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What are the advantages of enabling or disabling Samsung KNOX

I've rooted my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo Android device by following this XDA Developers link. I would like to know what Samsung KNOX is, and what the advantages of enabling it / disabling it are (as ...
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Is rooting the Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V impossible?

I've been trying to root my Verizon S5 (SM G900V) for a while now, but to no avail. It has Android 5.0 lollipop on it right now. I was able to easily root my S4, but nothing seems to work for the S5. ...
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Steps to update rooted Galaxy S6

I have a rooted Galaxy S6 on 5.1.1, the first and only version I rooted my device on. I want to update to Marshmallow and still have a rooted phone. What are the steps I need to do to make this happen?...
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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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Rooting an ASUS K012

I have an ASUS tablet filled with bloatware which I would like to remove very much. I've read about having to root the device, which I am willing, since I think I left some corrupted files when I was ...
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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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Pros and cons of rooting using apps (“Soft Root”) compared to other methods (“Hard Root”)

There are quite a few app based rooting methods. A recent review 9 free software apps to root Android devices, points to some of them and there may be more apps, paid or otherwise. From what I ...
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Nextbook NXA8QC116B rooting possible?

I have a Nextbook NXA8QC116B, and was wondering if anyone has rooted one of these with kingroot or a similar software? I'm new to this and need some(or alot)of guidance. Thanks in advance!
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HTC One M8 rebooting

Recently I rooted my HTC One M8 (the process went well, no issues found) but now the phone randomly reboots. Things I've thought about would be the applications I've installed, but I'm not too sure. ...
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How can I root LG G3

What do I have to do to root my LG G3? There are multiple variants of this device: D855 : International Version D850 : AT&T D851 : T-Mobile VS985 : Verizon LS990 : Sprint / US Cellular To add ...
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I need unbrick my samsung galaxy tab 10.1

I tied to root my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 wifi + IR PT-5133 I used this method https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-gOZh7OxWM After I completed the root prosses, my device was in a boot loop! I tried ...
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Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos: Odin flashed the custom Recovery but device boots into stock Recovery

I am new to rooting Android. I tried using Odin 3.10 to root my Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos. I successfully flashed CWM (Odin displayed pass message). However when I restart phone in Recovery mode, it ...
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Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) unknown baseband

Background Story : The S5 belongs to my friend. One day, he was no longer able to make or receive calls and he came to me for help. As you can see above, the baseband version of the phone is "...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Ace II X

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace II X smartphone, and for various reasons, would like to root it. It is running android version 4.0.4. How exactly do I root it? Should I download the necessary files, or ...
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PurpleDrake crashing at step 3

I'm trying to root my LG V410 using PurpleDrake, but it keeps crashing at the third step. I thought that it might be the Verify Apps setting that was causing the crash, but that turned out not to be ...
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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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Why the battery need to be loaded before to root?

I read in some tutoriel that for the root to be working, battery needed to be loaded around 70 at at least. Why is it so? Does it endanger the phone, or it just prevent the root to be working for ...
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How to root ZTE Zinger (Z667T) running Android 4.4.2?

I've tried looking around, but I can't figure out how to root my ZTE Zinger (Z667T) running Android 4.4.2.
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What do the terms root, bootloader unlock, custom recovery and ROM installation mean? [duplicate]

I'm trying to root my Galaxy Note 4 and I see the above terms being used everywhere. What do each of them mean? I have a vague idea about each of them, but I'm still confused about some of them. A ...
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How can I un-brick my OnePlus One?

While installing a custom ROM on my OnePlus One, I accidentally wiped the INTERNAL STORAGE of my phone, thus wiping the zip files of the ROM and Gapps. So I'm stuck with only the recovery, but no OS. ...
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Please help, soft bricked my [US] [Sprint] Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920P

After around 5-6 hours this morning/afternoon, I've officially given up on fixing this on my own, and I've all but accepted my device to be an expensive paperweight. I decided to make one last ...
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2013 nexus 7 usb help

My Nexus 7 all of a sudden stopped sending data through usb OTG and i tried to erase cache through TRWP but ended up deleting the OS. Now I am stuck with a device with no OS. I cannot mount the USB ...
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Parsing problem

I have been trying to root my Le Pan II android tablet with Kingo root app, and when I try to install I keep get error parsing problem. What would be the easiest way to root my tablet?
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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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S6 edge not updating to marshmallow?

