Samsung Pay will not be accessible from rooted devices

As Samsung is gearing up for the release of its new wireless payment platform, word is coming out that the company will not let you use the service if you own a rooted device. Samsung Pay is limited to Samsung devices for now and if your device is found to be rooted or have a modified

Nexus 9 already rooted courtesy of Chainfire

With the Nexus 9 just beginning to reach customers’ hands, developers have already figured out a way to gain root access on the device. This particular mod comes from the reliable Chainfire who is renowned in the dev community for pulling off several such feats. Google made the Android 5.0 source code available not too

Developers bring S-Off to the HTC One M8 for $25

Some talented developers are bringing the S-Off exploit for the HTC One M8 with the name of SunShine. Unlike traditional S-Off hacks, the developers will charge users $25 to access the tool. This is understandable considering the amount of time put in to discovering this new exploit for HTC’s premium flagship. Users will need a stock Sense 6.0

Sony Xperia Z2 gets root and custom recovery ahead of launch

The Sony Xperia Z2 is yet to start shipping, and is even facing obstacles that could delay its launch in some markets, but that hasn’t deterred the developer community from getting down to business and rooting the handset. Popular Sony hacker DooMLoRD has managed to root the Xperia Z2 and also get ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery working

Samsung Galaxy S5 already rooted courtesy of Chainfire

Chainfire has a reputation of rooting all Samsung Galaxy S flagships before they even hit the markets. And the yet to be announced Galaxy S5 has received similar treatment using ODIN and CF-Auto-Root. This procedure is only applicable to the LTE-A model of the smartphone which goes by the model number SM-G900F, so not all variants

Moto G rooted, best budget phone can now be made even better

The Moto G, Motorola’s groudbreaking “mid-range specs on a low-end price” phone, can now be rooted, thanks to a hack released by popular Android developer and enthusiast PaulOBrien. Called Superboot, it’s a root method that has been used on plenty of devices before, and now it has been custom-fitted to work on the Moto G.

LG Nexus 5 already has root access, courtesy of Chainfire

The Google Nexus 5 only recently broke cover in the wild, but the developer community has been relatively quick in figuring out a way to get root access on the smartphone. This new root for the smartphone comes from XDA user Chainfire and is still relatively new in the scene. This uses the CF-Root method

Verizon Moto X Root

Verizon Moto X and Droid smartphones get partial root

The Verizon Moto X and the three new Droid smartphones (Ultra, Maxx and Mini) have now been rooted thanks to a developer named Justin Case from TeamAndIRC. Sadly, this only gives partial root access and not a permanent solution. Users have been advised to stay away from downloading any OTA updates sent by Verizon, as

Sony Xperia Z Rooted!!! Here’s how to do it.

The celebrity of the smartphone town Sony Xperia Z has arrived and no doubt it is a head turner. Xperia Z is powered by Qualcomm Quad-core 1.5 GHz processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. Adreno 320 does the graphics job and 13.1 Megapixel camera will capture some amazing shots for you. Sony has come up

How To Root Your Sony Xperia Z (C660x)

The Sony Xperia Z is only available this time in Japan and France but should be making its way to more territories this week. Despite being accessible to only a limited audience so far a way to root this flagship device of Sony has already been successfully found. This is just another one of the

How To Root Your AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note II

Before we start, ask yourself a few of the questions below. If you’re asking questions beyond what is listed below, check out this article. Why should I root my Galaxy Note II? One of the many reasons as to why you should root your Galaxy Note II is because of updates. After Samsung finishes a

How To Use Redbox Instant On A Rooted Device

There are a plethora of reports claiming that Redbox Instant does not work on rooted or developer edition devices. It’s fairly easy to access Redbox Instant on a rooted devices, albeit this is not a guaranteed fix. All rooted users simply need to do is remove permissions in Super User. Your device will then work

DROID DNA One-Click Toolkit To Unlock and Root Avaialble

It’s questionable as to whether the DROID DNA is one of the best smartphones available today for a few reasons, but that’s a topic for another time. As you know, Verizon is like a over-protective parent when it comes to smartphones and their bootloaders. We all know that they hate unlocking their bootloaders, for some odd reason.


Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note II Now Has Root

As you know, the Samsung Galaxy Note II has only been available on Big Red’s network for a week now, making itself one of the last carriers to release the device. With it only being out a week, the device has already been rooted. Like just about every other Samsung phone though, rooting the device