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Galaxy Note 2 safe procedures for unlocking and installing custom firmwares [duplicate]

I have a Galaxy Note 2 phone (Verizon 506 model, Android 4.1.2 JellyBean, rooted, TWRP, and VRAMJB build) and I want to minimize 'bricking-risk' installing a custom ROM (eg 4.4.2). Are there ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy Pocket

i have an android Device (Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300) which i want to root, because i have used Ubuntu on my PC and Notebook for five or six years and i am familiar with doing different maintainace ...
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Install FM Radio Module on Xperia E Dual flashed with Custom ROM

Can anyone please help me with the procedure to install FM Radio in my rooted Xperia E Dual flashed with Nexboost ROM?
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Is any of the Android rooting software open source?

As an example, the post here for rooting the LG G3: http://www.reddit.com/r/LGG3/comments/2cdz0y/guide_rooting_roming_xposed/ Gives links to posts elsewhere for downloading APKs which do something ...
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Battery Percentage is not working after flashing Xperia E Dual with Nexboost ROM

I have flashed my Xperia E Dual with Nexboost ROM. After flashing my mobile below functionalities (a far I have identified till now) are not working: Battery Percentage Status Bar (Always showing ...
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My Phone Is Sony Xperia T2 Ultra dual plus I want Root Access

I'm using Xperia T2 Ultra Dual, running on Android 4.4.3 (at 4.4.2, I had root but for updating I manually un-rooted). After updating there's no working method of rooting for my device. Can you ...
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Rooting a Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 for Sprint [duplicate]

I am trying to retrieve deleted text messages from a Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 Sprint phone using a program called Coolmuster Android SMS+Contacts Recovery. And I think I need to root my phone because the ...
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Accessing temp files created by an application

I have an application that I know writes temp files to the data/data/app-package directory. Using a file browsing app or windows explorer it seems these directories are sufficiently protected. Is ...
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Moving applications to SD card

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT8010-Wifi) model and I would like to move some of my apps to the external SD card and change the default installation location to be the external SD card from now ...
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How to do a fresh install of Android : Nexus 5

I installed Cynogenmod 11 on my Nexus 5 through their Mac OS X app. Judging by the information that provided me, I would say it went fine. However, while my phone did the first boot, it got stuck in a ...
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My phone is 'samsumg s2 plus' i wana root my phone

Am using samsumg s2 plus. I wanna root my phone. Suggests me best way. Already tryed the www.unlockroot.com website. But I failed. Help me ..
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Rooting Docomo S3 (SC-O6D)

I can't seem to find a way to root my android device. I have tried every rooting method that I can find on the Internet for the SC-O6D, everyone of them after flashing are supposed to reboot the phone ...
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How to restore cherry mobile quartz messing up the build prop

I just bought my Cherry Mobile Quartz last week, and it is rooted. I edited the build prop name and changed it to Cherry Mobile Flare. After that, I rebooted my phone, and now it's stuck on the ...
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Problem rooting Xperia E Dual

I am following the below post to root my Xperia E Dual. How To Root Xperia E! Latest Update! (Locked Bootloader)*LINKS UPDATED* NOOB GUIDE! In step 4 to install Framaroot APK we need to ...
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Difference between su vs root SSH login for mounting?

I have a bash script luks that I use in Android for mounting/umounting encrypted devices, that can be called in a terminal emulator with su -c "luks ..." The script works ok for the first part, ...
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When rooting a device are there any downsides?

I have heard benefits of rooting a device and gaining new capabilities and more control of the phone and access to more applications that only run once rooted. Are there any downsides to rooting? If ...
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Questions about rooting a tablet device for making kiosks

My company's looking at the option of using Android tablet for making kiosks. The thing is, the majority of the native settings must be blocked from the user, and very limited apps and utility will be ...
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SuperSU binaries won't install to my HTC One M8

I am following this guide to root my HTC One M8. I just need root, I don't need a custom ROM. I have gotten to step 7 (weaksauce). I can install weaksauce fine and it roots my device (at least, it ...
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Does CyanogenMod Installer create a recovery image?

I'm looking at installing CyanogenMod onto my Galaxy S3 (i9300) and the CyanogenMod Installer looks to be the easiest way to do this. However I would like to get an image of my phone before I attempt ...
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How do I install Play Store on my HCL Me tablet? [duplicate]

I have an HCL ME Connect 2.0 tablet. It has 1Mobile Market pre-installed. I want to install the Google's original Play Store for multiple reasons, like the application Google Keep doesn't work because ...
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Install Android-x86 in Virtualbox VM, then root it

Problem I want to install Android in a VM to restore a backup using Titanium Backup. For this to work I need Android to be rooted. What I tried I've tried to install Android-X86 4.3 in a Virtualbox ...
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get contactlist of my samsung galaxy via adb pull-command

Is there a way to get the contact-list of my samsung galaxy s3 via adb-command? I tried with the following but got a "permission-denied" error in windows-cmd. failed to copy ...
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Bootloader unlocked [duplicate]

Rooted samsung galaxy s4 using odin& CF Auto root. Then flashed CWM using rom manager. Now I can go to CWM recovery mode (using power+volume up+ home) . I can get NAndroid backup. Does this mean ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) “no network” issue

I bought my phone from a friend and I am the second user. It was rooted and was in modified status (when I checked About->device->status) but working fine and had zero issues. So yesterday I wanted to ...
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Is it normal that most or all rooting apps get so many virus warnings?

