Pokemon GO Will Block Players If It Detects Custom Recoveries
One of the things to love about Android is its customizability and flexibility. For example, users can create custom recovery partitions on their devices where they can use it to flash custom ROMs, root their devices, make backups, and so on, in more robust and alternate ways apart from the official Google method.
Chainfire Root Apps Reach End Of Life
If you’ve ever been interested in rooting an Android device then you certainly would have heard about Chainfire. That’s what the developer who reated popular root apps like SuperSU and FlashFire calls himself. Chainfire has now announced that all of his root apps have reached end of life which means that he will no longer work on any further development for these apps.Chainfire confirmed in a Google+ post that all […]
Bootloader Unlock For Verizon’s Pixel Has Been Released
The other day we reported that it seems that some developers have figured out a way to unlock the bootloader belonging on the Verizon Pixel phones, and they teased whether or not they would release it to the public. The good news is that it looks like they have decided to, so if you own a Pixel phone bought via Verizon, you might want to check it out.
Bootloader Of Verizon’s Pixel Phones Have Been Unlocked
Ahead of the release of the Google Pixel phones, it was revealed that the Pixel phones bought from Verizon would have their bootloaders locked, whereas those bought directly from Google would not. This is a big deal for those who prefer to tinker around with their phones, and a locked bootloader will obviously stop that from happening.
Android Pay Won’t Work On Devices WIth Unlocked Bootloaders
For Android users who love tinkering with their devices and customizing it on a deeper level, chances are you have unlocked your phone’s bootloader. This is pretty much the only way to go about it if you want deeper customization and to install apps/tweaks that might require this level of access.
Pixel Phones Bought From Google Will Have Unlockable Bootloaders
A couple of weeks ago we reported that if you were thinking of purchasing the Pixel phones from Verizon, you might be in for a rude surprise to learn that the bootloaders on the phones will be locked. So what can you do about it? We’re not sure if Verizon ever plans on changing their policy, but if you want a Pixel phone with an unlocked bootloader, you’ll have to […]
Verizon’s Pixel Phones Might Have Their Bootloaders Locked
If one of the main reasons you love Android is the fact that it allows for much deeper customization compared to other platforms, you might want to stay away from Verizon’s version of the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. This is according to a tweet by Evan Blass who claims that Verizon’s version of the phones will have their bootloaders locked.
Amazon's Subsidized Smartphones Get Hacked
Amazon recently introduced two subsidized smartphones for Prime members. The Moto G4 Prime Exclusive and Blu R1 HD Prime Exclusive are sold at a significant discount compared to their normal retail value, the catch being that customers have to put up with ads on the lock screen and notification tray. Both subsidized smartphones have been hacked, meaning that users can root them and even install a custom recovery.
AT&T Galaxy S7 Root Said To Work With T-Mobile As Well
AT&T and T-Mobile don’t get along but it appears that the root method does. A root method has been developed for the AT&T Galaxy S7 and it’s said that the root method also works with the T-Mobile Galaxy S7. The process can be a bit daunting for someone who has never tinkered with their Android device at this level so if you’re not sure about rooting it would be best […]
The HTC 10 Will Come With An Unlockable Bootloader
If you’re looking to tinker around under the hood of your smartphone, it usually helps if the bootloader is unlocked. Over the years, OEMs have been kind of back and forth regarding unlocking bootloaders for customers, with some companies refusing to do so and saying it will void your phone’s warranty if you do so.
T-Mobile’s Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Bootloaders Are Locked
If you were hoping to root or tinker around with your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you might be disappointed to learn that T-Mobile’s version of the handset apparently comes with its bootloaders locked, but the good news is that T-Mobile is working with Samsung to address it and hopefully unlock it for customers.
BlackBerry Has No Plans To Allow Rooting On The PRIV
Rooting and Android handsets almost seemingly go hand-in-hand. This is usually because there are quite a few number of Android users out there who simply want to be able to have more control over their device and the things they do with it. Unfortunately for BlackBerry PRIV owners, rooting will be a huge no-no for you guys.
Android Pay Won’t Work On Rooted Devices, Google Explains Why
According to a report earlier this month, it was revealed that if you plan on using third-party lockscreens, don’t expect that you will be able to use Android Pay as well. This is apparently due to security concerns, and given that Android Pay basically handles your money, we suppose it makes sense.Now if you own a rooted handset, it looks like you’d be out of luck too as Android Pay […]
Rooting The OnePlus 2 Won’t Void Its Warranty
Usually OEMs aren’t too thrilled if customers were to root their devices or unlock its bootloader, and depending on the OEM, doing those actions can result in your handset’s warranty being voided. However that won’t be the case with the OnePlus 2, according to a report from The Android Soul.It seems that someone on the XDA forums had gotten in touch with OnePlus with regards to rooting or unlocking of […]
Samsung Pay Won’t Work If Your Device Is Rooted
As you might have heard, Samsung launched Samsung Pay earlier this year, basically the company’s answer to Apple Pay, Android Pay, and the other mobile payment services around. While we have no idea how well the service will do in the face of the competition, it has recently been found out that if you do plan on using it, you might not want to root your handset.As it turns out, […]
LG G4 AT&T/Verizon Root Has A $2,000 Bounty
Just like jailbreaking iOS devices, rooting Android devices sometimes it isn’t always possible right away and depending on the phone, it could take developers a while to figure it out. Now interestingly enough, it looks like the LG G4 on AT&T and Verizon is especially hard to root with developers not having luck even until now.In fact they are so frustrated that it seems that owners of the handset have […]
How to Root Any Nexus Device
If you own a Nexus device then you know how great the “Vanilla” (or “pure”) Android OS is. However, that doesn’t mean that Nexus devices are not lacking any functions. There are many features that you might not find on a Nexus device but the best thing about Android platform is the fact that you can add anything to your device after it has been rooted.Root permission grants you access […]
Nexus 6 Has A Hidden Notification LED, Will Need Root Access
There are many Android handsets out there that comes with a built-in LED notification light to inform its user that there are notifications to tend to. Users can customize these LED lights to display different colors to correspond to different notifications, like one color to depict calls, another color for messages, social media, and so on.In fact the Nexus 5 had such an LED notification, but what about the Nexus […]
Root Nexus 9 Using Chanfire's Method
If you have already got your hands on the new tablet from HTC and you’re now itching to tinker with it, rest assured, as Chainfire has released a method to root Nexus 9. The Nexus 9 tablet was unveiled only a couple of weeks back and it comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop straight out of the box. There had been some speculation that the new software would make it harder […]
Moto G Found To Have Hidden Camera Settings
The Moto G despite its budgetary nature has proven itself to be a pretty popular smartphone. Now if you were a little disappointed by the Moto G’s cameras and were hoping that it could be better, you might be interested to learn that the phone has some hidden camera settings that one could gain access to.This is thanks to a discovery by XDA forum member GodOfPsycho who posted a tutorial […]