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Rooting Samsung Grand Duos without Windows

I need to root my Samsung GT-I9082 (also known as Grand Duos) with Android 4.2.2 but I have no Windows computer (I have a Linux one). Which are the preferred methods? It seems z4root does nothing ...
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Acer Iconia Tab A500 - Rooting & Honeycomb 3.2

I just bought a brand new Iconia Tab A500. I just unboxed it and it shall be charging for the next 14 hours :) While I wait for first booting it, I have a question on rooting with 3.2. The tablet ...
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How to unbrick a Moto G? [closed]

I was recently unlocked the boot loader of my moto g (original) and rooted it. After that I tried to install CM 11 and my phone rebooted 5 times in a row and then just switched of and did not switch ...
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HTC Sensation fastboot unknown device

i want to apologize because i think you get this question a lot, but i experience problems trying to root my HTC Sensation. I turned USB Debugging ON, checked that Fast boot is turned ON in Settings ...
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Rooting An HTC Droid DNA Phone on Verizon Network

I have a Droid DNA, running on the Verizon network. I would like to root this phone so I can use some of the more advanced features of Tasker; however, I am very fearful of "bricking" my phone. I see ...
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How can I root my Samsung Dart (SGH-T499)?

I've seen several sites using SuperOneClick, but can't seem to find a legitimate download link to it. (The original site, shortfuse.org was down). I then saw TowelRoot, but it tripped Norton, saying ...
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How to root Xperia P device

How do I get root access for my Xperia P device runing Jelly Bean(4.1)? Is it required to unlock bootloader before trying to root the phone?
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What are the risks of rooting a phone [duplicate]

Like the title suggests what are the common problem in rooting a phone? i am planning to root my phone because of the internal and external sd card app moving problem because the apps the others ...
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(SP Flash Tool) Recovery.img file too large and causes region overlap message. Safe to Proceed?

I am trying to root my Micromax Canvas Colors 2 A120 running KitKat 4.4.2 using the SP Flash Tools. During the flashing of a recovery after selecting the Scatter File for my device (I created the ...
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Can I play high end games on my rooted low end phone

I own a spice phone which have low internal memory and ram but it is rooted. My question is that is it possible to play high end games like GTA vice city or nfs on that phone. I had Googled about it ...
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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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Galaxy S3 , Supersu reports no SU binary installed

The Problem: I've attempted rooting my Galaxy S3 (unlocked, I9300, recently upgraded to Android 4.3 , and 3.0.31 kernel) through heimdal on Ubuntu Linux by following this guide ( as well as following ...
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update failure galaxy core 2

well first of all, my phone is rooted. the phone notified me about an update I accidentally pressed update and now its in an endless loop where it will update then fail and update again. please help, ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy sDuos s7562

I followed the steps mentioned in the link below: http://www.androidrootguide.com/2014/01/root-samsung-galaxy-s-duos-s7562.html#comment-45216 I got an error on step 13, where we need to install ...
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How do I root the Android emulator?

How do I root the Android emulator? I need root to install an .apk file on the emulator.
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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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Rooting an unbranded tablet

I bought one of these simple cheap Chinese no-name tablets: HDMI, Bluetooth, HD display, dual-core CPU. Unfortunately, it came without official Google apps such as Market and Gmail. I tried different ...
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My new phone came with super user but I didn't root it

I've just got a new Samsung Galaxy Y from Unique Mobiles (http://www.uniquemobiles.com.au). The package was still intact when I picked it up and the "don't accept this if this sticker is broken" ...
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How do I root a Zte Director..can't seem to find much info on how?

I have found numerous posts on other Zte phones, but only a few (dead ends) on the Zte Director(n850l). From my research, it seems to be (somewhat) comparable to the Fury, but again, I'm not sure... I ...
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How to root Huawei Ascend Y550?

I've been trying to root my Huawei Ascend Y550 but I had no luck since many of the rooting programs say "Rooting failed". Is there a way to root this phone? It is running Android 4.4.4 and the ...
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How do I root my Huawei S7-961wd aka PLDT Telpad QS?

I couldn't find any one-click (no PC needed) rooting solution for my PLDT Telpad QS.
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MAC OSX Heimdall Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!

I am getting the error: Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!” when using Heimdall on Mac OSx. The error in terminal: Kathryns-MacBook-Pro:~ david$ sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY ...
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Can anyone please help me root my9 zte quartz?

I cannot find a clockwork mod recovery for zte quartz model z797c would love to root can anyone help?
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How do I root my Vodafone Smart 4 Power?

I want to install some software like Cheat Engine on my Vodafone 985N (specifications are here) and they require rooting my phone.I heard that is very dangerous and I can brick my phone if I make a ...
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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 Ericsson Xperia Arc S?

I tried using Flash Software, but it doesn't work for me. I may have used the wrong version or my process is wrong. Can anyone tell me the correct process? Android Version : 2.3.4 Model Number : ...
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Can i upgrade my firmware with another phone model's official rom (using odin)?

