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Stuck with bricked OS

A few days ago I've updated my rooted(with magisk) galaxy s10(SM-G973F) to the latest firmware(patched with magisk) of ILO(G973FXXU7CTF1 - my previous firmware - G973FXXU4BTA8 - had one ui 2.0), and ...
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Magisk will fail Safety-Net hereafter. Why?

Recently, Google made security changes which make sure safety-net fails check when Magisk is installed. This was Tweeted by John Wu (Magisk developer) , here and here. Some excerpts: So here we go,...
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unable to connect to usb:5555: Temporary failure in name resolution

While this phone mounts fine, I can't seem to connect with adb nor even simply list the device: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ adb devices -l List of devices attached thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ adb ...
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How to determine which version of TWRP has been installed?

A secondhand phone looks to have TWRP already installed: thufir@dur:/run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host=HTC_Android_Phone_SH4AYWM01306/Internal storage$ thufir@dur:/run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host=...
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Rooting An HTC Droid DNA Phone on Verizon Network

I have a Droid DNA, running on the Verizon network. I would like to root this phone so I can use some of the more advanced features of Tasker; however, I am very fearful of "bricking" my phone. I see ...
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How to permanently set one handed mode on Android or shift screen size?

My Xiaomi Redmi 4 prime's display has broken from left side. So I have to use one handed mode which is miui's default feature. Is there any way I can Shift my phone's display to 4 inches from right ...
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SafetyNet vs MagiskHide: what's the status now in mid 2020?

As widely reported on different sites, and also discussed on this site (here and here), earlier this year, Google made changes to SafetyNet so that it could detect bootloader/verified boot status even ...
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why does my mouse act like a home button

When i connect my Bluetooth Mouse or Wireless and I press right click or press down the scroll wheel it acts like a home button. I tried changing Bluetooth AVRCP Version to 1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6 nothing ...
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LG - Fastboot doesn't recognize my device

I'm trying to get flash a custom recovery on my LG p760, however when I type fastboot devices in the command prompt (while booted into fastboot mode) nothing shows up. adb devices works fine though. I ...
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How to root “Infocus M2” (smartphone on sale at snapdeal from March 2015 in India) so that pre-installed apps can be removed?

Infocus M2 is on sale at snapdealdotcom. Its specifications are as below: 4.2-inch (1280 × 768 pixels) 355PPI LTPS display Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor Mali-...
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How to bypass storage settings on rooted Huawei Honor 6x Emui5.0.3 Android 7.0?

I recently rooted my Honor 6X (android 7.0, emui 5.0.3), and I'm looking for a way of moving apps to my external SD. If I try to "force allow apps on external storage" from dev settings, the ...
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How can i root my phone without formatting?

so iv'e got a motorala g7 power that i want to root but i don't want to format it. is there anything i can do? I've already got ADB and USB debugging enabled and the build number is PP029.80-27
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Samsung Galaxy S10+ Will not boot into Recovery mode from Download Mode

for the first time ever i'v tried to root my samsung device I am running a Samsung Galaxy S10+ SM-G975F I started by making sure OEM was unlocked + USB debugging put the phone into bootloader mode ...
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SuperSu update binary error

I have a lg optimus g pro f240 running on android os version 4.4.2. I recently rooted the phone using the software in This thread I have installed SuperSu though each time I try and open it, it tells ...
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How can I root the Micromax A110Q

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS and want to root my micromax A110Q.
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Moto g 2nd gen, lollipop bootloader unlock issue

I have just bought Moto G 2nd generation smart phone with 16 gb internal memory. To root device, I tried to unlock bootloader. But it didn't go smooth. When I hit command fastboot oem unlock <key&...
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How to root a phone without source code?

I have HTC U12 life. The problem is that, I wanna root it, but I just cannot find source code for it anywhere: no stock rom and no source kernel. Nothing. Neither on official resources nor on regular ...
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update failure galaxy core 2

well first of all, my phone is rooted. the phone notified me about an update I accidentally pressed update and now its in an endless loop where it will update then fail and update again. please help, ...
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Upgrading galaxy s2 GT-I9100T 4.0.3 to 4.4

I'm pretty desperate trying for a day now rescuing my phone. I am new in this whole updating android firmware stuff and I did the following: root my phone, enabled USB debugging downloaden ODIN, ...
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Simulate color space changes randomly

since yesterday every time I open Instgram or Twitter, the "Simulate colour space" dev setting gets modified to monochromacy. I already used logcat to check for source: 06-23 10:50:35.893 ...
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Moto X rooting - ROM doesn't boot, but have Safestrap

I'm in a curious position. I don't have a working ROM on my Moto X, but I can boot into Safestrap, and from there fastboot. If I could get a ROM onto the device I could flash it with Safestrap, but I ...
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Can't find stock rom for rooting

I want to root this phone (HTC U12 life) but cannot find source rom for it. I've checked a ton of websites (including htcdev) but found nothing. It looks like, this phone has been forsaken for a while ...
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One-Click-Root Failed On Samsung J7 SM-J700H

I have a Samsung Galaxy J7 running 6.0.1 marshmallow which i tried to root using One-Click-Root methods like desktop versions of "Kingroot" and "Kingoroot". However, "Kingroot" doesn't support my ...
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Flashed magisk_patched_boot.img as fastboot flash recovery…Phone stuck on Powered by Android

I was trying to root my Micromax Q440 and I tried to follow the steps ie; 1: fastboot flash recovery c:\twrp.img 2: fastboot flash boot c:\magisk_patched.img but in the 2nd step, I used recovery ...
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My phone Oppo A5 2020 don't have fastboot mode. How to unoock bootloader. I have to root my phone. Can I root my phone without unlocking bootloader?

