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Why can't I connect my Samsung Galaxy 3 to my PC after installing the z4root app?

I have a problem connecting my Samsung i5800 Galaxy 3 to a PC. First, I could connect to the PC. I had installed the z4root app in order to root my phone and then after installing it, I could not ...
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Difference between ways of rooting device [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't the su binary simply be copied (techical response please) What is the difference between flashing device with root ROM and simple pushing su utility to device ...
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Latest Cyanogenmod doesn't want to be rooted?

I just saw that if I need to install the latest Cyanogenmod on my tab (Galaxy Tab 2 7 (GT-P3113)) I don't need to root it. Is this true? Any one have more information on this? So will it be easy to ...
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How to install 6.0.1OTA update on a rooted nexus 5

My Nexus 5 is rooted. I received the 6.0.1 OTA update but when I try to install the update (I just clicked install link when the update finished downloading), the device restarts and goes to the TWRP ...
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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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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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What am I left with after rooting?

I have a stock Nexus 5 and I want to root the device so I can tether it with a laptop. I see instructions on doing this, and it all looks plenty easy, I am just concerned with what's going on and the ...
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How are SetCPU frequencies formulated?

Are the frequencies suggested by SetCPU for each device based on a certain algorithm or was it worked out device specifically or are they just arbitrarily formed upon extensive testing? I have an old ...
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How do you root the Samsung Galaxy Player?

How can I root my Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0?
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Root Android then Restore Factory Defaults

If one roots an Android device (smartphone), what happens when Factory data reset is performed after that? Will the device remain rooted?
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How to root a Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance/S II Lite?

What are the steps to root this phone? As I understand, Samsung has been using an internal counter that will void your guarantee if you install a custom kernel, I'd like to avoid that.
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Do I need a complicated root? Why? How (Samsung GT-S5660)

I am trying to install "Samba Filesharing" on my Samsung GT-S5660. The requirements is that it is rooted, and also the application "Superuser". Rooting, seems to be a complicated hack. Why is that ...
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How do I unlock the bootloader on my Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro?

I own a "Sony Ericcson Xperia Mini Pro" (model number SK17i) running Android 2.3.3 (Kernel 2.6.32.8-perf, build number 4.0.A.2.335). It's branded by Orange Austria. I'm looking for a way to root it, ...
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NEXUS S (t-mobile version) 2.3.4 / GRJ22 — IS ROOT POSSIBLE?? can't mount /system mount /data

I have the Nexus S (t-mobile version) that is 2.3.4 / GRJ22 and just wanted to ask, is root actually possible now?? I see lots of posts about how to do it under 2.3.3, but all the posts I have seen ...
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Gaining root acces/installing custom rom on G1 with build number CRC1

Could you please share your knowledge about how to flash the latest update of stock Android OS on G1 (aka HTC Dream). I would like to try out some custom roms but most information I was able to find ...
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Is it possible to have a root-running app on no-root android?

I have an app which needs su privileges, But my device should not be working on rooted. I want to know if there is any way to take the access to just one app. For instance root the device, set the ...
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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 GT-I9305 running Android 4.4.4 Build Version KTU84P.I9305XXUFNI3

I want to root Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE GT-I9305 running Android 4.4.4 Build Version KTU84P.I9305XXUFNI3.Can you please help
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I rooted my phone. Now apps cannot connect to the internet but browsers work fine

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and rooted it a few days ago. After that I set up a few apps and granted them access to root permissions (via the Superuser app). I allowed root to all apps that requested it....
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How can I root my Verizon HTC Incredible 2?

I am technically inclined, I work as a IT technician and study computer science and engineering. Does anyone have a guide or guides, or can help me root my HTC Incredible 2?
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How can I root my Pandigital Novel 7" Tablet?

I have a Pandigital 7" that is updated as far as the firmware updates go. However, I do not have access the Android Market and I do not have root access. I am trying to install a SQL reader that I ...
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Rooting acer liquid mini with Ubuntu?

can someone explain how to root android phone using ubuntu or any linux distro please? There are so many app like superoneclick, z4root etc..but android is based on linux right? so it should be easy ...
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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 a Huawei GL07S phone?

The STREAM X GL07S is a mobile phone manufactured by Huawei. It is similar (but different) to the Huawei Ascend P2. QUESTION: How to root the Huawei STREAM X GL07S?
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How to root Moto E

I have a Moto E and I want to root it so I can have more access. I can't link my SD card to my apps or connect SD or hotspot because it says I don't have root permission.
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Is Rooting possible for Xperia t3?

Please help me in rooting my phone xperia t3. The ram is very less and there are so many unwanted apps. How to remove them?
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How to install OxygenOS on OnePlus One phone?

I have OnePlus One (not rooted) and I'm interested in trying OxygenOS. I tried to follow the instructions in OnePlus forum, but since I didn't have "fastboot and ADB" (& I didn't know what it is), ...
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Are flash counters a part of Android?

