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Questions tagged [root-access]

For questions specifically requiring root permissions. If your issue is about rooting your device, use the 'rooting' tag instead; for unrooting, use the 'unrooting' tag.

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I think I broke my phone while trying to root it

I tried rooting my phone a few minutes ago and it ended up erasing my data but now it keeps trying to reboot but it never makes it past the "Samsung galaxy j5 prime" screen. help? is there anything I ...
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Force proxy to be used by all of my android applications

As mentioned in the title I'm looking forward to forcing some applications on my phone to use a proxy whom certificate in installed on my phone. Some applications (like Instagram, youtube ...etc) are ...
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Where can i locate the file responsible for activating charging in my jellybean and kitkat android?

I have Tecno H3 running android 4.4.2 kitkat and Tecno P5 running android 4.2.2 jellybean. I want to completely disable charging at 85% and re-enable it at 50% without rebooting the phone. So i went ...
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How to set SELinux enforcing, config file not found?

I have Samsung Galaxy J7 Core (SM-J701F), I'm running Magisk on my device and I ran the SafteyNet test and it failed. While trying to solve this I tried to change selinux state to enforced by editing /...
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Track files created/read by a certain app

I want to monitor a system app, say "S1." In particular, I want to know what files S1 is accessing/reading. S1 can also download files over the Internet and save them in the root of the system. I ...
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Restore backup.ab file on firestick?

I'm trying to restore a backup file onto a fire stick 2 using adb restore backup.ab, however the restore confirmation doesn't come up on the fire stick. The device is rooted and currently have twrp. ...
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Odin Flash error: SW REV CHECK FAIL : [lk]Fused 2 > Binary 1

I've been trying to flash stock ROM on my Samsung J7 Max. Briefly, these are the steps I followed : Enable Developer Options Disable OEM lock Reboot phone and open into Download Mode (Power+Home+Down)...
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Error when using DirtyCow

I get an error when launching an exploit CVE-2016-5195. The work of the exploit is completed, without getting root rights. I checked my phone for this vulnerability with make test, as a result I ...
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Power button no longer turns screen on/off - apps don't fix this properly, cannot turn off phone to root it, help!

I dropped my phone into water the other day and the power button has stopped working. What is odd though is that I can force restart the phone by holding power+volume down, it's just the power button ...
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How to permanently change default Android camera setting so other apps get the same quality as the default camera app?

I usually do live streaming via the Facebook app with my Android phone. But the Facebook app camera is really crappy compared to default camera app’s quality. In the Facebook app, there’s no setting ...
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Gaining higher privileges

When an application requests access to some features of the phone, for example to read SMS storage, it always asks the user for permission for the second time. Is there a way to bypass/disable this ...
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Power on when charging but only when battery level is greater than 20%

I have recently tried to fit a tablet into my car and I came across a problem with waking up the device without using the power button. My solution is to boot the device whenever it is charging, but ...
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Block/whitelist in chrome on android

I have a rooted Samsung galaxy s4 and I’m trying to figure out how to whitelist websites on chrome. I can do this with the yandex browser with the whitelist manager extension but I’d prefer to use the ...
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How can I get all my files off my phone without USB

I have an "Essential" android phone that is rooted, has terminal and supersu installed, but will not acknowledge that it is plugged into a computer rather than an AC charging station. lsusb on the ...
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Install Protobuf on My Rooted Android Phone

Folks, I have a rooted android phone. It has protobuf 3.0.0, based on the shared libraries I found in the path /system/libs/ inside the phone using adb shell I want to upgrade to protobuf 3.6.1. How ...
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Marshmallow: Adding system-wide custom root certificate

On Android 6 if I move my own root CA from /data/misc/user/0/cacerts-added to /system/etc/security/cacerts/ it doesn't work anymore. It is in the system list and active, but my browser says ...
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Replace the system font family on Nokia

Is possible to replace the system font (Roboto) to San Fransisco font without rooting my Nokia 6.1+? for example: Roboto-Regular.ttf to SF-Regular.ttf Roboto-Bold.ttf to SF-Bold.ttf Roboto-Heavy.ttf ...
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Would it be theoretically possible to do a block-level backup of /dev/media without root?

I have nothing against root except eFUSE. Whose ever idea eFUSE was . . . As far as I understand: Because of amateur users and clueless minimalists who don't know how to utilise tools that are ...
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Need to set up a phone with limited permissions to help with a learning disorder

I need to set up a phone that will allow the user access to installed apps but will not allow them to install new apps. In addition I need to allow access to only a whitelist of websites. These ...
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how can i backup wifi profiles without root?

this option isn't available in my default backup app ( huawei backup ) android 5.1 that's what Available in the default backup app note: the managers category doesn't contain any wifi info
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How do I diagnose the last shutdown? adb root?

Everything I've read indicates /proc/last_kmsg used to be how, however that seems to have changed with Android 6.0 (I'm on 8.1). I've also seen reference to /sys/fs/pstore/console-ramoops for Android ...
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Android: is possible to discover which app is opening my port on localhost?

