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

Samsung Galaxy S3 Suffers From Sudden Death Syndrome

The recent Mayan prophecy that the world will end on December 21, 2012 didn’t come true however the end came to some Samsung Galaxy S3 devices. Some users have reported that their S3 units have crashed and failed to reboot for no reason at all. From the information gathered from those that have this problem


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

Google Nexus 10 ToolKit released

Recently launched Google Nexus 10 is great device. It has top notch hardware and the screen is just awesome, but as they say, the real fun on any Android device begins once you root it, and the same holds good for Nexus 10 as well. If you are not sure on how to go forward

Google Now Fully Ported to Ice Cream Sandwich

Jelly Bean has been a pretty popular headline since it’s announcement and hasn’t stopped being a popular headline. Everyone’s wondering when they’ll get it, what it will looks like and et cetera. Google Now has been one of the most discussed and a pretty popular headline of Jelly Bean’s update changelog since they first announced

Beats Audio Ported To Any Rooted Gingerbread Phone

Late last year when HTC announced a partnership with Beats Audio, it quickly got the Android world talking. Beats by Dre have risen to be one of the most popular lines of consumer headphones ever. HTC has teamed up with beats audio to bring some of the best aspects of Beats by Dre headphones to

XDA Leaks Acer Iconia A500 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM

Acer in Australia and New Zealand announced last week that an official update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, would arrive for the Acer Iconia A500 tablet in April. If you don’t want to wait that long, you don’t have to. If you’re willing to flash a ROM onto your tablet (at your own risk)

Really Cool Laser Etched Galaxy Nexus Covers

Android developer Omar Trujillo who goes by the name of Omie07 around the web has created something a little bit special and a lot bit cool. Omie07 has designed laser etched Galaxy Nexus battery covers. Trujillo said that he had created similar covers for the Blackberry back when he was a Blackberry user and felt

Russell Holly Takes Reigns As XDA Portal Admin

Many of our readers know Russell Holly either from his pieces on, or as the first Senior Editor here at While that may seem like eons ago it was just over a year ago, which in the tech journalism world, may seem like ages. In addition to Holly’s feature writing for Ziff Davis

Aspiring Developers Here Are Some Developer Resources For You

Here at many of our readers are new Android users, Android enthusiasts and aspiring developers. You know those developers that are a little wet behind the ears or don’t feel like they can voice their opinions just yet, without being called a noob. Some of our readers are closet or hobby developers that are

Bricked Your Droid Bionic? Never Fear XDA Is Here

Have you bricked your brand new Motorola Droid with a root/rom flash gone wrong? Well don’t worry it seems that the fine developers over at XDA have come up with an oneclick unbrick solution for you. Omgdroid is reporting that XDA hacker dhacker29 has come up with the solution for those bricked Droid Bionics.  In

Motorola Photon 4G Rooted, But It’ll Cost You Right Now

While we are sure the developers over at XDA are working on a quicker, less expensive way to root Sprint’s new Motorola Photon 4G, there is a root method available now. The only caveat with the root method that is currently available for the phone that was just released this past weekend, is that it

Cyanogen 7.1 RC1 Available Now

Cyanogen Mod is by far the most popular ROM for your rooted Android device.  If you’re a Cyanogen user then you’ll be glad to know that Cyanogen Mod 7.1 RC1 is available for download via ROM Manager or from here. Cyanogen Mod 7.1 RC1 brings a lot of the Android 2.3.4 features along with Bluetooth