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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?

Root method for retail Motorola Droid RAZR discovered

11/11/2011, Prior to the Motorola Droid RAZR being released, many had assumed that the 1-click root method would work for the Droid RAZR as well, but as it turns out that does not appear to be the case. For those unaware, the Motorola Droid RAZR will not be able to...

Samsung Galaxy Nexus rooted prior to official release

11/04/2011, I guess it has more or less become the norm (or at least it will be) for a smartphone from the Android camp to be rooted before it is even released officially. While we know that October 18th was when Google “gave birth” to the Samsung Galaxy...

Firmware update for AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S2 leaked

10/13/2011, If you’ve recently gotten your hands on AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S2, it looks like a firmware update for your device has already been leaked and is available for download, assuming of course your device has already been rooted. For those who would...

Samsung Epic Touch 4G rooted

09/19/2011, Just last week we reported that the Samsung Epic Touch 4G had it source code released by Samsung, in an effort to give back to the Android developer’s community. Unfortunately at that time, the source code release and all its mods and ROMs that followed...

HTC Flyer gets Honeycomb 3.2 update

09/06/2011, The HTC Flyer is a pretty decent tablet based on specs alone, more so given that this is HTC’s first Android tablet. The downside is that unfortunately the stylus which is supposed to be optimized (and part of the experience) for the Flyer was initially...

Droid Bionic rooted a week before its release

09/02/2011, If you’re the type of Android user who only buys a device if it can be rooted, you may want to consider the Motorola Droid Bionic as your next purchase. The device is expected to launch on the 8th of September but only a week prior to its release, it...

Your HTC Sensation and EVO 3D may be watching your every move

09/01/2011, Worried about your privacy? If you are, perhaps you may want to hold off from updating your HTC Sensation and EVO 3D to the latest Gingerbread OTA. Why? It appears that a commonly used Sense system app called CIQ added a new feature in the OTA which...

One-click Droid 3 root arrives

08/26/2011, The Motorola Droid 3 has been rooted officially – which goes to say in layman’s parlance that one is able to access developer files which were previously off-limits, allowing custom code to tweak the operating system in ways that was not...

Man roots giant Nexus S display at Best Buy

08/18/2011, Ever come across those giant Nexus S replicas at Best Buy and Best Buy mobile stores? Have you ever wondered what it would be like, or if it was even possible to root that giant display? Well as it turns out, a YouTube user who goes by the handle...

NOOK The Simple Touch Reader rooted to run Angry Birds

06/07/2011, A couple of weeks ago, Banes & Noble launched the NOOK The Simple Touch Reader that features a grayscale E-ink touchscreen. Well some folks have managed to root the device to make it run apps that it shouldn’t be running in the first place. But...

BlockBuster app shows no love for rooted Android phones

05/25/2011, Rooted Android users seem to be receiving the short end of the stick a lot recently. On Sunday we reported that users with rooted Android phones won’t be able to rent movies from the Android Market. Now it looks like another app has decided to...

Netflix works on your HTC ThunderBolt running Gingerbread

05/23/2011, When Netflix for Android was first launched it was only supported on 5 phones – which meant a lot of Android users were left out of the picture. But the Android community made short work of the app’s protection and found a way to make it work on...

Android Market movie rentals: not for rooted users

05/22/2011, It looks like users of rooted Android phones won’t be able to enjoy the movie rental goodness of the Android Market place. It has been reported that rooted devices have been blocked from renting movies from the Google’s movie rental store....