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Connect usb cable and waiting for device problem in bootloader

I wanted to unlock the bootloader for my motorola moto g 3rd gen. I get to the step where I put my phone into fastboot mode. On the bottom of my screen in fastboot mode, it says 'connect usb data ...
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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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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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How can I connect to ADB on my Galaxy S3 without connecting with USB at all? [duplicate]

So my Galaxy S3's microUSB port is broken and it won't connect to PC. It doesn't have root. I tried rooting it but none of the methods shown on the internet gave me results (I installed the newest ...
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My user data wipes after every boot!

i rooted my tablet but when i reboot my tablet all my user data deleted automatically.this happens after every boot.Can any one help me?
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How to root Lenovo A1000 Smartphone?

I tried Kingo Root and Root Genius and some other software but finally failed to root this phone. My phone is Lenovo A1000.
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How to root the Droid Maxx with 4.4.4 KitKat

Is there a way to root the Motorola Droid Maxx (Android 4.4.4 KitKat)? It doesn't even support the ESPN app as-is.
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I have a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 which I want to root?

If I root my phone will I have any carrier problems? Towelroot seems to be the right program, but is towelroot.com safe? Virustotal said Dr. Web doesn't trust it. Is towelroot the right way to do it ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge running Android 5.1.1

Is there a way to root this device? Its model name is SM-G925F. PingPong Root works only with Android 5.0.2.
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Android rooting security considerations

I know this question has been asked many times, but I didn't see a clear answer to it from security experts, or it is from several years ago and things might have changed. My question is double: ...
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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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Is it possible to have a root-running app on no-root android?

I have an app which needs su privileges, But my device should not be working on rooted. I want to know if there is any way to take the access to just one app. For instance root the device, set the ...
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Galaxy S2 stuck at boot. Please help

Yesterday I flashed CM 12.1 on my Galaxy S2 gt-i9100. I rooted the device by flashing Siyah kernel via Odin. Then using cwm based siyah recovery I did the factory reset and wipe cache & dalvik and ...
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Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 reflash?

I have a Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 I'm trying to get working. When you power it on, it stays on the lenovo bootup logo. I'm on a Mac, and I need to know how to reflash (or reinstall, or whatever the term ...
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Hide no sim icon close to battery

I have a Nexus 5 running Android 6 (xTraFactory rom, rooted phone). I would like to remove the No Sim icon close to battery. I tried before (using abd root): setprop persist.radio.noril 1 and ...
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Heimdall/JOdin: “We could not obtain the PIT file. We tried, but it didn't work.”

I'm trying to root my Samsung S6, but I don't have a Windows computer. Luckily, JOdin works on Linux too and it connects to my phone, so I am now much closer to my goal. But now I am facing a new ...
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How to root Samsung S6 using Linux?

All the guides that I can find online refer to the Windows-only "Odin" software. I also found an open-source alternative "Heimdall" but the Samsung S6 is not supported (and apparently it's not ...
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How to install cynogenmod on Moto E?

I have Moto E with android 5.1. I like install cynogenmod. What are the steps I need to follow?
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Why is it acceptable to supply devices without root capabilities? [closed]

It seems bizarre to me that Android devices that you have bought and paid for are not capable of providing a built in root session, so you can gain full control over your own device! Why is this ...
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Can a hacker simply copy shared prefs from one device to another to hijack a user session/state?

I'm an Android apps developer. I'm trying to address a security concern in one of my apps. I need to test a scenario in which someone will try to copy the shared prefs file (or files) from one ...
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TWRP and CWM unable to mount Nexus 7 filesystem

I'm trying to root an unlocked Nexus 2013 Wifi. TWRP and CWM are unable to mount /data, /cache, or /system in recovery mode. TWRP reports internal storage of 0 MB. The system boots normally outside of ...
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How does SuperSu provide root privilege?

Has a write-up ever been released on exactly how SuperSu works? After searching around for a while I found mostly guides on who to use the app, no the implementation details. I did, however, find ...
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Samsung galaxy ace s5830 in boot loop and usb download doesn't work

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace s3850 which had a problem with the wifi connection. As described on many forums the solution is to root the phone and then enter a code into the phone. It is needed to ...
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Is CyanogenMod easier to install in rooted device?

I have failed to install CyanogenMod a few times in my Samsung Galaxy 4 (GT-I9605, Android 5.0.1 lollipop) in unrooted device. I still want to get CyanogenMod in my device so I am thinking to root my ...
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Is accessing Google Play Music subscription files legal? [closed]

From Where does Google Play Music v5 store music locally? I can see that if I am rooted, I can access the .mp3 files which I have downloaded to play offline from my Google Play Music subscription and ...
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Stuck on “verification fail” while Rooting Moto G 3rd gen

I am trying to root my moto g 3rd gen. I am following this guide: http://theunlockr.com/2015/09/09/how-to-root-the-motorola-moto-g-3rd-gen/ I am completely stuck on Step 7: installing SuperSu on the ...
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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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how to check that my phone (redmi note 4g ) was rooted before or not?