Oppo A5 2020 Model No is CPH1933 Android Version is 9.0 Pie Colour Os 6 There is no fastboot hut I got recovery mode only. I have to root my phone. Can I root without unlocking bootloader? ...
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How to root Nexus 6P w/ unofficial LineageOS 17.1?

I flashed PixelBoot's unofficial LineageOS 17.1 on Nexus 6P, however I failed to root it. First I tried flashing Magisk-v20.4.zip, which failed w/ "cannot mount /vendor" error. Here suggests ...
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How can I root my Sony Xperia u?

I have used several one-click methods but none of them worked for me. Can anyone tell me the correct process? Android version: 2.3.7 model number: st25i build number: 6.0.B.3.184
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“Set Warranty Bit : Kernel” text after rooting Samsung Galaxy

I recently tried rooting my Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (SM-T377P) using Odin and TWRP. I have successfully installed TWRP and the latest version of Superuser. When I try and boot, it gets on a very slow ...
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Wifi not working after rooting

I have the Samsung galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F) and recently upgraded it with the russian nougat firmware (i'm from Europe). Everything worked (even the wifi and mobile data). Later I rooted my phone and ...
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Unable to flash TWRP on a LG G4 (LG H815)

I own an international LG G4 LG H815 and running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. For the whole day I am unable to flash TWRP on the phone. First I unlocked the bootloader with succes. Now I am trying to flash TWRP ...
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Wifi won't turn on after rooting, still won't turn on after factory reset

After rooting my phone the wifi wouldn't turn on. I decided that I would just reflash the stock os to remove the root. Wifi still wouldn't turn on. Then I decided to do a factory reset. It still won't ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 with build XXUBMH1?

The latest build for Samsung Galaxy S4 in South Africa is XXUBMH1. I followed this guide to rooting S4s but it doesn't work on this build. How can I root this phone, preferably without having to load ...
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What is CSC Fastboot Mode, and how to get rid of it?

I am trying to access my Zenfone Go's fastboot in order to unlock its bootloader, but it seems to have been replaced with something called "CSC Fastboot mode". In this mode, I just see the ASUS logo, ...
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Running sh script non rooted

I am not a developer and I have an application that I need to run on my Samsung 10+ which uses a plugin developed for the app to receive sensor data from a separate android device via Bluetooth ...
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Can I install replicant on a Galaxy A10e without bricking it?

I'm trying to UnGoogle my phone for privacy/security reasons, and from one source I heard that if you want to use a smartphone, you're better off getting a Pinephone running GrapheneOS / LineageOS. ...
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How to root Teac Tc-7120

I want to root my new Teac TC-7120 device, but couldn't find any rooting guide targeting it. What should I do? I used the following Guide: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/root-android-phone-...
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Rooting failed, superSU remains

I tried to root my Galaxy Core 2 Duos using Kingo root, which installed SuperSU. Unfortunately rooting failed all of a sudden, but still SuperSU remains. How can I remove SuperSU from my device?
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How To Root a Switel Rock S4500D

I just got an Android phone, but the brand is not one of the famous or worldwide sold brands, it's a Switel Rock S4500D, and I want to root it. Can anyone help me how to do it? As far as I googled, ...
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Disabling Verizon Galaxy S4 from sending usage data back to Verizon

Its come to my understanding that Verizon gets information about how you use your phone reported back to it. Information such as "Amount of data used for Facebook, Snapchat, Netflix" etc. I know ...
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Detailed instructions for replacing KingoRoot's Superuser with SuperSU

KingRoot's Superuser, while effective at its main purpose, is throwing up adware lockscreens. I'd like to replace it with SuperSU but have had difficulty finding instructions detailed enough for my ...
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How do I install custom ROM on HUAWEI Honor 4A?

I have a Chinese HUAWEI Honor 4A and want to install a different OS without the bloatware and restrictions that come with it (eg no play store). Any recommendations on which path to choose? I just ...
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How to write IMEI programmatically on Pixel XL

I have an unlocked Pixel XL device purchased recently. I'd want to test changing IMEI of the device. My final purpose is to randomize IMEI dynamically from a user space application. Before this, I ...
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In Twrp recovery mode touch screen is not working on redmi y2

I wanted to root my redmi y2 device. I have unlocked my bootloader and successfully flashed Twrp recovery from adb however it's touch screen is not working, probably because my device doesn't supports ...
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WiFi doesn't work when SuperSU 2.72 binaries are installed on Android 7

Since a few days I have Cyanogenmod 14 for my Samsung SM-G900f. I want to use some apps by Chainfire but they all require his su binaries so I tried to install it via the SuperSU app, which always ...
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After rooting with Kingo Root, do I need to leave Kingo Link on the device?

I successfully rooted an Azpen 746G using Kingo Root on a PC. It placed an app on the tablet called Kingo Link. Once the rooting process is complete, can I delete this app off the tablet? Because ...
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How to root LAVA IRIS 504q?

I am having iris 504q model.My current android version is 4.2.2,but i am unable to update it any further,can any one guide me,how to root lava iris 504 q?
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Will Rooting through Kingo Brick the device?

If you have Knox installed in your Samsung device and you try to root the device using Kingo root app will it brick your device ?
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Can't Factory Reset HTC Desire C

I tried unlocking the bootloader (which I apparently succeeded at.) I then tried rooting it, which I failed at. I just want to reset the phone back to factory settings but when I try to do a factory ...
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realme 3 pro stuck at bootloop (boot/recovery) has been destroyed

Hi my mobile is in boot loop fastboot not working i have tried every button but none worked not connecting to pic / laptop as well any one have a solution please help i did flash my stock rom ...
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Lost owner privileges on Android 10 after flashing boot image

it seems that my user on Android lost the "owner privileges": Any function or feature that is only available to the main user is disabled in the UI. Unfortunately, this includes user administration ...

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