Reversal of the rooting process, usually with the intention of returning a device to as close to an unmodified factory state as possible.

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How to reset the custom flash counter to 0

I have an samsung Galaxy s6 edge and i want to install knox on my phone. My problem is that the flash counter is 1, because i have root my phone before. My question is: Is there any way i can ...
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Blank screen boot loop on SM-T211

I have a Samsung SM-T211 (India) tablet and am using it for 2 years. I have rooted it using ODIN and TWRP (android 4.4.2) based on online tutorials and it is working fine. Couple of days back when I ...
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How to fix mobile hotspot?

Shortly said, my mobile hotspot doesn't work. I can connect my laptop to my phone but I can't get on the web. Mobile data on my phone works flawlessly. What I've tried: Putting my SIM card into ...
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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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Please help, soft bricked my [US] [Sprint] Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920P

After around 5-6 hours this morning/afternoon, I've officially given up on fixing this on my own, and I've all but accepted my device to be an expensive paperweight. I decided to make one last ...
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S6 edge not updating to marshmallow?

I rooted my phone ages ago but then unrooted it and installed stock firmware. My mum has the same phone as me and she got the marshmallow update around 2 weeks ago. I still haven't received any ...
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How to undo/delete/uninstall root?

We have the Samsung tablet model: SM-T550. The other day I noticed the notification sounds but they weren't appearing. I looked into it and found out that the tablet had been rooted – I believe it is ...
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Removing Kingroot apk

I need some advice on this, downloaded kingroot now it's messing with my google accounts, where I can't access it, I have tried to uninstall but fails, have tried using other uninstall apps still ...
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I broke my mobile, help me

I rooted my android KitKat recently and most of bloatware permanently. Today my phone was causing some problems. It showed Service exchange error, play store won't open, accounts won't sync, since i ...
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Unrooting an Android Phone, Help!

My device is SHV-E160K I kept deleting xbin and bin several times. It keeps on restoring and cannot delete file though I've already |remove root permission on king user| How can I delete it? I ...
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OTA update after rooting Lenovo k3 note

I rooted my phone(just two days back) with Lenovo k3 Note Manager, It also installed TWRP recovery during the process. Having done this, I didnt remove any system file, didn't make any further ...
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How to Backup and Restore Android OS without Rooting [duplicate]

I want to find a way to restore my phone in case the process of rooting my phone or dual booting a custom rom breaks it. However, most of the ones I've looked at require the phone to be rooted before ...
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How to uninstall kingroot

I recently rooted my Sony Xpera Z Ultra (Android Version 5.0.1)using kingroot but when i restarted my phone it got unrooted again, now the only app that has root access is kingroot itself (it has a ...
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Is it possible to have a root-running app on no-root android?

I have an app which needs su privileges, But my device should not be working on rooted. I want to know if there is any way to take the access to just one app. For instance root the device, set the ...
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After reinstalling Android from stock images, why do updates complain about modified /system files?

After discovering the hard way that rooting modifying /system looking at /system the wrong way breaks updates, I've decided to drop all of the power-user stuff and just go the sanctioned route—no ...
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Grant permissions app Android to avoid root

I want to use an app on Android to modify dpi of mi device. It needs root but i want to avoid It. I have already grant permissions to an app to change the localization of apps that are installed on. ...
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859 views

Error: “Operation not permitted”, when attempting to remove su binary placed by KingoRoot

I rooted my P8-Lite ALE-L21 (Android 5.0.1) with supersu.zip through TWRP recovery. After that I installed KingoRoot and KingoRoot replaced su binary with some other su binary which is obsolete for ...
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How do I mount devices so that they are accessible by regular user?

I am using luksmanager to mount my file based luks container. It is mapped to /dev/mapper/luksfile. It works, and it works great except that only root can see the files. I successfully used this on ...
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How to install 6.0.1OTA update on a rooted nexus 5

My Nexus 5 is rooted. I received the 6.0.1 OTA update but when I try to install the update (I just clicked install link when the update finished downloading), the device restarts and goes to the TWRP ...
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Pros and cons of rooting using apps (“Soft Root”) compared to other methods (“Hard Root”)

There are quite a few app based rooting methods. A recent review 9 free software apps to root Android devices, points to some of them and there may be more apps, paid or otherwise. From what I ...
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How to unroot and remove a custom kernal on android

I have had my Samsung s5 mini (G800F) for some time now and am looking to sell it. I rooted the phone and used a custom kernal that allowed OTG support for the phone. How do I remove the root and the ...
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Will un-rooting return stock apps

I've recently rooted my phone - mainly to remove a bunch of the stock apps that I never use, e.g: Google+ Google NewStand FM Radio Google Books I'm wondering, can I now un-root my phone, and if so ...
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Google Playstore not working due to Root

Ok, so about 2 weeks ago I rooted my phone. Not knowing much about what would happen I went ahead, followed the instructions to some YouTube Video and used my PC to Root my SM-N9005 Samsung phone. ...
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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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install cwm recovery in a softbrick android phone

My Android device is not booting up and is stuck on the manufacturer's logo. The phone was rooted with Kingo-Root and Clockwork Recovery Mod wasn't installed. Now I want to unbrick my phone with ...
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Returned One M8 to stock but can't install OTAs

My UK EE One M8 was unlocked, rooted and running a custom ROM. The CID is ORANG001. I wanted to return it to stock so installed stock recovery and a stock ORANG001 nandroid, relocked the bootloader ...
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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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How to unroot and downgrade LG G2 Mini

I have a LG G2 Mini device that has been rooted. After root procedure I updated it to Lollipop through FOTA and discovered that the update screwed up my whole device. There is a way to cancel the root ...
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I have rooted my Moto E but did not flash any custom rom. What is the procedure to update it to android 5.1?

