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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?

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...

enTourage eDGe dualbook rooted, world remains the same

08/16/2010, Remember the enTourage eDGe dualbook that was a pretty interesting sight when we first caught hold of it at CES earlier this year? Well, the device hasn’t exactly lit up the market as brightly as the Apple iPad did, but it isn’t exactly a...

Motorola Droid X rooted

07/22/2010, So we all have heard about Motorola’s Droid X suffering from Wi-Fi reception issues, but that doesn’t mean interest in the phone has dwindled. No sir, it seems that the smartphone might just get even more popular with word of the Droid X being...

Droid Incredible Rooted In A Single Click Thanks To Unrevoked

07/16/2010, If you think rooting your device to get full access to it is a painful process, you’re right, as it takes a lot of effort in order to accomplish that. Fortunately the folks who do such things are getting, smarter, and after the HTC Droid Incredible...

Nook 1.4 Firmware Rooted

06/30/2010, Barnes & Noble recently released the 1.4 firmware update for their nook ebook reader, and that proved incentive enough for a group of dedicated developers to work round the clock (or so it seems) to crack it open to the root level. Their success means...