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How to check if a phone is rooted from a PC

You can use the adb shell command to check if the phone is rooted. Execute adb shell su and if the phone is rooted a root shell will be opened. If it's not rooted you will get a su: not found error ...
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How do people at service center check if the phone is rooted or not?

Varies as per OEM Most devices need bootloader to be unlocked before rooting. OEMs like Motorola insist on a formal request to be made on their website for obtaining boot loader unlock code. The ...
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Pros and cons of rooting using apps ("Soft Root") compared to other methods ("Hard Root")

There are a few advantages to rooting using the official process. It's officially supported on many phones. This means you can use a process that's documented by the manufacturer, and tools from an ...
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Pros and cons of rooting using apps ("Soft Root") compared to other methods ("Hard Root")

Thanks to AndrewT who posted a link on chat, having this research paper as a refernce in one of the answers. This answer is entirely based on the this paper (May 2015) and highlights common user ...
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Unroot hacked Xiaomi Poco C40

If your phone is indeed rooted, it must have its bootloader unlocked. You can restore its factory state from fastboot if bootloader is unlocked. WARNING: you will lose all data write down your MI ...
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Android device ID while unrooting phone

First of all, tweaking that 16 digit Android ID doesn't require root access. You can change that ID using ADB alone. Since Android 5.0, this should work just fine. adb shell settings get secure ...
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How did the WhatsApp support team knows I have a rooted phone?

I, as a programmer, will try to describe how the root is determined on the user's device. Programmers should check some signs on your software which definitely show "is your device rooted" or not. ...
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How did the WhatsApp support team knows I have a rooted phone?

From your build version OnePlus2-userdebug 7.1.2 NJH47F b4eb8634d4 , one can easily say that you are using a rooted build. userdebug like "user" but with root access and debuggability; preferred ...
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How do I lock my bootloader again?

I am sick of seeing this on boot screen. How do I disable it? I too was annoyed by the hysterical warning. As other users answered already, while relocking wouldn't get rid of or skip it, the screen ...
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How do I lock my bootloader again?

First, I want to tell you that relocking the bootloader will NOT get rid of that message... On the Moto G3, once the bootloader has been unlocked that message will always appear, forever. That being ...
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Will unrooting an Android phone remove the virtual RAM created while rooted?

Removing root doesn't change anything that was done with root access, it just removed your ability to make changes to the system partition. You will need to remove any changes done manually before ...
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Root to set a battery limit and unroot again?

Setting a charging limit is not persistent. Therefore the call has to be made (with root permissions) at least once after every reboot. Rooting/unrooting requires at least a reboot. Therefore you can'...
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Will a factory reset unroot Android?

If your rooting process made changes to system partition (SuperSU used to do that) or to the boot image (Magisk does that) then those changes would persist after a factory reset. However, superuser ...
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Is it possible that I unrooted my device after changing the build.prop?

So yeah, it turns out my device was always rooted. As Robert said, I probably broke something that SuperSU used. If anyone finds this helpful, I got it back to normal through recovery, like Izzy said. ...
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update Android 6.0 to Android 8.0 on my RCA Galileo Pro 2 in 1

If your wifi chip doesn't already support dual band (2.4/5 Ghz), there is nothing you can do via software or firmware to change this - it's a function of physical hardware that was built in when the ...
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Android device ID while unrooting phone

Unrooting your phone doesn't reverse the changes you made to /system. These changes are reversed only when you flash a stock / custom ROM. Of course, apps that you had installed earlier which had root ...
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Rooting Android phone 2nd Attempt

No, there is no danger in you case with a Spreadtrum device, unless you have an issue in the following situations: Warranty: In some countries/regions warranty will be void because they don't want ...
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Banking app detects previous root

If the App is using SafetyNet it also detects that your Bootloader is unlocked. So if your BL is still unlocked you will need to Lock it for the App to work. I dont have a Xperia Z but this seems to ...
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TeamWin “No OS Installed” Android Nexus 5

You need to reflash the stock Google Factory Firmware image for your device with fastboot. Instructions and images are available here. Make sure to use a quality USB cable... we have had several ...
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Hello everyone I want to unroot my phone I has buy this phone YU YU phoria 5010A and I got it rooted can anyone help

Open SuperSU > Settings > Cleanup > Full unroot. Reboot your device once done.
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Root detection by server or app

Banks detecting root devices is a bit disturbing but then again Java script is very powerful when abused. Perhaps get a browser with better privacy options. Usually root detection is performed on the ...
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Unrooting an Android Phone, Help!

Are you rooted with SuperSU? If so, just go into the SuperSU app and select Full Unroot from settings. If that isn't the case, you could try Universal Unroot as well. You can likely keep root and ...
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I forgot the lock screen PIN on my Moto G second gen XT-1068

Did you set up and activate either Google's Android Device Manager or Motorola Device Policy (Settings/Security/Device Administrators)? Both allow you to set a new password remotely (which would clear ...
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Root no longer root

To avoid unrooting after OTA update, Open SuperSU Go to Settings Enable Pro (you have to purchase the SuperSU Pro from PlayStore) Enable Survival Mode
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