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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 a Xperia SP (C530x)?

Simply, how to root a Sony Xperia SP device?
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How can I update my rooted Moto G to 4.4.2

Every time I try the OTA download it gives me an error while installing, which I presume is because I've rooted the phone. It's a European model if it matters.
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Samsung S3 Clone “Not registered on network” error

I have a clone S3 which our local Samsung outlet gave to developers in my group. Wireless and all other functions seem to work but when I put in a sim card it does not register and gives the error ...
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Phone restarts when I reboot into Recovery

I have an android phone, Qmobile A500. Which last night I tried to Root, I tried out a new software instead of Bin4ry to root my phone. MtkDroidTools was used by me. Which in turn shell rooted my cell ...
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how to root karbonn titanium s5 [closed]

I had once rooted my phone, and used SuperSU as root app. I had also given root permissions to Chainfire 3d. But then my phone gone stuck in boot screen. I worriedly opened the battery then, and when ...
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temporary root for HTC Desire HD

I would have a temporary (permanent not required) root to install few apps which need root in my HTC desire HD with Android 2.3.5. I have no idea status of S-OFF , I suppose is enabled. Is there any ...
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Half Rooted phone problem

I'm using Chinese brand called SYMPHONY W68 which runs Android Jellybean 4.2.2. I've rooted it & used Titanium Backup successfully. But when I did system restore, after that it seems to be half ...
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How can I use su again after OTA-upgrading my rooted phone?

I had previously rooted my droid when it was running 2.2 froyo. Using the OTA upgrade, i got a gingerbread (2.3.4) for my phone. As obvious, the root privileges were gone..but the superuser app and ...
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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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How to root Innos A35

I bought a dual sim phone from a local carrier which has been branded in their own name. After searching I found that it is the innos A35 phone. It has dual sim support and sim1 has been locked to the ...
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Huawei Ascend y210 failed to mount SD card

I rooted my Huawei ascend y210 single SIM. After a while the phone failed to mount my SD card. All my applications are on my external SD card which includes Titanium Backup and YouTube. I only ...
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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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SuperSU Errors when rooting Galaxy S3

I recently managed to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 by following this previous answer. However when running the SuperSU app that was automatically loaded after rooting, I get the message: The su ...
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Rooting Galaxy S3: Entry in device manager not found when entering download mode

I am trying to follow this guide on rooting the Galaxy S3 (Referred to by this A.SE question). I'm getting stuck at step 5. I have now repeatedly used Kies 3 to reinstall the device driver: Tools ...
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Update Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 from 4.1.1 to Latest (Rooted)

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 running a rooted version of firmware version 4.1.1. I would like to update my firmware to the latest version, while maintaining my root privileges. How can I do ...
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What is the difference between rooting and unlocking the Boot Loader in reference to Android? [duplicate]

I have heard these two terms the most, whenever people talk about Android OS. One of them is Rooting or root access, and the other one is unlocking the Boot Loader. Are these two terms exactly the ...
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Rooting Xperia Play 2.3.4 without unlocking bootloader

After reading many forums, just came across this site. I may sound outdated, but I want to root my Xperia play. After reading many forums. I am confused. I have an unlocked Xperia Play 2.3.4 build ...
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Can I flash system.img.ext4 without unlocking bootloader or void KNOX warranty?

I understand that: The secure boot process checks signature of bootloaders, kernel and rootfs, but not /system partition. The Samsung KNOX e-fuse is set to 1 when any signature is bad. Tools such as ...
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Rooting Unknown Device

Actually i want to root not-branded tablet. That table is running Android Jelly bean 4.2.2, Kernel 3.0.8+. Current my status: From the start i have root access in adb shell I managed update su ...
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upgrade android 4.0.1 to 4.2 on ubislate 7Cx

hi i recently purchased ubislate 7Cx. since it is very slow in running application and sometime it hangs I want to upgrade to 4.2 or 4.3. how can i do it? ubislate 7Cx is running on android 4.0.1 and ...
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How can I root my Sony Xperia Tipo Dual without a PC?

I need to root my Xperia Tipo Dual, but I can't connect the phone to a PC, Is it possible to get root without connecting it to a computer?
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If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?

