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Can I recover notes from before I factory reset my phone?

I have a Poco X3 NFC and did a factory reset just yesterday, but apparently lost a very important password and I can't seem to get it any other way. It was stored as a note from the "notes" ...
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Binder from Android to chroot linux

Situation: Android OS that runs chroot'ed Ubuntu. As i understand Ubuntu does work on top of android linux kernel, which have integrated Binder interface, i checked few examples here. Does it mean ...
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Load a full backup of a modern (rooted) Android phone in an emulator?

I want to be able to access all of Android apps and data in the case that I lose my phone. Is there a relatively simple way to take a full snapshot of my Android phone and boot that snapshot in an ...
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How to decrypt (FBE) file-based encryption Adoptable Storage Android 12

I backed up encrypted data of adopted internal storage on my PC & then Formatted the SD card as portable storage. But I have not factory reset my android system so the key for decryption must be ...
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Undoing MagiskHide or updating magisk without the GUI (perhaps by using magisk --install-module)?

I have magisk installed on my phone – binary & daemon version 22.0:MAGISK (22000). It is great. I had to install MagiskHide to enable a banking app that otherwise did not work. I used the option ...
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Help me root my Vivo Y83

So i somehow unlocked bootloader of my Vivo Y83 (vivo1802). but now after flashing magisk patched boot image my phone goes on bootloop. and after flashing back original boot.img phone comes back up ...
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Rooted android automation app for wifi-changes without using location services

I want to trigger a notification whenever I leave a certain Wifi-Network. However, I would need to always enable location services for this to work with the app MacroDroid. This would drain my battery ...
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How can I grant root through ADB root? [duplicate]

I'm using LineageOS. I can run adb root and then ADB shell, and I have root access to the device. I'm trying to use Neo Backup which requires root. Is there a method, with root ADB access, to grant ...
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The first few scripts at Android boot-up

What are the first scripts executed by the Android boot-up process before it starts running processes that do not have root privileges?
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Where is "su" addon package for rooting LineageOS 17 and newer?

On the current LineageOS Extras Download, you can see su packages for versions up to LineageOS version 16. Where are the newer packages?
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Is there a way to read CPU temps on Android 9+ under root?

Given the fact I have rooted device, is there a way to get that data? Raw or w/ tools. P.S. I was looking around for a build of htop with cpu thermals but I dont think there is any compatible for ...
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HttpCanary target app uses a non system certificate

I'm looking for a way to bypass a target app using a non-system certificate. The HttpCanary app itself does give a 'solution' however it's incredibly unclear: Goto Settings->HttpCanary root CA ...
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Use tasker to pass biometric authentication dialog (root)

Main idea I want to use a tasker action to authenticate a biometric prompt on a rooted device. Background My use case is that I have a Dangerous Things Apex implant that I can securely scan to ...
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Exploring options for customizing SeLinux policy ( SePolicy to enable bind-mounting ) , including kernel recompilation

As I realized selinux for Android is more than tad bit different creature than what I can get done on Linux . I need SeLinux policy to be modified so I can bind mount my folders. Unless that happens ...
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Does File-Based Encryption (FBE) in contrast to Full-Disk Encryption (FDE) allow deletion of individual encrypted files?

As far as I understand, Android 9.0 switched from Full-Disk Encryption (FDE) to File-Based Encryption (FBE), which means that encryption is done on a file-by-file basis by default. If Android no ...
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Where are Android app settings stored?

If I uninstall apps/services on an unrooted Android device via the ADB shell (e.g. by doing pm uninstall), where is this information stored? Note that I'm not referring to settings within individual ...
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Why has Android made it impossible to install system fonts?

Fonts in Android are kept in /system/font directory. There seems to be no way to install custom fonts without rooting your Android or installing some apps. Why has Google made it almost impossible ...
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Manually-modified ADB backup file cannot be restored on a different device

While there are tons of posts about ADB, I think we can all agree it is an elusive beast. Therefore asking if anyone can shed some light on the following: The objective is to backup data from an app ...
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Device cannot access Internal Storage without elevated rights

After my NANDroid restore didn't work as expected, flashed a clean ROM + Magisk. When booted to system, internal storage is not accessible (regular File Manager, MTP, adb shell, MiXplorer's Internal ...
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unable to boot new kernel with kexec on android

As an alternative to pstore (pstore/ramoops won't work on Poco M3, rooted), I'm trying to boot another kernel into my already booted android kernel, to maybe see the kernel logs on boot, using ...
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pstore/ramoops won't work on Poco M3, rooted

I'm trying to use pstore logs on my Poco M3. I tried everything. PSTORE configs are activated on the kernel, pstore module is loaded on the phone, phone is rooted, /sys/fs/pstore is mounted ...
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How to change my install directory on Android 10?

I have an Alcatel phone that has Android 10 on it. I want to change the installation directory from phone memory to SD memory but it doesn't have such an option in it's settings. So I want to know ...
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How to change the UID of an application on Android?

When an application is installed on an Android device it is assigned a UID automatically. is there a way to change this UID? I'm not the developer of the app, but I do have root access on the device. ...
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How to make file executable and belong to my user on Android (rooted phone)

I've put an executable into my /sdcard folder, and here it is: -rw-rw---- 1 root everybody 4128608 2022-05-28 18:46 hello_world it belongs to root. I tried citrus:/sdcard $ chown citrus:citrus ...
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Disable vibration per app/Globally No Root

I would like to disable vibration for specific app or Globally. There is app for sound "App Volume Control Pro" that can do it for sound without root. Is there any app that can do that for ...
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Problems booting into recovery magisk (Android 12)

I rooted my Samsung Note 10 running Android 12/One UI 4.1 using Magisk in recovery mode a few weeks ago, however since then I have only managed to successfully boot with Magisk once. I have tried many ...
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How can I prevent an app from interrupting audio playback of some other app?

