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Looking for a rom or OS to run on a Prestigio 3670B [duplicate]

I have a prestigio PMP3670B tablet and have already rooted it. From this point I am struggling to find an OS or ROM for it. Currently it is on 4.2.2 jellybean but it is ridiculously slow. If anyone ...
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Rebooting when Rooting

My Acer Iconia B1-710 kept rebooting whenever I rooted my device and it is still unrooted. Is there a problem in its specifications? I used Kingroot to root my device and I checked the SuperSU ...
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Platform-tools not showing in Mac OSX

I've downloaded the ADK, and am running the SDK Manager. I've downloaded all of the packages, including Android SDK Platform tools (v 21.1.2). However, I don't have a folder called "platform-tools" ...
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Rooting Motorola Android Razr M 4.4.2 [duplicate]

Can I truly root this phone? Trying w/out any success. Downloaded Ifone to recover lost texts and e mails. System said had to root phone and suggested program which I used. (Moblego?). Program did ...
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Rooting Moto G. Stuck on <waitng for device>. What to do?

I'm trying to root my phone using this guide: http://www.modaco.com/topic/366771-root-your-moto-g-option-1-superboot/, however when I launch the .sh file it's stuck on < waiting for device >. USB ...
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Is it possible to temporary root my device without uploading any file neither installing any APK?

There are exploits like the called towelroot that may be used to temporary root an Android device. For example, in order to use towelroot I have to upload an APK and install it in the device but ...
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Kernel question

My boyfriend was really curious about my cell phone kernel. He looked through my cell phone to find it. I don't know why and what could he possibly do. Does anyone know? I have my GPS turned off and ...
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Moto g 2nd gen, lollipop bootloader unlock issue

I have just bought Moto G 2nd generation smart phone with 16 gb internal memory. To root device, I tried to unlock bootloader. But it didn't go smooth. When I hit command fastboot oem unlock ...
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How to root Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro with linux computer

I have found a lot instructions, but most (or all) of them use a Windows GUI application to root the device. The Linux scripts, that I found did not work. My telephone: Model: Xperia Mini Pro ...
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HTC One M7 - Unauthorized in adb

After 10 hours spent, it seems that I need to remove /data/misc/adb/adb_key file and restart the phone. But how can I do it if phone is not rooted and adb has no access? It's a not rooted HTC One M7 ...
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Explanation of Rooting Steps

I successfully rooted my Azpen A727 tablet from a Linux PC using the steps at this link. I don't like to blindly execute procedures so I've been studying the steps. I think I understand them all, ...
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Root galaxy note without extern devices, software or internet

Hi I wondering if I can root my phone (Jelly bean 4.1.2) without computer or else. I want to root it man manually by myself, in other words without any apps or something. Also, if is possible to root ...
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samsung galaxy core-i8262 /system/xbin/su path

I have samsung gt-i8262 phone. scenario: i want to drop superSU binary for gaining root access. I tried framaroot but was not successful. now I am using cydia impactor to execute script as ...
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How to root and unlock bootloader

how do how do I root and unlock the bootloader for my Samsung Galaxy 3 S model number SCH-s968c which is the Verizon version for straight talk
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how to root my lava iris fule 50

How to root my lava iris fule 50 android 4.4.2 mobile ??? please help me out with screen shoots on how and figure out the exact screen shots on upgrade it to 5.0
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two type internal storage

I hv a Spice Mi-535 phone. Its storage is 16 GB out of which 12 GB (Total storage) is user available but it can't be used for apps installation. In settings>phone storage, it shows another Total ...
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APP - Root/unroot any device from the app, no PC required [duplicate]

I am a newbie with Android programming, quite franckly, I dont even know half the basics, but so far I have create an app and is in the making, it can either apply a temporary root or a permanent root ...
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Rooting Android

I have problem with rooting Android, I tried various methods (including Kingo, EasyRootTool, and etc.) and none pf them worked. My device is Sony Z C6602 Android 4.4.4 Build Number ...
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Is there any program to root my device without connecting it to PC?

I am looking for an APK software which could be installed on my Android device (Samsung S3 I9300) that root my device without needing to connect the device to PC during root process. Or any other way ...
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Rooting Android Samsung G7102 grand 2 duos

I want to recover lost pics from my phone samsung g7102 grand 2 duos and the recovery software requires that the phone be rooted. I tried: 1. Using towelroot, didn't work. Device not supported. 2. ...
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Rooting android using kingo root

So I was trying to root my samsung android 4.4.2 using the software kingo root. I first connected it to my pc and then began the rooting process. After it began, the pc app of kingo root was blank ...
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Rooting the Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4501 Android One Phone

Can anyone share experiences rooting the Android One device (Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4501)? I am looking for a trustworthy way, as far as possible. (Please don't say rooting is inherently risky - I know ...
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How would I root my HTC without computer

I want to root my HTC but I'm not sure how I would do this and I have no computer access........ Please help. Tori
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Where to do I find my saved book files on my root device?

I have a book app that downloads book files from the Internet. It stops working and the developer wants me to root my phone and find those downloaded files for him so that he can debug. I've rooted ...
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Difference between installing SuperSU using Play Store versus a custom recovery that installs it from a file?