Looking at the responses to this question, it seems that a mobile service provider can't automatically detect whether or not a phone user is tethering their phone or not. Though they can infer it by ...
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Rooting Micromax A87 to make it faster

What is the best way to root my Micromax A87? My phone RAM shows only 160MB, but I only access about 120MB. I want my phone to run faster. Or is there any common method for rooting my phone. ...
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Comprehensive list of Android apps that detect and don't work with rooted phones

I've been trying to determine if there is a comprehensive list of Android apps that have root detection built in and do not run if root is detected. Examples would be Good for Enterprise, Fox Digital ...
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rooting galaxy s4 GT-I9505 with android 4.4.2 kitkat

I tried to root phone according to instruction. And it was ok. It seemed that my phone successfully rooted. But when I run root checker it showed that I don't have root access.
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How to fix a black screen (bricked) after rooting an encrypted device

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) Per work policy to add an exchange account I had to encrypt my phone. After doing so, I needed to root it to create a swap partition as it was constantly running ...
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pkg: /data/local/tmp/Superuser.apk Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS]

Cannot root samsung galaxy s4 GT-I9505. [*] Device found. [*] Pushing exploit... 6970 KB/s (1283460 bytes in 0.179s) [*] Pushing root tools... 7523 KB/s (366952 bytes in 0.047s) 7510 KB/s (1867568 ...
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How to upgrade to 4.4 from 4.3 (Samsung Galaxy S4, already rooted)

So for a while I've been getting the update message, and not bothered and now it's getting annoying. It is rooted to 4.3 currently, but when I click install it just takes me to TWRP (I think that's ...
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broken screen and touch, how to control?

my acer s500 has a broken screen and the touch dont work anymore, after that happend I connect it to my computer with USB and happily USB debugging was turned on so I could get al my stuff from my ...
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What am I left with after rooting?

I have a stock Nexus 5 and I want to root the device so I can tether it with a laptop. I see instructions on doing this, and it all looks plenty easy, I am just concerned with what's going on and the ...
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Why do I get Permission denied error while trying to root Android Lucid 4G version 4.0.4 device?

I am trying to root an Android Lucid 4G version 4.0.4 device. But it gives the following error: [*] Device found. rm failed for /data/bootlogo/bootlogopid, No such file or directory link failed No ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

I'm continuing my quest on turning an Android device into a WiFi sniffer (see Nexus 7: Can I set its WiFi to monitor/promiscous mode? If so, how? ) I found an unused Galaxy Tab 3 (model SM-T210R) so ...
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Galaxy tab 2 (gsm) P3100 stuck on start screen after installing clockwork mod recovery. Need help immediately!

I was following this tutorial form wiki.cyanogenmod.org and it went fine till step 12 #11. Unplug the USB cable from your device You can now manually reboot the phone into ClockworkMod Recovery ...
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Installing ROM over another custom ROM

Am using Samsung Galaxy Y model phone. I rooted my mobile and installed Jelly Blast v3 ROM in my phone. Now how to install a different custom ROM over this ? or if i install a new ROM in my mobile ...
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Does rooting void s4 warranty if the thing that is wrong is not the fault of rooting?

I have a galaxy s4 from AT&T with knox on it. And I just want to root (no custom roms) but if my phone breaks or something I don't want to void my warranty because it's rooted. So is my warranty ...
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Way to root s4 without triggering knox

I've heard about root De la vega but it seems too complicated for me and I just have a feeling I'm going to brick my phone with that. Are there any other (less complicated) ways to root s4 without ...
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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 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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My new phone came with super user but I didn't root it

I've just got a new Samsung Galaxy Y from Unique Mobiles (http://www.uniquemobiles.com.au). The package was still intact when I picked it up and the "don't accept this if this sticker is broken" ...
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Tethering with locked boot loader

A recent OTA update to KitKat removed the ability to tether my phone. I feel very frustrated by this bait and switch since I bought the phone for its ability to tether. The workaround is apparently to ...
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Options darked in JOdin3 Casual

I am trying to root my phone using JOdin3(as Odin does not work on Linux). But some options are darked out as shown in the image below. I need to select Auto reboot and F reset time for ...
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How to root Xperia P device

How do I get root access for my Xperia P device runing Jelly Bean(4.1)? Is it required to unlock bootloader before trying to root the phone?
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GPS stopped working after root

After rooting my Sony Xperia P, the GPS stopped working. Even Google Maps can't find my current location now. I found this problem when started working on Location API. Is it a common issue and is ...
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Rooting Samsung Note N7000 Android 4.1.2 ( SHV-E160L)

I like to root Samsung N7000 Note running on Android 4.1.2. The ROM is a Korean version SHV-E160L ). This ROM seems to be very unique and has a few unwanted features. Is there any safe rooting ...
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How to root the Xperia Mini ST15i

I searched it a while and found some articles regarding Xperia Mini X10 also on XDA but I couldn't understand them easily. So I want help from you geeks who can give me the lighted way with simple ...
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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 ?