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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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How apps know about my device even if telephony permission is denied

Once i was using a third party emulator for pubg and a pop up appears that i am blocked. than i found that they don't allow third party emulator. But how do they know i am using the party emulator ...
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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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How to root Android 8.1 using Termux [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab and been over pondering rooting my tab for almost six months now. Yes, I have checked the xda forum and stuff, but since my main concern is to least invasively root my ...
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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?

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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Simulate color space changes randomly

since yesterday every time I open Instgram or Twitter, the "Simulate colour space" dev setting gets modified to monochromacy. I already used logcat to check for source: 06-23 10:50:35.893 ...
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Can't find stock rom for rooting

I want to root this phone (HTC U12 life) but cannot find source rom for it. I've checked a ton of websites (including htcdev) but found nothing. It looks like, this phone has been forsaken for a while ...
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Flashed magisk_patched_boot.img as fastboot flash recovery…Phone stuck on Powered by Android

I was trying to root my Micromax Q440 and I tried to follow the steps ie; 1: fastboot flash recovery c:\twrp.img 2: fastboot flash boot c:\magisk_patched.img but in the 2nd step, I used recovery ...
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How to root Nexus 6P w/ unofficial LineageOS 17.1?

I flashed PixelBoot's unofficial LineageOS 17.1 on Nexus 6P, however I failed to root it. First I tried flashing Magisk-v20.4.zip, which failed w/ "cannot mount /vendor" error. Here suggests ...
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Running sh script non rooted

I am not a developer and I have an application that I need to run on my Samsung 10+ which uses a plugin developed for the app to receive sensor data from a separate android device via Bluetooth ...
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Can I install replicant on a Galaxy A10e without bricking it?

I'm trying to UnGoogle my phone for privacy/security reasons, and from one source I heard that if you want to use a smartphone, you're better off getting a Pinephone running GrapheneOS / LineageOS. ...
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How to write IMEI programmatically on Pixel XL

I have an unlocked Pixel XL device purchased recently. I'd want to test changing IMEI of the device. My final purpose is to randomize IMEI dynamically from a user space application. Before this, I ...
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In Twrp recovery mode touch screen is not working on redmi y2

I wanted to root my redmi y2 device. I have unlocked my bootloader and successfully flashed Twrp recovery from adb however it's touch screen is not working, probably because my device doesn't supports ...
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Lost owner privileges on Android 10 after flashing boot image

it seems that my user on Android lost the "owner privileges": Any function or feature that is only available to the main user is disabled in the UI. Unfortunately, this includes user administration ...
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realme 3 pro stuck at bootloop (boot/recovery) has been destroyed

Hi my mobile is in boot loop fastboot not working i have tried every button but none worked not connecting to pic / laptop as well any one have a solution please help i did flash my stock rom ...
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SafetyNet vs MagiskHide: what's the status now in mid 2020?

As widely reported on different sites, and also discussed on this site (here and here), earlier this year, Google made changes to SafetyNet so that it could detect bootloader/verified boot status even ...
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how to upgrade operating system of micromax E311 device for a novice user

I have Micromax E311 phone. For some reason the settings of phone have become unreachable. So on the display I see com.android.settings. Setting icon with a mechanical gear on it but when I tap it ...
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Nexus 6P stuck on bootloop after rooting

So today I bought a used Nexus 6P for the purpose of installing Kali Nethunter on it, and then after some searching I found out that I should root the device first. So I followed this guide using ...
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Rooting gone terribly wrong

My rooting had gone terribly wrong and I don't know why. I tried to install Odin3 and actually did it but then my phone went crazy. Now, it is turning on and off and I am unable to stop it! Please, ...
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Safest way for rooting

I would not recommend rooting a device that is still under warranty. I am trying to find a way to root my old device from 2014 that has become my daily because the new one got damaged and cannot ...
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Unlock bootloader of Samsung Tab A 9.7 SM-T555

Here it comes a long intro of what I want to achieve and what I tried. You can jump to the end for the actual questions. The internal storage of my Tab is full, so I bought an SD card. Unfortunately, ...
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Is it Possible to Create an Operating System for Android Devices?

