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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?

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...

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....

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...