If you’re the kind of person to modify every device you own, you’ve likely messed with router firmware before. Unfortunately, the Google Wifi is set up to be simple and easy to use, with no complex settings (and few advanced settings). It’s also not easily flashable like your old WRT54G was.
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The Nexus line is dead, but it seems that the mod-friendly nature of Google devices isn’t. Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones purchased from the Google Store will have unlockable bootloaders, so you can mod them ... Read More »
Pokémon Go is a mixed bag. On one hand, it’s a fun game and encourages people to go out and explore the world with others, bringing a lot of people together in the process. On the other hand, it’s been plagued with bugs and server issues. An inability to connect, not tracking ... Read More »
There are some devices that are unstoppable despite their age. We don’t know why, but some devices are so revered by the ROM community that they get incredible amounts of attention and devotion. We had the HTC HD2, and now we have the HP TouchPad.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 »