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Is speed improvement to be expected from rooting/modding a Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 YP-GI1

I have an old Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 YP-GI1 lying around and would like to use it either as a media player or a media center remote. However even after a factory reset the device or the UI reacts ...
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fastboot check password failed

I try to unlock OEM, using command fastboot oem unlock. My device is Huawei MediaPad Т5 tablet. I got the error: ... FAILED (remote: check password failed!) finished. total time: 0.014s Why?
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What is CSC Fastboot Mode, and how to get rid of it?

I am trying to access my Zenfone Go's fastboot in order to unlock its bootloader, but it seems to have been replaced with something called "CSC Fastboot mode". In this mode, I just see the ASUS logo, ...
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One click (or easy) way to Root Motorola Droid X with Morotola update 4.5.621

I read that the new DROID X build 4.5.621 prevents the most common Rooting methods. There is a more complicated method but I'm hoping there is a one-click method (less chance of me screwing up and ...
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Update a rooted Android phone from 4.4 to newer version

I have a rooted sony xperia Z2 with Android 4.4.4 Is it possible to update the phone to a newer Android version and still have root permissions?
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Can I use Galaxy Themes if I Root the S8?

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S8 and I am interested in rooting it. Will I be able to use Galaxy Themes, if I root it, or is this specific to the provider (AT&T)?
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Delete mobile data using Root

I'm looking for the right Android files I can delete to completely disable mobile data I have an open root (Android 4.1.2) I'm not looking to do using APN or other solutions, but by deleting the ...
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How to safely root the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 (SM-T380)?

I am wondering what would be a safe way to root my Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 (SM-T380)? I understand there is CF-AutoRoot and such but I have no experience in rooting any device with that method and ...
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How to remove KINGroot?

I installed KINGroot and regretted it. Now I can't remove all of its files because of permissions only KINGroot has. My friend tried to remove it by using towelroot and other methods but my phone ...
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Why the battery need to be loaded before to root?

I read in some tutoriel that for the root to be working, battery needed to be loaded around 70 at at least. Why is it so? Does it endanger the phone, or it just prevent the root to be working for ...
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I rooted my phone and its memory got deleted. Is that normal? Any way to recover=

I rooted my phone, a HTC, and its memory got deleted. This was the fourth telephone I rooted and I can not recall it has happened before so I was a little sloppy when I read the warnings displayed ...
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Can custom roms like aim rom or aex increase gaming performance over stock Android?

Note: I have zero technical knowledge about Android or custom roms or root etc. Am using Moto G5 plus (4bg) and I play games like PES 2019 and pubgm a lot. Now my device runs these games with some ...
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How to recover bloatware

I root my panasonic eluga A and delete some bloatware now my google map has stopped navigating my location. My google map search location and everything is working but gps not working. Please help me ...
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can't access recovery mode after flashing clockworkmod

I flashed clockworkmod through adb and fastboot but after fastboot reboot my phone goes into boot stuck in the logo. after that I turned it off and go to bootloader recovery mode but after selecting ...
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Power button no longer turns screen on/off - apps don't fix this properly, cannot turn off phone to root it, help!

I dropped my phone into water the other day and the power button has stopped working. What is odd though is that I can force restart the phone by holding power+volume down, it's just the power button ...
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lg q710em rooting

Does someone know how to root a LG Q710EM? I read that kingo root via app is possible but I read that they steal dato from your phone so I want to ask if other posibilities are avaible.
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How to root my Oppo N1 (with Custom Recovery)?

I just bought a Oppo N1, so how to root it? ColorOS V1.0.0 CyanogenMod CM10.2
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How can I disable ability to make outgoing call, messages but keep incoming calls?

Is there some Android app, which could be installed while enabling a password - that blocks ability to bring up Dialler, Addressbook/Contacts, Messaging application screen, but still allows incoming ...
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Is it possible to install a clean Android on new Amazon Fire HD 10?

I see that Amazon is selling Fire HD 10 for $99. Aside from not wanting to see their ads I am deeply suspicious of Alexa spyware and not interested. I have seen claims that FIre HD 10s 2017 could be ...
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What is the difference between jailbreaking and unlocking an Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc Is either possible, legal, contractually legit and does either damage the phone?
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How to Extract boot.img from Sharp Z3 Fs8009?

I'd like to extract the boot.img from this device in order to root it with Magisk. Is it possible with adb commands? Or another way maybe? The firmware on it is 00WW_1_310 global version, and I can't ...
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Rooting Samsung J5 Pro (2017) [FAILED]

For the last while I've been trying to root my Samsung J5 using Odin. Firstly, I cannot find OEM unlock in dev settings after waiting a week. Secondly, when I try to flash a twrp, an error comes ...
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Need to set up a phone with limited permissions to help with a learning disorder

I need to set up a phone that will allow the user access to installed apps but will not allow them to install new apps. In addition I need to allow access to only a whitelist of websites. These ...
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Boot from SD or external hardware device?

I've tried researching this before, but was unable to encounter an answer. Can you boot a rooted device through USB-C, SD, or something? I'm currently running a Galaxy S9+ and want to keep Android Pie ...
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How does rooting and unrooting work? [duplicate]

How does rooting work? What kind of code/programs the manufacturers don't want to install in the phones (so that people have to root)? Why? Can it be unrooted too? Thanks in advance.
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How does game guardian collects data from? [closed]

I have a rooted android phone, I just only wanted to know how to get apps Variable values by using the android shell.
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Can I uninstall security updates for rooting?

