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Updating to LineageOS 17.1, replacing su with Magisk

Up to 16.1, LineageOS provided su as an add-on, in the shape of an extra zip file which could be installed along with the OS itself using a recovery image such as TWRP. However, with 17.1 they have ...
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How can I make my rooted Android 7 phone as secure as possible for financial transactions?

The latest security update patches for my phone was in 2017. My phone is rooted. What steps can I take to make it as secure as possible to be able to safely use financial apps where I'd be transacting ...
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Wipe personal data from android mobile without rooting

I apologize If placing a already answered questions. But I am novice and have tried finding answers to no avail. I got a Moto G3 (2015) from a friend and I want to erase all his personal data to the ...
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I want to learn how to unlock my Moto G7 Subaru it's been hacked compromised Wi-Fi my Gmail etc [closed]

My Wi-Fi has been compromised my router my Gmail and the phone that I currently have is still tied to a wireless provider that was in Texas and I'm in Illinois.But I had to replace this phone once ...
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Low latency touch detection [closed]

I'm detecting touch events anywhere on the screen by capturing the touch events in onTouchEvent(MotionEvent event). This captures all touch events but with a varying latency of 20-40 ms on a Pixel 3a. ...
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Problems with automation

I need to do some repeated clicks on my android phone (root provided). This click sequence must pe played as a reaction on SMS-event from a certain number. No idea what and how to use. #helpmeplease
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Samsung Galaxy Tab E SM-T560 bricked

Recently, I tried to root my Samsung Galaxy Tab E T-560 and I was unsuccessful. This is the first device I tried to root so I do not have much knowledge about this topic. I decided to root the tablet ...
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how to add a location tracking script on android?

How can I add a custom script that retrieves the current location and also fetches current sim's cellphone number? I want to root my phone and add a script that notifies me of its location and user ...
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“adb remount” Command not working

I'm trying to root my Android head unit which has a custom rom(Android 10.0) installed on it. Instructions are here: cd c:/ adb connect (enter here your ip address number, for example 10.0.0.2) adb ...
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Recovering deleted files from unrooted Android device requires factory data reset

I would like to create a copy of the internal drive (not SD) of my Android device (Motorola E3) to recover some deleted files, but it requires rooting of the device. Rooting itself requires bootloader ...
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How to adjust android mic sensitivity?

I've a GSI rom on a rooted phone. I searched online and find out mixer_paths.xml is what I need to adjust. But I don't have it in my rom. It's a mediatek umidigi phone. My mic is too sensitive and ...
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TWRP is stuck at the boot screen when trying to flash twrp on Mi A2

I am trying to root my Mi A2 android phone. I am following this tutorial. When I try fastboot boot path/to/twrp/image the phone gets stuck on the boot screen. What am I doing wrong? Is it because a) I ...
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What is the safest way to root my ZTE K81 tablet?

I want to root my tablet but the websites that I have found on the web so far haven't been of much help for me. I am wondering what the most recommended and safest way to root my tablet is.
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Recovering SMS messages from a non-rooted LG G6 H870

I've accidentally deleted some SMS messages on a non-rooted LG G6 H870 (which AFAICT can't have its bootloader unlocked). I assume they weren't deleted from /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/...
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Getting adb root: I did unpack and repack the boot img yet adb root doesn't work

my android is a Marshmallow 6.0.1 (EDIT: It is Samsung!) I just unpacked the boot.img and edited the build.prop by setting: ro.secure=0 ro.debuggable=1 ro.adb.secure=0 repacket it, flashed it and ...
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Do I need to root my Pixel 3 phone in order to install GrapheneOS?

I am interested in stalling GrapheneOS custom ROM on a Pixel 3 phone. Does this require that I root the phone?
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Is it possible to use virtual camera on android phone?

