NookDevs Release New Firmware for Rooted Nooks

The NookDevs team have released a new version of their firmware for rooted Nook e-readers.  Released as v2.4.1, it’s based around the 1.4.1 released by Barnes & Noble a short time ago.  Those of you with rooted devices will be pleased to learn that some of the features included this ...

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Rooting your Android Phone No Longer a Crime!

On balance, the Register concludes that when one jailbreaks a smartphone in order to make the operating system on that phone interoperable with an independently created application that has not been approved by the maker of the smartphone or the maker of its operating system, the modifications ...

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How NOT to root a Droid X

One of our friends and listeners to our weekly podcast gave us a heads up on that it seems it is kid of easy to brick your shiny new Droid X during a root/re-flash process.  He gave us a link to the Droid X forums where it is talking about the things you simply don’t... Read More

TouchWiz Launcher Ported to Un-Rooted Nexus One Handsets

If you haven’t seen or found it by now, it is time you know about it. Apparently a hacker over at XDA-Developers has ported the Galaxy S TouchWiz UI to the Nexus One in launcher format. That’s right, you can now install the TouchWiz UI on your N1 using a simple APK file! Having ...

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The Droid X Gets Rooted!

We previously reported that Motorola had implemented the eFuse process to try to stop people from rooting their brand new device, the Droid X.  Well, when you have an army that is as strong as the Android Army is, there is no barrier or fortification that seems to last very long!  The Droid X ...

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Step-by-Step Process to Root your HTC Incredible

Last week we reported that the folks over at unrEVOked had come up with a simple way to root your HTC incredible, along with other HTC handsets.  Many of our readers were asking for a step-by-step process to get root access to their Incredibles, and instead of re-creating the wheel, we found an ...

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Unrevoked Root Method for HTC Incredible

Looking for a pain-free way to root your HTC Incredible?  The folks responsible for unrEVOked have released unrEVOked 3 which now supports a one click rooting process for the HTC Incredible.  Its quick, easy ,and best of all, there are no commands to enter.  Like its predecessors, version 3 ...

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International Galaxy S Root Method Works on U.S. Versions

Samsung’s Galaxy S line is sure to be a winner, with 1Ghz processors and beautiful Super AMOLED screens. The only thing that could make it better is the ability to gain root access without jumping through a bunch of hoops. Well, it appears that our friends across the pond may be able to ...

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Backdoor Found in HTC EVO & Sprint Hero, Exploited to Gain Root Access

The development team calling themselves unrevoked discovered an executable binary called skyagent in the HTC EVO and the Sprint Hero. A second executable binary called hstools was also found in the HTC EVO. In addition to other capabilities, both binaries allowed access to the root of the ...

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Updated Dell Streak Root Method Released

Paul O’Brien, the genius behind MoDaCo, has just released an updated “superboot” rooting method for the Dell Streak.  According to Paul, this root method differs a little from what we’re used to seeing, but still gets the job done for those who want superuser access on ...

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PanDigital Novel Rooted, What Next?

SlateDroid Forums user Meth has gained root access to the PanDigital Novel eReader. Meth, claims to have rooted PanDigital’s 7-inch eReader/tablet despite the fact that the device has no physical buttons. “The lack of any buttons sucks“, he says.  Kudos to Mr. Meth for his ...

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Root Your HTC Evo 4G the Easy Way With “Simple Root”

Thanks to the diligent and genius work of XDA users jiqqaman,  Mast3rpyrO, webs05, toastcfh, Koush, and maejrep, the HTC Evo 4G can now be rooted using just one click.  That’s right, you can now root, unlock Nand, and even flash a Recovery Image with in just one tap! Are you as excited as ...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Has Been Officially Rooted

The wait is over, folks!   The Sony Ericsson X10 was officially rooted by XDA users: biktor_gj, jerpelea, and bin4ry (who seemingly broke the news via Twitter). Thanks to their hard work, owners can now obtain root access to their devices. Root access gives the owner superuser control, allowing ...

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Samsung Galaxy S i9000 Rooted

The folks over at Samdroid have successfully rooted  Samsung’s, latest smartphone, Galaxy S i9000.  Rooting the phone allows you to install third party applications and custom ROM’s. Rooting a phone comes with a customary warning that there is a chance that things may go wrong and you may brick ...

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MyTouch 3G Slide Rooted!

That’s right, just days after its release, the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide has been rooted! Eugene373 and BrokenSanity of XDA Developers (where else?) have apparently gained root access to Magenta’s new flagship Android device. As of now, no ROMs or themes have been released, but that ...

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