I want to know that how to check it out.. I have rooted my phone 3 times and unrooted also . my phone is in warranty so I want to know it
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How can I install Cyanogenmod on an up-to-date LG G2?

I acquired an LG G2 (LG-D802T 32 GB) that is running the most recent stock firmware. I'm trying to install Cyanogenmod on it. However, I cannot root it. The most recent firmware is patched against ...
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X10 Mini Pro always boots when being charged offline

I rooted my X10 Mini Pro and installed Clockwork mode recovery. Now every time I try to charge it offline, phone boots into home (and phone works fine from there on). Is this normal? I no longer ...
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Systemless Root

Chainfire (the developer of SuperSU), has come up with a new style of rooting devices on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above. This is "systemless" root, and is all the rage right now. So, just in case ...
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Does SuperUser (from koush) work on 4.4.2?

I've installed update.zip (from download.clockworkmod.com) via the recovery, /system/xbin/su file exists: $ ls -l /system/xbin/su -rwsr-sr-x root root ...
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After Rooting my phone, I get a black screen, followed by “[app] has stopped working” for every application, any idea what could be going on?

I just rooted my Samsung Galaxy G4 I9500 today. It was working fine, I even restarted it a few times just to test everything was going nice and dandy. I also installed two apps to see if SuperUser was ...
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How to install 6.0.1OTA update on a rooted nexus 5

My Nexus 5 is rooted. I received the 6.0.1 OTA update but when I try to install the update (I just clicked install link when the update finished downloading), the device restarts and goes to the TWRP ...
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Unable to root Falcon running CM13 (6.0.1)

I have always run the nightly cyanogenmod builds as I've never found any major bugs. My device was rooted when running CM12, and since, I've received an update to CM13 through the inbuilt updater. ...
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How to Root LG L Power 22C

So after everywhere looking for this method on to saving your phone basically with a full backup type of software? Service? Maybe? No matter what I try to search up it wont just be like okay this is ...
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Rooting HTC One M8 fails using KingRoot

I am trying to Root my HTC M8. I have tried using KingRoot to get it rooted, but I lost root and couldn't get it to get rooted again. Do you have a better way of rooting the device?
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CyanogenMod vs rooting Cyanogen OS

Background: I want a rooted Android phone, but I have never dabbled with rooting etc before. I own a YU Yuphoria device (which comes with Cyanogen OS). It seems to me there are two ways to get root ...
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How can I control the permissions an app has if I am on a rooted android? [duplicate]

Some apps ask for a ridiculous amount of permissions. Android tends to be you accept all the permissions and use the app or you don't accept all and don't use the app. This is different from how IOS ...
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how to solve root failed error in Kingo root?

Hey i'm trying to root my android phone using kingo root,but in 33% there is an error saying "root failed".I tried restarting device , but not worked.How to solve this error.Thank you
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Stock recovery can flash root packages and custom recovery ZIPs but not custom ROMs

This question might seem to be a duplicate of this question but it is different. But I'd like to have a brief explanation on why we need a custom recovery to flash a ROM. My main points of confusion ...
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Rooting issue on my xperia m

I have got my Xperia M and somehow now it says "Type password to decrypt storage." I have tried all ways but nothing has helped. Will rooting the phone help my cause? Will it remove the encryption?
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Every Laptop hangs when connected Hard Bricked Yureka

My Yureka is hard bricked, When I connect it to laptop it initially shows QHUSB_BULK and after installing Qualcom drivers... it shows device in Device manager and it makes ANY computer hang. No ...
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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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Why I can't run xmodgames on bluestack after rooting bluestack?

I run it and all it shows is this non interactive screen Perhaps the problem is I haven't root it. But I did. At least the root checker says I did. Looks like my bluestack is already rooted. Even ...
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Unbrick Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360V

I need to know how to un-softbrick the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. I don't know how it got bricked, I was just asked to fix it. It looks like a bootloop issue. The Product name is SM-G360V. I have ...
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How to replace KingrootSU with Superuser Elite?

Just rooted my new Chinese tablet - an adventure for me. I used Kingroot apk. It uses KingrootSU app as GUI manager for superuser permission. I want to use my Superuser Elite instead though. How can I ...
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HTC EVO TWRP No Kernal Installed TWRP

I have a freedom pop HTC EVO LTE (Jewel), and I have erased the image and no OS is installed. I have TWRP installed and I can boot to recovery, but I am unable to flash any ROMS. I have tried ...
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Need help rooting my phone

I have a Micromax Canvas spark 2 q334 running android 5.1 and it has a very low internal storage.so I need to root my phone to use link2sd. some guides suggest Kingroot but it doesn't work for my ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 mini doesn't turn on

I have a Galaxy S3 Mini running CyanogenMod 12.1 for one week now. I clicked on Google drive app, suddenly the screen froze. I took the battery out and put it back on. But the phone doesn't turn up, ...