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Your phone may have come rooted when you bought it? You can check here:
The above website suggests using Root Checker app:
I've seen that message before. You might have a rooted phone. You can check by going to
Settings -> About Phone -> Status
Scroll down to the bottom and you should see "Device Status". If it says "Custom" then you probably have a rooted device.
You can also grab an app like Root Checker ([link]) to see if your phone is rooted.
If it is rooted, you have a couple of options...
You can use it rooted, but some things like Android Pay or Samsung Pay won't work
You can try to re-image it back to stock ROMs (a Google search will take you to the right place)
You can try to return it and get a refund depending on where and how you got it.
Edit: I've seen the first message before when I rooted my phone. It would not go away until I reloaded the stock ROMs. I haven't seen the second message though...
No security app will help with that. None of the so called avti virus apps are any good. His best bet is to uninstall the app and be more careful in the future.
Make sure he has install from unknown sources turned off, so he can't install from outside of the play store.
Edit, if you're really concerned you can get him to do a factory reset. If you're concerned that he's managed to download one of the very rare malwares that can automatically root that were talked about a while ago, this app will let him check if his phone is rooted.
Any device can be hacked. You could suggest she install Root Checker from the playstore to see if her boyfriend rooted her phone in order to install spyware. Also tell her that she should change all her passwords if she thinks her phone is not secure. Or do a hard reset on the device to set it to factory.
Well, if he installed something on her phone and it was rooted, he could have made it a system app. This would mean that even a factory reset would not remove the app. Basically all those apps that are on your phone when you buy it new are system apps. So you would need root access to remove it. I would suggest checking to see if the phone is rooted using the Root Checker app.
Also, people often don't realize how powerful Google accounts are. If he has the password to her Google account, and the phone has GPS on, he can keep track of her location. He can see browsing history, what apps are used at what time. Could use it for password recovery on other accounts that use that email. So make sure that isn't the case. Change the password.
Ultimately, like the other commented said, flashing the stock ROM would be the safest bet. To do that requires a computer program. And sadly it's different for different manufacturers. For Samsung phones it is typically a program called Odin.
What flashing a stock ROM does is reinstalls Android onto the phone from scratch. It's like a factory reset for phones that have been rooted. A regular factory reset doesn't reset the system apps, but flashing the stock ROM would do so.
Outside of a factory reset or this other stuff I mentioned: I would suggest installing Malwarebytes and running a virus scan from that. If the phone hasn't been rooted or hacked, this should locate harmful apps (and settings).
But like I said, be sure the Google account (which is the Gmail account) is secured.
Are you sure you're actually rooted? Download Root Check ([link]) and see if it worked. You may just need to go back into recovery she flash SuperSu again. I've had to do that on my 5X once or twice.
Where did you buy it?
The official OnePlus store does not sell it pre-rooted.
You have to unlock its bootloader to root it.
Try root checker to see if it is really rooted:
Well, first off, install this. [link]
It will tell you if your phone has been "rooted." "Rooting" is an easy process for anyone with a little practice and the right device models.
This matters because if it is rooted, then he may have installed something like "Cerberus: Anti Theft" to track you without you ever seeing it.
Second; change your Gmail password. Then reset your phone if the above app says "not rooted" or "no root access." Next, I would seriously recomend getting familiar with the tools Google provides for tracking a lost phone and getting familiar with how your phone works.
You put huge amounts of personal info through your phone and Google's services. It is important that you understand these tools at at least a basic level (i.e. checking OS version) if you are going to trust all your personal info to them.
First if all check if your device is actually rooted or not. Install root checker app & check it. (Don't forget to post screenshot)
It's still hard to believe that you did everything what the program said & Program didn't mention that it will root your device. Anyways, If your phone is rooted then even factory reset won't help. (It might help you to remove current installed apps. But If that software modified system apps, You will have to perform some extra steps. You need a help from users who are familiar with rooting & flashing roms stuffs. I am not, So I won't be able to guide you what to do If that software rooted your phone.)
If It didn't, then doing hard reset will solve the problem.
Also Post some screenshots of that notifications & strange things that you notice. It will help users to detect the problem and help you to solve the problem.
In your setting, go-to About > Status and scroll to the bottom and tell me if Device Status is Official like this
Also, go here to install a root checking app. This will verify if your device has been rooted.
I suspect it's been rooted by malware, but I have no way to confirm. Let me know what things say and hopefully we can get you back in order.
