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Root Android x86 VirtualBox

I have installed Android-x86, version 4.3 Jellybean iso image into virtual box, and want to run some applications that require root privileges. Is there any way to root it?
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Root and/or flash ROM on Haier Haipad 8.0 (PAD821)

I'm trying to root my haipad but none of the methods I found over the internet works. Here the PAD821 features: Basic parameters Time to market: February 2013 Product positioning: Entertainment ...
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Root Galaxy S2 with Android 2.3.XX? [duplicate]

I need to Root Samsung Galaxy S 2, GT-I9100, with XXKI4 I need to Root it with Room Android 2.3.5 or any version within 2.3.X while searching I just found Android versions above this version all with ...
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How to root my huawei mediapad s7-301u

I need to root my huawei mediapad s7-301u android tablet. Currently it is running android 4.0.3. My development PC is on 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I tried so many sites about rooting this tablet but ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195)

How do I root a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195)?
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Rooting - how to, and what are the consequences\risks [duplicate]

I am kinda new to android, although I have my phone since 4 months ago, I never really considered rooting my phone. can you tell me what can go wrong, why should I and why shouldn't I, how-to, ETC? ...
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Was it my rooting that caused my Android to malfunction? Or what was it really?

I finally rooted my phone around a week ago, amidst all those battling feelings, and I used it for around 4 days. While the phone was charging through the USB port of my computer, I remember like ...
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Move BusyBox from xbin to bin

Device: Q88B-5S tablet How can I move the BusyBox from xbin to bin? I used Root Explorer and Terminal, but it didn't work. My tablet is going nuts. (factory reset, 0bytes) My tablet is rooted using ...
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Pulling boot.img [duplicate]

I want to pull boot.img from my phone for rooting. I am using Ubuntu 13.04 PC with android SDK and adb drivers installed. I tried to root my phone in many ways. But there are not much tools available ...
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Is it possible to root my phone without installing a custom ROM?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Stellar on Verizon. Whenever I hear anything about rooting a phone, people always say that you have to install a custom ROM. How do I just use my current stock ROM and root my ...
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How CF-Autoroot works?

How CF-autoroot Theoretically is able to root android devices ? I'm wondering on what technics it use to run su ? Do it use a custom/patched Linux kernel ? or it is based on local root exploit ? I ...
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adb can find device but fastboot cannot

Context I can run adb commands on my Nexus 4 and they work fine but when my device is in the bootloader and I try to list the device with, fastboot devices my device is not listed. I was having ...
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I cant find my kernel number anywhere

First off I'm not very experienced with phones, but while trying to root my phone I need the kernel number. I've looked where the instructions told me to look, in my about phone section. Under the ...
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Nexus 4 rooting troubles

Installed superSu via Clockword Mod from here. /system/xbin/su exists SuperSu Error / Output of Root Checker: Screenshots (click images for larger variants) What next steps would you guys ...
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What is rooting? How to root an android phone? [closed]

Explain what is rooting? How to do it? Does rooting affect the phone's performance? Can samsung galaxy fit be updated to present android version? can anyone refer sites that explains the inside of ...
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Enable tamil font without rooting the phone [duplicate]

I have Micromax a87 android phone,in my phone doesn't support the Tamil font in browsers and Facebook,YouTube. I searched for solution but shows that its possible only by rooting the mobile.I don't ...
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How can I root my Toshiba AT300?

I'm trying to get root access on a toshiba AT300 android tablet. I found this post from google where this guy has tried to get root access. ...
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How can I root my TCL Idol X (S950) with Linux?

I have a TCL Idol X (S950) phone and I found out that I can root in using 'V-Root' (a Chinese software) however the software is for Windows. The problem is that I don't have Windows, more ...
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Are there any Android devices that cannot be rooted? [closed]

I bought a new Galaxy Mega and it seems nobody has figured out a root method for it yet. Are there devices that have been on the market for more than a few months that are not rootable?
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Root Nexus 7 with 4.2.2

I'm trying to root a Nexus 7 with Android 4.2.2 (1st generation). I am following instructions here: ...
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Problems rooting a Pandigital Planet 7 tablet

I have problems rooting a PanDigital Planet 7 tablet. I've already tried some instructions (including this one: http://www.the-ebook-reader.com/pandigital-planet-root.html), but there is an error: ...
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Is there any way to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1?

Is there any way to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1? I found some instructions on rooting the 7 inch version but I'm not sure if that matters. Also the instructions include flashing UK firmware. ...
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On Rooting Desire HD

I came across this forum post on rooting and getting S-OFF in HTC Desire HD. In step 6 it says You should see the $ turn into a #. If this happens, congrats you have root access. and ...
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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 root reverts on reboot

I'm trying to root my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 (i545 vruame7) and install cyanogenmod. I've followed this how-to and it seems to work for the current session. However, when I try to install ...
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How to restart VOLD daemon?

How do I restart the Volume Daemon (VOLD) on Android 4.3? I've modifed /fstab. and need to relaunch VOLD to recognize the new changes.
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Rooting nexus 4 failed

I was trying to root my nexus 4 by the following steps: Download and copy the file UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.43.zip to /sdcard/ Download the file CWM 6.0.3.5 Got into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode on Nexus 4 ...
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How Android Custom Recovery roots the phone?

