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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?

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....

One more reason to root the NOOKcolor: Bluetooth

03/11/2011, It’s really amazing to see what the folks over at XDA-developers can do with the NOOKcolor. After they managed to root it and install all sorts of custom apps and ROMs onto the device, it appears that they have enabled a new function on the device...

Google Music Sync working on rooted Android phones

03/07/2011, The folks over at XDA-developers have managed to get Google’s upcoming Music Sync service working on their rooted Android phones. After getting their hands on the Honeycomb music player and replacing the default player found on their phones,...

Rooted Nook Color gets Android Market access

12/13/2010, Now here’s something interesting for those of you who love to dabble with arcane knowledge of rooting – that is, opening up super user access to a device without the manufacturer’s permission. Nook Color owners who have rooted their...

Samsung Galaxy Tab Rooted Before Launch

09/03/2010, As we previously mentioned, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is getting plenty of attention this week, and now perhaps the device has gotten a little too much attention for Samsung’s liking. The tablet hasn’t even been made available for mass...

Motorola Droid 2 rooted

08/26/2010, For those who have picked up a Motorola Droid 2 and are ready to jump into some root user action, you can thank Sebastian Krahmer for coming up with a particular method which will provide you the desired # on your Droid 2, never mind if it is the R2-D2...