Try to find a stock firmware for your device and then flash it via the stock recovery. Try installing this to make sure the software isn't deeper in the device.
Edit: oops, misread. Maybe Wireshark when she's connected to a WiFi network?
Just to make sure she did not root your phone download Root Checker, it is free for basic checking of root, only takes a second to see if the phone is rooted or not.
Regardless of what you did, you can actually check if your phone is rooted with a Root Checker app, it can be found on the Play Store.
You were looking at the wrong wiki page; the right one is incomplete. I can help. We need to first flash TWRP recovery and in order to do so we need root. Please visit the instructions here: [link] and report back when done and confirmed with: [link] app.
Joey Krim had an app on the Play Store, Root Checker. Run that, give it permission when it asks, and it'll tell you.
Edit: I guess I could just as easily provide a link...
Okay, I'm just spitballing here. Are you rooted? You can download root checker from the play store. And you might need to have working recovery....
Dunno, but if SuperSU or superuser isn't installed, then it probably isn't rooted, but you should check with a root checker app first like this one,since it may actually cause problems if the system has been changed :) But then we would need that list
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If you're on Android:
To check if your phone is rooted you can use apps such as this Root Checker
The reason for checking this is that, if a phone is rooted, greater the chances of installing malicious apps that may be extremely difficult to detect and they often times are spyware tools/apps which are capable of this level of camouflage when granted root access.
So, it's something worth looking into.
For iOS check if your phone is jail-broken (synonymous with root on Android): you can read more here
Basic root checker knows. Even if its systemless:
It you have success, you can check if its sestemless (if google knows) with this app:
If root checker passesand safty net doesn't it means that your rooted but pokemon go won't work. If root checker fails and safty net passes its means your not rooted. If both fails you mess up badly when rooting (unlikely) if both pass enjoy spoofing pokemon go
Your probably not, its a whole process to root your device and you would definitely remember backing up all your data just incase you messed up and had to format your device to try again
You can check with basic root checker:
Busy right now sorry. Ill post again later to with a few things to help you get rooted then you can decide if its worth it
I am not familiar with the root methods for Xperia devices so I don't know what exactly to look for, but if it is a custom ROM, it will be pretty evident. The UI will be different. Your boot screen will indicate what the ROM is etc. If everything looks like a normal Sony experience then you don't have reason to worry.
To check if your phone is rooted, you can download a root check app from the Play Store. One example.
If it is rooted, then you could ask for the seller to replace your device. If it is not, then your device has bigger issues that is preventing the SW update. Either way, contact the seller if you are not comfortable flashing the OEM ROM.
I would say replace it with something like the Xperia L1. The Z4 is not an officially supported phone in the US and it has a terrible processor that drains the battery.
First, check if you're actually rooted. Unlocked bootloader doesn't mean it's rooted. Use this app for example:
Then, check if your recovery is the stock one or custom one, like TWRP (stands for TeamWin Recovery Project). Enable "advanced reboot" in developer settings, also tick "USB debugging" on, just in case. If something goes wrong then you'll have a way to recover your phone via ADB. Then press power button and select "Recovery".
Don't lock the bootloader if you haven't done these steps, as locking bootloader with modified system partition will cause brick usually.
Post your findings here and we'll get you sorted.. ��
EDIT: forgot important step
It sounds like you're running into safety net... Sometimes it tells you your phone is not compatible, but sometimes it just hangs on loading.
Are you rooted? [link]
Hmmm if its not rooted, use this app: [link] to verify that its not rooted. If its not rooted I would do a reinstall of Pokemon Go, if that doesn't work then a system restore.
Run this : root checker to make sure you're rooted first off. If not but you went through the rooting steps you need to install superSU
If you have CM13, your devices bootloader should be unlocked. Do this.
download this file
turn off your phone
hold down the power and volume down button until it turns on
This should bring you into a recovery called TWRP. From here select install/downloads/Super su beta/ flash.
After it is done, press reboot system.
CAUTION: If it asks you if you want to root, SELECT DO NOT INSTALL.
Your device should boot up. If it turns off and on a couple times, LEAVE It. It's completely normal.
When it's done, download ROOT Checker from the play store. It will tell you if it worked.
Hope this helps! Good luck!
Oh, if you're not sure if it is rooted, use a root checker app before doing anything else. It'll let you know if the phone is rooted.
