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Redmi note 5 stuck in fastboot(even after hard reset)

I recently tried to root my phone by flashing TWRP recovery and then installing Magisk, I successfully unlocked the bootloader and got TWRP recovery on my phone. I did not find the Magisk zip file ...
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Rooting gone terribly wrong

My rooting had gone terribly wrong and I don't know why. I tried to install Odin3 and actually did it but then my phone went crazy. Now, it is turning on and off and I am unable to stop it! Please, ...
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Fastboot devices not showing any device

I have ubuntu installed. I installed adb and fastboot using following commands sudo apt-get install adb fastboot when I run adb devices I can see my device attached and I can fire all adb commands ...
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Safest way for rooting

I would not recommend rooting a device that is still under warranty. I am trying to find a way to root my old device from 2014 that has become my daily because the new one got damaged and cannot ...
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Unlock bootloader of Samsung Tab A 9.7 SM-T555

Here it comes a long intro of what I want to achieve and what I tried. You can jump to the end for the actual questions. The internal storage of my Tab is full, so I bought an SD card. Unfortunately, ...
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Is it Possible to Create an Operating System for Android Devices?

Is it possible to run an operating system other than Android on Android devices? I know that the bootloader is hard-coded into the firmware and even if you tried you can't change what it does but what ...
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If I change some settings that require root, will the changes be preserved when I unroot my phone?

Recently I rooted my phone and I changed system emoji (while having a custom font; I don't know any way how to combine custom emoji with a custom font other than rooting). To do this, I used this app ...
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How to Override Google Play's Compatibility Check

I own a mid-range Android phone with pretty decent specs,yet I find many a times that certain games and services are shown to be in-compatible with the phone.However when I download the apk from the ...
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How can I install a supersu root zip on a system.img to create a pre-rooted system?

I'm looking to create a pre-rooted system.img for a specific device. running Marshmellow (6.0) on ARM. I have a SuperSU zip for marshmellow and the compiled system.img for my device. OK. I know you ...
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How to fix phone rejecting root

I have infinix x559c I have tried using root using Spflashtool and also fastboot it didn't work even when I unlock bootloader it flashed successfully but it didn't boot to recovery and it shows below ...
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What is 0x10DB21 error code in Kingoroot?

I'm currently using android 6.0 And i wanted to root it I downloaded kingoroot apk I installed it clicked one click root and it stopped at 90% and then said failed to root error 0x10db21 what do i do?...
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Which IMG file from ISO to patch with Magisk to use on Android-x86 9 Pie?

Setup: Oracle VirtualBox VM with installed Android-x86 9 (Pie) Rooted out of the box (with SuperSU, guessing from the root access popup, but there's no manager app) .vmdk VM drive android-x86_64-9....
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root chinese tablet Twrp is the only way?

Hi everyone I hope you are safe in this time's ! and I'm tring to do root into a chinese tablet It is a nice piece i can vnc to my pc's or ssh and control by kdeconnect or use yatze etc i like it ...
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Map keys to touchscreen

Not sure of this is a good question for here or stack overflow... I can move it if needed. I'm running android on a mobile device... but I really just use it as a computer. I have a wireless mouse/...
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LineageOS/OpenGApps refuse to install on SM-G901F

Very annoying. I'm trying to install LineageOS on Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus (SM-G901F), which used to run with stock OS before. I successfully installed TWRP I backed up my partitions and wiped them ...
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Reakme c2 stuck at orange state

I tried rooting my phone but its stuck at orange state and saying your device is unlocked and cant be trusted and it is stuck at that endless boot loop someone please help it is REALME c2
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How to gain root on BlueStacks Android emulator

BlueStacks is a popular Android emulator for Windows and macOS for gamers. It is popular, because the emulator ships with Google Play Store pre-installed and installing any games is easy. ...
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How To Root An Android Phone? [duplicate]

I was looking here and there and i can't find any answers how to root my samsung galaxy s6 i was trying to root fully i was trying kingoroot,iroot,kingroot i can't so i find a different way to root my ...
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Rooting a wiko jerry is impossible due to all fastboot commands lock the phone

On Linux: All fastboot commands lock. Particularly fastboot oem unlock or fastboot flashing unlock. After removing and re-attaching the phone to the usb port (without turning it off), the phone ...
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How can i hide Multiple Users icon from top notification bar? [duplicate]

I want to keep using Multiple Users Profile option but want to hide icon from top notification bar which is visible when i scroll down. Purpose is nobody should know i am using multiple profiles on ...
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TWRP bootloop with no recovery mode

I have a Samsung J7 Prime model SM-G610M, earlier today I got TWRP working perfectly after many other issues, however, when I tried to flash SuperSU from the sd card, it got stuck in a bootloop, the ...
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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 to go into recovery mode? Intex Cloud Cube v08

I rooted Intex Cloud Cube v08 and installed an xposed module. After restarting the device it says "unfortunately system UI has stopped" and after tapping on ok it again shows the same. It is ...
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How to root Tecno Camon 12 air?

I want to root my Tecno Camon 12 Air but nothing works. I got samsung devices rooted within a blink but this one just does not. I have: Allow OEM bootloader to be unlocked checked Tried different PC ...
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How to check if boot loader is locked on a Samsung tablet

I'm trying to figure out if my Samsung Galaxy Tab E's boot loader is unlocked. I tried a lot of online tutorials on how to do this, including this Android Enthusiasts question: How to check if your ...
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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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Debunk: tripping KNOX removes your battery life?

