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Whatever happened to VISIONary?

A number of people on here have recommended I give VISIONary a try out on my HTC Desire HD. But I can't find it anywhere - has it been decommissioned?
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Get root access without going through replacing things?

I'm totally new to rooting and I would like to simply have root access to my phone. I don't want to do any customization whatsoever to the insides of it. Is this doable? I mean like, in terms of a PC, ...
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Ramos W16 Android Usb driver

Have an issue with my Ramos W16. Upgraded to the last firmware. Now I want to root device, but can't install drivers. Here is hardware Id's USB\VID_18D1&PID_4E22&REV_0231 USB\VID_18D1&...
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Rooted HD2 shows unrooted as status

I have successfully installed Android Gingerbread 2.3.2 on my HTC HD2 device. While installing the DSTV app, I first tried to unroot it for sometime using the VoodooOTA Rootkeeper app. The problem is ...
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Can I root locked Droid 3 and flash Cyanogen

Before I purchase a Droid 3 from hong kong , I would like to know if I can apply the recently discovered root exploit on a locked phone that i can purchase there. Pardon my ignorance in this locked ...
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non-wipe non-unlock root for Android 2.3.3

I have a Nexus S running Android 2.3.3. IIRC on old android version such as this there were non-wipe non-unlock methods to obtain root anyway, however I wasn't able to find them right now. Can this ...
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Root my EVO wihtout USB cord

I want to root my EVO... but my charging port is broken (I've been using an external battery charger to get around this). Anyway to get the files I need to root my EVO onto my EVO without using this ...
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Is there any benefit to rooting the new T-Mobile G2, and what are the legal issues? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I've rooted my phone. Now what? What do I gain from rooting? Are there any risks to rooting a device? Given that the new T-Mobile G2 based on Android 2.2 (and so ...
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rooting Samsung captivate with the new gingerbread release

I just got a message from my cell provider that the official Gingerbread release is out for the Samsung Captivate. I recently rooted my phone so I could install non market apps. Will I have to un root ...
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How can I root the Galaxy Tab 10.1?

How can I root the Samsung GT-P7510? I've tried z4root and many others, but they all seem to support Android 3.1 and not 3.2. I gather 3.2 is specifically designed to eliminate the exploit that z4root ...
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How can I root my LG Optimus M?

How can I root my LG Optimus M MS690 on Metro PCS? I've tried Gingerbreak, Superoneclick, and z4root without luck.
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Is it possible to determine whether the phone has been rooted or not?

Let's say I buy an "un-rooted" Samsung Galaxy S2 via eBay that's still under warranty: Is there a way I can tell whether it has been rooted before (with or without rooting it myself)? Is there a way ...
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Do I have to install a custom ROM if I root? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does rooting require a custom ROM? I have an HTC Desire S with the stock ROM. Can I root the phone but keep my stock ROM, that is the one provided by HTC ? Or do I HAVE to ...
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Rooting and updating to Official Updates

I have a S2. I want to root my phone to use the amazing apps out there Not to install custom roms. Can i still get access to the official updates from Samsung ?
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“sendmsg: Connection refused” trying to root a Nexus One

Following the link taken from this question, I got the following error. $ ./freenexus [*] Android local root exploid (C) The Android Exploid Crew [*] Modified by ak for HTC Nexus One [+] Using ...
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Revert back to factory defaults after rooting and installing CM7

Rooting your Android and flashing CM7 seems pretty straightforward (SGS2 as an example). I'm a complete notice and notice that you have to replace the recovery partition thingy in the process. Lots ...
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How can I root my Android on my Mac?

I've been looking into rooting my Android phone, which is a ZTE Score. The only way I've found so far is to use the ZergRush tool (Or something like that..) But I believe it can only be used on a ...
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How can I root the GT 10.1 (running 3.2)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Rooting Samsung Tablet GT--P7510 Android 3.2 I've tried using Odin to get root access, but when I finish the process, I still don't have root privileges. Seems like all the ...
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Does SuperOneClick flash a kernel?

Does SuperOneClick need to flash a kernel to the phone to root it, thus incrementing the custom kernel counter in the Samsung Galaxy S2?
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How can I root my Pandigital Novel 7" Tablet?

I have a Pandigital 7" that is updated as far as the firmware updates go. However, I do not have access the Android Market and I do not have root access. I am trying to install a SQL reader that I ...
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Which kernel versions does the udev exploit work?

Which kernel versions does the udev exploit work? Upon googling this, I found articles claiming that it works on Android 2.1 and maybe 2.2, but there is no information about the kernel versions.
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How do I root my Kindle Fire?

There are a half-dozen or so questions on the Kindle Fire here where the answers involve having already rooted your device (including my recently-asked How can I get the Android Market installed on my ...
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Space issues and rooting

I have a Huawei IDEOS u8150 running Froyo. Ever since I got this device, I've been running into low disk space problems (because of only 150 MB internal space). So I've had enough and moved all the ...
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Backing up everything on my kindle fire with ubuntu before installing firefirefire, can't get past Hellions with blue flames when rooting

I'm trying to follow this post in order to install firefirefire on my kindle fire: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1369405&page=1 I'm at the part at the beginning of the guide ...
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Rooting acer liquid mini with Ubuntu?

can someone explain how to root android phone using ubuntu or any linux distro please? There are so many app like superoneclick, z4root etc..but android is based on linux right? so it should be easy ...
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What's next if Super One Click fails? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I root my Kindle Fire? I want root, but not enough to reflash or do anything that has a significant chance of harming the phone. In the past I've always used Super One ...
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Does rooting Kindle Fire disable your default Kindle Fire functionality?