Try this one: [link]
I'm just going on past experience and it's been a while since I've tried to troubleshoot a superuser problem but have you used an app like root checker to ensure that you have indeed lost root? If the app does indicate that you're rooted, it might be as simple as updating your binary with busybox. It seems to me that an OTA would fail if your system is in a modified state but as I said, it's been a while and things may have changed since I last messed around with rooting
I was able to root my D850 in one try with KingRoot with no need of a computer. When running the app, don't install the other apps it tells you that you need to install.
After it's done, check if it's rooted with Root Checker
Then install SuperSU or whatever else root manager you want to use!
It should work with any variation of the G3, I haven't seen people having issues with it.
I was able to root my D850 in one try with KingRoot When running the app, don't install the other apps it tells you that you need to install.
I just checked root with this app, and it says I'm rooted. cm12.1 file manager worked before. Do you think it is a bug with cm13 or do I need SuperSU? [link]
Confirm that root has taken with Root Checker
If you are using SuperSU make sure Xposed is granted permission.
Are you using kitkat or lolipop?
Not all modules work on Lollipop, and you have to flash Xposed if you are using Lollipop, the Xposed app from the app store will not work on Lollipop, only Kitkat.
If you modified your device in any way (root, custom DPI, xposed and so on) you won't get the OTA and it will say nothing under software updates.
I'd recommend checking out XDA tomorrow for a flashable zip of the factory image, that may be the easiest way to update for you if you're rooted (which you can check using this app for instance)
It essentially means you have 'administrator access' to your device, which you need in order to mess with game files. On a regular file explorer, game files are fenced off.
Unless you're on an emulator, you don't have root access by default. You can check it by downloading a tool such as this one.
Download Root Checker to confirm. If it say's root, you are good!! Download flashify to flash custom recovery, and download and flash a rom. :)
I'm not entirely sure if you actually want to know if your phone is rooted or not, or you're asking about TWRP specifically. Anyway, you can install Root Checker to see if your device is rooted.
Use an app like this to verify you have root. Does it show you are rooted?
I don't know for certain, but the method to get root doesn't matter once you get root.
You can use Flashify to get into the recovery. This command also works if you have USB debugging on and adb installed.
adb reboot recovery
*Also note that this will clear data on the phone but not the SD Card. So you should backup your files to your SD card using LG backup tool.
In that case, you probably are not. You can try here.
If there is not enough space on your internal storage, you may not be able to download it at all. Just as a heads up.
I'll try to gather a list of common questions that have been asked and answered here:
>Will Qooapp/APKPure be affected?
Most probably not. DW did not mention anything about non-Play Store sources or side-loading.
>Will insert emulator here continue to work?
We don't know. It's certainly a possibility that DW's emulator blocking might not catch all emulators, or that a workaround can be devised quickly. But it's best not to put too much hope on it.
>How do I know if my phone is rooted?
Use a Root Checker app.
>If I'm rooted, what should I do?
You can use RootCloak, or if that fails and you still want to play the game, unroot.
>Can I still play with multiple accounts on a single device?
May be possible with Parallel Space, but I'm uncertain if this will not trigger emulation detection given how it works.
Android 5.0 and above users can create multiple user accounts for separate FGO installations, but note that certain phones may not allow you to install apps from unknown sources (aka Qooapp/APKPure) on those alternate accounts.
>What is this USB Debug Mode and how do I turn it off?
If you have to ask, it's probably not activated. But if you're worried and just want to check for your own ease of mind, do this:
Check to see if you have 'Developer options' in your phone's settings menu. If it is not there, go to 'About phone', then tap on 'Build number' until a prompt appears. It should take six or seven taps.
'Developer options' should now be unlocked. There you will see an option called USB debugging, Android debugging, or ADB debugging, depending on what phone you are using. If the switch is on, toggle it off. If it's off, leave it off.
Here are links to several threads with helpful advice:
Before you start, verify you are on the latest update (SU4TL-44, 3.10.40-perf-g90ddf4a kernel).
I am not liable if something goes wrong. Follow step-by-step, and you should have no issues, well aside from KingRoot and Sunshine being uncooperative, but those aren't catastrophic issues, and aren't a result of user error.
Download the Sunshine 3.2 beta for Droid Turbo. Download KingRoot.
Install both, reboot.
Run KingRoot, after it successfully roots, toggle "Root Authorization" (3 dots menu, top right) off, then on. *If KingRoot fails, uninstall KingRoot, then reboot. Start back at step 2, but just install KingRoot.
