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Questions tagged [root-access]

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Please help! Bootloop. Can't get into recovery

My wife, unfamiliar with rooting, agreed to update my rooted Moto C Plus when it requested an update. Needless to say, that didn't turn out well. It started booting to TWRP. I tried finding a ...
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I'm trying to root my exynos S8 SM-G950F, but every guide states different things and uses different programs and files. Any help?

I have rooted device before, an A3 2016 and before that a Note 3 neo, I don't remember the exact procedure, but remember it was quite effortless. Now I have an S8, the SM-G950F variant to be precise, ...
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Installing TWRP on locked Sony Z3 Compact D5803

I was googling that for ages and couldn't find any decent solution. I have locked Sony Z3 Compact [D5803] and I need to install TWRP and backup the current OS. I CAN use flashtool to install custom ...
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Phone can not reset and cannot boot to recovery mode

Actually I don't know what I did or did not do. I'm running a stock jellybean ROM. It is rooted. I've tried to soft reset the device but when I hit the "delete everything" in factory reset, the phone ...
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Unlock with fingerprint instead of PIN after Device reboot or Device Locked by admin

Android has a security feature that requires the user to input PIN/Pattern/Password if the device was locked by an app using the Device Administrator permission or when the device is restarted. ...
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Error in Galaxy tab a: 'Unable to restart your device. Verification failed' after supersu

I own a Galaxy tab a 10.1 with s pen (2016). I flashed via odin, twrp 3.1.1.0 and the system booted fine. Then I flashed the last version of SuperSU and since then the system doesn't turn on and I get ...
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I mistakely uninstalled com.mediatek

My phone is rooted and I mistakely uninstalled app named com.mediatek. all the applications stopped working. It is old chinese phone with android 4.2.2. please help
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Is there a way to give root privileges to an app through the ADB?

The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) itself has root access (after executing the adb root command). Can that be used to give the same privileges to apps on the device? Is there a file somewhere in the ...
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Lucky Patcher broke my Google Play services

I have a OnePlus 6 running Android 9.0.2 rooted with Magisk, but no recovery. (I tried to install recovery before rooting it every way I could imagine, with no success.) I had Lucky Patcher installed ...
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Is possible to invoke an Android API without declaring the related permissions but with root access?

While reversing some malware, I have realized that despite they use an exploit that gives them root access, such malware declares a lot of permissions in the manifest. Because (AFAIK) "normal" apps ...
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What permissions does root give to an app?

All of the normal permissions are listed here, but it does not say anything about root permissions. I can't find the names of individual permissions anywhere else either so I am asking here.
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Is it possible to use the Android Hardware without using android APIs?

I've always liked cheap smartphones ($ 50) because with little money I can have a powerful system with lots of sensors and things like that. So I wondered if it was possible to use the hardware ...
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Are all Magisk Modules Open Source?

I noticed the main place to download modules is here https://github.com/Magisk-Modules-Repo some in the links section link the source which just loops back to the same page. So are all the modules ...
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How to disable hidden trackers, in google play store applications

So most applications, on google play have hidden trackers, analytics they don't tell you about. This site lets you search any app shows trackers. The article explains what i'm talking about. Example: ...
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How to “safely” root a Motorola XT320 (running Android 2.3.6 / Gingerbread) without loosing data?

Related to this question: How to extract calendar data from the stock calendar app of Android Gingerbread (2.3.6) without a Google account? How can I "safely" root a Motorola XT320 phone running ...
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Open port on Android under 1024 for FTP I need port 21

I tried many option with rooted mobile and rooted emulator to run FTP server under port 1024. I read official documentation on link https://mina.apache.org/ftpserver-project/ftpserver_port_21.html ...
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fastboot set_active command does not exist

I am trying to root my Xiaom mi a2 phone. But i am stuck on changing the active partition. When i enter "fastboot set_active b" it doesnt execute the command. Instead i get a list off all available ...
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Android edit list of reserved port (under 1024)

Is it possible to edit list of reserved port in android 0 - 1024 to move lower port (under 1024) to higher port (above 1024). My mobile phone is rooted and I want to use lower port. Maybe other ...
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Adb working fastboot isn,t

First I have to tell you I've been trouble shooting this myself for a couple weeks. I'm familiar with the interface. I have a couple unique issues, that I haven't found on any forums. I usually use ...
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How to stop WhatsApp form forcing me to update?

It is good to update WhatsApp to get any new features or bug fixes. I have been using WhatsApp for long time. But, almost each month the chat is disabled requiring me to update. I am running a metered ...
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How can I disable functionality on a rooted phone from my computer? (To reduce distractions)

I want to be able to disable bits of functionality on my phone and only to be able to re-enable them with considerable effort (e.g. having to plug into a pc) For example, I'd like to be able to ...
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LINE lite app - “All account information has been deleted as this account has been registered with the same phone number on another device”

I can't find a way to backup my chats on LINE lite. I understand there is a way to backup and restore LINE chats on the regular LINE...LINE lite though, i am not finding ANYTHING on. The methods ...
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Root Processes Identification

I want to understand which thread/processes are executed at system level while an applications reads/writes something on root directory (for example - If an application is storing some user data on ...
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Access /data/data without OEM unlock

Is there any way to access /data/data folder without actually rooting the phone or without oem unlocking? I have to access few files on /data/data folder on Android root without losing data while oem ...
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How to access the full file system in Android 7 and higher?

