Questions tagged [root-access]

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Connecting to P2P with USB Tethering

I would like to use Shareaza on Windows 7 with USB Tethered Samsung S7 (rooted) but either a network or some internal firewall is blocking access to both TCP and UDP (does it on any other P2P Network ...
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I deleted my OS and didn't enabled oem and USB debugg

Actually I deleted my OS on Poco f1 then tried installing pixel experience ROM but it failed .... And I didn't turned on Oem unlock and USB debugging before wiping my os....so plz help how do I ...
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What would be a proper way to set dnscrypt-proxy on my phone to use DoH(Dns over https) to cloudflare servers

I'm using a Mediatek phone(stock rom) running Android 5.1.1 with root privillege(using Magisk). I downloaded the latest version of dnscrypt proxy for arm devices which came in a zip extension and can ...
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USB debug not working

i have downloaded an unofficial build of resurrection remix 7.0.1 for my phone,and i just cant use my USB as file transfer (also tried a mouse,but it just had power no data),i have tried everything ...
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Is it possible to use dd command to re-write the entire /system partition

Phone: Mediatek Symphony V32(root privilleged) My /system partition is messed up, I accidently deleted some system apps, and also some bin files. Although it's functioning properly, I pretty much want ...
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Install TWRP in Essential Phone(PH-1): No such partition

I have unlocked bootloader, and in bootloader, I follow the instructions on TWRP site: But I failed with No such partition. Here is my log: ➜ platform-tools ./adb shell getprop ro.boot.slot_suffix ...
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What Iptables rule should I apply for accessing/surfing the web only

I've recently managed to gain root privilege on a Mediatek Android smart phone. I'm willing to use this phone for websurfing only. I was wondering what Iptables rule should be applied to only allow ...
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How to root Android R emulator?

I faced an issue that Android R emulator cannot be rooted. First I launch the Android R emulator -> /Users/myname/Library/Android/sdk/emulator/emulator -avd emulatorname -no-snapshot -writable-...
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What are some good security practices to take on a newly rooted Android phone and improvise further

I've managed to root my Mediatek Android smartphone using Magisck. I've managed to set up Afwall+ for now and was wondering how to further harden this device. If you have a smartphone with root ...
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1st gen bricked KindleFire, Fastboot possible with ADT tools or Android studio?

I've a KindleFire that is bricked in the logo loop, and I understand that I need to access Fastboot to be able to write commands to it to try to reprogram it? Can I do so using adb or the sdk and a ...
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Suspected malware on stock apps in a Mediatek mtk6580 based phone

I have an old(2016) Mediatek mtk6580 chipset phone(non rooted/stock). Couple days back, I downloaded an app called "Apk extractor" from play store, and extracted the system apps to the ...
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Deleted my home launcher [duplicate]

I deleted my home launcher after rooting my tablet. The USB debugging mode is off so I can't seem to open the tablet in safe mode either. Since USB debugging is of I cant use ADB drivers from laptop ...
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“multicast_limit_global” WhatsApp preferences parameter

I managed to make my my preferences file in WhatsApp read only. obviously I am rooted and that is through magisk on Android 10. I set "multicast_limit_global" WhatsApp preferences ...
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Samsung Galaxy A20, tried root. No OS installed. Sideload doesn't work

I was attempting to root and flash Havoc OS on my phone. I am in TWRP and I don't have the havoc OS image on my device's storage. All of my device has been wiped and there is no OS there anymore (...
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Disable lock screen with root or xposed in android 9

I have an ASUS ZenFone Go (ZC500TG) running phh's Treble GSI Android 9 AOSP. I have both Magisk root and EdXposed (SandHook) Magisk Module installed. My problem is that my school email requires me to ...
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How would the app DiskDigger be able to get past SELinux when adbd/SuperSU/etc. cannot?

