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Tried rooting my Nexus 5, did something wrong and now it is stuck rebooting

So, today I tried rooting my Nexus 5 with Nexus Root Toolkit. I have done it before, but I did something wrong. After rooting it, I had to reboot it, but it got stuck in the part with all the circles ...
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How to root lenovo A7000?

I have tried to root lenovo a7000 a with kingo root application with no success. My computer will be infected due to this method as the download page for apk file forces me to download malicious ...
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How to install Nexus 6 / 5X / 6P Drivers in Windows 7 properly where fastboot can see it?

I have the Nexus 5X drivers installed properly on Win7 64bit and it shows up in my device manager as Nexus 5x. I can verify that it gets detected as I see it in chrome inspect page. But when i try to ...
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Is my device actually rooted?

I have a Nexus 7. I got the Android source code appropriate for the device. I changed the init.rc file to get root from the build itself. I then flashed the device with this and have been running it. ...
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How to root HP Pro Slate 12 tablet?

Is there any working rooting method for HP Pro Slate 12 tablet (Android 5.1.1)? I tried Kingo Root (both Windows and Android versions), Kingroot, Ding Dong root and none of them worked. update ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 SM-G750A (AT&T)?

I have been trying to root my Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 SM-G750A (AT&T) for days and I can't win. I've tried Odin, kingo, chainfire and a lot of other methods and I get the same thing every time: the ...
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Can I root a phone thats already rooted?

I bought a chinese phone thats seems to be be already rooted. How can I be sure? When I download apps that require root they don't work. Can I change privledges on an already rooted phone? Or can I ...
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How do I update my rooted Samsung galaxy s4?

This is a complex question for me so I appreciate anyone helping me through it. I have a galaxy s4 that hasn't been updated since purchase b/c I was afraid to lose root. I'm in the process of backing ...
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HTC Sensation fastboot unknown device

i want to apologize because i think you get this question a lot, but i experience problems trying to root my HTC Sensation. I turned USB Debugging ON, checked that Fast boot is turned ON in Settings ...
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Use rooted android to capture all traffic on wan using monitor/promiscuous mode

Before I begin, I've searched quite a lot and haven't been able to find exactly what I'm looking for. I have a rooted Nexus 5 with Kali Nethunter installed. It's very easy to capture all network ...
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Can you dump the contents of your phone (os + apps + data) and run that in an emulator/Android Studio?

Is there a way to dump the contents of your phone (OS + apps + data) and run them on a PC in an emulator of some sort? I feel like there are security implications to being able to do this but with ...
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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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Rooting & Flashing Huawei Ascend Y330

I have Huawei Ascend Y330 with Android 4.2.2. I was wondering what is the best approach to root my device and what is the best way to flash custom ROM with higher Android version (4.4 or even 5.0 if ...
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My phone stuck after formating in Recovery mode

I was trying to install a custom rom in my Walton Primo X2 ( rebranded version of Gionee E6 ). I tried the below steps and my phone got stuck like shown in the image. Please help me to recover this. ...
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Is Rooting possible for Xperia t3?

Please help me in rooting my phone xperia t3. The ram is very less and there are so many unwanted apps. How to remove them?
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How to root Android Jelly Bean from terminal inside Android

I have installed the Android Terminal Emulator inside Android Jelly Bean (4.2.2). The device being used is http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/mini-pcs/rk3188-android-mini-pc. This device has problems ...
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How to root Acer Iconia A100?

I am having trouble trying to root my Acer Iconia A100 with Android 4.0.3. I have tried several rooting methods and they always fail. I have the USB debugging enabled, and all the adblock or ...
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just rooted oneplus CM12.1, synapse opens but is completely black

I have the latest nightly for CM12 on my oneplus1. I also have the latest AK kernel. I wanted to install synapse so I rooted my phone with supersu. Everything seems to go well, but when I open ...
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How do I root a Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 with a I337UCUAMF3 baseband. How do I either root it and unlock the bootloader or install a mod? Alternately, can I change it back to a previous baseband and unlock ...
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Rooted phone missing key features, help!

I have a new MetroPCS Lg Leon running lollypop 5.02. I rooted it with kingroot apk (bad idea) and I cannot get the menu bar or swipe gestures to work. I.e. swipe to search, there is no pull down ...
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How to unlock the bootloader of Samsung Galaxy Ace3

Please i have been searching the whole internet, but can't get the answer to my question. How can I unluck the the bootloader of my Samsung Galaxy Ace3 Duos. Please any help will be appreciated. ...
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TWRP Alternative for Moto E 3G 1st Gen (2013 or 2014)

I need to root my Moto E 3G from 2014 or 2013 (it's the first generation Moto E), NOT the 2015. I have Lollipop 5.1. The phone's bootloader is already unlocked. I found that I need to boot from TWRP ...
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Internal Memory Full,

My Motorola G 4G (XT1072) is full (4.6 Go) whereas the used storage is only 1.4 Go. I get messages of 'low internal storage' with and without the SD card. I tried several 'storage analysis' apps, but ...
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How To backup custom ROM before flashing the another ROM [on hold]

