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Pixel 8 'OEM unlock' greyed out

The phone is a brand new phone that was provided by my carrier in Canada (Telus). The phone is carrier unlocked. I verified this by putting a non Telus sim into it and making a call. Once the "...
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Defeating SELinux via kernel module

In my quest of """"""""hacking"""""""" my Alcatel Onetouch Pixi Avion (A571VL) I've finally gotten to the point of being ...
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“Android compatibility verification FAILED”

I installed Sophos Intercept X for Mobile on a new Tablet. 
 Intercept X is showing:  Android compatibility verification FAILED” indicates the Android OS on the tablet is not validated according to ...
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root galaxy sm-a520w with custom recovery

I need to root sm-a520w with a custom recovery.i do have a windows 7 laptop to help me.i am very new a d need very well explained directions
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Can anyone help me install a Custom OS on my old cell phone?

I have an old cell phone called LG Sunset™ LTE (L33L) that I want to completely degoogle. It is an old phone that I bought in 2013(?) that I want to install a Custom OS on. I know GrapheneOS will not ...
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How vivo device bootloaders are locked

So i'm trying to root my android device VIVO V20 Pro but it's very hard to root any device of the bbk family so if anyone has any kind of research on how the developers are locking it's bootloader it ...
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How to root a BLU M8L tablet?

I've recently ran across a BLU M8L tablet. If there's a way to root this device, I'd really appreciate the info. So far, I've managed to unlock the bootloader through modified fastboot and ...
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How can I root Sharp Rouvo V?

I'm not sure how to root my SHARP ROUVO V (STTM21VAPP_0530). I think it has already been rooted by someone because I have permissions that have been turned off. I'm trying to figure out how to turn ...
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Can I check if my phone is rooted (no dev options) with Pixel 6Pro?

Just bought a Pixel 6 Pro 2d ago; updated to Android 14. Started installing (same apps as on old phone). The banking app forbids me to use fingerprint as it insists my phone is rooted. Never have done ...
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Any way to root vivo Y33s?

I want to root my vivo Y33s. Here's what I tried: Unlock the bootloader (all commands like fastboot oem unlock are not recognisable) with fastboot boot directly from .img file: downloading 'boot.img'.....
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Getting anonymous notifications everyday two times

The notification title : test Notification message : running I would like to understand whether this notification is from the system or someone trying to hack my phone. Two weeks back I suspect some ...
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Accessing Recorder app files

On my Pixel 4a, I had a number of recordings on the Google Recorder app. When I tried to enable the backup option, something must have gone wrong, and my recordings disappeared from the list, and didn'...
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App doesn't start with root. Can't find cause

I am running a rooted Galaxy S20 with BeyondROM 6.3 and Magisk 27.0. My banking app is working fine after I enabled hiding the Magisk app and adding my banking app to the deny list. Now the problem is ...
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Rooted Samsung will Not Connect to Wireless Internet

I have a rooted Android Samsung S23 that I use for penetration testing with mobile apps. Frequently, I have encountered issues with connecting it to WiFi networks. When I attempt to login to a WiFi ...
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Unable to remove malware, even after factory reset and system flash. Sony Xperia 1 IV, XQ-CT72

I had a rooted phone, in which I misclicked an apk and installed it. Almost immediately I uninstalled it and disabled the network (I also had afwall and netguard enabled). However it was too late. I ...
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How can third-party apps be set as system apps on Redmi Note 11 running MIUI 14? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about turning this third-party app into a system app. It has some great functionalities that could benefit me. Can you help me understand the process
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bypass/remove FRP on rooted Fairphone 5

I rooted a new Fairphone 5 using Magisk. After rooting I wanted to run the setup wizard again so I used adb shell su pm enable com.google.android.setupwizard/com.google.android.setupwizard....
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How do I create a modded firmware for Samsung Galaxy A54?

