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Unable to root Motorola g7 Power

I have unlocked the bootloader and enabled USB debugging. I can launch TWRP over fastboot and use the interface. To root the phone, I tried the following: Push the TWRP zip onto the device adb ...
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Block websites Samsung A70 [duplicate]

How to block specific websites on Samsung A70 without using root?
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Unexpected rooted alert?

I got a call from my company's Google Suite administrator that they got an alert about my phone (a Samsung S10 running Android 10) getting rooted this morning. Google's support site isn't really ...
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What is the best way to get my Samsung Note 3 SM-N900V to at least Nougat 7.0?

The step by step examples have holes in their solution for one reason or another. I need to: a. USB debug (easy) b. Root w/o KNOX violation c. Install TWRP d. Flash a ROM like Apply a custom ROM like ...
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How to unlock network on vodafone kicka 5 [closed]

I am looking for a way to unlock my phone network, but I do not want fraudulent site
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How do I gain access to root on my Galaxy Galaxy S10. And recieve write permission?

Need to Gain root access to my Samsung Galaxy S10 and also receive write permissions
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Rooting Android to retrieve texts database without deleting it by unlocking the bootloader

I'm trying to root my Android phone. The reason why is to retrieve mmssms.db. The thing is, the guide* I'm looking at has me unlock the bootloader at some point, which will erase everything. Most ...
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SU binary exists, but not executeable (no error while executing from terminal, just empty)

My friend is having a little problem with his phone where he can't update or use banking software on it because of root even though he has never rooted it and root checkers gave me mixed results, some ...
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Trying to root my Android [duplicate]

I tried the framaroot option. I have tried kingroot, towelroot and another. I thought one click rooting was supposed to be easy lol. My phone is just a cheap acatel tcl lx running on Android 8.1.
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Recovery my data on internal storage (deleted permanently 1 month ago) [duplicate]

Does software like Dr. Fone, MiniTool that required "root" on android really work 100% for recovering my lost photo? First of all my phone is not rooted. I've lost my important photo (deleted ...
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How does rooting affect full disk encryption (Oneplus 3T)?

My oneplus 3T running Oxygen OS 9.0.6 (Android 9) came with full system encryption by default. I want to install root but also keep full system encryption. Will root disable encryption? Does root ...
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ADB Root Grant Root Permission to App or Package

I am having a little trouble with my Development Board it is Orange Pi 4B, running Android 8.1 Currently I have access to ADB root and also can modify the system folder or even place files inside ...
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Root my oreo device?

I have some experience with rooting, upgrading, installing twrp and another stuff. My phone is Samsung Galaxy J7+ with (oreo). Btw, based on some articles that i've read, it's too risky if i want to ...
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Why can I still not receive OTA updates after flashing stock firmware on my Moto G7?

After purchasing a Motorola Moto G7, I rooted it using TWRP and Magisk. After a few months of having it rooted, I decided to undo the process in order to restore the ability to receive OTA updates. ...
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Can “Magisk” hide bootloader status?

I am planning to flash Lineage OS 14.1 on my Lenovo p1ma40 to give it a new life. But I often have to do various payment and transactions using banking apps. As you might know , these apps check for ...
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How to erase unsued space so that dumping userdata partition creates a sparse file of small size?

When I create a gzip image of userdata partition (/dev/block/mmcblk0p29) it creates huge 6.8GB image, previously it was 350MB. Is it possible through command-line to erase or wipe or delete space on ...
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Auto boot (start or power on) KXD W41 on charge

I've just rooted my KXD W41 to apply power on on charge as I want to install it in my car. KINGO was my rooting software of choice and I've also installed Root File Manager. As descripted on ...
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Samsung Galaxy S10+ Will not boot into Recovery mode from Download Mode

for the first time ever i'v tried to root my samsung device I am running a Samsung Galaxy S10+ SM-G975F I started by making sure OEM was unlocked + USB debugging put the phone into bootloader mode ...
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How to root Tecno WX3P?

I have Tecno WX3P phone. I would like to change the font of my phone but it just won't do so. I'm told that for me to be able to change its font I should root it. But I don't know how to root my phone....
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Stuck on “Bootloader is unlocked” screen, can't boot into recovery

So I wanted to root my OnePlus 6 after updating to android 10 (OnePlus6Oxygen_22_OTA_041_all_1911142043_dde113e5 3cd0f9.zip) I tried booting into twrp via fastboot using fastboot flash boot twrp.img (...
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TWRP: Could not mount /data (even after format data / change file system)

I'm trying to root a Vernee M5. I installed TWRP - which worked - and tried to use it to install Magisk - which didn't work (my guess is because of encryption?). Now the phone always boots into ...
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I want to ROOT Ravoz Z8 (New Brand)

First of I already done my research about how to root without TWRP/Custom Recovery since my phone brand is new which is RAVOZ. Now i finally found a solution which is to root without TWRP/CR but ...
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Android Studio Emulator with both the Google Play Store and Root?

https://developer.android.com/studio/run/managing-avds#system-image says To ensure app security and a consistent experience with physical devices, system images with the Google Play Store included ...
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How to root Nokia 1 Plus?

How do I root Nokia 1 Plus which runs Android Go? I want to root without using a PC.
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How to select appropriate firmware for Samsung Xcover 4?

I want to use these instructions to root Samsung Xcover 4 that I'm planning to buy. Below instructions there is warning:Warning: The above tutorial only works for Android 7.0 with the built id NRD90M....
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Does rooting an Android phone allows to update signed apps with a malicious app?

