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Samsung Galaxy S5 models for Verizon and AT&T now have a root method

If you’ve been itching to get root access on your AT&T or Verizon Galaxy S5, today brings some good news. Famed cracker and Sony’s BFF geohot has built a tool that will root your S5 and let you get on with all those things you’ve been wanting to do but couldn’t — like kill Caller Name ID or Baby Crying Detector. As usual, having root access comes with some caveats, and this tool is still early  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: Puregear Folio Case for Samsung Galaxy S5

Puregear’s Folio Case gives you the freedom to store your essential wallet items in the case itself, allowing more space in your pockets. The durable plastic backing is covered with a smooth material that’s easy to grip. On the inside you’ll find a protective microfiber lining that keeps your display free from scratches.

The Puregear Folio Case is available for just $ 19.95, 43% off today only. Backed by our 60-day return policy and fast shipping!

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Easily root your AT&T or Verizon Galaxy S5 with Geohot’s towelroot

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If you’ve been waiting for a way to root your AT&T or Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5, the wait is over. Today developer George Hotz, aka Geohot, released a solution that’s as easy as sideloading an APK and clicking “make it ra1n.”

The towelroot APK is said to work with the not only the AT&T and Verizon GS5, but also the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, LG  [Read More…]

Skip waiting for invites and purchase the OnePlus One at Oppomart for $389

While many are still waiting for OnePlus to hand out enough invitations for its debut Android flagship, the One, Oppomart has confirmed on its website the retailer has units in stock for purchase. We recently reviewed the “flagship killer”, which sports impressive hardware at an affordable price, something other manufacturers fail to do for consumers. Oppomart has the 16GB OnePlus One listed for $ 389.

There is a catch, however.

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Sprint pushes ‘urgent’ update to its HTC One M8

Fix is for broken voice and data on both the proper and Harman/Kardon versions

If you’ve got an HTC One M8 on Sprint, heads up — there’s an “urgent” software update waiting for you. This one addresses “network connectivity maintenance and improvements” for both voice and data. And, according to the fine folks in our HTC One M8 forums, it was one hell of a bug, basically making it so voice and data wouldn’t work.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Father’s Day thoughts …

It’s Father’s Day here in the U.S. (there are fathers outside the U.S., right?), so I’ll try to keep things short this week. We’ll see how that goes. It’s funny to see all these “Best Father’s Day Gadgets” lists for something that’s largely a made-up holiday. Do we do that for Mother’s Day? I dunno.

That said, here’s what probably would be on mine: A proper tablet (and, seriously, those new Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets are really good),  [Read More…]

Don’t miss two special interviews in this week’s podcast!

A quick reminder, folks, that you’ll want to check out the audio-only version of our latest episode of the Android Central Podcast, as we’ve got a couple interviews that should be relevant to your interests.

First up is SwiftKey CMO Joe Braidwood, who walks us through the changes to one of Android’s most popular third-party keyboards, as well as the company working on an iOS keyboard.

And then we’ve got Mobile Nations Design Director David Lundblad  [Read More…]

Apps of the Week: Prime World Defenders, Newsblur, Sould Calibur and more!

As many of us get our weekend World Cup viewing under way, the folks here at Android Central have put together our weekly roundup called Apps of the Week. This isn’t a soccer-themed list, though — we’ve pulled together an app that each of us here at AC have been using in the last week, no matter what it is. That means we get a nice diverse list of games, utilities, media apps and other odds-and-ends.

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Try these CyanogenMod wallpapers to liven up your custom Android experience

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We all get sick of our wallpapers after a while and need a change. For the most part, the wallpapers included with CyanogenMod ROMs haven’t changed a ton.

Here are a few CM wallpapers that I found and used over the last year, most were found from people sharing them on Google+.

Enjoy!

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Get features from the OnePlus One and CyanogenMod 11S on your device

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It may be hard to come across an invite to buy the OnePlus One featuring the special edition CyanogenMod ROM, CM11S, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get some of the best features now.

The source code for the device has been released and a system dump has showed up online, so you can try out many  [Read More…]