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Manually Rooting - What Else Is Needed?

I have copied the su binary and superuser.apk to my device via an adb root shell. The su binary is in both /system/bin and /system/xbin, and I am able to successfully use it in my adb shell (for ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 won't start up again!

As you may know, you have to backup the TA-partition before you put a custom ROM on the Sony Xperia Z1. I've backupped the partition with this .bat file: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread....
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How to root a Samsung Note 3 Neo bought in China?

I bought a brand new Samsung Note 3 Neo here in China, just to find out that all the major google apps are obviously not working. Could have thought of it before! I found some comments in this forum ...
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How to resolve boot loop problem on android PumpKinx 10.1" tablet

I've android PumpKinx 10.1 tablet with 5.1 Lollipop android os. I did take backup of its stock recovery image. Since there is no custom recovery image for this device I tried to flash it with twrp ...
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How dangerous is the fact that SELinux is in “Permissive” mode? What should I be wary of?

I have installed a certain ROM which comes with SELinux in "Permissive" mode. This is the only (good) ROM that properly fits my device and there is no way to change the state of SELinux. Now I'm not ...
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Root a Samsung Galaxy 4 tab 7", Kies isn't working

I am trying to root a Samsung Galaxy 4 tab 7". The box says SM-T230NU with a label "Model: SM-T230NYKMXAR". I got drivers from here: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SM-T230NYKUXAR ...
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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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Flashing same rom over the already installed one?

I have a Note 3 (N9005) with 3.co.uk ROM Kitkat-updated automatically by note 3. it has the following software spec: PDA/ AP (firmware build version) :N9005XXUGNH1 MODEM/CP(baseband or modem version) ...
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How to select appropriate firmware for Samsung Xcover 4?

I want to use these instructions to root Samsung Xcover 4 that I'm planning to buy. Below instructions there is warning:Warning: The above tutorial only works for Android 7.0 with the built id NRD90M....
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Rooted but su says “Permission denied”

[ I first asked this question on stackoverflow by mistake. ] I have this "old" Lenovo A2107 tablet which I rooted years ago (using a download from http://androidforums.com/threads/a2107-root-mods-...
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How to root Lava Iris 60?

I have tried many PC software related rooting apps none of them works. My mobile is having mtk6737M chipset with nought update. I have searched any methods for this device...but nothing was there.. I ...
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How to root a ZTE N817

I am looking for an easy, free, and safe way to root my ZTE N817 without ruining my phone are there any programs or apps that I can use
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Samsung Mega 6.3 i9205 problem*does not have proper root*

After I root my phone, I downloaded Super SU from here and after I press in Super SU, it ask me to update my su binary but after a long time it got stuck on (installing please wait...) then I tried to ...
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How to root Samsung J1 Ace?

I have tried with many apps but none of them help to root Samsung J1 Ace (SM-J110H). Is there any successful method to root Samsung J1 Ace (SM-J110H) smart phone?
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Does rooting an Android phone allows to update signed apps with a malicious app?

I am new to android internal things. If i root my phone or it has been rooted by a malicious app with a click of mine without my knowledge will it be able to modify signed apps like google pay (I know ...
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Can I root a Superpad Flytouch 8?

I purchased a Superpad Flytouch 8 recently and now it hangs on the Android start-up page. I cannot access the menus for factory reset so I guess I need to get my head around "rooting". The PC repair ...
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Trouble Unlocking Bootloader on Android Device (RCA Voyager Tablet)

Okay, so I've figured out how to set up ADB on Mac OS X and I've followed all the instructions on how to get to Fastboot from ADB. The last command I use is: fastboot oem unlock This command in ...
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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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Newland MT-90 bootloader stuck at fastboot mode screen

When I entering bootloader mode the screen just stucked at fastboot mode only. Dont know now to skip or process just can force shut down.
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HTC One M7 - Unauthorized in adb

After 10 hours spent, it seems that I need to remove /data/misc/adb/adb_key file and restart the phone. But how can I do it if phone is not rooted and adb has no access? It's a not rooted HTC One M7 ...
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How to root ZTE Maven?

