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Is it possible to identify the processor on an unrooted, soft-bricked Android 9.0 device with locked bootloader?

Is there any way to identify the chipset/SoC on an unrooted, soft-bricked Android 9.0 device with locked bootloader and no ADB? Does this information show up on either the recovery mode, downloading ...
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Is it possible to dump the internal storage of an unrooted, boot-looping Android 9 with locked bootloader?

Is it possible to dump the internal storage of an unrooted, boot-looping Android 9 with locked bootloader via USB or to SD card, e.g. using some firmware tool in download or recovery mode? If YES, ...
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What EXACTLY does "pm uninstall" do on an unrooted Android 9.0 device?

There seems to be confusion regarding the behavior of pm uninstall from the ADB shell, see also here and here. Question: What configuration files does pm uninstall write to, is it /data/system/...
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Where are Android app settings stored?

If I uninstall apps/services on an unrooted Android device via the ADB shell (e.g. by doing pm uninstall), where is this information stored? Note that I'm not referring to settings within individual ...
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Help me, I bricked my phone, and now it won't boot!

Samsung Galaxy Note 3, T-Mobile version. Managed to back up all my data, and wiped it. It still won't boot or start, it just remains on the T-Mobile screen. I need help with my phone, I think I ...
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How to install TWRP on Huawei Honor 8 FRD-L14?

I have tried rooting my FRD-L14 yesterday. I have successfully unlocked the bootloader, OEM, FRP, and developer mode on the phone to install TWRP. I have also installed ADB (with corresponding drivers ...
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How to decrypt and mount Android devices?

In Linux, you can read data a device encrypted e.g. with LUKS by doing cryptsetup luksOpen and mounting the volume. What is the equivalent for this in Android, i.e. what specification for encryption ...
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How to generate the key to unlock bootloader to unlock OEM

I want to install Lineageos on my Nokia 6.1 Plus. Info But I understood Nokia is not supporting officially I cant see OEM unlocking: Allow the bootloader to be unlocked is DISABLED in developer's ...
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How to get the size of the “super” partition on the device?

lpmake requires to get the size of the “super” partition on the device: -d,--device-size - The size of the “super” partition on the device. It must match exactly, and it must be evenly divisible by ...
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Magisk: Failed to patch: Unsupported image format

I'm trying to root a Pixel 5a using Magisk (24.3). I've downloaded the barbet-rd2a.211001.002-factory-dbed3a6f factory image, pushed it to the phone, and tried to patch it with Magisk. However, the ...
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Can Samsung be rooted without computer?

I have Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. I'm thinking of rooting it. Is rooting possible without a computer? In some places, they say you can do it, in other places, they say you can't. If you google how to ...
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How is "rooted debugging" allowed on a non-rooted phone?

I just installed Lineage 18.1 (Android 11) on an old phone. Per the Lineage website, "Lineage is not rooted by default." However, I am surprised to see the option "rooted debugging"...
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Does disabling and removing Knox solve RMM OEM missing in developer options?

I bought this Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS, Exynos 850, 6000 mAh battery, India version) about 11 days ago. Since then I have been dealing with this RMM state issue, struggled to find a way for OEM ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy A32 5G?

How to unlock the bootloader, install a custom recovery, and root Samsung Galaxy A32 5G? I've tried using adb and fastboot to unlock the bootloader with no success, and the only method I've found ...
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Is it possible to recover deleted files without root on Android 12? [duplicate]

I clicked the "free up space" button in Google Photos, and it deleted the original copies of all my photos and videos in the past 3 years. It happened on a non-rooted Galaxy Note 10 Plus (...
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Does modifying system partition disturb Android system updates?

I want to root my device and then modify files on the system partition. I want to enable multi user support and install busy box. But there are many other reasons why someone would want to do this. My ...
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How do I boot into recovery mode on an HTC Dream/G1?

I'm trying to revive and root an old HTC Dream. According to every ten-year-old tutorial I've been able to find, you should be able to boot into recovery mode by holding the Home + Power button as you ...
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reboot won't work after rom flash

I successfully flashed a pre-rooted stock rom (C.17) using SP Flash Tool on my Realme 6 but after that, reboot won't work. When I tried to reboot (using power button or adb) it just shuts down so I ...
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What Android root apps for PC still exist?

I want to root my Samsung S5 i9500. I've tried to download iRoot, but iRoot can't be downloaded because of server problems. Kingroot is not active. Towelroot has no download button. I've also used ...
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how to root android box without internet

I am trying to root my android box, but one click root apps refuse to connect to the internet, is there a way to root without internet or android recovery (as adb refuses connection and i dont have ...
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Recover deleted file from /data without root [duplicate]

I have a non-rooted P30 lite which I no longer use. To cut a long story short, there are about 100 files (mix of PDF and videos) I need within my /data directory that were deleted about a week ago ...
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Rooting android with the dirty pipe vulnerability

there is a newly discovered Linux Vulnerability has which lets you inject code in root processes (source), i have been looking into it but failed to pull anything off, for what i understand to gain ...
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How can I see a log of system changes that have been made to my phone?

Recently my phone suddenly exhibited weird behavior which I remedied by running com.google.android.setupwizard/.SetupWizardTestActivity. You can see the exact problem and solution here. Everything ...
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Samsung Tab A7 Lite Model Number Suffix Meaning

What do the suffix numbers on Samsung Tablets (and possibly phones) mean. I ask because I work at a prepaid cell phone retailer. We carry the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite. The model number is SM-T227U. I had ...
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Is there a way to disable device encryption on nokia 6.1?

My phone is encrypted out of the box, I have tried formatting it the normal way, via settings, but afterwards, it is still encrypted. Is there a way to remove the device encryption? I need to enable ...
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Is there a known way to root the G975W (S10+ Canadian)?

