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What Does Rooting (orhaving Root Access) Mean?


Friday 31st of August 2012 / androidforums.com
Hi Everyone, My name is Jere (Pronounced like Jerry) or Jake if you prefer:I have been browsing around the google play store for new & interesting Android Apps & have noted more & more references to Rooting Your Phone or " Must have Root Access". Can anyone tell me what this means and1. do I want To do this to my phone2. How is this done?3. Is there special permission required by my carrier (Nex-Tech Wireless)?4. Is it Legal? Any Input would be greatly appreciated. I am a slow learner so please be patient with me. PM meI have just finished reading a couple of posts regarding "Rooting" and realize that in order for anyone to adequately respond to my questions, I need to furnish some specific information about my phone;Wireless Provider: Nex-Tech WirlessPhone: Samsung Galaxy ShowcaseMy phone: SCH-I500Firmware Version: 2.3.5Baseband Version : S:I500.04 K-E120Kernel Version : 2.6.35.7Build # : SCH-I500.E120Hardware Version : I500.04Well I think that's about all I can tell about the phone at this time. I hope that this will help someone knowlegeable in thi
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How to Root - Page 33


Saturday 15th of January 2011 / forums.androidcentral.com
Originally Posted by rtluc Hi everyone, I'm new to rooting and changing anything on my Fascinate, but I'm tired of the lag and I just want stock android with no vzw stuff or bing. So a few questions (not sure where else to post this) but what is the difference between rooting (what does that actually do?), flashing a rom, and a kernel? Theres a lot of information to absorb here... basically i'm trying to experience the stock android love. does rooting wipe away all my user data? what about flashing rom or kernel? Thanks guys for any replies. Rooting, means that you gain super user permission on your phone, it allows you to change files that were not meant to be touched by the end user. this is done by moving files around. A ROM=Read Only Memory, is basically your Operating system equivalent to saying windows XP,,, Kernel i think the equivalent would be drivers ist what connects the hardware to the software i believe. As far as getting an actual pure google experience on your phone , thats not availble but they can strip down the stock Roms that come with the phone and cus
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start hacking android device


Wednesday 05th of October 2011 / androidtablets.net
Hi to all, I am new to android hacking world and I need some general information in order to start hacking:- where can I find resources for hacking? such as guides for rooting a generic device, recovery, boot, etc.- I have a tablet, is the mediacom 810C and I want to try to get root permissions on it. How can I start doing it? what I need to get root permissions? can I make use of tools like Revolutionary?- once I got the root permission, I can change the system and put a new rom but, can I use any recovery such as Clockwork Mod recovery or Armor without care about the phone model? what about the boot image? - If I want to build from source my own rom, where can I find the drivers for my device? can I extract them from the stock rom?thanks to everybody
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Android Forums - View Single Post - What Does Rooting (orhaving Root Access) Mean?


Friday 31st of August 2012 / androidforums.com
Hi Everyone, My name is Jere (Pronounced like Jerry) or Jake if you prefer:I have been browsing around the google play store for new & interesting Android Apps & have noted more & more references to Rooting Your Phone or " Must have Root Access". Can anyone tell me what this means and1. do I want To do this to my phone2. How is this done?3. Is there special permission required by my carrier (Nex-Tech Wireless)?4. Is it Legal? Any Input would be greatly appreciated. I am a slow learner so please be patient with me. PM meI have just finished reading a couple of posts regarding "Rooting" and realize that in order for anyone to adequately respond to my questions, I need to furnish some specific information about my phone;Wireless Provider: Nex-Tech WirlessPhone: Samsung Galaxy ShowcaseMy phone: SCH-I500Firmware Version: 2.3.5Baseband Version : S:I500.04 K-E120Kernel Version : 2.6.35.7Build # : SCH-I500.E120Hardware Version : I500.04Well I think that's about all I can tell about the phone at this time. I hope that this will help someone knowlegeable in thi
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Need help, MT4G 2.2.1 cannot root using Visionary method


Monday 12th of March 2012 / forums.androidcentral.com
Hi there, I bought a used MT4G, perfectly working condition. I have not put a SIM card in yet, just using WIFI for now. Everything works fine.I can access Market and install apps. The phone was working fine with a working SIM as I tried it before buying it. Android version is 2.2.1.Baseband: 12.28b.60.140eU_26.03.02.26_MKernel: 2.6.32.21-g899d047 htc-kernel@and18-2#1 The problem is, I followed the sticky to root this phone, the Visionary method. Everything seemed OK until the last step, I cannot get S-OFF (remained ON) and in Terminal Simulator SU is denied, permission denied. Now I have tried various Visionary, v11, v14, still cannot make it root. In Visionary, I tried all combinations of "R/W after root" , "Run Visionary.sh after root" checked and not-checked. No difference. Please someone share some insights as to what is going on? I am happy with temproot provided by Visionary, but I want to install custom ROMs. Maybe there is another way to root it? Many thanks to this forum, and look forward to some new ideas,
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Making sense of the latest Android 'Master Key' security scare