I am thinking on getting a Kindle Fire due to the good reviews and the price tag. I see that there are a lot of links showing you how to root your Kindle Fire so that you can have regular Android OS ...
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Rooting HTC Evo on Froyo 2.2 and installing a custom rom

I just received the latest update from HTC. They have installed more bloatware on my phone and I've finally had enough. I want to root. I found this rom and this guide on how to root. But the root ...
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Is it possible to root the Samsung Galaxy S II without installing a custom kernel?

Is it possible to root the Samsung Galaxy S II without installing a custom kernel or otherwise flash custom firmware?
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Can Android 2.3.4 be rooted?

I have a Samsung Mesmerize and I've recently upgraded to my carrier's official release of Android 2.3.4, but to my dismay SuperOneClick doesn't seem to be able to root the device, it's always worked ...
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How do I get Android 2.3 on my Verizon Droid 2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.3 update (Gingerbread)? How do I root my device? I have a Droid 2 with Verizon and the Android version is 2.2 (froyo). I am looking to ...
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Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I've rooted my phone. Now what? I'm considering rooting my Galaxy S2. But would just like to make 100% sure that the benefits that comes with rooting your device makes it ...
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Should I root before or after activation?

I purchased an evo on Sprint that I'm going to root. I'm wondering, should I root the phone before or after activation on Sprint's network? Does it make any difference?
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How To Install/Root Vegan-Tab GingerEdition on Viewsonic gTablet

I recently purchased a Viewsonic gTabet and want to root the device with the Vegan-Tab Ginger Edition. I'm an absolute newbie when it comes to Android, I've been a Windows guy my whole life. I'm ...
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NEXUS S (t-mobile version) 2.3.4 / GRJ22 — IS ROOT POSSIBLE?? can't mount /system mount /data

I have the Nexus S (t-mobile version) that is 2.3.4 / GRJ22 and just wanted to ask, is root actually possible now?? I see lots of posts about how to do it under 2.3.3, but all the posts I have seen ...
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Backup stock HTC Desire ROM with Unrevoked

I want to play with different ROM's for HTC Desire (which is still under warranty). Based on my understanding, in order to keep the warranty and still play with custom ROM's, the following steps are ...
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Security risks of rooting your android smartphone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any risks to rooting a device? What are the security risks specific to rooting your android smartphone? Are there any security exploits available because you have a ...
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How can I root or make my partitions mounted rw?

I can edit firmware, how can I make my firmware rooted? I tried changing all ro in init.rc to rw, but my after boot they are mounted in ro. I guess problem is there. Also I cant remount in adb. It ...
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How to root and what apps to use [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I root my device? I have an HTC Incredible 2. I would like to know how to remove the locked pre installed apps and what apps I need for longer battery life and to ...
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Technical questions about the Nook Color rooting process

I've been considering getting a Nook Color with the intention of rooting it for use as an inexpensive general purpose Android tablet. Before I decide either way or dive into one I went and read a ...
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nexus s rooting wifi error problem

So, I have unlocked my Samsung Nexus S that runs on Android 2.3.1 and i have rooted it. The problem now is that I cant open wifi anymore, it keeps telling me "error" whenever I click on wifi .. Why ...
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Problems rooting an evo shift

I'm on day 2 of the great quest for permanant root. I have followed the guides here and here to the letter and still my hboot shows "S-On". Hboot says: SPEEDY XE SHIP S-ON HBOOT-0.93.0001 RADIO-1....
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How can I root my Droid X with Ubuntu Linux?

My sanity is at stake here. I need root but I don't have access to any fancy proprietary OS. I'd appreciate any help.
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what are the disadvantages of rooting your device [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any risks to rooting a device? What are disadvantages of rooting device . why should it be avoided ?
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Root N1 and keep the official ROM

Is it possible root my N1 with 2.3.3 without flashing custom ROM?
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How to avoid rooting my phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any VNC solutions for an unrooted device? I want to connect my phone to my computer via USB, and be able to send keystrokes to phone, and send phone's video output to computer ...
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Unable to install bootloader on MotoDroid with froyo FRG83D

I'm attempting to root my phone and have placed an update.zip in the root of my SDCard. I get the message that the zip is not signed and the update fails. I understand that VZN started added this ...
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What limitations does rooting and/or installing a ROM put on my phone?

I have an Evo and I'm kind of frustrated at the space limitations on the internal memory, the crapware that came pre-installed (Blockbuster and Nascar, Really?) and some performance issues. I was ...
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Rooting HTC Hero GSM 2.1-update-1 (3.41.61.31)

So I've been trying to root my HTC (Hero GSM 2.1-update-1 (3.41.61.31), originally Orange Spain, but unlocked by code) for few hours now, haven't managed yet. All the articles I've found about rooting ...