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Rooting and uprading Galaxy SL GT-I9003 to ICS or Jelly Bean

There are lots of howtos online but most of them are old with rotten links (to the downloads). In addition to how to root and upgrade and where to download the files, I'd like to know the following: ...
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Installing Play Store on Chinese Samsung Note 3

I have a Chinese Note 3 running Android 4.3. It doesn't have the Play Store which defeats everything that made Samsung dominate the smartphone space. I can't download GMail; I am stuck with a browser ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100

How does one root a Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100 (Android 2.3 Gingerbread) under Linux Mint? This questions pertains specifically the GT-i9100 version (not GT-i9100G nor GT-i9100T, et cetera), which ...
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GT-I9000 keeps rebooting after a rooting attempt

My phone (Samsung GT-I9000 android , version 2.3.6, kernel JVI) after doing the *2767#3855 factory format method couldn't detect my SIM card, I tried many times, with other SIM card of this operator ...
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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?
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Rooting Nexus 7 - SuperSU Binary Update Installation Failed

Can someone please help me find the correct SU binary for this device? I am trying to install the SU binary for SuperSU, and I get an installation failed every time. I have been looking for ...
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I rooted my phone. Now apps cannot connect to the internet but browsers work fine

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and rooted it a few days ago. After that I set up a few apps and granted them access to root permissions (via the Superuser app). I allowed root to all apps that requested ...
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Obtaining boot.img for unrooted device?

I have a Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo / Coolpad 8865U. I cannot find other means of rooting it and tbh I don't trust most oneclickroot.apks. I am trying to root it manually but I cannot find a way to obtain ...
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Huawei Ascend Y210d Firmware Damaged While Rooting

I am having a Huawei Ascend Y210D, which got damaged when I updated the firmware. But updating is not possible, so for that I have rooted my phone with kingo root and downloaded an root explorer. ...
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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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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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How to convert my lenovo s939 android version using zip file [duplicate]

I want to convert my android 4.2.2 to android 5.0, but it's difficult.... I need help...
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How To Root a Switel Rock S4500D

I just got an Android phone, but the brand is not one of the famous or worldwide sold brands, it's a Switel Rock S4500D, and I want to root it. Can anyone help me how to do it? As far as I googled, ...
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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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Nexus 5: Safe to update to Lollipop if on rooted + TWRP Android 4.4.4?

I have a Nexus 5. It has TWRP as the custom recovery and on official Android 4.4.4 KTU84P build. I just received a notification that I'm able to update to Android 5.0 now via OTA. I'm aware that I'll ...
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How to root Huawei Ascend Y550?

I've been trying to root my Huawei Ascend Y550 but I had no luck since many of the rooting programs say "Rooting failed". Is there a way to root this phone? It is running Android 4.4.4 and the ...
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Silently root an android kitkat phone [on hold]

As a student researcher, I would like to know if there is an in app code to root an android kitkat device without the user knowing it(discreetly). If there is any open source app code to root a phone, ...
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What do “root,” “flash,” and “ROM” mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the meaning of “flashing a custom ROM”? I have been looking for some good explanations of some words that have been frequently used the android ...
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What is rooting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what does “to root a phone” mean? Is rooting just copying su onto the phone? Does it try to get the root user's password?
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my samsung gt-s7262 will not enter recovery mode [on hold]

my samsung gt-s7262 will not enter recovery mode, even after flashing custom ROM and recovery.tar. don't know what else to do. it's on pattern lock and i can't seem to remember the pattern. the key ...
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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, ...
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xolo q1011 can't root

I have a xolo q1011. I tried to root but none of the methods vroot,towelroot,pieroot,sideload,cwm worked. Is there any other way to root my phone so that I can install cm ROMs. Its in version 4.4.2 ...
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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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Is it possible to root an Huawei m865c without a computer?

I've tried using adb on the computer to push pneuter to the data folder in my root, but it keeps on saying that my m865c isn't loaded or something. I would give more specifics, however, I'm not in ...
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What changes does rooting make on the system? [duplicate]

I wanted to know what changes implies in the system when you root an android device. I want to know how to have android rooted on my beaglebone black from source.
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Lolipop root problem?