Well i know it's possible via Emulators or vm , but my question is about an actual android phone is it possible to do something like manycam on windows ? i've been searching internet for almost two ...
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tcpdump unable to write pcap files

I rooted my phone and it comes with tcpdump in the xbin folder it works fine but I can't quite use the -w option. When I do: tcpdump -i any udp works just fine but when I do tcpdump -i any udp -w - ...
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Can i mount a Veracrypt container as a regular sd and install apks inside?

I work fine with the Linux terminal, but I am taking my first steps on Android, so I apologize if I ask something too obvious for someone with some knowledge on the subject. I am going to acquire a ...
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Soft Bricked Nexus 6P

Back in 2015, I rooted my HTC One M7. It was an adventure; I messed up along the way, soft-bricking my phone. Eventually, though, I managed to get it working again. That was five years ago. So, I ...
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How to sideload LineageOS?

I think I updated twrp and adb seems to be working: thufir@doge:~/android$ thufir@doge:~/android$ adb shell getprop | grep twrp thufir@doge:~/android$ thufir@doge:~/android$ adb shell shell@htc_m8:/ ...
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Redmi Note 4 bricked. Flashing stock rom doesn't help. Red light blinks when connected to power

I have a Redmi Note 4 which I tried to root and ended up bricking it. It would be very nice if some kind person could get me out of this.. If you don't wanna read the whole story just jump to ...
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A cheap android phone killed my sd cards when I formatted them to internal, any way to get them back?

I bought an Ulefone Paris 2015 Chinese phone, a few years ago, it came with a bloated/malware OS, I put in a Lexar SD card, formatted as internal, something didn't work right (I don't remember), I ...
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How to root Android R emulator?

I faced an issue that Android R emulator cannot be rooted. First I launch the Android R emulator -> /Users/myname/Library/Android/sdk/emulator/emulator -avd emulatorname -no-snapshot -writable-...
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Is mtk-su safe? Is it actually temporary?

mtk-su which helps mediatek mtk-65** based phone owners to basically gain a "temporary" root. My question is, if it was actually temporary as it claims, and if it actually doesn't persist ...
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Orange state for lenovo k8 plus

My lenovo k8 plus is not booting. Its only showing Orange state, device is unlocked and can't be trusted. I tried rooting the device hence this happened. Can anyone help?
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Samsung Galaxy A20, tried root. No OS installed. Sideload doesn't work

I was attempting to root and flash Havoc OS on my phone. I am in TWRP and I don't have the havoc OS image on my device's storage. All of my device has been wiped and there is no OS there anymore (...
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How can I send music from an app to one BT device, but keep all other sounds on another BT device or on the phone?

I am blind, literally, and I use Androids built in screen reader, TalkBack. When I want to get my jam on, I want to be able to send my tunes to one BT device, and keep all other audio either on the ...
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How to root “Samsung Galaxy A11” (model number: SM-A115F/DSN)?

I have SM-A115F/DSN (Galaxy A11) running Android-10. Can I root it and, if so, how? Maybe someone has already rooted the same device. I am a beginner and I need a complete step-by-step method. Thank ...
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Can magisk replace files outside of /data/system?

I need to replace a file in /data/data/... Is it possible with magisk? And if so, how? I've read the developer guide multiple times, and it seems that it's possible using an overlay system - which I ...
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Do rooting applications read as malware?

I DLed a root application at XDA-Developers and my Malwarebytes and Virus Total say it's malware. I suspect this is normal given what it does, but what I've read of rooting, never has it said, 'your ...
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How to root CovrWare Android phone?

