Questions tagged [root-access]

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Lg lmx220p tribute empire

What's the easiest way to extract boot.img from lg?
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How to add SELinux policy on a user-debug ROM that has `split` policy scheme?

I have a Sony device that supports treble and is a system-as-root and A/B device. It has a user-debug ROM installed on it so, its adb shell is rooted. I have disabled dm-verity using adb disable-...
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Is there a way to root an Android phone without unlocking the bootloader?

I've tried almost any method to root my ASUS ZenFone Live, but no one seems to work. Also I only need root, no unlocked bootloader (don't want to wipe data) or custom recovery (not essential ATM).
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Systemless hosts vs. regular?

Are there any advantages of using systemless hosts file? I have Magisk, and pretty big hosts file, don't know if it matters.
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Where do Android apps save their working state?

Where do apps store their working state? Occasionally an app will crash, or I'll get the Android message that X app has stopped responding ("Do you wish to close?"). In either of those cases, after ...
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How to stream an encrypted backup of the entire device as one file to ftp?

I have an android device that has no free space and no sd-card that I can replace (thanks to oneplus policy). I also have no free space on PC to accomodate the backup so I wanted to upload it to the ...
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How to capture kernel panic logs when ROM failed to flash?

Background: Stuck in boot-loop when unpack and pack system.img? Short Description: I am trying to modify the system partition of my Samsung S10 5G system-as-root treble device. I have successfully ...
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Change WhatsApp read receipt style [ROOT]

I want to change the read receipt image (blue ticks) in WhatsApp, I tried to rebuild apk with apk editor pro, but while installing , WhatsApp says,"something is wrong with your version of WhatsApp, ...
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FRP Lock - bricked phone. How to flash/recover and not wipe system data?

I tried to gain a root access yesterday on a Samsung Galaxy A510F and got it locked with a red FRP message. Why did I want to gain a root access? There was a text message deleted in the phone and I ...
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How to install SuperSU using adb while the phone is in TWRP recovery with a broken screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 SHV-E330S with a broken screen (cannot see or touch anything). Please see this and it's comments for more context I have managed to flash TWRP on this phone (https://twrp....
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Is there a definite way to know if my phone supports USB-OTG or not?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Win phone, rooted and with adbd insecure installed (using the link here). This is the information shown by the USB OTG Checker app: I have added the android.hardware.usb.host....
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Why are superuser permissions needed to acess /data partition?

The default account is normal user, and I used it to install Google Play Store APK (to /data). Then Google Play Store was opened using my current user's permissions, and it is used to download and ...
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Install PIT File on Samsung S8 SM-G950F

I try to root my phone but now I get the error Failed to mount '/preload' (Invalid argument) on practially every operation in TWRP, so I read that I should replace the PIT-file with ODIN. Is this ...
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How to disable dm-verity on `Treble` , `system-as-root` device?

Background: Please check following links How to disable dm-verity on Android with “user” build type ROM? Stuck in boot-loop when unpack and pack system.img? Update: So, I am trying to disable dm-...
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Cannot edit mixer_paths_tasha.xml on android 10

I wanted to edit mixer_paths_tasha.xml to change RX0 value from 84 to 95. I am currently using havoc 3.0 on oneplus 3. Havoc os has low call volume bug which can be rectified by above changes. But ...
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Does rooting an Android phone allows to update signed apps with a malicious app?

I am new to android internal things. If i root my phone or it has been rooted by a malicious app with a click of mine without my knowledge will it be able to modify signed apps like google pay (I know ...
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Rooting the android subsystem on a Acer Chromebook R11

I already have my chromebook in developer mode. I have play store apps enabled. How do I root the android os on my chromebook, so I can use apps like AdAway? I have tried the commands sudo /usr/...
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Please how I can root my Huawei y6 prime 2018 and I don't have any pc or laptop

Please how I can root my Huawei y6 prime 2018 and I don't have any pc or laptop and I try all root app like king root and kingoroot but it not working please help me 😭😭
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Stuck in boot-loop when unpack and pack `system.img`?

Background: I have a treble and system-as-root but it is not an A/B Samsung device. I am trying to modify the system.img. Before that, I have rooted it with the steps given here. After following these ...
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Root to set a battery limit and unroot again?

I dont have any practical experience with rooting my phone. There is one thing that's been bugging me for a very long time: I need to be able to set a charging limit on my Pixel 2 since I dont feel ...
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How to patch `system.img` using MagiskManager patch feature to root the device?

I have a treble and system-as-root but it is not an A/B device. I have rooted it with the help of the MagiskManager patch feature. My understanding is: MagiskManager has modified the following three ...
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How to make SELinux permissive with `systemless-root` on a `system-as-root device`?

I have a Samsung S10 5G device that is actually a system-as-root device. I have rooted it by following the instructions given here. As the system-as-root devices have no ramdisk in boot.img but in ...
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How to boot system-as-root device always as rooted?

I have a Samsung S10 5G device that is actually a system-as-root device. I have rooted it by following the instructions given here. As the system-as-root devices have no ramdisk in boot.img but in ...
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How to root without triggering Knox?

I wonder, how do I root a Samsung phone without triggering Knox? Because not only the warranty gets voided, also some Samsung apps don't open.
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Can user application enable mobile data even when they are user disabled?

I am trying to localize app that is connecting to the internet even when I have mobile data disabled. Is it possible that user installed app (on Android 9) can enable mobile data when they are turned ...
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Play Store can't update apps

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 5A with mi-globe MIUI 11 ROM, with Magisk 20.0 root. Yesterday, Play Store updates suddenly stopped working. I checked the logcat and it appears it's trying to link /data/app/com....
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How to fix: only official released binaries are allowed to be flashed(recovery) on device / FAIL! (Auth) on Odin3 v3.13?

