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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 wont boot after rooting

I try to Root my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with KingoRoot using pc. after that it restarted, but now it won't boot. when i try the button combination, home+power+vol, tab goes into downloading, odin, mode. ...
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How to root Android Device installed in Oracle VirtualBox on Windows

I have Android Device installed in Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 7. I need to pair two devices without user confirmation. It's Android 4.3. I want to connect two devices with Bluetooth and for that ...
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How do I get the standard default.prop file back on the root file system?

At the root file system on my Android phone, there's a file called default.prop. Right now that's a non-standard file because of CF Auto Root, but I want that file to be the stock version (1). ...
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What are the advantages of enabling or disabling Samsung KNOX

I've rooted my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo Android device by following this XDA Developers link. I would like to know what Samsung KNOX is, and what the advantages of enabling it / disabling it are (as ...
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E:signature verification failed on LG G2 using iroot

I have stock LG G2 D800. Tried to root it using this link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=48709232&postcount=869 I get E:signature verification failed Installation aborted ...
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zenfone 5 1.98 ww is buggy, downgrade or upgrade?

History of me being stupid: bought the phone a few days ago, and this message started popping up all the time about the browser, and then whatsapp "...tries to read contacts". I read somewhere that ...
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How to root Kindle Fire HD 8.9"

I have purchased a Kindle Fire HD 2. Generation (2012) and wanted to root it. I followed the instructions from Rooting a new Kindle Fire HD and and other instructions found via google. When I run the ...
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Root a Samsung Galaxy 4 tab 7", Kies isn't working

I am trying to root a Samsung Galaxy 4 tab 7". The box says SM-T230NU with a label "Model: SM-T230NYKMXAR". I got drivers from here: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SM-T230NYKUXAR ...
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How to Root Xolo One

Hardware : MT6582 Model : XOLO One Build number : XOLO_One_S006_14012015 Build date UTC : 20150115-031031 Android version : 5.0 Baseband version: ...
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Nexus S won't turn on HELP!

i got issues with my Samsung Galaxy Nexus S i9023. It's new mobile. After 2 months i was msg's with my friends,then my phone just restart and its was fine for 1 min. then it turn off. And when i try ...
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how to hard reset?

I tried rooting my samsung SM-G313HZ and somehow screwed up. I did like a dozen times of Odin firmware downloads into the phone as it kept having problem. Now, i still cannot get into Recovery Mode. I ...
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my LGLS660 android will NOT recognize my sd card as separate from internal storage

Phone says i dont need to move apps becuz the internal-external storage r one in thesame. There's almost no storage formsame. There's almost no storage fore to even update an already installed app.I ...
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How to securely root g2 phone (AT&T LGE LG-D800)?

I've been looking to root my phone, only all methods require installing binaries from little-known (by me) sites with no Web of Trust rating. I feel hesitant to do that. Here are some rooting links ...
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How to root samsung galaxy note2 n7100? [duplicate]

I want to root my samsung galaxy note2 n7100. I saw lots of tutorials on internet. But no tutorial give me a 100% guarantee. :( can anyone help me to root my mobile?
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Xperia Z2 Won't install rom's

This is my first time posting here, but I've used this a fair amount on previous phones to get root and rom's on. I recently bought an Xperia Z2 online. I've spent the last few days trying to install ...
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My Rooted Note 4 needs a new carrier

I have a galaxy note 4 from T-Mobile the phone is rooted. Now I need to switch carriers to At&t. I have the code to unlock the phone but I need to know (if I put the new at&t Sim-card in my ...
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Trying to root and install Xposed on Nexus 5 with Lollipop

I'm trying to install Xposed on my Nexus 5 running 5.0.1. I used Wug's rootkit on Windows to root my device, but first of all it seems that I cannot root. I have gone through the whole process listed ...
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Navigating rescue menu on Lenovo Caiphone S18

I've got a Lenovo Caiphone S18 (or "fake iPhone 5S"). The thing is that I've removed an APK called "Theme Manager", and now after the intro video boot I only can see a black screen. But if I touch the ...
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Android tablet stuck on screen

I am trying to get back to menu screen of my tablet , T909/s but it stuck on just one screen when i start it , I dont know what happened with it but it just stuck on one screen which i uploaded below ...
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How to manually flash your android device?

