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Regarding root of my device samsung galaxy star pro gt S7262

i cant root my device after using odin drivers too my problem is in recovery mode it is not showing the option install from zip it is showing only 4 options they are 1 .reboot device 2. install ...
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How to install Xposed on S6

I rooted my EE Samsung S6 (SM-G920F) (UK) (Marshmallow 6.0.1) yesterday evening using Odin (I followed the tutorial on Tom's Guide). I seemed to root fine. There was no bricking, boot looping or any ...
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Unbrick Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360V

I need to know how to un-softbrick the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. I don't know how it got bricked, I was just asked to fix it. It looks like a bootloop issue. The Product name is SM-G360V. I have ...
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Asus memopad7 170C, unlocking bootloader fails

I'm trying too root my Asus memo pad 7 (170C), I've tried EVERY method, using KingoRoot, SuperOneClick, Frameroot, motochopper. None of them worked. So I decided to do the rooting stuff myself, first ...
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Root checkers tells me my phone is rooted but most root required apps warns me that the system denied to root. Why? Anyone, please explain it to me

Before my phone was said to be rooted by root checkers, I tried many rooting apps, both Android and PC based. The first significant change which happened occurred when I first installed and used the ...
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can't get root or twrp on LG G4 H811-20i

I can send adb/fastboot from Terminal (OSX) but no matter what I try, twrp won't install and I can't get root.
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How can I root my Alcatel pixi 3?

I tried using KingRoot v4.8.5, but it doesn't work for me. I may have used the wrong version or wrong application . Model Number : 5017X Android version : 5.1 Can anyone tell me the correct way to ...
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Root Galaxy Star Pro

Is there any tutorial for rooting Galaxy Star Pro (S7260). With rooting package ? I bought this phone recently and I could't find a tutorial for rooting this phone by googleing.
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How to fix the recovery mode error?

I am trying to root my Samsung Galaxy Ch@t GT-B5330 (4.1.2) following this guide. I have reached the point when I am intended to use the recovery mode menu (that is reached by holding volume-up when ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100

How does one root a Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100 (with its original Android 2.3 Gingerbread), preferably under Linux Mint? This questions pertains specifically the GT-i9100 version (not GT-i9100G nor ...
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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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How to root a Yxtel G928?

I've tried to find information on rooting a Yxtel G928. Specs listed here: Spreadtrum SC6820 chipset; that site says it runs Android 2.3.6 but my phone says it's running Android 4.1. It's GSM and not ...
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How do I root my Android device?

This is a common question by those who have want to root their phones. How exactly do I root my Android device?
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Is my LG G3 in a software bootloop?

Last week I have rooted my LG G3 so I can install Cyanogenmod 13 on it, bcs after some time I felt my phone got slow and the battery life was not that great. I installed it and it got really better. I ...
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How to securely root g2 phone (AT&T LGE LG-D800)?

I've been looking to root my phone, only all methods require installing binaries from little-known (by me) sites with no Web of Trust rating. I feel hesitant to do that. Here are some rooting links ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 won't start up again!

As you may know, you have to backup the TA-partition before you put a custom ROM on the Sony Xperia Z1. I've backupped the partition with this .bat file: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread....
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Ad blocking without rooting, OR low-risk rooting

I have previously nervously rooted phones I've owned (Samsung S2, S3) as I wanted to be able to use AdAway ad-blocker, effective not just in browsers (e.g. AdBlocker) but also in other apps. I say ...
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If a device is already running cyanogenmod os, is rooting still required?

The phone Micromax Yu Yuphoria already comes with Cyanogen Mod OS v12. Does this mean I can uninstall unwanted pre-installed apps or do I have to root the device?
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Is it possible to flash IMEI number of Nexus 5X without knowing its password

Phone was stolen from me and the next thing I did is to block the use of the phone in every possible way. I would like to know that is it possible to flash IMEI number of Nexus 5X without knowing its ...
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How do I root the Android emulator?

How do I root the Android emulator? I need root to install an .apk file on the emulator.
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LG P500 Rooting Isuue

I got a LG p500 Android device and i want to root it. the device is on stock ROM android 2.3.3 V20e. should I use SuperOneClick? and if so, how can I reboot my phone after the SuperOneClick Procedure ...
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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 Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T with Lollipop

I have Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T with Android 5.0 Lollipop upgraded. Is there any way to root this phone? PS. How do I root my Android device? This question is different. I heard that rooting ...
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Installing SuperSU — I found a binary problem

Hi I am following Android Central's guide to root my HTC One Mini. I got to this part: After installing the Custom Recovery, Your phone is now ready to get root access! Step 1: Connect your ...
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One click (or easy) way to Root Motorola Droid X with Morotola update 4.5.621

I read that the new DROID X build 4.5.621 prevents the most common Rooting methods. There is a more complicated method but I'm hoping there is a one-click method (less chance of me screwing up and ...
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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 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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Install custom rom without cwm or twrp in rooted xolo q1000

I have rooted xolo q1000 device. I want to install custom rom without using cwm. Actually the problem is , when i was installing stock rom by using S P Flashtool it messed all thing.Due to above ...
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Implications of an unlocked bootloader

I've been using android for about 5+ years now. Each of my phones usually rooted and rolling a custom Rom. But in the last one year or so, Especially the way in which android N is headed, it feels as ...
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How can I root my HTC Legend without erasing my data?

