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Is it possible to call AT-commands in android? [duplicate]

I am newbie in android, I have a very simple question for android experts:- " Is it possible to call GSM AT-Commands in android just like we use in microcontroller programming through USART".
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Does rooting phone affect online banking security? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of rooting my android phone (HTC Desire 300) and was wondering if doing so would affect the internet security with stuff like online banking. Is it still secure to do my banking on a ...
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Rooting issues Fire 7 HD (screenshots)

Description Using various methods, I've come to some terminal points in my android rooting process and thought up a number of questions as a result. I've used two PC's to attempt this, both PC's ...
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How much control can I have over my device while not voiding the warranty?

I'm a developer and a Linux user, so naturally, I want to install a Bash prompt on my device. There are several Bash "apps" available in the Google Play store (haven't tested any of them, just ...
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How to flash root.zip in fastboot

I need to flash the root zip I downloaded from Chainfire without having to install recovery like Clockworkmod. I have fastboot and adb and that's what I used to flash 4.4.4. This is for my Nexus 7 ...
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Can't get tethering to work on my verizon SSG S4 mini

I've scanned a lot of posts and tried many things but can't get tethering to work on my Verizon phone with jellybean 4.2.2. Here is my latest attempt. I rooted phone with saferoot. didn't touch the ...
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Root moto g with single click in pc

Is there any way to root my motorola moto g in single click (like super one click) or any user interface softwares..?
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Can I root a phone thats already rooted?

I bought a chinese phone thats seems to be be already rooted. How can I be sure? When I download apps that require root they don't work. Can I change privledges on an already rooted phone? Or can I ...
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Wifi won't turn on after rooting, still won't turn on after factory reset

After rooting my phone the wifi wouldn't turn on. I decided that I would just reflash the stock os to remove the root. Wifi still wouldn't turn on. Then I decided to do a factory reset. It still won't ...
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Rooting Samsung Grand Duos without Windows

I need to root my Samsung GT-I9082 (also known as Grand Duos) with Android 4.2.2 but I have no Windows computer (I have a Linux one). Which are the preferred methods? It seems z4root does nothing ...
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What should I do if my (Exynos SM-N900)Note 3 has bootloop?

I have experienced bootloop, it only shows SamSung Logo... And if I download ROM from SAMobile, how do I know if that Rom is not corrupted. Also, how do I know if Odin is stuck/hang or not? Because I ...
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Prestigio PAP 7500 rooting

recently I bought Prestigio 7500 for testing reasons and what is stopping me from doing it is that I can't root it (I want to install custom rom such as CM or Ubuntu touch). I was searching CWM ...
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Does Factory Reset reset Xposed Modifications, especially on Note 3 SM-N900 Exynos?

or I need other steps to RESTORE Xposed and everything back to like I first receive it without the need to Flash with Odin. Because I either hard or softbricked my device using it! I am scared of it ...
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How to root Moto G 1st Gen on Republic Wireless

I would like to find out how to root moto g on republic wireless. I looked everywhere and no one explains or describes how to do it. I am wondering if there is any way to root it.
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My phone stuck after formating in Recovery mode

I was trying to install a custom rom in my Walton Primo X2 ( rebranded version of Gionee E6 ). I tried the below steps and my phone got stuck like shown in the image. Please help me to recover this. ...
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Where is the battery animation called when charger connected to phone (OFF)?

I have Moto E (Rooted) which turn on when connected with USB via Laptop but not when connected to Wall charger instead it shows Battery animation. I got to know that battery animation is at ...
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Rooted phone, but can't pass “Install” dialog

I am running Android 4.4.4 with the LiquidSmooth ROM and SuperSU. All these components work flawlessly, as far as I can tell. I am also able to use TitanicBackup (to demonstrate Root is working). ...
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unlock bootloader Micromax A310

I am trying to unlock bootloader in my Micromax A310. It has MT6592 processor. Whenever I start the mobile in fasboot tmode it got stuck and only shows => FASTBOOT mode ... => FASTBOOT mode ... in ...
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How can I control my Azpen Android Tablet with a broken screen without root or usb debugging?

I've had this Azpen A700 tablet for a while, but at some point it got the touchscreen broken. I can still see an image but the touchscreen is completely unresponsive. I'd like to still get some use ...
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Failed to Root Stellar?

So I have a galaxy Stellar. I found many ways to root it online, and have been through a number of them so far. By all accounts, the device is rooted. The rooting apps all reported success, apps like ...
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How do I root my android tablet

I have Freelander PX2 tablet, and I want root it. How can I do it?
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How to i fastboot karbonn titanium s1 plus

I want to root my android device and for that I have to enter fastboot mode in my karbonn titanium s1 plus. I tried pressing the volume up key and the power key while booting but nothing. It just ...
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How do I root Android Lollipop?

How can I best root the new Android Lollipop developer preview? Chainfire's original SuperSU binaries don't seem to work: There is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it. This is a ...
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Trouble rooting Bluestacks 0.9.3

I was using an older version of bluestacks on my computer and recently the update came, i had by old blustacks rooted using bsAutorooter but it doesnt seem to work on this new update, if anyone has ...
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How can I make a full, restorable image of my pre-root Android hard drive, as in Clonezilla?

