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How to root Xperia Z Ultra safely?

I want to root my Xperia Z ultra . but not finding any safe method for it. I have heard of kingroot . is that safe ? please help me to find other safe ways to root my device.
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AFWall+ not blocking consistently

I'm running a rooted pixel 3 (Magisk) with the "liboemcrypt disabler" module for running Netflix, Magisk Hide and the dg.db edit to disable attestation for running Google Pay. The firewall will work ...
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How does SuperSU check if a phone is rooted?

I have a rooted custom device (Android 8.0), I can use adb and run su and do whatever I want in the shell. But SuperSU or any other app cannot find root. I have made a symlink from /system/xbin/su to /...
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Can't remove Half-root caused by KingoRoot

I have a Huawei Y536A1 with Android 4.4.3 which I attempted to root with KingoRoot but it ended up giving me a half-root after testing it with the Freedom app. I tried uninstalling it using the ...
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How can I root my Toshiba AT300?

I'm trying to get root access on a toshiba AT300 android tablet. I found this post from google where this guy has tried to get root access. http://www.thriveforums.org/forum/toshiba-thrive-...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)

How can I root the Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)? Andoid version is Marshmallow (6.0.1) and my computer runs on Windows 7.
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Root Samsung Galaxy J Max ( SM-T285YD)

How to root Samsung Galaxy J Max ( SM-T285YD) Tablet and install TWRP Recovery? Till now i have already tried apps like KingRoot, Towellroot, RootGenius and all of failed rooting this device.
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Need help unlocking my bootloader on HTC Desire 310

EDIT: It has failed with a too many links error This christmas I was treated to a HTC Desire 310 and I am trying to root it which I understand needs the bootloader unlocked. That is where my issue ...
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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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adb.exe android gives me error with su

I rooted my device (lenovo 2107a) and then updated new custom firmware with below instructions: Downloaded new firmware into sdcard/clockworkmod booted to CWM selected "backup and restore" -> "...
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Android 9 Head Unit “JBY-6201” no name generic Chinese MCU = STM32

I just installed my "Allwinner" Android 9 head unit. FCC sheet says it's a JBY-6201 if that means anything. MCU is "STM32-20190606-11-KC2-26" I have a few issues: Can't get my OBD2 dongle to pair ...
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How to root Kindle Fire HD 8.9"

I have purchased a Kindle Fire HD 2. Generation (2012) and wanted to root it. I followed the instructions from Rooting a new Kindle Fire HD and and other instructions found via google. When I run the ...
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How to root ZTE prestige

I've looked at XDA and couldn't find anything and nobody will answer my question there. Please let me know if it is possible and if it is, how to do it? Methods I already tried: Framaroot Kingoroot ...
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Unbrick Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360V

I need to know how to un-softbrick the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. I don't know how it got bricked, I was just asked to fix it. It looks like a bootloop issue. The Product name is SM-G360V. I have ...
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Any way to send battery statistics to a computer?

I'm working for a company that has several samsung galaxy tablets in the field, we want a way to determine when their batteries are going bad before they stop working completely. Ideally, we'd be ...
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How to root LG K7 (MS330)?

I have a cleaning program on my phone and one of the program functions is to optimize CPU.When I try this, it says I do not have root privileges. How can I get root privileges on my android LG MS330 ?...
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Need Root For Asus Zenfone 5(T00J) 8 GB(Kitkat ROM)

I Need to root my Zenfone 5 (Asus T00J) - 8 GB Kitkat ROM, But I can't find any solution over Internet. Please help me to get the root for Asus Zenfone 5. Also need The CWM. Thank you....
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How to root the Droid Maxx with 4.4.4 KitKat

Is there a way to root the Motorola Droid Maxx (Android 4.4.4 KitKat)? It doesn't even support the ESPN app as-is.
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Make android phone as USB Webcam

I have an Android tablet based on Android Lollipop (5.1.1) and I want to use this device as a webcam via USB. I know some apps could work (e.g. DroidCam or WO WebCam) but they require extra clients ...
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Can you root a phone with a locked bootload without away to unlock it?

This seems counterintuitive but i read that it's possible. My lg stylo 2 sprint version bootloader is locked. They made sure i couldn't unlock. I love my phone but root makes everything better. So is ...
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Force debug in safe mode via USB?

I did something so stupid I'm almost kind of proud of it. I rooted my LG Optimus T (Froyo) using Gingerbreak, cleaned out a bunch of stuff, and accidentally deleted the home screen launcher. No big, I'...
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Unable to install Custom Recovery

I am unable to install custom recovery on my phone. I am following these instructions : http://www.informationlord.com/root-micromax-canvas-a1/. Every time I try to do it i get the following error: ...
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how to check if i have successfully disabled dm-verity?

my phone has dm verity enabled by default. I read about ways to disable it. After that, is there any way with which can i verify if dm-verity is disabled?
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need help Nexus 9 stuck in endless reboot loop

need help here. I to tried rooting my Nexus 9 and have ended up getting it into an endless loop of it trying to optimize apps. I did see Firelord's post to do this... Using Firelords' and Jan's ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S10/S10e/S10+

Samsung Galaxy S10 unfortunately comes up with apps that I don't need: Unfortunately [...] the South Korean smartphone maker decided to bundle tons of apps inside the firmware of their flagship ...
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Set Russian language on Alcatel Pop S7 (Android 4.1.2)

I am not able to configure the device to Russian language, although assumed that all Android supports it. Question: What are the chances to enable Russian UI after I root the device? Worth trying or ...
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Fastboot doesn't recognize OnePlus3 although adb does

When trying to root my OnePlus3 I ran into the issue that when running fastboot devices my output is blank. Some people said that even while it returns a blank output other commands should still work ...
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How do I unlock bootloader and root LG Optimus Zone 3 (VS425PP)?

