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How can I know whether my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone got rooted in the past (Android 9, One UI 1.0)?

How can I know whether my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone got rooted in the past (Android 9, One UI 1.0)? (even though it might have been unrooted afterward)
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How do i program on my s9 rooted android phone? [on hold]

I want to make my phone into a 'on the fly' PC if possible.
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How to root Vsmart Joy 1?

The device that I'm trying to root is a Vsmart Joy 1, 2gb ram, 32gb rom, running Android 8.1. (Vsmart is a Vietnamese phone brand.) I don't know if this is helpful or not, but when booting up the ...
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Sony xperia tipo not going into fastboot mode on prompt

I want flash a new OS onto my so xperia tipo because android 4.0.2 is old and slow so I want to flash a more up to date and lightweight mobile OS. However this requires root and whenever I try to hold ...
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best opensource Android for Huawei MediaPad M5 [duplicate]

I have a Haewei Mediapad M5 tablet (model BAH2-W19). Android 8.0.0 with a logitech bluetooth keyboard I am a 60 years old Linux guru (using Linux since 1993, Unix since 1987, coding Bismon, with a ...
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Destroyed (boot/recovery).img after rebooting the device

I use Realme 3 pro device with SD710 running android 9.0 with ColorOs UI, and i'm trying to root my device with Magisk module. First i followed the instructions at link to unlock bootloader,then ...
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Any way to use Google Calendar without Calendar Storage?

I've a device which runs Android 6.0.1, and officially it did not contain any Google Calendar application. The device is a Boyue Likebook Muses T78D. It has Google Play access, so I could install ...
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does adb backup also backup /data/misc/vold?

I want to make sure that using adb backup -apk -shared -all -f ~/backup.ab will also save /data/misc/vold? I am trying to backup before rooting, in order to be able to gain access to the encryption ...
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Internal Storage Problem

This shows up at my recovery. To solve this problem I've format data and also change and repair the file system and I worked. But when I boot it back to recovery the error massage will appear again. ...
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How do I turn off the blinking cursor in text entry boxes?

In text entry boxes on Android, there is a vertical line, called a caret or cursor, which marks the point where text is inserted when I type on the on-screen keyboard. But the default configuration ...
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Make sdcard visible (set UID and GID) while mounting android partition

It is a continuation of the question We (me and Irfan Latif) are trying to give access for root apps and use the following code to mount an internal sd card mount -o rw,remount / mkdir /my_sdcard ...
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AFWall+ not blocking consistently

I'm running a rooted pixel 3 (Magisk) with the "liboemcrypt disabler" module for running Netflix, Magisk Hide and the dg.db edit to disable attestation for running Google Pay. The firewall will work ...
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How to fix sdcard empty under root with Kingoroot?

My sdcard is empty when I use su. I have gained root using Kingoroot. This answer shows the SuperSU solution (mount namespace separation). How to mount an sdcard to su? What additional information ...
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Android 9 Head Unit “JBY-6201” no name generic Chinese MCU = STM32

I just installed my "Allwinner" Android 9 head unit. FCC sheet says it's a JBY-6201 if that means anything. MCU is "STM32-20190606-11-KC2-26" I have a few issues: Can't get my OBD2 dongle to pair ...
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How do I root my Galaxy J3 Prime

I have been trying to look for a root with no luck, I'm not exactly the most experienced when it comes to looking for roots like this, and this is one of the few sites I would trust to download a root ...
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Any way to send battery statistics to a computer?

I'm working for a company that has several samsung galaxy tablets in the field, we want a way to determine when their batteries are going bad before they stop working completely. Ideally, we'd be ...
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How do I change the real date on an app to a fake one

I have an app (am not sure if I should mention the name of the app so I'm not going to) that that I would like to change it's date like fast forward it or something like that and I do not want to ...
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After changing Android ID app still detect I am installing it again [duplicate]

I have changed almost everything from Android ID, Mac address, but still this app can detect I am installing it again and pops up " Trial expired. what could be the reason for this. I installed ...
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How does SuperSU check if a phone is rooted?

I have a rooted custom device (Android 8.0), I can use adb and run su and do whatever I want in the shell. But SuperSU or any other app cannot find root. I have made a symlink from /system/xbin/su to /...
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adb device doesn't listed on cmd {Lenovo K8 Plus}

I am trying to root Lenovo k8 plus after unlocking Bootloader try to install twrp as somehow the twrp recovery doesn't open and phone struck in the bootloop. Then I fastboot the device and connect to ...
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How root huawei y7 trt lx1/ switch slot?

I am trying to root my phone, I unlocked bootloader I have uploaded Magisk-v16.6 to internal storage I flashed by many twrp versions (fastboot flash recovery TWRP_3.2.3_TRT-LX1_by_kiruha_21.img/ ...
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SELinux temporary set to permissive

I am using a Galaxy s10+, rooted with magisk, no custom ROM, no custom kernel and no custom recovery. The rooting is heavily limited because of the SELinux enforce mode. Actually, no root command in ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) from Linux?

I have a Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) phone (model SM-A530F), running android 9. I also have a Linux PC. I want to root my phone, but any guide I have found mentions that I have to use some special tool ...
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Rooting Daydream Mirage Solo

I am trying to access the root files using adb -s shell 'su' unfortunately, I haven't found any resources on rooting the device. Any solutions out there?
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Can I recover files after factory reset if I root after resetting?

