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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. ...
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Rooting Galaxy I9100 S11 Jellybean without changing ROM

Am looking for a simple safe way to uninstall some Vodaphone branded apps without changing the ROM (if possible) I expect rooting will be necessary and possibly a temporary ROM will be required to do ...
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Nexus 10 won't boot after attempted unlock/root

I have a brand new Nexus 10 which is supposed to be a present for my partner for tomorrow. I wanted to have it rooted and set up for her before I gave it to her, so I installed WugFresh NRT on my ...
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Root or flash Galaxy S 2 with Odin 3.07

I need to completely erase my current Android OS from my Galaxy S2 and install a fresh version from scratch. I have Odin 3.07, the ".tar.md5" file and the Samsung drivers. I already did some ...
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How can I root my galaxy S3 i9300 on android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean? [duplicate]

I want to update my S3 the latest jelly bean. Please provide me an easy-to-follow step by step tutorial on rooting my S3 i9300.
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Stuck mid-way through Root process (Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-1535)

Root Instructions I've been following the root instructions above. I'm at this step: Using your custom recovery flash the download you chose above from Step 1 (#3) However, I had forgotten to move ...
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SuperOneClick freezes when I try to root my Sony Xperia Tipo Dual

SuperOneClick freezes when I try to root my Sony Xperia Tipo Dual. I did unlock the bootloader.
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Rooting the Karbonn smart tab 7

First of all, I understand that similar questions have been asked trillions of times before. But, as I've come to learn, not this specific one. So, here I go... I recently bought a Karbonn smart tab ...
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How to unlock and root a Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i with 4.1.B.1.13

I searched it a while and found some articles regarding rooting the Xperia Ray but I couldn't understand them easily. So I want help from you geeks who can give me the lighted way with simple steps to ...
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Loss of internal memory after rooting HCL ME V1

I have HCL ME V1 tablet with android 4.0(Icecream Sandwich) OS. It has 4GB of internal SD memory and 1GB DDR3 RAM. When I connect the device to the PC in storage mode, it shows the 4GB SD memory; ...
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HTC Sensation fastboot unknown device

i want to apologize because i think you get this question a lot, but i experience problems trying to root my HTC Sensation. I turned USB Debugging ON, checked that Fast boot is turned ON in Settings ...
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How to root the LG Optimus 4X (LG-P880)?

I just got a brand new LG Optimus 4X. Feeling naked without the privacy protection offered by apps like LBE Privacy Guard, and missing good backup solutions like Titanium Backup (and no, Carbon Backup ...
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How can I root my root LG Optimus 2X running stock ICS?

I upgraded my LG O2X to stock ICS. How can I root the device? Superoneclick is not working for the same.
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How to root lg optimus logic

For the past few days I have been googling the different ways to root my LG Optimus Logic, and have come up short handed. There doesn't seem to be a help forum for this phone anywhere, or at least not ...
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How to root my android phone? [duplicate]

How can I root my android phone ... Please provide answer in easy steps ... I am using ... Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III Android OS v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) If anyone know then share
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Where can I find the “hack4legend” or “Legend Downgrading Tools”?

In my quest to Root my HTC Legend, I have run into many problems. Now I am stuck with the fact the I seem to have to downgrade my phone to a previous version of android before I can root it. I have ...
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Rooting of Samsung Galaxy S2 didnt work - LPB kernel

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S2, purchased in Singapore. The OS is Android 4.0.3. I wanted to root it, and followed the method specified in this xdadevelopers post. My kernel is *LPB* (I dont ...
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Rooting a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

I have a Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8013EAYXAR). I have tried literally everything, and I am at a loss. I have tried SuperOneClick which didn't even come CLOSE to working. I tried using Odin which seemed ...
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how to root your Android or at least understand how it works

I do not know exactly how rooting works or if it can even by done on my Android (Samsung GT-N8013) device. No rootkit appears to exist yet for Android 4.1.2, so I am left with figuring out how to ...
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Creating Backup before rooting [duplicate]

I am planning to root my android ICS phone. How can I create a backup of android OS before rooting it? Will creating a backup brick my phone?
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root-android.org - A scam? [closed]

I would just like to know whether the website root-android.org and its product is a big scam when it comes to rooting Android devices. If it is, then I advice other would-be rooters to stay away from ...
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How do I root a ZTE Fury?

I've tried many methods (ZergRush, I get [-] Hellions with BLUE flames!). SuperOneClick uses ZergRush which doesn't work. I'm running Android 2.3.6. Baseband Version is: N850B01 (first update after ...
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rooting Samsung Galaxy Note 2

How to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2? I have no experience with rooting. Model number is GT-N7100. Android-version 4.1.1.
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how do you properly root galaxy s3 i9300 on mac?

I am trying to root my Galaxy S3 i9300 on a Apple Mac. I followed the instructions here But instead of my phone starting up ClockWorkMod recovery, my phone keeps booting up on android recovery. Any ...
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How to root Huawei Y210?

It runs Android 2.3.6 and has the 2.3.38.6-perf kernel version. I've already tried using SuperOneClick but it doesn't work. :( I'm rather contented with it ( oh wait, it has this puny internal ...
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Root HTC one V on Mac OS X

I'd like to root my HTC One V. Currently running Mac OS X 10.7.5. Are there any tools specifically for this?