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How to enable USB debugging if phone is not even starting?

I have Micromax A114 Canvas 2.2 Android phone. Unfortunately it's not starting when switched off (sic :( ) it. Then after searching on net I tried to Factory reset using Volume +/- and Power button ...
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Wifi not working on Samsung S3 (WifiStateMachine( 2240): Failed to load driver)

as I am really desperate now about the wlan problem on my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 I am now going to post a question in the hope that someone might help me fix it. Problem description: I cannot ...
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Device won't connect via USB

I have a HTC G2 running Android 2.3.4 that I've recently tried to root using the guide at the XDA developer's site. After step 3.3, the USB connection stopped working. More precisely, when I plug ...
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How to root MTK based mobile devices using a Linux PC?

It is easy to root an MTK device in MS Windows using powerful tool like SP Flash Tools, or a one-click root solution. Can it be done (especially with that flash tool) using a Linux machine? I've ...
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How to root HTC DESIRE HD

This time I choose to root my HTC phone,but I tried many method,but all did'nt work.I have computer and USB cable,can u tell me what software best for rooting my phone?
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Why root makes phone fast

I have heard many sites saying that rooting makes phone faster but in technical detail it just increase process and more process = slow phone so why people say it Example : we have phone A and ...
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OTA Update Error - “Package expects build fingerprint of …”

I unrooted and re-installed stock recovery from CWM on my Nvidia Shield Tablet. But when I tried to install an OTA, I got However when I tried to install the update, I got a red triangle error. After ...
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Move data of some Apps to SD card

I have Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (4.4.4 and rooted) ... I have some dictionaries Apps... I installed the main App.. when we want to use.. we should download dictionaries package for each language we ...
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What exactly does “rooting” mean (for a new device that has no ready-made tools yet)?

Disclaimer: The question is not meant like these: How do I root my device? – Take tool X/Y/Z! Where do I find tool X/Y/Z for rooting? – Link, Link, Link! What is "root"? – Full ...
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What does rooting, bootloader, twrp and recovery mean? [closed]

I have just bought an android phone and I want to get the latest OS. However, I must root and unlock bootloader and recovery. I understand that to root something you gain administrative privileges. ...
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Upgrading galaxy s2 GT-I9100T 4.0.3 to 4.4

I'm pretty desperate trying for a day now rescuing my phone. I am new in this whole updating android firmware stuff and I did the following: root my phone, enabled USB debugging downloaden ODIN, ...
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Need help,to change/root/OS in Prestigio PMP5101C Tablet

Good morning. I got this Tablet from my company but it has allready pre-installed some OS that doesnt let it work as a normal tablet,but a company software,so i want to clean it up,and install a ...
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Micromax A88 screen flashes white after booting in recovery mode

I tried rooting my Android phone (Micromax A88) using Kingo Root for Windows. After rooting, I got root permissions, but recovery mode got corrupted. After booting in recovery, screen just flashes ...
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LG Escape 2 - bricked

I tried running a script that I got online. I downloaded the whole file which included the .bat file. I tried running the .bat file while forgetting that I needed to download the drivers (from the ...
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How to flash recovery

I'm very noob, but I am currently using a LG l15g sunrise and am rooted. I need some advice on where to go now. Everyone says to install a recovery, but I haven’t really been able to figure out ...
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I have rooted my Moto E but did not flash any custom rom. What is the procedure to update it to android 5.1?

I tried to directly install the android 5.1 lollipop ota update once, but it showed some error and then it restarted. What should I do? Do I need to flash stock ROM again and then update 5.1 ota? or ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy A5?

I have Samsung Galaxy A5, SM-A500H running Android 5.0.2, downloaded from here. I want to root it. The only root available right now AFAIK, is CF-Auto-Root, as described here for example. But this ...
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How can I root a Lenovo S660?

I want to root Lenovo S660 and I came to know that Framaroot will help me in doing that; however, it doesn't work. On this site it says that after installing framaroot click Boromir and it will pop ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0?

I have been trying to root my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (SM-T217S; Firmware version T217SVPUBNH4). Since the September update I can't re-root my tablet, I have tried apps like Vroot(app), towelroot, ...
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How do I root my Azpen A727 tablet?

How do I root my Azpen A727 tablet?
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How to root ZTE Zinger (Z667T) running Android 4.4.2?

I've tried looking around, but I can't figure out how to root my ZTE Zinger (Z667T) running Android 4.4.2.
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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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How to get rid of Emotion UI which is drastically slowing down my Huawei Y330-U11?

I have Huawei Y330-U11 which performs sluggishly due to Emotion UI installed by Huawei (I concluded it to be the reason because other phones having similar specifications but native Android UI works ...
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What are the current rooting options for Galaxy S6?

I've sort of been following the development scene for the A6, enough to know that there are multiple rooting options, each with their own pros and cons. What are the current ways people are rooting ...
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Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos: Odin flashed the custom Recovery but device boots into stock Recovery

I am new to rooting Android. I tried using Odin 3.10 to root my Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos. I successfully flashed CWM (Odin displayed pass message). However when I restart phone in Recovery mode, it ...
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Would rooting Nvidia Shield Tablet following this guide brick my device?