NOTE: This is a very specific question on manufacturer name of the Android phone I am talking about... Hey, guys, I am needing to try and root a CovrWare manufacturer-made Android phone, from https://...
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Click to ROOT even without PC? How is this possible? [duplicate]

There are many apps which says you can root in single click, like framaroot, one click root, kingo root. I'm not sure whether everythings works, but, YouTube videos claim that. How these apps root a ...
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Is it possible to reduce the charging current? [duplicate]

I'd like to reduce the charging current of my phone, because It gets too hot I am charging it overnight so it's more beneficial to charge it slowly. Is it even possible from a hardware perspective ...
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Is the root file different if a custom rom is installed? [closed]

Do I need a different root file if I have installed a custom rom on Android? Who creates root files for devices?
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How to root a Lenovo Tab M8 FHD (TB_8705F)

I have tried to root my tablet using the one click options but wasn't successful. Does anyone know of a way to root it? Thank You,
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Any way to flash a custom rom without twrp recovery?( It doesn't work on my device)

I am trying to root my Galaxy Note 10.1 (sm P605). I've already upgraded the firmware with odin and flashed twrp with odin as well. Now after flashing twrp it boots normally then I switched it off and ...
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Unlocked bootloader with OEM locked inside system in Oneplus3. HELP?

I have a OnePlus3 device which was rooted(TWRP + magisk + stock rom). But as new rom was buggy, i install old stock rom + stock recovery without root. After installing by mistake i lock OEM from the ...
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Using an Android emulator with termux, how do I expose the emulator to gps services so I can add gps data to apps like WigLE WiFi?

I working on a problem of using an Android emulator on a PC to use the NIC like as if the NIC's are attached to emulator itself to do packet injection and other things. I almost have that beat but ...
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If I generate my own custom key and sign a custom ROM, then will I be able to have root access after locking the bootloader?

So what I want to do is boot into my own custom ROM with a locked bootloader. I have a OnePlus 6T so it's possible, but can I have root access after I boot with a locked bootloader? If I replace my ...
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Easiest way to root Xiaomi redmi 4x with TWRP

I'm trying to root my Xiaomi redmi 4x (Android 7) using TWRP. I have unlocked the phone, turned on USB debugging and odm. It's my first time ever trying and seem to get confused following the ...
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Rooting my samsung j7 gone wrong

I was rooting my android phone by following youtube tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXyWgyW5-5M . At step 2:11 after selecting bootloader only blue screen and downloading is written i.e. the ...
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Will installing TWRP wipe my device?

So I've rooted my Galaxy S10 Exynos using Magisk and now I wish to install Twrp for easier updates flashing. Will installing TWRP on my magisk rooted device wipe my data? Thanks
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How to determine which version of TWRP has been installed?

A secondhand phone looks to have TWRP already installed: thufir@dur:/run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host=HTC_Android_Phone_SH4AYWM01306/Internal storage$ thufir@dur:/run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host=...
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Stuck with bricked OS

A few days ago I've updated my rooted(with magisk) galaxy s10(SM-G973F) to the latest firmware(patched with magisk) of ILO(G973FXXU7CTF1 - my previous firmware - G973FXXU4BTA8 - had one ui 2.0), and ...
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How to permanently set one handed mode on Android or shift screen size?

My Xiaomi Redmi 4 prime's display has broken from left side. So I have to use one handed mode which is miui's default feature. Is there any way I can Shift my phone's display to 4 inches from right ...
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why does my mouse act like a home button

When i connect my Bluetooth Mouse or Wireless and I press right click or press down the scroll wheel it acts like a home button. I tried changing Bluetooth AVRCP Version to 1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6 nothing ...
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How to bypass storage settings on rooted Huawei Honor 6x Emui5.0.3 Android 7.0?

I recently rooted my Honor 6X (android 7.0, emui 5.0.3), and I'm looking for a way of moving apps to my external SD. If I try to "force allow apps on external storage" from dev settings, the ...
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How can i root my phone without formatting? [duplicate]

so iv'e got a motorala g7 power that i want to root but i don't want to format it. is there anything i can do? I've already got ADB and USB debugging enabled and the build number is PP029.80-27
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How to root a HTC U12 Life without source code?

I have HTC U12 life. The problem is that, I want to root it, but I just cannot find its source code anywhere: no stock rom and no source kernel. Nothing. Neither on official resources nor on regular ...

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