I have a ZTE Maven phone, and I want to root it. There doesn't seem to be any applications that can successfully do that. How to root ZTE Maven? Just in case it's relevant, the model number is Z812.
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Tried rooting Galaxy J7 prime, won't boot. Help

So, I was trying to root my Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. This was the first time I tried rooting anything. I ticked OEM, downloaded Odin and TWRP following the guide on https://odindownload.com/root-...
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Rooting Galaxy S3: Entry in device manager not found when entering download mode

I am trying to follow this guide on rooting the Galaxy S3 (Referred to by this A.SE question). I'm getting stuck at step 5. I have now repeatedly used Kies 3 to reinstall the device driver: Tools &...
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How to unroot automatically rooted mobile?

My question is ambiguous because I am new for Android and I have no idea about how to root Android. But my phone suddenly say rooted device. Actually I was not try to my phone make root. Or never try ...
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Would rooting Nvidia Shield Tablet following this guide brick my device?

I recently received an Nvidia Shield Tablet. I bought a 32GB SD card and would like to use it to install apps (or at least some of the data) to take the weight off my internal memory. However the ...
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How to fix “dmesg: klogctl: Permission denied” for normal user on Android?

I have a rooted Samsung device(system-as-root). When I open adb shell and run the dmesg then it behaves differently for su and normal user. It throws dmesg: klogctl: Permission denied error when ...
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init: cannot execve('/system/bin/custom.sh'): Permission denied

I have a rooted system-as-root Samsung Device and I am trying to run an init service which runs custom.sh script using u:r:su:s0 SELinux context. # define service, use executable here if script not ...
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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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How to root Lenovo A1000 Smartphone?

I tried Kingo Root and Root Genius and some other software but finally failed to root this phone. My phone is Lenovo A1000.
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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 root without triggering Knox?

I wonder, how do I root a Samsung phone without triggering Knox? Because not only the warranty gets voided, also some Samsung apps don't open.
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How to securely root g2 phone (AT&T LGE LG-D800)?

I've been looking to root my phone, only all methods require installing binaries from little-known (by me) sites with no Web of Trust rating. I feel hesitant to do that. Here are some rooting links ...
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how to solve Network not found problem in Samsung Galaxy s2?

I have UK based Samsung Galaxy s2 gt-i9100 and i was using since last 2 years without any problem in india but suddenly i found it says network problem so how to solve this ? model number - Gt-I9100 ...
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Can a rooted phone on stock OS be updated without wiping the data?

If so, how? The below is just personal experience relating to the titled question. I have a OnePlus 5T; it's my second smartphone, and just as I'd always planned to do with my second phone, I rooted ...
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S7 Edge Stuck on Samsung Logo

I have a S7 Edge Phone (G935FD) Single SIM, after googling the only CF Auto Root file was here CF AUTO ROOT LINK Which shows for G935F however some said it works for FD as well. While rooting via ...
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How do I install OTA updates while rooted with Magisk?

First of all, here are my specs (let me know if I'm missing anything): Device: Moto G7 (river) OS: Android 9 Build Number: PPOS29.114-134-2 Magisk Version: 20.0 Magisk Manager Version: 7.5.3 I ...
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Trying to root SM-G900V using heimdall to install TWRP, LineageOS

I'd like to install LineageOS on a CID 15 SM-G900V. I'm pretty new to all of this. I read about installing Lineage (using the instructions at https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/klte/install) and found ...
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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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What files are needed to gain root access on an Android device?

Are there other files besides su that need to be installed to gain root access on an Android device? I know that installing a "superuser" app isn't strictly necessary but merely important from a ...
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How can apps tell that they are running on a rooted phone?

I've heard that some of them refuse to run on rooted devices. One might think that a rooted device would be able to present itself as a non-rooted one. Is that not so?
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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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Is it possible to use 5Ghz OTG WiFi adapters on Android?

My phone is Xiaomi Redmi 6A. I cannot detect 5Ghz WiFi on my phone. Is there a way to use an external 5Ghz WiFi adapter(connected via OTG) to add 5Ghz WiFi capability? My phone is rooted, and I am ok ...
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Unbrick a hard bricked HT16

I tried to root my HT16 phone. I first flashed a TWRP recovery image (I don't remember which version, I used the version adviced in a tutorial) with fastboot and then tried to reboot. I don't ...
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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 Android Jelly Bean from terminal inside Android

I have installed the Android Terminal Emulator inside Android Jelly Bean (4.2.2). The device being used is http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/mini-pcs/rk3188-android-mini-pc. This device has problems ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...