Posts tagged with: root
  • by | July 8, 2012 2:14 AM

    The fact that all variants of the Samsung Galaxy S III come with unlocked bootloaders, except the Verizon flavor, gave birth to a number of unsatisfied customers or simply just the community being angry at Samsung -- though it might have been a condition laid down by the network operator. Who's going to come to the rescue if not the community? Root is now achievable on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus despite the locked bootloader. For that you will need to follow a rather simple procedure if hacking is your cup of tea and you're a power  user, and there's even a step-by-step walkthrough with ...

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  • by | June 24, 2012 4:40 AM

    The Samsung Galaxy S III is without a doubt one of the most (if not the most) popular Android smartphone of the moment and the International version has been already rooted with CyanogenMod 9 Nightlies available for the power users. However, users in the U.S., especially subscribers to one of the carriers that have the phone in their line-up can now also join the root party. The Samsung Galaxy S III on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile has been rooted. The procedure is pretty much the same, including the use of Odin and flashing ClockworkMod but for specific files and instructions for each ...

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  • by | June 19, 2012 3:11 PM

    Multiple user accounts have been offered by various platforms for a long time. My first exposure to the idea of distinct user profiles was on my family's Packard Bell computer running Windows 95. With five of us sharing the machine, multiple-account support was a blessing. There was no security to speak of -we all had administrator access, though none of us knew what that meant- but it gave us the illusion of privacy. At the very least, we could select our own wallpaper and arrange our desktop icons the way we wanted. The underlying nature of separate-account support has changed since ...

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  • by | June 15, 2012 10:00 AM

    In our review of the Galaxy S III, most of our complaints were software-related. Thankfully, one of the best aspects of Android is that if you don't like the software, you can change it, thanks to a vibrant third-party development community. All you need to do is root the device to get super user permissions and install a custom bootloader, like ClockworkMod. Then, you're able to install any third-party ROM with ease. In this video we show you how to go through this process. Of course, there are always multiple methods of rooting, but this particular process was quick and easy. Here are ...

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  • by | May 17, 2012 9:26 PM

    We recently talked about why you should root your smartphone or tablet to get the most out of your device. Even if you're not planning on flashing a custom ROM, why haven't you rooted your Android yet? For the first little bit, let's assume that you want to root, but haven't yet. Why not? That's what we really want to know! It's too technical This reason comes in various flavors: too technical, too difficult, or too confusing. Honestly, this is a very valid reason! The first step in rooting it usually connecting your device to your PC via a USB cable. That, in and of itself, isn't all ...

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