For example, here are some results from VirusTotal: TowelRoot The variants of Framaroot (1, 2, 3) Why is that? Can anyone point to a clean rooting app?
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Install application in sd card by default using Linux

I've seen plenty of tutorials related to installing applications directly to the sd card instead of using internal memory but none relate to using linux as a method to tweak the system and I'm not ...
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SIM lock question

I intend to buy a new sim-unlocked at&t LG G2. So I want to know is there a possibility that an update will ever relock it again? Am I free to root it and install custom roms without relock ...
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ROOTING THE ANDROID DEVICE [duplicate]

Hope y'all doing fine, My question may be so lame sorry but wanted to know the answer.. how to root a android device I have mobile of Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini (ST15i) I bought that before 3 years, ...
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moto g cyanogenmod 11 android 4.4.4 [duplicate]

Are there any links for cyanogenmod 11 for moto g android 4.4.4? If there are then please suggest me the one which is stable,equipped with the theme engine and is under 100mb.
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Can i upgrade my firmware with another phone model's official rom (using odin)?

Is it possible to upgrade my phone's firmware using another phone model's official rom using odin ?
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Help me identify, root, and install custom recovery my tablet

My friend gave a tablet. I want to root and tweak it so I can use it but after 6 hours of searching I gave up. How do I root this and find out what device this is? After hours of surfing I ended up ...
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How to root Android Jelly Bean from terminal inside Android

I have installed the Android Terminal Emulator inside Android Jelly Bean (4.2.2). The device being used is http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/mini-pcs/rk3188-android-mini-pc. This device has problems ...
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Trouble rooting my Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2(gt-s7582)

I have tried to root my device with odin 3.3 and everything went well. The software showed the result 'pass', but there is no su application. I have also installed ConnectBot and tried the command su ...
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How can I root my Sony Xperia u?

I have used several one-click methods but none of them worked for me. Can anyone tell me the correct process? Android version: 2.3.7 model number: st25i build number: 6.0.B.3.184
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Authenication fail during root on AT&T Galaxy AT&T SGH-I337 using Odin in 4.3

My mp3 player was socks when played music file and hang device.so I have try to root my Galaxy S4 AT&T SGH-I337 using Odin, but failed. I am getting these <ID:0/003> Added!! <OSM> ...
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Rooting A Motorola Droid Razr M Phone on Verizon Network

I have a Droid Razr M, running on the verizon network. I would like to root this phone so I can use some of the more advanced features of Tasker; however, I am very fearful of "bricking" my phone. I ...
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Programmatically, how does “rooting” a device enable access? [duplicate]

From a layman point of view, one would say, "Oh, I'm unrooted so I am blocked and access is not allowed." I want the programmatic point of view; telling me how an unrooted device doesn't have access ...
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Can I copy/paste cyanogen files to another SD card, plug it into a rooted tablet, and expect it to work?

Long story short: I've got 10 Nook Colors, each of which has previously been rooted, but of which 6 of the 10 SD cards have gone missing (don't ask me how). I've also got 3 non-rooted nook colors ...
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HTC One - keeps shutting down when rooting

Im rooting my phone (HTC One Alps) via Kingo Android Root. When i connect my phone to the computer and start rooting then phone shutdown itself. Is there any partition or disk problem?
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Root android lg ms690 version 2.2.1 [duplicate]

Does anyone know how I can root my lg ms690. It is android version 2.2.1. Build # FRG83. Kernel version 2.6.32.9. SW version MS690ZV4. HW version 1.1. PRL verdion 3042. ERI version 1003. I have tried ...
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Mount Script cannot be created in Bolt A58

I have a bolt a58. I want increase internal memory by parttion. I followed exactly the same steps what you've in the turorial "How To Increase Internal Memory on any Micromax". After selecting ...
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All I have is Chinese-Languaged-Factory-Mode

I rooted my phone and accidentally deleted some system apps. Somehow i copied ALL the system apps(which i backed up previously) to SYS APPS folder(now there will b 2 copies of each sys app). System ...
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Where to put supersu zip file while rooting HTC One M8

I'm following the instructions at http://htc-one.wonderhowto.com/how-to/unlock-bootloader-root-your-htc-one-m8-0154444/ and have found a stage where I don't have enough information, which is at Step 9 ...
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I have broken screen. Can I root my phone only with downloading mode and recovering mode?

I want to recover my data from my Samsung S Duos. I have broken screen, so I can't do anything, even unlock (because I have a password to enter the phone). I tried to install CWM and connect with ADB, ...
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How do I root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 without loading a custom ROM?

I am changing the question because my original question is a duplicate of "Does rooting require a custom ROM? ". The answer is apparently "Yes, in fact you need root to load a Custom ROM" So then ...
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How to add secondary patition on sd card to internal memory?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 which I have rooted. I have partitioned my 8GB class 10 SD card to have two partitions on it using AParted: A 2GB FAT32 secondary partition. The rest of the SD ...
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HTC software update causes phone to reboot in the TWRP recovery mode and does not update. How to fix it?

I just rooted my HTC One (M7) according to LINK. It is s-on, and TWRP (teamwin) recovery is flashed.Rooting is successful and everything seems fine. Except: When I go in the "setting, about, update ...
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Is It Safe To Root A Samsung Galaxy S5 (or other applicable Android devices) using Geohot's Towel Root Method?

A little while ago Geohot released a very simple way to root a Samsung Galaxy S5 (which can be applied to other Android devices as well). Is it safe or too good to be true ?
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Rooting a Nexus7 (2012) without installing a custom ROM

I have a Nexus7 Tablet (2012) with Android 4.4.2. I'd like to root it, so that I can use some Apps, that need superuser rights. I just found tutorial that explain how to root this device using a ...
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How to root my android device without losing data? [duplicate]

I want to root my android device but I have a lot of personal data stored in it. It also doesn't have a micro sd card slot. So I was wondering if there is any way to root my device without losing any ...