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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?

Bootloader Unlock For Verizon’s Pixel Has Been Released

10/27/2016, The other day we reported that it seems that some developers have figured out a way to unlock the bootloader belonging on the Verizon Pixel phones, and they teased whether or not they would release it to the public. The good news is that it looks like...

Bootloader Of Verizon’s Pixel Phones Have Been Unlocked

10/26/2016, Ahead of the release of the Google Pixel phones, it was revealed that the Pixel phones bought from Verizon would have their bootloaders locked, whereas those bought directly from Google would not. This is a big deal for those who prefer to tinker around...

Android Pay Won’t Work On Devices WIth Unlocked Bootloaders

10/21/2016, For Android users who love tinkering with their devices and customizing it on a deeper level, chances are you have unlocked your phone’s bootloader. This is pretty much the only way to go about it if you want deeper customization and to install...

Pixel Phones Bought From Google Will Have Unlockable Bootloaders

10/14/2016, A couple of weeks ago we reported that if you were thinking of purchasing the Pixel phones from Verizon, you might be in for a rude surprise to learn that the bootloaders on the phones will be locked. So what can you do about it? We’re not sure if...

Verizon’s Pixel Phones Might Have Their Bootloaders Locked

10/05/2016, If one of the main reasons you love Android is the fact that it allows for much deeper customization compared to other platforms, you might want to stay away from Verizon’s version of the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. This is according to a tweet by...

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...