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Resizing /System Partition on Galaxy S2

I am trying to resize my /system partition on my Galaxy S2 and as soon as I partition /system using various sizes I lose all of the mobile data connectivity & IEMI number is invalid (missing) ...
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How to root Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900V running 5.0 Lollipop [duplicate]

I have recently bought an supposed N9005 Galaxy Note 3 on ebay, it turning out to be SM-N900V. So, now I'm stuck with super locked down phone. I have tried many methods(towel root, king root, one ...
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How to prevent app install in android [duplicate]

I want to prevent other person install app in to the phone before install any app must ask for pin code something like that.
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Rooting A Moto G2

I am thinking about rooting my Moto G2 and wondering what side effects can I expect? Especially: Is it possible for rooting to make my device run slower? What are the pros/cons of rooting via an app ...
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Enable usb debugging form PC [duplicate]

I'm trying to root my phone and control it via my computer. The issue is the LCD and touch screen are broken. Any suggestions, it doesn't even have to include enabling USB Debugging. As long as I can ...
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How can I root my Moto G2?

I want to root my Moto G2 (running Marshmallow). I've never tried this before, so please tell me exactly step by step.
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Upgrading A Verizon Galaxy Note 2 to Marshmallow [duplicate]

I'd like to upgrade my old Verizon branded Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (SCH-I605) running 4.4.2 to Android Marshmallow to get the latest updates (specifically the security updates for StageFright), but thus ...
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Rooting Huawei ascend G6-10 devices problem

I tried to root my Huawei H6 with "RootGenius_en_2.2.6.exe" in windows machine because of storage problems. But this operation interrupted in 75% and This error appeared: Your phone is so solid to ...
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How does cf-autoroot works on Samsung devices?

I'm exploring CF-Autoroot Odin package for Samsung device. It contains two files: cache.img and recovery.img. cache.img contains the following files: cfar-cleanup.sh — script that removes root-...
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Make android phone as USB Webcam

I have an Android tablet based on Android Lollipop (5.1.1) and I want to use this device as a webcam via USB. I know some apps could work (e.g. DroidCam or WO WebCam) but they require extra clients ...
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Rooting Sony M4: fastboot flash recovery fails

I used flashtools to unlock my bootloader and all seemed to go well. However when I try and do fastboot flash recovery recovery.img (from the dir that contains "recovery.img" on my laptop) I get ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy XCover 3

how to root Samsung Galaxy XCover 3? I tried one-click-root-apps as KingoRoot and OneClickRoot but it does not work for me. I have Android 5.1.1 installed and I can connect to phone from Windows 7 ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+?

I've Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928i). I need to utilize Tor properly. I need root access. I do not have access to any sort of other computer. How can I root this device without a PC?
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Phone not booting after rooting attempt

I tried to root my phone Samsung Galaxy J1 (SM-J100H) with Odin3 software following some steps, but after that now it's not working, I turned on the phone and it vibrates one time and I see only the ...
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Can someone help me finish rooting LG Leon/Risio 5.1.1

I have H343 LG Risio/Leon that I was manually rooting with PC but I get stuck in CMD at UNLK : after typing code:Push_file.exe\.\COM3 busybox tmp/busybox and hitting enter. At which point I get this ...
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How do i root Android x86_64?

I installed android x86_64 and now I want to root it but all the root scripts are for 32-bit versions of Android. I am using console os lollipop that is not rooted. What are my options? Thanks
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Old android phone - new Android version? [duplicate]

My mommy owned an adroid HTC phone in 2010 and no longer uses it. I decided to get myself with familiar with android and use it - for web browser, clash of clans, etc. I found one problem: ITS ...
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Odin fails when trying to apply firmware

I'm trying to apply the correct firmware for my region UK and carrier which is EE but i can't seem to do this since it keeps failing on me when i start the process. This is the output from the logs. &...
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Disabling Samsung Applications without root permissions?

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy Note II (GT-N7105) which is not rooted and is running 4.4.2 Kitkat, while it still works pretty fast, sometimes if just freezes with all the processes. I have though ...
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Nexus 5x ota with rooting

the question is pretty much in the title. I have followed the rooting method described here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-5x/general/guides-how-to-guides-beginners-t3206930 and from then, I ...
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How to Root a Droid RAZR HD running Android 4.4.2?

I'm trying to root my Motorola Droid RAZR HD running Android 4.4.2, and I can't find any working instructions anywhere for how to root it. I've looked over the XDA Developer forums, but many results ...
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Determine if device is (already) rooted? [duplicate]

I have looked on the tagwiki http://android.stackexchange.com/tags/rooting/info and while I could find many ways for "how to root" my question is rather. How do I tell if I succeed? My confusion is ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S3 [duplicate]

Is there any particular danger (apart from bricking) that may stop you from rooting Samsung Galaxy S3? Anybody has a good tutorial? And if something goes wrong what to do?
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Can't install TWRP on Note 4

I'm trying to install TWRP ("openrecovery-twrp-2.8.1.1-trltetmo.img.tar") on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F with Android 5.1.1 . I tried to do it with Odin versions v3.09 and v3.10.7 using different ...
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Can't restore stock rom, and no ROOT access in Cyanogenmod 10 with the GT-S5830

So, I got this phone to update Android with Cyanogenmod. And I flashed this (CM 10.1) version of Cyanogenmod with 4.2.2. The problem I ran into is that this version takes a lot of space on the small ...
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Fastboot is not providing a token when trying to unlock HTC One M9

I am trying to unlock my HTC One M9 following the instructions on the HTCdev website. When I get to the part where you're supposed to obtain the identifier token, it doesn't give me any errors, but it ...
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How to Backup and Restore Android OS without Rooting [duplicate]

I want to find a way to restore my phone in case the process of rooting my phone or dual booting a custom rom breaks it. However, most of the ones I've looked at require the phone to be rooted before ...
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All Purpose Root Equipment [duplicate]

So I bought a Samsung s5 on a Groupon deal a while back, and my Girlfriend owns a Bush Tablet. We are looking to get them rooted. The problem is, my phone originates from somewhere in Eastern Europe, ...
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What can be accessed if phone is lost?

