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zenfone 5 1.98 ww is buggy, downgrade or upgrade?

History of me being stupid: bought the phone a few days ago, and this message started popping up all the time about the browser, and then whatsapp "...tries to read contacts". I read somewhere that ...
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How to root Kindle Fire HD 8.9"

I have purchased a Kindle Fire HD 2. Generation (2012) and wanted to root it. I followed the instructions from Rooting a new Kindle Fire HD and and other instructions found via google. When I run the ...
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Navigating rescue menu on Lenovo Caiphone S18

I've got a Lenovo Caiphone S18 (or "fake iPhone 5S"). The thing is that I've removed an APK called "Theme Manager", and now after the intro video boot I only can see a black screen. But if I touch the ...
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Nexus S won't turn on HELP!

i got issues with my Samsung Galaxy Nexus S i9023. It's new mobile. After 2 months i was msg's with my friends,then my phone just restart and its was fine for 1 min. then it turn off. And when i try ...
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can you change the system to a phone thats already been rooted

I had bought a Japanese phone that seems to be rooted but the android version of the root is very buggy so I wanted to change it to the system of the s5 I was wondering was it possible also I believe ...
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How to securely root g2 phone (AT&T LGE LG-D800)?

I've been looking to root my phone, only all methods require installing binaries from little-known (by me) sites with no Web of Trust rating. I feel hesitant to do that. Here are some rooting links ...
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Many problem on Mega 6.3 GT-i9205 after rooting

After rooting my phone, (Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 GT-I9205), I can't turn my WiFi back on but the important part of it is that my device storage is totally empty. It causes some apps/games to force ...
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how to hard reset?

I tried rooting my samsung SM-G313HZ and somehow screwed up. I did like a dozen times of Odin firmware downloads into the phone as it kept having problem. Now, i still cannot get into Recovery Mode. I ...
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my LGLS660 android will NOT recognize my sd card as separate from internal storage

Phone says i dont need to move apps becuz the internal-external storage r one in thesame. There's almost no storage formsame. There's almost no storage fore to even update an already installed app.I ...
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Xperia Z2 Won't install rom's

This is my first time posting here, but I've used this a fair amount on previous phones to get root and rom's on. I recently bought an Xperia Z2 online. I've spent the last few days trying to install ...
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How to root samsung galaxy note2 n7100? [duplicate]

I want to root my samsung galaxy note2 n7100. I saw lots of tutorials on internet. But no tutorial give me a 100% guarantee. :( can anyone help me to root my mobile?
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Rooting A Motorola Droid Razr M Phone on Verizon Network

I have a Droid Razr M, 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 ...
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My Rooted Note 4 needs a new carrier

I have a galaxy note 4 from T-Mobile the phone is rooted. Now I need to switch carriers to At&t. I have the code to unlock the phone but I need to know (if I put the new at&t Sim-card in my ...
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Android tablet stuck on screen

I am trying to get back to menu screen of my tablet , T909/s but it stuck on just one screen when i start it , I dont know what happened with it but it just stuck on one screen which i uploaded below ...
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How to manually flash your android device?

Want to update my android version myself. The phone manufacturer isn't providing any updates. Is there a way to update from Jellybean to kitkat manually? I'm using Micromax A76 Canvas Fun. Currently ...
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What functionality will I lose by installing CM on my Xperia Z3?

I am considering to replace the stock rom of my Xperia Z3 with Cyanogenmod. What are the functions that will no longer be accessible / installable after doing this switch? For example I heard that ...
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Asus memopad7 170C, unlocking bootloader fails

I'm trying too root my Asus memo pad 7 (170C), I've tried EVERY method, using KingoRoot, SuperOneClick, Frameroot, motochopper. None of them worked. So I decided to do the rooting stuff myself, first ...
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Root Access to Galaxy S5 (4.4.4)

I would just like to navigate the filesystem to see what is in /data/data of the Galaxy S5 that I own. As non-root it appears empty. Is there a problem with readonly access at least?
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How to root droid running 4.4.4 KitKat

I have a Motorola XT1080 (also known as droid maxx) from verizon, and it is running android version 4.4.4. Is it possible to root this device, and if so, how do I do this?
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Locked on stock recovery software?

Even after flashing clockworkmod, when I go into the recovery menu after booting, it just gives me the stock recovery system. Help? I've also tried with twrp, no luck.
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Recovery Mode: Backup options not showing

I want to put a custom ROM on my LG G2. I have successfully applied root permissions using IORoot v25. However I am unable to create a backup of the stock ROM. I have tried several ways using the ...
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How would I root my HTC without computer

I want to root my HTC but I'm not sure how I would do this and I have no computer access........ Please help. Tori
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Rooted phone having problems with switching on

I recently rooted my samsung galaxy s5, i did something wrong on one of custom roms, I thought I was installing the new system or something, it got me into the boot system. I choose apply (something) ...
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How to root my Philips 3900

