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How can I turn a physical device (specifically this) into a virtual machine for use on a computer?

I am doing this so I can safely attempt to root my device without bricking the physical one

It should be obvious, but the device is not rooted

  • "It should be obvious" - how? Phones are using ARM SoCs; PCs have x86/x64 CPUs. Existing Android emulators don't run images ripped from phones, they have dedicated x86/x64 system images compiled explicitly for them. – Andy Yan Jan 1 '18 at 0:58
  • @AndyYan Sorry I was not clear. I meant it should be obvious that the device is not rooted, not that the answer to my problem is obvious – ecokjeonb Jan 1 '18 at 4:52
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Not possible. Rooting is highly hardware-dependent operation and it cannot be done virtually outside the device

  • So is there no "safe" way to root the phone? – ecokjeonb Jan 1 '18 at 20:08
  • Nope. Rooting usually is not "safe" – Suncatcher Jan 1 '18 at 20:35

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