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Google Pixel root achieved, Bluetooth pairing issues widely reported
It took a little longer than expected, but Google Pixel root has been achieved. On an unrelated note, some people are experiencing Bluetooth bugs.
October 28, 2016 2:16 am
Pixel rooting possible as Google Store units have unlocked bootloaders
If you bought your Google Pixel from the Google Store, you can unlock the bootloader and attempt to root it. Of course, it comes at a price.
October 16, 2016 2:45 pm
Win Google's latest and greatest Pixel XL
The new Google smartphone is a highly coveted item. You could get one for free if you win The Google Pixel XL Phone Giveaway, open right now to readers of Pocketnow.
Now that Android has matured, do you still feel the need to root?
Android has matured a lot. So much so that it's hard to justify the risks of rooting your phone since you can already customize the heck out of it.
June 9, 2016 10:30 am
Scary Linux root exploit found, but Google’s not even sweating any major Android impact
Google's got a patch coming for a new Android Linux root exploit, while advising users that the attack doesn't post a major risk to begin with.
January 21, 2016 7:25 pm
Malware on Android isn’t a problem, and it never was
According to the latest report, Android malware isn't a problem - and it never has been either.
April 6, 2015 2:48 pm
How to root the Nexus 6
We recently talked about why to root your phone, but that left many asking the question: How do I root the Nexus 6? Luckily, it's not all that difficult!
December 30, 2014 10:00 am
Here’s why I rooted my Nexus 6
For an increasing number of us Power Users, "stock plus root" is the way to go. Here's why I went with a Nexus 6 root, but kept the stock ROM.
December 29, 2014 9:43 am
Seven things you still need root to do, and two things that don’t
Some things that used to require you to root your Android are built-in features now. Here are a few that still need root access, that probably shouldn't.
December 8, 2014 10:01 am
How (and why) to root the LG G Watch
There are many reasons why you'd want to root your phone, but an LG G Watch root via a custom ROM? Yup. And it's awesome!
July 14, 2014 10:04 am
How to root Android L (Video)
Though it's still very much a developer preview there's one thing power users have been missing more than anything else: Root. Here's how to root Android L.
July 2, 2014 12:29 pm
Geohot’s Towelroot will root Galaxy S5 on AT&T and Verizon, almost every other Android
Geohot's new Towelroot root method can be used to root AT&T and Verizon-branded Galaxy S5 phones, along with almost every other Android device available.
June 16, 2014 4:54 am
The next versions of Android will have even more Root headaches
Root lets us do some great things, it also allows malicious code to run unchecked. To counter, the next versions of Android will have more Root headaches.
June 4, 2014 7:16 am
Android devs brace for more root changes
Find out what's going on with Android root changes and what devs are doing to make sure that root apps still function.
May 19, 2014 12:04 pm
Turn your Nokia X into a real Android (video)
The Nokia X is an Android that doesn't look like it is. Here's how to Root the Nokia X and make it look like a real Android.
May 7, 2014 7:16 am
Android is changing the way root works
When Chainfire checked a recent commit to the AOSP master tree, he found a significant amount of Android root changes -- which will break most root apps.
January 30, 2014 12:10 pm
A new BusyBox is on the horizon, here’s why you should be excited
What is BusyBox, and what do we know about a new BusyBox that may be replacing the old one? I'm glad you asked! Read on to find out.
January 29, 2014 2:41 pm
7 + 1 root apps that I can’t live without (video)
Rooting your device comes with certain risks, but the rewards are high, too. Here are my top root apps that I can't live without.
January 22, 2014 1:45 pm
Superuser app vulnerabilities detailed as devs race to deliver fixes
Read what you can do to avoid getting attacked on account of the just-revealed Android root vulnerabilities for superuser apps.
November 15, 2013 4:01 pm
Here’s why you don’t want to root your Android 4.3, not yet anyway
Android 4.3 includes a lot of security enhancements, some of which make root a bit tricky. Here is why you don't want to root your Android 4.3 -- yet.
August 1, 2013 10:43 am
How to make your Verizon Galaxy S 4 a Google Edition (Video)
Upset that your Verizon SGS4 isn't running stock Android? Watch this video to learn how to make your own Galaxy S 4 Google edition in a matter of minutes!
July 15, 2013 7:30 am
Customize, theme, and tweak your soft buttons with this app (video)
Check out this app which lets you change, theme, & automatically hide your Android's soft buttons - sort of. Watch the video to to see what I mean.
June 26, 2013 1:11 pm
Root Your HTC One and Make These Awesome Changes (Video)
The HTC One may still be a brand new phone, but some developers are quick on the draw. By rooting your HTC One, you can apply these awesome mods!
May 2, 2013 7:00 am
Here’s Why You Should Avoid Rooting Your Android Phone
Read about what rooting is -- and why you might not want to do it -- in this informative article from Joe the Android Guy.
April 12, 2013 10:50 am
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