Every few days(sometimes once a day) I get a 'new' android 4.3 update, which once it reboots into the teamwin bootloader, and finishes installing the update(which always seems to work for first 2 steps but says no contents in file, then 2 errors after) I lose root access and it asks if I want to reapply (which I do) and it loads as normal on a restart. I am with build number JWR66N now, but the info page on the TWRP window shows it updates JWR66N to (And I forgot the number here, but its different)
So I'd like to know, is it normal to have 'constant' android updates like this, and if not, what build number should I have?
I have had this issue since about a week after I got my nexus, its been rooted ever since, but in an attempt to fix this issue(Which is just annoying, I doubt its causing any real damage) I unrooted the nexus, updated it(Manually) and re-rooted it using the wugfresh rootkit.
Will I lose apps and data of the apps if I root? [Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G running 4.0.4] any app [doesn't matter if it requires a computer as long it works with my tab 10.1] that can backup my apps and data?
I have got a INQ Cloud Touch mobile with android 2.2.2 froyo installed on it by default.The problem is that i can't get root permissions.. I tried almost everything i found looking on the web but nothing seems to work. Android apps like 'z4root', 'androot' or 'gingerbreak' crash or get stuck, and PC programs get stuck on 'waiting for device' even if the mobile is connected and debug mode is enabled. I really need root permissions because this mobile has plenty of useless apps that i can't remove without.INQ website provides only an update program that doesn't update android at all.I think my problem has 2 solutions:
I just got a dopo 7" tablet from a relative and for the life of me cannot get it to root. I have been at it since 3-4pm (its 11:10 now) and no matter what apk or .bat rootkit, or windows root exe i have tried from old guides and some new ("can root ANY android device 2014!!!") to YouTube videos.
i have unknown sources checked debugging checked tablet never sleeps/screen never shuts off have it plugged into laptop via the cable the tablet came with usb to micro root master apk failed suggested root-rk29 tab rootkit each step it tried it could not find any of the necessary files needed on my tablet (even after 3 restarts and 3 different methods) root will try to restore data like the programs steps shows but as soon as it says restore started it immediately says restore ended and it gives an X in the circle and wants me to retry (tried 4 times)
tried doomlordz v4 rootkit and same as other rootkit it says the files arnt found and does the alternative methods and SAYS its completed but root checker still says its not
tried key root master mentions something about a cloud program but never roots superoneclick becomes unresponsive for 20mins and does nothing so i have to end task (some says it freezes their phone/tablet) but my tablet acts like nothing is happening.I have tried Googling multiple times only to find results related to 9" version.
I have about reached my limit of patience on this thing..I have 0 knowledge on rooting other than reading up why I would want it or the common steps which did not work obviously...
I just updated my SGS to 2.3.6 (JW4) with CF-Root. I've been using Root Browser since 2.3.5 (with Superuser) with no problems but since updating to 2.3.6 (with SuperSU), Root Browser does not get root permissions. For example I can read the system partition but cannot write to it (like deleting a file). Also if I click on a file on the system partition and check it's properties Root Browser does not show the permissions, it just display N/A.
- configured SuperSU to the default allow action instead of prompting me
- installed Superuser, don't launch it, just install to check if it could be a problem with Root Browser way of cheking for root by using the presence of superuser.apk
- uninstalled and reinstalled Root Browser
None of the above has solved my problem. All the other apps that require root work fine.
Confirm that Root Browser does indeed work with SuperSU 0.87?
The permissions say that you must agree to allow them to delete files from your storage including your SD card; must agree to allow them to extract any information from your phone, etc. In other words they can do any thing they want with your phone and the data in it.
Is there any way to not grant these permissions and still get updates?
I know you can apply Permissions for Applications on it's manifest.xml file. What I want to know is, can those Permissions be adjusted by the Applications on the fly?Here's my reason: say I have an application that is allowed to do "x", "y", and "z" (SMS, sockets, etc) Permissions. Now lets say I have a logical "user" that connects to this Application, and I want that user to only be able to do "x" and "y", but not "z" Permissions. It would be nice to have the Android Framework handle that instead of having a bunch of "if's" in the App code.
Is it possible for an Android app to install a native Linux daemon with root privilege that runs when the system starts up? The purpose of this daemon would be to support and communicate with our Android front-end app.
While enabling bluetooth (market application) in my Xperia X10 mini pro, I get error message "Files can be transferred only to other android devices" since I don't have root permission. How do I get root permission? Is this legal?
Specifically, when I go to /mnt/sdcard/download all the files are ---rwxr-x. When I long-click a file I can access a Permissions dialog, but any changes I make there are not actually reflected on the file system. Anyone know what might be going on?
