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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A20 samsung and a.c. camera firma supposed to be on my samsung a20 [closed]

Is a.c. camerea firma supposed to be pn my phone? And also what is it used for? Samsung A20
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ADB not connecting after rooting with Magisk

I rooted my Coolpad Modena 2 (E502) using Magisk. After I rebooted it, ADB stopped connecting. Things I've tried: Wiping the phone and rooting it again Using different USBs adb devices just shows &...
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"cold Blooded" hotspot : frequent internet connection failures. ... why do they happen

Short Story shorter Hotspot denies internet access to Puppy Linux client only on a specific laptop while all other clients have no issue ( the same laptop with Windows partition can connect ...
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How To Map Joypad Axis To Button?

How do I map a joypad (specifically the HAT switch/DPad) axis to a button with a key-layout file in /system/usr/keylayout/? I currently have this line in the appropriate file: axis 0x10 split 0x7f ...
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find source of an element of an app with root file explorer

So I use this app called Alarmy. It has a feature called Pharse Task, which gives random phrases and the user has to type. I was wondering if I can access, view and change those phrases list. My phone ...
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SSH can't login as normal user

So I managed to get SSH working properly, starting it with root so I can use the default SSH port 22. Only problem is that it doesn't allow me to login as anyone other than root. Trying to log in as ...
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How can i view my WIFI Password when connected with WPS?

I connected to my wifi with WPS, and wanted to view the Password later I looked in /data/misc/wifi/rawconf.conf where all my other wifi (passwords) were but not the one i searched. And in ...
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Application Isolation and access control

I want to prevent an app from knowing whether certain files or directories exist on a device. For instance, if the application have some code like: if (/system/lib/libJohnDoe.so){ print("yes&...
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How to extract data from non-rooted phone via ADB?

So, I was thinking that ADB is a superior method of backing up any device then using an App, out of privacy concerns if not for the flexibility. However, when I try to extract a system database I get ...
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In Termux on non-rooted phone, how to change ownership of a file to root permanently?

When I do not use fakeroot, changing ownership to root is not allowed. On the other hand, after fakeroot /bin/bash, the ownership is in any case displayed as being root, and here I can set chown root:...
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How to get work profile container working on a rooted device

I want to use work profile container with shelter on a rooted device I have pached most of samsung knox by using smali patcher magisk module and to use shealth changing build.prop entry from ro.config....
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Can I disable OEM lock from computer?

Can I disable the OEM lock of my Samsung Galaxy S8+ from my computer?
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Extracting the a system app from stock OTA, then installing it on a custom ROM

I'm using a OnePlus 9 Pro running crDroid v7. The OnePlus 9 Pro is made in conjunction with Hasselblad, they provide a better camera and accompanying app that utilizes the camera to it's full ...
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Launch app in chroot environment

I want to setup a chroot environment on my android x86 installation in which I can perhaps run or install various apks. Is there any way to launch an application in a custom chroot environment?
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How to view /Android/data directory on external sd card on Android 11? [duplicate]

After updating to Android 11 I have noticed that I am unable to access the Android/Data/ directory on my external sd card (able to access internal storage /storage/emulated/0/Android/data with Storage ...
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Show battery at 100% when it is charged to lower value?

On the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, you can limit your battery to 85% and have it show 100% when it is at 85%. Can I somehow replicate this behaviour on my OnePlus 6 running on LineageOS 18.1 with root? I ...
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Problems with long term rooting of phone, data loss and OS updates

I'm in the market for a new phone. I use a specific app for internal use that requires the phone to be rooted (or use a MediaTek chipset but they are mostly used in low end-phones and I want a medium-/...
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permission denied only AFTER becoming root (in Termux)

I'm running SuperSu 2.82 (latest) and Termux (latest) on Andriod 7. What is causing the permission denied error below? I get the same error with mount namespace separation turned off (or on) in ...
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Termux: bad interpreter: Permission denied

I'm attempting to execute this command in a Termux:Boot script. exec su --mount-master -c "LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH HOME=$HOME PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin $0" I get this error: : /data/...
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Can any virus be removed easily on non-rooted phones?

I know that all android devices are hackable whether they are rooted or not. I have general idea of protecting an android phone (or staying safe with android device) from any viruses. What I want to ...
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How to reinstall android kitkat in HP Slate 7 voice tab using Mac

My HP slate 7 voice tab is stuck with its logo when I try to switch it on. I also tried to hard reset it by holding all the three buttons (volume up + volume down + power) but it gets stuck on "...
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How to Secure a Android Device that has been Rooted and have Unlocked Bootloader

I'm Talking about securing my data against everyone.(Thieves, Police, Friends etc etc) I'm pretty sure my device have encryption enabled on internal storage,(how can I check that?) also I have a 6 ...
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ROOT: How do I disable or hide the "Reset Factory Defaults" button or feature?

Root user here: I'm trying to protect my customers from erasing my company's launcher app and all preset data. Is there any way to disable or hide the "Factory Reset" button in the settings ...
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I need help unlocking my bootloader on my galaxy note 9 sm-n960u using kali linux 2021.4

I need help unlocking my bootloader on my galaxy note 9 sm-n960u using kali linux 2021.4 iv'e tried window and android to unlock bootloader so that's why i am asking with help doing it with linux it ...
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Any way to extract a live wallpaper from a theme on the theme store?