How do I unlock the bootloader on LG Optimus Zone 3 (VS425PP) in a simple, easy to follow steps? Then how do I root the device and return to a fully functional cell phone that is stable and rooted? ...
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How do I change the real date on an app to a fake one

I have an app (am not sure if I should mention the name of the app so I'm not going to) that that I would like to change it's date like fast forward it or something like that and I do not want to ...
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Resizing /System Partition on Galaxy S2

I am trying to resize my /system partition on my Galaxy S2 and as soon as I partition /system using various sizes I lose all of the mobile data connectivity & IEMI number is invalid (missing) ...
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Fastboot command returns a list of question marks

I am trying to root an Acer Iconia Tab A200 tablet using a script. I have adb working and fastboot works too, however, command fastboot devices returns a list of question marks. Eg: ???????????? ...
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After changing Android ID app still detect I am installing it again [duplicate]

I have changed almost everything from Android ID, Mac address, but still this app can detect I am installing it again and pops up " Trial expired. what could be the reason for this. I installed ...
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LG optimus 4x HD root

I tried to root my phone, but got only to the step 10, because my phone is too damn slow! I can't do anything with my phone, all I'm able to do is restart it over and over again, I can't even go to ...
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How to root Acer Z630s?

I'm trying to root my new phone, it's an Acer Liquid Z630s (T04) running Android 5.1. I can't find anything useful online, Google is filled with auto-generated pages that just give a link to some one-...
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Galaxy S4 Mini not recognized by Linux in Download Mode

I'm currently trying to root my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, so to install CWM, I boot the device into download mode using my Linux Mint 17.2 laptop: $ adb reboot bootloader Now, as intended, my phone ...
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ADB authorization prompt missing in Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)

I just bought a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) and I'm trying to root it. I'm following this link for instructions, but I got stuck at the "Rooting with exploit" step as I can't authorize the ...
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How to root Micromax Canvas HD A116 device running Android 4.2.1?

I have never rooted a phone before & did some primary search on xda forums for Micromax Canvas HD A116. I found a link to root the phone but the steps listed on it are a little incomprehensible ...
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Install FM Radio Module on Xperia E Dual flashed with Custom ROM

Can anyone please help me with the procedure to install FM Radio in my rooted Xperia E Dual flashed with Nexboost ROM?
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How to root my Motorola Flipside?

I am a relatively new Android user, but I have a bit of experience with Linux. My new Motorola Flipside MB508 has quite a few unwanted preinstalled applications on it, which I would like to remove. ...
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Rooting HTC One M7 Verizon

I have an unrooted HTC One M7, from Verizon. I used to be able to root it with KingoRoot, but now that does not work. I have tried many things to do this: KingRoot KingoRoot TowelRoot WeakSauce The ...
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root ubislate 7CI with android 4.1.1

I have one table UBISLATE 7CI (DATAWIND IC: 12016A-7CI) and I need a step by step method or program to root the device. I was trying with some suggestion but I can't find a right method. Anybody know ...
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How to recover “data/data” folder from HTC Desire before rooting

I've got an old HTC Desire with a bitcoin stuck on it. Trying to access "/data/data/de.schildbach.wallet/files" through ADB shell predictably gives me permission denied. I tried using unrevoked but ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy Pocket

i have an android Device (Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300) which i want to root, because i have used Ubuntu on my PC and Notebook for five or six years and i am familiar with doing different maintainace ...
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Root ZTE Blade V6 seems complicated

I nearly get nuts because I cannot root my ZTE Blade V6 (europe version). In the past I have rooted several android devices. Actually it was quite the same procedure everytime: 1. Install platform-...
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Transform Amazon Fire TV into Nintendo Gaming Console

I'm wondering if I could install N64 and Gamecube Emulators on an Amazon Fire TV. Will I have to root the device? Is it possible without? Will PS3 Controllers work wireless and is there something I ...
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Cannot mount /system rewritable

I have rooted my phone and changed /system/etc/hosts file to block Facebook(just for test). However, since I did it, I am not able to edit the hosts file again. As a result, I cannot visit Facebook ...
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Is It Safe To Root A Samsung Galaxy S5 (or other applicable Android devices) using Geohot's Towel Root Method?

A little while ago Geohot released a very simple way to root a Samsung Galaxy S5 (which can be applied to other Android devices as well). Is it safe or too good to be true ?
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How to Backup and Restore Android OS without Rooting [duplicate]

I want to find a way to restore my phone in case the process of rooting my phone or dual booting a custom rom breaks it. However, most of the ones I've looked at require the phone to be rooted before ...
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Reinstall on Proscan PLT7650G Tablet?

My son has a Proscan PLT7650G tablet that will not get past the ProScan startup logo. I have tried a factory reset and its still a no go. Before I throw in the towel I want to try an OS reinstall ...
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Xperia Z3 Rooting

Two days ago I upgraded my Xperia Z3 to Lollipop. Needless to say I'm not impressed (mainly due to no longer having great battery life), and plan on going back to 4.4 soon. For some time I've been ...