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Questions tagged [rooting]

The process of gaining 'root' access to your device. Before asking how to root your device, please read the full tag wiki since it contains helpful information which might already answer your questions.

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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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Rooting a Sony Xperia L1 G3312, Android 7.0

Recently I bought a new Xperia and I thought it would be very easy to root it (in my 2014 it was really easy). But I'm stuck: I can't find any detailed instructions about rooting my smartphone. Okay, ...
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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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Recovering Deleted Text Messages S9

my goal is to recover text messages that have been deleted from my S9. I have not rooted my phone because all the guides I have found said that my model is not compatible with one of the programs used ...
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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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Can I install Lollipop 5.0 on a Galaxy S Duos GT- S7582

It currently has Android 4.4.2. I tried rooting it and installing a custom ROM firmware which looks like Lollipop from a UI perspective but it's still Android 4.0 under the hood. Any idea how to move ...
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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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How To Install Custom ROM on Huawei Enjoy 7S (SLA-AL00)?

Last year in China, as I lost my smartphone on a prolonged journey, I bought an Huawei Enjoy 7S. It seems to come with a quite useful hardware, however the operating system is crap, therefore I want ...
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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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Is it possible to change ro.product.model?

I have android 8.1 that is running on Android x86 emulator I tried changing ro.product.model value from VirtualBox to Samsung by running in terminal: setprop ro.product.model Samsung The output I ...
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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 ...
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How do I root my galaxy S 9 +

I need help, I have tried a few things like towlroot, but it wont let it install. I download the apk file then on the permissions i clicked ok then install this is protected by Google play. Then if ...
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Is it possible to unlock the bootloader of moto e4 without computer?

I want to root my phone but I dont have a computer to unlock the bootloader so im wondering if it is posible to do this without a computer if so how? I tried googling how to do this but google thinks ...
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How to relock my crom service after unlocking it in Galaxy C5?

I have unlocked my Galaxy C5 crom service with crom service.apk online and now I want to relock it back but don't know how to do it still after Googling for it from 3 days. ADB and fastboot doesn't ...
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fastboot: usage: no command

Basic information: Windows - Android SDK - fastboot.exe As the title says.. fastboot won't work in my cmd and fails with the output: fastboot: usage: no command. The android-sdk is located in the ...
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Enable USB debugging in an Android broken screen

I have a broken display which belongs to my friend. The mobile can power on but the display is still blank. I need to enable USB debugging to recover the data. While doing so there are these following ...
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AT command sent :error

What if fixing invalid imel And it is still Saying AT command error
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How to root Micromax unite 4 plus q427

Iam interested on app development.I want as developer by rooting my Micromax q427 android.I choose a method by flashing magisk-v13.3.zip file through TWRP.I done this after OEM unlocking.but my phone ...
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How to recover deleted contacts and/or call history

It is really really very important to find a contact that was deleted from my phone. The only way I can do it (if it is possible) is to recover my contacts or my call history. There is no back up at ...
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Root Reboot Galaxy s7 edge

I have tried to reboot my Galaxy S7 Edge but it has flashed Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge "powered by android" off and on all night. How long should it take to reboot it, and what will the phone look like ...
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Is there any benefit to wiping Dalvik Cache after rooting my phone?

Every time I do an OS update, it removes the root so I need to re-root my phone using TWRP. TWRP gives me the option to wipe the Dalvik Cache after flashing any sort of item. I understand that there ...
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What are the possible security issues when you're rooted? (not for apps but while browsing) [duplicate]

when flashing a good custom rom, will you have more security issues? in what way?? does this mean that lets say you had a pixel or a galaxy and you browsed a site with pornographic content or an ...
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How to root samsung s6 edge sm 925v

I tried everything as much as possible but non of them can root my device
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Stock image dump for running Magisk necessary?

In the offitical installation instructions for Magisk it says: “However, you MUST have a stock boot image dump beforehand, and you also have to be able to flash the patched boot image, either through ...