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How to make marshmallow obey `ro.secure=0`

I'm using a Nexus 5X with release 6.0.0 (MDB08M). I unlocked the bootloader with fastboot oem unlock, then created a boot image with a /default.prop file containing ro.secure=0. This appears to work,...
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How can I get to recovery without Volume Up hardware button?

Or, 'My tablet's hardware "Volume Up" button is broken, now what?' I'm trying to root an Asus TF300TG Transformer tablet (a 2012 model, unlocked), following this guide: http://forum.xda-developers....
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How to root Asus Fonepad K004?

All current links to appropriate tools are broken or the files do not work. I am also afraid of downloading virus. Can someone give me an advice about how to root Asus Fonepad K004 with Intel ...
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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 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 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 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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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 31-10-...
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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 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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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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How To backup custom ROM before flashing the another ROM [closed]

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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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 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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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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How to root htc desire 626s metro pcs

How can i root HTC desire 626s metro PC phone? Tried many ways. Cannot seem to find a way to turn s-off and edit code.
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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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Root Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus running Android 4.4.4 without losing data

I want to know how to root my Android (Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus, 4.4.4) without touching a single one of my files.
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How do I root Z752C?

How do I root ZTE Zephyr by Straight Talk, Android 4.4.4? I have tried to root this particular phone with no success and I have used Kingo root, King Root, and Towelroot.
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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 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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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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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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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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Is it possible to root a Kindle Fire HD (first generation) running 8.5.1?

I'd like to root my Kindle Fire HD, but it's running on 8.5.1 - and that's the only OS version I can't find instructions for, they all seem to be for 8.9 or 7.5.1. Is rooting on this OS impossible?
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Sony Xperia e1, system ui deleted, rooting

I have Sony Xperia e1single sim, I was trying to replace my notification panel so I deleted my SystemUI.apk and SystemUIodex.apk and tried to replace it with other apk but that failed and I lost my ...
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How dangerous is rooting my Samsung Note 3? [duplicate]

I've been exploring the ups and downs of rooting Android, and I'm here asking for tips and the like so that no damage is done to my phone. What is the risk, exactly, of rooting? What kind of things ...
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How to root Samsung Young S6312?

I tried multiple ways to root my Samsung Galaxy Young S6312, but it still remains unrooted. I want to know if there are any ways to at least get the "Move to SD Card" option. My main motive for ...
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Root Intex Aqua Star 2 16GB, 4.4.2

Tried to root my phone with available softwares both for pc nd mobile. But still no luck. But some softwares like Aptoid, AVG, Universal Androot says that i have root. This is the log from Root ...
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Change hardware name

I'm using official Android Emulator. When I run this I get: adb shell getprop | grep hardware I get [ro.boot.hardware]: [goldfish] [ro.hardware]: [goldfish] [ro.kernel.androidboot.hardware]: [...
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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 ...