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Nexus 10 won't boot after attempted unlock/root

I have a brand new Nexus 10 which is supposed to be a present for my partner for tomorrow. I wanted to have it rooted and set up for her before I gave it to her, so I installed WugFresh NRT on my ...
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Rooting Micromax A87 to make it faster

What is the best way to root my Micromax A87? My phone RAM shows only 160MB, but I only access about 120MB. I want my phone to run faster. Or is there any common method for rooting my phone. ...
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Comprehensive list of Android apps that detect and don't work with rooted phones

I've been trying to determine if there is a comprehensive list of Android apps that have root detection built in and do not run if root is detected. Examples would be Good for Enterprise, Fox Digital ...
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rooting galaxy s4 GT-I9505 with android 4.4.2 kitkat

I tried to root phone according to instruction. And it was ok. It seemed that my phone successfully rooted. But when I run root checker it showed that I don't have root access.
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How to fix a black screen (bricked) after rooting an encrypted device

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) Per work policy to add an exchange account I had to encrypt my phone. After doing so, I needed to root it to create a swap partition as it was constantly running ...
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pkg: /data/local/tmp/Superuser.apk Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS]

Cannot root samsung galaxy s4 GT-I9505. [*] Device found. [*] Pushing exploit... 6970 KB/s (1283460 bytes in 0.179s) [*] Pushing root tools... 7523 KB/s (366952 bytes in 0.047s) 7510 KB/s (1867568 ...
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How to upgrade to 4.4 from 4.3 (Samsung Galaxy S4, already rooted)

So for a while I've been getting the update message, and not bothered and now it's getting annoying. It is rooted to 4.3 currently, but when I click install it just takes me to TWRP (I think that's ...
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broken screen and touch, how to control?

my acer s500 has a broken screen and the touch dont work anymore, after that happend I connect it to my computer with USB and happily USB debugging was turned on so I could get al my stuff from my ...
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What am I left with after rooting?

I have a stock Nexus 5 and I want to root the device so I can tether it with a laptop. I see instructions on doing this, and it all looks plenty easy, I am just concerned with what's going on and the ...
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Permission denied when trying to mount USB storage

I'm trying to mount USB storage using the "Terminal Emulator" app with the following commands: mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/block/sd* /storage/usb1 or su mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/block/sd* ...
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Why do I get Permission denied error while trying to root Android Lucid 4G version 4.0.4 device?

I am trying to root an Android Lucid 4G version 4.0.4 device. But it gives the following error: [*] Device found. rm failed for /data/bootlogo/bootlogopid, No such file or directory link failed No ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

I'm continuing my quest on turning an Android device into a WiFi sniffer (see Nexus 7: Can I set its WiFi to monitor/promiscous mode? If so, how? ) I found an unused Galaxy Tab 3 (model SM-T210R) so ...
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Galaxy tab 2 (gsm) P3100 stuck on start screen after installing clockwork mod recovery. Need help immediately!

I was following this tutorial form wiki.cyanogenmod.org and it went fine till step 12 #11. Unplug the USB cable from your device You can now manually reboot the phone into ClockworkMod Recovery ...
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Installing ROM over another custom ROM

Am using Samsung Galaxy Y model phone. I rooted my mobile and installed Jelly Blast v3 ROM in my phone. Now how to install a different custom ROM over this ? or if i install a new ROM in my mobile ...
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Does rooting void s4 warranty if the thing that is wrong is not the fault of rooting?

I have a galaxy s4 from AT&T with knox on it. And I just want to root (no custom roms) but if my phone breaks or something I don't want to void my warranty because it's rooted. So is my warranty ...
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Way to root s4 without triggering knox

I've heard about root De la vega but it seems too complicated for me and I just have a feeling I'm going to brick my phone with that. Are there any other (less complicated) ways to root s4 without ...
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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?
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How to root a HTC Desire running official Android 2.3?

I have an HTC Desire (Bravo, A8181, GSM) sold in Sweden. I updated it to Android 2.3 using the official release, which is as of 2011-12-29 available at HTCdev with instructions from here. Now I want ...
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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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Tethering with locked boot loader

A recent OTA update to KitKat removed the ability to tether my phone. I feel very frustrated by this bait and switch since I bought the phone for its ability to tether. The workaround is apparently to ...
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Options darked in JOdin3 Casual

I am trying to root my phone using JOdin3(as Odin does not work on Linux). But some options are darked out as shown in the image below. I need to select Auto reboot and F reset time for ...
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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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GPS stopped working after root

After rooting my Sony Xperia P, the GPS stopped working. Even Google Maps can't find my current location now. I found this problem when started working on Location API. Is it a common issue and is ...
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Rooting Samsung Note N7000 Android 4.1.2 ( SHV-E160L)

I like to root Samsung N7000 Note running on Android 4.1.2. The ROM is a Korean version SHV-E160L ). This ROM seems to be very unique and has a few unwanted features. Is there any safe rooting ...
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How to root the Xperia Mini ST15i

I searched it a while and found some articles regarding Xperia Mini X10 also on XDA but I couldn't understand them easily. So I want help from you geeks who can give me the lighted way with simple ...
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LG G2 rooting error

