Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
AT&T HTC One X Gets Root for 2.20 Firmware
In most cases, root can be attained and kept through any number of firmware updates. Rooted users simply need to wait for ROM devs to get the stock, rooted ROM up and then flash to it. However, sometimes it isn’t that easy. For instance, things can often be complicated for people who bought the phone after the firmware update. In those cases, new firmware updates still need to be rooted. For the HTC One X on AT&T, the 2.20 firmware has been updated.
What made this so challenging was, of course, HTC. In earlier firmware versions, users could unlock their bootloaders using HTCDev. With the latest 2.20 update, the bootloader was locked down and remained that way. That is, until XDA Forum Member djrbliss released a root method that was able to get past that. Essentially, the method involves using an exploit to overwrite the CID so that HTCDev’s website will recognize it and unlock the bootloader.
To proceed, users download and run a script that runs the exploit. There are two versions currently out—one for Linux and one for Windows. Once the exploit is done, you follow the usual steps for root which include unlocking the bootloader via HTCDev, flashing a recovery, and flashing either a rooted ROM or SuperSU.
If that sounds a little too tedious for you, then there is an easier way. XDA Recognized Developer hasoon2000 has already integrated this latest root method into his all-in-one toolkit.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.