I see that some rooting guides say that rooting involves: Download a SuperSU as a zip file that would be accessible to the phone (e.g. the sdcard). Unlock the phone's bootloader. Booting into a ...
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Rooting the LG 3D Thrill 4G (P925) Android Phone

Greetingz, I would like to know how to root the LG 3D Thrill 4G (P925) phone. If anyone has any tutorials or links, I would greatly appreciate you sharing with us you findings. Cordially, Badrx
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How can I root my Alcatel One Touch Mini Idol 2?

I have an Alcatel One Touch Mini Idol 2 (model number 6036Y). I want to to give it root access, but I can't seem to find an app for that. How can I root my device?
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Can I root my Cube Talk7x (U51GT-C8) without installing new ROM?

I need to root my device: Device name: Cube Talk7x (U51GT-C8) CPU: MT8392 (quad-core) Android version: 4.4.2 Kitkat Kernel version: 3.4.64 The reasons for rooting: I want to use APP2SD with ...
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Need help unlocking my bootloader on HTC Desire 310

EDIT: It has failed with a too many links error This christmas I was treated to a HTC Desire 310 and I am trying to root it which I understand needs the bootloader unlocked. That is where my issue ...
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Rooting An HTC desire bravo Phone

help me to root my htc desire bravo configrations are: bravo pvt3 ship s-on h.boot -0.83.0001 microp-051d radio- 5.09.05.30_2 help me and give me the easiest mehtod i tried revolutionary it says ...
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restore my backup in rooted htc device

I wanted to root my HTC one max, before rooting I backup in teamwin recovery mode, then I root it. Now d question is if I go in that recovery mode to restore my backup...is it unroot my phone or I ...
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How can I root the Micromax A110Q

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS and want to root my micromax A110Q.
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hen and egg problem with insufficient memory space

My samsung galaxy ace doesn't let me instal the new whats app version due to less space. I have not a lot of apps, only 22 pictures, no videos, no music, no games... Nd it says there are 32 mb free ...
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Nexus 4 boot loop issue and device ADB not found when phone is on animation screen

Yesterday I saw in my nexus 4 all applications were getting crashed, so I tried to restart my phone. When I turned it back on, it got stuck in the boot animation. I cancelled the boot, and tried to ...
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SuperSU after update no root access ( Mega 6.3)

AFTER SuperSU updated : There is no binary installed,and SuperSU cannot install. it this is a problem! If you just upgraded to Android 4.3, you need to manually re-root - consult the relevant forums ...
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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 ...
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LG - Fastboot doesn't recognize my device

I'm trying to get flash a custom recovery on my LG p760, however when I type fastboot devices in the command prompt (while booted into fastboot mode) nothing shows up. adb devices works fine though. I ...
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Need help unbricking LG G2 LS980

I have just rooted my lg g2 LS980 and i also put a custom rom on it. All was well at first for about ten minutes until i realized that my phone was disconnected and i couldnt text or call so i tried ...
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How to root my Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) (kernel version: July 22, 2014)?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A). I am aware of towelroot, however it only works for "phones < jun 3 2014" for and my kernel version is dated July 22, 2014: How to root it, if possible ...
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Rooting An HTC Droid DNA Phone on Verizon Network

I have a Droid DNA, running on the Verizon network. I would like to root this phone so I can use some of the more advanced features of Tasker; however, I am very fearful of "bricking" my phone. I see ...
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How can I root my Samsung Dart (SGH-T499)?

I've seen several sites using SuperOneClick, but can't seem to find a legitimate download link to it. (The original site, shortfuse.org was down). I then saw TowelRoot, but it tripped Norton, saying ...
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What are the risks of rooting a phone [duplicate]

Like the title suggests what are the common problem in rooting a phone? i am planning to root my phone because of the internal and external sd card app moving problem because the apps the others ...
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Azpen A1040 root method [duplicate]

I have an Azpen A1040 10" tablet and I have tried multiple root methods, nothing seems to work for this kitkat device. I see some android enthusiasts successfully rooted this device. Please let me ...
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(SP Flash Tool) Recovery.img file too large and causes region overlap message. Safe to Proceed?

I am trying to root my Micromax Canvas Colors 2 A120 running KitKat 4.4.2 using the SP Flash Tools. During the flashing of a recovery after selecting the Scatter File for my device (I created the ...
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Can I play high end games on my rooted low end phone

I own a spice phone which have low internal memory and ram but it is rooted. My question is that is it possible to play high end games like GTA vice city or nfs on that phone. I had Googled about it ...
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Parsing problem

I have been trying to root my Le Pan II android tablet with Kingo root app, and when I try to install I keep get error parsing problem. What would be the easiest way to root my tablet?
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How can I root the Amazon FireTV?

I would like to root my Amazon FireTV so I can sideload applications on it. Like XBMC (Kodi), Google Play, Google Play Movies. My FireTV OS version is 51.1.1.0_user_511070220. Can I root it? What are ...
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How can I root my 4.4.2 razr maxx hd verizon

I've tried everthing that I can think of to try and root my razr droid maxx hd verizon phone. Towel root, sunshine, and can't even remember all of the othes to try a root it. Nothing works ! It's ...
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Rooting my Galaxy s4

I just can't. I just switched from an iPhone to a galaxy s4 and i don't even know whwhere to start. It's version 4.4.4 model sgh m919 and it's so complicated I dont even know where to begin.
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How can I root LG G3

What do I have to do to root my LG G3? There are multiple variants of this device: D855 : International Version D850 : AT&T D851 : T-Mobile VS985 : Verizon LS990 : Sprint / US Cellular To add ...