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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?

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...

Rooting for Android: What, why and how?

05/10/2012, [Image credit - Norebbo] WARNING: Rooting your device may void its warranty!!! One of the main reasons why people get Android phones is because of its power and ability to customize the heck out of it. That’s not to say that phones of other platforms...

HTC One X for AT&T has been rooted

05/09/2012, Good news HTC One X owners on AT&T’s network, if you’ve gotten your hands on the HTC One X with the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, you will be pleased to learn that thanks to the efforts of the hardworking Android community, your device has...

Windows Phone 7 root tool hits the deck

03/29/2012, For those of you who own a Windows Phone 7 powered device and want to do more than just the usual with it, then getting under the Windows Phone 7 “skin” would be the next step to take, tinkering with the software according to your own ability....