I am new to android internal things. If i root my phone or it has been rooted by a malicious app with a click of mine without my knowledge will it be able to modify signed apps like google pay (I know ...
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Newland MT-90 bootloader stuck at fastboot mode screen

When I entering bootloader mode the screen just stucked at fastboot mode only. Dont know now to skip or process just can force shut down.
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Tried rooting Galaxy J7 prime, won't boot. Help

So, I was trying to root my Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. This was the first time I tried rooting anything. I ticked OEM, downloaded Odin and TWRP following the guide on https://odindownload.com/root-...
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init: cannot execve('/system/bin/custom.sh'): Permission denied

I have a rooted system-as-root Samsung Device and I am trying to run an init service which runs custom.sh script using u:r:su:s0 SELinux context. # define service, use executable here if script not ...
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How to fix “dmesg: klogctl: Permission denied” for normal user on Android?

I have a rooted Samsung device(system-as-root). When I open adb shell and run the dmesg then it behaves differently for su and normal user. It throws dmesg: klogctl: Permission denied error when ...
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How to root without triggering Knox?

I wonder, how do I root a Samsung phone without triggering Knox? Because not only the warranty gets voided, also some Samsung apps don't open.
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Can a rooted phone on stock OS be updated without wiping the data?

If so, how? The below is just personal experience relating to the titled question. I have a OnePlus 5T; it's my second smartphone, and just as I'd always planned to do with my second phone, I rooted ...
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How do I install OTA updates while rooted with Magisk?

First of all, here are my specs (let me know if I'm missing anything): Device: Moto G7 (river) OS: Android 9 Build Number: PPOS29.114-134-2 Magisk Version: 20.0 Magisk Manager Version: 7.5.3 I ...
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Trying to root SM-G900V using heimdall to install TWRP, LineageOS

I'd like to install LineageOS on a CID 15 SM-G900V. I'm pretty new to all of this. I read about installing Lineage (using the instructions at https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/klte/install) and found ...
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How can apps tell that they are running on a rooted phone?

I've heard that some of them refuse to run on rooted devices. One might think that a rooted device would be able to present itself as a non-rooted one. Is that not so?
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Is it possible to use 5Ghz OTG WiFi adapters on Android?

My phone is Xiaomi Redmi 6A. I cannot detect 5Ghz WiFi on my phone. Is there a way to use an external 5Ghz WiFi adapter(connected via OTG) to add 5Ghz WiFi capability? My phone is rooted, and I am ok ...
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Unbrick a hard bricked HT16

I tried to root my HT16 phone. I first flashed a TWRP recovery image (I don't remember which version, I used the version adviced in a tutorial) with fastboot and then tried to reboot. I don't ...
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How can I know whether my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone got rooted in the past (Android 9, One UI 1.0)?

How can I know whether my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone got rooted in the past (Android 9, One UI 1.0)? (even though it might have been unrooted afterward)
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Sony xperia tipo not going into fastboot mode on prompt

I want flash a new OS onto my so xperia tipo because android 4.0.2 is old and slow so I want to flash a more up to date and lightweight mobile OS. However this requires root and whenever I try to hold ...
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Destroyed (boot/recovery).img after rebooting the device

I use Realme 3 pro device with SD710 running android 9.0 with ColorOs UI, and i'm trying to root my device with Magisk module. First i followed the instructions at link to unlock bootloader,then ...
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Any way to use Google Calendar without Calendar Storage?

I've a device which runs Android 6.0.1, and officially it did not contain any Google Calendar application. The device is a Boyue Likebook Muses T78D. It has Google Play access, so I could install ...
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Does “adb backup” also backup /data/misc/vold - the Encryption Key for Adoptable SD card?

I want to make sure that using adb backup -apk -shared -all -f ~/backup.ab will also save /data/misc/vold? I am trying to backup before rooting, in order to be able to gain access to the encryption ...
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Internal Storage Problem

This shows up at my recovery. To solve this problem I've format data and also change and repair the file system and I worked. But when I boot it back to recovery the error massage will appear again. ...
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How do I turn off the blinking cursor in text entry boxes?

In text entry boxes on Android, there is a vertical line, called a caret or cursor, which marks the point where text is inserted when I type on the on-screen keyboard. But the default configuration ...
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Make sdcard visible (set UID and GID) while mounting android partition

It is a continuation of the question We (me and Irfan Latif) are trying to give access for root apps and use the following code to mount an internal sd card mount -o rw,remount / mkdir /my_sdcard ...
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AFWall+ not blocking consistently

I'm running a rooted pixel 3 (Magisk) with the "liboemcrypt disabler" module for running Netflix, Magisk Hide and the dg.db edit to disable attestation for running Google Pay. The firewall will work ...
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How to fix sdcard empty under root with Kingoroot?

My sdcard is empty when I use su. I have gained root using Kingoroot. This answer shows the SuperSU solution (mount namespace separation). How to mount an sdcard to su? What additional information ...
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Android 9 Head Unit “JBY-6201” no name generic Chinese MCU = STM32

I just installed my "Allwinner" Android 9 head unit. FCC sheet says it's a JBY-6201 if that means anything. MCU is "STM32-20190606-11-KC2-26" I have a few issues: Can't get my OBD2 dongle to pair ...
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How do I root my Galaxy J3 Prime

I have been trying to look for a root with no luck, I'm not exactly the most experienced when it comes to looking for roots like this, and this is one of the few sites I would trust to download a root ...
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Any way to send battery statistics to a computer?

I'm working for a company that has several samsung galaxy tablets in the field, we want a way to determine when their batteries are going bad before they stop working completely. Ideally, we'd be ...

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