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Questions tagged [root-access]

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How to remove root backdoor on an Allwinner device?

I read on The Register that a root backdoor is triggered by writing rootmydevice to the special file /proc/sunxi_debug/sunxi_debug. That gives the current running process root privileges. If that file ...
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Remapping Wacom Tablet input on Android 11 using .idc files

OS: Android 11 with root access Tablet: One by Wacom Small CTL-471 The Issue I'd like to use my Wacom tablet on my Android device. Connected tablet using OTG cable is detected, but it suffers from ...
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Pixel 6/7 on Android 13 drops cell if it doesn't connect to IMS

I'm looking for some help in finding a workaround for the pixels (6 pro, 7) dropping 5g nr connection due to lack of ims registration on Android 13 and 14. My device is running build: tp1a.221105.002 ...
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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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Is Android 10 unrootable?

I'm trying to root my device but after doing so much research, I've found that the rooting apps either don't work because it was made for an older version of android, it found that it's not rootable ...
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Get an actual detailed data and specs about current established Wifi link and agreed CAPABs with AP/Sation?

I thought getting this info would be as easy as running old good iw with root but to my surprise it turns out even here Android manages to screw you and your expectations yet again. I've asked around ...
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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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Getting the Europa notification tone off my old phone

I'm moving from a Nexus 5X to a shiny new OnePlus 5T. I like my old Europa notification tone, but it's not on my new phone, and I couldn't find a way to find the file on my old phone without rooting ...
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Internal Storage Dying? (S.M.A.R.T. equivalent?)

I suspect the Internal Storage on my device is failing. How can I confirm? If this were a computer, I would check the S.M.A.R.T. data for each storage device. I am looking for something similar. ...
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Root on Android x86_64

I have an Intel development board with an Atom processor running Android 6.0.1 and kernel version 3.14.64-x86_64. I can adb into the board and gain superuser privileges by typing su (su binary in /...
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Android Samsung S7 Auto boot on charger plug Script not working

I have successfully rooted my samsung Galaxy S7 using this tutorialhow-to-root-galaxy-s7-on-android-6-0-1-marshmallow/ Now i want to boot my mobile on charger plug when mobile is off. i found my lpm ...
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Extract data from nandroid backup

As I am not using an official version of cyanogenmod, I cannot restore my Data partition, that I was forced to wipe. I did the backup with TWRP thus, it is in the nandroid form. However, when I try to ...
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Mount an ext4 formatted sdcard on a stock Lolipop 5.1 rom (rooted)

I currently have a Sony Z1 Compact. Unfortunately, it has an unlockable bootloader. I typically install Cyanogen on my android devices, but in this case, I don't have that option (without messing ...
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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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Alcatel One Touch S'Pop remap power button

How can I remap the camera button to work as a power button? I have a rooted Alcatel One Touch S'Pop. I edited system/usr/keylayout/Generic.kl by copy-pasting POWER WAKE string from the power button ...
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Does Android's implementation of SELinux's MAC inhibit apps with root privileges from accessing other app's data?

Starting with Android 4.4, SELinux's MAC is enforced. Does this mean that if an app somehow can get installed and exploit the kernel to get root privileges, that MAC will still prevent that app with ...
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Is there a way to group notifications by app?

So, my phone is running MIUI 12.5(rooted if it matters) and some apps just push individual notifications so each notification I get, shows up in its own bubble instead of showing them all under a ...
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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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How find large files with QDirStat on Android 11 with root?

I want to list all files in my phones /data volume using QDirStat, or something simular. On my phone, I've used DiskUsage (com.google.android.diskusage) before, but I find the visualization lacking. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 install new font on Android 10 and set it as default monospaced?

I'd like to change the default monospaced font on my rooted Android phone. This is because of things like this, where characters don't render correctly: The rectangle is supposed to be the "ɒ&...
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How to block an Access Point by BSSID?

