April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Rooted Before Official Release
Less than 72 hours ago, AT&T started shipping its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note to pre-ordered customers. While the international version of the Note has been out since the end of October, AT&T’s variant packs a much-appreciated LTE punch.
However, due to inherent device differences, root methods are incompatible between devices. Thanks to work by XDA Senior Moderator Da_G, owners of the AT&T-branded Note can now achieve elevated permissions as well—and this is one day before the device officially goes on sale in retail outlets.
With the developer’s ODIN-flashable pre-rooted kernel, you can now use custom boot animations, adb root, init.d scripts, and more. In the words of the developer:
This kernel enables custom boot animations, adb root, init.d support, runs a script to auto-root your /system partition, and then you’re on your merry way You may need the USB Drivers available here. (Support & Downloads for SGH-I717)
Once the USB Drivers are installed, power off the phone, then hold volume down and power it on, you’ll get a screen asking you to hit vol up to continue, do so. This puts the phone in download mode.
Install Superuser from the market after booting.
AT&T-branded Galaxy Note owners who don’t mind adding a tick to their flash counter should proceed to the modification thread to get started.[Thank you to XDA Moderator Committee leader NotATreoFan for the tip and help!]
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