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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?

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....

HTC One X already rooted before launch

03/09/2012, If you’re planning to pick up the HTC One X but you’re worried about whether the phone can be rooted, we’ve got some good news for you. The folks over at MoDaCo claim that they have successfully come up with a way to root the phone....

Sony Google TV now rooted by GTV Hacker

02/20/2012, If you own a Sony Google TV device and you’ve been looking for a way to improve your experience with the set top box, you’re in luck. The folks over at GTV Hacker have managed to successfully root the device and release to the public...

Samsung Galaxy Note rooted, overclock now possible

02/20/2012, The Samsung Galaxy Note treads a land that few have dared, and it seems to be succeeding – count it down as sheer luck, great timing, the right market conditions, or all of it, you cannot write the Galaxy Note off. Slated to hit retail store shelves...

MotoACTV rooted, runs Honeycomb launcher

12/26/2011, Remember our earlier story on how the MotoACTV fitness device received its latest software update that makes it more stable and better to use? Well, it seems as though this particular software update has been rooted, and it is now capable of running the...

Rooted BlackBerry PlayBook allows USB host support

12/13/2011, If you’ve always thought that your BlackBerry PlayBook didn’t have enough memory, fret not – a solution is here. Remember the Dingleberry rooting method? Well, some folks have discovered some interesting new uses for their BlackBerry tablet....

BlackBerry PlayBook update disables dingleberry root

12/07/2011, Remember the BlackBerry PlayBook root method that was discovered last week? RIM announced that it would be investigating the exploit and releasing a patch to close the hole. Well, it seems like RIM has kept to its word and true enough – the hole which...

RIM investigates BlackBerry PlayBook rooting

11/30/2011, Yesterday we reported that the BlackBerry PlayBook was successfully rooted by a developer via the “dingleberry” method. Well, it looks like RIM is now aware of the situation and is looking into it. The company released a statement saying that...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus root method discovered

11/30/2011, If you own the recently release Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, the good news is that if you have been itching to install some custom ROMs or make some modifications to the device, a root method for the tablet has recently been uncovered, although we’re...

BlackBerry PlayBook rooted

11/28/2011, After being out on the market for a number of months now, it looks like the developer community has finally made some headway with the device. A developer named Chris Wade managed to root the QNX tablet over the weekend. This basically means that...

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet gets rooted

11/21/2011, It wasn’t too long ago that Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet got rooted, so we can’t say that we’re very surprised to hear that its competition, the Nook Tablet, has been rooted as well. The method to rooting the Nook Tablet is apparently similar to...

Android Market can be installed onto a rooted Kindle Fire

11/17/2011, A few days ago we reported that Amazon’s Kindle Fire would allow the sideloading of apps outside of Amazon’s own app store, but now it seems that for those who want the Android Market installed on their Kindle Fire will be able to do so, however the...

Kindle Fire rooted

11/16/2011, It was just yesterday that we were talking about sideloading apps on the newly released Amazon Kindle Fire that need not require any rooting process to be done, but in less than 24 hours, here we are with word that the Kindle Fire can be rooted, with the...