I am using Duolingo to practice Japanese, and I'd be able to practice a lot more if I could actually do this while listening to music. Right now, when you get to the next question, it turns down the ...
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How to override (or a least view) the RDNSS ipv6 DNS? (root)

As far as ipv4 DNS is concerned, Android (at least version 9) can override default DNS settings fairly well. Firstly, it is possible to set net.dns* to the desired value. Secondly, iptables -t nat ...
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How to remount sdcard without root access

Android 8.1 Oreo Unmounted sdcard. How to remount using only internal storage? Xsu folder not reading properly.
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How is "rooted debugging" allowed on a non-rooted phone?

I just installed Lineage 18.1 (Android 11) on an old phone. Per the Lineage website, "Lineage is not rooted by default." However, I am surprised to see the option "rooted debugging"...
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How to enable both "diag" and "rndis" port of Android?

I have One Plus Nord device which is rooted using Magisk. I am able to enable the usb tethering(rndis) and capturing modem logs(diag) separately using the libusb program. But the requirement is to ...
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GPT weird partitions, ROM dump problem, MTK phone

I used WWR MTK Tool and SP Flash Tool v5 to dump and analyze preloader and GPT from a new Oukitel K15 Pro phone with Android 11. Oukitel haven't posted the ROM for this model for some reason. Managed ...
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Using an image or video as the cameras live source for all apps

I’ve seen lots of posts about this topic will no conclusive answers except make your own kernel etc. But how would i go about implementing this function into my custom kernel? or does anyone have a ...
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How to access sync'd Nextcloud files in termux

I am syncing files to my phone (Fairphone 4) with Nextcloud, and wish to access these files using termux. Currently access is denied, is there a way to set this up to work other than rooting the ...
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How to edit in directories like /system or /vendor?

I'm using LG V20 LOS 18.1. And trying to replace gps.conf from /vendor/etc folder to fix my gps using Root Explorer. I tried to set selinux mode to permissive as I remember worked for me earlier on ...
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Why is there no root access available for samsung Galaxy S9+ in the US?

I've been searching for ways to root or find apps that will allow me to modify data in games but because I have the US version of the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and not one made in India or Australia I just ...
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Lower the minimum brightness without third party apps

My default lowest brightness value is around 33. I can't go lower than that from the brightness slider. 33 is too bright for me. I want to take it even lower near 15. Although I can lower it to 15 by ...
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Kali Nethunter App is crashing everytime, how to FIX it?

Kali Nethunter App is Crashing on Rooted Android !!! Root installed with Magisk and Kali nethunter installed with nethunter generic arm64. Phone details : Redmi Note 11 (MIUI 13 - android version 11) ...
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How to repack Magisk boot image? (Magisk installed)

everyone. I have a OnePlus 5t, updated to Android 9 and Project Treble. I have my own Magisk module for my own tweaks, but I am not satisfied. I found that I need a patched init.rc in order to have ...
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How to permit secondary profile to create/manage hotspot

How can I modify the permissions of my Android's secondary profile/user to be able to create & manage a WiFi hotspot on the device? I'm running Android 11 (LineageOS). I have a secondary user that ...
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Is there a way to initiate a whatsapp chat backup over adb

I have root if it matters. There is a service with whatsapp called. com.whatsapp.backup.google.GoogleBackupService But not sure if this is what I am looking for to call & how to call it with what ...
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Changed /system permissions, now corrupt

I own a Galaxy S5 and recently rooted it using SuperSU/TWRP. I was trying to set the /system partition to read-write, but instead, I accidentally set the permissions of the /system folder to R W for ...
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Init services does not start at Boot time

I flashed Patch Boot.img via fastboot after flash device start normally but didn't get Root Access.. When i try to get boot logcat i observed that my device didn't start init services at boot time... ...
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File attributes on Android (Linux): Any way to make a file fully writable but not deleteable?

I tried chattr with the +a (+i is even more restrictive), but it immediately caused app panic aka "app has stopped". What I want to do is make a file & folder undeletable. You can ...
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Is it possible to stimulate root access by using a virtual machine inside android

Following the question above, I've been trying to find ways to gain root access without actually rooting my phone and closest thing I've done is using Phoenix OS though I did too little test to ...
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How do I change the AndroidID?

My Android ID has changed since a factory reset. Now some apps/services don't work. Besides using Titanium Backup, how can I restore/change back to the previous Android ID? I already know what the ID ...
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How to disable dialog and other accesses for another app, optionally with root

I'm looking for a way to prevent a certain app from showing any dialogs, on a rooted commercial device running android 11 or 10. Further, I'm also interested in intercepting its location data requests ...
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How do I make mounts in /data/local/ visible to other apps? [duplicate]

I've seen Why (bind) mounts in /storage/emulated/0 are not visible in apps? but I don't understand how to apply the method to /data/local/
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How should I partition my android device? Should I use gpt or msdos?

so I got myself into a really bad situation and I need to re-partition my device. I already pushed parted and mkfs to /sbin (following this guide) and made them executable with chmod 777, i just need ...
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manually upgrade Magisk on Samsung S10 without losing data

I had a working Samsung S10 which was already rooted with Magisk (v20.*). Due to a Magisk update (v24.1) my root got broken... So I need the manual way. I successfully patched the stock "recovery....
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