After KingRoot gains root, run Sunshine. Follow prompts. *If Sunshine says "No root found," uninstall KingRoot and Sunshine, then reboot. Start back at step 2, no need to reboot this time. *It might take a while before both KingRoot and Sunshine cooperate. Sometimes KingRoot will say "Rooted" but then a minute or so later it loses root, which causes Sunshine to fail because it needs the root.
After Sunshine successfully unlocks bootloader, check by booting into bootloader. It should say "Unlocked."
Run KingRoot again to gain root. The reboot to check bootloader status will cause root to be lost (I think, can't remember). Check root status by downloading Root Checker Free from the Play Store to make sure. This time root will stick, though.
Download Flashify from Play Store.
Download TWRP 18.104.22.168 for quark.
Use Flashify to flash TWRP. IIRC, it will make you reboot.
Download SuperSU 2.52 beta.
Uninstall KingRoot from it's settings menu (3 dots, top right).
Boot into recovery (TWRP), tap Install, navigate to the folder where your download of SuperSU 2.52 beta is located, tap it, then swipe to flash it. Restart system. OR I believe you can use Flashify to install SuperSU 2.52 beta. (I don't remember.)
Use Root Checker to verify you are rooted with SuperSU.
Boot into TWRP, tap Backup and make a backup. Make note of where it says your backup will be located. Keep this backup on your phone, and copy it to a computer (or upload it to a cloud service, basically just have a backup of the backup). If you don't have a program on your computer to browse the root folders, use a file manager that can see the root folders. Navigate to your TWRP backup, copy it, and paste it in a regular folder, like your downloads folder. Then navigate to that folder on your computer and copy it to your computer.
Your bootloader should be unlocked, and you should be rooted with SuperSU.
Go into the Kingroot app, go to settings, then turn off root authorization. You should also see an uninstall Kingroot option in those settings. Obviously, make sure you follow that unroot process before uninstalling. There are also many uninstallers on the Play Store that will work great for deleting Kingroot.
I would download this Root Checker to see if the option in the Kingroot app works: [link]
There is also this root uninstaller on the Play Store: [link]
This is the normal uninstaller that I personally like to use: [link]
Keep in mind my Note 4 is the T-Mobile Variant but I believe Verizon would be somewhat similar.
Download Odin from here
Install TWRP from here make sure you download the one for your device!
Use Odin to flash twrp
Once you have twrp download SuperSu and place the .Zip file on your phone.
Boot into twrp (Hold the power + home + up)
Go to the install option, find SuperSu and flash/install it
Your phone will take a bit when it boots up but when it's back up you will see that you have a new app called SuperSu
Download Root Checker and it will tell you if you are rooted or not.
If it does, viola you're set you can now modify your phone and my favorite part release bloatware
It it not as detailed but this is a quick overview on how to root your phone using the SuperSu method to root
If you want to get a custom rom you can do that too, you would place that on your phone and flash it along with SuperSu unless SuperSu is already a part of it.
Unless your phone is rooted, then no, they can't. You can run Root Checker to see if your phone has root or not.
Check if your device is rooted
If it is not rooted, flash the right SU for your device.
First off install this and run [link]
Use a Root Checker app. I used this one when I rooted my old phone, and it probably still works on Lollipop.
There is an app called "root checker"
In that case, I'd suggest downloading Root Checker and see what it says - it should confirm if your device is rooted.
Have you verified current state:
Probably because you haven't yet enabled root. Download the Root Checker app to verify root. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joeykrim.rootcheck
If it says you're not rooted, try following the steps in this article: https://rootmygalaxy.net/root-access-on-lineage-os/
After you've enabled root in developer options, run the Root Checker app again to see if it worked.
First of all install Root Checker and find out whether your phone is currently rooted or not. The procedure used by you may or may not have rooted it.
Now since your wifi, camera and bluetooth are screwed up I'm not sure which avenue will be best for you. Anyway, if Root Checker detects root access then install SuperUser which can remove root. Click for steps.
That's odd. Do a check in case door has snuck on somewhere along the way:
Ah, that explains it. Just in case you didn't use this already:
That will check if your phone is rooted, i.e. you have access to root files. If it says you don't have root access, yet you still don't pass SafetyNet, then it must mean the phone was unrooted improperly. So, you'll have to factory reset--but you can't just tap on Factory Reset on the phone as it may not fix modified files.