I'm rooting LG G2 (for Verizon) following this instruction. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2448887 While I'm running root.bat, it seems to freeze showing that 'Looking for device'. ...
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Root for Hisense Sero 7 lite

I need to root my device. Here is my device info: Build version:jelly bean 4.1.1. Build name, device, and model: E270BSA. Build Board: rk30sdk. Manufacturer: Hisense Also I believe there is a ...
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Problematic rooting of Samsung Galaxy s7562 (duos) under linux

I am trying to root my Galaxy s7562 (duos) on my linux machine. However, when I execute the psneuter script, I get the following error: Failed to set prot mask (Inappropriate ioctl for device). What ...
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Rooting the Nexus 7 2nd gen 2013

How do I Root my Nexus 7 tablet.It's not straight out of the box I have quite a few app installed... Can I keep the apps and data already on the device ?
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THE resource for rooting your phone? [duplicate]

For my 3 different Android phones I have been unable to find a single common resource on how to root your phone. On the contrary I have found load of tools from more or less suspect websites that ...
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get back root with custom rom

Not long ago I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy 3 (GT-i5800) with Kyrillos' rom v10.6 It appears to use CyanogenMod 7.3.0-RC3 Android 2.3.7 Some apps I often need to use, like SSHDroid, Terminal and ...
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My HTC Wildfire Does not Show at Bootloader is Locked or Unlocked

My HTC Wildfire Does not Show at Bootloader is Locked or Unlocked. It just shows: BUZZ PVT SHIP S-ON HBOOT-1.01.0002 MICROP-0622 TOUCH PANEL-ATMELC03_16ac RADIO-3.36.20.10 Dec 27 2010.17:49:10 ...
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Micromax A26 USB Debugging mode Not working

I am having a Micromax A26. I have enabled the debugging mode of my phone and when trying to root it doesn't show up. One of my friends is a android developer he tried to use my phone for development ...
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Root my android tablet

I have a 3Q lc1016c tablet, and i would like to root it, i have been trying to install the su through the update.zip but the installation aborted. There is an official release to update the ROM ...
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S3 4.3 shv-e210sksugna2 rooting?

I heard that 4.3 is causing a lot of problems for rooting. So far I haven't been able to find a way to root this version of S3. Can anyone point me to a good website?
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Will rooting my phone improve its battery life?

I've had an HTC Desire HD with HTC Sense for about a year and I'm quite happy, except for the battery life. After upgrading to the latest version, it lasts about 24 hours with moderate/low usage. I ...
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Changing the network mode on Huawei Y300

If I root my phone will I be able to access network files to change the network mode on Huawei Y300? I want to select network mode GSM/WCDMA.
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My nexus 5 keeps popping up with “Hello What can I help you with” full screen

I'm on a Rooted Nexus 5 with 4.4 KitKat Anyone know what could be causing this? I disabled Google Now as well as Voice Activation
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I rooted my phone. Now apps cannot connect to the internet but browsers work fine

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and rooted it a few days ago. After that I set up a few apps and granted them access to root permissions (via the Superuser app). I allowed root to all apps that requested ...
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How Can I Root My GS4 Without Bricking It Again

So... I've rooted all of my devices in the past: tablets and phones and 2 months ago I tried rooting my Galaxy S4 and bricked it, even though I followed an XDA video on how to root. I followed all ...
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Root Nexus One without wiping?

I have a Nexus One running Gingerbread (2.3.6), completely stock and unrooted. I would like to root my phone, and try installing ROMs like Cyanogen. However, as far as I know, the official way to do ...
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Will Asurion charge me for my replacement phone if I've rooted it

I have an android phone with Sprint which I dropped and cracked the screen. I have insurance, and they've already sent me a new phone. However, my old phone is rooted and has CyanogenMod on it. Will ...
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What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.?

What is the difference between: Unlocking the bootloader (prerequisite for doing many, though not all, other things below) Rooting Jailbreaking ROM NAND and Nandroid Operating System Mod (e.g. ...
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How do I root Xperia ZQ_6025?

How do I root this phone and any risk of losing Ltd for my region?
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Nexus 5 rooting

Please explain how to root nexus 5. What precautions to take. I have never tried it before. Also suggest me what type of back up should I use before rooting.
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Root for HTC desire U dual sim not found

I bought a new HTC Desire U dual SIM phone but did not find even a single rooting method. How do I root this phone?
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How to root samsung Galaxy Note 2014 edition?

I searched the forum but there was no entry for my specific device. I have an unlocked Galaxy note 10.1, 2014 LTE edition which I'd like to root. Motivations include ability to install a Linux ...
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How to execute a file via adb command line?

I am trying to root my Motorola Xoom. Root checker pro currently tells me that "Executing this file can grant root access!" So I want to try that. the file is located in system/bin and is called su. ...
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Do we have to pay to install custom rom?

So I want to root my Android and I was wondering: Do we have to pay for installing a custom rom or is it free?
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Are there any Android devices that cannot be rooted?

I bought a new Galaxy Mega and it seems nobody has figured out a root method for it yet. Are there devices that have been on the market for more than a few months that are not rootable?