The header says it all. I've installed CM12.1 mod. I want to flash other ROMs now, but losing all my settings and data is not an option. I checked up on the net, but the tutorials are all about ...
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some of my apps din't work including google play store after i rooted my galaxy s4

I rooted my samsung galaxy s4 and since then most off my apps din't start up including google playstore , but system apps like camera, music etc works fine I Clear chache, data and other stuffs ...
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I've rooted my Galaxy Nexus phone, but “/data/data” is empty

As a follow up question, I rooted my Galaxy Nexus phone using Kingo, but when I tried to explore my phone using an application like ASTRO, I found out that the /data/data directory is empty. Why is it ...
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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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Auto VNC on startup

I have a Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 tablet running Android 5.1.1 How can I setup a VNC viewer that starts automatically on startup and also re-connects automatically when connection is disrupted? In Windows, ...
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How do I enable a keyboard if I can't open Settings?

Apologies for the long story, feel free to skip. :) So I goofed up pretty amusingly the other day. I bought a $10 LG Optimus Exceed, rooted it with Towelroot, then downloaded the jumobile System ...
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Will resetting my KitKat android force me to upgrade to Lollipop?

I have a galaxy s4 running a rooted kitkat system. If I upgrade to lollipop I cannot root phone (which I need!) Will doing a factory reset force me to upgrade or will I retain my kitkat system?
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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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How to root Doogee Voyager2 DG310 & other mt6582 Devices (permanently) with EngMode?

Using the Mediatek mt6582 SOC Engineering Mode available on the Doogee Voyager2 DG310, with the Debug option User2Root an adb daemon running as root becomes available temporarily. This will need USB ...
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How to root Sony Xperia C3 Dual D2502 running Android 5.0.2?

I use Sony Xperia C3 Dual D2502. I've installed Android 5.0.2 and now I can't root it. I can't root it using Sony Flashtool method. Model Number: D2502 Kernel Version: 3.4.0+ Build Number: ...
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Root LG G3 D855 5.0 Lollipop with a Mac

I have been trying to root my LG G3 (D855) with Android 5.0 using my Mac Book Pro and so far I haven't been able to find a working method. I followed this guide, but it seems that the combination of ...
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What will happen if I update android apps over internet on a rooted phone on Google play store [closed]

If I update android apps over Google play store on a rooted phone will my android apps get updated or is it illegal to update or will my phone get damaged.
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Root Xperia Z1 5.1.1

When trying to root my Xperia Z1 running stock Android 5.1.1 with FlashTool, I always get ERROR - The part1 exploit did not work for both superuser and superSU. Debugging is activated. Bootloader is ...
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4G function possibly lost (SM-N7505)

After downloading DroidWall on my rooted SM-N7505 (running Android 4.3), I set it to blacklist mode and selected apps who's data and/or Wi-Fi I wanted to restrict. At some point I remember selecting ...
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How to root the SM-G900F Android 5.0 without tripping KNOX?

I know the Galaxy S5 can be rooted without tripping knox on Android 4.4. but that "bug" has been fixed by Samsung, and the developer of TowelRoot won't fix it because he works by Google now. So ...
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Rooting Nexus 7 2013 Wifi (ANY version 5.0-5.1.1)

I have spent several days now trying to get my Nexus 7 device rooted. I have tried solution after solution that just doesn't seem to work and am finding a lot of guides that have users running into ...
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Can anybody help me root my lg-ms690 2.2.2

I need help rooting my lg ms690 2.2.2. I have tried to get the root kit for my phone but all the links seem to be not valid anymore.
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SELinux and chroot system call

TL; DR: This is a question about the final step, in a portable, developer-oriented rooting process, that works across all Android machines. It is not based on any exploit - it is something that we are ...
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SIM lock question

I intend to buy a new sim-unlocked at&t LG G2. So I want to know is there a possibility that an update will ever relock it again? Am I free to root it and install custom roms without relock ...
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Jailbreak Windows Mobile 6 and Install Android Custom ROM [duplicate]

I have a Motorola MC35 and I want to jailbreak its Windows 6.0 Os so that I can put Custom Android ROM and run my own android apks. I have gone through many tutorials on the web: Interop unlock, ...
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Root Sony xperia J ST26i

I have tried to root my Sony xperia J by the use of batch and ssh files which contain adb scripts My device was USB debugging mode enabled during the process. I understand the consequences of ...
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I've installed a custom recovery image, but not yet rooted my phone. How can I install SuperSU and subscribe to automatic updates?

I own a Samsung smartphone. I'm running Android 4.1.2 "Jelly Bean". I've also installed ClockworkMod Recovery 6.0.4.5. Each time I exit ClockworkMod Recovery, it offers to root my phone. I haven't ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini?

Does anybody know how to root the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini? Model Number : GT-I8190 Android Version : 4.1.2
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How do I root Android Lollipop developer preview?

How can I best root the new Android Lollipop developer preview? Chainfire's original SuperSU binaries don't seem to work: (Click image to enlarge) There is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU ...
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How to root / update the fake Lenovo P780W

I tried searching for a guide to root the 'lenovo' P780 w model - but this model doesn't seem to appear in the various lists of devices which can be rooted (such as Kingo Ready2Root or the list in ...