Okay, so I was able to recover my deleted files after all. I am the furthest thing from a software developer, and I don't have more time to spend on this, but I wanted to explain how I fixed it and ...
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Attempting file recovery (deleted photos) on Note 4 via accessing /data/userdata; rooted phone, patched adbd, but now USB debugging won't work

I made a post about this yesterday, and I managed to make a lot of progress today, but I'm stuck again, and I am trying to decide what to do. I am not really experienced with coding, but I happen to ...
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Keep phone screen lock unlocked until lock it manually

The Lock Screen uses two timers. The first timer is the "Sleep" timer which turns off the device display to extend battery life. The second timer called the "Automatic lock" timer ...
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Port to port routing in rooted android device locally

I want to route the incoming TCP packets of one specific IP. Packet can arrive on any port on android. Packet needs to be forwarded to one specific port on the same device, Without using middleware ...
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Is it OK to run dnscrypt-proxy as root, in terms of security?

I have dnscrypt-proxy installed. Its file permissions are set to: 755; Its files are owned by root; /etc/resolv.conf file permission is set to: 755; /etc/resolv.conf is owned by root. What bothers ...
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Is it possible to add widgets available in home screen on lock screen (on rooted phone)?

I am using android 9 on Samsung device, is there is any way to add widgets available in home screen on lock screen (on rooted phone) and able to use them without opening lock screen ?
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list and revoke privileges of apps via termux or or app

I would like to review the following privileges on command line termux or any other emulator -- list all apps including system apps that have ability to rw message & modify contacts. -- ...
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Volume control automatically reduces and slides down to zero

I am having a Samsung rooted s7, once it Just fell down badly. And the lower volume button stopped working but it automatically lowers the volume. So, is there anyway to block the input from it using ...
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How can I access the internal storage on a device with adopted storage

For my tablet I have TWRP on it and it can't access the sd card as it is encrypted. I need to put some files on it to flash with TWRP. How can I access it? I have magisk so I can do root options
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Can i root my Sm-G970u1? (snapdragon)

I recently bought a unlocked S10e g970u1 thinking I would be able to root. All info I have seen says this can't be done if has snapdragon, which mine is. I have AT&T now but as I understand it the ...
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how to identify on command line terminal emulator apps and packages that have active network connections [duplicate]

I tried this using an app and I am able to identify most apps and their network connections however there are certain apps listed as '?' so apparently it is not able to identify a package name I ...
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Is it possible to have manageable encryption when using TWRP/unlocked bootloader and modified ROM?

Every single piece of information I've come across warns me about issues with sane encryption when using custom recovery, unlocked bootloader and non-stock ROM (as in modified, not community AOSP ...
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How to install Google Play Services in 2020 without custom recovery?

I have some Chinese devices for which there is are no TWRP builds, but I have root on the devices ("userdebug" builds). How can I install Google Play Services etc. on this kind of device? I ...
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How to root CovrWare Android phone?

NOTE: This is a very specific question on manufacturer name of the Android phone I am talking about... Hey, guys, I am needing to try and root a CovrWare manufacturer-made Android phone, from https://...
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Click to ROOT even without PC? How is this possible? [duplicate]

There are many apps which says you can root in single click, like framaroot, one click root, kingo root. I'm not sure whether everythings works, but, YouTube videos claim that. How these apps root a ...
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Getting Root Access on Android 6.0.1 in Recovery Mode

I am trying to get root access from recovery mode with the Dirty Cow exploit. I have adb access and my device is on Android 6.0.1. When I use VIKIROOT it's stuck at "waiting for reverse connect ...
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Troubleshooting Device Policy Manager library failure on Android 9

Running MIUI 11 EU ROM/Redmi Note 7 (x86, x64,arm). Logcat: 08-09 02:07:13.089 20371 20371 F linker : CANNOT LINK EXECUTABLE "/system/bin/dpmd": "/system/lib64/libdpmframework.so" ...
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“Now unlock your device and confirm the backup operation”…when trying to backup through abd (TWRP)

Phone: Moto C Plus Phone OS: Android 7.0 PC OS: Windows 7 TWRP: 3.1.1 Rooted I'm trying to backup directly to PC from TWRP recovery through adb cmd. The cmd adb devices shows the device id and the ...
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WhatsApp data directory is empty

I wanted to know where does WhatsApp store its profile pictures so I searched on google and found this article. The top answer of the above article said that WhatsApp stores its profile pictures in /...
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(Root) Is there any way we can block internet accessfrom a specific app, not a whole system firewall or VPN that always run in the background?

