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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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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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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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adb device doesn't listed on cmd {Lenovo K8 Plus}

I am trying to root Lenovo k8 plus after unlocking Bootloader try to install twrp as somehow the twrp recovery doesn't open and phone struck in the bootloop. Then I fastboot the device and connect to ...
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How root huawei y7 trt lx1/ switch slot?

I am trying to root my phone, I unlocked bootloader I have uploaded Magisk-v16.6 to internal storage I flashed by many twrp versions (fastboot flash recovery TWRP_3.2.3_TRT-LX1_by_kiruha_21.img/ ...
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SELinux temporary set to permissive

I am using a Galaxy s10+, rooted with magisk, no custom ROM, no custom kernel and no custom recovery. The rooting is heavily limited because of the SELinux enforce mode. Actually, no root command in ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) from Linux?

I have a Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) phone (model SM-A530F), running android 9. I also have a Linux PC. I want to root my phone, but any guide I have found mentions that I have to use some special tool ...
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Rooting Daydream Mirage Solo

I am trying to access the root files using adb -s shell 'su' unfortunately, I haven't found any resources on rooting the device. Any solutions out there?
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Can I recover files after factory reset if I root after resetting?

Device: ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ml OS: Android 5.0 Notes: Not rooted, USB debugging not enabled, no custom recovery My phone's storage got too full after recording too many videos and I backed them up ...
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What exactly happens after rooting a smartphone? [duplicate]

I want to root a tiny cheap smartphone that my 6-year-old grandson uses. He's a real techie, but he's always changing his password and then forgets to tell me so that I can store it in LastPass. So I ...
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Wi-fi wont turn on after root. Not even with factory reset!!! please help me

so, my phone went completely bananas today. It was charging and i swear out of the blue a messange showed up saying the sd card memory was being deleted. So in panick i turned it off. The cellphone ...
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How to root Android with Samsung Odin [closed]

How to root A Samsung mobile phone or tablet using Samsung Odin?
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How do I root huawei mobile phone?

This specific huawei mobile I have is known to be very hard to root or not able to be rooted at all. I will add the specs below in this description if needed. Huawei Y538 - Android 5.1 API5.1 (22) ...
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Android Keeps reinstalling Apps Removed with System App Safe Remover

I rooted my phone and uninstalled all the bloatware with System App Safe Remover. Google Drive, Galaxy Store, Samsung Music, etc. When in restart the phone Android re-installs them. It's a Galaxy S5 ...
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How to root my itel s31

I HV an itel s31 phone I want to root. Can anyone here help me do that pls. I have read different guides but all to no avail. I trier using kingo root but it didn't work but I realised it could be as ...
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Rooting my Samsung Galaxy Core Prime with SupersU will trip my Knox?

I want to revive my old Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, but since it has only 8 Gb of Rom, I would like to get rid of all those Samsung unused apps that suck my internal memory. I am about to root it using ...
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Can this vague error message be fixed on Google Pixel 2 or is it broken for good?

I am on a Google Pixel 2, and I recently tried rooting my phone. I temporarily booted TWRP and flashed Magisk. All the normal actions that I have done before. But, then it refused to load, and showed ...
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Recovery image without root functionality for an Xperia Z1 Compact

A friend of mines child has a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and a lot of what I would call Criminal Energy (he proved that on several occasions). Because he did a lot of stuff on his phone which he is not ...
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TWRP Wipe question

I want to root SG S7 Edge. I have not installed twrp. Once I install twrp, all I want is root acess not custom roms or whatever. My question is if I only will install Magisk, do I need to wipe. If yes,...
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How can I obtain root access inside Daydream shell?

I am trying to get familiarize with the Daydream VR adb shell command, but I can't get to find for the right documentation. How can I obtain root privileges once I have done: adb shell I used the ...
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Media recovery and rooting my phone

I have an LG G6 (LG-H870) with android oreo 8.0.0, kernel version 3.18.71 I want to root in mainly to recover a couple videos I've deleted. If there is a way to recover the videos without root that ...
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How to get SD-card write access on Honor 6x with Android 7.0?

My phone is a Huawei Honor 6x, using Android 7.0 (Nougat). EMUI version 5.04. I want my music apps to have write access to my music folders on my external micro SD-card. I understand that this might ...
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bricked mi a2 lite

Today I had a bad idea and decided to try to install Gcam on my A2 lite. So I installed ADB and Fastboot on my PC (linux), then flashed TWRP with the aim of later installing Magisk. However, ...
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How Magisk works?

Magisk is known as a “systemless” root method. It’s essentially a way to modify the system without actually modifying it. Modifications are stored safely in the boot partition instead of modifying the ...
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Turning off my phone when power is disconnected

I am using Tasker to do some scheduling tasks and it is working all flawlessly. Now there is one thing where I am stuck at. I want to turn airplan mode on and power off my phone whenever the charging ...
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Is there a way to enter recovery mode without using home and volume keys?

I have a Samsung device and i need to use the Android recovery mode for some reason.As for Samsung, i have to use the volume-down and home key to enter recovery mode But the problem is, my home key ...
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cant see files in twrp

Cant see files in twrp I was trying too download magisk in twrp.I have the zip file stored in Downloads. But when i go to install in twrp i can't see any of my files. In fact i can't see ant folder ...
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I think I broke my phone while trying to root it

I tried rooting my phone a few minutes ago and it ended up erasing my data but now it keeps trying to reboot but it never makes it past the "Samsung galaxy j5 prime" screen. help? is there anything I ...
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Google Pixel 3 - Cannot Stop Security Updates

I just recently got the new pixel 3 and have loved the phone from stem to stern but I have this huge issue with it. Since I turned it on and ported all my contacts, photos, etc over it has not loaded ...
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Particular WiFi does not connect after trying to root Samsung Galaxy S10e with Magisk

I followed this tutorial: https://topjohnwu.github.io/Magisk/samsung All went well until step 14 (so, right after flashing the ROM and rebooting). At step 14, Magisk tried updating, but could not. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to flash Cubot r11 stock rom on bricked phone?

I am using Ubuntu and while attempting to root my phone using fastboot I ended up on a boot-loop cycle. Also power+volume-up to enter recovery mode isn't working. How can I fix this issue(Linux tools ...
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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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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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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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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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What sepolicy context will allow any other context to access it?

I am on a bootloader locked Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7, eng boot.img flashed to phone with SELinux permissive, which gives root adb shell from where I can change system partitions, debloat, install ...
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OEM Unlocking Greyed out after Android 8.1 Update. (Lenovo Tab4 10)

I purchased a Lenovo Tab 4 10, I enabled OEM Unlocking, Unlocked the Bootloader to root my tablet, and when I booted back into the Android OS it had an update, so I updated it, rebooted, re-enabled ...

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