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How to make full stock ROM backup before rooting and recover from image if bricked while rooting?

I want to root.my mobile device but as I googled it's risk to brick so all suggested to take.backup of original.partitins devices to recover it back. As I understand that backup partitions is a ...
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My proifie pic shows up on tbe left side then quitly moves to tbe right side?

My profile pic shows on the left side then quickly moves to the right side of Google? Is someone else log in my account or over writing my screen? It's said not secure at first in the search bar then ...
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DTH-A1300L Cintiq Hybrid root won't charge, broken buttons

Device: DTH-A1300L (or ...H) - Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid A while back I rooted my Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid. This worked, BUT, then the physical buttons (undo/redo, quick access buttons) ...
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How to root Gabb Wireless Z2?

I have a Gabb Wireless which is an Android that is programmed to be "dumb". By "dumb", I mean it only has core apps such as Settings, Phone, Messaging, etc. I like it because it is ...
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Stock rom after magisk

I have got samsung galaxy a8 2018 device. I rooted my phone with this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYYyxWH3xew Several days later I downloaded stock rom in sammobile. I flashed stock rom to ...
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Rooting a phone that doesn't have stock rom download on the internet

I've posted here here earlier about me needing help to restore a system application that I uninstalled using adb. After trying for the entire day with no solution I've decided to download Bromite as ...
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Installing SuperSU with Twrp to root android

I am having trouble installing SuperSU from Twrp Recovery. The steps I used are as follows: Boot into bootloader: adb reboot bootloader Flash recovery to twrp image file: fastboot flash recovery twrp-...
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There is no way for me to boot recovery mode on my tablet

So, I recently thought about rooting my Lenovo Tab M10 (according to the TWRP site, TB-X605F), so I flashed the latest version of TWRP to my tablet from fastboot, and realised: "Oh. I can't boot ...
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How to root Redmi 9C (Redmi 9 India)?

As I understand I can get root access without installing a custom recovery with fastboot commands as described in the Magisk Installation Instructions. I have downloaded the Magisk app and under ...
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Redmi Note 8 Pro flatly refuses to boot into TWRP

Before we start, just want to make it clear that I am aware how easy it is to brick this device, and have decided to go ahead rooting and installing a custom ROM anyway. My goal currently is to use ...
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Pixel 4a : adb detects device but fastboot command doesn't work

This is a self answered question that is different and may save hours of frustration to somebody Related questions but none that helped ADB detects my device but fastboot doesn't Yureka fastboot ...
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How to root the LGLS676? Is the idea I have about how to go about it the most efficient method?

I want to root my LGLS676, because I want to install the gnu coreutils on my android phone. The only way I can imagine doing this is making the phone think it's not a phone, because I can't use adb ...
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Why does Kingo Root app need network access?

I installed the Kingo Root (aka KingoRoot) APK on my Android device and launched the app. My phone was on airplane mode and I saw the screen Kingo ROOT Please make sure your network connection is ...
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Is there a way to root a locked Motorola phone?

Someone gave me their locked phone and I want to install a custom rom on it but it's not rooted and developer options aren't enabled. The phone model is Motorola Moto G6 Play.
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How to Unlock Bootloader in HUAWEI P30 Lite New Edition (MAR-LX1B) phone?

I want to root my HUAWEI P30 Lite New Edition (MAR-LX1B) phone. To achieve this I wanted to install Twrp on my smartphone. TWRP and the stock ROM I already have. But now to my problem. To install TWRP ...
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how can i boot Oppo a12 into fastboot mode

I am not able to boot my oppo a12 into fast mode. Because i want to root my oppo a12 withot going fastbbot mode it is not possible .so please help me
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Is it possible to corrupt the bootloader from within the System / ROM?

