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Samsung gps routing specify location [closed]

I looked at my girl 's Google maps from another phone she had her Gmail hooked up on, it said she had been to my neighbors house over 300 times. When I looked at her timeline on Google maps it had ...
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Temporary rooting of android device

Recently, I was wondering if rooting needs to be a binary choice - root or no root. Can I have a phone that is unrooted, but for specific tasks, I temporarily root it, or temporarily get some ...
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Block IP/Domain (youtube.com, facebook) and other distracting sites connected via phone's hotspot

Is there a way to block youtube.com and other distracting site like facebook.com when my Laptop is connected via android hotspot at my phone's end i.e. blocking sites via android hosts file. After ...
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Is there a way to backup Samsung's OneUI configuration?

I recently set up the home screen and app drawer of my Samsung Galaxy A70. The apps in my app drawer are organised into folders, some apps are hidden and some default apps are disabled. My home screen ...
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Phone stuck in fastboot mode

I've rooted my OnePlus 6 yesterday. To do so, I followed this guide: Root Your OnePlus 6 with Magisk — A Beginner's Guide TWRP version: 3.5.1_9-0 Magisk version: 22.0 I also installed the Magisk app ...
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ROG phone 5, Unable to unlock bootloader

i have ROG phone 5, chinese variant with global ROM. i installed Asus Bootloader unlock app which to no luck. i tried to do it via fastboot using adb..tried the following commands fastboot flashing ...
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Kingo Root fails and gives error code 0x11f116 (Xiaomi Redmi Note 9) [duplicate]

I unlocked bootloader on my Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 and tried to Root it with Kingo Root mobile and desktop. Both keep failing and mobile gives error code 0x11f116. Now mobile version crashes when ...
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What is a SLOCK file and how I can get it (Huawei Bootloader)

I found this post on the XDA Forum (https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/unlock-bootloader-for-free.4054619/) to unlock the bootloader of phones that have Kirin 970/710 and lower and with EMUI 8.0 with ...
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Is there a way to root a Samsung Galaxy S4 running LineageOS 17.1?

Following the "Samsung (System-as-root)"* instructions, I cannot get Magisk to patch lineage-17.1-20210304-nightly-jfltexx-signed.zip for a Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-M919). Magisk throws an &...
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Deleting Hardware files leads sometimes to brick the phone

I started recently to look up for a way to permanently disable my wifi, bluetooth, NFS, Network and GPS. Unfortunately I didnt find a proper method to do that. There was the option to physically break ...
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Remove or hide a ui element from android rendered xml layout

Context I have automated a production app (dont have control over it's source code) using appium but in an attempt to speed up this automation I would like to remove a dynamic animated element (with ...
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Can factory reset recover deleted built-in apps?

If ill root my phone and delete the browser and the play store for example... and then ill go into recovery mode and make a factory reset, will those app will come back? If yes, is there a way to ...
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Installing Android on Nokia Lumia 520 Using MacOS Computer

I am trying to install Android on my Nokia Lumia 520 so I can use it as a hardware device to debug my apps for Android app development. I use a Macbook Air (MacOS), and tried to search for tutorials ...
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How to root Redmi 4X?

I wish to install TWRP, LineageOS and Magisk on a Redmi 4X I have to replace the stock ROM. I installed ArrowOS on a Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus very recently and it went very smoothly. However searching ...
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How can I relock my Xiaomi bootloader without bricking the phone?

I unlocked the bootloader on my Xiaomi Mi A1, and it boots fine. However, after I relocked it (using the top answer here) and rebooted, the phone flashed the white Android loading screen then went ...
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Replacing Android OS on Android phone with Linux OS

I'd like to entirely replace Android on my phone, which I plan to eventually root. I've learned so far that Linux Deploy can be used to run a full Linux distro alongside the Android OS, but really I ...
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Disable avb/dm-verity manually on super partition

my doogee s96, with the TWRP no more able to boot, probably due to the dm-verity check. I tried several things, install Magisk or patching boot.img, but I always failed. The phone starts and suddendly ...
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Having trouble unlocking boot loader galaxy s9

I've found numerous guides online on how to fix the missing OEM unlock toggle on samsung galaxy s9. I've been able to follow all steps except for the last one before rebooting the phone. And that step ...
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How to remove DuckDuckGo browser from ArrowOS?

