Tag Archive: rooted


The Galaxy S9 and Note 9 can now be rooted — with a lot of caveats

There’s a long list of requirements, but it won’t void your warranty.

What you need to know Developers have found an exploit in the U.S. variants of the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 that allows for these devices to be rooted. However, it only works if you have specific Android versions and firmware installed. It does not void the phone’s warranty, though.

Samsung’s Snapdragon-powered phones, sold in the U.S., are particularly hard to crack, and nearly  [Read More…]

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…]

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…]

doubleTwist’s Magic Play brings AirPlay support to Google Play Music, but only if you’re rooted

We’ve already seen how doubleTwist makes it easy to listen you music and watch video over AirPlay devices from your Android phone or tablet. Today the company has decided to release an update that allows rooted users to stream Google Play Music to AirPlay devices as well. They also wrote a blog post to tell us how they are making it work.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 rooted before release

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to release on April 11 and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. Apparently Chainfire doesn’t feel like waiting until then before starting his work on it, because he has already managed to root S5. Yes, the unreleased Galaxy S5 has already been rooted. This happens quite often with new Samsung devices, but it’s still quite an achievement.

The firmware that was rooted came from the SM-G900F, which is the international LTE  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S5 rooted before release

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to release on April 11 and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. Apparently Chainfire doesn’t feel like waiting until then before starting his work on it, because he has already managed to root S5. Yes, the unreleased Galaxy S5 has already been rooted. This happens quite often with new Samsung devices, but it’s still quite an achievement.

The firmware that was rooted came from the SM-G900F, which is the international LTE  [Read More…]

Nokia X rooted and Google apps installed; Android is Android

Android apps run on the Nokia X

Nokia X now one step closer to a ‘real’ Android phone you won’t want to buy

When Nokia was handing out Nokia X developer units, they had to know this was coming. Using the Framaroot app the Nokia X has been rooted, and with root comes the ability to add other apps to the system — including Google’s own closed-source apps.

Now you can have your Google  [Read More…]