Is not dangerous because listen only on localhost, but on my android phone P9 lite I found this port open tcp 0 0 ::ffff:127.0.0.1:36225 :::* LISTEN - On linux I ...
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Prevent application from gaining root access

I'm developing a device management application on a rooted device and I'm looking for a solution to the problem that any application can access the su commands a get access to change things on the ...
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Unable to unlock bootloader for HTC 816G android phone

I unable to unlock the bootloader for HTC 816G. I am trying to do this on a windows 10 laptop. The issue is that when I enter command 'adb devices', there is no device found when the phone is on ...
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Magisk Root tasks stopped functioning

Recently moved from SuperSU to Magisk, Everything worked fine the first 3 days. Day 1&2 Deleted, Uninstalled system bloatware apps, the copied apps to /system/app to make them system apps, also ...
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I Have an LG P769. I am trying to root it and it is not working

Forewarning: I am not exactly an expert on this type of thing. I have tried several things, but the problem seems to be that I cannot get into the bootloader via "adb reboot bootloader" or by ...
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How to disable symbols pop-up on long press on GBoard or make the key long-press delay really long?

I am trying to disable the symbol pop-up on long-press on GBoard in Android. My device is rooted. The link here shows how to increase GBoard height above the highest level by changes the preferences ...
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Just rooted and can't enable premium messaging

When I attempt to enable it, it's stuck like in the picture. I then receive the message: Free Msg: Unable to send message - Message Blocking is active. I've tried other messaging applications, but I ...
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How to reduce the minimum screen timeout?

I was trying to programmatically set the screen timeout to 5 seconds, because the minimum value provided by my Android OS is 10 seconds, which is more than enough for me. But I was out of luck! Is ...
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Sony Xperia X Rooting issue when the unlock bootloader flag is set to no

I am trying to unlock a Sony Xperia X that was locked to a Canadian carrier (Freedom). The previous owner sold me the phone unlocked (SIM) but he failed to unlock the bootloader. I followed the ...
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Does mount /system in stock recovery work to root the Android system?

I have an Alcatel Pixi 4 (5) 5040 on Android 6.0. I rebooted into the stock recovery for the first time, and to my surprise I found a Mount /system option available. Now my question is: Can this ...
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Why lsusb gets “permission denied” error in Termux?

When I run this command in Termux the output gets permission denied. I don't have root access, perhaps Android system allows me to get the specific access in root.
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Root and unroot Cat S41

Does anyone knows how to root then unroot this device? I've just installed Termux emulator but I am not able to run some commands. The terminal's output comes with a "Permission denied" issue. I've ...
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how to always show homescreen after unlocking?

On a Nexus 5 and I am looking for a way to configure it to always show the homescreen after unlocking it. is it possible? how? Right now, after unlocking it shows the screen exactly as it was left it ...
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Rooting Sony Xperia xa2 ultra

I permanently deleted my "DCIM" folder from my internal storage while connected to my pc using a usb cable, before unlocking the bootloader and factory resetting my phone and rooting my phone and ...
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How to give an app permission to write to external SD on a rooted phone [duplicate]

I have a rooted Galaxy S7. I'd like to give permission to an app that does not request it to write to the external SD card storage. How can I do this?
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How to set up a socks5 with Android cli?

I found articles how to set up a http-proxy. But can't find any info, how to set up a socks5 proxy. My goal is to route all traffic from apps, etc throught this proxy. Is this possible? How then ...
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Need urgent help in fixing soft-bricked Moto G5s

I was trying to root my Moto G5s. I did a mistake while flashing twrp, I flashed cedric instead of montana. As a result, whenever I reboot, I am getting error: Start Up Failed: Your device didn't ...
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how to remove/toggle headphone icon manually [Root]

So my phone (Xiaome Redmi 2) has -stuck in Headphone mode always connected even if the headphone is not connected. -so earpiece do not work during phone call. -SmartAbout app fixed the issue but ...
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Can I trick an app to think it is device admin

I want to install an app that needs to be a device administrator. Is there anyway to show the app it is administrator without giving it any privileges?
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Creating copy of phone (apps, settings etc.) [duplicate]

I have two rooted Huawei P9 Plus phones running Android 7. Now I would like to copy the apps, the settings of the apps, the system settings etc. from one phone to the other phone so that both phones ...
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Is insecure kernel required to install TWRP?

I am new to this android rooting. I'd like to install custom ROM in an old Xperia SL. The bootloader had been unlocked successfully, and preferred next step is to install TWRP, then install custom ROM ...
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How to root Mi TV 4A?

I tried all rooting technique but nothing is working Problem no 1: I can't use USB debugging options (don't have USB to USB cable) but I can able to use adb over network after boot. Tried all kinds ...
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Does Android supports .wav audio?

In many internet blogs I read that wav audio files are not supported by Android OS. I have also tried to play .wav audio files with the default music player software in Android, but it couldn't be ...
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How to backups whole phone storage (android) [duplicate]

Is it possible to backup android phone including partition table if its possible then how to backup whole phone storage in android including all partitions, partition table, whole phone, and how to ...
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Can firewall block connection over VPN?

I would like to block specific apps from making connection to internet. I sometimes am connected by VPN but not always. How can I make firewall work for both VPN and not VPN, wifi and mobile data? My ...
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How to safely root the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 (SM-T380)?

I am wondering what would be a safe way to root my Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 (SM-T380)? I understand there is CF-AutoRoot and such but I have no experience in rooting any device with that method and ...
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android bootloop after flashing supersu

i can't turn on my android device after i did following actions. i flashed twrp using odin. then flashed supersu.zip with twrp.(latest version of supersu) then i rebooted and stuck with SAMSUNG logo....
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How to let apps think phone as a tablet?

I have a Phone which has snapdragon 845 chipset on it. I've never noticed any lagging issues on this device which is far better than most decent TABs. But because of mobile, i saw some features on ...
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Is it safe to enable Clean Master service?

The above are capture of Clean Master that asks for service enable. Is it safe enough to turn the service ON?