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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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Rooting Motorola Droid Mini

I noticed that the Droid Mini does not appear to be discussed in How do I root my Android device? . I am new to rooting but I do have technical experience in systems. The following appear to be the ...
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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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How to root Redmi 5

I've been trying several methods to do this, but none of them seems to work. For unlocking bootloader, I ticked the "OEM unlock" checkbox, then binded my account, then with Mi's official app, I've ...
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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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Open port on Android under 1024 for FTP I need port 21

I tried many option with rooted mobile and rooted emulator to run FTP server under port 1024. I read official documentation on link https://mina.apache.org/ftpserver-project/ftpserver_port_21.html ...
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Android edit list of reserved port (under 1024)

Is it possible to edit list of reserved port in android 0 - 1024 to move lower port (under 1024) to higher port (above 1024). My mobile phone is rooted and I want to use lower port. Maybe other ...
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Android so file Hook issue

I have tried hooking functions from an apk by Cydia Substrate. Something funtions is hooked successfully but when some functions was hooked app is crashed. I don't know the reason why it is ...
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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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which partitons are encrypted by default on android (after nouget)?

I want to know about dm verity and how it will affect rooting or installing twrp. When I will end up in a boot loop?
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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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SIM card issues with Samsung S7 Edge Duos

I was facing a problem, which is my phone not read my SIM card. So I root it and now its working fine. My phone is a Samsung S7 Edge Duos. Now I will not be able to update Android Software; but I ...
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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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Is there a way to hack the software of a samsung J7 prime to make it think its an S7, Note 5, or S6? (trying to make it compatible with gear VR)

I'm using a gear vr as a cardboard rn. J7 prime isn't supposed to be compatible with gear vr but it fits on the phone holder so I'm using it. Just want to be able to use the usb port and home and back ...
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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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Install xposed on galaxy Sm-g532f

I have samsung galaxy sm-g532f But evry time I try to Flash xposed I got into A Bootloop Can Any one Tell me What is the problem Note: iam using xda devolopers tutorials , Android version 6.0.1
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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 change system app setting from data to 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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Generic method for rooting mediatek devices

Usually, when I want to root a new device I do the following: starts with rooting, and similar application. search google for custom ROM. I would like therefore to ask: Is there a better way to do ...
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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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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) [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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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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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 ...