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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?

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...

Qualcomm Version Of The Samsung Galaxy S4 Reportedly Rooted As Well

04/05/2013, A few days ago, we reported that according to posts on the XDA Developers forum that the Samsung Galaxy S4 might have actually been rooted ahead of its release. However since we do not have the phone ourselves, and since there is a lack of proof over...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Rooted Ahead Of Its Release

04/02/2013, Planning to pick up a Samsung Galaxy S4 but want to get rid of TouchWiz the minute you get the phone home? Well you’re in luck because it seems that thanks to the hardworking Android community, they have managed to root the Galaxy S4 even before it has...

No CyanogenMod Support For Samsung Galaxy S4

03/19/2013, Google’s Nexus devices are favored by some Android users due to the stock Android experience. However the Nexus 4 when compared to the Samsung Galaxy S4 pales in comparison in terms of specs and features, and we expect that many Android users will flock...