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Phone is rooted but has no SU application and can't access SU command on adb shell?

All this time, I thought that once I've rooted my phone, it means that I will also have SU access to it. This is true for the first device I rooted. When I rooted it, a SuperUser application appeared ...
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Rooting HTC Gratia

I've been trying to root my HTC Gratia for weeks, with no success. I found no specific tutorial, so I used those for HTC Aria, which should be basically the same phone. Can anyone give me specific ...
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Play store not registering my phone after root

I rooted my phone and after that for the 1st time, as i was just checking out stuff, google play recognized my device and registered it. Later i did a factory reset and now for some reason it is not ...
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Want to root Using windows which is on VirtualBox.How do i make it recognise the fone when phone is off?

I want to root my phone (Micromax A52) and i got the procedure. But I use Ubuntu for everyday use and now for rooting i need Windows. I installed it in virtualbox. Now in vbox,the usb device is ...
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Root Phone Without Unlocking Lockscreen

Is it possible to root a phone without knowing a the phone's pattern/pin/password? This question isn't because I need to root a phone without a pattern/pin/password but because I was curious and ...
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What should I do in this rooting process?

I am trying to root my Micromax A52 Aisha by following the rooting process given in this procedure which specifies that I have to use the SP Flash Tool to root my device. My question is: what images ...
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Rooting/unlocking Android Nexus One with broken power button using Linux terminal tools

I am attempting to get Cyanogenmod onto my Nexus One, but am running into far more problems than expected. The information on rooting Android devices seems heavily fragmented across the web and the ...
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How long does it normally take to root an HTC Desire phone using unrevoked?

I'm trying to root my HTC Desire with unrevoked and it's been showing the "Pushing Recovery... (4317184 bytes)" message for more than 20 minutes now. Is it normal?
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How do I root my Samsung Galaxy Ace?

I want to root my Galaxy Ace but don't want to install Custom ROM or CWM! Just only root so that, I can run some apps which requires root.
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How does one root a Vodafone HTC One XL?

We're attempting to root a new HTC One XL. The bootloader has been unlocked via HTCdev.com but none of the online methods of acquiring root access have worked. Relevant phone information: ...
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Does build number matter when rooting phone?

I want to root a Galaxy Ace S5830, Android 2.3.6 Build Number GINGERBREAD.DXKT5. I've seen some tutorials that says specific build numbers while some says nothing specific. Does build number matter ...
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How to root the new version of the ONE X

How Can i Root my HTC ONE X with android version 4.0.4, HTC sense version 4.0, Software number 2.20.502.7 ATT US edition
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How to get root back after OTA update

When I updated to Android 4.1.2 on my Galaxy Nexus, I lost root. Everything is still there, but the permissions on system/bin/su no longer include the setuid bit, which prevents su from working. I ...
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how to root Galaxy SL GT i9003 for DDLF2

I am running official Samsung ROM build version 2.6.3 DDLF2. I wish to root it for reverse tethering and few other utilities. Need a trusted link for rooting tutorial or a rooting package for the ...
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Allowing my rooted Sanyo Zio to work with my Vista 64 computer

I recently got my Sanyo Zio phone and I would like to upload my android programs that i coded earlier onto it. I installed the driver that I found on the website and then plugged in my phone and when ...
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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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Is there a way to determine whether a source for rooting instructions is reliable?

I'm considering rooting an ATT S3, and came across this guide: The guide links to some file that is supposed to contain both a file to be copied into the phone and the tools for flashing the CWM. ...
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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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Rooting my device, i can root it from the ROM?

i have a Samsung S5660 that i have upgraded to Android 2.3.7 but none of the previous hack or utilities seems to work with this version of Gingerbread. I need it to be upgraded and rooted, i was ...
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No root permission after installation of ClockworkModRecovery kernel

My smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy Ace 5380 running Android 2.3.6 and I want to flush it with the CyanogenMod 7.2 I'm performing the steps from this guide: ...
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Root EVO 4G stock ROM?

I've got a Sprint HTC EVO 4G Wimax. I want to get rid of the Sprint Apps to free up some space on the internal storage, but otherwise leave the phone stock for now. I followed the instructions at ...
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Rooting Xperia Play 2.3.4 without unlocking bootloader

After reading many forums, just came across this site. I may sound outdated, but I want to root my Xperia play. After reading many forums. I am confused. I have an unlocked Xperia Play 2.3.4 build ...
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Rooting an unbranded tablet

I bought one of these simple cheap Chinese no-name tablets: HDMI, Bluetooth, HD display, dual-core CPU. Unfortunately, it came without official Google apps such as Market and Gmail. I tried different ...
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How to root Teac Tc-7120

I want to root my new Teac TC-7120 device, but couldn't find any rooting guide targeting it. What should I do? I used the following Guide: ...
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How do I root Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V?

