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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 ...
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Micromax A25 How To Root

I've tried several ways to root my Micromax A25. In every case, SP Tool displayed "Partition Size Change" error. Did anyone yet root successfully? PS: My A25 firmware version A25_0201_V0409
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Xperia ray can't root

Model number: ST18! , Android Version: 4.0.4 , Build number: 4.1.B.0.431 I tried to root my device (following the steps lined out in this question), but it did not work. Flash Tool Log: 06/027/2013 ...
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Odin and ChainFire on Samsung Galaxy S III

I am using Odin and ChainFire on Samsung Galaxy S III i9300 to root it. This device is bootloader-unlocked and can be rooted with Odin and ChainFire. Could someone please explain in greater detail ...
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backing up system image before rooting: please help

I have a Samsung Galaxy S III i9300. On Windows 7 there is something called a recovery partition which contains a full compressed image of the operating system from which Windows 7 can be installed. ...
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How to root Innos A35

I bought a dual sim phone from a local carrier which has been branded in their own name. After searching I found that it is the innos A35 phone. It has dual sim support and sim1 has been locked to the ...
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How can I root my “RealPower” branded Android phone?

I have a "RealPower" branded Android phone. Is there any way for me to root and install a custom ROM on this device? Here are some details: Model Number : MT65515-C910 Android Version : 4.0.4 ...
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Does rooting erase anything?

If I root my android phone (just so I can get access to Wifi Tethering, etc.) will that erase anything on the phone (apps, data, etc.)? Will it change anything other than the ability to run app(s) as ...
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Can I root a Superpad Flytouch 8?

I purchased a Superpad Flytouch 8 recently and now it hangs on the Android start-up page. I cannot access the menus for factory reset so I guess I need to get my head around "rooting". The PC repair ...
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How to install Android Composite ADB Interface

Having trouble with this line on this tutorial: "In your Android SDK directory, at \extras\amazon\kindle_fire_usb_driver, run KindleDrivers.exe, and then follow the instructions on the screen." ...
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Trouble installing ADB correctly, Kindle will not show up in device manager

Currently using kindle fire HD 7.3.1 7" and would like to be able to add google play but when ever i try to install adb it says that I correctly installed it. I have both ADB turned on in the kindle ...
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LG optimus 4x HD root

I tried to root my phone, but got only to the step 10, because my phone is too damn slow! I can't do anything with my phone, all I'm able to do is restart it over and over again, I can't even go to ...
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How to gain S-OFF on HTC Salsa

I want to root my HTC Salsa phone. According to this link I need to gain S-OFF on my Mobile. There is nice article to gain S-OFF. But my Question: Is there an alternative way, without using any ...
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Motorola XT610 (Droid Pro) Root

I've tried rooting my phone using z4root and after the entire process, I still get access denied with the su command in abd shell. I followed the instructions at droidforums. The first result from ...
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How can I root my Celkon a95 pro?

When I am using SuperSU, it shows there is no su binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it: My phone specifications are mentioned here (and at GSMArena).
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How can I root my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S?

I tried using Flash Software, but it doesn't work for me. I may have used the wrong version or my process is wrong. Can anyone tell me the correct process? Android Version : 2.3.4 Model Number : ...
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Is rooting 4.2.2 really this complicated?

On 4.2 (or was it 4.1?) it was really just a few keypresses in the Nexus 4 Toolkit, or downloading a simple app. With the current version 4.2.2 however, rooting has become a huge task, apparently. ...
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How to Root LG Optimus Slider VM701?

I tried Gingerbreak.apk also connecting via usb to my laptop, downloaded LG drivers, then LG Esteem Root file, but upon running the excute/Run file it says "Press Enter to begin Root"; then it says ...
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Android Rooting : Facility vs Harm, Should I make Rooting in my device? [duplicate]

I want to make Rooting of my Android Device. I have searched over internet, I got usefulness and harmfulness. Android Rooting : Facility vs Harm, Should I make Rooting in my device?
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Can I get root access on my Nexus 4 without installing custom bootloader, recovery or ROM?

I own a Nexus 4 device and I want to just get root access on my phone so that I can install applications such as AdBlock etc. I was able to find tutorials online guiding how to root the Nexus phone. ...
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What is the difference between CFAutoRoot and CFRoot?

I wanted to "root" my Android phone. Therefore I went to the XDA forums to download the root package. I found two versions of it: CF Auto Root and CF root. I thought one has to modify the kernel to ...
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Issues after rooting my Galaxy S2 by running fk23, the Jellybean ROM

Recently rooted to fk23 and have the following problems: Having problems with lock screen. Will not let me modify/change anything. Time is displayed in military or 24 hrs format. Unchecked ...
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move app to sd card

Im currently confused on what mods to be used now. My unit by the way is Samsung galaxy s3 I9300-International(rooted with Omega rom 42.3 and Kernel SiyahKernel v1.9.1). The reason why I rooted my ...
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If you root a phone can you still get the upgrades to to the O/S?

If I root my Motorola Droid Razr M, can I still get O/S upgrades? If so, will they just happen automatically? Or do I need to install them (and if so where might I find instructions for that) ?
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If I root a Droid ( Razr M) does it get factory reset (erasing all installed apps, etc.)?

I'm considering rooting my Razr M. If I do that but don't install an alternate ROM, will this erase anything on my phone or simply "unlock it"?
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Xoom stuck during rooting process

Rooting my Xoom normaly, sometimes reboot and marked with USB debugging option. I skipped Google account login/creation process then did another reboot, but this time the device got stuck on M logo. ...
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Nexus 4: Lost superuser rights after an update to 4.2.1 - how can I get them back?

A couple of weeks ago, my rooted Nexus 4 was updated from 4.2 to 4.2.1. Now it still seems to be unlocked (open lock symbol while booting), but I've lost my Superuser privileges. Is there any way I ...
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How can I root my Yarvik Tab411?

How can I root my tablet, the yarvik tab411? I tried to find information on the internet, but had no success. The tab runs Android 4.1.11 2.3.3. 1 according to the link, this device currently ships ...
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Custom ROM to improve Galaxy I9000 battery life (if mostly standy)? [closed]

I have a Galaxy S I9000 (2.3.6, Gingerbread.XXJW4) and use my phone minimally (mostly just on standby). I would like a least a couple of days, and hopefully a week or two between recharges if possible ...
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Rooting Desire permanently

If I root my Desire permanently can I reset it to default manufacturers settings by installing official android version?
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How do I root Micromax Canvas 2 A110?

I want to root Micromax Canvas 2 A110 having Android ICS 4.0.4. How do I root it?
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Unable to root S7180 MTK6577 Phone

I purchased a Note 2 clone from dhgate which is running on Android JB 4.1.1. I tried to root it with the binary method and it failed. Please find the messages below. ...