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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?
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S4 in safe mode, Odin on restart

Last night my phone was running slow so I restarted it, when it went to turn back on however it came to a screen with a warning about loading a custom OS and I had the option to either continue by ...
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How unbrick bricked device

So I want to root my android xperia sp c502 I was wondering what if I bricked my device is there way to unbrick it can it be repair. Is rooting worth it risk or I should forget the idia.
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Xperia sp c502 rooting

I want to root my Xperia SP C502. Can anyone tell me how I can root it? I know there is chance that rooting can completely destroy my mobile. In that case: is their any solution to repair, and is ...
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BRAVIA Engine 2 after rooting

I have a Sony Xperia SP running jelly bean 4.1. I wish to root my device using the Doomlord exploit and run kitkat 4.4. But will that affect the working of the Bravia Engine 2 in my device in any way? ...
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boot animation loop on nexus 4

I realise this is a common problem and have read many solutions, but many seem to not work in my case. I got into this situation after flashing cwm (in order to later root the device). I can get into ...
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Wh don't I get Unlock BOOTLOADER window while rooting my HTC One v

I have been trying to root my HTC One V. I did the following: fastboot oem get_identifier_token Copied the identifier token, and pasted it on My Device Identifier Token on HTCDev.com. I downloaded ...
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How to root a S4 google play edition on mac?

I have been cracking my head open trying to find a good guide to root my Google Play Edition Samsung. I have sought out YouTube videos that utilize motochopper and terminal and while I manage to get ...
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Rooting and run adbd service automatically

I try to use create root package that run adbd service automatically,so: I download root package for gti9300 from autoroot.chainfire.eu I extract package multiple times to get recovery.img and ...
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Unlocked bootloader but cant root. (Mac)

A few months ago I rooted my android phone which went all fine. I then accidently uninstalled my operating system. Finally I managed to flash omniROM on my device which was as good as it got for me. ...
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Why does rooting the LG Optimus 2X device fail due to connection unstability?

I have an LG Optimus 2X running Android 2.3. I am trying to root the device but I'm unable to do so because the phone restarts every time during the rooting process. After failure it shows that: ...
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Rooting android via virtual windows 8 on ubuntu 12.04

I want to root my sony xperia p android 4.1.2. I'm using ubuntu 12.04LTS and it seems uncomfortable to root my xperia via ubuntu. So i've installed windows 8 (32 bit) on virtual box. Is it will be ...
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IMEI null and Service mode blank

I just got a Samsung Galaxy Active SGH-I537. Trying to unlock it, I messed up the IMEI and am now getting the IMEI Null error message. I cannot get to the Service Mode, because it is blank. Is there a ...
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How to get full root on a Samsung S-3

I have a Samsung S-3 which was updated OTA to Android 4.3. Trying to get root, I downloaded saferoot (source) from xda. The exploit works, the process gets root permissions (remounting partitions, ...
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Can one “saferoot” 4.4.2?

I know that a Samsung 4.3 can be rooted using a method called saferoot. What it does is find a security hole in the OS and performs a "privilege escalation" on the process. The advantage of this is ...
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Rooting Asus memo pad HD 7

Can any one show me a tutorial that how can I root my Asus memo pad hd7 ? Thanks in advance !
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How to root the LG Optimus 2 AS680?

I have an LG Optimus 2 AS680. It is running the gingerbread 2.3.4 system. I have yet to find a program or any reliable method to root the phone. I am looking to increase my internal memory to about 1 ...
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Can I safely use root for I9500, if I have a GT-I9506?

Can I safely use root for I9500, if I have a I9506? Or will it cause any problems? If not, what root can I use? I can't seem to find the I9506 anywhere on the internet. Is it a new edition or is it ...
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How to root my ASUS Eee Pad Transformer?

I need to root my Eee Pad Transformer. But how?
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has anyone rooted micromax a65 bolt?

i have micromax a65 android version 2.3.5 baseband version DM_BASE_12A_W12.43|sc6820_modem| kernel version 2.6.35.7 i tried rooting with z4root but it didn't work.
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Move BusyBox from xbin to bin

Device: Q88B-5S tablet How can I move the BusyBox from xbin to bin? I used Root Explorer and Terminal, but it didn't work. My tablet is going nuts. (factory reset, 0bytes) My tablet is rooted using ...
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How can I root my Prestigio MultiPad (PMP3670B)?

I want to install ArchiLinux on my multipad. I have tried to root my Prestigio MultiPad (model: PMP3670B) using some rooting apps I had found on the Internet, but all of them have requested an adb ...
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How can I root my General Mobile e-Tab 7b tablet?

How can I root the General Mobile e-Tab 7b tablet? It's currently running Android 4.1.1, kernel version 3.0.8.
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Sony Xperia Tablet Z Root Stuck at 'waiting for device'

I am trying to root my Sony Xperia Tablet Z with this guide,http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2333566 however, when I hit enter it just says 'waiting for device' and doesn't change. I ...
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Root Galaxy Star Pro

Is there any tutorial for rooting Galaxy Star Pro (S7260). With rooting package ? I bought this phone recently and I could't find a tutorial for rooting this phone by googleing.
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Root Android Tablet without USB Cable

I have a tablet and its USB port is not working, I think it is broken or there is some hardware problem. I can not plug USB cable in it. Now my problem is, I want to root my tablet can I do that ...