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Samsung Galaxy Star Pro 7262 not booting after custom ROM [duplicate]

I have a galaxy 7262 star pro which i rooted and installed CWM. I downloaded a KitKat 4.4 ROM for it from this site http://www.mediafire.com/download/9goov6otuwmqwsc/S7262.zip?9ccc16 and followed the ...
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galaxy s6 build number LRX22G.G920W8VLU2A0G2 root help

Its been like 3 hours that I am looking about how to root this build number of my galaxy s6, I have found some links but I don't know whether they will work or not. Please can you tell which method ...
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How to root ZTE Optik (ZTE V55)?

I have a ZTE Optik (also known as ZTE V55). I've rooted a ZTE Force from FreedomPop using only towelroot, and it has it's own problems but that's a different story. I've tried a number of one-touch ...
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Deleting preinstalled apps in Sony xperia M4 aqua 16 gb variant [duplicate]

I recently bought a sony xperia M4 AQUA (E2363)(NOT ROOTED).. Though there are 16 gb of memory only 11 is avalable and also there are many unwanted apps that are not deletable. Also the android os ...
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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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Galaxy Note 2 stuck at Samsung logo

I have a Galaxy note 2. My phone is stuck at Samsung logo and restarts every 2 seconds. I've also recorded my problem here I was trying to install a Custom ROM while this occurred, Any help would be ...
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Android notification panel, rooting, android lollipop

How can I replace my stock notification panel with that of android lollipop? I have root access. I am using Sony's xperia.
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unrooting and rooting Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500

I mistakenly did backup and reset my phone. I want phone to be rooted but when I did a root checker it said it was not rooted. I tried to re root using odin and even though it said pass and that ...
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Is rooting a surefire and safe process, or is it risky?

Is rooting my tablet safe or something can go wrong with it? Is rooting legal? Does my device become slower if I root it? What is the best rooting tool? Is it possible to lose my data or something if ...
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Hard bricked Micromax Unite 2

I have Micromax unite 2, it was rooted. I tried to flash it using SP flash tool (tool used to flash ROM for Mediatek devices) but now my device is hard bricked. I read an article which suggests to ...
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Cannot root my Optimus 2x (Gingerbread)

I have a Korean Optimus 2x running Android 2.3.4. I have tried all kinds of apps like z4root and Framaroot. z4root just hangs on "running exploits" and Framaroot gives me a message saying that no ...
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How to root Moto G (3rd gen) running Android 5.1.1?

I recently bought a Moto G (3rd gen) and I want to root it. It runs Lollipop 5.1.1. My previous phone ran Android Jelly Bean and rooting was easy with the Framaroot app. But it does not work on ...
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How can I undo a botched rooting? Android 5.1.1

I've got a Samsung S6 G920F with Android 5.1.1 which I've tried to root by using the Chainfire method through Odin. Sadly something went seriously wrong when I ran the rooting and my phone is now ...
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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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What to do when you believe your phone was hacked? I want to start fresh without buying a new phone

I think my rooted cyanongenmod phone was hacked. What can I do to start fresh again? I already did a factory reset but after 1 month the phone started acting weird again (battery time dropped ...
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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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Install completely clean Android version

/I have an Android phone. There is something weird pre-installed in my Android version so it keeps switching to the app store asking me to download and install a specific app. I don't want to install ...
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What is the difference between temp root & pemanent root? What is a soft reboot?

The AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 4 currently has temp root, but no permanent root. I am not 100% sure I understand the difference. From what I gather, temp root is lost if the phone is rebooted in a ...
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Flashing Process for Note 3 SM-N900A not working

I'm trying to root my Note 3 SM - N900A using the instructions found here: http://androidxda.com/root-samsung-galaxy-note-3-sm-n900a I'm on #9, which is to flash using Odin. The only problem is that ...
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how to update Connoi TM105 from 4.0.4 to 4.2.2 or above?

This tab is having 4.0.4 Icreansandwithch os how to root or update it? Need help to update it.
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Overwrite /system/bin/su using adb

Can't overwrite su file in /system/bin/ my stupid classmate put a prank on me and inserted a different su binary coming from his linux pc instead of the already existing su in /system/xbin/ I want to ...
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OPO Root Mac OS X- SuperSU Binary Not Installed

Wondering if anyone is able to help me. I've been trying to root my OPO, but unfortunately RootChecker keeps coming back that the root access hasn't been installed properly, and SuperSU says "There is ...
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TWRP patching /system

I recently flashed a stock system image to take an OTA update and have only booted to TWRP since. (I didn't flash it) I did root, though. When I was browsing /system I found that ...
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Work around on an unrooted LG 4

Had a rooted phone for years til and LG update bricked my last phone. Now I had to upgrade to an LG 4 ( Sprint is my carrier BTW) Problem is... I can't find the setting to enable USB debugging, nor, ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T with Lollipop

I have Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T with Android 5.0 Lollipop upgraded. Is there any way to root this phone? PS. How do I root my Android device? This question is different. I heard that rooting ...
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Error: “Can't mount /sdcard”, when trying to select SuperSU zip to root Nexus 5