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Note n7000. I performed some acrobatics and booted into the Stock Recovery of my phone and installed a zip that contained Philz CWM 6 Touch custom recovery. How can ...
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How to use AT commands in Android by 'root' the phone

We have various Android devices from Spike, Samsung, Micromax, etc. How can we issue AT commands from Android to the modem? We searched in Google Play but did not find any app related to this. This ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 boot loop

Today I updated my S2 with the android version provided by the carrier, but I thought it went wrong because of the lack of space on /storage and afterwords some of the apps lost their settings. Also ...
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Why is SafeStrap disabled on my Motorola Droid 3 (Verizon)?

I decided that I wanted to try out Ubuntu touch, but I don't want to put it on my current phone, so I decided to try to put it on my old Droid 3. I followed these instructions to root the phone: How ...
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Unable to run su in adb shell on an Ubuntu machine

Device: Unbranded Android tablet Android: 2.2 I was trying to root my tablet using my Ubuntu 11.10 machine. I followed the following instructions from a site: 1. adb Install Superuser.apk 2. adb ...
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Android won't boot after unsuccesful wipe operation

I rooted my Asus Transformer Prime and tried to install a custom ROM but I managed to fail. I selected the option to wipe data from the table in the bootloader menu (accessed it via holding power ...
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How to root this device? RK3188

I am attempting to root at RK3188 Mini PC I bought from amazon. I believe I have found the drivers, but cannot figure out how to connect a USB cable to the device to connect to my PC to root. Please ...
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adb.exe android gives me error with su

i rooted my device (lenovo 2107a) and then i update new custom firmware with bellow instructions: download new firmware into sdcard/clockworkmod boot to CWM select "backup and restore" -> "advanced ...
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How to switch my SGS3 to a 'google play' edition phone?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 contract ends in few months. I'd like to get rid of unwanted stuffs like touchwiz, flipboard, allsharecast, etc. and pull latest updates directly from 'google play', just like ...
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What files are needed to gain root access on an Android device?

Are there other files besides su that need to be installed to gain root access on an Android device? I know that installing a "superuser" app isn't strictly necessary but merely important from a ...
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Is there a way to obtain temporary root (until next boot) on a locked HTC device without S-OFF?

Let's say I want to run some app requiring root access on my HTC Droid DNA (2.06 stock firmware, 4.1 Android, NOT broken, meaning it's S-ON). My (somewhat naive) understanding of S-ON/S-OFF is that ...
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Apps change their positions whenever the phone is rebooted

After rooting my phone, I forced some applications to be transferred to the SD card using DroidSail, I wasn't able to transfer them before rooting. However, after moving them, whenever I reboot the ...
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Install 4.3 (OTA) on rooted Nexus 4 (CWM + stock rom, kernel)

I'm running Android 4.2.2 on my Nexus 4. It is rooted, and I have ClockworkMod recovery installed, but rom and kernel are stock. I received the OTA update to 4.3, and would like to install it, but it ...
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How to root the Galaxy Attain 4G (SCH-R920) on MetroPCS?

I have an Galaxy Attain 4G (SCH-R920) on MetroPCS running the Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread). How can I root this phone?
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Do I root to my model, or my version number?

When I rooted my last phone, I was able to find a detailed tutorial made specifically for the model I had. It was great, because I knew I had fully compatible tools and ROMs, which limited my amount ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545

I would like to root my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545. It is currently running Android 4.2.2 and has Build number ending in VRUAME7. How do I root my Galaxy S4?
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Incompatible / error connecting as MTP device after unlocking and rooting Nexus 4

I unlocked and rooted my Nexus 4 it shows as connected it shows in my computer But when copying a file, it gives me an error stating "device is unavailable or may have been removed" What should I ...
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How can I root my General Mobile e-Tab 7b tablet?

How can I root the General Mobile e-Tab 7b tablet? It's currently running Android 4.1.1, kernel version 3.0.8.
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How to re install rom on blank htc desire?

I have installed rom in the memory card of my htc desire bt unfortunately i have lost my memory card. Now my ph is not working; everytime it just shows "HTC" and then restart. Can anyone please ...
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Rooting a new Kindle Fire HD (July 13)

When I follow links about rooting the Kindle Fire HD, I have the impression its not possible with the latest versions? I have one bough just now, July 2013. Can I do it? (The main issue is Google ...
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Stuck rooting HTC device

I am trying to root my HTC One S following the instructions on HTCDev I generated an Unlock_code and everything works well until Step 13. In Step 12, I typed fastboot flash unlocktoken ...
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Difference between two Rooting methods

I bought a new XOLO Q700 last week, with Android jelly bean 4.2.1 I found out two ways to root the phone. First, as per the instructions given in this website [ROOT] Xolo Q700 Rooted before it ...
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Can adb backup/restore be used to root a device?

I have read a bit about the adb backup format, and it seems quite straight forward. Is it possible to use adb backup restore with a specially crafted backup to root a device? If not, why not? The ...
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Rooting Emdoor EM79 c -NFC tablet

I have an Emdoor EM79D NFC tablet which is locked. I would like to root the device. I am able to get the adb shell but not able to use sudo nor su. Is there any way to root the device? I also tried ...