Questions tagged [root-access]

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Hide specific app from another

I have few banking apps on my android which restrict usage if they see presence of some another apps. For example, PayTm app won't work if you have TeamViewer installed. I personally hate such apps ...
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How to patch and sign android bootloader image to enable “volume_up” button?

Had trouble with it for a long time because manufacturer disabled the button to unlock the rooting functionality.
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Cheap phone disabled flashing with mispelled error message

I have an 'Advanced A4 2019' phone from BLU, and it's known to have spyware. I wanted to flash the phone's recovery with TWRP to install a custom ROM, but I can't seem to enable flashing. It runs ...
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Android fastboot device-id

I have a smartphone lg g6 i try to root it. When i put the command 'adb devices' the cmd show me my attached device name. I test many adb commands all works. Finally i put 'adb reboot bootloader' ...
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How to disable external Bluetooth controller detection in app?

Some apps detect externally connected device. Is it possible to hide connected device from app? Xposed or something like that?
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How to hide installed app from other app?

If app has storage access, how to hide other installed app from it? App consists of files in different locations. Maybe somehow I can make them unaccessible for other app? If I didn't give root right ...
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I'm trying to disable hotspot but I can't find hostapd on android 9

I'm trying to permanently disable hotspot on my phone. I saw this answer here How do I disable the Mobile Hotspot feature? I've connected my phone (ulefone armor 6e) to adb but I can't find hostapd ...
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System Application was uninstalled and could not be recovered in android

I have rooted my device. I have installed crDroid-7.1.2-20171202-j5nlte-v3.8.3 and android 7.1.2 I am using j5nlte model of samsung. I have accidentally uninstalled contact and contact storage ...
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How to make a notification vibrate and sound once, and then ideally be muted afterward?

What I am looking to do is, get a notification as normal with vibration and sound, and then any further notifications from that app I want to not vibrate. For context, it would be the most helpful for ...
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SU binary exists, but not executeable (no error while executing from terminal, just empty)

My friend is having a little problem with his phone where he can't update or use banking software on it because of root even though he has never rooted it and root checkers gave me mixed results, some ...
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Can I edit the hosts file on my android without root access? [duplicate]

I'd like to block access to websites on my Pixel 3 android device. The parental settings leave much to be desired and apps like BlockSite don't work across all browsers. (In this case - it doesn't ...
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Recovery my data on internal storage (deleted permanently 1 month ago) [duplicate]

Does software like Dr. Fone, MiniTool that required "root" on android really work 100% for recovering my lost photo? First of all my phone is not rooted. I've lost my important photo (deleted ...
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Rooted phone allow only user defined package

I have a tablet running on oreo. I dont want my employee to install any app except our office app for that i have rooted my phone, now I want to parse some command in my rooted phone which allow only ...
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Root - patch/change installed application's smali code

I want to modify an existing android application, but I want to have it keep its original signature, or at least its capabilities of auto updating and using Google Play services. I am aware of Lucky ...
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Is it safe to remove “thermal-engine” from system/vendor/bin

I want to play PUBG on LG V20 so I renamed this file. Is it safe? Maybe it's safe until phone doesn't start turning off? Using LOS 15.1.
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Where Firefox for Android is keeping add-on generated files?

I want to find a folder, where Firefox for Android is keeping files generated by installed add-ons (list of saved tabs in OneTab, for example). I've tried to do a full root file system search (e.g. ...
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How to install TWRP or root device

I'm trying to install TWRP but it says (boot image with correct signature or disable verified boot) My device is (Umidigi power) Or root my device I have try with this: UniversalAndroot Framaroot ...
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Unable to get root access on Meizu 5 Pro Flyme OS

I'm trying to copy a file using Busybox and terminal emulator on Android. The command I need to execute but fails with "Permission denied": /system/xbin/busybox cp -f /sdcard/proinfo-MeizuPro5-...
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How to permanenlty disable mobile data by renaming or editing files or directories on rooted-device?

Yes, I read the answers to the question by the link Disable mobile data permanently but I'm interested in a solution related with directories and files on rooted-device and not in using an application ...
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Individual commands run okay, but shell script throws errors [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a shell script to configure iptables and add a few routes to my device running Android 10. I have root access. Here's the script. I called it script.sh: #!/system/bin/sh ...
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Why `diag_mdlog` not able to write on `/sdcard` if it is fired from an Android App that has write permissions?

I am getting a weird behavior with diag_mdlog executable. I am executing it from my Android app as su -c /vendor/bin/diag_mdlog -o /sdcard/abc -f /sdcard/Test.cfg The issue is: if the android ...
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Removing DRM from android using root

I would like to know what would one have to do to remove DRM (Digital Restrictions/"Rights" Management) completely from an Android phone one has root access to. So far I have thought about removing /...
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removing privileged permissions from pre-installed apps

Many pre-installed apps get privileged permissions, which are defined in /etc/permissions/privapp-permissions-*.xml files. Given a rooted device, it would be possible to edit those files in order to ...
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How can I record call using c code(c executable that can run on Android-Linux) on rooted Android device?

I want to record a call that is called by my application for the call test purposes. We record a call and compare it with a high-quality WAV file to determine the call quality. But the call recording ...
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If I root and unroot my phone, is it safe for banking?

I have a Micromax phone that comes with App Center, bloatware that automatically installs nasty apps without permission. I'd like to get rid of it. I have tried this on my other phone by the following ...
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[Sony Xperia XZ1]Remapping camera button

Hello {darkness my old friend} I have a Sony Xperia XZ1(G8341) with AOSP GSI What I would kindly like to ask how to map the "dead" camera button to any function Currently the button doesn't work at ...
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Install SSL certificate manually with root

I'm trying to install SSL certificate required by the HttpCanary app, but when I enter my PIN to install it, the PIN just keeps popping up indefinitely and I can't install it. So is there a way to ...
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Disable proximity sensor onOnePlus 2

I have read the previous questions related to this topic but nothing worked for me, I really hope to know is there any way to integrate an option to choose whether proximity should be used or not. ...
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Are there ways wherein an app would think it's operating on a different phone?

That means the device ID, and IMEI and every information the app would be able to gather would be what I've pre-set. It would, for all intents and purposes, be as if it's installed on a different ...
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Gaining real su permission on gnu root debian instead of proot env?

Im running a samsung galaxy j110H, kitkat 4.4.4, rooted. Is it possible to attain real super user privillige on gnuroot debian instead of fakerootfs. Is there any way as in when I type in su; there ...
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Recovering files from Android phone without usb port working and without root

I need to recover deleted files from samsung android phone but it have damaged usb port and no root privs. Is there a way to achive this? I thought about cloning the internal storage to SDcard or via ...
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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 to remote host?

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 accommodate 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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