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Rooting note 3 - fastboot not unlocking or detecting

I have been reading so much trying to find the answer to this problem, but I can't find any. I am not quite sure what to do at this point. I am running XUbuntu and I am trying to to root my SM-9005 ...
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Changing Your MAC Address/Without Root Privileges

I want to change the mac address of my phone without making any android rooting.
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Rooting a Samsung Galaxy S1

Once my HTC EVO 4G LTE was stolen, I had to switch back to my old Samsung Galaxy S. The phone still works fairly well for a fossil, but it's full of unremovable bloatware and Sprint crapplications. I ...
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Does an android phone unroot itself on factory reset? [duplicate]

If you root your android device, and then factory restore it... does it remain rooted?
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Huawei Ascend P1 U9200: rooting

I own a Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone (U9200, unlocked, international version, still original Android 4.0.3 factory build B003). During about a year that I have the phone, it started being much slower ...
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Sony Walkman NWZ-Z1060

I rooted my Walkman nwz-z1060 with vroot, but after updating my Sony firmware to build number 2.03.0014 I lost root and now it seems to be unrootable. No access to recovery or fastboot mode, anyone ...
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Problem with notification bar in rooted droid

I just now rooted my Galaxy Pocket S-5300. Now when I rebooted,my notification bar is vanished! I could not Find it anywhere. Besides when I try to open "About Phone" In settings it force closes. ...
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How to root my Omnirom using Multirom?

I have Omnirom installed on my Nexus 4 inside Multirom. How should I root my Omnirom then? Problem is that the OS on which Multirom was setup always gets stuck in a bootloop for a reason not known to ...
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Fastboot command returns a list of question marks

I am trying to root an Acer Iconia Tab A200 tablet using a script. I have adb working and fastboot works too, however, command fastboot devices returns a list of question marks. Eg: ???????????? ...
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Samsung S3 Clone “Not registered on network” error

I have a clone S3 which our local Samsung outlet gave to developers in my group. Wireless and all other functions seem to work but when I put in a sim card it does not register and gives the error ...
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how to root karbonn titanium s5 [closed]

I had once rooted my phone, and used SuperSU as root app. I had also given root permissions to Chainfire 3d. But then my phone gone stuck in boot screen. I worriedly opened the battery then, and when ...
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temporary root for HTC Desire HD

I would have a temporary (permanent not required) root to install few apps which need root in my HTC desire HD with Android 2.3.5. I have no idea status of S-OFF , I suppose is enabled. Is there any ...
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Disabling Verizon Galaxy S4 from sending usage data back to Verizon

Its come to my understanding that Verizon gets information about how you use your phone reported back to it. Information such as "Amount of data used for Facebook, Snapchat, Netflix" etc. I know ...
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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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How to root Samsung Galaxy Ace II X

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace II X smartphone, and for various reasons, would like to root it. It is running android version 4.0.4. How exactly do I root it? Should I download the necessary files, or ...
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How to fix the recovery mode error?

I am trying to root my Samsung Galaxy Ch@t GT-B5330 (4.1.2) following this guide. I have reached the point when I am intended to use the recovery mode menu (that is reached by holding volume-up when ...
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Recovery Mode: Backup options not showing

I want to put a custom ROM on my LG G2. I have successfully applied root permissions using IORoot v25. However I am unable to create a backup of the stock ROM. I have tried several ways using the ...
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SuperSU Errors when rooting Galaxy S3

I recently managed to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 by following this previous answer. However when running the SuperSU app that was automatically loaded after rooting, I get the message: The su ...
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How to root ATT gs4(SGH-I337) in 4.4.2

I want to root my s4 and I was waiting for kingoroot to develop a root method for 4.4.2 but I was wondering whether there are other one click root methods out there that are low - risk of bricking. If ...
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Rooting Galaxy S3: Entry in device manager not found when entering download mode

I am trying to follow this guide on rooting the Galaxy S3 (Referred to by this A.SE question). I'm getting stuck at step 5. I have now repeatedly used Kies 3 to reinstall the device driver: Tools ...
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Update Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 from 4.1.1 to Latest (Rooted)

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 running a rooted version of firmware version 4.1.1. I would like to update my firmware to the latest version, while maintaining my root privileges. How can I do ...
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What is the difference between rooting and unlocking the Boot Loader in reference to Android? [duplicate]

I have heard these two terms the most, whenever people talk about Android OS. One of them is Rooting or root access, and the other one is unlocking the Boot Loader. Are these two terms exactly the ...
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Rooting Unknown Device

Actually i want to root not-branded tablet. That table is running Android Jelly bean 4.2.2, Kernel 3.0.8+. Current my status: From the start i have root access in adb shell I managed update su ...
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Can I flash system.img.ext4 without unlocking bootloader or void KNOX warranty?

