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Are there any Google devices that support capabilities in their default kernel?

If I systemless root (no modification done to /system partition) a nexus device, would I be able to able to set capabilites on executables without changing the original kernel binary ? I often want ...
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SuperSu update binary error

I have a lg optimus g pro f240 running on android os version 4.4.2. I recently rooted the phone using the software in This thread I have installed SuperSu though each time I try and open it, it tells ...
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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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Root Android x86 VirtualBox

I have installed Android-x86, version 4.3 Jellybean iso image into virtual box, and want to run some applications that require root privileges. Is there any way to root it?
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Rooting/unlocking Android Nexus One with broken power button using Linux terminal tools

I am attempting to get Cyanogenmod onto my Nexus One, but am running into far more problems than expected. The information on rooting Android devices seems heavily fragmented across the web and the ...
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Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) unknown baseband

Background Story : The S5 belongs to my friend. One day, he was no longer able to make or receive calls and he came to me for help. As you can see above, the baseband version of the phone is "...
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Samsung galaxy ace s5830 in boot loop and usb download doesn't work

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace s3850 which had a problem with the wifi connection. As described on many forums the solution is to root the phone and then enter a code into the phone. It is needed to ...
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Unable to root Falcon running CM13 (6.0.1)

I have always run the nightly cyanogenmod builds as I've never found any major bugs. My device was rooted when running CM12, and since, I've received an update to CM13 through the inbuilt updater. ...
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How do I enable a keyboard if I can't open Settings?

Apologies for the long story, feel free to skip. :) So I goofed up pretty amusingly the other day. I bought a $10 LG Optimus Exceed, rooted it with Towelroot, then downloaded the jumobile System ...
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How to root my Karbonn A51+ Mobile?

My phone is not rooted. I'm using a Karbonn A51+ Mobile. 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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How can I ever root my Samsung Galaxy V, SM-G313HZ, Android version 4.4.2? Please help

I've tried everything on the internet to root my phone and followed the exact procedures – but when I try to install CWM or .tar files through Odin mode, I seem to always lose my recovery mode: ...
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How does encrypting a bootloader prevent it from being unlocked

As I'm waiting patiently (sigh) for the at&t note 4 root, I have been trying to understand the process of rooting. This website does a good job of describing what a locked/unlocked bootloader is, ...
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MAC OSX Heimdall Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!

I am getting the error: Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!” when using Heimdall on Mac OSx. The error in terminal: Kathryns-MacBook-Pro:~ david$ sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY ./...
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How can I root a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (4.4 Kitkat) using Mac OS X (10.9 Mavericks)?

I've looked around for instructions on rooting a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, but I've only found instructions for Windows computers. It seems that the Samsung ODIN ROM flashing tool is only available for ...
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Is there a way to obtain temporary root (until next boot) on a locked HTC device without S-OFF?

Let's say I want to run some app requiring root access on my HTC Droid DNA (2.06 stock firmware, 4.1 Android, NOT broken, meaning it's S-ON). My (somewhat naive) understanding of S-ON/S-OFF is that ...
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Rooting EPad MX1014

I have a E-Pad MX1014 (chinese tabcrap) and I am trying to access the system apps so I can uninstall Angry Birds off it. The Angry Birds it runs is an extremely old version and for some reason it ...
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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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Rooting Xperia tipo

I've unlocked my bootloader. After all the set-up, I tried to root my Tipo using Bin4ry Root's package. It didn't work; it gave me an error like permission denied (are you root?). Later, it said "...
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GT-P1000 pc and phone icon

I was trying to root my old Galaxy Tab 7 (GT-P1000) device when it got frozen at the setup connection. I noticed then that it was a Gingerbread file -- so I killed Odin. Now I'm getting phone and ...
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Is there a way to determine whether a source for rooting instructions is reliable?

I'm considering rooting an ATT S3, and came across this guide: The guide links to some file that is supposed to contain both a file to be copied into the phone and the tools for flashing the CWM. ...
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Rooting my device, i can root it from the ROM?

i have a Samsung S5660 that i have upgraded to Android 2.3.7 but none of the previous hack or utilities seems to work with this version of Gingerbread. I need it to be upgraded and rooted, i was ...
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Rooted HD2 shows unrooted as status

I have successfully installed Android Gingerbread 2.3.2 on my HTC HD2 device. While installing the DSTV app, I first tried to unroot it for sometime using the VoodooOTA Rootkeeper app. The problem is ...
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Cannot root Mototola Moto 3G with Android 6.0.1

I am trying to root my Android device (the one in title) without success and I would really need it because of work reasons (in order to access app Caravel data and recover them in case the app does ...
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HTC One M8 rebooting

Recently I rooted my HTC One M8 (the process went well, no issues found) but now the phone randomly reboots. Things I've thought about would be the applications I've installed, but I'm not too sure. ...
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2013 nexus 7 usb help

My Nexus 7 all of a sudden stopped sending data through usb OTG and i tried to erase cache through TRWP but ended up deleting the OS. Now I am stuck with a device with no OS. I cannot mount the USB ...
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my device shows briefly under adb devices then disappears

I got a (rooted) nexus 5 (with twrp custom recovery), and I develop on it using android studio 2.0. Recently when I type in adb devices, it shows my device for a couple of seconds then it vanishes! ie ...
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Rooting or downgrading ? which is first?

