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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?

The Google Nexus 4 has already been rooted

11/16/2012, If you were one of the lucky customers who managed to order a Nexus 4 being the device went out of stock, you might be pleased to learn that when your device finally makes its way into your hands (if it hasn’t already), it seems that a root method for...

S-Memo can store Google account credentials of rooted devices

11/13/2012, If you happen to own a rooted Samsung Galaxy device, you need to hear this report. Rooting your device always has its own risks. An XDA user named graffixnyc checked his S-Memo SQLite files on his Galaxy S III and discovered that S-Memo stored his Google...

LG Optimus G gets rooted before it even hits the shelves

10/22/2012, If you were planning on picking up the LG Optimus G on Sprint’s network, which should be available for pre-order 1st of November and should arrive 11th November, you might be interested to learn that a root method has already been discovered for the...

CyanogenMod 9 and 10 will no longer support Snapdragon S1 devices

08/02/2012, The CyanogenMod team has done a pretty good job so far at bringing custom ROMs based on the different versions of Android. So far there have been support for plenty of Android devices but if you’re still using an old Android phone, by that we mean that...

Verizon to release update to unlock the Galaxy S3′s bootloader?

07/16/2012, When the Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched on Verizon, much to the annoyance of many Android users, the bootloader of the device was locked. This pretty much hindered the efforts of developers and modders alike, and Samsung has attempted to rectify this by...

CyanogenMod 9 RC1 now released and ready for download

06/26/2012, After months of testing, the CyanogenMod team is finally convinced that it is ready. Today, the team is announcing that CyanogenMod 9 has officially reached release candidate status and that it’s ready to download. Among the devices that can enjoy...

MIUI’s MiHome launcher makes its way onto Google Play

06/18/2012, While Android has a ton of ROMs to choose from and a bunch of different launchers that brings different looks to handsets and tablets, MIUI is a ROM developed by Xiaomi that attempts to emulate the iOS look in its own unique way. This could be a great...

HTC EVO 4G LTE rooting tutorial

05/24/2012, We have a rather lengthy explanation on what rooting on Android devices is all about, so you might want to head on there first before continuing with this bit on how to root your HTC EVO 4G LTE device. The process does seem to be pretty simple, where the...

Motorola Droid X2 receives early alpha CyanogenMod 9 build

05/21/2012, Unless Motorola changes their stance, the Droid X2 is one of their Android devices that will not be seeing the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update – at least not officially. Yup it looks like thanks to the folks at the Android developer community,...

Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 now available, allows firmware downgrade

05/11/2012, Just recently (yesterday, to be exact), we mentioned that the upcoming redsn0w release will allow you to downgrade your iOS for untethered jailbreaks, and the day has arrived. The brains over at the Dev-Team have managed to put together a nifty piece of...