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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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How does rooting work?

Or, how do I root my device without a rooter? Rooting instructions for Android devices that I have seen are typically of the following form: Download Gingerbreak.apk Run Gingerbreak, click “root ...
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One click (or easy) way to Root Motorola Droid X with Morotola update 4.5.621

I read that the new DROID X build 4.5.621 prevents the most common Rooting methods. There is a more complicated method but I'm hoping there is a one-click method (less chance of me screwing up and ...
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Rooting GT-i9100G under linux

What is the safest method to root a Samsung Galaxy S 2 i9100 G under a GNU/Linux system? (ArchLinux). I am a programmer (without android programming experience, only desktop and web), it does not ...
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Get root access without going through replacing things?

I'm totally new to rooting and I would like to simply have root access to my phone. I don't want to do any customization whatsoever to the insides of it. Is this doable? I mean like, in terms of a PC, ...
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'Failed to access device' when trying to root Samsung Galaxy S 2.3.3 with Heimdall

I want to install CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy S. In order to do that it needs to be rooted first of course. For that I followed the the explanation on the CyanogenMod wiki to the letter. ...
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Ramos W16 Android Usb driver

Have an issue with my Ramos W16. Upgraded to the last firmware. Now I want to root device, but can't install drivers. Here is hardware Id's USB\VID_18D1&PID_4E22&REV_0231 ...
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How to root my Epic 4G on mac?

Hello i am trying to root my samsung epic 4g (galaxy s) with my macbook air. I was going to use superoneclick but i cant find a version for mac, does anybody know how i can easily root my phone using ...
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Failure to boot after rooting LG Optimus V and installing CM7

I recently bought an LG Optimus V (VirginMobile) to replace my current Samsung Intercept. Upon reciept, I rooted it following the procedure at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1070018. ...
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Rooted HD2 shows unrooted as status

I have successfully installed Android Gingerbread 2.3.2 on my HTC HD2 device. While installing the DSTV app, I first tried to unroot it for sometime using the VoodooOTA Rootkeeper app. The problem is ...
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If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?

Looking at the responses to this question, it seems that a mobile service provider can't automatically detect whether or not a phone user is tethering their phone or not. Though they can infer it by ...
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Root hboot 2.18.0001 without computer (HTC EVO 4G)

My EVO 4G's charging port is broken and I am trying to gain root access on my device. Is there anyway to do so without using the USB port to connect to the computer?
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Rooting and unrooting Apex Launcher

I read the ApexLauncher FAQ and there is this line: Move the APK file to the /system/app directory manually. Make sure you set the file permission properly. Please reboot your device if the ...
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Root my EVO wihtout USB cord

I want to root my EVO... but my charging port is broken (I've been using an external battery charger to get around this). Anyway to get the files I need to root my EVO onto my EVO without using 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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non-wipe non-unlock root for Android 2.3.3

I have a Nexus S running Android 2.3.3. IIRC on old android version such as this there were non-wipe non-unlock methods to obtain root anyway, however I wasn't able to find them right now. Can this ...
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Can I root my stock-Gingerbread Captivate without flashing a new kernel?

I updated my AT&T Captivate to the stock Gingerbread a few weeks ago, and I've had nothing but problems since -- hangs, lockups, and that constant TetheringManager crash. I'm about to do a ...
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How do I root my Samsung Galaxy S?

How do I root my Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000?
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Do I have to install a custom ROM if I root? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does rooting require a custom ROM? I have an HTC Desire S with the stock ROM. Can I root the phone but keep my stock ROM, that is the one provided by HTC ? Or do I ...
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How do I set up adb for the Augen GenTouch78? [closed]

I am trying to root my Augen GenTouch78. I am following instructions from this site but I cannot get past step 8b. I get this error:
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Is it possible to determine whether the phone has been rooted or not?

Let's say I buy an "un-rooted" Samsung Galaxy S2 via eBay that's still under warranty: Is there a way I can tell whether it has been rooted before (with or without rooting it myself)? Is there a way ...
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Rooting and updating to Official Updates

I have a S2. I want to root my phone to use the amazing apps out there Not to install custom roms. Can i still get access to the official updates from Samsung ?
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“sendmsg: Connection refused” trying to root a Nexus One

Following the link taken from this question, I got the following error. $ ./freenexus [*] Android local root exploid (C) The Android Exploid Crew [*] Modified by ak for HTC Nexus One [+] Using ...
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How can I root my Nexus One? [duplicate]

I want to give root permission to my Android Nexus One phone. I tried several links to give root access, but could not find any single working solution. Most links suggest to download a copy of a ...
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rooting Samsung captivate with the new gingerbread release

I just got a message from my cell provider that the official Gingerbread release is out for the Samsung Captivate. I recently rooted my phone so I could install non market apps. Will I have to un root ...
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How can I root my LG Optimus M?