If a phone has not had its bootloader unlocked, has not been rooted, has a finger print lock as well as a pin lock if the fingerprint lock doesn't work. How much can a thief access on the phone? Will ...
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SuperSu update binary error

I have a lg optimus g pro f240 running on android os version 4.4.2. I recently rooted the phone using the software in This thread I have installed SuperSu though each time I try and open it, it tells ...
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How to enable USB debugging on a soft-bricked Huawei phone?

Yesterday, i rooted my phone with KingRoot and downloaded a SoftKey Enabler because i wanted to play Uplink on my Huawei Y560 (a.k.a. Y5). The SoftKey Enabler edited the build.prop file. It restarted ...
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How to ZTE Zinger Z667T?

I have a ZTE Zinger (Z667T) T-Mobil variant phone. I've tried several apps and rooting exploits but I haven't been able to successfully root my phone. I would like to know if there is a way I can ...
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How to root HTC Desire 816 running Android 5.0.2

I have a htc 816 desire running android 5.0.2 and i have tried many a times to root my device but it always fails. I've unlocked the bootloader and tried kingoroot and towelroot all modes i.e., zip, ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850A?

Seems I have searched vastly across the internet to no avail. So far, I've tried using a CF-auto-root file with Odin 3, and vroot, neither of which worked. The only helpful thread I've found was an ...
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Recover Photos from user partition - unrooted HTC M8 MM 6

All photos have been deleted from my Wife's un-rooted HTC M8 running MM. How can I recover the photos? Ok some background: HTC One M8 running Marshmallow stock received via OTA update Photos deleted ...
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If you root your phone should you do OTA update?

I am rooting my xiaomi phone. I am using instruction here http://en.miui.com/thread-190889-1-1.html The truth is I actually prefer to wait till I have an update. Device enscryption for xiaomi doesn'...
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HTC Desire 310 boot loop after root

I just rooted my htc desire 310, out of curiousity. Then I rebooted, and found the phone stuck in a boot loop. I followed this guide. How to recover ?
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SM-G530H logs into recovery mode after I restart it and when I connect charger to it when it is off

I have Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H version 4.4.4. I flashed it with a russian ROM version 5.0.2... Everything is ok until now. After that I installed TWERP Revovery then I rooted it. ...
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SU binary installed, it runs from ADB, but SuperSU wont accept it

I installed SuperSU on my dev phone (ro.debugable=1). I have the proper su binary (PIE OK) installed in BOTH /system/xbin and /system/bin. The SuperSU APK is installed in /system/priv-app. The APK is ...
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How to recover the files in KNOX mode after I have rooted the device ?

Samung S4, Android 4.4.4 I rooted my device, and now can't access the files in KNOX mode. Should i unroot it or what ?
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SuperUser Installation -> PIE executables only

I have a phone in development mode (not just the tap 5 times thing, I have the ro.debuggable=1 etc.), and I need to install a SuperUser. I have Android 5.1 (Stagefright update). I have access to /...
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Rooting catch 22

I have a Nexus 5 phone purchased from Google, running Marshmallow (MMB29S). Recently it started misbehaving. When I try to open the "Data Usage" settings, they hang. So I asked on some forums and ...
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Unable to flash TWRP on a LG G4 (LG H815)

I own an international LG G4 LG H815 and running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. For the whole day I am unable to flash TWRP on the phone. First I unlocked the bootloader with succes. Now I am trying to flash TWRP ...
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How to resolve boot loop problem on android PumpKinx 10.1" tablet

I've android PumpKinx 10.1 tablet with 5.1 Lollipop android os. I did take backup of its stock recovery image. Since there is no custom recovery image for this device I tried to flash it with twrp ...
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How to root Bluetimes 3584F Android TV box?

I need to move the apps to SD card because the internal memory is almost full, but I can do that only if it is rooted. So, I need to root my Android TV Box, Bluetimes 3584F. This is the firmware link ...
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Easiest way to switch to a userdebug build on Nexus 6P?

I just got an Nexus 6P, and unlike with my previous phone, I would prefer to keep the firmware as stock as possible this time while still enabling debugging/root access. (for app development) On my ...
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SuperSU app gives “No SU binary installed” error

I have a (partially) rooted Samsung Note 2. I can't access the SuperSU app. Whenever I try to open it, I get the error No Su binary installed and it doesn't install it. I used Root Checker App too and ...
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Windows claims that my device has malfunctioned?

The issue (summarized) My phone will not be recognized by ANY computer, regardless of OS, with or without drivers. Kies is not installed, nor Android Transfer (in the case of my iMac), and I am at my ...
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Access media files on NTFS formatted USB OTG drive (preferably without rooting)

I have a physically small but digitally large (128GB) USB key on my keychain. Unfortunately since I intend to use it for Easy2Boot and to support large video files, it must not be FAT32. I know that ...
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sony z3 root problem

I'm trying to root my Sony Z3. I have the file both zipped and unzipped on my phone. I tried to go into > "install from device/memory sd card" but everything there is grayed out and I'm not able to ...