I tried to directly install the android 5.1 lollipop ota update once, but it showed some error and then it restarted. What should I do? Do I need to flash stock ROM again and then update 5.1 ota? or ...
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How do I revert back to stock recovery after unrooting on Nvidia Shield Tablet

I need to update my Nvidia Shield Tablet (running Android 5.0.1) to the latest version so that I can check if it contains a faulty battery type. To update I presume that I needed to remove root ...
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Nvidia Shield OTA Updates and Rerooting

I own an Nvidia Shield tablet, and Nvidia has released an update to Android 5.1. I have a rooted device and may upgrade soon. So I have some questions: Will I be able to install this while rooted? ...
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Unrooting Nvidia Shield Tablet

I have rooted my Nvidia Shield Tablet successfully, using this guide. It installs CWM recovery, and I have also installed Link2SD. I am not planning on unrooting it now but if I wanted to then how ...
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Kingo rooted my phone, windows laptop died

Now running Ubuntu 14.04 on my main computer; my windows laptop that i ran kingo root on to root the phone died, my LG G Vista is due for the lollipop upgrade from version 4.4.2 and it will not let me ...
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How can I temporarily unroot my S6 on OS 5.0.2?

I downloaded a Play store app that has no audio and after research found out it's because it discovered my phone is rooted. I use Ping Pong to root which comes with SuperSU. I have read the other ...
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Best setup for clean and private phone?

Just bought a refurbished, unlocked AT&T Samsung Galaxy S Alpha. I'd like to remove the AT&T apps (and also some others) and be able to block apps from reading my private info. I know I can do ...
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Run an application in an unrooted sandbox on a rooted phone?

I have an application that refuses to start on a rooted phone. I don't want to unroot my phone just for that application; is there any way to run an application inside an unrooted sandbox from a ...
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Unrooting my device

I rooted my device using the king root app and unrooted using king root as well my device is a titan hd e500 , I tried using root cloack , but it did not work I rooted again so I am rooted now , I ...
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How to flash stock ROM on Galaxy Young

So I had a perfectly rooted Galaxy Y w/ Android 2.3.6, but then I can't remember why, but I changed in some system files and my device is no longer rooted. I've tried everything but nothing resets all ...
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My phone keeps restarting after factory reset

Recently my Xperia L running Android 4.2.2 started restarting every 30 seconds following a factory reset. I have rooted my phone using the iroot app and I reset it. I still have the kinguser app ...
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How to unroot and lock bootloader in HTC desire 820?

I have unlocked the bootloader with windroid, then I flashed TWRP recovery, then I flashed supersu zip file through TWRP to root my phone. Now I want to Unroot and relock the bootloader, but when I ...
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if I know nothing about Android, is it crazy to have a rooted phone? [closed]

I bought my first Android phone off ebay, a Samsung Galaxy S4 after always using Windows phones. It was supposed to be unlocked and a "store demo", but when I started playing with it, I was getting ...
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Are flash counters a part of Android?

I have heard that many Samsung devices have a flash counter so that the company can know if the device had been rooted, even if the device was unrooted later. Are such flash counters or any similar ...
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Remove SU after unroot

I lost root access after an update (I'm totally android illiterate). I tried to re-root but Stump Root thinks that I'm already rooted because "/system/xbin/su" exists. How can I remove ...
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How to Unroot “ Galaxy tab 2 p3113 8gb wifi ”

My 9 year old son rooted his tab on his own, against my wishes. I tried a factory restore and used Kies to load via PC although this did not restore the tab. It's still showing as rooted. Can anyone ...
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Rooting failed, superSU remains

I tried to root my Galaxy Core 2 Duos using Kingo root, which installed SuperSU. Unfortunately rooting failed all of a sudden, but still SuperSU remains. How can I remove SuperSU from my device?
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How do I get the standard default.prop file back on the root file system?

At the root file system on my Android phone, there's a file called default.prop. Right now that's a non-standard file because of CF Auto Root, but I want that file to be the stock version (1). ...
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My Rooted Note 4 needs a new carrier

I have a galaxy note 4 from T-Mobile the phone is rooted. Now I need to switch carriers to At&t. I have the code to unlock the phone but I need to know (if I put the new at&t Sim-card in my ...
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HTC One m7 OTA update to Lollipop fails with “red triangle exclamation mark inside a htc one” graphic at recovery

*** TAMPERED *** *** RELOCKED *** V7_UL PVT SHIP S-ON RH HBOOT-1.57.0000 ... OS-5.11.631.8 (bootloader) version: 0.5 (bootloader) version-bootloader: 1.57.0000 (bootloader) version-baseband: ...
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I forgot the lock screen PIN on my Moto G second gen XT-1068

I forgot the PIN number of the lock screen. I'm unable to do anything to get into my device as both data connection and Wi-Fi are off and USB debugging is disabled. Is there any way to enable them? ...
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Recovery that does not use touch?

I have an HTC M8 One. The digitiser has failed. HTC won't accept the repair since I have rooted the phone. I'd like to unroot and return to stock but all of the recoveries I have found, or, the ...