Want to update my android version myself. The phone manufacturer isn't providing any updates. Is there a way to update from Jellybean to kitkat manually? I'm using Micromax A76 Canvas Fun. Currently ...
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Error in installing lollipop 5.0.2 on Samsung s2 (19105p) pluse

Im trying to install lollipop on my Samsung s2 pluse (19105p). But at installing time got a error in " E:failed to verify whole-file signatures "
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What functionality will I lose by installing CM on my Xperia Z3?

I am considering to replace the stock rom of my Xperia Z3 with Cyanogenmod. What are the functions that will no longer be accessible / installable after doing this switch? For example I heard that ...
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Root Access to Galaxy S5 (4.4.4)

I would just like to navigate the filesystem to see what is in /data/data of the Galaxy S5 that I own. As non-root it appears empty. Is there a problem with readonly access at least?
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Locked on stock recovery software?

Even after flashing clockworkmod, when I go into the recovery menu after booting, it just gives me the stock recovery system. Help? I've also tried with twrp, no luck.
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Rooted phone having problems with switching on

I recently rooted my samsung galaxy s5, i did something wrong on one of custom roms, I thought I was installing the new system or something, it got me into the boot system. I choose apply (something) ...
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How to root my Philips 3900

I have this tablet with android 4.1.1 Already tried with UnloockRoot PRO but didnt work. Does anybody have an idea how to root it? The tablet comes with many pre-installed software that I want to ...
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Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 root knox?

I see directions for carrier based versions of the galaxy tablet, but none seem to mention the particular one that I have(a wifi only sm-t230nu). they also mention Knox, but I cannot tell if it is ...
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How to flash Mts Blaze 5?

I would like to flash my Android Phone because it appears to be corrupted; whenever I switch on my phone it gets stuck on the MTS logo (splash) screen. I have recently downloaded a 'flash tool,' but ...
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Error after hard reset: “Control GI Camera has stopped”

I recently did a factory reset on my Kyocera Hydro Edge (Boost Mobile) C5215 (rooted using Framaroot 1.9.3). Upon rebooting, I got the following error message: "Unfortunately, Control GI Camera has ...
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Asus memopad7 170C, unlocking bootloader fails

I'm trying too root my Asus memo pad 7 (170C), I've tried EVERY method, using KingoRoot, SuperOneClick, Frameroot, motochopper. None of them worked. So I decided to do the rooting stuff myself, first ...
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How to re-flash stock android OS if I accidentally format the entire storage system using TWRP wipe

I am using the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 inch , SM-T705 model running on 4.4.2 kitkat stock android. I was trying to flash a new rom and I went and did a wipe on everything using TWRP custom recovery. ...
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LG F60 rooting/changing install location doesn't work

So recently I bought an LG F60 it's all cool and stuff but when it comes to storage I have like < 500mb . I tried kingo root, it doesn't detect my phone at all. I tried adb shell pm ...
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How to root my Chinese tablet

I need a help to find root for my chinese tablet i don't know his type and i am afraid to lose it after I delete one app from it the tablet not working right all the apps not working and the download ...
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Unrooting moto g 2nd gen, need original firmware [duplicate]

Similar to this post: Cannot update to Lollipop on rooted Moto G 2nd Gen I rooted my moto g device a few weeks ago as i needed to access the hosts file for dev purposes. The result was, a rooted ...
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Flashing same rom over the already installed one?

I have a Note 3 (N9005) with 3.co.uk ROM Kitkat-updated automatically by note 3. it has the following software spec: PDA/ AP (firmware build version) :N9005XXUGNH1 MODEM/CP(baseband or modem version) ...
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Trying to root using a Mac. Galaxy Note II SCH-I605.

Right now I'm trying to use ghettoroot tool to gain root access to my phone. I'm really not sure if this will work from Mac... and I'm not sure what to do after I've gained root access. I have no ...
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I forgot the lock screen PIN on my Moto G second gen XT-1068

I forgot the PIN number of the lock screen. I'm unable to do anything to get into my device as both data connection and Wi-Fi are off and USB debugging is disabled. Is there any way to enable them? ...
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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 ...