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After unlocking a boot loader, is rooting different among phones?

After unlocking a boot loader, is the process of rooting different among phones?
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How do you root a device with Magisk when it doesn't have a custom recovery

This is a self answered question to address the subject of title. With a recovery in place, rooting with Magisk is straightforward,it gets a tad difficult when you don't have a recovery.This was ...
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ODIN - Error <ID:0/004> Complete(Write) operation failed

I am currently trying to root an android 10 device (a samsung sm-j600f) using ODIN 3.14.1 and TWRPbut when I hit the start button I get <ID:0/004> Complete(Write) operation failed. error. The ...
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Locking bootloader after vendor build change

So, I have a Mi 10 Lite with the MIUI 12 EEA, and it's not the stock ROM but the Vodafone build (QJIEUVF). As there's the new Android 11 update coming, I'd like to have that and not wait for Vodafone ...
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Can we consider Huawei phones as unrootable?

Huawei unlocking happened until 2018/05 by getting an unlock code on the manufacturer's website page1 and giving it as an argument to a fastboot oem unlock. In 05/2018, Huawei simply stopped this ...
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Fake camera input on Android Phone -Pixel 5

Is it possible to make my phone recognize my screen or a video as the front or back camera input? Especially in apps that use the cam directly? Means, I can use an app (TikTok here as a Duet phone) ...
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Help me to Unlock Bootloader on this Chinese phone

I am trying to unlock the bootloader for my device (it's a cheap Chinese phone) and then root using Magisk. The first problem is that OEM Unlock option is not available in developer options, so I got ...
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In theory can Samsung devices get root without tripping Knox, for example by exploit?

According to Wikipedia article Before booting in the main Kernel, Samsung runs a "pre-boot" environment where it checks for the signature match of all elements of the OS. If a method to ...
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Any way to root a crushed phone and get encryption file from it?

tl;dr Is it possible to root an Android 8.0 phone that is accessible only via USB? Is it then possible to extract encryption .key file out of it in order to decrypt its SD Card that was formatted and ...
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fastboot commands dont run: < waiting for device >

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro running MiUI 9 and Android 8.1, never received updates thats why I want to unlock the bootloader and do the other stuff but there's the problem coming. The problem is that ...
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Is the Android Emulator from Android Studio vulnerable to Dirty COW?

I want to try out the DirtyCOW Exploit in a Virtual Machine or an Emulator. I have made DirtyCOW run on some versions of Android-x86, with Android-x86 running in VirtualBox. I want to know if DirtyCOW ...
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Android 10 forensics - Root a cellphone without SD Card and without installing any external apps [duplicate]

I would like to root my Samsung J6 mobile phone that is running Android 10 in order to apply forensically sounding techniques on it (basically recovering deleted data etc). So far, as I researched on ...
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How do I root a Kyocera Hydro Shore C6742A?

I've tried one-click roots, and they didn't work, unsurprisingly. The phone is running Android 5.1.1, which is the most recent update that it will support. I'm willing to hard reset this phone, as a ...
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Android “managed device” recognized as mass storage device. adb doesn't see device. How do I do I determine drivers?

I have an android "managed device" that seems to have been some company tablet. No discernible brand. When I boot, it gives a screen with only a settings app. The settings app is very ...
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I want to see line between two points (Only when touched with two fingers)

Just like pointer location feature, in developer option of android 10. It shows vertical and horizontal lines, I am willing to have direct line between two points, only when touched with two fingers, ...
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How do I root a phone without losing any data? [duplicate]

I don't care if my phone trips the knox counter, I couldn't care any less if samsung knows I tried to root my phone but I'm tired of looking at videos on YouTube that say "This method works ...
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fastboot oem unlock resuts in unknown command (Alcatel 1s)

I have an old Alcatel 1s 5024d with Android 9 and I wanted to try my hand at rooting it. I've been following a tutorial that's supposed to let me flash a boot.img patched by Magisk Manager. I've ...
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Rooting Lenovo tab M8(FHD) That was Upgraded to Android 10

I had rooted this device when I bought it and it was on Android 9 (See Here) Now I upgraded the device to Android 10 with Lenovo Smart and Rescue Assistant. When I try to root it the same way I get a ...
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remount, turn off SElinux, all fails even though I am root

I have a device which is never hacked into before, mostly as nobody has it, it is a android tv box. I have temp root using the dirty cow exploit, and tried to remount system using the mount command. ...
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Magisk issue :Device rooted but Magisk not installed

Device: OnePlus7, Android 10 What happened Device was rooted with October security patch updated, custom kernel installed and Magisk Manager hidden (to prevent root detection by an app). All working ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (SM-T290)

Good morning. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 a.k.a SM-T290 and I would be pleased if someone tell me how to get root access to it. Already have tried the method described in: https://forum.xda-...
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Device says bootloader unlocked but OEM unlock option can enabled and disabled?

I have a Redmi Note 3 (INDIAN VARIANT Kenzo/Snapdragon variant running on Marshmellow 6.0.1 with MIUI Global 10.2) on which I performed an bootloader unlocking procedure via the tool XiaoMiTool V2 ...
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Play store apps downloading forever after factory reset

Steps before the problems : The tablet was inactive, whitout recharging, for arround 1 year and half. Acidentaly pressed the keys to 'Download a custom os', and restarted the tablet during the ...
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What are the various ways an android phone can be locked?

I ask this question because the confusing terminology of different types of "locked" and "unlocked" like rooted and not rooted, Sim-locking, FRP locks, lock screens, adb active ...
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Rooting Huawei mediapad T3 7 Wifi

I want to flash magisk on my device but i haven't been able to unlock the bootloader. I was wondering if i could patch the boot.img of the firmware file i found online then flash it with spflash tool. ...
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How can I restore a local backup of WhatsApp to a specific data profile created using Titanium backup app?

In Titanium Backup app I have multiple data profiles for WhatsApp. I am using WhatsApp in 1st data profile and I need to restore a local backup of another WhatsApp number to 2nd data profile. How can ...
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Getting root access on meizu x8 (Andriod 8.1.0)

I tried various methods that I can found on the web to get root access, but none of them worked. I do not trust the vendor-provided method of getting root access. Does anyone know a way to get root ...
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Is a rooted phone still required to pass '-k' in ADB's package remove command?

I successfully ran pm uninstall --user 0 packagename without the -k argument on my phone which isn't rooted, despite the XDA article saying it's needed.
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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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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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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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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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