Questions tagged [root-access]

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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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adbd cannot run as root in production builds

I have rooted oneplus with Magisk on Android 11. And i am trying to adb root I need to get rid of 'adbd cannot run as root in production builds' I will not accept any advices about patching rom image ...
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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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How can I block a certain app from connecting to the internet?

I'm trying to stop Microsoft SwiftKey keyboard from connecting to the internet. Phone is Android 7, rooted. I have it blocked on AFWall+ But despite that, I can see through PCAPdroid (thanks to @Izzy ...
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How can I find out if my keyboard is connecting to the internet?

I have it cut off from the internet on AFWall+ and I'm using XPrivacyLua with everything checked except "read clipboard". How can I now make sure whether or not it's connecting to the ...
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Disable "PIN required for additional security" prompt

I have a Pixel 4a, and I constantly have to re-enter the pin, even though it hasn't been more than 48/72 hours. My Pixel 4a currently has a pretty bulky case, making it unreasonable that the ...
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how to root android box without internet

I am trying to root my android box, but one click root apps refuse to connect to the internet, is there a way to root without internet or android recovery (as adb refuses connection and i dont have ...
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Rooting android with the dirty pipe vulnerability

there is a newly discovered Linux Vulnerability has which lets you inject code in root processes (source), i have been looking into it but failed to pull anything off, for what i understand to gain ...
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"The Magic", that Magisk isn't supposed to do

I have magisk 24 which I futilely tried to downgrade using XDA's guide but did not succeed, which is the 2nd part of my Question . There is something v interesting I note ( not sure how long its ...
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Change network interface name in persistent way on Android [duplicate]

Is it possible to change the name of a network interface in an Android 11 rooted system making the change persistent? I am not looking for just renaming the interface after the boot, I want to change ...
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Update linking path

How do I add a new directory to linking path? Meaning add a directory to where the dynamic linker will look for shared libraries. In Ubuntu you can create a .conf file under /etc/ld.so.conf.d and ...
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Cannot list all folders in /data/data in few apps

I have a rooted Android 11. Using Termux, or Es File Explorer, I can see all the 284 directories in /data/data. Unfortunately, many file explorer apps (with root privileges, such as Total Commander, ...
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Android admin/root privilege without voiding warranty?

is it possible to enable root without voiding warranty, at least for temporarily so power users can change hidden settings, access to root files for backup or customisation purposes etc and then ...
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Android 12 blocking app from accessing input(?)

I'm trying to figure out how to get a 3rd party app running on Android 12. I use a key mapping app, which in Android 11 (Samsung's One UI 3.1) works well: it captures the user input from external ...
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Is there a way to disable device encryption on nokia 6.1?

My phone is encrypted out of the box, I have tried formatting it the normal way, via settings, but afterwards, it is still encrypted. Is there a way to remove the device encryption? I need to enable ...
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Is there a known way to root the G975W (S10+ Canadian)?

I am trying to root the G975W, specifically the "Galaxy S10 Exynos (SM-G975W)" /G975WVLU2ASGJ so that I can install LineageOS (https://download.lineageos.org/beyond2lte). However, when ...
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How do I move a data file into an Android emulator application data folder?

I have a favorite Android app that saves its projects as name.ay files. I want to import such a file into an AVD running Android 11 so I can work on my PC (Fedora 35), but the app has no import ...
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Temporary root shell on unlocked bootloader?

My Pixel 2 "walleye" is already bootloader unlocked. I am wondering whether it's possible to get a root shell without first rooting the phone. Maybe via fastboot?
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Recursive bind mount not working android x86 7.1.1

I have 3 directories: a, b and c. Directory 'a' contains the subdirectories '1' and '2', and these sud-directories both contain files 'foo' and 'bar'. Directory 'b' also has subdirectories with the ...
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How to enable lock screen password in BlueStacks 5 on Android 7.0 Nougat?

I installed Bluestacks 5 recently. It is also rooted. I want to install a CA certificate on the device which is Android 7.0. To install the certificate, I have to set the screen lock first. But when I ...
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how to root Samsung tab SM-T150

Hi i wanted to root my Samsung tablet model Galaxy Tab SM-T150 which turned out harder than i expected. I am a android 11 user btw if it helps I tried the one click root apps like Kingo root, king ...
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How to switch slots without a computer or using TWRP?

I'm working with Android 9 Pie and I have one slot rooted (slot A) and the other is not (slot B). My reasoning to have my phone this way is because I need the non-rooted side to log in to the app I ...
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Begonia) stuck in a boot loop

Today, after trying to go back from RevengeOS to MIUI, I used TWRP to wipe System, Data, Internal Storage, Vendor, and Dalvik/ART + cache, then flashed stock MIUI, forgetting that it has problems, and ...
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Will a factory reset unroot Android? [duplicate]

If I do a factory reset on a rooted Samsung/Android phone will it remove the root? Factory reset will return the phone to its out-of-the-box state, right?
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adb - pull data from non-rooted android

I am trying to backup data from Xiaomi Mi 9t which has a software error and is non-functional: the screen is stuck at 'Just a sec' in settings I am only able to connect to wifi and bluetooth USB ...
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How to root samsung galaxy s6 SM-G920F android 7

I want to root my phone Samsung S6 SM-G920F android 7. I have tried app like kingroot, kingoroot, z4root, towelroot... but none of this work Thank you for your help!!!
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Connect to frida server on same device

Is there a way to use frida on rooted emulator without the need for adb? For example, install frida tools on emulator with termux and copying the the frida-server binary on the device, connect to it ...
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Watch DNS cache in Pixel3a

I have rooted Pixel3a with shell. When I run netstat -nalp | grep SomeApplication I can see all the IP that application communicate with them. How can I know what is the DNS query that the application ...
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Google's LIVE TV app to enable antenna recording on an Android smart tv

Can the "Live Tv" app on my Hisense (or any) Android tv be modded to detect an external usb storage for OTA dvr like an Android tv set top box?
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