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Rooting ASUS MeMO Pad (Nougat 7.1.2)

I'm a freshman that just started working as a research assistant for my school's computer science department. My advisor is having me root some Asus tablets and install Lineage OS 14.1, and I have ...
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How can I restore deleted pictures from Android (LG G5, Android 7.0)?

I was looking at my phone pictures from my PC and I accidentally deleted them. I've looked on my PC trash but they are not there and I can't find them in my phone either. Is there any way I could ...
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Can adb sideload be used to flash/install ZIPs using 'stock' recovery/fastboot?

TWRP isn't supported for my WE_T1 Android Nougat. Can I still use the adb sideload function to install ZIPs using stock fastboot?
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Is it safe to flash dm-verity zip on S8 EXYNOS G905F?

Is it safe to flash the dm-verity zip? I am asking due to, seeing/reading some cases when attempting to flash a ROM the phone will get to the ERASING stage, show dm-verity error, then reboot, and it ...
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How to Extract boot.img from Sharp Z3 Fs8009?

I'd like to extract the boot.img from this device in order to root it with Magisk. Is it possible with adb commands? Or another way maybe? The firmware on it is 00WW_1_310 global version, and I can't ...
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Rooting Panasonic Eluga Pulse X phone

I just recently bought an Android phone named Panasonic Eluga Pulse X, but its internal storage is way too low that I want to remove some bloatware by gaining root access. I have tried so many one-...
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Is it possible to build an ad-hoc network on the application level, without a custom ROM? [closed]

I am currently trying to build an adhoc network using android phones. Is it possible to do so, without touching the kernel and OS level?
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rooting gigaset phone

I am trying to root my Gigaset phone (GS 160), but I couldn't make it with http://kingoapp.com (probably the model is not supported) and https://towelroot.com (model is not supported) Does anyone ...
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How to fix an invalid imei

I am using a tecno y2 android version 4.4.2 and while trying to fix an invalid imei after tapping on the send at command, it replies that"This command is not allowed in user-build
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Root Chinese Huawei​ ​Enjoy 8

Mum got a new phone from China. She can't install our use any Google services or Facebook etc, I think I need to root it but I don't know much about this stuff. Any help please?
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What special privileges “/system/xbin/su” does have w.r.t. root access?

This answer says: Because of the way directory/file permissions are configured on Android, you need to have the su binary on your /system partition in order for it to work. Putting elsewhere ...
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Failed to mount /cache (Invalid argument) TWRP Galaxy S4 i9500

I have a Samsung Galaxy GT-i9500 and I was trying to put a custom ROM (Phoenix Grace UX, to be precise) onto it. So I unlocked the bootloader and installed TWRP and then tried installing the .img from ...
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Help an idiot gain confidence / know what to do after a TWRP Data wipe

I rooted my phone sometime mid-2018 or something, just followed some instructions somewhere on how to root. Right now I have TWRP and Magisk on this phone. Currently, I have a strange dilemma with ...
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Fail! (Auth) Odin Log; Downloading to S7 Edge (SM-G935V) Qualcomm (has a Verizon

Can someone have a look at this Odin log? I have tried many times and always FAILS to download. I'm pretty sure I'm doing everything right, but something is awry. My phone: Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935V) ...
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LG K10 Rooting and Bootloader Unlock without a computer

How I go about unloacking the bootloader on a LG K10 without a PC? Can it be done or do I need a computer. Thanks in advance
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how to change hotspot auto-off time using ADB command o Root?

Hi guys I'm looking for a solution on how to change the auto-off time of the hotspot with ADB command o Root, defatul is set to 5 minutes: "the hotspot will be turned off if no device will connect ...
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What are the differences between these adb and fastboot packages?

In my Bash shell, I have the packages: adb vs android-tools-adb as well as fastboot vs android-tools-fastboot. For reference I am trying to root my device, and later use these tools to learn about ...
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TWRP unable to mount anything except external-sd (invalid argument)

I'm trying to install Magisk on my Leagoo T8s but there's errors even before Magisk installation: E:Primary block device '/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/userdata' for mount point '/data' is ...
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Alcatell_50560 having issues

Can it be rooted ? Also it stops running apps often. It is super slow and lagging, is there a way to boost or speed up my phone's performance? Also doesn't like to read ty he as card all the time? ...
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How do I remove Incognito mode on a rooted phone? [duplicate]

Device : samsung galaxy j3 2016 sm-j320fn android 5.1.1 Root : Kingoroot So how do I disable Incognito mode (chrome) using SuperUser?
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Unable to unlock bootloader of OPPO F7

I have bought oppo f7, which comes with android 8.1 firmware. It has been 5 months since the purchase and obviously it is still in warranty period. I wanted to root my phone for the reasons you may be ...
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How can I modify serial number on an off brand tablet?

I am trying to connect to a tablet with Android Studio. The tablet is a Fusion5 Tablet F704B. It's a low cost tablet with Oreo 8.1 OS. I only have this tablet connected to my PC. Android Studio ...
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Can't unlock my phones bootloader

I'm using a local branded chinese phone. And my phones comes with locked bootloader. As it is a local branded phone, manufacture doesn't provide a official way to unlock it! I've tried many way I ...
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Fastboot commands extremely slow

I'm trying to unlock my HTC U11 and I've tried to run fastboot both from the packages of my Ubuntu derivative (fastboot version 1:7.0.0+r33-2) and from the platform tools (fastboot version 28.0.1-...
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no ext sd cart supported in my samsung tab 10.1 gt-p7500 3g

I want to root my tab 10.1 but how do I manage the zip from sd option, with the OTG cable put the zips on a stick failed. How do I get those zips on my tab?
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Why are the rooting apps not working anymore?

