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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Root Nexus 4 Lollipop without PC

Is it possible to root Nexus 4 Lollipop from the phone, without needing to connect to a PC of some sort? Since Lollipop update, Android file transfer cannot find my phone.
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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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su doesn't give root acess

I have an HTC Sensation and I'm using Linux on my workstation. I would like to switch S-Off on this phone. I found documentation, but when I type su in adb I don't have root access: shell@android:/ $...
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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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How to re lock bootloader on samsung galaxy s5?

I have Unlocked Rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 recently it has been giving me a lot of issues and I want to send it to Samsung for repair meant. I understand that once you root your device you loose the ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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XT1064 - 5.0.1 - Rooted - Issues with writing to /sdcard

I just rooted my Moto G 2014 XT1064 running 5.0.1. I used this article to do the root process: http://maktechblog.com/how-to-unlock-the-bootloader-and-root-the-motorola-moto-g-2nd-gen/#Root Which ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Android runtime permission's internal working?

I was checking Android runtime permissions and was very curious about how Android runtime permissions work. Like if some application is asking for access to external storage, it will ask for ...
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Vanced Youtube & Native Youtube App crashes after ArrowOS update on a6020a46

I have a rooted Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus running TWRP+Magisk+OpenGApps+ArrowOS(android v10).No MicroG. I installed Vanced Manager and Youtube Vanced in it(sometime after the February update) and it was ...
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How to mount sdcard as "internal" using custom filesystem on Android 10 (root access only via adb)

How can I properly mount my SD card as "internal" (i.e. so that all apps are on it) using a custom filesystem (in my case Ext4, but I'd like to use full-disk encryption using a key that I ...
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How to root Huawei RIO-L01 (Android 6.0.1)?

I need to gain root access in Huawei RIO-L01 phone with Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow). I have tried installing King root, Kingoroot, Towel root and Frama root apps. All these apps failed either because ...
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Bootloader is unlocked, fastboot returns ''FAILED (Remote: Verify state locked)

I am trying to root my Vivo V11 with Android 10. The bootloader is unlocked. It says so in the dev settings, and I have to go through the warning prompt every time I reboot my device. When I run the ...
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Permanently set app on launch (kiosk?)

I rooted my old Galaxy J2 today, and replaced the stock firmware with LineageOS. It works great. My next question would be to set Retroarch the first and only app on startup, which supposedly is kiosk ...
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Stuck in Bootloader

I have a rooted Pixel 2 XL that I was upgrading the OS on and when I attempted to do a sideload for TWRP, it got all messed up. Now it won't go past the bootloader and keeps randomly rebooting while ...
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How would the app DiskDigger be able to get past SELinux when adbd/SuperSU/etc. cannot?

Okay, so I was able to recover my deleted files after all. I am the furthest thing from a software developer, and I don't have more time to spend on this, but I wanted to explain how I fixed it and ...
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Can I kill wifi on my Android, similar to how kill -9 would work on a desktop, to force restart it?

Since I upgraded to Android 10, wifi on my phone frequently "dies" and forces me to restart the phone. Is there a way to achieve something similar to what kill -9 does on a desktop system on ...
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SUPolicy to allow custom service to read and write from Internal Storage

I'm setting up custom service with custom sepolicy using this as a base: How to fix SELinux "avc: denied" errors when launching DNSCrypt as init.d script? In 99% I follow the quick summary ...
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Rooting an Android Motorola Moto G4

Rooting Motorola Moto G4 I have a Motorola Moto G4 that I would like to root.Quick summary of specs: Developer options are enabled OEM unlocking = enabled USB debugging enabled Android version: 7.0 ...
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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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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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Missing "Manage root accesses" under developer options in LineageOS 16

My phone is 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 options. After ...

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