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[How To] Remove the AT&T boot animation from your Nexus 6 (Video)

Along with 'how to root your Nexus 6,' we wanted to show you how to get rid of the AT&T boot animation (assuming you bought the phone from AT&T). The process is pretty simple and requires that you have root access. You also need to have a file explorer like Root Explorer or Astro Manager to access to the ...

Two must-have Android apps on sale: Tasker $1.99, ROM Toolbox Pro $2.99

If you're into rooting and want to have an all-in-one tool, the ever popular ROM Toolbox Pro is on sale for $2.99--that's 40% off folks. JRummy's app "combines apps like Titanium Backup, ROM Manager, Root Explorer, SetCPU, Ad Blocker, MetaMorph, Autorun Manager, Terminal Emulator, Script Manager, SD Booster, ...

New universal root method roots many Jelly Bean and ICS devices

An XDA user has developed a new method for rooting devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. XDA user Bin4ry has created a small script that uses the remount timing issue in Android's adb restore service. Theoretically, the root script should work with nearly all ICS/JB devices. ...

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III gets new root method, this time without Odin

The Verizon model of the Samsung Galaxy S III was rooted about three weeks ago using Samsung's flashing tool Odin which gave a lot of you out there issues. Thanks to our development community and especially Noxious Ninja, there is an easier way to gain root access to your beloved GS III. He created a one-click ...

Google Nexus Q gets rooted, now runs launcher, Netflix, and other apps

When Google announced the Nexus Q at Google IO 2012, they said that the device was going to be hackable. Just a few weeks after its release, the Nexus Q has been rooted! XDA Developer member kornyone was able to root the device and install a number of apps including Google Plus, Netflix, Trebuchet launcher, Angry ...

Verizon Galaxy S III gets rooted, ClockworkMod custom recovery

Despite its locked and encrypted bootloader, the Android developer community has gone ahead and obtained root on the Verizon variant of the Galaxy S III. In addition to gaining root, custom recoveries, such as ClockworkMod, can also be installed on the device. The root method and instructions were posted by ...

HTC Evo 4G LTE gets rooted via simple script

If you're one of the lucky people who received their brand-new HTC Evo 4G LTE phones, there's some good news for you. You can now root your new Evo 4G LTE phone and gain complete access to the device. Rooting the Evo 4G LTE isn't hard and doesn't require any crazy computer knowledge either. The process is fairly ...

Samsung Galaxy S III virtually rooted

The unreleased Samsung Galaxy S III has already been rooted, well sort of. XDA developer, Chainfire, was able to gain root access to the Samsung handset using an "insecure" kernel leaked by someone who wishes to be stay anonymous. He was able to do that by using the SGS3's release candidate firmware. ChainFire ...

Easily root your Nook Tablet with an SD card

XDA user indirect has put together a better, easier way to achieve root on the new Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet. Although root has been achieved on the device for a while, this process is the easiest of them all. In order to obtain root with this new method, all you need to do is write some files to an SD card, ...

Root Tool now available for Transformer Prime – download viperMod Primer now

Just a day after the Asus Transformer Prime was rooted, a tool has been released to make the rooting process simple. RootzWiki developer ViperBoy has released viperMod Primer v1, a Windows tool to help you quickly root your quad-core Transformer Prime tablet. Rooting your Transformer Prime with viperMOD Primer ...

Asus Transformer Prime gets rooted

And just like that, the quad-core Asus Transformer Prime has been rooted. Root was achieved by @TeamAndIRC. The root method achieved on the recently released 8.8.3.33 update that Asus recently pushed out to fix some issues with the Transformer Prime. There's no telling when it will be made available to the public. ...

Amazon Kindle Fire update 6.2.1 gets rooted

A few days ago, Amazon pushed out an update to the Kindle Fire tablet. The update, version 6.2.1, included a number or new features and performance improvements. Unfortunately, what the update also did was break root access on the Kindle Fire (if you rooted). Lucky for you, the hard working guys over at RootzWiki ...

Motorola ACTV gets rooted, plays Angry Birds and more!

If it runs on Android, it's eventually going to get rooted! The Motorola ACTV, Motorola's fitness watch and music player, is the latest Android device to get rooted. Root was obtained by developer Chris Wade, the developer behind the DingleBerry hack for the Blackberry Playbook. With root access on the ...

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet gets rooted

Just a few days after its release, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet has already been rooted. The root exploit comes to us via the hard working group of developers over at XDA Developers. Rooting the new Nook Tablet isn't hard at all. There is a one-click solution for Windows users. If you don't have Windows, you can ...

Instructions on how to root the Motorola DROID RAZR

The folks at DroidForums were able to put up step-by-step instructions on how to root the newly released Motorola Droid RAZR. This isn't the usual root method that is known to be used on Motorola devices but it is quite simple to achieve. A fair warning to those of who you who are the adventurous type, there is no ...

Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets rooted ahead of its release

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus isn't set to be released until November 17, but it has already been rooted. Modaco user Paul has created SuperBoot, a special boot image that instantly roots your Galaxy Nexus upon its first boot. With Paul's Superboot, you won't need to flash any partitions, use ADB, overwrite your ...

Motorola Droid Bionic rooted days before its official release

Great news for those of you who are planning on getting the Motorola Droid Bionic. The device, which is scheduled to be released on Thursday, September 8, has already been rooted. See that little # symbol in the above image, yup, that's root. The news was reported by MyDroidWorld founder BBCrackman earlier this ...

Motorola Droid 3 rooted, one-click root method now available

Droid 3 owners, there's some good news for you. Your powerful Droid 3 has now been rooted. It took a little long for root to be achieved (the phone was released on July 7), but as always, the developer community was hard at work and they finally got it. Root on the Motorola Droid 3 was achieved by XDA developer ...

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