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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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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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Is a rooted phone still required to pass '-k' in ADB's package remove command?

I successfully ran pm uninstall --user 0 packagename without the -k argument on my phone which isn't rooted, despite the XDA article saying it's needed.
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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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Updating to LineageOS 17.1, replacing su with Magisk

Up to 16.1, LineageOS provided su as an add-on, in the shape of an extra zip file which could be installed along with the OS itself using a recovery image such as TWRP. However, with 17.1 they have ...
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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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Does anyone still have a copy of ICS Root 2? [closed]

I need to get the ICS Root 2 app because I have an Acer Iconia A500 that I want to root. Does anyone still has that program laying around his hard drive? If possible, I want the Windows version. But I ...
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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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What Android version can I install on Samsung Galaxy S3 safely?

My old Samsung S3 is getting sluggish. Really sluggish. I want to know which version of Android I can install on it? I cannot find on Samsung's web site some kind of reference table that says which OS ...
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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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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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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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Redmi Note 3 (SD 650)- Boot loop and “could not find 'meta-inf/com/google/android/update-binary' in the zip file” error when flashing custom rom

Flashed TWRP after unlocking bootloader in Redmi Note 3 (SD 650) via fastboot, it's stuck in bootloop. When I try to install Bliss Rom, it shows "could not find 'meta-inf/com/google/android/update-...
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How can I make my rooted Android 7 phone as secure as possible for financial transactions?

The latest security update patches for my phone was in 2017. My phone is rooted. What steps can I take to make it as secure as possible to be able to safely use financial apps where I'd be transacting ...
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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 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 root Lava Iris 60?

I have Lava Iris 60 running on Android 7.0 Nougat with Mediatek MT6737m chipset. I'm trying to root this phone. I have tried many PC software for rooting, but none of them work. I have tried to unlock ...
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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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Wipe personal data from android mobile without rooting

I apologize If placing a already answered questions. But I am novice and have tried finding answers to no avail. I got a Moto G3 (2015) from a friend and I want to erase all his personal data to the ...
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I want to learn how to unlock my Moto G7 Subaru it's been hacked compromised Wi-Fi my Gmail etc [closed]

My Wi-Fi has been compromised my router my Gmail and the phone that I currently have is still tied to a wireless provider that was in Texas and I'm in Illinois.But I had to replace this phone once ...
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What is the best way to get my Samsung Note 3 SM-N900V to at least Nougat 7.0?

The step by step examples have holes in their solution for one reason or another. I need to: a. USB debug (easy) b. Root w/o KNOX violation c. Install TWRP d. Flash a ROM like Apply a custom ROM like ...
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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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Low latency touch detection [closed]

I'm detecting touch events anywhere on the screen by capturing the touch events in onTouchEvent(MotionEvent event). This captures all touch events but with a varying latency of 20-40 ms on a Pixel 3a. ...
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Problems with automation

I need to do some repeated clicks on my android phone (root provided). This click sequence must pe played as a reaction on SMS-event from a certain number. No idea what and how to use. #helpmeplease
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TWRP is stuck at the boot screen when trying to flash twrp on Mi A2

I am trying to root my Mi A2 android phone. I am following this tutorial. When I try fastboot boot path/to/twrp/image the phone gets stuck on the boot screen. What am I doing wrong? Is it because a) I ...
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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 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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Completely disable Nexus 5 Power Button and Remap to Volume Button

I have a 1.5 year old Nexus 5 and its power button is somehow broken from the inside. The thing goes in a reboot loop whenever I either try to turn the phone on or put it on charging. Upon giving it a ...
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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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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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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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Samsung Galaxy Tab E SM-T560 bricked

Recently, I tried to root my Samsung Galaxy Tab E T-560 and I was unsuccessful. This is the first device I tried to root so I do not have much knowledge about this topic. I decided to root the tablet ...
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how to add a location tracking script on android?

How can I add a custom script that retrieves the current location and also fetches current sim's cellphone number? I want to root my phone and add a script that notifies me of its location and user ...
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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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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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How to root Vodafone 858 (froyo) / Huawei u8160

I have a Vodafone 858 smart phone running Froyo (Android 2.2). Manufacturer is Huawei (u8160). How can I root this device?
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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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“adb remount” Command not working

I'm trying to root my Android head unit which has a custom rom(Android 10.0) installed on it. Instructions are here: cd c:/ adb connect (enter here your ip address number, for example 10.0.0.2) adb ...
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Recovering deleted files from unrooted Android device requires factory data reset

I would like to create a copy of the internal drive (not SD) of my Android device (Motorola E3) to recover some deleted files, but it requires rooting of the device. Rooting itself requires bootloader ...
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How to adjust android mic sensitivity?

I've a GSI rom on a rooted phone. I searched online and find out mixer_paths.xml is what I need to adjust. But I don't have it in my rom. It's a mediatek umidigi phone. My mic is too sensitive and ...
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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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How to root and unlock bootloader

how do how do I root and unlock the bootloader for my Samsung Galaxy 3 S model number SCH-s968c which is the Verizon version for straight talk
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Scan WhatsApp QR Code from device with broken screen to access WhatsApp Web

i need to get a bunch of Whatsapp contacts off my phone, however i cant see anything on the screen. The phone still works.I tried to get it into debugging through usb mode but i cant see anything and ...
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What is the safest way to root my ZTE K81 tablet?

I want to root my tablet but the websites that I have found on the web so far haven't been of much help for me. I am wondering what the most recommended and safest way to root my tablet is.
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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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Recovering SMS messages from a non-rooted LG G6 H870

I've accidentally deleted some SMS messages on a non-rooted LG G6 H870 (which AFAICT can't have its bootloader unlocked). I assume they weren't deleted from /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/...
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rooting Sony Xperia z3+

I have this device. I couln't find any solution of rooting this device and installing xposed framework onto it. Can someone please a link to some working guide(xda maybe) on how to root this device?
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Problem rooting Xperia E Dual

I am following the below post to root my Xperia E Dual. How To Root Xperia E! Latest Update! (Locked Bootloader)*LINKS UPDATED* NOOB GUIDE! In step 4 to install Framaroot APK we need to Check ...
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Root HTC one V on Mac OS X

I'd like to root my HTC One V. Are there any tools specifically for this? I'm trying to follow this guide but having trouble with step 6 in the HTCdev-Unlock Bootloader guide. Currently, running Mac ...
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Getting adb root: I did unpack and repack the boot img yet adb root doesn't work

my android is a Marshmallow 6.0.1 (EDIT: It is Samsung!) I just unpacked the boot.img and edited the build.prop by setting: ro.secure=0 ro.debuggable=1 ro.adb.secure=0 repacket it, flashed it and ...

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