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Is it possible to root my phone without installing a custom ROM?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Stellar on Verizon. Whenever I hear anything about rooting a phone, people always say that you have to install a custom ROM. How do I just use my current stock ROM and root my ...
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Are there any risks to rooting a device?

I see lots of tutorials telling me how to root my phone (Motorola Droid), but none of them mention any potential "side effects." Aside from a few relatively minor issues that seem to require rooting ...
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Is there a way to find the minimum DPI my Android phone support?

I have a Xperia SP device. I have rooted it and changed DPI value from 340 to 320. Its looking good now. But can anyone tell me how can I find out what is the minimum DPI my device support?
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Can I root a proprietary Lenovo Talbet of Vodafone? [closed]

I dont remember the series but I want to root a tablet at work. I think its the A 5000 or H 5000 something like that but i cant seem to be able to find a rooting method and also if something cant be ...
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Kingo root doesnt recognize my phone when its plugged in

I'm trying to root my s4 with kingo but it doesn't recognize my phone. Why? Also sometimes it says it can't connect to the server. Finally does anyone know if kingo root triggers Knox?
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How do I root a Samsung Galaxy Star Duos S5282?

How do I root my Samsung Galaxy Star Duos S5282? How do I put it in recovery mode?
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Help towelroot Motorola razr HD (xt925)

everyone I have Droid Razr HD, but not verizon - xt925 - kitKat was pushed only a couple of weeks ago. Now I have system: 181.46.3.XT925.RCI.en.CA Android: 4.4.2 Build: KDA20.117-3 as of Oct 15 2014 ...
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How to root the HTC Desire 300 (also known as Zara Mini)

Okay please forgive me if this has already been answered, I've read a few questions on here but I still don't understand. Firstly, I'm not a "techie" or anything like that, so some of the really ...
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Root my phone(the propere way)

I forgot my password (Yeah, I know, stupid) but it happened. So, I tried everything! But this damn phone doesn't respond to anything I do. Thy say "Press the power, volume, home key at the same time ...
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Xperia Tipo vibrates but does not starts

I was trying custom ROM in my rooted xperia Tipo, but after finishing flash phone asked to reboot, i tried to reboot it now it just vibrates but does not start. Xperia Flash Tool is also not ...
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Fire OS 4 Sangria — Installing non - kindle/android programs

I am considering a purchase of Amazon's Fire HD 7 mainly because it is not such a burden on my tight budget these days. Its primary purpose will be to replace carrying around my textbooks and laptop ...
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apps and google play cannot connect to the internet after rooting

My phone is a samsung s duos gt s7562. I rooted my phone recently. But Iam having some problems after that. My apps, except for opera mini and instagram, cannot connect to data services. I tried ...
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LG G2 How to get out of ADB window

I am stuck in a difficult situation. While trying to root G2 (D802) I used Ioroot. It says to enter into adb sideload whicj I does. But after it nothing happens. Please help me. How can I restart G2. ...
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Is deleting framaroot app will compromise or delete as well the root permission in my android device?

I'm using security as my antivirus, and whenever it updates, ot always scan framaroot app as a virus/riskware. Can I just delete framaroot app in my device and won't compromise my root?
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How CF-Autoroot works?

How CF-autoroot Theoretically is able to root android devices ? I'm wondering on what technics it use to run su ? Do it use a custom/patched Linux kernel ? or it is based on local root exploit ? I ...
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help I need to root my android due to “no memory space” but dont want to loose anything

I want to root my andriod as it keeps saying my memory is low it wont let me download anything even tho there is memory there ?? Will rooting delete pictures apps music or contacts ?? If so is there a ...
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Samsung Galaxy star Pro

Am not able to root my phone. Anyone please suggest me as, I have already goggled it and also searched a lot but I don't get it. I have installed Odin and recovery but I Odin is not able to detect my ...
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Does rooting erase anything?

If I root my android phone (just so I can get access to Wifi Tethering, etc.) will that erase anything on the phone (apps, data, etc.)? Will it change anything other than the ability to run app(s) as ...
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App that survives a factory reset

My problem is theoretical at this moment. I am investigating if it is possible or not, before spending hours on it. I have a rooted phone. I want to add an entry to the IPTABLES on startup. If the ...
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Rooting and uprading Galaxy SL GT-I9003 to ICS or Jelly Bean

There are lots of howtos online but most of them are old with rotten links (to the downloads). In addition to how to root and upgrade and where to download the files, I'd like to know the following: ...
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Installing Play Store on Chinese Samsung Note 3

I have a Chinese Note 3 running Android 4.3. It doesn't have the Play Store which defeats everything that made Samsung dominate the smartphone space. I can't download GMail; I am stuck with a browser ...
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GT-I9000 keeps rebooting after a rooting attempt

My phone (Samsung GT-I9000 android , version 2.3.6, kernel JVI) after doing the *2767#3855 factory format method couldn't detect my SIM card, I tried many times, with other SIM card of this operator ...
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Rooting Nexus 7 - SuperSU Binary Update Installation Failed

Can someone please help me find the correct SU binary for this device? I am trying to install the SU binary for SuperSU, and I get an installation failed every time. I have been looking for ...
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How to convert my lenovo s939 android version using zip file [duplicate]

I want to convert my android 4.2.2 to android 5.0, but it's difficult.... I need help...
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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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Nexus 5: Safe to update to Lollipop if on rooted + TWRP Android 4.4.4?