I connect to the corporate WiFi and sometimes my phone connects to the other AP with the same name (with poor signal). How can I prevent it on my Android? I have root.
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Apps don't ask for root permission

I rooted my Lineage OS 14.1 but none of my apps ask for root permissions. I followed the instructions of this link and the root access option in my phone is "apps and adb". Do I miss something? I ...
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Init.d script trouble shooting

I'm trying to run an init.d script when my rom boots to disable system services, and they aren't running. The script is as follows #!/system/bin/sh su -c pm disable com.google.android.gms/.update....
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Cant connect Oneplus 2 to Mac via USB

Ok, I have Oneplus Two, with the latest OxygenOS 3.0.2 (android 6.0.1), not rooted. First sad thing is that there is no option in "Developer Options" to do "ADB over network", seems like developers ...
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Make android phone as driver-free USB Webcam

I have a video call device which only works with driver-free usb webcams attached. Since I dont have a USB webcam at hand, so I wonder if I can make Android phone (rooted) emulated as a driver-free ...
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Android WiFi is being wonky(upload stalls)

I have a Galaxy S5 Verizon. Starting today, my wifi on my device has been acting stupid. Whenever I try to browse the internet, it lags. It isnt an issue with my internet or my router. Because when ...
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How to change the permission and ownership for internal sdcard

I have a problem with my internal SD card on my android 4.2.2. It shows there are no files on the internal SD card but there is a shortcut called "legacy" and I can't write anything on the internal SD ...
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Using rooted android device as a bluetooth speaker

I want to use my rooted Android phone (Moto G) running 4.4.4 Kitkat with Bluetooth 4.0 as a bluetooth speaker, is there any way to do that? Thank you!
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How to gain access to Android GUI having only remote root access to console?

I have remote root SSH access to my Android device, i.e. can upload and start programs there. How to get GUI access, i.e. view the screen and press buttons there remotely. For X11, x11vnc can be ...
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I can no longer write to /emulated/0 without root or system access

I have a Sprint Galaxy Note 3. I've rooted with CF Auto Root, flashed TWRP, flashed Jellybomb, and then restored back to stock from a nandroid backup. I'm not sure when it started, but it appears ...
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Switch root manager from Kingo Root to Superuser

I have Kingo Root on my phone, and I am trying to switch to Superuser by ClockWorkMod any help is appreciated
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adb daemon started but no device detected

I need help with adb. I'm using rooted Xiaomi Redmi 6A (Android 9). Recently, I flashed the Magisk ADB Root module, which is used to access adb root command (adb push, adb pull). This module utilizes ...
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How do I port my music database from Rocket player into Musicolet?

I've been using Rocket player (which is a local file music player) for quite a long time now, but I have recently bought a new phone. The music database (i.e #times a song has been played etc) ported ...
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Can IMEI number be changed?

I wonder if IMEI number of phone can really be changed. I've been searching in the Internet for a while, but did not find a satisfying answer, because all of them differ from each other. I am going to ...
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How do hackers change (mask) IMEI numbers?

Recently, I saw a "Google Pixel 3XL" with a seller, and he claimed that its IMEI number had been changed. When I asked, how did he know that? He said this is because of the "Magisk"...
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Use tasker to pass biometric authentication dialog (root)

Main idea I want to use a tasker action to authenticate a biometric prompt on a rooted device. Background My use case is that I have a Dangerous Things Apex implant that I can securely scan to ...
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Manually-modified ADB backup file cannot be restored on a different device

While there are tons of posts about ADB, I think we can all agree it is an elusive beast. Therefore asking if anyone can shed some light on the following: The objective is to backup data from an app ...
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pstore/ramoops won't work on Poco M3, rooted

I'm trying to use pstore logs on my Poco M3. I tried everything. PSTORE configs are activated on the kernel, pstore module is loaded on the phone, phone is rooted, /sys/fs/pstore is mounted ...
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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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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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Uninstall system apps on rooted android 10

I've been trying to remove the chrome, youtube and playstore applications from my android device, however, I've run into some issues. I've tried rooting my device, but the systems folder is hard-coded ...
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Temporary rooting of android device

Recently, I was wondering if rooting needs to be a binary choice - root or no root. Can I have a phone that is unrooted, but for specific tasks, I temporarily root it, or temporarily get some ...
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How to disable battery saving when battery level is below 15%?

I used an old tablet to operate a smart home. In order to work continuously, I took the battery out of it and connected it to a 4V power source, which works continuously. Based on the measured battery ...
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