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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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How can I ungrey out Oem unlocking on my Pixel 2 on Android Pi

pretty much the title, I'm trying to root my device and am struggling when i put my phone in bootloader mode and attempt to unlock with fastboot I get this error FAILED (remote: Flashing Unlock is ...
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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)

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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PIT file and real partition size

I'm looking for a method how to calculate partition size like USERDATA using only PIT file dumped form Heimdall. I'm trying to create empty USERDATA image and flash using Heimdall, but to do this I ...
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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 ...
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Is SuperSU still downloadable anywhere or is the project dead?

I am trying to root an Asus Tinkerboard and I've come across some instructions that mention downloading the flashable zips from the SuperSu.com downloads page. However it seems all of these links on ...
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My Moto Z is stuck in a bootloader mode AND will not communicate with my Windows 10 PC

Before it became problematic, the bootloader on my Moto Z was unlocked, developer options were on and so was USB Debugging. Then a friend tried to root it and that's when my problems began. Now, when ...
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Disable headphone physically in rooted phone

I want to disable my headphone jack in my rooted Android phone because it is physically damaged. How can I do it? Is there any way in build prp file or any other way so that it is "physically" ...
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Can't unlock (sim-locked) a rooted Galaxy S7?

There is a guy selling a Galaxy S7 at a good price but the drawback, he says, is that the phone is rooted thus can't be carrier-unlocked (sim unlock?) and the OS can't be updated. Being rooted is a ...
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Accessing call logs even when phone is locked with password Android 4.4

There is a phone that I have to have access to. Its a phone that has important information in it. The owner cannot be reached to give us the password. How can we access the phone call logs without ...
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Extracting infinix x608 boot.img without root

I have an unrooted Oreo device 8.0.0 (Infinixhot 6 x608 pro). How can I extract the boot.img for rooting with magisk? NO other rooting app can root it.
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Sony Xperia Z3c in-call volume

Is it possible to increase the in-call volume on Sony Xperia Z3 compact. I have rooted my phone and tried various apps, but they only seem to increase the speaker volume and distort it at the same ...
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samsung j7 showing process is not responding?

after using link2sd app to move app to sdcard while moving the app, my mobile got restarted and then it shows process is not responding error, and i can't access images, my mobile not showing any ...
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Unable to mount /data after multiple wiped

Everytime I try to flash anything from TWRP it says "E: unable to mount /data". I have tried multiple wipes and entirely reflashing the os but everytime i finish setting up the phone after wiping it, ...
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How to root galaxy s9+

Is there any guide or can somebody tell me how to root my s9+. Sorry for incompetence, I'm new to this)
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Is rootkhp a reputable rooting tool?

I was searching for a few days reading a ton of articles to find a best rooting tool for my brother. He is using a Samsung J Max on Nougat and asked me to find a better tool. As my last pick up, I ...
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How do I root Lenovo A6600 Plus?

Lenovo A6600 Plus doesn't allow to move users apps to SD unless we format external SD as internal which encrypts it. So, in order to force move user apps to SD, I'm looking for rooting android. I've ...
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recover imagen for the wallpapers

i have a androi motorola e2, time ago i put one imagen for the wallpaper, after a time i deleted that imagen, but that picture still in the options, when i have to select one wallpaper for the ...
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Failed root, Infinix Hot 4. Logo looping on start up

sorry if this isn't the place for this I attempted a root for my Infinix Hot 4 (Android 6.0) and failed miserably. First I tried Kingo Root but that kept failing. I guessed it had to do with this ...
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How to root LG K7 2017 (x230)?

I'm trying to gain root access of this device to try to increase its ram using swap (virtual ram). I've tried Kingroot and kingoroot apk. They didn't work. Please help.
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How to root blackview a20

I have a blackview A20 which is a low spec phone running android oreo go. I would like to use this phone for experimentation with android development and learning about android on a cheap device ...
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Rooting again after installing LineageOS?

After following the following steps: rooting a motorola g3, installing TWRP wiping the phone (without micro-sd present) with TWRP installing lineageOS wiping the phone (without micro-sd present) ...
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OEM Unlock for Samsung S9 not shown

I have a brand new sealed Samsung S9 SM-G960F/DS which is most probably Exynos variant however I couldn't find OEM Unlock after activating the developer tools. I've googled that and was surprised that ...
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Possible to use another application as default camera application?

Many apps let u use only the default built-in camera app. They not allow you to choose a third party app, such as the app "fake camera". Is there a way to remove/replace the default camera app? Any ...
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How to open the bootloader for Acer DA220HQL?

Got this DA220HQL from my mom, it was plugged in like once before, and is about 9 years old. I plugged it in, started it up, and it had the glaringly bad ui of Android v4 something. I nearly hurled, ...
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after changing rw on system, still I got “read-only system”. what would be the problem?