I recently installed ArrowOS on my phone but it comes with the duckduckgo browser which really annoys me with constant notifications and overall I hate it. How do I remove it safely from the system so ...
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Is Android 10 unrootable?

I'm trying to root my device but after doing so much research, I've found that the rooting apps either don't work because it was made for an older version of android, it found that it's not rootable ...
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Why is Android rooting not as fragmented as iOS jailbreaking?

For Android rooting these days, it appears that Magisk is dominant, though there are some alternatives mostly for older versions of Android, e.g., CF-Auto-Root. However, in iOS, there appear to be ...
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Should I choose a custom ROM with or without GApps?

This may be considered an extension of a question I recently posted. Does an appstore like F-Droid offer the same variety as the Google Play Store? What if I need a Google app(like the appstore,maps,...
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“Official” vs “Unofficial” custom ROM from the XDA forums?

I have a Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus(a6020a46 3GB RAM variant) which I'd like to root and install a custom ROM on. On the XDA forum dedicated to custom ROMS for this device there is a plethora of options ...
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Can i root samsung, change boot image and then unroot for the updates to come back?

I want to change my boot image, dont ask why. So I read a few stuff about how to do this and the only way is to root my phone but this comes with loads of disadvantages like no more updates. My ...
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How can I make my Samsung Galaxy S9+ install unsigned applications?

I have root on my phone, and also Lucky Patcher patched the signature verification stuff (both of them). I have rooted my Galaxy with Magisk and Odin (using PC). I can't patch "dalvik-cache" ...
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How do I restore a tar Android backup directly to my phone?

Android 11. I made a backup of my Internal Storage using this: adb exec-out 'tar --create --exclude=data/media/0/TWRP \ data/media/0 2>/backup-errors.txt | \ gzip' | \ dd of=sdcardbackup-$(date +%Y%...
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Kindle Fire Utility Not Installing Google Apps

So I recently rooted my Kindle Fire using the Kindle Fire Utility, the root has seemingly installed correctly but when I go to install the google apps I get errors and when I double checked the apps ...
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How to install Team Win Recovery Project and Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

I need a tutorial on how to install TWRP and root my phone because I only found tutorials online for the PRO version and as I was told I have to be very specific about my phone when installing ...
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Bootloader wont unlock on Google Pixel 2 (G011A)

I'm trying to root my Google Pixel 2 but I can't get the bootloader unlocked. The phone is a renewed and unlocked international version, model number G011A. From the bootloader screen, and connected ...
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“can't login on a rooted device” and banking apps not working on rooted devices with MagiskHide+SafetyNet on

Samsung S9 Plus Lineage OS 17.1 with /data encrypted GApps pico Magisk + Magisk Manager + MagiskHide with SafetyNet on => basicintegrity=OK + ctsProfile=OK + evalType=OK (blueish screen) Several ...
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booting TWRP on HTC U12+, error 23

I'm trying to boot into twrp through adb commands, and it's not working. My issue is getting the 23 RU _READ_PARTITION_FAIL read/open partition fail. it's on the latest twrp img, that's dated on ...
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Stuck in twrp after trying to root Samsung A7(2018)

I tried to root my samsung A7 yesterday, I flashed twrp with odin and when I try to install magisk it says "Zip file is corrupt", I don't have any OS now and I'm left with only twrp. I ...
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htc u12+ flashing twrp, stuck booting

I've been trying to root my HTC U12+, and I've been stuck trying to boot twrp onto my phone through adb commands. .\fastboot boot twrp.img Sending 'boot.img' (32424 KB) OKAY [ 2....
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Is it possible that I unrooted my device after changing the build.prop?

