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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 ...
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Will rooting or flashing relock my unlocked Android device?

I bought an Haier w718 online from China. It is unlocked but they didn't put Google Play on it. If I root it or flash it will that relock the phone?
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How to root Alcatel OT-997D?

I currently have an Alcatel OT-997D which has the MTK6577 chipset and runs ICS 4.04. I've looked mostly through threads at xda-devs and I've tried various root methods including: "root many android" - ...
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How to root the LG Optimus 2 AS680?

I have an LG Optimus 2 AS680. It is running the gingerbread 2.3.4 system. I have yet to find a program or any reliable method to root the phone. I am looking to increase my internal memory to about 1 ...
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How can I root unknown device

I have a Turkish device named General Mobile e-Tab 7 B and I want to root it , How can I do that ? I tried SuperOneClickRoot and it didn't work for me
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temp root to acquire a .dd image of my android phone

I have a Sensation XE which is not rooted. (hboot 1.29, android 4.0.3) I found a recovering method in the highest ranked answer in this post: How can I recover a deleted file on Android?. From the ...
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Failed to root Galaxy S (Fascinate) after three methods

I have tried three methods for rooting my previous Android device, running 2.3.5 (Gingerbread). It's a Verizon Samsung Galaxy s (Fascinate - SCH-I500). I have all the drivers installed for the device ...
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Rooting trouble - Using Odin3 but unable to flash device

Rooting Method: mrRobinson Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII Model number: SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 Android version: 4.1.1 Carrier: ATT Downloaded: Odin307 and root66_ATT_I747UCDLK3.tar.md5 Sumsung Driver: ...
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How to root LG Optimus L7 II - P713

I've just bought an LG Optimus L7 II - P713 in Vietnam. It runs Android 4.1.2 and now I would like to root it. I just searched Google but still didn't find out how to root it. Can I root this phone? ...
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Rooting a Toshiba AT100 running ICS

I have been trying to root my Toshiba AT100 running ICS 4.0.4 however I am unable to get it to work. I have tried several tutorials and they either don't work, are for tools running on Windows or only ...
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How to root a Huawei G330D (U8825D) phone?

The Huawei U8825D is on Android 4.0.4, and my computer is on Mac OS X 10.6.8.
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How can I root my Prestigio MultiPad (PMP3670B)?

I want to install ArchiLinux on my multipad. I have tried to root my Prestigio MultiPad (model: PMP3670B) using some rooting apps I had found on the Internet, but all of them have requested an adb ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini?

Does anybody know how to root the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini? Model Number : GT-I8190 Android Version : 4.1.2
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How do I root my 4G LG Motion?

How do I root my 4G LG Motion? I have an app that needs root access, but I don't know how to root my phone. Also, I REALLY want this app so.... If you know please help.
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Can't Factory Reset HTC Desire C

I tried unlocking the bootloader (which I apparently succeeded at.) I then tried rooting it, which I failed at. I just want to reset the phone back to factory settings but when I try to do a factory ...
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Motorla Defy+ being not possible to root. Script commands throwing errors when rooting android 2.3.6

It's getting very hard to root a Motorola Defy+ (mb256). My cellphone is accepting non android market apps, and USB debugging mode is enabled. I tried: - using z4Root app. - doing the scipt commands ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy S2 with unconventional kernel version

My Galaxy S2 is running Android 4.1.2. I am following the howto here. I am trying to look for the corresponding CF-Root download, by looking in the xda-developers forum. The problem is that the kernel ...
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Rooting and flashing the DX2

I have a DX2 I recently rooted (2.3.5) with some self root package. However, I didn't realize virtually all of the CM roms require 2.3.4. So now I need to SBF back to 2.3.4, re-root and flash. I'd ...
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How to root the Motorola Droid Razr?

How do I root my Motorola Droid Razr?
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How to setup ADB for TCP on Galaxy S3 with broken USB port

I have a SGH-I747 phone that has a problem with the USB port (it will charge, but is never recognized so no ADB. Phone was actually sent to Samsung and they stated 'Beyond repair - gross ...
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Eroot World’s Strongest Root Tool: Scam or No Scam - That Is The Question?

"Eroot (phone one key root tools) is a free android root tool which is developed by China root team. It is a new tool and become the World’s Strongest Root Tool. Currently the Eroot supports Samsung, ...
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rooting android phone

Hi guys. I am new to Android. I wanted to know, when I root my phone, will I be receiving pure android os, and get constant update whenever Google releases new OS? Also, will I be able to revert back ...
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Can i flash indian rom in korean galaxy note?

I got the Samsung Galaxy Note shv-e160l (Korean version) as a gift, running the stock ICS 4.0. I want to flash official indian JB ROM (of the GT-N7000) on it. Is it possible if I root my device?
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fastboot doesn't see device

I've read a lot of articles about this problem but I can't resolve it. I decided to install my developer application on phone using wifi. To do this I need to do some things with my phone. The first ...
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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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Xperia V require root permissions every time

I have Xperia V 9.1.A.1.140 and I just rooted it using "Root Many Android" (see closer decription on XDA), and now I installed Titanium Backup and every time the app loads it requires permissions ...
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How to root HTC Amaze?

I want to root my HTC Amaze. Is there a good tutorial or step by step way to do it? I have followed the following and the similar but it is not working. ...
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What backup option shall I chose in the Nexus 7 toolkit to backup everything on my Nexus 7?

The options are: BACKUP OPTIONS [ALL OPTIONS REQUIRE ADB MODE] Backup ALL installed apps [-all] Backup Individual Packages [a single app] ONLY Backup your Internal Storage [virtual SD Card] CWM ...
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How do I root Android 2.3.3 on HTC Desire? [duplicate]

I just flashed my HTC Desire with the Android 2.3.3 upgrade from HTC developer website. But now when I try to root it using the Unrevoked (recovery reflash tool) version 3.32 which is what I used the ...
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SE BOOTLOADER v1.6 Problem (FAILED:phone is already unlocked)

I tried to unlock my bootloader with SE BOOTLOADER TOOL but get the message: (bootloader) Unlock phone requested FAILED (remote: Phone is already unlocked!) finished. total time: 0.002s What ...
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How to root Sony Ericsson Xperia ray? [duplicate]

Here are the information of my device. Android version : 4.04 Kernel version: 2.6.32.9 Build Number: 4.1.B.0.587 Plz give step by step method and essential material downloading link. Thanks.
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How do I get the log files on my Optima Smart 220?

I want to access the log files of my tablet (Optima Smart 220, running 4.1.1 Jelly Bean). Also, how do I root this device so I can get the log files?
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Rooting EPad MX1014

I have a E-Pad MX1014 (chinese tabcrap) and I am trying to access the system apps so I can uninstall Angry Birds off it. The Angry Birds it runs is an extremely old version and for some reason it ...