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Is there any downsides to rooting the tab s?

I was recently given this stunning tablet from my company I work for, in the hopes that it could be turned into an offline development platform. I have been looking at alternatives to gain this setup ...
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Root vs USB ADB

As root is triggering knox, I would like to ask: Can I do everything root does through USB and ADB terminal? What are the things I won't be able to do that root gives me?
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How to root ZTE Zinger (Z667T) running Android 4.4.2?

I've tried looking around, but I can't figure out how to root my ZTE Zinger (Z667T) running Android 4.4.2.
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Rooting & Flashing Huawei Ascend Y330

I have Huawei Ascend Y330 with Android 4.2.2. I was wondering what is the best approach to root my device and what is the best way to flash custom ROM with higher Android version (4.4 or even 5.0 if ...
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Bricked android karbon message ENTRY QPST DOWNLOAD

My rooted karbon s5 android phone is showing "RESET FOR ENTRY QPST DOWNLOAD" message on startup, I am unable to execute this solution (quoted below) because I dont have the Karbon S5 rom, also there ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy sDuos s7562

I followed the steps mentioned in the link below: http://www.androidrootguide.com/2014/01/root-samsung-galaxy-s-duos-s7562.html#comment-45216 I got an error on step 13, where we need to install ...
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Rooting android using kingo root

So I was trying to root my samsung android 4.4.2 using the software kingo root. I first connected it to my pc and then began the rooting process. After it began, the pc app of kingo root was blank ...
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Rooting Lenovo A600Plus Running on Lolipop 5.0

Previously before the OTA update I have rooted my phone with KingRoot. While I was Updating the rooting creating problem for me so I unrooted the Phone. Now I want to root it again I want to know ...
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Rooting HP Slate 21 all in one with built in Android Jelly bean 4.2.2

Any ideas on how to root a HP Slate 21 all in one with Android Jelly bean 4.2.2? I am going crazy trying to find a solution for this.
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Rooting Xperia Ray (ST18i) with 4.1.B.0587 build

I've been trying to root my xperia ray device by following the instruction given in this post. It doesn't seem to work properly for me. Whenever I try to flash with 4.1.A.0.562 kernel it says that my ...
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Platform-tools not showing in Mac OSX

I've downloaded the ADK, and am running the SDK Manager. I've downloaded all of the packages, including Android SDK Platform tools (v 21.1.2). However, I don't have a folder called "platform-tools" ...
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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 to root LG Optimus L7 II - P715

I want to root my android phone, which is LG Optimus P715. Could someone help me do that. Is there anybody else who have used this phone, or rooted it? Thanks..!!
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Nexus 7 2013 wi-fi stuck at google logo after rooting

I downloaded AOSP (5.1.51, APK is 22), made changes in the init.rc, and added the su-binary / SuperUser packages to the build. I also added proprietary binaries relevant to nexus-7 flo (for Android ...
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Connect to Ad-hoc - Android 4.1.2(Jelly Bean)

I have been trying to connect to an Ad-hoc network with my Samsung Galaxy S2 running Android 4.1.2(Jelly Bean). I have tried a few things but every time i ended up with my wifi not working. I rooted ...
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Custom recovery failing to flash on Nvidia Shield Tablet

I am having problems rooting my Shield Tablet. It is the new B01 version with update 3.1, Android 5.1.1. I am trying to root using this guide, and I have successfully unlocked my bootloader, but ...
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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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Where can I find the battery animation file?

Note: I'm working with a chinese tablet. Sorry. Had to do it to avoid flagging as a duplicate - I've seen many many questions and answers on this topic but still don't solve the issue. I'm looking ...
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Rooted but su says “Permission denied”

[ I first asked this question on stackoverflow by mistake. ] I have this "old" Lenovo A2107 tablet which I rooted years ago (using a download from ...
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Use rooted android to capture all traffic on wan using monitor/promiscuous mode

Before I begin, I've searched quite a lot and haven't been able to find exactly what I'm looking for. I have a rooted Nexus 5 with Kali Nethunter installed. It's very easy to capture all network ...
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How to root my Karbonn A51+ Mobile?