Is it possible to run an operating system other than Android on Android devices? I know that the bootloader is hard-coded into the firmware and even if you tried you can't change what it does but what ...
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If I change some settings that require root, will the changes be preserved when I unroot my phone?

Recently I rooted my phone and I changed system emoji (while having a custom font; I don't know any way how to combine custom emoji with a custom font other than rooting). To do this, I used this app ...
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How to Override Google Play's Compatibility Check

I own a mid-range Android phone with pretty decent specs,yet I find many a times that certain games and services are shown to be in-compatible with the phone.However when I download the apk from the ...
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How can I install a supersu root zip on a system.img to create a pre-rooted system?

I'm looking to create a pre-rooted system.img for a specific device. running Marshmellow (6.0) on ARM. I have a SuperSU zip for marshmellow and the compiled system.img for my device. OK. I know you ...
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How to fix phone rejecting root

I have infinix x559c I have tried using root using Spflashtool and also fastboot it didn't work even when I unlock bootloader it flashed successfully but it didn't boot to recovery and it shows below ...
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What is 0x10DB21 error code in Kingoroot?

I'm currently using android 6.0 And i wanted to root it I downloaded kingoroot apk I installed it clicked one click root and it stopped at 90% and then said failed to root error 0x10db21 what do i do?...
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Which IMG file from ISO to patch with Magisk to use on Android-x86 9 Pie?

Setup: Oracle VirtualBox VM with installed Android-x86 9 (Pie) Rooted out of the box (with SuperSU, guessing from the root access popup, but there's no manager app) .vmdk VM drive android-x86_64-9....
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root chinese tablet Twrp is the only way?

Hi everyone I hope you are safe in this time's ! and I'm tring to do root into a chinese tablet It is a nice piece i can vnc to my pc's or ssh and control by kdeconnect or use yatze etc i like it ...
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Map keys to touchscreen

Not sure of this is a good question for here or stack overflow... I can move it if needed. I'm running android on a mobile device... but I really just use it as a computer. I have a wireless mouse/...
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LineageOS/OpenGApps refuse to install on SM-G901F

Very annoying. I'm trying to install LineageOS on Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus (SM-G901F), which used to run with stock OS before. I successfully installed TWRP I backed up my partitions and wiped them ...
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Reakme c2 stuck at orange state

I tried rooting my phone but its stuck at orange state and saying your device is unlocked and cant be trusted and it is stuck at that endless boot loop someone please help it is REALME c2
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How to gain root on BlueStacks Android emulator

BlueStacks is a popular Android emulator for Windows and macOS for gamers. It is popular, because the emulator ships with Google Play Store pre-installed and installing any games is easy. ...
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How To Root An Android Phone? [duplicate]

I was looking here and there and i can't find any answers how to root my samsung galaxy s6 i was trying to root fully i was trying kingoroot,iroot,kingroot i can't so i find a different way to root my ...
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Rooting a wiko jerry is impossible due to all fastboot commands lock the phone

On Linux: All fastboot commands lock. Particularly fastboot oem unlock or fastboot flashing unlock. After removing and re-attaching the phone to the usb port (without turning it off), the phone ...
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TWRP bootloop with no recovery mode

I have a Samsung J7 Prime model SM-G610M, earlier today I got TWRP working perfectly after many other issues, however, when I tried to flash SuperSU from the sd card, it got stuck in a bootloop, the ...
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Redmi Note 3 (SD 650)- Boot loop and “could not find 'meta-inf/com/google/android/update-binary' in the zip file” error when flashing custom rom

Flashed TWRP after unlocking bootloader in Redmi Note 3 (SD 650) via fastboot, it's stuck in bootloop. When I try to install Bliss Rom, it shows "could not find 'meta-inf/com/google/android/update-...

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