I want to root my HTC Legend but I don't want to lose my data on it. I have seen the unrevoked method for rooting HTC devices but it does not have a version specifically for HTC Legend. Would the HTC ...
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Rooting already unlock phone without losing data, possible?

As far as I have understood it's the unlocking part that requires wiping, and the rooting part doesn't. So, if I am already unlocked, can I root without losing my data? I've got a (red) Nexus 5 16GB ...
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Why I should I care about “knox” warranty can I still root my S5?

I have been using my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone for over a year as the manufacturer intends, NOT rooted. Its a great phone IMO because it has capable enough hardware, but not being root on my phone that ...
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Mount root filesystem as R/W

I use NOTE4 N910C with Android 6.0.1 PDA N910CXXU2DPE6, CSC N910COXA2DPE1 + TWRP + root, dated Wed, 11 May 2016. All works perfectly but in this version of firmware, root filesystem is mounted as read-...
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Permission denied on /system/xbin/su when trying to unroot Sony Xperia L

I'm trying to root my Sony XPeria L reading this tutorial The firmaware is 15.0.А.2.17, model C2105, and my Android version est 4.1.2 Everything was good until step 9, where I get the following error ...
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Ways to retain nonexistent WhatsApp number

All this while, I've been using WhatsApp with an old cellphone number which is now defunct. I now plan to switch over to a new phone. This means that I'll need to freshly install WhatsApp, but the ...
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What are some apps for rooted phone? [duplicate]

I have rooted my sony xperia Z a few days ago.But I want to use some rooted app for my phone that makes my phone more interesting? Can anyone help me?
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850A?

Seems I have searched vastly across the internet to no avail. So far, I've tried using a CF-auto-root file with Odin 3, and vroot, neither of which worked. The only helpful thread I've found was an ...
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What is the difference between generic and branded flashtoolfirmwarefiles (.ftf)?

I want to root my phone a Sony Xperia Z1 C6903 and followed this guide to downgrade it to Android 4.4.4 KitKat 14.4.A.0.108 Firmware first. Because the link to the provided firmware is dead I ...
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How to Root Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) running Lollipop 5.1.1?

Background: I currently am in the process of trying to root an Android smartphone with the following device info: Device Model: Samsung-SAMSUNG-SM-G900A Android Version: 5.1.1 Build Number: ...
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Couldn't acquire root after running superboot

I've already done all steps for getting root at my MotoG (2nd generation) but still can't acquire the privilege. Unlocked bootloader: Started developer mode + USB debug Ran fastboot oem unlock ...
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Micro SD unusable after I rooted my LG G3(D855-marshmallow)

I used my LG G3 with a SD for 2 years without problems. Since I rooted my device it tells me the SD is damaged and when I try to format it nothing changes. when i connect the SD in my computer it ...
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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, I'...
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SuperSU app gives “No SU binary installed” error

I have a (partially) rooted Samsung Note 2. I can't access the SuperSU app. Whenever I try to open it, I get the error No Su binary installed and it doesn't install it. I used Root Checker App too and ...
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What does rooting, bootloader, twrp and recovery mean? [closed]

I have just bought an android phone and I want to get the latest OS. However, I must root and unlock bootloader and recovery. I understand that to root something you gain administrative privileges. ...
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ADB ls doesn't sort by name

Why ls in adb shell doesn't sort by name? Here is what I am getting in adb shell: AccuWeather apkfiles.com.apk.tar Amazon Shopping apkfiles.com.apk.tar GO Weather EX V5 apkfiles.com.apk.tar ...
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How to root the Samsung Galaxy 5

Anyone tried to root their Samsung Galaxy 5 (five) device? If so, what is the procedure?
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How to install recovery after rooting Xperia M (stock ROM 4.3) to install custom ROM?

I have a rooted Xperia M Dual (C2004) with stock ROM 15.5.A.1.5 (4.3 Jelly Bean). Bootloader unlocking is allowed and I also have the unlock code already. Since Sony decided to stop giving updates I ...
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Is there a root for Galaxy s7 edge Verizon?

I recently acquired my Galaxy S7 edge from Verizon and I have yet to find a way to root it? Flashfire? Safestrap? Verizon kinda sucks with this stuff. I previously had my Galaxy S4 unlocked with the ...
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How to upgrade to 4.4 from 4.3 (Samsung Galaxy S4, already rooted)

So for a while I've been getting the update message, and not bothered and now it's getting annoying. It is rooted to 4.3 currently, but when I click install it just takes me to TWRP (I think that's ...
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How to reset android super user pin

I have an android that i need to use for some apps which require superuser access, but i forgot the pin. Is there any way to do it without reinstalling the system, which i did actually. Thanks.