In Clonezilla, one boots OS-1 (Clonezilla) on Drive-1 (USB stick) in order to make a full, restorable image of Drive-2 (which may contain OS-2) on Drive-3 (the backup drive). One does not need any ...
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I can't boot my nexus 4 after trying to install custom rom, please help

I am pretty new to all this stuff and i tried to install android L alpha preview on my nexus 4. I rooted my phone and downloaded the .zip file and then followed the instructions on the internet site. ...
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Install custom rom without cwm or twrp in rooted xolo q1000

I have rooted xolo q1000 device. I want to install custom rom without using cwm. Actually the problem is , when i was installing stock rom by using S P Flashtool it messed all thing.Due to above ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy S5

I have rooted my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Odin to first download (Philz Touch) Recovery, then downloaded Custom Rom 'Omega'. My first question is if I unrooted it, would I get my Warranty back? ...
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Finding ways to root my TWM Amazing X2

I want to root my new phone, TWM Amazing X2 But I can't find it anywhere, seriously. So I'm stucked here. I've tried doing some google-surfing, bing, and all sorts of China softwares to root but none ...
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Nexus 7 wont appear on my PC in the bootloader, semi bricked

So I tried to root my nexus 7. I realized I done screwed up. However, when I looked for my SuperSU installed file in TWRP, I forgot to install it before hand, when I was at my bootloader, or before ...
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How can i upgrade My Android 320 from a 4.0.1 to a 4.1 and higher [duplicate]

Hello if there is someone there i want to upgrade my phone to a higher android operating system from a 4.0.1 to a 4.1 or even 4.0.4. the Phone name is: Android 320 please if anyone can help me here ...
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How to root RAZR M xt907

My build number is : KDA20.62-15.1 system is :183.46.15.XT907.verizon.en.US I'm unable to root with towel (v1,v2,v3) , says phone is not supported yet
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htc desire z root shell

I'm trying only to get a root shell, not persistent, don't want to flash any kind of image or install closed/proprietary apk, nor run scripts/exploits that write/erase/modify any flash. For a newer ...
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CWM recovery can't find the kernel image

I wanted to root and upgrade my Galaxy i9003 to Jelly Bean. I followed this guide and flashed CWM on the phone. But then the phone doesn't boot in normal mode and Samsumg logo keeps flashing forever. ...
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Unlock bootloader for Lenovo A1000-T

How did you go into fastboot mode? I am not able to figure out. adb reboot bootloader adb reboot-bootloader adb reboot fastboot None of them worked, However adb reboot recovery opens it in ...
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Does rooting a SONY Xperia Z2 remove SONY specific features?

Dear Android Enthusiasts, I'd like to root my new SONY Xperia Z2, but feeling a bit unsure about that I may loose SONY specific features. I'm new to Android (switched from iOS) and don't know how ...
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Pre-rooted custom rom for unlocked xperia neo v mt15i [duplicate]

I have unlocked bootloader xperia neo v mt15i, version 4.0.4, build 4.1.B.0.587. I would like to flash pre-rooted custom ROM. Need custom rom link and step-by-step guide.
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I rooted my samsung galxy tab 3 now it won't work help please

I rooted my tab 3 via laptop using kingo root app after root and i did everything correct my tablet won't turn on completely it is stuck on the logo screen it won't load pass the logo screen i took ...
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question about the Samsung galaxy 5

I was wondering if this model is able to be rooted? If so would this enable me to retrieve deleted text messages from up to 3 months ago, and lastly if this can't be done does anybody know of any ...
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Rom to Root UK based Galaxy s3 i9300 in India

I am a beginner and currently based in India. I got a UK based Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 as a gift and I tried to root it. The root was partially successful but now I'm unable to send/receive text ...
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Rooting and Installing Android OS on BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.1.0.1917 [duplicate]

How do I root and install Android apps on a Blackberry Playbook OS 2.1.0.1917?
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How to root emulator [duplicate]

I want to root an emulator so that I can have proper way to implement it on the real device. Is there any way to root emulator?
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TWRP Stuck on Boot Screen Nexus 7

I have installed TWRP onto my Nexus 7 (2012) and have gone into Recovery Mode. This has led me to be stuck on the Google Boot Screen. What do I do to fix this? I have been using this guide: ...
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Root Rapid5 7in tablet

Does anyone know how to root a fusion5 rapid5 7 inch tablet? I've had this tablet for a while now, and want to install several apps (like a linux installer) that require root. Can anyone help?
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Trying to root and update Android on Lenovo S720

Just got as a present a Lenovo S720 and I am trying to root it. I want to update the android to a new version to be able to use it... does some one know how to do that ?
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Odin mode continually flashes when reset

I tried to root my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and it said it passed in Odin, but when I went to start it it got stuck on the Samsung logo. I turned it off but now I'm getting the Odin screen flashing on ...
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xolo q1011 can't root

I have a xolo q1011. I tried to root but none of the methods vroot,towelroot,pieroot,sideload,cwm worked. Is there any other way to root my phone so that I can install cm ROMs. Its in version 4.4.2 ...
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Rooting a generic tablet “G901”

Does anyone recognise this device, or have any suggestions for how to get them? (I have mailed the supplier :) I'd like to root it but haven't been able to find the exact details. I'm new to this so ...
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Samsung Mega 6.3 i9205 problem*does not have proper root*

After I root my phone, I downloaded Super SU from here and after I press in Super SU, it ask me to update my su binary but after a long time it got stuck on (installing please wait...) then I tried to ...
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Rooting and uprading Galaxy SL GT-I9003 to ICS or Jelly Bean

There are lots of howtos online but most of them are old with rotten links (to the downloads). In addition to how to root and upgrade and where to download the files, I'd like to know the following: ...