I had rooted my device, I have Titanium Backup, Superuser, and ES File Explorer. I changed the android version, phone model and sdk version in the build.prop file. Now I can't open any app other than ...
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How to get Android Pie style recent apps on Android 5?

I'm back with another question. Let's make it simple. I want to have the horizontal style recent apps view ie Android 9+ style recent apps view in my rooted Android 5.1 phone. I have searched both on ...
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After unlocking a boot loader, is rooting different among phones?

After unlocking a boot loader, is the process of rooting different among phones?
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How do you root a device with Magisk when it doesn't have a custom recovery

This is a self answered question to address the subject of title. With a recovery in place, rooting with Magisk is straightforward,it gets a tad difficult when you don't have a recovery.This was ...
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ODIN - Error <ID:0/004> Complete(Write) operation failed

I am currently trying to root an android 10 device (a samsung sm-j600f) using ODIN 3.14.1 and TWRPbut when I hit the start button I get <ID:0/004> Complete(Write) operation failed. error. The ...
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Locking bootloader after vendor build change

So, I have a Mi 10 Lite with the MIUI 12 EEA, and it's not the stock ROM but the Vodafone build (QJIEUVF). As there's the new Android 11 update coming, I'd like to have that and not wait for Vodafone ...
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Can we consider Huawei phones as unrootable?

Huawei unlocking happened until 2018/05 by getting an unlock code on the manufacturer's website page1 and giving it as an argument to a fastboot oem unlock. In 05/2018, Huawei simply stopped this ...
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Fake camera input on Android Phone -Pixel 5

Is it possible to make my phone recognize my screen or a video as the front or back camera input? Especially in apps that use the cam directly? Means, I can use an app (TikTok here as a Duet phone) ...
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Help me to Unlock Bootloader on this Chinese phone

I am trying to unlock the bootloader for my device (it's a cheap Chinese phone) and then root using Magisk. The first problem is that OEM Unlock option is not available in developer options, so I got ...
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In theory can Samsung devices get root without tripping Knox, for example by exploit?

According to Wikipedia article Before booting in the main Kernel, Samsung runs a "pre-boot" environment where it checks for the signature match of all elements of the OS. If a method to ...
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Any way to root a crushed phone and get encryption file from it?

tl;dr Is it possible to root an Android 8.0 phone that is accessible only via USB? Is it then possible to extract encryption .key file out of it in order to decrypt its SD Card that was formatted and ...
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fastboot commands dont run: < waiting for device >

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro running MiUI 9 and Android 8.1, never received updates thats why I want to unlock the bootloader and do the other stuff but there's the problem coming. The problem is that ...
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Is the Android Emulator from Android Studio vulnerable to Dirty COW?

I want to try out the DirtyCOW Exploit in a Virtual Machine or an Emulator. I have made DirtyCOW run on some versions of Android-x86, with Android-x86 running in VirtualBox. I want to know if DirtyCOW ...
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Android 10 forensics - Root a cellphone without SD Card and without installing any external apps [duplicate]

I would like to root my Samsung J6 mobile phone that is running Android 10 in order to apply forensically sounding techniques on it (basically recovering deleted data etc). So far, as I researched on ...
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How do I root a Kyocera Hydro Shore C6742A?

I've tried one-click roots, and they didn't work, unsurprisingly. The phone is running Android 5.1.1, which is the most recent update that it will support. I'm willing to hard reset this phone, as a ...
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Android “managed device” recognized as mass storage device. adb doesn't see device. How do I do I determine drivers?

I have an android "managed device" that seems to have been some company tablet. No discernible brand. When I boot, it gives a screen with only a settings app. The settings app is very ...
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I want to see line between two points (Only when touched with two fingers)

Just like pointer location feature, in developer option of android 10. It shows vertical and horizontal lines, I am willing to have direct line between two points, only when touched with two fingers, ...

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