Questions tagged [root-access]

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How to root a Lenovo A526 mobile

I tried to root a Lenovo A526 mobile using "Kingo" and "root genius". But they are unable to root this device.
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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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Can't exit recovery mode after intalling HD revolution 71.1

I started with a HTC ONE m7 with HD Revolution 12 and Android 4.2.2. Downloaded and installed Android_Revolution_HD-One_71.1.zip. Install seems to go fine. After installation it asks me to fix ...
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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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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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Stock OS or any other supporting OS for a rooted HTC rhyme S510b [closed]

i rooted my HTC rhyme about a year before and installed MIUI OS of version 3.5.3 of android version 4.0.3. now i need my stock rom back what should i do?
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How to recover "data/data" folder from HTC Desire before rooting

I've got an old HTC Desire with a bitcoin stuck on it. Trying to access "/data/data/de.schildbach.wallet/files" through ADB shell predictably gives me permission denied. I tried using unrevoked but ...
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Samsung galaxy stellar root

Is there a way to root a samsung galaxy stellar (4.1.2 jb)? I've searched all over google and have come up inconclusive.
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Google Play services not working

I just rooted my S4 using KingoRoot. After rooting I am not able to access any of the Google services. When I try to open any of the Google services, it says Unfortunately, Google Play Services ...
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Trying to root my Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro for the first time, will I lose any data? [closed]

I just recently bought my Poco X3 pro and I am planning on rooting it. I am also consider the possibility of changing OS but thats after the root. Will I lose any data? I have rooted about 2 or so ...
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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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How did the WhatsApp support team knows I have a rooted phone?

I emailed WhatsApp support team, via the built in Help feature. It automatically generated a ticket which I emailed in. Seems that they have "detected" that my phone is rooted, and they do not ...
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How to resolve boot loop problem on android PumpKinx 10.1" tablet

I've android PumpKinx 10.1 tablet with 5.1 Lollipop android os. I did take backup of its stock recovery image. Since there is no custom recovery image for this device I tried to flash it with twrp ...
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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 to recover a deleted file from /data partition?

I factory reset my rooted Android M phone but now I realize that there was a file in the /data directory which I need. Is it possible to create an image (.img or something similar) of the /data ...
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How to unroot automatically rooted mobile?

My question is ambiguous because I am new for Android and I have no idea about how to root Android. But my phone suddenly say rooted device. Actually I was not try to my phone make root. Or never try ...
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Why "adb root" does nothing?

I have a OnePlus 6T. It is rooted by TWRP and Magisk. I have set ro.debuggable to 1. But when I type adb root it does this: I cannot even use adb pull on system files.
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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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Non-root user in rooted Android phone?

In my Arch Linux setup(and most others), the default user is non-root. Any admin work needs access to root account which is given temporarily with a password(generally using programs like sudo and ...
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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 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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Gaining real su permission on GNURoot Debian instead of proot env

I'm running a Samsung Galaxy J110H, Android KitKat 4.4.4, rooted. Is it possible to attain real superuser privilege on GNURoot Debian instead of fakerootfs? Is there any way as in when I type in su; ...
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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 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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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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Restoring build.prop file after it got wiped

I have a stock + rooted Nexus 6 on Android 6.0.1. The editor I was using bugged out and wiped my build.prop file. I haven't rebooted yet, so the phone is still fine able to do things. There is no ...
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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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ROM Toolbox Pro crashes after deleting some of the downloaded boot animation

I'm using rooted Sony Xperia P on Android 4.1.2. I used the ROM Toolbox Pro app to change my stock font and boot animation. It ran so perfectly then. Then I deleted some of the boot animation ...
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Problem with downloading files from play market and websites

I have nexus 5 (android 4.4.2, TeamWin Recovery Project, root). Recently, problem with downloading files from play market and websites appeared. I see infinite downloading in the play market. I see ...
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How to root Android Jelly Bean from terminal inside Android

I have installed the Android Terminal Emulator inside Android Jelly Bean (4.2.2). The device being used is http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/mini-pcs/rk3188-android-mini-pc. This device has problems ...
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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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Moto g 2nd gen, lollipop bootloader unlock issue

I have just bought Moto G 2nd generation smart phone with 16 gb internal memory. To root device, I tried to unlock bootloader. But it didn't go smooth. When I hit command fastboot oem unlock <key&...
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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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How to update gt p1000 system 2.2 in 2016?

I got an old Gt P1000 Galaxy and I have been studying Android stuff first time in my life. I have watched youtube videos about updating 2.2 system to new ones but the thing is that nothing supports ...
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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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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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How to get WiFi working after changing ROM?

I have a LG G3 S (LG G3 Beat / D722) and recently I changed my ROM to Lineage OS 14.1. To achieve this, I followed this steps: I rooted device with kingoroot I installed twrp recovery I downloaded ...
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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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Rooted device with superuser but terminal emulator denied permission

I'm trying to use Better Terminal Emulator Pro after rooting my device. I successfully accepted the superuser prompt, but when I open it I get this message: [BTEP: PID=2540 exited with code : 255] ...
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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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Will restoring a backup unroot my rooted device again?

I have made a full backup of my formerly unrooted android device using Android Debug Bridge, later rooted it and now would like to restore the backup while maintaining root access. Will this work by ...
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lsusb returns "permission denied" in Termux

When I run lsusb in Termux, the output is permission denied. I don't have root access. Perhaps the Android system allows me to get specific access in root?
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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 fix "Unfortunately, the process xxx has stopped"?

I was having some trouble with my rooted Samsung GS3, so I "tried" to perform a reset by flashing a stock ROM in ODIN. Once I booted it back up, the first thing I saw was "Unfortunantly, the process ...
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OpenVPN TAP Support

The official Android API for OpenVPN has been supporting OpenVPN TUN for years now. However, there is no vanilla support for TAP. Since the backbone of Android is Linux, is there a way to add driver ...
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Enable OEM unlocking and unlock bootloader on an HTC device

Recently I bought HTC Desire 530 phone from the Facebook Marketplace and have been tricked with a demo phone. It's a new phone, not even a scratch, but i demo keeps popping up every 30 seconds. I want ...
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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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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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Removing or bypassing FRP (Factory Reset Protection) on Marshmallow (6.0)

I own an Alcatel VDF 300 which was factory reset but after reboot, the phone stuck at the setup screen, can't pass the Wi-Fi selection step, where it searches account information on the server. It ...

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