Thursday 04th of July 2013 / feedproxy.google.com
No spin, no bullshit, just clear simple talk about what's going on this timeSome real talk about this exploit that the Bluebox security team discovered is needed. The first thing to know is that you’re probably affected. It’s an exploit that works on every device that’s not been patched since Android 1.6. If you’ve rooted andROM'd your phone, you can freely ignore all of this. None of this counts for you, because there is a whole different set of security concerns that comes with root and custom ROMs for you to worry about.If you don’t have the infamous “Unknown Sources” permission box checked off in your settings, this all means nothing to you. Carry on, and feel free to be a little smug and self-righteous —you deserve it for eschewing sideloading all this time in case something like this could happen. If you don't know what this means, ask someone.For the rest of us, read past the break.More: IDG News Service.Special thanks to the whole Android Central Ambassador team for helping me make sense of this!What is it?All apps
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Permission denied copying file?


Sunday 28th of July 2013 / androidforums.com
Is there some new mysterious security BS in android 4.3?I've been setting up my new 2013 Nexus 7, and I'm trying to get rsync to work to backup the files Titanium Backup stashed on the sdcard, but it says "permission denied" when I try to copy them. I can't find any problems with any permissions:Here I am in /storage/emulated/legacy/TitaniumBackupand an ls -l looks like:-rw-rw-r-- root sdcard_rw 8271 2013-07-28 19:48 xcxin.filexpert-20130728-234815.properties-rw-rw-r-- root sdcard_rw 4029 2013-07-28 19:48 xcxin.filexpert-20130728-234815.tar.gz-rw-rw-r-- root sdcard_rw 8308712 2013-07-28 19:48 xcxin.filexpert-9349ab6bc87f0af18def492f0576caba.apk.gzIt saves the .properties file OK, but can't save the .tar.gz file which has the exact same permissions.Anyone know what is going on?Am I going to have to make the rsync binary setuid root?
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[GUIDE] Root LG Lucid/Exceed


Thursday 22nd of August 2013 / androidforums.com
Hello everyone,First this is my first post here and my first post as an android "modder" or even user. If your like me, you got an android only to spend HOURS on Google to crack it. Everything I did failed.Well I would like to give a WORKING solution thats tested on my new Verizon LG Exceed Prepaid phone. Ironically you can not get it on the website anymore last I checked.Now first I must credit "jcase" for the original LG Spectrum ICS root bash script. Unfortunately there are some errors in it and the SU binary is out of date.What I have done is I went and manually did the process to see what exactly was wrong. I got ADB root, but couldn't get root permission on superuser or SuperSU. Seems there are 1 or more errors in the script or differences to this phone.Based on this, I found that SU needs to be in /system/bin/su without ANY symlinks. I have created a modified root kit set (both sh/bat), with an updated SU, and updated scripts.You may go to: Superuser to get the latest SU binary at any time.For compatibility info, I am on ICS 4.0.4, Software version VS840PP2
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How to implement Captive Portal on Android.


Wednesday 02nd of October 2013 / androidforums.com
Hi, everyone.Please help me, I have one question.I want to implement Captive Portal on Android 4 apps when the device is in tethering mode.ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captive_portalTo Implement Captive Portal, we need to implement HTTP proxy on the device generally.But on Android, if NOT rooted, I cannot do it because the app doesn't have the permission "CONNECTIVITY_INTERNAL".Do you know how to avoid this affair and implement Captive Portal?This is what I want to do:Host device where the app is installed is android 4x, and the client could be any device (android, iPhone, PC etc) My idea is to control the connection and direct to a specific page (defined by url).please give me your insights.Anything outside of captive portal? or how to by-pass the root permission?Thanks in advance!
posted on: Nexus 7
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I want to root, but how do I deal with..


Saturday 14th of December 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
..OTAs and losing root? I want to minimize the BS whenever there is an update, and it seems like rooted users always lose root when they install updates. What is the easiest way for me to manage this? The main reason I feel I've been pushed to root is because Google has now blocked AppOps functionality in 4.4.2. I'm fast losing patience with (stock) Android and it lack of progress with its permission abilities. Other than AppOpsX and a couple of other popular root apps, I'm not going to be doing much modification. I also don't want to be in a position where an update takes away root, therefore taking away AppOpsX ability to block permissions I've revoked and opening up things like my contact list to apps that have no business seeing it.
posted on: Nexus 7
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