It’s long been known that certain evil carriers want to prevent you from rooting your Android device, and a certain popular OEM tends to let those evil carriers do whatever they’d like. Yeah, I’m talking about you Samsung. AT&T and Verizon’s Samsung devices are often unrootable because of locked bootloaders, and any exploits that are discovered frequently ... Read More »
We’ve heard talks of future Android versions not being too friendly to root users, but so far, workarounds have been found. The changes seen in AOSP could be avoided with an update to root apps. But the latest changes to AOSP that have been spotted could be a lot more drastic, if implemented.
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The Moto E is perfect for several types of users thanks to its $129 price tag. Some will love it because of its the low cost, which will allow them to finally upgrade from a featurephone. Some will buy it for their young kids as a first smartphone because they won’t have to worry about it getting seriously damaged. ... Read More »
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The Nokia X may not be the most powerful Android phone on the market (in fact, it’s one of the weakest currently sold), nor is it particularly popular, but that will never stop developers. In the quest to get the most out of the heavily skinned and modified device, developers have begun hacking it. Google ... Read More »
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to release on April 11 and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. Apparently Chainfire doesn’t feel like waiting until then before starting his work on it, because he has already managed to root S5. Yes, the unreleased Galaxy S5 has already been rooted. This happens quite ... Read More »
It’s old news that Nexus devices have had less than amazing cameras. The Nexus 5 is a bit of a departure from that, with a camera that can actually take some nice shots in good conditions. It isn’t bad by any means, but it isn’t up to par with other phones like the HTC One ... Read More »
Have you ever held a 10-inch Android tablet and wished for a bigger display? You know, something just a little wider to watch movies on? Android modder Martin Drashkov must have had that dream, because he built an Android device with a 23″ touchscreen.
He calls his creation the MegaPad, and it only ... Read More »
At this point, I probably don’t need to recap the story. But for the uninitiated, HP discontinued their hardware the other day, dropping the TouchPad down to $99 (for the 16GB version). Everyone and their mom went out and bought one, us included. While we wait for Android to hit the ... Read More »
Software mods for Android phones have never been in short supply (in fact, they’re a way of life), but hardware mods are a little harder to come by. One of the greatest came from someone spraying a Nexus S battery cover in diplo to give it a rubbery grip. The G2 spring mod is still ... Read More »
This video demonstrates a relatively quick and painless mod you can do on your Android powered Droid, Droid 2, Evo 4G, Epic 4G, G1, Mytouch 3G, Mytouch Slide, or basically ANY Android phone with a custom ROM. The only requirement is that the ROM is unodexed (most of the time they are). If you’re not ... Read More »