UPDATE 04/21/2020 Great news for people struggling with battery issues on these phones. I used a non-root APP called "Repair Battery Life", and it actually fixed my rapid battery drain issue! It ...
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Mount USB OTG to specific destination folder on Nexus 6

I have an app that looks for videos in a specific folder: “videos”. I'm trying to get my FAT flash drive to mount on the folder videos under /sdcard internal storage. Nexus 6 (no SD card slot) ...
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How does Magisk is getting /sbin/su or rather /sbin/magisk executable by any process including adb?

I tried to add executables to /sbin (including at run time). However, even after setting allowing any user to read and execute them at the dac level and setting the correct Selinux context. Non su (...
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How to root Oppo Realme 2

I couldn't find a guide online to root my Oppo Realme 2 (RMX1805, Color OS Version 6.0, Android Version 9). So how can I root my Oppo Realme 2? Update: I have unlocked my bootloader following the ...
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Recovery mode doesn't work

I've followed these steps to try to root my phone. Then, I continue following this guide but I'm stuck where it says "Paso 2": I'm trying to access the recovery mode in my PC with the adb reboot ...
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Recovering files after unlocking bootloader [duplicate]

I'm following this tutorial (sorry, it's in Spanish, if you need more info, let me know) and, as you can see the bootloader step is before the security copy step. I went to the details of that ...
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How to manually bypass dm-verity in order to root the device?

I unlocked oem mode. Then burned the warranty efuse (acting as disabling the warranty). Then, I successfully flashed cache.mbn modem.bin and system.img.ext4 through the bootloader. However, after ...
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Enabling Multi User Feature on Realme 3

Can anybody help me with enabling the multiple user feature like stock Android without rooting. I've tried getting the default.prop through adb and changing some properties and then replacing the copy ...
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How to create manually create my own ᴏᴛᴀ update file to be used for adb sideload?

In my case, I don’t want to permanently root my own device and if possible, I want to modify the /data partition directly. In order to do so, I want to add a single file to the /system partition or ...
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How to dump full device settings on recent Samsung from Linux?

In my case, I would really be annoyed to no longer have phone/lte working because of the detection of a non Samsung firmware. So I’d like to root the device (or boot from the sd card) by modifying ...
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Rooting/unrooting my device under warranty

A couple of weeks ago I bought one of those indestructible type of phone, from a manufacturer that also produces excavators and whose name starts with a C and ends with AT. In the terms and ...
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I have been trying to unlock the bootloader on my Nokia 3.1 (TA-1074) in order to root my phone but can't unlock it

I can get into the menu to unlock it (see below) at which point neither of the volume buttons work as inputs Screen Display Unlock bootloader? If you unlock the bootloader,you will be able to ...
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Mistake during rooting Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS

It looks that I made a mistake after rooting the Note 9. Because it goes in an on/off loop with turning it on. I turned it to boot with TWRP. Please advise. Best regards Hossam
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How can I root my Lenovo Tab 4 10 (TB—X304L)?

I've been trying to root my Lenovo Tablet for past few weeks and I've got no success. I found out an article in XDA showing how to root it but when I tried I got stuck in the third step which was ...
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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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SimJacked, or Taken over? Need results

How do I shut down a live attack on my phone while watching it happen? My phone will wake while locked even when noti's are shutoff for lock screen, wake and sleep are set to never sleep and lock ...
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Can I root android by booting from an sdcard?

Digging for that, I found various resources on the net to boot Android from sdcards. Doing that would make possible many things what are generally unavailable in phones. For example, it would be ...
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Unable to root Motorola G7 Power XT1955-4

I am trying to follow this tutorial https://aiomobilestuff.com/motorola-moto-g7-power-xt-1955-root-twrp-unlock-bootloader/ The command fastboot flash recovery twrp.img (I renamed my twrp.img to ...
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Recover Data after Factory Reset [duplicate]

Several alike questions are there on this community which the people generally don't focus on. I would like to draw the attention of people on this thread. I had done an unsecured (without backup) ...
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What is 02 in the magisk patched vbmeta.img?

According to the Additional Info given for rooting the Android device that doesn't have ramdisk but can be rooted via recovery: we need an empty vbmeta.img and I am trying to check what it actually ...
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Upgraded to Android 10 - can't change MAC address

Today I upgraded to Android 10, more precisely to unofficial build of Lineage OS. My phone is Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (whyred). I am used to changing my MAC address, because our school tracks network ...
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Cheap phone disabled flashing with mispelled error message

I have an 'Advanced A4 2019' phone from BLU, and it's known to have spyware. I wanted to flash the phone's recovery with TWRP to install a custom ROM, but I can't seem to enable flashing. It runs ...
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Unable to root Motorola g7 Power

I have unlocked the bootloader and enabled USB debugging. I can launch TWRP over fastboot and use the interface. To root the phone, I tried the following: Push the TWRP zip onto the device adb ...
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Unexpected rooted alert?

I got a call from my company's Google Suite administrator that they got an alert about my phone (a Samsung S10 running Android 10) getting rooted this morning. Google's support site isn't really ...

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