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Three steps to regain full control over your phone, Root your phone. There are dozens of rooting software out there. Last I used for a Huawei phone was Kingo Root, did the job quite well. Note: This might involve factory reset. Install custom recovery. It might be tricky to learn which version will work with your phone. XDA should help. Otherwise trial and ...


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Before you flash the recovery, untick the Auto Reboot option in ODIN. Then flash the recovery. After flashing in done, reboot your device directly to recovery mode from download mode bu pressing Vol up + Power + Home button together. Now you will see the CWM recovery is booted in your device. Now you can reboot normally and your CWM will be installed.


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You may be using the wrong SU file when you are rooting your device. You may want try downloading another super user file from another website and trying that. If everything fails re-flash your system image to get your phone functioning again. You may wipe your data this way but all you have to do is re-download your apps. At least your phone will be ...


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The Term Rooting in android means to gain super user access(Administrator access) for which root access is requires as the su binary should be installed to /system partition. This is usually done via a Recovery.Every android phone have a in-built recovery which can generally only flash OTA updates and ROM's provided by the device’s manufacturer. So a ...


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Root - means having "superuser" or administrator access to the OS. Bootloader unlock - means allowing the device to boot a custom OS. Custom recovery - allows you to make a complete backup of the internal storage as well as flash ZIPs. ROM installation - is actual process of installing a custom OS.


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You've asked the question 15 days ago, did you manage to get your device working again? What steps did you take? I'll give it a go in case anyone needs it. As I've experienced, having a USB OTG cable laying around can be most useful with this device. You can find them cheap just about anywhere. They convert any USB storage device you have to external memory ...


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Solution Turns out that the stock firmware was failing to write because it was an old version, and Android doesn't like old versions, and it won't work. I downloaded the most recent firmware (6.0.1) overnight, and sure enough, it flashed, and my phone is now functioning again.


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Driodcam works fine for mine Lenovo tablet- skype and all video programs now recognize it as camera, therwise, i havent found anything that works, tried vysor, but that didnt work....


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I figured out what the problem was - "System" under "Mount" in TWRP was unchecked. After checking that, the folders under system appeared.


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I had faced same issue with my micromax mobile. Issue in my case was only 890 mb was available for installing apps. Even though there was around 4.5 Gb free space in phone memory. Your issue seems to be same as mine. What you have to do is to reparation the phone memory so as to allocate more space for installing the apps. Downside is whatever memory ...


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I used to have the k3 right before I bought my 5x. So here's what I would try if I were you. First, when you're in twrp, are there red bars on the top? Like in the menu is most stuff red instead of blue? If this is the case then you need to relock and unlock your bootloader. Twrp is unusable and it means something along the lines that your bootloader is ...


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A friendlier and less intrusive (as in keeping the stock rom whole) alternative is CF-Auto-Root, which supports this phone too: Enter the aforementioned link Download this phone's ZIP file and extract its contents Use the extracted Odin or get Odin's latest version Enter the phone's download mode (turn the phone off, then press and hold the Home, Volume ...


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I'm not sure what you find dodgy about XDA, but it's not really any different from what manufacturers do when loading/updating phones. An official update could just as easily contain a backdoor, virus, etc and you would install it without a second thought. As long as it's done properly, phones being bricked as a result is not common at all, and is easily ...


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In principle you can root the device yourself and use iptables-based transparent proxying to forward DNS and http queries to proxies that are not running with root privileges. Then you don't have to trust anyone else's software to be installed as root. In practice I don't know if there's any good software setup to run this way on Android. For what it's ...


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Coming to the main issue of blocking ads without rooting... If you have an unlocked bootloader you can then boot a custom recovery (even without flashing it) and then install MoaAB. I use the same approach on three different devices with effective ad blocking. Not sure of the specifics for Samsung S7 Edge though.


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I have no idea why anybody has not mentioned "Lucky Patcher" yet... Lucky Patcher is an application that can modify applications/APK files present on the phone by patching them. One of the things it can do, for example, is remove ads. It's ad removing mechanism is very powerful and can not only make ads not load, but also remove/shrink the ad boxes so you ...


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Samsung Galaxy S7 has a stock browser app named - "Internet". It includes ad blocking functionality as well as removing their containers on webpages. For it you will have to install one of the following apps from Play Store Adblock fast Crystal Adblock Plus for Samsung After installing open Internet->More->Settings->Advanced->Block Content (enable the ...


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It would be better if you split your question into three individual questions, but since they are linked to each other, I'll answer them here for you. 1) How are 'recovery' firmwares different from ones just called 'Kernel' or 'ROM'? They refer to different things altogether. Recovery : Recovery refers to the dedicated, bootable partition that ...


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Answering your first and main question: Ad blocking without rooting On non-rooted devices running Android 4.1.2, 4.2.1 and higher, Adblock Plus will filter all WiFi traffic, but it needs to be configured as a proxy server manually. Detailed instructions are provided by Adblock Plus for not experienced users. https://adblockplus.org/android-about Avoid ...


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This solved the problem: Download the latest stable SuperSU, it is the ZIP file that can be downloaded at http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu-stable Restart in TWRP Recovery mode Press Mount Delete the faulty ZIP and copy the right one instead (at the root of the filesystem) Fixed! Now continue with the tutorial normally. Thanks rjt.rockx and ...


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If no drivers work on Windows 10 or 8.1/8 and your goal is to just use fastboot to flash boot.img (Probably because you have S-ON), there's the way of the Linux: Get a USB stick ready and use Live Linux Creator and install a Live Linux like Ubuntu or Lubuntu onto the stick. Boot to the Live version (maybe you can use VirtualBox VM on Windows, not sure). Open ...


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According to the source code available on GitHub, the recovery performs a whole bunch of operations aside from simply launching the daemon in background, copying the su binary to /system/xbin and changing its permissions. As can be understood by examining this install-su script, what the recovery does, is to initially perform a cleanup operation for root ...


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If Kingo root can't help you root successfully. You can try another tool like iRoot.I once used and found it do no harm to my device.Try as this guide: one click root to root Android phones and tablets


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Did you completely wipe everything with TWRP yet? Also, what type of phone do you have? I suggest XDA for all of your questions, sounds like you may not have discovered it yet, since you are using Kingo Root.


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You may have to flash stock fimrware on it. which phone is it, I will put latest firmware for you so you can flash it.



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