I would like to extract/save/download a live wallpaper from a theme which I downloaded. Is there anyway to do this without rooting my phone?
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prevent android device from creating folders on otg storage

I know similar questions have been asked, but I haven't found a satisfying answer yet. Whenever I connect a storage device to my phone, it creates the following folders on that device: Alarms ...
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Root an Allwinner 100 based tablet with UNlocked bootloader but limited recovery (no TWRP)

I have an Allwinner 100 based Android tablet with an unlocked bootloader but limited recovery (no TWRP). Now, I want to root it. I've tried: adb shell or adb root from recovery: returns "closed&...
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rooted lineageos: mount /sdcard as ext4 with support for ownership/permissions bits [duplicate]

It seems the partition corresponding to /sdcard is formatted as a FAT variant in android. As a result, it does not support ownership/permissions: /sdcard/Signal $ ls -lrth total 116M -rw-rw---- 1 root ...
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how to install OTA updates on TWRP rooted stock image

I have a stock ROM Android 10 on which I installed TWRP recovery and magisk root now my stock ROM after quite some time offered an OTA update , and it will not install ,obviously ,via TWRP. my ...
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Install/replace default android audio decoder - Play Hi-res audio

I want to be able to playback hi-res audio files on my device without being tied to a specific application. According to this spec page on GSMArena the device should be able to play 32-bit audio files....
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Android app installed (with wrong package name) as system app but not visible in system partition

System app Google Calculator update fails, but that's not the funny thing. History I was on crDroid 7.8 (Android 11) with Google Calculator app installed in system through FlameGApps. Then I got the ...
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Installing Java and running JAR files on Android 4.4

I want to install and use Java 8 on Android 4.4. Using Termux is not an option because it requires a minimum of Android 5.0. I do have root access. I tried to install the ARM version of Java using rpm,...
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How root android 8.1 gtaxlwifi?

i wanna root my tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab A. I tried enable bootloader using Adb & fastboot and later twrp and magisk, but i couldnt use Fastboot Commands, even with drivers. So, are there way to ...
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Autodeletion of bootup sound

a noob here My stock rom doesn't have a default boot soundBut my old device has a boot sound(Which means I can change it)Then my question is that how can I set boot up sound on my relatively newer ...
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How to set developer option after reboot?

My phone reboots upon BT connection if I don't set the BT codec to SBC. I've been messing w/ Tasker to automate this upon reboot, but I have root access, is there any way to set this programmatically ...
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How to access texts on rooted Android device from terminal

How do I access text messages on my rooted device using the command line? I specifically want to extract a text transcript, without using any cloud services and thereby exposing sensitive or personal ...
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Check for the existence of files without root privileges

How do apps check for the existence of files and folders on /data and /system partitions without having root privileges? I know some games and apps do this for anticheat and security reasons.
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How do I upgrade my Alcatel Idol 4s (6070O) from Android 6.0.1 to a newer firmware? [duplicate]

I have an old Alcatel Idol 4s laying around which is on Android 6.0.1 and I was wondering if there's any way to upgrade it to Android 7 or 8? I tried every single method I could find but no luck. ...
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How to turn ON/OFF "Force GPU rendering" using bash command

Please how can I toggle "Force GPU rendering" ON/OFF programmatically from shell? Things I have tried: setprop debug.hwui.force_gpu_rendering true setprop debug.hwui.gpu 1 All the above ...
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Checking if my second hand Android phone is safe: am I right?

First of all, I know that this question has been asked before, but I'd like to hear if the way I'm checking my "new" phone is safe. I know I'm probably overthinking things, but I just would ...
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How to root my tecno camonX CA7

How to root camon X (CA7) or application for root access. How can i get root access? Whenever i try it root it, it keeps saying no root access
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Use high speed internet on hotspot [duplicate]

Today I discovered that my cellphone provider, with the excuse of "saving my high speed quota" throttles the speed of my internet connection whenever I use hotspot. For work reasons, I need ...
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My location get recognized by my sim card

I have an application which find me by my sim card, how is this possible? I didn't give it any Location/Call/messages permission. Also i used VPN but it still recognize my location. How can i edit ...
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Android tablet says it's OTG compatible, but it won't detect other devices when plugged in

I have a proprietary tablet that's been secured. It's a mediatek mt8163, with Android 8.0. It's a "Managed Device" as android likes to call it. Anyways, I ended up being able to create a ...
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Lost permission to modify external storage from PC after rooting my tablet

I have a highly secured proprietary tablet I was able to gain root access to. It's a mediatek device, I used mtk-su to root it. It has 32gb of memory, 8gb allocated to the system, and the rest ...
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Taking a full backup for LG Velvet 5G (TMO) - does root/su matter?

I've got a stock LG Velvet 5G from T-Mobile that I'm turning in for an insurance claim (I was sent an LG V60 in exchange). I'm trying to take a full backup and then wiping it before I mail it out to ...
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How do I extract the Linux kernel from a vendor Android 4.2 installation?

I have an Asus Transformer AiO P1801-T. There seems to be very little information online about it. I am trying to get the kernel off of the device so I can install postmarketOS. Asus has the source ...
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How to automatically set a CPU governor on boot?

There are apps that can accomplish this task (e.g. "Kernel Adiutor" and others), however they in turn require other apps that can grant them root access to begin with, which is a lot of ...
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Where does Android store disabled packages list?

So I was playing with adb pm uninstall and now my phone doesn't boot. So I'm actually curious, how really pm uninstall works, where does it store the list of uninstalled packages (if it does) and if ...
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Boot on charge not working LPM file

I want to know if there is a app that can allow me to edit and save the original lpm file. I cant manage to find one app far that. I`ve tried to unpatch the boot file, but it does not work. I`m for 5 ...

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