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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?

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...

Sony Xperia Z2 Rooted Ahead Of Its Release

04/01/2014, If you’re planning on getting your hands on the brand new Sony Xperia Z2 when it is released (it has been reportedly delayed), you might be interested to learn that the handset has been rooted and has even received ClockworkMod-based Recovery even...

CyanogenMod Nightlies Adds Business/People Search In Dialer App

03/24/2014, One of the interesting and handy features of Android 4.4 KitKat is the ability to search for people or businesses in the dialer app. For example if you wanted to call a particular restaurant to make a booking but you don’t have their number, you could...

Nokia X Rooted, Google Apps Installed

02/28/2014, When Nokia first unveiled the Nokia X and its forked version of Android, we were immediately reminded of Amazon. Not because they shared similar traits or design, but the fact that it would be possible to flash a custom ROM onto it, root, and basically...

Future CyanogenMod ROMs Will Include Screen Recording Feature

10/21/2013, While Android OEMs try to introduce new features and whatnot with their own modified versions of Android, for the most part they end up pretty laggy and are usually features that most users would be happy to do away with, hence the demand for custom ROMs...

CyanogenMod To Get Community And Pro Editions

10/20/2013, For the novice Android user, the idea of rooting your phone and flashing ROMs can be a scary thing, especially since there are horror stories of how brand new devices end up being plastic bricks because of a wrong move. The good news is that popular...