I'm dealing with a very lengthy and drawn-out FRP bypass. This Samsung Galaxy A54 (A546V), which is on Android 13, refuses to let me bypass it, and I literally have done everything except for modding ...
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How do I root Sky Pad8 Android tablet?

I have a Sky Pad8 Android tablet, and I really want to root it, but I have no idea how. How do I root Sky Pad8 Android tablet?
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How to upgrade Android past the device's supported limit

Bought a cheaper tablet and it only supports Android 8. I'd like to install OneNote for Android but Android V8 does not support it. Is there a way to force the upgrade of the Android OS version past ...
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How to unlock bootloader of my vivo v20 pro or how to root it

how to unlock bootloader on my vivo v20 so that i can compile and install a new rom. Cause I find no websites to download custom rom for vivo devices device --- VIVO V20 PRO Running OS --- Funtouch OS ...
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Will unrooting an Android phone remove the virtual RAM created while rooted?

I have a 4yr old phone and it's CPU processor can take up to 6GB RAM, but I have the model with 3GB of RAM and it's somewhat slow in doing some tasks that are high demanding. So, after I root the ...
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How do I root my Sonim XP8?

I'm working on rooting a Sonim XP8. This is a pretty obscure device, so it isn't easy to root. A lot of the normal options (fastboot, rooting apps, etc.) don't work because it's a pretty locked-down ...
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Creating Disk Image for Unrooted Android Phone

Phone: Huawei Honor View 10 I would like to create a disk image of this phone without rooting it is there any possible way as my assignment would need me to collect data for the phone internal memory ...
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Blackview BV9900 - Cannot Unlock Bootloader, Stuck In Fastboot Mode

I've been trying to follow multiple potential guides. The latest one I've tried is this one. Everything works fine, downloading the Android Platform Tools (adb, fastboot, etc), downloading + updating ...
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Issues Rooting a Huawei Mediapad T1 10 [duplicate]

I have a Huawei Mediapad T1 10 (model T1-A21w) that I want to root since it has a modified old EMUI; i'm trying to install a basic Android 4 or wharever. I've tried with MTKroot already and manually ...
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Flash avb_custom_key using EDL

As documented here, many bootloaders will allow flashing a custom verity key to the avb_custom_key partition using fastboot. This then allows a custom chain of trust so the device will boot a custom ...
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Rooting carrier-locked Pixel 7 Pro

Just under a year ago, I changed carriers due to carrier unlock policies. The provider I switched to I was able to get the Pixel 7 Pro on a payment plan (2 years). With it being a Pixel, I thought at ...
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How do I root my Alcatel 500r4?

I own an Android Alcatel 5004r and am trying to root it. Does anyone have any suggestions
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Rooting "Redmi Pad SE" with Magisk (MIUI 14, Android 13)

How to root Redmi Pad SE with Magisk (MIUI 14, Android 13)? There are many guides out there, but doing it with boot.img doesn't work. Some of the guides are specific to Redmi Pad SE, but they are ...
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LG G Pad F 8.0 (UK495) Android 6.0: Cannot Access Bootloader or Recovery

I have an older LG G Pad F 8.0 (UK495). The tablet originally came with Android 5.1 but at some point received an official upgrade to 6.0. My ultimate goal is to hopefully root the device & ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy A8 tablet (SM-x200)

My device is a Samsung Galaxy A8 tablet (SM-x200) running Android 13. I need to root my device to perform certain actions (delete app data) through MacroDroid. I have a MacBook and no access to a PC. ...
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Can I copy the stock firmware from my Oppo A31 (CPH2015) from the phone to a laptop? [duplicate]

I am trying to root an Oppo A31 (CPH2015) but I require the stock firmware of the phone to be available on a laptop such that I can extract from it the boot.img file and then flash it with Magisk. I ...
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Fastboot does not see device, but fastbootd does

My device: Tecno Camon 19 (cl6n) I need to unlock bootloader, adb see my phone correctly, fastbootd too. But when I do adb reboot bootloader neither the phone nor the PC can see each other. Phone says ...
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Samsung Galaxy S21 with Odin3 did not root or flash for some reason