How can I root my LG Optimus M MS690 on Metro PCS? I've tried Gingerbreak, Superoneclick, and z4root without luck.
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How can I root the GT 10.1 (running 3.2)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Rooting Samsung Tablet GT--P7510 Android 3.2 I've tried using Odin to get root access, but when I finish the process, I still don't have root privileges. Seems like all ...
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How to root my HTC Thunderbolt?

How can I root my HTC Thunderbolt?
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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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Can I safely downgrade an encrypted Asus Transformer TF101 from 8.6.5.21 to 8.6.5.19?

I want to root my encrypted Asus Transformer TF101 (Firmware 8.6.5.21; Serial B80...) and install a custom ROM. I read that the only way to do this is by downgrading to stock 8.6.5.19 and then using ...
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Create my own boot.img for rooting?

Among the files needed to root an Android device (such as superuser.apk and su), an unsecured boot image is also required (boot.img) to allow for the installation of the superuser and su. I ...
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Upgrade and Rooting Motorola Xoom Paths

I have a UK Motorola Xoom, Wifi only version. It's currently running 3.0.1 and is rooted. I'd really like to upgrade to 3.2 and stay rooted. What's the best path to take with this? I can't download ...
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Can the Galaxy S2 be rooted without increasing the custom flash counter using adb?

Normally, rooting guides for the S2 involve flashing a kernel to the device to install busybox and su. This xda post suggests a method for doing so via adb (found approximately in the middle of the ...
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How can I root my HTC Incredible S?

I have an HTC Incredible S and want to install Ice Cream Sandwich, which I don't think is officially available right now. How can I root it?
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Will upgrading my Unlocked, Rooted (fastboot + superboot method) Galaxy Nexus from 4.0.1 to 4.0.2 brick the phone?

I can re-root if necessary, but we just paid $700 for the phone, and I don't want to brick it. From what I can tell, upgrading will cause me to have to re-root and unlock the boot loader, which I can ...
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Which kernel versions does the udev exploit work?

Which kernel versions does the udev exploit work? Upon googling this, I found articles claiming that it works on Android 2.1 and maybe 2.2, but there is no information about the kernel versions.
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How can I root the Galaxy Tab 10.1?

How can I root the Samsung GT-P7510? I've tried z4root and many others, but they all seem to support Android 3.1 and not 3.2. I gather 3.2 is specifically designed to eliminate the exploit that z4root ...
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How do I root the Dell Streak 5?

I have a Dell Mini 5 (the original Streak). As in the title, how can I root this device?
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How do I root a Huawei X3?

I have a Huawei X3 (U8510) which I've purchased for testing Android applications I'm developing. I'd like to root this, but as I've not had any experience with rooting Android handsets, its something ...
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How can I root my Nexus S?

I recently unlocked the bootloader on my Nexus S, and I am looking at ways to finish rooting it. Every reference I find seems to be written assuming non-Google hardware, but the Nexus S is supposed ...
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How can I root my Motorola Fire XT316?

I'm new Android user and want to root my Motorola XT316 with Android 2.3.4. I found this guide but is based on Windows XP, and I use Linux (Fedora 16). Is there another method?
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Recovery Mode Fails on Samsung Galaxy i7500L

I'm trying these steps to root my Samsung Galaxy i7500L. When I get to step 9, recovery mode, I just see a yellow exclaimation-mark icon over a phone icon. I can reset my phone to OEM settings, but I ...
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ADB status offline when trying to root Kindle Fire

I'm trying to root Kindle Fire but it always show "ADB status: Offline" when I start "run.bat". Could you help me out of this problem? :( I tried to plug, unplug, connect, disconnect the Kindle many ...
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Backing up everything on my kindle fire with ubuntu before installing firefirefire, can't get past Hellions with blue flames when rooting

I'm trying to follow this post in order to install firefirefire on my kindle fire: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1369405&page=1 I'm at the part at the beginning of the guide ...
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Officially rooted HTC, denies su permission in Android Emulator app

officially rooted from htcdev.com, I followed the instructions step by step and had the screen confirmation that my phone (HTC Sensation XL) is rooted. Now when trying to gain super user access ...
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How do I root my Kindle Fire?

There are a half-dozen or so questions on the Kindle Fire here where the answers involve having already rooted your device (including my recently-asked How can I get the Android Market installed on my ...
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How to root a HTC Desire running official Android 2.3?

I have an HTC Desire (Bravo, A8181, GSM) sold in Sweden. I updated it to Android 2.3 using the official release, which is as of 2011-12-29 available at HTCdev with instructions from here. Now I want ...
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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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What's next if Super One Click fails? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I root my Kindle Fire? I want root, but not enough to reflash or do anything that has a significant chance of harming the phone. In the past I've always used ...
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Kindle Fire Not Recognized when plugged into PC

I have just got a Kindle Fire and I want to root it and Install Android Market on it. I am having a problem that is ticking me off big time. I plug my Kindle Fire to my computer (Windows 7 ...