I have a Nexus 5. It has TWRP as the custom recovery and on official Android 4.4.4 KTU84P build. I just received a notification that I'm able to update to Android 5.0 now via OTA. I'm aware that I'll ...
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Silently root an android kitkat phone [closed]

As a student researcher, I would like to know if there is an in app code to root an android kitkat device without the user knowing it(discreetly). If there is any open source app code to root a phone, ...
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What do “root,” “flash,” and “ROM” mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the meaning of “flashing a custom ROM”? I have been looking for some good explanations of some words that have been frequently used the android ...
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What is rooting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what does “to root a phone” mean? Is rooting just copying su onto the phone? Does it try to get the root user's password?
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xolo q1011 can't root

I have a xolo q1011. I tried to root but none of the methods vroot,towelroot,pieroot,sideload,cwm worked. Is there any other way to root my phone so that I can install cm ROMs. Its in version 4.4.2 ...
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Is it possible to root an Huawei m865c without a computer?

I've tried using adb on the computer to push pneuter to the data folder in my root, but it keeps on saying that my m865c isn't loaded or something. I would give more specifics, however, I'm not in ...
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What changes does rooting make on the system? [duplicate]

I wanted to know what changes implies in the system when you root an android device. I want to know how to have android rooted on my beaglebone black from source.
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Lolipop root problem?

So I just updated my Nexus 7(2012) to Lollipop and so far it seems alright I just can't root it as of right now. Im using WugFresh Root Kit. It's not auto detecting my device, so I select it's a Nexus ...
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How do I know which root method was used to root a phone?

Let's say you got a rooted Android phone but you want to find out how it was rooted. Is there a way to know which method was used to root it?
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How do I root Android Lollipop?

How can I best root the new Android Lollipop developer preview? Chainfire's original SuperSU binaries don't seem to work: There is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it. This is a ...
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Trouble rooting my Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2(gt-s7582)

I have tried to root my device with odin 3.3 and everything went well. The software showed the result 'pass', but there is no su application. I have also installed ConnectBot and tried the command su ...
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Upgrading Samsung GT S 5302 problem

While updating samsung galaxy gt s 5302 to jellydroid unfortunately i deleted OS zip using pc. Now pressing Volume up+ home+lock button i cant find any os related zip file please help me to recover my ...
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unlock bootloader Micromax A310

I am trying to unlock bootloader in my Micromax A310. It has MT6592 processor. Whenever I start the mobile in fasboot tmode it got stuck and only shows => FASTBOOT mode ... => FASTBOOT mode ... in ...
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tmobile Galaxy S4 call logs blank after CF auto root

I did the CF auto root tutorial to flash my tmobile S4 to 4.4.4. Everything was fine except the call logs tab from "phone" does not log ANYTHING. This is really a headache for me. I am still not 100% ...
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Where is the battery animation called when charger connected to phone (OFF)?

I have Moto E (Rooted) which turn on when connected with USB via Laptop but not when connected to Wall charger instead it shows Battery animation. I got to know that battery animation is at ...
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Rooting A Nexus 5 and Concerns Regarding Over The Air Updates?

I am planning on buying a Nexus 5 for Christmas, to which I intend to Root it, so that I can use Rooted Apps eg Titanium Backup which would otherwise be unavailable to me. If I root the device, but ...
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Rooting Idea ZTE blade

I am unable to figure out how to root a ZTE blade in a safe way so that I can unroot when ever needed... I mean that I want to understand what a software does, to root a device. Please suggest a ...
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Root Xperia Arc S [duplicate]

Root to phone is harmful or not? I've XperiaArcS & some files of it I want to transfer in Sdcard but it require RootHelp. So please give me advice what should I do?
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fastboot doesn't see device

I've read a lot of articles about this problem but I can't resolve it. I decided to install my developer application on phone using wifi. To do this I need to do some things with my phone. The first ...
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Does rooting phone affect online banking security? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of rooting my android phone (HTC Desire 300) and was wondering if doing so would affect the internet security with stuff like online banking. Is it still secure to do my banking on a ...
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Is it possible to call AT-commands in android? [duplicate]

I am newbie in android, I have a very simple question for android experts:- " Is it possible to call GSM AT-Commands in android just like we use in microcontroller programming through USART".
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Rooting a generic tablet “G901”

Does anyone recognise this device, or have any suggestions for how to get them? (I have mailed the supplier :) I'd like to root it but haven't been able to find the exact details. I'm new to this so ...
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Rooting issues Fire 7 HD (screenshots)

Description Using various methods, I've come to some terminal points in my android rooting process and thought up a number of questions as a result. I've used two PC's to attempt this, both PC's ...
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How to recover data from LGE Nexus 4 running on Android Version 4.4.2?

I am using LGE Nexus 4 which is running on Android Version 4.4.2. Somehow accidently i do a factory reset on my phone and in return i lost all my emails, messages, pictures i.e, almost everything. Now ...