A couple years ago, it was easy to root any device: Install KingRoot, KingoRoot, or a similar app, hit the large ROOT button, and let it do the rest. After 5 minutes or so, a green "Root Succeeded!" ...
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Can the LG K20V be rooted?

I can't find anywhere stated the LG K20 phone can be rooted safely. Does anyone know if its possible? And what steps do you take? Thanks.
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How to root Samsung J3 2016 (SM-J320) without a computer

I have tried Kingo root, Framroot and others, but it wasn't possible to do it without a PC. How can I root it?
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How to install system trusted CA certificate on Android without rooting [duplicate]

I need to install the firewall certificate on the devices of my company. Since I can't install a system trusted certificate without rooting the device I thought of creating an Android image that comes ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 : Tried to install TWRP, can't boot into recovery mode now

I followed the instructions for the Odin install method here and and installed the twrp-3.2.3-0-ha3g.img.tar using Odin (Reboot in Odin was unticked). Everything went fine, but when I had to launch ...
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Are lower-end phones just as moddable as flagships? [closed]

After a long time in the waiting, I finally have an excuse to upgrade from an iPhone (5s) to an Android. As a tech enthusiast and general superuser, the freedom to do what I want as far as ...
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TWRP Internal Storage(0 MB)

I am trying to root my Samsung A7(2017). I have installed twrp to my phone but when I open it to install SuperSU it writes Internal Storage(0 MB) therefore I can not access to SuperSU. I am searching ...
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Odin froze on TWRP image

I started flashing mu Samsung A5 (2017) about 30 minutes ago, and Odin seems frozen at TWRP image. What should I do? <OSM> Enter CS for MD5.. <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable.. &...
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How to root Sony Xperia Z2a?

I want to root my phone, so I can use Linux deploy. The thing is, this specific phone (Xperia z2a or sony Canopus) doesn't have any rooting method explained on the web, aside from those one-click-...
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How do I lock my bootloader with adb

I tried to unlock my bootloader with fastboot but that didn't work >fastboot oem relock XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX FAILED (remote: 'root type is risk') Finished. Total time: 0.014s So I thought that adb ...
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Pervasive Kingroot app avoids uninstall

I managed to root my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet with Kingroot, but I'd like to remove it and switch to using SuperSU (because of KingRoot's aggressive practices and somewhat shady ...
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How can I make a symlink (or equivalent) inside /storage/emulated/0?

So, I have rooted my phone (GT-i9505 with android 5.0.1) and I would like to move my WhatsApp folder to my external SD card to save 3GB on internal storage. This is what I tried so far. EDIT: ...
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How to unlock an LG mp260?

How do I unlock and root an LG MP260? My LG v30 was stolen and I am trying to use an older phone from Metro PCS on my T-Mobile account until I can replace it.
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Scrub Data or Bypass Passcode lock on Device

I have a friend who needs access to their deceased brothers locked ZTE Z835 without factory resetting / losing data. They believe there may be evidence on the phone and authorities had already gave up ...
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Android device ID while unrooting phone

If I perform below steps, I root Android phone, From third party apps available on Play Store, I change 16 digit Android device id(Let say from aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa to bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb) And then again ...
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How to “safely” root a Motorola XT320 (running Android 2.3.6 / Gingerbread) without loosing data?

Related to this question: How to extract calendar data from the stock calendar app of Android Gingerbread (2.3.6) without a Google account? How can I "safely" root a Motorola XT320 phone running ...
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How to edit the list of reserved ports (under 1024) on Android?

Is it possible to edit list of reserved ports on Android (0 - 1023) to move lower port (under 1024) to higher port (equal or above 1024). My mobile phone is rooted and I want to use lower port. One ...
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how to check if i have successfully disabled dm-verity?

my phone has dm verity enabled by default. I read about ways to disable it. After that, is there any way with which can i verify if dm-verity is disabled?
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I destroyed the bootanimation of my phone and now it's stuck in the boot screen (black screen)

So I rooted my phone (Cherry mobile flare 2) and tried to messed up with the boot animation file :3, I changed the bootanimation.zip and changed the pictures in attempt to manually change the boot ...
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Can't find SuperSU on Google Play

I rooted my phone with SuperSU ZIP, and I want to update the app, but I didn't find it on Google Play. I also tried manually creating this URL but it returns 404. https://play.google.com/store/apps/...
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How can a Motorola Droid MAXX running Android 4.4.4 (SU6-7.7) be rooted?

I have a Motorola Droid MAXX running Android 4.4.4 build number SU6-7.7. This phone is NOT a developer edition, so I cannot unlock the bootloader. Even if I could, I would not unlock the bootloader ...
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Rooiting a Huawei MediaPad 7D-501L

My old tablet, MediaPad 7D-501L from Huawei is now quite old but I thought a lightweight ROM could allow still to use it in a efficient way at least just for reading (fb2, PDF). For Linux desktop, ...
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How to fix bootloop or decrypt /data in TWRP?

I am trying to recover the data from a default/factory encrypted Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge stuck in a bootloop (i.e.: restarting endlessly when booting the system). It is using the stock rom. Only the ...
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How to store system app's settings on /system partition?

I have a system app, and I need that both the application itself and its settings shall be in /system partition. I can change the application to be in system by moving from /data/app to /system/app. ...
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How to get rid of malware rootkit?

I wanted to root my tablet and installed a rootkit. Soon thereafter I realized that besides giving me root access, the rootkit was also uploading all my files and settings to some unknown place. To ...