I just got for myself this new phone with so many useless bloatware. I just want to root this phone and freeze or uninstall them as they are slowing my device down (even without opening any app, all I ...
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Why CWM gets wiped after reboot on Samsung Galaxy Note?

I recently acquired a GT-N7000 handset and tried to root it using this method. I successfully flashed CWM and then rooted the device. It was all good until I went back into Recovery and found out that ...
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Custom Kernels on Stock ROMs?

The General Question: Is it possible to install custom kernels on a Rooted Stock ROM? The Example: I have a Nexus 7 which I have rooted running 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean JRO03D) would it be possible to just ...
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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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Rooting Stock Firmware - GSII with NFC

I have a Galaxy S2 with NFC (GT-I9100P) and I wish to have root access to properly administrate my phone. I've been looking at various forum posts on different sites and I've just been getting more ...
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Obtaining root by modifying default.prop(ro.secure)?

To get a privileged shell you need to modify the following lines to the given values in the default.prop file ro.secure=0 ro.debuggable=1 persist.service.adb.enable=1 I have the extracted the ...
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How is it that Rooting is always possible?

Having spent some time researching what actually goes behind rooting an Android phone, the main reason that leads to the ability root is an inherent vulnerability on the Linux kernel that leads to the ...
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Is there currently an easy way to root Sony Xperia S with stock ICS 4.0.4 ROM?

I'm looking for an easy way, which doesn't need Unlocking bootloader or flashing Roms, just like root solution for SE 2011 devices (one click). It's because I currently use my Xperia S for development ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S in boot loop after following cyanogen mod's full update guide

I have been following this guide to root my Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. I've followed it to the letter, but after I load the new kernel to the phone, the phone gets stuck in a boot loop. The phone ...
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Why does rooting the Android voids it's warranty? [closed]

Why does rooting the Android voids it's warranty? Why is it so bad, I guess that rooting would be like opening my program folder and editing some files, is this wrong?
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Get root or re-install the OS without a USB cable?

Usually, the guides for getting root or re-installing the OS on an Android device (I have a Samsung Galaxy S, which I'm mostly inetersted about) tell to flash the device from another computer through ...
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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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Does rooting mean I will always run my device as root? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How exactly does “root” user access/account works? Do all applications run as root on my phone after rooting? I understand the root user under Linux and the ...
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How can I use su again after OTA-upgrading my rooted phone?

I had previously rooted my droid when it was running 2.2 froyo. Using the OTA upgrade, i got a gingerbread (2.3.4) for my phone. As obvious, the root privileges were gone..but the superuser app and ...
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Problems rooting Samsung Galaxy S: SuperOneClick stops responding at step 7

I am having an awful time trying to update my new Galaxy S to ICS. I found a well rated ROM .zip on code.google.com but first I need to root the phone so I can unlock the bootloader. I have been ...
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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 ...
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Why can't the su binary simply be copied (techical response please)

I have rooted several Samsung devices and the underlying "goal" so to speak seems to be to get the su binary in /system/xbinand install Superuser.apk. My question is why does one have to jump through ...
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Root Samsung Epic Galaxy 4G (SPH-D700) on FC09 Gingerbread?

I have been searching for a while and am trying to figure out if I can root the SPH-D700 on the FC09 update. I just cant find any information regarding that. Id like to Root the phone, either if I ...
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How can I root my Samsung Galaxy S3? Should I defer the system update?

I pre-ordered a Verizon SGS3, and it shipped to me before it was even available in stores. Since then I have not updated any programs that were Verizon-related. If at some point I want to root my ...
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Is there a way to log into and root my device without using ADB?

With the Android SDK it is possible to run the "adb shell" command to shell into an Android device plugged in via USB. I would like to know: Is there another way to log into an Android device and ...
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If I root my Asus Transformer, will I still get and install the manufacture updates?

I have an Asus Eee Pad Transformer which I recently upgraded to 4.1 Jelly Bean from the manufacture. If I were to root my device, will I still be able to get updates from the manufacture? Its great ...
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Force debug in safe mode via USB?

I did something so stupid I'm almost kind of proud of it. I rooted my LG Optimus T (Froyo) using Gingerbreak, cleaned out a bunch of stuff, and accidentally deleted the home screen launcher. No big, ...
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My new phone came with super user but I didn't root it

I've just got a new Samsung Galaxy Y from Unique Mobiles (http://www.uniquemobiles.com.au). The package was still intact when I picked it up and the "don't accept this if this sticker is broken" ...
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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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What if I accidentally checked CDMA/LTE instead of GSM/HPA+ in the Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit?

I tried to use WugFresh's Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit to root my device, but I accidentally selected CDMLA/LTE while I have a GSM model. I tried flashing CWM recovery afterwards, but it didn't work. ...