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.
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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 »
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 »
The Moto G, a phone that packs some nice specs for only $180, has gotten a whole lot better with this new development. The device is easily able to be rooted, and unlike with many other devices, any computer can be used, whether it’s Windows, OSX, or even Linux. It’s dead easy and super quick, ... Read More »
While a few devices have come close, no device is fully immune to the rooting itch. You’re happy for the first few weeks, and then you start noticing things. A little lag here, a missing feature there, and you want to make some changes. No, a full ROM flash is too drastic, but a bit ... Read More »
Hot on the heels of Steve Kondik and company announcing their first real hardware partnership with Oppo and the release of the N1, CyanogenMod 10.1.3 stable builds are now available for a handful of devices.
Based on Android 4.2, for those of you not in the know, CyanogenMod is a stock Android based third-party ... Read More »
While HTC claims restrictions prevent them from unlocking the bootloader of the AT&T HTC One X, that has not stopped the development community from banding together to unlock root access on the phone. A new post by kennethpenn on XDA-Developers delivers a one-click rooting option for the HTC One X which takes advantage of an exploit identified ... Read More »