Questions tagged [root-access]

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How to reinstall android kitkat in HP Slate 7 voice tab using Mac

My HP slate 7 voice tab is stuck with its logo when I try to switch it on. I also tried to hard reset it by holding all the three buttons (volume up + volume down + power) but it gets stuck on "...
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is there a way to stop someone remote accessing my device after they have tethered it already? need protection [closed]

so someone close to me is denying they have rooted, bootloader, tethered to my device but apps keep closing, they know information they shoulnt, and they deny it Everytime I try to say something. I'm ...
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How to Secure a Android Device that has been Rooted and have Unlocked Bootloader

I'm Talking about securing my data against everyone.(Thieves, Police, Friends etc etc) I'm pretty sure my device have encryption enabled on internal storage,(how can I check that?) also I have a 6 ...
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ROOT: How do I disable or hide the "Reset Factory Defaults" button or feature?

Root user here: I'm trying to protect my customers from erasing my company's launcher app and all preset data. Is there any way to disable or hide the "Factory Reset" button in the settings ...
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I need help unlocking my bootloader on my galaxy note 9 sm-n960u using kali linux 2021.4

I need help unlocking my bootloader on my galaxy note 9 sm-n960u using kali linux 2021.4 iv'e tried window and android to unlock bootloader so that's why i am asking with help doing it with linux it ...
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Any way to extract a live wallpaper from a theme on the theme store?

I would like to extract/save/download a live wallpaper from a theme which I downloaded. Is there anyway to do this without rooting my phone?
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prevent android device from creating folders on otg storage

I know similar questions have been asked, but I haven't found a satisfying answer yet. Whenever I connect a storage device to my phone, it creates the following folders on that device: Alarms ...
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Root an Allwinner 100 based tablet with UNlocked bootloader but limited recovery (no TWRP)

I have an Allwinner 100 based Android tablet with an unlocked bootloader but limited recovery (no TWRP). Now, I want to root it. I've tried: adb shell or adb root from recovery: returns "closed&...
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rooted lineageos: mount /sdcard as ext4 with support for ownership/permissions bits [duplicate]

It seems the partition corresponding to /sdcard is formatted as a FAT variant in android. As a result, it does not support ownership/permissions: /sdcard/Signal $ ls -lrth total 116M -rw-rw---- 1 root ...
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how to install OTA updates on TWRP rooted stock image

I have a stock ROM Android 10 on which I installed TWRP recovery and magisk root now my stock ROM after quite some time offered an OTA update , and it will not install ,obviously ,via TWRP. my ...
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Install/replace default android audio decoder - Play Hi-res audio

I want to be able to playback hi-res audio files on my device without being tied to a specific application. According to this spec page on GSMArena the device should be able to play 32-bit audio files....
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Android app installed (with wrong package name) as system app but not visible in system partition

System app Google Calculator update fails, but that's not the funny thing. History I was on crDroid 7.8 (Android 11) with Google Calculator app installed in system through FlameGApps. Then I got the ...
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Installing Java and running JAR files on Android 4.4

I want to install and use Java 8 on Android 4.4. Using Termux is not an option because it requires a minimum of Android 5.0. I do have root access. I tried to install the ARM version of Java using rpm,...
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How root android 8.1 gtaxlwifi?

i wanna root my tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab A. I tried enable bootloader using Adb & fastboot and later twrp and magisk, but i couldnt use Fastboot Commands, even with drivers. So, are there way to ...
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Autodeletion of bootup sound

a noob here My stock rom doesn't have a default boot soundBut my old device has a boot sound(Which means I can change it)Then my question is that how can I set boot up sound on my relatively newer ...
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How to set developer option after reboot?

My phone reboots upon BT connection if I don't set the BT codec to SBC. I've been messing w/ Tasker to automate this upon reboot, but I have root access, is there any way to set this programmatically ...
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How to access texts on rooted Android device from terminal

How do I access text messages on my rooted device using the command line? I specifically want to extract a text transcript, without using any cloud services and thereby exposing sensitive or personal ...
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Check for the existence of files without root privileges

How do apps check for the existence of files and folders on /data and /system partitions without having root privileges? I know some games and apps do this for anticheat and security reasons.
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How do I upgrade my Alcatel Idol 4s (6070O) from Android 6.0.1 to a newer firmware? [duplicate]

I have an old Alcatel Idol 4s laying around which is on Android 6.0.1 and I was wondering if there's any way to upgrade it to Android 7 or 8? I tried every single method I could find but no luck. ...
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How to turn ON/OFF "Force GPU rendering" using bash command

Please how can I toggle "Force GPU rendering" ON/OFF programmatically from shell? Things I have tried: setprop debug.hwui.force_gpu_rendering true setprop debug.hwui.gpu 1 All the above ...
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Checking if my second hand Android phone is safe: am I right?

First of all, I know that this question has been asked before, but I'd like to hear if the way I'm checking my "new" phone is safe. I know I'm probably overthinking things, but I just would ...
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How to root my tecno camonX CA7

How to root camon X (CA7) or application for root access. How can i get root access? Whenever i try it root it, it keeps saying no root access
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Use high speed internet on hotspot [duplicate]

Today I discovered that my cellphone provider, with the excuse of "saving my high speed quota" throttles the speed of my internet connection whenever I use hotspot. For work reasons, I need ...
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My location get recognized by my sim card

I have an application which find me by my sim card, how is this possible? I didn't give it any Location/Call/messages permission. Also i used VPN but it still recognize my location. How can i edit ...
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Android tablet says it's OTG compatible, but it won't detect other devices when plugged in

I have a proprietary tablet that's been secured. It's a mediatek mt8163, with Android 8.0. It's a "Managed Device" as android likes to call it. Anyways, I ended up being able to create a ...
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Lost permission to modify external storage from PC after rooting my tablet

I have a highly secured proprietary tablet I was able to gain root access to. It's a mediatek device, I used mtk-su to root it. It has 32gb of memory, 8gb allocated to the system, and the rest ...
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Taking a full backup for LG Velvet 5G (TMO) - does root/su matter?