I tried to root my Nexus 5. It was on Android 5.1.1. I followed the rooting guide shown here. When I started my phone I only got the 4 dots without any further progress. I can enter Bootloader via ...
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Rooting Sencor Element 10.1D102 with Jelly Bean 4.2

I tried to root this tablet by downloaded Kingo but I was not successful. Can somebody of you help me with rooting this tablet and give me some about how to do it? Trully, I am newcomer in Android ...
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Insufficient Space to install new app…!! Even when i have 2.10gb space remaining

i have Motorola Electrify m and whenever i install app it says "Insufficient space please clear up some memory" bt i have 2.10 gb free space in my phone memory. This issue have come up after i have ...
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Rooting an Xperia Play [duplicate]

I've read on a forum that i would have to downgrade to build 2.3.3 since I'm running 2.3.4, and I'm sure that can be done by formatting the phone unless I'm mistaken. Nonetheless, I'm bent on rooting ...
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Upgrading rooted Galaxy Note II

So after about 3 years I have finally received and Android 4.3 to my Galaxy Note II. It downloaded it but refused to upgrade (probably because my device is rooted). What do I do now? Can I upgrade ...
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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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I have a Micromax Canvas 2 A110. Because it has a very small internal memory, I tried to swap the external SD with internal SD

What I did I rooted my phone and then I installed ES File Explorer, then I edited the /etc/vold.fstab file and replaced sdcard0 with sdcard1 and sdcard1 with sdcard0. Then I reboot my phone .after ...
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Galaxy S4 Mini not recognized by Linux in Download Mode

I'm currently trying to root my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, so to install CWM, I boot the device into download mode using my Linux Mint 17.2 laptop: $ adb reboot bootloader Now, as intended, my phone ...
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Root lost After Reboot

I tried to root my phone and it worked only with Kingo Root and after I reboot my phone, I do not have root-access. I have tried several times, please answer me. I really need to root my phone. It's ...
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Is there any downsides to rooting the tab s?

I was recently given this stunning tablet from my company I work for, in the hopes that it could be turned into an offline development platform. I have been looking at alternatives to gain this setup ...
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Root vs USB ADB

As root is triggering knox, I would like to ask: Can I do everything root does through USB and ADB terminal? What are the things I won't be able to do that root gives me?
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Rooting Lenovo A600Plus Running on Lolipop 5.0

Previously before the OTA update I have rooted my phone with KingRoot. While I was Updating the rooting creating problem for me so I unrooted the Phone. Now I want to root it again I want to know ...
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Nexus 7 2013 wi-fi stuck at google logo after rooting

I downloaded AOSP (5.1.1, API level 22), made changes in the init.rc, and added the su binary / SuperUser packages to the build. I also added proprietary binaries relevant to nexus-7 flo (for Android ...
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Custom recovery failing to flash on Nvidia Shield Tablet

I am having problems rooting my Shield Tablet. It is the new B01 version with update 3.1, Android 5.1.1. I am trying to root using this guide, and I have successfully unlocked my bootloader, but ...
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Rooted but su says “Permission denied”

[ I first asked this question on stackoverflow by mistake. ] I have this "old" Lenovo A2107 tablet which I rooted years ago (using a download from ...
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Rooting nexus 7 from AOSP

I have a nexus 7 flo tablet (with android 5.0.1) and I tried rooting it using twrp. It gave errors such as "can't mount /data" etc . I had to reflash from the source flo image to restore the device. ...
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gs3 internal storage full, then pictures disappeared

I have a Samsung gs3 (SCH-I535) with 4.4.2 on it. My internal storage was nearly full, and it notified me that it was running out of space. I had about 6 GB of pictures (thousands of pictures), all ...
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Kingo Root - require networkconnection

I would like to know why Kingo Root wants networkconnection when one clicks the "one click"-root button? I read a thread on XDA-forum that you could disable network-connection during root to protect ...
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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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How to root Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530RA?

Can this phone be rooted? Lots of links to SM-530H firmware, can't find anything for this. Too new maybe? (Click image to enlarge)
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How to root my Karbonn A51+ Mobile?

My phone is not rooted. I'm using a Karbonn A51+ Mobile. It's running the Stock ROM: Android 4.4.2 "KitKat". I have tried some apps to make it rooted like Kingo, Iroot, Framaroot and a tool like ...
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My Android is Freezing after Factory reset

I am using a Galaxy Note Lte (SHV-E160S) it was working slowly lately so decided to root it to improved it performance. After rooting i Installed an application called SYSTEM APPS REMOVER which help ...
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How to root M8 TV Box?

This is a very stubborn M8 TV Box. It shows cell phone GUI while entertaining my guests. A little work area in the middle of the screen. That is so embarrassing. I wish to make this TV Box correct ...
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Will the rooting method I previously used with my Nvidia Shield Tablet work with the new update?

I'll soon be getting a replacement for my Shield Tablet due to the recall. I used a rooting method that used ADB and Fastboot to unlock the bootloader, flash CWM, then flash SuperSU and root. It ...
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DROID 4 ADB Driver for Linux

I'm trying to unlock my phone using this tutorial. It stated that: Prerequisites A computer with DROID 4 adb drivers installed. alternate link Enable USB Debugging on your device by going to ...