, contacts, sms) My apps My apps ...
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How to reset settings on Lava E-Tab Z7C

I rooted my Lava E-Tab Connect Z7C a few weeks ago. Then I tried some commands in a terminal emulator and ran some scripts in smanager to install a custom recovery. But it didn't work. Instead, ...
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Is it possible to kill your phone sofwarematicly? [duplicate]

I asked a question yesterday about my Sony Xperia Z1. It look likes it is completely empty and I don't have the ability to flash anything on it. But my question is: Can you break your motherboard by ...
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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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Sony Xperia Z1 won't start up again!

As you may know, you have to backup the TA-partition before you put a custom ROM on the Sony Xperia Z1. I've backupped the partition with this .bat file: ...
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Is there any application that roots all android devices??

i have a requirement that needs a device to be rooted , but i have 4-5 different branded devices and i would definitely want them to be rooted by the same application for simplicity purpose.Please ...
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Setting appropriate permissions on SU binary

I recently found a way to maintain root access on my android device using a dropbear SSH server that I modified to run at boot as root using init.d, a lil scripting magic & some config scripts I ...
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I tried every method and failed to root my Asus MeMo Pad Me172v. Anyone know some other methods?

I have already tried SuperOneClick and Bin4ry tools to root my Asus MeMo Pad Me172v having 4.1.1 stock version, but failed to successfully root my device. When I run SuperOneClick, it successfully ...
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How do you root safely?

I am thinking of rooting my android. In general, it seems that one downloads the "unlocked" firmware from a website (not the manufacturer's) and then runs it on the phone. How do I know if that ...
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My GS4 won't boot to CWM?

So, I've tried flashing CMW a few times with different files, etc. ODIN says that the flashing was a success, and according to ROM Manager, it's installed. However, when I hold volume up and power and ...
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how to solve Network not found problem in Samsung Galaxy s2?

I have UK based Samsung Galaxy s2 gt-i9100 and i was using since last 2 years without any problem in india but suddenly i found it says network problem so how to solve this ? model number - Gt-I9100 ...
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downgrade HBOOT to 1.01.0001 for Wildfire

I need to root my Wildfire 2.2 phone, but firstly need to downgrade HBOOT from 1.01.0002 to HBOOT to 1.01.0001, I follow this link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1145035 but the ...
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Permission denied on /system/xbin/su when trying to unroot Sony Xperia L

I'm trying to root my Sony XPeria L reading this tutorial The firmaware is 15.0.А.2.17, model C2105, and my Android version est 4.1.2 Everything was good until step 9, where I get the following error ...
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How to upgrade or remove and install a new Android OS in Ubislate 7C+ Tablet

I want to install a new Android version in my Ubislate 7C+ EDGE Tablet. It has wi-fi, 3G Network support, 10 point touch screen, inbuilt SIM card slot, 4Gb internal memory and 512Mb of RAM, and a 7in ...
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rooting xperia tipo dual st21i2x [duplicate]

I want to root my xperia tipo dual(st21i2). I am using a ubuntu PC. I have installed flashtool for linux but it supporting only tipo and not supporitng tipo dual. Can someone please help me.
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Rooting Android Galaxy S2 - Connection Error

I am trying to root my Galaxy S2. So I followed instructions online, I booted in debug mode, connected the USB cable then pressed the up powerbutton to start the mode, I then opened up Odin v3 3.04 ...
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SuperSU vs Root

I have seen two methods, which claim that they root an Android device, that I don't know the difference of. Method 1 is as easy as installing the SuperSU from Google Play. Method 2 is going ...
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Root and/or flash ROM on Haier Haipad 8.0 (PAD821)

I'm trying to root my haipad but none of the methods I found over the internet works. Here the PAD821 features: Basic parameters Time to market: February 2013 Product positioning: Entertainment ...
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Root Galaxy S2 with Android 2.3.XX? [duplicate]

I need to Root Samsung Galaxy S 2, GT-I9100, with XXKI4 I need to Root it with Room Android 2.3.5 or any version within 2.3.X while searching I just found Android versions above this version all with ...
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How to root my huawei mediapad s7-301u

I need to root my huawei mediapad s7-301u android tablet. Currently it is running android 4.0.3. My development PC is on 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I tried so many sites about rooting this tablet but ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195)

How do I root a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195)?
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Rooting - how to, and what are the consequences\risks [duplicate]

I am kinda new to android, although I have my phone since 4 months ago, I never really considered rooting my phone. can you tell me what can go wrong, why should I and why shouldn't I, how-to, ETC? ...
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Was it my rooting that caused my Android to malfunction? Or what was it really?

I finally rooted my phone around a week ago, amidst all those battling feelings, and I used it for around 4 days. While the phone was charging through the USB port of my computer, I remember like ...
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Move BusyBox from xbin to bin

Device: Q88B-5S tablet How can I move the BusyBox from xbin to bin? I used Root Explorer and Terminal, but it didn't work. My tablet is going nuts. (factory reset, 0bytes) My tablet is rooted using ...
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Pulling boot.img [duplicate]

I want to pull boot.img from my phone for rooting. I am using Ubuntu 13.04 PC with android SDK and adb drivers installed. I tried to root my phone in many ways. But there are not much tools available ...
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How do you re-root Samsung Galaxy S4?

I was looking though the supersu app on my Sprint GS4, and I accidentally pressed the unroot button. Now, I can't figure out how to re-root the phone. I used Odin3 v1.85. I tried to do the same ...
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Is it possible to root my phone without installing a custom ROM?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Stellar on Verizon. Whenever I hear anything about rooting a phone, people always say that you have to install a custom ROM. How do I just use my current stock ROM and root my ...
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How CF-Autoroot works?

How CF-autoroot Theoretically is able to root android devices ? I'm wondering on what technics it use to run su ? Do it use a custom/patched Linux kernel ? or it is based on local root exploit ? I ...
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adb can find device but fastboot cannot

Context I can run adb commands on my Nexus 4 and they work fine but when my device is in the bootloader and I try to list the device with, fastboot devices my device is not listed. I was having ...
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I cant find my kernel number anywhere

First off I'm not very experienced with phones, but while trying to root my phone I need the kernel number. I've looked where the instructions told me to look, in my about phone section. Under the ...
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Specific about installing Cyanogenmod using Mac OS X

I've begun researching how to root my Galaxy S4 and installing Cyanogenmod. I'm using this guide but I've already run into an issue that requires some clarification. On step 1, downloading the ...
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rooting gt19100

Hi I am trying to root my s2 and have tried one click which does not support the s2, so I have tried using c.net instructions and I am struggling to find an insecure kernel version to match mine I ...
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Nexus 4 rooting troubles

Installed superSu via Clockword Mod from here. /system/xbin/su exists SuperSu Error / Output of Root Checker: Screenshots (click images for larger variants) What next steps would you guys ...
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What is rooting? How to root an android phone? [closed]

Explain what is rooting? How to do it? Does rooting affect the phone's performance? Can samsung galaxy fit be updated to present android version? can anyone refer sites that explains the inside of ...