Is there any way that can block also foreground internet access of a specific app permanently? Not a VPN or similar that affects the whole connection and keep running the background. No VPN! Root is ...
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Unlock Google apps (phone dialer etc.) on Samsung Galaxy

I've been using my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for a while now, and am happy with the hardware. I managed to remove all Samsung bloatware (Bixby etc.) using ADB, but I am not able to install apps like ...
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Problem reinstalling system app (Media Manager)

So at first my intention was to fix some other problem with DownloadManager but it ended messing up MediaManager which was crashing in loop. I reinstalled it and at first it was reinstalling fine but ...
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Is the root file different if a custom rom is installed? [closed]

Do I need a different root file if I have installed a custom rom on Android? Who creates root files for devices?
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AFWall+ block entire internet in Oasisfeng Island (work mode)

I have a OnePlus 6 running Android / OxygenOS 10 and have AFWall+ installed. It works fine as long as I don't use the Island app inside the island (v.4.54) of OasisFeng. I set finally a profile which ...
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“Translate” Screen up using adb commands

The lower 30% of my samsung S10+ Screen is broken and constantly emits blinding white light, making it unusable at night and cutting down battery life drastically. I have tried to use adb commands to ...
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Is it possible to change the userID of something like Fused Location Provider?

I have a bunch of apps bundled under userID on my stock rom, including Fused Location Provider. Since I'm using AFWall+ to block said userID to block said apps - it also breaks my location detection ...
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Any way to flash a custom rom without twrp recovery?( It doesn't work on my device)

I am trying to root my Galaxy Note 10.1 (sm P605). I've already upgraded the firmware with odin and flashed twrp with odin as well. Now after flashing twrp it boots normally then I switched it off and ...
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How to disable reverse portrait rotation?

I have a rooted Xiaomi redmi note 7 with the latest stable Xiaomi.eu ROM (Android 10) I want to have back the standard Portrait and Landscape Rotation and remove the reversed portrait rotation from my ...
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Can I kill wifi on my Android, similar to how kill -9 would work on a desktop, to force restart it?

Since I upgraded to Android 10, wifi on my phone frequently "dies" and forces me to restart the phone. Is there a way to achieve something similar to what kill -9 does on a desktop system on ...
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Rooted Android Emulator

I want to install avd with google play and work with it as a root, is it possible? if not there any chance to install google play on rooted android emulator , because I have an app the I can't ...
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correct fingerprint for Samsung Galaxy S10 with Android 10 to pass ctsProfile check in SafetyNet

I have a Samsung SM-G973FZGGITV (European Exynos version with Italian csc) upgraded to the stock version of Samsung Android Q. My current fingerprint is samsung/beyond1lteeea/beyond1:10/QP1A.190711....
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How can I get photos and videos to directly save in system folder? (phone is rooted)

I integrated the SD card with phone memory to get more storage. Well, stupid decision. Now something went wrong and only the system folder can be seen. Nothing anywhere else. Thus, I can't save ...
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Enable Camera Shutter Sound Switch on roooted Samsung Exynos with Android 9+

This question has been asked a lot of times, but since new versions of Android rolling out the given answers are not accurate any more. The old solution as root was to rename the *.ogg sound files in ...
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How can I get more internal space for apps?

I have read several places on this but the answers all seem to be the same. The problem is that I keep running out of space on my /data partition. The steps I've taken to fix this problem: move all ...
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How to back up & restore a rooted phone? [duplicate]

Before handing in my OnePlus 6T for repair, I want to create a full system backup and reset the phone to factory defaults. Afterwards, I want to restore the original state. My phone is rooted with ...

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