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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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Root Unlocked Mi A2 without fastboot

I have a mi A2 device that I unlocked it and flashed TWRP on it. I flashed TWRP on both slots and everything was ok. After that, my USB board or charging board damaged for unknown reasons and the ...
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what are effects of factory reset while in rooted condition of mobile

Question : what are effects of factory reset while in rooted condition of mobile In my lyf water 7 mobile device having 16gb internal memory and 2 gb ram and 64gb external sd card I had first factory ...
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Cloned Galaxy S20U? Will it function?

Bought what I thought was a Galaxy S20 Ultra, but not so. Will it work? My SIM works as far as phone and text but the internet doesn't work. WiFi is on and it's all fine. IMEI says Apple iPad 10 Pro ...
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Which root method is safe and can be unrooted easily safely without aftermarks

Question Which root method is safe and can be unrooted easily safely without aftermarks I want to root my mobile lyf water 7 and change modify settings of PM set install location and if it works ...
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How can I unlock/root the Vivo Z1?

I have enabled developer options, enabled USB debugging and unlocked bootloader (OEM unlocking). fastboot flashing get_unlock_ability (bootloader) get_unlock_ability: 1 OKAY [ 0.000s] Finished. Total ...
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Samsung boot loop after flashing patched Magisk image

My phone keeps showing both the Samsung logos while booting. It also shows the unlocked boot loader screen. I tried flashing the stock boot.img but it only removes the red text when booting. After ...
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The phone is not running Samsung’s official software

Does anybody why my Samsung a40 phone briefly in red text say "The phone is not running Samsung’s official software." and then booting to Download mode. I got this error after trying to ...
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Enabling developer options does not work

I have a Samsung J3 (2016) which I would like to root. To do so, I want to enable the developers options. I tried the method which always works (tap 7 times on build number). This method does not work ...
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Unbricking a Samsung A40

I used Heimdall and I can't really finish flashing anything because I get this error "Error failed to send end session packet". I also got the cyan screen saying "An error has occurred ...
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Root Xiaomi Qin F21 Pro Touch for Android 11

How to root Xiaomi Qin F21 Pro Touch? (I have the firmware)
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How do I upgrade my Alcatel Idol 4s (6070O) from Android 6.0.1 to a newer firmware? [duplicate]

I have an old Alcatel Idol 4s laying around which is on Android 6.0.1 and I was wondering if there's any way to upgrade it to Android 7 or 8? I tried every single method I could find but no luck. ...
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Towel Root saying "Please ensure you are connected to the internet"

I am trying to root my android device with TowelRoot, but when I click the make it ra1n button it tells me to ensure I am connected to the Internet, even though I am. The device is an LG G Pad IV 8.0 ...
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How to root my tecno camonX CA7

How to root camon X (CA7) or application for root access. How can i get root access? Whenever i try it root it, it keeps saying no root access
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Lost permission to modify external storage from PC after rooting my tablet

I have a highly secured proprietary tablet I was able to gain root access to. It's a mediatek device, I used mtk-su to root it. It has 32gb of memory, 8gb allocated to the system, and the rest ...
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Unable to transfer files from Mi A1 to PC and wifi is also not working

I have a Mi A1 device which I didn't use for months and today I charged it to root for some work. I am sure Wifi was working earlier, but not sure about USB file transfer. (I didn't check wifi this ...
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Note 10+ not showing up in Device Manager while in fastboot

I'm trying to unlock my bootloader so that I can root my Samsung Galaxy Note 10 plus. The problem is that fastboot devices doesn't show any devices, so I found out that I need to install new fastboot ...
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Reverse engineering the Stylo6 bootloader unlock

I've unlocked the bootloader and I'm analyzing the backups from before and after the unlock to find many partitions have changed, I want to find a way that will anyone to unlock their bootloader in ...
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DTH-A1300L Cintiq Hybrid root won't charge, broken buttons

Device: DTH-A1300L (or ...H) - Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid A while back I rooted my Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid. This worked, BUT, then the physical buttons (undo/redo, quick access buttons) ...
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(Not Solved Again) How to root Gabb Wireless Z2?

(UPDATE: The accepted answer has since been patched. 12-16-2021) I have a Gabb Wireless which is an Android that is programmed to be "dumb". By "dumb", I mean it only has core apps ...
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Stock rom after magisk

I have got samsung galaxy a8 2018 device. I rooted my phone with this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYYyxWH3xew Several days later I downloaded stock rom in sammobile. I flashed stock rom to ...
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Rooting a phone that doesn't have stock rom download on the internet

I've posted here here earlier about me needing help to restore a system application that I uninstalled using adb. After trying for the entire day with no solution I've decided to download Bromite as ...
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Installing SuperSU with Twrp to root android

I am having trouble installing SuperSU from Twrp Recovery. The steps I used are as follows: Boot into bootloader: adb reboot bootloader Flash recovery to twrp image file: fastboot flash recovery twrp-...
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There is no way for me to boot recovery mode on my tablet

So, I recently thought about rooting my Lenovo Tab M10 (according to the TWRP site, TB-X605F), so I flashed the latest version of TWRP to my tablet from fastboot, and realised: "Oh. I can't boot ...
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How to root Redmi 9C (Redmi 9 India)?

As I understand I can get root access without installing a custom recovery with fastboot commands as described in the Magisk Installation Instructions. I have downloaded the Magisk app and under ...
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Redmi Note 8 Pro flatly refuses to boot into TWRP

Before we start, just want to make it clear that I am aware how easy it is to brick this device, and have decided to go ahead rooting and installing a custom ROM anyway. My goal currently is to use ...
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Pixel 4a : adb detects device but fastboot command doesn't work

This is a self answered question that is different and may save hours of frustration to somebody Related questions but none that helped ADB detects my device but fastboot doesn't Yureka fastboot ...
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How to root the LGLS676? Is the idea I have about how to go about it the most efficient method?

I want to root my LGLS676, because I want to install the gnu coreutils on my android phone. The only way I can imagine doing this is making the phone think it's not a phone, because I can't use adb ...
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Why does Kingo Root app need network access?

I installed the Kingo Root (aka KingoRoot) APK on my Android device and launched the app. My phone was on airplane mode and I saw the screen Kingo ROOT Please make sure your network connection is ...
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Is there a way to root a locked Motorola phone?

Someone gave me their locked phone and I want to install a custom rom on it but it's not rooted and developer options aren't enabled. The phone model is Motorola Moto G6 Play.
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How to Unlock Bootloader in HUAWEI P30 Lite New Edition (MAR-LX1B) phone?

I want to root my HUAWEI P30 Lite New Edition (MAR-LX1B) phone. To achieve this I wanted to install Twrp on my smartphone. TWRP and the stock ROM I already have. But now to my problem. To install TWRP ...

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