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How can I root my Motorola Fire XT316?

I'm new Android user and want to root my Motorola XT316 with Android 2.3.4. I found this guide but is based on Windows XP, and I use Linux (Fedora 16). Is there another method?
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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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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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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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How CF-Autoroot works?

How CF-autoroot Theoretically is able to root android devices ? I'm wondering on what technics it use to run su ? Do it use a custom/patched Linux kernel ? or it is based on local root exploit ? I ...
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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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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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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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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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Recovery Menu on Fake Note3 China version

My colleague owns Faked Galaxy Note 3 from China with all the gifts - bloatware from Chinese market etc. There is no root on the phone (I tried to check it with supersu/rom manager/uninstall) and the ...
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Disable automatic connection to weblogin networks

As far as I know, Android never had the option to disable automatic connection to specific Wifi networks, and always, stupidly, makes Wifi higher priority than 3G. Yet this kind of feature is crucial ...
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How to root the HTC Desire 300 (also known as Zara Mini)

Okay please forgive me if this has already been answered, I've read a few questions on here but I still don't understand. Firstly, I'm not a "techie" or anything like that, so some of the really ...
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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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Root moto g with single click in pc

Is there any way to root my motorola moto g in single click (like super one click) or any user interface softwares..?
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Accessing temp files created by an application

I have an application that I know writes temp files to the data/data/app-package directory. Using a file browsing app or windows explorer it seems these directories are sufficiently protected. Is ...
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Mount Script cannot be created in Bolt A58

I have a bolt a58. I want increase internal memory by parttion. I followed exactly the same steps what you've in the turorial "How To Increase Internal Memory on any Micromax". After selecting ...
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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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Root Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 4.4.2 without tripping Knox

I have been searching and searching for a way to root my Verizon Samsung galaxy note 3 with 4.4.2 on it and with out tripping kknox, and am very unlucky. I have heard of Root_de_LA_Vega and it ...
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Rooting note 3 - fastboot not unlocking or detecting

I have been reading so much trying to find the answer to this problem, but I can't find any. I am not quite sure what to do at this point. I am running XUbuntu and I am trying to to root my SM-9005 ...
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Samsung S3 Clone “Not registered on network” error

I have a clone S3 which our local Samsung outlet gave to developers in my group. Wireless and all other functions seem to work but when I put in a sim card it does not register and gives the error ...
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How unbrick bricked device

So I want to root my android xperia sp c502 I was wondering what if I bricked my device is there way to unbrick it can it be repair. Is rooting worth it risk or I should forget the idia.
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S4 in safe mode, Odin on restart

Last night my phone was running slow so I restarted it, when it went to turn back on however it came to a screen with a warning about loading a custom OS and I had the option to either continue by ...
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boot animation loop on nexus 4

I realise this is a common problem and have read many solutions, but many seem to not work in my case. I got into this situation after flashing cwm (in order to later root the device). I can get into ...
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How do I root a Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 with a I337UCUAMF3 baseband. How do I either root it and unlock the bootloader or install a mod? Alternately, can I change it back to a previous baseband and unlock ...
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I tried every method and failed to root my Asus MeMo Pad Me172v. Anyone know some other methods?

I have already tried SuperOneClick and Bin4ry tools to root my Asus MeMo Pad Me172v having 4.1.1 stock version, but failed to successfully root my device. When I run SuperOneClick, it successfully ...
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My GS4 won't boot to CWM?

So, I've tried flashing CMW a few times with different files, etc. ODIN says that the flashing was a success, and according to ROM Manager, it's installed. However, when I hold volume up and power and ...
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How can I root my TCL Idol X (S950) with Linux?

I have a TCL Idol X (S950) phone and I found out that I can root in using 'V-Root' (a Chinese software) however the software is for Windows. The problem is that I don't have Windows, more ...
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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 root reverts on reboot

I'm trying to root my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 (i545 vruame7) and install cyanogenmod. I've followed this how-to and it seems to work for the current session. However, when I try to install ...
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How to restart VOLD daemon?

How do I restart the Volume Daemon (VOLD) on Android 4.3? I've modifed /fstab. and need to relaunch VOLD to recognize the new changes.
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Samsung Galaxy S2 boot loop

Today I updated my S2 with the android version provided by the carrier, but I thought it went wrong because of the lack of space on /storage and afterwords some of the apps lost their settings. Also ...
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Why is SafeStrap disabled on my Motorola Droid 3 (Verizon)?

I decided that I wanted to try out Ubuntu touch, but I don't want to put it on my current phone, so I decided to try to put it on my old Droid 3. I followed these instructions to root the phone: How ...
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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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temp root to acquire a .dd image of my android phone

I have a Sensation XE which is not rooted. (hboot 1.29, android 4.0.3) I found a recovering method in the highest ranked answer in this post: How can I recover a deleted file on Android?. From the ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy S2 with unconventional kernel version

My Galaxy S2 is running Android 4.1.2. I am following the howto here. I am trying to look for the corresponding CF-Root download, by looking in the xda-developers forum. The problem is that the kernel ...
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How to setup ADB for TCP on Galaxy S3 with broken USB port

I have a SGH-I747 phone that has a problem with the USB port (it will charge, but is never recognized so no ADB. Phone was actually sent to Samsung and they stated 'Beyond repair - gross ...
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What backup option shall I chose in the Nexus 7 toolkit to backup everything on my Nexus 7?

The options are: BACKUP OPTIONS [ALL OPTIONS REQUIRE ADB MODE] Backup ALL installed apps [-all] Backup Individual Packages [a single app] ONLY Backup your Internal Storage [virtual SD Card] CWM ...
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Micromax A25 How To Root

I've tried several ways to root my Micromax A25. In every case, SP Tool displayed "Partition Size Change" error. Did anyone yet root successfully? PS: My A25 firmware version A25_0201_V0409
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Xperia ray can't root

Model number: ST18! , Android Version: 4.0.4 , Build number: 4.1.B.0.431 I tried to root my device (following the steps lined out in this question), but it did not work. Flash Tool Log: 06/027/2013 ...
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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 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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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 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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How to root Lenovo a660

I've tried rooting my phone by using SuperOneClick and RootWithRestore. And did not have much success either. So my question is how to do this? (I checked that in /system/bin that I do not have the ...
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Rooting failed htc one x : adb server is out of date

Tried to root my mobile HTC One X AT&T Build number 1.73.502.1 710RD ATT US edition referring the following link. Root HTC One X Restarted twice but the phone was not rooted. adb server is ...
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Problem rooting kindle with 6.3.1

I'm rooting a kindle fire for a friend, I installed the driver through the SDK manager and ran KFU, but now that KFU has rebooted the kindle, it is stuck at the bootscreen. Any help?
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Root Cruz T508 problem

I was able to root the older Cruz T408 by following the steps here Today I have a Cruz T508 tablet that just came out. I am Rooting the device with the GingerBreak v1.2 and it says Rooting... ...
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How does one root a Vodafone HTC One XL?

We're attempting to root a new HTC One XL. The bootloader has been unlocked via HTCdev.com but none of the online methods of acquiring root access have worked. Relevant phone information: ...
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Rooting Xperia Play 2.3.4 without unlocking bootloader

After reading many forums, just came across this site. I may sound outdated, but I want to root my Xperia play. After reading many forums. I am confused. I have an unlocked Xperia Play 2.3.4 build ...