Tag Archive: rooted

Google makes it easier for devs to hide apps from rooted phone owners

Last week, Netflix made headlines due to its decision of blocking owners of rooted devices or those with unlocked bootloaders from downloading the application from the Google Play Store. Which seemed quite puzzling at the time, since the app could still be side-loaded and rendered functional on the said devices. But soon more developers might […]

Netflix no longer works on rooted or bootloader-unlocked Android phones

Wanted to go for a binge on your rooted Android phone? I’ve got some bad news.

Rooted users started noticing the app gone from Google Play on their devices over the weekend, and Netflix eventually confirmed it did this intentionally. The streaming service is now using Google’s Wildvine DRM to block the app from rooted devices that don’t pass Wildvine’s security status, and its Google Play listing will not appear for devices that fail a SafetyNet check, which not  [Read More…]

How can I check and see if my phone is rooted?

Did all this stuff work? Am I rooted? Here’s how to tell.

So you just went through a bunch of instructions you didn’t fully understand, or downloaded some program to your computer and let it run, and your phone is supposed to be rooted. (And yes, naysayers, this is more common than you think — not everyone lives and breathes this stuff.) How can you be sure it worked?

Because the people who make our  [Read More…]

Action Launcher 3.8 brings Google Now integration for rooted users and much more

Action Launcher is being updated to version 3.8 which brings a number of big changes along with it. Google Now integration has been added for those who are rooted, the base code has been updated to ensure better performance and much more.

This is the first time that the popular launcher has added a root-only feature, and the reason behind it is that Google does not offer an API for developers to use to access Google Now.  [Read More…]

I rooted my Nexus 5X for themes, and here’s what I learned

Believe it or not, I like simple.

That may not sound quite right for a themer, but I do. I well and truly do love simple. That’s why I loved Motorola’s phones and the Nexus approach to Android. But there are limits to what you can do in the simple sandbox, while your bootloader is locked and your phone is stock. You can replace your launcher, but you can’t replace the blinding white in all the  [Read More…]

Transform your rooted device with Xposed Framework [How-To]

A note on pre-requisites before you embark on your Xposed journey: your device needs to have an Unlocked Bootloader running a Custom Recovery and be Rooted before you can even attempt this procedure – you’ve been warned! This particular guide covers devices running Lollipop and higher. What is Xposed? Xposed Framework is a modification of the Android Operating System that enables

Carrier models of the LG G4 can now be rooted

While the unlocked version of the LG G4 has had a root method for a little while, the harder nuts to crack — namely the versions offered by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon and others without an easily unlockable bootloader — have had to wait.

Not any longer.

Be warned, this one isn’t for the novice. You’ll need a handful of tools, the ability to closely follow a long list of directions, and the right file for  [Read More…]

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge already rooted before official release

For rooting fanatics out there, and those that plan on picking up the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge when they release next month, the great news is that you’ll be able to root them out of the box. If you don’t know the benefits of rooting, check out the must have apps for rooted devices here.

Chainfire has managed to get root access on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge since not many changes were required  [Read More…]

The best Apps for your Rooted Android device

So you managed to root your Android device? Good going! Now what?

We’ve compiled the best Apps for your newly rooted Android device to get you started.

Titanium Backup

The first App I always install on my newly rooted device to recover from any failures or to easily restore my Apps and settings after flashing a custom ROM. Titanium Backup can backup everything from message and call logs to Apps and the data stored within them. Backup  [Read More…]

Undeleter 3 Beta – restore files on any rooted device [APK]

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Undeleter 3 has just been updated with a new UI and support for all volume types (FAT, EXT, RFS, and their derivatives).

For those not aware of Undeleter, this app will allow users with a rooted device to scan the internal and external storage for deleted files and allow  [Read More…]