Root the Moto X (all carriers)

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Root (and unroot) your Motorola Moto X XDA

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Qualcomm-based Samsung Galaxy S4 models now have root

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If you’re a hacker / cracker / modder / rooter, then you’ll be interested in hearing this. Now that AT&T and Sprint are carrying the Samsung Galaxy S4, XDA user djrbliss has come up with a root method for the S4 on these carriers. The mod only works on Qualcomm-based S4’s. ...

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5 Apps for Rooted Devices

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After rooting your device, there are so many new features to explore, lets start with a few of the first apps you should download. Since rooting allows you to customize your device even more, these apps allow you to really tweak your phone out to the max. Rom Manager: Rom Manger is probably one ...

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Motorola enables bootloader unlocking for supported devices, root users rejoice

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Motorola hasn’t always had the best track record when it comes to bootloaders and rootable devices, but they’re apparently jumping on the open Android train with this latest announcement. User can now unlock bootloaders on their Motorola device, much like HTCDev.com. There are tons ...

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Nexus Q gets the XDA treatment: root it, unlock it, ROM it, love it

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When the Nexus Q was first announced by Google, it was no secret that they were encouraging hackers to get their hands on it. Google said they wanted rommers, modders, and tweakers to get to customizing and messing with the Q right away. The social streamer device has gotten what it wanted, and ...

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Google Wallet vulnerability not just for rooted phones

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It isn't just rooted users who need to keep a close eye on their Google Wallet.

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UPDATED: Get 50GB of free Box cloud storage without rooting

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Want to get 50GB of free storage in the cloud? Thanks to a deal between Box and LG, anyone with one of several LG phones, including the Xperia Play, said users have been able to. But what about the rest of us? We want some free cloud storage, darnit! Well, thanks to developer redphx, that... ...

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Kindle Fire receives update, rooted users beware

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So we’ve got some good news and some bad news for Kindle Fire users: Amazon released their 6.2.1 software update for the Kindle Fire. Let’s start with the good news. With the update, you’ll be able to remove recently used media (books, movies, and apps) from the carousel on ...

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Android Web Market now recognizes those rooted devices of yours

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Up until recently, users who have rooted devices such as the Kindle Fire or Nook Color have been unable to take advantage of the Android Web Market’s ability to push apps. This was due to the fact that the Android Web Market would not recognize any device that didn’t originally ship ...

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Retail Motorola Droid RAZR rooted: Windows, Linux and OS X instructions included

Well that didn’t last long, now did it? The Droid RAZR has just been released, and it’s already rooted using the widely spread zergRush exploit and DooMLoRD’s easy rooting toolkit. A superphone doesn’t suffice without superuser permissions, now, does it? Of course, ...

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets rooted, ready for developer onslaught

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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is all the rage right now, and everyone knows it. Now, thanks to the infamous Paul O’Brien, this little gem has root access ready and waiting the second it hits your hot little hands. According to Paul, the genius headmaster behind MoDaCo, he’s got a root ...

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Grow Random and Unique Plants on Home Screen with Droots Live Wallpaper

We learned of a new live wallpaper this morning called Droots which enables users to grow unique, completely random plants on their Android home screens.  Droots,  or digital roots, take anywhere from two to four weeks to grow and are different every single time.  The live wallpaper is ...

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How To: Root Droid 3 with 1 Click

Thanks to RootzWiki and the team, we now have a 1-click root for the Droid 3. It’s super easy, just follow the instructions below. We have also provided a video for instructions and proof of root. 1. Make sure you have Motorola drivers installed – LINK to x64 drivers 2. Download and ...

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Rooted Users Get Market Movie Rentals with Modified Google Videos App

We were a bit sad when we discovered back in May that rooted Android devices don’t have the ability to rent movies from the Android Market. We got some good news today, and this one comes from the guys over at KnowYourCell. They’ve learned that a group of developers over at SDX ...

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Toshiba Thrive Gets Root, SuperUser, and ClockworkMod

The dev team for the Toshiba Thrive has obtained a stable root, super user permissions, and ClockworkMod recovery. Apparently the root is still under testing, and there is no guarantee it will work, so it may take some time to get out all the kinks. A word from one of the devs behind this root: ...

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