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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?

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...

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...