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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?

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,...

Motorola not giving rooted Xoom tablets LTE?

03/01/2011, Despite Motorola giving the Xoom Android tablet an unlockable bootloader, it looks like Motorola isn’t too keen on having users rooting and customizing their devices. The Motorola Xoom, an Android tablet which went on sale last week has been...

NOOKcolor auto resetting, possible anti-hack protection?

12/30/2010, Is this some form of hacking-protection built into the NOOKcolor? The eBook reader is a pretty popular item from Barnes & Noble and folks have found out that it makes a pretty decent 7-inch Android tablet if you root the system and open it up to third...

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...

T-Mobile G2 rooted permanently

11/09/2010, Remember the T-Mobile G2 that has seemingly phoenix-like qualities when it comes to rooting the smartphone? Well, apparently someone has managed to overcome that hurdle – basically, this means the G2 need not be rooted each time it is booted, as the...

Walgreens’ Maylong M-150 rooted

10/31/2010, That didn’t take too long, did it? The Maylong M-150 from Walgreens which retailed for a mere Benjamin has already been rooted, paving the way for users to upgrade the operating system as well as other software. There is one drawback though –...

T-Mobile G2 owners want permanent hack, willing to offer cash

10/25/2010, The HTC G2 for T-Mobile is somewhat a phenomenon. While it can be hacked and rooted, it seemed that the G2 is capable of repairing itself the moment the handset was reset. Needless to say, this has led to plenty of frustration for some folks who are sick...

Sony Google TV shows off birth pangs of a root

10/22/2010, It goes without saying that anything that runs off the Android operating system can be rooted if there is a will, as some modder will most probably go ahead and try to find it. The Sony Google TV is no exception, since it will most probably run on a...

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...