So I just updated my Nexus 7(2012) to Lollipop and so far it seems alright I just can't root it as of right now. Im using WugFresh Root Kit. It's not auto detecting my device, so I select it's a Nexus ...
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How do I know which root method was used to root a phone?

Let's say you got a rooted Android phone but you want to find out how it was rooted. Is there a way to know which method was used to root it?
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How do I root Android Lollipop?

How can I best root the new Android Lollipop developer preview? Chainfire's original SuperSU binaries don't seem to work: There is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it. This is a ...
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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: ...
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Nee Zte Max/Zte n9520 Rooting Help

I have a Boost Zte Max also known as Zte n9520. I've also seen it called a stormer. I had it rooted but I reset my phone and need to root it again. This time I want to make sure its done properly so ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 with build XXUBMH1?

The latest build for Samsung Galaxy S4 in South Africa is XXUBMH1. I followed this guide to rooting S4s but it doesn't work on this build. How can I root this phone, preferably without having to ...
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Need Root For Asus Zenfone 5(T00J) 8 GB(Kitkat ROM)

I Need to root my Zenfone 5 (Asus T00J) - 8 GB Kitkat ROM, But I can't find any solution over Internet. Please help me to get the root for Asus Zenfone 5. Also need The CWM. Thank you....
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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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Upgrading Samsung GT S 5302 problem

While updating samsung galaxy gt s 5302 to jellydroid unfortunately i deleted OS zip using pc. Now pressing Volume up+ home+lock button i cant find any os related zip file please help me to recover my ...
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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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unlock bootloader Micromax A310

I am trying to unlock bootloader in my Micromax A310. It has MT6592 processor. Whenever I start the mobile in fasboot tmode it got stuck and only shows => FASTBOOT mode ... => FASTBOOT mode ... in ...
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tmobile Galaxy S4 call logs blank after CF auto root

I did the CF auto root tutorial to flash my tmobile S4 to 4.4.4. Everything was fine except the call logs tab from "phone" does not log ANYTHING. This is really a headache for me. I am still not 100% ...
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How to root LG Optimus L7 II - P713

I've just bought an LG Optimus L7 II - P713 in Vietnam. It runs Android 4.1.2 and now I would like to root it. I just searched Google but still didn't find out how to root it. Can I root this phone? ...
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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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Where is the battery animation called when charger connected to phone (OFF)?

I have Moto E (Rooted) which turn on when connected with USB via Laptop but not when connected to Wall charger instead it shows Battery animation. I got to know that battery animation is at ...
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Rooting A Nexus 5 and Concerns Regarding Over The Air Updates?

I am planning on buying a Nexus 5 for Christmas, to which I intend to Root it, so that I can use Rooted Apps eg Titanium Backup which would otherwise be unavailable to me. If I root the device, but ...
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How I can root Asus Padfone T00C?

How can I root my Asus Padfone T00C?
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Rooting Idea ZTE blade

I am unable to figure out how to root a ZTE blade in a safe way so that I can unroot when ever needed... I mean that I want to understand what a software does, to root a device. Please suggest a ...
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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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Huawei bought in China, can't access Google Play (g510 t8951)

I bought this huawei cellphone in China and I can't access the google store. I can access some apps through Baidu Store but then some doesn't work because I don't have Google Play Service. I've tried ...
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How do I root my 4G LG Motion?

How do I root my 4G LG Motion? I have an app that needs root access, but I don't know how to root my phone. Also, I REALLY want this app so.... If you know please help.
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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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Open recovery mode but volume button is not working

I want to open recover mode but my device volume button was not work how can i open it. I also forget pattern lock and g mail id.
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Root Xperia Arc S [duplicate]

Root to phone is harmful or not? I've XperiaArcS & some files of it I want to transfer in Sdcard but it require RootHelp. So please give me advice what should I do?
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installng superSU i found a binary problem

Hi i am following "android central" to root my htc one mini. i got here: "After installing the Custom Recovery, Your phone is now ready to get root access! Step 1: Connect your Phone to PC and Copy ...