I recently received an Nvidia Shield Tablet. I bought a 32GB SD card and would like to use it to install apps (or at least some of the data) to take the weight off my internal memory. However the ...
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rooting my Videocon A55qHD

How can I root my Videocon A55qHD? I mean the steps to be taken, and if required to install some app, and if required from where to be installed.
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Odin3 fails to root Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 SM-P900

Recently i has bought Samsung Galaxy Note Pro SM-P900 tabled with Android 4.4.2 on board. Tablet shows build number as KOTH49.P900XXUANI1, and i could'not root it with Odin3 i've found in Internet ...
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Root checkers tells me my phone is rooted but most root required apps warns me that the system denied to root. Why? Anyone, please explain it to me

Before my phone was said to be rooted by root checkers, I tried many rooting apps, both Android and PC based. The first significant change which happened occurred when I first installed and used the ...
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Upon restarting, my apps disappear.

I have a rooted phone and to save space I linked (using link2sd) most of my apps to the external SD card. Since then, on restarting, my apps vanish, and like weeks later, they reappear (without data). ...
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Samsung tablet bricked. GT-Pp5210 was in odin mode now will not turn on.

My grand kids put my tablet into Odin down load mode. No it will not turn on. I try to push both buttons and nothing. I charged it it think in that that I cant tell what it is doing. No response on ...
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How to delete SU binaries without root?

My Android device used to be properly rooted, I had root access to things, but the root manager (old version of vRoot, no computer) was a virus. So, I deleted the root program and I was gonna root ...
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How can I ever root my Samsung Galaxy V, SM-G313HZ, Android version 4.4.2? Please help

I've tried everything on the internet to root my phone and followed the exact procedures – but when I try to install CWM or .tar files through Odin mode, I seem to always lose my recovery mode: ...
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creating mount point in root mode

When trying to expand tablet memory (from 500 Mb to 1G) I made a mistake when I was applying Gparted. I reset my device to the fabrication settings and now I can't mount sd card (no the real sd card), ...
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How does encrypting a bootloader prevent it from being unlocked

As I'm waiting patiently (sigh) for the at&t note 4 root, I have been trying to understand the process of rooting. This website does a good job of describing what a locked/unlocked bootloader is, ...
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Why I should I care about “knox” warranty can I still root my S5?

I have been using my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone for over a year as the manufacturer intends, NOT rooted. Its a great phone IMO because it has capable enough hardware, but not being root on my phone that ...
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Most recent root and flash rom for Verizon Note 3

I know this is a super specific question, but I am trying to root and then flash cyanogenmod onto my Verizon Note 3. It seems like security features change constantly for Samsung phones and I have not ...
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Installing File Explorer on Droid 2

I have a Droid 2 (very old, model from 4-5 yrs ago). My phone is stuck on airplane mode and I am unable to turn airplane mode off. I found a way to fix it that looks very promising. ...
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ADB authorization prompt missing in Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)

I just bought a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) and I'm trying to root it. I'm following this link for instructions, but I got stuck at the "Rooting with exploit" step as I can't authorize the ...
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Making an applications stay on the phone “permanently”

I would like to be able to make an Android application remain on the phone even after a factory reset and/or a system upgrade. Some people suggested that the way to accomplish this is to root the ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 I9507V running Android 5.0.1?

I have tried every program for rooting but they failed to root the device. My device is running Android version 5.0.1. I am trying to root because I have heard that if I root my device I can install ...
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How to root Asus Fonepad 8 tablet?

I want to root my tablet Asus Fonepad 8. How do I do it? I tried iroot, kingoroot, root my device, and etc, but to no avail?
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How to fix hanging Samsung Galaxy S II phone (GT-I9100)? Also flash and root it?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II model smartphone. GT-I9100 is the exact model number 1, mentioning it since I saw here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S_II that there are variants with ...
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need help Nexus 9 stuck in endless reboot loop

need help here. I to tried rooting my Nexus 9 and have ended up getting it into an endless loop of it trying to optimize apps. I did see Firelord's post to do this... Using Firelords' and Jan's ...
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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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Advanced root problems

I am having problems rooting my device after a friend unrooted it. Now, if this was a pure simple case, it'd already be solved, but: I can only used soft-roots, like Kingo root. My "friend" decided ...
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How can I temporarily unroot my S6 on OS 5.0.2?

I downloaded a Play store app that has no audio and after research found out it's because it discovered my phone is rooted. I use Ping Pong to root which comes with SuperSU. I have read the other ...
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Rooting already unlock phone without losing data, possible?

As far as I have understood it's the unlocking part that requires wiping, and the rooting part doesn't. So, if I am already unlocked, can I root without losing my data? I've got a (red) Nexus 5 16GB ...
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How to root Pipo M6 Pro tablet

Please help. I have a Pipo M6 Pro which I'd like to root. Since I am new in this kind of thing, I would appreciate your help.
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Recovering deleted call logs in Android 5.1.1 - to root or not to root?

I accidentally deleted my call logs/histories and badly need them now. I would like to recover the call logs and tried few softwares. Most of them were not successful in recovering the deleted call ...