I rooted my phone ages ago but then unrooted it and installed stock firmware. My mum has the same phone as me and she got the marshmallow update around 2 weeks ago. I still haven't received any ...
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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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my device shows briefly under adb devices then disappears

I got a (rooted) nexus 5 (with twrp custom recovery), and I develop on it using android studio 2.0. Recently when I type in adb devices, it shows my device for a couple of seconds then it vanishes! ie ...
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How to root htc desire 626s metro pcs

How can i root HTC desire 626s metro PC phone? Tried many ways. Cannot seem to find a way to turn s-off and edit code.
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.zip folder not showing up on TWRP

I have a boot animation .zip file under \system\media on my phone, but the media folder isn't showing up under system when in TWRP. Why can't I see the .zip file in TWRP when it's visible in Root ...
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Samsung NOTE4 N910C and stock 6.0.1 Android

Does anybody know, how can I root the newest 6.0.1 ver of stock firmware on Samsung N910C (Exynos proc). I can not find the way, but it was possible in ver 5.1.1. Ver 6.0.1 for N910C is available on ...
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How to root LG Optimus L7 II - P713

I've just bought an LG Optimus L7 II - P713 in Vietnam. It runs Android 4.1.2 and now I would like to root it. I just searched Google but still didn't find out how to root it. Can I root this phone? ...
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How to root Acer Iconia A100?

I am having trouble trying to root my Acer Iconia A100 with Android 4.0.3. I have tried several rooting methods and they always fail. I have the USB debugging enabled, and all the adblock or ...
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Can't install apps!! OUT OF SPACE error!! HTC DESIRE 626

I'm using HTC Desire 626. I have more than 2 GB space left on Phone Storage. But I can't install any more apps or games. It's saying that my phone is out of space. I've tried cleaning up all kind ...
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Can't reroot my K3 Note

I installed a rooted Android 6 ROM on my Lenovo K3 Note. Then I unrooted the phone. Now I want to reroot it, however it doesn't work. I have tried flashing all sorts of version of SuperSU in TWRP and ...
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Why root makes phone fast

I have heard many sites saying that rooting makes phone faster but in technical detail it just increase process and more process = slow phone so why people say it Example : we have phone A and ...
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Are there any Google devices that support capabilities in their default kernel?

If I systemless root (no modification done to /system partition) a nexus device, would I be able to able to set capabilites on executables without changing the original kernel binary ? I often want ...
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How to root my Karbonn A51+ Mobile?

My phone is not rooted. I'm using a Karbonn A51+ Mobile. It's running the Stock ROM: Android 4.4.2 "KitKat". I have tried some apps to make it rooted like Kingo, Iroot, Framaroot and a tool like ...
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How to safely root Samsung Galaxy Core Prime?

In a nut shell I would like to safely root my Samsung Galaxy Core Prime or install another capable custom OS, because I really am unimpressed to the point I may return to T-mobile for the $30 LG Leon. ...
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Nexus 5 stuck at Google screen after failed(?) rooting

Our How to root Nexus 5 question has no answer, so I followed the most OK-looking Nexus 5 rooting tutorial on the rest of the web, all went well until the step that says: After booting into ...
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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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What does exactly “Re-root System (SuperSU)” do to your phone in Philz Touch Recovery?

I tried to manually root my phone via pushing a proper su binary to /system/bin and /system/xbin. I was able to push them via adb in recovery, which is a root one (idk why). Once inside my phone, I ...
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Root lost After Reboot

I tried to root my phone and it worked only with Kingo Root and after I reboot my phone, I do not have root-access. I have tried several times, please answer me. I really need to root my phone. It's ...
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How to root Nexus 5

How to root the Nexus 5? What precautions to take? I have never tried it before. Also suggest me what type of back up I should perform before rooting.
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How to root Huawei mate 8

I just bought a Huawei Mate 8 two weeks ago and now I need to root it – as some of apps require root access or I can't use the app. I have tried towelroot and iroot, both didn't work. please help.
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1.5 GB in space used for system without installing any apps after using super su-me

Hello everyone I used to have kingroot installed on my device and for some reason I thought it will be better to have super su so I downloaded super su-me and as promised it did remove king root and ...
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I broke my mobile, help me

I rooted my android KitKat recently and most of bloatware permanently. Today my phone was causing some problems. It showed Service exchange error, play store won't open, accounts won't sync, since i ...
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Enabling root access for an app (TeamViewer) on Android Marshmallow 6[Moto G]

I am attempting to use Teamviewer(control my Android phone from a Windows PC) Using the host Teamviewer App I can currently see the screen but not control it, some of the reviews say it requires root ...
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Rooting my phone

I have a HTC one e8 dual SIM,nearly 2 year old.as the warranty is finished and the phone has became old I wanted to root my device(in real I want to get marshmallow rom for my device,it is available ...