I had a previously working Pixel 3XL, running Dirty Unicorns (flashed in December). I hadn't touched the bootloader / fastboot since then, but just a couple of days ago, I rebooted the phone and it ...
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Smasung Galaxy A51 stuck in bootloop, recognized by adb, not responding to adb commands

I have a Samsung Galaxy A51 that is stuck in a Boot-loop. Phone was originally water damaged, but worked until my Dad tried to charge it. I replaced the inside part of the phone with the USB port. ...
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After rooting through Odin My Samsung galaxy j7 Max is Crashing

After rooting my phone is crashing continuously it is on 8.1.0 and rooted through Odin 3.07 I open any application it gets crashed a samsung logo pops onto the screen making the background black and ...
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Is it possible to have a rooted Galaxy S8 running Pie on a U.S. network?

After checking around to make sure Samsung Galaxy S8 can be rooted on Pie, I bought a model SM-G950U phone, but discovered to my dismay that the bootloader on U.S. versions with Snapdragon processors ...
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Uninstall system apps on rooted android 10

I've been trying to remove the chrome, youtube and playstore applications from my android device, however, I've run into some issues. I've tried rooting my device, but the systems folder is hard-coded ...
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How to root access a motorola one fusion plus

I don't have a pc and I want to root my motorola one fusion+ I've tried kingroot farmaroot
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Temporary rooting of android device

Recently, I was wondering if rooting needs to be a binary choice - root or no root. Can I have a phone that is unrooted, but for specific tasks, I temporarily root it, or temporarily get some ...
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Block IP/Domain (youtube.com, facebook) and other distracting sites connected via phone's hotspot

Is there a way to block youtube.com and other distracting site like facebook.com when my Laptop is connected via android hotspot at my phone's end i.e. blocking sites via android hosts file. After ...
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Is there a way to backup Samsung's OneUI configuration?

I recently set up the home screen and app drawer of my Samsung Galaxy A70. The apps in my app drawer are organised into folders, some apps are hidden and some default apps are disabled. My home screen ...
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Phone stuck in fastboot mode

I've rooted my OnePlus 6 yesterday. To do so, I followed this guide: Root Your OnePlus 6 with Magisk — A Beginner's Guide TWRP version: 3.5.1_9-0 Magisk version: 22.0 I also installed the Magisk app ...
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ROG phone 5, Unable to unlock bootloader

i have ROG phone 5, chinese variant with global ROM. i installed Asus Bootloader unlock app which to no luck. i tried to do it via fastboot using adb..tried the following commands fastboot flashing ...
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Kingo Root fails and gives error code 0x11f116 (Xiaomi Redmi Note 9) [duplicate]

I unlocked bootloader on my Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 and tried to Root it with Kingo Root mobile and desktop. Both keep failing and mobile gives error code 0x11f116. Now mobile version crashes when ...
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What is a SLOCK file and how I can get it (Huawei Bootloader)

I found this post on the XDA Forum (https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/unlock-bootloader-for-free.4054619/) to unlock the bootloader of phones that have Kirin 970/710 and lower and with EMUI 8.0 with ...
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Is there a way to root a Samsung Galaxy S4 running LineageOS 17.1?

Following the "Samsung (System-as-root)"* instructions, I cannot get Magisk to patch lineage-17.1-20210304-nightly-jfltexx-signed.zip for a Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-M919). Magisk throws an &...
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Deleting Hardware files leads sometimes to brick the phone

I started recently to look up for a way to permanently disable my wifi, bluetooth, NFS, Network and GPS. Unfortunately I didnt find a proper method to do that. There was the option to physically break ...
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Remove or hide a ui element from android rendered xml layout

Context I have automated a production app (dont have control over it's source code) using appium but in an attempt to speed up this automation I would like to remove a dynamic animated element (with ...
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Can factory reset recover deleted built-in apps?

