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Infinix S4 refusing to hard reset

My Infinix S4 is refusing to boot/on completely whenever I try to turn it on. It just shows Infinix and then turns off and then shows Infinix again and then turns off. It keeps doing that way till the ...
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How to access ADB shell on Samsung Galaxy S10 stuck in boot loop?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S10 that is rooted and the bootloader is unlocked. Recently, I disabled a series of system packages, and now my phone is stuck in a boot loop. I need to re-enable those ...
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ROOT: How to allow "install unknown apps" by default for an app?

Since Android 8.0 adb shell settings put secure install_non_market_apps 1 no longer works because we now have to enable it for a specific app. I am using Android 9.0 and I have root access on my ...
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Removing Knox and SElinux

I am having problems setting the kernel to permissive (SElinux). I have already tried the setenforce 0 command with terminal but it immediately goes back to enforcing as soon as I set the setenforce 0 ...
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How to securely root g2 phone (AT&T LGE LG-D800)?

I've been looking to root my phone, only all methods require installing binaries from little-known (by me) sites with no Web of Trust rating. I feel hesitant to do that. Here are some rooting links ...
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How can I find out if my device uses FBE or FDE?

Assuming that I have full access (root if neccesary) to a device running vanilla Android 8.1, how can I know if it is using Full Disk Encryption or File Based Encryption?
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How can I change system file values?

I had the original battery on my Redmi K20 Pro for like 5 years. The battery degraded quite a bit so I disconnected the original battery from the bms and attached an external battery on the back of my ...
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How to use a USB cord and a rooted Pixel 4 tablet to root and jailbreak other devices?

I have a Pixel 4 tablet that is rooted with a functional USB and port. I'm trying to figure out how I can use the USB cord and hook it up to the same device that isn't rooted, clean out all of its ...
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Does rooting phone wipe your data if the bootloader is unlocked?

A few months ago I reset my phone because it had began to break and get really laggy. I want to re-root it now, I was just wondering if it would reset my data if the bootloader is already unlocked?
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iptables for route all packet except some process

My tailscaled magisk module run in userspace mode, in order to proxy traffict to localsocks5 on port 1099 I'm using hev-socks5-tunnel. Using iptables to mark packet the connection going to 100.64.0.0/...
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Bricked my phone after messing with Knox permissions

I have a Samsung S20FE with Android 11 and rooted with Magisk. I have installed 'autostarts' from F-droid wanting to disable the Spotify app which pops up at each boot. When browsing through the app ...
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Why has Android made it impossible to install system fonts?

Fonts in Android are kept in /system/font directory. There seems to be no way to install custom fonts without rooting your Android or installing some apps. Why has Google made it almost impossible ...
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Is it possible to root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V) on Android 5.0 Lollipop?

I had root on 4.2 previously, but the update lost it, and with it my ability to use Sixaxis, AdFree, some features of NFC Tools and Tasker and Xposed modules. I have searched, but it does not appear ...
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Is there any persistent root method for LineageOS 20?

The gist of it is that I use LineageOS for the Samsung S9 and I use Magisk. Every time the system updates the root is removed, so my question is - does anyone know of any persistent way to get a ...
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SMS/MMS Backup with offline search

Over many years, I have established a cumulative backup of all text messages. I have used various utilities with root over the years: Titanium Backup, SMS Backup Restore, Swift, etc. My final zipped ...
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How to change device model in build.prop?

The following is my build.prop file. I just can't find the device model option so I can modify it. I'm trying to change my device model to Pixel XL so I can run Google Assistant properly. # begin ...
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Permission denied on /system/xbin/su when trying to unroot Sony Xperia L

I'm trying to root my Sony XPeria L reading this tutorial The firmaware is 15.0.А.2.17, model C2105, and my Android version est 4.1.2 Everything was good until step 9, where I get the following error ...
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Run an app on my rooted phone as another device

I just rooted my phone and installed LineageOS. I managed to install Masgisk, even though it was not clearly documented. The only reason why I wanted to root my phone is so that I can run on my Pixel ...
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Is it possible to access Chrome data without root?

I have a OnePlus 5T. Android version 9. OxygenOS version 9.0.5. Is it possible to access the /data/data/com.android.chrome/app_tabs/0 folder without root privileges? As I understood, rooting will ...
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Is there some way to prevent myself from shutting down my [rooted] phone in some specific cases?

This is question is basically an acknowledgement that I'm very f-ing lazy. First, I'm on a Pixel 6 Pro running stock A13, rooted and filled with Magisk modules. I needed to find a way to guarantee I'...
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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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Revvl 6 5G - A/B Root??? - W/O recovery.img

I have a Wingtech - Revvl 6 5G [Mediatek-MT6833] that has an A/B boot partition with vbmeta, OEM unlocked, Debug Mode, and Bootloader Unlocked (Via MTKClient). I've tried rooting the easy way with ...
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Obscure Mio Tablet Stuck when Booting to Bootloader

In my journey to turn my extremely weak and unsupported Mio Tablet 10 into a Linux machine, I've come across a hurdle when trying to boot into bootloader mode from either ADB or the recovery menu on ...
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Multiple networks simultaneously

I have a wireless sensor (A) that sends the captured data to an Android device (B) over a wifi network created by A. The data is received correctly on an app running on B, however the problem is that ...
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How to install custom rom on completely broken screen

So I have a samsung S7 with a broken screen. It's completely black and no longer responsive. I've been using scrypy to control the device. It has twrp installed and its rooted. However, I want to ...
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How can I retrieve WiFi passwords via (rooted) ADB on a Pixel 4a with LineageOS?