I understand that: The secure boot process checks signature of bootloaders, kernel and rootfs, but not /system partition. The Samsung KNOX e-fuse is set to 1 when any signature is bad. Tools such as ...
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rooting galaxy s4 GT-I9505 with android 4.4.2 kitkat

I tried to root phone according to instruction. And it was ok. It seemed that my phone successfully rooted. But when I run root checker it showed that I don't have root access.
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pkg: /data/local/tmp/Superuser.apk Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS]

Cannot root samsung galaxy s4 GT-I9505. [*] Device found. [*] Pushing exploit... 6970 KB/s (1283460 bytes in 0.179s) [*] Pushing root tools... 7523 KB/s (366952 bytes in 0.047s) 7510 KB/s (1867568 ...
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How to fix a black screen (bricked) after rooting an encrypted device

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) Per work policy to add an exchange account I had to encrypt my phone. After doing so, I needed to root it to create a swap partition as it was constantly running ...
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How do I root my Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)

Guess I might as well grab this one since it doesn't exist. I listed my specific carrier's model in the question because that's important, however the CW post for rooting states there should only be ...
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How to upgrade to 4.4 from 4.3 (Samsung Galaxy S4, already rooted)

So for a while I've been getting the update message, and not bothered and now it's getting annoying. It is rooted to 4.3 currently, but when I click install it just takes me to TWRP (I think that's ...
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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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Why do I get Permission denied error while trying to root Android Lucid 4G version 4.0.4 device?

I am trying to root an Android Lucid 4G version 4.0.4 device. But it gives the following error: [*] Device found. rm failed for /data/bootlogo/bootlogopid, No such file or directory link failed No ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

I'm continuing my quest on turning an Android device into a WiFi sniffer (see Nexus 7: Can I set its WiFi to monitor/promiscous mode? If so, how? ) I found an unused Galaxy Tab 3 (model SM-T210R) so ...
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Galaxy tab 2 (gsm) P3100 stuck on start screen after installing clockwork mod recovery. Need help immediately!

I was following this tutorial form wiki.cyanogenmod.org and it went fine till step 12 #11. Unplug the USB cable from your device You can now manually reboot the phone into ClockworkMod Recovery ...
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Installing ROM over another custom ROM

Am using Samsung Galaxy Y model phone. I rooted my mobile and installed Jelly Blast v3 ROM in my phone. Now how to install a different custom ROM over this ? or if i install a new ROM in my mobile ...
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apps and google play cannot connect to the internet after rooting

My phone is a samsung s duos gt s7562. I rooted my phone recently. But Iam having some problems after that. My apps, except for opera mini and instagram, cannot connect to data services. I tried ...
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Does rooting void s4 warranty if the thing that is wrong is not the fault of rooting?

I have a galaxy s4 from AT&T with knox on it. And I just want to root (no custom roms) but if my phone breaks or something I don't want to void my warranty because it's rooted. So is my warranty ...
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Kingo root doesnt recognize my phone when its plugged in

I'm trying to root my s4 with kingo but it doesn't recognize my phone. Why? Also sometimes it says it can't connect to the server. Finally does anyone know if kingo root triggers Knox?
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Options darked in JOdin3 Casual

I am trying to root my phone using JOdin3(as Odin does not work on Linux). But some options are darked out as shown in the image below. I need to select Auto reboot and F reset time for ...
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How to root Xperia P device

How do I get root access for my Xperia P device runing Jelly Bean(4.1)? Is it required to unlock bootloader before trying to root the phone?
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GPS stopped working after root

After rooting my Sony Xperia P, the GPS stopped working. Even Google Maps can't find my current location now. I found this problem when started working on Location API. Is it a common issue and is ...
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LG G2 rooting error

I'm rooting LG G2 (for Verizon) following this instruction. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2448887 While I'm running root.bat, it seems to freeze showing that 'Looking for device'. ...
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Rooting the Nexus 7 2nd gen 2013

How do I Root my Nexus 7 tablet.It's not straight out of the box I have quite a few app installed... Can I keep the apps and data already on the device ?
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How to root Moto X with stock 4.4 kitkat without unlocking bootloader?

I have tried RockMyMoto, PwnMyMoto and SlapMyMoto. All have failed. I am also unable to downgrade from 4.4 kitkat (which the phone came with) to 4.2.2 in order to root. The downgrade fails due to ...
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get back root with custom rom

Not long ago I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy 3 (GT-i5800) with Kyrillos' rom v10.6 It appears to use CyanogenMod 7.3.0-RC3 Android 2.3.7 Some apps I often need to use, like SSHDroid, Terminal and ...
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Root my android tablet

I have a 3Q lc1016c tablet, and i would like to root it, i have been trying to install the su through the update.zip but the installation aborted. There is an official release to update the ROM ...
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Huawei bought in China, can't access Google Play (g510 t8951)

I bought this huawei cellphone in China and I can't access the google store. I can access some apps through Baidu Store but then some doesn't work because I don't have Google Play Service. I've tried ...
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Changing the network mode on Huawei Y300

If I root my phone will I be able to access network files to change the network mode on Huawei Y300? I want to select network mode GSM/WCDMA.
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How Can I Root My GS4 Without Bricking It Again

So... I've rooted all of my devices in the past: tablets and phones and 2 months ago I tried rooting my Galaxy S4 and bricked it, even though I followed an XDA video on how to root. I followed all ...
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How do I root Xperia ZQ_6025?

How do I root this phone and any risk of losing Ltd for my region?
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Nexus 5 rooting

Please explain how to root nexus 5. What precautions to take. I have never tried it before. Also suggest me what type of back up should I use before rooting.