It looks like there’s a new security vulnerability found in Android, and Google is warning people about it. It’s a serious one, too, as an app can get root access to your phone simply by being installed. Root access means this app has access to a bunch of functions that are normally restricted, like modifying software.
Double tap to wake is a feature a few modern phones have out of the box, and I’m sure it’s a feature you get so used to that you can’t live without it. Unfortunately, most phones don’t have it. But the Nexus 6P does, to an extent.
The Nexus line of devices have historically been fantastic developer devices because of their fast updates, availability of source code, and easy bootloader unlock and root methods. This has also attracted all the phone modders, who love tinkering with their devices and creating new software for them.
Unfortunately, things might be moving away from that ... Read More »
Samsung Pay is an upcoming mobile payment service for Samsung devices that aims to replace your physical cards and wallet, something quite a few companies have attempted. And it won’t work if your device is rooted.
ISIS/Softcard did the same thing, not allowing the service to function if the device is rooted. And it ... Read More »
As of late, it hasn’t been easy rooting Samsung devices. We’ve long had to deal with a flash counter to prevent warranty returns on rooted devices, but with the more recent addition of KNOX security, it’s been even tougher. It looks like developers have been quite successful at rooting the Galaxy S6, but the previous root methods would ... Read More »
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.
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 »
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 »
The Moto X has an incredibly innovative feature called Active Display, which shows notifications using the AMOLED display and an orb in the center of the screen. This amazing feature is better than any notification LED, at least in my opinion. But a Moto X owner recently found an LED hidden on the Moto X. ... Read More »