I am trying to root the G975W, specifically the "Galaxy S10 Exynos (SM-G975W)" /G975WVLU2ASGJ so that I can install LineageOS (https://download.lineageos.org/beyond2lte). However, when ...
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LG Stylus 2 k520DY not going to bootloader and fastboot

I have a LG Stylus 2 k520DY and I want to root it. the problem here is that I can't reboot it to bootloader and fastboot. the adb commands: `adb reboot bootloader` and `adb reboot fastboot` do not ...
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Roll back to Root on Huawei Honor View 10

I have Huawei Honor View 10 phone I got it bootloader unlocked and rooted with magisk while bootloader unlock option was available on Huawei website. After sometime I upgraded to Android 10 update (...
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Root vivo y91i without unlocking bootloader

Is it possible to gain root access for vivo y91i by patching the boot.img by Magisk, placing the patched boot.img in the place of the original boot.img in the stock ROM, and flashing the entire ...
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Recover deleted photos on LG Q6 (rooting)

I've downloaded 'Disk Drill' to search for the photos and it informed me that I have to root the device for 'Disk Drill' to work. I've tried both with Kingoroot and Kingroot to root the device, both ...
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Samsung A71 Boot Loop / Flash Question

I have an A71 thats about a year and a half old. Last week it entered into a boot loop that I can't get it out of. The only thing I can do that halts the loop is putting it into download mode. So I ...
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How can I use my old Verizon note 8 without set up

I switched to a different carrier and I want to use my old Verizon Note 8 as a simple MP3 player. I did a factory reset on it and when it boots up it wants to go through a whole setup process ...
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Apps detecting Android on VirtualBox as jailbroken/rooted

I'm using Android in a VM, namely VirtualBox. The reason for this is that my bank forces me to use the (very badly rated) banking app SecureGo, but I have no Android or iOS device. These things worked ...
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Will installing a boot image modified by Magisk wipe all my data?

I'm sorry for asking a questions that's been asked before, but I have read conflicting information, so I want to be absolutely sure about this before I proceed. I am aiming to ROOT my Pixel 4a (5G) ...
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Rooting my android with Odin fails

I'm a non-techie here trying to root my old samsung to extend the storage and use it longer, and the rooting keeps failing! I have a Samsung Galaxy On5, and I tried using KingoRoot as well as Odin v.3....
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Root Samsung device with Qualcomm chipset, without tripping knox?

I currently own a Samsung device with 730g snapdragon processor,I wish to root the device After some research what I have understood is, Exynos processors Have efuse, which can be blown when unsigned ...
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How can I unlock a carrier locked Android phone?

Is there a way to unlock a Samsung phone locked to a carrier without contacting the carrier for its unlock code?
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Stuck in Fastboot mode with "No valid slot to boot" after Magisk rooting attempt

For a Pixel 3a XL with an unlocked bootloader, I tried to flash a boot.img file patched by Magisk following this guide, using bonito-sp1a.210812.015 from Google Factory images. After I successfully ...
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Magisk etc Itel A17

I have itel A17, Android 10 (Go Edition), I went here to ask if magisk or any other root that requires flashing would be possible to this model, I've been searching and haven't found any related ...
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How to update pocof1 mobile running on pixel experience android 10 to latest version?

Currently, my mobile pocof1 is running on pixel experience ROM Android version 10 but I was unable to update to the latest version as I didn’t get any OTA updates, but on the pixel experience website ...
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How to extract data from non-rooted phone via ADB?

So, I was thinking that ADB is a superior method of backing up any device then using an App, out of privacy concerns if not for the flexibility. However, when I try to extract a system database I get ...
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Redmi 9T stuck in fastboot mode after flashing recovery

I decided to root my phone, but after rebooting into Fastboot via adb, I was a little wary, because I noticed not Fastboot, but FastbootD, but even scored on it, because it was detected through ...
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Can I disable OEM lock from computer?

Can I disable the OEM lock of my Samsung Galaxy S8+ from my computer?
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Data recovery on non rooted samsung galaxy s9+

I did a recovery on this phone a year ago and was able to find what I needed using imobie phonerecovery. I did the same thin last month and it's only showing information for the last 5 months. Can ...
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How to add user for busybox su

I have successfully been able to copy busybox into system/bin/. I have also set busybox chmod +g busybox chmod +s busybox chmod 4777 busybox When I run busybox su it says user root not found. How do ...
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Problems with long term rooting of phone, data loss and OS updates

I'm in the market for a new phone. I use a specific app for internal use that requires the phone to be rooted (or use a MediaTek chipset but they are mostly used in low end-phones and I want a medium-/...
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Flashing TWRP leads to QualCOMM CrashDump mode

Forum, When updating my rooted phone - I always just update and then flash TWRP again. To do this, I open a command prompt and then enter the following command: fastboot boot "...
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Is there a workaround (rooting, etc) for Android pre-installed spyware?

Is there a workaround (rooting, etc) for Android pre-installed spyware? (as seen in) https://www.tomsguide.com/news/xiaomi-huawei-lithuania-warning https://research.checkpoint.com/2019/vulnerability-...
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How can I completely remove multi-user in Android?

I made work profile and another user profile. And I deleted the user profile (userId=11) and create new one(userId=13). So now I had three profile, who's userId is 0, 10 and 13. But when I explore the ...
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I need help unlocking my bootloader on my galaxy note 9 sm-n960u using kali linux 2021.4

I need help unlocking my bootloader on my galaxy note 9 sm-n960u using kali linux 2021.4 iv'e tried window and android to unlock bootloader so that's why i am asking with help doing it with linux it ...
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