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Rooting is essentially a process that allows users of smartphones, tablets or other devices running on Android to gain “superuser” access to the software. This will allow the user to perform administrative tasks such as writing to locations normally restricted by the system which in turn will allow for deeper customization. For iOS users, rooting on Android devices could be thought of as a close equivalent to jailbreaking your device. More info in Rooting for Android: What, why and how?

Amazon’s Subsidized Smartphones Get Hacked

07/25/2016, Amazon recently introduced two subsidized smartphones for Prime members. The Moto G4 Prime Exclusive and Blu R1 HD Prime Exclusive are sold at a significant discount compared to their normal retail value, the catch being that customers have to put up with...

AT&T Galaxy S7 Root Said To Work With T-Mobile As Well

07/04/2016, AT&T and T-Mobile don’t get along but it appears that the root method does. A root method has been developed for the AT&T Galaxy S7 and it’s said that the root method also works with the T-Mobile Galaxy S7. The process can be a bit...

The HTC 10 Will Come With An Unlockable Bootloader

04/13/2016, If you’re looking to tinker around under the hood of your smartphone, it usually helps if the bootloader is unlocked. Over the years, OEMs have been kind of back and forth regarding unlocking bootloaders for customers, with some companies refusing to do...

T-Mobile’s Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Bootloaders Are Locked

03/15/2016, If you were hoping to root or tinker around with your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you might be disappointed to learn that T-Mobile’s version of the handset apparently comes with its bootloaders locked, but the good news is that T-Mobile is working...

BlackBerry Has No Plans To Allow Rooting On The PRIV

02/02/2016, Rooting and Android handsets almost seemingly go hand-in-hand. This is usually because there are quite a few number of Android users out there who simply want to be able to have more control over their device and the things they do with it. Unfortunately...

Android Pay Won’t Work On Rooted Devices, Google Explains Why

09/25/2015, According to a report earlier this month, it was revealed that if you plan on using third-party lockscreens, don’t expect that you will be able to use Android Pay as well. This is apparently due to security concerns, and given that Android Pay basically...

Rooting The OnePlus 2 Won’t Void Its Warranty

07/28/2015, Usually OEMs aren’t too thrilled if customers were to root their devices or unlock its bootloader, and depending on the OEM, doing those actions can result in your handset’s warranty being voided. However that won’t be the case with the OnePlus 2,...

Samsung Pay Won’t Work If Your Device Is Rooted

07/24/2015, As you might have heard, Samsung launched Samsung Pay earlier this year, basically the company’s answer to Apple Pay, Android Pay, and the other mobile payment services around. While we have no idea how well the service will do in the face of the...

LG G4 AT&T/Verizon Root Has A $2,000 Bounty

07/16/2015, Just like jailbreaking iOS devices, rooting Android devices sometimes it isn’t always possible right away and depending on the phone, it could take developers a while to figure it out. Now interestingly enough, it looks like the LG G4 on AT&T and...

How to Root Any Nexus Device

03/27/2015, If you own a Nexus device then you know how great the “Vanilla” (or “pure”) Android OS is. However, that doesn’t mean that Nexus devices are not lacking any functions. There are many features that you might not find on a Nexus device but the...

Nexus 6 Has A Hidden Notification LED, Will Need Root Access

11/21/2014, There are many Android handsets out there that comes with a built-in LED notification light to inform its user that there are notifications to tend to. Users can customize these LED lights to display different colors to correspond to different...

Root Nexus 9 Using Chanfire’s Method

11/05/2014, If you have already got your hands on the new tablet from HTC and you’re now itching to tinker with it, rest assured, as Chainfire has released a method to root Nexus 9. The Nexus 9 tablet was unveiled only a couple of weeks back and it comes with...

Moto G Found To Have Hidden Camera Settings

10/05/2014, The Moto G despite its budgetary nature has proven itself to be a pretty popular smartphone. Now if you were a little disappointed by the Moto G’s cameras and were hoping that it could be better, you might be interested to learn that the phone has some...