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How to replace KingrootSU with Superuser Elite?

Just rooted my new Chinese tablet - an adventure for me. I used Kingroot apk. It uses KingrootSU app as GUI manager for superuser permission. I want to use my Superuser Elite instead though. How can I ...
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HTC EVO TWRP No Kernal Installed TWRP

I have a freedom pop HTC EVO LTE (Jewel), and I have erased the image and no OS is installed. I have TWRP installed and I can boot to recovery, but I am unable to flash any ROMS. I have tried ...
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Need help rooting my phone

I have a Micromax Canvas spark 2 q334 running android 5.1 and it has a very low internal storage.so I need to root my phone to use link2sd. some guides suggest Kingroot but it doesn't work for my ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 mini doesn't turn on

I have a Galaxy S3 Mini running CyanogenMod 12.1 for one week now. I clicked on Google drive app, suddenly the screen froze. I took the battery out and put it back on. But the phone doesn't turn up, ...
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Fastboot oem get_identifier_token - FAILED (remote: unknown command)

Hello Everyone! I am trying yo unlock the bootloader with no success. Basically, the following command Code: Fastboot oem get_identifier_token is hitting the error of: FAILED (remote: unknown ...
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How to root my moto g 4g xt1039?

I own a Motorola moto g 4g and I want to root it. Is there a simple way to do that? It's running on android 5.1 Thank you for reading.
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Booting into custom recovery with a locked bootloader

I'm planning to flash a custom ROM on my device, but too lazy to take backups.. My favorite backup tool being Titanium Backup, I want root access on my device before I unlock the bootloader. But ...
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Rooted device not booting. SU suspected culprit

I have a LG Power (LGL22C) from Tracfone and I recently rooted it. I was in the process of moving the Super User manager from KingUser to SuperSU with SuperSU-Me and it worked (I think), but when I ...
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Root SGS3 with stock recovery

I'm going to stay on topic and make the long story short. My phone (International Galaxy S3) has its USB port broken and can't replace it because I messed it up when I was on it. Since then I use an ...
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Rooting HTC Desire 826W

I tried to root my HTC desire 826W but it's not working . I couldn't get the token. When I boot my phone into bootloader it loads to hboot but when I try to enter fastboot or recovery it enters into a ...
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How to root LAVA Iris Atom2 which runs Android 5.1

Can anyone help me to root my Lava Iris atom2 which runs android 5.1 OS, I had tried almost available softwares like kingoroot , iroot , masterroot, towelroot. But Nothing works.
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S4 CM 12.1 Problem with GApps

I've just installed cm-12.1-20151129-NIGHTLY-jfltexx on my S4 (i9505) and Open GApps 5.1 Arm nano 20151129. The setup wizard had few errors (Google play services stopped working) and after setting it ...
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I need unbrick my samsung galaxy tab 10.1

I tied to root my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 wifi + IR PT-5133 I used this method https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-gOZh7OxWM After I completed the root prosses, my device was in a boot loop! I tried ...
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Replace su binary with another one

I have the SuperSU installed (with su binary in /system/xbin), and another su binary compiled from SuperUser sources by myself. I want to replace the existing su binary by my one via the command ...
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Any way to switch a ROM?

How to flash two ROM's on one device, any possible way? I've seen multirom app but is not compatible with my device "Moto G 2014", Can i be able to use an official and a custom ROM side by side?
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what changes are done, while rooting an android phone? [duplicate]

I've rooted my phone running 4.2.2 jb through computer (I tried all mobile rooting apps but nothing worked for me) I want to know what's the difference rooting program did?has it switched me to root ...
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My phone keeps restarting on its own

So this morning I saw my phone behave strangely. It would turn itself off and then try to turn on, and after a couple of attempts it would. Then it remains stable for some time and it is off again and ...
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How to root ZTE prestige

I've looked at XDA and couldn't find anything and nobody will answer my question there. Please let me know if it is possible and if it is, how to do it? Methods I already tried: Framaroot Kingoroot ...
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After restoring TA partition device still have recovery?

Recently, I successfully finished all the process of rooting my Xperia z, like taking TA partition backup then unlock bootloader then flash recovery then flash supersu. But when iam trying to ...
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How to check if a device can be made root-able

There are many similar questions to what I am asking, but from my searches so far have not pointed this out: What keywords on the device advertisement or how can I tell prior to purchasing a ...
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Some apps can't access the internet after root

I recently rooted my android device now my apps can't access the internet except browser and Duolingo. Here are the details Phone: Huawei Union Y538 Android version: 5.1.1 Rooted using: Kingroot ...
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How to root Lenovo A319?

I have a Lenovo A319 and Kingo Root didn't work on it. I badly need to root my phone because it has collected lots of bloatware. Please help.
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Phone stuck at “Android is upgrading… Starting apps.” after successfully rooting with Kingo Android Root

I just used Kingo Android Root to root my Samsung Galaxy S5. Rooting was successful, however, the device is taking a really long time to upgrade. The screen says Android is upgrading...Starting apps. ...
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Root Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA)

How can I root ZenPad Z580CA - 8'' IPS - 64 GB - Wifi? Are there any ROMs available for it?
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Root Samsung Galaxy Core i8262 manually

I tried almost every readymade app like Framaroot, Root Genius, etc. to root my Samsung Galaxy Core i8262 , but I didn't succeed. I want to root it manually but did not have Linux laptop. I have a ...
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After Custom Rom My Device Become Very Slow

I am using QMobile Noir A8 (it's a Pakistani Android device) with custom ROM. I am having a problem with the custom ROM. My device becomes very slow when I connect to the internet. All apps (Facebook, ...
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How do I get su binaries installed without access to the system (i.e., using only bootloader- and/or recovery-level operations)?

I am trying to recover my bricked android (lollipop) device. I do not have access to the system. I have sucessfully flashed SuperSU, but I still don't have su binaries installed (I get "su: not found" ...
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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.