Is it possible to upgrade my phone's firmware using another phone model's official rom using odin ?
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How to root a Samsung Note 3 Neo bought in China?

I bought a brand new Samsung Note 3 Neo here in China, just to find out that all the major google apps are obviously not working. Could have thought of it before! I found some comments in this forum ...
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Transform Amazon Fire TV into Nintendo Gaming Console

I'm wondering if I could install N64 and Gamecube Emulators on an Amazon Fire TV. Will I have to root the device? Is it possible without? Will PS3 Controllers work wireless and is there something I ...
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Rooting trouble - Using Odin3 but unable to flash device

Rooting Method: mrRobinson Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII Model number: SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 Android version: 4.1.1 Carrier: ATT Downloaded: Odin307 and root66_ATT_I747UCDLK3.tar.md5 Sumsung Driver: ...
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Prestigio Multipad 8.0 HD Tablet Stuck On Installing Update

I have been attempting to fix this tablet for like 3 hours. I have managed to get into recovery after 1 hour. The volume buttons were messed up. Now I am flashing the official firmware from the SD ...
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Does rooting a phone expose the phone to security risks? [duplicate]

I have a very simple question. If I root my phone, will it be easier for malware to run on my device and cause more damage (due to the nature of the extended set of operations that applications with ...
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Previously Rooted Nexus 5 is not recognized via USB after stock 5.0 OTA update

I have a previously rooted Nexus 5 on 4.4 and updated it recently with the Lollipop OTA. I am trying to re-root it again but it is not recognized using my Windows 7, Windows 8 or Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Flashing Cyanogenmod hltevzw to Note 3

I'm a bit confused with Cyanogenmod's announcement stating that they are breaking up the Note 3 builds into their own version. Source Is the hltevzw a build specifically for the Note 3 or all Verizon ...
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How to format TEAC TC-7120 Tablet

I have - TEAC TC-7120 tablet and I want to entirely format it using just with the "volume +/-" and "power" on buttons . I haven't any approach to its OS since it locked and I don't have any idea ...
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help on rooting Note 3

I'm trying to find a way to root my phone so I can delete these factory installed apps, make my phone faster etc. Can someone tell step by step on how to achieve this? Do I need to download ...
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How to do a fresh install of Android : Nexus 5

I installed Cynogenmod 11 on my Nexus 5 through their Mac OS X app. Judging by the information that provided me, I would say it went fine. However, while my phone did the first boot, it got stuck in a ...
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Unable to Download Kindle Books/Dropbox files

I have a Samsung Note II running Android 4.4.2. I recently rooted it, and after rooting I am unable to download content for certain apps, for example Kindle books or dropbox files. Some other apps ...
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What are the security disadvantages of rooting an Android phone?

I know there was a discussion previously BUT they didn't talk about security. E.g.: if I root my phone will all my apps run with root permission? Related: Are there any risks to rooting a device?
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How to root LAVA IRIS 504q?

I am having iris 504q model.My current android version is 4.2.2,but i am unable to update it any further,can any one guide me,how to root lava iris 504 q?
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How to install plain android on Redmi 1s

I liked the plain android experience using a Nexus 5. Is it possible to port my Redmi miui os to the google version of android?
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my Sony Xperia J dosn't boot after root

I root my Sony Xperia J (android version: 4.1.2 - build number : 11.2.A.0.33) with Kingo , It was successfully , after that I installed some application like freedome, tasker,..and suddenly my ...
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Disable automatic connection to weblogin networks

As far as I know, Android never had the option to disable automatic connection to specific Wifi networks, and always, stupidly, makes Wifi higher priority than 3G. Yet this kind of feature is crucial ...
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Play store not registering my phone after root

I rooted my phone and after that for the 1st time, as i was just checking out stuff, google play recognized my device and registered it. Later i did a factory reset and now for some reason it is not ...
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How to root VSGK845 Prizma phone?

I have an Android phone. It is bought in Israel and it's model is VSGK845 Prizma. It's running on KitKat 4.4.2. How do I root it?
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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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Are there any risks to rooting a device?

I see lots of tutorials telling me how to root my phone (Motorola Droid), but none of them mention any potential "side effects." Aside from a few relatively minor issues that seem to require rooting ...
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Is there a way to find the minimum DPI my Android phone support?

I have a Xperia SP device. I have rooted it and changed DPI value from 340 to 320. Its looking good now. But can anyone tell me how can I find out what is the minimum DPI my device support?
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Can I root a proprietary Lenovo Talbet of Vodafone? [closed]

I dont remember the series but I want to root a tablet at work. I think its the A 5000 or H 5000 something like that but i cant seem to be able to find a rooting method and also if something cant be ...
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Kingo root doesnt recognize my phone when its plugged in

I'm trying to root my s4 with kingo but it doesn't recognize my phone. Why? Also sometimes it says it can't connect to the server. Finally does anyone know if kingo root triggers Knox?