I just bought a Samsung A3 SM-A300FU (The 2015 version) running on Android 5.0.2 To be able to run SnoopSnitch, I'm supposed to Downgrade to Android 4.4.4 Root the phone. My question is : Which I'...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+?

I've Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928i). I need to utilize Tor properly. I need root access. I do not have access to any sort of other computer. How can I root this device without a PC?
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Odin fails when trying to apply firmware

I'm trying to apply the correct firmware for my region UK and carrier which is EE but i can't seem to do this since it keeps failing on me when i start the process. This is the output from the logs. &...
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SuperUser Installation -> PIE executables only

I have a phone in development mode (not just the tap 5 times thing, I have the ro.debuggable=1 etc.), and I need to install a SuperUser. I have Android 5.1 (Stagefright update). I have access to /...
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Rooting catch 22

I have a Nexus 5 phone purchased from Google, running Marshmallow (MMB29S). Recently it started misbehaving. When I try to open the "Data Usage" settings, they hang. So I asked on some forums and ...
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Easiest way to switch to a userdebug build on Nexus 6P?

I just got an Nexus 6P, and unlike with my previous phone, I would prefer to keep the firmware as stock as possible this time while still enabling debugging/root access. (for app development) On my ...
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Heimdall/JOdin: “We could not obtain the PIT file. We tried, but it didn't work.”

I'm trying to root my Samsung S6, but I don't have a Windows computer. Luckily, JOdin works on Linux too and it connects to my phone, so I am now much closer to my goal. But now I am facing a new ...
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How does SuperSu provide root privilege?

Has a write-up ever been released on exactly how SuperSu works? After searching around for a while I found mostly guides on who to use the app, no the implementation details. I did, however, find ...
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HTC EVO TWRP No Kernal Installed TWRP

I have a freedom pop HTC EVO LTE (Jewel), and I have erased the image and no OS is installed. I have TWRP installed and I can boot to recovery, but I am unable to flash any ROMS. I have tried ...
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Booting into custom recovery with a locked bootloader

I'm planning to flash a custom ROM on my device, but too lazy to take backups.. My favorite backup tool being Titanium Backup, I want root access on my device before I unlock the bootloader. But ...
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Root SGS3 with stock recovery

I'm going to stay on topic and make the long story short. My phone (International Galaxy S3) has its USB port broken and can't replace it because I messed it up when I was on it. Since then I use an ...
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Phone stuck at “Android is upgrading… Starting apps.” after successfully rooting with Kingo Android Root

I just used Kingo Android Root to root my Samsung Galaxy S5. Rooting was successful, however, the device is taking a really long time to upgrade. The screen says Android is upgrading...Starting apps. ...
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How to make marshmallow obey `ro.secure=0`

I'm using a Nexus 5X with release 6.0.0 (MDB08M). I unlocked the bootloader with fastboot oem unlock, then created a boot image with a /default.prop file containing ro.secure=0. This appears to work,...
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just rooted oneplus CM12.1, synapse opens but is completely black

I have the latest nightly for CM12 on my oneplus1. I also have the latest AK kernel. I wanted to install synapse so I rooted my phone with supersu. Everything seems to go well, but when I open ...
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How do I update my rooted Samsung galaxy s4?

This is a complex question for me so I appreciate anyone helping me through it. I have a galaxy s4 that hasn't been updated since purchase b/c I was afraid to lose root. I'm in the process of backing ...
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How do I root Z752C?

How do I root ZTE Zephyr by Straight Talk, Android 4.4.4? I have tried to root this particular phone with no success and I have used Kingo root, King Root, and Towelroot.
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Root Intex Aqua Star 2 16GB, 4.4.2

Tried to root my phone with available softwares both for pc nd mobile. But still no luck. But some softwares like Aptoid, AVG, Universal Androot says that i have root. This is the log from Root ...
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galaxy s6 build number LRX22G.G920W8VLU2A0G2 root help

Its been like 3 hours that I am looking about how to root this build number of my galaxy s6, I have found some links but I don't know whether they will work or not. Please can you tell which method ...
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How to root ZTE Optik (ZTE V55)?

I have a ZTE Optik (also known as ZTE V55). I've rooted a ZTE Force from FreedomPop using only towelroot, and it has it's own problems but that's a different story. I've tried a number of one-touch ...
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OPO Root Mac OS X- SuperSU Binary Not Installed

Wondering if anyone is able to help me. I've been trying to root my OPO, but unfortunately RootChecker keeps coming back that the root access hasn't been installed properly, and SuperSU says "There is ...
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How can I root a Lenovo S660?

I want to root Lenovo S660 and I came to know that Framaroot will help me in doing that; however, it doesn't work. On this site it says that after installing framaroot click Boromir and it will pop ...
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How to delete SU binaries without root?

My Android device used to be properly rooted, I had root access to things, but the root manager (old version of vRoot, no computer) was a virus. So, I deleted the root program and I was gonna root ...
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creating mount point in root mode

When trying to expand tablet memory (from 500 Mb to 1G) I made a mistake when I was applying Gparted. I reset my device to the fabrication settings and now I can't mount sd card (no the real sd card), ...
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Most recent root and flash rom for Verizon Note 3

I know this is a super specific question, but I am trying to root and then flash cyanogenmod onto my Verizon Note 3. It seems like security features change constantly for Samsung phones and I have not ...