I have Samsung S10 5G(Qualcomm) device. This device has unlocked bootloader but it is not rooted yet. I am trying to learn Unpack-Modify-Pack the ROM images. Currently, I have VZW stock ROM ...
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change root location to /system/xbin android

i have a root android device, but su is located on / So, i wanna change my su to /system/xbin or /system/bin. but i can't change su while i'm using it. I also need to change 2 files that are located ...
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How can I install CWM on Android-x86?

I wonder how can I install CWM/TWRP to Android-x86 for rooting, flashing, debugging etc. ? Does anyone know how to do it?
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How to safely remove, disable, freeze system apps on rooted device?

How to safely remove, disable, freeze system apps on rooted device (Xiaomi Mi9)? I tried doing it old school on my Mi9 but after removing just absolute bloatware system doesn't boot, had to reinstall ...
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How to get rid of SeLinux Denials in Permissive mode?

Need some help with 3 issues: In Permissive mode I get denials, why does this happen and how do I fix that? If I am enforced, how do I give access to my Partitions to various processes. Right now I ...
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Lower ROM minimum brightness

On my rooted stock ROM LG G2 D802 KK 4.4.2 minimum brightness is actually 50 (not 0) on a scale from 0 to 255. Here is my dumpsys power POWER MANAGER (dumpsys power) Settings and Configuration: ... ...
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Granting android app access to 1<1024 ports

On android I've terminal, I want give one of my applications su acces, but application itself doesn't request root access. Does anybody know busybox command to grant access to ports below 2^10.
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Enable and disable system overlays with shell command

I'm trying to create an automatic Dark Mode using Tasker, which would work disabling overlays (to get a default light theme) and enabling others (to get a dark mode). For the light theme I run cmd ...
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Is there a way to reset the phone without re-enabling the disabled apps and services?

My phone's system UI has become laggier and slow lately. I want to reset the phone which is running Android Pie/ One UI and even though OneUI is a hell of a good UI experience it has a mega tonne of ...
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Android KeyStore and root access

Are there system integrity checks performed internally by the KeyStore API when asking a key stored in a Trusted Execution Environment in hardware to perform crypto operations to detect signs of ...
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How to manually root a phone?

I want to learn how to root a android phone manually, I mean without any apps like KingRoot, dr.fone etc. I did not found any guides or information about it. (Background Information: I want to root a ...
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Permanently delete apps using Titanium Backup (they keep re-installing!)

Phone is rooted, running a custom ROM. I am using Titanium Backup, it has been given root privileges. I am trying to uninstall the following: default Files (I prefer X-Plore, yet, many apps keep ...
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How to run a program in an app context with Magisk?

Let's say I'm currently as root in Bash on a terminal, outside any app like Termux. I'm running Magisk. Now I want to synchronously invoke Termux's Bash, such that it behaves the same way as it would ...
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Where is Google's internal account authentication token located?

I'm trying to write a Tasker script for my (rooted) phone that uses the same Google credentials that are being used on my device (for Gmail, Drive, etc.). Where can I find Google's OAuth (or other) ...
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Missing “Manage root accesses” under developer options in LineageOS 16

My phone is Mi 5s Plus 6GB/128GB. After a clean installation (flashed MIUI 9.6.27 first) of official LineageOS 16.0 Sep 19, 2019 I can't find "Manage root accesses" under developer options. After ...
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How can I run chroot on Android?

I have my chroot environment setup (Alpine Linux) in /sdcard/alpine. I try running my chroot with the following commands: su chroot alpine /bin/busybox (busybox is the cli of Alpine) I get the ...
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Can not create data/media/0/TWRP

I want to root my Huawei y7, when I run adb reboot recovery and I go to backup, a check data, system and boot and I "Swipe to Backup" I got error: Can not create 'data/media/0/TWRP'folder (Permission ...
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Backup appData on Huawei P7 Lite without Root [duplicate]

Hi I am looking for a way to make appData backup on Device: Huawei P7 Lite (2017) ROM: Emui 5.0.3, Android 7 So as example, appData from apps : Notes Chrome Brave browser Thing is ...
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What are the possible locations that a game can store coins/gold count? [closed]

I've a rooted phone along with FX File Explorer and Root add-on. I also have the following apps installed on the phone: SB Game Hacker Game Killer When trying to modify the values of gold/coins in ...
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How to change my Android lock screen from Terminal? [duplicate]

What I want to achieve is to change lock screen, regularly. As an example, the lock screen is a PIN, and the PIN number should be increased by one everyday (e.g., using cron jobs). It seems there is ...
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How to root lg k10 k430

2 years ago I bought the lg k10 (2016) android 6.0 but didn't know that it's that much hard to root it cause till now I am unable to give root access to this phone even can't get custom recovery, ...
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Using a phone to give internet access to an already established network

I am currently planning a project I wish to undertake in the next few months, a power bank / portable file server / wifi router. I want to be able to give internet access to devices connected to the ...
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Remove notification “Activate Anti-malware service”

On my Samsung S10e device I get this notification: Device care - Activate Anti-malware service When I try to turn it off, it says: These notifications can't be turned off Which raises the ...
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How to grant an app root access without GUI interaction?

I'm trying to update my APN settings using: adb shell "su -c 'content update --uri content://telephony/carriers --bind name:s:\""SDR"\" --bind apn:s:"SDR-internet"'" The first time I run this ...