I have a Pixel 4a with LineageOS (Android 13) that can connect to various WiFi networks. Not all passwords can be viewed through the WiFi page in settings, e.g. those with WPA Enterprise or those ...
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Need to push files to android data folder in android 14

I use Fl Studio Mobile to make music on my phone, and I recently switched to a Pixel 8 and need to transfer all of my Fl Studio files to my new phone. It's all in the app's data folder, due to how ...
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Manually upgrade Magisk on Samsung Galaxy S10 without losing data

I had a working Samsung Galaxy 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 "...
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Why does the app Automate require ADB?

I need to set up an app-killing service for unrooted Android 9 devices using Automate. The service has to launch automatically at device start and keep sending kill commands to selected system (!) ...
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Rotate touch input on android

Is there a way I can edit touch input on android? The best way i can explain it is I want to rotate my touch inputs by (-1°). Without the display actually being rotated. This is a feature that ive ...
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Set up remote camera monitoring on Android OS without user input

Bringing my question over from stack exchange as it was suggested I ask here instead. I'm developing a personal project app (NOT for Play Store) to run on an old pixel phone I have. Here are my ...
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Replacing Android OS on Android phone with Linux OS

I'd like to entirely replace Android on my phone, which I plan to eventually root. I've learned so far that Linux Deploy can be used to run a full Linux distro alongside the Android OS, but really I ...
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Missing "Manage root accesses" under developer options in LineageOS 16

My phone is Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus 6GB/128GB. After a clean installation (flashed MIUI 9.6.27 first) of official LineageOS 16.0 Sep 19, 2019, I can't find "Manage root accesses" under developer ...
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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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Force proxy to be used by all of my Android applications

I'm looking to force some applications on my phone to use a proxy whose certificate is installed on my phone. Some applications (like Instagram, YouTube, etc.) are using this proxy and I can sniff the ...
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How to know if there are still hidden hidden files after revealing them without root?

I did write hidden twice on the title, that means, there were hidden files, and I managed to reveal all of them or perhaps some of them using Shizuku and FV File Manager and there might be hidden ...
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HTC Desire 516 dual sim ROOT FAILED (BRICKED?)

I've tried to root my HTC Desire 516 dual sim by following this guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/help/bootloader-fastboot-recovery-htc-desire-t2845467/page8 But obviously, I did ...
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How to run my service on a rooted Android 10 as a root?

I have a rooted Android 10. And I've written a service which I want to run under too, in background. A service uses a microphone and location. I've not found any information of how to run a service on ...
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Can't find ro.securestorage.support

I want to see my wifi passwords. I have a Samsung Galaxy M31 with Android 10, rooted with Magisk. I was told I could find my passwords on the wpa.supplicants.conf file, but it's practically blank. I ...
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What is "root" and why does it keep contacting different servers?

I have blocked this "root" [app/service/user] from accessing the network. However, I can find no specific answers as to what it is and why it attempts to contact only random servers. I use ...
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How to set secondary screen as default for mirror mode?

I have a rooted LG phone running android 12. There is screen+ feature in LG like samsung dex that gets activated only when connected with usb to monitor. But when I connect via wifi to any display ...
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How to enable Do Not Disturb for 1 SIM only in a Dual SIM phone?

I have a rooted OnePlus 2 running LineageOS 14 latest. How can I enable the Do Not Disturb feature for just my personal SIM card, without also enabling it for my work SIM card? Specifically, I'd like ...
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How can I turn off vibration without going into silent mode on a rooted Nexus 5 with stock firmware?

I see a related question but I do not see an applicable answer to my exact situation. I want to turn off vibration on notifications, without diabling notification sound along (so notifications should ...
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How to fix the recovery mode error?

I am trying to root my Samsung Galaxy Ch@t GT-B5330 (4.1.2) following this guide. I have reached the point when I am intended to use the recovery mode menu (that is reached by holding volume-up when ...
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Are administrative permissions for remote disabling of phone the same as root?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3. If I choose the option for remote disabling the phone if the phone is lost or stolen, it asks for some administrative permissions. Are these permissions ...
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How to give an APK higher boot priority?

I have a KernelSU rooted & Xposed/LSPosed enabled Android device running Android 10. Greenify by Oasis APK can detect what receiver trigger the startup of an APK, but when Greenify boot late, it ...
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How to upgrade Android past the device's supported limit

Bought a cheaper tablet and it only supports Android 8. I'd like to install OneNote for Android but Android V8 does not support it. Is there a way to force the upgrade of the Android OS version past ...
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Modifying /data/data file from PC

I have an android app (uses sqlite db) that I created and installed on my device. It's an app for my personal use. It's debuggable and its /data/data folder is accessible from the PC with adb pull. ...
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How to disable bloatware for secondary users?

I have a rooted Samsung A7 Lite tablet. I rooted it and installed Ice Box from Google Play store. It is given root access in Magisk and I use it to disable some Samsung bloatware. However I realize ...
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Why does Terminal Emulator for Android has completely different commands comparing to GNU/Linux?

I installed Terminal Emulator for Android hoping I could easily get root access, install apps via terminal, etc. So, thinking Android is a Linux distribution, I felt that it must have a terminal ...

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