I am running Android Nougat x86.But in Android Nougat, one of the adverse changes is the inability to even view the files. They are invisible, apparently even to root app. I already tried root ...
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Link2SD suddenly stopped working properly

I installed LineageOS 14.1 on my Huawei P9 Lite about a week ago. Shortly after I installed Link2SD to convert some apps from user into system apps. During this time I was setting up my phone, ...
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Enable debug terminal in android x86

I download android-x86-4.2-20130228 from https://code.google.com/archive/p/android-x86/downloads and run it as live daul boot with windows i try to root it with Android-x86-RootScript but the ...
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Why can't Odin recognize the phone in system recovery?

If I boot the phone in system recovery, it doesn't detect the phone: But when I boot the phone normally, Odin can detect it: If I flash TWRP recovery anyway, the log is: <ID:0/004> Odin ...
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How to keymap controller button by time of pressing interval?

I want to map USB/BT controller button to press Q button in device but if I hold button for example more than 1 second, press W button. Is it possible? Is there any app that could to this. Root ...
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Permission denied when working with/without “su -c” in /cache

I am trying to issue this command adb shell "su -c echo 'boot-recovery' > /cache/recovery/command" //OR// adb shell "echo 'boot-recovery' > /cache/recovery/command" outputs the same: /system/...
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How to update Android System WebView on MIUI

I'm on rooted MIUI 10 8.8.9 Android 8.1 Currently there is WebView version 62.0.3202.84 installed inside /system/app/WebViewGoogle/WebViewGoogle.apk with /oat/arm and /oat/arm64 directories ...
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How to change system app setting from data to system partition?

I have a system app, and I need that both the application itself and its settings shall be in system partition. I can change the application to be in system by moving from /data/app to system/app. ...
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How can I root Lg K317 (Phoenix 2

I see that One Click Root say that it can root Lg K371 but I don't really know if it really .
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How do I install nethunter?

My device is Motorola G3(2015) [XT-1550] android version 6.0.1(osprey-apac-cust) and I want to install nethunter but I am confused with which .zip should I flash? Different different tutorial saying ...
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How to reuse phone board without casing, screen

I have galaxy j7 2016 board with this rom installed. I have a lot of knowledge about hardware but my question is how to access shell without screen if usb debugging is not enabled? I basically want to ...
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How to gain access to /data directory through ADB shell

Despite the fact that I have root access, nevertheless I can not work with this directory. But why? Info about my phone: Android version - 6.0.1 Android security patch level - 2016-11-01 Kernel ...
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How to manually remove an app?

I lack proper keywords to google efficiently to know how to manually remove an app. Basically I want to uninstall Chrome, but I also want to know deeper about Android system rather than rely on a ...
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Huawei p9 lite usb working but not working

(trying to root the phone but haven't got any because of the USB problem) so i have had this device for a while and through the couple of years its gotten pretty beat up but still works. so the ...
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Possible to patch the Android kernel with root?

Basically there's a boot rom exploit on Tegra X1 chips, specifically the Nintendo Switch that allows you send payloads while it is in Recovery Mode and basically run unsigned code (homebrew, custom ...
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Enable USB debugging in an Android broken screen

I have a broken display which belongs to my friend. The mobile can power on but the display is still blank. I need to enable USB debugging to recover the data. While doing so there are these following ...
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How to make root-created files accessible to normal users?

My device is running Android 8.0, rooted using Magisk as the su manager. I log into it using SimpleSSHD. I'm trying to do some actions which require root access, and in the process I'm creating some ...
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How do I get rid of boot screen on unrooted phone?

I have an old Samsung galaxy a5 2016 (sm-a510f). I had previously rooted it and installed a custom ROM called the Google Product Rom along which came a boot animation that flashed the google logo ...
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How to greatly improve privacy against Google apps such as Play Services?

This is really a long and tiresome journey. So I hope you become my companion! Device info changed with build.prop and XPrivacy/Lua. Magisk/Xposed in Systemless mode. I am on my way to achieve ...
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is there any way to convert system apps to user apps?

Hi I have a rooted device and I am stuck at converting Settings from system apps to user apps. Background: Actually there is an education company which provide tablets with their software loaded, I ...
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How to revoke root permission to an app in adb?

I think I have got a scam app in my device. I granted it root access and then whenever I open an app it,the scame app closes the app. Please help me I am stuck in here. Aah my head is aching.
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Stock image dump for running Magisk necessary?

In the offitical installation instructions for Magisk it says: “However, you MUST have a stock boot image dump beforehand, and you also have to be able to flash the patched boot image, either through ...
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how do I root my nextbook aries 8se premium quadcore tablet with android 5.0.1 and do it for free?

How do I root my Nextbook Aries Premium 8se quad core tablet with android 5 OS and do it without any cost? I have tried kingroot, iroot,towelroot, vroot, superroot, and a coplre others with no luck ...
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Moto G XT1033 turned into read only file system(data,cache,system,internal storage)

XT1033 was turned into read only file system , unable to flash or edit or wipe or format anything. Using fastboot i tried to install stock rom (pre validation error occurs) bootloader is unlocked , ...
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How to change bootloader device name? [duplicate]

Please read this first: How to hide or spoof bootloader info from any app? Can we at least change the bootloader name? Thereby altering the device identity by giving a new code name. I hope you will ...
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How to hide or spoof bootloader info from any app?

I have spent hours trying to perfect build.prop and when I finally was at the end I forgot about this leakage. Any app can easily know device's bootloader info. I realized this when I ran CPU-Z. ...