If ill root my phone and delete the browser and the play store for example... and then ill go into recovery mode and make a factory reset, will those app will come back? If yes, is there a way to ...
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Installing Android on Nokia Lumia 520 Using MacOS Computer

I am trying to install Android on my Nokia Lumia 520 so I can use it as a hardware device to debug my apps for Android app development. I use a Macbook Air (MacOS), and tried to search for tutorials ...
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How to root Redmi 4X?

I wish to install TWRP, LineageOS and Magisk on a Redmi 4X I have to replace the stock ROM. I installed ArrowOS on a Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus very recently and it went very smoothly. However searching ...
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How can I relock my Xiaomi bootloader without bricking the phone?

I unlocked the bootloader on my Xiaomi Mi A1, and it boots fine. However, after I relocked it (using the top answer here) and rebooted, the phone flashed the white Android loading screen then went ...
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Replacing Android OS on Android phone with Linux OS

I'd like to entirely replace Android on my phone, which I plan to eventually root. I've learned so far that Linux Deploy can be used to run a full Linux distro alongside the Android OS, but really I ...
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Disable avb/dm-verity manually on super partition

my doogee s96, with the TWRP no more able to boot, probably due to the dm-verity check. I tried several things, install Magisk or patching boot.img, but I always failed. The phone starts and suddendly ...
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Having trouble unlocking boot loader galaxy s9

I've found numerous guides online on how to fix the missing OEM unlock toggle on samsung galaxy s9. I've been able to follow all steps except for the last one before rebooting the phone. And that step ...
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How to remove DuckDuckGo browser from ArrowOS?

I recently installed ArrowOS on my phone but it comes with the duckduckgo browser which really annoys me with constant notifications and overall I hate it. How do I remove it safely from the system so ...
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Is Android 10 unrootable?

I'm trying to root my device but after doing so much research, I've found that the rooting apps either don't work because it was made for an older version of android, it found that it's not rootable ...
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Why is Android rooting not as fragmented as iOS jailbreaking?

For Android rooting these days, it appears that Magisk is dominant, though there are some alternatives mostly for older versions of Android, e.g., CF-Auto-Root. However, in iOS, there appear to be ...
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Should I choose a custom ROM with or without GApps?

This may be considered an extension of a question I recently posted. Does an appstore like F-Droid offer the same variety as the Google Play Store? What if I need a Google app(like the appstore,maps,...
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“Official” vs “Unofficial” custom ROM from the XDA forums?

I have a Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus(a6020a46 3GB RAM variant) which I'd like to root and install a custom ROM on. On the XDA forum dedicated to custom ROMS for this device there is a plethora of options ...
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Can i root samsung, change boot image and then unroot for the updates to come back?

I want to change my boot image, dont ask why. So I read a few stuff about how to do this and the only way is to root my phone but this comes with loads of disadvantages like no more updates. My ...
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How can I make my Samsung Galaxy S9+ install unsigned applications?

I have root on my phone, and also Lucky Patcher patched the signature verification stuff (both of them). I have rooted my Galaxy with Magisk and Odin (using PC). I can't patch "dalvik-cache" ...
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How do I restore a tar Android backup directly to my phone?

Android 11. I made a backup of my Internal Storage using this: adb exec-out 'tar --create --exclude=data/media/0/TWRP \ data/media/0 2>/backup-errors.txt | \ gzip' | \ dd of=sdcardbackup-$(date +%Y%...
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Kindle Fire Utility Not Installing Google Apps

So I recently rooted my Kindle Fire using the Kindle Fire Utility, the root has seemingly installed correctly but when I go to install the google apps I get errors and when I double checked the apps ...
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How to install Team Win Recovery Project and Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

I need a tutorial on how to install TWRP and root my phone because I only found tutorials online for the PRO version and as I was told I have to be very specific about my phone when installing ...
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Bootloader wont unlock on Google Pixel 2 (G011A)

I'm trying to root my Google Pixel 2 but I can't get the bootloader unlocked. The phone is a renewed and unlocked international version, model number G011A. From the bootloader screen, and connected ...

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