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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?

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...

Droid X gets rooted in a much easier method

07/27/2010, Ordinary users of smartphones will probably not think too much about rooting their device simply because they can’t be bothered to go through a whole lot of steps, not to mention running the risk of bricking the phone if something goes awry. Well,...

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...

Samsung Galaxy S rooted

07/14/2010, The many faces of the Samsung Galaxy S doesn’t matter when it comes to it being rooted thanks to an adapted hack which was designed for the international version. Of course, the process might sound rather dicey to some since it requires you to flash...

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...

Flash 10.1 Ported To HTC EVO 4G, No Root Required

06/17/2010, Can’t wait for the Flash 10.1 to be officially offered on your HTC EVO 4G? Turns out the smart folks over at the XDA-Developers forum have come up with an APK file for the HTC EVO 4G that allows full Flash 10.1 support in the web browser. If...

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide gets rooted

06/16/2010, The T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide has joined its fellow Android-powered handsets by getting rooted, offering users with the technical know how to gain super user access to the root directory. Currently, it requires at least 10 steps to foot your device, and...

HTC Droid Incredible rooted

06/14/2010, The HTC Droid Incredible has just been rooted in a much easier manner compared to what was originally unveiled sometime last week. This latest effort makes everything being refined to a point where it is safe even for a newbie to root their device,...

HTC Evo 4G rooted over the weekend

05/24/2010, A handful of folks who got their hands on the HTC Evo 4G (look out for our review shortly!) at the recent Google I/O 2010 event have managed to root the device over the weekend, where at this point in time, we can enjoy the rather blurry video you see...

Alex e-reader rooted

04/26/2010, The Android-powered Alex e-reader has just gotten rooted, where all you need to do is download the .ZIP file here, copy it to the root folder of your Alex’s SD memory card and you’re good to go. Once done, just power down your device, press...

HTC Desire And HTC Legend Rooted

04/01/2010, HTC’s hotly anticipated HTC Desire may not have reached your hands just yet, but it, along with the HTC Legend, has already been rooted by a user from the Modaco forums. The user is currently going through the finer details before he makes the trick...