It is worth a try to tap on the Factory Reset button, but at least for me, it's never cleaned out Root properly. The other method is using Samsung Kies:
Backup all your files to a microSD (passwords, launcher settings like NovaLauncher, apks, make a list of what you need to download again, pictures, video, etc.) and remove the microSD.
Charge your phone to 70+ percent so it doesn't lose power (just in case). In the meantime, install Samsung Kies on your PC:
Then plug in your phone to your computer with the charging USB cable--make sure you have USB debugging turned on in the settings. Samsung Kies will start downloading the necessary drivers to connect your phone to the computer (if not already installed).
Once you've done that and your phone is hooked up, hopefully it'll pick up what kind of phone you have or you can enter it manually. Then go to the top where there is a "Tools" menu, drop down to "Emergency Firmware Recovery" if Kies doesn't prompt automatically.
From there, follow the prompts and Kies will factory reset your phone completely as if you got it out of the box. Your "flash counter" might be tripped which voids warranty, but it doesn't matter as far as passing SafetyNet. Kies is a great tool if you don't want to use Odin3 to flash to stock firmware.
Then you just have to restore your phone by installing your APKs and anything else you backed up. Check SafetyNet and hopefully it goes green!
Then if you don't have something like Nova Launcher, you'll have to reorganize the TouchWiz launcher to get your wallpapers, icons, etc. back into order.
can you make sure root is properly installed?
Use this and tell me what it says
The first sign would be an app called supersu that's installed. You can download Root Checker to find out.
There's a chance your carrier rooted it when you bought it. You can install these 2 apps to check if it's rooted or fails Google's SafetyNet.
If it is rooted you'll have to unroot it, or flash to stock Android ROM.
Or the Magisk workaround:
After that if trying to install it has Play Store say it's not compatible, you can workaround it by installing via the APK.
You can find out for yourself
First try Root Checker, second, can you get to recovery?
Can you install Root Checker and report what it says?
(RootChecker]([link]) can tell you.
[Moviles]DualSim is a spanish forum where they publish custom ROMS from MDSTeam. Iirc they're the guys from the Limoncello ROM, so its not so bad.
From what I gather from other users here and on XDA, vendors root and install their own apps and bloat. Mine came with an annoying pop up browser and really disliked vibe UI.
Would suggest trying Root checker and if yes and have access to CWM Recovery I would suggest flashing NEXUS V2 Rom(you need to register to download). Dont forget to the all the wipes before flashing and if you need to, you can make a recovery image just in case (tough Ive never had any trouble).
EDIT: First boot takes a little while, just give it a couple of minutes.
I actually just did this the other day so your in luck.
I'm assuming your talking about the fire 5th gen correct? If so:
1. Download an app called KingRoot from here
2. Open KingRoot and follow the instructions
3. Once you have root, go download Root Checker to confirm root access
4. Now follow this tutorial to replace KingUser with SuperSU. This will allow you to use Flashfire to flash the ROM. (NOTE: I had to run the command twice to get it to work. Also make sure the "mrw" file is in /sdcard)
5. Make sure KingRoot is deleted and install SuperSU if it isn't already. Open SuperSU and update the binary and reboot
6. Download the latest version of FlashFire
7. Download the AOSP ROM from here. There is a tutorial for flashing it right above the download section
8. Let FlashFire work its magic (don't be alarmed if it shows a black screen for a while or reboots multiple times)
9. Enjoy your new $50 android tablet!
Try out this Root Checker I don't know how completely accurate my root checking method is, lol.
It's not on the play store, sorry. You'll have to open this website, [link] on your phone, then press the center image to download the towelroot apk. Once it download, install the apk and open the towelroot app. Press the "make it ra1n" button, and you should have root. To check, download and run the app Root Checker, which should tell you whether you're rooted or not. If it says that you're not rooted, then towelroot won't work on your firmware version. I find towelroot to be a very easy and fairly foolproof method for rooting, but the only problem is that it's exploit has been patched in newer versions of android. If root checker says you're not rooted, there are other ways to root, but I personally think that they are harder for normal people to use.
Now that you've run towelroot, if everything went right you have what is known as a temporary root, meaning that when you reboot the root will be gone. To make that root permanent, you will need to install a root manager. I use SuperSU. Once you install it, open it, and let it install its binaries.
This is an app that can check to see if a phone is rooted.
Check if you have root.
Try using this app: Root Checker