I have this tablet with android 4.1.1 Already tried with UnloockRoot PRO but didnt work. Does anybody have an idea how to root it? The tablet comes with many pre-installed software that I want to ...
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How to root my Chinese tablet

I need a help to find root for my chinese tablet i don't know his type and i am afraid to lose it after I delete one app from it the tablet not working right all the apps not working and the download ...
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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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Recovery Menu on Fake Note3 China version

My colleague owns Faked Galaxy Note 3 from China with all the gifts - bloatware from Chinese market etc. There is no root on the phone (I tried to check it with supersu/rom manager/uninstall) and the ...
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Moto g 2nd gen, lollipop bootloader unlock issue

I have just bought Moto G 2nd generation smart phone with 16 gb internal memory. To root device, I tried to unlock bootloader. But it didn't go smooth. When I hit command fastboot oem unlock ...
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Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 root knox?

I see directions for carrier based versions of the galaxy tablet, but none seem to mention the particular one that I have(a wifi only sm-t230nu). they also mention Knox, but I cannot tell if it is ...
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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 to flash Mts Blaze 5?

I would like to flash my Android Phone because it appears to be corrupted; whenever I switch on my phone it gets stuck on the MTS logo (splash) screen. I have recently downloaded a 'flash tool,' but ...
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Error after hard reset: “Control GI Camera has stopped”

I recently did a factory reset on my Kyocera Hydro Edge (Boost Mobile) C5215 (rooted using Framaroot 1.9.3). Upon rebooting, I got the following error message: "Unfortunately, Control GI Camera has ...
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Help me identify, root, and install custom recovery my tablet

My friend gave a tablet. I want to root and tweak it so I can use it but after 6 hours of searching I gave up. How do I root this and find out what device this is? After hours of surfing I ended up ...
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How can I root my Celkon a95 pro?

When I am using SuperSU, it shows there is no su binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it: My phone specifications are mentioned here (and at GSMArena).
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How to re-flash stock android OS if I accidentally format the entire storage system using TWRP wipe

I am using the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 inch , SM-T705 model running on 4.4.2 kitkat stock android. I was trying to flash a new rom and I went and did a wipe on everything using TWRP custom recovery. ...
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Rooting Vodafone Smart 4 turbo (Cortex A53)

Using several different rooting software, may it be one click apps, or quite complicated flashing tools, it is usually quite easy to root an android device. However, I am quite unsure what occurs ...
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Unrooting moto g 2nd gen, need original firmware [duplicate]

Similar to this post: Cannot update to Lollipop on rooted Moto G 2nd Gen I rooted my moto g device a few weeks ago as i needed to access the hosts file for dev purposes. The result was, a rooted ...
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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? [closed]

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?
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Trying to root using a Mac. Galaxy Note II SCH-I605.

Right now I'm trying to use ghettoroot tool to gain root access to my phone. I'm really not sure if this will work from Mac... and I'm not sure what to do after I've gained root access. I have no ...
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I forgot the lock screen PIN on my Moto G second gen XT-1068

I forgot the PIN number of the lock screen. I'm unable to do anything to get into my device as both data connection and Wi-Fi are off and USB debugging is disabled. Is there any way to enable them? ...
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What can I do with an Nexus One with a broken LCD?

I've managed to acquire a Google Nexus One, that had an unfortunate encounter with a car door. The screen still accepts touch input, but the LCD itself is broken - no display at all. What is ...
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How can I control my Azpen Android Tablet with a broken screen without root or usb debugging?

I've had this Azpen A700 tablet for a while, but at some point it got the touchscreen broken. I can still see an image but the touchscreen is completely unresponsive. I'd like to still get some use ...
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Looking for a rom or OS to run on a Prestigio 3670B [duplicate]

I have a prestigio PMP3670B tablet and have already rooted it. From this point I am struggling to find an OS or ROM for it. Currently it is on 4.2.2 jellybean but it is ridiculously slow. If anyone ...
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I have broken screen. Can I root my phone only with downloading mode and recovering mode?

I want to recover my data from my Samsung S Duos. I have broken screen, so I can't do anything, even unlock (because I have a password to enter the phone). I tried to install CWM and connect with ADB, ...
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Rebooting when Rooting

My Acer Iconia B1-710 kept rebooting whenever I rooted my device and it is still unrooted. Is there a problem in its specifications? I used Kingroot to root my device and I checked the SuperSU ...
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How can I root the Amazon FireTV?

I would like to root my Amazon FireTV so I can sideload applications on it. Like XBMC (Kodi), Google Play, Google Play Movies. My FireTV OS version is 51.1.1.0_user_511070220. Can I root it? What are ...
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Platform-tools not showing in Mac OSX

I've downloaded the ADK, and am running the SDK Manager. I've downloaded all of the packages, including Android SDK Platform tools (v 21.1.2). However, I don't have a folder called "platform-tools" ...
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Obtaining root by modifying default.prop(ro.secure)?

To get a privileged shell you need to modify the following lines to the given values in the default.prop file ro.secure=0 ro.debuggable=1 persist.service.adb.enable=1 I have the extracted the ...