Device: ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ml OS: Android 5.0 Notes: Not rooted, USB debugging not enabled, no custom recovery My phone's storage got too full after recording too many videos and I backed them up ...
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What exactly happens after rooting a smartphone? [duplicate]

I want to root a tiny cheap smartphone that my 6-year-old grandson uses. He's a real techie, but he's always changing his password and then forgets to tell me so that I can store it in LastPass. So I ...
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Wi-fi wont turn on after root. Not even with factory reset!!! please help me

so, my phone went completely bananas today. It was charging and i swear out of the blue a messange showed up saying the sd card memory was being deleted. So in panick i turned it off. The cellphone ...
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How to root Android with Samsung Odin [closed]

How to root A Samsung mobile phone or tablet using Samsung Odin?
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How do I root huawei mobile phone?

This specific huawei mobile I have is known to be very hard to root or not able to be rooted at all. I will add the specs below in this description if needed. Huawei Y538 - Android 5.1 API5.1 (22) ...
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Android Keeps reinstalling Apps Removed with System App Safe Remover

I rooted my phone and uninstalled all the bloatware with System App Safe Remover. Google Drive, Galaxy Store, Samsung Music, etc. When in restart the phone Android re-installs them. It's a Galaxy S5 ...
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How to root my itel s31

I HV an itel s31 phone I want to root. Can anyone here help me do that pls. I have read different guides but all to no avail. I trier using kingo root but it didn't work but I realised it could be as ...
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Rooting my Samsung Galaxy Core Prime with SupersU will trip my Knox?

I want to revive my old Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, but since it has only 8 Gb of Rom, I would like to get rid of all those Samsung unused apps that suck my internal memory. I am about to root it using ...
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Can this vague error message be fixed on Google Pixel 2 or is it broken for good?

I am on a Google Pixel 2, and I recently tried rooting my phone. I temporarily booted TWRP and flashed Magisk. All the normal actions that I have done before. But, then it refused to load, and showed ...
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Recovery image without root functionality for an Xperia Z1 Compact

A friend of mines child has a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and a lot of what I would call Criminal Energy (he proved that on several occasions). Because he did a lot of stuff on his phone which he is not ...
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TWRP Wipe question

I want to root SG S7 Edge. I have not installed twrp. Once I install twrp, all I want is root acess not custom roms or whatever. My question is if I only will install Magisk, do I need to wipe. If yes,...
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How can I obtain root access inside Daydream shell?

I am trying to get familiarize with the Daydream VR adb shell command, but I can't get to find for the right documentation. How can I obtain root privileges once I have done: adb shell I used the ...
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Media recovery and rooting my phone

I have an LG G6 (LG-H870) with android oreo 8.0.0, kernel version 3.18.71 I want to root in mainly to recover a couple videos I've deleted. If there is a way to recover the videos without root that ...
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How to get SD-card write access on Honor 6x with Android 7.0?

My phone is a Huawei Honor 6x, using Android 7.0 (Nougat). EMUI version 5.04. I want my music apps to have write access to my music folders on my external micro SD-card. I understand that this might ...
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bricked mi a2 lite

Today I had a bad idea and decided to try to install Gcam on my A2 lite. So I installed ADB and Fastboot on my PC (linux), then flashed TWRP with the aim of later installing Magisk. However, ...
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How Magisk works?

Magisk is known as a “systemless” root method. It’s essentially a way to modify the system without actually modifying it. Modifications are stored safely in the boot partition instead of modifying the ...
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Turning off my phone when power is disconnected

I am using Tasker to do some scheduling tasks and it is working all flawlessly. Now there is one thing where I am stuck at. I want to turn airplan mode on and power off my phone whenever the charging ...
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Is there a way to enter recovery mode without using home and volume keys?

I have a Samsung device and i need to use the Android recovery mode for some reason.As for Samsung, i have to use the volume-down and home key to enter recovery mode But the problem is, my home key ...
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Apply proxy settings to all the applications on a rooted android

I've been using ProxyDroid to route all the traffic coming from a specific application, with my android rooted, to my server. Even though there is nothing wrong with my configuration my server doesn'...
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cant see files in twrp

Cant see files in twrp I was trying too download magisk in twrp.I have the zip file stored in Downloads. But when i go to install in twrp i can't see any of my files. In fact i can't see ant folder ...
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I think I broke my phone while trying to root it

I tried rooting my phone a few minutes ago and it ended up erasing my data but now it keeps trying to reboot but it never makes it past the "Samsung galaxy j5 prime" screen. help? is there anything I ...
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Google Pixel 3 - Cannot Stop Security Updates

I just recently got the new pixel 3 and have loved the phone from stem to stern but I have this huge issue with it. Since I turned it on and ported all my contacts, photos, etc over it has not loaded ...
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Particular WiFi does not connect after trying to root Samsung Galaxy S10e with Magisk

I followed this tutorial: https://topjohnwu.github.io/Magisk/samsung All went well until step 14 (so, right after flashing the ROM and rebooting). At step 14, Magisk tried updating, but could not. I ...
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I got a Wiko Sunny 3 from my uncle, I don't have the Google accounts info and don't know the password pin to unlock it [duplicate]

I have tried to reset it by accessing recovery mode and then hitting the wipe data/factory reset option, but as after rebooting it i found out that it has Factory Reset Protection, so even if I reset ...
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“System ui has stopped working” error on not opening phone

I have an LG K10 mobile phone. I was on Whatsapp and my phone gave an error saying that there is no enough space. Then, it restarted itself and gave "Unfortunately, system ui has stopped working" ...
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ROOT Lenovo tab 3 7" TB3-710F Android 5.0.1. also to that's stuck in FASTBOOT MODE

Lenovo tab 3 7" TB3-710F 5.0.1. There's no unlock OEM in developer mode. Ok. Found. But now it's stuck in FASTBOOT MODE. I entered FASTBOOT with in the standard recovery