Experts. looking for your experience and wisdom here. Once I rooted my Android phone ( Galaxy S6 software 7.0 ), I tried to make tmp folder but failed with "mkdir: '/tmp': Read-only file system". I ...
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How to decrease distance between home and back button and the menu button at bottom

Using adb tools I shifted my display upwards as some part of my bottom screen went dead. But as shown in the screenshot below, the distance between my three bottom keys and the menu button became ...
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Rooted Wifi Connection Issues Persist after Restore to Original OS

I recently rooted my Moto G4 Play (XT1607) running android 6 by unlocking the bootloader, installing TWRP custom recovery, and then installing a Lineage OS 14.1 (Android Nougat 7.1 Harpia) ROM from ...
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Kingoroot: Root Failed error code 0x17CCD6

My device is Redmi 3s I've successfully unlocked bootloader using mi official unlock app. I've tried thrice, but kingoroot is throwing same error again again.
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How to increase /system directory size on android device?

Hello, I use Galaxy A 7.0 tab and rooted device. this device total storage 16GB but current my /system storage only size 1.9G and Available storage is only 347M I would like to change the /storage/...
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where does free proxy sit and what can it actually see when used for 4g android phone?

The ip address of my android mobile with 4g simcard (with out proxy) shows some thing like 10.xx and so on. when I setup a manual proxy, where does it exactly sit in the network of internet? "Will it ...
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ZTE Blade Spark Z971

I'd like to root my Z971 but first off, I'm pretty novice when it comes to Android and I've tried a few things including Kingroot and others like it. None of the rooting apps work and I've tried ...
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LG aristo 2 root file cont [duplicate]

Im the aame aleczander who asked the question about finding my root file for my phone. i know how to unlock my bootloader, ive done it on other androids but i cant seem to find root files on the ...
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How to root LG Aristo 2 (lm-x210ma) with stock Rom?

Im looking for root files for my android so i can save it in my sd card and set my bootloader to boot my sd card so i can root my phone without loading a custom ROM. Can anyone help me out with this?
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understanding bootloader unlocking

I am trying to understand the rooting procedure in general. I see that 1st stage involves what it termed as "unlock bootloader". It is described as a method which makes the bootloader capable for ...
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After root weird behavior (VIDEO INCLUDED and model, root process): Samsung Note 4 immediately forgets action? (sorry I'm not techy. I WILL EXPLAIN)

Sorry I'm not a tech fluent person but this is what's happening: It's like my phone can't recall previous action done? As shown in the video, I am using wordswag and when the option to choose from my ...
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How to root Lava Iris 60?

I have tried many PC software related rooting apps none of them works. My mobile is having mtk6737M chipset with nought update. I have searched any methods for this device...but nothing was there.. I ...
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Internal 1.4GB VMEM of Samsung J2 2016(SM-J210F) is missing

First I will say what I did before I got this problem. I have rooted SM-J210F by following the instructions on XDA-Developers site. Rooting was successful. Then I started doing random things without ...
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When was KNOX efuse introduced?

I realy want to root my samsung j7 (2016) phone and flash custom roms on it. I know it has knox but i am not sure is it the one that can be reversed by triangle away app or it is efuse that can not go ...
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stock android Flashing infinix S2PRO X522-H539C-N-170816V186

Now, so i'm trying to install stock android. i did my research and found that my build number is X522-H539C-N-170816V186. but finding the boot file for the build is impossible. all links download ...
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Android PCAP Compatibility

The android PCAP program looks great to use, however I don't have the alfa adapter, but rather a TP Link, will the program still run with that or does it have to be the chipset listed?
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Is there a Towelroot alternative for anoriginal Shield Tablet?

Yes, I am aware that my tablet is old af Is there a towelroot alternative? I am on the newest Shield ROM version and towelroot doesn't seem to work. It gives an error code (will enter later). I need ...
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Huawei Unlock code site not working - How to get Honor 6X unlock code?

All is in the title : How to get Honor 6x unlock code since this url 'https://emui.huawei.com/en/plugin/unlock/index' is dead ?
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Please help! What should I do before unrooting?

I accidentally deleted my Photo Album in Gallery, unfortunately I never backup any of my photos. I tried to recover my photos using Android Recovery Data Software but required rooting. Not sure what ...
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Temporarily rooting an old 2nd generation Moto G - how can it be done?

I have an old Android phone (Moto G 2nd generation, running 5.0.2), from which I need to access files in the data\system folder. As I still do use this phone, I'd rather not permanently root it. ...
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How do I root a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, SM-N910V?

I have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4, SM-N910V. It is unlocked. According to root checker app and SuperSU app, my phone is NOT rooted. But, I can get to the boot loader and it has where I can ...
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Flashing MIUI stock recovery rom.zip file using updater menu in MIUI

I have this question that I am trying to find an answer for and stuck. I have a redmi note 5 pro 4gb/64gb variant. I want to root my phone, I already have the unlocking permissions but unable to bind ...
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How to upgrade the Android version in Samsung SM-T560 tablet

Please advise the possibility of upgrading the existing android version of 4.4.4 to the latest possible version in Samsung tablet model SM-T560
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How to root and flash the Galaxy Note 4 AT&T version

I got a Galaxy Note 4 from my father and it is the AT&T version. I think it's been already rooted since I can use other networks besides AT&T on it... But there are some AT&T stock apps/...