I would like to try rooting for the first time on my Galaxy S3 SGH-i747m. I have never rooted anything before. And I recently did the update to 4.3. After asking on another forum here GSDer suggested I check out this link [URL] .....
And it seems like a really good option to me. But I have also found a few other methods searchinging around on the xda forums that seem promising for my phone as well. But I am a noob and would like to get some opinions on what would suit me best. All I want is the option to do some debloating right now.
This one looks like it's worth a try too. I saw someone link it in another thread on the xda forums saying it has been updated with latest 4.3 firmware. [SGH-I747/M] CF-Auto-Root - xda-developers
I am leaning towards the first one as it seems pretty safe and the how to vids in it seem very simple. I have the files and keys set to go on my laptop.
I noticed in the thread in the first link on the list of phones that root method has been successful for it does not list the SGH-i747m but it does list the SGH-i747. I read in a thread somewhere recently where people were saying a root that works for one of those should work for both.
I am developing an application that needs to access data on the sd card. When I run on my development device (an odroid with Android 2.1) I have root access and can construct the path using:
However, when I install this on a phone (2.1) where I do not have root access I get files == null. I assume this is because I do not have the right permissions to read the data from the sd card. I also get files == null when just trying to list files on /sdcard. So the same applies without my constructed path.
Also, this app is not intended to be distributed through the app store and is needs to use data copied separately to the sd card so this is a real use-case. It is too much data to put in res/raw (I have tried, it did not work).
I have also tried adding: <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
To the manifest, even though I only want to read the sd card, but it did not help. I have not found a permission type for reading the storage.
I used to have a RAZR flip-phone, and while I love my current phone much more (an AT&T SGS2) I do sometimes miss the option to have the phone beep at you when you lose signal and again when you get it back. I am volunteering every day in West Liberty, KY (which was basically destroyed in Friday's tornadoes) but cell service is down except for small pockets here and there that for some reason get just enough service to send a text or sometimes make a phone call. Anyway, if I could get an app for the SGS2 that would run all the time and notify me when I have lost and regained cell service it would work for me.
I recently bought a Nexus 4 and I would like to avoid losing it. I have no problem in spending some money on it, but it must work with/without internet connection (so I can save my phone with an sms if there isn't internet connection).
Actually I found "Locate My Droid" but I noticed there are various apps of this type, so before buying a PRO version I would like to know some well known names where I can choose from.
As far as I know, if an owner of an android smartphone decides to flash/update his phone by not using the official ways (by smartphone via wi-fi or by pc via Kies), then he permanently loses a possibility to update his phone officially.
I know that because I used to have Galaxy S2 and installed a custom firmware, although there was a trick when you use some stick to have your phone "official" again.
So, I'm not comfortable with the "latest" android OS 2.3.6, S6802XXLF2 / Gingerbread.XXLF4 My phone is GT-S6802 Ace Duos. I'm not comfortable due to the fact that the default browser doesn't have an exit button, so I have to resort to task manager in order to kill the process of internet browser - which is an oversight by android devs.
But I know, that in some new firmwares the default internet browser has an exit button, so I'm wondering if there's any firmware to which I can upgrade without losing the possibility to update my smartphone afterwards.
Also, I take it, for every smartphone there's certain firmware version, right?
For example, for Galaxy S3 it's Android 4.0.4
While for Galaxy Ace Duos it's Android 2.3.6
And the OS of Galaxy S3 can't be installed onto Ace Duos, right?
This is sad, why can't Samsung make one universal OS for its smartphones? Does Windows Mobile has the same issue? Or is it universal just like PC Windows OS?
I have a rooted droid x2 an I randomly lose notifications. I also can't play audio or video files until I get a phone call or reboot the phone. What is the problem? Would autokiller memory optimizer cause this?
When installing a app (after confirm its permissions) - the persmissions like "contact", "calls", etc (all kind of permissions) - are disabled to the dev once I delete the app or he always have access to my info (at permissions) OR at the time I've download the app he have access to the permissions until I delete it and all the permissions are disable?
Usually this information/permissions are availabe to the dev automatically once I install the app or he need manualy to get into this informations? If I force stop the app, will it still have access to my data (permissions) or only if its running?
I'm trying to do an updater-script that subtitutes some data, but i can't set the permissions to the files I replace, since I don't know how to. I've searched a little, but all threads I found say the same thing:
set_perm(UID, GID, mode, "pathtfile");
I know what UID and GID stand for, but I don't know what to put in the "mode" part. run_program("sbin/chmod",) will do the same task, but I don't know how to use it xD. I know how to use chmod though..
I accidentally (sure!) removed all permissions on a folder in / so now the system can't even read it to display it in root explorer. I've searched pretty hard and tried chmod and a couple other ideas in the terminal but nothing so far has worked.