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Root Tools: an Open Source Toolkit for Developers

Root Tools is a new open source project aimed at making life easier for developers of apps that require root. The library already includes...

HTC Thunderbolt Rooted!

Well, you had to know it would happen sooner or later. The HTC Thunderbolt, one of the most talked about, loved, and delayed phones we've seen to date, has been rooted.

Motorola to Attempt 4G Upgrade on All XOOM Tablets, Rooted or Not

Motorola's stance is that they will try to get the 4G LTE update working on rooted tablets, but are not making promises.

Google Music Sync is Working for Select Rooted Devices

Ten months after getting our first taste of Google Music, the service is found to be working on rooted Android devices. Could the official announcement be far off?

Atrix 4G Rooted, Dumped Ahead of Launch

Been considering an Atrix 4G, but worried that, given Motorola's track record of locking down its handsets, it might be a while before it's rooted? Well that worry is out the window: Moto's new dual-core superphone has been rooted before it has even seen official release by AT&T.

EVO Shift 4G Gets Permanent Root!

The guys over at XDA-Developers (who else?) have finally gained permanent root access to the HTC EVO Shift 4G. This is a great advancement for the Shift. It's kinda become an initiation rite for new Android devices. You haven't made it as a device until someone's rooted and overclocked you to twice your factory speed.

Logitech Revue Rooted!

Well, we knew it would happen sooner or later. The Logitech Revue has been rooted. I'm going to stop right there and give you a more than fair warning. This isn't for the faint of heart.

NookColor Gets Easier to Root with Auto-Nooter

Ahh, rooting. What was once a complicated and tedious process has become as simple as one-click rooting, or in this case, Auto-Nooter. Yeah, it's a funny name, but it's a useful tool if you've got a NookColor. Thanks to the guys over at XDA (mainly a user named Gabrial Destruir), Rooting your NookColor has never been simpler. It streamlines the rooting process by giving the user a slew of things, like:

HTC Evo 4G Adds More Bloatware, Non-Root Only

Sprint is Americas second provider when it comes to bloatware, just one step behind Verizon. It doesn't load it up with freaking Bing, but they do add all kinds of bloatware, no matter whether users think it's useful or not. But they do update their phones.

Archos Gets Froyo’d and Rooted!

If you are like everyone else in the world, you are excited about the fact that we finally are getting some sort of choice...

How To Root Your B&N NookColor

We've seen Angry Birds running on the new e-reader from Barnes & Noble, showing that it's capable of more than its stock offerings, but the party isn't over yet.

$1,000 Bounty For Rooting Google TV, Installing Apps

The first Google TV device was launched exactly a month ago, but still nothing has happened around the rooting thing. Someone was really tired of the limitations of the platform and decided to give a $1000 bounty to the first person who roots and installs third-party apps on the Google TV. Since it's running Android, it seems to be quite easy at the first glance, but it isn't.

Possible Permanent Root for G2 (Update)

It appears that permanent rooting of the G2 might be close at hand. A thread on XDA developers and AndroidSpin are aflutter today as a real, working root situation has been found.

SetCPU Updated! (Root Users)

The popular application SetCPU has been updated to v2.0.4 which brings support for the new HTC kernels. According to the changelog it now has...

Rooted Users & System Apps: What To Do When They Get Updated

There seems to be a bit of confusion regarding what to do when system apps get updated while using a custom ROM. Recently Google's Youtube app was updated with a slick new version, but many people on XDA forums & other similar communities are having issues with their rooted devices.


Samsung Pay now offers new payment options, expands to new countries

Samsung’s mobile payment service launched last year to offer users an intuitive and secure way to virtually pay anywhere physical credit cards were accepted....

BLU R1 Plus with huge battery spotted at FCC, headed for...

BLU is a little-known smartphone maker from the US  who is also trying to leave its footprint on the crowded mobile market. So far,...

Google rolling out soft update to fix Pixel camera flaring problems...

Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are the new kids on the block and customers are very excited to finally get their hands on the...


BlackBerry launches the DTEK60 with metal/glass design, Android 6.0 Marshmallow

This week Canadian company, BlackBerry has unveiled its third Android smartphone, the DTEK60. It’s also the company’s last “official” handset, as BlackBerry has announced...


Wednesday’s best tech deals and discount codes: Samsung Fast Qi charger,...

Happy Wednesday! I've finally found time to hook up the two extra Amazon Echo Dots I preordered a month ago as well as the Philips...