I just flashed my Samsung Galaxy S21 with Odin3 and it said "PASS!" and then it reset and rebooted. But it did not say "The phone is not running Samsung's official software" or ...
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Rooting issue Xiaomi Mi 9t Pro

I recently got my hands on a Xiaomi Mi 9t Pro. I tried to root this device using twrp-3.7.0_9-0-raphael and Magisk 26.1 but it doesn't seem to work. Phone Specs: MIUI-version 12.5.1 Android version ...
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How can Phones such as Oppo be vulnerable to Privilege escalation exploits

Oppo (to my knowledge) makes it basically impossible to root, due to locking the boot loader and removing fast boot. So I'm wondering if this changes anything in regards to Privilege escalation ...
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How to disable avb on devices that use EROFS on super? [duplicate]

I understand and can patch avb on devices that don't use EROFS filesystem as we normally just edit /etc/fstab which is normally in boot.img or boot.bin or in boot_a.bin with devices that A/B or plain ...
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[Stock-ROM][ROOT] Sense TW102 Android 11 Firmware [duplicate]

I have a Sense TW102 and I'm trying to root my device with hours of research and trial and error trying to find a way to find stock firmware to trying to pull it off my device with no avail. Any leads ...
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unset warranty bit

I recently installed Magdisk by patching the raw boot.img, unlocking the bootloader, and flashing the boot.img as boot. Now I have Magdisk. However, during the boot, 3 things happen: set warranty bit ...
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How to root Huawei Nova Y90?

I have one Huawei Nova Y90. When I get into the bootloader it shows "bootloader locked". When I execute the command fastboot flashing unlock I get this output: FAILED (remote: 'Flashing ...
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Oneplus 6T stuck on bootloader after rooting

I tried to root my Oneplus 6T. Now the phone is stuck on the bootloader If I continue with START, the device is going to a loop, never completing the boot process. I tried booting the boot image with ...
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Flashing from fastboot successful but always boots up to fastboot

I can flash using Realme tool on my Realme X2 (rmx1992) but even after successful flashes it boots into fastboot no matter what I select to boot in. I tried fastboot continue, but nothing. I have ...
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How do I turn on OEM on a Samsung Galaxy A03s (Tracfone, SM-S134DL) device?

I'm trying to root Samsung Galaxy A03s (Tracfone, SM-S134DL) with Magisk and can't get it to work without the OEM on in the developers option. How do I turn on OEM?
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Stuck in EDL mode after flashing

Solved: I bricked my Redmi Note 4 (mido, Snapdragon) 4 years ago and couldn't fix it back then. As far as I remember it showed no sign of life (not even red led) But yesterday I thought of giving it ...
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My Samsung device is rooted but Magisk is "not installed"

I have a Samsung A7 2018 (SM-A750F) Android 10 A750FXXU5CVJ2, today I rooted my phone through patching the AP file in Magisk v25.2 installed on my stock firmware, then I flashed the patched AP using ...
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Upgrading Magisk to latest version: Boot image kernel_dtb was patched by old (unsupported) Magisk

I installed a custom ROM (MIUI Splitfire) on my phone with Magisk 23.0v. Later I saw Magisk update, so I decided to upgrade to the latest version which is 25.0v from the app and got this error: - ...
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How do I install root and su for my LG phone (LM-G820U30b)?

How do I root my LG phone? Model LM-G820U30b Hardware version rev.1.0 Internal environment SELinux
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lpmake error "Partition should only have linear extents:"

I'm trying to extract the content of super.img, modify some elements then repack it again. I followed all the steps correctly to extract the contents of super.img file. When running stat '%n %s *.img ...
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Are system image and system partition the same thing?

Are system image and system partition the same thing? Are boot image and boot partition the same thing? Been reading about system root and system-less root. On some pages it says you have to modify ...
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