My phone is not rooted. I'm using a Karbonn A51+ cellphone. It's running the Stock ROM: Android 4.4.2 "KitKat". I have tried some apps to make it rooted like Kingo, Iroot, Framaroot and a tool like ...
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Rooting nexus 7 from AOSP

I have a nexus 7 flo tablet (with android 5.0.1) and I tried rooting it using twrp. It gave errors such as "can't mount /data" etc . I had to reflash from the source flo image to restore the device. ...
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Unable to root my sony xperia ax so-01e

I wish to root my phone to update it to a a later version of android, I found this http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-u/p-development/p-doomlord-easy-rooting-toolkit-v17-t2335992. The troubling ...
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some questions about flashing and flashtool before i start

I just received my new chinabrand mtk based phone (ULEFONE Be Touch 2) and want to flash it from linux. So I would like a few questions answered on for hand. Please answer these point by point. I ...
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gs3 internal storage full, then pictures disappeared

I have a Samsung gs3 (SCH-I535) with 4.4.2 on it. My internal storage was nearly full, and it notified me that it was running out of space. I had about 6 GB of pictures (thousands of pictures), all ...
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Kingo Root - require networkconnection

I would like to know why Kingo Root wants networkconnection when one clicks the "one click"-root button? I read a thread on XDA-forum that you could disable network-connection during root to protect ...
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How to flash root.zip in fastboot

I need to flash the root zip I downloaded from Chainfire without having to install recovery like Clockworkmod. I have fastboot and adb and that's what I used to flash 4.4.4. This is for my Nexus 7 ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530RA?

Can this phone be rooted? Lots of links to SM-530H firmware, can't find anything for this. Too new maybe? (Click image to enlarge)
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How to root my Nokia XL (updated version)?

An error message is appearing when I'm trying to root my phone by the app frameroot . I was suggested to use Gandhalf but as my XL is already updated I'm receiving an error message . What do I do ? I ...
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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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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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My Android is Freezing after Factory reset

I am using a Galaxy Note Lte (SHV-E160S) it was working slowly lately so decided to root it to improved it performance. After rooting i Installed an application called SYSTEM APPS REMOVER which help ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Ace II X

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace II X smartphone, and for various reasons, would like to root it. It is running android version 4.0.4. How exactly do I root it? Should I download the necessary files, or ...
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How to root M8 TV Box?

This is a very stubborn M8 TV Box. It shows cell phone GUI while entertaining my guests. A little work area in the middle of the screen. That is so embarrassing. I wish to make this TV Box correct ...
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DROID 4 ADB Driver for Linux

I'm trying to unlock my phone using this tutorial. It stated that: Prerequisites A computer with DROID 4 adb drivers installed. alternate link Enable USB Debugging on your device by going to ...
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Don't Want to Root Lenovo S90

I have Lenovo S90 and I want to change the system default font and to delete some pre installed applications as well. Based on my initial research, the only possible way on how I can do what I want is ...
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Will the rooting method I previously used with my Nvidia Shield Tablet work with the new update?

I'll soon be getting a replacement for my Shield Tablet due to the recall. I used a rooting method that used ADB and Fastboot to unlock the bootloader, flash CWM, then flash SuperSU and root. It ...
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Rooting the Galaxy S3 Without a Computer

Is it possible to root the Galaxy S3 without a computer? If so, what would the process be? My Galaxy S3 is with Verizon and is currently running Android 4.3.
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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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Kindle Fire HD 7" runs very slowly after rooting

I recently rooted my Kindle Fire HD and it now runs very slowly. It was mentioned in the rooting instructions I was following that this would happen during the rooting process. I am wondering if this ...
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OTA Update Error - “Package expects build fingerprint of …”

I unrooted and re-installed stock recovery from CWM on my Nvidia Shield Tablet. But when I tried to install an OTA, I got However when I tried to install the update, I got a red triangle error. After ...
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How to root RAZR M xt907

My build number is : KDA20.62-15.1 system is :183.46.15.XT907.verizon.en.US I'm unable to root with towel (v1,v2,v3) , says phone is not supported yet
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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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How SElinux protects android from rooting

I know when rooting we execute a script and we use a thing that is already root and tell it to execute if it executes the script as root and then roots the phone so how does SElinux helps to protect ...
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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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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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Do I need to flash a rooted kernel to root, or is it enough to flash a custom recovery?

I want to root my Nexus 6 which is on Android M, would it be enough to flash TWRP and then SuperSU, or would I have to flash a specific kernel to root it? Also is TWRP 2.8.6.0 compatible with Android ...
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How can I root my Toshiba AT300?

I'm trying to get root access on a toshiba AT300 android tablet. I found this post from google where this guy has tried to get root access. ...
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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 ...