I want to root my Samsung device, but previously, I have installed some updates. From what I know, successful rooting depends on security bugs in the firmware: The process of rooting varies widely ...
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How to root a rare Android device?

I have with me a Sharp RoBoHoN (SR-01M-W), it is an android device only sold in Asia, and there are very limited information about it on the internet and it is very hard to find outside of Japan, so I ...
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Moto E2(otus) bricked after flashing Supersu

I'm using CyanogenMod Nougat 7.1 and TWRP. It started when I reset my device. After resetting the root was gone, so I decided to flash Supersu to root the device again. But after flashing when I ...
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Fastboot is not providing a token when trying to unlock HTC One M9

I am trying to unlock my HTC One M9 following the instructions on the HTCdev website. When I get to the part where you're supposed to obtain the identifier token, it doesn't give me any errors, but it ...
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Unable to unlock bootloader of OPPO F7

I have bought oppo f7, which comes with android 8.1 firmware. It has been 5 months since the purchase and obviously it is still in warranty period. I wanted to root my phone for the reasons you may be ...
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Nexus Root Toolkit says my device has been rooted but SuperSu says “Root undetected”

Output from Nexus Root Toolkit v2.1.9 Rebooting your device into bootloader mode... adb reboot bootloader Checking Fastboot Connectivity fastboot devices ENU5T15B05003467 fastboot + Fastboot ...
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TWRP Internal Storage(0 MB)

I am trying to root my Samsung A7(2017). I have installed twrp to my phone but when I open it to install SuperSU it writes Internal Storage(0 MB) therefore I can not access to SuperSU. I am searching ...
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Camera App Crashing

I use a rooted Motorola Moto G3 (2015) Osprey XT1550 running stock 6.0.1 (not custom). It has been 3 years since I've bought this phone but recently while taking 100 - 200 photos at once (college ...
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Flashed addonsu-arm-signed.zip on LineageOS, still no root

I just installed LineageOS 14.1 using TWRP. Then, following this guide I downloaded addonsu-arm-signed.zip to my SD card and installed it, also using TWRP. PROBLEM: Then I installed Titanium Backup ...
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Android verified boot and custom ROMs

I'm trying to figure out how exactly works the Android Verified Boot process and its usage with custom ROMs. The documentation I found on it is unclear (or outdated) as there seems to be several ways ...
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Automatically power on Android when the charger is connected. Help! I will lose my tablet forever

The power button on my Samsung galaxy 2 has stopped functioning and now I am afraid of letting it die, as I would not be able to turn it on again. So I was wondering if I could maybe force it to power ...
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How to root my sony xperia z2

Is the tutorial from this question still the best way to do it? I still dont get the most part from the linked tutorial.. I remember from rooting an sony xperia s that I only needed some Software and ...
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Stock recovery can flash root packages and custom recovery ZIPs but not custom ROMs

This question might seem to be a duplicate of this question but it is different. But I'd like to have a brief explanation on why we need a custom recovery to flash a ROM. My main points of confusion ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy J1 mini/SM-J105H?

Googled it, but am only hitting some other versions of J105 image for rooting (Not H as I have.) Need to root the phone so to be able to remote control it. Samsung Galaxy J1 mini/SM-J105H, Android 5....
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Can rooting remove all malware, viruses and backdoors?

I ask this question because I read somewhere that there was a Chinese smartphone with in-built malware which could not removed even by rooting. (I searched the article everywhere but couldn't find it....
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TowelRoot v3 User Interface Anomaly

I downloaded the latest TowelRoot (v3) from the official website and I noticed a UI anomaly and wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this. Most screenshots of the "make it ra1n" screen (from ...
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Root Android virtual device with Android 7.1.1

I'm using the official Android SDK with the Android Emulator to create a virtual Android 7.1.1 (x86). I need to test a number of things, amongst others, some applications require root access to the ...
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Rooting ASUS MeMO Pad (Nougat 7.1.2)

I'm a freshman that just started working as a research assistant for my school's computer science department. My advisor is having me root some Asus tablets and install Lineage OS 14.1, and I have ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T with Lollipop

I have Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T with Android 5.0 Lollipop upgraded. Is there any way to root this phone? PS. How do I root my Android device? This question is different. I heard that rooting ...
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Is it safe to flash dm-verity zip on S8 EXYNOS G905F?

Is it safe to flash the dm-verity zip? I am asking due to, seeing/reading some cases when attempting to flash a ROM the phone will get to the ERASING stage, show dm-verity error, then reboot, and it ...
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How can I root my Lava A97 Android 6.0 stock

I have tried all the rooting apps including desktops one but none of them able to root my device. I also tried to go through adb but not able to get '#' access in order to move files into intended ...
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How can I restore deleted pictures from Android (LG G5, Android 7.0)?

I was looking at my phone pictures from my PC and I accidentally deleted them. I've looked on my PC trash but they are not there and I can't find them in my phone either. Is there any way I could ...
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Can adb sideload be used to flash/install ZIPs using 'stock' recovery/fastboot?

TWRP isn't supported for my WE_T1 Android Nougat. Can I still use the adb sideload function to install ZIPs using stock fastboot?
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Rooting Panasonic Eluga Pulse X phone

I just recently bought an Android phone named Panasonic Eluga Pulse X, but its internal storage is way too low that I want to remove some bloatware by gaining root access. I have tried so many one-...