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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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Root Samsung Epic Galaxy 4G (SPH-D700) on FC09 Gingerbread?

I have been searching for a while and am trying to figure out if I can root the SPH-D700 on the FC09 update. I just cant find any information regarding that. Id like to Root the phone, either if I ...
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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 ...
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How to restore cherry mobile quartz messing up the build prop

I just bought my Cherry Mobile Quartz last week, and it is rooted. I edited the build prop name and changed it to Cherry Mobile Flare. After that, I rebooted my phone, and now it's stuck on the ...
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Rooting or downgrading ? which is first?

I just bought a Samsung A3 SM-A300FU (The 2015 version) running on Android 5.0.2 To be able to run SnoopSnitch, I'm supposed to Downgrade to Android 4.4.4 Root the phone. My question is : Which I'...
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I've installed a custom recovery image, but not yet rooted my phone. How can I install SuperSU and subscribe to automatic updates?

I own a Samsung smartphone. I'm running Android 4.1.2 "Jelly Bean". I've also installed ClockworkMod Recovery 6.0.4.5. Each time I exit ClockworkMod Recovery, it offers to root my phone. I haven't ...
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Install all of google servies alcatel one touch fierce xl

I rooted my phone but after a while I realized google play store wasnt there. So I deleted the root app and did a factory reset but it didnt come back. So then I tried getting apks but when ever I ...
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How to flash Stock Recovery without PC

I'm trying to get back to stock recovery. Currently I don't have access to a PC. A few days ago, when I tried flashing the recovery.tar file via Odin, it failed. How can I get back to stock recovery? ...
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HTC Desire 500 - how to root

I am completely new to this. But I need to root my HTC Desire 500 to get rid of some virus that my phone caught unfortunately. I have been googling etc. but I am not sure whether the information and ...
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Android stuck in recovery mode. (NEED TO KEEP FILES)

Can anyone help me with what was explained in this post? How to backup data on a non-booting, unrooted phone? It sounds like it will work but I have no clue even after hours of research what to do. I ...
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Root Lenovo vibe p1ma40 with Lollipop 5.1

I'm trying to root Lenovo vibe p1ma40 with Lollipop 5.1 this particular device since last couple of day, without any success. So I need your help to do this, or not this particular device but it would ...
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What are the current rooting options for Galaxy S6?

I've sort of been following the development scene for the A6, enough to know that there are multiple rooting options, each with their own pros and cons. What are the current ways people are rooting ...
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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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How to install Nexus 6 / 5X / 6P Drivers in Windows 7 properly where fastboot can see it?

I have the Nexus 5X drivers installed properly on Win7 64bit and it shows up in my device manager as Nexus 5x. I can verify that it gets detected as I see it in chrome inspect page. But when i try to ...
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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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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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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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Difference between installing SuperSU using Play Store versus a custom recovery that installs it from a file?

I see that some rooting guides say that rooting involves: Download a SuperSU as a zip file that would be accessible to the phone (e.g. the sdcard). Unlock the phone's bootloader. Booting into a "...
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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 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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How can I root my 4.4.2 razr maxx hd verizon

I've tried everthing that I can think of to try and root my razr droid maxx hd verizon phone. Towel root, sunshine, and can't even remember all of the othes to try a root it. Nothing works ! It's ...
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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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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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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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Gain (remote) control of Samsung Galaxy S3 with broken display

I have physically broken my SGS3's (i9300) display, and thought the phone was now just trash. But as I came home with it in my pocket, to my surprise, it connected to my Wifi, synced my files with my ...
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SuperSU binaries won't install to my HTC One M8

I am following this guide to root my HTC One M8. I just need root, I don't need a custom ROM. I have gotten to step 7 (weaksauce). I can install weaksauce fine and it roots my device (at least, it ...
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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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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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Rooting and Installing Android OS on BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.1.0.1917 [duplicate]

How do I root and install Android apps on a Blackberry Playbook OS 2.1.0.1917?
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What is shutdown monitor on my lg3

My wife has an lg3. When I search our history on google search it say stuff like com.lge.shutdownmonitor what is she doing and what does this mean.
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How to root ZTE Optik (ZTE V55)?

I have a ZTE Optik (also known as ZTE V55). I've rooted a ZTE Force from FreedomPop using only towelroot, and it has it's own problems but that's a different story. I've tried a number of one-touch ...
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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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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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How to root Lenovo a660

I've tried rooting my phone by using SuperOneClick and RootWithRestore. And did not have much success either. So my question is how to do this? (I checked that in /system/bin that I do not have the ...
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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. &...