I have heard that many Samsung devices have a flash counter so that the company can know if the device had been rooted, even if the device was unrooted later. Are such flash counters or any similar ...
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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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Rooting the Micromax Canvas A1 Android One Phone (Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4501)

Can anyone share experiences rooting the Android One device Micromax Canvas A1 (Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4501)? I am looking for a trustworthy way, as far as possible. Please don't say rooting is ...
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How can I root the Amazon FireTV?

I would like to root my Amazon FireTV so I can sideload applications on it. Like XBMC (Kodi), Google Play, Google Play Movies. My FireTV OS version is 51.1.1.0_user_511070220. Can I root it? What are ...
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help on rooting Note 3

I'm trying to find a way to root my phone so I can delete these factory installed apps, make my phone faster etc. Can someone tell step by step on how to achieve this? Do I need to download ...
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Is deleting framaroot app will compromise or delete as well the root permission in my android device?

I'm using security as my antivirus, and whenever it updates, ot always scan framaroot app as a virus/riskware. Can I just delete framaroot app in my device and won't compromise my root?
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Many problem on Mega 6.3 GT-i9205 after rooting

After rooting my phone, (Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 GT-I9205), I can't turn my WiFi back on but the important part of it is that my device storage is totally empty. It causes some apps/games to force ...
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CyanogenMod HTC One X+ can't boot

What I did so far Today I'm trying to get CyanogenMod on my HTC One X+, however I'm stuck now. I successfully unlocked my phone and the phone rebooted and everything was fine so far. Now I wanted to ...
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I've lost SuperSu

I have a rooted nexus-5 but the only problem is I don't have the SuperSu application on my device. I have tried to re-flash the zip but that doesn't do anything. Its in my application list in the ...
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Can I safely use root for I9500, if I have a GT-I9506?

Can I safely use root for I9500, if I have a I9506? Or will it cause any problems? If not, what root can I use? I can't seem to find the I9506 anywhere on the internet. Is it a new edition or is it ...
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How to recover data from LGE Nexus 4 running on Android Version 4.4.2?

I am using LGE Nexus 4 which is running on Android Version 4.4.2. Somehow accidently i do a factory reset on my phone and in return i lost all my emails, messages, pictures i.e, almost everything. Now ...
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Odin and ChainFire on Samsung Galaxy S III

I am using Odin and ChainFire on Samsung Galaxy S III i9300 to root it. This device is bootloader-unlocked and can be rooted with Odin and ChainFire. Could someone please explain in greater detail ...
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Installing “xyz firmware” vs Rooting on “xyz firmware”.

What's the difference between rooting on a particular firmware and installing a particular firmware? Does that mean to root on "xyz" you must have installed "xyz" on your device?
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How to root Casio Commando phone

I have the latest version of the Casio Commando. I can't seem to get it to be rooted. It is running the latest update and so its at Android 2.3. Anyone know if it is possible, I remember reading ...
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How to install ClockworkMOD Recovery on Sony Xperia Neo V (MT11a)?

I have rooted my MT11a with UnlockRoot v2.4.2 and the "superuser" app has appeared. The tutorial said my phone should be requesting to upgrade 4.0.2.A.0.42 to another number ending in .62, but the ...
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How do I root my device with Mac OS X?

Similar to How do I root my device?, except using Mac OS X. Everywhere I try to find the answer to leads me to Windows applications. Are there any guides or tools for OS X?
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How do I root Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro (MK16a/i)?

I am kind of new to Android and smartphones. Phone: Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Model number: MK16a Android version: 2.3.4 So far, I have been able to find the following sources: I first saw this ...
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What kind of upgrade procedure can I expect after rooting my tablet?

I am considering rooting my Galaxy Tab 10.1, mainly to get rid of some obnoxious bloatware that really annoys me. I've read this post, and this one, and found these instructions which are nice and ...
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Does SuperOneClick flash a kernel?

Does SuperOneClick need to flash a kernel to the phone to root it, thus incrementing the custom kernel counter in the Samsung Galaxy S2?
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How to root my ASUS Eee Pad Transformer?

I need to root my Eee Pad Transformer. But how?
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How do I root Cruz Tablet?

I am relatively new to the Android scene, and have recently bought my first official android-powered device. The cruz tablet was just $199 at Best Buy so I figured I culd give it a try. Unfortunately, ...
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nexus s rooting wifi error problem

So, I have unlocked my Samsung Nexus S that runs on Android 2.3.1 and i have rooted it. The problem now is that I cant open wifi anymore, it keeps telling me "error" whenever I click on wifi .. Why ...
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How to get root access on Android 2.2 with HTC Magic?

I'm using an HTC Magic and upgraded the OS to 2.2. Build number of the phone is FRF91. How can I get root access to the phone?