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sony z3 root problem

I'm trying to root my Sony Z3. I have the file both zipped and unzipped on my phone. I tried to go into > "install from device/memory sd card" but everything there is grayed out and I'm not able to ...
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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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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, ...
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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 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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How can I root the Huawei Ascend Y530 U051?

Which Root Tool Do I Need for my Huawei Ascend Y530 U051? I have tried kingoroot, one-click, towelroot, z4root, universal-root and none of them work. I'm on Android 4.3 and I'm desperate to root it. ...
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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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Kindle Fire HD 7" runs very slowly after rooting

I recently rooted my Kindle Fire HD and it now runs very slowly. It was mentioned in the rooting instructions I was following that this would happen during the rooting process. I am wondering if this ...
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How to fix failed CM install on Moto G?

I have tried to root my Moto G, which had the bootloader unlocked, and was on 5.1 GPE to install CM 11. I have had a lot of issues... First I successfully installed the CWM recovery, when I went ...
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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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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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False “Internal memory space is low” on tPAD - need a root access

A friend of mine has a chinese Teclast tPAD with Android 2.3.1. After some time of usage we start to get system notification "Internal memory space is low". Yet there are tons of free space in all ...
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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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LG Escape 2 - bricked

I tried running a script that I got online. I downloaded the whole file which included the .bat file. I tried running the .bat file while forgetting that I needed to download the drivers (from the ...
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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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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 RAZR M xt907

My build number is : KDA20.62-15.1 system is :183.46.15.XT907.verizon.en.US I'm unable to root with towel (v1,v2,v3) , says phone is not supported yet
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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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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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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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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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How To Root a Switel Rock S4500D

I just got an Android phone, but the brand is not one of the famous or worldwide sold brands, it's a Switel Rock S4500D, and I want to root it. Can anyone help me how to do it? As far as I googled, ...
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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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Root SGS3 with stock recovery

I'm going to stay on topic and make the long story short. My phone (International Galaxy S3) has its USB port broken and can't replace it because I messed it up when I was on it. Since then I use an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What to do before root and flash my phone?

Right now I have in my phone the stock rom and I haven't rooted it. I want to root it and change the rom. What should I do first, root or flash the rom? I don't want to lose all the configuration, ...
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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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How can I ever root my Samsung Galaxy V, SM-G313HZ, Android version 4.4.2? Please help

I've tried everything on the internet to root my phone and followed the exact procedures – but when I try to install CWM or .tar files through Odin mode, I seem to always lose my recovery mode: ...
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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 to Root Xolo One

Hardware : MT6582 Model : XOLO One Build number : XOLO_One_S006_14012015 Build date UTC : 20150115-031031 Android version : 5.0 Baseband version: ...
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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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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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Phone stuck at “Android is upgrading… Starting apps.” after successfully rooting with Kingo Android Root

I just used Kingo Android Root to root my Samsung Galaxy S5. Rooting was successful, however, the device is taking a really long time to upgrade. The screen says Android is upgrading...Starting apps. ...
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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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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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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 flash CWM recovery to GS3 over stock 4.1 with Heimdall

I want to root and upgrade to 4.1 a just-unboxed Samsung Galaxy S3. After running the official OTA update with stock Samsung ROM, I tried to follow the tutorial here with openSUSE. I installed ...
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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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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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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 ...