I've got a stock LG Velvet 5G from T-Mobile that I'm turning in for an insurance claim (I was sent an LG V60 in exchange). I'm trying to take a full backup and then wiping it before I mail it out to ...
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How do I extract the Linux kernel from a vendor Android 4.2 installation?

I have an Asus Transformer AiO P1801-T. There seems to be very little information online about it. I am trying to get the kernel off of the device so I can install postmarketOS. Asus has the source ...
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How to automatically set a CPU governor on boot?

There are apps that can accomplish this task (e.g. "Kernel Adiutor" and others), however they in turn require other apps that can grant them root access to begin with, which is a lot of ...
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Where does Android store disabled packages list?

So I was playing with adb pm uninstall and now my phone doesn't boot. So I'm actually curious, how really pm uninstall works, where does it store the list of uninstalled packages (if it does) and if ...
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Boot on charge not working LPM file

I want to know if there is a app that can allow me to edit and save the original lpm file. I cant manage to find one app far that. I`ve tried to unpatch the boot file, but it does not work. I`m for 5 ...
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Boot on charge. Samsung tab A7 T500

Ive rooted it and tried to change the lpm, gave the permissions root shell read write execute. Followed every step right used the code while the tab was on with a code executer it worked, BUT I think ...
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Pegasus (spyware) - What is the point of unroot android device?

There are a few things that I think make the unroot android phone meaningless: Every year a new version of Android comes to market that unroot android phones can not have. It has recently been ...
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After Enable adoptable storage in my Root Galaxy ... play Store Cant Update Any App

i root my Device (A320F)(Galaxy A3 2017) and after that enable adoptable storage via TWRP zip installer package ... every things is OK and with Titanium Backup Move All my app To adoptable storage ... ...
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Analyzing boot loop Root cause from console-ramoops-0 ( & logcat)

Summary - Update 2: I am not deleting the question content, to preserve history ( but an admin may if appropriate delete that content) but things have change since. A day after I can into the below ...
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How to mount image file without root?

In rooted android phone, ext4 image file is mounted using these commands in android terminal : # mknod /dev/block/loop52 b 7 0 # losetup /dev/block/loop52 /sdcard/ext1.img # mkdir /mnt/...
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on Android 9 How do I get an audit going back some 10 days about a process that deleted some internal data

I am magiskally rooted on my Android phone running version 9 MIUI 11. In fact I moved toMIUIJust a week ago. Had This phone has a replacement of my lost AT&t phone since couple of months and ...
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I mistakenly changed system properties of android

I have an old Karbonn Titanium Octane with android 4.2.2 . As it was dead I flashed it. And I rooted it using KingoRoot android app because of low battery in a few minutes. Now I want to install an ...
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How do i move a folder to the root of my Android Device?

I'm trying to install a GPS apk (igo primo), I have the apk and all the files i need but i cant access the root folder the instructions specify. The instructions say this : "Move this folder to ...
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Force stop specific apps with shortcut on home screen (raw code, rooted)

Can I make a "force close" shortcut in my home screen? I have a root access. I want to combine these apps in that file - Facebook, Instagram, Viber. So whenever I click that file on my home ...
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Rooted android device but getting "Security exception: Permission Denial: not allowed to send broadcast android"

I've got a nexus 6P running stock Android 8.1 which is rooted using Magisk (verified by runnign adb shell su). When turning airplane mode on/off using adb (as per these instructions: https://...
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External access to IP camera on Android Hotspot

I have an unlimited plan for mobile data and an android device with root enabled, used as hotspot. I'm able to connect ip camera in the local net, but I'm trouble to configure it for an external ...
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How to uninstall gmail app on android without root

I'm looking for a way to remove the preinstalled Gmail app (not account, I meant the app itself). My web searches yield methods to remove gmail account, not the app. Just to add, I had managed to ...
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How to change phone model for not get recognizing over apps like instagram

Where phone model props save on device? When you login with another IP , apps like Instagram send an email which this email contain IP, Phone Model which had access to login. How can i change phone ...
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What can I do with an open source phone/kernel?

So this is my very first attempt in any kind of android development. I have here my phone's official kernel source. I was wondering if I can build this to boot or if it's ready for building. Also this ...
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How to disable automatic reboot on kernel panic?

Since my device was unproperly shut down because the battery stopped functioning (the battery is getting completely discharged at a level higher than 1%), it is rebooting in loops even in safe mode (...
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spoof android native camera input with video file

I think this would requiring rooting the phone. How can I spoof the native camera on an android? When an app wants to use the camera, I want to replace the native camera input with a photo or video ...
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AFwall+ sometimes can't apply rules and doesn't get root

Sometimes AFwall+ has an error. It says it can't apply the iptable rules and that it failed to get root. I look in Magisk and there is no entry for it. Rebooting the phone fixes the problem. I'm just ...
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Android internal storage files recovery method that still work in android 10

I have a realme 5 phone running Android 10 and realmeUI 1.0. I accidently deleted whole folder containing pictures and a few videos. Is there any method that still works in android 10 since the ...
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How do I create a shortcut on the home screen to change the time zone?

I want to be able to just tap a shortcut icon on the home screen and it would change the time to a predetermined time zone...instead of having to go to...Settings > Date & Time > Disable &...

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